Wavy Hair in Your Family Photos

Wavy Hair in Your Family Photos

Last week, I wrote about how “radium perms” gave our ancestors’ hair smooth curls. Two readers sent me pictures of their female ancestors with wavy hair. Whether permed or created with a curling iron, these female ancestors ended up with lovely ‘dos. Sharon Haskin Galitz sent in a 1928 graduation...Read more
Toxic Hairstyles in Old Family Photos

Toxic Hairstyles in Old Family Photos

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?  Bad hair happens to everyone unless your hair is too short to go astray. You know what I’m talking about. Generations of women (and men) have spent money on preparations to make their hair conform to the latest style. But...Read more
Toxic Hairstyles in Family Photos

Toxic Hairstyles in Family Photos

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?  Bad hair happens to everyone unless your hair is too short to go astray. You know what I’m talking about.  Generations of women (and men) spent money on preparations to make their hair conform to the latest style.  Those lotions...Read more