Tarry for the Nonce

August 30, 2006

A Hairless Society

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 2:31 pm

In Iran, women are being monitored:

Police in Tehran have been ordering Iranian women to cover up, stopping those they perceive as “badly veiled” . . .

“The person could end up in jail depending on their relationship with the authorities,” [Hadi Ghaemi of Human Rights Watch] said. “Generally, the imposition of strict Islamic codes has been increasing under [President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad.”

If there is a bright side to this news, I suppose it is that Iranian women don’t spend 2 years of their life on their hair.

The average British woman spends an astonishing 36,903.75 on her hair in a lifetime, according to new research.

She will spend the equivalent of just under two YEARS of her life washing, styling, cutting, colouring, crimping and straightening her locks in salons or at home.

A whopping 650 days will be dedicated solely to creating a ‘salon look’ in her own bathroom. The average woman splashes out a monthly average of 10.08 on shampoos and conditioners, 14.03 on home styling products and 301.14 a year on haircuts and colouring . . .

Other wacky home hair remedies include washing hair in beer (14 per cent), smearing hair with raw egg (10 per cent), tying hair in rags (14 per cent) and washing hair in lemon juice (27 per cent).

Brunette is the hair colour most favoured by 43 per cent of women, 33 per cent would like to be blonde, whilst 12 per cent strive to be redheads.

So that explains why my hair looks the way it does! I’m a wash-and-go type of girl, and I fear it will stay that way. Life is too short.


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