© Written by Veronica Lake for the St. Petersburg Times, 1945
"Millions of words have been written about the importance of the brush to hair beauty. I still want to add a few, and to say that it's not how many strokes, but how you do it that's important. I use two good stiff brushes, one in each hand and brush away from the scalp, parting the hair several times and brushing from the back up aswell. Then I follow the brushing with a 10 minute massage of my scalp with my fingertips.
Don't laugh: I use butter for my scalp treatment that precedes a shampoo. I don't eat any that day, so as to have that tablespoonful of melted butter I need. I apply it on my scalp with a bit of cotton, on parts made all over my head. The salt in the butter acts as a scalp stimulant, and helps the butter absorb. Then I wrap an old Turkish towel around my head for the night.
Next morning I shampoo my hair with a mild soap, rinsing with warm water until there's no trace of the soap left. I use one-eight ounce glass of pure fresh lemon juice (strained) with four ounces of warm water, and pour this mixture over my hair and then don't rinse it off. This acts as a mild bleach, which keeps my hair the same shade and avoids dullness produced by chemical bleaches. It makes my hair soft and glossy.
Don't use my bleach unless you're a blonde. If you rinse it off, it's all right, ofcourse, and is a perfect water softener and soap remover."