DoD Instruction 5160.70: Management of the Defense Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Program
Hair plays an important role in many cultures. The first haircut can have significance as a tradition or rite of passage in certain regions, cultures and religions. In many Asian cultures for instance, it is believed that shaving a baby's first head of hair helps to promote new hair growth. Here we have collected a few interesting traditions around the world with respect to a baby's first haircut. Perhaps you know of other traditions. Let us know!