Tower Grove park is unbeWEAVEable

The Tower Grove neighborhood has been fertile ground for weave harvesting, but they're tricky to see because of all the grass.

Luckily eagle-eyed Evan (wave, Evan!) spotted these two clumps of hair within five feet of each other on Saturday.


Hazelwood weave

It was a big weekend for missing hair in the Lou.

Alert Reader Richard shares this wonderful weave sighting from Friday at Lynn Haven Lane and Lindbergh Boulevard in Hazelwood.

Have you seen a rogue hairpiece? Ask it to sit still so you can take its picture, and send it to me.


A Monday weave haiku

Alert Reader Rick shares this weave — and a haiku.

Tumble-weave drifts by
Doesn't she know she lost you?
At Berthold and Graham


More weaving in the intersection

Alert Reader Blythe spotted this, which appears to be a full wig, at the intersection of Jefferson and Park avenues yesterday morning on her way to work.

Nice hunting, Blythe!

Remember to send me your own weave shots, and I'll post 'em here.


OMG! Check us out on OMG Blog!

National acclaim, at last!

"Gabe at Girl, You Lost Your Weave is the Nan Goldin of abandoned hair," writes Bmad in a lovely post today at OMG Blog, one of our other favorite sites. We can't disagree.

Also, you can now access this blog with a shorter URL: girlyoulostyourweave.com. How exciting!

Excessive weaving on Gravois Avenue

What's that in the crosswalk at Gravois Avenue and Arsenal Street? I drove right over it on Sunday afternoon and had to circle back for a closer look.

Just as I suspected: a sad chunk of weave, all alone in the crosswalk at that busy intersection.

I want to see more sad weaves. Send me photos.


Check us out on Punching Kitty!

One of my favorite local blogs, Punching Kitty, wrote a nice piece about Girl, You Lost Your Weave today. Be sure to check it out.

Also, listen to KTRS (550 AM) at 1:25 p.m. today. I'll be chatting about weaves with Trish and John.

Anybody lose a wig at Grove Fest?

Alert Reader Rob spotted this wig, chillin' on a Post-Dispatch machine in front of the Post Office at 4120 Manchester Avenue, during Grove Fest over the weekend.

An amazing find. And amazing product placement!

Did you find a wig or weave? Share.


Why did Ronald McDonald's wig cross the road?

The thing people ask me the most when they see this blog is, "How do people lose their hair?" I guess sometimes it just falls out. But I honestly don't see how people are just losing whole wigs like this -- on the street!

This fantastic red wig was spotted by Alert Reader Bill at Gravois and Nebraska avenues in St. Louis. Thanks, Bill!

Be like Bill. Share your sightings with me.


Let the weave media blitz begin

My friend Kevin, master of all media, predicted it: This blog is gonna be big.

At 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, tune in to KTRS (550 AM — Redbirds baseball lives there) to hear me chat about St. Louis weaves with Trish Gazall and John Brown on "The Mindset."

If you don't have a radio, you can also listen to the broadcast on the Interwebs.

Tell your friends.


Yeti in the woods? No, just a wig in the bushes.

This isn't just a weave -- it's a full wig, spotted by Alert Reader Mike. He found it at Spring Avenue and Potomac Street in St. Louis, which, if my coordinates are correct, is the same intersection as a bar that features female impersonators.


Weed 'n' weave

Alert weave hunter Evan shares this from his morning walk to the office:

Found at 14th Street and Delmar Boulevard downtown. Thanks, Evan!

You can share your finds with me, too.


Beware: Many weaves look alike

Walking home from work last night, I had my mom on the phone. I was telling her, giddily, about my blog dedicated to the weave. She was amused.

Then: "Hold on, Mom — I see a weave." She gasped in disbelief.

I put her on hold, switched iPhone to camera mode, snapped a photo and resumed our conversation.

"What if you're just photographing the same one over and over?" she asked.

A valid concern. Valid, indeed.

Found on Washington Avenue between 14th and 15th streets.


Oprah wants your weave stories!

"Are you thinking about taking out your weave?" Oprah asks. If you are, let her know, and she may let you do it on TV.

Alert reader James brought this to my attention today, from Oprah.com:

Are you ready to go all natural? Do want to cut it all off? Are finally ready to stop coloring your hair? Are you sick of dying and highlighting? Are you ready to go back to your natural hair color? Are you ready to remove that weave? Is it time to embrace the gray? Are you sick of spending hundreds on your extensions? Are you sick of spending too much time and money at your hair salon? Do you think it will shave hours off of your life? Is your hair routine a weight that needs to be lifted? If going all natural is something you are ready to do then we want to hear from you. Tell us your hair story. Please only reply if you are comfortable with sharing your story on TV.

