Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

In the 3rd century BCE it was the nymph Histiaia

(hair rolled around the sides of the head makes it easier to support decoration - wreathed with grapes and vines)

Without a doubt the Vidal Sasson and Empress - all in one – of the Roman Empire around 200 CE was Plautilla. The wife of Caracalla, son of Septimius Severus and inheritor of the Empire.

(Her coins demonstrate various hair styles)

The more recent times of the 1920s and 1930s included actress Clara Bow.

(the original “IT Girl”?)

In the 1940s it was no other than Marlene Dietrich
("smoking can kill you")
“If she had nothing more than her voice she could break your heart with it. But she has that beautiful body and the timeless loveliness of her face. It makes no difference how she breaks your heart if she is there to mend it.” Ernest Hemingway on Marlene Dietrich

We had Marilyn Monroe's voluptuous bottle-blond tresses defined 1950s hair.

Cher in 1970s

(Is Sonny responsible for the mustache fashion of the 70s?)

And of course, there is Jennifer Aniston.

Feel free to add any one that influenced your hair style.
For me it was no other than:

One of the common denominators to these women would be “beautiful hair”.

Admittedly, I cannot contribute much to improve your hair style (though it would be fun to mess with someone’s hair).
However, unless your hair refuses to grow at all, and you merely wish to treat your hair, olive oil can help.
Situation: After a long winter's exposure to dry indoor heat, our hair needs some nourishing relief.
Ingredients (enough for 1 or 2 treatments, depending on the length and thickness of your hair)
½ cup olive oil5 drops frankincense essential oil (others may be substituted, if you wish)1 plastic bag that can fit over your hair.

1. Pour olive oil into a jar with a lid, then add essential oil. Put lid on jar and shake well to disperse the essential oil. Let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dark place. Shake again before use.

2. Rinse hair with warm water. Warm 1 tablespoon of oil treatment in the palms of your hands. Using your fingertips (not nails), gently massage the oil into the scalp in a circular motion. Repeat until the entire scalp has been massaged. Rub the ends of your hair with the remaining oil.

3. Place a plastic bag over your hair, secure by tying or with a hair clip or clothespin, and allow the oil to remain for at least ½ hour.

4. Rinse well, then shampoo as usual.

Situation: Control hair frizz.

Solution: Comb a bit of olive oil through dry hair to tame the frizz and flyaways on humid days or in the winter.

Situation: As a hair tonic.
Solution: Comb some olive oil through your hair for the vintage look of pomade without the build-up, or add a bit to wet hair for grungy, but clean, look.

Situation: Dandruff
Solution: Halima from Oman kindly contributed the following recipe for treating dandruff's on OTAN, an educational network.

Ingredients: 1 tblspn of Olive oil 1 tspn of lime juice, old scarf
Instructions: Mix 1 tblspn of Olive oil with 1 tspn of lime juice. Apply well on the scalp and cover the head by tying an old scarf .Keep it on overnight and shampoo the next morning.

Do you know of any olive oil recipe for hair or body? let me know.

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