Woman cutting uneven hair to make it the same length

Q: A lady has long hair that she does not cut because it is impermissible. However, over time, her hair has become uneven.

1. Is it permissible to cut the hair so that it looks even (of the same length) from her back when she unties it and puts her hair to her back?
Note that since individual hair strands grow from follicles at different parts of the scalp, making sure the hair looks the same length does not mean that each strand is of the same length. She feels like it is impossible to guarantee that all hair is the same length.

2. She has a lot of split ends and her hair is very dry and unhealthy at the ends. Is it permissible for her to cut the dry part (bottom 3-4 inches) so all of her hair becomes healthy?

A: She should not cut her hair. However, she may just trim the split ends in order to allow the hair to grow better and healthier.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وفيه قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت  زاد في البزازية وإن بإذن الزوج لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق ولذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال اه  (الدر المختار 6/407)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)