I Suffer for My Hair


The Internet has been a-buzz ever since I posted that picture. You know, THAT picture. In which the otherwise lovely and desirable JD stuffed her gorgeous curls into a Ziplock bag to keep them dry during a shower.

I have to admit. It was rather a blow to my pride to have to share that picture with the world. But I did it for YOU! To show you how to improvise in such a situation. In order to fulfill my lifelong mission of doing things so you don’t have to, it was necessary that I uglify myself (no easy task) for the sake of my readers.

Thousands of you (I believe it was actually two—ed.) e-mailed me demanding to see the “before” picture—the picture of the curly-headed JD. Well, I didn’t take one that day. But for you, my dears, I re-created the scene. I recently slept on curlers all night JUST so I could show you what you missed.

Are you ready? Hold on to your shower caps:

Where's JD?

NOW do you see why it was so important to keep that precious head of hair totally dry?

You’ll certainly never catch me out in public with a Ziplock bag on my head. But the next time you see a striking yet sloppily-dressed woman with a headful of curls so gigantic she can’t fit her head through the door, it just may be me, JD. Please respect my privacy.

There she is!

So! Would YOU sleep on curlers for a head of gorgeous ringlets? Or are you a naturally curly-haired freak who doesn’t have to lift a finger? Curling irons? Hot rollers? Flat-irons? Mousse? Perms? What do you do to achieve hair perfection?


Straight or curly? Only Humor-Blogs knows for sure.

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76 Responses to “I Suffer for My Hair”

  1. 1 Daisy the Curly Cat

    I am in awe of your beautiful, shiny ringlets! It is definitely worth preserving with a ziplock bag.

    My Mommie has hair so straight that she has to use a curling iron to try to get it to bend a little at the ends.

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..Fashion Friday: I am a Glam Girl!

  2. 2 Canucklehead

    You lost me at the picture of ‘Cousin It’. Did you watch crappy 60′s sitcoms so I didn’t have to at some point? So confused – so, so confused.


    Canucklehead’s last blog post..Ho Ho Holy Crap – Kill It With Fire!!!

  3. 3 The Incredible Woody

    There is no hope for my impossibly straight hair so I just don’t bother to try any more!

    The Incredible Woody’s last blog post..How about this one for the Christmas card??

  4. 4 Jenn Thorson

    Lovely hair! I used to sleep on curlers for massive amounts of ringlets. Now I have just embraced my straight-hairness (okay, well, not quite, I still strategically use a curling iron). But I find I seem to deteriorate over the course of the day a lot less now since I’ve gone flatter and straighter.

    And no scaring the kids and prompting villagers with torches, either, surprisingly!

    PS- NICE bow. :) I think that should be your Twitter avatar for the holidays. :)

    Jenn Thorson’s last blog post..Brenda Got Run Over By A Reindeer

  5. 5 Natural

    whoa you could use that first picture as an audition for a hair commercial.

    i USED to sleep in hair rollers, even though they hurt my head. i woke up looking really tight in the head, so i stopped it.

    now i just let it go free and i deal with the next morning.

    Natural’s last blog post..You’re So Vain You Probably Think This Post Is About You

  6. 6 maggie, dammit


    (as for my curls, I’m not sure you want to know. Basically: I don’t use shampoo. Like, ever. Which means Y’ALL suffer for my hair so *I* don’t have to.) ;)

    maggie, dammit’s last blog post..Simplicity

  7. 7 April

    WOW that’s a lot of hair.

    My hair is neither completely straight nor curly, it’s kind of an odd mixture of wavy in some parts and stick straight in others, throw in some cowlicks for good measure and to make it even more fun it’s extremely thick so it weighs a ton. You don’t even want to know the amount of time I have to spend on my hair either with a straightener or a curling iron depending how I want to do it that day. Then even after all that effort, there’s no guarantee it will stay put and products don’t seem to matter. Depending on the whims of my hair it could stay in place with very little product or it could be a mess by time I get to work no matter how much I put in there.

    I long for naturally beautiful hair that falls into place with very little effort…

  8. 8 cardiogirl

    The first shot is almost like a slo-mo head swing of perfection.

    The second *is* perfection. Sadly I do nothing to my hair except blow dry my bangs with a round brush and then pull the rest, slightly wet, up into a ponytail.

    It looks better than it sounds.

