Religious Hair Explained - August 15, 2008

We were watching the Ellen DeGeneres show and she was talking to Southern Cook, Paula Deen. I finally got a good definition for the “religious hair” comment I overheard in NC. (See blog entry Big Hair – February 07, 2008.)
Ellen: “The South is known for hair, the bigger the better.” (And she pulls out an old picture they found of Paula).
Paula: “Back in the 60’s we had wiglets…you pined it in your hair and you could get it to stand up this high (extends her arm above her head). The closer to Jesus the better we like it.”