My hair is now the longest it has ever been. Just about longer than when I was at college. It was growing nicely at college when GB got married and I had to be moderately respectable for the wedding. When I retired I let it grow but then we moved house and I thought I’d better look reasonable for my new neighbours – for a while at least. It was growing nicely when Daughter-who-loves-food got married – another haircut necessary. A couple more years and Daughter-who-takes-photos followed suit and I had it trimmed again. Not quite so much that time though. And now it’s had some more time to grow. Ponytail here I come.
The Goddess Wiki tells me "A ponytail is a hairstyle in which some, most, or all of the hair on the head is pulled away from the face, gathered and secured at the back of the head with a hair tie, clip, or other similar device, and allowed to hang freely from that point. It gets its name from its resemblance to the undocked tail of a horse or pony. Ponytails are most commonly gathered at the middle of the back of the head, or the base of the neck. Depending on fashions, they may also be worn at the side of the head (which is sometimes considered formal) which is worn over one ear, or on the very top of the head (allowing the hair to fall down the back or one side of the head). If the hair is divided so that it hangs in two sections they are bunches or pigtails if left loose, or pigtails or braids if plaited. Unbraided ponytails worn above each ear are sometimes called dog-ears. It is common for those who wear tight ponytails to experience traction alopecia, a form of hair loss. Sometimes it will cause a headache. Ha, ha! Just as if..."
Do you know how to grow your hair faster? I thought I'd look it up. It said "Ensure you are having your daily intake of Zinc and Iron; have a healthy diet; and take plenty of vitamins B and C". I can do that. “Massage your scalp – if you do this regularly, it gets the blood flowing in your roots which promotes hair growth." Dad did that and he kept a fine head of hair into his nineties. Then I came to the bit that said "Maintain good general health and avoid stress". Oh well, I wasn't that bothered about it growing quickly.
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