    I think.

    cardiogirl’s last blog post..I can find that piece in three days or less

  9. 9 Meg

    I let my teen daughter straighten it for me. It keeps her off of the internet chat rooms.

    Meg’s last blog post..Why Are You Discriminating Against Me?

  10. 10 Stanley!

    Bah. Curly hair is overrated. However, you could be leading the charge in a movement to make Ziploc bags into a fashion accessory (I like the bow, btw).

    I’m glad I’m not a lady, because I really wouldn’t want to do a lot of hair-related maintenance, ESPECIALLY using curlers.

  11. 11 Sandra Regina

    My hair is so curly I can’t straighten it for more than a half hour at a time. Sigh.

    I envy people who can do both. I feel wild today – let’s do curly! I feel sleek today – straight it is!

    Instead, I am stuck with curly hair. For now and forever. Amen.

  12. 12 stephanie barr

    You’ve seen my picture, JD. You know, I never have to curl anything for picture perfect dark curls with just a hint of natural red. You could envy me if I didn’t make two of you otherwise.

    My daughter, with similar gorgeous hair, straightens it religiously (which is silly – blowdrying it will work as well; it’s the natural drying that makes ours curl). Some people just can’t be pleased.

    But your hair was gorgeous. You go girl!

    stephanie barr’s last blog post..Biological Functions in Fiction

  13. 13 stephanie barr

    Wow, I’m cryptic. Let me reword this “You could envy me if I didn’t make two of you otherwise.” to “Hey, I’m fat; you won’t envy more than my hair.”

    stephanie barr’s last blog post..Biological Functions in Fiction

  14. 14 Lord Likely

    I keep my hair looking pristine through judicious use of hair-wax. Not that I need really bother, as I wear a hat through most of the day. And when I do finally remove said hat, the ladies are not really paying much attention to my hair.

    Lord Likely’s last blog post..The Cream of the Crop

  15. 15 JD

    Daisy the Curly Cat: I don’t think my curly hair is any match for your beautiful curly furs. My hair reacts the same as your Mommie’s to a curling iron. I want curly hair, not bendy hair!

    Canucklehead: Hee! Good thing you added that wink, or I might’ve gotten all indignant. Yes, you can call me Cousin It, but Cousin It never had such such curls.

    The Incredible Woody: I just have to keep trying. When it’s straight, it’s so blah.

    Jenn Thorson: Ooh, good idea! Or how about the first picture, but with a bow? I haven’t tried a curling iron in years. It was always a lot of effort for very little result (see comment to Daisy above).

    Natural: I only rarely sleep on rollers. Usually before we go on vacation (can’t fly with straight hair or the plane will fall!) and for a very few select special occasions. I love sleep too much to suffer.

    maggie, dammit: Aw, thank you. Yeah, my hair definitely benefits from a “break” from washing, leading to much suffering among any who get too close. But I can’t smell it! Why is that?

    April: Your hair sounds most interesting — and frustrating. I have a couple pieces that are stick-straight, too, and then other parts that have a tiny bit of wave. But the only thing that keeps my hair curly for at least most of a day are curlers. I sort of miss my short, 12-year-old-boy haircut . . .

    cardiogirl: Yeah, that’s what I was going for! I don’t know about perfection, but it’s a lot better than non-curled. I wish I could pull off a cute ponytail, but the back of my head is completely flat. I’m sure you look as cute as a button.

    Meg: HA! Good idea. Maybe I could hire a wayward youth to put in my rollers. I could be saving a life!

    Stanley: Is it really overrated? I thought all men loved long, wavy hair. If not, I’ll stick with the Ziplock bag. You are indeed not to be a “lady.” Curlers suck.

    Sandra Regina: But I bet it’s pretty. I know, I know, all curly-heads all wish they had straight hair and vice versa. It is the lot of all women to be forever dissatisfied with their hair.

    stephanie barr: Oh, but I do envy you. Your hair is as lovely as the rest of you—and as lovely as your daughter. (I liked the cryptic version!)

    Lord Likely: Nor would I. But then . . . I’d probably ask you to keep the hat on.

  16. 16 Jen

    I’d not seen the post you refer but now I have and the comments that follow. I too am amazed that so many people use a shower cap. I have one of those heads of hair that actually work. Sadly it is my only feature, besides my beautiful feet, that is an asset. My asset is spreading as we speak and everything else has been falling. Damn kids! Some days I do not want to wash, condition (can’t run a comb through without conditioner) mousse, blowdry, so I opt to stay out of the shower completely. I know, yuck, but I don’t actually see people in my daily life and if I do I am wearing a huge parka to keep warm so that covers up my possible rankness.

