There was a time when my hair was always perfect. Lengthy, silky, no dandruff, no curliness above the ears, no itching, no thinning areas and so on. I could go months without a haircut and still look well groomed. Moreover, I rarely ever shampooed my hair, and often washed it just once a week (with only water) !
Over the years, as the male hormones and genetics have taken over, I now have to get a haircut every 4-5 weeks in order to prevent whats left from getting out of hand. Moreover, I now have to wash my hair every single day and am forced to use Nizoral shampoo once a week to control the itching and inflammation. It seems like whenever I try to delay my haircut beyond 5 weeks after my prior one, I get more frequent itching and overall bad hair quality and texture.
I started to think about all the above after:
- Seeing my alcoholic hirsute friend get a haircut after 6 months this week! What is it with alcoholics and great hair?
- Reading the below entertaining and well researched Twitter feed from Christopher Ingraham from two days ago summarizing one of the leading current Republican presidential candidate (Wisconsin governor Scott Walker)’s mentions of getting haircuts in 2011 on his Twitter account (he mentions the word haircut 19 times in total, with 5 shown in the below Twitter feed!):
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) July 13, 2015
Based on the spacing of those tweets, it seems like Mr. Walker got a haircut every 2.5 to 3 months in 2011, unless he forgot to mention a few more in between. I am surprised that Mr. Walker waited so long to get haircuts, since he is balding significantly per his latest photos and balding men need to get more frequent haircuts. Perhaps in 2011, Mr. Walker was not balding as severely as he is today? Even funnier, Mr. Walker had one of the wackiest explanations you will ever hear when asked to discuss his balding last year:
Governor Scott Walker recently mentioned his bald spot and attributed it to bumping his head on a kitchen cabinet.
This election season is shaping up to be the most comedic one ever, with a lot of focus on hair — since both Scott Walker and Donald Trump are now among the leading candidates for the Republican nomination. Hopefully we will soon also find out how often Mr. Trump gets a haircut or how often he gets his toupee replaced if that is really not his hair. I am beginning to believe his claims that it is his real hair. Other leading candidates Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee have also been asked about their receding hairlines or bald spots. All of this marks a great improvement from John Edwards and his $400 haircuts, but we are still a long way from getting a Norwood 7 elected into the white house.