Disturbing Vintage Hygiene Habits And Home Remedies
Going Bald? Grab Some Chicken Feces
As we already know, history is filled with some pretty bizarre medical and hygiene remedies. One of the strangest of those comes to us thanks to a medical book from 17th-century called The Path-Way To Health.
The book reveals that men who were going bald were advised to treat their scalps with a mixture of lye and chicken poop. That can’t have smelled or felt very pleasant, as lye is caustic and low-grade varieties of it are today used for cleaning ovens and de-clogging drains.