1. I’m the pineapple only my ponytail sits on top of my head and it’s big and curly! :)

  2. Rachel says...

    Hi there! I want to start by saying that I love Cup of Jo immensely and find it to be such a warm inviting corner of the internet. However, and I know it’s intended to mostly be a fun cartoon, I think this depiction unfairly presents hair types that are most often attributed to white or lighter skinned folks as the norm, which feels a bit out of the ordinary for CoJ’s normally very inclusive tone. Most of the cartoons I’ve seen published on here use white faces, and am just wondering if this is something that could be considered when choosing images moving forward. Thank you!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for your lovely note and thoughtful feedback. i hear you, and we definitely will do more inclusive cartoons moving forward. in a continuing effort to have a more diverse team, as well, we also just started working with the wonderful cartoonist christine rai, who is hilarious. she has some great ones coming up! here was her first: https://cupofjo.com/2019/04/christine-rai-cartoon/

  3. Dee says...

    So, I was just driving in this morning thinking of pony tails. Can a 60 yr old woman pull off a pony tail? Thoughts?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      absolutely!!!

  4. Joy says...

    I try for the examiner, but with my bob it is probably more like ‘the tuft’. Ow and as I have a six month old baby ‘the mom’ (with all the baby hairs flying around) would also be accurate. My hair is not sure anymore if it is straight or curly! You crazy hormones.

    • Marisa says...

      Yes! I’ve got a 7 month old and the tiny fringe is creeping in around my face!

  5. Johanna says...

    None of them because I’M A CURLY!! #itsastraightworld #therestofusjustlivehere

  6. Kristen says...

    So funny and spot on. I have a ton of thick wavy hair so mine always looks like the crimper although I try to look like the socialite. Because I’m really tiny with a ton of hair I’m often known by my ponytail!

  7. Lily says...

    The Examiner most days and a Swinger the others.

  8. Jody Winter says...

    The Examiner! Always a low, sleek pony for me.

  9. Hahahaha this is so funny I never thought about my ponytail so much until now. I am the examiner!

  10. Char says...

    Mine is the socialite for the first couple hours of the day. But then gravity asserts itself and my pony slowly descends and transforms into the clinger. I have yet to meet a hair accessory that can defy physics.

  11. Cherie says...

    Maybe I’m a scraperapple or a pineappscraper

  12. I think I’m the socialite, but end up looking like the rattail 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Julie says...

      Haha! Me too!

  13. Amy says...

    I have shoulder length naturally curly hair so it’s always pineapple no matter my intent!

  14. Cait says...

    I want to be the socialite (and imagine I look that way) but in reality I look like the scraper. In a not-cute way (because some people can really pull that off!). I love the meme someone else quoted, about looking like an eager young colonial man. So funny, and I think of that every time I do a low ponytail now.

  15. Mary Bly says...

    Rocking a tuft since 2016! I love how everyone thinks it’s so cute but I secretly think, “I’m overdue for a cut”

  16. Erica says...

    I am the socialite via the scraper. I have very fine straight hair that is never all long enough to find its way into the ponytail. Especially one tuft on the left side that sticks straight out no matter what. I have no idea why it does that.

  17. Madie says...

    I guess i’m the scraper… but what do you call it when you’re too lazy to even pull the pony tail all the way through the holder, and leave it about halfway through, so the pony is in a big loop back on itself? It’s not a bun… I’m a LAZY SCRAPER. AWESOME.

  18. liz says...

    love this one

  19. Ginny Early says...

    My husband always calls the tuft pony a “founding father.” It makes me laugh every time, and love him a little bit more.

  20. Christine says...

    Wannabe Socialite, but usually a Pineapple. This is so cute!

  21. shannon says...

    Today I’m the eholmes – examiner with a black bow scrunchie 🎀

  22. Kate says...

    I’ve always gone socialite, occasionally examiner :)

  23. Tabitha says...

    I usually end up with a spin on the clinger – a “Deb” aka a side ponytail a la Deb from Napoleon Dynamite. (Thankfully mine’s usually looser so maybe it’s a little less 80’s??) Ha!

  24. Abesha1 says...

    I know her comics are sort of about her… but I think this one missed the mark. It seemed to be trying for a universal appeal, and if so, could have been a lot more inclusive, using a few skin tones and hair types.

  25. Alyssa says...

    I have a ton of hair and two small children, so when I get home from work I often scrape it up into a messy rat’s nest knot on top of my head. For some reason my two year old calls this knot my “baby”. I have absolutely no idea why. He’ll stare at me a beat and thoughtfully ask “can I see your baby, mama?” I’ll dip my head down so he can check it out, sometimes earning a little pat, then off he goes.

    So yeah, I guess I’m The Baby. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • A.D. says...

      This is adorable. When my long hair is down and loose—rarely—my two year old daughter calls it “lotsa hair.” “Mama, you have lotsa hair?”

  26. Lizzie says...

    Tuft all the way over here for better or worse… Short hair ponys are hard!

