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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
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strengthens the roots of the hair. 

 

=Excellent Hair Wash.=--Take one ounce of borax, half an ounce of 

camphor; powder these ingredients very fine and dissolve them in one 

quart boiling water. When cool the solution will be ready for use. 

Dampen the hair frequently. This wash effectually cleanses, 

beautifies, and strengthens the hair, preserves the color, and 

prevents early baldness. The camphor will form into lumps after being 

dissolved, but the water will be sufficiently impregnated. 

 

=To Cure Baldness.=--Cologne water, two ounces; tincture of cantharides, 

two drams; oil of lavender or rosemary, of each ten drops. These 

applications must be used twice a day for three or four weeks, but if 

the scalp becomes sore they may be discontinued for a time or used at 

longer intervals. 

 

When the hair falls off, from diminished action of the scalp, 

preparations of cantharides are excellent. The following will cause 

the hair to grow faster than any other preparation: Beef marrow 

(soaked in several waters, melted and strained), half a pound; 

tincture cantharides (made by soaking for a week one dram of powdered 

cantharides in one ounce of proof spirit), one ounce; oil of bergamot, 

twelve drops. 

 

=Stimulants for the Hair.=--Vinegar and water form a good wash for the 

roots of the hair. A solution of ammonia is often used with good 

effect for the same purpose. For removing scurf, glycerine diluted 

with a little rose-water will be found of service. Any preparation of 

rosemary forms an agreeable and highly cleansing wash. The yolk of an 

egg beaten up in warm water is a most nutritious application to the 

scalp. A very good application is made in this way: Take an ounce of 

powdered borax and a small piece of camphor and dissolve in a quart of 

boiling water. The hair must afterwards be washed in warm water. Many 

heads of hair require nothing more in the way of wash than soap and 

water. The following recipe will strengthen the hair and prevent its 

falling out: Vinegar of cantharides, half an ounce; eau de cologne, 

one ounce; rose-water, one ounce. The scalp should be brushed briskly 

until it becomes red, and the lotion should then be applied to the 

roots of the hair twice a day. 

 

=The Golden Hair Secret.=--The rage for light, gold color, or even red 

hair, which has prevailed for some time, has led to various expedients 

for procuring it. Many ladies have sacrificed fine heads of hair, and 

in place of their own dark tresses have adopted light wigs; but the 

prevailing absurdity has been the use of strong alkalies for the 

purpose of turning dark hair light. This is the purpose of the 

ausicomus fluid, which may be procured of any hairdresser; but we warn 

our fair readers that the use of these products is apt to be 

disappointing. They certainly will turn black to a brick-dust hue, but 

the color is often disagreeable. It is apt to present itself in 


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