hair tonic

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hair tonic (plural hair tonics)

  1. A liquid or gelatinous substance applied to the hair on one's head to improve its appearance in various ways.
    • 2006, Victoria Sherrow, Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History, page 375:
      One of the best-selling hair tonics was Vaseline hair tonic for men, manufactured by Chesebrough Manufacturing Company (later Chesebrough-Ponds).