Skunks are cute and cuddly looking creatures and the coloring of their fur should in no way be
duplicated on human beings. However, this does occur on accident when highlights go crazy. If this
happens, try to stay calm, you can add a color wash or a toner over the top of your hair. This will add
back color to the highlighted areas and make them less apparent. Another way to fix this problem is
to have your highlights reshaped, make them smaller and turn some of them into lowlights
Whatever you do, don't get too worked up or that skunk on your head might just spray!
Now for a bad haircut, as in one where you have been scalped slightly or more
than slightly don't discount wigs. Sometimes that is the only way to hide the scalping
situation if it is really major, be sure to get a good wig though because a bad wig may
be worse to have on your head than bare scalp. Another thing to try, if the damage is
not that bad, is hair extensions. This can be a very expensive fix but can yield very good
results that will last for long enough for your own hair to grow out enough to hide the
evidence of the original problem. To prevent a bad haircut that leads to a scalping be
sure to find a stylist that you trust and take a picture if you have one. Be specific when
you explain to them what it is you are wanting from the haircut.
Now when it comes to stuff stuck in your hair, you have come to the right spot. I have spent
hours surfing the net to find answers to most of your hair yuck problems. Let's start with the most
obvious, gum and sticky candy. We've all heard to use peanut butter, but what do you do after you
get the gunk in your hair. First of all, no crunching allowed, use only creamy peanut butter and work
it slowly into the gum or candy in the hair. Then use a wide tooth comb or pick or the tail of a rattail
comb to carefully remove the gum and peanut butter. Be sure to work on small sections of the
affected hair at a time and keep in mind that you may need to repeat this process to remove all of the
sugary mess. Other food items can be used as well like Wesson or other salad oils and mayo and
butter which don't work as effectively as the creamy peanut butter. You can also freeze it out using
an ice cube, once the gum gets hard then the hair is easier to pick out.
According to the internet there is a whole group of people out there getting tar stuck in their hair.
I'm not sure if they are rolling around in construction zones or what, but I guess it is a problem, so
let me tell you what I have learned. Make a tar sandwich using waxed paper and then heat it with an
iron on a low setting. You will need to experiment with heat settings and it may take more than one
try to get all of the tar out. If the tar glob is near the scalp do not use an iron as the heat source.
Hot irons and skin do not mix. Instead use a hair dryer to heat up the tar. So how exactly does this
work, when the tar is heated it is attracted to the waxed paper which can then be peeled from the hair in one big glob.
So now the gum is out the tar is gone and you just got into a tub of Vaseline. When will you
learn? Back to the kitchen you go, this time pass up the peanut butter and grab the cornstarch. Pat
the cornstarch onto the greasy spot then add some clarifying shampoo to dry hair. Finish by adding
some warm water, cold will make it worse, and lather and rinse. You can also use a mixture of
1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with baby shampoo. Pat this onto dry hair and rinse out in the
same fashion as the cornstarch. Following either of these techniques be sure to use a deep
conditioner as these food remedies can be very drying.
Remember that most problems can be solved by food, sit down and have a snack while you are
waiting for your salon to answer. Don't freak out too much about it, most of these issues CAN be
remedied, and if not hair does grow back. If it is really, really bad try out the Sinead O'Connor look for
a while and let your hair return to its roots, so to speak, and get healthy. Then, don't worry about
spending a few extra dollars to have your hair done right, it is worth it in the long run, believe me.
The bozo look was not a good one for me!