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The magic of hair has been entwined in love spells and enchantments from deep within the wells of history.

It’s sexy… the old tales tell of mermaids brushing their long locks on rocks to enchant the sailors.

The Mermaid by J.W. Waterhouse

The Mermaid by J.W. Waterhouse

It’s strong….Dr. Frederic Leroy found that a single strand of hair can hold 3oz (100g) of weight!  That’s equivalent to the weight of 11 pennies holding onto one strand.

Model Lily Cole on the Dior Runway

Model Lily Cole on the Dior Runway

It’s smart…. your DNA coding is written in each strand.

And it has long been used to cast enchantments…. This is a golden locket filled with a lock of Marie Antoinette’s hair on display at the British Museum:

Photo Courtesy of the British Museum

Photo Courtesy of the British Museum

And I will admit. I have used mine to enchant a certain Burke Heffner to me…

In magic workings, my Grandmother Helen believed in the secrets of hair and the power of a well placed bobby pin or ribbon.

My Grandmother Helen with a magic ribbon in her hair.

My Grandmother Helen with a magic ribbon in her hair.

You all ready for some old school magic?

Come a little closer…

If a woman sleeps with a bobby pin or ribbon in her hair, the old lore says that part of the bobby pin/ribbon will be enchanted with her essence. Then, that woman could leave behind her bobby pin or ribbon in a potential lover’s space to draw that person to her.


When I met Burke, I would casually drop my thin, black bobby pins between the wooden slats of his floor boards. I would wrap a single magic strand of my hair around a bobby pin and place it under his pillow. Later, we would braid pieces of our hair together for the times when we were apart. And only 3 days ago, two of our strands were waxed and sealed into the floor of our home.

Our DNA, our magic, our locks…entwined.

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Hair flowers, found feathers and bobby pins. That’s what my Grandma would call a triple threat!

My relationship with Burke is one of the things I’m most proud of in my lifetime.

We keep our love super hot through working gorgeous enchantments on each other.

The bobby pin enchantment is just one of the many ones we’ve worked. And if you live anywhere near New York City, and are interested in finding out more about romantic enchantments to draw the right lover to you, or to enhance your current relationship, I will be teaching Sex Magic: Secrets of Love Spells and Old Enchantment Workings at Kitty Cavalier’s School of Charm and Cheek on May 31st. Interested? I’ve got six spots left…one might be for you.

Will you pick it up?

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My Darling Dangers…. have you heard of hair magic or used it before?  Leave a message in the comments and tell me your story what country you’re from.  I know there’s lots of different enchantments around the world regarding hair magic.  Also you have any questions about magic for future Magic Monday posts…leave a comment…I’d love to hear from you.


  • Catalina Rose

    i cannot find any spells/rituals that you preform like, not cutting your hair or using a strand, but actually using your head of hair as a (for lack of better words) Vessel/Amulet sorta thing. I’m a fellow witch, hedgewitch to be exact! id love to like actually communicate w you on this. merry meet and brightest blessings !

    January 25, 2018
    • I also am interested in more on hair magic. Especially on not cutting it. I have hair to the backs of my knees right now.

      December 16, 2019
    • How can I contact you ?

      February 25, 2020
  • LadyDarkfire

    Funny,I’ve been leaving my snap-clips at boyfriend’s house…on his bedside table and in his journal(he uses them as bookmarks)when I stay at his,hell I even brush my hair and leave a stray or two from the brush under his bed…

    June 16, 2018
  • Jessica

    I have always practiced moon & crystal magick and gave recently been called to divination magick…I am going through a tremendous difficult time in my marriage (caused mostly by yours truly) and though it is not my wish to spell cast against my estranged husband’s will, I am looking for something possibly involving our hair (or anything you might suggest) to help along the healing process and to help him remember the glorious times we have shared over the years… I am not ready for our love story to be over and from what I’ve been told by many a witch, we together are a force to be reckoned with. I simply need something to help him see our timeless and profound love so he once again chooses it.

    August 14, 2018
  • Lily Hart

    I love doing magic, I love this.

    October 18, 2019
  • Thanks for sharing the article.i cannot find any Reuniting Love spells/rituals that you preform like, not cutting your hair or using a strand, but actually using your head of hair as a (for lack of better words) Vessel/Amulet sorta thing.

    November 13, 2019
  • Hazel

    I would love to know more , please contact me. I really would like to know

    December 3, 2019

    Have you heard of the mermaid hair spell? Supposedly it says to get your hair cut on june 24th, preferably by a man, and bury it to promote hair growth. I tried looking into the history on this and found nothing. Any info would be appreciated ?

    June 22, 2020
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