Monday, June 16, 2014

Iodine and Baby Oil Hair Remover

"1Tbsp of iodine 2% 1 Cup of baby oil Rub your hairy area with the mixture and let set for only 5 minutes. Then gently wipe away with a damp cloth. Viola!!!! NO MORE HAIR!"




I've had a lot of people asking about this one. My first step was try to locate the source of this image. I was unable to find the source though so if anyone knows, please let me know. But right off the bat, the leg shape, muscle tone, as well as the hair growth made me believe this was a man's leg. Not that men can't and don't remove leg hair, but if you look closely you'll also notice a rather large scar running down the knee of the hairless leg.  We often see similar ideas where an image of one thing is used to promote a completely different idea, like the spray paint light bulbs, brown sugar for hair straightening, coffee for hair remover, and the fake tan from cocoa powder, just to name a few of the ones this blog alone has disproven. 

Which leads me into why I don't believe this is even remotely plausible as a pin. You see, it's common for surgeons to scrub an area before surgery with iodine. If iodine was such a remarkable hair remover, why would they bother doing pre-op shaving? Anyone who has had surgery on an area with hair growth can tell you that the area is shaved before hand. Wouldn't doctors, of all people, look for time-saving methods and skip the shaving if iodine could double as an antiseptic AND hair remover? 

Not only that, but a lot of results when you google iodine and mineral oil pulls up people talking about how back in the days of bottle brown tans, this was one of the go to tanning methods. If it worked as a hair remover, I think it would be more commonly known today, and I also doubt a lot of men back in the day would have used it as often as they did. Anyone who has used iodine can attest to how it stains the skin, however the hairless leg seems oddly void of any kind of staining. 

And finally, chemically, there is NOTHING in these two that would cause such a reaction as hair loss

But in the name of science, and because I know you love proof, I tested this pin out just for the blog. Since it's summer though, my legs get shaved regularly, so I brought in a stand in for this pin. Meet the other half of "us" here at Don't Pin That, and my editor in chief, Tay.



Tay, bless him, is hairy. Very much like the original image. So who better to test this pin out? 


Tay was a good sport spending his father's day evening letting me test this out. I mixed up the mixture and then tucked a towel under his leg incase it dribbled onto the sofa, and applied it.


Then we waited. The pin says 5 minutes, but since there was a bottle of wine and an episode of Conan to catch up on, it turned out to be more like 15 for us. Gently rubbing it away didn't do much, so I then scrubbed. The hair however, remained firmly attached to his leg: 


His very yellow stained leg I might add. 

So there you have it. No, this doesn't work. There's no way this would work chemically or even logically. I have no idea what the source of the original image is, but it's not from some miracle iodine hair remover. 

Have an idea you want us to look into? Contact us! We're on facebook and twitter - leave a message, an pin, or just say hello. 





24 comments:

  1. Anonymous17/6/14

    You and Tay crack me up!
    -crazyfordlr

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Funny blog post! The links above are terrible. Not even clicking on any probably a virus.

      Delete
    2. what a bunch of filthy comments! disgusting

      Delete
  2. Anonymous6/6/15

    It would be "a pin" not "an pin"... might want to correct that.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Found this was tested and didn't work

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gabriele Lanhan On fb posted it

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous19/6/15

    Yep she did.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous20/7/15

    http://bbs.sgcn.com/thread-371953-1-1.html

    Oldest google image listing I could find for it - most older images are all for laser hair removal (from pages in non-English languages).

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome! Thank you, first time here, I'm going to have to browse your blog now.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You might find the image source here:

