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#28936 - 05/11/01 10:10 AM hair do?
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We are having a second mini heat wave-- (extending all up the US east coast--) and today I braided my hair--
but what do you call braids? and what do the french call "a french braid" aka corn row?

and in the summer do guys get buzz cuts? (or do you all look like Fabio?!?!)


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#28937 - 05/11/01 10:21 AM Re: hair do?
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what do the french call "a french braid" aka corn row?

Aren't "French braids" really fat braids that start near the scalp? Unless you have a LOT of hair it's hard to get French Braids,
whereas "corn rows" are very narrow braids using all the hair but in tiny amounts all over the head and the scalp shows through - which it does not with French braids.
Then there are Dredlocks, a la Whoopie Goldberg ... but that's a whole 'nother story!
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#28938 - 05/11/01 10:36 AM Re: hair do?
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Both french braids and corn rows -- (and the stuff that they do to horses tails and manes) have a common process-- you start braiding some hair, and continue to add more hair-- so the braid is closely connected to the scalp.. It has a different name when you do it to horses.. and braids are some times called Plaits-- (and how is that pronounced?) any other terms?

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#28939 - 05/11/01 10:46 AM Re: hair do?
Bean Offline
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I would concur with helen here. French braids, to me, have always meant the type of braid where you work in a little section of hair with each "cross-over" as you go along. Corn rows, I think, are very thin French braids, and a whole lot of them. As to what the French call them...anyone around to help us on that?


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#28940 - 05/11/01 10:59 AM Re: hair do?
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thin French braids, As to what the French call them

The general French term for a plait (more commonly used in UK than braid I think, pronounced plat) is "tresse", sometimes "nette". But they probably have lots more terms. What French Braids are called in particular, I would have to hazard a guess at "tresses anglaises" in line with all the other English/French swaps.

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#28941 - 05/11/01 12:00 PM Re: hair do?
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<<and braids are some times called Plaits-- (and how is that pronounced?)>>

"plates"


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#28942 - 05/11/01 12:11 PM Re: Braids
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Plaits-- (and how is that pronounced?) "plates"

Sorry, IP ,luv, have to agree with rodwards answer :
plait (more commonly used in UK than braid I think, pronounced plat)
"Plat" is what I've used when showing off! However I use plait as the act, and as the single braid. And plaits for more than one braid.


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#28943 - 05/11/01 12:29 PM Re: hair do?
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Summer hairdos for guys presumes you have lots of hair. While I escaped the fate of my grandfather, who was almost entirely bald on his wedding day in his early 20's, and my father who was likewise by 35, my hair has abeen almost entirely grey since late 30's and is now very thin and fine. I'm told by my wife and sons that there is now a large bald patch on the top rear of my head, and I do feel a lot of smooth skin there, but since I don't see it in the mirror, I don't believe it. But a summer do might reveal what I really don't want to see.


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#28944 - 05/11/01 01:48 PM Re: hair do?
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there is now a large bald patch on the top rear of my head, ...But a summer ... reveal what I really don't want to see.

And so might a summer sunburn ... slap on the ol' sunscreen BobY!



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#28945 - 05/11/01 02:01 PM Re: hair do?
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BYB-- Its a well know fact that men who are bald in back are great thinkers--
and men who are bald in front are great lovers..

and men who are bald in both the front and back just think they are great lovers

is there a name for what i would call a standard (men's) hair cut? (Longer on top, parted at the sides.. closed trimmed around the ears and the nape of the neck?)

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