LIFESTYLE

These widespread practices in the Wild West show how wild the times really were

By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) September 29, 2021

Whiskey shampoo

Whiskey was the favorite drink of many men in the Old West, certainly because the beer did not contain enough alcohol.

But the famous fiery water - which bore names as colorful as "tarantula juice" and "coffin varnish" - was more than a simple alcohol that one drinks with friends at the aperitif. Associated with lavender and castor oil, whiskey was also used as a shampoo. You may wonder how fragrant you would be after this hair wash. In any case, the lice must have taken a hit.