Annapurna wrote:I've always wondered if it had to do with practical reasons, such as, head lice, and since monks are not allowed to kill them, this would be a good preventive.
I have long hair, and it's probably less work than shaving to wash it every few days and take the scissors and trim the lenght, every few months....it saves me a cap and a scarf in the winter...hm...
but I'm no nun.
One advantage of shaving the hair is that you spend less time thinking about your hair. You get less sensual input from short hair - there's nothing falling from one place to the other when it's windy, and there are less likely itchy (or something like that) sensations on your head- that's at least my experience.
Plus it really takes few time to shave every few weeks and you never have to buy shampoo. (I know, its easier for men to prefer short hair than for women.
Yes. That's true. I like having long hair, it also doesn't get in the way, I either let it hang down and warm my back and shoulders, or in the summer I pin it up, or braid it, or have a ponytail.
It's funny, last night I dreamt I somehow ended up at a hairdresser friend and since I was already there, and was offered highlights, I thought, yeah, what the heck. She then left the chemicals on way too long and served someone else.
When I looked in the mirror again my blonde hair was dyed black, with green and pink streaks.
I was furious and thought about shaving my head...
Interesting, probably induced by this conversation...