Monday, May 07, 2007

Homemade Hair Perfume

It is pleasant to perfume the hair after washing it when the hair is half dry. The following ingredients are required to make this fragrant perfume.

6 tablespoons powdered charcoal
5 tablespoons powdered myrrh
1 tablespoon powdered benzoin
1 tablespoon potassium nitrate
2-3 drops oil of bergamot
2-3 drops of sandalwood
mucilage of tragacanth

Mix the powders together and sieve, and then add the oils. Add the potassium nitrate, and then sufficient muci­lage of tragacanth to make a stiff paste. Heat the mixture over a water bath and then make into little cones and dry. Just light one of the cones and let the smoke go into the damp hair. The smell is highly aromatic and exotic.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Homemade Hair Setting Lotions Recipes

Wood Shavings Lacquer
Wood shavings are soaked in water overnight, and the translucent sticky fluid rising to the water surface can be well used as lacquer. It should be applied with a brush. This lacquer is very common in China.

Hair Setting Lotion
Collect the following ingredients:
1 teaspoon gum tragacanth
8 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon alcohol
1 teaspoon glycerine
Crush the gum tragacanth with a pestle and mortar. Now add water to it and stir until the gum dissolves and yon have a smooth solution. Now add alcohol and glyce­rine. After a couple of hours the lotion will thicken.

The brilliantine holds the most unruly hair and can be made easily by melting the following ingredients together over a water-bath.
1 tablespoon castor oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon petroleum jelly (or vaseline)
1 teaspoon emulsifying wax, and

Remove the bowl from the heat and add perfume to it, if desired. Beat the solution till you have made brilliantine. To make it more useful, you can add 2 tea­spoons of lanolin to the above while melting and when removed from heat just mix 1 teaspoon of water.
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