"Thyri, and other bond-maids, leaped and clapped their hands. How alive and vital they seemed! Their hair was loose, in the fashion of bond-maids. Their
eyes shone; their cheeks were flushed; each inch of them, each marvelous, imbonded inch of them, was incredibly alive and beautiful. How incredibly
feminine they were, so living and uninhibited and delightful, so utterly fresh, so free, so spontaneous, so open in their emotions and the movements of their
bodies; they now moved and laughed and walked, and stood, as women, pride was not permitted them; joy was. Only a kirtle of thin, white wool, split to the
belly, stood between their beauty and the leather of their masters."
Marauders of Gor, pg.100
"Usually, however, the hair of slaves is worn long, and loose, or confined only in some simple way, as with a ribbon or woolen fillet. Some masters like the ponytail hairdo on a slave, which, on Gor, is usually spoken of as the "leash," or "hair leash," for, by it, a girl may be conveniently seized and controlled."
Dancer of Gor, page 112
" I felt the whip at my back. Slowly I began to ascend the wide, concave stairs, worn by the bare feet of countless slave girls before me. There were
twenty steps to the height of the block. My hair was longer now, as it had not been cut on Gor, save to trim and shape it. It now fell below my shoulders, and
swirled behind me, shaped into the "slave flame."
Slave Girl of Gor, pg 281
" The dark-haired girl, exquisite and lovely, stood in the light, on the tiles, back from the foot of the table, that we might well see her. Her hair was drawn
severely back on her head. She wore what seemed to be a svelte, satin, off-the-shoulder, white sheath gown.Twisted about her feet, over and under,
were golden straps. The girl then turned gracefully before us, displaying the garments. I saw that her hair, severely drawn back on her head, was fastened
behind the back of her head in a bun. I had known it would be. I had not forgotten.
The girl, then, to the music, moved gracefully, turning, her bands held out, about the table, displaying herself and her garments for us. She then returned to her place on the tiles, at the foot of the table.
I regarded her. How beautiful she was! She looked at me. Then, gracefully and decisively, to the music, she unbound her hair. There was applause for this
at the table, the gentle striking of left shoulders, for she had done it well, and the significance of a woman's unbinding her hair before a man is well
understood on Gor. "
Guardsmen of Gor, p 247
"And this cut," said the woman, herself a slave, though permitted a brief tunic, "is called the slave flame. See how it comes down the back, swirling." She illustrated this with a kneeling girl whose hair had been cut, trimmed and shaped in this fashion. "This," she said, moving to the next girl, "is an upswept fashion. It appears sophisticated. It is a hair-do favored by some free women, but it is not outlawed for slaves.Its pretentiousness, suggesting superciliousness and arrogance,contrasts nicely with the actual reality of the slave. The girl who wears this must watch her step, lest the master grow impatient with her. If you are permitted, to wear this hair-do,make certain that you, after an initial resistance, if he permits it' yield to him as a particularly low and helpless girl. This
hair-do here, on Crystal, with the bun in the back, is favored by many free women of the scribes. It, too, however, like the upswept hair-do has not been outlawed for slaves. Its apparent severity contrasts nicely with sexiness required of the slave.She may be freed of its severity, and brought into the natural
modality of her yielding and submissive femininity, with as little as a single tug, thusly. In contrast, regard Tiffany, who has the shorn look. Some men like this in a woman. To be sure, her hair is now growing out a bit. This is to be contrasted again, of course, with the shaven head, commonly inflicted only on a girl as a punishment or to protect her from lice in close confinements, such as on a slave ship. Again, in the matter of hair-dos as in all my instructions' to you, whether
having to do with perfumes, silks, cosmetics, ornamentation,or whatever, you are to consider the total effect, the entire ensemble."
As with Free Women, various types of hair fastenings were used: There was a great deal of wet sand on her knees and lower legs, and on her hands, and up to her elbows. There was also sand on her brief, white woolen slave tunic. She carried two large bottles of wine, red Ka-la-na, from the vineyards of Ar.
"Fetch, too," said Rim, "a sack of cups."
"Yes, Master," she said.
Her hair was bound back with a white woolen fillet. She was beautiful, his slave.
Hunters of Gor, page 21
"Rim's slave, clad in the brief slave tunic of white wool, her hair bound back with the woolen fillet."
Hunters of Gor, Pg. 62
"About her forehead, tying back her dark hair, was a strip of rep cloth, brown, of the same material as the work tunic. I knew this meant she had
authority among the girls."
