Lady Wu wrote:They grow that way naturally!
Hee hee. . .sweet!
Anyway, I forgot to mention:
The incident where Cao Cao cut his hair short is seperate from the Ma Chao novel thing -- it's not in the novel, as a matter of fact (I think it's not, anyway). It's in his SGZ Bio. If I recall correctly, it's when he makes some rule about not eating the grain that you farm by penalty of death, and he accidentally does it, and says that he, too, needs to suffer the penalty -- death. His advisors/officers/everyone managed to convince him to cut off his hair, instead, because his death would be too great of a loss.
Oh, and also, Qin Shi Huang's soldiers all have stylish, different facial hair. I recall one guy who's even just sporting a pair of groovy sideburns. Different during the Qin than during the Han when it came to cutting off hair?