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A bloke in Australia has been left quite literally red-faced after mistaking hair removal cream for shaving cream.
Ronald Walker, from the Goldie (Gold Coast), has lost substantial chunks of head hair and eyebrow hair after leaving the stuff on his mush for five minutes.
The mix-up left the 22-year-old a little tender in the chops; but the plus side is he got rid of the hairs he was planning to shave.
He said: "I'd ran out of shaving cream but there was another bottle and it said leave it on for a few minutes. And with shaving cream, I usually put it all over my face.
"It started to burn so I started panicking and sent a photo to my brother who told me it was hair removal cream and he hoped I hadn't used it all over my face.
"My face was really red afterwards. Luckily, I don't really have a beard anyway, it's normally quite patchy but now I have about one whole eyebrow between the two of them.
"I've got some hair missing from my fringe, a little bald patch in my hair.
"I've had to go to work but I don't think people will notice too much until I point it out."
OK, this is a touch confusing Ronald - why do you usually put shaving cream all over your face, especially given that you 'don't really have a beard'?
If the answer to the above question is 'to get 5,000 shares on social media', then it was mission accomplished for Ronald.
He said: "I posted it on social media for my friends because I thought it was funny.
"When I went to bed that night it had around ten likes then when I woke up the next day it had 1,000.
"People just think it's hilarious."
In UK-based shaving nightmare news, a bloke has lodged a complaint with Poundland, claiming one of its razors has left him permanently scarred.
Alex Hollins, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, said he was bleeding for half an hour after the quid razor took a chunk out of his head in March.
The 37-year-old said he fears the same thing could happen to someone else.
He told StokeOnTrentLive: "I shave my head almost every day. On this occasion, I put shaving foam on as usual but it cut a chunk of skin off my head. It's never happened before. You normally get little cuts but nothing this bad.
"It was bleeding for half an hour. I won't ever use that product again.
"I've still got a scar, although it's not as bad as it was. I contacted Poundland directly and spoke to them. I rang them by phone first and then they sent me emails to send the razors and the pictures of my bleeding.
"I'm scared this could happen to somebody else. There might be another person who's had this problem."
Poundland said it has investigated the complaint, adding that the razor is not supposed to be used on the bonce.
A spokesperson said: "The razors, like many others that are sold, are designed to be used on your face, not your head.
"The skin around a head is closer to the bone than the skin on your cheeks.
"When sculpting around these delicate areas it does require a lot more concentration and less pressure on the razor handle and cartridge, which is why it's not recommended."
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