The Greeks loved beauty, so it should
be no surprise that they loved shiny healthy hair. They used
hairbrushes, and brushed their hair every day, over and over, to keep
it as shiny as possible!
Once they were done brushing their
hair, first they would check it carefully in a mirror to make sure
every strand was bright and healthy.
Then, they would scent and arrange
their hair. Women used scented waves and lotions to arrange
their hair in highly designed and interesting styles. They also
braided their hair and wrapped it up on top on of their heads. They
even wore their hair sometimes in ponytails. They used headbands. They
used hair ornaments to keep their hair in place.
As you probably have figured out by
now, ancient Greek women had a lot of fun with their hair. There was no such thing as a
beauty parlor for women. Most of the women designed their own hair styles, or
directed their slaves do it for them.
Men, on the other hand, if they could
afford it, went to a barber shop to get their hair cut and their
beards trimmed. Barber shops existed in nearly all city states. Barber
shops were social places. While getting their hair cut, they would gab
about sports and politics, and exchange gossip and crack