In the spirit of last minute posts, here is a quick one. A few months ago I acquired a hair comb again, after years going without. It is not that I avoided using one, I actually didn’t have one at all. Back in high school I did the hair gel thing, which required gel and hands, not much more. Then came university, long days, and sleepless nights. My hairstyle of choice evolved into the “shower, and put a hat on” style. It was highly efficient. I rolled with this until quite recently. But a few months ago I started cutting my hair a little differently, and having a comb helps make it look nice.
However I still tend to put a hat on after combing it. Sometimes this helps (stupid cowlicks), other times it hinders. Maybe I just need to find a certain type of hat, which will have less interference.
Also, similar to Megan, I cut back on my grooming while away on site. The comb definitely stays at home. While on a job my hair is generally covered by a toque, hood, hardhat or some wild combination of these items. So there is no need to try make it fancy. Also, bring on the beard!