    You see I have been too embarrassed to use a shower cap. I thought no one used them except my grandma (grandma also wrapped her head in toilet paper ever night and I am not doing that even if I do sleep alone) so now that I know there are others out there who do use a shower cap I will scurry to Walgreens and buy me some. Thank you for showing me the way!

    Jen’s last blog post..Lessons From Entrecard

  17. 17 absepa

    You have beautiful curls! Oh, the hair implements I’ve used…hot rollers, cold rollers, hot sticks, flat irons, you name it. Everything except a perm. None of it actually worked, though, because my hair is just nuts. Super-thick, wildly curly, and coarse as a horse’s tail. When it was long, the hair did exactly what it wanted to, and nothing I tried could change it. So I just gave up and cut it all off.

    I haven’t actually slept on curlers since I was a kid, when my mom used to wind those things to my head so tightly I felt like I was going be bald by morning. It wasn’t an everyday thing, just for special occasions like piano recitals or choir performances, but I remember the pain very well.

    absepa’s last blog post..Friday Random

  18. 18 Puglette

    oh, for crying out loud, JD! here I am sitting in my office thinking I really should have washed my hair this morning, it really looks gross…and what do I see?? Your beautiful curls! All thick and shiny too!

    My gosh, I think I will just have to go home to the pugs…they don’t care what I look like because they only open their eyes to eat…and to play bitey face.

    Although, I do have really pretty hair when it is clean, it’s very blond, natural blond too.

  19. 19 Steve | Trade Show Guru

    hi JD,
    Two thoughts…
    First thought – where would the world be without ZipLock bags? I don’t know who invented them, but we should have a day off in his/her honor. Nothing wrong with a day of every now and then.
    Second thought – curly or straight, it’s just nice to have enough hair to have a problem with it.
    ~ Steve, the ziplock-loving trade show guru
    PS. Thanks for suffering for us so we don’t have to… ;)

    Steve | Trade Show Guru’s last blog post..Trade Show Secrets

  20. 20 brooke

    I acheive my curly hair by scrunching it. For those who dont know what that is it is when you but gel and a bunch of other hair products so that you have curly hair and i have straight hair and i like straight.

  21. 21 flit

    I have extremely fine hair and very, very little of it… and it doesn’t hold a curl or take a perm.

    it does, however, dry in about 30 seconds…suppose that’s a plus. No need for ziplock

    flit’s last blog post..More Webspiration

  22. 22 Lidian

    Wow, you have beautiful hair!

    Lidian’s last blog post..The Phantom Raisin Seeder Of Old Philadelphia Town

  23. 23 Babs - beetle

    Well I usually pull the shower down low so that it doesn’t touch my hair. You can’t do that with long hair though ;O)

    Your hair is beautiful! When mine was long, it was so thick and straight that if I slept in curlers all night long it would be straight within an hour of taking them out! Hot tongs gave it a bounce but no more than that!

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..Would you like to mess up a Christmas Carol?

  24. 24 Lola

    I would KILL for curly hair like that. My brunette hair is straight and thin. I used to have it permed and for awhile grew it past shoulder length. I quite perming it 3 years ago when the hair stylist was taking out the rollers and asked if I was going bald. Gee thanks.

    So now I have it short, need a cut now actually. Think old school Annie Lenox or Jamie Lee Curtis. I shampoo, put in some product (pomade or gel) and toussle it (mess it up) and I’m good to go.

    Lola’s last blog post..I listen to talk radio too much.

  25. 25 carol at A Second Cup

    Thank you JD. I always wanted to have curly hair.

    carol at A Second Cup’s last blog post..Blogs Worth A Click: Savings Addition

  26. 26 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Oh, dear. I have yet to achieve this so-called “hair-perfection” of which you speak. My hair is thin and lifeless. BUT…it’s blow dries in 3 minutes, so that’s good enough for government work, I guess.

    Margaret (Nanny Goats)’s last blog post..Where Do You Store Your Fat?

  27. 27 JD

    Jen: Oh, girlfriend! Shower caps are de rigeur! They’re on the runways of Paris! Tim Gunn is touting them on his TV show! At least I’ve never wrapped my precious head in toilet paper. Way to rock a new trend, grandma!

    absepa: My mom used to make pin curls out of my stubbornly straight hair and TAPE THEM to my face. My actual flesh! That was pretty painful. I do also remember having to endure rollers as a child. Actually, your hair sounds awesome!

