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The History of Hair

Did you know that your hair acts just like a sponge? So does animal fur, in fact one pound of hair can soak-up one quart of oil, yes, oil and stop it from spreading. In 2007 during the Cusco Busan Oil spill in San Francisco Bay they used hair to absorb the oil from the water and hair is now used all around the world to help clean up oil spills!!

History shows that hair is a symbol of femininity. During the civil war when women weren’t to battle, hundreds of women soldiers disguised themselves as men by cutting off their hair, eventually being imprisoned upon discovery.

In the 1950s, female communists and soldiers in China favored a short bob cut just below the ears. This simple hairstyle was named the “Liberation Hairdo” because it is a symbol of women taking control over their own lives. Women continue to use their hairdo to express themselves.



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