energy in your hair

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
is shaving habits taboo and should not be talked about or something?
no! not at all. i just like to think of everyone on here as, um, not having bodies.

most of my friends shave. i can't be arsed unless I'm doing something where it's totally essential that I don't leave any dna traces behind.

I've not heard of this 'hair power' cult that woebot seems to be part of until now though, aside from the rastas etc
 

STN

sou'wester
Anyone know the reasons behind Sikhs not cutting their hair? Muslim guys are meant to have beards as well aren't they? And there's the Chasidic side-curl thing...

So I agree with Woebot that hair habits seem to feature in a fair old range of religions.
 

Gavin

booty bass intellectual
well i've been doing it for about... 10 years now, never once had these problems. might be because i don't use a razor, but clippers with safety, and a whole lot of care...
I've had partners complain about chafing when it was down to the skin... So a little, ah, cushioning is nice, but it doesn't give you that pornstar fuckmachine look...
 

Gavin

booty bass intellectual
I'm growing my second beard ever, and it totally sucks (v. patchy), but at least I don't get carded when I buy alcohol. I'm going to shave it off for a tropical vacation in about a month though.
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
ZING!

Lol at peoples' regional dialects and assumed religious beliefs!

Bloody silly innit.
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
(not that I wasn't giggling through this thread... but my, aren't we a little catty around here?)
 

Woebot

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Staff member
@mistersloane "hair power cult" rofl. nah just intrigued.

Anyone know the reasons behind Sikhs not cutting their hair? Muslim guys are meant to have beards as well aren't they? And there's the Chasidic side-curl thing...

So I agree with Woebot that hair habits seem to feature in a fair old range of religions.
i'd really like to know about all this! sfunny cos google doesn't produce anything for hair energy, just a few shampoo companies :)
 

STN

sou'wester
Well, there's something in the bible about it (presumably Leviticus? Certainly, Old Testament) which I imagine is the root of the Chasidic peyoth (which is what the side-locks are called) and what Rastafarians call the Nazarene Vow. There's some interesting reggae on the topic; that Morgan Heritage tune about how you don't have to have dreadlocks to be a rasta caused quite a fuss, and there's an Anthony B tune about how you must have locks (called Nazarene Vow, I think; the tune also covers not eating pork). It's a common theme in Linval Thompson's work (Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks, Long Long Dreadlocks etc), and there's many a tune about an unfortunate barber getting his comeuppance. I like it when reggae vests locks with occult powers: "Dread flash him locks and weakheart drop"; hair as a weapon. I guess the Bobo Ashanti angle of wrapping dreads in a turban is interesting too - I've no idea why this is done.

Didn't it used to be illegal to show your dreadlocks in Jamaica, hence (to some extent) the hats?

I'd always assumed that the prohibition on haircutting in some religions was to do with your hair having been granted to you by God, and therefore being sacred and not really yours to mess about with.

Incidentally while looking on Wikipedia for the correct name for Chasidic peyoth, I discovered that Chasidic boys' hair is kept long until the age of three, when it is cut ceremonially.

Sorry for long and formless post.
 

mms

sometimes
Anyone know the reasons behind Sikhs not cutting their hair? Muslim guys are meant to have beards as well aren't they? And there's the Chasidic side-curl thing...

So I agree with Woebot that hair habits seem to feature in a fair old range of religions.
i think muslim men have beards cos its about accepting what god has given them, ie don't cut it off as its meant to grow.

my other feelings about religion and beards come from my own experience of having long hair and a fairly large beard at times, it's quite hard to look after and a long beard is a bit itchy and you loose some of your face behind it, so it's got dedication points if you like, like being faithful is.
dreadlocks and tam's - funny eh?
it's from the scottish national hat the tam o shanter i think .
rasta tams are more or less like drum shaped hats.

dreads are all over diff religions, esp the spiritual direct connection guys, sadhu's dervishes, nazarites and coptic monks. - samson in the bible was meant to have em too.

I always fancy growing my hair long again but i wonder if im not a little too short on top now for it to look lustrous!
 
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mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
Would that apply to knobcheese and blackheads too then?
only if they're seen as signifiers of cultural identity, which could certainly be the case with nobcheese with regard circumcision etc.

A bit is written about it here which I found interesting - hair, not nobcheese religions...

http://www.gurmat.info/sms/smspublications/thesikhsymbols/chapter7/

I was always told by the witches not to get your hair cut when the moon is on the wane, cos you'd go bald. That's my hair tip for today.
 

noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
It is weird that shaving and cutting hair is considered the norm in much of the world. Other animals don't need appliances to carry out basic grooming.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
It is weird that shaving and cutting hair is considered the norm in much of the world. Other animals don't need appliances to carry out basic grooming.
Other animals tend to have parasites. In fact it's pretty exceptional in nature not to be infested with all sorts of creepy-crawlies most of the time.
 

mms

sometimes
Other animals tend to have parasites. In fact it's pretty exceptional in nature not to be infested with all sorts of creepy-crawlies most of the time.
sure but animals groom themselves and each other too.
animals don't have appliances to do anything though!
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
sure but animals groom themselves and each other too.
animals don't have appliances to do anything though!
Indeed: they generally just eat them. Free protein (which came from you in the first place!) is not to be sniffed at.
 
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