    https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZivX77z1LpJ51zdXJigD9fjmD5A83t6YD5uUrUaO-0-kImo6-s-EFSCwcoux_1xsbkLiwg6cS1mI5M57shIicEJCS-U0Rj--q2jnFWya6jf9Za75hAiJ_1TE4UKqYuVocGtVpHpxHD6sSSX8yffEu1crF49jxszowybbrExYv8xTNGJLCmecD0Dxjdiu6b3d9hRtU4rrIuD5EeR2tGXjr0ONXYHb_1Kn0k1BeUknXQsFp5JI2MpkI4-5XTSjhkoRxpAPe7W-v1yk7-i4gAlwv9-y7HexCCXmLDMo4clS2cpfBvuCCzpwi5Qsm_1fK-Th16SUcSkOJrOftqcTYCMR1kCe7mWN5RySLyizw0v79q-i043DHHavJMF0z2XuXiAOblCJEamTDLjh7MAJtj73z_1azD2pxopiRXIdt6_1BSt_1aGieh_107EHSolJFpIydt4X6Dy1zGjDETcYHBK2DS0y2nx9WSO1vbfTt_1BXqe6Pn19UKSK6EMKiYywIp--RCN9veYBImn_1YgkkOZSdt4TENwdMq_1luwV3qqd_1ZlzGFedPSWBwSsKNf97KXW3yVEKYtGIpDthgfksLftLWdcHbb5dOw50HobCANLcY1Ae2Nw4kSHjno_1-VyB8WDU_1Ja8O61a9_1B3RL9YLBslC3Lh24W9MScqH1iZm3XPRddbK0vn7EbEbq2NWFjT7qaTqReY9QoiNDX9kZvpVkMXcJ9qXQBHT-IhYVBut-cvYfvgeNASSEh4xEtU_1_17s7SysVmSxX5RREktJkdUA5CwXMFflenDTKVcDP-hzBi0wkJm1PAxlbisFq58N7MKhMPjw7t30ZifEyYBHtA1DwLGmZp4CMO-_1JRezKsVbiHIfAfjsx6JVYfqIIpnhXGXYOAkhNm29ED2FRo893Pj77AABLB27Qk5HLQlZlBaHjcHKFak305zxwLHQozN7nfeV5drpIxgt6f6JmCtsBAUEpztshOeGAFFTXKk6z8jTpsqYwQghwsMOB_1vWmce1VE6vrueRGfTk6elPLXl3z4P8y7MWAcvu0ZX654zA2lk6xp-89ylPzJv6p99NwhzpsDYWuH-uF8pPbwMVa2Plt4oxmzUiy2t9IcjgFA65fC6wWrUHI4Ht6ieZj5ZWke8WZj9SvHFr5EbnqO9DRx0jmE2x9jLMb6nIc8bPtYcXI-e25e_1rzjlgJg5w_1eRLkHnI1-ktHu2lgy1zM9GbEHWMzKAPl1m_1wuMbWc6OjHOCgr5hO1GW4lYVc1-ute5kdmNDvgKB5xeHCsYJ09nfFD3RxfEwVqiarrIbGVu0Zqnz-78aYFtwrPfA4NY5rHsCxVT04VwvnezpGC1RW3an69q0BjeIcElZgAKT8hlfW-8KB1x3Uo0vdvaofMD-0_1qLxujwpLuBXUDl9gIKjF6HwzUFTDWiOvb9j2pAN1M-tEnBFB8A9RYXvPO7phk7tk9cbgyb4GfqkU_1OFjgpPyRlU3IK4DEhSyaVNWgU-SuPq6hxFpl70sddxFzYDF5_1y4QsSKhrRladc_1Y&hl=en

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous13/9/15

    Did you use a povidone iodine solution (aka Betadine) or an actual 2% iodine solution? Not that I'm suggesting that it will make much difference, I was just wondering.

    ReplyDelete
  10. There truly exist no chemical reaction or alkaline presence for such a claim. This one is a LMFAO.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What difference would it make if it was 2% just curious

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous9/2/16

    Am sneha i got rid of my facial upper lip and chin hairs by dr.me ping gel in just 14 days and that too permanently without side and in natural way from skin,this gel show results in 3 days,this is awesome stuff and get it from S-Organics the best facial hair remover....http://indiamart.com/saarcorganics

    ReplyDelete
  13. I was looking for an explaination as why this would work when I ran across your website. THANK YOU!!! I was trying ever pin but they just lead no where!

    ReplyDelete
  14. We specialise in offering a range of highly successful medical aesthetic services such as laser hair removal, acne, skin peels, microdermabrasion and much more…

    acne treatment birmingham

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous10/6/16

    There is just no way in hell this could work. If you notice the picture is taken in the shower. Common sense tells me this person just shaved their leg in order to either see the scar better or just to do it. Regardless of why you can see that the water is still on (as the hair on the right leg is still wet) which leads me to believe either a good old fashioned razor is to blame or ACTUAL chemical hair remover. Ugh. Someone got a laugh knowing people would COVER themselves in iodine only to find they are now orange

    ReplyDelete
  16. Any way you can take the awful porn ofd the reply posts?!?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Any way you can take the awful porn ofd the reply posts?!?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Please monitor the replies on here! I've reported that one individual to Blogger, but you guys need to also remove that nasty porn-filled post!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Are you searching any horny girls? then please visit us, we are providing the best girl to your own location, see this: https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/Ethan-Property-Group-Pty-Ltd-122330830/0a3409b8-ad59-495e-9e2a-671acb856eec


    ReplyDelete
  20. nice blog
    thanks for sharing information.
    VLCC Facials.VLCC’s extensive range of facials is custom made to gift you the radiant, flawless, toned and supple skin that you always dreamt of.

    ReplyDelete