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24 March 2011 @ 09:07 pm
Meta Discussion on Sam's Hair, Part 3  
Didn't think I'd just stop at the first half of season 5, did you? Nope. There is still much more to discuss. And what better than by someone who is much more obsessed with it than is healthy? *g* So, I now bring you... *drumroll here*

Meta Discussion On Sam's Hair.

Part 3.

This includes the rest of season 5. I was going to include season 6 as well (what's been shown so far, anyway), but decided to give it its own post for spoiler sake, plus with the visual aids this is probably going to turn into one big honkin' post. I'll include a link to season 6 at the bottom of this post when I have it all done.


Okay, so we left off with Abandon All Hope in Part 2. In the next ep Sam, Interrupted. Sam's hair is quite long, full and bouncy. I've seen some refer to it as Jackie Kennedy hair from the 60s (*snort* blasphemy!). Around this time is when Jared started noticeably bulking up, and I think the longer, fuller hair sort of complemented his bulkier frame.

(incoming flying Sammy Hair!!)

Next episode: Swap Meat. Either he's had it trimmed a bit or it's very restrained. Doesn't seem to mean much in the meta except for Sam just deciding it was time for a trim. It's funny, most times I think he's had a haircut, his hair is back to looking as long as it was (or longer) by the next episode. So either it's just styled differently, or Jared's hair grows extremely fast. Hee.

And this point is well illustrated in the next ep, The Song Remains the Same... (sorry the pic isn't that great, but it was hard finding pics of Sam that weren't in almost complete darkness for this episode). His hair is looking quite long and full again...

Doesn't really seem to change much in My Bloody Valentine and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (if there's any difference between the two it's that they were aired in reverse order... MBV was the first one they filmed after the Christmas break and DMDWP was the last filmed before the break). It gets perhaps a bit longer.

Dark Side of the Moon... I remember when the promo pics for this were released and people were raving that Sam got a haircut. It honestly didn't look much different to me from the previous two episodes. And at the end it actually looked a bit longer. I think it's with this ep that we can see his top layers are kinda growing out some more.
(Using this picture because he is so.freaking.cute. I know it doesn't have anything to do with the hair, just... dayum, he is cute here...)

(at the end of the ep)

From 99 Problems to The Devil You Know, his hair grows longer still, just demonstrating that he's so preoccupied with finding a way out of his and Dean's destinies that he can't even think about finding a barber. One thing I like about his hair from all these eps is how touchably soft it looks. It's not really as greasy-looking or slicked back as it used to appear in most of season 4, and in a few of the early season 5 eps. I love his hair when it looks nice and natural and flying free. :) And it's nice that even though he doesn't seem concerned with finding a barber, he still keeps it nice and clean. *g*

(including this picture because LOOK! Wet hair! How long has it been since we got some of that? Playthings? Oh, wait, it was Red Sky At Morning... still, that's a long time!)

(you can definitely tell how long it's gotten in Devil You Know ... it's practically shoulder length)

In Two Minutes To Midnight and Swan Song, Sam's hair is still very long but also straightened quite a bit now. It appears that Sam is under such stress that it shows in his hair. We can see the same thing at the end of season 3. He is so preoccupied with trying to find a way to keep Dean from going to Hell, and is under so much stress that it's taken its toll on his hair (or influenced his lack of grooming habits... or both), and his hair is similarly straight-looking in Time Is On My Side and No Rest For the Wicked. And maybe its length and straightness in Swan Song are exactly what Lucifer prefers... *g*

(Damn, Samifer is hot...)

So ... this is where we are left. As seems to be the case in just about every season, Sam's hair gets longer as the season progresses. Which makes perfect sense as he's so preoccupied with the apocalypse and trying to avoid becoming Lucifer's vessel.

What is in store for season 6?


Interested in reading the previous discussions? Here they are...

Part 1 (seasons 1-2)
Part 2 (seasons 3-first half of season 5)
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mcsheploversmcsheplovers on March 25th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
maybe its length and straightness in Swan Song are exactly what Lucifer prefers... *g*

Hahahaha! Very true!

I think Samifer is damn hot too. =)

I enjoyed this, thank you!
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam says jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
lol, at one point I started wondering if he was somehow subliminally influencing Sam to just stop cutting his hair and get it all limp and straightened. Maybe when he first appeared to Sam in FTBYAM he planted the idea in his head so it would help him have, you know, the perfect vessel. ;) Then the next few times he saw him (Abandon All Hope, Hammer of the Gods), it was to check that his plan was working.

Okay, I better quit while I'm ahead, LOL

Mmm, Samifer... *fans self*

My pleasure, hon! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
bestlemongreenbestlemongreen on March 25th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
The Sammy with pizza box pic was really adorable!
jessm78: Supernatural: Puppy Love Sam (5x16)jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hee, I just love that pic so much! Two puppies :D

Glad you liked!
Kristin: Spn (1x17) » “Who's Awesome?”kristypadalecki on March 25th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Beautiful job, Jess! I love how you thoroughly dissect every aspect of the Sammy hair. ♥
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam smiling (Salvation)jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kristin! lol, I guess my obsession is really coming through, huh? Oh well, I'm happy to share it with everyone! :)
4thejourney4thejourney on March 25th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yay for flying Sammy hair, and wet hair! :-) (we did actually see wet hair twice in s4 I think-the first time we see him in Lazarus Rising and after he's cleaned up in when the levee breaks it's a little damp)

I love his hair in Point of No Return when he walks in on Dean at the first and it's all flicky and sort of wild looking on the sides and back :-)
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, you're right about that! I totally forgot about those two scenes. Thanks!

