Disastrous and Funny Hair Stories

Do you like funny hair stories? I sure do.

Lynn Kelley, funny hair stories

It seems almost everyone has a disastrous or funny hair story. I had an endless supply of ideas for scenes in Curse of the Double Digits, my humorous children’s book for kids ages 7 to 10.

A Few of My Favorite Funny Hair Stories

First up, Annie Howland, award-winning author of Hobo Annie Hits the Road : “I was camping with a group of friends up in Big Bear, and as we stood around in the woods listening to a campfire speaker, I leaned against a big ol’ pine tree. When I stepped away, my hair was stuck to the trunk!

Lynn Kelley, funny hair stories

Hobo Annie and her husband, Len

“Turns out the sticky icky sap had been dripping into my long locks the whole time! It was a gooey mess! Fortunately my McGyver hubby knew enough to coat the mess with MAYONAISE, which softened and removed it! Unfortunately, I smelled like a sandwich for the rest of the weekend!”

Smelled like a sandwich! You crack me up, Annie.

Here’s a funny hair story from Rhonda Hopkins: “When I was about 8, my aunt decided to trim my bangs. Not only were they nearly to the top of my scalp but they were cut at an angle. I cried and cried. Once my nieces were old enough to understand I’d tell them, “If Aunt Dell ever tries to cut your hair, run screaming and tell another adult.”

“One day, I heard this yelling and my oldest niece came running and jumped in my lap screaming that Aunt Dell was trying to cut her bangs. I thought I was going to bust a gut laughing so hard. Good thing my aunt has a sense of humor.”

Lynn Kelley, funny hair stories

Wow, I can sure relate to that story, Rhonda. Here’s a screen shot from a home movie of me at three years old. My mom used to cut our bangs really short. Maybe a tad uneven, too. Haha!

A Strange and Interesting Hair Story

My writer friend, Nancy O’Connor, shared the following story with me:

Lynn Kelley, funny hair stories

Nancy O’Conner with some of her books, part of the Flying Start collection, Okapi Educational Publishing.

“My nephew, Sean, came to visit one fall. I hadn’t seen him for a while, so I was a bit surprised to see his new hair style. Although he was a quiet and polite kid, he was very proud of his red and blond spikes, which made him look like a punk Statue of Liberty! To make the long spikes nice and stiff, he used Elmer’s glue.

“When I asked him how he ever washed his hair, he patiently explained that when he took a bath, he leaned back into the water and went, ‘Crick, crick, crick, crick,’ bending the spikes back and forth until the water softened the glue enough to shampoo his hair. Then, once it was clean and dry, he started the process over again. When he started looking for a job, he had the audacity to comment on the narrow-minded employers who judged his abilities by his hair style.”

Lynn Kelley, Funny hair stories

Your nephew is quite creative, Nancy. I never would have thought to use Elmer’s Glue. I might try it sometime.

For another funny hair story told in my one-minute animated video, check it out here.

Thanks for the chuckles, Annie, Rhonda, and Nancy. We all need a little giggle getaway!

What are your thoughts? Have you ever had a bad hair experience, or do you know someone who has? Are you having a good hair day? 🙂

I’d love to hear from you.

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8 Responses to Disastrous and Funny Hair Stories

  1. Too funny! Really good thing my aunt has a good sense of humor. LOL 🙂

    • Yes, Rhonda, it’s good that your aunt can laugh about these things. Yours is a hair story many people can relate to! Even funnier that your nieces heeded your advice! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Pambelina says:

    Lynn, you sure were a darling little girl 🙂 What a cute, cute, cute smile!!

  3. Patricia says:

    I’ve gotten tree sap in my hair as well. And bubble gum. Peanut butter also works well to remove these items. You do need patience though. Right now I have no hair so I have nothing new to report.

    Thanks for the laughs.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • You’re so brave and have such a good attitude about everything you’re going through. I’ve heard your hair grows back curly, Patricia. Won’t it be nice if you wake up every morning and it’s already styled for you? I bet it will be really pretty. Hope when your hair grows back you don’t have any sap, bubble gum, or any other undesirables getting in your hair. I know how time consuming it is to get that stuff out, and I sure don’t have that kind of patience anymore. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Yvette Carol says:

    Great stuff, Lynnie. It’s nice to start the day with a laugh.

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