Big Hair

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Sweet daughter-in-law performs a miracle on my hair today.   She accomplishes it by giving me ‘big hair’, a southern woman’s staple in her beauty regime.  She, even, uses a wide tooth comb to make it happen.  Snaps for her!

Dolly Parton’s character in the movie, Steel Magnolias, says, “the higher the hair, the closer to God.”   I think the South has taken this one to heart.  I won’t say we all like ‘big hair’ or wear it but, I’ve seen it more here than anywhere else in the country.

One component to achieve the ‘big hair’ look is hair spray.  During the 1940s, hair spray was developed when aerosol cans were invented and in 1950, the term ‘hair spray‘ was coined by Helene Curtis.  I can remember my Mama rocking her bouffant hairstyle when I was growing up.  And, oh my word, my roommates and I created a haze in our dorm bathroom each morning during the 1980s as we got ready for class and lacquered our hair and everything else in plain sight.

Are you rocking a ‘natural big hair’ look?



“And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  Matthew 10:30,31  NIV Bible

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