#SoCS Sept. 16/17 – Vol

Linda’s prompt for #SoCS this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “vol.” Find a word with “vol” in it, and use it in your post. Have fun!

Volume – My hair has far too much volume at the moment. I got shorter layers cut into it in the holidays, and now, being naturally curly, it decides to do some wonderful things at night, so when I wake up, I look like I’ve been dragged through the hair backwards!

And the thing is, I don’t wash my hair every day. It’s something I’ve never done. With all the Indian superstitions regarding girls and hair washing, I’d never get a chance, if I believed them all! If I was to wash it every day, instead of the twice a week I have grown accustomed to, then the Bed head would be a thing of the past!

I was told as a child, to never wash my hair on a Thursday as I only have the one brother, and it would be bad luck for him.

Then when I got married a few other days were added to the mix, as my Mother In Law is quite the believer!

So Tuesdays and Saturdays went out of the window too, and I don’t even know why!

What’s even sillier?

Sikhs aren’t supposed to believe in superstitions!

But to be honest, my hair isn’t greasy, and I can’t be floofed with washing and drying every day. It gets cold in the winter too, and Hat head is no lesser evil than Bed head! Letting your wet hair dry under a woolly hat makes for an interesting look, believe me!

I’m grateful for my voluminous locks, to be honest. Many pay a lot of money for curls, yet God graced me with mine from the moment I was born!

So, do you know why I can’t wash my hair on a Tuesday or a Saturday? Or do you have your own hairwashing superstitions you can add to these?

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LindaGHill
    Sep 18, 2017 @ 22:58:04

    The only one I know of is not to have a shower when there’s a thunderstorm outside. I have no idea if that’s science-based or old wives-based. 😛

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  2. Tikeetha T
    Sep 18, 2017 @ 14:41:57

    Nope, why? I have no hair washing superstitions. Why can’t you wash it on Tuesdays or Saturdays?

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  3. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Sep 17, 2017 @ 02:08:32


  4. willowdot21
    Sep 17, 2017 @ 00:20:32

    You have fabulous hair Sis. Here are some answers
    Tuesday : There are many stories about hair wash which is why, washing hair is prohibited on Tuesdays. It is more applicable on those who are affected by Mars (Mangal). So, to calm down the effects of heavy Mangal, people do not wash their hair on Tuesdays.

    Saturday: There are mixed Hindu myths on Saturday hair wash. In Hinduism, some believe that washing your hair on Saturday is good as it helps bring down the effect of Sade Sati, there are many who think that washing hair on Saturday can anger Shani Dev.
    Information found here 💜💗💜💗💜💗

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  5. Laura
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 23:46:13

    Those are interesting superstitions! I can’t really think of any I follow though I’m positive I must. Oh, and you’re lucky to have volume…I have curly hair yet still manage to have fine hair, too.

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  6. Ruth
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 16:46:47

    You have beautiful hair Ritu, voluminous or not! 🙂

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  7. You Can Always Start Now
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 16:00:36

    Too funny when I read the prompt “vol” I went straight to volume and my hair also!

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  8. Nisthur Anadi
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:01:20

    Hi Ritu…How is your injury now…?

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  9. Erika Kind
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:00:19

    I have no idea, sis…. lol!

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  10. J-Dub
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 12:48:43

    This is interesting. I am awful at guessing though. I looked through comments for answer. Will you tell us why tomorrow?

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  11. beehalton2
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 12:16:38

    The only superstition I can add is that I get a cold if I get out with wet hair, weather, season or day has nothing to with it. Just my Granny’s obsession with keeping us healthy.

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  12. Dan Antion
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 12:12:56

    Having so little hair I can dry it with a brisk wipe of a towel, I can’t relate. However, I am picturing an inverted mushroom image as you pull your wooly cap off your freshly washed hair. Thanks for the smile.

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  13. Judy E Martin
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:15:13

    I used to wash my hair every day, even when it was at its longest. My ex husband also believed that after enjoying a bit of rumpy-pumpy you should wash completely from top to bottom including washing your hair, even if it had just been washed!!!

    I tend to wash my hair every two days now, in the cooler weather, but still mostly every day when it is hot.

    I don’t know where your superstitions come from but I can understand why you wouldn’t want to risk anything bad happening if you didn’t comply! 🙂

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  14. Miriam Hurdle
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 10:50:19

    So you never wash your hair on Tuesdays and Saturdays? Interesting superstition. I don’t think I can be restricted by that. I have naturally wavy hair. When my hair doesn’t look good, I wash and straighten it as I dry my hair. That means I wash my hair every 2 or 3 days. But I remember the no washing when menstruating when I was young. I was told I would have a headache.

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  15. ellenbest24
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 07:12:07

    We four girls were told strictly by Mother… ‘Never wash your hair, stand barefoot on a cold floor or BATH? When mensturating. What! Was that all about? I fear we must have stank like ten day old crab cakes … We were also not allowed to go near boys during this time. Whispers because they’d know… thinks i don’t think we’d have looked appealing with dirty hair and wearing terrified looks when ever a boy was about, not forgetting smelling bad.
    The joys of superstition that was passed down.

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  16. robbiesinspiration
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 06:28:34

    I wash my hair when ever I want to but usually every three days. I wonder where those superstitions came from? Most interesting!

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  17. jacquelineobyikocha
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 05:00:33

    I find such superstitions amusing and interesting at the same time. I wonder what informed such thoughts.

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    • Ritu
      Sep 16, 2017 @ 07:43:34

      I did try and read about them a little as I wrote this. Some come from Hindu beliefs. One thought was that because women had enough to do, these compulsory days off washing hair was meant to lessen their load!

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  18. Kurian
    Sep 16, 2017 @ 03:23:32

    Interesting superstitions, but I would say ‘keep them’ as dreams are made out of that

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