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BALD-HEADEDNESS IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE.

Submitter comment: TOLD ME BY MY FATHER, WHO WAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY
BALD.

Where learned: OHIO

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness

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To Improve Hair Growth

If little children fail to show proper growth of hair
on the head, apply castor oil at night and let the child
sleep in a cap. Rub the oil into the scalp. Do so
thoroughly. In the morning, wash the head of the child
with a good soap. Repeat until hair begins to grow.

Submitter comment: From the doctoring book of Florida Amanda Pearce,
last mistress of Springhill Plantation, kept before
the Civil War. (More at Informant profile.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001940CA

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If you want to grow your hair long take the hair out of your
brush and set it afire; chant "More hair, more hair", and your hair
will grow long and beautiful.

Submitter comment: I learned this from my mother when I was about seven years old.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness

Date learned: 00001970S

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Never trust a bald barber; he has no respect for other people's
hair.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OCCUPATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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Take the dandruff from your scalp and put it on the other
person's scalp to make the hair grow.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVER ROUGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness
BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Baby Belief

A bald-headed baby is destined to be a very smart student.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness
BELIEF -- School
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-00-1992

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I heard from someone at the hospital that I work at that the
reason many men have receding hairlines is that they wear
baseball caps quite often and that the constant pulling off of
these caps over the years can cause the man to pull out his hair
in a way that it will not ever grow back in the forehead area.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1987

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