Haarms had 7 against Bulldogs to go along with 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in a career-high 29 minutes. He’s been just
about the best version of himself in the first half before losing some gas in the second: That means blocking shots and running
around like a wild man.
For Purdue’s redshirt freshman from the Netherlands, it also means re-adjusting his hair. A lot. Here’s how
Haarms’ hair looks when it’s sculpted:
It’s a good look, if you ask me. But that hair gets whipped around a lot when Haarms blocks shots or moves his head
emphatically in celebration. Then he has to re-adjust his hair during a live basketball game, which doesn’t seem ideal.
Haarms doesn’t really have a choice. He has to keep stylin’ his hair or else it might hang over his face and
fall into his face. He can’t have hair hanging over his eyes, obviously, or else Haarms wouldn’t be able to block
quite as many shots.
The solution here isn’t complicated. Haarms needs something new in his hair to keep it that way, because whatever
he has there right now isn’t doing the job. And it’s a big job, to be sure. When you’re running around and
whipping your head in celebration like Haarms is wont to do, it probably takes some heavy-duty hair gel to keep everything
where it should be.
I don’t have any specific hair gel recommendations. My hairline is receding, so I don’t think I’ll need
any hair gel pretty soon. Maybe someone out there can get Haarms the product he needs, though. Or else he might have to get
a little too creative.
Matt Haarms said he thinks he might need to go to an arts and craft store and find actual glue. “Anything
to keep my hair up.”