Liquid for Curling the Hair

November 27th, 2018

Two ounces scrapings of lead, half ounce Litharge, one-quarter ounce Gum Camphor. Boil all in one pint of soft water for half an hour. Let it cool; pour off liquid and add to it one drachm Rosemary Flowers. Boil all again and strain, when it is ready for use. Apply about once a week.

Source: One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed, C. A. Bogardus

Curling Fluid

December 18th, 2015

A curling fluid which is easily prepared may be made of quince seeds and hot water. Pour a pint of hot water over about three teaspoonfuls of seeds and allow it to stand for several hours. Later it may be thinned by water or cologne. About two tablespoonfuls of cologne will suffice. Moisten the hair with this fluid before curling.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts