The diary game : 09/04/2021: Ist haircut after Birth.

in hive-196725 •  last month 
Cutting hairs of baby after birth has religious and cultural significance in certain parts of world. The way it is done these days is more of a cultural thing than religious. Today was "part of first haircut" ceremony of my nephew. I am saying "part of first haircut" because just after a month or two, he had part of first haircut. Some hair at suboccipital region ( above neck) were kept for this ceremony. And no where does our faith mention to do it like this, so it purely a cultural thing.

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My nephew getting part of first haircut done

My sister yesterday evening called me and wanted me to accompany her in my nephews haircut ceremony. Being incharge of vaccination at my centre and all leaves except medical have been cancelled in wake of covid case upsurge, i couldn't accompany.

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Today after getting up at 8:30 a.m. in the morning, I freshened up, had breakfast and then dressed up immediately to rush to duty. On reaching vaccination was already going on. So i went to my room and started my duty there. I continued till 3:00 pm and than i left my station to attend night duty at other station. I reached by 4 :00 pm and now i got time to have dinner and also wrote this diary. i shall continue my duty now.

Thank you.

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My child also performed this Mundan Sanskar when he was 2 years 3month old.

Your nephew is looking cute in this look.

Thank you for stopping by.

Cutting hairs of baby after birth has religious and cultural significance in certain parts of world.

I feel this has a lot more significance than just for the ceremony. What I have observed is that the hair tends to grow back a lot thicker as well as faster once we shave it. Not sure if this is scientifically proven or not.

Even when I shave my beard, within the next couple of days, I would have a face full of beard. Many dermatologists also advise people suffering from hair fall to shave their heads for a few weeks.

that the hair tends to grow back a lot thicker as well as faster once we shave it.

That's not true. How hair grow that is determined by hair follicles located within the skin. However, shaving hair allows one to get rid of split/ broken hairs and thereby allowing more healthy hair to grow.

Thank you very much.

Tonsure for a baby was really a difficult thing. In recent days one of my sister's daughters made this. It was like a war keeping the baby steady while sharp blades playing in her head 🤣.

You are right. It was very difficult to hold him like that.

You are right. It was very difficult to hold him like that.

Thank you.

This is an interesting practice. Does the first haircut have any function? What is it meant to achieve?

It is basically a more of traditional thing. As per religious anticipation, it has to be got shaved within one week to get rid of any blood clots or maternal fluid etc stuck to hair.

OH that is very interesting!