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OCD Friendly Hair Gel / Spray / Wax

I'm a bit OCD from a touchy/feeling standpoint, and hair gel / spray / wax gives me the chills. I have short hair (under a few inches) and need to gel my hair for work (office environment). Any suggestions for a non-sticky feeling, OCD friendly hair gel / spray / wax etc.?
posted by WhereAmI on Apr 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Are fake nails (professionally done) a good idea?

I used to be a nail biter but managed to break the habit a few years ago. Now my nails are actually growing and yay! They look pretty good! However, they are weak and as hell and break off. I have an important event coming up in two months where my hands will be looked at by many people. I would like to have nice looking nails, but I am getting paranoid that I am going to break a nail (or multiple) the day before or some such horror. Are fake nails a good idea? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jul 22, 2013 - 18 answers

What type of shoe inserts do I need?

The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Needed: pomade or gel that smells good but also has hold

So hair technology has changed since the nineties and my last product-requiring hairstyle. I now have a perfectly standard irritating men's style-blogger/Talented Mr. Ripley haircut and I require something to keep the damn thing out of my eyes. But since my hair is not quite long enough to stay back really well (it's at that stage where it's too long not to use product, but not quite long enough to be easy to style) and my hair is very straight, thick, coarse and willful, I require a hair product that has some hold. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 21, 2013 - 11 answers

How to keep gel packs warm

How to keep "gel packs" warm? [more inside]
posted by Kevin S on Oct 27, 2011 - 12 answers

I've thick, dark facial hair. How can I get a closer shave?

I've thick, dark facial hair. How can I get a closer shave? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 17, 2011 - 27 answers

Who carries witch hazel gel?

Looking for witch hazel gel. Help! [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Feb 18, 2011 - 4 answers

What can replace Lyriana?

Where can I find a sexual enhancement gel containing visnadin? Lyriana no longer sells this product. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Jan 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Gel La Toe

Help me find a source in USA for Dr. Scholl's gel pads that go in between the toes. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Dec 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Creative Uses for Silica Gel Beyond Its Purpose as a Desiccant

What crafty or creative things can be done with silica gel that have nothing to do with its original intended purpose as a desiccant (a.k.a. reducing moisture)? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Dec 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Cake Decorating Help Needed!

I want to make something special for my mother's upcoming birthday. I've been looking around and I got inspired to make a cake with rad decorations on it. I've got a few questions tough, namely regarding icing, and I'd love some pointers. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Aug 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Is it possible to make knox gelatin stay a gel in warmer tempratures?

Is it possible to increase the temprature in which home made ballistics gelatin (made with knox gelatin) reverts back to a liquid? Possibly substituting a different liquid other than water or adding some household item? [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Jul 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Got a pen?

Looking for the MOST comfortable pen I can buy! [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jun 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Need a GU recipe

Anyone have any good energy/GU/ gel recipes? [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Good male hair styling product for medium-longish, thick, dry, frizzy hair

Calling all stylists: Good male hair styling product for medium-longish, thick, dry, frizzy hair? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Mar 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Best Hair Product for Men

Men with short hair: what hair product do you use to style your hair on a daily basis, if any? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Oct 25, 2009 - 36 answers

Maybe it's time for a (hairstyle) change?

I'm a man, and all my life I've had exactly one hairstyle. Now I'm looking to refine my look a little bit. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 16, 2009 - 12 answers

how do I describe bazuka gel to a german pharmacist?

how do I describe bazuka gel to a german pharmacist? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Philosophy's 3-in-1's as shampoo

Philosophy's 3-in-1's as shampoo: what are your experiences? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

What is a gel that turns to liquid with minor agitation?

What do you call a gel that turns into a liquid with very minor agitation/pressure? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on May 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Good gel imaging system?

I'm looking for a good system to take pictures of gels stained with either Ethidium Bromide or Coomassie. Can any one suggest one with good quality and value? [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on Mar 31, 2009 - 5 answers

aloe gel uses!

Recipes/suggestions for use of aloe plants and aloe gel? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Jan 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Is it worth the money to go to the Gel conference?

Is it worth the money to go to the Gel conference? I went last year and found it really inspiring, and it helped me generate some fresh thinking in my work. But my brother pointed out a much cheaper conference with similar stature speakers that he found inspiring: NY Times Small Business Summit. [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on Dec 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Final preparations for a first half-marathon

Final half-marathon preparations: I'm signed up for the Sydney Half-Marathon (my first ever!) on May 18th, and I've just got a couple questions as I enter these last few weeks of preparations. Do I need to start investigating energy gels or GUs or something? And is this a *really* bad time to get new shoes? I'm getting a bit jittery so I'd be grateful for any wisdom and advice from the MeFi running contingent... [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Apr 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me figure out barn doors and gels!

Tell me everything you know about barn doors and gels for light kits! [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Feb 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Inexpensive Pilot G6 gel pens (or at least as good alt)?

Help me find webshops with inexpensive Pilot G6 gel pen cartridges, or at least as good alternatives, that ship to private customers in Europe? [more inside]
posted by nolnar on Jan 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Online quest for Ushuaia vanilla shower gel!

Awesome, supermarket-available, vanilla-scented shower gel from France - bought online and shipped to Latvia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jan 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Scallion gel?

I love scallions. I mean, I should really do the right thing and propose. But the one thing holding me back is that small, clear blob of gel/fluid that sometimes oozes from the joint where the hollow green section meets the solid white section while chopping. What is that stuff? [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt on Dec 10, 2007 - 11 answers

What type of gel is good for spiking unspike-able hair?

What is a good hair gel to spike my 6-year old nephew's spike-resistant hair? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Oct 9, 2007 - 20 answers

Why did blueberry puree turn to gel?

Cookingfilter: Why did my blueberry sorbet base solidfy? [more inside]
posted by dbolll on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Where can I buy this French shower gel?

I'm looking for a particular brand of French shower gel called Bourjois. Is there any way to buy this in the U.S? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Apr 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Is burning silica gel dangerous?

Last week at a friends house we were sitting around a nice fire, when my brother found one of those silica gel packets, and (stupidly) threw it in. The room almost immediately filled with noxious fumes, and our throats hurt for a couple days afterwards. What happened when that silica burned, and was any permanent damage done?
posted by splatta on Jan 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Restoring Gel Coat

I am prepping my old 18' catamaran for the summer and I would really like to restore the gelcoat finish on the fiberglass to a bright sheen. Can I use a regular buffing wheel, rubbing compound and wax that I would use on my car? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on May 6, 2005 - 3 answers

What are some cat-safe cockroach extermination methods?

Can anyone recommend an effective cat-safe cockroach extermination measure? I have a roach infestation problem in my apartment. I've sprayed the nooks and crannies with Raid, plugged the cracks with Combat Gel in the cracks, left a dozen traps in a dozen corners, and mercilessly kill any roach I see, but their population is not dropping. I'm Googling and Froogling about for possibilities, but firsthand accounts would be great. Again, I need something cat-safe.
posted by brownpau on Oct 13, 2004 - 21 answers

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