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Poetic
July 27th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Look at these beautiful hair pics

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://members.lycos.nl/hairaffair/Blank%2520Page%25205_files/image045.jpg&imgrefurl=http://members.lycos.nl/hairaffair/Blank%2520Page%25205.htm&h=430&w=326&sz=8&tbnid=m2YEqsC48xcJ::&tbnh=126&tbnw=96&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcrystal%2Bgayle%2Bhair%2Bpics&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=3&ct=image&cd=1

lady_hero
July 27th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Wow... That's awesome! I've wondered how women cared for their hair in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

dor3girl
July 27th, 2008, 04:54 PM
My boss at the salon I used to work in had a photo of the Sutherland sisters. It was really cool!

podo
July 27th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Notice how almost all of those women kept their hair in braids? The braid-waves are EVERYWHERE!!

feralnature
July 27th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the link, cool pics of really LONG hair!!!

JessTheMess
July 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM
thats so much HAIR!!! I could never take care of that much!

JustAgirl0030
July 27th, 2008, 07:28 PM
WOW lol that picture of the "long hair contest" is crazy. So many women with long hair!!! :D

embee
July 27th, 2008, 07:42 PM
ooof! Many of those pics I've seen before, but not all of them. That's impressive!

Looking at them makes me a bit sad, as I think my hair is terminal length and is just barely classic.

Oh well....

thankyousir74
July 27th, 2008, 07:55 PM
I wish my hair was that thick. I just wonder what my terminal length is...

spidermom
July 27th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Weirdly ... I guess I'm not all that much a longhair-person. Some of those pictures made me go "ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!"

DecafJane
July 27th, 2008, 08:50 PM
I love hair that goes down to ankle length as a maximum when it is out. However, as long as they loved their hair, it is all good. :D
I REALLY love long braided hair, no matter what the length.

wintersun99
July 27th, 2008, 09:55 PM
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zen_oven
July 27th, 2008, 10:06 PM
I'd forgotten all about Crystal Gail until I saw these pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Darkhorse1
July 27th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Haha--I was just noticing that all those women in the 1800s had braid waves. I believe that in the 19th/early 20th century, long hair was deemed 'femenine' and equated with youth much more than today.

What I find interesting is that the women back then didn't have thinning ends! Makes me wonder if our world today is wearing out hair down faster, or perhaps diets back then were real food/no processed foods, so their hair showed the health of their diet?

I can't imagine not having a shower/running water indoors to wash my hair--i know some women in those generations didn't wash their hair much...dang, my scalp would have itched like mad!

kwaniesiam
July 27th, 2008, 10:28 PM
:thud: Thank you so much for sharing that link! I didn't find it to be too much at all, as long as they were happy with it and cared for it. I know I don't have the thickness to go for floor length, I'll be happy with tailbone :)

lawyermom
July 28th, 2008, 01:22 PM
WOW. That was just - WOW.

Robbi Dehlinger
July 28th, 2008, 01:29 PM
Suzy (Lady Grace) is the one in the white clouse sitting down. She is a very sweet lady and is very helpful on hair care.

She is a regular at the FLHC2 Yahoo group.

lora410
July 28th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Very nice, but I wouldn't want to have to pick my hair up everytime I walked.

Ranee
July 28th, 2008, 01:46 PM
That's some great hair inspiration! Absolutely love the hair of the sutherland sisters!

starfire
July 28th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Weirdly ... I guess I'm not all that much a longhair-person. Some of those pictures made me go "ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!"

Me too. But I don't think it was the length... some just looked dull and frayed at the ends IMO.

spidermom
July 28th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Yes, I think we do wear our hair out with all the washing, styling, and chemicals that we expose it to. My grandmother had hip-length braids, and her hair was thick all the way to the bottom without ever trimming. She only washed her hair in water from the rain barrel out back. If there was no rain water, or if it was too cold to wash her hair outside, she simply did not wash her hair. I believe that she used castile soap. Period. That is the way she was taught to take care of her hair, and that is what she did all of her life. Most of the time her hair was in two braids wrapped around her head.

spidermom
July 28th, 2008, 02:49 PM
P.S. Sometimes my grandma's hair made me go Ewwwwwwwwwwwww! I could smell her head at the dining table sometimes, I remember.

Patrycja
July 28th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Wasn't that a picture of Diane Witt? I'm from where she's from,in Mass.I never saw her in town though.I'm sure that I would have remembered,her hair is beyond awesome.Thanks for the pictures!

Poetic
July 28th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Providing the link was my pleasure. I too noticed all the braid waves and the full ends these women had. I hope my hair will, in future, be so kind to me.:scared::pray:

Magicknthenight
July 28th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Wow those are some amazing pictures! I've seen a couple of those but not so many.
I bet their arms get super tired. I know mine do:p
I would love to have such long hair!