I Need Hair to Be Pretty is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 20.
The order of departure from Bolgatty Palace are as follows:
Teams must travel by rickshaw or taxi to Daiva Vili Bhagvathi Kshetram in Chandiroor. Once there, they must get a blessing from a priest to receive their next clue.
Bopper & Mark have to paint a tiger's face on the belly of a Puli Kali dancer, before they are allowed to continue.
The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after receiving their clue at Daiva Vili Bhagvathi Kshetram.
Teams would have to participate in a traditional Hindu ritual at Mutharamman Devasthanam Hindu temple that involves shaving their hair. Once both team members have shaven their heads, they would win the Fast Forward. Bopper & Mark won the Fast Forward.
Teams must travel by rickshaw or taxi to Pattanacaud Coir Mats and Matting to find their next clue.
The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to spin 40 feet of rope made from coconut husks, then spool 4 other rope bundles onto a spindle in order to receive their next clue.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must travel by rickshaw or taxi to Fort Kochi. Once there, teams must find a barber under an ancient tree to receive their next clue.
Choice A: Pachyderm
Teams would have to properly decorate an elephant with a headdress and golden ornaments, and then transport 15 wheelbarrow loads of elephant manure to a nearby truck. Once completed, they will receive their next clue.
Choice B: Pack a Box
Teams would have to head to a ginger processing center, collect 10 empty boxes, fill them with ginger that they sifted in order to measure it the right weight, then stencil a label on each box. Once the distribution manager is pleased with their work, he will give them their next clue.
Only Art & JJ chose this task.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • ϵ Used the Express Pass• ⊂ User of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⊃ Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⋐ User of the second Double U-Turn slot • ⋑ Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
- This episode's title is said by Rachel Reilly, explaining why she could not bring herself to shave her head at the Fast Forward.
- This episode's Fast Forward is a Switchback to the one performed by Uchenna & Joyce (The Amazing Race 7) on "We Have a Bad Elephant".
- Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (04/30/2012): "Rachel refuses to shave her head, exposing sexism; also, The Amazing Race still sucks"
|The Amazing Race 20 Episodes|
"Tears of a Clown" · "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You" · "Bust Me Right in the Head with It" · "Taste Your Salami" · "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" · "This Is Wicked Strange" · "I Didn't Make Her Cry" · "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" · "Bollywood Travolta" · "I Need Hair to Be Pretty" · "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"