The characteristics of hair on the head provide vital information of the way in which individuals think. The speed at which it grows indicates the pace at which personal ideas and concepts develop – its condition mirrors conditions placed upon the formulation of thoughts. – the material reveals the type of thinker from the compassionate to those with strong opinions. Here are some suggestions of what hair types indicate.

Coarse hair – strong, definite thoughts with a tendency to be harsh or brusque – occasional unrefined notions can sometimes become unmanageable

Curly hair – either curl up in a ball in the hope of never having to express an opinion because of having so many going around in the mind – or keep ideas to oneself – even twist or bend notions – likely to go round in circles to make up the mind thinking in a roundabout way – may even twist details to fit into their way out ways of thinking

Fine hair – refined and elegant with little or no need for ‘meaty’ or unpleasant details

Grey hair – continual worry, concern and anxiety drain the hair of its colour- inherent tendency to be concerned over matters there is no control over –  own vibrant concepts have over time been replaced  with other opinions to fit into business belief systems -or to please others – especially controlling and dominant members of the family.

Hard hair – difficulty or awkwardness in bringing through one’s own thoughts usually because of constantly being put to the test

Long hair -a way of grounding highly spiritual Souls -otherwise a need to control from a distance -or conversely preferring others to be in charge – then again there may be the probability of going to great lengths to explain oneself

Perm – voluntarily keeping opinions and ideas to oneself rather than step out of line.

Short hair – conservative – possibly old fashioned – or trying to fit in – or quick to get to the point – a quick thinker

Soft hair – a gentle approach that may require more ‘oomph’ and greater believe in oneself

Spunky hair – highly spirited individual not afraid to stand out in a crowd

Straight hair – goes straight to the point – doesn’t tolerate non-sense – enjoys straightening out ideas.

Thick hair – either full of magnificent ideas but generally overprotective of one’s personal way of thinking

Thinning hair – extreme frustration at not being able to get one’s point across – ‘pulling the hair out’ – or going through highly exasperating times

Wavy hair – series of ideas need focus and direction because of the tendency to weave in and out to avoid making an issue use gesticulations and signals to get their point across and / or like to set the example for others to do the same.

Interestingly, Africans and their relative counterparts worldwide – being so highly spiritual – have been suppressed and – until recently – forced to recoil and keep their incredible wisdom and opinions close to the head – hence their tight curly coarse hair. Many now straighten and / or colour their hair highlighting the changes that are taking place.

God said in His word that every hair on your head is counted… so if your hair is deurmekaar today… don’t worry; it’s just an angel doing stock take!



As delegates arrived for my presentation in Vernon, Canada, it became increasingly clear that the weekend would be animated – filed with diverse thoughts and unique ways of thinking. How did I know? It was the fascinating array of hair styles of varying lengths -along with the wide assortment of colours. Yet it was Joy with her long scraggily grey strands – limply accentuating her drawn and worn out features -who stood out the most. Her thinning lifeless locks spoke volumes about the harassing times that she had just been through leaving her so totally depleted.

I first met Joy seven years previously at Hong Kong airport. I had just flown in from South Africa and was immediately interviewed by Hong Kong radio via a telephone at one of the airline desks. Joy – about to depart for Canada – was most impressed! A year later we were swimming with wild spinner dolphins in Hawaii. The following year she arranged for me to present at her alpaca farm on Salt Spring Island, Vancouver.

Communications had been scarce since then as Joy went through a roller coaster of emotions that had finally caused her and her husband of over 35 years to split – it was no wonder she had so many split ends. Even though she had only just moved to Salmon Arms – forty minutes up the road from Vernon – she kindly invited my friend, Kath Forster, and I to spend a night at her new abode. Little did she know that this kind hearted gesture would drastically change her life!

Her hair had not been cut for 37 years – scant attention had been paid to her increasingly forlorn locks. Prior to meeting her husband, her hair had been short and bouncy – but when he informed her that he preferred girls with long hair – guess what -Joy began growing her hair even though she preferred it short. She had symbolically ‘handed the reins over’ to her future husband and meekly went along with his decisions – whether she liked them or not. It seemed so much easier to do! Joy and her hair though were now showing signs of how much she had mentally suffered. She came to realise that keeping her views out of sight – under hats and scarves – was no longer working for her. She needed to be free of her husband and think for herself.

Lengthy discussions about hair at the presentation had Joy thinking; – without a moment’s hesitation she agreed to change everything that night – all it took was a simple snip of the scissors and a sachet of dye! As Kath gathered the pathetic strands of limp hair, one straight cut took away years of frustration, despair and emptiness. Joy was overjoyed! Shaped into a delightful bob – with colour – the transformation was miraculous! Joy looked at least 20 years younger and couldn’t stop ‘jumping with joy’ as she pranced around the apartment – staring into the mirrors with a ridiculous grin on her face.

Not only had Joy rid herself of her long hair but also her old ways of thinking – no longer needing ‘to go to great lengths’ to explain herself. Meanwhile, dying her hair effectively took away concerns and worries that had once ‘turned her hair grey’. Without her past hanging over head, Joy felt light-headed and knew that she could confidently face life with a far more youthful and fresher outlook.