Female Head Shaving:
Girls and Women Who Shave Their Heads
Female head shaving has been around for centuries and is now becoming a very popular phenomenon. For girls and women in most cultures, appearance is very important and is a much stronger social pressure than it is for men. For many onlookers, the bald look is not really considered a good look for a woman to adorn.
Having said that, times are changing and it is becoming more popular.
Many Hollywood films are requiring female head shaving in one for or another for a role, and many actresses have actually gone through with it rather than wear a skull cap or other movie effect. Actresses include Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore and Britney Spears among many others.
Taboo? Historically female head shaving has been associated with negativity.
For example, after World War II in France, the Netherlands and Norway, Nazi women or women who had collaborated with them, had their heads shaved as a punishment.
Nowadays, it is more against the norm than anything. By going through the process, women are rebelling against what they feel is expected of them by society. i.e. having longer hair.
Why Do It?
It is an interesting point that many men who shave their heads do so because they are losing their hair. Female pattern baldness is almost unheard of in comparison so this does not lend itself as the reason for the rise of the trend.
There are other reasons the fairer sex may choose this hair style. As with men, chemotherapy and certain diseases can cause the hair to fall out, more often than not the fall out pattern will be random, leaving the person feeling unattractive to say the least.
A woman shaving her head can regain some of her dignity by "evening it out" and just shaving the entire head, rather than just leaving bits and pieces where it has not fallen out.
Fortunately these diseases are not prevalent.
I expect that the main reason though is to rebel against society.
As the world continues to change and more of the "old world values" disappear and true equality makes it's way in, more people are starting to think "Why should it just be for men?" and pushing the boundaries by shaving it all off.
How To Do It? It is basically the same as for a man. Since girls and women are more likely to have long hair, this should be trimmed down to a few centimetres with scissors, before reaching for the clippers or razor.
If you do want to give it a try, just be comforted by the fact that it will grow back in time! Depending on your personal hair growing speed and the length that you want to get it back to.
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