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Words used to describe the state of people's hair

bad hair day

noun

a day when your hair looks messy and you do not feel attractive

bald

adjective

with little or no hair on your head

balding

adjective

beginning to lose your hair

bedhead

noun

messy hair that looks as if someone has just gotten out of bed

body

noun

a thick healthy appearance of your hair

bouffant

adjective

bouffant hair is arranged in a style that lifts it away from your head

bristly

adjective

bristly hair is short and rough

bushy

adjective

bushy hair or fur is very thick

close-cropped

adjective

cut very short

coiffed

adjective

coiffed hair has been carefully arranged in a special style

coiffured

adjective

coiffured hair has been carefully arranged in a special style

crinkly

adjective

crinkly hair is rough and curly

curl

noun

the way that someone’s hair grows in curls

disheveled

adjective

with hair and clothes that do not look neat

flowing

adjective

flowing clothes or hair hang in an attractive way

flyaway

adjective

flyaway hair is very thin and soft, so that it is difficult to keep in a neat hairstyle

frizz

noun

the condition of hair that has very small tight stiff curls

frizzy

adjective

frizzy hair has small tight stiff curls

fuzzy

adjective

covered with short soft hairs or fibers like hair

gloss

noun

the shiny and attractive appearance of something, especially someone’s hair

hairless

adjective

with no hair

hairy

adjective

with a lot of hair

lank

adjective

lank hair is thin and straight

loose

adjective

if your hair is loose, it is not tied in position

luxuriant

adjective

luxuriant hair is thick and healthy

matted

adjective

matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together and usually dirty

nappy

adjective

nappy hair is tightly curled or twisted. This word is used especially by black people.

scraggly

adjective

scraggly hair is messy and does not look clean or healthy

shaggy

adjective

long, thick, and messy

shoulder-length

adjective

shoulder-length hair reaches down to your shoulders

sleek

adjective

sleek fur or hair is smooth and shiny

spiky

adjective

spiky hair sticks up

split ends

noun

a condition in which the ends of your hair are split into two or more parts

straight

adjective

straight hair has no curls or waves

swept-back

adjective

swept-back hair is brushed away from your forehead

thick

adjective

thick hair or fur is made of many small hairs growing very close together

thin

adjective

thin hair, fur, or plants do not look solid because there are spaces between the individual hairs or leaves

tidy

adjective

tidy hair, clothes, etc. look good because they are arranged in a nice way

tousled

adjective

tousled hair looks messy

unkempt

adjective

dirty and messy

wavy

adjective

a wavy line or wavy hair has a lot of waves or curls in it

windblown

adjective

messy because of being blown around by the wind

windswept

adjective

someone who is windswept looks messy because their clothes and hair have been blown around by a strong wind

wiry

adjective

wiry hair or grass is stiff and rough

blow-dried

adjective

braided

adjective

bushiness

noun

fuzziness

noun

hairiness

noun

lankly

adverb

lankness

noun

luxuriantly

adverb

shagginess

noun

tonsured

adjective

waviness

noun

wiriness

noun

down to

used for saying how long someone’s hair is or how long their clothes are

thin on top

losing your hair

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