The Polynesian Power Cut
The spiritual aspect of this custom is fascinating, with a strong belief in Mana, which is a strong spiritual force/form of energy which we all possess. Polynesians believe that our hair contains Mana, which links to our bodies, so it is culturally very rare to have reason to cut your hair. In ancient tradition, it is believed that even the disposal of hair must be a considered matter, for even a passing bird that manages to catch a strand of hair and uses it to build a nest, can have consequences…A headache for that person!!