A question about hair


Life around home, Walking with Jesus / Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Confession: I’ve been thinking a lot about hair. I don’t know why.

It could be for joy at the new-blown fuzz covering my sister’s head. It might be remembering a little 5-year-old I met, who grew hers out long to donate to Wigs for Kids. It could be that I just tried out a new veil pattern that left my family dubious and my friends howling. It was shaped like a stingray and looked like a cross between Injun Joe and the Pioneer Mama. I really liked it. It could be that…

(But I’m not leading up to a treatise on the head covering. So sorry to disappoint.)

Iโ€™m curiousโ€”what do you think about the hair of a lady? And more specifically, about your own? If you could use three words to describe it (or your wife’s–I have to put this in so my coonskin-cap-wearing friend Merle knows he can join the conversation)ย what would they be? Donโ€™t be shy now.

You may post anonymously if you wish, using your age in place of a name. I might know who you are, but I promise not to tell. Example:

29
Long, straight, boring

33
Silky, classy, gorgeous

68
Short, silver, low-maintenance

18
Blonde, curly, pain-in-the-neck

Can you tell me? Nothing you say will be used against you. I promise.

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9 years ago

“Numbered by Him” I know these aren’t all adjectives, but you didn’t say they had to be so I took my liberties. Don’t know how He ever kept track of mine with all it’s coming and going.

9 years ago

Now I feel obligated. I can think of a few words, but I would probably blush writing them here. The Bible says long hair is a woman’s glory. Ok, now there’s a word I can endorse. Glorious, glorious, GLORIOUS! (there’s your three words) Why any woman would like short hair is beyond my wildest comprehension.

Dorcas Byler
9 years ago
Reply to  Merle

Maybe it is because you never had long hair. I had no hair for awhile. When it grew back and was about the length of men’s hair–I confess, I marveled at the ease of caring for it! But I am very grateful to have my hair back, and will happily comb it, even if it takes more time. But yes, I do understand why women like short hair.

9 years ago
Reply to  Dorcas Byler

Okay, let me rephrase that. Why any man would like women to have short hair is beyond my wildest comprehension!

Treva
9 years ago

long, thin, frustrating!

BUT I’m thankful I have it. I have a friend who has none. At all. I think a wig would be much more frustrating than my wayward hair.

49
9 years ago

Long, straight, easy-to-manage

29
9 years ago

Red, straight, dry

abtmyfathersbusiness
9 years ago

Falling Out Fast (it’s called having a baby ๐Ÿ™‚ :P)

Susan
9 years ago

46
Brown-with-grey, wavy, coarse, falling out (due to hypothyroidism), almost middle of my back length

Elisabeth
9 years ago

Long, dark, indecisive.

That’s because it can’t make up its mind to be straight or wavy, fine or coarse. At thirty-something, I look forward to the gorgeous pure white it will be someday but wish the preview wasn’t quite so soon.

I can testify to the fact that when I prayed in frustration that my hair was *supposed* to be glorious…well, I found some answers on how to deal with it.

30
9 years ago

My wife’s: Long, rich, mysterious.

Shaunda
9 years ago

black, fun-to-work-with length and thickness, unpredictable. ๐Ÿ™‚

9 years ago

I am fascinated with why you’re doing this? ๐Ÿ™‚

naturally two-toned, trimmed, wavy

32
9 years ago

Middle of my back. Dark, extremely curly with a lot of frizz. I have a serious love/hate relationship with my hair.

Marlene Stoltzfus
9 years ago

Exactly what Treva said.

9 years ago

long, beautiful, frustrating

Mom Coblentz
9 years ago

Whine, whine…why can’t we have 6 words?????

Lengthening, thickening, stretching-to-my-finger-tips.

It’s really not supposed to be doing this to a 63 yr old lady…but i have to confess, it’s beautiful!!

Shaunda
9 years ago
Reply to  Mom Coblentz

I love your hair, Barb, and I think Shari should invite you to do a guest post on how to have beautiful, sleek, lengthening, thickening white hair at 63. I’m just 32 and I must confess that I see mine going the other direction much more quickly than I like.

JessicaD
9 years ago

Oooo, I haven’t stopped by here for a while but I LOVE hair. mmmm. Have since I was a little girl.

My own? thin, slippery and flat.

Rachel S
9 years ago

highlighted, shoulder-blade length, straightening iron!

9 years ago

greying, thin, frizzy

Denise
9 years ago

fluffy, frizzy, fickle–I say this because it has a mind of its own. I can comb it but still have curls and frizzles wherever they happen to be! I am not one of these ladies that can have their hair look the same and be perfect all the time!! I have always liked my hair though!!

24
9 years ago

beautiful. red. long.

29
9 years ago
Reply to  24

I know you.

Brenda Wenger
9 years ago

48
Long, shiny, gray-white
I am thankful for a head of hair, but when I’m not feeling well, it is so much work to comb!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

58 and counting
9 years ago

“My pet peeve”, “for his benefit”, so he’d better not complain when he finds it “in his dinner”. And “wigs for kids” has been a dream of mine! I’m wondering how God feels about that one?