In honor of “back to school” season in some places, we’re wondering how you get ready in the morning. And specifically—what do you do with your hair?
This might seem like a random question, but it can become a fun family history conversation starter. Ask your parents about their hair when they were your age. Or better yet, ask to see pictures!
Your ancestors might’ve used fire-heated tongs to curl their hair. That’s what curling irons used to be like. As it was warming up, they’d section off a piece of hair and wrap it into a “curlpaper” to help protect it from burning. Sounds like an intense morning routine!
You can explore ancestor stories and photos on the Family tree app.