Bear’s Grease: A 19th-century cure for baldness, sores and cowlicks

Bear’s Grease: A 19th-century cure for baldness, sores and cowlicks

Have you ever wondered what people used to care for and style their hair before the advent of hairspray, gel, shampoo and conditioner? The week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, discovered by CAP curator Rachel Lovelace-Portal, answers that question in the form of bear’s grease, or, more specifically, a small ceramic jar that once contained bear’s grease. The …

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