1950's Fashion - Vintage Beauty Guide - Haircare

1950's Beauty & Hair Guide

Joan Holloway - Mad Men

Step 4 - Hair Care

We probably spend most of our attention on our hair.

Our hair needs careful attention !
Like caring for the skin, proper care of the hair
requires some understanding of its structure and function.

A healthy scalp has plenty of oil to which
dirt will cling, so wash your hair frequently.

Your hair should be washed once every two weeks,
or more often if necessary, with water and a mild soap.
Rinse your hair thoroughly.

A few drops of lemon juice or vinegar during the second
rinse, removes any remaining soap residue.

The final rinse however should be in fresh water.

If your hair squeaks after final rinsing, you know it's clean.

Most girls follow washing, by doing up their hair in pins
or curling rods.

This is a good time, since damp hair is more elastic than
dry hair, and you'll find it easier to manage.

Permanent waving, if skillfully done, will not damage your hair.

However, the use of strong dye or bleaches, is very likely
to make the hair brittle.
Brittle hair in turn is likely to break off in larger quantities
than you care to lose.

For normal daily haircare, your hair should be methodically
combed and brushed.

Careful brushing, not only gets rid of dirt clinging to scales,
but increases the lustre of your hair, by spreading out its oil.

A small amount of hair always comes out during a brushing.
This is normal.
Natural hair beauty is possible, if you take care of your hair,
and make the most of what nature has given you.

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