Women's Hairstyles and Grooming

Women's Grooming

Women's eyebrows

  • A woman may also shave her eyebrows for grooming so long as she is not making any baldness in her eyebrows for the dead. {Deut 14:1}

Deu 14:1  

Ye are the children of Ahayah your Alahayim: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

  • (A woman who shaves for her grooming is not doing it for the dead, so it is not a transgression of the law if she makes a mistake and cuts herself while grooming because she is not doing it in an idolatrous custom or ritual.)

Women's Shaving

  • Concerning shaving of the body hair, there is no law that restricts a woman from shaving her body hair. 

  • It is lawful for women to shave their mustache and trim their beard if they have them. It is not lawful to shave their beard entirely lest they mar the corners. {Lev 19:27}

Leviticus 19:27

27  Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.H2206

Definition: 

H2206 זקן From 2204; the beard, chin; the beard (as indicating age):— beard.

  • Notice the law is pertaining to the beard on the chin, so one cannot shave the beard completely. On the other hand, the law did not include the mustache , so the law doesn't prohibit shaving the mustache. The commandment was spoken unto "the congregation of the children of Israel," {Lev 19:2} so women are included. 

 

Women's make-up

  • The testimonies command for women not adorning their heads or faces to deceive the mind of a man by outward attractions. 

Testament of Reuben chapter 5 

5  1 For evil are women,  my children;  and  since they  have no power  or  strength over man,  they use 2 wiles by  outward  attractions,  that  they may draw  him to themselves.  And whom they  cannot 3 bewitch  by  outward  attractions,  him they  overcome by  craft.  For moreover,  concerning  them,  the angel of  AHAYAH  told  me,  and  taught  me,  that  women  are overcome by  the spirit of fornication more than men,  and  in  their  heart they  plot against men; and  by  means of  their  adornment they  deceive  first their minds,  and  by  the glance of  the eye instill the poison,  and  then through the accomplished  4  act  they take them captive.  For  a woman cannot force a man openly,  but by  a harlot’s 5  bearing  she beguiles him.  Flee, therefore,  fornication,  my  children,  and  command  your  wives and  your  daughters,  that  they adorn  not their heads and  faces to deceive the mind:  because  every  woman  6  who  useth these wiles hath been reserved  for  eternal punishment

  • The testimonies command for women not adorning themselves to deceive the mind of a man, yet beautifying oneself is not a sin in itself because the issue is the intent of the heart of the person. In the testimonies, Judith beautified herself on feast days in joy with her husband and later with the good intent of saving her people by the Lord. [Judith 10:3-4] The sin can enter in when ones intent isn’t upright by adorning one's self to deceive the mind of another by the bewitching of outward attraction unto fornication. [Testament of Reuben 5:1,5] So it’s really a matter of where our heart’s intent lies as oppose to the wearing of make up in itself or beautifying one's self in itself. Wearing make up is no transgression as it is merely painting one’s face to make thyself fair. [Jeremiah 4:30] Just be mindful of unclean ingredients from unclean creatures that could defile you by chance. Women have to be mindful not to adorn their face or their heads with the intent to deceive the mind of another by outward attractions unto fornication and not to associate with men according to the admonition against fornication in testament of Rueben.

Testament of Reuben 6:1-4

1 Beware, therefore, of fornication; and if you wish to be pure in mind, guard your senses from every 2 woman. And command the women likewise not to associate with men, that they also may be pure 3 in mind. For constant meetings, even though the unholy deed be not wrought, are to them an 4 irremediable disease, and to us a destruction of Beliar and an eternal reproach. For in fornication 5 there is neither understanding nor holiness, and all jealousy dwelleth in the lust thereof. 

  • The lesson “the lust of the eyes” touches on this topic with scriptures:

https://youtu.be/zfAV_XE5v3s

  • The lesson on “the tribe of Reuben” also addresses these admonitions:

https://youtu.be/XwFXhTVdFgw

  •  Hopefully both will be helpful and the pdf notes can be found on the doctrine video notes tab. Also if one doesn’t wear make up it’s nothing wrong with that as some women don’t wear it for certain reasons. It’s a personal choice between a wife and her husband or father and his daughter. 

Women's Hairstyles

  • There is place of torment for women who are turned unto fornication and plait their hair with the intent to entice men through their outward adorning unto perdition.

Apocalypse of Peter Chapter 7

"... And again behold two women: they hang them up by their neck and by their hair; they shall cast them into the pit. These are they which plaited their hair, not to make them beautiful, but to turn them to fornication, that they might ensnare the souls of men unto perdition. And men that lay with them in fornication shall be hung by their loins in that place of fire; and they shall say one to another: We knew not that we should come unto everlasting punishment."

