Never use a fine comb to the head, but keep the scalp clean with a solution of ammonia and water, used several times a week, and then give the head a thorough brushing afterwards. A child’s head especially is too tender for the use of a fine comb. The proportions are two or three spoonfuls to a basin of water. Apply with a brush and dry well with a soft towel.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, brush, comb, hair, head, housekeeper, scalp, towel | Comment (0)
Wash hair with kerosene, leaving it on over night; or use tincture of larkspur in the same way.
Perhaps the best remedy is fishberries.
Five cents worth of the berries may be boiled in 1 pint water for ten minutes.
Wash hair next day after using any of these remedies.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: fishberries, fryer, hair, head, head lice, kerosene, larkspur, lice, pediculosis, scalp, tincture | Comment (0)
Make a thick suds with castile soap and one pint of soft water; add one egg well beaten, two tablespoons of ammonia and two teaspoons of pulverized borax. Bottle it; pour a little on the hair and rinse it off with clean water.
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Dissolve half an ounce of carbonate of ammonia and one ounce of borax in one quart of water; then add two ounces of glycerine in three quarts of New England rum, and one quart of bay rum. Moisten the hair with this liquid; shampoo with the hands until a light lather is formed; then wash off with plenty of clean water.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, barber, bay rum, borax, carbonate of ammonia, glycerin, glycerine, hair, lather, new england rum, rum, scalp, shampoo, whitehouse | Comment (0)
One marrow bone, half a pint of oil, ten cents’ worth of citronella. Take the marrow out of the bone, place it in warm water, let it get almost to boiling point, then let it cool and pour the water away; repeat this three times until the marrow is thoroughly “fined.” Beat the marrow to a cream with a silver fork, stir the oil in, drop by drop, beating all the time; when quite cold add the citronella, pour into jars and cover down.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: beef, bone, citronella, hair, hair styling, marrow, oil, oxmarrow, pomade, silver, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Bay rum two pints, alcohol one pint, castor oil one ounce, carb. ammonia half an ounce, tincture of cantharides one ounce. Mix them well. This compound will promote the growth of the hair and prevent it from falling out.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, ammonia, bald, baldness, bay rum, cantharides, castor oil, hair, hair growth, hair loss, rum, scalp, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A strong tincture for the hair is made by adding half an ounce of oil of mace to a pint of deodorized alcohol. Pour a spoonful or two into a saucer; dip a small stiff brush into it, and brush the hair smartly, rubbing the tincture well into the roots. On bald spots, if hair will start at all, it may be stimulated by friction with a piece of flannel until the skin looks red, and rubbing the tincture into the scalp. This process must be repeated three times a day for weeks. When the hair begins to grow, apply the tincture once a day until the growth is well established, bathing the head in cold water every morning, and briskly brushing it to bring the blood to the surface.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, brush, deodorized alcohol, flannel, friction, hair, head, housekeeper, mace, oil of mace, roots, scalp, tincture, tonic | Comment (0)
“It is said that the water in which potatoes have been boiled with the skins on forms a speedy and harmless dye for the hair and eyebrows. The pareings of potatoes before cooking may be boiled by themselves, and the water strained off for use. To apply it the shoulders should be covered with cloths to protect the dress and a fine comb dipped in the water drawn through the hair, wetting it at each stroke, until the head is thoroughly soaked. Let the hair dry thoroughly before putting it up. If the result is not satisfactory the first time, repeat the wetting with a sponge, taking care not to discolor the skin of the brow and neck. No hesitation need be felt about trying this, for potato-water is a safe article used in the household in a variety of ways. It relieves chilblains if the feet are soaked in it while the water is hot, and is said to ease rheumatic gout.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: chilblain, chilblains, comb, dye, eyebrow, eyebrows, feet, foot, gout, hair, hair dye, head, housekeeper, potato, potatoes, rheumatic gout | Comment (0)
Nitric acid, one part ; nitrate of silver, ten parts ; sap green, nine parts ; powdered gum arabic, two parts ; water, three hundred parts ; essence musii, one or two drops to each bottle. Mix. In all cases, first free the hair from grease, by soap and water. All hair dyes must be applied by means of moistening a comb with them, and passing it through the hair, observing not to touch the skin with the dye.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: comb, dye, essence musii, grease, gum arabic, hair, hair dye, head, nitrate of silver, nitric acid, prescott, sap green, skin | Comment (0)
Powdered quicklime, two parts ; sulphuret of arsenic, one part ; starch, one part. Mix in fine powder, and keep in a close vessel.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: arsenic, excess hair, hair, lime, powder, prescott, quicklime, starch, superfluous hair | Comment (0)