In a message dated 12/09/2008 16:09:39 GMT Standard Time,
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I can imagine that if plaiting does prevent nits, then this might be why
plaiting seems to have been common?
Together with the inadvisability of entangling your loose hair into your
spinning and weaving - to say nothing of getting it into the fire and/or
I speak as one who had to unpick three inches of tablet braid because the
cat had managed to get two whiskers woven into it!!