19 Oct 2009

FUN MONDAY - Hair stories




Sandy our host today, would like to hear about all the terrible, horrible, ill-conceived hair stories.

My hairs are a horror story itself, since I always had fine thin baby hairs and not a lot of choice with hairdos. So I wore more or less always the same, sometimes a little longer even once nearly til my shoulder but that never lasted and I got back to the hairdo I have today.

In the 70th it was very fashionable to have different wigs and to wear them of course. We had been told that if you wash your hair too often it's very bad they would fall out. My generation had already done a progress and I washed my hair all 10 days instead of once a months what quite a lot of my mother's generation still did. The wig fashion was ideal for me ! When it came close to the sacred hair washing day, my hairs were hanging around my head and I could have easily posed for a Halloween witch picture. Therefore I wore one of my wigs. I had 3, all the same hair color of course, but one with a little longer hair, one short and with curls and one like my own hair.

I always remember the day when I went shopping with my 8 months old son. I took him out of the car and while I did this he grapped my wig and pulled it down my face. It was suddenly dark around me. I stood up, with my wig over my nose the baby in my arms and tried to pull it back. But my little son found his mother very nice with these movable hairs, so that he took my wig off and waved it around. People were starring at us and laughed of course, and immediately there was a little group around us. I had to laugh myself so I pulled the stroller out, put little son in, took my wig back, put it on my head made a big smile to everybody and proudly walked away.

Unfortunately nobody had mobiles with video cameras at that time, I certainly would have been on "You Tube" today.





Please note that I will be your host next monday Oct. 26. I will let you know on wednesday with what I will come up !

22 comments:

Thom said...

Hair today gone tomorrow :) LOL

diane said...

That's a funny story and funny comment by Thom. Itried the wig thing a few times but hated the feel of them. I would rather have my scruffy hair.

cynicalgirl57 said...

I had a dog who killed my mother's wig once. She took it off and had it sitting on the ironing board, and the dog jumped up, grabbed it, and shook it to death! He was so proud of himself... he protected us from that vicious bit of hair!

Janis said...

LOL, that was a funny story..typical of kids to embarass us. I remember the wig craze, the one I had was styled in a shag. I wore it alot and thought I was the cats meow. Also remember the days of only washing our hair once a week. Sometimes my head would get so greasy n itch...but it wasnt a week yet so I had to wait...whatever were we thinking?? Thanks for sharing Gattina and Happy FM

wendishness said...

hahaha that's funny what your baby boy did back then, thankfully nobody could get a photo of it!

I'd love to have wigs just for the fun of it and keep my hair short but just wear a different style now and then.

It must have been hard though having such fine hair, little can be done with it. (don't forget, you're next week's host for Fun Monday - can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve)

Faye said...

Ah yes, I remember wigs and hats as being just the thing to fix bad hair back in the 60-70s. And, can you imagine not washing your hair for weeks. Growing up my mom only allowed me to wash hair once a week which didn't make me happy.

I can just picture how much of a giggle your baby boy got out of pulling off his mom's "hair". Then I guess as a teenager he made you pull out your hair again? :-)

Gledwood said...

Talking of wigs... Joan Collins, so I hear, wears one all the time...

Pamela said...

Best story!!

( I tried wearing a wig but it just drove me crazy.)

haaaa hahaaa. Elvis.

kaye said...

funny!

My worst hair story was when my oldest daughter who had very thin slow growing hair snipped off her pig tails :(

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh, I've not ever seen this cartoon with Purrsley hair-dos. That's so funny. As is your story of the wig. You, my friend, will forever be the best story teller. Love this. Did your son ever try to pull your REAL hair after that?

Maribeth said...

Oh I just love that! Thanks, you made me smile!

Jientje said...

I'm stuck with a visual now! ROFLMAO!! Loved the story, too funny!!

claudie said...

What a funny story!!! We have a friend with a "moumoute"!!! When there is wind you can see it in a bad position on his head!!!

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

You know, if wigs were still fashionable I'd totally be wearing them. SO much less trouble.

Unless you have a wee one.

Which I do.

Okay, I guess I'm staying Tina Turner....

Dr.John said...

Great hair story. Wish we did have a video.

Sandy said...

My sister used to have wigs. This was back in the day of the once a week visit to the beauty shop and your hair never moved in between. I used to just think it was SOOOOO cool.

I like your hair now, though. It's very classic.

The Church Lady said...

LOL - What a cute story! I wish wigs were the "in" thing today. I would probably wear one every day! How easy would that be. Just get up and throw on your wig and out the door you go!

Tracie said...

So funny!!! I think that in some ways a wig would make life easy-just put it on and you are ready to go! But knowing my luck, I would probably end up on YouTube with mine being pulled off, so I will stay away form that!

My worst hair story is about a very bad dye job that I got at a beauty salon...the night before a family portrait (*here is a tip that I'm sure most rational people already know-don't get your hair dyed the night before important pictures are to be taken!)The salon manager had to come and re-dye it and "fix" it....all I wanted was simple highlights, but after that experience I was cured of hair dye!

Melli said...

LOL! That is toooo funny! I never had a wig -- I don't remember wigs EVER being popular in America -- and I have ALWAYS washed my hair EVERY DAY! (none has fallen out that I can notice! Some HAS turned gray... maybe I washed the color out!)

Sayre said...

I have very fine hair too. It always seems to just lay on my head and I never seem to be able to do anything with it without much production.

Dorothy said...

Cute story. I love the Elvis Purrsley hair sytle. I'm not fond of wigs anymore after having to wear them after chemo. But my hair is so baby fine that the older I get the less of it I have.

Lifecruiser said...

Oh, yes, you'd definitely had been on youtube if it had been today! *giggles*

I think you handled it very well!