We began with just tucking leaves and things into our locks, and twisting the bunches of strands together till they made dreads. But it wasn't long before we figured out how to braid it, curl it into a long tubular mass, fold it over itself, and hold it in place with sticks or pins.
Because this is a part of us, literally, no other aspect of the Attire language quite fills the same place. We can apply things to us in endless ways, but nothing else has the incredible flexibility and adaptability of our own hair. Our fingernails only get so long, and they are small, and rigid. We can stretch various bits of our bodies with rings and plugs, but again, the expressive limits are tighter. Only our hair offers the sheer sculptural scope, the wildly fantastical range that has allowed it to gain its important place in the Attire conversation.
This, I think, is just plain wonderful.