Yesterday, I was browsing through a few beauty websites and came across an article called, 9 Most Horrifying Beauty Tips Ever. I was shocked to read what women in the 18th century did to maintain their wigs!
Back then, the royals were notorious for having the most ornate and sculpted wigs. To transform these mile-high wigs, they used lard to hold the hair sculptures in place. Thank goodness for Hair Spray.
They also used mixtures of lead, quicklime, sulfur and water to dye their hair and wigs red. This caused nausea, headaches and regular nosebleeds. That’s a high price to pay for some ginger hair if you ask me!