Hansen in the A.M.: The hair debate




Posted on February 1, 2010 at 7:23 PM

DALLAS - Last week's comments about the long hair of Taylor Pugh in Mesquite generated quite a response.

Most of you disagreed with what I had to say, and for the same old reasons that still don't make any sense to me.

Maybe because I'm a hair guy, even though I don't have much anymore. I've been "follicly challenged" for quite awhile now; and when guys cut the hair I can't grow, there's just something wrong with that.

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has an incredible head of hair. And just when you think it can't look any better, he shaves his head and reminds me of a Germany we're trying to forget.

I've never understood how we can live in a country that can take the heart out of the chest of a dying man, fly it across the country and put that same heart in the chest of a man who now has a new life. We can grow corn in a desert, and yet we can't grow hair on a bald head.

It's the double standard that bothers me the most. A woman can change her hair style every day, change the color once a week, add extensions or wear a wig. Dolly Parton's one of the glamour queens of country music, and there's only two people in America who know what her real hair looks like.

A man does any of that, just a little color to brush away the gray, and you're the punch line of every old joke.

But, we do have one standard that works for us. A 50-year-old guy dates a 25-year-old woman, he's a man among men. A 50-year-old woman dates a 25-year-old guy, she's a cougar and we make a TV show about her ... Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

I'm Dale Hansen in the a.m.

E-mail dhansen@wfaa.com