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My daughter got lice several times in elementary school. After a ton of research we settled on this clinically proven, nontoxic (though labor-intensive) treatment involving only Cetaphil cleanser, a comb and a hair dryer: http://nuvoforheadlice.com/test/ There is a lot of misinformation out there on the 'net (such as in some of the other answers here!) and ...


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Over the counter treatments are the only way to go here. Go to your local drug store and get them. Before over the counter things were available the most common treatment was to shave the affected area. Also you need to do some heavy duty spring cleaning or you risk the lice easily coming back. You need to wash all your clothes, and all your bedding, ...


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Turn the chair upside down on a desk or on the floor. Use small scrub or tooth brush or mascara brush/wand, and clean the caster with soap water or alcohol. This will remove dusts and keep only hairs and threads that got tangled. Level 1: Remove the visible hairs using butter knife on the crevice of the caster on both sides. Kitchen Tweezers are very ...


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Before you start, do not, I repeat do not try to brush your hair from root to tip if you have knots or tangles. Not now, not in the future. Get a comb or hairbrush that can be washed with soap. If push comes to shove, your fingers will do. Find some natural oil. Most types will do unless they have a real strong smell, because it will be hard to wash out. ...


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Honestly I usually just use a razor blade for this sort of thing, but if you're concerned about safety and/or damaging the agitators you may want to try a Seam Ripper It is a tool that is designed for carefully splitting seams and removing thread/stitching when sewing. It works well for removing hair and carpet fibers from vacuums because it allows you to "...


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My solutions: Wear a hat or loosen the band to the headphones. Wear the headphones with the rest around your neck, i.e. wear them the wrong way. Thread your hair on top of the head rest portion. Don't have your hair under the headrest/earmuff portion. Wetting your hair with a spray bottle of water that you carry with you or going to a sink to wet it can ...


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I have quite long hair and this is what works for me 847% as minimum: Before you do any drying operations with your hair, wipe your head with some towel (personally I don't like it when water is dripping from my hair), lower your head so that all the hair is drooping down: maybe its not really beautiful, but my freehand! Then, if you have (I hope ...


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Depending on where the gum landed, you can simply cool it quite a bit with ice, at which point it's much easier to remove with a comb. You'll need to make an ice pack in a manner that cools (close to freezing) both sides of the affected area, creative use of chopsticks and snack-sized ziplock bags might work. Solvents are of course an option, but make sure ...


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Use Kool-Aid https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=kool+aid+hair+dye Directions 1. Be very sure to use UNSWEETENED. 2. Mix one packet of Kool-Aid with the water in a pot. 3. Heat until boiling, stirring. 4. Remove from heat and cool to a temperature that is warm but not hot. 5. Dip as much hair as possible into the mix. 6. Then, with your head ...


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Kenorb's answer seems very thorough but, if you're OK with the results not being perfect, you can use my method: Scrape it out with a fork. The tines get between the brush bristles easily and, by grabbing it in 3 or 4 places at once, it's much more likely that you can pull out the entire hair instead of breaking it or slipping loose. I strongly recommend ...


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One way to accomplish this is to buy some window cling inkjet paper, then take two photographs of your face. One head on, and one from the side (pick the side that's looking better). Cut the head on face in half, and mirror one side of it to the other. Also take the one side photo and mirror it. You should have three images - one head on, and one right, ...


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The flowbee is a nice product for this situation. However, not all "made for tv" items work as expected. I have found that using my fingers + the guard that comes with the clippers gives a nice inch and a half length to the top of my head. There are numerous guard lengths available for many hair clipper brands, usually numbered 1-4 (4 being the longest). ...


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You mentioned you have 'heard that hair removal cream burns'. Try using it on a small area. It doesn't burn most people, but leaving it on longer (for thicker hair) and multiple applications within a short window will increase the chances of it burning. If it works without leaving a chemical burn or redness on a small area, try it on your whole chest. It ...


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A couple of hair grips strategically placed, hair slides, barrette at the back holding it in a 'tail', put it up (french pleat, bun, wrap, whatever) put in a ponytail, plait it - if you're not female, some of these ideas may not be appropriate, although the low ponytail is fine. My hair's long with a fringe, I don't have a problem with it unless I'm working ...


