Wednesday thru Sunday Hair
On Wednesday I would do that which ordinarily I should do but twice or three times a year — I would singe the ends of my hair. Then again I would shampoo it with the preparation for which I gave the first recipe, and would again give it the tonic of air and sun bath. And again I would use the camomile, but if one prefers to have the aid of the druggist here is a preparation that is much used in London with great satisfaction. I shall give it in the English measure: Resorcine, 1 dram; chloral hydrate, 3 drams; sweet almond oil, 1 dram; chloroform, 6 drams; eau de cologne, 6 ounces. On Thursday, if my hair is not showing great improvement, I may vary my shampoo. Here is an excellent cleansing one: Extract of witch hazel, 1 pint; eau de cologne, 8 ounces; chloroform, 3 drams. On Friday and Saturday I would repeat this shampoo, the massage and the sun and air bath. By Sunday, with every morning a shampoo, a massage of the scalp for fifteen minutes — not long enough to irritate the nerves — and the sun and air baths and the repose, one's hair should be excellently vigorous. If the rigorous treatment should have caused it to be too straight I would encourage it to curl by the application of rosewater and gum arabic in these quantities: Gum arabic, 100 grams; rosewater, 400 grams. Always in brushing the hair the strokes should be backward, straight back, instead of to the sides, for in that way the hair is aided to grow low on the forehead, which is a most desirable mark of b...