An Emergency Recipe
There is an emergency recipe for hair glamour. If you are short of time and your hair badly needs a shampoo, there is a dry cleaning method. It takes only a few minutes. Take an old stocking and cover the brush bristles with it. Spray some hair freshener or conditioner on the bristles and brush hair vigorously.
There is a large selection of reliable preparations and you may select the one most suitable for you.
Panama Wood Shampoo
In two pints of water, boil up 50 gms. of Panama wood. Let it infuse for an hour. Strain off the liquid and use. This is a good preparation for normal and oily hair.
Combine two egg–yolks with two dessertspoonfuls of odorless linseed oil and two dessertspoonfuls of rum. Soak the hair and scalp. Keep on for one hour. Rinse off with warm water. This is especially good for dandruff and dry hair.
This is one of the oldest beauty recipes. Eggs are full of protein. Beat two egg yolks in a glass of hot water. Strain, soak hair and scalp. Keep on for one hour. Rinse off with warm water.
Mix together 1–2 tablespoons cheap shampoo, one egg and one tablespoon unflavored powder gelatin. Beat slowly in order to avoid lumps. This is an effective conditioning shampoo. The egg and Gelatin are both proteins, and make your hair lovely and thick.
Put 130 gms. each dried reetha, shikakai and amla into one liter water. Keep it for 24 hours. Boil and then allow to cool. Strain and use as a shampoo.
Wash 200 gms each of dried olives and shikakai beans in cold water and then soak overnight in an iron pot. Next morning boil them for 10–15 minutes and strain. Liquidize the flesh that remains and use the paste to wash your hair. This shampoo leaves your hair soft and shiny.