Hair raising story

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:

  1. Fresh water is very limited.
  2. The air is very humid. Curly hair easily become dreadlocks.
  3. When sailing, there is a lot of wind. No wind, no sailing.
  4. 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:

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    • Marina Myburgh on October 29, 2014 at 8:50 am
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    Ai maar dit klink vreeslik opwindend!!! Ek dink dit sal wonderlik wees om julle blog te volg.
    “Fair Winds and Following Seas” 🙂

    • Michiel van Zyl on October 29, 2014 at 9:02 am
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    Karin
    Jy praat so van die wind en die hare . . . . . . jou dogters se hare IS so lank en ‘krullerig’ ?????
    Hulle gaan soos ‘Island Girls’ lyk na die ervaring . . . .

    1. Haai Michiel, dit is juis hoekom die hare alles afkom. Hulle sal dit geleidelik weer groei oor die 3 jaar, maar aanvanklik word dit REGTIG kort afgesny 🙂

    • Derika Volpi on November 5, 2014 at 10:53 am
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    Pragtige foto!

    • Pierre Maré on November 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm
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    Pragtige foto, dames. Julle moet asb vir ons nou ‘n “AFTER” foto ook laai.

    Dankie,
    PLYS

    • Sharon Tayfield on November 21, 2014 at 7:04 pm
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    Fantastic photo of the girls – “young ladies “!

    • Adrienne Clarke on November 28, 2014 at 7:03 am
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    Wow such gorgeous girls!!

  1. ONS WENS JULLE NET DIE BESTE TOE WAT VOORLE EN GOD SEEN JULLE WAAR JULLE JULSELF OOK NOU VIND.

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