Thursday, July 02, 2015

Playlist: Nobody's Gonna Tell Me How to Wear My Hair

I don't know about you but for some reason I've felt really attached to my hair as it's grown longer since my last hair cut. On a daily basis I see people critiquing other people's hair - whether it be friends, family, celebrities or strangers, which has resulted in me feeling very passionately about people being able to do whatever they want with their hair.

Fortunately I graduated high school nearly six(!!!) years ago so I'm not exactly up-to-date with what happens at school these days, but I do know that at my school they were able to control your appearance in so many different ways. Boys weren't allowed their hair to even touch their shoulders and girls were not supposed to colour their hair (even though we all did). It's erroneous to impose those kinds of arbitrary rules on young people who are already body conscious and trying to figure out who they are. Your hair grows out of your body. It belongs to you and you can do whatever you want with it.

Here's to the rebels who think screw it; nobody's gonna tell me how to wear my hair.

  1. My Hair - The Maine
  2. Long Hair - Drowners
  3. Almost Cut My Hair (Live) - Matt Corby
  4. How's My Hair - McBusted
  5. Five Colours In Her Hair (Live) - McFly
  6. Summer Hair = Forever Young - The Academy Is...
  7. Flowers In Your Hair - The Lumineers
  8. Whip My Hair - Willow Smith
  9. Cut Your Hair - Pavement
  10. Don't Cut Your Hair (Live) - Pretenders
  11. If You Cut Your Hair - Matthew Pickering
Bonus Tracks (not available on YouTube):
  1. I Cut Your Hair - Jacknife Lee
  2. Get Your Hair Cut - Bernard Cribbins
  3. A Bad Hair Cut - Kelly Spradlin
  4. Kathie Cut Her Hair - Ben Hollis
Listen to the complete playlist on Spotify here.  ♥


  1. Oh gosh, in my high school, boys weren't allowed to have a shaved head or some such nonsense! And if they did they got send home from school! xx

    1. It's so silly, isn't it? At my school boys weren't supposed to have anything shorter than a #3 shave. I don't really understand that one to be honest! x

  2. Nice hair songs. I listened to Whip My Hair by Willow Smith so much when it first came out. :]

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    1. Haha thank you! It's been awhile since I've listened to that one so it was fun to bring it back :)

  3. Luckily in my school we were allowed to have our hair how we wanted, but I've never understood it when schools band different hair styles, it's so wrong! Love this playlist!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Ahh you were lucky! Maybe it was because I went to a private school and they were quite strict about our appearance? You would think they would focus more on education that how we looked but apparently not haha.

      Thanks for commenting Alice :)

  4. this feels like it hits home for me right now...
    i am in my 40s and letting my hair grow...
    and i am coloring it kind of red (crushed garnet, i love that name)
    which means that only the grey really turns red,
    the black ends stay black
    which i kind of like
    but sometimes i catch myself thinking
    am i too old for this?
    should i get it cut?
    should it be lighter? am i too old. am i too old.
    so yeah,
    this hit home for me...
    cause i like my hair the way it is right now.

  5. Great post and happy weekend!

  6. great post! I hated the school rules surrounding hair when I was still at school x

    Zoë xx - Bramble and Lace


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