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Author Topic: Hairdresser's razor  (Read 2420 times)

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Offline littleprince

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Hairdresser's razor
« on: October 02, 2010, 02:57:01 AM »
I had my hair cut today and at the end the hairdresser pulls out a cut throat razor to shave my sideburns and neck. straight away thoughts start going through my mind of transmission. I know the odds of transmitting HIV by razor are stupidly small and you'd need to cut one person, get blood on the razor and then immediately cut another person. She didn't cut me luckily. In this day and age I can't even believe that anyone would use a common razor. It didn't even get sterilized, just put back in the tray until the next use.

I'm actually probably more worried about someone transmitting something else to me via a razor. There are things that can happily stay alive outside of the body for much longer than HIV can. Is this sort of use of a razor common in other parts? I think I've only encountered a shared razor in asia before. And even then the razor was stored in some sort of liquid which I guess was a cleaning agent.

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 04:09:17 AM »
That's a great way to spread Molluscum contagiosum. Warts and bacterial skin infections like staph may also be spread by a razor shared but not cleaned between uses. But hiv? No. You got that right.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 06:37:06 AM »
I havent seen that practice since the early 80's.  And that was the one time I went to a barber in China Town.

The barbers here put a new blade on the razor.  Though the razor holder does just sit on the counter. 

I don't know about the HIV risk, probably nil?, but as Ann says its dirty for other reasons, and surely against some health codes.

Why not tell her not to razor you next time, or to sanitize the razor.  If you like her cuts.  If its just so so - get a new hair dressing salon.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 10:58:03 AM »
Here in Texas it's very common for skilled barbers to use a straight razor to clean up the back and sides, but honestly I've never paid attention to where they grab the razor from or where they put it when they're done. I guess I've assumed it's from the Barbicide jar.

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010, 04:30:00 AM »
This has happened to me a few times, but I've always seen it come out of the barbicide jar which placated any concern I had about picking any bacteria up.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010, 05:36:18 AM »
I havent seen that practice since the early 80's.  


I still get the straight razor, when I go to the barber.  Also gets the back of the neck, with the same.

After that, a nice shoulder and neck massage.  All for $9.00


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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010, 06:01:17 AM »
I was referring to an unclean razor.  Not the razor itself.  Of course barbers still use razors.
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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2010, 07:35:44 PM »

I still get the straight razor, when I go to the barber.  Also gets the back of the neck, with the same.

After that, a nice shoulder and neck massage.  All for $9.00


Ray

I want your barber.

I pay almost twice that so the lady at Great Clips makes me look like a new recruit for the army, no matter what I ask for.



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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2010, 07:52:23 PM »
Jeez folks, I spent at least $50 on my hair when I was in college 25 years ago.
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2010, 08:22:22 PM »
Jeez folks, I spent at least $50 on my hair when I was in college 25 years ago.

Now you don't have to worry about it. ;D

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010, 08:23:29 PM »
A pay $15 to get all three of the hairs on my head cut.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2010, 08:28:42 PM »
A pay $15 to get all three of the hairs on my head cut.

You pay to shave your own head?  I've been doing it myself for 20 years.
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2010, 08:32:31 PM »
You pay to shave your own head?  I've been doing it myself for 20 years.
Yeah - because my barber is a fine red-boned Haitian -- tall and strapping - love having him feel on my head (and every now and then getting a haircut too). --- Plus, if I go on Sundays or Wednesdays I take a few Coronas and get my drink on at his shop.
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Offline john33

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2010, 08:34:41 PM »
A pay $15 to get all three of the hairs on my head cut.

Phil go out and bu some hair clippers,
 in the long-run it's a lot cheaper!!!

John(who has turned into a skinflint)

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 08:36:15 PM »
Phil go out and bu some hair clippers,
 in the long-run it's a lot cheaper!!!

John(who has turned into a skinflint)
I agree - but the clippers don't give me the same benefit as the barber (see previous post above)  - LOL
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline john33

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2010, 08:54:27 PM »
I agree - but the clippers don't give me the same benefit as the barber (see previous post above)  - LOL

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2010, 08:55:07 PM »
I want your barber.

I pay almost twice that so the lady at Great Clips makes me look like a new recruit for the army, no matter what I ask for.



I got the military look haircut a couple of weeks ago,  :)  looks like I'm ready for the Marine corps.

Even Fantastic Sams, charges at least 12.00 to 14.00 dollars for a haircut.  The guy that cuts my hair is almost 80.   :)  And Ed and I have had him cut our hair, for years now.  Still steady with his hands, but he only works 3 days a week. Got to love him for that !

Most haircuts by the non-chain barbers here are between $7.00 and $10.00 dollars.


Ray
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2010, 09:03:26 PM »
My hairdresser in college was a transvestite who must have been Divine's sister, she was that fierce.  She was pricey though and you had to book an appointment like a month in advance, but the go-to person for that mouse-heavy mid-80's doo. I think her telephone was even zebra print.
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Offline debsd222

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Re: Hairdresser's razor
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2010, 09:07:50 PM »
Prince, Thats seems really gross that she just throws it back in the drawer. Id make a change.
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