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July 13, 2014

25 Impressive Vintage Portraits of Maiko and Geisha With Their Natural Long Hair Down in the 1900s and 1910s

Geiko’s hair, in particular, is a thing of wonder, coiffed and ornamented into what looks like a glittering statue. Geiko who have finished their training typically wear a wig when they perform, but maiko are expected to style their own natural hair. Either way, these women flaunt incredibly long, shiny manes that require a precise haircare routine.

Everything about geiko’s haircare routines is meant to keep their hair long, nourished, and healthy. The hair is very long as you can imagine because they need to create beautiful hairstyles every night to meet the customers. Because of the length, the hair can take hours to wash and dry. And the hairstyles themselves require an arsenal of gels to sprays, which can be damaging to the hair. For these reasons, geiko only shampoo their hair a few times a week, every two days at most.

They know that their natural scalp oil is the ideal haircare oil, so they don’t want to wash it away. To take advantage of their natural scalp oil, geiko brush their hair many times each day. By brushing, the oil is distributed from the scalp to the end of the hair. The more brushing, the better. It also stimulates the scalp, which is great for hair growth.

These pictures of Geishas are really very impressive and beautiful.



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