  27. Ann-Marie says...

    I got a bob in January, so currently at the teeny-tiny tuft ponytail stage! But growing it out again, so hopefully I can get to the Socialite stage again soon. However, ponytails with long hair always end up hurting my scalp — I have a lot of hair. So then it ends up in a bun, which I don’t like (on me)… and round we go.

  28. Emily Good says...

    ‘the mom?’ three layers of dry shampoo and a lot of baby fuzz floating out the front. :/

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha

    • Shelley says...

      I’m right there with ya!!!!

    • alice says...

      Me too!

  29. Andrea says...

    I saw this a few weeks ago before getting my haircut and it changed my decision on what cut to get! I’ve loved the past few short haircuts I’ve gotten but always hate “the tuft”. So, for my recent cut, I just got a trim and am now aiming for “the socialite”!

  30. Denise says...

    I’m more of a top-knot messy-bun with ends out kind of person but if the ends escape I guess pineapple?

  31. Lindsay says...

    I think your hair style/cut makes such a difference. For years I had one length just past shoulders with side swept bangs and pony tails were easy to get looking really good. Very socialite looking. Now I have shorter hair, layered and no bangs, and I can’t get the pony to look good! I read once about a famous beach volleyball player who got her hair cut specifically to look best in a pony tail!

  32. T says...

    wow I wear mine like The Examiner which is freaky because I AM “an examiner” I’m an Examining Attorney at the USPTO!!!! Am I….a cliche?

    Sent it to a friend who said “you start at the Examiner and then it turns into Socialite” and man if that isn’t the truth

  33. Lindsey says...

    Growing out my pixie, I was ALL about the pineapple. I’d use a lot (read: A LOT) of bobby pins to weave up and tuck in the strands in the back that were nowhere near long enough to reach near my crown, and then the longest hairs that actually went into said pony faked the length. For added oomph, sometimes I would braid what I could leading into the pony to make it look fuller. Gotta get creative in that grow out phase! :)

  34. Audrey says...

    I’m more of a bun girl! A pony just doesn’t look good with my wavy hair.

  35. Kelsey says...

    Lately, I’m the examiner, aka the “Founding Fathers” ponytail. I want to be the socialite. Time to expand my horizons!

    • Cooper says...

      Haha, same! How does one make that transition?

    • N says...

      I’m also always rocking the examiner… LOL @ “Founding Fathers” reminded me of a tweet that killed me:
      “sometimes my low pony looks cute but sometimes i look like a young man in colonial america eager to start his woodworking apprenticeship”

      (source: https://twitter.com/cricketcg/status/1043665187713306625?lang=en)

  36. Robyn says...

    Ha ha ha I have never seen my hair woes so well summed up!

    • I. Have 3c 4a curly hair so my ponytail is usualy in a pineapple or high puff or sliick. Back

  37. Annie says...

    Currently the tuft since I got a fresh short cut

  38. K says...

    Ten years ago I committed to the pixie. It was the end of the ponytail and I had been the ponytail queen (side ponytail even!). I’ve grown it out to a bob twice, but each time I’m reminded that I have thick frizzy weird hair. I’d love to have beautiful hair, but I don’t. When it’s short, it suits me (it’s easy to fix, it somehow suddenly seems straight, and it looks good — even if I can’t hide the lines that have mysteriously started to appear on my forehead!). I sometimes get bummed when I see the gorgeous hair of my dreams on someone out and about and then I reach up and touch my inch or two of hair, but I remind myself that this is what works. My husband helped me have this revelation a while back — he has amazing thick bronze hair and a great red beard that gives his rounder face a very nice jawline (he has a very masculine, rugged look). We were out one day and he pointed out this clean shaven man with blonde short coiffed hair (he was a beautiful man, a bit androgynous) and my husband said that that’s what he wished he looked like. It was crazy to me to hear him say that — because he has amazing features and hair that people compliment all the time. We always say now, in an incredibly positive, happy way, “I’m working with what I got!” And you know what, what we got is pretty great. I’m no longer the ponytail queen, but I don’t think I ever was…I was the pixie in hiding.

    • Laura says...

      Dedicated pixie here, too. Fine, straight blonde hair, exactly the same as my toddler self–though I’m in my 50s. Hair too fine and wispy to weigh itself down if it grows out a little, lending a comical dandelion fluff effect. Product just makes it all worse.

      The shorter it is, the prettier I feel. But I admit to serious bob envy.

  39. Scarlett says...

    I like the idea of being the Socialite, but I’m a Scraper 4 lyfe. Can’t stand hair in my face. :|

  40. Marissa says...

    With bobbed hair, I end up with a cross between the pineapple and the tuft. The little girls at my school are bringing back the side pony!

  41. Michelle says...

    None of the above. I love a good low side pony. Kin to the examiner maybe?

  42. Julie says...

    The “too short for a pony tail” isn’t an option :)

    • Heather says...

      Right there with you, Julie! I recently whacked off about a foot of hair and am rocking an edgier, shorter cut for the first time in my adult life. No pony for me!

  43. Lena says...

    When I step out of the door: socialite. As soon as I step in my office: rattail.

