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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 21, 1913, Image 7

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, By Billie Burke.
THE FIRST WORD-jYou "can eas
ily turn your'best friends into -your
worst enemies.
Wehave always been taught that
the greatest friends of our hairs are
our brushes and combs. They can be
easily turned into our greatest ene
mies if they are not kept clean. ,
It is ASTONISHNG how that, word
CLEAN crops up when'we begin to
One must be perfectly clean both;
in body and mind if one would be
beautiful. i
There is nothing that picks up
germs quicker about a toilet table
than a brush, and it should be washed
at least three times a week. Do .not
buy expensively backed brushes.
Look most to their use and discard
them altogether as often as you do
your tooth brush.
For very heavy bair there is a
brush made of heavy .bristles set in
rubber which is very fine but it
should not be used except for taking
snarls out. For brushing the hair and
massaging the scalp an ordinary
brush with rather closely set bristles
is fine to use and if you want to put
an extra gloss upon your hair after
'you have, brushed it at night, tie a
piece of velvet over the brush and rub
your hair carefully all down its en
tire length.
There is nothing better to massage.
the- scalp than a piece of heavy red-
flannel over the fingers. A very coarse
comb should be used for heavy hair.
Never use a fine tooth comb, unless
vermin make it necessary. .
The combs also should be washed
at least -three times a "week. . '
Never use a brush or comb that
has been used by anyone else. It is
quite as perilous as using another
person's tooth brush.
If you go' to a h'airdressing 'estab
lishment, be sure that' they are put
ting absolutely-clean, sterilized combs
and brushes upon, your hair-. It does
not hurt the brushes; as muchkas one'
would think to wash them,often, pro
vided .they are washed" quickly in
warm not hot: water 'in which ja
few drops of ammonia have been
poured, and then dried immediately
in the sun if possible.
If you find your, hair'-is harsh and
dry, -just' before washing, rub olive
oil-into the roots with your red flan
nel rag; let it .remain over night and
then shampoo.
Just one last word Cleanliness
and care will improve one's hair quite
as much as .it will one's silver or cut
. o o !
Des Moines, March 21. Following
the example of the Illinois legislature, ,
senate today passed Perkins bill au
thorizing governor to appoint, com
missipn to investigate whife. slavery.
It is expectedthat they will go into
the relation between, loiy wages and
vice as thoroughly as did Lieut. Gov.
BarrattjO'JHara and the nihaois com
mission. - -

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