Long Hair Egg Count & Fertility
Does long hair represent how fertile you are or your egg count? Maybe it does, in the eye of the beholder. Throughout history the image depicting of a fertile woman through art and writing has always been a woman with long beautiful hair. This has been internalized in our writing and in our human history.
“Many people view the ability to grow very long hair as a result of sexual selection, since long and healthy hair is a sign of fertility and youth. As hair grows slowly, long hair may reveal 2–3 years of a person’s health status, nutrition, age and reproductive fitness.”Wikipedia
At the time of writing this I have just consoled my friend who is nearing 40 as she found out she has barely a dozen eggs left. While she is the image of fertility with her long cut hair and full curvy body, she does not have the contents of fertility within.
She is like many women nowadays she had short cut hair in her 20s thinking she would have no consequence to this. Her rationale for her short cut hair when she was young was that she wanted to rebel against some type of patriarchy. She didn’t want to go along with the medias idea of what a woman looks like with long hair and a big bust. Though she had a big bust and curves to spare.
While she was successful in rebelling against her idea of a patriarchy is. She also repealed quite a few men that were serious contenders during her child bearing years. You see her her short cut hair had a bit more detriment to her then just the length of her hair, as it did not suit her body or face in the slightest bit. I recall one year going out to Halloween with her where she wore a long hair wig and dressed very plainly as her costume mimicked a female scholar from the 1800s. She received quite a few numbers and many looks from the male species. Mind you this was early in the evening, before people’s drinking morphed then into the walking dead.