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bad hair day
phrase
a day on which one feels unattractive, particularly due to one's hair not looking as well as it should
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split end
/splˈɪt ˈɛnd/
noun
a hair on the head that its tip has been divided into two parts because it is dry or in a poor condition
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cowlick
/ˈkaʊɫɪk/
noun
a piece of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest and sticks out on the head
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curl
/ˈkɝɫ/
noun
a piece or lock of hair that is curved
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bedhead
/ˈbedhed/
noun
the messy or tousled appearance of a person's hair after they have just woken up from sleep or after spending time in bed
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body
/ˈbɑdi/
noun
denseness or fullness of the texture of someone's hair
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bounce
/ˈbaʊns/
noun
thickness and health of the hair
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lock
/lɑːk/
noun
a piece of hair that lies on the head
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down
/ˈdaʊn/
noun
hair that is thin, soft, and short on someone's face or body
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hairy
/ˈhɛɹi/
adjective
having a lot of hair
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tone
/ˈtoʊn/
noun
a particular quality of a shade of color that differentiates it from another color
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part
/ˈpɑɹt/
noun
a line on the head that is made when the hair is combed into two separate sections
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to part
/ˈpɑɹt/
verb
to divide someone's hair in two parts with a comb creating a line on the scalp
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to wear
/ˈwer/
verb
to have a particular style of hair, beard, or mustache
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to recede
/ɹɪˈsid/
verb
(of a man's hair) to cease to grow and become bald from the front hairline
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pate
/ˈpeɪt/
noun
the top of the head, especially of a bald person
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tress
/tres/
noun
a long strand of a woman's hair, sometimes braided
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strand
/ˈstɹænd/
noun
a single slender thread of something such as a fiber, hair, etc.
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tendril
/tˈɛndɹəl/
noun
a thin and curled piece of something, especially of hair
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tangle
/ˈtæŋɡəɫ/
noun
a matted or twisted mass that is highly intertwined
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wave
/ˈweɪv/
noun
a loose curl or ringlet in hair
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wisp
/ˈwɪsp/
noun
a small thin bunch of something, such as hair, grass, etc.
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thatch
/ˈθætʃ/
noun
the untidy and thick hair on someone's head
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streak
/ˈstɹik/
noun
a long thin line or mark on something that has a different color from the background
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shock
/ˈʃɑk/
noun
a bushy mass of hair on someone's head
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ringlet
/ɹˈɪŋɡlət/
noun
a long strand of hair that hangs down in curls
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mop
/ˈmɑp/
noun
a mass of thick hair which is often untidy
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hairline
/ˈhɛɹˌɫaɪn/
noun
the edge of the forehead where the hair begins to grow
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dreadlock
/dɹˈɛdlɑːk/
noun
a rope-like piece of hair formed by twisting or braiding hair, known to be worn by Rastafarians
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to thin
/ˈθɪn/
verb
to reduce the thickness or density of something
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alopecia
/ɐloʊpˈiːʃə/
noun
a medical condition characterized by hair loss or baldness, which can occur on the scalp or other parts of the body
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tuft
/ˈtəft/
noun
a bunch of threads, hair, etc. that are growing together, joined at the base
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to gray
/ˈɡɹeɪ/
verb
to make something become more gray in color
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forelock
/fˈɔːɹlɑːk/
noun
a lock of hair that grows or hangs over the forehead, typically longer than the rest of the hair
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to head of hair
phrase
all the hair on a person's scalp, which can vary in thickness, length, color, and texture
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male pattern baldness
/mˈeɪl pˈætɚn bˈɔːldnəs/
noun
a common genetic condition characterized by gradual hair loss in a specific pattern on the scalp, typically starting with a receding hairline and thinning on the crown
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