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How to Take Care of Your Hair, 1950s Edition

“Wash your hair frequently,” an instructional video advises, “once every two weeks.”

Before the days of WikiHow articles that diligently teach you how to shower, there was this 1950s instructional video on proper care for your hair.

 ”Wash your hair frequently,” the video instructs, “once every two weeks.” Though the twice a month water-and-soap method might not line up with modern standards of shampooing, you can’t deny the luster of the featured locks.

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