How to Dye Your Hair Blonde, 1650

woman at toilet table brushing extremely long hair Nicolas Arnoult, Recueil des modes de la cour de France (1687) LACMA

How to make ones haire to become of a yellow Golden Colour. Take the rinde, or outward parings of Rhubarbe, and put them to steep in Whitewine, or clear Lye; wet a spunge or linnen cloth therein, and anoint your haire therewith, and let them dry before the fire or sunne; the oftener you do this the sooner they will become yellow: note that before you use this, it is good to clear your head and hair from sweat, and all other filth whatsoever.

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