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Hair Culture Rational Methods for Growing the Hair and for Developing Its Strength and Beauty

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ISBN-10: 1557095027

ISBN-13: 9781557095022

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bernarr MacFadden

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Bernarr Macfadden, physical fitness enthusiast and successful publisher of the early Twentieth Century, originally published this hair care guide in 1922. In it, he shares facts and techniques everyone should know about hair and how to care for it, enhancing its beauty and strength.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 4.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction
Hair as an Attribute of Beauty
How men have regarded beauty in women's locks
The inspiration of poets and artists
The cause of wars, bloodshed and sudden death
Hair as a history-maker
Facts Everyone Should Know About the Hair
How hair grows
Causes of difference between men's and women's hair
Curly hair and straight
The cause of curls and kinkiness
Blonde, brunette and red-haired beauties
Pigmentation
Racial differences in hair
How to Care for Healthy Hair
Combing, brushing, washing and cleansing children's, women's, men's hair
Sun baths and air baths
Effects of massage and mechanical stimulation
Combs and Brushes
How to select your comb and brush
What to avoid
Gauging the stiffness of brushes
Wire brushes and their effects
The proper care of brush and comb
Facts About Soaps and Shampoos
How to tell the right kind of soap for your scalp
Effects of alkali soaps
Perfumed soap
Tincture of Green Soap
Importance of selecting a bland, non-irritating soap
The Cause of Hair Troubles
How hair depends upon health
The effects of fever and disorders of nutrition
Syphilis and skin diseases
Dandruff
Its causes and successful treatment
Importance of cleanliness
Influence of germs
The "bottle bacillus," and how to kill it
Contagious scalp diseases
Favus, Ringworm, Head-lice
The kerosene shampoo
Dry Hair, Oily Scalp and Split Hair
"Falling" Hair
Natural falling
Unnatural loss
Causes
Treatment
Value of cutting the hair and shaving the head
Split hair and how to avoid it
Baldness
Classification of baldness
Causes
Hereditary inclination
Why fat-headedness is a preventive of baldness
Probability of cure
Treatment
Electric light and violet ray
Vibration
Pulling the hair
"Wiggling" the scalp
Gray Hair
Grief, worry, shock, age, mainutrition
Heredity
The gray lock and its cause
Safe and unsafe hair dyes
Superfluous Hair
Causes of excessive hairiness
Excessive growth of hair on the body
On eyebrows
Under the arm-pits
To remove unwanted hair
Electrolysis
Depilatories
Hair "Beautifiers"
Singeing, curling, "permanent waving," bleaching
Titian henna blondes
Hair Tonics--Have They Any Value?
When harmful and when beneficial
Most hair tonic claims false
Eyebrows and Eyelashes
Why they fall out
What to believe about the advertised lotions and recipes
The Beard
Reverence for the beard among Oriental races
Protection
Beards unhygienic
Care and treatment
Hair Dressing
Ancient and modern methods
Styles for various types
Harmful methods
Puffs
Artificial coiffures
The bang
Wigs
Bobbed hair, "Dutch Cut."