Q Dear Miss Abigail: Is putting Velcro in your hair safe, or can it lead to brain damage? Signed, Pink A Dear Pink: Brain damage? I doubt it, but you might want to consult your doctor about that issue. What I can address is the question of whether or not yours is a proper fashion […]
I think I’m ready for a new hat. I love my winter hat ~ it’s floppy, velvety, and comfy, but it’s a few years old and a little worn. So before I go shopping, I decided to look up a little advice on selecting a hat from Mary Brooks Picken’s Secrets of Distinctive Dress. And hey, […]
Am I Bald?
Q Dear Miss Abigail: Am I bald? Signed, Claudia A Dear Claudia: Well, sweetie, it’s kinda hard for me to tell via email. But here are some thoughts about baldness from a delightful little book calledYour Hairdo, written by Elaine Budd. And if you are not bald yet, her words should help you avoid such […]
“Nice Girls” and Dyed Hair
Q Dear Miss Abigail: When did dyeing your hair blonde became acceptable ~ you know, when “a nice girl” could do it? When did it start ~ and who was doing it? Signed, Yes, my name is Abigail, too! A Dear Abigail, too: How did you know that I used to dye my hair? Must […]
My Underarm Hair Is Really Dark!
Q Dear Miss Abigail: I am facing a bit of problem. I used to clean my underarms with hair-removing cream, but recently I started shaving them. The hair now grows in really dark (my underarms skin color is very dark). Can you help or suggest any kind of solution to this problem? Signed, Maryam A […]
How Well Are You Groomed?
This selection comes from a fabulous home economics book sent to me by my friend Helen in Kansas. She searched the region for an addition to Miss Abigail’s collection, and I must say she found the perfect text. 1936: How Well Are You Groomed? Following are some questions to be considered in judging whether or […]
So much can be learned from the dedications of books. I quote Mr. Lelord Kordel, author of this selection (from Lady, Be Loved): I do not believe that the American woman is as desirable as she can be, although I will grant that she excels the women of other nations in almost all points of outward attractiveness. […]