As we celebrate the resurgence of interest for our SUDZZfx Chizel Hard Rock Gel…we dig through our dusty archives to tell the long lineage hair gels have!
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians who gave birth to so many beauty firsts were also the inventors of the first hair gel? Natalie McCreesh, an archaeological scientist from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, England, and her colleagues studied hair samples taken from 18 mummies. Analysis of hair fibers identify the popularity of a fat-based hair styling gel that was used to keep hair in place in both life and death! The oldest is approximately 3,500 years old, but most were excavated from a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in the Western Desert and date from Greco-Roman times, around 2,300 years ago!