    Puglette: Well, see? You’re a natural blonde. That’s something I can NEVER be. Plus, you should see my hair right now. Even your pugs would recoil in horror!

    Steve | Trade Show Guru: I am always happy to suffer so you don’t have to. And you’re right: I’m very appreciative of my full head of hair (except for those two bald spots at the temple. I am not very appreciative of those.) And I would LOVE to proclaim November 1: Ziplock Bag Day. We can all walk around with Ziplock bags on our heads and duck from the paparazzi.

    brooke: Do you have long hair, by chance? Scrunching used to work for me when my hair was shorter. Now there is just too much hair to scrunch. But thanks for bringing up that very important technique. I bet millions of women (and a few men) all over the world will be scrunching their hair tomorrow.

    flit: OH! for quick-drying hair. Yes, that’s definitely a plus. I hate to blow-dry my hair, so if I don’t want to go out with wet hair . . . I don’t go out for 5-6 hours.

    Lidian: Why, thank you! I wish I had the stamina to sleep on curlers every night. But even then, it’s still pretty snarly and tangly.

    Babs – beetle: Thank you, Babs. My hair does straighten somewhat as the day goes on — actually, I don’t like it THAT curly; I prefer it after it has relaxed and is just wavy.

    Lola: Oh, I love that haircut. I used to have that myself. It was SO easy and I do believe I looked rather cute. But I feel like my face is too fat these days to pull it off. What the hell kind of hairdresser asks if you’re going bald????

    carol at A Second Cup: You’re very welcome. A sleepless night here or there is nothing to keep my readers happy.

  28. 28 April

    JEN: Spoon Sisters have some ridiculously cute shower caps so you too can be stylish. http://www.spoonsisters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=48301

  29. 29 Broadway Matron

    Lovely curls! I have dead straight hair – nothing to be done with it at all – and so I don’t.

    Broadway Matron’s last blog post..Why oh why can’t I get the NY Times delivered?

  30. 30 Kathy

    These comments are cracking me up. OK, so you know I have boing-boing curly hair and enjoy it as much as I’m able. But what I really want is the kind of curl you’ve achieved (and Sandra Regina is right — we curlies want hair that you can choose how to wear — we don’t get a choice!) Anyway, I think you forgot to suffer for me on Tuesday when I ripped a large chunk of skin off my left middle finger with the nail of my right index finger while scrunching my hair! I bled. A lot. Where were you when I was crying my eyes out? Hmmm?

    Kathy’s last blog post..Do You Hate Me?

  31. 31 Regan

    My hair is rather complicated. It used to be somewhat straight, then I go it layered and it was wavy at the bottom. Then I started straightening it this week. Except not today cause I was too tired in the morning. But I am very pround that I can straighten my hair myself without burnging myself. And I actually do a good job, too!!

  32. 32 chat blanc

    Those curls are awesome! I must confess, I’ve tried just about everything BUT curlers at night to achieve perfect hair, and still no luck. I’m afraid if I wore curlers to bed I’d wake up and half would be matted to my head, half stuck in Maxx’s fur. Although curly might be a good look for him!

    chat blanc’s last blog post..TGIFreaky

  33. 33 Fancy

    I’d give almost anything to have hair that is not completely straight, fine, flat, and fly-away. I think I gave up on curls years ago. I now sport a stylish pixie. That’s not working so well, either, but I do with it what I can…

    Fancy’s last blog post..Friday funnies

  34. 34 JD

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): I don’t know if any of us really ever achieve hair perfection. But I’m envious of the ability to dry hair in 3 minutes.

    April: ACK! I love those! Especially the “Big Hair” one. Thanks for the link!

    Broadway Matron: Now that’s a healthy attitude. I should probably just accept my mostly-straight hair and be done with it. But there’s just enough curl there to forever tempt me.

    Where was I? Um . . . I was sleeping on CURLERS! Seriously, I’m sorry for your injury. Talk to Regan about the scrunching. Maybe she’s got some secret kind of method, Boing-Boing Head.

    Regan: Hey, I was just talking to you. Anyway, congratulations on styling your hair without injuring yourself. Now maybe you can tell your Aunt Kathy how to do it.

    chat blanc: You never know till you try. And Maxx might enjoy a change of pace!

