30 AD

Black hair was enhanced by using minerals derived from Black Antimony (a metallic element) that was mixed with animal fat, absinthes ash (wormwood herb) mixed in rose oil or cypress leaves brewed that were then saturated in vinegar. Red hair was managed by pulverizing leaves in the Lawsonia Inermis (or true henna) family. Blond hair was maintained by a potion arriving from Gallic origin. It was made of goats fat and Beeches Ash. It was also possible to obtain the hair color of a carrot orange- red or a deep blue perhaps obtained by the indigo plant. These colors were very becoming on the prostitutes or Rufae (meaning red).

1matthew waitesmith