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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 3 (June 1, 1936)

Care Of The Hair

Care Of The Hair.

The first sign of trouble—long before the hair begins to fall out—is the tightening of the scalp. This indicates that the blood is ceasing its supply to the roots, and the only way to get it to function again properly is to treat yourself to a short course of massage.

If it is not convenient to visit a hair specialist, slowly and gently, with a circular movement, massage your own head, being sure that you are loosening the scalp and not merely rubbing the hair.

For dry dandruff, massage the scalp with the finger tips dipped in warm olive oil, at least two hours before a shampoo.


The whole value of hair brushing depends on the increased blood supply induced by vigorous friction and the removal of the scurf or cast-off skin causing strangulation of the hair roots.

The hair, to be benefited to the utmost, needs to be steadily brushed from front to back all round the head with regular rhythmic movements, and only when the skin feels the effect of the brush and even tingles a little is the right effect obtained.