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Man`s hairdresses. What stories are connected with indumentum on the head? Even about the primitive person you will not tell

: “Here kosmat!“ In the most ancient burials, including hunters, crests often appear. Brushed the hair - and for work - hunting, to get “an essential mammoth“.

Here also it turns out that not only women were anxious with a type of the hair, interest of men in a head of hear is noticed since the most ancient times. In Ancient Mesopotamia was hot, but men released hair, usually twisted them and twisted in the roller.

In ancient Egypt was hot too, but hair already cut - both women, and noble the husband. Were cut by accurate lines therefore these hairdresses often are called “geometrical“. For special ceremonial days wigs - heavy, curled were provided, long - their look and a style indicated a social status. Priests shaved the head completely. The heads and of children shaved, leaving several locks (“youth ringlets“) which often braided in braids on each side at boys.

In a classical antiquity of the man hair cut, the heads sometimes shaved. However, during the late Roman era of the man sometimes showed a tendency to pofrantit slightly. And, as we see actors today, TV hosts and other whom sometimes it is accepted to call “talking heads“, with the temples which are obviously tinted by coloring shampoo or a cop, and earlier - a gray hair not especially favored. The thinning places tried to coax, massing a skull with use of bear fat and worms ointment, and painted over a noble gray-haired lock henna.

In Asia there were traditions. At Muslims the tendency to hide hair was always observed - men carried turbans, turbans, tarbooshes, skullcaps. As for Hugo - East Asia, especially China, - you will not describe it briefly, in two theses. But it is possible to remember as one of options of a man`s hairdress: the shaved frontal part of the head and long braid behind.

In Africa there is always a big variety of hairdresses. A traditional man`s hairdress of the soldiers who are not forgotten by me - masa - small braids in front, and behind hair freely fall down to a waist. Not soldiers and women continue to shave so the heads still.

Hairdresses of the American Indians strongly differed among themselves, depending on the tribe and a habitat. Who shaved the heads, who carried braids with feathers. And all of us know the hairdress “mohawk“ called in honor of one of tribes and relating nowadays to pankovy subculture. This hairdress in the English-speaking countries is called Mohawk or “Mohican“. But that is interesting - the person with a hairdress of the modern punk - and this person from the Iron Age is found in recently found burial in Ireland. Hair at it were set by means of the road at that time of cosmetics - gel from vegetable oil and rosin. Whether it is possible to assume that the Irish nobility for several centuries B.C. carried hairdresses of punks, or it was some personal whim - it is still unknown. But it is clear that the hairdress of the present punk is a symbol and a call.

The man`s hairdress often became a symbol. For example, history of length of hair at men - not so simple. As well as in a case with a beard - it was frequent also the principle, and is familiar, and the most important element of the social status.

the Shame of the cut hair (from history of France)

Severe were times, also the grandmother Clothilda was severe. Clothilda Burgundskaya (Hrodekhilda) (about 475 - 545) - from a sort Merovingov, the second wife of the franksky king Hlodviga. She is Clothilda Svyataya (in orthodox tradition its holiday on June 3, and in Catholicism - on June 4).

The queen had several children. One of them - Hlodomir - was killed in battle. There were his sons. But they had uncles - other sons of Clothilda who began to fight for the power and influence. Childebert I and Clotaire I seized boys and sent to the messenger`s mother. In one hand of the messenger there were pair of scissors, in other sword, the question was simple: whether boys have to die or be tonsured. The queen, the grandmother and future sacred rejected scissors and chose a sword: “I do not want Ya for anything that they were cut “. After this uncle killed nephews.

It must be assumed that Clothilda was out of herself from a grief. But to have hair cut violently - was considered as disgrace. The third grandson managed to escape (Saint Claude). This terrible story originates in representation of a dynasty Merovingov about the power: all kings of this franksky dynasty are known as long-haired (in Latin - of reges crinit ). Long hair symbolized the royal status, and also bore at the same time sacral sense and magic force. Since the childhood they were not cut, hair grew below shoulders, and to tonsure the king meant to deprive of it the kingdom. Long hair were direct attribute of the monarch. Short hairstyles were carried by servants and slaves.

Meroving, provlastvovav several centuries, were replaced by Carlovingians - a new dynasty in medieval France. And change happened not thanks to great fights and battles, and thanks to scissors. The last Merovinga Childeric III was personally cut by Pipin Korotky - the new king of a new era.

But the “aristocratic“ dlinnovolosost was peculiar not only the first franksky dynasty. The same phenomenon was observed also at early Germans, and in Ireland. Only the free citizen, most often - notable estate could wear the hair long. The idea “hair - force - the power“ certainly went back to bible Samson. As many ideas - it took the form of laws. The severe fine was imposed on the one who dared to touch hair of the Anglo-Saxon or lombardets.

Further history

Went time, hairdresses changed. The peak of man`s love to long ringlets falls on not such already old time. The 18th century - a century of wigs. As the last were very magnificent, wig “sex“ was often specified: women decorated it feathers and garlands, men tied up a black bow, doing a tail (“a wing of a pigeon“). This kuafyura (hairdress) was especially characteristic of army and fleet. For all wigs of all styles powder was obligatory. (By the way, hair powder became fashionable a little earlier - at the king Henry IV who early turned gray.)

After Great French Revolution long hair absolutely got out of fashion. I do not remember whether there is in French an analog of our proverb “If you take off your head do not cry for hairs“, but its direct translation would sound gloomy (we will remember a guillotine). Short hairdresses in antique traditions, at first strict became fashionable, then is more magnificent, in the Roman spirit (“and - la Titus“). Since then length of hair already seemed settled.

In 20 - x years of the 20th century hair remained shortly short-haired with men. In the USSR there was the unique style, in the West - happened, “simpered“, using a parting in the middle or stacking back. In the course there was both a brilliantine, and other means.

And here again, by the end of already last century, we observe a variety of hairdresses at men. Hippies returned long hair to use - and it was the symbol, freedom symbol (we will remember that historically long hair often were associated with the free person in literal sense - that is not the slave). Relatively the hair long is quite often worn today by people of so-called creative professions. There was a fashion and on a britost for the sake of personal convenience (there is no wish to remember by night of those terrible types which shave the head, proceeding from “ideology“ - skinheads). Majority hairdresses, we will call them hairdresses of business people, in general are rather standardized though there is a certain variety of hairstyles.

Also there is a wish to add once again: we love you not for “beauty of hair“. We just love you. And with the most usual hairstyles - it is possible, it is even more. To prove force, courage and the importance follows nevertheless not hair.