HAIR’S THE POINT
In his DEFENCE, Savjibhai says his LONG TRESSES will be his claim to FAME when he enters the Guinness World Records. I say he is already FAMOUS, considering his DREADLOCKS saved a little boy’s LIFE
Acertain completely bald man in my life once told me, ‘Going bald can be a hair-raising experience.’ Since I sort of like his bald pate and the associated swagger, I’ve never argued with the theory. And that same likeness has ensured that my love story with hair had a tragic end. Point out long, thick, lustrous tresses to me and all you’ll get is a shrug for response as I no longer understand why we think hair is a vital part of what we believe is beautiful.
Think about it. When you see a pretty picture of, say, the stunning Angelina Jolie draped over Brad Pitt at a première, or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her pout working Cannes’ red carpet, how many of you notice their hair before their dress, make-up, shoes, jewellery or even lack of it all? None, right? (I’m sure those who do are in the business of all things hair, so they don’t count.)
So, I wonder what keeps Savjibhai Rathwa faithful to his dreadlocks (page 20). The man is 62 years old, lives the tough life of a farmer and makes just enough to feed his family. Yet, every alternate day, he uses up 180l of precious water, about 250ml of shampoo and three hours of his valuable time to wash his hair. If you’re reeling under the hair-raising impact of these figures, let me tell you one more – his hair is 18 metres long.
What is the point of it? In his defence, Savjibhai says his long tresses will be his claim to fame when he enters the Guinness World Records. I say he is already famous, considering his dreadlocks saved a little boy’s life. Yes, it’s true. I suggest you read the story for details.
For the rest of you who’re trying all you can to maintain your crowning glory, I say, ‘Hair today gone tomorrow’. Cheesy, but true. Until next week,