Hair Raising Subject...

For centuries, long hair was the standard of beauty for women and also a symbol of femininity.

This is not just because many of us believe that appearances are important, but also because our hair represents our personality, thoughts and beliefs.

But it also represents more. Hair length and quality can act as a cue to a person´s youth and state of health.

Studies have shown that hair is an extension of the nervous system. It can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved 'feelers' or 'antennae' that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex

IN WESTERN CULTURES it is believed that hair style is a matter of personal preference, conforming with fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue.


For Native Americans Hair is the physical manifestation of our thoughts and extension of ourselves.
For example, during the Vietnam war the American Military enlisted native Americans for their tracking and survival skills for use in jungles but found that their tracking abilities were greatly impaired but cutting their hair to military standards.

For Muslim women the main reason for the hijab is modesty, which is not wishing to receive unnecessary attention from people, such as admiration and flattery, envy, or, most importantly, s*xual attraction from those other than her husband.

In India ,the natural intelligence of the body is to maintain its hairs. The length to which it grows is as various as the individual and affected by their age, health etc.
Hindu Women keep their hair long for spiritual reasons as a woman symbolises Shakti (Divine Energy).

Jewish tradition
Jewish women cover their hair with a wig to create privacy and modesty and in some cases the head is shaven as a symbol of fidelity and a way to denote their unavailability.

Throughout the ages and cultures, cutting hair or shaving it altogether has been either a symbol of punishment or, a response to stress in the form of self-mutilation.

For men, in this age, growing their hair as long as possible is a sign of rebelliousness, free thinking and non-conformity.

Now for women, cutting their hair is also a sign of rebellion but, in a strange perverse way, because so many women do it, it becomes conformity.

As for myself, I´ve always worn my hair long - regardless of trend or fashion, family criticism or for any other reason. This is my personality and it makes me feel good. And for those who do not like it, I respect their right to have an opinion, but have no obligation to agree with it.
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Comments (120)

I prefer long hair, just because I do .

Plus it is easier to look after.

I will never shave it or even cut it as a sign of fidelity

If one has to have an external sign of one's fidelity, there is something wrong in the relationship.
I agree entirely Molly. But, in some cultures hair should be hidden when it is in fact one of the nicest features in women.

And a Happy New Year to you girlie. teddybear bouquet
That is why it is hidden, another way of showing man's dominance of femininity.

Happy New Year to you too, Daniela hug
I've worn my hair long,short which was/is my reference to do so.

I've had a neighbor who's sister is a beautician tell me that my hair would be much more becoming if I were to wear my hair shorter than it is now.Any shorter I'd be bald.giggle
Yeah long hair is the go. None of this lezzo short hair BS.
I disagree Molly.. the reason, as I understand it in context of Muslim women, is what Dani has written in her initial blog text under "Muslim women".
Incu, I understand entirely what Daniela wrote

Most customs in a patriarchal society are made by men, even if women follow them thinking it is their choice,
I can agree with that in a general sense sure.. thumbs up
We'll leave it at that so wink

Once I saw Dee Dee Bridgewater
I think she a evry sexy lady without hair...yay
We sure will.. for now.. smile
But in context of the blog.. long hair certainly does it for me.. heart beating
Fly, so was Sinead O Connor

CC do whatever makes you happy and not what people say. applause
Looks like nobody else is into the short hair lezzo thing really.
Parsnips. You´re definitely my guy! I´ve always liked a man who runs his fingers through my hair and plays with it. love
danelia don't worry I always have.She doesn't bother me about it anymore.giggle
I cut my hair because my (ex) husband loved short hair, but I hated it! Now after we split I'm growing it back out again! I hated that I let what he liked influence how I like my hair!!!
My fingers are especially thick like sausages. Really thick sausages.
And you too Inca, of course! hug kiss
Luv.. I don't think it was such a bad thing if you did it for him at the time.. he must've done stuff for you as well against his will? wink
Aww.. thanks Dani.. hug
Inca. I was agreeing with what turns you on. wink
In.. yes he did! He let me have 6 horses and built me a barn. So I guess my hair wasn't a bad trade off.
Fly, I am not into code deciphering? confused

Shaven head for woman turns you on? grin
Holy moly! You could've even shaved your head for that much! laugh

Just call me Baig... it would be easier to identify..
Good for you Luv! hug You must do what pleases you!

Back to horses... I´ve also noticed how horses love to play with your hair while you´re grooming them...
I suppose they see you also need grooming and that´s what they do to each other.
luvontherocks 5 mins ago Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
I cut my hair because my (ex) husband loved short hair, but I hated it! Now after we split I'm growing it back out again! I hated that I let what he liked influence how I like my hair!!!

@ luv I had the opposite affect my late husband loved long hair but since I never told him how to wear his hair or anything else he chose to respect my reference to keep my hair short.
Parsnips. You and your sausages!!! doh

Don´t you remember that I´m a veggie? And I certainly wouldn´t like sausages in my hair! barf
Luv. I suppose I would trade some of my hair for 6 horses - even 3! - and a piece of land to go with it. wink
And I would actually grow my hair back to shoulder length just to get one horse!! laugh
But one horse is not good enough as they´re herd animals and they are very unhappy on their own.
For me it´s a minimum of 3 or none at all.
mISS.D. some years ago was at the north sea Jazz with my younger dauther ,

She told me she wanted another hairstyle and was thinking of cutting off hair like S.OCnnor or Dee Dee brigewater,,

Yes I think ladys without are hair sexy.yay
Dani my most beloved horse Ben loves to play with my hair! If I have a hat on he takes it off every time and rubs his nose all over my head! It's the funnies thing! Maybe someday you should come to Wisconsin and I'll take you out camping and riding with my girlfriends! Best times I have ever had are with them camping with our horses!
Funny that you mention the hat Luv. The horses do that to me also!laugh

Unfortunately, riding days are for me over... since I had my riding accident and nearly broke my back over 2 years ago.

I´d love to see your mustang though..
Oh I wish I could post pictures here! I'll put one on my profile!

Sorry we got off subject!
You´re not off the subject at all Luv. We were talking about long hair. Don´t worry!

I sent you email...
Fly. Good for you if you like shaven head! Everyone to their own.
Luv. Your hair looks absolutely beautiful on your new pic.! thumbs up

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