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A Raccoon Tried Braiding My Hair Just Like In Pocahontas But Couldn't Pull It Off

Raccoons have tiny little hands, but can they really braid hair?

How cool would it be to have a little raccoon friend weave a braid in your hair? Pretty cool, because that's exactly what Meeko did for Pocahontas.

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I mean, he didn't even need a rubber band or hairspray.

Chrissy and Selorm, the hosts of Bogus Beauty on As/Is, wanted to find out whether it's possible to have a raccoon braid hair in this week's episode.

Let's be honest. That would be a total gamechanger.
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Let's be honest. That would be a total gamechanger.

TBH, Chrissy thinks raccoons are cute and totally wanted to hang out with one. She was also kind of obsessed with their tiny little hands.

Selorm asked, "You want a little raccoon that's been digging through the trash, sharp teeth, rabies — digging through your hair?" Chrissy's answer was yes.
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Selorm asked, "You want a little raccoon that's been digging through the trash, sharp teeth, rabies — digging through your hair?" Chrissy's answer was yes.

So, the first step was to meet an actual raccoon. They went to see Crystal Chen who trains all sorts of different animals for the movie industry.

Crystal explained that raccoons are way more intelligent than most people give them credit for. She said, "They're kind of a cross between a cat and a monkey. Very mischevious, they can be very aggressive when they want to be." Wait. What?
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Crystal explained that raccoons are way more intelligent than most people give them credit for. She said, "They're kind of a cross between a cat and a monkey. Very mischevious, they can be very aggressive when they want to be." Wait. What?

Okay, so what were the dangers with having a raccoon potentially braid your hair? They have really sharp teeth and claws, too.

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How sharp though? Crystal said, "Between a house cat and a lion." Whoa!

Before they would attempt anything, Chrissy underwent some training with a couple of raccoons so they felt comfortable around her.

Chrissy said, "At first, I'm gonna kind of face away, not really make eye contact because that can be a little bit intimidating and stressful for them. I love raccoons and I hope they love me or I'll be devastated."
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Chrissy said, "At first, I'm gonna kind of face away, not really make eye contact because that can be a little bit intimidating and stressful for them. I love raccoons and I hope they love me or I'll be devastated."

The trainers used a clicker during training so when the raccoons heard the click they knew they were getting paid for doing something good with food.

Chrissy was shocked that the raccoon was almost immediately doing pretty close to what it looks like in Pocahontas with her hair.
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Chrissy was shocked that the raccoon was almost immediately doing pretty close to what it looks like in Pocahontas with her hair.

By the end of the training session Chrissy and Daisy the raccoon looked like they were BFFs. And all that tiny hand holding!

She said, "I get it, Pocahontas. This is the sh*t."
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She said, "I get it, Pocahontas. This is the sh*t."

But could Daisy actually braid her hair? It was time to find out.

Oh, and this goes without saying, but don't try this at home, ya hear?
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Oh, and this goes without saying, but don't try this at home, ya hear?

First, Chrissy had to divide her hair up into three sections for the raccoon just like you would when you're doing a braid.

She used teeny tiny little rubber bands to match the raccoon's teeny tiny little hands. LOL!
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She used teeny tiny little rubber bands to match the raccoon's teeny tiny little hands. LOL!

During the raccoon's first attempt, Selorm thought it was just looking through Chrissy's hair for a snack.

Selorm was also convinced that Daisy was making eye contact with her. LOL!
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Selorm was also convinced that Daisy was making eye contact with her. LOL!

It was time for the second attempt, and Chrissy was feeling hopeful and inspired. Selorm? No so much.

Daisy the raccoon got a pretty firm grip on Chrissy's hair, she began flipping the strands around, and it looked like she may be getting it...
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Daisy the raccoon got a pretty firm grip on Chrissy's hair, she began flipping the strands around, and it looked like she may be getting it...

But sadly, it was not to be. Womp womp.

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Chrissy was bummed. She said, "I need a moment of mourning. I thought this would happen, and it didn't."

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So it appears, boys and girls, that this so-called have-your-raccoon-friend-do-a-quick-braid-on-you Disney beauty hack was totally bogus.

Pocahontas, this one's for you, girl. We did it for you.
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Pocahontas, this one's for you, girl. We did it for you.

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