To make the hair stay in crimp, take gum tragacanth and add to it just enough water to dissolve it. When dissolved, add enough alcohol to make rather thin. Let this stand all night, and then bottle it to prevent the alcohol from evaporating. This put on the hair at night after it is done up in paper or pins will make it stay in crimp the hottest day, and is harmless.
A few drops of hartshorn in a little water will clean a hair brush better than anything else, and will do no harm. If very dirty, rub a little soap on. Alter cleaning, rinse in clear water, and hang up by the window to dry. Do not let the bristles rest on any hard substance while wet. Tie a string round the handle and hang up.