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Chris Gregory

United Kingdom
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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  06:18:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, My sister was diagnosed with COPD about 3 years ago. It took a long time for her to not panic and to lead a more normal life again. She is unable to use hairspray for obvious reasons, but has very fine hair. Does anyone have any tips for a subsitute?

Cheers, Chris.


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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  09:09:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
She could use a bit of Gel like Redkin Rewind, I don't know if you have that there, but surely there would be an equivalent. You can look to see what it is here

A bit pricey but a little goes a very long way.

Or she can use mousse/styling foam. I sometimes use 1 and sometimes the other. I do wish I could handle hairspray...but alas that has gone the way of candles around here.


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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  10:10:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have fine hair myself and I cannot do without my hairspray. Fortunately it does not give me a problem as long as I hold my breath whilst using it. Is it the aerosol that causes problems? There are several brands that are non aerosol which might be OK - Wella, Pantene, L'Oreal and Garnier all make non aerosol hairsprays although to be honest I have never seen them in the shops. They are availabel on line though - worth trying.
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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  10:32:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We use the squirt on....we flew right after the 9/11 changes in carry on stuff. They would let ya take the spritz it at Walmart but I'm sure you can get it at any drugstore.

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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  10:55:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just keep in mind that it's the propellant that causes the problems not so much the product. There's the pump style bottle, mousses, foams. Really a wide array of products that should do almost as well as aerosol based sprays.

If you take the advice of celebrities you get what you deserve.
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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  10:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the astma part with COPD , and I find strong sents a real prob........
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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  1:00:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe even a finishing creme that would style and get rid of frizzies w/o having to use hairspray. John Frieda makes a good one I use.

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Posted - Oct 01 2010 :  9:52:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I do use hair spray I do it outside and I cover my face with a washcloth. I found it was the fumes that stayed in the bathroom that bothered me, not the spray itself. The one I have is hypoallergenic but it still has some odor that lingers in the house. I was getting very bad asthma problems by morning when I used the bathroom which is off the bedroom. Once I took it outside or in the other bathroom it was OK.
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