Cocoaine for the hair

I'm sure cocaine would soothe an irritated scalp, but I can't imagine why it would cure dandruff.

Munsey's Magazine - 1898

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 30, 2023
     Category: Drugs | Nineteenth Century | Hair and Hairstyling

A little googling reveals that it contained cocoa-nut oil [sic] but no cocaine. The name was meant to imply that it contained cocaine, which was popular (and presumably legal) at the time.
Posted by ges on 07/30/23 at 10:05 AM
And I wouldn't be surprised if coconut oil did in fact have some good effect on hair. I know some other oils do.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/19/23 at 06:03 AM
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