You know, I believe in self-deprecatory humor, but the picture with this post is downright scary. I reveal my worst hairdo ever, circa 1985.
That's me with my dad about 2 years before his death. After the prompts below, I enclose the story that made me think about hair. Enjoy. And, go ahead, tease me for having my "afro".
This week's prompt is "hair." What are your stories about hair?
Do you remember having it cut at the beauty or barber shop?
Did you ever cut your own hair?
Have you shaved it or colored it or wished it were curly or straight?
Can you tell the story of how it feels to have someone else brush your hair,
or the story of when you cut your own bangs,
or the story of losing your hair to chemotherapy?
What are your stories about hair?
Most Gen X and Y'ers (and those younger) really don't believe we haven't always had "blow dryers". It wasn't until the 70's that they made their appearance, and throughout the 60's ladies who wanted to dry their hair at home had a small machine that sat on a table, and attached to a blow up cap (looked like a beach ball attached to your face) by a hose.
But, pre-dating this old marvel, women and girls pretty much dried their hair with a towel. I remember having long, below the waist hair in the 50's and early 60's. A great pleasure was to sit with my dad (Saturday nights only, otherwise he was working two jobs) and he would towel dry my hair after Saturday night bath. A great memory.
Go ahead. Choose one of the prompts above. Tell me one of your "hair raisers" in the comments below.