Culture and Customs:
Before women adopted modern, shorter hairstyles of he 1920s, they had to put plenty of effort into maintaining their flowing locks and complicated updos. (Or, rather, their servants would have had to do so.) To keep the hair in place for elaborate styles, a pomade could be made by melting castor oil, lard, wax, and fragrant oils. And an old-time method for cleaning hair involved a mixture of glycerine, spirit of rosemary and water.