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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

What Hand-Held Device Will Cut Shapes from Fibrous Clay?

I need to make circular shapes - consistently and regularly - from a material that can only be described as fibrous clay with some waxy residue. I need to find some kind of hand-held device/gadget that will make these circular shapes without breaking. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Oct 27, 2013 - 18 answers

Burning Wax Smell after Driving Car

I have a 1997 Honda Civic that is running like a top. But the last couple of times I drove, there is a smell like burning wax. The car is not overheating or anything like that. Does anyone have any ideas?
posted by millerizer on Apr 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Bum waxing advice?

Thinking about getting my bottom (including, er, interior parts) waxed and want to know what it's like before I take the plunge. Any tips or advice on what to expect or how to prepare? Also, any recommendations for places that perform this service in NYC? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Scared of Losing my Hearing

I have been noticing recently that I have a hard time knowing what people are saying to me at work, so I usually just nod and laugh or something. my hearing feels a bit muffled and sometimes at night my ears ring for no real reason (tinnitus?). I also listen to music when I jog through ear buds. It doesn't feel like I'm playing the songs too loud, and I listen to my ipod about every other day for about an hour. I am gonna hold out on any more listening until i figure out what's going on. I recently went to my ear nose and throat doctor and had a hearing test. He said it came back next to perfect. This confused me. Should I consult an audiologist? I feel like I'm struggling to hear others, especially when there is background noise. If anyone can give me any feedback, I'd surely appreciate it. I am 30 btw.
posted by Thanquol180 on Apr 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me protect and preserve my brand new leather shoes

I just bought a pair of these Grenson Stanley Wingtips. How do I care for them? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jan 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Arm wax of death?

Instead of tips on avoiding a sketchy salon experience, I need tips on what to do if I had one. [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Jan 13, 2013 - 5 answers

I'm going for "understated", at least in comparison to Dali.

What is the best kind of moustache wax? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Dec 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Clean wax out of my carpet?

How to get liquid car wax out of my carpet? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for info on wax seals/stamps

Getting back into letter writing. Thinking about using wax seals, looking for some information. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 1, 2011 - 12 answers

The negative of music

What would you hear if you played the negative image of an LP? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Mar 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I buy emulsifying wax in Toronto?

My wife wants to make her own moisturizer, and we're wondering if there are there any retail stores in Toronto where one can buy emulsifying wax?
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Where to find wax paper sleeves for baked goods?

I need wax paper sleeves to hold whoopie pies, but I don't know what they're called. [more inside]
posted by chummie26 on Nov 28, 2010 - 11 answers

ArtDisasterFilter: How do I get wax out of my paper-and-watercolor art project?

ArtDisasterFilter: How do I get wax out of my paper-and-watercolor art project? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by HenryGale on Nov 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Where can I get Red Sealing Wax FAST in Philadelphia and not spend a ton?

Where can I get Red Sealing Wax FAST in Philadelphia and not spend a ton? [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx on Aug 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Wax on, wax off

Which is better to do in between brazilian waxes: shaving or depilatory creams such as Veet? Bonus question: can somebody please explain to me why it is recommended not to shave in between? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Can I use snowboard wax on nordic skiis?

Nordic ski filter: I moved last year and now I can't find the hot wax I have for my nordic skiis, but I found the hot wax for my snowboard. Are there any huge differences in the two? Can I hot wax my skiis with snowboard wax? [more inside]
posted by kaudio on Dec 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me protect my new bamboo floors.

Help me protect my new bamboo floors [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Oct 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Why so waxy?

My right ear has been extra waxy for the past few years. Is there something wrong with it? How can I better clean it, since I know I'm not supposed to use Q-tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 - 25 answers

I prefer to keep my leftovers in tupperware.

Moustache care options? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Sep 21, 2009 - 8 answers

wax on wax off

Help me remove my sticky, waxy mess PUH-LEAZE! [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Aug 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Triple foam? Super Orange? Car wash nonsense?

Automated conveyor-style car washes - what's triple foam? What's worth paying for and what isn't? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Am I supposed to just avoid the beach in between waxes? That doesn't seem right.

