Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Hair Dyes

Hair Dyes. The practice of dyeing the hair prevailed among savage races in ancient times, and is still resorted to by those who fancy that they thereby add to their personal attractions or wish to appear younger than they are. Vegetable dyes are commonly used by savages, and are also in favour with the fair sex in China and other Eastern countries; but, with the progress of civilisation, mineral preparations are found more effective.