Monday, November 5, 2012

Crazy Black Hair Superstitions

Black hair superstitions from the book "Hair Story, Untangling The Roots of Black Hair In America" by Ayana D. Byrd & Lori L....

1. Always burn the hair in your brush or someone could use it to put a hex on you.

2. Never comb, brush, or cut your hair outside because if a bird comes and collects a stray lock for its nest you will:
 a. Feel it pecking at your head
 b. Get headaches
 c. Lose your mind
 d. Suffer the same fate as the bird's babies

3. Always wear your hair covered when menstruating

4. If you allow more than one person to work on your hair at a time:
 a. Your hair will fall out
 b. The youngest worker/helper will die

5. Don't let a pregnant woman do your hair or you'll become pregnant too

6. After someone finishes working on your hair, it's bad luck to say thank you. Instead say "More hair."

7. Never cut a boy child's hair before age one or:
 a. It won't grow
 b. It will be kinky and nappy
 c. It will make the child weak

8. After you cut your hair, if you place a lock in the Bible it will grow back faster

9. It's bad luck for a woman to cut a man's hair, especially if she's menstruating

10. If you want your hair to grow back, only cut it when there is a full moon

11. If you get gray hair when you're young, it means you were a good baby

12. If you get gray hair when you're young, it means you will have a lot of money when you are old

Any you want to add to the list? 


  1. From Barbados:
    Never let anyone hug you near the head otherwise their armpits will make your hair drop out;
    If you start putting your hand in your hair when you're little it will stop growing and drop out.
    Oh the one for the little boys is the reason some mothers never cut the poor tykes hair until they're ready to enter primary school!!! So ridiculous!

    1. Isn't it crazy? The things that we believe. :)

  2. I don't know I just want my hair to grow


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