Why you can't cut your own hair: ancient beliefs and tips

By SSPDaily editionJan 30, 2024 21:01 PMLife
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Throughout human history, hair has played an important role in various cultures, often carrying hidden symbolism. In ancient times, our ancestors believed that hair was not just an element of appearance.

It was believed that they contained the life force and experience of a person, so they required careful and respectful treatment. Below are historical customs related to hair and what actions should be avoided to avoid possible misfortunes.

According to a centuries-old tradition, combing your hair every night before going to bed is not just a routine activity. It is believed that this practice allows you to get rid of the negativity that has accumulated during the day and contributes to mental clarity.

In the realm of ancient superstitions, cut hair is thrown into the water. It is believed that everything bad that can happen in life will float away with the hair.

A particularly intriguing belief of our ancestors is related to such a delicate matter as hair cutting. It was recommended not to cut your hair personally or to have close relatives do it. This prohibition was explained in two ways: it was believed that cutting your own hair shortened your life expectancy, and cutting your relatives' hair could cause a breakdown with them.

This concept applied even to those who did the haircut. It was believed that a person's energy that causes hostility or carries negative energy should not be involved in this intimate action.

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