Sunday, May 20, 2012

Didier Drogba's Ridiculous Hairstyle

I don't usually blog about fashion or hairstyles, but I had to put this one out for one of my pet-peeves. This peeve is to do with Didier Drogba's contemptuous and out-dated "straight-perm" hairstyle. For how long is he going to stick with a hairstyle that went out of fashion circa 1992? It's totally unbecoming for a public-figure of his stature to be sporting such a ridiculous hairstyle in this day and age.

Let me digress a little here, and confess that I too once sported a "soft-perm" in my youth. Going to Harare clubs like Rumours, Bretts and Archipelagos, I had to follow the fashionable trends of my suburban peers and get my hair done like everyone else. But that was in 1989 when perming one's hair was all the rage. Though, I must admit that keeping one's hair greased was a hellish, financial burden. Finding the money to buy hair-food (like "TCB" and "Kubi") was a job in itself. In fact, some of my (poorer) peers took to applying cooking-oil to keep the grease in their perms !

Now, back to Drogba. I have even thought of  putting out an on-line petition to get him to clean up his act and sport a more dignified look. A married man of 34 should not -- and maybe, should not be allowed to -- sport a ridiculous hairstyle that went out of fashion about 20 years ago. How would people feel if some public-figure started to go around in bell-bottoms and platform-shoes (see below) from 35 years ago? Think about it.


Bobbalya said...

Could there, in fact, be something contained in this sentence that you wrote,"I had to follow the fashionable trends of my suburban peers and get my hair done like everyone else".

Clearly you wanted to "look the part" and be trendy and fashionable. The fact is if Drogba is sporting a style that went out of fashion 20 years ago, could it be that he couldn't care less what the "fashionable trends" are, or doing something purely because his "peers" are doing it.

Anonymous said...

hayewa kani. ngaanogerwa musosro wese kwete mumaside sezvaanoita. unobva washaya kuti zvirikumbofamba sei. you would think he has a hair condition of sort such the hair on the side of his head does not grow. and mukoma wangu taurai henyu chokwadi hamusiriimi here mai zora cooking oil

James Chikonamombe said...
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James Chikonamombe said...

To Anonymous (whoever you are): no, I never applied cooking oil to my hair, but as I said in the writeup, finding the money to buy hair-food was always a challenge. I had two teenage money-making strategies. One was to install ribbons to manual type-writers. The other was to supply avocados to maIndia (who used them in their cooking). We had an avocado tree at our house and I would shake the tree and bag up all the avocados. I would then sell each bag for ZWD3. That's how I raised "mari yegig" and other things as a teen.

curtisjarvis62 said...

I too once had that hairstyle, and would not in a million years would I go back to it. The first time I went to a friend of mine's house she came running into the front room with a towel to cover the back of her chair. When that gunk drips onto your clothes it disco louts it, and it is so nice to wake up with your face and pillow dry. Drogba is the only black man still sporting that nasty hairstyle.