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A Woman's Hair.

« ■<• — — — Mrs Bladen, writing in Taggart's Sunday Times, says that when a woman is over-heated and tired, • fixing her hair,' which means lettting iUall loose, combin g and rearranginsr it, is a more refreshing process than even bathing the Jace. When the hair Is let down, soaie sort of interior weight seems to pass off froinvthe head. What is strange, however, is that : when made smooth and twisted, and again fastened tightly, there is a still greater sensation of clearaess "add freedom inside the v bra in. It is an illustration of blowing hot and cold the same breath-^- that, is to - say, two opposite processes produce a similar maytryiorhefself. If she takts down her " hair and lets it fall about her shoulders, the :: : first seb'satiozi is that of coolness, but if al- ' lowed r tb hang loose the beat of the head increases very rapidly, and the tighter the hair is twisted or plaited the sooner this heat is relieved. ' li a woman's hair is free from oils or pomades,' and she combs it on a winter, night witb a rubber comb, electric sparks will fly out, and a crackling sound be emitted. If, with the hair. hanging in this condition, she stands on a chair, the four legs of which are placed in ordinary glass tumblers, and points her:: fingers at the gas burner, she can light the gas with her touch. There will be a slight report anS'a sharptingling sensation in the end /o£ the .finger from which the electric spark passes; -Now, if her- hair is dressed— that.istp isay, smooth, with oils or pomades and tightly - twisttd-^-she canubt light the gas by pointing the lip cf herfiEger at it unless'the electricity of her system is excited by friction. If shewears a silk, dress andhasit rubbed with a fur muff she. canaccomplish the; feat, which would be a great saving of matchesj but" at the expense; of a great deal of . : . % : ,

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A Woman's Hair., Southland Times, Issue 7041, 12 February 1885

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A Woman's Hair. Southland Times, Issue 7041, 12 February 1885

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