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To promote the growth of hair

Ingredients - equal quantities of olive-oil and spirit of rosemary; a few drops of oil or nutmeg. Mode - Mix the ingredients together, rub the roots of the hair every night with a little of this linement, and the growth of it will very sensibly soon increase. 1861

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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