Most of the devotees have a regular habit of donating their hair for their beloved Gods.Men ready for full hair donation and there is a priority for women such as donating of few of their hair (it is named as 'Pumudi' in Tamil side). Famous temples like Tripati,Palani are well known for these donations.
The question is,
Is there any puranas and Vedas evidence or reasons for this practises?
If so who actually starts these practises?