Indian men children and sometimes even women shave their heads for a wide variety of cultural and religious observances. Almost all of the hair extensions that are purchased in the United States or here thatís been donated by Indian women at Tirupathi. Itís a really big business for some of the temples in India
But Indian men quite often shave their heads not only for those observances and at th death of a father, but theyíll do it often to control dandruff is the only way to be able to scrape all of the dead skin cells off of the scalp. It is not an unusual practice. So much so that most villages and even in the cities youíll see roadside barbers on the street that will shave your head for you right on the curb for just a few cents.
There are hundreds of videos of Indian head shave on YouTube. (Search for India head shave series).
You can also see videos of entire families getting their heads shaved at Tirupathi or Tirumala.