Why Native American Indians Keep Their Hair LONG. When thinking about hair, we often rush to make connections with beauty salons, hair products, hairstyles and everything connected to that, but few of us have actually asked why ancient Cultures like Native American Indians keep their hair long. As noted by C. Young on Scott: “Human hair can best be described as an extension of the human nervous system. It can be accurately resumed as being a system of exteriorized nerves, a type of highly developed human ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that are capable of transmitting enormous amounts of important data to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.”
The fact is that innumerable ancient cultures on Earth maintain the belief that long hair signifies a unique and special weight. And despite the fact that thousands of miles isolated some of these cultures, countless similarities are present among them.