A: Some of the foam has dripped onto my face and onto the cape.
B: Sorry, I’ll wipe it away with a towel. Am I using too much strength, or is this OK?
A: Could you put more into it here, that’s right. And a little lighter over here.
Photo: Shen Chao-liang, Liberty Times 照片：自由時報記者沈昭良
B: OK, let’s go over there to rinse your hair. How is the water temperature? Not too hot?
A: It’s fine. Please don’t apply any conditioner: I’ve heard it blocks up the follicles.
B: OK. It’s washed. Let’s go over there for a blow dry.
(Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱)
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“I’ve heard it blocks up the follicles”
They could also have said it blocks up the “pores.” Follicles are the tunnel-shaped structures in the skin from which hair grows; pores are the openings at the surface of the skin leading down into the follicle.
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