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The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, September 09, 1900, Image 5

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into A Dajun or soil wai«. ji pieasant
shampoo, especially for the little ones, to
keep ever ready, is a mixture of two
ounces each of glycerin and New Eng
land rum In a quart of bay rum.
After the use of any of these liquids
the hair should be thoroughly washed in
clean warm water. Use a fine tooth comb,
but be careful not to Irritate the scalp.
If a hair oil Is desired perfumed glycerin
can be used with always pleasing results.
Axiothc-r safe preparation Is to dissolve
half an ounce of • transparent soap In a
quart of soft water, add a wineglassful
of alcohol and a few drops of perfumed
oil. shake well and set aside for using.
Perhaps the most common shampoo of
ail is simply to put a. teaspoonXul of borax
Into a. Quart of water; or. mix a table
spoonfnl of the- beat olive oil with the
gams quantity of spirit* of ammonia, add
half an ounce of glycerin and poor all
time there is nothing- but ammonia In the
water. "Last of all Is a rinsing In abso
lutely clear warm water. When the hair
is too oily I use a little bicarbonate of
soda. '. .
"The drying should be carefully done.
I take a bath towel, one of the big, soft
kind, and rub the hair till seemingly every
particle of the water Is absorbed. Then
I fan the locks till they are quite dry. I
end by rubbing into the scalp some soft
ening lotion such as bay rum. Sometimes
my. sister's hair is so fluffy that I use a
little of the perfumed glycerin! " In the
first combing I use nothing but the comb,
not taking up the brush till the tangles
are all. out."
&he right
way is
W$SQ simple
'mrih learning.
Glycerine possesses in a high degree the
property of extracting the fragrance of
Cowers. Put into the glycerin the leaves
of any flower you wish, and by leaving
them there a week or two" the agreeable
odor will permeate the -whole. Pour a
few drops of this Into the rinsing water
and the effect will be highly satisfactory.
Perhaps no child in New York has a
prettier" head of flaxen hair than little
Irene Truax of No. 2W We^st One Hun
dred and Twenty-first street. Four years
ago her hair was shingled close, but it
Is now down "to her waist again. This
luxuriant hair Is not a gift of heredity,
but the result of her mother's patient
care." Now, this ; care chiefly 'falls upon
Irene's sister Louise, who," for the benefit
of many little girls who do riot know how
to look out for their hair, tells what she
does to keep Irene's curls in such good
"I break an egg into a saucer," she
eays, "and rub it thoroughly into the
hair. Then I rub the egg well into the
scalp. A thorough wash with soap and
•warm water and a tiny bit of borax fol
lows. Then I wash it again without put
ting soap In the water, but using instead
another egg. and a little, spirits of am
monia.- The rinsine comes n«xt. This
nth rAlii_
Dressi ng a Little Girl's Hair

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