Attack of the Holiday Hair

I tried a little experiment with the curlers. Not only did it work, but the curlers, THEY TOOK OVER. Be very, very afraid.

  • Scott

    I’ll stop trying to type now. Damn Nyquil.

  • Carol

    Dooce… do you mean to do this?
    I noticed in the pic you are trying to get away from yourself and your hair. Could you two be any further apart? Nice touch.

  • Amanda B.

    Kimberly- do you remember the days when we all teased and curled our bangs into this insidious claw thing? That was awesome.

  • closet metrosexual

    Dr. Johnny – I don’t know if I want to know what a rusty trombone is. I could google it, but I don’t know if I want that door opened.

  • Drama Queen

    OMG, the claw bang thing. I had a friend who used to tease hers so they stood up straight. We measured the claw once and it stood 5 inches high.

    I so do NOT miss the 80′s.

  • Carol

    it could go the way of … say… a pink barbie guitar??

  • lulu cornichon

    Yeah, Amanda, but did you guys do the advanced, *two-layer* claw of bangs? Where there’s the vertical claw _and_ the horizontal claw?

    Now there’s a hairstyle. I still see it occasionally.

  • Amanda B.

    Wow. See. One little nap and I miss all of this lovin.

  • Amanda B.

    Yes lulu, exactly! I’m amazed that I have any hair in the front of my head after all of that abuse. Who came up with that crap in the first place?

    Scott- twelve steps bebe, twelve steps…

  • Girl.A


  • Kimberly

    lol! You know a hairstyle has gone wrong when you find yourself hairspraying the backside of your bangs.

    Mine never reached 5 inches, but it did used to brush the roof of compact cars.

  • closet metrosexual

    strumming the little pink guitar does sound pretty dirty, doesn’t it?

  • Beth

    That hair TOTALLY reminds me of a church choir concert I sang in (well, lip synced in – they wouldn’t actually ALLOW ME TO SING) in 1987. I have naturally curly hair, and Mom (of 1960′s Southern Big Hair Heritage) decided I needed it rolled as well. Hide the Aqua Net! Dooce is curled!

  • Amanda B.

    Girl A!!!! My geriatric lover. How I missed you so.

    Scott- Mr. Tounge…bwaaaahahaha. I just saw that…

  • trucmuche

    Hu-ho… Watch out 2005!

  • Carol

    YO YO YO, YO amandab and girla!

    Give me somethin quick, hubby’s calling for the knobbin….

  • amelia

    You look like one of the original Charlie’s Angels… You are so retro!

  • amberlyn

    i hope dooce comes out with a book one day. everyone will scramble to buy it, and then they will write messages to each other in the margins and on the front and back pages. it won’t be quite the same, but still: funny visual. for me, any way.

    but then, it takes little to amuse me. ah, the funny world that exists in my head.


  • Dee

    And make-up too…wow!

    Try the larger Velcro rollers Heather.

    Personally, I like the messed up big curl look!

  • Amanda B.

    Oh yeah amberlyn? I see you have not been introduced to Pooka.

    Hey Carol darlin.

  • Dyanna

    I dont see what’s wrong with Heather’s hair in that picture… my hair looks like that every day, except its natural. :-P Okay, I’m kidding, the hair looks almost ‘flock of seagull-y’!

    And Jon, you would GRR if Heather was BALD – and that’s why we all love you so much!

  • ksea

    another 80s flashback: The crusty burn on one’s forehead from a moment’s lapse of attention while using the curling iron to make wall-o-bangs.

  • Scott

    Amanda B – I’d be lucky if I could make it two steps without face-planting with all the Willy Wonka candies and elephant tranquilizers running through my system.

    “The Claw” is rad! My yearbooks are nothing but various studies of abstract claw hair art. Just don’t get me started on my bleached skater bangs at the time. WTF?

  • Carol

    amandab – pooka’d hubby tonight. NOTHING.


    I think I’ve done it too many times before.

    ksea – have burned by forehead. have actually passed out from using hot rollers.


  • beachgal

    I like the picture, whether you like the hair or not. My hair is in an uproar now, too. I just got my shoulder length, curly permed hair cut in layers, and I must blow dry it every day. I haven’t had to use a dryer on my hair in forever, so it’s taking some time to get used to doing it. And SUCKS!

