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Old 11-07-2007, 01:51 PM   #61
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Barber sheers with a #6 attachment. Just buzz the whole head myself and vacuum up the mess. Walmart jeans and tee's. [DW and DD's have accepted my disregard for fashion and compensate accordingly]
Sorry, I missed that, I searched for "hair" and only got the hit on the couple that did each others.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:53 PM   #62
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DW cuts my hair, but she doesn't enjoy doing it. I'm keeping my eye open for a Robocut or Flowbee at garage sales.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:54 PM   #63
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Anyone "borrow" wifi?

I have some new neighbors and they rang my bell recently and asked if I would mind sharing the key to my wifi. They can see the signal but were mildly miffed that it was encrypted.

They paid cash for a 300K house and then did another 100K of upgrades - I guess this is how they saved up for those purchases?
Another issue with someone using your wi-fi is if they start downloading child porn or doing something else illegal. It'll get traced back to your internet connection. That's why I encrpyt mine.

Plus, I don't want my connection slowed down if they are downloading a lot of music, movies, or porn.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:16 PM   #64
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For many years I ran a #2 attachment around my face and head about once a week. It eliminated shaving and trips to the barber shop.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:29 PM   #65
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I'll echo the frugal haircut. I haven't paid for a haircut in over 15 years. #1 or #2 for the goatee, and no guard (but the lever is flipped to the longest setting) for the rest of the head. I do that about every other week; the "off" week I equalize the facial hair length (which also means I don't shave).

Which leads to less shampoo usage. I'd estimate my yearly expenditure for hair-care at about $5, which includes about $3 toward the purchase of a new trimmer every 7 years or so, and $2 for a bottle of shampoo.
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DW cuts my hair, but she doesn't enjoy doing it. I'm keeping my eye open for a Robocut or Flowbee at garage sales.
I cut my husband's hair once. I did an OK job, but it was so stressful that I really didn't want to do it again! We were motivated not by frugality, but rather by the logistics of the RV/perpetual traveler lifestyle.

Plus, since my husband "invested" in a >$100 pair of haircutting shears it wasn't a very frugal step either. Only the best for him!!!!

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Old 11-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #67
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Does anyone cut their own hair? I've been thinking about buying a trimmer and doing that. Nowadays I just have them put a #4 attachment on and they buzz it through my hair, or what I have left. Hardly seems worth the cost and time, especially if I have to wait. My hair is very fine and I don't have much on top so it seems like it'd be pretty easy to do myself. The only part I don't like doing is the back of my neck but I already have to do that between trims anyway.
I cut my own hair for many years, with just scissors and also clips to hold the rest out of the way while I cut. It helps that my hair is wavy, so it doesn't have to be absolutely even since the waves will hide small irregularities.

I started going to Supercuts about four years ago, mostly to look better for work. After ER, I will probably cut my own hair again, or stop cutting it at all.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #68
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I will clip coupons .I will go out of my way for a sale but no way am I not going every six weeks to the beauty salon .
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:11 PM   #69
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Does anyone cut their own hair? I've been thinking about buying a trimmer and doing that.
How about one of these? Flowbee
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:26 PM   #70
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Here's one for y'all.

In the morning, when I take my hot shower, I plug the drain. Throughout the day, the heat from the water helps heat my house. At night, I go unplug the drain and let the cold water drain out. This probably costs me 10 seconds a day and saves me maybe 10 cents a year.

The surprising thing is that my 7 year old son suggested the idea independently.

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My thinking is that the time, effort and cleaning products involved in removing the soap scum ring and hair left by the used shower water sitting all day easily offsets your 10 cents a year.

But big praise for your 7 year old son for thinking of a way to conserve.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:04 PM   #71
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This summer while with some friends - wives and husbands, my buddy Bob says to me, ya know what we use for mosquito repellant ? - no i respond - He says, we tear dryer sheets in half and rub em on our skin.. at which point the beer I was drinking blasted out of my nose (sorry to be so graphic), but I knew the crowd on this site would appreciate this story..ah the uses of dryer sheets.
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Started cutting DH's hair shortly after we were married...I guess we were being frugal, he got laid off and money was tight. Could well afford haircuts later but he liked the way I cut his hair. So, here I am 40 years later, still cutting his hair. Bet we saved a lot of money over the years. Yep, it qualifies for frugal!
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I've been cutting hubby's hair for 7 or 8 years. We bought a little kit that came with an instruction video for about $40. I run the #2 over his head and then use the shears with no guard for the neck area. Saves about $10-12 bucks every 3 or 4 weeks.
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The gal has cut my hair for the last 27 years or so. I talked to a local barber and found out who he sent his scissors to to be sharpened, did the same, and it made a huge difference in the ease of cutting. She's an artistic type and does a fine job - and i enjoy it. I cut her hair, but it is simple: she dunks her head while bathing, i comb her hair straight back and cut a straight line an inch or so above the ends. Sometimes she makes minor modifications to adjust the fall afterwards. She also does her own "weaves" (oddly enough, that is what putting different coloured strips in the hair to mimic sunstreaking is called). Does a better job of it than any of the four or more places she has gone with my sister. I guess art is art.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:11 AM   #75
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I've been cutting hubby's hair for 7 or 8 years. We bought a little kit that came with an instruction video for about $40. I run the #2 over his head and then use the shears with no guard for the neck area. Saves about $10-12 bucks every 3 or 4 weeks.
My hubby got his head cut at # 2 about three months ago. Now he needs a cut every three weeks! We've decided to get a kit so that I can do it. Would you mind sharing the brand name of the kit you have?
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This book worked for us:

Amazon.com: Scissors and Comb Haircutting: A Cut-By-Cut Guide for Home Haircutters: Books: Bob Ohnstad

It's available at libraries.

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Have you checked out wood heating?
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I think the question was more on what brand of trimmer worked best, not the need for the instruction video. From reviews I've read, Wahl seems to make good ones for the money, is that what others are using? And they do provide an instruction video with their kits, at around that price (actually just under $30 at Target for a kit I'm looking at).

I'm interested to know as well if Wahl is the brand others are using without problems. I don't want to get a cheap one that pulls hair or clogs or overheats after 5 minutes.
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I think the question was more on what brand of trimmer worked best, not the need for the instruction video. From reviews I've read, Wahl seems to make good ones for the money, is that what others are using? And they do provide an instruction video with their kits, at around that price (actually just under $30 at Target for a kit I'm looking at).

I'm interested to know as well if Wahl is the brand others are using without problems. I don't want to get a cheap one that pulls hair or clogs or overheats after 5 minutes.
I just bought a Conair barber sheer at Walmart. Who knows what they carry now. Don't remember how much it cost. Going on 3 years now with no issues. Instruction video?! Just snap the attachment in and buzz away. To get fancy I use #4 for the sides and #6 for the top. [My definition of looking good is keeping the bod in reasonable shape and not worrying too much about the fashion statement. Always amused by the guys with the perfect fitting designer clothes mated to a 48 inch waist].
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II'm interested to know as well if Wahl is the brand others are using without problems. I don't want to get a cheap one that pulls hair or clogs or overheats after 5 minutes.
DW has been using a Wahl on me for years. No problems with the equipment.

It's actually kind of nice to have her do it. A bit of togetherness. Kind of like the monkey families preening each other on Discovery channel.
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Timing my bio-cycle so that I will need to use the toilet while at the office, in order to save on water and toilet paper from home.
Not only that, but somehow it's more satisfying to think that you are getting paid to briefly do to them what they are doing to you all of the time.
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