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Napoleon’s Hair Helps to Solve Mystery

As we all know, hair has many uses other than its everyday use on the top of our heads. One of the strangest, however, is the use of hair in toxicology. According to Kathy Steck-Flynn in an article for crimeandclues.com, unless hair is burned or treated with either acid or alkali, hair will remain as…

Hair in History (Part 1)

Hair styles, of course, have changed dramatically throughout history and from one civilization to the next. Let’s take a quick look back at changing hair styles throughout the ages. In the heat of ancient Egypt, noblemen and women often clipped their hair close to the head. But for ceremonial occasions, heavy, curly black wigs were…

Hair in History (Part 2)

In Part 1 of “Hair in History,” we looked at the hair styles in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Now, let’s head to the Far East to see what was fashionable back in the day. In the Muslim community, hair was traditionally concealed from the public. Men wore a turban or fez and women’s hair…

Best Hair in a Supporting Role

Remember the last time you saw a movie and the actors’ hair stole the show? Well, we always notice the do’s (and don’ts). Following are a few of our favorites, what’s yours? 1) Walk the Line–Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash sporting a new, fabulous look in every scene. 2) 10–Bo Derek with cornrows,…

Hair Quotes

Hair today, gone tomorrow. Following are a few quotes from famous people regarding hair. Do you have one to share? My real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair. –Julia Roberts I don’t consider myself bald, I’m just taller than my hair. –Lucius Annaeus Seneca When red-haired people…

The Gerber Baby Redux

I have an adorable seven-month old grandson named Oscar who sports an “old fashion baby curl.” While out and about in the world, many senior citizens comment how cute he is and that he “looks just like the Gerber Baby”. But then people in the 20-something range always say, “How cute, I love his Mohawk”. LOL I…