Is there a reason for why women have long hair?

Does the Torah provide us with a reason?

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    Why do you think women having long hair has anything to do with Torah and not just style? – Scimonster May 16 '16 at 19:57
  • Certainly, within Tanac"H, the term "long" would really require comparison, and probably a larger one than what you would currently use. Two men in Tana"ch described as having long hair are Absalom and Samson. With that as a basis, how would you define "long hair" for women? Esp. that I don't think that tanac"h describes any woman's hair at all. – DanF May 16 '16 at 21:45
  • Perhaps that the style for women until recently has been to have long hair, and having short hair would violate the mitzvah of gender separation? It is true, though, that some Chassidic Orthodox women shave their heads underneath the sheitel they wear. – ezra May 17 '16 at 3:53
  • Are you asking about hoe the hair grown naturally, or how it is often styled? – mevaqesh May 17 '16 at 8:02
  • @DanF It actually does, within Shir HaShirim and actually Bamidbar 5:18. Both imply women have long hair. – ezra May 17 '16 at 19:12

It's one of the ten curses Eve got cursed from God listed in Eiruvin (100,b) she should grow hair as Lilith.

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    Did Lilith have long hair? How do you know that? – Double AA May 16 '16 at 20:20
  • @DoubleAA From here – Ir Relevant May 16 '16 at 23:48
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    A 19th century poem?? Can you provide a traditional Jewish source maybe? – Double AA May 16 '16 at 23:53
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    @user6591 What implication? What does the Gemara mean and how do you know? – Double AA May 17 '16 at 1:08
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    @user6591 Maybe Lilith didn't have hair on her face and that's why women don't but men do. They grow hair like Lilith did. – Double AA May 17 '16 at 1:31

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