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April 29th, 2011, 09:23 PM
The title says it; write a haiku that describes your hair. (inspired by the "describe your hair in 6 words" thread)

Here's mine:

Fluffy, frizzy blob
Looking better as it grows
Not far from waist now

April 29th, 2011, 09:27 PM
What a nice idea! 5-7-5 syllables, right?

Hair is leaving me
Or trying to, anyway
Inch by inch by inch

April 29th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Well, I love my hair.
But she's a cheeky bugger!
One day she'll behave . . .

Miss Catrina
April 29th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Mousey, thin, fine hair
Torments me every morning
Shiny and soft, though.

April 29th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Not clever enough (or awake enough) to Haiki me hair yet, but Jaine - that made me giggle! Inspired..... :D

April 30th, 2011, 02:27 AM
Thick and strong and soft
But all of this I would give
Just to be waist length

April 30th, 2011, 03:32 AM
Like trees in winter
Begone, foul dye damaged hem!
My ends branch and split

April 30th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Nice thread idea. :) Here's a reconstruction from what I can remember of the one I thought up while washing honey out of my hair (I forgot the first version);

Longer than it was.
Some days great, others not so much.
Still hoping for more.

Also, I wanted to share this link of possibly the best poetry battle ever imagined. :D

Anybody else ever seen Haiku wars like this?


April 30th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Is two haikus OK? :D

My old stylist quit.
Two years now since my last trim,
Check it: almost waist!

There's one downside though
Must get a trim someday soon
Ten thousand split ends

April 30th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Skimpy, silky threads,
Which I've resolved to baby,
Most folks would just chop.

April 30th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Even though I cut
My hair, I do still love it

May 1st, 2011, 04:13 PM
lifetimes of searching
definition eludes me
henna, moisture, curls

May 1st, 2011, 04:41 PM
Coarse, thick, wavy strands
lush, abundant and stubborn
advancing slowly

May 1st, 2011, 04:58 PM
A fine mist of frizz,
To this day my enemy
Stays undefeated

May 1st, 2011, 05:35 PM
Maintaining at knee
takes more patience than growing...
I just want longer!

May 1st, 2011, 05:53 PM
Growing fast unsure
What is pushing out anew?
Softer Strong at last

May 1st, 2011, 07:05 PM
Wake, peer thru gold veil.
His sholders view I'm Loving?
Or My jungle hair?

July 4th, 2017, 11:55 PM
I went to page 1001 of The Mane Forum, on a whim, and found this thread. So I figured I'd add my haiku; some of you may recognize it, as it was my signature for several months. (And I know haikus traditionally don't rhyme, but I'll rhyme it if I want to!)

So much hair, hair, hair
In my face and ev'rywhere
Flying through the air.

(bonus weird doodle by me)

July 5th, 2017, 03:05 AM
Waist length luscious hair
Forever eluding me
Time passes slowly.

July 5th, 2017, 03:46 AM
In my mouth and in my eyes
Single strand in the pants
Hair in every part of life

July 5th, 2017, 04:44 AM
finally red now,
defying me every day,
maybe it will grow...

July 5th, 2017, 05:36 PM
Greasy strands of hair
Fly away from my braid
My scalp is itchy

[In reference to my current adjustment to WO. I really like this thread!]

July 5th, 2017, 06:51 PM
Did I just walk through
Scary silky spiderweb
No baby-fine hair

July 5th, 2017, 06:54 PM
Hair does what she wants
Nothing can make her behave
She has her own mind

July 5th, 2017, 07:44 PM
Short, wispy, wavy
Cowlicks prevent taming her
Oh see how she grows

July 5th, 2017, 07:47 PM
Trying a new bun
Arms grow weary and heavy
This is not working


July 5th, 2017, 08:21 PM
Like an explorer,
It wants to see ev'rything...
Just stay bunned, would you?

July 5th, 2017, 09:16 PM
Silver sparklies froth
Through swirls of antique copper
Like breaking whitecaps

school of fish
July 5th, 2017, 09:28 PM
Dance class now finished...
Sweat-soaked tangles, roots to ends...
Comb-out's gonna suck...

July 6th, 2017, 01:56 AM
Really enjoying all the haiku!

Bleached ends need butters,
Baby oil delights wet lengths -
Roots love dilutions!

Growing past shoulder,
Bathroom looks like science lab -
Conjures stronger hair.

July 7th, 2017, 04:31 PM
Ah. Morning. Oh my.
Flat and fuzzy all at once.
Off to work. Bunned perfectly.

