Religious practices

Ladies’ hair might be shrouded utilizing headscarves, a typical piece of the hijab in Islam and an image of humility needed for certain strict ceremonies in Eastern Orthodoxy. Russian Orthodox Church requires all wedded ladies to wear headscarves inside the congregation; this custom is frequently reached out to all ladies, paying little mind to conjugal status. Standard Judaism additionally orders the utilization of scarves and other head covers for wedded ladies for humility reasons. Certain Hindu groups likewise wear head scarves for strict reasons. Sikhs have a commitment not to trim hair (a Sikh trimming hair becomes ‘backslider’ which means tumbled from religion)[68] and men keep it tied in a bun on the head, which is then covered fittingly utilizing a turban. Various religions, both old and contemporary, require or encourage one to permit their hair to become dreadlocks, however individuals additionally wear them for style. For men, Islam, Orthodox Judaism, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism, and other strict gatherings have at different occasions suggested or required the covering of the head and areas of the hair of men, and some have directs identifying with the trimming of men’s facial and head hair. Some Christian orders since the beginning and up to present day times have likewise strictly prohibited the trimming of ladies’ hair. For certain Sunni madhabs, the wearing of a kufi or topi is a type of sunnah.[69]  hair scalp

See too

Chaetophobia – the dread of hair

Hair examination (elective medication)

Hypertrichosis – the condition of having an overabundance of hair on the head or body

Hypotrichosis – the condition of having a not exactly typical measure of hair on the head or body


Seta – hair-like structures in bugs

Trichotillomania – hair pulling



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