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Wear Flowers in Your Hair

Girl wearing a flower in her hair

All over the world women wear flowers in their hair. It is the oldest and most natural adornment. With their scent and their fragile beauty flowers can transform simple hair styles into adorable and even breathtaking creations. But they are not only beautiful, they also tell messages.
 
The language of flowers goes back thousands of years. Each culture had its own meanings attached to the tender plants. In Europe the art of wearing flowers became very popular in the time of Queen Victoria, in the late 1800’s. Then each flower had a meaning expressed by the way it was held, given or put into a vase. Everything was coded, down to the color of the vase.
 
Some decades later the flower children in the 1960s rediscovered flowers to show their connection to nature, as a symbol for love, innocence and divine beauty.
 
Today flowers are still worn for weddings, for traditional spring and harvest celebrations all around the world, men wear roses or carnations in their lapels on festive events and what would a prom night be without a flower corsage around the wrist.
 
In the islands of the South Pacific a single flower behind the right ear suggests that the lady is still single. Is the flower behind the left ear, suitors beware - a jealous husband of boyfriend may appear. Plumeria and fragrant gardenias are often the blossoms of choice, but you’ll also find hibiscus flowers or the small but heavenly scented tuberose.
 
You can find your own secret language! Get creative and don’t limit yourself to what you find in your garden. Check out the local craft store for silk flowers, that look like the real thing, but they never wilt or fade away.
 
To keep the flowers, real or silken in place it is best to use bobby pins or hair clips. You can also get crafty and hot-glue your favorite artificial blossoms to barrettes or decorative combs.
 
Have fun!
 
Some meanings of flowers:
 
Daisy - innocence and purity
 
Gardenia - secret love
 
Camellia - gratitude
 
Ginger - strenght
 
Tuberose - forbidden pleasures
 
Hibiscus - delicate beauty, sensitivity
 
Red rose - passion, love
 
Pink rose - friendship, admiration, happiness
 
Apricot rose - desire, admiration, modesty
 
White rose - purity, secrecy, spiritual love
 
Jasmine - Sensuality
 
Yellow carnation - disappointment, rejection
 
Spider Flower - “run away with me”
 
Violet - modesty, faithfulness
 
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