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Drying hair in mikveh lobby

17 February, 2009

Question:

I have a question about drying my hair after tevilla. The exit lobby does have stations for dryers. Does drying my hair in front of other women present a Halachic problem for others saying brachos/tefillos, etc. Also, as I live in a Chasidic community, should there be any sensitivity on my part to be blowing my hair in "public". Thanks so much for your response.


Answer:

Women are permitted to make berachot and say tefillot in the presence of another woman's uncovered hair. 

Where it is appropriate to dry hair is a matter of community norms.  Presumably, if the dryers were set up in the exit lobby, it is considered acceptable within the community to dry hair in that space.


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