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05 September 2007 @ 12:41 pm
Magic. Smooth.  
As many of you know, I am wont to shave my head from time to time. Last Saturday I took the clippers to my head and then cleaned it up with a frilly purple razor that smelled of lilac. I really need to find my Mach3.

Later that evening, at a driveway party, a neighbor and I were discussing depilatory creams for maintaining the look. I mentioned that I had tried Nair before with less than stellar results - specifically severe chemical burns.

He suggested I try a product called Magic Smooth, a depilatory cream found in the "Black Cosmetics" department at the grocery store. It seems that black men often have issues with shaving because of a high incidence of ingrown hairs. Magic Smooth is formulated as a hair-removal cream meant for sensitive skin so that one could use it on one's head in lieu of shaving.

My wife was running to the store the next day and I asked her to pick some up.

Later I sat on the couch reading the bottle aloud: patch test, do not use soap to rinse, wait 24 hours between applications, designed for black men, etc etc.

I had a good bit of 5 'o clock shadow on my head, so I decided to do the 'patch test' to see how well it worked. As I began to rub it into my head, my son interrupted me, saying that he didn't want me to use it because he wanted me to look just like I do now. "Aww, it's ok boy", I said, "it'll just take the little bit of hair off so I'll look like I did yesterday after I shaved".

"No Daddy, I don't want you to turn black."

I'll mention in postscript that the ensuing patch test showed absolutely zero result. You couldn't even tell I had done anything. Upon further inspection, I noted that the bottle actually said: Formulated exclusively for black men. I guess I don't qualify.
irulan_amy on September 5th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
This makes me giggle - "I don't want you to turn black."

Me: Cigar Chat 2photogoot on September 5th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
There tears coming out of my eyes.......

it hurts.... stop.... .... .... ha ...ha ....ha
ehowton: Dreamscicleehowton on September 5th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think you'd look gorgeous as a black man. I'll call you, "Sisko." Or "Hawk." Depends on the situation.
texas_tangenttexas_tangent on September 6th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
That was awesome . Thanks so ever much for the laugh.
prog_guy69: Make It Soprog_guy69 on September 6th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Right on, brother! Black power!
Tomas Gallucci: Rachel Rayschpydurx on September 6th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
I always thunk you weren't a brotha, muthafucker.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin: BookHairceltmanx on September 8th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Niga please!!!
Renegadeleonardii on October 17th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Hey - let me know. I like a clean head free from hair. If this magic stuff works without burning your scalp... let me know.

I would be want to try it myself.

Let me know the results.
Renegadeleonardii on October 17th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
The full results.
Renegadeleonardii on October 17th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
And oh yeah - try not to turn black. :)
texas_tangenttexas_tangent on April 25th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Hey,.... I found something that you need!!! It is called Head Blade. They sell it at walgreens and walmart and other stores.. Here is the link...


Hope you give it a shot.