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"OWNING UP A MISTAKE" QNE QF HARDEST
THINGS AFTER YOU'DYE HAIR
One's hair should be washed every
two weeks, and, as one grows older,
one should wash white hair every 10
"Hair softly flowing, fancy free,"
sounds beautifully poetical, but it is
more apt to look scraggy on the wom
an of 40, and scraggly hair means a
general deterioration of character as
well as beauty.
Don't err, however, in having your
white or gray hair too smooth. Noth
ing looks worse than thin gray or
white locks strained back, so tightly
that one expects to see the skin at
the edges of it crack, and nothing is
prettier than white hair- marcelled
about the -face. It has . look of dig
nity and yet softens the lines. One
always appears well-groomed with
one's hair marcelled.
Don't let any one use a very hot
iron on your white hair.
Don't let any one put dark brown
tonic on your White hair unless you
want to look like a bleached blonde.
WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY
IDAH M'QLONE GIBSON
Letting your hah."go back" is, I
imagine, much like swearing off
drinking the second time.
You have a'll the awful colors and
peculiar combinations of colors with
'which you have tried to deceive your
self as well as the dear public, and
are now sorry for it You will be fig
uratively apologizing for months for
making a fool of yourself.
Just why it is any worse to color
your hair than it is to wear false
teeth (one is just as patent to the ob
server as the other) is "a. conundrum
that no narrow-minded man or
woman can answer, but they all seem
to think one is all wrong and the
other all right
After you have decided that you
will battle no longer for the red
brown hair of your early youth and
begin to go about with white and red
and yellow and brown, paid or striped
tresses which belong to the "go back"
period, you get so that you hate the
sight of a mirror and you feel little
chills down your spine every time you
see any one's eyes lift above your
My advice at this time is to buy a
transformation.and wear it until your
white hair has grown out long
enough that its twist can be covered
with puffs or braids.
I never thought much of the wom
an who did not have enough clever
ness not to make results the only
showing. (It is only a newspaper
woman who will get anything by con
fessing her beauty or any other se
crets.) There is no need of any woman
wearing at any time ugly hair if she
cares for it, brushes it, and above all
keeps it clean whether it be on her
head of on her dressing table during
Be sure and, have all the soap rinsed
out of your hain and be su?e white
soap is used for the shampoo.
Put a little bluing in, the' last rinse
water. I like the common laundry
bluing better than the purplish kind
used in the beauty shops.
It is jii$t as hard to take care of
white hair as it is colored hair, so it
is quite up to you to choose which
you will decide upon f,or your perma
nent wear. You will have enough
trouble either way.
Almost every one will tell you that
white hair la perfectly beautiful, and
you will perhaps begin to think so
yourself until-you rea.Uze the fact that
your woman friends are no longer
afraid you will "capture their hus
bands or sweethearts.
You never knew a man who was
extravagantly fond of white hair ex
cept on his mother, did you?
That's the answer!