a kinky pad of red hair

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
The smoking area was behind the vocational tech building. It was where the burns and hippies hung out, along with girls who wore tight skirts, dangly earrings, and too much makeup.
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One had sandy blond hair and a lot of acne. The other had a kinky pad of red hair that stuck out in nine different directions. They looked like losers, but I didn’t care. Norman Irving also looked like a loser, but he was the best guitar player I’d ever heard who wasn’t on a record.

Source: Revival by Stephen King
Context: High school. Jaimie had auditioned to Norman his guitar rhythm playing.

What does pad in a kinky pad of red hair mean?

Thank you.
 
  • jacdac

    Senior Member
    Lebanese
    Thank you. In what way? I understand that pads can be used for shaping such as shoulders and breasts. Do you mean fake hair? Thank you again.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    An S.O.S Soap Pad is what comes to my mind. The "sticking out in all directions" would come from the side of this basic pad. (Again, in my mind.)
    S.O.S_Soap_Pad.JPG
     
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