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The great secret of beautiful hair is plentiful brushing. The skin of the head is constantly peeling off in tiny scales. These are to be removed only by means of the brush. Two brushes are as much needed as one — one for vigorous brushing and one for polish and giving the gloss sought for. Hair should be washed occasionally, but never with soap, which makes it hard and dry. Borax should be used with great care, if used at all, as it burns and changes the colour and destroys the gloss. Rain water and the yolks of new laid eggs, in place of either, are the best wash. Hot water is injurious ; whisky and water are excellent preventives against taking cold. Every month or six weeks clip the ends of the hairs that are split, passing the comb through the hair and cutting the ends as they appear before it. Never tia the hair tightly, and if you must use ahot iron, put a bit of tissue paper between it and the hair.

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HOW TO MANAGE THE HAIR., Otago Witness, Issue 1355, 17 November 1877

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HOW TO MANAGE THE HAIR. Otago Witness, Issue 1355, 17 November 1877

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