Root. Our Chinese Heritage – A Cultural Research
As we were looking into the values and meanings of hair in various culture. We found that most countries see hair as an identification of social status back in the ancient times. For example, the Egyptians royal family members were the only ones who were allowed to have hair on their head. Hair was seen as a symbolism of wisdom. Hair styles were also used in different periods / era of a country. For instance, Chinese peasants were forced to change their hair styles as they were ruled under different kings. Failure to follow such change was seen as an act of rebel to the royal family.