It is impossible to render straight hair curly without the aid of the iron or paper and other curlers. But it is possible, on the other hand, to make artificial curls more durable and proof against outside influences, such as especially dampness of the air. Below are trustworthy recipes:

I              II

Water.............. 70             80

Spirit of wine........ 30             20

Borax.............. 2             —

Tincture of benzoin .. —              3

Perfume............ad. lib.     ad. lib.