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Why are hairy women frowned upon?

Femininity and hair do not mix, that’s what many people think. Female hair has always been the object of mockery and disgust, despite the emergence of women’s emancipation movements. But why do we hate women’s hair so much? And do we criticize hairy women? 

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Hairy women have nothing to be ashamed of. There is nothing ugly or dirty about it. So why are they singled out?

 

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Men with beards carry more bacteria… than dogs!

Swiss researchers have launched this information by discovering more germs and bacteria in men’s beards than in dog hair. Let’s take a look at this study and put it into perspective.

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Researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland wanted to look at how diseases were transmitted from dogs to humans. In this study, they came to the conclusion that men’s beards contained more germs and bacteria (some of them very dangerous to health) than canine fur.

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Decorating your hair at home: here’s how to do it

Anyone who’s ever tried to dye or bleach their hair at home knows how hard it is to get a good result. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your hair from getting damaged.

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In ads for hair care products – especially hair dye ads – models are wearing dyed and bleached manes. They look beautiful, bright and with volume. But is it possible to obtain the same result if you do the treatment at home? Yes and no.

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Curly hair: the 15 infallible tricks

As all girls with curly hair will know , it is not easy to style it. From frizzy roots to unruly ends , curly hair definitely resists being mastered. But it’s about time you stopped fighting with your hair and learned how to keep it in place.

Curly hair-the 15 infallible tricks

If you have tried moisturizing products and you have dried your hair in a thousand different ways but still do not achieve your purpose, we will teach you some tricks to tame your hair without sacrificing it.  After all, curly hair is gorgeous and should be flaunted.

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History of the beard – Origin and evolution

In recent years, it has become fashionable for men of all ages to wear beards. In addition, it must be perfectly maintained, trimmed and cared for. Today a sign of seduction, the beard has evolved throughout history.

 

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But aesthetic problems aside, in ancient times, it was something totally different. Let’s go through the history of the beard, its origin, its meanings and its evolution.

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The most famous beards in history

Back to anecdotes about the ups and downs of facial hair, from ancient Egypt to the hipsters and lumbersexuals of the 21st century. A hairy story. Back to the most famous beards in history.

 

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Although hipsters pride themselves on having made beards fashionable and even invented them, the reality is that beards have existed since time immemorial. If we were to mention famous bearded men, surely actors, athletes, musicians and even the Magi, Santa Claus, the magician Merlin or six of the Seven Dwarves come to mind, to name but a few examples.

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The beard has completely changed them!

As a young man, we often wait until we have the first hairs on our chin. And sometimes dream of having a beard worthy of a pirate. And we can say the beard changes the face of some people considerably!

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If you want to have a beautiful beard or moustache faster than Nature made you, there are a few little tricks. Before we unveil the men who have become real hot with their new hair, here are a few tips to make them grow faster and become the latest hipster in fashion.

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The sad story of Annie Jones, the bearded woman of PT Barnum

How Annie Jones became famous as PT Barnum’s “bearded lady” and yet died as a “monstrous phenomenon” of the circus in the eyes of the company that gnawed at her.

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Bearded women have been a favorite subject since time immemorial, and were often at the top of the list of “circus freaks”. Although Annie Jones became famous because of this, it didn’t stop her life from being marked by tragedy.

 

Annie Jones becomes the bearded lady

Annie Jones was born in Virginia in 1865 and would have come out of her mother’s womb when her chin was already covered with hair.

 

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French poster announcing Annie Jones, “La barbe”. Around 1880-1890.

 

Her parents’ initial shock of having a young girl with the hair of an adult man quickly faded after they realized they had been presented with a unique opportunity to earn money. Jones wasn’t even a year old when her parents first pushed her into the PT Barnum show in New York City. The little girl’s name was The Infant Esau, a reference to Jacob’s famous hairy brother in the Old Testament.

In addition, Jones has been described as “the most wonderful specimen of shaggy development known since the time of Esau” and thus began his career in the entertainment business before he could even walk. She was such a popular attraction that Barnum offered her mother a three-year contract at a rate of $150.

But Jones would serve as a secondary attraction for much longer than the duration of that initial contract. Over time, “Little Esau” became the “Lady Esau” and eventually the “Bearded Lady”.

Along the way, Jones seduced the audience by playing her feminine aspects such as her hair, dressing in fashionable women’s clothing and learning to play the mandolin. The contrast worked and Annie Jones proved to be one of Barnum’s most memorable acts.

The woman behind the “monster

It is still not known exactly what caused Annie Jones’ illness. Although it is probably hirsutism, a disease that causes “coarse hair in women in a similar distribution to men” and is believed to affect about 5-10% of women.

 

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Indeed, although Jones may have been the most famous bearded lady of the time. Due to the fact that she was part of Barnum’s very famous show. She was certainly not the only one. Julia Pastrana, born in 1834, was a Mexican woman whose body was almost entirely covered with thick black hair. Considered “the monkey woman”, Pastrana was another minor celebrity of the Victorian era who travelled throughout Europe during her life. But also as a mummified specimen after her death in 1860.

Like Pastrana, Annie Jones had a short life, one that hardly allowed her to flourish outside the tent.

In 1880 Jones married a man named Richard Elliot, a “barker”. The man who shouted at passers-by to lure them to see the attractions. As an adult, she concealed her age and her parents disapproved of the marriage.

Nevertheless, the marriage lasted 15 years, until the two divorced in 1895. Soon after, Jones married William Donovan. The two lovers decided to travel as a duo for a while. They toured Europe together before the unexpected death of her husband four years later. Rather than continue alone, Jones chose to return to the only home she had ever truly known… And joined PT Barnum’s “greatest show on earth”.

Although Jones owed all of her fame and fortune to being presented as a “Barnum Monster”… It was at this point in her career that she campaigned against the use of the word to describe performing artists. However, at the age of 37, she died of tuberculosis after visiting her mother, having “known no other life than that of a monster”.

Since then, there have been other famous bearded women. Her case is not unique!