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a mucilaginous preparation made from quince seeds and used for smoothing, glossing, or waving the hair.
Historical Examples

bandoline, ban′do-lin, n. a gummy substance used for stiffening the hair and keeping it in shape.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

bandoline is used by ladies and by hairdressers for stiffening the hair, and to make it curl firmly and remain in place.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Her hair can have wanted no bandoline ever since, I should fancy.
Cripps, the Carrier R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore

bandoline, a gummy perfumed substance used to impart gloss and stiffness to the hair.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

I see a thin rim of bandoline, shining just outside the line of hair against her temples, like varnish on a picture.
My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2) Wilkie Collins

The mucilage is also one of the substances used by hair-dressers under the name of bandoline.
Birds and All Nature Vol VII, No. 1, January 1900 Various

Prepared with a little less water, it is used by the hairdresser as bandoline or fixateur.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

bandoline, a fixative for keeping hair in curl is commonly prepared from carrageen.
Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 1 [January 1902] Various

One day Juggroo saw his master putting some bandoline on his moustache, which was a fine, handsome, silky one.
Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier James Inglis

I am going to make your hair stand bolt up on end, Adelaide, in spite of your bandoline.
Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley

a glutinous hair dressing, used (esp formerly) to keep the hair in place


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