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How do I remove hairs from a caster wheel on a roller chair?

My roller chair is now immovable since there is somehow HAIR, which is about 3 feet (9 dm) per strand, rolled and tangled into all 5 wheels. Below is a picture of the chair: MSRP for this chair: $625....
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How to reform dent on hair due to long usage of head-phones?

I often wear headphones for extended periods of time, and they tend to leave a "dent" in my hair, a sort of depression in the shape of a band on top of my head. How would I: a) Prevent this from ...
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Removing gum from hair (Head hair, beard or mustache)

I mis-chewed, and ended up with gum stuck in my beard. How can I get it out? Shaving off the beard is an absolute last resort.
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Clean hair from vacuum brush

I own a roomba and while its cool and saves time and everything, cleaning the counter rotating brushes inside it is bothersome. I have long hair. I usually open the roomba and remove the brushes, ...
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How can I cut my own hair to different lengths?

I have used a pair of clippers to cut my own hair. This is great for a "buzz" look for uniformly short hair. I can then trim around my ears but if I want it to be longer it's difficult. I've never ...
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How to remove lice

I have head lice. I tried: Pour vinegar on my head Spread mayonnaise to suffocate the lice Put on a tightly sealed shower cap It didn't work. Are there any better ways to get rid ...
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How do I untangle matted/knotted hair

My hair is severely knotted.Just two days ago, I got my first hairbrush since 2013. My hair has a bunch of small knots and one huge knot in the back. My first idea was to cut my hair to donate to ...
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How can I dry my hair more quickly?

It is super annoying to have hair dripping onto my clothes after taking a shower. Because I don't want my hair wet, I need a faster way to dry my hair. I have already tried Blow drying Shaking my ...
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How do I trim my facial hair symmetrically and the same every time

First off, this isn't about trimming techniques or Dos and Don'ts. I use a similar electric trimmer to the one the OP posted in the following question: What to do if your shaver broke halfway through ...
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Is there a way that I can stop my hair from moving all day?

I wanted to know if there was a way that I could keep my hair from falling in front of my face. (I have really long hair) I use gel but at the end of the day, my hair is all greasy. Hairspray too! I ...
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How to trim your beard without a mirror?

I am supposed to trim my beard without a mirror and I use my palm to make sure the beard is even. How to recognize when I trim my sideburns?
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How to get rid of dandruff from hairs?

In every winter my head skin become ruff and get dandruff which cause hair broken sometime when I shampoo my hairs it is clean just for hour or two after a day same thing happened again. Can you ...
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Bought a Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper; How do I cut my hair without making a hairy mess on the floor?

I just bought my first DIY hair clipper but I don't want to make a hairy mess on the ground and make it easy to clean up. I've considered the following options: A trash bag – A trash bag is difficult ...
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How to Get Rid of Bed Hair Without a Shower

I have pretty early starts in the mornings and as a result sometimes do not leave myself enough time to have a shower before needing to leave for work, usually as a result of a healthy use of the ...
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How to get hair out of a brush

I have a hair brush that works well, but tends to get a lot of hair stuck in it. I need an effective way to clean all of this hair out. I've tried: Pulling it out - this takes long and is laborious ...
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How to maintain elasticity of rubber band like it was initially?

I use rubber band to keep my hair together. But day by day , as I use them, they start to lose their elasticity or I can say that their grip gets loose, within just 3-4 uses. I want to know what I can ...
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Haircare for long rough male hair

I have been growing my hair for a year or so, and it has reached quite some length. Problem is that my hair is really rough and dry. While it remains fine the day I wash them with shampoo and use ...
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Keeping Thin Hair Clean For Longer

I am encountering an issue where my hair gets dirty very quickly, only staying clean for the day it was washed. Part of the issue might be that I have very thin, blond (think Nordic European) hair ...
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How do I soften my beard without going to a beauty parlour?

Is there anything I can do to soften my beard from home? Should I use some softening cream & iron(hope that word is correct) my beard?
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How to cut your own hair?

With most of the World's citizens no longer being able to visit the hairdresser for quite some time, we need to know how we can cut our own hair. This is particularity a problem for those people who ...
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How does one efficiently clean-up loose hair strands from one's back after washing hair in the shower? Is there a gadget designed to help with this?

I have shoulder-length to long hair whose loose strands cling to my wet back after I wash it in the shower, and even toweling off is sometimes not effective enough to remove the hardest-to-reach areas ...
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How to dye hair without hair dye

I need to dye my hair temporarily, but I don't have any hair dye. I need a method that safe and works on different colors and lengths of hair (I have friends who need to dye their hair too). I would ...
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Shaving my head

I'm going bald and, consequently, I'm thinking of shaving my head. I suffer from ingrown hairs and cannot shave my face with a razor. Any advice?
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Eeek! - Resin in my hair

I have long hair and like being out in the woods. Unfortunately this means I sometimes get resin (or sap) in my hair. It's always a pain to get it out, sometimes I have no choice but cutting the "...
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Can't cut my hair with clippers and I have no scissors. Any other solutions?

