Fun Fact – Letting Your Hair Down


Back in the days, women had to appear proper to be seen in public. The hair was normally pinned up or bunned up to appear neat and tidy. It was only let down when they were at home in private, mainly for brushing or washing. The term used for this at the time was dishevelling. The first reference to this is John Cotgrave’s The English Treasure Of Wit and Language, 1655; “Descheveler, to discheuell; to pull the haire about the eares”.

Today it just means let loose and be yourself. Have a great Friday!

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