Women's Hairstyles and Grooming

Women's Grooming

  • 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. 

  • 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 her body or mustache 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.)

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

 

Women's make-up

  • The testimonies command for women not adorning themselves to deceive the mind of a man. Make-up is used for that purpose, so it is not for believing women to use. If a woman desires to hide something that she is not pleased with in her appearance, the righteous means to do so is to wear a veil. 

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

 

Women's Hairstyles

  • The Apostles, who gave instruction by the commands of Yache,{I Cor 14:37;7:25,40, I Thess 4:1-2} instructed that women do not adorn themselves with outward adorning to keep them from the spirit of fornication as Reuben attested that fornication would lead women to adorn their heads and their faces by outward attractions to deceive the mind of men. 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."

  • Plaiting the hair is not the issue in itself because there are good and bad reasons a woman can do so to show that it is the intent of the heart where the problem is. A woman, with good intent, can braid her hair to make herself beautiful for maintenance or ease of styling and then cover her head in modest apparel with a head covering as the Apostles commanded. On the other hand, she can turn unto fornication to plait her hair to go about in the world uncovered, forsaking shamefacedness  so as to allure the eyes of men and deceive their mind unto perdition. The spirit of fornication is what leads a woman to go about uncovered, whether her hair is braided or not, that men may be enticed by her outward attraction and this error of being uncovered when going about in the world is worthy of punishment as was shown to 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 we see it is lawful for a woman to plait her hair to make herself beautiful and she must have shamefacedness by going about in the world covered to avoid the torments by keeping the commands of the Apostles to adorn herself in modest apparel with shamefacedness [1 Tim 2:9-0] , not with the outward adorning of plaiting the hair without being covered so as not to entice men's minds. [ 1 Pet 3:3] 

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;

1 Peter 3:3

[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;

  • 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 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

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Leviticus 19:27

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

  • So women can adorn their hair as they like so long as they don't mar the corners of their heads and cover their heads in modest apparel when going about in the world in their shamefacedness so that they would abide in the commands of the Lord by his Apostles. 

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 Adono.

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 Adono and Saviour