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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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patches in different hues, and the effect on the hair is terrible--it 

often rots and crumbles away. In place of this absurd practice, we 

recommend the following as available for trying the effect for dress 

purpose: Procure a packet of gold powder of the hairdresser. Have 

ready a very weak solution of gum and water, and one of the small 

perfume vaporizers now in use. When the hair has been dressed, 

sprinkle it with gum and water by means of the vaporizer and then 

shower on the gold powder. It may be put on thick enough to hide the 

color of the hair, and owing to the gum it cannot be danced off. The 

effect by artificial light is beautiful. 

 

=For Keeping the Hair Crimped or Curled in Summer.=--A quarter of an 

ounce of gum tragacanth, one pint rose-water, and five drops of 

glycerine; mix and let stand over night. If the tragacanth is not 

dissolved, let it remain half a day longer; if it is thick add more 

rose-water and let it remain for some hours. If then it is a smooth 

solution, nearly as thin as glycerine, it is fit for use. Dampen the 

hair before crimping or curling. 

 

=To Bleach the Hair.=--It has been found in the bleaching of hair that 

gaseous chlorine is the most effectual. The hair should be cleaned for 

that purpose by a warm solution of soda and washed afterwards with 

water. While moist it is put into a jar with chlorine gas introduced 

until the air in the jar looks greenish. Allow it to remain on for 

twenty-four hours, and then, if necessary, repeat the operation. 

 

=A New French Remedy for Baldness.=--Croton oil, one of the best French 

remedies for baldness, is employed by simply adding to it oil or 

pomade, and stirring or agitating the two together until admixture or 

solution is complete. The formula adopted by the eminent French 

physician who introduced this remedy, and who speaks in the most 

confident and enthusiastic way of the success attending its use, is: 

Take croton oil, twelve drops (minims); oil of almonds, four troy 

grains. Mix. A little is to be well rubbed on the scalp twice a day. 

Soft down, we are assured, appears in three weeks. 

 

=For Improving the Hair.=--_Palma Christi oil for thickening the hair_: 

Take one ounce of Palma Christi oil, add oil of lavender or bergamot 

to scent it. Let it be well brushed into the hair for two or three 

months, particularly applying it to those parts where it may be most 

desirable to render the hair luxuriant. This is a simple and valuable 

oil, and not in the hands of any monopolist. 

 

=To Dye the Hair Flaxen.=--We have heard the following is effective: 

Take a quart of lye prepared from the ashes of vine twigs, briony, 

celandine roots, and tumeric, of each half an ounce; saffron and lily 

roots, of each two drams; flowers of mullein, yellow stechas, broom, 

and St. John's wort, of each a dram. Boil these together and strain 


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