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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

 

=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 

brush. 

 

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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