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THERE IS A BELIEF AMONG SOME ITALIANS THAT ON MARCH 1ST A
PERSON MUST WASH HIS HAIR TO AVOID BALDNESS. IF A PERSON DOESN'T
WASH HIS HAIR HE WILL GO BALD FOR SURE.

Data entry tech comment: OTHER METHODS OF PREVENTING BALDNESS FOUND IN ARCHIVE:
SHAVE HEAD TO SKIN FOR 10 YEARS
CLOSE CROPPING OF HAIR EVERY 2 TO 3 YEARS
USE OF VINEGAR ON HAIR
MIXTURE OF TEA LEAVES, GARLIC, MUSTARD AND ALUM

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): BALDNESS

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 1
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 04-01-1970

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