Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hairdo! What We Did and Do to our Hair by Ruth Freeman Swain

Hairdo! What We Did and Do to our Hair
by Ruth Freeman Swain
Holiday House, 2002. Informational. Unpag.
Have you ever wondered about all the strange hairstyles throughout our country and history? If so (even if not), you should read Hairdo! What we did and do to our hair. It's informative with many hairy details I had never known. For example, in ancient Rome, a lady had her marble bust sculpted with a removeable stone hairdo so she'd never be out of style. People put up with many inconveniences like itchy heads, unpleasant smells, and sore necks simply to be fashionably coiffed. This is a fascinating book that is a delightful read. It's completely "hil-hair-ious!"

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