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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]] has a black girl, Isabella, living in Venice in 1580, sporting pin-straight hair centuries before the development of hairstyling products and techniques that would allow for it.
* ''Hair Battle Spectacular'' was a "fantasy hair" competition reality series that aired for two seasons on Oxygen.



* The contestants on ''Creator/RuPaul's Drag Race'' often fashion elaborate wigs as part of their drag ensembles. Yara Sofia from season three was particularly known for this.
* In ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' Crixus sports a modern military crew cut. While the Romans did invent the military cut, it was more like the one Spartacus is forced to get. You're not getting it shaved that tight without electric clippers. Lucretia is a subversion. We see her with improbable red hair but the third episode reveals she wears wigs - which is TruthInTelevision for many Roman noble women. Also Spartacus's wife Sura has a modern layered haircut with a fringe.



* In ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' Crixus sports a modern military crew cut. While the Romans did invent the military cut, it was more like the one Spartacus is forced to get. You're not getting it shaved that tight without electric clippers. Lucretia is a subversion. We see her with improbable red hair but the third episode reveals she wears wigs - which is TruthInTelevision for many Roman noble women. Also Spartacus's wife Sura has a modern layered haircut with a fringe.
* ''Hair Battle Spectacular'' was a "fantasy hair" competition reality series that aired for two seasons on Oxygen.



* The contestants on ''Creator/RuPaul's Drag Race'' often fashion elaborate wigs as part of their drag ensembles. Yara Sofia from season three was particularly known for this.



* Happens so often on soaps that the ''Soap Opera Digest'' felt the need to commend ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' for averting it in at least one instance--when a character was finally rescued from her kidnappers, she actually looked like she hadn't been to the salon in months--several inches of new growth, split ends, etc.
* ''Series/BabylonFive''
** The Centauri are an entire race with an Improbable Hairstyle. Their [[RubberForeheadAliens primary (visible) difference]] from humans is that the males style their hair into gigantic fans/crests up to a foot high, depending on social standing. The women, however, shave their heads entirely, except for a few younger women who leave a ponytail at the back.
** Delenn's hair is even stranger, as it seems to go ''straight through her skull''. [[WordOfGod Word of JMS]] says that there is a gap between the back of her head and her skullbone, allowing hair to go through it.



* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack Harkness' [[spoiler:hair and clean shaved-ness after spending 2,000 years buried underground without a coffin]] in the episode "Exit Wounds". Could be a side effect of him dying and constantly reviving, though.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack Harkness' [[spoiler:hair and clean shaved-ness after spending 2,000 years buried underground without a coffin]] Averted in the ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' in an episode "Exit Wounds". Could be where Libby's hair, curled in a side effect of him dying style common to the time period in which she lives, falls flat and constantly reviving, though.gets pretty messy after she spends some time stranded in the middle of a desert. Also, when Sophie leaves the carnival and becomes Justin's maid, her hair actually looks noticeably better groomed.



** Martha Jones sports straightened hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]. She ''does'' have access to the TARDIS the entire time, though.
*** Her straight hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] is ''much'' more improbable, as she has been [[WalkingTheEarth travelling]] across a [[CrapsackWorld conquered]] Earth for a year, enacting her part in the plan to defeat the Master. She has no access to hair products of any kind, and yet her hair is pin-straight as part of a general BeautyIsNeverTarnished aesthetic.

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** Martha Jones sports straightened Notably averted by the Fourth Doctor, who, when he regenerates, has his hair and facial hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood the same rollered bouffant style with short sideburns (going only just below the cheekbone) that the Third Doctor had been wearing at the time of his death. His hair gets messed up while he's in sickbay, and he doesn't bother to put it back, which becomes his [[MessyHair trademark]] [[QuirkyCurls hairstyle]]. He also has to slowly grow his sideburns into their usual mouth-length shape over the course of the story, although they grow much faster than normal facial hair would. ({{Justified|Trope}} as he has just regenerated and his physical processes are shown to be in overdrive, with his heartbeat racing).
** The Sixth Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani regenerated]] with an [[EightiesHair obvious perm]]. River Song implies in
"The Family of Blood"]]. She ''does'' have access to the TARDIS the entire time, though.
*** Her straight hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] is ''much'' more improbable, as she has been [[WalkingTheEarth travelling]] across a [[CrapsackWorld conquered]] Earth for a year, enacting her part in the plan to defeat the Master. She has no access to hair products of any kind, and yet her hair is pin-straight as part of a general BeautyIsNeverTarnished aesthetic.
Eternity Clock" that he bleaches it, which would be fine if he didn't regenerate with it already blond.



** The Sixth Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani regenerated]] with an [[EightiesHair obvious perm]]. River Song implies in "The Eternity Clock" that he bleaches it, which would be fine if he didn't regenerate with it already blond.
** Notably averted by the Fourth Doctor, who, when he regenerates, has his hair and facial hair in the same rollered bouffant style with short sideburns (going only just below the cheekbone) that the Third Doctor had been wearing at the time of his death. His hair gets messed up while he's in sickbay, and he doesn't bother to put it back, which becomes his [[MessyHair trademark]] [[QuirkyCurls hairstyle]]. He also has to slowly grow his sideburns into their usual mouth-length shape over the course of the story, although they grow much faster than normal facial hair would. ({{Justified|Trope}} as he has just regenerated and his physical processes are shown to be in overdrive, with his heartbeat racing).

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** The Sixth Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani regenerated]] with an [[EightiesHair obvious perm]]. River Song implies Martha Jones sports straightened hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Eternity Clock" that he bleaches it, which would be fine if he didn't regenerate with it already blond.
** Notably averted by
Family of Blood"]], while having been in 1913 for two months. She ''does'' have access to the Fourth Doctor, who, when he regenerates, has his hair and facial TARDIS the entire time, though.
*** Her straight
hair in the same rollered bouffant style with short sideburns (going only just below the cheekbone) that the Third Doctor had been wearing at the time of his death. His hair gets messed up while he's in sickbay, and he doesn't bother to put it back, which becomes his [[MessyHair trademark]] [[QuirkyCurls hairstyle]]. He also has to slowly grow his sideburns into their usual mouth-length shape over the course [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the story, although they grow much faster than normal facial Time Lords"]] is ''much'' more improbable, as she has been [[WalkingTheEarth travelling]] across a [[CrapsackWorld conquered]] Earth for a year, enacting her part in the plan to defeat the Master. She has no access to hair would. ({{Justified|Trope}} as he has just regenerated products of any kind, and his physical processes are shown to yet her hair is pin-straight as part of a general BeautyIsNeverTarnished aesthetic.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack Harkness' [[spoiler:hair and clean shaved-ness after spending 2,000 years buried underground without a coffin]] in the episode "Exit Wounds". Could
be in overdrive, with his heartbeat racing).a side effect of him dying and constantly reviving, though.
* ''Series/FallingSkies'' features the survival of humans AfterTheEnd. Despite the lack of running water and electricity the women, teenagers, and children maintain perfectly-styled hair even months after the invasion. The men, on the other hand, have greasy locks and rough beards.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' in an episode where Libby's hair, curled in a style common to the time period in which she lives, falls flat and gets pretty messy after she spends some time stranded in the middle of a desert. Also, when Sophie leaves the carnival and becomes Justin's maid, her hair actually looks noticeably better groomed.
* ''Series/BabylonFive''
** The Centauri are an entire race with an Improbable Hairstyle. Their [[RubberForeheadAliens primary (visible) difference]] from humans is that the males style their hair into gigantic fans/crests up to a foot high, depending on social standing. The women, however, shave their heads entirely, except for a few younger women who leave a ponytail at the back.
** Delenn's hair is even stranger, as it seems to go ''straight through her skull''. [[WordOfGod Word of JMS]] says that there is a gap between the back of her head and her skullbone, allowing hair to go through it.
* ''Series/TheTribe'': The characters of have remarkably elaborate hairstyles for survivors of [[DepopulationBomb a world-emptying plague]]. There must have been a lot of hair products [[ScavengerWorld waiting to be looted]].
* BBC's ''Series/RobinHood'' is a strong example. The characters are far too well-groomed and clean to be a bunch of outlaws living in the woods of medieval England. In Season Three, we got Braid-Face.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' in an episode where Libby's hair, curled in a style common to In the time period in which she lives, falls flat and season 2 finale of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Marshall unknowingly gets pretty messy after she spends some time stranded blond tips in the middle of a desert. Also, when Sophie leaves the carnival and becomes Justin's maid, her his hair actually looks noticeably better groomed.
* ''Series/BabylonFive''
** The Centauri are an entire race with an Improbable Hairstyle. Their [[RubberForeheadAliens primary (visible) difference]]
from humans is that the males style Lily's cousin. As anyone who's ever had their hair into gigantic fans/crests dyed before will tell you, him not knowing until it's too late is ''highly'' impossible. Marshall doesn't notice Amy mixing up to a foot high, depending on social standing. The women, however, shave their heads entirely, except for a few younger women who leave a ponytail at the back.
** Delenn's hair is even stranger, as it seems to go ''straight through her skull''. [[WordOfGod Word of JMS]] says that there is a gap between the back of her head and her skullbone, allowing hair to go through it.
* ''Series/TheTribe'': The characters of have remarkably elaborate hairstyles for survivors of [[DepopulationBomb a world-emptying plague]]. There must have been a lot of hair products [[ScavengerWorld waiting to be looted]].
* BBC's ''Series/RobinHood'' is a
some strong example. The characters are far smelling paste and not questioning what she's doing while she's rubbing it over his hair. For that to feasibly happen, Marshall had to have either fallen asleep or been too well-groomed and clean polite to be a bunch of outlaws living in the woods of medieval England. In Season Three, we got Braid-Face.tell Amy he didn't want his hair dyed.



* ''Series/FallingSkies'' features the survival of humans AfterTheEnd. Despite the lack of running water and electricity the women, teenagers, and children maintain perfectly-styled hair even months after the invasion. The men, on the other hand, have greasy locks and rough beards.
* In the season 2 finale of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Marshall unknowingly gets blond tips in his hair from Lily's cousin. As anyone who's ever had their hair dyed before will tell you, him not knowing until it's too late is ''highly'' impossible. Marshall doesn't notice Amy mixing up some strong smelling paste and not questioning what she's doing while she's rubbing it over his hair. For that to feasibly happen, Marshall had to have either fallen asleep or been too polite to tell Amy he didn't want his hair dyed.
* Happens so often on soaps that Soap Opera Digest felt the need to commend ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' for averting it in at least one instance--when a character was finally rescued from her kidnappers, she actually looked like she hadn't been to the salon in months--several inches of new growth, split ends, etc.

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* ''Series/FallingSkies'' features the survival of humans AfterTheEnd. Despite the lack of running water and electricity the women, teenagers, and children maintain perfectly-styled hair even months after the invasion. The men, on the other hand, have greasy locks and rough beards.
* In the season 2 finale of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Marshall unknowingly gets blond tips in his hair from Lily's cousin. As anyone who's ever had their hair dyed before will tell you, him not knowing until it's too late
BBC's ''Series/RobinHood'' is ''highly'' impossible. Marshall doesn't notice Amy mixing up some a strong smelling paste example. The characters are far too well-groomed and not questioning what she's doing while she's rubbing it over his hair. For that clean to feasibly happen, Marshall had to be a bunch of outlaws living in the woods of medieval England. In Season Three, we got Braid-Face.
* ''Series/TheTribe'': The characters of
have either fallen asleep or remarkably elaborate hairstyles for survivors of [[DepopulationBomb a world-emptying plague]]. There must have been too polite to tell Amy he didn't want his a lot of hair dyed.
* Happens so often on soaps that Soap Opera Digest felt the need
products [[ScavengerWorld waiting to commend ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' for averting it in at least one instance--when a character was finally rescued from her kidnappers, she actually looked like she hadn't been to the salon in months--several inches of new growth, split ends, etc.be looted]].
8th Feb '17 8:48:57 PM AthenaBlue
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** Martha Jones during the ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter "Human Nature" / "The Family of Blood." Since she was waiting for several months in 1913 at that time, a few people questioned how her hair was able to stay pin-straight in a time before most hair-care products.
** The Ninth Doctor has a crew cut. This would normally be fine as he has constant access to the TARDIS, but we find out in "Rose" that he's never seen the face of his current regeneration in the mirror before then. We do know he's been travelling about for a while on his own as there are photographs and anecdotes [[CharacterBlog online]], so how is he shaving his head blind?
*** A common fannon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time".
** The Tenth Doctor regenerated with obviously gelled hair.
** The Sixth Doctor regenerated with an [[EightiesHair obvious perm]]. River Song implies in "The Eternity Clock" that he bleaches it, which would be fine if he didn't regenerate with it already blond.

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** Martha Jones during the ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter sports straightened hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature" / Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood." Since she was waiting for several months in 1913 at that Blood"]]. She ''does'' have access to the TARDIS the entire time, though.
*** Her straight hair in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] is ''much'' more improbable, as she has been [[WalkingTheEarth travelling]] across
a few people questioned how [[CrapsackWorld conquered]] Earth for a year, enacting her part in the plan to defeat the Master. She has no access to hair products of any kind, and yet her hair was able to stay is pin-straight in as part of a time before most hair-care products.
general BeautyIsNeverTarnished aesthetic.
** The Ninth Doctor has a crew cut. This would normally be fine as he has constant access to the TARDIS, but we find out in "Rose" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] that he's never seen the face of his current regeneration in the mirror before then. We do know he's been travelling about for a while on his own as there are photographs and anecdotes [[CharacterBlog online]], so how is he shaving his head blind?
*** A common fannon fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time".
** The Tenth Doctor regenerated [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays regenerated]] with obviously gelled hair.
** The Sixth Doctor regenerated [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani regenerated]] with an [[EightiesHair obvious perm]]. River Song implies in "The Eternity Clock" that he bleaches it, which would be fine if he didn't regenerate with it already blond.
19th Jan '17 10:12:08 AM PDL
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** Iris's ridiculously long, rug-like hair.

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** Iris's ridiculously long, rug-like hair. Its large enough that Axew hides in it rather then going into a Pokeball.
19th Jan '17 10:05:01 AM GothicProphet
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16th Jan '17 11:57:30 AM StFan
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-->--'''[=AlMiles=]''', of TheDoctorWhoForum, on ''Series/RobinHood''

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-->--'''[=AlMiles=]''', -->-- '''[=AlMiles=]''' of TheDoctorWhoForum, [[Website/OutpostGallifrey The Doctor Who Forum]] on ''Series/RobinHood''



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* ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'': The Gang has a few, most notably Cebolinha/Jimmy Five, which has only five spiky -- [[PrehensileHair and sharp]] - strands of hair (so weird that dolls and live-action portrayals give him six instead, so his whole head is covered) - the unnoticed part is mostly averted.

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* ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'': The Gang has a few, most notably Cebolinha/Jimmy Five, which has only five spiky -- [[PrehensileHair and sharp]] - -- strands of hair (so weird that dolls and live-action portrayals give him six instead, so his whole head is covered) - -- the unnoticed part is mostly averted.
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* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. And the famous PointyHairedBoss with his hair-horns. At times, other managers in the strip have been shown having something similar, so pointy hair seems to be an actual symptom of becoming a manager.
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The {{odango}}s and her relatives stay incredibly pristine throughout their battles. There is only one notable episode where Usagi's hair is destroyed by battle. The war-torn appearance of all the senshi at the end of the third season was to accentuate how tough this battle was. Other than that, there's usually no damage done to their ridiculous up dos during battle. Any {{cosplay}}er can tell you that those buns take a pack of hairpins and a can of hairspray to stay in for half a day. Forget the acrobatics.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
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The {{odango}}s and her relatives stay incredibly pristine throughout their battles. There is only one notable episode where Usagi's hair is destroyed by battle. The war-torn appearance of all the senshi at the end of the third season was to accentuate how tough this battle was. Other than that, there's usually no damage done to their ridiculous up dos during battle. Any {{cosplay}}er can tell you that those buns take a pack of hairpins and a can of hairspray to stay in for half a day. Forget the acrobatics.






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** An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'', "Pursuit of Peace", [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope when Teckla Minnau - one of Padme's handmaidens - hands her a pre-made wig in preparation for a Senate meeting.

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** An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'', "Pursuit of Peace", [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope when Teckla Minnau - -- one of Padme's handmaidens - -- hands her a pre-made wig in preparation for a Senate meeting.



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* If AnneRice's vampires get haircuts, while they sleep their hair grows back to the length it was at when they were created.

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* If AnneRice's Creator/AnneRice's vampires get haircuts, while they sleep their hair grows back to the length it was at when they were created.



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* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''. ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'':



* ''FallingSkies'' features the survival of humans AfterTheEnd. Despite the lack of running water and electricity the women, teenagers, and children maintain perfectly-styled hair even months after the invasion. The men, on the other hand, have greasy locks and rough beards.

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* ''FallingSkies'' ''Series/FallingSkies'' features the survival of humans AfterTheEnd. Despite the lack of running water and electricity the women, teenagers, and children maintain perfectly-styled hair even months after the invasion. The men, on the other hand, have greasy locks and rough beards.



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* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''.
** And the famous PointyHairedBoss with his hair-horns. At times, other managers in the strip have been shown having something similar, so pointy hair seems to be an actual symptom of becoming a manager.
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* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''.
** And the famous PointyHairedBoss with his hair-horns. At times, other managers in the strip have been shown having something similar, so pointy hair seems to be an actual symptom of becoming a manager.
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* Eoleo in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' has an impeccably groomed ponytail [[RapunzelHair down to his thighs]]. Between his [[{{Pirate}} occupation]], his [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], his [[AnAxeToGrind combat style]], and his ability to use aforementioned fire powers to ''[[NotQuiteFlight fly]]'', such a loose hairstyle should ''really'' be a huge mess.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'': Musee's RapunzelHair is pretty tame in that its cut is at least physically possible. However, she'd still need hours with a straightening iron, a bottle of product and to experience no air-resistance whatsoever for it to keep its shape. Granted, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent she's a Spirit]], but still.
* ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' has characters with many varying hairstyles, a lot of which would be appropriate in the pre-apocalyptic {{Zeerust}} setting, but impossible to maintain without access to modern equipment and hair products. Even some Raiders are able to maintain mohawks and other punk hairstyles in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
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* Eoleo in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' has an impeccably groomed ponytail [[RapunzelHair down to his thighs]]. Between his [[{{Pirate}} occupation]], his [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], his [[AnAxeToGrind combat style]], and his ability to use aforementioned fire powers to ''[[NotQuiteFlight fly]]'', such a loose hairstyle should ''really'' be a huge mess.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'': Musee's RapunzelHair is pretty tame in that its cut is at least physically possible. However, she'd still need hours with a straightening iron, a bottle of product and to experience no air-resistance whatsoever for it to keep its shape. Granted, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent she's a Spirit]], but still.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has characters with many varying hairstyles, a lot of which would be appropriate in the pre-apocalyptic {{Zeerust}} setting, but impossible to maintain without access to modern equipment and hair products. Even some Raiders are able to maintain mohawks and other punk hairstyles in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.



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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': Tennyo's hair. Long, perfect, it looks like it would take ten hours to create, and all day to maintain. In fact, it refuses to do anything else. She can't get dyes to stick to it, so the color is unmistakable. It's impossible to cut. She can't get it into any other style. It won't stay wet even when she showers. She's stuck with it.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Tennyo's hair. Long, perfect, it looks like it would take ten hours to create, and all day to maintain. In fact, it refuses to do anything else. She can't get dyes to stick to it, so the color is unmistakable. It's impossible to cut. She can't get it into any other style. It won't stay wet even when she showers. She's stuck with it.



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* In ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', [[DarkMagicalGirl Miho]]'s hair often has a ribbon wound through it, which cosplayers (or just people who think it looks cool) in real life have had difficulty keeping in. However, the comic heavily implies that this has something to do with her powers, as whether the ribbon is present, absent, or mussed up depends on her emotional state and how in-control she is.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', [[DarkMagicalGirl Miho]]'s hair often has a ribbon wound through it, which cosplayers (or just people who think it looks cool) in real life have had difficulty keeping in. However, the comic heavily implies that this has something to do with her powers, as whether the ribbon is present, absent, or mussed up depends on her emotional state and how in-control she is.



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** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''. Rapunzel this time only has hair that goes down to the floor (which is possible in real life depending on the person) and the maintenance is believable because she is only locked in the tower for a number of days - rather than her whole life like the original fairytale.
* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}''. It was lampshaded in the episode about [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] when Catbert (the Evil Director Of Human Resources) points out that she spends a ''lot'' of time doing her hair and makeup in the morning.

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** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''. Rapunzel this time only has hair that goes down to the floor (which is possible in real life depending on the person) and the maintenance is believable because she is only locked in the tower for a number of days - -- rather than her whole life like the original fairytale.
* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}''. It was lampshaded in the episode about [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] when Catbert (the Evil Director Of of Human Resources) points out that she spends a ''lot'' of time doing her hair and makeup in the morning.



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6th Jan '17 8:34:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Jem}}''. Being a show about a band, set in the 80's, it's essentially ''required'' that most of the main characters have huge, wildly teased manes (though the bright Anime colors are harder to explain). With Jerrica herself, her enormous pink hair is effortless and maintainence-free, since it's a holographic projection.

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* ''{{Jem}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. Being a show about a band, set in the 80's, it's essentially ''required'' that most of the main characters have huge, wildly teased manes (though the bright Anime colors are harder to explain). With Jerrica herself, her enormous pink hair is effortless and maintainence-free, since it's a holographic projection.
11th Dec '16 4:44:12 AM Nazetrime
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* Emil from ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' has a relatively easy to maintain chin-length hair and shorter bangs, but it is improbably clean and glossy, to the point of being BishieSparkle inducing. He may have been a rich kid in his youth, but he is currently poor and working in an army DemolitionsExpert unit. AfterTheEnd.
13th Oct '16 7:01:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''EliteBeatAgents'': Agent J keeps his elaborate cantilevered hair up, even after all that dancing? It ''never budges!''

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* ''EliteBeatAgents'': ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'': Agent J keeps his elaborate cantilevered hair up, even after all that dancing? It ''never budges!''
9th Oct '16 9:15:48 AM erforce
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* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Jack Sparrow's famous hair may be long and wild, but it's also very clean. On sailing ships, fresh water is too precious to wash with, and soap/shampoo don't work in salt water.

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* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
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Jack Sparrow's famous hair may be long and wild, but it's also very clean. On sailing ships, fresh water is too precious to wash with, and soap/shampoo don't work in salt water.



** Also, Elizabeth spending most of the last film on sailing ships with her long hair loose, in high winds. Her RabbleRousingSpeech should have left her head practically tied to the rigging. Oddly enough Elizabeth also averts this in places, having her hair tied back in BraidsOfAction
* Subverted in ''RoryOShea'' was here. Rory arrives in the care home with intricate spikes in his hair, which seems quite impressive for a guy who can only move his index finger. Then after he gets a bath, the matron refuses to do his hair for him. When he gets Michael to spike it for him, it's considerably less elaborate than it was at the start of the film.

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** Also, Elizabeth spending most of the last film [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] on sailing ships with her long hair loose, in high winds. Her RabbleRousingSpeech should have left her head practically tied to the rigging. Oddly enough Elizabeth also averts this in places, having her hair tied back in BraidsOfAction
* Subverted in ''RoryOShea'' ''Film/RoryOShea'' was here. Rory arrives in the care home with intricate spikes in his hair, which seems quite impressive for a guy who can only move his index finger. Then after he gets a bath, the matron refuses to do his hair for him. When he gets Michael to spike it for him, it's considerably less elaborate than it was at the start of the film.



* ''Literature/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye ones hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do).

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* ''Literature/SafeHaven'': ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye ones hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do).
15th Sep '16 8:47:23 PM PaulA
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'', TV anchor Amber Waves has a different bizarrely-elaborate hair style every time she appears.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Prez|2015}}'', TV anchor Amber Waves has a different bizarrely-elaborate hair style every time she appears.
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