MarketingFilter: My wife has opened a hair salon specializing in cutting children's hair. We've done a few marketing efforts already but the results have been less than I'd hoped and I'd like to see if there are some other good ideas to explore. [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Nov 11, 2005 -
HairFilter: After a year or more of growing my hair out for the nth time in my life, I have decided to shave/buzz cut it off, but I want to have some fun doing it! Specifically, I would like to integrate some crazy and/or interesting hair adventure into my Halloween costume. Suggestions, please, all you lovely Mefites! [more inside]
posted by DannyUKNYC
on Oct 26, 2005 -
Is there a resource (web, ideally, but books, etc. are fine too) that shows multiple ways to style basic haircuts? I want it to show a picture of the cut (ex. shoulder-length bob), with lots of options as far as updo's, blow-outs, waves, partial ups, etc. I'm not talking about the 1 or 2 styles it shows in a lot of styling books that are available at the chain salons - I want lots and lots and lots. Is there anything out there?
posted by ferociouskitty
on Oct 15, 2005 -
If you take two showers a day, should you use both shampoo and conditioner both times? [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Oct 9, 2005 -
The plumbing in my new flat has extremely soft water which leaves my hair looking flat & somewhat ridiculous. Can I replace the shower-head or filter the water in some way to harden it, or should my hair go the way of Sinéad?
posted by jenleigh
on Sep 26, 2005 -
I'd like to shave my head, but I'm kind of developing a bald spot, and I'm worried about hair retention. Can anyone show me convincing evidence that shaving my head won't contribute to hair loss? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia
on Sep 11, 2005 -
Why am I losing my hair? For the past couple of weeks, I've been pulling out handfuls of hair each time I wash or run my hands through my hair. [more inside]
posted by necessitas
on Aug 30, 2005 -
A question for the AskMefi women. Guys in their late thirties or early forties who dye their hair: O.K. or icky? And for those of you who think it's lame: is it lame enough to become a dealbreaker when you start seeing a guy? [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Aug 26, 2005 -
Good hair clippers? I've been using clippers to periodically crop my hair to somewhere between 1/4" to 1/2" over the last few years. But I've always bought cheap Conair clippers that I found in Target or the grocery store or something. Is there something better? [more inside]
posted by namespan
on Aug 14, 2005 -
I *may* be going bald. So the question is: Of all the crap out there (Rogaine, Propecia, Procerin, etc.) what actually works, and what works best?
posted by JPowers
on Aug 9, 2005 -
I am going to be dyeing some sections of my hair some wild and funky colour. I have done this before, (blue, pink, purple) using Jerome Russell's "Punky Color" product. Recently, a new product has become available in my town, "Manic Panic." Does anyone have any experience with Manic Panic? With both? Which would you recommend? Please don't suggest any other dye brand, these are the only two I have access to. While you're at it, any tips on dyeing hair unnatural colours? I do plan on bleaching first.
posted by arcticwoman
on Jun 11, 2005 -
I have a rambling, multi-part question regarding hair, beards in particular, and hair care products. (Short version: what should I use to wash and possibly style my beard?) [more inside]
posted by attercoppe
on Jun 9, 2005 -
Need recommendations for men's hair stylist in San Francisco/ East Bay Area. My SO's much younger brother is staying with us for the summer. He has terrible hair- thin, fine, and yet somehow wiry. Tendency to do weird spiky things. Help us help him get a decent haircut. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on May 16, 2005 -
I apologize for the frivolous nature of this question, but...do people still get their hair permed? [more inside]
posted by crapulent
on May 9, 2005 -
Gross Body Filter: I am female and have primarily straight brown, fairly fine hair. However, I frequently find these very curly, coarse black hairs growing on my scalp. (Dare I say pubic-like hairs?) What the hell are these hairs? Is this a hormonal problem or some sort of disorder? If so, what is it called? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 27, 2005 -
I always get bed head. How do you stop bed head from happening, or fix it once you've got it?
posted by donkeymon
on Apr 24, 2005 -
Help save me from my hideous ingrown hair problem! I've always been prone to them but now for some reason in the past couple months it's gotten worse. I get them all over my legs and on the back of my arms and my forearms. [more inside]
posted by beth
on Apr 13, 2005 -
Help me, metrosexuals! What is the best hair styling product for a man who hates spending time in front of the mirror? [more inside]
posted by lewistate
on Apr 9, 2005 -
My dad's dad had hair till he died in his 80s. My mom's dad was bald as a cue-ball by his 40s. Are there ways to know if your hairline is starting to recede before it's obvious?
posted by Edible Energy
on Apr 7, 2005 -
I recently acquired two cats which is lovely and enriching excepting that I am now living inside a giant hairball. Cat hair everywhere. Millions spent on lint rollers.
