So, one of the women at work *really* wanted to see my hair.
The last time she saw it it was short and a rainbow of colors. Today, I walked by a conference room and she was in there alone, so I shot in there and closed the door and whipped off my scarf.
'Your hair's so long! And it's so shiny! You should leave the scarf off!' 'But your hair is so beautiful! You should wear it out and let everyone be jealous!'
*sigh* But I don't *want* to cause jealousy! I'll admit, I love my hair. I think it's lovely, and honestly one of my best features. I'm not bragging, it's simply a statement of fact. I have pretty hair. And that's a part of why I cover it. It's glorious, it's my glory, and I'm covering it. So other women don't feel even a tiny pang of jealousy. So men don't even have a second of thought for it.
Yes, I cover because I believe God commanded it, but modesty has become a big part of it too.
I like to imagine, one day, my wedding night, and being able to take my hair down for my husband, and only him, for the first time.
Edit: to say...I've gotten so good at tying on the scarf, I don't even need a mirror to do it.