I’ve been rocking long hair for quite some time now. I’ve always had long hair, with the exception of one very poor experience at a hair salon when I was about 13 – my hair was roughly halfway down my back, and I went in for a trim. When I left the salon, my hair was above my shoulders and I closely resembled Lois from Family Guy, just a blonder version.
Not a good look for me.
Seeing as this hair appointment was seriously traumatizing, I didn’t allow anyone to cut my hair for 11 years. No trim, nothing. In retrospect, was this period of hair salon abstinence a little dramatic? Perhaps. But, I had serious trust issues with hairdressers after that, so it was during this 11-year period my hair grew rather significantly.
Nowadays, my hair is past my ass, and it’s been this long for as long as I have been with Blaine, which is coming up on nine years.
I do enjoy having long hair, but, like most things, there are cons involved as well. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of having long hair, shall we?
- Long hair doesn’t need to be styled as meticulously as short hair, meaning you can probably get away with wearing it loose, not styled, depending on your hair type
- Long hair, if it is healthy, looks rather nice
- You can absolutely use long hair to shield your face like a warlock when you’re out in public and spot someone you know but you don’t necessarily wish to converse with them
- You will find your long hair quite literally everywhere, including in places hair should never be
- Your hair gets caught in everything, specifically vehicle windows, seatbelts, and your pants upon pulling them up after using the bathroom
- Knots are borderline inevitable
- Shampoo and conditioner can get pricey seeing as you’re using more than the average person
- Styling long hair can prove to be an arm workout, but I suppose this is both a pro and a con depending on who you ask
- If you share a bed with someone, they will absolutely lay on it and give you whiplash when you try to get up
- Your drains will suffer