Does Having a Widow’s Peak Tell Me Anything About My Genetics

The Meaning of Widow’s Peaks:

Widow’s peaks are the hairline hairs that form at the top of your head. They’re usually found on both sides of your forehead, but they may appear anywhere along your scalp.

Widows peaks are often associated with death or mourning. Some believe that widows peaks signify the passing away of someone close to them, while others think it signifies their own mortality. Others still say that widows peaks indicate the passage of time, since they grow longer every year.

In some cultures, widows peaks are considered beautiful, while in other cultures they’re seen as ugly. There are many different theories about why people have these particular hairstyles.

One theory says that if you don’t have any widow’s peaks then you look like a zombie! Another theory suggests that having widow’s peaks means you’ve died before, which makes dying even more painful than usual. Still another theory says that widows peaks are a sign of youthfulness, since they grow longer every year.

Regardless of how you feel about widow’s peaks, there is no denying that having them is pretty impressive. If you do happen to have widow’s peaks, then you’ll want to learn more about them so you can make the most out of your beauty!

What Are They?

A widow’s peak is a hairline that has two points, just like a witch’s hat. It’s called a widow’s peak due to its resemblance to a black veil worn by a woman whose husband has died. The term ‘widow’ comes from Middle English and Old English word ‘waelde’, which means ‘to be wild’. (2) The term ‘waelde’ comes from an even older word, ‘waedel’, which means ‘to be insane’. (

3) The word ‘waedel’ comes from an even older word, ‘wadljan’, which means ‘shake’, ‘agitate’, or ‘perplex’.


Who Gets Them?

Some people are blessed with natural widow’s peaks, while others have to artificially create the appearance of one. The procedure to creating a widow’s peak, as well as whether or not you should go through with it, depends on your personal preferences and goals.

The first thing you should do is find out whether or not you even have a widow’s peak in the first place.

How can you do this?

It’s easy! All you have to do is grab a hand mirror and look for yourself!

This may seem like an easy thing to do, but it’s actually not.


Well, this is because the average person’s field of vision is limited due to the location of their eyes. This is called visual occlusion. In other words, it’s really hard to see things that are located directly above your eyes, such as the upper portions of your face! (5)

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get around this problem. All you have to do is tilt your head all the way back, so that you’re looking up at the ceiling.

Now use the hand mirror to look at the upper portion of your face. If you have a widow’s peak, then you should be able to see it right away.

If you don’t have natural widow’s peaks, don’t worry! All you have to do is find yourself a sharp object, such as a pencil or a knife.

To do this, all you have to do is make a fist with your thumb sticking out one side, and the sharp object out the other. Now all you have to do is press down on your head until you hit your upper skull. (6)

The first time you try doing this, you’ll notice that it doesn’t hurt all that much. The second time you try doing this, it will hurt quite a bit.

By the time you’re on the fiftieth time, your head will be hurting so much that you’ll probably have to ice it after you’re done.

However, doing this fifty times should be more than enough to give people the impression that you have natural widows peaks.

After all, who’s going to keep doing something over and over again if they aren’t benefiting from it in some way?

The next step is to make sure that your hair grows exactly where you want it to. Luckily, this is very easy to do, since all you have to do is repeatedly brush the tops of your head with a boar bristle brush every day until you achieve the look you want. (7)

After a few months of daily brushing, you should have enough hair growing on your head to the point where it’s noticeable. At this point, it’s time to decide whether you want to keep brushing or not.

It really is up to you, but I’m guessing that most people would stop at this point in time.

However, if you really want to increase the appearance of your widow’s peak even further, feel free to go on and brush for as long as you like. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Once again, congratulations on your new widow’s peak! Now go show it off to the rest of the world!


1. At first I was worried that this entry would be offensive to people with actual widow’s peaks, but then I realized that if you have a widow’s peak you’re probably smart enough not to read something called “How To Create A Widow’s Peak In 10 Easy Steps”, so I’ll be fine.

2. If you’ve ever used one of those drugs that makes you really thirsty, then you already know how a widow’s peak works.

It’s basically a really thin layer of skin sitting on your forehead that’s thirsty as hell. The rest of your forehead can look like the surface of the moon, but this little patch here needs to be constantly hydrated or it getsuncomfortable.

3. So…about that ice… ↩

4. Who doesn’t like stroking their face? It’s one of the more soothing parts about having a face in the first place.

You can even go as far as closing your eyes and pretending you’re at a spa! Which is exactly what you should do because spas are expensive. Even if you don’t really have problems with the light, closing your eyes will make the experience even more relaxing! So do it!

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