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Care Of The Scalp And Hair

Beautiful hair, beautiful skin and a beautiful form are the three graces

which are the birthright of every woman, but which, through lack of good

judgment and common sense, or through thoughtlessness on the part of

mothers of growing children, comparatively few possess.

Beautiful hair is one of nature's greatest gifts, and yet we never seem

to appreciate it until there is danger of losing it, or until it becomes

faded and lusterless because we have not used the right means for

preserving it.

The beauty and continuance of the hair depend upon its proper

nourishment, gained by the circulation of blood through the scalp, and

this must be maintained to keep the hair in good condition.

The structure of the hair is very beautiful, and each hair is contained

in a delicate sheath which fits into a slight depression in the skin

called the follicle, and around the base of the hair nature has provided

glands to secrete oily matter, the purpose of which is to keep the hair


In early maturity the hair reaches the state of greatest beauty, and at

this time the greatest care should be given it, feeding and nourishing

it as we would a plant--giving it plenty of air and sunlight, carefully

shampooing at least once in ten days. Massage the scalp to keep it loose

and flexible. Use electricity, a good tonic, and occasionally singe the

split ends.

If this process is commenced at the right time, the result will be fewer

cases of baldness in men and thin, poor hair in women.

The hair should also be worn loosely, forming a soft frame for the face,

which is always more becoming than tightly drawn hair. Many women drag

their hair out by the roots by tying back too firmly.