4 responses to Amish follicle facts
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    Marlene
    Comment on Amish female hair rules (January 29th, 2012 at 15:48)

    Amish female hair rules

    Scripture says that a woman’s hair is her glory. A woman’s husband is the only one who is privy to this view. Many other conservative religions have similar beliefs about women’s hair.

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      jean selman
      Comment on long hair (October 28th, 2012 at 19:44)

      long hair

      the idea of never cutting hair may be Biblical in nature…but that was of the Mosaic law. The law of the gospel has no such law…this is basically become tradition…..I think it’s lovely…until the lady really begins to be bothered by its length…I admire all these women. I am not Amish but I too cover.,.. I am finding one thing out…..washing…tending to hair is an extreme hardship the longer it gets…jean

      long hair

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    Brittany
    Comment on Amish follicle facts (March 12th, 2012 at 14:51)

    I know of some Amish women who do actually trim the dead ends off their hair to keep it healthy. But of course, some don’t =]

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    Sadie
    Comment on No Salon / Hair Change (June 19th, 2013 at 06:23)

    No Salon / Hair Change

    *grins*

    I was doing a Google search for head coverings, and came across this article. As it’s from 2007, I’ve never seen it because I didn’t even know about this site then!

    I just *had* to add, no, no salon trips for Amish women to get all sorts of things done to their hair. But, if a woman ( sadly ) had to undergo chemotherapy, she might be in for a surprise when her hair would grow back.

    I know this from personal ( non-Amish ) experience….

    My ( then ) long, stick-straight, ash blonde hair, “fine” ( as in thickness ) hair that would not even hold a hairsprayed-curl, well, it all fell out when I underwent chemotherapy treatments in early 2011. Did you know, when your hair begins to fall out that way, it itches? Oh, well, your *scalp* itches and if there is any positive in losing your hair, it’s those few “itchy” days; it’s like getting to scratch a mosquito bite without worrying about making it worse — it feels wonderful! *laughs* I have wondered since then whether animals, when shedding, get that same itchy feeling, also.

    Once my chemotherapy ended, I assumed my hair would grow right back in, looking the same as it always had. I had a wig — I think I wore it twice; scarves are so much more comfortable!

    Well, my hair grows *fast* and it always has. As I write this today — with no salon help, either — I now have dark brown, thick, wavy hair, with natural blonde and reddish highlights! It reaches a bit more than halfway down my back. What a surprise that change was!

    So, just thinking — I wonder if any Amish women have had similar hair changes following chemo; I think that would surprise the people around them quite a lot if they did!

    If I were Amish and had to put my hair up under a prayer kapp, I can’t imagine how many hairpins it would take now, let alone when it gets even longer! I do like my coverings, because I can wear them with my hair up, down, braided, in a ponytail, or anything in between. *grins*

    No Salon / Hair Change

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