    Fancy: Oh, I love the stylish pixie. I miss my short hair sometimes. It was soooo easy. And stylish!

  35. 35 Stephanie Barr

    For naturally curling hair, short can be a nightmare, or at least it is for me. I gotta have it long but then it’s virtually maintenance free.

    But ONLY because I never try to make my hair do what it doesn’t want to do. I leave it alone and, usually, it doesn’t embarrass me. But, if I decide to throw my weight around and make it do what I want, it will fight back. It’s fought back with hair days where the ziplock bag looked like a good alternative out in public.

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..A Word for 2009

  36. 36 Jen

    April, thanks for the link but they are out of all the good ones. I need the Big Hair one since I haven’t changed my hairstyle since the 80′s, hey it works for me. I did finally get rid of my leg warmers, tho I really wish they would come back in style so they could hide my shankles… anyway they are all out of them except for the duck one. And they are $10! I think I’d rather use a Ziploc bag. I’ll keep looking!

    Jen’s last blog post..Lessons From Entrecard

  37. 37 Maureen

    Yikes, my neck hurts with that first photo; it looks like a slo-mo shampoo commercial!

    You have beautiful hair, no wonder it needed protection!

    Mine is wavey, and rarely do the waves go where I want them to. So I use hairspray to tame it.

    Maureen’s last blog post..Sam Goes Christmas Shopping

  38. 38 Puglette

    Hi JD, sorry for the tirade earlier, I took a shower and washed my hair. Feeling much better now! You do have lovely thick, shiny hair.

    have a great weekend!

    Puglette’s last blog post..Happy Boy

  39. 39 Musing

    That’s one gorgeous head of hair you got there!

    Mine’s naturally wavy, but getting curlier the older I get. Here lately, though, I’ve been wearing it straight, ’cause I finally learned how to use a flat iron (those things work much better when you turn the little dial thingy up to maximum).

    Musing’s last blog post..Highlighted Blog: The Jannaverse!

  40. 40 JD

    So this is awkward, I mean, another JD. Except i’m not a Julia if that helps.

    You’ve got your hair, I’ve got my singing which my kids have to suffer mercilessly.

    JD’s last blog post..A Fatal Case of Joviality

  41. 41 Jay

    Ooooh, your curls are gorgeous! I would love curls like that … but to get them I’d have to wash my hair daily, AND spend as hour at the hairdressers’!

    Me? I opt for colour, plus a feathery style short enough to ‘messy dry’ while at the same time long enough around the edges to be feminine. It’s shorter than usual at the mo, since I can’t use my right arm at all, damit!

  42. 42 Jenny

    I have yet to achieve hair perfection … I won’t sleep on anything except a pillow … will never get another perm while I am in my right mind (oh well … guess I’ll be getting a perm soon) … but I do use lots of leave-in conditioner and mousse and root-lifting spray and freeze spray and a flat iron and eight brushes and a pick and a blow drier and a giant curling iron ….

    … but I’ve never tried a zip-loc bag. If I thought it would make my hair as pretty as yours, JD, I’d do it.

    Jenny’s last blog post..A Southern Christmas

  43. 43 JD

    Stephanie Barr: My hair is stubborn too. I wish I could rely on it to behave when I left it alone, but I can’t. It’s always testing me: sometimes it looks great when I wash and wear; other times: Ziplock bag.

    Jen: Hooray for 80s hair! I love big hair—I don’t care if it’s out of style. Is it? I say it’s not. As for leg warmers, I just saw some for sale at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

    Maureen: Thank you. Hairspray seems to have no effect on my hair, other than to make it smell better when I haven’t washed it in a few days. From the picture on your blog, you have beautiful hair!

    Puglette: Oh, I’m glad you’re feeling better—and cleaner. A clean head of hair goes a long way to improving one’s mood. So I’ve heard.

    Musing: Aw, thanks. It doesn’t usually look like that, tho. A friend tried to style my hair with a flat iron, and it looked awful. I have such a round, fat face, I just seem to need a lot of hair around it to balance it out.

    JD: That does help. Are you a lady JD? Either way, I feel for your kids.

    Jay: Thank you! I would love curls like that too—without the pain and hassle of sleeping in curlers. Wait, what’s wrong with your arm? I’ll have to do some investigating . . .

