6 Years growth and no hair wash

Met this woman last Saturday on the market in Hermanus. No problem in portraying her. While I was busy picturing the hair she told me that it was the result of 6 years unlimited growth and no hair wash. According to her after two months without hair hygiene a natural/biological balance will start to develop …

Author: Herman van Bon Photography

" I like to explore the possibilities and limits of digital art, I just let it flow to see where it can go, sometimes the end result appears quickly, sometimes the creative process takes months and other times  the creation dies in its own beauty". 

12 thoughts on “6 Years growth and no hair wash”

    1. And Adèle … how long ago since you washed your hair …
      BTW my hair dresser who I consulted said that she experienced one case of a person who did not wash her hair for a year or so. The day after the first-hair-wash-since-a-year the saloon was still smelly she said… 😉
      I must add however, to avoid misunderstandings, that this pictured woman looked very clean and did not smell at all..


  1. To each their own. I do prefer a shower & a good ole hair wash. There are lots of micro creepy crawlers out there. Especially if you are out in the yard and in the bushes. Spiders and snakes could be in there? Interesting post.

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  2. Interesting photos Herman. Apparently what is very important when not washing your hair is to comb your hair thoroughly with a fine toothed comb twice daily running the comb from your scalp and right through your hair. This removes and distributes the oils that form on the scalp. Supposedly this will control any odour problem. I must say that the woman photographed would have a difficult time with the combing process.


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