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« on: March 28, 2009 10:41:33 AM »

Anyone have beauty recipes from the 1960's?Like lip balm,face masks,lotions.etc?Any help would be appreciated,Thanks  Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 04:34:32 PM »

Not that I was around then or anything, but from period movies and stuff, I'd think the 60's was the heyday of the Avon lady . . . unless you're looking for something that's more "flower child" inspired . . . in which case, it was pretty much, no or low make up, longish hair on everyone, etc.  Maybe mud masks and anything that smells like pachouli?
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009 06:08:25 AM »

According to my stepmother, who was a teenager in the '50's, the rage back then was rinsing your hair with things from the kitchen...lemon juice if you were blonde, and apple cider vinegar if you had darker hair.  Beer if you were "daring" enough.   Shocked

She and her sisters also took Cleopatra-style milk baths when they could sneak the milk.

There were a few other things she used to talk about which I don't recall too clearly, but I will say this (as I remember the vague horror at times), check whatever recipes you find against contemporary knowledge about chemicals, and long-term reactions.  There was a time when it was fashionable to buff arsenic into your face--not that that was the '60's, but we certainly learn by leaps and bounds, when it comes to beauty treatments.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009 12:34:30 PM »

There was a time when it was fashionable to buff arsenic into your face--not that that was the '60's, but we certainly learn by leaps and bounds, when it comes to beauty treatments.

Actually, funnily enough, the 60's was about the time that was the done thing. I'm talking about the 1660's, of course, but it's all much of a muchness :-D
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009 06:31:47 PM »

ok, something that i, my mom and all my grandmothers swear by is mayo as a hair mask. (real mayo, not miracle whip) it sounds icky and it smells icky but for dry hair, there really isn't anything better. it's got the protein and the fat and it's cheap!

if you have never tried it, i totally recomend it! just coat ur warm, wet, clean hair with it thinly and wrap in a towel to keep it warm. leave in for however long (5-30min, i'd guess) and wash out. may take 2 washes. but it's sooo great!

again, this is really for dry dry dry hair. chemically treated, dyed, etc. or just for the ends of really long hair that has damage issues at the tips.

toothpaste on a zit is a pretty old remedy.

my mom told me that when she was a teenager (in the 60's) her mom wouldn't allow her and my aunt to bathe during their period. they would take sponge baths, but apparently nana held the belief that bathing during ur period was BAD for you.

anyone else ever heard of this?
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009 08:32:36 PM »

I've totally heard about bathing on your period being bad!

I spent about 2 years in Honduras, and lived with a 98 year-old woman for about six months. She firmly believed that if you bathed while on your period, the water would somehow get into your pores and thin your blood, and ultimately lead to anemia. There was also a strict no dairy, no rice, no eggs, no mango diet.

As for a remedy, she would use rice water (the water left over from when you wash rice) to rinse her face off. Said it kept it oil-free and smooth
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009 09:38:46 AM »

When I was younger I did use mayo in my hair. My mom made my sister and I do this once a week and our hair was nice and shiney. She did this when she was young also.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009 10:09:26 AM »

dont do mayo if your hair is oily by nature.....bad results Sad

my mom (ugh) used to use beer, but her hair always looked awful, so i dont know if it actually helped

i think its better to find out they different things that apply to YOUR hair or skin, and then figure out how to make it for yourself (the 60s had lots of beauty ideas, but so did the 80's and so did the 90s and we learn things every year about what actually turns out to be bad for you/inneffective)
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009 06:38:47 AM »

Ur right on that.
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