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=To Have Elegant Hair.=--Every girl should have thick, magnificent hair.
It is essential to clip the ends of the hair once a month after a
child is four years of age. Ammonia and warm water is an excellent
wash for the hair and scalp, and gives life and vigor to it when all
other articles fail.
=Wild Rose Curling Fluid.=--Take two drams (avoirdupois) dry salt of
tartar; (carbonate of potassa) powdered cochineal, half dram; liquor
of ammonia and spirit de rose, each one fluid dram; glycerine,
one-fourth ounce; rectified spirit, one and one-half imperial fluid
ounces; distilled water, eighteen ounces; digest with agitation for a
week, and then decant or filter. The hair to be moistened with it, and
then loosely adjusted. The effect occurs as it dries.
=To Cause the Hair to Grow very Thick.=--One of the most powerful
stimulants for the growth of the hair is the following: Take a quarter
of an ounce of the chippings of alkanet root, tie in a scrap of coarse
muslin, and suspend it in a jar containing eight ounces of sweet oil
for a week, covering it from the dust. Add to this sixty drops
tincture of cantharides, ten drops oil of rose, sixty drops of neroli,
and sixty drops oil of lemon. Let this stand twenty days, closely
corked, and you will have one of the greatest hair-invigorators and
hair-growers that this world has ever produced.
=Lola Montez Hair Coloring.=--This celebrated woman published the
following, and claimed that it was as harmless as any preparation that
would really color the hair: Ten grains of gallic acid, one ounce of
acetic acid, one ounce of tincture of sesgurichloride of iron.
Dissolve the gallic acid, sesgurichloride, and add the acetic acid.
Wash the hair with soap and water; when dried, apply the dye by
dipping a fine comb in it and drawing through the hair so as to color
the roots thoroughly. Let it dry, then oil and brush well.
=Hair Restorative.=--Four drams oxide bismuth, four drams spermaceti,
four ounces pure hog's lard. The lard and spermaceti should be melted
together. When nearly cool, stir in the bismuth and perfume. Prevents
the hair from turning gray, and restores gray hair.
=For Bald Heads.=--A most valuable remedy for promoting the growth of
the hair is an application, once or twice a day, of wild indigo and
alcohol. Take four ounces of wild indigo and steep it about a week or
ten days in a pint of alcohol and a pint of hot water, when it will be
ready for use. The head must be thoroughly washed with the liquid,
morning and evening, application being made with a sponge or soft
Another excellent preparation is composed of three ounces of castor
oil, with just enough alcohol to cut the oil, to which add twenty
drops tincture of cantharides, and perfume to suit. This not only
softens and imparts a gloss to the hair, but also invigorates and
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