An uncovered bald head will bring rain.
If you shave your head on a Saturday, you will always be in debt.
If you ever cut your hair at the waning of the moon, it won’t grow luxuriantly. It is said to be unlucky to have your hair cut when the moon is in the wane as this will cause it to fall out and lose its lustre. Cutting your own hair will tempt fate.
You shouldn’t wash your hair the day before a test.
Choosing to cut your hair (or nails) on a particular day means the following:
- cut them on Monday, you cut them for health;
- cut them on Tuesday, you cut them for wealth;
- cut them on Wednesday, you cut them for news;
- cut them on Thursday, a new pair of shoes;
- cut them on Friday, you cut them for sorrow;
- cut them on Saturday, see your true love tomorrow;
- cut them on Sunday, the devil will be with you all the week.
Friday cut hair, Sunday cut horn, better that man had never been born!
If a lock of hair over the forehead (widow’s lock) be cut before marriage, the girl will be a widow.
Never pull out grey hairs, for one will be replaced by ten. It has often been believed that a sudden fright can turn hair white.
A sudden loss of hair is unlucky, forecasting a decline in health, loss of property or failure in business, or the death of a closely related child.
Red hair is associated with fiery-tempered people; black and dark brown hair indicate strength; fair hair implies timidity.
On a man, if the hair grows low on the forehead and back above the temples he will have a long life.
If a woman’s hair grows in a low point on her forehead (‘widow’s peak’) she will outlive her husband. If a woman suddenly develops curls on her forehead her man has not long to live.
Hair cut off should always be burned; it is unlucky to throw shorn hair away; otherwise, birds might make a nest of your hair, weaving tightly, so that you would have difficulty rising on your last day.
To determine your future: set fire to some strands of your hair – cut them off first!. If they burn brightly, you are in for a long life. If they splutter and smoulder, it is said to be a death omen.