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When I was younger, I used to believe that your hair was colored by an ink pot inside your head and that the reason people's hair turns grey or white as they get older was that the ink pot eventually ran out of ink. When I came up with this theory, I was very afraid to do handstands anymore, for fear of spilling my ink pot!
When I was younger, I never brushed my hair. Now, when I was younger, I had this uncle who was incredibly bald. (Actually, he's still alive, and still quite bald.) My parents told me that when he was younger, he never brushed his hair, so it all fell out, and that mine would too. Needless to say, my hair brushing increased exponentially.
I used to believe that men who had lots of facial hair were covering up the fact that they didn't have any chins. I used to be afraid of hugging my uncle, or accidentally reaching up into his beard because I thought I'd find something unpleasant!
well... when I was around 6 or 7 years old I used to believe that only men had hair that grew on their bodies. Imagine
my surprise when at age 10 or 11 some other kids I was playing with, in thicket near a small creek (no pun intended), unearthed a worn "nudie" magazine they kept buried ! I thought the crotch areas of the ladies were smudged with dirt, at first. That was when the bubble bursted and my reality changed to accomodate this new information. This was in the early 70's when the hippie culture was in full bloom and being "natural" (hirsute in a hair suit) was "in". But I never liked it because it shocked me from what I had imagined prior to that, was the norm... that women were smooth as babies all over except the eyebrows, eye lashes and luxurious heads of hair. I am so glad that the trend toward women shaving down there and elsewhere has become "in fashion".
when i was young my brother had alot of dandruff, I asked him why his head was snowing and he got really mad. He still has alot of dandruff too!
When i was a kid, i used to think that my dads moustache grew out of his nostrils
when i was small i though the more dirty you had your hair then head lice wouldnt want to stay there caus it was too dirty for them. boy was i wrong!
I used to believe that more hair grew out of the tips of your hair, not your head. i found out when i was 13 that it doesn't. my friend who told me still teases me about it.
When I was young, my mom always told me when she would brush my hair at night that she was brushing out the knots. When I asked her what the "knots" were, she told me this story about the "knots" being little monsters that sneak into little girls' hair at night, and unless they got brushed out at least once a day, they'd take over my head and I'd have knotty hair forever.
I used to think that "extra body" shampoo meant you could use the runoff suds to clean your body.
when i was in kindergarten i used to think that you could only have short hair to have bangs. when i saw a girl with long hair and bangs i was shocked!
when i was little i used to believe that if you washed your cream rinse (conditioner) out in cold water your hair would get stronger so i would tand in the shower in the freezing cold and stick just my hair in it was completely crazy when i finally asked an older friendd if that was true i was sooooooo mad at the other friend that told me the lie i almost screamed
My friend convinced me that if I used a bar of soap to wash my hair instead of shampoo that I would go bald.
When i was in kindergarten i thought that growing your bangs out would make your bangs fall out. like when your bangs reached the length of the rest of your hair they would just fall out!
I used to think you could only wear curlers at night time when to bed. If you wore them in the day time they would not curl your hair!
I use to believe that when I lost hair that I had cancer
I used to chew on my hair when i was in preschool, untill my preschool teachers got together and told me a creative little story obout a little girl in the news who had a huge hair ball in her stomach from chewing her hair. Whenever I got a stomach ace I'd get scared and think I had a hair ball.
when I was small, I lived with my grandparents and cousins. I often wondered how my grandpa became bald, and when I asked him he told me that it all just fell out in a heap one day, and explained that this happens to all males. I utterly belived him and until i was about 12, I followed my oldest cousin ray around with a camera, hoping to get a picture of that moment since he always picked on me.
I used to think the 'round the bowl' haircut was the only haircut that suited me. Of course then I grew up and saw photos of myself and knew I was wrong!
I used to believe that clipping your bangs back in a barrette signaled the bangs to grow very long. I didn't understand that putting them back just allowed you to grow them long without having them in your eyes.