Let’s be straight – this list won’t help you to get healthier or shinier hair. But hair is more than curls, knots and volume – here are 8 crazy facts about hair we’re quite sure you’ve never heard before!
1) Demonstration hair
At the start of the 1900’s, women all over the world fought for civil rights, including the right to vote. In America, this was partly done through modest demonstration. The women would tie their hair up in a loose bun on top of their heads.
This was so that loose hairs would casually fall down, which was seen as very rebellious at the time!
2) Hair, know your place!
In France during the middle ages the law expressively stated that only kings could have long hair.
3) Mourning Hair
The phrase “Sad hair” gets a new meaning, when you learn that women in Madagascar don’t wash or groom their hair for 12 months after the death of their husbands. This is done to show that they are mourning.
4) A Blast From The Past
Some Hindu sects choose to shave off the hair of newborn babies, to remove traces of previous lives.
5) It’s Not Your Hair
In America, during the early 1900s, teachers were not allowed to colour their hair or attempt any other fashion statements. If they did, they risked getting fired!
6) The World’s Longest Hair
Xie Qiuping, from China, holds the Guiness World Record with her hair which is 5.627 meters long. Disproving the myth that if you don’t cut your hair it doesn’t grow, Qiuping has not cut her hair since 1973.
7) Going To The Hairdressers? How Embarrassing!
Around 1880 it was seen as degrading to go to the hairdresser.
Because, after all, that meant you could not afford servants that could do it for you.
8) Not the hair!
When Elvis Presley was drafted to the military in the 50’s fans got very worried! Would they cut his hair? Also, Presley’s producers for the movie he was starring in at the time were very concerned. They contacted the military to ask if they could spare his hair. The military made no exceptions for Elvis and his famous locks were cut off. The incident was deemed so important it was documented on film.
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