CARE OF THE HAIR
The hair is kept in order by frequent brushings, which
excite the natural oil by which it is fed, and by washing it. Dr. Leonard,
an authority on the hair, says once a month is as often as the hair needs
washing. As a shampoo, he advises yolk of egg, well rubbed into the scalp
and roots of the hair, then washed out with tepid water and castile soap.
A brisk rubbing with dry towels excites the blood-vessels of the scalp.
is no doubt that this simple shampoo is more beneficial than many
The hair should be taken down and well brushed every night, This removes
dirt and makes it glossy. Use a brush with bristles as stiff as you can
use without irritating the scalp too much, and keep it clean. Don't drag a
fine comb through the hair. The proper comb has regular and even teeth,
rounded, not sharp. If a tooth becomes split, remove it; it will break the
hair. Wire brushes are nothing more or less than combs, and are not as
good for the hair as good bristle brushes. Keep combs and brushes clean.