Long Hair And Femininity

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Long, beautiful and healthy hair isn’t just Trad and Feminine, it is “a glory’ – it is God’s special gift for displaying the softness, femininity, and tenderness of a woman.

Like the head covering in Corinthians head, it is also a symbol of submission to God and man, and thus a reflection of the Divine Order.

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This is why many feminists and modernist, liberal women tend to cut their hair or wear short hairstyles.

It is subconscious rebellion against men, a rejection of submission to patriarchal authority and ultimately, defiance against God.

Notice that the keywords I use in the first paragraph are LONG and HEALTHY.

Using hair extensions, perms and other unnatural hair processing may fake temporary length, but are never healthy for your hair in the long run.

This is why they tend to result in hair breakage, traction alopecia, balding patches, thinning hairlines and so on.

In my article about Modesty and Cosmetics, we are not to engage in beauty or grooming practices that deviate greatly from our natural God-given beauty, and yes this includes using caucasian-textured extensions if your hair is naturally afro-textured; perming or straightening naturally curly or wavy hair hair, or colouring your hair blonde, if you are a natural redhead.

It is the sin of immodesty and also the sin of simulation – creating an appearance of something that you are naturally not.

Simply, care for your hair as naturally as you can and not would it grow long, healthy and beautiful, but it would also be a “glory”

Now, do not think that long hair is simply the preserve of the young – it is not.

Biblically, older women never cut their hair and historically, long hair in older women wasn’t just seen as the ripeness of womanhood, but as a sign of feminine dignity and wisdom.

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If you have to, put your long greying locks in a chic bun if you do not wish to wear it loose daily, but never ever follow the diabolical modern trend of adopting shorter hairstyles as you age.

You are STILL a woman.

You do not suddenly become invisible or turn into a man simply because you are past childbearing age.

Our Lady, model of femininity and womanhood, pray for us!

 

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6 thoughts on “Long Hair And Femininity

  1. Paige, I’m really struggling with this. My hair is medium long, a few inches below my shoulders. It’s flat and messy and I don’t feel like it gives glory to God. I need some length off for my sanity. How short can I cut it without looking like a feminist? I was considering a lob (a shoulder length bob), but I realized that’s a very common haircut among people like the Kardashians, whom I do NOT want to imitate. What would you advise for me?

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    1. I will not recommend cutting off your hair at all. If your hair is flat, limp etc, invest in good hair products or products for hair growth. Condition your hair regularly after each wash and get some layers in your hair – which can help add volume and body.

      Hope this helps

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  2. I’m going to have to say that I disagree about hair care pertaining to black women. Natural afro hair, especially natural 4C type hair is very coarse and extremely hard to maintain. it’s a whole lifestyle. Using protective styling like crotchet or extensions or even wigs, helps keep the hair from breaking off. The picture of the younger black woman with the long straight afro hair does not represent all black women’s hair. We use protective styling to help maintain and keep what God has give us. It is hard for me to wear my hair out naturally especially in harsh winter weather, so I wear hair extensions that tend to mimic my natural hair, to protect my real hair and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, or with wanting to change your appearance every now and then.

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    1. I am black woman with 4c hair and i completely disagree with you. Perms and extensions are not needed, neither are they protective hairstyles. If you want to put your hair in protective style, braid it, cornrow, thread it up a la african style. There are many ways to style and “protect” black hair withou perms, relaxers, texturisers or extensions.

      I got FAR MORE breakage when I wore extensions or relaxed my hair.
      It’s a LIE and MYTH that black women need extensions or perms to “protect” their hair. How do you think our ancestors survived?!

      Manipulating my hair increases breakage and my hair has grown lots from a super simple regimen.
      My protective styles are buns, puffs, updos or simply 2 to 4 braids.

      If I can do it, any black woman can!

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      1. No disrespect intended. I just feel like all afro type hair is different. I even had to dive deeper into my hair care because of my sensitive scalp. I can’t overly moisturize or have really anything on my scalp, which in turn adds to breakage, and I have a hard time figuring out the porosity of my hair as well. I agree that keeping hair moisturized and all of the techniques you suggested. My hair has grown WITHOUT the help of extensions, but I will be honest and say that some extensions have also helped me keep from constantly damaging my hair. I think it just depends on genetics too. Also, to make matters harder for me, I have 4C hair on the top and 4B then 4A the closer you get the the back of my head lol! Aside from that, I see the point of the article and the femininity of long hair. Also, I appreciate your response and I respect your views, but I think this may not be the blog site for me, so I gracefully bow out. God bless you. Thank you πŸ™‚

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      2. No worries. Though you may not find this blog for you, I will still encourage you to care for your type 4 hair as naturally and simply as possible. Our hair does flourish and grow when treated properly. Also, having all those chemicals from perms leeching into the blood system is never good for our health as women. Good luck and God bless!

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