Haiku "rules" for the purists out there. ;)
The first line is 5 syllables.
The second line is 7 syllables.
The third line is 5 syllables like the first.

July 11th, 2017, 11:39 AM
I have thinking of this post the whole week, so I'm gonna try it

Soft, Shiny, lovely hair
Enjoying the long journey
I miss my long hair

Is this ok? I'm not native english speaker so I'm not pretty sure about the syllables. :blushing:

July 11th, 2017, 12:31 PM
Sleek under fingers
But flat under naked eye
No brush for two weeks

GREAT THREAD, subscribing.

July 12th, 2017, 06:35 AM
Big, thick, whirly mess
Inconsistant curls here
Fluffy flyaways

July 12th, 2017, 01:56 PM
It floats behind me
Collection of colored string
Glistening proudly

July 12th, 2017, 05:31 PM
Soft flowing long mess
I cut you today sorry
You will grow again

July 12th, 2017, 06:16 PM
Kneeling in closet
Oil slick beneath my fingers
Onto my gold ends

July 12th, 2017, 08:42 PM
Waiting, waiting still
For my princess length hair
Someday, dream come true

My in between hair
Kind of soft, but flies away
Straight, brown, it's okay

July 12th, 2017, 09:30 PM
Hip-length and brittle
The two-toned love of my life
Grows quickly (to knee?)

July 14th, 2017, 06:55 AM
Long and dark
Golden in sunlight
Cannot decide its colour

Grows fast
Gets the odd shedding incident
Stay put and grow great lengths(please) :)

July 14th, 2017, 12:32 PM
Gather up and turn
Secured in in place with my combs
Tendrils on my neck

July 14th, 2017, 12:41 PM
Fuzzy fuzzy fuzz
Sticking straight in all directions
Monotonous ease

(Yes, 8 months later, I'm still petting it all the time.)

July 14th, 2017, 01:55 PM
Short white strands mixed in
No, not going grey just yet
Cat hair, everywhere

July 14th, 2017, 04:33 PM
Why do you change?
I am trying everything!
I wish for the best.

July 14th, 2017, 05:14 PM
Grey sunlit halo
Old Leathery wrinkled face
Me now, you later

July 14th, 2017, 06:23 PM
Shameful thin mess
Through stubbornness you were born
Trim now for future

July 15th, 2017, 01:30 PM
Shameful thin mess
Through stubbornness you were born
Trim now for future


Looking clean but not
Powder cheat will see us through
Back home and relieved

July 20th, 2017, 05:30 PM
Frustration with wash
After a second rinsing
Enlightenment gained

(I FINALLY figured out I wasn't rinsing my hair well enough during CO wash, I was thinking it was just a hard transition.)

July 20th, 2017, 06:34 PM
Wavy Wurly hair
Why do you tangle so much?
Keep calm and bun up

July 21st, 2017, 10:47 PM
2 dollar shampoo
3 dollar conditioner
The latter did naught

July 25th, 2017, 06:28 PM
Into braids again
Coconut oil on the ends
Away to my bed

August 18th, 2017, 01:35 PM
Love my wispy hair
How it floats in any breeze
I tell myself that.

August 18th, 2017, 02:54 PM
Ooh, this is fun!

Steadfast head-garden
A cardigan when needed
Dependably wild

August 18th, 2017, 05:51 PM
All the world's hairtoys
Can't make up for my lack of
Long thick curly mane

August 18th, 2017, 06:40 PM
It grows down my back
Like a philodendron climbs
Tendrils reaching out

August 18th, 2017, 07:23 PM
Love my wispy hair
How it floats in any breeze
I tell myself that.

:laugh: me tooooo i couldn't stop laughing- i KNOW these feels

I have thinking of this post the whole week, so I'm gonna try it

Soft, Shiny, lovely hair
Enjoying the long journey
I miss my long hair

Is this ok? I'm not native english speaker so I'm not pretty sure about the syllables. :blushing:

Great job!

Lynn of Many
August 18th, 2017, 09:26 PM
I love this thread!

Bleached, razored, fried
Goodbye healthy hip-length hair
I'll see you again.

September 3rd, 2017, 08:49 PM
o God, hear my prayer;
i desire the longest hair.
terminal ain't fair!

September 17th, 2017, 03:39 PM
I thought of a new one:

What a tangled mess
you cause me to despair
Patience will cure you

September 17th, 2017, 06:18 PM
Hair will not listen
Cut it all off for right now
New lengths are ahead

September 18th, 2017, 12:44 AM
Straight from ancient lore,
Reaching the floor, such a chore.
Yet, I still want more.

