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Old 11-28-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy motor oil in hair?

anyone have any tips for washing oil out of hair? other girls especially?
i never changed my own oil before, so i didn't even think about it. i'm dumb
so far i washed it twice with my regular shampoo, and once with some joy
i am like a baby seal here after the exxon valdez accident.
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
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they use dawn for dishes on the birds... or so they say in the commercials...
try some orange pumice in your hair ;-)
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:43 PM   #3
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yeah, i tried joy for dishes, but so far that didn't work
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:45 PM   #4
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then pumice should work... it gets it off my hands easy... though it will probably kill your hair
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:45 PM   #5
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i feel bad if you dont have any and have to get some at the store... wear a hat
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:50 PM   #6
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i am trying the dawn again. i dont really wanna go to the store or totally kill my hair
i'm letting it sit a little this time before rinsing
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:28 PM   #7
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Just shave it off and buy an nice blonde wig.

On the serious side, detergents are your best bet.
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Old 11-29-2003, 12:16 AM   #8
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Ok. i know this is really going to sound weird, but let me explain. The easiest way to get grease or oil based products out of your hair is to use dirt. yes, you did read that right. Get yourself some good old non-potting soil, high silica content dirt. Just go out in the backyard get a handful of dirt and rub with vigor then go back inside and wash your hair a couple of times. I happen to know that the dirt found in your typical backyard in Albuquerque, NM works rather well. How do I know this? Well sit back and let me tell you a story.

Many years ago I was in the third grade, and like many schools mine had a halloween fair and costume contest. Well, it just so happens that when i was in the third grade Smurfs were popular. It also happens that at the same time i was in the in the third grade I also was taking tennis lessons and thoroughly enjoying them. Now if you remember your Smurfs you'll remember that there was a tennis smurf. Being the ambitious, Smurf loving, tennis playing third grader I decided that I wanted to be tennis smurf for halloween. Now my Mom, being the patient and creative person that she was decided that she could make me into a smurf with no problem. We got out my tennis racket, some white shorts, and some yellow wristbands. Some creativity with white pillow cases and cotton stuffing made my Smurf shoes, and hat. A clown nose painted blue made the nose, but what to do about the blue skin. Well, a trip down to the local walgreens resulted in buying every single package of blue halloween grease paint that they had. So, the evening of the halloween party my Mom covered my legs, chest, arms, face, hands, back, neck, knees, elbows, ankles, everything with this blue grease paint. I donned the shorts, hat, shoes, nose, and racket and went on my way to the fair.

Upon returning home from the fair it was time to clean me up. off came the short, shoes, hat nose, wrist bands, racket and into the tub I went. Scrub scrub scrub. No good. Kitchen soap. scrub scrub scrub. No good. By this time the grease paint has smeared into my hair, on the tub, on the tiles around the tub, and yet nothing is really cleaing it off. After three hours of scrubbing with every known cleaning chemical known to man we were just about ready to give up. For some very odd, and unknown reason my Mom decided to try rubbing the grease with dirt. To this day I have no idea why she tried it. I've even asked her about it, and she has no idea why she's tried it. perhaps it was desperation because she had literally tried everything else. anyway, to make a long story short. it worked. for some reason the dirt seemed to bind with the grease, and I was able to rinse it right off (including out of my hair).

so to make a long story short, and to answer your original question, try dirt. Oh, and have a Smufy day.


PS. Don't tell the guys in the mid-west group about this or I'll be known as Smurf -boy for years.
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Old 11-29-2003, 12:41 AM   #9
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Hey! Im from Valdez, I don't like that analogy! jk
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Old 11-29-2003, 12:57 AM   #10
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smurf boy.
repeated washings with dawn seem to have mostly taken care of it.
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Old 11-29-2003, 01:47 AM   #11
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GoJo, no pumice kind, combed through the hair works for guys short hair pretty well...supposed to have lanolin in it IIRC....
I was working on a thrust reverser one nite and got a big gob of graphite grease in my hair...that ish laughed at everything I tried to get it out...I said 'screw it...works for hands...".
My hair felt a bit flat, after, but it was clean...
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Old 11-29-2003, 04:17 AM   #12
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those stupid shampoos and soaps are hurting your hair more then the motor oil....
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:02 AM   #13
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Cat,

I'm afraid I have to cancel our date for Saturday night. Something has unexpectedly come up.

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Old 11-29-2003, 08:32 AM   #14
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how about some lacquer thinner?
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Old 11-29-2003, 10:16 AM   #15
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those stupid shampoos and soaps are hurting your hair more then the motor oil....
yeah my hair's all dry now. i'm going to need some V05 hot oil treatme-... errr nah just some conditioner now and it should be fine.
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Old 11-29-2003, 11:43 AM   #16
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Well, what did you use?

Dawn takes grease out of your way....
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Old 11-29-2003, 11:54 AM   #17
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Well, what did you use?

Dawn takes grease out of your way....
hehe yeah i used lemon scented joy from the kitchen sink, almost the same as dawn.
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:15 AM   #18
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how about some degreaser?
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:40 AM   #19
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how about some degreaser?
Mmm 303 Aerospace Degreaser. I bet that'll get your hair clean
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Old 11-30-2003, 03:32 PM   #20
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dress up like an otter, walk up to an exxon corporate location and demand to be cleaned.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:18 PM   #21
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I got gasoline in my hair once, that stuf is hard to get out! It dried to a kind of gummy goo, and shampoo didn't touch it. I needed to use paint thinner to get it out.
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:53 PM   #22
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I dunno, my shampoo always works fine for me.

how much oil we talking? did you dunk your head in the drain pan?

I get lots of good stuff in my hair working on cars for a living.

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Old 11-30-2003, 06:12 PM   #23
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i have moisturizing shampoo... so it wasn't going to work at getting oil out.

i have long hair and it was in a pony tail, and i had that tucked into my sweat shirt, but it must've fallen out, and there was a little puddle (ok a big puddle) of oil where i missed catching the oil from the filter in the drain pan, and it fell into that.

next time i'll remember to wear a hat
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:16 PM   #24
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mmm yes hats are good

kinda OT, but we get those perfume peddlers that wander into the shop every now and again...

and when they ask me what kind of cologne I wear, I tell them 5w30 is all I need....

usually gets rid of them really fast.

might want to try the shampoo or the dawn without water at first in dry hair then rinse it out.

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Old 11-30-2003, 06:18 PM   #25
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hehe. thanks, i'll try that next time if i have any more accidents. (which knowing me i probably will) but it's clean now.
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