Why Do Pentecostal Women Refrain From Cutting Their Hair?

Pentecostal women refrain from cutting their hair because the church believes it is a sin to do so. The Pentecostal church explains this belief with the biblical reference of First Corinthians chapter 11.

In this chapter, the Apostle Paul references a woman's long hair as part of her covering and mentions that long hair has power. The Pentecostal church also looks at women who do not cut their hair as extremely devoted to their faith. The church also considers dancing, wearing makeup, mixed bathing and listening to what it considers unwholesome radio programs to be sins. A woman is only allowed to cut her hair under certain circumstances, such as going into surgery. She may also cut hair that is located on certain other parts of her body, such as her legs.