The Siltte women use different kinds of hairstyles and each style demonstrates the age and marital status of a woman. One of the styles is called Duffarcho, when the hair is completely shaved off and only a few long hairs remain at the crown of the head. Children under five years old wear this style.
Kucha is another hairstyle which with a few stripes of hair stretched from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck, with the rest of the hair shaved. This kind of hairstyle is common for young girls between 5-12 years old and children around this age also wear white cotton cloth, and a nicely decorated necklace, locally made from variety old keys. Kucha hair style is an indication of a transition from childhood to adulthood and a readiness for engagement. However engagement and marriage are forbidden while the girls’ hairstyles are still kucha.
Sija is another hairstyle in which the hair is completely made of strips without shaving any part off. It signifies that a young girl is ready for marriage. The young girl will continue to wear this style until she is married.
Kummenta is a hairstyle with full strips and the center decorated with small leather and coral pieces. A woman usually wears this style in the period of child delivery.