It takes weeks for bikini line hair to grow long enough to wax, so what do you do if you frequently are going to the beach or pool during the summer? What do you do between waxes? Also, how do you manage unsightly bumps? [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jul 7, 2009 - 22 answers

Save my pants!

StainFilter: So, I've seen plenty of questions about getting wax off clothing, but what about the dark stain it leaves behind? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Apr 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Repouring Seven-Day Candles

What type of wax and wick should I use to refill empty glass seven-day candles? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Replacement for American Crew Classic Wax

ARGG! American Crew has discontinued my favorite hair prod, their Classic Wax. Help me find a substitute. [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Feb 17, 2009 - 16 answers

Fire down below!

I am a girl with incredibly sensitive skin. Help me stay free of rashes AND hair "down there"... or convince me it's not worth it (men, please reply). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2008 - 76 answers

How to remove wax from plant material?

Many questions have been asked about removing wax from carpet, but what about from...plant material. I accidentally dropped some...oregano...into the wax puddle of a burning candle. surprisinly valuable, expensive oregano. After removing the chunk of herb from the puddle, the wax hardened around it. Is there any way to dissolve/dissipate/remove the wax without harming my plant material?
posted by captain cosine on Sep 6, 2008 - 16 answers

I want to be smooth.

Question about best practices for hair removal in intimate areas. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2008 - 16 answers

Sack and crack wax in NoVa?

Recommendations please for a brazilian wax for a guy, in Northern VA / Washington, DC... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2008 - 4 answers

*yank!*

Is there a reason you might experience less ingrown hair after waxing than epilating? Say regular exfoliation practices are thorough and remain the same for both methods. Is my imagination acting up, or is there more to it? I mean they both pull hair out by the roots, right?
posted by Bakuun on May 28, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I wax cotton, preferably denim?

How is cotton waxed? What's the process, and is it feasible to do at home? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Mar 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Wax on, wax off

How can I safely remove candle wax from metal baking sheets so that a) the surfaces of the baking sheets don't get scratched, and b) they're food-safe again? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Feb 14, 2008 - 17 answers

New car - cleaning & waxing advice.

I just bought a new 07 Accord and I want to clean and wax the car myself. In the past I have done the automatic car was thing. What type of wax? Should I buy a buffer? How often do I need to do this? [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Aug 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Bikini wax question...problematic girly bits

I love the feeling of a cool breeze in the nether regions. I've been thinking of getting a Brazilian bikini wax, but I have some concerns specific to my anatomy. Can you help me out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Where to find circular graphic/image?

Need to find or create a graphic that resembles a circular shape made by sealing wax -- like one would find on an old letter or document. Could be a photo image or a graphic/drawn image. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Aug 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Oh why oh why did I do that.

oh CRAP filter: I just waxed off a huge chunk of skin from my upper-lip and eyebrow. Help! [more inside]
posted by zippity on Dec 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Sack and crack wax in London?

Recommendations please for a brazilian/ hollywood wax (all off, no landing strip) for a bloke, in London. [more inside]
posted by goo on Nov 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Wax off my couch?

HELP ME WITH WAX ON MY COUCH. A few days ago some candles leaked from their rightful place resting on a shelf above my couch. A very good amount of wax melted onto the cotton based covers of this couch before the candle was blown out. I've managed to peel off some of the bigger spots of the cooled and now hardened wax. Please help me with any tricks to get the rest off. How does one go about getting wax splatters and hardened wax spots off the material??
posted by sandrapbrady on May 3, 2006 - 19 answers

Waxy desk disaster

In a rush I used a vintage wood desktop as an ironing board. Smart. My new super-powered iron seems to have caused the finish to smear and/or partially decompose into a chalky wax resin. How do I remove and repair?
posted by jeffmacintyre on Apr 22, 2006 - 3 answers

Brazilian waxist in London?

Recommendations for a Brazilian bikini wax in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Mold material for lost-wax casting?

How do you make a mold for lost-wax casting? [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Aug 8, 2005 - 3 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 is a good sealant for very porous wood?

I am in search of a good sealer for a wood carving that was done with very porous wood. Before it is waxed I want to seal it. It is hard to find a good site for wood sculptor's
posted by lag on Jan 15, 2005 - 5 answers

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