It's another Hellatus, we need distractions, and I just couldn't pass this up, despite the fact that my obssession with Sam Winchester's hair could be considered by some taking a folly a bit too far.  Okay, perhaps a lot.  I got this priceless photo yesterday on Twitter.


The Phases of Sam Winchester's Hair

First, I couldn't find proper credit to give to the creator of this ABSOLUTELY FREAKING AMAZING piece of work.  So, whoever you are, I kneel in your greatness.  If you read this, please step forward and claim the glory you deserve.  

Second, this particular photo started musings between several of us on Twitter, what is your favorite hair season?  For me, it was a virtual tie between season two and season six.  

As some of you know from my article, The Enigma of Sam Winchester's Hair, I listed season three as the worst. My daughter, being the cheeky and super bold teenager that she is, actually asked Jared during the Q&A in San Francisco how he handles bad hair days.  He asked her if he had any.  "According to season three you do," was her answer.  Yes, that even got a big "oh she just burned you" reaction from Jensen, as well as the entire crowd.   

So, which is your favorite?  Your least favorite?  It's quick poll time.  Or, share your reasoning in the comments below.  


# rmoats8621 2012-02-25 00:30
Best - Season 2

Worst - Season 3 with Season 7 as an extremely close 2nd!
# Gwen 2012-02-25 04:08
Oh, I loved a lot of his S3 hair. I'm always distracted by the ever so pretty curls during that fabulous 'I wish you would drop the show and be my brother again' scene in Fresh Blood. :lol:

My very favourite though is S1 and the first 2 episodes of S2. I still miss the bangs.

S5 is the worst for me.
# samforme 2012-02-29 05:01
Oh, I loved a lot of his S3 hair. I'm always distracted by the ever so pretty curls during that fabulous 'I wish you would drop the show and be my brother again' scene in Fresh Blood. :lol:

My very favourite though is S1 and the first 2 episodes of S2. I still miss the bangs.

S5 is the worst for me.
Exactly as i voted..worst and favourite and you just quoted my favourite line/scene ever...i go to pieces when i see Jared in that.....

we related???lol
# Bevie 2012-02-25 14:47
Loved the bangs, so it is season one for me and part of two.

Season 4 is my least favourite as to me his appearance changed quite a bit. (or maybe I was influenced by the sneaking out and fibbing bits). Also he kept getting bigger and wider with more and more muscles. I didn't want him to look like a weight lifter! :-?

Do one for Dean, Alice. :lol:
# carole 2012-02-25 21:39
is it scary, that I would have recognized those pictures without captions?!
# Amy 2012-02-26 10:43
Season 2 with sme season 3 was perfect hair. Adult but youthful.

But I also think for whatever reason long hair for Sam is Out of charector. For someone who has control issues over his own life, and very introspective and intense (also OCD) i keep thinking Sam would choose shorter, more closely cropped hair.

So then i wonder if its the actor convincing the PTB to indulge his own perferences. Or is it the PTB deep need for sam to look/appear younger then Dean/Jensen.
# MisterGlass 2012-02-26 11:31
Hi Alice, great fun!

As far as the credit for the picture, this gives it to katiesworldorde r.
Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2012-02-26 17:25
Season 2. No wait, season 6. No, no, season 3. Or 5. I don't know. I've never really been that good at making hard decisions like this.....

I really like the season 3 hair. It was his 'I'm not a boy, not yet a man' phase; kinda telling really, in light of what was to come. The hair was growing into itself, as Sam was.

Besides, all Sam's hair covers Sam's head, which houses Sam's brain. And Sam's brain is a lovely, lovely brain so how can we dislike any of Sam's various hairs then, I ask you?

Season 4 hair was also good....
# Miggymom58 2012-02-27 07:54
Am I the only one who wants him to cut it short? Especially now since he sticks out in a crowd and he would be better able to pass himself off as the "law" if it was more "regulation".
# Sylvie 2012-02-27 12:58
Oh thank God for these posts during Hellatus. If I can't have a new SPN, at least I can have some fun here!

I think my favourite Sam hair was season 4, and I like season 6 also. I'm finding his hair a little too long this season though, maybe he could get a trim at the asylum? And while you're at it, let's clean up those sideburns, please!
# fanotheboyz 2012-02-27 14:22
Please send this poll to TPTB so we could at least lose the "mutton chops" and maybe get the poor guy a trim so we see some of that natural curl.
# SecretWillow 2012-02-28 15:38
Sometimes I feel like the world's most unobservant nitwit. I don't think I've ever really paid any attention to his hair. I've never noticed. There've been times when I thought, "Boy, his hair is looking a little unruly." Or, "Wow, it's getting long." But my observations have never extended much past that. I just don't really notice hair all that much. On anybody. I don't have a best or a worst, or anything. I guess I figure Sam's a young guy with a chaotic past, he probably doesn't worry about what his hair looks like. If I sat and thought about it, I guess I could say that Season 5 was my least favorite. But that isn't saying much coming from someone as unobservant as I am.
Random Commenter
# Random Commenter 2012-02-29 20:32
I always like Sam's hair in all its preposterous forms. Sideburns too. I love that no amount of squalling from fans can dissuade it. The hair will be what it will be! The hair has spoken! To be serious, Padalecki really does have great hair; I love its color. That said, I would enjoy seeing him with his hair cut short because I literally can't picture it. Who knows, maybe a buzzcut is somewhere on the writing room's whiteboard for a sweeps episode down the line.
# Leah 2012-03-04 03:32
I actually really like Sam's hair now! It's finally gotten long enough to stop flipping up in the back. Though i hated his season 3 hair, the length of it made his sideburns really pronounced and those things don't need any help!
# kerinda 2012-07-07 10:54
season 1 an 2 was great hair I liked it I like his hair nomatter what he does with is season 7 ok the sideburns what was that? but still hot I like jared to go back to the gilmore girls days and get that haircut back he was so cute like that oh my god so cute.