Donald Trump is known for a lot of things. First, for those uninterested in politics or network television, there's his name, its ubiquity both impressive and saturated in culture to a point past laughable parody. It adorns casinos, apartment complexes, innumerable towers, clothing lines and the like, either a sign of ego or protection against amnesia.
Then, of course, is his long run as corporate overlord of C-list celebrities grasping for relevance on "Celebrity Apprentice," barking orders and criticism as he forces them through demeaning tasks that will fill conversation on Monday daytime talk shows and spark condescending snark on any number of blogs.
And over the last few months, Trump has gotten political, hanging his name on America's ultimate ego trip: teasing a presidential run, complete with controversial calls for proof of President Obama's citizenship, sour faces at criticism and taking a victory lap when his main campaign contention was disproved.
None of those things, however, top line his pop culture biography; that foremost note belongs to his unique brand of hair style, the most attention-grabbing aspect of his personality despite being the one detail he does not broadcast to the world.
It's long been a mystery, how Trump manages to create the unique coif that is half combover, half Davy Crockett cap. In an effort to somehow expand his profile, he's finally revealed his hair care secrets, giving an overview of the long process to Rolling Stone.
"OK, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don't dry it, though. I let it dry by itself," Trump said. "It takes about an hour. Then I read papers and things... I also watch TV. I love Fox, I like Morning Joe, I like that the Today show did a beautiful piece on me yesterday — I mean, relatively speaking."
So, first few steps: shampooing, air drying, and reading about himself. Check.
"OK, so I've done all that. I then comb my hair. Yes, I do use a comb," he confirms. "Do I comb it forward? No, I don't comb it forward. I actually don't have a bad hairline. When you think about it, it's not bad. I mean, I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it's not really a comb-over. It's sort of a little bit forward and back. I've combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time."
So, as it turns out, that's just the way his hair is. It's no special effort to get its unique shape -- but then, a rare lack of vanity prevents him from changing it, despite the decades of catcalls.
There's much more in the Rolling Stone piece, including political talk and revelations abou this TV show. To check it out, click over to the magazine's website.
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