The hair – der schönste Schmuck der Frau
Gold-blonde curls, blue-black hair, and the natural red-haired green-eyed Irin tore poets of all times and lands to the praised “praise of the beauty of women.” World rulers such as Antonius and Caesar raced to Egypt with a sniper, to forfeit the dark curls of Cleopatra, anointed and cared for by the fragrant essences. The Roman women – themselves well-mooned – turned pale with envy when they saw the glittering blond hair of the Thusnelda in triumphal procession.
The painter Titian made the beauty of the Venetians world-famous; he preferred models with reddish shimmering hair, and Titian red hair are still considered to be particularly appealing today.
The fascinating color of the “most beautiful jewelry of the woman” is a rare gift of nature. But since ancient times, every woman has the desire to shine in all variations. If she wants to please, she tries by all means to improve, beautify and outdo what nature has bestowed on her. As far back as ancient times, well-groomed women anointed, bathed and brushed their hair every day; not only that, they had secret recipes to get the color they wanted. The Roman women already knew how to whiten their hair, though it did not always reach the coveted Germanic blonde, and the Venetians took all the hardships to light up Titian red. For days the ladies were sitting on the roofs of their palaces, slipping a wide-brimmed hat, whose head had fallen out, over the curls, so that the hair was spread all around on the edge of the hat. Servants were constantly busy moistening the hair with expensive mixtures, which dried quickly in the southern sun and gradually produced the desired hue.
You also already knew the ways and means to curl or curl straight hair and to smooth out curled hair in a few hours. The secret of the perm was already known in the Middle Ages and especially during the Rococo period; however, the procedure was still very primitive. The barbers wrapped the hair on the wigs on wooden sticks and placed them for two to three hours in boiling water, to which they had added an alkaline substance. The dried hair was combed into countless curls and then dusted with a “powder cloud”. Every woman who wanted to play a “role” at the court had to have at least three wigs, because two were always at the barber.
The Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, was blond. The French showed their attachment to the Empress by imitating her to hair color. And so the hairdresser Hugot invented the means to bleach the hair with hydrogen peroxide. For every treatment he demanded 300 francs in gold – and soon one saw almost only blondes among the ladies of the Parisian society.
The invention of the highly combed hairstyle is due to a mistress of Louis XIV. She was very small, and the high heels of her shoes were not enough to make her look taller. That’s why she had her hair done up by her maid. Her new hairstyle caused so much attention that she was immediately taken up by the fashion, which as always exaggerated abundantly. Recently, these hairstyles took shape that you could see Haargebirge up to half a meter. These were “golden” times for the guild of barbers, who bought gold coins and state pensions with bridles and chemicals. The French Revolution made a radical conclusion: the whole hairdressing cult collapsed. The shaggy hairdo became modern – the fancier, the prettier.
The years 1840-1880 still brought some regrets; but these too were “blown away” during the First World War. The bob head became modern, and the wrong bun landed on the rubble pile. The spare parts disappeared and the long hair fell victim to the scissors; but … progress and technology invented new means of artificially coloring and luring hair.
All these beautifications can only be achieved by chemical-physical methods, which in the long term and if used too often harm the health of the hair. The hair tips become brittle, split, break off – and one day it is time: the hair is a mountain and can hardly be tamed with a brush and comb. Then only a radical Enfschluss helps: “With the scissors!” The unruly curls must fall to save the hair regrowth. Short hair is comfortable, but if you want the hair to sit well, you need more care than long hair. The pigaros know that, that’s why they bring a particularly short haircut into fashion whenever the fashion wave with over-long hair curls too much. They know that the strained hair needs a close season to be able to recover to some extent. From such findings then create creations such. B. the Mecki hairstyle in which the head hair is trimmed to a few inches. Too much art is unhealthy! Nature can not be raped either with impunity or with such impunity.
For common sense there is therefore only one good advice after careful examination: So much natural regular hair care wio possible; Artificial tuition only if absolutely necessary.