On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM, Logan Kearsley <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > On 14 December 2012 15:27, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > As someone who cares very deeply about hair, bad hair refers to frizzy > hair iff one's hair is supposed to be straight by choice. For someone who's > going for a wavy or curly hairstyle, a bad hair day is when the hair is > straight—and is commonly referred to as "flat". When I had long hair, it > was as straight as if I'd use a flattening iron, and I HATED it. I wanted > Jon Bon Jovi's hair! Alas, it was not to be. My hair was flat and > straight—admired by girls, who, nevertheless, did not admire the wearer: > they simply wanted to *have* my hair. After a year of that, I never went > back, and it's been short ever since (or short by my standards. Long by US > military standards, I suppose). > > I empathize. Me and my brothers all have thick, wavy hair with Natural > Volume while my sisters' hair is quite thin, and they not infrequently > express disgust that "great hair" is wasted on us guys. Somewhat > ironically, though, my wife (not to mention university dress code) > insists that I keep it short(-ish), and my mom and all barbers I have > yet encountered are certain that my hair is absolutely horrible for > working with- it is, quote, "like trying to cut through iron". > > -l. > It's the first time I hear describing hair as "good" or "bad". My sister has an extremely curly hair. It's impossible to comb, but no one ever considered her hair bad - just nice or even fancy, "like Angela Davis/ Halle Berry", since it's rare in Russia. My wife often calls my hair "nice" but only because I can grow them longer, and because they are "noble" curly, and also are of that brown color that she considers "superb". I don't see what's so abut her dark blond anyway. OT: Why the heck would they impose a dress-code in a university. I used to teach students with my hair braided with beads a la Jack Sparrow, and the only things I've heard from colleagues and administration was: "it suits you". I was not the first one - another colleague professors (from an old Swiss aristocratic family, btw) colored his hair green, and gave lectures like that.