Last time we talked about "hair don'ts", we featured the Mullet. Today, we are exploring the amazing Comb Over.
A comb over or combover is a hairstyle worn by bald or balding men in which the hair on one side of the head is grown long and then combed over the bald area to minimize the display of baldness.
Okay, we've all seen them. We've gawked, we've snickered and we've even felt sorry for these men. What you may not know about this style for men (and women) in denial is this "hair don't" has actually received a patent.
A variation of the Comb Over (whereby baldness is concealed by long hairs combed in three separate directions) has a U.S. Patent 4,022,227 by Donald J. Smith and his father, Frank J. Smith, of Orlando, Florida, who were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in Engineering for their effort.
Such is the interest in this hairstyle that a one-hour documentary – Comb Over - the Movie – has been made about it.