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Hair-drying question
« on: 01/03/2006 15:07:15 »
I've got hair - lots of it. My locks cascade down my back like a purple waterfall, & it is home to many woodland creatures.
Now, when I wash it & leave it to dry, it does so in a couple of hours. However, I went out this morning and got rained on. It is now 5 hours later & my hair still isn't dry. I haven't washed my hair since Saturday so it is starting to get a bit icky. Why would greasier hair take so much longer to dry? My central heating is set to the same temperature as always, so it's not that.


 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #1 on: 01/03/2006 18:12:51 »
This is a serious question with fundamental implications for the continuity of the human race.

I suspect that the woodland creatures are still wallowing in viscous orientated joy and have indeed constructed a purple waterfall to relish in.

Beavers of course build dams and I wonder if they have allowed a cavity to let liquid joy filter through and have constructed a recycling plant to renew and refresh said waterfall....either that or just buy another wig Eth.

My advice would be to either get in touch with rentakill or proliferate your hair with a leaflet campaign to persuade the woodland creatures to move on. The leaflets will also serve to soak up the superflous liquid.

Glad I could help.


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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #2 on: 01/03/2006 19:42:01 »
Would you like a hand getting back on your trolley? You're obviously off it! :D
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #3 on: 01/03/2006 20:42:11 »
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Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

Would you like a hand getting back on your trolley? You're obviously off it! :D



... will you be able to stay on your trolley and still pick me up ? :D

I would have thought the grease is a factor here as it probably acts as a barrier and seals the water in and I wonder if the PH of the rain has anything to do with it.

we need a hirsute expert !!

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #4 on: 01/03/2006 22:00:57 »
Neil - I would have expected the grease to act as a barrier, yes - but to repel the water, hence causing hair to dry quicker.
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2006 22:26:08 »
Sorry Eth, my mistake..I forgot that you said you hadn't washed your hair since last saturday. (do you mean the last saturday of 2005 ?:D)..and so I thought you had washed the grease out leaving a sheen of bouncing goldilocks..and then it rained and then your hair regained it's crude oil slick and sealed the dampness in !!...oh...it's obvious isn't it ?....I haven't a friggin clue !!

...perhaps you have mistaken a car wash for your dwelling !!..it happens you know !! :)


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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #6 on: 01/03/2006 23:13:07 »
You're worrying me now
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #7 on: 02/03/2006 00:45:24 »
So you've got purple hair that grows down to your bum, then, Eth?

Got any photos for us?
« Last Edit: 02/03/2006 00:46:19 by Solvay_1927 »
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #8 on: 02/03/2006 16:43:45 »
Ha..the grease/oil don't absorb water.. so that doesn't really make sense. I recommend just washing it.
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #9 on: 02/03/2006 17:17:00 »
It just looks like it takes longer to dry, if you could determine the amount of water evaporating it would be the same, probably the grease in combination with water gives it a wet-look:)
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #10 on: 03/03/2006 06:24:01 »
But really.. it got rained on. It hasn't been washed in too long. It's icky. It won't dry out of protest.
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #11 on: 04/03/2006 13:47:40 »
Solvay - it's not down to my bum. I had it cut & it's only just below my shoulderblades now.
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #12 on: 04/03/2006 15:34:45 »
I spent a while not washing my hair (I was young and prone to experiments) and hair grease is quite interesting stuff, it seems to get greasier when mixed with water. I also noticed that if I went out in the rain the outer layer would get wet and very greasy, but the inner layers would stay dry - which I thought was a very neat piece of design - hair that is only waterproof when wet. My girlfried at the time disagreed :(
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #13 on: 04/03/2006 16:42:48 »
Haven't there been many experiments where people have deliberately not washed their hair over a period of weeks ?..and it was found that in time, the hair actually starts to control it's own hygiene.

Take two bottles into your cave ?

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #14 on: 04/03/2006 22:01:32 »
Neil - yes, that has been well-documented. I have no intention of attempting to verify the research :D
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #15 on: 04/03/2006 23:09:52 »
Yeah it does, the hair ends up a bit greasy, but much less so than if you wash your hair every day and you leave it a week. I did rinse it regularly though, I don't know what effect that had.
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #16 on: 05/03/2006 00:41:11 »
Duh, It's not the grease, it is surace tension.

Where's your head at? (chortle)

As you become more and more annoyed, you brain heats up causing your body to pump blood to that region, cooliong it to a lower degree than the rest of your body, thus causing the surface ....  hurmph,,,

Actually, Fresh water has a higher surface tension than water and shampoo. Being a surfactant the shampoo lets the water drain from you head much easier than if it were just fresh water. SO, being fresh water and matted hair, the water forms a mass of water around the grease which is less able to dry as this water is retained by the higher surface tension (compared to wtr & 'poo.)
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #17 on: 05/03/2006 19:34:21 »
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Actually, Fresh water has a higher surface tension than water and shampoo. Being a surfactant the shampoo lets the water drain from you head much easier than if it were just fresh water. SO, being fresh water and matted hair, the water forms a mass of water around the grease which is less able to dry as this water is retained by the higher surface tension (compared to wtr & 'poo.)


At last a reply that sounds feasible. But "matted"? You cheeky young whippersnapper!
 

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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #18 on: 05/03/2006 20:37:42 »
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Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

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Actually, Fresh water has a higher surface tension than water and shampoo. Being a surfactant the shampoo lets the water drain from you head much easier than if it were just fresh water. SO, being fresh water and matted hair, the water forms a mass of water around the grease which is less able to dry as this water is retained by the higher surface tension (compared to wtr & 'poo.)


At last a reply that sounds feasible. But "matted"? You cheeky young whippersnapper!



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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #19 on: 05/03/2006 21:57:56 »
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Young? I'll have you know I knew God when he was wearing his sailor suit.


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Re: Hair-drying question
« Reply #20 on: 05/03/2006 22:02:03 »
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 (I was young and prone to experiments)



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