  • There is no law against braiding, plaiting, or twisting one's hair even with extensions to make one's self beautiful. The women just need be mindful of their heart's intent because if they are doing it to draw someone into fornication or bewitch them by outward attraction, punishment is reserved for that because of their ill intent. [Testament of Reuben 5-6, apocalypse of Peter 7]  Yet, braiding, plaiting, or twisting the hair in itself is no sin if your heart's intent is right to dress your hair as you please to make yourself beautiful as it was given to us for comeliness and glory. [Testament of Naphtali 2:8]

Testament of Naphtali 2:8

For Alahayim made all things good in their order, the five senses in the head, and He joined on the neck to the head, adding to it the hair also for comeliness and glory, 

  • Hair relaxers aren’t against the law. Just ensure your hearts intent is upright. Although relaxers do burn and harm the hair, but that’s ones personal choice. The only law women have to be mindful of when it comes to the hair of their heads is to be sure not to "round the corners of their heads."

Leviticus 19:27

27  Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard

  • Women may shave their heads bald or trim their hair as they like, so long as they don't shave the sides of their heads bald alone in hair styles like flat tops, fades, temp fades, or mohawks because they will be marring the corners of their heads which is against the law.

  • through scriptures, beatifying one's self, whether the face, the hair, or dressing nicely in modest apparel is no transgression so long as the intent of the heart is pure and a sister understands it's the beauty of her inner self through the fruits of righteousness that is of great price:

1Pe 3:3

 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1Pe 3:4  

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of Alahayim of great price.

  • so there's nothing wrong with making yourself fair for the sake of being beautiful, just let your true adorning be of the heart in the fruits of the Spirit. On the opposite end, women, through the influences of the world, tend to place importance upon carnal things and outward show that shall not profit instead of focusing on the weighty matters of the heart, yet the Apostle Thomas exhorted the women on what's truly profitable and lasting:

 Acts of thomas 88 

….Then he said to the woman Mygdonia: Rise up from the ground and compose yourself (take off thine ornaments & be mindful of yourself. For your clothes that you have on shall not profit you. Neither shall the beauty of your body, or your dress, neither your prestige status, or the authority of this world, or the filthy sex with your husband shall benefit you, should you long for true fellowship: for the physical appearance of decoration means nothing, and the body grows old and changes, and raiment wears out, and authority and mastership passes away, the fellowship of sex also passes away and is as it were condemnation. Yache is the only thing that will last forever as well as those that have their hope in Him.

  • So be beautiful in spirit in the sight of Alahayim and be beautiful in appearance as he has given you the measure of faith to be.  

Women's headcovering

  •  A woman, with good intent, dresses her hair to make herself beautiful and then covers her head in modest apparel when going about in the world so as to maintain shamefacedness as was commanded by the Lord's Apostles:

1 Timothy 2:9

[9]In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

  • On the other hand, A shameless woman goes about in the world uncovered, not adhering to the Lord's admontions and there is a place of punishment for women in this kind of unbelief as was shown to the Apostle Thomas.

Acts of Thomas 56 

And he brought me to another chasm, and as I looked into it I saw mud and worms spouting forth, and souls wallowing there; and I heard a great gnashing of teeth come from them. And that man said to me, ‘these are the souls of women who left their husbands and committed adultery with others, and they have been brought to this torment.’ And he showed me another chasm, and looking into it, I saw souls hung up, some by their tongue, some by their hair, some by their hands, others by their feet, head downward, and reeking with smoke and sulfur. Concerning these the man who accompanied me said the following: ‘the souls hung up by the tongue are slanderers and such as have spoken false and disgraceful words and are not ashamed. Those hung up by their hair are the shameless, who are not ashamed at all to go about with uncovered heads in the world. Those hung by their hands are they who took that which did not belong to them and have stolen, and who never gave anything to the poor, nor helped the afflicted; but they did so because they wished to get everything, and cared neither for law nor right. And these hung up by their feet are those who lightly and eagerly walked in wicked ways and disorderly paths, not visiting the sick nor escorting those who depart this life. On this account each soul receives what it has done.’

  •  From the torments that await and the scriptures for instruction, we see it is lawful for a woman to cut her hair so long as she doesn't round the corners of her head. It's lawful for a woman to braid, twist or plait her hair to make herself beautiful. She ought to be shamefaced when going about in the world by covering her head along with also doing so when praying or prophesying. [I Cor 11:3] She ought to dress in modest apparel and maintain her shamefacedness with sobriety. She may beautify her head and face to make herself fair so long as her hearts intent is not to deceive the mind or bewitch by outward attraction. This understanding would help avoid the punishments for unbelievers by keeping the commands of the Apostles. The apostles understood the punishments to come and their commands are the commands of the Lord. 

1 Corinthians 14:37

37  If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

  • We also have to be mindful of the words of the holy prophets like Reuben for guidance:

2 Peter 3:2

2  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the prophets and Saviour

  • ​Lord willing this is edifying for the daughters of Jerusalem, the mother of us all, whether Jew or Gentile. .