    Jenny: Aw. I wish I could credit the Ziplock bag for my curls, but it’s just plain hard work—just like what you have to do. I do use a root-lifting spray, but that’s the only “product” I’ve found to have any effect. Can anyone recommend a hairspray that actually works?

  44. 44 Stephanie Barr

    I can’t help with locating a product. I never EVER put anything in my hair except for shampoo and conditioner. My kids, of course, put such things in my hair as baby spit up and leftover lollipop, but I can’t recommend either of those either.

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..A Word for 2009

  45. 45 Stephanie Barr

    (Though, few things hold a hairstyle like baby spitup, especially when you just arrive at a fancy do. Number one all-time hair-holder-in-placer: chewing gum. Again, though, I can’t recommend it.)

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..A Word for 2009

  46. 46 Jeff

    All this talk about curls has suddenly made me hungry for some Arby’s curly fries. Can you imagine the time it takes to curl all those?

    Jeff’s last blog post..10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Parenthood

  47. 47 Lux

    My mom is so jealous of your gorgeous ringlets.

    Her hair is fine as a baby’s and straight as a stick. And long. Picture that – it isn’t pretty. ;-)

    Lux’s last blog post..6th folder, 6th picture

  48. 48 JD

    Stephanie Barr: Really? I would think leftover lollipop would have some beneficial properties. I’m thinking along the lines of “There’s Something about Mary” . . . Yes, see! And gum! And, from my own personal experience: tree sap, cat drool, and Zumba sweat.

    Jeff: Mmmm . . . curly fries. Maybe I need to buy a deep fryer. Surely THAT’S the secret to long-lasting curls!

    Lux: Fine straight hair is in, tho. Isn’t that what everyone’s trying to achieve with all the flat-ironing? Babies have the best hair!

  49. 49 Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor

    I am so glad you are doing the suffering so I don’t have to. To achieve perfection I usually towel dry my hair… that’s pretty much it… Sometimes I even comb it! ;-)

    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor’s last blog post..Polymer Clay Tutorial | Jones Tones Foil and Mona Lisa Gold Leaf

  50. 50 Angi

    I have to use a ceramic flatiron every day on my hair…otherwise it’s an odd mix of wavy/curly/FRIZZ.

    Also, I live in Seattle, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, it rains here. A lot. So, in the winter, I pretty much refuse to leave the house without some sort of hooded jacket or sweater. Otherwise…*poof*.

    Angi’s last blog post..White [11 Days Before] Christmas

  51. 51 ettarose

    JD, Just like boobs, if we have little ones, we want big ones and vice versa. Hair is the same except we can stuff our bras. My hair is so straight it will not hold a perm for more than a week. STRAIGHT, STRAIGHT, STRAIGHT!

    ettarose’s last blog post..Let’s Get Back To Normal

  52. 52 JD

    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor: Wow, your hair routine sounds pretty elaborate! I don’t own a comb, tho I do sometimes try to run a fork thru my hair. With mixed results.

    Angi: Oh, I love hte *poof*! Humidity is kind to my hair, causing more body and waves than frizz. Perhaps I’ll move to Seattle. I like rain.

    ettarose: You’re so right. Boobs and hair. We’re never satisfied (except: NEWSFLASH! I do like my boobs. But I didn’t used to.)

  53. 53 Stephanie Barr

    Didn’t this have 50 comments yesterday? What happened?

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..Phenomenal Cosmic Power

  54. 54 Preston

    As a man, I never ever had to worry about my hair, curly or not. Actually, that’s not entirely true. If you saw my post “Trip Down Memory Lane” then you saw the picture of me with my 70′s porn guy perm. Frightening, I know. But that doesn’t matter. What I really want to know is how you grew that fabulous green bow on your forehead? Did that require special curlers?

    Preston’s last blog post..Who Wouldn’t Want a Fab-U-Lous Make-Over?

  55. 55 Tiggy

    I have curly, ringlety hair and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

    It looks nice just after I’ve washed it, but then it tangles itelf into an intricate weave of knots and snags. You’d have more chance of combing a wet sheep than my curly mess.

    Be careful what you wish for!

    Tiggy’s last blog post..Tiggy’s Shopping Bizarre – Kiddies’ X-Ray Terror Fun

  56. 56 JD

    Stephanie Barr: What did happen? I see 54. ???

    Preston: OK, I saw your terrifying man-perm. Paired with the zipped-down jumpsuit, it was a thing of beauty. As for my bow, I sprout those like giant, shiny pimples from time to time. They last for a few days, wither, and then fall off. (Obviously a lie, but wouldn’t it be COOL?)

