I know it’s kind of a rite of passage for new HikaGo fans to think Sai’s a girl until they see like, a YouTube comment or something that’s all “Sai’s not a girl! His appearance and personality would have been considered very manly in the heian period!”, but that’s not entirely true.
While his clothes are fairly typical for an upper class man during the heian period, you know how during the flashback Sai stood out a lot compared to the creepy-looking generic background guys? Yeah, those guys are actually pretty standard heian dudes.
Heian aristocratic men generally had shorter hair that was pulled back and then bound up into a topknot underneath their hats. Little pointy beards and moustaches were also considered attractive, and both men and women often covered up their eyebrows with makeup and drew on little dot eyebrows higher up on their foreheads, although I don’t think either of these things were that big a deal for men tbh.
Here’s an example of a historical reenactor (I think?) in an outfit very similar to Sai’s:
You can see his hair is nothing like Sai’s at all.
Meanwhile, for women of the time, the fashion was to have extremely long, flowing hair, similar to Sai’s. (This style was known as taregami.) It was a huge deal and also very difficult to maintain. Washing and brushing taregami was something of a group effort that took all day, and a lot of women paid a lot of money to have special shampoo recipes developed for them.
So TL;DR, Sai seems to do his hair like a very fashion-conscious lady. Do with this information what you will. (Also, I want you all to know that in researching this, I googled “Heian era man” in both English and Japanese, and in both languages, Sai popped up…)
This extremely easy and quick DIY homemade natural shampoo recipe
incorporates the medicinal power of African Black Soap, along with
essential oils and nutrients known to stimulate hair growth and repair
and heal scalp damage! I hope you enjoy this super simple and quick
recipe, that takes only a few minutes to prepare!
Ok here’s my dry shampoo recipe for those who were interested. The bottle I used is 2 oz; I love that I can throw it in my purse! Just make sure you shake it really well with each use. I love the smell of Doterra whisper, but any oil will do. I’d also recommend lavender :-)
Canonverse - Post 3x16, after the nuclear crap has been handled.
People in positions of leadership don’t often find time to
At least, that was what Bellamy found once the council was
up and running once more, and he was voted as one of the representatives.
There was always something else to discuss, and once a
meeting was over, there was an emergency to be dealt with, or duties to attend
to, or it was the time designated for meals, which always happened in a public
place, where someone would, without doubt, bring a “concerning matter” to his
It left very little time for thought and no option of
personal space, or opportunities to have a private conversation.
So, when Clarke dropped down beside him at lunch, and said
they had been given permission to gather food, alone, he was surprised, but
entirely, worthy-of-a-smile, relieved.
Bring 1½ cups of distilled water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and then remove from heat. Add 1 tbsp of dried lavender flowers, 1 tbsp of dried rosemary, 1 tbsp of dried nettle and 2 tbsp of dried chamomile flowers.
Cover the water and herb mixture tightly, and allow it to steep for at least 30 minutes. Any other essential oil may be substituted for lavender, if necessary or desired.
Strain the liquid into a medium-sized bowl, and add 1 tsp of jojoba oil (organic if possible). Stir vigorously to combine.
Add ½ tsp of lavender essential oil and half a cup of organic castile soap, and stir thoroughly. Pour the shampoo into a plastic squeeze bottle, and label with the contents and date.
Store the organic shampoo in the refrigerator to preserve freshness. A small bottle can be kept in the shower for no longer than a week, if desired. Use 1 tbsp per application. Shake the bottle before use to mix any oil that has separated.