Yes, I'm making reference to a Cowsills song. It's my blog, and I can do folk songs if I want to.
The current trend in male coiffure seems to be turning toward the "bald is beautiful" bumper sticker set. More and more men I know, men who ordinarily sport full heads of hair are going to the shear and razor set, and breaking out the skull wax.
That is to say, what makes trends like that happen? The vagarities of fashion trend and current style have always been so alien to me, like some foreign language whose consonants don't quite line up right, sounds and words that have always, for me, fallen on my tin ear (lost my real one in in a bar fight in the 80's, all they had handy was a keg funnel, and I liked it so much I kept it.)
So, having the fashion sense of a clam on a bicycle I think I'm going to grow mine out again.
There's several things weighing against my decision however, things that I recall from the halcyon days of my youth. I remember endless hours spent letting it air dry, because if I blow-dried it it would explode in giant frizzies. The endless maintenance is one of the down sides. Having to ponytail and tuck it into my helmet was another grievance of mine, being a motorcycle rider. Tangles and knots are the first result of riding with it loose.
I could sit here all morning listing pros and cons of having long hair again, but I think I'll just close with this:
Bugger 'em if they can't take a joke.