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Hair care substances and equipment

Alice band

noun

a flat narrow piece of cloth that holds your hair back away from your face

barrette

noun

a slide that a woman wears in her hair

bobby pin

noun

a hair grip

brush

noun

an object used for painting, cleaning things, or making your hair tidy. It consists of a handle with stiff fibres or thin short pieces of plastic or wire called bristles that are fixed to it

colour

noun

a chemical that you put on your hair to make it change colour

comb

noun

an object that you pull through your hair to make it tidy, with a row of thin pointed parts called teeth

conditioner

noun

a liquid that you put on your hair after washing it to make it smoother, softer, and more healthy

curler

noun

a plastic or metal tube that you wrap your hair round in order to curl it

curling tongs

noun

a small piece of electrical equipment that you heat and wrap your hair round in order to curl it

dye

noun

a substance used for changing the colour of something such as clothing or your hair

fine-tooth comb

noun

a comb with very thin parts and very narrow spaces between them

gel

noun

a sticky substance that is used in products for the hair and skin

grip

noun

a small thin piece of folded metal that women use for holding their hair in place

hairband

noun

a band that holds your hair back away from your face

hairbrush

noun

a brush for arranging hair and making it tidy

haircare

noun

the activity of keeping your hair in good condition by washing it and putting substances on it

hairdryer

noun

a piece of electrical equipment used for making your hair dry after you have washed it

hair grip

noun

a small metal or plastic object that women fasten around a part of their hair to hold it in a particular position

hairnet

noun

a small net worn over hair to keep it tidy

hairpin

noun

a metal object used for holding hair in position, consisting of a thin piece of wire in the shape of a ‘U’

hair slide

noun

a small metal or plastic object that women fasten around a part of their hair to hold it in a particular position. The American word is barrette.

hair spray

noun

a substance that you spray onto your hair to hold it in position

henna

noun

a reddish-brown substance made from the leaves of a bush and used for colouring hair or skin

hydrogen peroxide

noun

a chemical used to make the colour of your hair lighter or to clean bathrooms and kitchens

jell

another spelling of gel1

lacquer

noun

hair spray

mousse

noun

a white substance that you put in your hair to hold it in a particular style

peroxide

noun

a chemical used for making hair lighter in colour or for preventing infection

pomade

noun

a liquid that people put on their hair in the past

rinse

noun

something that you put on your hair to change its colour temporarily

roller

noun

a small tube that you wind a piece of your hair around to make a curl

shampoo

noun

a liquid that you use for washing your hair

slide

noun

a small metal or plastic object used for holding your hair in position

tint

noun

a substance used for changing the colour of someone’s hair

tongs

noun

curling tongs

tonic

noun

a liquid that you put on your hair or skin so that it becomes healthier and looks more attractive

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