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off the liquor clear. Frequently wash the hair with the fluid, and it
will change it, we are told, in a short time to a beautiful flaxen
=A Powder for Preserving the Hair.=--The following powder has the name
of facilitating the regeneration of the hair and strengthening its
roots. Still more valuable properties have been ascribed to it, such
as that of rousing the imagination to vigorous efforts and
strengthening the memory--delightful properties if they could be
realized by such simple means. Take an ounce and a half of red roses;
a small quantity each of calamus aromaticus (sweet-scented flag), and
of the long cyperus; an ounce of benzoin; six drams of aloes (the wood
of); half an ounce of red coral, and the same quantity of amber; four
ounces of bean flour; and eight ounces of the root of Florentine iris.
Let the whole be mixed together and reduced to a very fine powder, to
which add a few grains of musk. This powder is to be sprinkled on the
hair in the same manner as hair powder is generally used, and, having
remained for a time embedded with the hair, to be removed by means of
comb and brush; and to be occasionally applied and removed. It is said
to regenerate the hair and strengthen the roots, and to possess the
properties which are above enumerated.
=To Make the Hair Grow and to Prevent It from Falling.=--The following
recipes are selected from a work published some years ago in Paris,
entitled "Manuel Cosmetique des Plantes":--
Take the roots of young vines, the roots of hemp, and young cabbages,
of each two handfuls. Dry, and then burn them. Make afterwards a lye
with the ashes. Before the head is washed with this lye it must be
rubbed with honey, and continue both for three successive days. This
will not only make the hair grow, but restore it upon bald places,
under certain habits and constitutions of body. Pulverize some parsley
seed, and use it as hair powder for three nights at the commencement
of the year, and it will prevent your hair from falling.
=To Make the Hair Grow Quick.=--Dip, every morning, the teeth of your
comb in the juice of nettles, and comb the hair against the grain.
=Mixture for Shampoo.=--Bay rum, one pint; tincture of cantharides, one
dram; carbonate of ammonia, one half dram; salts tartar, one half
=To Prevent the Hair Falling Out.=--Boxwood shavings, six ounces; proof
spirit, twelve ounces; spirits of rosemary, two ounces; spirits of
nutmeg, one half ounce. Mix.
=Wash for Scald Heads.=--Take one half ounce of sulphate of potassa, one
pint of lime water, one ounce of soap liniment. Mix, and apply to the
head two or three times a day.
POWDERS AND THEIR USES.
The powders usually sold by druggists are injurious to the complexion,
owing to harmful ingredients. If a powder is perfectly pure, a
moderate use of it will not harm the complexion, but if it is impure
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