Vitalogy | Issue 9

Hair indicative of character

The character of persons is sometimes indicated by the colour of the hair. 

The bilious temperament, black hair and dark skin are generally found associated. These indicate strength of character and sensuality. 

Fine hair and dark skin show purity, goodness and strong mind. 

Stiff, straight and abundant black hair and beard are usually combined with strong, unyielding, straight-forward and rather bluff character. 

Fine, brown hair indicates exquisite sensibility, with a strong will for what is good and right, when unperverted. 

If the hair is straight and lies flat on the head, the temperament is melancholy, but you may safely rely on that person, be it man or woman.

If the hair is course, black, and sticks up, there is not much sociability, and much that is stubborn, sour and harsh, in the character.

Coarse, red hair indicates much fire and energy, with unusual strength and firmness. 

Auburn hair, with a florid face, gives purity, intensity, and great capacity for enjoyment or suffering. 

Fine, silky, pliable, easily dressed hair indicates delicacy, sensibility, and goodness.

Hasty, impetuous and rash people have crisp, curly hair, but if it is straight and smooth, even and glossy, a warm heart, a clear head and superior talents are indicated.

White hair, as a general rule of thumb, indicates a good, easy, lazy fellow.

The hair naturally parting in the middle and falling on either side indicates womanly refinement, purity, and delicacy. When the hair extends and lies on the forehead in rings, it indicates a frank, open, and genial nature.

The light-haired people are the thinkers, the poets, and the artists of the world. 

Dark-brown hair combines the two, and is the most desirable.

To sum-up:
Black hair, physical strength.
White hair, mental vigour.
Red hair, a fiery temperament, passion and devotion.
Wavy hair, a pliable, yielding, accommodating disposition.
Straight, stuck-up hair, stubbornness and fidelity.
Very smooth, close-lying hair is “Oily Gammon”.

This information was taken from Vitalogy, a real medical book published in 1923. This column is for entertainment only and should not be taken as advice by anyone, ever.

This article first appeared in Issue 9, 2017.
Posted 1:54pm Sunday 30th April 2017 by Prof's Wood & Ruddock.