On our yacht we have 5 females. Females are different to males. They have hair issues.
Here are the important factors to consider when sailing with hair:
- Fresh water is very limited.
- The air is very humid. Curly hair easily become dreadlocks.
- When sailing, there is a lot of wind. No wind, no sailing.
- Swimming and diving happen a lot on a world sailing trip (or so we’ve been told).
OOOKAAAAAY, sooo. . . .
We, (the females), are all going to cut our hair short. Pixie, boy-cut, short. Short, SHORT!!
Oh wait. No. That’s not entirely true. I, (Mommy dearest), will NOT be cutting my hair. I have promised Daddy dearest to never cut off all my hair again. Guess who will be wearing the dreadlocks?
Anyway, this haircutting exercise (of the Girls) will happen two weeks before we leave.
This is because the ones with the really long hair (Marike, Franci and Sophia), would hate to cut their hair for nothing. They reckon that at two weeks to go we’ll probably really do it. They also hope to entice friends to come and say goodbye before we leave out of curiosity to see the hair : )
The other daughter, Karin, who would have cut her hair at birth if possible, cannot wait. Unfortunately for her, she has to hang on for the grand finale.
Franci would like to donate her hair for Cancer. Marike is considering selling her hair. She isn’t sure if she’ll be able to, but she will take bids. I on the other hand, have heard that hair makes great stuffing for pincushions – keeps the needles sharp. Time will learn.
In the meantime, I’ll include a BEFORE photo: