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To think that plaits are just for school girls

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tulippa Mon 22-Apr-13 09:27:58

Last night while my DH was plaiting my DD's hair he suggested that I would look good with plaits, he even "joked" that it would add a third hairstyle to my repertoire. After he finished with my DD he asked me to sit on the chair in front of him so he could do my hair, I made up some excuse and left the room. The truth is I was really uncomfortable with his suggestion, AIBU but in my head schoolgirls are the only people who should be allowed to plait their hair. Should I be worried, is this the kind of thing he's attracted to? What's next, will he be asking me to get my old school uniform out (which I luckily threw away when I left school)?

squeakytoy Mon 22-Apr-13 09:29:52

My great grandmother wore her hair in plaits when she was 103.. she didnt wear a school uniform at the time.

livinginwonderland Mon 22-Apr-13 09:30:08


mrsjay Mon 22-Apr-13 09:31:02

your Gran lived till she was 103 that is amazing smile I used to plait my hair in my 20s and early 30s <shrug> i think it is nice ,

dawntigga Mon 22-Apr-13 09:31:03

YABU and a bit odd tbh it's just a freaking hair style and there are a lot of models on the runway for fashion week who had them it'll probably be a trend soon.



WorraLiberty Mon 22-Apr-13 09:31:12


mrsjay Mon 22-Apr-13 09:31:37

great gran*

Sharptic Mon 22-Apr-13 09:32:22

I think plaits are quite fashionable for adults at the moment, not the schoolgirl type though! I wish my hair was thick enough to carry them off.

I don't think I would have though much into it, maybe he was enjoying the hair styling and wanted to pamper you too, nothing wrong with that imo.

KatyTheCleaningLady Mon 22-Apr-13 09:32:23

I think plaits look great on grown women. I used to wear them when I went to the hair dressers for a cut and colour. Made a nice change from the usual blow out.

SomethingProfound Mon 22-Apr-13 09:32:28

Pig tails YANBU

A plait YABU.

MoaneyMcmoanmoan Mon 22-Apr-13 09:32:43

Yab a bit u.

I know a very funky photographer in her mid 40s who often wears her hair in plaits. She has a slight boho kind of look with jeans, flowy blouse and beads. She looks fab! It wouldn't suit everyone though... my own thinning, fine hair for example, would look ridiculous.

Are you sure your DH wasn't being kind?

namechange917381 Mon 22-Apr-13 09:32:59

I love plaits. Nothing wrong with them at any age, its just a hairstyle.

Yonilovesboni Mon 22-Apr-13 09:33:08

I am a mother of 4, I am 23 and I have my hair in plaits. hmm

ThingummyBob Mon 22-Apr-13 09:34:13

My schoolgirl dd wouldn't be seen dead with plaits in tbh, whereas I am often sporting a messy side plait shock

pictish Mon 22-Apr-13 09:34:17

Yabu. I used to wear the odd plait when my hair was long (as an adult) - never ever considered it anything to remark upon.

What an odd pov.

Fakebook Mon 22-Apr-13 09:34:40

I'm impressed that your DH can plait hair! Mine can't even tie hair normally.

No plaits aren't just for school girls. You get quite nice styles these days if you google hair styles, or have a look on Instagram at someone called Hairpost.

Pantah630 Mon 22-Apr-13 09:35:02

I'm 42 and often wear my hair in one plait, stops it getting tangled up. As a schoolgirl I had very short hair. YABU and a bit odd to be honest hmm

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 09:36:07


are for women who think they are bubbly crazy and wear hello kitty tops

I want to punch them in their "i am a chocooholic oh i love bags, me" faces

WoTmania Mon 22-Apr-13 09:36:20


edwinamerckx Mon 22-Apr-13 09:36:54

I know lots of sportwomen, particularly ones who need to wear a helmet (cyclists, skiers, snowboarders) who look great in plaits.

DeWe Mon 22-Apr-13 09:37:16

I plait my hair at night and if it's very hot. I've got quite thick long hair and I don't like it on the back of my neck at night/when hot.

I sometimes try and plait dh's hair when it's getting too long. grin

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Apr-13 09:37:43

Lady, they'll also be seen sporting 107 different kinds of stationary with cupcake patterns grin

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 09:37:51

NB I dont really condone violence, yes i have other things to worry about, i am just hamming it up for the website. no i dont need therapy

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 09:38:16

ooh im CRAZEEE about cupcakes

fuck off with your kitten wearing a crown make up bag

mrsjay Mon 22-Apr-13 09:38:38

lady i wasn't bubbly or even a 'bit mental me ' grin when I wore then it was just how I liked it I also used to put it in a french plait when going out , I just liked it,

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