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Square face has an angular shape and any hair style should be gentle to soften the outline. Shoulder length hair, flicking at the ends or straight, is flattering and so is a short style flicking away from the face at ear–level. Hair swept to one side or with a diagonal fringe is attractive.
For a good style setting lotions and lacquers are used. Beer, milk, Gelatin and lemon are some of the things generally used as setting lotions. Beer is probably the most effective and popular product. Simply wet the hair with beer before setting. It gives added beauty and helps the set to stay in. Milk can also be used in the same way.
Lemon juice makes a good setting lotion too, and is especially good for fair or greasy hair. Squeeze a lemon and use the strained juice to obtain a very firm set. It makes the hair soft and shiny. Lemon juice dries very fast and can be used as an effective hair lacquer. To make a lemon hair lacquer, cut a lemon in pieces and boil it with a cup of water until it remains only half a cup. Strain and use. A few drops of alcohol (or Vodka ) should be added to preserve it.
Gelatin is a protein agent, and is excellent for a setting lotion, giving body to limp hair. Dissolve 2 tablespoons gelatin in 2 cups of boiling water, and use it as the final rinse. To use sugar as a lacquer, simply add one tablespoon sugar to a glass of boiling water and when it has dissolved use it as a setting lotion by putting it into a spray bottle.
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.
- 1/2 teaspoon glycerin.
The brilliantine holds the most untruly 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 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 powders myrrh.
- 1 tablespoon powdered benzoin.
- 1 tablespoon potassium nitrate.
- 2–3 drops oil of bergamot.
- 2–3 drops of sandalwood.
- mucilage of tragacanth.
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