Question 24 - Considering the fact that most women have long hair, what is the prescribed method for washing such hair?
Answer: During a ghusl the short hair, that is considered a part of the body, must be washed. It is not obligatory to wash the long hair. The ghusl would be correct if water reaches the scalp without immersing the tresses. However, the hair must also be washed if water cannot reach the scalp without wetting it.