Worldwide Beauty Fact – Long Hair On Native Americans

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

For Native Americans long hair signifies great or strong spirit, and knowledge. The hair is considered an extension of one’s thoughts. Traditionally Native Americans would cut their hair only at times of mourning, a way of honouring their spirituality. Cutting hair at a time of mourning could signify that one’s spirit had been reduced by the death of the loved one, but in time the hair would grow long again as the spirit would be rejuvenated.

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Worldwide Beauty Fact – The Padaung Karen Hill Tribe

Karen Hill Tribe North Thailand

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

The people of the Padaung Karen hill tribe live on the border of Thailand and Burma.

Women of this tribe begin wearing brass neck rings from the age of five. They add rings to give the appearance of long necks which is considered a mark of beauty.

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