DEAR MISS MANNERS: My hair is long and quite thick, so it takes several hours to dry after I wash it. Usually I wash it at night so it’s dry by morning, but occasionally I have to wash it shortly before going somewhere.
What is the etiquette about going in public with wet hair? I wouldn’t go to a formal event that way, and I imagine that actively dripping hair would be universally frowned upon. However, is visibly damp hair OK otherwise?
GENTLE READER: Couldn’t you just walk faster, creating some wind?
Barring that, and as this is a relatively short-lived problem, Miss Manners will overlook the occasional wet head -- and hope that onlookers will have the grace to do so, too.