What’s The Difference Between ‘Flow’ And ‘Lettuce’ When Describing Hair? This Explanation Sums It Up Perfectly

This Explanation Of The Difference Between 'Flow' And 'Lettuce' Is Genius


  • It might not seem like there’s a huge difference between using “flow” and “lettuce” to describe someone’s hair, but it’s actually more nuanced than you think
  • Thankfully, one person came up with the perfect set of standards to explain which term should be used in certain situations
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Of the many annual traditions the sports world has spawned, there aren’t many I look forward to more than the yearly reveal of the players who were named to the Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team, which is a glorious celebration of the best mullets, lettuce, and flow The Gopher State has to offer.

Those last two terms have long been harnessed to describe particularly luscious locks, and while many people think “lettuce” and “flow” can be used interchangeably, nothing could be further from the truth.

I once found myself discussing that particular topic after stumbling across the glorious picture Paul Rudd posed for when he was a frat bro at the University of Kansas sporting a glorious man that is arguably the epitome of “flow.” However, I ended up in a debate with someone who insisted “lettuce” was the more applicable term, which led to me turning to Twitter in the hopes of settling the argument.

That decision turned out to be one of the wisest ones I’ve ever made, as one person chimed on with a succinct summation of the subtle differences in what I consider the definitive take when it comes to the “Flow vs. Lettuce” issue.

That settles it. The definition of “flow” has never been more conclusive.

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BroBible's publisher and a founding partner, circa 2009. Brandon is based in Los Angeles, where he oversees BroBible's partnership team and other business development activities. He still loves to write and create content, including subjects related to internet culture, food, live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. Email: brandon@brobible.com