  • Carol

    CM – it does sound kinda dirty. your little, pink… uh… guitar.

  • closet metrosexual

    Amanda/Lulu – I remember those days too. Windproof tunnel tested, bulletproof hair. Hair so damn big you couldn’t get a sweater on over it. But it wasn’t manly to use a curling iron, so I’d have to blow dry it while twisting the brush through it, slooooowly. I miss those days.

  • Scott

    Amanda B – Gene Simmons is my illegitamate father. I even had a KISS pumpkin when I was six for Halloween. Don’t ask.

    Oh man… We have brought out the Dirty Sanchez. We are in for it now. It can only go downhill from here.

  • Robyn

    Well, if “the husband” thinks it’s sexy, then I say go for it! If it will make you feel better, just throw black cloths over all the mirrors in your house like they do for a Jewish wake.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    Once you learn what a Rusty Trombone is, you’ll agree that there couldn’t possibly be a better name for it.

  • amelia

    With that hair I expect to hear a big southern accent. Come on dooce, let us hear it…

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    …and did anyone notice that Heather seems to be wearing make-up in today’s pic?

  • Melanie S

    I can totally see you dressed up like two things:

    First a flapper from “Throughly Modern Millie”

    Second, Shirley Temple singing On the GooD Ship Lolly Pop twisting your index finger into your dimples!

    Rock the fro, Dooce!

  • Girl.A

    Hey Amanda B, lemme see them gums!

  • Evil Stepmother

    Um, wow. It’s…different. Very brave, but curlers are evil and must be destroyed.

  • Carol

    Speaking of Rusty and Dirty…


    Gotta go. Signing off….

  • paige

    Now how can you not crack a smile with that ‘do? :P

  • Scott

    Since we already have the Sanchez going, I just hjave to mention this. On the show Drawn Together they were talking about the male anatomy and they called it “the purple veined custard chucker”. Hahahaaa. That had me bawling.

    I’m sorry. I have the sense of humor of a five year old. I feel dirty now.

  • Dazed & Confuzed

    Ya gotta love hair that’s a-bouncin’ and behavin’. Nice job, Heather! I hope 2005 finds you, Jon and Leta healthy, happy and full of the same incredible wonderfulness that is Dooce.

  • maggie

    ACK! I am the real Maggie! There is an imposter who wrote all those horrible things–I wrote the first post, but not the other ones, so sorry if they offended anyone, but they were NOT me!!

    Anyway, I didn’t say I thought everyone here didn’t care about the disaster! I, too, commented on Heather’s hair and how funny it is. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going on with everyday life. I was just trying to send out a message here because I knew it would reach a lot of people. I also had NO intention of self-promoting–I was just saying that I was trying to do what I could.

    -Maggie (the first one who posted, and the real Maggie)

  • Julie

    Holy shit.

  • Girl.A

    Y’alls r bawdy as heck.

    Howd sanchez “come up”. My baby dint kiss ya did she?

    (not referring to amanda b)

  • JulieT

    The only way to go with those things is to take them out one millisecond after you put them in. Then it’s only a little curly and it doesn’t have the chance to go all Shirley Temple on you.

  • closet metrosexual

    Scott – you must have been an early bloomer. I’d say you have the sense of humor of a fifteen year old. Just like me.

    Dr. J – I put my fear aside and googled the rusty trombone. You’re right, its the perfect description.

  • Amanda B.

    My fav guy look was the Feather…and Spray. Now Feather…and quickly…Spray.

    Julie- howdy!

  • Girl.A

    MetSex, yo yo.

    Ah’s gonna say. wtf 5 year olds you be hangin out wit scott?

  • patti

    Funny how straight-haired girls curl their hair for the holiday and curly-haired girls straighten theirs.

  • Amanda B.

    Yes, but Heather is one of “those” that doesn’t need makeup to be pretty. Hrmph.

    Scott- 2 words…Reno 911.

    *gumming Girl A. on the elbow*

  • Katie

    I actually think it looks really cool, sorta punk-rock 1920s screen siren.

  • closet metrosexual

    Girl.A – where are you road tripping to?