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MasCat
August 26th, 2013, 05:24 PM
Ask the past has some hilarious advice on many topics. Among them: hair.

http://askthepast.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-wash-your-hair-12th-century_10.html

I learned about the page when somebody shared the "How to impress ladies at a dance" post :>

Inching Along
August 26th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Very, um, interesting! :) I would love to learn more...provided there are other ways to wash one's hair, of course.

jacqueline101
August 26th, 2013, 05:42 PM
That's neat article.

faellen
August 26th, 2013, 06:36 PM
That whole blog is pretty funny :D thanks for sharing!

Hootenanny
August 26th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Wow, Mary Magdalene is looking a little rough in that picture. Her head-hair is awesome, but what's up with the 5 o'clock shadow? :laugh:

RavennaNight
August 26th, 2013, 07:30 PM
Hmmm. I wonder if lizard smells better than indigo. I want to do an experiment! :rollin:

Teufelchen
August 27th, 2013, 06:48 AM
@RavennaNight:
Would you please let me know if it is as permanent as indigo and smells better, if you try. ;)
I would also love to escape the indigo smell.

Mayihuan
August 27th, 2013, 06:58 AM
Not convinced (dead) lizard could possibly smell better than herbs, even if it is indigo we're talking about. :D
Medieval images are hilarious. Talk about adding long hair over a dude's face to turn him into a lady! ... Unless this is a side-effect of lizard potion...

10000days
August 27th, 2013, 07:32 AM
Haha that is a great website!

1nuitblanche
August 27th, 2013, 08:15 AM
Well, that would make for a bit of preparation! I also enjoyed reading about how to change a diaper on that site.

embee
August 27th, 2013, 09:03 AM
Thanks for the link - since I am WO or NW/SO I won't be trying the lizard treatment any time soon.

Sure do appreciate the entry on dancing - wish some of the guys at university had read it before the parties... (rolling eyes at horrendous memories) :)

melusine963
August 27th, 2013, 10:12 AM
Poor lizards. :( I'd also love to know who actually tried this back in the day.

Leeloo
August 27th, 2013, 11:11 AM
I wonder if lizard oil covers up greys :bigeyes:

AnnaB
August 27th, 2013, 11:27 AM
haha! made me chuckle!

rosey4exclaim
August 27th, 2013, 11:58 AM
That is so awesome! I love learning about things like this. I wonder what sowbread is ...

RedStripe
August 27th, 2013, 12:17 PM
Well, that would make for a bit of preparation! I also enjoyed reading about how to change a diaper on that site.

Not to mention How to Garden With Lobsters.

Anje
August 27th, 2013, 02:17 PM
Very nice, and awesome blog in general!

However, I think I would rather keep bleeding. (http://askthepast.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-stop-bleeding-1664.html)

Alun
August 27th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Wow, Mary Magdalene is looking a little rough in that picture. Her head-hair is awesome, but what's up with the 5 o'clock shadow? :laugh:

If that's the Last Supper, some say that "she" might actually be John the Baptist!

jel
August 27th, 2013, 02:51 PM
No, actually it's Mary Magdalen in the desert, penitent and dressed only in her hair.

I'd also like to know what sowbread was!

The-Young-Maid
August 27th, 2013, 02:56 PM
... this is a unique website to say the least.:p

Night_Kitten
August 27th, 2013, 03:31 PM
Wow, thanks for sharing, that site really made my day :D

chen bao jun
August 27th, 2013, 03:47 PM
The Trotula is a real medieval book, but I am seriously suspecting mistranslation from Latin here. Also, I've never seen a medieval picture of a woman look that rough before...

Anne10
August 27th, 2013, 05:09 PM
Hahaha! That site is hilarious.

Teazel
August 27th, 2013, 06:54 PM
That is so awesome! I love learning about things like this. I wonder what sowbread is ...


I'd also like to know what sowbread was!

Google tells me it's a wild cyclamen; pigs like to eat the roots, hence the name.