Lunch time when you are building a skyscraper in the 40's!
Peroxide.... 4th-5th grades…. , hey that was a new word to me. I had never heard of it. But I was told if you want blonde hair, get peroxide & soak your hair in it and stay in the sun awhile. Your brown hair would be a cool blonde. Hey it worked. I was cool. Mama and daddy never said a word. I never expected that from a ‘holiness preacher’. But I sure was cool with that blonde hair.
About the fifth grade I learned peroxide was really for cleansing cuts and scratches. My dog had always handled that (Did you ever hear a dog’s lick was healing?) But I did remember what it was used for as I grew up. I used it often, heck it didn’t burn like alcohol. I used it regularly.
When I got old and visited a country dentist here in Florida. His office was in a trailer and he was a great guy but in poor health. He suggested that I have his assistant clean my teeth. Hey, these teeth are over 70 years old and haven’t been cleaned too often so why not? The young lady acted like she was appalled at my teeth on the inner sides.
She said, “You should rinse your mouth with peroxide. Hold about an ounce in your mouth for a couple minutes and rinse well with fresh water, do not swallow it.”
My mind is saying, “What? Put peroxide in my mouth?” Whatever….. She is a professional after all. So I did for a long time.
Soooooooooooo like everything in this modern world, yesterday I read that peroxide IS NOT GOOD for cuts. It ‘might possibly’ kill the good bacteria you need to heal the wound. When leaked into the stomach and intestines it will kill the good bacteria used by the body to stay healthy. Now dadgummit I am getting confused by all these professionals that contradict each other on a regular basis.
I never noticed the peroxide lightening my teeth!
Why doesn’t someone say, hey peroxide ain’t good for nothing but bleaching your hair?
Peroxide, do you use it?