MAGICAL LOCKS: CONFESSIONS OF A COMPULSIVE HAIR TWISTER, BY MELISSA DAUM

MAGICAL LOCKS: CONFESSIONS OF A COMPULSIVE HAIR TWISTER, BY MELISSA DAUM

Regarded as a "body focused repetitive behavior" by the DSM," this confessional article suggests there is something archetypal about compulsive hair twisting, drawing upon the connection between women, hair, sexuality, and twisting or spinning in mythology, fairy tales, and art. The image of a self-absorbed woman with her hand tangled in her hair is pervasive in Pre-Raphaelite paintings, offering a decadent, visual history of the very posture a hair twister assume when engaging in her "regressive" habit. 

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Posted on October 20, 2014 .