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What should I do with my hair?

Posted in Adam by Adam Westbrook on October 12, 2008

My bonce has always been a nightmare. It’s basically like a thick wooly carpet on my head that refuses to be controlled. And it grows faster than bamboo.(*)

For the last few years all I’ve been able to do with it is shave it all off (fig.1). After all it’s cheaper and saves faffing around with the gel and all that.

But over the fews months I’ve let it grow out, well, just for the hell of it. But it’s left me with a dilemma (fig. 2)

I was at a wedding this weekend, and most people mentioned my hair at least once. When it’s short I get called either a holocaust survivor, or a cancer patient. And when it’s long I get called – most hurtfully – “Microphone Head”.

long hair

Fig 2: long hair

Number 2 all over

Fig 1: short hair

I can’t decide what to do with it. So I’m going to let all you lot make the decision for me. Whether you know me, just peruse this blog occassionally, or found it by accident, take a look at the 2 snaps and leave a comment, with your follical advice.

And if any professional hairdressers come across this then for the love of god write something!

(*) amazing fact about bamboo: it is the world’s fastest growing type of grass.


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  1. MegZaZ said, on October 13, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    You look far nicer with it long.
    You look a good deal healthier for some reason although that might just be due to the quality of the pictures.
    Just ignore the comments and learn to love it.
    Firstly it’s different to anyone elses and it’s cute.
    You’ll gain a lot more respect leaving it as it is.

  2. Jimmy said, on October 14, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    I’m with MegZaZ – she has it sussed.

  3. samson said, on October 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    take it from me, longer is better!

  4. adamwestbrook said, on October 19, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    And here’s a selection of comments from which appeared on the Facebook RSS feed:

    Ben Ashmore (London) wrote
    at 2:53pm on October 13th, 2008
    “A tricky one. You look a cock on both photos. However, you look like a Belsen victim when your hair is shorter, so don’t shave it off as it messes with your mind and convinces you that women wolf-whistle at you (they don’t)”

    Milly Lewis (Warwick) wrote
    at 4:18pm on October 13th, 2008
    “The only option left open to you is a wig.
    Or better still for the rest of us….a brown bag.”

    Peter Swan (Warwick) wrote
    at 4:29pm on October 13th, 2008
    “Gotta be short. Nice green sweater by the way.”

    Rob Glass (Warwick) wrote
    at 10:24pm on October 13th, 2008

    What happens if it grows longer? Would you get Baggins-esque curls?

    You could also try and add your photo to the following:

    and try some new looks. Perhaps a bit of Jennifer Aniston is what you need to go for.”

    Ben Ashmore (London) wrote
    at 5:06pm on October 14th, 2008
    “How about having it like Andi Peters?”

  5. Hairstyles said, on April 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I do not see problem with your hair,Long is definitive suite you better.

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