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June 14th, 2005, 08:32 AM
I just realised something as I put on my new sweater: Those little size/brand tags in the neck will scrape over and rip the hairs. Some of them quite a lot actually! It might not be a lot of damage, but considering those little tags will go over my hair at least four times a day, perhaps its something to considerÖ
I think Iíll put this on my to do-list for my summer holiday and ignore how it makes me feel obsessed :lol: But I guess you have to change those little things that cause damage and that you can change (Iím not looking forward to removing the tags from a couple of hundreds shirts, sweaters and blouses though! :rolleyes: )
June 14th, 2005, 08:35 AM
oh yea, i never thought of it . i will watch out for that . some of them are so ruff too. thanks.
June 14th, 2005, 08:37 AM
Hi Igor :smile:
Maybe pulling the sweater itself over your head is damaging too :? I haven't been wearing many sweaters lately but it seems like having them drag over my hair can't be good. Maybe instead of cutting the tags off, you could cover your hair in a silky scarf first or something?
(unless you don't think the sweater does any harm) :flowers:
June 14th, 2005, 08:45 AM
I"ve seen hoods made of gauzy material that cover the head and face to keep your hair and makeup from getting messed up by your clothes. I just googled for one, but no luck. :sad: Couldn't you put a satin sleep cap on before getting dressed? That would reduce friction and protect from the tags.
June 14th, 2005, 08:53 AM
Put it on backwards, tag to the front and hold the neckline away from your hair as you put the sweater on.
Of course this won't work if you're wearing makeup. :ponder:
Then once you have your head through the hole you can spin the sweater around so the tag is in the back.
I like those cowl neck sweaters for this reason, they don't mess up my updos. :silly:
June 14th, 2005, 09:11 AM
Gah! This reminds me of a phase my DD went through right before kindergarten. She insisted on wearing her t-shirts and socks inside out because the tags and seams bothered her. I cut the tags out of her t-shirts with manicure scissors as the washing machine was filling, it took only a couple loads to get through them all.
But that wasn't good enough, I eventually had to get a seam ripper to remove the little bit of tag that was left. :rolleyes: Fortunately she grew out of that phase LOL.
June 14th, 2005, 09:28 AM
Hehe Dulci I went through that phase too!
I can honestly say I've never noticed or even though about the tags on clothes damaging my hair though. They seem too soft to do anything!
June 14th, 2005, 09:48 AM
I can't stand tags in sweaters or tops. The first thing I do with ANY item of clothing (yes pants and underwear to) is to cut off every tag. They irritate me to no end, I have extremely sensitive skin. I've tried not cutting them off, but after less than an hour I stand with a wild look on my face, a pair of scissors and a red bruise from the tags.
One thing less to worry about though :)
June 14th, 2005, 09:56 AM
"Not to be removed except by consumer under penalty of law."
Oh, that's on pillows. :silly:
June 14th, 2005, 12:46 PM
I've gotten those tags tangled in my hair occasionally (and bottons too!)
I noticed recently that a lot of manufacturers have stopped putting the tags on and are stamping the company/size info on the inside of the shirt. I think it's great--no more tangles or itching (I was definitely another of those kids who hated tags and seams).
June 14th, 2005, 03:52 PM
I had a friend in college that would apply her makeup before getting dressed. Then she would take a pair of underwear, pull it over her head to protect her face, and then put her shirt/sweater on. I suppose that would work for protecting your hair as well.