14th – 15th Century Italian Hair Kit

I’ve begun to compile my own hair kit for 14th and 15th-century rievocazione. I have: a sandalwood comb, an ivory stylus, a bone bodkin, false and real hair (both braided and twisted as found in London as discussed in Dress Accessories 1150-1450), decorated metal cased mirror of polished brass, wool yarn, veil pins, several hairpins … More 14th – 15th Century Italian Hair Kit

Scented Hair Powder from the 12th Century Trotula Texts

De Ornatu Mulierum (also called the Trotula Minor or Women’s Cosmetics)” is a 12th Century treatise that advises women on how to retain and improve their beauty via its advice and recipes for hygiene, natural beauty products, and remedies. The treatise has instructions for care of female hair, skin, face, teeth, and reproductive organs.  The remedies call for local ingredients … More Scented Hair Powder from the 12th Century Trotula Texts