I love his hair in that scene, too. I want to reach out and touch it so badly :D

(no subject) - 4thejourney on March 25th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ckll: pic#sam/morganackll on March 25th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
Longer hair than ever before. Perosnally, i love them although my #1 love is S1 hair :)
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
I agree with you, hon. I will always love the S1 hair the most :)
i dream of colors that have never been seenetoile444 on March 25th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Lucifer likes long locks! Lucifer uses a flat iron! LOL!

I really liked his hair in the DEvil You Know.
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
LOL, Lucifer loves that flat iron!

Me too, I thought it was looking great in Devil You Know. :)
CeCe Away: haircutcece_away on March 25th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
You frighten me sometimes.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam ZOMG (5x18)jessm78 on March 25th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Heh, I told you I was "much more obsessed with it than is healthy", so I like to think I gave enough warning. ;)

(and I still love your icon)

(and just so we're clear... you *were* being facetious here, right? Not totally serious? Right?)
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I breathe therefore I write: sam_caringsandymg on March 26th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah. I miss the puppy mop, too. I'm fairly certain first season especially they went with bangs to make him look like the little brother. He's so tall and Jensen looks so young. It helps to establish the dynamic. Then, later, it wasn't that necessary. It's interesting though all the hair changes when Dean's stays so similar season to season. I feel like there's something very purposeful in there but I'm not awake enough right now to think it through.

Wanted to thank you for all of these hair posts, though. They are interesting and pretty. Oh so pretty. Sigh.
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 26th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
Glad to know I'm not the only one. Yeah, I do think it had a lot to do with making him look more like the younger brother since he's taller than Jensen and Jensen looks quite young himself. Plus it probably goes with the whole "college boy" persona of his. I've heard a few theories about Sam's hair changing so much while Dean's has stayed very much the same (one of them was about Sam not wanting to settle for his "destiny" - the life he was thrown into - and Dean pretty much just accepting his role early on (not the role of Michael's vessel, but his role in looking after Sam and etc.)).

My pleasure, I'm glad you've enjoyed them. :) He is so, so, pretty... *joins you in sighing*
CaptainLon: Sam/Gen || Love || SPNcaptainlon on March 26th, 2011 10:20 am (UTC)
LOL I love when people says "Oh he's got a haircut" and I'm like "Where? His chest? Because I sure as hell don't see anything different on his head" LOL.

Oh I haven't really paid attention to actually how long his hair is in "The Devil You Know" and "Point of No Return", but these photos there wow. His hair flips out (as always so adorable), but then actually has gotten so long it curls even more at his neck XD Wow. I mean, I did notice it was longer, but like in that photo from "Two Minutes to Midnight" his hair looks the longest because it looks straightened. That's when I for real noticed XD I don't think he looked that bad with it becuase I do love long-ish hair, but it looks better there then in the final episode of season 3.

I also figured it fit for Sam to have long hair by the time Lucifer took him over since I believe Lucifer was described to be the most beautiful of all angels and with long hair haha. No kidding!

All in all I think he looks perfect now. Long-ish hair, just not shoulder length. Me likes messy hair with flips and flops and whatever LOL.

Long chat about hair hahaha we are insane!
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 26th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
LOL the whole thing is pretty funny. I tend to notice lots of little things and even I was like "What? Where??" ;)

Yeah, I think it's hard to tell when you're watching the episode, but I really notice things a lot when I'm making screen caps. I love how his hair flips out in those pictures. I really liked his hair better in Two Minutes To Midnight than I did in the season 3 finale, I think because it still had a little bit of that flippy thing going on at the ends. :D

Haha!! Why do I think that fits? ;D

His hair looks amazing now, I love it. I love when it looks nice and natural and flippy and everything.

Hehe!! We are indeed, and I'm loving it!
bella66sammy1966 on March 26th, 2011 10:38 am (UTC)
Yes! The meta on Sam's hair is back! Season 5 used to be my favorite for his hair...just like the way it looked in Swan Song. God, he was hot in this episode! Now, Season 6 is my new favorite. IMHO, he looked fabulous in every episode so far. The length is perfect.. and it looks so soft and shiny I just wanna run my fingers through it! Maybe sexy Robo!Sam has something to do with it? ;)

Have a good day sweetie *hugs*

jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 26th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
It's baaaack! :D I loved season 5 hair so much. He was hot all over in Swan Song and the hair definitely helped. :D It looks amazing in season 6. I love how natural it looks, the length, and when it's all nice and flippy. Hmm, you could be right! Robo!Sam wanted to be the perfect hunter with the perfect hair. ;)

Thanks hon, you too! *hugs*
quirky_thoughts: Yummy Samquirky_thoughts on March 26th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
Have to pop in to say how much I love your post. :)

I'm totally obsessed with Sam's hair. Love it through all the seasons but definitely prefer it longer. In fact I think in this Season it's perfection. He's looking unbelievably gorgeous in every ep.

Only once with the ep, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, I decided the show's hairdresser was away or something. I couldn't believe how odd it looked...it was very distracting! I don't know what happened there! :D
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 26th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)

Hehe, I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I love it, have a soft spot for the early seasons, but definitely love it longer too. His hair has been amazing this season. I keep wanting to reach into the tv screen and touch it.

Hmm, yeah there were times in that ep where it looked a bit odd. Kind of like he had an odd kink in it or something. Maybe since it was the last ep they filmed before Christmas break, the hairdresser got lazy or just didn't care much and decided to do whatever. LOL
i'm on a website where people fuck fruit: Sam 5.05geckoholic on March 26th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
*lol* You're awesome.
Masja: glitter!masja_17 on July 29th, 2012 10:26 am (UTC)
Yes, Samifer is damn hot! ;)

jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on July 29th, 2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!!! :D

Thanks for commenting!