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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Want a fire haircut? You can now get one in Egypt

Why one would use fire to style someone’s hair is beyond us, but the practice has made its way to Egypt. Mohamed Hanafy sets his clients’ hair on fire while cutting and styling it, claiming it prevents split ends and dandruff, and helps maintain the style longer. Hanafy’s technique is inspired by Pakistan’s Shafqat Rajpur, but the Cairo-based barber uses flammable powders, lotions and a torch (we kid you not) for a strong, continuous flame that he says allows him to focus on the styling. He claims the method is perfectly safe. We suggest you refrain from trying it at home. (Watch, runtime 0:40).

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