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Collect your hair in a ponytail and band it. If there are stray hairs remaining that you need to move, either due to short length (don't reach the ponytail) or they go over areas of your face you want uncovered even though they make it to the ponytail, use bobby pins. These can be found in many colors, try to find one that matches your hair color. When ...


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Try using mirror alternatives: Put your phone in the camera mode where it is like a reflective surface. This way you can see yourself without a mirror. Picture taken from Wikihow.com, Demonstrates Silver paper mirror. Make a mirror. Take some aluminum foil, silver paper or other foil and adhere it to a hard backing. Put it in a decorative frame and make ...


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Doesn't sound as if your conditioner is doing the job at all well, you may need a different one, preferably one with 'smoothing' qualities - these are usually sold with a description along the lines of 'sleek and smooth'. Maybe you're using a high detergent level shampoo too - when you choose a shampoo, smell it - those with high detergent levels can be ...


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Keep this picture on your phone. Each time you get a haircut, show the haircutter this picture first. Tell them that this is the look that you (eventually) want. They will know how to cut your hair correctly at each step of the way, and they can probably advise you how long you should wait until your next haircut.


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This may help: Brush your hair out and give it more surface area by brushing. Then dry with a towel or blow dryer. Tie a towel around your head or shoulders. Also, shake the hair off while you are in the shower. Take your hair and wrap it around the towel and then twist it dry. This might not work for shorter hair that well, but I know it works for long ...


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I'm not clear whether you mean to soften it before shaving (in which case, steam) or whether you just want a softer feeling beard. If the latter, wash it with shampoo and then apply hair conditioner, combing it through, rinse it off, and when its dry, use hair straighteners if you want to stop it being curly (if by 'iron' you actually do mean smoothing out ...


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If you do not have a super emotional attachment to your hair and its style, then you could always consider mixing things up and going for a trim at the barbers. They might even be able to give you some pointers as to how to prevent your problem next time you go for a clean up. You'd be surprised how nice it is to have short hair - I used to have long(ish) ...


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I believe your main problem is your hair and scalp being too dry after cleaning. My skin and hair also remain very dry during winter. Here are some solutions- One natural solution: Use avocado oil/argan oil to comb/brush through your hair, and maybe massage some on your scalp to keep everything nourished and moisturized. Other solutions: Use conditioner ...


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My wife runs dryer sheets through her hair for that. She says they work great.


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I have had a similar problem; when there is no time for a morning shower, I do a "simulated shower", which consists of: Thoroughly wet the hair all the way through (kitchen sink?) Dry the hair thoroughly with a towel Comb it like you normally would after a shower. Some hair types can stop there; mine will stand up as it becomes completely dry, so I add ...


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If you don't mind the smell, use one of those: Although being plastic, the material of the rolls is quite thick, and thus doesn't heat up so quickly (Just like the "trick" where you can hold your hand into a candle for a fraction of a second). Just briefly (a second or two) hold the flame inside the wheel and watch the hairs go up in smoke. They burn nicely ...


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According to Anithamallya’s blog and madefrompinterest article, few interesting comments and adapted instructions, you should follow these steps: You need toothpicks, scissors anything small and flat that can get through the bristles to the base of the comb to get all the hair out. Taking some scissors, cut the hair in the brush lengthwise down every 2nd or ...


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I've found that clear Elmer's School Glue Gel works well. It is non-toxic and it is water-soluble so it washes away easily enough, just have to let water run over it for a couple minutes before the glue softens enough to shampoo. Probably the best part is that you can stand a mohawk up for more than one day with it, provided that you're comfortable ...


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I purchased a woman's electric wet/dry shaver, 3 Blade Foil Shaver. One of the blades is a trimmer that cuts longer hairs, the other two cut them short. I had not shaved my chest in 3 or 4 days as dry shaving with the men's rotary was just not working. I have used it 3 times now with good results. Get in a hot shower, soap up the area to be shaved, and ...


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I had the same problem with it sticking in clothing which I couldn't really put in the washer. My mothers neat trick: Put peanut-butter on it... Leave it for some time and wash it with hot water. I hope this applies to hair as well...


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According to wikiHow you can use peanut butter: Get one of the "home made" styles. The higher the fat content the better, when you first open the jar if you see a little puddle of peanut oil on top it should work. Apply the peanut butter to the affected area with your fingers or an old toothbrush, don't be afraid to use too much. Use a toothbrush or comb to ...


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