I cannot tell you how many times I get asked the following three questions about Terence’s hair:
1. Is it real?
2. How does he manage to wash it? / Does he wash it?
3. Can I touch it?
I thought I’d set the record straight once and for all, on the interweb so you know I’m telling the truth! 🙂
But first I’ll start with a little story…
Once upon a time a girl and a boy started dating and fell in love. The girl thought the boy was very handsome and an all-around awesome guy. He proposed and she said ‘yes’.
A few months later, they got married…
The boy decided now that he was married to the girl and she was committed to him for life, it was time to UPgrade his image…
At first the girl hardly noticed the slightly longer curls… then she reminded the boy that he hadn’t visited the barber since before their wedding.
Before she knew it, this happened…
Her initial concern was that he wasn’t able to find any suitable hats to protect his precious head…
And then she discovered that he was using ALL her shampoo! What was the girl to do?
The boy calmed her down and promised her he’d buy them an extra large bottle of shampoo to share.
He also told her his afro gave him Samson strength…
Upon looking at her husband, the girl realised that the boy’s hair made him extra handsome too. She told him she didn’t mind it too much after all.
They lived happily ever after.
So, to set the record straight; the answers to the above questions:
1. Yes, Terence’s hair is real. I think it would be rather odd for a grown man to wear an afro wig every day, don’t you? The last time he cut his hair short was two days before our wedding.
2. Terence is super particular about personal hygiene! The man takes 30 minute showers whilst singing his special selection of ‘shower songs’ (Feel free to pop over and I’ll let you listen outside the door for a nominal fee 🙂 ) He washes his hair about every second to third day, using plenty of shampoo AND conditioner. I also make him go to a hairdresser whose specialty is ‘afro maintenance’ for a trim and a treatment. So, yes, his hair is clean!
3. Well, can I touch your hair? We don’t quite understand why people are obsessed with touching Terence’s hair. But if you feel you must, please ask first! Most people just dive right in with their
probably unwashed fingers and give his hair a good pat/ ruffle. We’ve also had slightly inebriated girls tiptoe behind him and give his hair a strong tug and then run back, giggling, to their friends.
This is UNCOOL, mkay!
If you’re feeling tempted, ask yourself if you’d like it if someone ran their fingers through your hair or your husbands hair? If this won’t deter you, ask and you’ll discover that Terence is quite obliging
most of the time.
We understand that people don’t see afros every day, but some people need to work on making their double stare (you know, the look – turn your head – look again) less obvious. It’s just hair, people.
Extra awesome hair, that is.