Monday, September 12, 2005

Men and LHD: Long Hair Disorder

It’s time to talk about a disorder many guys suffer from. It’s called “LHD” and is short for “long hair disorder.” As one who has suffered from LHD, I am well able to diagnose the disorder. It involves the disposition of many guys to think that they look best with short, rather than long, hair. The symptoms of LHD include too-frequent barbershop visits and extreme sensitivity to any comment regarding the length of one’s hair. For many guys, as soon as one notes that their hair is getting long, action must be taken. Hair must be chopped, tips must be given, and order must be restored. This is a sad condition—and it probably affects someone you know.

As I said above, I can diagnose this disorder because I’ve had it. For the duration of my life, I’ve thought it best to keep my hair quite short, when I think in reality it’s best to grow it long. It just works better for me. Though my dear mother and sister tried to warn me that I suffered from LHD, and tried to get me to grow my hair long, I steadfastly resisted. This happened for twenty-three years, when the whole shag look came back and I decided I wanted to try something different. A corner was turned then, and I was liberated from LHD. It’s now part of my life mission to turn fellow sufferers toward health—and hair. Perhaps someone you know suffers from LHD. They may never voice their struggle, but I encourage you—warn their barber. Be a part of the cure, not the cause.

3 Comments:

Blogger honkeie2 said...

I too suffer from this. My hair was long then came the corpurit job and off came the hair. Been thinking about growing it out again. The fight continues...

11:27 AM  
Anonymous The Sister said...

We told you so Owen! maybe this means you should take your beloved sister's advice more often :-) Miss you much, and Boys, listen to your hairstylist, they really DO know best.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous AE said...

Are those hairs on your keypad from your head? Just kidding...

11:31 AM  

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