If there’s one thing Americans can find entertaining about President Donald Trump, it’s his ridiculous hair. For decades, long before Trump was Commander in Chief, Donald Trump’s hair has been an enigma in its purest form.
Lucky for us, we got some insight as to how exactly Trump’s hair aesthetic is maintained, when his daughter, Ivanka Trump, spilled the beans back in January to Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
“She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate – a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery – surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and security by a stiffening spray,” according to Wolff.
If you’re cringing at the words “scalp reduction,” you’re not alone. The procedure, which was popular in the 1980s, is now typically only used for extreme causes of alopecia or traumatic burns.
But according to Spencer Stevenson, a hair loss expert, the procedure President Trump likely underwent is called the Fleming/Mayer Flap. In the procedure, “a piece of the scalp is found with hair on and then it is cut on three sides to create said flap. This sliver of skin is then twisted, pulled and forced into a new position on the hairline where the faulty follicles are.”
Beyond just growing hair itself, Trump also was quick to fancy his follicles with hair dye meant to hide gray hairs. ‘The color, [Ivanka] would point out in comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men – the longer it was left on, the darker it got,’ Wolff shared in his book. Essentially, “Impatience resulted in Trump’s orange-blond hair color.”
So when we see President Trump’s hair taking flight as he boards planes or gets photographed walking on a particularly windy day, we can all have a giggle. There’s not much that’s funny about his presidency, but at least his hair — and the ridiculous routine to maintain it — can provide a laugh or two.
Twitter certainly had a field day:
The saddest part is that you think this is a good look for you. You think you actually look good. pic.twitter.com/rR7kpOWzGI
— SlatsNoNumbers (@dahlfaze) April 6, 2018
“Hair” brained. pic.twitter.com/604ldQavku
— Philip Torres (@hurtinauto) April 6, 2018
Donald Trump's hair is a metaphor for his presidency. pic.twitter.com/nVaGBrXKKf
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) April 5, 2018
Trump’s hair looks like it just flipped to Mueller and is trying to act natural. pic.twitter.com/yD6hRWkWrL
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 6, 2018
Sudden realization: if Trump’s hair isn’t done all combed up the way he normally does, it’s probably close to shoulder length. He has the longest hair of any president since James K. Polk (1845-1849) #analysis pic.twitter.com/M1QNZjIrLB
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) April 5, 2018
Anyone else see one angry bird attacking another bird peacefully resting in Trump’s hair today? pic.twitter.com/ZUTkvMjKYv
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) April 5, 2018
even trump’s hair hates him. pic.twitter.com/mPM5Eo5E6M
— julie #MarchForOurLives (@stuffjuliesays) April 5, 2018
Mommy dearest hair challenge pic.twitter.com/5KelaBgN1U
— SteveBannonsNose (@PrezBannonsNose) April 6, 2018
It looks like all Trump’s hair is sewn into the scalp pic.twitter.com/qZcAzyC9Rk
— Amar Varma (@amarvarma) April 6, 2018
Trump couldn't board Air Force One fast enough as the wind blew his hair around pic.twitter.com/GznZNwz50c
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 5, 2018
Source: Truth Examiner