Red hair at any cost During the reign of the great Queen Elizabeth (1558 to 1603), women of England were determined to mimic the Queen's royal red hair color and stopped at nothing to achieve it. Of course they didnít possesses the hair dying technology of today as they resorted to concoctions of lead, quicklime, sulfur and water to dye their hair and wigs. This particular blend commonly caused nausea, headaches and regular nosebleeds. That's a high price to pay for some ginger hair if you ask us.
Next: See how those wigs of theirs caused even more problems.
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