hair myths


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Caption: Poetry focuses on many beliefs

Man is an animal slightly different from others, and a feature of men and women is the ability to change their actions according to beliefs that have never been proven but accepted as many as possible. This is called superstition, and there are many examples of them around the world and they vary a lot according to different cultures around the world.. Some are general, such as fear of misfortune number 13, or more local and specific, such as the belief in Sweden that it would be dangerous to walk on manhole covers displaying the letter A.

There is no area where superstitions do not exist, whether in sports, where all athletes have their pre-match rituals like Zidane in his famous Volvic ad, or in poker, where superstitions abound, but also for everything related to poetry. Depending on which country you are in, some amazing superstitions have persisted over the centuries, and if they all have their own peculiarities, they all lean more or less towards a common idea: Who cuts his hair can not be done at any time.

The right time to cut your hair

In France, first of all, many beliefs associate the moon with anything that grows (all gardeners know this). Hair, like a vegetable, is associated with its cultivation, cutting or maintenance with the phases of the moon. Thus, the best time to cut your hair is during the full moon, in order to give it more volume.. If you are looking for a longer length, you should go to the hairdresser during the moonrise phase. Conversely, cutting your hair during the waning moon may result in slowed hair growth or even hair loss. Although not scientifically proven, these facts hold true for most people.

But poetry is also important in many other cultures. Aren’t tufts of hair an essential component of black or white magic? In Japan, people never lend their comb, because they think their luck will go with it. In many African countries, it is not recommended to cut your hair by a pregnant woman because you risk losing your hair. In Russia, we avoid washing our hair before an exam because that would risk seeing all our acquaintances leave with shampoo. In India, we do not cut our hair on Thursday or Saturday, for religious reasons. In China, it is New Year’s Day where you should not cut your hair, because then you will remove the positive waves of this change of year. Because of their closeness to the brain and thus the soul, poetry has attracted all these superstitions, even the legend of Samson and Delilah where Samson lost all his power after he had his hair cut by Delilah.


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Caption: Poetry represents strength and memory

clean cut

If cutting or washing your hair is forbidden at certain times in life, This act can also be a powerful symbol of renewal after a difficult time. Thus, in Argentina, many women drastically cut their hair after a complex breakup, before moving home or any drastic change. The goal here is to leave your past behind and start on a healthy foundation, all represented by poetry.


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Caption: shorten your hair for a fresh start

Finally, if all these myths explain and complement each other in one way or another, Others are frankly opposed. Therefore, some cultures recommend not cutting the hair of a newborn before he reaches forty days, while others, on the contrary, say that it should be done on the seventh day after his birth. Without any real logic, we also often tend to think that a newborn infant with very little hair would then have full hair.

In short, poetry is associated with many different superstitions in different parts of the world but the basis of all of them remains the same: That there is a specific time to cut your hair and at other times you should avoid it, whether because of the moon, an important event the next day or the start of a new cycle. Thus, knowing how to take care of your hair is, first and foremost, taking care of your life and your future.

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20 July 2022 Judicial Zhoun

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