    Tiggy: Even tho I don’t have very curly hair, it still manages to snarl and tangle and clump. A wet sheep is actually a very apt comparison. Do sheep scream when you comb out their coats?

  57. 57 Stephanie Barr

    When I stopped in this morning, there were only “18″

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..Phenomenal Cosmic Power

  58. 58 Rickey Henderson

    annnnnnd this is why Rickey is glad he’s not a female. 1 minute is all it takes to get Rickey’s hairdo just right!

    Rickey Henderson’s last blog post..Rickey’s Monday Kickoff

  59. 59 JD

    Stephanie Barr: That’s weird. I’ve never seen the comment count screwed up. Other things, yes.

    Rickey Henderson: You’re so lucky, as are many of your gender. My husband’s hair is easy—for him. I’m the one who has to cut it!

  60. 60 Shieldmaiden96

    In college I once put in those rubber flexible hot curlers and then slept on them, even though you are supposed to have them in for about five minutes, max. When I pried the sticky rubbery sticks out of my hair in the morning, I had bozo-wings. There was absolutely no combing it out. I thought my roommate was going to burst something laughing at me.
    I ended up shoving it all in a ponytail holder and it all stuck straight out in a ball. Curling this head has never worked out particularly well.

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  61. 61 JD

    Shieldmaiden96: Oh, that’s kind of funny. I love the image of a big curly ball sticking out from the back of your head. BOZO WINGS!

  62. 62 fuchsiagirl

    hi JD! it’s my first time here and may i say i absolutely love your curls! i’m stuck forever with my straight hair and no amount of perming would do the trick. i remembered that there was one time they tried to perm my hair for 5 hours only to come out with a slightly wavy result. so it’s just hair dye and snips at the local hairdresser for moi.

    bravo for improvising with the ziplock bag! from our parts though, we NEED to wash our hair everyday, and in my case, at least twice a day. a day in the tropics and urban jungle does wonders to your hair… and then there’s the gym thing.

  63. 63 JD

    fuchsiagirl: WOO! Welcome, and thank you! I used to get perm after perm after perm when I was younger. I don’t know how my poor hair survived. Where are “your parts”? I want to avoid any place where I might have to wash my hair twice a day. That would take up my entire life!

  64. 64 Corrina

    I gave up on any kind of curl in my hair ages ago. It’s so long (just past my waist) that the weight of it pulls out any kind of wave I attempt to put in it. So I’ve learned to love my straight hair. ;-)

    Gotta admit I’m a bit jealous about your gorgeous curls though!

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  65. 65 JD

    Corrina: And I am jealous of your lovely long hair. I wish mine were as shiny and beautiful as yours. My hair isn’t nearly as long, but it is pretty heavy, so even after a night on curlers, my hair gradually relaxes until just the ends are curly and then . . . nothing.

  66. 66 cosmtools

    I love curly hairstyle, it’s popular and fashionable!

    I usually curl my hair by a curling iron, but sometimes just use hot rollers and even without any tools. :D

  67. 67 JD

    cosmtools: Even if it isn’t fashionable, I still love it. When everyone was flat-ironing their hair, I was defying fashion and making mine as big as possible.

  68. 68 GHD

    What’s beauty without a little suffering? :-)

    Personally, I think sleeping with curlers sounds pretty uncomfortable! Do you get a good night’s sleep?

  69. 69 JD

    GHD: I slept pretty well. The rollers are the soft foam kind. But as you say: one must suffer for beauty!

  70. 70 Nigel

    I would say that hair straighteners are totally worth the effort. But given my line of work, I’m a little biased.

  71. 71 JD

    Nigel: HA! Yes, I would say so, given your blog title is “Hair Straighteners by H2D”! I’m afraid I have no use for your undoubtedly fine products. I want curls — LOTS of them!

  72. 72 John | Short Hair Styles

    Oh hells yes! I say start the movement to revive 80′s Big Hair. Sleep in curlers and invest in hairspray. You ROCK, lady! :)

  73. 73 alice

    whatever but you could look prettier with straight . anyway … you are gorgeous !

  74. 74 Carla

    You have movie star hair. Beautiful. My hair looks like a sponge in comparison.

  75. 75 JD

    Carla: A sponge? Really? Can you send me a picture? I’ve never seen a sponge-head.

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