Captive of Gor, Pg. 285
"Rask and I regarded one another. He approached me.
With one hand he brushed back my hood, revealing my head and hair. I stood very straight. Carefully, one by one, he removed the four pins, handing them to one of the girls at the side. My hair fell about my shoulders, and he smoothed it over my back. One of the girls, she with the purple horn comb, combed the hair, arranging it. "
Pg. 282-284, Captive of Gor
"Male thralls turned the spits over the long fire; female thralls, bond-maids, served the tables. The girls, though collared in the manner of Torvaldsland,
and serving men, were fully clothed. Their kirtles of white wool, smudged and stained with grease, fell to their ankles; they hurried about; they were
barefoot; their arms, too, were bare; their hair was tied with strings behind their heads, to keep it free from sparks; their faces were, on the whole, dirty,
smudged with dirt and grease; they were worked hard; Bera, I noted, kept much of an eye upon them; one girl, seized by a warrior, her waist held, his other hand
sliding upward from her ankle beneath the single garment permitted her, the long, stained woolen kirtle, making her cry out with pleasure, dared to thrust
her lips eagerly, furtively, to his; but she was seen by Bera; orders were given; by male thralls she was bound and, weeping, thrust to the kitchen, there
to be stripped and beat-en; I presumed that if Bera were not present the feast might have taken a different turn; her frigid, cold presence was, doubtless, not
much welcomed by the men. But she was the woman of Svein Blue Tooth. I supposed, in time, normally, she would retire, doubtless taking Svein Blue Tooth with her. "
"Then, still kneeling, she raised her hand, head back, insolently to her hair, to remove from it one of the ornate pins, its head carved from the horn of
kailiauk, that bound it. Again a thong, this time that on her right wrist, prohibited, but only for an instant, the movement, but inches from her hair. She
frowned. There was laughter. At last, sometimes immediately permitted, sometimes not, she had removed the pins from her hair. Her hair was beautiful, rich, long and black. As she knelt, it fell back to her ankles. Then, with her hands, she lifted the hair again back over her head, and then, suddenly, her hands, by the
thongs were pulled apart and her hair fell again loose and rich over her body.Now, angrily, struggling, she fought to lift her hair again but the thongs,
holding apart her hands, did not permit her to do so. She fought them. The thongs would permit her only to wear her hair loosely. Then, as though in terror
and fury, as though she now first understood herself in the snares of a slave, she leaped to her feet, fighting, to the music, the thongs. The dancing girls of
Port Kar, I told myself, are the best on all Gor. "
Raiders of Gor, p 228
"Slave girls may or may not be veiled, this depending on the will of their master. Most slave girls are not permitted to veil themselves. Indeed, not only
are they refused the dignity of the veil, but commonly they are placed in brief, exciting slave livery and may not even bind their hair. "
Slave Girl of Gor, pg 106
"Yesterday I had sent Tina for bread. The sensuous little slave was now standing near to me. "How do you like your collar?" I asked her. It read I
BELONG TO BOSK. She looked away. She, like Cara, wore a brief, sleeveless slave tunic of white wool, her hair, too, bound back with a fillet of white wool Her
tanned body, in the white garment, was exciting. It was a better garment than she had worn when she had been free, though, of course, it was much shorter. She
wore a slave strap, a heavy strap, buckling in the back. In the front, at her belly, there was, fixed in the strap, a plate and ring. Through the ring passed
a chain, of some five inches in length, each end of which terminated in a bracelet. Her hands were confined before her body. "
Hunter of Gor, page 65
"Comb your hair, " said a man, bringing out a box of wooden combs, "and then you will be fed."
We took the combs and knelt, letting the blankets fall about our waist, and combed our hair, I think it pleased the men to see us do this. Gorean men relish women, and enjoy watching them, even in the performance of such simple, homely acts as combing their hair. To be sure, we were bare breasted, and slaves, and obeying, We had not been asked to form a combing circle, probably because they were willing to permit us to remain in the vicinity of the fire, There were too few of us to circumscribe the fire. We would have had to withdraw from the fire, or most of us. In the combing circle we kneel in a circle, each girl combing the hair of the girl in front of her. Making us comb our hair before we were fed. Incidentally is typical of the manner in which Gorean men treat female slaves. The woman is to be presentable and beautiful, before she is permitted food. How much darker. I noted, did my hair, and that of the other brunets look, when it was wet. The comb were of yellow wood, and had long teeth. The entire comb, including the teeth, was about five inches square. There are various hairdos in which such comb are worn in the hair. Usually, however, the hair of slaves is worn long, and loose, or confined only in some simple way, as with a ribbon or woolen fillet. some Masters like the ponytail hairdo on a slave, which, on gor, is usually spoken of as the "leash," or "hair leash," for, by it, a girl may be conveniently seized and controlled. Upswept hairdos are usually reserved for free women, or high slaves. They are a mark of status. To be sure, one of the reasons for permission a hairdo of that sort to a slave is the masters' pleasure in undoing it, in loosening it, thus reminding even the high slave that in his arms, ultimately,
she, the high slave, is yet a slave, and as much or more that the lowest girl in the most remote village. The loosening of a woman's hair on Gor is an extremely
sensuous, meaningful act. "who loosens her hair?" is a way of asking, in effect, who owns her. "
Dancer of Gor page 111-112
"They also tend to frown upon the dyeing of hair... the reservations about hair coloring are particularly acute in commercial situations. One would not
wish to buy a girl thinking she was auburn, a rare and muchly prized hair color on Gor, for example, and then discover later that she was, say, blond. Against
such fraud, needless to say, the law provides redress."
Vagabonds of Gor, page 186
"his was a bit short for the hair of a Gorean slave girl. Their hair, as is required by most masters, is usually somewhat long. There is more that can be
done with long hair, both with respect to adding variety to the girl's appearance and in the furs, than one with short hair. Sometimes this girl is
even tied in her own hair. Most importantly, perhaps , long hair is beautiful on a girl, or surely, at least, on many girls. Too, many masters enjoy unbinding
it, before ordering a girl to the furs.
Unbinding a girl's hair, on Gor, incidentally, is culturally understood as being the act of one who owns her. A free woman, captured, whose hair her captor unbinds, usually the first time by the stroke of a knife, a precaution against poison pins and other devices, known full well by this act that she will soon be made his slave. Many Gorean masters, incidentally, shape and trim the hair on their own girls. This is less expensive than having it done in the pen. Too, it is pleasant to cut the hair of a girl one owns. She generally kneels, a wrap of rep-cloth about her shoulders, while this is done. Beneath the wrap of rep-cloth, of course, she is naked and in the position of the pleasure slave. When one is through with the cutting it is then convenient to have her."
Explorers of Gor, pg. 198
"The auctioneer took handfuls of her long hair, from the right side of her head, rolled it into a ball between his palms,
and thrust it in her mouth. She stood there, She knew she must not spit out the hair. She knew she was not then to speak. "
Explorers of Gor, pg. 39
"It is not unusual, incidentally, that slave girls, particularly for those who may not have proved superbly pleasing, as yet, to discover that their hair, even
while it is still on them, is expected, like themselves, to serve various lowly, domestic purposes. For example, when a girl, serving at a banquet, hears the
command, "Hair," she knows she is to go to the guest and kneel, and lower her head, that her hair may be used as a napkin or wiping cloth, by means of which
the free person, either male or female, may remove stains, crumbs or grease from his hands. Similarly a girl?s hair, if sufficiently long, may be used for the
washing and cleaning of floors. In this she is usually on her hands and knees, and naked and chained. The hair is used in conjunction with the soap and water,
in the appropriate buckets, being dipped in, and wrung out, and rinsed, and so on. Hair incidentally, is not used for the application of such things as waxes
or varnishes, because of the difficulty of removing such substances from the hair. Such a mistake could necessitate a shearing and a lowering of the market
value of a girl for months. For similar reasons, a girl?s hair, even within a cloth, if it is still on her, is seldom used for such purposes as buffing and
polishing. Hair is common, of course, as a stuffing for pads used for such purposes, for example, for the purposes of cleaning, buffing and polishing. "
Kajira of Gor, page 68
"Documents were found recording the purchase of quantities of slave hair, at suitable prices, some even within the city of Corcyrus itself. This hair, as
was attested to by witnesses, had been represented to the public as that of free women, with appropriate prices being expected. Hair, incidentally, is a common
trade item in Gorean markets. It is used for various purposes, for example, for insect whisks, for dusters, for cleaning and polishing pads, for cushionings,
decorations and ropes, particularly catapult ropes, for which it is highly prized."
Kajira of Gor, pg. 68
" The selling of infant daughters, is not that unusual in large cities. Some women do it regularly. They make a practice of it, much as they might sell their
hair to hair merchants or to the weaver of catapult ropes. Some women, it is rumored, hope for daughters, that they may sell to the slave trade. These women,
in effect breed for slaves."
Mercenaries of Gor, Page 302