Do you like funny hair stories? I sure do.
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!
“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.”
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:
“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.”
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? 🙂
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