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The woods offer proof of progress

By: ginger.rose
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Went for a nice long walk in the woods this morning, and went off the trail to look at something... Well, i forgot that my hair was down, and in my haste to get up the hill, got a chunk of it caught in a holly tree. The force of my step was so great that there was nothing I could do to stop the tree from ripping out a small section of hair (ouch).

When I went back down the hill, i stopped to see if there was evidence of my error on the tree, but none was to be found... I went home and noticed about 1/4 of a baby lock hanging down from a knot! And here I was questioning the general knottiness of the hairs... But it was such a good knot, I just cut off the excess 12" or so that was hanging down (the part that had ripped from my scalp!), and left the rest in there as a reminder to be more careful next time I go on walkabout ;)

12/12/12 12:10:11PM @gingerrose:

I found some straight neem oil at my local health food store in the section with anti fungals, but I just looked it up and it may not be a repellant... This stuff (link) works for the animals, and it sites yarrow instead

Baba Fats
12/12/12 08:02:07AM @baba-fats:

I have neem cream. But I don't want to be rubbing it allover my scalp. Can you get Neem oil?

12/12/12 07:48:28AM @gingerrose:
Neem should work, too. Surely doesn't smell as nice as peppermint ;)

Baba Fats
12/12/12 07:31:29AM @baba-fats:

There are stinkbugs everywhere around me. I've never had a problem with them. And I wouldn't care if a beetle crawled in. You can wash that out.

My wife's ex back in the day got lime disease, though. I don't want that to happen. So I drip peppermint oil on my tam (I've heard it works for repelling insects) and don't take it off until I'm home

12/11/12 11:40:44PM @gingerrose:
I never thought about ticks and little critters getting stuck in there. I can just imagine some little beetle crawling in and getting stuck. I am already paranoid about the friggin stinkbugs with their velcro feet ;)

Baba Fats
12/11/12 07:26:30PM @baba-fats:

Lol. You really do have to be careful. I've gotten caught on twigs and branches as well. Now, when I go hiking, I always wear a bandanna or tam to keep my hair together. I'm also paranoid about getting ticks and other parasites in my hair and not being able to find them until it's too late.

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