September 18th, 2017, 04:25 AM
Essence of glory,
Beauty from within.
My hair, my sin

I actully like my haiku 😁! I hope i got the english correkt 😊

September 18th, 2017, 04:56 AM
Instant floor length hair
Is easy with this shortcut:
- Amputate your legs.

September 18th, 2017, 05:08 AM
my secret, hidden
scarf covering all of it
only few will see

September 18th, 2017, 05:30 AM
Instant floor length hair
Is easy with this shortcut:
- Amputate your legs.

Hahahahahahaha XD !!!! So funny XD haha :cheese:

September 18th, 2017, 07:41 AM
In summer I buzzed
Waist is only four years away
See you at 30

December 22nd, 2017, 10:01 PM
Morning wrestling match -
Hair too long? Nah, sticks too short!
Need more anyway. ;)

December 24th, 2017, 05:04 PM
Trip on it daily
Lovely ankle length tresses
Often in a bun

December 24th, 2017, 09:39 PM
Straight from ancient lore,
Reaching the floor, such a chore.
Yet, I still want more.

I hope once I get there I'll be happy with it

December 24th, 2017, 09:41 PM
Sad I cut it off
Wish I hadn't done it now
I can't bun it now

victorian girl
December 25th, 2017, 01:10 AM
Looking like a lion's mane -
Such an awkward length!
My prettiest ornament.

Mega Moose
December 30th, 2017, 09:10 PM
Easily snapped strands,
Prone to static and tangles,
Better keep it up.

December 30th, 2017, 11:19 PM
Waiting, poised to spring,
Tightly wound bun unravels--
Locks engulf my face.

December 31st, 2017, 12:56 AM
Never long enough
One day I will be happy
Learning to love it

July 19th, 2018, 03:30 AM
Winter washing sucks
Hair takes forever to dry
At least I'm not bald

July 19th, 2018, 03:51 AM
Winter wind blowing:
My hair comes alive.
It will eat me one of these days.

July 19th, 2018, 05:16 PM
Baby hairs stick up
like quills growing from my head
Yikes! I look like a hedgehog.

July 19th, 2018, 08:01 PM
I will wash later
It doesn't look too oily
Oh God, yes it does!

July 19th, 2018, 10:30 PM
Hmm. Interesting.
My beard is long and coarse, but
My hair is silky

July 19th, 2018, 11:47 PM
Woke up this morning
Looked in the bedroom mirror
Terrified myself

July 20th, 2018, 01:15 AM
How about I haiku everybody elseís hair, which is, in pretty much every instance Iíve seen, a thing of wonder.

Quiet evening, dreaming of you.
A glass of wine, the fire,
Your hair is poetry.

Anastasia Hope
July 20th, 2018, 01:21 AM
my goals keep growing
ankle...or floor would be nice...
but my hair doesn't

Anastasia Hope
July 20th, 2018, 01:31 AM
slept with hair untied
walk with eyes closed to mirror
open them and scream

July 20th, 2018, 11:56 AM
Cat hair and dust fiend
Tangles without meaning, ugh
Yet I still enjoy

July 20th, 2018, 12:07 PM
Straight strands or soft waves
What will it be today?
My hair wonders

July 20th, 2018, 03:34 PM
Iíve tried braiding and bunning
Itís always either too tight or loose
Lately, my hair wonít cooperate

July 20th, 2018, 03:41 PM
Fried ends are plenty,
With them I refuse to part,
In my quest to waist.

July 20th, 2018, 04:31 PM
How long should I grow?
Ever longer it grows on
I won't stop just yet

July 20th, 2018, 05:20 PM
Mass of waves overwhelm
Now breaking free of its bonds
Another hair tie dies

July 20th, 2018, 11:23 PM
Hang in there my hair
Even though time is stressful
Autumn leaves are near

July 21st, 2018, 12:11 AM
Rumble somewhere near
Self defence force mobilised
Here comes Gehara

July 21st, 2018, 12:38 AM
Rumble somewhere near
Self defence force mobilised
Here comes Gehara

😂 😂 😂

Gehara my friend
Life is hard
For 40 inch hair monsters.

