A little overdue, but here is an update on my recent hair experiment. You may recall in April I wrote a post titled ‘Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow’, about my recent haircut boycott.
Well, old age certainly has not induced baldness in my case. In fact, since my post about this miracle, growth has continued unabated. Difficult to measure precisely as I need to factor in the ‘fall out’ rate against the ‘lost in the comb in knots’ measurement and then divide both by the curl constituent. Algebraic and very time consuming.
The most accurate and yet very simple scale I have found is the ‘let’s grab a handful and see if a ponytail is possible’ calibration. By this standard, it would seem that since April the length has increased by about one little finger. Not bad huh?
My intention is to continue my experiment for as long as I can tolerate my wife screaming ‘Get a haircut!’ As you can imagine, this takes a lot of courage on my part, but until threats involving food deprivation or her hiding my beer, I’ll carry on bravely. Monitoring, measuring and marvelling.
In a related study which I only started a few weeks ago, early data suggests that there is no correlation at all between the hair phenomenon and finger nail growth. A fascinating finding I’m sure you’ll agree. If I have time, I plan to add ear hair and toenail proliferation to the study as soon as possible.
I look forward to reporting all my scientific analysis in a future post.