Re: medieval hair gel?
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Michelle -TJ- King
> The original post got buried in an avalanche of postsHave you considered super glue? :)
> about a much more, ah, inflammatory topic. Time:
> 10th-13th century; place: Moorish Spain. The lovely
> damsels all have an upwards curling lock of hair on
> their cheeks, and it's a look I want to recreate for
> Atlantia's Kingdom 12th Night, two weekends hence.
Seriously, the term "spit curl" may have another emphasis since I am
told that saliva has some adhesive properties (or so my spinner
friends tell me)
- Lyle wrote:
>Rice or wheat starch would probobly also work. I suggest trying Asian grocery stores for starch, as they usually carry all sorts.
> What if you're from a pre-potato culture?
I must confess that I often use potato starch. In my experience "starch is starch" in terms of stiffening properties, but potato starch tends to be less itchy.
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