Native Americans believe that hair holds special powers and both men and women allow their hair to grow. It is simply a part of their identity and when something as public as hair is cut short, it changes who they think they are and makes them question their ability. Think Samson...
Over the earth, as more tribes, countries and societies were taken over, the "cut hair" style became predominant and the importance of hair was lost after a few generations. "Cut hair" was a sign of slavery.
Before Genghis Khan took over, most people didn't cut their hair because it was part of their identities and membership in a certain culture, tribe, or family.
Just as the Cowsills sang, "Down to here, down to there, down to there, down to where? It stops by itself. Don't never have to cut it 'cause it stops by itself". How did they know that?
Redheads have a reputation for being fiery, just like their hair. Think Maureen O'Hara. Would you be surprised that there’s a biological basis for their fierceness? Their red hair is caused by a mutation in their skin’s receptor gene that activates similar brain receptors that process anxiety and pain. They feel pain differently from brunettes and blondes. Redheads are less responsive to anesthesia and need 19% more gas to be put under for surgery. They are more likely to avoid the dentist because they don’t get numb easily and are more sensitive to feeling pain caused by heat. Now, you know!
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