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File this one under 'misinformed thanks to parents'... When I hit puberty and started getting hair under my arms and on my legs I thought I was just different than the other girls in my gym class (who, of course, had nice parents and had already started shaving). Its SO embarassing now that, in retrospect, I recall being asked if I was french or gay. SAD SAD SAD... Parents, take a lesson from my humiliation... tell your kids about shaving when they reach junior high.
I also remembered thinking I didn't want to shave for a while since my grandma one time had told me how older ladies these days don't have to shave since they didn't as young ladies, their hair didn't grow in as thick as young ladies today. Oh well. I still blame my parents :-)
When I was little I thought the reason my grandfather was bald was because he rode on a motorcycle really fast with no helmet and all of his hair fell out in one swooooop!
I use to think that when a man gained a lot of muscle his body hair would fall out. It made logical sense to me at the time, because most actors and models on TV wax their bodies. I proudly told my mother what I had discoveried. After laughing, she told me the truth.
When I was little, I couldn't wait to grow up so I could grow a mustache. I am female.
I used to watch a lot of TV comercials about shampoo and I noticed that only girls washed their hair in the comercials. I thought boys and men did not wash their hair because there was no shampoo for them and that girls where the only ones allowed to use shampoos.
When I was a kid, a lady came into our class to check all of our heads for lice. She explained what they looked like so we all understood. When I got home that night, my Dad was getting ready to put on my Grandpa's winter hat, when I stopped him, because Grandpa had lice. As it turns out, Grandpa had dandruff.
On the bottle of shampoo, it would say, really big, make sure hair is wet!!! So I asked my mom what would happen if my hair was dry and I put shampoo in it, and she said I would die. I was really nervous for a long time.
My parents said that gnomes tied knots in my hair while I was sleeping. I had insomnia for years.
When I was little, my mom told me that my hair was always tangled up in the morning because a rat played in my hair at night. I thought it was cute to have a little rat in my hair.
I used to believe an "Ego" was a kind of hair style, similar to a mullet.
I used to believe that a cow-lick meant that a cow had licked you when you were a baby.
When i was about five, i asked my mum why i couldn't feel my hair and she said that it was because it was made out of dead cells. a year or so later i found out that alcohol killed brain cells. I figured that hair must be those dead brain cells killed by alcohol so if you wanted long hair you should get drunk alot.
I used to believe that my hair grew out of my head from a tightly wound store of it lodged within my skull - I couldn't work out how it stayed away from your eyes on the inside. I also believed that finger nails were already formed in the fingers but stayed soft until they were exposed to air (had they not worked like that then the fingers and wrists would have been rigid - or so I supposed).
I use to believe that the hair on your head was the same colour as pubic hair
My dad would tell me stories about kids who didn't wash all of the soap out of their hair. He said that, when it rained, a big soap bubble would form and carry the kid away.
I used to believe that if I got my hair cut like Farrah Fawcett's people would throw ashes on me.
I was taking a shower with my mom when I was about 6. I asked her "Why do you have hair down there?" She said "When you are older, you will have hair down there too." I didn't believe her. I just laughed and said "Yeah, right".
I belived that beard and mustache were roots of hair. That it took long for the roots to grow out from ones chin and that's why only adults had them.
I used to belive that hair grows from down, not from root.
When I was very young, I asked my dad why he didn't have any hair on the back (crown) of his head. He said that when he was a kid somebody dropped a rock on his head and all his hair fell out. I believed it for years.