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  1. Hi SikhSangat forum users. I am a y/o male who has just started keeping kesh about 10 months ago. My hair has gotten quite long but not long enough to do a joora on the top of my head, and as result I don’t think I can tie a gutti. What would be the best style of dastaar to tie? I am torn apart on whether to tie a Dumalla, keski or a simple gol parna. I can also provide more info. Thanks.
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    Kesh Problems

    WJKK WJKF I have only reached the age of 34 and I have hardly any kesh left at the top my head. Its getting so bad, it looks like I'm deliberating shaving or something. I've tried every remedy such as castor oil, sesame oil, giving my kesh air, caffeine shampoos etc. Besides the back of my head I have hardly anything left, is this normal? I'm the oldest Keshdhari Singh in my family so have no one to ask or use as a reference. The other older males in my family are monay but all bold so it might be hereditary? TBH no body really knows what's happening under a dastaar b
  3. I would like to know different views on women and covering their head after taking amrit. I’ve read in gurbani to cover your head when preparing food and eating. A 5 k is kesh. I think akj see kesh as dastar regardless of male or female while eg nanaksar see it as keeping your hair uncut. I guess I am asking, is a dastar compulsory for a amritdhari female or is a chunni ok, or is nothing okay day to day and is it only required at certain times? I have a lot of female family members who only wear a chunni to gurdwara and nothing otherwise, yet they have taken amrit. They don’t wear a k
  4. Now that m working from home since a couple of months due to covid, I guess I lazed myself into letting my beard and mustaches grow . I think it's been a month since I trimmed them. I am interested in keeping uncut facial hair and hope to walk on marg of sikhi better but the problem is my mustaches keep coming in between whenever I try to eat. Beard is not much of a problem but still gravy part sometimes fall into it. And I noticed trimmed facial hair is much easier to manage than uncut one. Now my mustaches almost curl on top of my upper lip and every time I eat I have to reset them by
  5. I got extremely curly hair that is hard to keep un tangled and un knotted. Any one got any tips for keeping curly kesh under control between washes?
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    Starting Again

    This has started off last year when I first started having the thoughts of cutting my hair. I let them slide and I was too busy to address them at the moment. But, now sitting in quarantine, I got to stop and think about where I'm going. i'm only 16 and I realize that I have a lot ahead of me and I shouldn't make any sensitive decisions right now. However, it's been getting worse where every morning I wake up with the same thoughts in my mind. I've been trying to push them away, may Waheguru Ji help me do so, but they don't stop. I have kept my hair since the day I was born and my family is fu
  7. As a Sikh we all should pay attention inside of us, but also our outside roop. Why? Well am sure the society does not want to see a turbaned man with beard in a disarray and no lips! Only stache falling over. For the beard it's simple if done this; Apply oil twice a month before ishnaan. Be sure to wash beard with soap at least twice a week. If not oil washing it with soap is essential! It's like, imagine not washing your hair with shampoo! Same principles. Older generations tend to tie their beards up. BUT YOU DON'T? WORRY NOT! You still need to make sure the beard (side burns to be pre
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    Waheguru Jee Kaa Khalsa Waheguru Jee Kee Fateh. I have received a potential arranged marriage rishta from India. The guy is currently living in New Zealand. We have been talking through whatsapp through the blessings of a Saint. My only issue is that he hasn't seen me in person yet so he doesn't know how much facial hairs I have. I've taken amrit so although I fell off rehat, the Gurus have blessed me to come back to the full sikhi saroop, which means I've been keeping those chin hairs. It's taking time for me to become fully secured within myself and embracing those hairs as part of my n
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    Knee injury pulling hair

    I feel and scraped the skin of my leg with the kesh being scraped aswell with full bleeding with the skin being scrapped, after when applying band and etc and doing first aid I felt many many kesh around my leg where the wound is getting scraped etc, will I have to pesh etc the first aid guy put tape over to make sure the band aid doesn't come of, but when I slowly tried pulling of the first aid tape I most likely accidentally broke kesh.
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    Need Advice ?

