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davidpaul$
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I have had rubber bands living on my wrist for years for impromptu magic at the ready.
My wife noticed that the hair on my wrist, about a 2 inch defined area was void of hair.
I never noticed it until she pointed it out to me. It wasn't a matter of the hair being pulled by the bands,
rather a chemical reaction from the bands. I took them off about 2 months ago and no regrowth.

I also noticed that stored rubber bands often times melt if they are in contact with certain items ( plastic)
as one example. So..... just wanted to let you know of my experince.

Your skin is an organ and will absorb what you put on it. You have been warned.
No, I don't put bands on my wrist anymore.
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I just looked at my wrist... and I have two bands on one of them.

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If that chemical reaction you explain is true then maybe I should start wearing rubber bands at a few other places Smile
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On Mar 16, 2018, Howser wrote:
If that chemical reaction you explain is true then maybe I should start wearing rubber bands at a few other places Smile

MAYBE
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I noticed long ago that rubberbands left in contact with a coin will stick o the coin and leave a black line.
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On Mar 16, 2018, MazingMandy wrote:
How do you know it is a chemical reaction exactly?

Dermatologist visit.
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I wear rubber bands on wrist when I go out and have plenty of hair.

Love the Joe Reidenfleish Rubber Bands.
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I wear rubber bands on wrist when I go out and have plenty of hair.

Love the Joe Reidenfleish Rubber Bands.


I had mine on constantly, except to change them when they got dirty. I bought the yellow bands from Penguin.
Just sharing my experience. FWIW Who knows how chemicals can spread through and effect the body?
Maybe just putting them on when you go out to perform and take them off afterwards may be OK. ????????
Done with my rant.
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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On Mar 17, 2018, Neznarf wrote:
I also got one of these:

https://www.mymagic.com/p/close-up-magic......er-board


NICE Thanks for sharing that. Wish I would have seen that years ago.
Hairless Wrist Dave. (You always have good ideas)
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I use the rubber band board. I've always thought that wearing rubber bands on the wrist was a little tacky anyway.
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I've worn the rubber bands on my wrist at all my gigs and have many times forgot to

do any tricks with them.

Sometimes people ask: What are those on your wrist and that leads into doing some

Crazy Mans Handcuffs, Linking Bands and another. Group of 3 RB Tricks.

Like us magicians say: We don't want to rubber band them to death.

I've done the Elevator with RB's and that's fun to do.

I usually give the bands away at end of set. I have so many. So Many.

SNAP.
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I've worn rubber bands on my wrist off-and-on, since Harlan's Band Shark video... and now I have little to no hair on top of my head... hmmm - wonder if there's a connection Smile

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The bands were starting to affect my circulation so I bought 3 of those nice leather band boards by TCC and love them. I only put about 6 bands per cut out though. 3 of those boards are plenty for a huge variety of color combos. When I got mine earlier this year, they were on sale for $9 ea I think (or it may have been Penguins everyday price.
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