Welcome to week 8 of our Beautiful, Healthy You blog series!
So far we’ve covered a variety of women’s health topics and issues and there’s more in store for this month, so stay tuned!
Today, we’re tackling the topic of hair!
In this post, I’m going to share
- a few Biblical principles regarding women’s hair
- styles for short and long, straight and curly hair
- natural hair products and recipes
- a round-up of fantastic “hair” links from other bloggers
Here we go!
What does the Bible say about women’s hair?
This can be a touchy topic! I’m not going to get into the nitty gritty stuff, but here are a few principles we find in God’s Word regarding women’s hair:
- It is a her glory (I Corinthians 15:11; in the original Greek, magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, grace).
- It is her covering (I Corinthians 15:11; or a veil).
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
I Corinthians 11:15
I believe the Biblical principle of a woman’s hair is that it is to distinguish her from a man, and to be an outward sign of inner submission and femininity.
Personally, I prefer long hair and feminine hair styles (my husband does too!).
I also believe that hair style and length is a personal preference and/or a personal conviction. There is freedom in Christ to apply His Word and His principles in accordance to how the Holy Spirit leads you.
Feminine Hair Styles
Hair can look feminine in many lengths and styles…
On a personal note, most days you’ll find my hair fixed something like this-
My Favorite Hair Rinse: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (diluted 1 part vinegar: about 5 parts water)
My Favorite Leave-in Conditioner: organic, virgin coconut oil
My Favorite Shampoo: Melaleuca’s tea tree shampoo
My Favorite Hair Treatment: Beautiful Hair (for brunettes) by Bulk Herb Store
And now the blog-round-up!
Below are some pretty amazing articles, recipes, and hair how-to’s from other bloggers. Enjoy!
What Years of Baking Soda ‘No Poo’ Did to My Long, Healthy Hair (Smithspirations)
Natural Ways to Wash Your Hair (Intoxicated on Life)
4 Ways to Condition Your Hair Naturally (Intoxicated on Life)
How to Ease the Transition to Natural Hair Care (Intoxicated on Life)
Herbal Marshmallow Root Detangler Recipe (The Christian Herbal)
How to Get Shiny Hair Naturally (The Greenbacks Gal)
3 Ways to Dress up a Simple Bun (Raising the Barrs)
How to Make Your Own Hairspray (Imperfect Homemaker)
Dry Shampoo Recipe (The Modest Mom)
DIY Shampoo Recipe Bars (Living and Learning)
DIY Natural Hair Treatments (The Humbled Homemaker)
Nourishing Hair Rinse (Whole New Mom)
I’m always looking for pretty and practical hair styles… right here is my “Hair” Pinterest board if you care to follow-
How do you wear your hair?
Do you have any favorite hair products?
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.