Bear Grease for Bald Men

Wikipedia says: "Bear's grease was a popular treatment for men with hair loss from at least as early as 1653 until about the First World War." They obviously know nothing about Canadian Kelly Chamandy, who was still peddling the stuff in the 50s.

When he finally came home for good at the end of the war, Kelly Chamandy was bald as an egg. Taking the advice of his Cree friends, he began massaging rendered bear fat into his scalp and, lo and behold, his hair began to grow back! The state of his pate, his Syrian peddler heritage, and his wilderness experience gave him a brilliant idea which led to his entrance into an ancient, unconventional, and all-but-forgotten industry: the bear grease market.


Big article on Chamandy here.



1953 Maclean's article here.

BTW, here's some bear fat for you.



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     Posted By: Paul - Tue May 28, 2019
     Category: Animals | Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil | North America | Twentieth Century | Hair and Hairstyling | Head





Comments
No thanks. I already have enough hair on my aching back.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/28/19 at 11:18 AM
Not the best idea when camping/hiking in areas bears are known to frequent.

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Posted by agent j on 05/28/19 at 05:37 PM









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