  44. Callie says...

    I’m sadly the rat tail, which is why I never wear my hair in a ponytail to begin with. A lot of women don’t realize how damn hard it is to have very, very fine AND thin hair. All the hairstyles in blogs and magazines are completely useless for me because I don’t have enough hair to do any of them. My hair styling revolves around hiding how thin my hair is. You ladies with full ponytails are LUCKY.

    • AH says...

      Amen! I always hope the 90’s straight, flat styles come back because I am not able to fit into the “I just woke up like this volume/messy” thing that everyone seems to have going on…such is life!

    • Allison says...

      Story of my life! I can never find a hair stylist who doesn’t make me feel bad about my thin hair. Wielding scissors and mentioning “layers” is usually what my nightmares are made of. I am a big fan of dry texturing sprays for volume! You should give them a whirl if you haven’t. Thin hair girls unite!

    • Callie says...

      Allison, YES. I don’t get why stylists always need to point out the thin hair. Thanks, I know what’s going on up there. Even the ones I would see regularly would somehow always work it into their chitchat…”Let me get my other scissors, I’ll need those because of your VERY THIN HAIR.” I live on dry shampoo and texturizing sprays. Thin hair girls unite indeed!

    • Dana says...

      What brand of dry texture spray do you use?

    • Jane says...

      I can so relate…. I am definitely neither of these ponytail types as my hair is super fine, thin, delicate and, to top it off, really curly, too. There were times in my life when I would get soooo tired of people asking why I never wear my hair down. Because it looks like I haven’t washed it in days after 30 mins, that’s why!
      I have since discovered that I have really, really beautiful eyes and also I love statement earrings. So that’s what I am focusing on. With a miniscule messy bun somewhere at the back of my head.

    • Callie says...

      @Dana: I use the Living Proof Dry Shampoo, it gives me the best volume and fullness. I’ve tried texturizing sprays but most of them leave my hair looking greasy, they only work on certain days (if that makes sense?), so I stick to dry shampoo, even when my hair is freshly washed. I’ve tried probably 90% of all dry shampoos on the market and the LP brand is by far the best for me.

      @Jane: We have identical hair haha. Mine is also thin AND curly, which equals a frizzy halo. And omg yes to the “Why don’t you ever wear your hair down” question….it’s such an innocent question but when you have thin hair it’s like WHY is everybody asking me that! I actually went by way of tape extensions, and the compliments about my hair poured in like I’d never experienced before…and I felt guilty because I couldn’t tell anyone why, not even my closest friends. Now I’m stuck in the dilemma that I can never not do extensions anymore because then people will REALLY notice the difference! #thinhairgirlproblems

  45. Cal says...

    I’m sadly the rat tail, which is why I never wear my hair in a ponytail to begin with. A lot of women don’t realize how damn hard it is to have very, very fine AND thin hair. All the hairstyles in blogs and magazines are completely useless for me because I don’t have enough hair to do any of them. My hair styling revolves around hiding how thin my hair is. You ladies with full ponytails are LUCKY.

    • EmilyS says...

      preach!

    • Dana says...

      Ugh, I’m the rat tail too. My hair is like baby hair, super fine and thin.
      The internet is seriously lacking in advice for truly fine hair. I need help!!

    • Meme says...

      Same here, my hair became awfully thin and dull after pregnancy and it has stayed this way for past 9 years:( I fear if I had one more child I would end up bold. My hair is falling out so much that I still wonder how I have some left and n my head. Plus they are dull plus they are porous (nothing makes them better). I used to love wearing ponytail or a hairbun but it is impossible and looks so miserable right now. I make a small bun but keep it very low close to my neck then I let some hair around my hair to flow outside. This is by far the best I came up with. Also I make a small braid before showering put he conditioner on the half length of my hair keep it for 15min and without I doing my braid wash my scalp (only!) with gentle shampoo bar (red cinnamon one from Lush). Trying really my best to improve it but no miracles so far! One can’t understand the hair problem without facing it.

  46. irene says...

    i used to be a scraper but then i got myself some wispy bangs and turned into a socialite….. by the end of the day, though i think i tend to look more like a clinger

  47. I’m definitely the scraper unfortunately. I would love to be the socialite and have some loose hairs down but my edges won’t let me do that because quite frankly, they don’t exist.

  48. Ashley says...

    I want to be the Socialite but it always turns out I’m the Scrapper…

  49. Jess says...

    I’m socialite for maybe the first time ever. Let’s be real tho, it’s my fave pony. Absolute cutest <3

  50. celeste says...

    Ha! My bob’s in need of a haircut, so I changed it up by doing the Tuft today and now I’m inspired by the Pineapple…

  51. Mags says...

    Only one with curly hair? And that defines it? I’m kind of disappointed…

    • laura says...

      true. maybe mine would be “the bomb” since my curly hair kinda looks like it exploded and went in all sorts of unusual directions.

    • Colleen says...

      Exactly what I thought!

  52. Caitlin says...

    I feel like mine is the “why can everyone else pull off a cute pony and I look like Lillith from ‘Frasier’?”

    • ale n. says...

      you + me both, sister!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha

    • Hayley says...

      OMG same, hahaha. So glad I’m not alone!!

    • celeste says...

      Had to Google pic!