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Old 01-12-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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My husband likes a leave-in conditioning cream or lotion.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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My mother put some crap on my hair when I was a kid. I've never used anything since then. I just brush it into place after I shower and it's dry in a few minutes. No need to put anything in it.
Growing up in the 1950's and early 60's we put a lot of grease in our hair even vaseline. Goop it was.

Then along came the beatles, the Elvis look sort of went away and I haven't used any goop since the mid 1960's. I wash it with cheap Suave, dry it with a towel, brush it and I am done.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I use Wildroot occasionally, but that might not be a tonic.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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Hair tonic? I did not even know they made such a thing for men's hair. Is it like bear grease?


I wash my hair with Ivory soap, 99.44% pure without any stinkum or other additives. I once tried my wife's shampoo. It had grease or oil in it that would not wash out! Made no sense to me. I assumed soap was supposed to wash out that sort of thing. She has body soap that does the same thing! They call it "moisturizer". It is grease as far as I am concerned and not something I would want in my hair or on my skin.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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This thread brought back memories of my late father who used as long as I can remember Vaseline hair tonic. My sister and I used to give him several bottles each Christmas which would last him the entire year. As the years progressed it because difficult to find, and several years prior to our father's death my sister found a place on the internet that carried it and ordered him 10 bottles. Those bottles lasted our father until he passed at age 87 which I might add with a full head of hair which he believed it was that Vaseline tonic that prevented him from going bald like his older brother who was as bald as a cue ball by the time he was 40.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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I think I would rather be bald than spend my life with Vaseline in my hair. I cannot begin to imagine what chair backs, car headrests, and pillows must have looked like.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:08 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I haven't seen these products in stores for year, but they must sell them somewhere because internet shoping is only about twenty years old. I was talking to a neighbor the other day about keeping mice and pack rats out of vehicles. I've been using mothballs. He suggested Vicks VapoRub, another product that I haven't seen for years. It's available at a local dollar store but the dollar store is a recent phenomenon. Then there's Royal Pudding.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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Thumbs up Grave Before Shave for beard and mustache

The only time I've used "hair tonic" is when I go to the real barbershop.


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I don't use anything these days, but can anyone recommend a good, nonpetroleum based mustache wax?
I use Grave Before Shave (GBS), their beard balm uses botanical oils, the mustache wax is mostly beeswax, but ingredients does list petroleum jelly.


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... he believed it was that Vaseline tonic that prevented him from going bald like his older brother who was as bald as a cue ball by the time he was 40.

I though you were kidding.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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I think I would rather be bald than spend my life with Vaseline in my hair. I cannot begin to imagine what chair backs, car headrests, and pillows must have looked like.
Although the Vaseline tonic my father used must have had some Vaseline components in it, it really was not greasy and had almost a water consistency which my father used just a couple of drops to keep his thick red very wavy hair in place. Compared to the multiple products many men use these days to keep their hair looking the way they want it, my father's use of Vaseline tonic was minimal in comparison.

You might want to do a little research on the Ivory soap you use to wash your hair, it is one of the most harshest soaps on the planet which has nothing to do with scent but the components used to make this soap which will strip any natural oils you have in your hair. And if you are bald or going bald using Ivory soap to wash what remains of your hair will speed the balding process. If you prefer using soap to wash your hair instead of shampoo, a better choice would be in bar form Ligget or Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap which are much less harsh on hair than Ivory. Dr. Bronner's is readily available at most health food stores as well as regular drug and grocery stores. Ligget is a little harder to find in stores, some health food stores carry it, but very easy to get online.

I used for a number of years a bar shampoo that I would order online from a place called Daybreak Herb Farm that was located in Ohio, but sadly they went out of business a couple of years ago and I have yet to find another bar shampoo soap that is as good as they one they manufactured. But my search continues.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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What is it today?

This thread pops up on my active threads.

Wyoming - the Winter of 1949 pops up on my YouTube?

I am going to have to go incognito.


Hair tonic - that is something my grandfather used before he went bald.
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