Where does the saying “Let Your Hair Down” come from?

The saying Let Your Hair Down means to relax, be at ease, and not worry about what others will think. In 17th century, it was stylish for nobles to have their hair pinned up when they were out in public. If they were seen with their hair down out in public, they were considered to be unrefined and common. Many of the hairstyles were elaborate for the sake of keeping up appearances, so when the nobles would go home they would relax and let their hair down.


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