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Old 01-27-20, 08:06 AM
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Do you carry a comb?

Being over 65 I sometimes get a kick out of seeing guys walking around with what I guess they call haircuts. It seems like almost anything goes these days. I sometimes even joke with myself about walking up to them and asking if they want to borrow my comb, lol.

The other day I got out of the shower and after drying my hair I had forgotten to comb it. Well, not noticing this I jumped into the car and headed to the mall. When I got home I realized what had happened and how silly I looked. I started to laugh about the fact that no one that I came in contact with said anything about it. Maybe I've found my new look!
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Old 01-27-20, 08:18 AM
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A comb is essential for getting rid of pesky cholla burs.

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Old 01-27-20, 08:21 AM
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Clean-shaven since 1994, so I need a comb about as much as I need shampoo or a stylist.

Last time I thought about another dude's hairstyle? Checks records... yeah, I got nothing.

Of course, now this is like The Game (where if you think about The Game you lose The Game) so I'm probably going to be looking at people's hair all day today, unless I forget. 50/50.
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Old 01-27-20, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
Being over 65 I sometimes get a kick out of seeing guys walking around with what I guess they call haircuts. It seems like almost anything goes these days. I sometimes even joke with myself about walking up to them and asking if they want to borrow my comb, lol.

The other day I got out of the shower and after drying my hair I had forgotten to comb it. Well, not noticing this I jumped into the car and headed to the mall. When I got home I realized what had happened and how silly I looked. I started to laugh about the fact that no one that I came in contact with said anything about it. Maybe I've found my new look!
Hey, old guy (I am 64 myself) we got rid of the Brycreem look about the time disco was all the rage... now more natural styles, long hair and even the British PM look IS acceptable... time to just chuckle and turn away. It isn't up to you to fix any hair except that of your own children.
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Old 01-27-20, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post

Last time I thought about another dude's hairstyle? Checks records... yeah, I got nothing.

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I agree, I don't think about it. It's just sometimes I'll see someone when I'm out and about and just start cracking up inside while I look at their ridiculous hair.
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Old 01-27-20, 09:45 AM
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That's what fingers and rocks are for. Pliers for the worst cases.
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Old 01-27-20, 04:02 PM
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I don't mind shaggy hair on guys as long as it looks or is clean. That oily sweaty greasy look is awful. Another thing..... this bugs my wife a lot more than me are these old dudes who have this long skinny pony tail that goes down to their waste.
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Old 01-27-20, 05:24 PM
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I haven't had much use for a comb in 20 years. A brush and ponytail holders, yep. Comb, nope.

Yeah, I am one of those overaged hippies with long hair. Same as when I was a kid in the 1960s-'70s, same as most of my life, with the exception of my responsible adult working years. I got so busy one year after retirement I just forgot about getting a haircut. Next thing you know, I'm a hippie again. My family said it looks good on me so I just let it go.

But it's not a good look for folks without a good head of hair. Looks kinda desperate. My hair looks the same as when I was a teenager, just grayer.

A friend of mine is a barber, a good one. Whenever I see her I ponder having her cut my hair. She says nah, leave it alone.
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Old 01-27-20, 05:49 PM
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Old 01-27-20, 06:07 PM
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I switched to a DIY buzz cut and said goodbye to barbers and combs for the rest of my life. Good riddance!
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Old 01-27-20, 06:17 PM
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Old 01-27-20, 06:37 PM
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Old 01-27-20, 06:51 PM
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Comb, Brylcreem, and Aqua Velva aftershave. Here I am ready for a night out on the town:

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Old 01-27-20, 07:07 PM
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I’ll never part with mine...
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Old 01-27-20, 07:08 PM
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so just all straight back then?
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if my hair is long enough to comb, it is time for a hair cut,
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Old 01-27-20, 07:36 PM
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My hair is only shirt collar length, I've been using only my fingers as a comb or brush for at least 20 years. - says the nearly 55 year old FiftySix.
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Do we have a comb? I thought not, but a few weeks ago when the grandsons were here and the need for a comb arose, I managed to find one in the haircut kit, alongside the #2 and #1 hair clipper combs used on my scalp and beard, respectively.

The topic of "anything goes these days" depends on where you live. When I lived in Indiana, the range of socially acceptable hairstyles was appreciably narrower than here in Portland OR . When I lived in west Texas, it felt downright confining. My personal preference is to be less culturally confined, which leads to being surrounded by people who are way the heck outside the box. So seeing someone with the sides clipped close and dyed red, with a center section of 18" long uncombed green hair flapping in the breeze is cool with me.
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Bald. Comb no. Sunscreen yes.
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I don't comb my hair. I live the privileged life of a scientist.

I also cut my own hair with electric dog clippers.
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I had "wavy" hair
it was waving goodbye
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Being over 65 I sometimes get a kick out of seeing guys walking around with what I guess they call haircuts. It seems like almost anything goes these days. I sometimes even joke with myself about walking up to them and asking if they want to borrow my comb, lol.
That would be weird. Why do you care so much what other people look like?

Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
The other day I got out of the shower and after drying my hair I had forgotten to comb it. Well, not noticing this I jumped into the car and headed to the mall. When I got home I realized what had happened and how silly I looked. I started to laugh about the fact that no one that I came in contact with said anything about it. Maybe I've found my new look!
Maybe you looked "normal".
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Old 01-27-20, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
My hair is only shirt collar length, I've been using only my fingers as a comb or brush for at least 20 years. - says the nearly 55 year old FiftySix.
My hair is hip length and quite often I do this too.
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Old 01-27-20, 09:11 PM
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I take a razor and go aerodynamic it makes me faster when I’m 100% gray I will grow my hair out. I will be that cool long haired old man with just white fuzz on top. In the meantime full aero.
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Old 01-27-20, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
That would be weird. Why do you care so much what other people look like?
Maybe you looked "normal".
I couldn't care less what other people look like. But I do think a lot of people are wearing some pretty funny haircuts these days.
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