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.


    it’s kinda cute.

  • Girl.A

    dagnammit! granny girl, you gettin me wet!!

    on de elbow. f. o. u pervs

  • JulieT

    Hey there! Last night in cruising your site I found that you live in Mississippi!!! I spent high school in Memphis. I’m glad there are some former southerners here.

    Beachgal, I feel for you… there’s nothing worse than inadvertently doing something to your hair that triples your getting-ready time. You’ll get used to it. Thank God it grows, right?

  • closet metrosexual

    Girl.A – you know us way too well.

  • Jess

    Long time listener, first time caller…

    I especially like how we get the view from both sides. The left side of your hair looks like it has potential, but lordy…the right side almost appears to be 80s feathered in a very sticky-outy way. It’s kind of a gravity-defying feat, really. I try this about once every 18 months thinking that perhaps – PERHAPS – this time I’ll get it right and it will look fabulous, forgetting that my hair wouldn’t even take the perms that my mom favored in the 80s. And alas, I haven’t gotten it right yet, but as luck would have it, I’m late for work already and time is too short for a do-over. The upside to this look, however, is that you could’ve thrown on an ornament or two, and really captured some holiday spirit.

  • Girl.A

    MetSex – I wuz coming ‘to Boston for the Winter’…

    Lol I live here. Just went away to visit relatives of friends and to snowboard and heer lif musik.

    Spending 4 days with the NRA folks was mity intrestin. Got some pics hope wont git me keeled.

  • LadyBug

    I just noticed both Google ads are for Hot Curlers. Teehee

  • closet metrosexual

    Boston? Never been to Boston. All I know of Boston is that BU is near Beacon Street. I rooted for the Sox, though.

  • christy

    Whoa! That’s flippy!

  • Girl.A

    Thanks for yo s’port. Whut we gon doo naw thet we won?

    Beantown is a real shithouse (a blast). There is a lot of the big city bennies but with a lil city feel. I lived in Calif in many places, and I don’t mean no dis’spect, but Bostonians are the most reliable and straightforward folks I have evah met.

    only one thing – they close the town early on accounta they protestant roots.

  • melanie

    What is it about curlers that make hair go all horizontal like that?? They never work for me and are just a great big pain in the ass I tell ya. I say go spiky for the New Year.

  • closet metrosexual

    You want to see a town that closes early, come to Minneapolis. I don’t have much to compare it to, but it’s home.

  • Cristin

    As a child, my hair was very straight, even resisting curlers. My mom would try with those pink foam curlers too, and every time we would pull them out in the morning, and as soon as a comb went anywhere NEAR my head – straight hair returned.
    Now, tho, my lurking curly hair gene has made itself known. My mom and sis always had gorgeous ringlets. With each of my two kids, my hair took on more curl (the wonder of hormones!) At first I was straightening it daily, because it took a while for the hormoned hair to stop looking like a grown out perm.
    The first day I actually went to work without straightening my hair, my eldest girl, then 4 pointed at me and laughed. I asked her what was so funny and she giggled and said…

    “Mom, you forgot to make the curls go away today!”

  • Paula

    Hey I love Boston..mostly because I live here in the burbs. I’d go to first night but I fear the T. If you’re from here, you know that it can be scary! Happy New Year to everyone in Dooce-land.

  • The Mighty Jimbo

    i would sell a kidney to be able to “experiment” with my hair with anything more than a new brand of shaving cream or a freshly lubricated clipper.

  • Girl.A

    I ride the T everyday – it is not scary cept near Ruggles on the Orange Line and mebbe near Roxbury or Dorchester LATE at night. But none of it’s scary on New Years – give it a shot Paula.

    The majority are prolly folks like you coming to the city for a safe good time.

  • Big Gay Sam

    Mein Gott im Himmel!

    There be HAIR HERE!!!

    That looks like that sexy bed hair that straight guys are so into.

    You go grrrl! :o p

  • christine1127

    If this imposter is the same person, ban their damn IP already! I had a feeling the other Maggie comments were by someone else. I wasn’t at all offended by her first post.

  • Jess again…

    And also, meant to wish you, Jon, Leta and of course Chuck the best of the new year.

  • Library Girl

    Girl .A
    It’s always nice to meet another New Englander who says “shithouse” damn I love that word!!!

  • sab

    I think it looks great! Happy New Year Armstrongs!

  • Girl.A

    Minneapolis! that shit is coooold. downright nipply-ass weather. no wonder it closes down early.

    tho if it’s anything like chitown, which is cold too, that is a goodtime city all the time.

  • Gretchen C.

    Now, that is some LARGE hair. You don’t look any too happy about it. Might be fun to put on some leg warmers, shoulder pads, acid-washed denim and a DeBarge record, though, just to complete the mood.

