Friday, May 15, 2009

Cutting Long Hair

Originally posted on lawsie.com (a random site for generating advertising income) in 2005

Cutting my long hair has been on my mind for some time. I had a shaved head for about ten years then one day on a whim I decided to see what my hair looked like long. A few months down the line the first surprise came when I found out I had grey sideburns. The next surprise a few months later was just how curly my hair was! I've been growing my hair for about 9 months and it's got bigger and curlier than I could ever imagined, it doesn't look long but that's only thanks to the curls. I can't use shampoo as it puffs it all up and if the wind blows I'm worried the resistance will lift me up like an umbrella. So needless to say I was getting a bit annoyed with my long hair, I was missing the simple low maintenance hairstyle of having a shaved head.

The final straw was when I decided I could do with some exercise and found out not only could I not get the helmet on properly,,,
The hair got stuck in the straps and meant I couldn't get my earphones in! So on returning from my brief but very tiring bike ride I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I was keen to totally shave my head, right down to nothing but Emma pointed out that I'd look like a twat. I was also worried that the same fate would befall me as when my mate Jonny Culture let me wife shave his head, and she took a chunk out his ear and after growing his hair long for quite a while he didn't account for the lack of sun that had been reaching his scalp. When I shaved his head he left the house looking like he was wearing a swimming hat his head was so white!
The first cut may well be the deepest,,,
But it can also be the most fun!
Well there's plenty more hair related fun where that came from!
Here's my very brief foray into mullet land
I've always wondered what I'd look like as an orthodox Jew, hasn't everyone?
delightful
And here's what I'd look like if I ever had a comb-over and a sweat problem
Hmm, this must be what it feels like to have body hair like Robin Williams. As a (originally) blonde boy I'm blessed with virtually no body hair. I did used to be proper blonde but that was kinda destroyed by trying to bleach my hair with peroxide mouthwash and dishwasher powder. That's a story for another time.
Few of us in this life are blessed with the opportunity to spell out the word poo with our own hair,,,
The bath looked pretty awful afterwards but I was happy, I was FREE
The cats were totally unimpressed though.