I know that Rabbi Miller stresses keeping one’s family’s traditions very much. What would rabbi Miller say about a woman whose family custom is to leave a tefach of hair uncovered? should she continue that family tradition or should she take on a stricter custom of covering all her hair if she wants to?
(She is married, but the women in her husband’s family do not cover their hair at all).
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that it is obvious that you do not have to observe and keep traditions that promote unnecessary or non recommended leniencies, and this is clearly one of them.
The proper way to act is indeed, to take on the stricter but accepted and common custom of covering all her hair.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a