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Hair Care Crisis: "Shampooing" Circa 1883 — The New York Times Archives

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by Jennifer Hunter last modified Jul 31, 2014

We love chatting about how we live now, but even more fascinating sometimes are the day-to-day lives of regular people in the past: their relationships, their jobs, their hair care? Just as we have alarmist health scares now, an 1883 New York Times writer took on one such scare with a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek essay on the hotly-debated topic of "shampooing." As he quipped, "It is astonishing that anybody is alive." READ MORE »






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