The good folks at the Hot and Handy Show give a fairly detailed tutorial on how to unclog your drains. She refers to Zip-It as a “plastic snake”. While we appreciate the association with our larger siblings, we would prefer to keep things informal: you can call us “Zip-It”.
There is a trend in the kinky haired community to let your hair do what your hair is naturally inclined to do (I let my hair do the same thing, but it’s kinda wavy and sticks straight up – and I wouldn’t change a thing – but I digress). These ladies are proud of what they have and love showing it off, and we love every last one of them.
Our new found friends at Afrobella are on a quest to find all of the products a girl needs to let her curly hair fly free. They have also found that some of that free flying curly hair flies right into the drain. Mercifully, Afrobella recently discovered the joys of Zip-It. What has impressed me most in her write-up is the use of the terms “doohickey” and “oooooh chile”:
Now here’s the thing. The Zip-It is different from other drain cleaners, because it’s manual. It’s a long plastic doohickey you stick down your drain as far down as you can, and then you pull it back out, oooooh chile. Let me prepare you for what you may behold.
With a chemical drain cleaner you never actually come into contact with your shower sludge, or clumps of hair. But with the Zip-It, you are literally pulling this stuff out of your shower drain manually, so for the love of Pete make sure you’re right next to your toilet or bathroom trash can. Because if you’re like me and you’d rather not touch this stuff, it’s the only way to avoid having to do so. It gets gross, it gets real – but it works like nothing else ever has.
This is great. The best time to answer a question is before it is asked. You can almost picture it. Someone steps up to this display and says, “Well, how does this thing work?’ and then looking up saying, “Oh”.
It may come as no surprise, but we love people with curly hair. Long, thick, naturally curly hair. The curlier the better. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t have any problem with bald people. We love bald people too. It’s just that bald people look at Zip-It and say “So, what do you want me to do with this, then?” But, you give a Zip-It to someone with curly hair – You are going to make someone very happy.
The good stuff happens at 1:59 in this video. She speeds up the film and it seems to me that there should be some Benny Hillifying done to that segment.
This is whoissugar (I believe that name is rhtorical). She is extolling the virtues of Zip-It to her followers. If you pay close attention you might just get some shampoo and conditioner tips as well. Now, whoissugar doesn’t actually show Zip-It in use, but she’s giving us a shout-out, so we’d figure we’d shout back.
We’ve heard the wad of hair and goo that is pulled from your drain with a Zip-It called many things. “Rat” most commonly. There has been a few “Cousin It”s. And let us not forget my personal favorite: “sasquatch”.