July 21st, 2018, 05:29 AM
Here's my best attempt, I tried to throw a rhyme in there:

Oh fine shiny hair
Why must I beg you to grow
Cut? I do not dare

Long hair is the game,
Problem is, no matter what,
My length stays the same

Here's my greater fear,
A stranger seeing my hair
"There's a split end, dear"

July 21st, 2018, 05:10 PM
Dreaming of curls
Patience is slow
Anticipation is fast

July 21st, 2018, 06:13 PM
Such oily roots
Waves cascade down to my bum
It lives in a bun

July 22nd, 2018, 10:53 PM
Oh I love this thread! It's especially funny since I watched a youtube video where the guy asked the audience for haikus, and he reads them in a little silly melody. (MOVIES in HAIKUS (YIAY #193)*: https://youtu.be/hehuUBBaYgk this one btw) and now I read them all like that

Here's mine:
Finally can bun
I'll get a massive headache
At least I feel cute

July 23rd, 2018, 03:53 AM
Quirky horn on side
Medusa mess all the way
Feels like a blanket


July 23rd, 2018, 04:13 AM
I like this thread too
Not sure we're doing it right
But who gives a ****

December 3rd, 2018, 04:35 AM
Summer's here again
No more wearing my hair out
Except while drying

December 3rd, 2018, 04:55 AM
Hopeless with hairstyles
Forever doomed to messy braids
Will never improve


December 3rd, 2018, 04:56 AM
Just noticed my mistake. So much for being an English graduate :lol:

December 3rd, 2018, 07:58 AM
Sopping wet, can't detangle
1A hair in knots
Quickly! Apply the Pantene!

December 3rd, 2018, 09:59 AM
Tangles, everywhere
What am I supposed to do?
I’ve broken my comb

December 3rd, 2018, 11:40 AM
Drying time
The enemy of my soul
You appear at sunset
Only to be waiting for me
Still in the morning
And Iím still mourning

December 3rd, 2018, 01:33 PM
Frizz on Frizz
Somehow gave up heat
Barely grows

December 3rd, 2018, 01:45 PM
Tangles, everywhere
What am I supposed to do?
I’ve broken my comb

I like yours, Autobots. So simple but all too relatable.

soft but frizzy wisps
frame a dark, compacted bun
i wish was bigger

combing through my- OUCH!
fine, curly hair so slowly
it tangles again

December 3rd, 2018, 08:00 PM
I love this thread. I like checking on it now and again to read others.

Are you still growing?
If I dont watch will you grow?
Promise I wont look.

About my seeming lack of growth...or patients.

December 4th, 2018, 06:51 PM
Oh, my tangly hair--
Must you be so difficult??
Life is hard enough!!

December 5th, 2018, 05:22 AM
Do not cut my hair,
Get close enough if you dare.
Now you are aware.

December 5th, 2018, 09:05 AM
Morning hair, a tangled mess
Too lazy to comb
I scare small children away!

December 8th, 2018, 08:07 AM
It's now two AM
Had a big night on the piss
Pillow, you'll be moist

December 8th, 2018, 10:48 AM
A weird shade of brown
Color always looks different
Wavy when it wants

December 8th, 2018, 05:21 PM
Blow dryed recently
First time in a very long time
I needed some help

Hair why won't you dry
Its winter you can't be wet
I need to go out

December 8th, 2018, 08:40 PM
Wavy, straight, whatevs
Dances to its own tempo
When in doubt, bun up!

December 9th, 2018, 09:38 AM
Atop my head, an
unruly mass of seaweed.
Please behave yourself.

December 9th, 2018, 02:38 PM
New fringe, lovely cut;
Too much fuss and muss daily,
Growing again ugh.

December 9th, 2018, 08:21 PM
Oh, lovely henna!
I wish my hair was redder,
Like a copper flame!

(But I'd need to bleach
For a lighter base color;
I'm scared of damage)

Soon I see my boy
I want my hair to be soft--
Oil, conditioner!

All right-- is "oil" one syllable or two? The way I pronounce it, it sounds like two (oy-il) but I'm not sure it's meant to be as I can also pronounce it in a less-drawn-out way that sounds like one!

December 12th, 2018, 01:56 PM
So very curly
Why are you always tangled??
Help, my comb is stuck!

December 13th, 2018, 08:07 AM
Flakey, fickle scalp
Ends crying out for moisture
Auburn locks tumbling

March 7th, 2019, 05:07 AM
Hair's getting heavy
Price I pay for thick long locks
Alliteration _______^___^

March 8th, 2019, 08:46 AM
longer than before
turning off the heat styling
hope for healthy hair


March 8th, 2019, 11:09 AM
In lazy wrap bun
Hair keeps falling down on me
Fork is only hope

And it used to be such a reliable bun!