It is not permissible for Sikhs to cut their
hair, be it on the face, head or genitalia and elsewhere. This is because you
should remain the way God created you? Correct? -Then why do you cut your nails.
Why are the Gurus portrayed in pictures with short finely smoothed off nails,
like they've just been to Toni & Guy's?
We keep kesh because the Guru told us to do so. Nothing more. Kesh are also a
marker of Sikh identity that identify to the world who is a Sikh. Sikhs walk
the earth announcing proudly their religion while others give no sign of their
convictions. In addition, hair and nails are totally different. Having long nails
inhibits use of the hand and is dirty with filth being stuck under the nails as
well as bacteria. Long hair is quite healthy as it is even a reflection of good
health: (when healthy, hair shines, when sick, it loses luster), it is also not
an impediment to daily life. In fact, you'll be healthier if you have long hair:
no body resources go to replacing the hair that was cut: isn't it a slap on the
face when you shave and then a day later, the hair returns? Maybe it was supposed
to be there! Nails, if left uncut, will break; Hair never will.