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A hairy situation: Hair in survival

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posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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reply to post by KSPigpen
 


Ok first, your avatar made me spew my diet coke all over my keyboard...that is priceless and then I read the "diggin' on the sasquatches" ... that slayed me!!!!


Whewwww thank you for the laughs!!! I needed that!!!!!!




posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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I CRACKED up on that one too, for that matter the kids keep making fun of me laughing at the computer screen.

Edit to make on topic statement:

Hair in sitx is NOT a laughing matter.

[edit on 13-8-2009 by antar]



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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Was watching a show here in Aus, that did a test on whether or not it was fine to leave hair unwashed (as it was a rumour going around that its better to not wash your hair regular), and they found that its VERY VERY dirty and disgusting. They started of with itchiness, that subsided to minor amounts of itchiness, then when they took a close up of their heads with a special telescope, it wasnt pretty. For me if I was in a survival situ, I would shave it all off.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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Clean shaven for me.

If I'm going to be tossed into a FEMA coffin, I at least want to look my best....!



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 09:23 PM
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OMG no hairdryers or curling irons?? I'm not going....

Lol, seriously, I really do think that it's gonna be such a shock when men realize that there are no razors left for women to shave our arm pits and legs with and they start letting it grow out. Actually, I'll be glad - I can't stand doing it in the first place.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by mithrawept
Clean shaven for me.

If I'm going to be tossed into a FEMA coffin, I at least want to look my best....!


Heh. And remember, along with being clean shaven, don't forget to put on clean and hole free underwear, too. Ya know, mom was always right.


You never know when you're going to be in a car accident or a FEMA camp.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 09:49 PM
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I am going to barter with once narcissistic rich women, I will wax them and they can give me their gold.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by argentus



For many men (and *gasp* a small percentage of women), not shaving the face can cause ingrown hairs, infections, and other potentially dangerous conditions in a Sit X.


Yes like being mistaken for a man and thrown in the mens quarters... That plus looking REALLY bad.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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I say keep the hair, just don't wash it too often, because lice etc, like CLEAN hair to live in, if it is greasy the eggs have nothing to stick to, and the grease gets in the way of the dead skin they want to eat, so greasy hair=no lice (for long).....

So it is the opposite of what people think...dirty hair=good

Clean hair=bad, when it comes to lice etc...


I never woulda thunked it myself excpet my son went through his first batch of lice this year, and now I wash his hair (and mine) a lot less, lol.



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Well, I think regular brushing would change that a lot, and rinsing with water as much as possible as well...

Also, benonite clay is good for cleaning the hair once a month or so (too not dry it out)...so as for hair, I think it will be less difficult that you think...unless you care about stylin, lol...then tooo bad, we'll ALLL have the same style for once, lol...



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 10:32 PM
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The good news is... for those of us that will let our hair grow...if you have access to yucca plants (they grow all over in the wild around here)... you can use the root or tuber...slice it...add a little water and shazammm you have an all natural lathering shampoo and soap!!!


Very good information, thank you! The same is true of Agave, although the root of agave requires a bit more pounding to loosen the fibers such that it will "fluff" into a soap.

Just an aside -- the central pulp of agave is also the base for pulque, and ultimately mescal (unless it's blue agave grown and harvested in the San Jacinto valley, in which case it is transformed into Tequila).



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:26 AM
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For an itchy scalp a bit of baby powder or god bonds medicated powder witch is needed in a first aid kit anyways for man reasons will do the trick.



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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For me it depends on how 'hairy' things get =)
If, when there is initial chaos, roving gangs, etc...
I'm chopping off my hair (not shaving it, though) and ace bandaging down the chest, putting on my BDU's and all that goes with it..
Women will be a commodity: fact.
If it's a more general economic decline, power outage and not the wild frontier, I won't cut my hair off. I've already got shampoo, soaps, etc. stocked.
Just my pref,
~prep



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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I'm surprised no one mentioned this yet.

Hair is very useful in starting fires when you don't have a match or lighter. It makes better tinder than almost anything you could find outside.

My pony tail is down to my waist and will stay that way unless I need to use it as tinder.

Vas



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by Vasilis Azoth
I'm surprised no one mentioned this yet.

Hair is very useful in starting fires when you don't have a match or lighter. It makes better tinder than almost anything you could find outside.

My pony tail is down to my waist and will stay that way unless I need to use it as tinder.

Vas

So is lint and tampons. My uncle stocks up on his laundry lint since he goes camping alot.



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 01:58 AM
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there was a guy and a woman, and they both did wash their hair in water (showering of a night) and brushed thier hair, (in the case of the woman) used the drier regular, so that doesnt really help.
I will have a look and see if I can find the clip on Utube or somewhere. Its wasnt nice.
But havent heard of the clay idea. Obviously, due to the affects of Clay, you would only do it once a month, but what other affects does it have on your hair?

HAHAH the styling, well maybe we could create the cave woman look. Mixture of Jen Aniston, with a bit of dirt and twigs to add effect



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 03:27 AM
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Skinhead for summer and let it grow for winter, best of both worlds, a pair of scissors would suffice, after all , your not going into a fashion show are you?

Heh I remember the time my mother did my uncles hair with a pair of wallpaper shears ....( which for those of you that don't know, look like an oversized comedy set of scissors.)



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 03:44 AM
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Aloe plants would make a good shaving substitute - just squeeze out the gel.

Also, making soap isn't that hard if you have animal fat and ashes.. Plenty of recipes out there for basic soap, so you can use that to wash your hair..



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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Sally's Beauty Supply has gallon shampoo concentrates for as little as $7. The concentration ratio is usually at least 10:1. That's what I have stocked for my family's haircare. They also have this wonderful lotion that is used as conditoner and as a skin moisturizer lotion that has no additives: colouring, scent, nothing like that. It's called CureCare Conditioner and is about $5 a gallon. I use it as a conditioner, lotion, shaving cream, and as a base for making sunburn lotion (it + aloe gel) and antibiotic lotion (it + polysporin powder). The variations are endless...
You can also purchase shampoo concentrate at vet supply places very inexpensively and by the gallon or 5 gallon. You can also add tea tree oil to shampoo or conditioner to leave your hair with the scent as it will repel many bugs and treat scratches or sores you may get on your scalp from not shampooing as often.
~prep

[edit on 8/14/09 by preparanoid]

[edit on 8/14/09 by preparanoid]



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 04:11 AM
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I tried twice to edit the previous post to add that I also use the conditioner to shave with. Both times the preview showed the edits but when the message posted the edits weren't there. Does anyone have an idea what I might be doing wrong?
thanks,
~prep




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