WTF facts about hair and beauty

1. In ancient Rome Pigeon poop with ash to dye hair blonde

2. The first swivel-up lipstick in a tube appeared in 1923

3. During the renaissance it was a sign of beauty to have a higher forehead making women pluck their hairlines higher very common

4. Shimmer shine and in some cosmetics and nail polishes is the result of fish scale extracts

5. The human body has approximately between 3 to 5 million hair follicles

6. Although the word cosmetics is credit to the Greeks meaning cosmos the Egyptians were the first to use makeup

7. Hair contains information on what has been through your blood stream including drugs and minerals

8. MAC stands for makeup art cosmetics

9. The rarest natural hair colour is red and is only found on 1% of humans

10. The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 B.C. by mixing egg whites, beeswax, gum and colored powder

11. Aside from bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body

12. The most common injury recorded by makeup is scratching eyes with a mascara wand

13. Before the invention of the hair dryer, it was common for men and women to dry their hair using a vacuum cleaner. The original model of the commercial hair dryer was invented in 1890 by Alexander Godefroy by taking inspiration from the vacuum cleaner
14. Rosewater was invented by Ibn Sina, an Arab who extracted floral attar with steam. This when mixed with water becomes rosewater