The “Growing Hand” is given to the stylist that can cause her clients’ hair to grow.
My former stylist I use to go to when I had a relaxer was considered the stylist with the “Growing Hand.” All the women would carry on about how their hair grew so much, or that their hair became thicker and fuller since going to that stylist.
My question is: why did my hair fall out when she gave me color and a relaxer? Not trying to rain on her parade, but just stating the facts on what happened to me. This is definitely just a superstition.
If a you let a person who is jealous of you touch your hair, your hair will fall out.
I have heard this one, but I doubt your hair will fall out because someone touched it. I am not sure how this one even came about, but it is clearly not logical.
If you let a pregnant woman cut your hair, it will grow back long and faster.
Back to my former salon, there was another stylist who was seven or eight months pregnant at the time, and was still doing hair. I distinctly remember a little girl saying, “My mommy said that if I get my hair cut by her (pointing to the pregnant stylist), my hair will grow faster and longer this time…” Sigh, bless that little girl’s heart. I just didn’t have the heart to tell her that her mother was a meanie for telling her that.
Weave glue will make black people’s hair grow.
Sadly, I have heard this statement which is ultimately not true. In what world does weave glue make your hair grow?! But hey, if you tell enough women who wear weave glue and they let others know of this superstition, “word of mouth” will have a lot of women and their edges in trouble.
There may be some hair superstitions that you believe in, others that are fun to read, and a few that are just plain crazy! But if you believe in hair superstitions, then that’s just what you believe.
Have you heard of any of these hair superstitions? Do you have any to add?