First question: Can anyone recommend a decent, reasonably-priced vacuum cleaner that can tackle pet hair? It must have attachments and a HEPA filter. Also, I have bare floors.
Second question: Does anyone use an Ionic Breeze or a similar air purifier? Is it worth the money?
posted by svidrigailov23
on Apr 4, 2005 -
I'm female and have girly facial hair to boot (i.e., peach fuzz). But, a few pores on my face predictably sprout whiskery, dark hairs. They're always in the same place. Why? What's up with these specific holes?
posted by mudpuppie
on Feb 24, 2005 -
My wife is thinking of buying this electric hair-removal gadget
. It purports to burn the hair off at the root and, over time, reduce the overall amount and regrowth of body hair. We can find no online references to the apparatus other than sites selling it (in Chile), which in itself makes us suspicious, and wonder if anybody has tried similar gadgets, or knows if this kind of system can have any sort of unwanted side effects.
posted by signal
on Dec 15, 2004 -
I shave about three times a week and have black hair, but occasionally I'll wake up to see a blond hair that's half an inch long or longer has sprouted out of my face overnight. The same thing has happened on my arms and legs, with much-longer-than-ordinary blond hairs appearing amidst my regular body hair. What's going on?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Nov 29, 2004 -
GettingOldFilter: Hair has just started growing on my outermost earlobes. What was once peachfuzz is now growing longer and more irregular. For some reason I always thought the hair grew out your ear canal. What's a good razor or alternate method to keep this trimmed?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 1, 2004 -
I need advice on how to find and communicate with a hairstylist or barber. [more inside]
posted by Eamon
on Oct 30, 2004 -
My hair is thinning. This really sucks. I knew it would happen (uncle on mom's side has it) but what can I do to slow it down? Rogaine is out of the question as it is bad for my wife if she gets near it when trying to have kids. I have been using this "hair thickening" shampoo which doesn't seem to be doing much. Also why is it called male pattern
baldness? Where's the pattern?
posted by thebwit
on Oct 28, 2004 -
I turn 30 in two weeks. About two years ago, I went from only having to shave a couple of times a week, to shaving every day (or I look like a mountain man). I've also started growing great amounts of hair on my back (ick!), where there was none before.
Is this sudden burst of hormones (I almost want to call it "second puberty") normal for guys going through middle age? I'm just much harier than I was two years ago, and nothing else has changed.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 27, 2004 -
How hard is it to use clippers on your own hair and make it look good?
posted by smackfu
on Oct 23, 2004 -
Eyebrow waxing: is it torture? Is it simple and easy? Somewhere in between? [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on Oct 17, 2004 -
Body hair: how much of a turn-off (or perhaps turn-on) is copious body hair? I'm a straight, hairy, man and am really interested in what straight women think but feel free to chime in if you are otherwise oriented or gendered.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 14, 2004 -
My hair has been viciously attacked by a raving lunatic posing as a barber. What can I do to make it grow back as fast as possible? I'll take estrogen pills (and deal with my new breasts) if it'll help.
posted by trharlan
on Sep 24, 2004 -
If a man is described as having a close-cropped
haircut, I picture a nearly-shaved head. But if it's a woman, I see something like a bob
. It is just due to the shortness being relative to what is normal for that sex, or does it mean only one of these to you?
posted by Utilitaritron
on Sep 22, 2004 -
I've decided I miss having long hair. Any suggestions on ways to speed up hair growth?
posted by stoneegg21
on Sep 13, 2004 -
In an effort to be thriftier, I'm thinking of learning to cut my own hair. I checked online and info is sparse, or mostly aimed at women who trim their own bangs.
Suggestions on books or any other tips/tricks would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by O9scar
on Sep 10, 2004 -
Total vanity question: Alright, I don't know much about hair, but recently I've grown my hair a bit longer. To my annoyance, my hair now dings out sideways at the end, like they're trying to defy gravity, and don't go straight down. So, what can be done? I wash them everyday. Are there conditioners or other things that I should be using?
posted by Dukebloo
on Aug 24, 2004 -
Hairfilter. I've been growing out my hair for a few years but have generally lived with it quite short. Now I have trouble keeping it out of my face, food, etc., comfortably. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by ungratefulninja
on Jun 16, 2004 -