I have electric hair clippers that are pretty much like this: It seems to cut the hair of everyone else, but when I try it, I notice it tears and rips each hair follicle/strand out one by one and ...
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Making a really long/tall mohawk stand

My mohawk has grown unmanageably tall and the usual styling products aren't strong enough to stand it up anymore... Mustache wax works for shorter 1-4 inch mohawks. The usual hairsprays and mouses ...
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My hair is stuck in a fine toothed comb - what to do now?

My little sister was brushing my hair with one of her baby combs and now it's stuck. I've been told to soak it in water, but it won't work.
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How can I reduce the itchy portion of growing a beard?

So nearing my thirties I'm finally reaching the point in my life where I have enough facial hear to grow a beard and it actually grows fast enough that I wouldn't be waiting several years to ...
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How to do you maintain the hair in-between coarse and shampoo-smooth hair?

My hair basically goes like this: after shampooing and conditioning, it grows in volume and while it feels smooth and silky, it's also a bit lifeless, thick, I run my hands through them and they just ...
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Strong Hold Without Shiny And Hard Hair

I'm new to this part of Stack and I have a question about hair that I've been wondering about. I used a hair gel/glue called Spiker, found here on Amazon. Whenever I use this after getting out of ...
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How would I go about straightening my thick, african-american hair?

Basically my hair is thick and unmanageable and I'd like to know what chemical products you would recommend for me to use to get it from an afro to straight hair (which I think is a lot nicer). I've ...
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What is the least painful and most effective way to keep chest shaved?

Current state of the art for a defibrillator is to use pads with sticky (think duct tape sticky) in place of the hand held paddles we are used to seeing on TV. Without going into a lot of detail, I ...
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How can I best to get rid of/avoid dog hair on clothes

Our labrador has long white hair and even though we regularly brush her and vacuum clean to get rid of as much as we can, we're constantly finding white hairs on clothes - even before ironing/hanging ...
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How to comb wavy beard from looking stray

I got wavy hair and I love growing beard but I had to cut it short because I cannot trim at home as I have a vision problem so it is after every month along with hair cut. But during that time when it ...
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How to remove the wheels from casters on a chair, to remove hair?

All the answers to How do I remove hairs from a caster wheel on a roller chair? were unsatisfactory to me. Laborious, ineffective, fume-producing. How can I actually remove the wheels from the ...
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How to remove facial hairs in girls without threading/bleaching using natural products?

Due to hormonal imbalances tiny hairs appears on the face of girls usually in their puberty. It can be removed through threading ,which remains for a few days only and it is a painful process for ...
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How to remove / brighten yellow patches in hair

Recently I dyed my girlfriends hair with a standard blonde hair dye kit you can get from boots / super drug (cosmetic stores) and it has turned some of the hair a yellow colour as opposed to the ...
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Is there any simple and quick way to change hair path for men?

In general, hair is habituated to fall in specific direction and orientation. If we want to change its path quickly, how to achieve it without using advanced tools. Is it possible? Else, how to ...
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How to style overgrown bangs that won’t stay put?

I have overgrown bangs that, when stretched, reach to the end of my nose. They curl into an S shape and won’t uncurl. I’ve tried brushing them out but they still stayed he same way. My bangs that ...
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How to eliminate static-y hair?

During the winter my hair gets static-y and starts to stick straight out. How can I combat/prevent this from happening? I would like something that would work while I am away from home.
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How to remove chewing gum from hair [duplicate]

How can I easily and effectively remove chewing gum (or similar) that has become stuck in a persons (or animals) hair? I am talking about hair that is at least an inch in length and commonly found on ...
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keeping hair "wet"?

I'm a guy and have been experimenting with growing my hair out. My hair is very thick and wavy and by keeping it well-conditioned I've been able to keep it mostly under control while I've been growing ...
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What can I do about my matted hair? [duplicate]

I have a mat in my hair. It is kind of impossible to pierce the mat I have. It’s not even that big but I can’t put my comb through it... What do I do?
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I wanna make my hair straight permanently? [closed]

I'm a male and I have a 5 inches curly long hair. I want to know if there's a way to make it permanently straight? I want something without ironing
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Removing hair dye with baking soda

Recently (3 days ago-ish) I dyed my hair a light cotton candy pink. My original hair color is dirty blonde and I only colored it (didn't remove my original hair color). For personal reasons, I need to ...
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How can I make my hair look neat and structured?

I want to improve my hair structure. Whenever I comb my hair, they won't stay structured. It will deviate on its own way. When I shampoo my hair, it looks ok.
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How do I fix unevenly bleached hair that's already been dyed blue

I couldn't find anywhere else on the site to ask this so here goes. I just got my hair done blue at the salon. I am thrilled that my hair is now blue, but I am not happy with the quality of the dye ...
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How to take care of my long hair?

I am an Indian female 25 years of age. I have approximately around 2 feet long dark black hair. I try to keep good care of my hair by keeping it clean and nourished. However, I have a very busy ...
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How to lighten dark black hair to brown using lemon + hairdryer

I have dark black hair, and I want to lighten it to a medium-dark brown. I have medium length hair for a guy. I've read that I can use lemon+water solution to break down melanin in my hair slowly ...
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How to fill in my beard? [closed]

I constantly feel frustration looking in the mirror, I repeatly apply hair growth cream directly to the facial area lacking hair growth for about two months now and can not seem too get that complete ...
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