We don't yet know how much damage Hurricane Sandy will do. But we already have evidence of the ruinous effects the storm is having on the crowing glory of so many women: their hair. Sifting through photos from the entire East Coast, you can measure Sandy's intensity by the Ponytail Index -- whether women will venture outside hatless or elastic band-less, and what disastrous effects those decisions have. A quick Twitter search pulls up hundreds of tweets echoing the concerns of @Betelly, who tweeted, "This bitch sandy done fucked my hair up." Many sufferers posted photographic evidence. "GUYS IM LAUGHING SO HARD LOOK AT MY HAIR HURRICANE SANDY I C U" tweets @SexGodHoran, who appears to be tweeting from Byfield, Massachusetts and posted the photo above. At left, a woman on the Hoboken, New Jersey waterfront had a ponytail that doubles as a windsock on Monday.
You can track the progress of the storm by hair intensity. In Florida on Friday:
Along the beach on Sunday:
Nine-year-old Molly White struggles to control her hair in Frankford, Delaware on Sunday.
(Photo via Associated Press.)
Inland Hurricane Hair in New York on Monday:
There can be grave consequences for not protecting your hair during a record-breaking storm. Monday morning, tamel4684 tweeted this photo of some escaped hair in a tree on Instagram.