#764 Bedhead all day long

This baby is cool.Sure, anybody can wake up with some serious bedhead.

Tangled dreads, pillow-dented part, static-flared bangs — whatever you got, we’ll take it. Much like rain hair, bedhead is your temporary ticket to Cowlick Country, a place where looks just don’t matter. It’s fun to take a trip and enjoy your citizenship before shampoo, hair straighteners, and sculpting clay step in to mess things up.

It's usually in a nice container and a lot more expensiveAnd hey, don’t look at me, I play the game, too. I shampoo, condition, and run Glue Stick over my head in the mornings. And sure, I check myself out in the mirror throughout the day to make sure I’m still going bald and double-checking that my sideburns remain extremely uneven.

But I guess that’s what makes getting away from it all so great. I mean, just look at babies of the world with their Always-On Bedhead, sometimes for years on end. Folks, it’s like I always say: we can learn much from the baby.

Now don’t get jaded in your old age. There are some classic ways you can still pull it off:

keep-this-going-all-day-long-for-the-win• No-Time Bedhead. This is where you wake up in a panic an hour late and barely have time to throw on jeans and grab your keys before bolting out the door for work. This is accidental bedhead that may result in some worried finger-combing on the bus or a splash of water from the bathroom sink later on. Still, you got bedhead all day and that’s what counts here. 5 points.

• Lazy Sunday Bedhead. You wake up at noon, throw on some sweats, have some good friends over and play video games all day. Or maybe you channel surf with your boyfriend on the futon or watch a golf tournament with Grandpa. Either way, no showering or leaving the house is involved so the bedhead lives long and lives strong. 10 points.

high qualityJust Don’t Care Bedhead. Top of the charts right here. This is where your day actually involves going out and doing things, but you just don’t care about your sharp, sideways bedhead. If you can pull off grocery shopping, going to class, or hitting the mall with jagged, bent-up hair, then you win. Note that this is not the same as Fake Bedhead, which involves applying a series of creams and lotions in an attempt to give yourself bedhead-looking hair. No, we’re talking about cruising around town with the real thing here, people. 25 points.

Yes, bedhead is a temporary escape from that Hair Prison we all live in everyday. Freeing your hair is the first step to freeing your mind and freeing your life. When you get up and just let it go you sort of let yourself go for a moment, too.

Suddenly Juggling Jane relaxes into cool, casual Leg-Stubble-N-Sweatpants Babe who’s much more fun to cuddle up with under a warm blanket in front of a flickering television. And Suit-and-Tie Sam melts into our old pal Couch-Dent Sam, who laughs at all our jokes and doesn’t take himself so seriously.

Bedhead all day long, people.

Because sometimes it’s great to ditch the comb and just see what happens.


10 out of 10Photos from: here, here, here, here, and here

43 thoughts on “#764 Bedhead all day long

  1. I can honestly say I had forgotten what this is like. I remember loving having to not worry about it for the day, but about a year ago I shaved my head and I have never looked back! Now I can just point and giggle in the safety of my baldness!

  2. I had been reading your 1000 awesome things for a while and you know what? You should make this into a book. It would be a perfect coffee table book if you included all of the pics. Or even bathroom reading material. We all need great books in our bathrooms!!

    Oh, and by the way, WHEN you do make this into a book…I’d like an autographed copy. Thanks :)

  3. Aww, I already washed my hair this morning, I guess I’m out for the day. I’ll aim for 10 points next weekend.

  4. Playing my guitar with bedhead as I read this rigth now. I might add… Monday’s off work. Awesome!

    1. this has happened to me,and it almost makes you want to never actually do your hair ever again. seriously-if you get compliments off that messy do you’re rockin why not?

  5. Personally I enjoy not realizing you even have bedhead until late afternoon. That’s the Lazy Sunday done right!

  6. I agree with Michelle actually. Have you ever considered making it into a book, just as it is? It would be


  7. Holy moly at the last picture! That, friend, is awesome. Anyway, whenever I had bedhead with a short haircut, I looked remarkably like Kim Jong Il. I’ll forfeit the 25 points and not look like a so-very-ronery dictator.

  8. I want to post this article on Facebook. Anyone know how to do this as I’m only semi-computer literate. Maybe those little link icons can be put at the end of the article? I can do the link easy but its the PHOTOS that pull one in to read through the article.

  9. Ahahahahahah. This is huge you guys! Thank you. It’s like my award. :P

    I got bedhead in 90 percent of the days and there are actually people who ask: OMG, are you like ever gonna comb? And I go like… No? Wth, you don’t like my beadhead? :P

    I love my bed hair, really. :D It just gives me a really messy look in comparison to my clothes. :P The kinda wild thang. Or at least so I think. So don’t tell me if it’s otherwise cause I don’t care anyway. :P I’m livin da dream baby. OH YEA. :P

  10. bed-head hair is awesome for the entire weekend, until monday morning. were not allowed our hair down at school… >.< so i think of the style i want the night b4, and then neatly brush it back in the morning. Oh well, my bed head served me well for those two blissful days!

  11. lol, i can usually pull this one off just fine. I have what my friends call a lion’s mane, so all i have to do is fluff the curls, run my hand through them and boogey out the door :)

  12. I have to comb my hair everyday. When I wake up it looks like a cross between Cosmo Kramer and Phoenix Wright.

  13. I’ve been going through these from latest to earlier ones so I’ve seen bedhead baby like 5 times already and I’m guessing this is the first appearance. Excellent! I think it’s funny that while no other pictures probably get posted more than once, behead baby has caught on and been posted like 5. :D

  14. I know I’m a little late on the comment… but I think Bed-Head is also known as I-live-on-rez-and-cant-be-motivated-to-wake-up-more-than-10-mins-before-my-first-class. I learned early on that I really dont have to do my hair for every 8 am class. Bedhead is perfectly acceptable in a university situation :)

  15. Reblogged this on 1000awesomefriends and commented:
    Hey folks, it’s the weekend, what better time for some serious bedhead! Not only that, 1000 awesome friends will be posting every day, even on the weekend, thanks to our wonderful group of contributors who are looking forward to share their own awesome things starting May 1. There’s a few regular spots left, so if you want to contribute, check out the About page for more info! Thanks to MagicFishy and Kathy for requesting Bedhead Baby, definitely a classic! :D

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