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18 awful things every Irish woman has done to her hair

Bless us father for we have all sinned.

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1. Got at Mam’s Good Scissors and snipped a bit off out of pure divilment

2. Let someone iron it for you with a clothes iron

3. Then acquired a straightener and straightened the life out of it, every day, for most of the 2000s

4. Holiday cornrows

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5. Got a friend to crimp your hair so you could have your She’s All That moment at the teen disco

6. Squeezed lemon juice in it and let it sizzle in the sun in the hopes of going blonde

7. Then discovered Sun-In and subsequently, crispy orange streaks

8. Wrapped a bandana around it and felt dead cool

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9. Clipped in €2 coloured hair extensions from Claire’s or Penneys and thought they looked really good actually

10. Asked for GHD curls for the Debs, made crunchy and immobile with mousse

11. Dyed your hair black or dark brown, but didn’t even try to match your eyebrows

12. Scraaaaaaaaped your hair back into a headache-inducing high ponytail and tugged out two wispy strands to frame your face

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13. Put an elastic hair band around your forehead to get that mushroomy ‘boho’ look

14. Insisted on getting a braid on holidays and then having to deal with the tuft of hair that results from cutting it out

15. Experimented with hair mascara

16. Dyed your hair bright red and spent actual years trying to completely get rid of it


17. Peered at the world through a heavy emo side fringe

18. Requested a ‘curly blow dry’ at the salon and emerged looking like your mam going to a wedding. Quick, to the GHDs!

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