    I recently got back into Sikhi roughly 5-6 months ago. My mom was really happy and started telling people about it as a parent should. I recently felt a disconnect I don't know what happened but after waking up one day. I didn't feel like keeping my kesh. I never had a gutti, Turban, or kesh at all. I used to be mona for 24 yrs and only recently started to keep my kesh for 5 months. I feel like cutting my kesh in a couple of months because I feel this disconnect of not wanting to keep it long. Maybe its cause I have always been a mona and I'm most comfortable like that. I still believe in Sik
  11. I’ve recently been thinking a lot about Kesh and our society (Sikh) viewpoint on it. I came to realise that when a man dons the dastaar and trims, wears modern clothing, drinks, smokes, etc, it is regarded as “normal”. However, the weight of responsibility to present the best “Sikhi” role model is shoved and expected of females whenever they choose to don a dastaar. There have been many young Sikni Youtubers with Dastaars that have been massively shamed for wearing jeans etc. Why the double standards? Why is it that the Sikh community has become so obsessed with constricting our si
  12. What do you guys do to take care of your Kesh (other than wash it lol). Do you use oils like coconut oil? What else?
  13. I was sitting with folded legs, I strained my hamstring and it pulled a kesh it really hurted, I then did it with the other legs and as soon as I felt pain that kesh is being pulled I stopped straining, with out even touching my kesh broke and do I have to pesh?
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    beard hair

    when ever i try to comb my dara or bursh it i feel alot of kesh breakage which hurts, i try to apply oil everyday, when i comb and brush alot of kesh break ps my dara is very curly and im still 18, any helps from the older singhs on this forum on how to maintain a wild curly beard and limit the amount of breakage which feels awful.
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    The dentist was giving my teeth a clean, I suppose all dentists are rough thus the dentist pulled my kesh while working on my teeth, will I have to pesh? And should I visit the dentist on future reference because I know they might end up pulling my kesh
  16. Is it for remaining pure? It seems arbitrary that God would want us to keep it for the sake of letting everything grow? What is the advantage in that, literally? I thought that hair had vitamins in but there is no research for this?
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    Hair kesh pulling in fights

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki feteh, I am sure most of you have seen the horrific clips of Singhs being beaten and pulled around by thier hair. It is inevitable that in any full on street fight dastars come off. I know some will disagree however having tide a dhammala my entire life and been in a number of fights I know this is the likely outcome. This leaves the Singh very vunreble as it is extremely difficult to protect yourself when pulled around by long hair, let alone see. The aim of this post is to share my method. I use 2 large clips ( can use more depending on th
  18. I was watching this video by BasicsofSikhi where Jagraj Singh was arguing that Sikh parents should make their children keep their Kesh until they reach the age of majority, then they should be allowed whether to keep their kesh or not. My question is.........What about in cases where Mona parents suddenly decided to become Amritdhari and their underage children who (despite being minors) are still preteens or adolescents who still choose to cut their hair. Should these ex-Mona but now Amritdhari parents follow the late Jagraj Singh's advice in the video and make their mona chi
  19. Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. Sangat Ji I’m going through a very weird situation right now with my Guru Ghar, I’ve been taking an interest in a lot of Bani as of late so I’ve been doing my own Khoj of it. I’ve listened to Katha, read Teekas and also did my own interpretations of it (all in line with Gurmat as I take nearly all of it from Taksal). Our Guru Ghar is very nice and the atmosphere is good as well, the people are very friendly too. So I wanted to start doing Katha of the Bani I had learned and the arths of it. Currently there is already a Gursikh doing Katha o
  20. I have questions about washing kesh. As I am starting to practice for amrit, kesh ishnaan is a must. Now I don't know about you but I really hate tying my dumalla on wet hair. It feels uncomfortable. Is it possible to keep my kesh open while reading the bania in amritvella?
  21. For some sikhi is not dependant on kesh , however the truth is Guru Nanak has done parchaar on this subject , a few reminders
  22. WGJKK WGJKF Hello, I am coming here for honest opinions. I feel the members of my gurdwara would feel uncomfortable speaking openly about this subject, and I don't wish to make them uncomfortable as I haven't been studying long. I am a 25 year old white American who is very interested in Sikhi. I have only recently begun my path of discovery, and would want to spend an absolute minimum of one year (probably longer) meditating, reading gurbani, doing seva, and properly understanding Sikh philosophy before concerning myself with the five K's. However, I do feel I will eventually get to the p
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    Kesh sanskaar

    Wjkk wjkf i had a question for sangat ji. When we comb our hair and pick it up to do sanskaar is it ok it you accidentally leave behind a strand or two. And secondly where I live we are not allowed to have a fire but there are trees behind us are we allowed to throw the kesh back there while reading gurbani thanks
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