Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sunday Scribblings: Hair

my hair by bewinca

Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there, hair!
Shoulder length, longer
Here baby, there mama, Everywhere daddy daddy - Hair!
~Rado and Ragni, Hair, a Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices. ~Shana Alexander

Red, auburn, carrot-topped, copper.
Blonde, ashen, sun-kissed, gold, platinum, tow-headed, dishwater.
Brunette, brownette, brown-black, ash-brown, deep brown, red-brown.
Gray, silver, salt-and-pepper, white.

Energetic, temperamental, high-spirited.
Shallow, slow-witted, greedy.
Earthy, smart, dull.
Distinguished, old, experienced.

Bleaches, dyes, highlights, lowlights, multitones, rinses.
Perms, straighteners, curlers, waves, irons, blow-dryers.

Shampoos, conditioners, pomades, hairspray, leave in, rinse-out, tamers, detanglers, de-frizzers, gels, spritzes, creams.

Clarifying, color-boosting, thickening, damaged, dry, oily, normal, dandruff, curly, straight, medium, wavy, blonde, brunette, red, black.

Cut, color, texture, long, short, medium, chin-length, shoulder-length, cap.

With the right chemical preparation, our hair is more an expression of what's inside than out. It shows who we'd like to be and how we'd like to be thought of.

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  1. From a guy's perspective, all I ever really think about is short or long, wet or dry, clean or dirty, black or gray. Anything beyond that makes my hair hurt.

    Very nice post!

  2. I guess hair have its own personality in a way.

  3. "...our hair is more an expression of what's inside than out."

    How right on you are...

    Excellent post... good food for thought!

  4. boliyou,
    You hit that one right on the head. ;-)
    We do put a tremendous amount of time and energy into hair's an extension of a mask.
    Well done.
    Thanks for taking a peek under the microscope.

  5. I almost played this song on my blog today! Wonderful and so right you are about significance of hair reflecting what’s going on inside! Great post and I loved your poem. It should be on every beauticians wall!

    Peace Giggles

  6. When you look at the topic of hair the way you have, it is truly a fascinating and inexhaustible subject! Thanks for an enjoyable read.

  7. So true how our hair carries our moods.

    BTW, I've just signed up for the Blogathon, guess I'll be seeing you there :)

  8. You covered it all..

    Thats how hair means to all of us..

  9. And hair also tells a lot about our health and state of happiness to the trained eye.
    Thanks for visiting my LJ.