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How to dissolve hair affordably
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:45:57 PM »

I own a head lice removal company and we have to remove a lot of hair from combs and some of it is really intractable or just impossible.

The combs look like this:https://www.ulta.com/terminator-metal-lice-nit-comb?productId=xlsImpprod2470053

It's all metal except for those plastic stripes on the handle.

In my search I found bleach and a slew of drain clearing products, but I thought there might be a simple concoction that would be more affordable than retail options.

I found this study about dissolving hair https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5823165/pdf/TSWJ-2009-9-692092.pdf. Unfortunately, I don't have the background to really gauge what the best option would be and would appreciate any help.
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Re: How to dissolve hair affordably
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 05:35:27 AM »

Your problem is dissolving hair without dissolving the metal. Totally pulling something out iif my butt, I might look into enzymatic and/or peroxide digestion. What metal are the brushes made of?
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Re: How to dissolve hair affordably
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 12:56:49 PM »

Supposedly, they are stainless steel, but the manufacturers where I got them from aren't the most reliable. No rust so far though.
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