From the RCUS Almanac

Someone inquires for an antidote for loss of hair. I have found the following the best I have ever seen, viz: Strong sage tea, and borax mixed. Wet the hair and scalp and brush thoroughly. Add alcohol sufficient to keep from souring.

[We presume it is the taste of the mixture, not the disposition of the patient, that is prevented from souring by the addition of alcohol-Ed.}