  • Library Girl

    Yuppers I’m from New Hamster all the way baby!
    FYI: People who call say “Water Fountain” instead of “Bubbler” drive me shithouse * snort *

  • victoria

    Taking a break from my vow to abstain from leaving pervy & stalkerish comments:

    I think her hair looks really cute.

    Also I join those voting for another photo-essay on the life of Heather’s hair.

  • closet metrosexual

    It was 32 and rainy today, but there’s always some fun to be had around here. Yeah, we get hard nips from October to April, even when we’re not necessarily happy to see you. (Not that I wouldn’t be, but you know what I mean.)

  • sam

    Personally, I can’t WAIT until tight-rolling jeans comes back. THAT was a look that was flattering on everyone!

  • Girl.A

    Hey LibGirl,
    Mo powa to the info junkies. Unles you are not one. Then mo powa to the New Hamsters.

    MetSex, I wanna go to the desert this year in the winter – for me *Annual Be Kind to Nipples Week*

  • sam

    OH BABY! I just did it and IT LOOKS AWESOME!!

  • Paula

    Ive heard it called both watah fountain and bubblah.

    I say bubblah. Am I cool?

  • Colleen from NJ

    Wow… Nellie Olsen hair ROCKS.
    To tell the truth, that’s what my hair looked like on my wedding day. No shit! My husband hated it. I hated it. That’s what happens when you get your hair done in NJ.

  • Library Girl

    It’s totally called a “Bubblah” if you say it any other way your just “Ritahded”

  • becca

    I was totally going to curl my hair this morning, but I think it’s shorter than yours & would even be more afro-y. Plus I realized I didn’t have a curler. Hmm.

  • closet metrosexual


    One word: sunscreen.

  • Colleen from NJ

    Dooce, I read that, and I hope I didn’t offend. You should see how crappy I look right now. My hair hasn’t been combed or cleaned in many moons. At least your hair is clean.

  • Girl.A

    I’ll definitely wear sunscreen… who wouldn’t? The glare off the donkeys in the Grand Canyon would give anyone burnt taters.

  • LadyBug

    Dooce, I _hate_ when people suggest putting the baby to bed later to make him/her sleep later. That is total and complete crap. It never, ever works. My girls are 7 1/2 and 6, and they STILL won’t sleep in, no matter WHAT time they go to bed.
    Okay, so I’m a little bitter.

  • Kristine

    I can’t log off for a second to have a breakdown and all hell breaks lose.

    And what does a former 80′s hair model (back down Farrah!)have to do to get a damn imposter?

    hey wait, i’m always ‘gone’ when there is an imposter…maybe i’m an imposter…oh wait, if i’m not here, how can i impose..that doesn’t make sense. DAMN MEDICATION!

  • JulieT

    BTW, just so you know, I was talking to Amanda before… not Dooce. How stupid would you people think I was posting something like that only a day after the “Great Salt Lake” photo.

  • Kristine

    LOL! I just went and read my comment page on my blog. Thank you guys for all the comments. I laughed so hard all day! well, except for that moment when I realized that someone I love is looking at Yahoo personals of women with no tops on. I was laughing then.
    I think I am going to rat my hair and buy some Aussie Scrunch spray and go have a drink.

    Sadly, this isn’t the imposter.

  • LadyBug

    Oh, and on the topic of hair…
    The internet mourns as the days of _Fussy_ growing out her hair come to an end:

  • Kristine

    *wasn’t laughing then.
    WAS NOT LAUGHING when I found that.
    I can’t even type, i’m still a bit pissed off.

  • stacy

    Dooce, you had the southern hair thing happnin’ on you wedding day, too. I ain’t hatin’; I’m sure I’ll have some god awful updo seeing as how I live in Texas. How’d you get the ringlets under control on that day? Have you lost all authority over you hair since Leta? Damn kids, they have power over everything.

  • closet metrosexual

    Don’t burn your tater-tots, that’d spoil the whole reason for the trip! Then again, the soothing sensation of some aloe lotion would, er, um, I think I should stop now.

  • Amanda B.

    Poor tired parents. Maybe we’ll stick with our pets for a bit longer…they let us sleep in. :)

  • closet metrosexual

    Kristine: Pissed at BF, drinking, and sexxed-up hair. Why oh why can’t I be in Cali tonight?

  • John Sloas

    I haven’t slept well in 6 years. Damn kids.

  • Amanda B.

    Metro, you are so funny.

  • Library Girl

    Not to get all Librarian on your ass but the book your referring too is: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
    Very rad book, btw.

  • closet metrosexual

    Amanda B, I’m not funny, I’m pathetic. I’m strumming my way through “Linger” by the Cranberries (because I recognized the song by the D chord. Singing a damn song an octave or two higher than any man should try to sing. Pathetic.)