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The History of Hair Dye 23 Feb 2007

Women have been dyeing their hair for over four thousand years. Assyrian herbals dating back to 2177 BC contain some of the oldest recipes for cosmetic preparations known. One particular recipe for a hair dye uses cassia and leeks.

In the next in our series of the history of cosmetics, Anne Emblem, who lectures on cosmetic science at the London College of Fashion and Sally Pointer, an archaeologist tell Anna McNamee about the history of hair dye.

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