"Hair magic", something I stumbled upon and is purely theoretical at this point, as least, in my experience. This post is intended only to be thought-provoking, but I'd love to hear feedback. As haircuts seem to be a common practice, I'd love to hear from a few of you.
Throughout different cultures hair has taken on some spiritual signifigance. In some cultures, the length of hair can represent wisdom and knowledge, in others white hair is connetion to the spirits, and still in others shaving of the hair is symbolic of new beginnings and rebirths. How can a (Insert Magical Practitioner Label) use hair, to help themselves? Shaving your head isn't always practical, or desireable. Dying and cutting your hair could be something you have to see everyday and should be practical for your lifestyle. I suggest incorporating a few of these techniques:
Washing, Imbuing, and Dying
In this theory, one will use washes, which are used to cleanse, then a wash for a specific intent, and then dying hair to lock in the intent. Highlights can be used for subtelty or a single 'hidden streak' in the back for professionals, or if you wish, you may do full head dye with vibrant neon. The following is an example for protection is as follows:
Now, you dont have to shave your head for a new beginning, though you are certainly welcome to. You can cut your hair to any affect that you interpret it as having, this is something you could be seeing for a long time, so dont do anything you might regret.
Note : These are just examples, there are any number of ways to go about this, get creative!