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Okay, I'll admit, I've been a little harsh on our little show the past two episodes.  I accept that eventually I'll have to lower my standards, but for now, there was one huge pleasant surprise to come out of "Defending Your Life."  I didn't realize it until I was creating the screenshots for our Photo Gallery..  My my, this ended up being one of the best hair episodes ever.  Certainly the best by far for season seven.

Now, as you all probably realize, I have a thing over Sam Winchester's hair.   I turn into a puddle when I see things like this:

Or this ...

Or this ...

Or...HOLY MOTHER OF CHUCK!!!  IS THAT A SMILE?????? (thud...)

But, something extraordinary is happening this season.  Dean is growing his hair! When it comes to some impeccable wave on top, Sammy's floppy mop can't compare.  I mean, look at this sheer perfection:

Extreme guilt ain't giving his coif any strife.  What a profile!  

Not hurting much here either.

Look, another smile!  Maybe great hair is making these guys feel better?

Dean's even got a slight bang issue going here:

Sam though, bang control remains a pronounced issue.  His hair does what it wants.  You think a trim is in order?  Bite your tongue you heathen!

There's more waves in this shot than a beach.  Perfect synergy between front and back!  The waves are even going in the same direction!  Man, these guys do have some great chemistry.  

Sam still has an advantage though.  Fly away hair is the best kind of hair!

Wow, this smile thing is infectous!

Makes me happy all over...

A drink, a pretty girl, great hair, life is good!

You try again Sammy...

Try harder.  

Um, not quite there yet.

That's a bitchface Sam.

Yeah, that too.


You're not even trying, are you? 

Ah well, what's great about all this is they saved the best for last.  Sam, Dean, Impala, beautiful landscape, great hair.  

So color me happy after all.  I guess "Defending Your Life" gets a win.  Here's hoping that if Winchester times are bad, at least the hair is good.


Diana Barreto
# Diana Barreto 2011-10-20 13:21
Just one word: PERFECT!!!
I needed to give some laughs!! ;))
# sofia 2011-10-20 13:27
I couldn't agree more, what a great hair episode all around! I am loving Dean's slightly longer hair. Although I think two floppy mops may be a bit much so he'll need to keep it under control.

That just brightened my day! Thanks Alice!
Teresa Pezzino
# Teresa Pezzino 2011-10-20 13:29
Alice, loved every word - fantastic! Had the same reaction over the Sam Smile - whoo hoo!
# Linda-bookdal 2011-10-20 13:34
Yes! Yes! Yes! I love this and my god, they're just beautiful. Sam Bitchface makes me happy.
Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-10-20 14:06
Oh, silver lining. Hundreds of thousands of follicles of silver linings.

# connie 2011-10-20 14:44
I could read this post over and over and over...

Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-10-20 15:54
I could read this post over and over and over...
Whoa, wait, what?. There was writing in it?

(Has another look)

Jeez, would you look at that. Writing! Guess I was focusing on the hairstyles. (I think I now want to be a hairdresser when I grow up....)
Jessica B.
# Jessica B. 2011-10-20 16:07
This was awesome. Of course, now all the folks in my office think I'm nuts because I lol'd several times. No worries though. I disguised it as a cough. :-)
Jennifer K
# Jennifer K 2011-10-20 17:42
That was great! I needed a laugh!
# Dreamer 2011-10-20 18:07
Oh, no, don't touch Sam's hair!! I love it that moppy. But a sideburn trim is on order, yes. They are hiding the cheekbones, it's a crime. ;-)

Loving Dean's longer hair. Does him no harm.
# Karen 2011-10-20 18:56
Thanks Alice for the Silver Lining. I've always loved Sam's hair long. And as for Dean...I love that their letting his hair grow out. I think it suits him better a little bit longer.
# BagginsDVM 2011-10-20 19:13
This was so doubly pretty that I had to go through this article twice! I really love Dean's hair this season!
Pragmatic Dreamer
# Pragmatic Dreamer 2011-10-20 19:24
Miles and miles of smiles (and chuckles) for this Alice. And I'm twisting and twirling my own hair as I read it! I can't help it. I have to play with waves, while looking at the waves!

Sam's hair always gives us something to take about. But, I'm so glad Dean's slightly longer tresses are making themselves noteworthy now too.

Truth is though, I think Dean's hair has been angling for some attention ever since he had that most adorable case of cowboy hat-head in Frontierland. Smile. Sigh.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some the above article to flip through again... and again.. and again.. and then, maybe once more!

Pragmatic Dreamer :lol:
# Marilyn 2011-10-20 19:55
Alice, thank you for sharing this very serious introspection into the sartorial abundance or lack thereof of the main characters. :-* Just kidding. Thanks for the light-hearted article; it was great.
(And the pictures weren't bad either).
# rmoats8621 2011-10-21 00:16
I'm really loving their hair this year, too. I started noticing at the first episode that Dean's hair was longer. I like it a whole lot better. :lol:

As for Sam...perfectio n! :D
# Chrystal 2011-10-21 07:31
absolutely LOVE this!!! ty soooo much for posting!!!!
# subwoofer 2011-10-21 07:39
# Sylvie 2011-10-21 07:43
Oooh, I love the pretty pictures! The smiles, the frowns, the bitchface...and the beautiful hair. Dean is rocking it a little longer this season, and Sam, I wish my hair looked as good!
# Nazli 2011-10-21 08:13
I just want to drag my hand through Sam's hair. Is it too much to ask ? On the other hand, control your sideburns Sam. Please.
# KazKriz 2011-10-21 20:56
OMG!!! I love what's happening with their hairs... I love Sammy's hair but Deans?! o god.... and this season specially.... dear god!!! I totally spent a great time reading this hairly review :D !!
# elle 2011-10-22 05:10
Brilliant! Thanks for the laugh, Alice. (And the eye candy!).
# sn_chills 2011-10-23 11:51
I just remember staring at Jensen's hair all the way through episode one this season. It was kinda distracting but in a good way. I really love it longer. Jared's is definitely better this season as well. Sideburns must go though.... way too long. Every time I see them I think of the Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch lol. Somehow I don't think that was the look they were shooting for.
# Gwen 2012-06-22 10:33
How on earth did I miss this before?? Anything to do with Sam's hair usually gets my spidey senses a- tingling. Like you I have a bit of a 'melting into a puddle' thing for Sam's hair. :lol:
Sam's hair was simply perfect in this episode. All that fly away waviness...and no gloopiness to be seen. Just how it should be. :lol: