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I once asked a balding family friend of ours how he lost his hair. He told me that he brushed his hair back too much until it fell out. I was terrified of brushing my hair for some time after that.
My childhood best-friend had a very red-haired younger sister who had been told and believed that red-heads had a tiny orange growing from the top of their head, and once it was big enough they could pick it and eat it!
Until I was about 12 years old, I use to think that the reason old people were hard of hearing because they had hair growing out of their ears. I thought the hairs coming out made it harder to hear things.
when i was about 12 i began going through puberty and i though that when the little hairs down there started growing in that i was turning into a man. I thought only men were hairy. in addition i thought that i was going to hell cause i still liked boys and my mother said gay men went to hell.
My little 4 year old niece believes that cats come into her bedroom at night, chew some gum and stick it into her hair, which is why she always has knots in it, poor baby
When I read What's Happening to Me, a book written for kids on what happens during puberty, I thought that the name for the hair that grew under your arms and on your privates was called "public" hair. I couldn't, for the life in me, figure out why it was called public hair, when it was very clearly supposed to be private.
I used to think that everybody's hair was black and if you had blond hair, you dyed your hair.
I used to think you had to stick those pins that you stick in your hat through your scalp. That's weird.
When I was little I used to believe that the reason old ladies had blue or purple hair was because it grew that way. I don't think my mum has ever laughed as hard as the day I adamantly told her Aunty Alice's hair grew purple and she revealed it was because it was dyed.
when i was about 5, my big brother alex used to buy different cloured hair sprays. but i always thought if he sprayed some on my hair it would never, ever come out, so i would have to live my life with red, blue and green streaked hair. what i didn't know was it was temporary. so when alex asked me if i wanted my hair a different colour, i screamed and ran out of his room and told my mum that he was trying to make my hair blue and green and it would never come off!
But a few years later, i would buy my own cans of hair spray and do my hair lots of wacky colours!
When I was about 5 I cut my eyelashes with a pair of scissors - my mother scolded me and told me that if I did that again my eyelashes would grow & grow really long .... That night I had a nightmare about re-cutting my eyelashes over and over again & I woke up crying. My mother comforted me saying " Mummy is sorry she lied to you, she will never lie to you again, eyelashes dont re-grow like that, I am sorry."
When I was in seventh grade, I had my first boyfriend. We were in science class one day, and I noticed that a strand of my hair had fallen out. He quickly took it and placed it on his head, then proceded to attempt to answer a difficult question, only to be devistated when he could not answer it correctly. I was a better student than he was, and he was convinced that putting a strand of someone else's hair on your head, you would gain their intelligence!
When I was little (About 5 - 12), my dad always told me that I had a 'cow lick'. For the longest time, he told me I had one because the cows licked me when I was little...
I was visiting my neighbors. My neighbor was shaving and put some aftershave on my cheeks. A little joke to him but a major problem to me.
I was sure I would grow a beard within a day!
I used to believe that you could curl your hair by twirling a strand of hair wrapped around your finger
When i was around five, there was a photo in the newspaper of a small boy whose entire body was covered in hair. When I asked my mom why he was like that, she told me that it was because he whined too much! I spent the next few years terrified of whining!! I would burst into tears after every time i whined and would be afraid of turning into some kind of hairy monster!
when i was a child my father told me his mustache was ticklish so I wouldn't really tickle him. I believed him until i was 10.
When my fiancee was a little boy, he asked his father why he was bald. His father told him that one day he was peeing and his hair just fell off into the toilet. This horrified his son, so for a few years after that, he would put his hand on top of his head to hold his hair on while using the bathroom.
i used to believe peeps with curly hair had a 3rd ear wich they can read peep's minds
My dad had jet black hair, and as he got older, a white streak appeared in it, as he got more and more grey hair. when i asked him why this was he told me, as a joke, that it was because he had been painting the ceiling white, got paint stuck in his hair and couldn't get it out. i believed him for a long time and kept trying to pull the white paint off.