A Hairy Situation

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By: Saara Mowlana

Hair, oh, hair! The joy and despair! That grows this way or that, and kinks or falls flat. Enough of being Dr Seuss and time to get to the root(s) of why I am writing this.

Everyone LOVES having these follicles pulled and milked, for meaning, by strangers’ hands- especially us ladies- amirite? Because the intentions behind your hairstyle aren’t valid until someone else tells you what your hair and hairstyle really means. Cue almost every vanity and beauty magazine site article about what your hairstyle says about you. Let’s begin:

  1. NATURAL CURLY HAIR: You’re probably, like, super outspoken and attend, like, ALL of the marches for everything. Because, you embrace your natural hair, that’s so brave.
  2. SHORT/CROPPED HAIR: You must be, like, super into sports and stuff and, like, such a tomboy if you don’t like hair longer than your cheek and you’re probably carefree too.
  3. BOLD COLOUR HAIR: OMG you’re such a rebel! You’re so brave and edgy for dying your hair any other colour than natural. You’re probably into hard rock and motorbikes.
  4. LONG AND STYLED HAIR: You’re such a girly girl, you like pink and everything pretty and dresses, skirts and bubblegum pop – I mean, you have to, your hair says you do.

Heaven forbid you simply liked a certain hairstyle or maybe didn’t feel like styling your hair for no reason, because people will still try to take your hair and dissect meaning from its layers.

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