Posted by nativecarolinian (other posts) on June 06, 2022 at 16:39:32 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Natural colour. posted by Andrew on May 31, 2022 at 02:39:10:
: I need to practice braiding. I am no where near being able to do it on my own head. So tricky!!
It interests me being Native American, what people from cultures on the other side of the world do with braiding. In my cultures, men traditionally mostly have long hair of some cut. Braiding is used to communicate different things in different tribes. In many tribes braided long hair frequently indicates availability for the opposite sex. In many tribes, if a man has braided hair it signals that a woman is with him. If the hair is unbraided it means the man is available for women in many cultures. I do not braid my hair myself and never would. In some of my cultures the woman who were to be with me would be the one to braid my hair as a signal that she and I were together. If she left me, my hair would not be braided anymore. I prefer to leave my hair loose, and not in a queue. This way my hair can show the texture, thickness and length much easier. It also helps cover my neck to keep it safe from sun burn. Same with my ears frequently. There are some other reasons for having long hair, but these are spiritual and I am not going to talk about them here.
If you have questions, please do ask, and I will answer them in an appropriate way. Be well.