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Hair care substances and equipment

barrette

noun

a small plastic or metal object used for keeping a woman’s hair in place

blow dryer

noun

a small machine that produces a strong current of warm air and that you hold to dry your hair, often to give it a particular shape

bobby pin

noun

a small piece of wire folded over tightly in the middle that women use to hold their hair in place

brush

noun

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

color

noun

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

comb

noun

an object that you pull through your hair to make it neat, 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 around in order to curl it

curling iron

noun

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

dye

noun

a substance used for changing the color 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 bobby pin

hairbrush

noun

a brush for arranging hair and making it look neat

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 bobby pin

hairnet

noun

a small net worn over hair to keep it neat

hairpin

noun

a metal object for holding hair in position, consisting of a thin piece of wire in the shape of a “U”

hair slide

noun

a barrette

hair spray

noun

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

henna

noun

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

hydrogen peroxide

noun

a chemical used to make the color of your hair lighter or to prevent infection

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 color 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 color 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

tint

noun

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

tongs

noun

a curling iron

tonic

noun

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

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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