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1 the man at the wig had to remove the ointment 于 周四 十二月 29, 2016 8:54 pm

The cheapest powder was made with flour, plaster or dry clay to which was added a fragrance (orange blossoms, rose petals, jasmine or lavender), but the most valuable was done with scented violet with powdered orris root or a combination of flour civet, musk and cypress.

This combination of fat and flour producing rigid curls that were maintained perfectly. The most popular powders were definitely those white or gray, but there were also those black, brown and blonde, and for the most fashionable of course is included Marie Antoinette, the pink, light blue or lilac.

Every morning, the man at the wig had to remove the ointment and the now dirty dust of the previous day, before you put them back, this process lasted at least an hour, but it was not always realized, many could not or would not support such a thick daily and merely keep getting the hand of head scratching can be delaying the next visit to the hairdresser.

 Wigs were made from human hair, but also horse hair, cow hair, goat and sheep even in the cheaper variants. For those who had beautiful hair and for those who could afford it, he used also to style and fix their hair like a wig.

The thick curls of wigs were made by wrapping strands of hair around a kind of clay curlers who in turn were wrapped in wet paper; then the wig was placed in the oven at low temperature until the wiping hair did not take the right shape. If the wig of a person washing herself and lost a little 'its shape, it was sent back by the manufacturer to repeat this operation. There were several types of curlers, the large ones, for loose curls and small ones for tighter curls, in particular those around the face.



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