So a weave walks out of a bar ...

This weave looks pretty thirsty. My friend Evan spotted it this morning, right outside the Side Bar at 1317 Washington Ave., downtown.

It bears a slight resemblance to the autumn weave from a couple of days ago. Wouldn't it be something if it were the same clump of hair and had actually traveled those four blocks from the New Life Evangelistic Center over to the Side Bar, fully intact?! Oh, the stories it could tell.

Remember: If you see weaves, we want to see them, too.


Get weaves in your Twitterfeed!

We just created a Twitter account for Girl, You Lost Your Weave -- how exciting! That means you can get alerts every time there's a new weave sighting. Follow us: @LostYourWeave.

Not a Twitterer? You really should be.

Too much hair for one day

I had barely finished taking the previous two photos before I stumbled across these two fine specimens today, at North Tucker Boulevard and Gay Street downtown.

Two-part downtown weave

Yesterday, as I was enjoying the first-day success of this new blog venture, I wondered aloud if, now that I had a whole blog to sustain, the weave well in St. Louis would suddenly run dry.

Today I have renewed faith.

Behold, these discarded weaves, found within a few feet of each other at North Tucker Boulevard and Linden Street, one of my most fruitful locations for hair sightings.


Grocery-store weave

It's a big day for lost weaves, y'all. My friend Landon found this one — which is all knotted and gross — at the Schnucks at Grand and Gravois.

Don't forget to send me your weave snaps.

Punching Kitty's wig-trail sighting

Photo by Punching Kitty

Over on Punching Kitty, one of our favorite local blogs, there was a post a couple of weeks ago about a trail of wigs on Hampton Avenue, from Interstate 44 to the Target at Chippewa. Where'd they come from? We don't know. But pretty cool, eh?

From Punching Kitty:
Anyone lose some wigs on Hampton? If you did, that would really make this less of a mystery, but until you fess up, this is some weird crap right here.
According to our source there was an apparent trail of wigs going down Hampton Ave. in the area of the Target there at Chippewa.
Yes, we’ve considered that the furry objects could be something else other than wigs, but I don’t think tribbles are that dark and only I need a merkin that big, so we can’t think of what else they could be. Even if our source is wrong, and we really doubt that, would it make this story any less weird?

Alert-reader downtown weave

My friend and colleague Evan sent me this lovely weave he spotted today at Washington Avenue and Tucker Boulevard downtown.

Have you spotted any wayward weaves? I wanna see!

Autumn weave

Would Martha Stewart approve? This seasonal weave was spotted outside the New Life Evangelistic Center and would be the perfect harvest centerpiece for the holidays.

Sept. 12, 2009, at 1411 Locust St., downtown.

All-Star Weekend weave

The area of North Tucker Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard is prime real estate for weaves. There's a wig shop nearby — I guess when your weave's gotta go, it's gotta go.

Spotted July 16, 2009, at North Tucker Boulevard and Linden Street.

Weave on a sunny summer day

Weaves hidden in the grass are tricky to spot. June 28, 2009, in the Tower Grove neighborhood.

A cute, flippy 'do

Found June 27, 2009.

Don't wig out — it's just hair in the street

This is quite a specimen: a full wig. Not a good wig, but a full one nonetheless.

Found June 25, 2009, in the street at Spring and Potomac avenues in South St. Louis.

Sad end for a sad weave

Just your average, run-of-the-mill rogue hairpiece. Found June 24, 2009.

Dumpster weave

This is either a gigantic weave or a whole person — I didn't dig any further to find out. But I spotted it Feb. 3, 2009, in a Dumpster in the alley behind the New Life Evangelistic Center.

Look at all those weaves!

For the past year or so, I've been documenting an odd phenomenon across the city of St. Louis: lost weaves.

When I photographed my first weave — about a year ago, on my walk to work in downtown St. Louis — I didn't know I'd eventually need to start a whole blog dedicated to missing tufts of hair. But in the time since, I've been spotting and snapping pictures of lots of 'em. About one every two weeks. So many that my friends have been begging me to start a Web site.

So here it is.

But it'd be a pretty boring blog if I only posted once every two weeks, so I need your help. If you find rogue weaves, take a picture and send it to me, along with the date and location.

But, for the love of God, don't touch the weaves.
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