I was playing a D&D session as a female cleric of Qotal and, at some point, the party encountered some kind of wind monster. As I tried to cast spells requiring concentration, the DM argued that I couldn't because my hair kept getting in my face and made me unable to concentrate on my spells.
Later on, I told the DM that my character would ponytail her hair but he refused stating that I had nothing to tie my hair with nor have any knowledge of hair-tying, as female characters usually do not tie their hair in the D&D universe.
I am looking for an answer to:
Is there a guide/visual reference or limitations for character hairstyle so that their appearance does not break the lore of the D&D Forgotten Realms universe? Or can I trust Google about medieval tied hairs?
Could any of the following limit my character's choice of hairstyle (to the point where I cannot tie them to a ponytail in particular)?
- Race: As you won't ever see an elf with a big bronze-decorated beard.
- Technical limitation: Because I'm pretty sure there is no item such as hair curler/straightener.
- Lore limitation: For obvious reasons you won't ever find a human with a Johnny Bravo or anime character hairstyle.
I am NOT looking for an answer to:
- Was my DM right about denying concentration because of hair lashing in the character's face?
- Could be discussed in a separate question, but not this one.
- Can the DM decide how my character looks/should look like?
- As long as it shouldn't break the lore, I strongly believe I decide however my character looks like.
- How should I address the issue of what happened with my DM?
- Did it by now, turned out fine, we agreed by rereading the rules on Concentration.
- Should I continue playing with my DM?
- I understand why you may comment on this, but this is not even close to what I'm asking.