If you want to prank someone, try the itching hair … It's easy to make from dried roses or maple seed pods. Another technique is to cut hair into very small pieces to make very effective scratching hair.
Method 1 of 3: Use roses
Step 1. Dry a rose
Take a fresh rose. Cut the stem just below the flower (leaves 2.5cm to 5cm of stem). Place the rose in a dark corner (such as a closet) for five to seven days or until it is dry.
When dried, the rose should be brown or dark and should be brittle and rough to the touch
Step 2. Remove the rose hip
Removes sepals and petals from the rose. Then look for a brown bulb in the middle, connected to the stem. This is the rose hip.
Sepals are the parts of the flower that are green and look like leaves. They serve to protect the bud and are located just below the petals
Step 3. Cut the rosehip in half
Before cutting it in half, put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands. Use a knife or scissors to cut the rosehip in half. Then cut these halves in half again. In the center of the button, you should see a material that looks like cotton.
It is this substance that causes the itching
Step 4. Remove the cottony material
Place a small cup on the table. Hold one of the bulb pieces on top of this cup. Use a toothpick to remove the cottony material from the rose hip. Drop it into the cup, and be sure to remove all the material from the bulb.
- This species of cotton found in rose hips is the basic material for scratching hair.
- Avoid touching your eyes and mouth once you have started.
Step 5. Boil a cup of water
Pour a cup (240 ml) of water into a saucepan. Place the latter on the stove and heat over medium to high heat. Once the water has started to boil (after about 5 minutes), pour the water into a mug.
Step 6. Place the mug near the cup that contains the cottony material
Allow it to absorb the steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until it becomes flaky. It is the vapor that will make it irritating.
Be careful not to wet the cotton
Step 7. Dry it
Place the cup containing the cottony material on a windowsill, in direct sunlight. Let dry for one to two hours.
Step 8. Crush the cotton to obtain a powder
Pour the dried cottony material onto a sheet of paper. Use a spoon to crush it until you get a powder. Then pour the powder into a resealable plastic bag or glass bottle.
- For security reasons, write this on the bag: " Warning: do not touch or throw ».
- Wash the spoon well in soapy water when you're done using it.
Method 2 of 3: Use maple seed pods
Step 1. Collect 15 to 20 pods of maple seeds
Find a single maple tree or a small forest of maple trees. Collects pods, also called windmills because of the way they rotate on themselves when they fall from the tree. The pods look like brown wings or helicopter propellers.
In spring and summer, the pods are green and still attached to the branches of the tree. Tear them off the tree and place them on a windowsill to let them dry. Take them off once they're brown and dry
Step 2. Lay a sheet of white paper on a table
The paper will be used to catch the silver hairs attached to the wing of the pod. It is these hairs that cause the itching.
To protect your hands, put on a pair of rubber gloves
Step 3. Remove the seed and the thorn
Use scissors to pry the wings off the seed. Also cuts the thorn that runs along the wing.
Step 4. Rub the wings together
Take two wings and rub them against each other until the silver hairs start to fall out. Do this until most of the hair is out. Repeat this for all the wings until you have about 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of hair.
Alternatively, you can use a razor blade to remove the hair. Run the razor against the wings to loosen the hairs
Step 5. Pour the bristles into a plastic bag
Pick up the sheet of paper and slide the bristles into a resealable bag. Store in a dark place, such as a closet, for two to three days to allow them to dry more. They will be even more scratchy.
- You can also store them in a glass bottle.
- For safety reasons, write this on the bottle: " Warning: do not touch or throw ».
Method 3 of 3: Use hair
Step 1. Collecting strands of hair
Find a hairbrush with strands of hair. Remove these and place them on a sheet of paper.
Step 2. Cut the hair
Use scissors to cut the hair into tiny pieces. You should end up with a pile of cropped hair.
Step 3. Place the hair in a bag
Pick up the paper and drop the hair into a resealable plastic bag. You can also drop them into an envelope. Keep in a cupboard for future use.
Microwave radiation destroys the structure of the hair from rose hip, so you should avoid this device
- Wear gloves when handling the itching hairs.
- Be careful not to put the cottony material of the rose in contact with your mouth or eyes. If so, wash them immediately.
- Does not ingest itching hair (do not eat it or try to drink it in any form).