Long Hair

I’m trying to grow my hair out, but there are a few things I don’t like.

1. Having to do my hair every day. With short hair I could get away more easily with only doing it every other day if I slept on it the right way. Now I have to have a ponytail and I just don’t like how I look in a ponytail.

2. I go through a lot more shampoo. This is because I have more hair and because I have to clean it more often.

3. Spit Ends. I get them and my hair is long enough that I pick at them. Ick.

4. Knots. I get them and they hurt to comb out.

5. Long hair in food. Really my hair doesn’t fall in the food I’m cooking, at least not often or any time recently, but picking a long hair out seems worse than a shorter one.

6. Our shower drain gets clogged more quickly. I’m just happy I have a husband willing to snake it, because I find it utterly revolting.

So those are the cons.

Here are the pros.

1. I have long hair to do something with in the play. Not sure if this is a pro since I’m not good at doing my hair.

2. I look younger with long hair. Since I turn the ripe old age of 27 I need all the help I can get. 😉

3. When people see me with long hair that I knew a long time ago they think I look exactly the same. I think this is a pro, but at the same time I do not want to be known as being exactly like I was in high school, or as if I haven’t changed. I have changed… just not much.

4. Long hair feels nicer when it’s played with, as long as I’ve combed out the knots first.

5. I can tickle my girls with my long hair and Eden loves to play with it, though she loved to play with my short hair too.

6. I’m going to give it to charity, and help someone feel a little more beautiful, or handsome in a couple of years.

I’m enjoying having my hair long, but it’s hard at the same time. I want it to be short and a little less maintenance. It’s the last pro that keeps me from cutting off 4 inches and being Carolyn’s twin again.

The time cannot pass quickly enough for me to cut off my hair, but then again I want time to stop for a whole other reason.

2 Responses to “Long Hair”

  1. Anna Says:

    I read using an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse helps with knots. I don’t know if it works because my hair doesn’t tangle/knot easily.

    I’m loving my short hair these days, although I find it’s a lot more work (to dry and straighten) than my long hair every was. (Maybe, though, I just did a poor job of styling my long hair. There’s only about 3 things you can do with really long hair.)

  2. andrea Says:

    I decided recently that I should just keep growing out my hair to donate. (I still need a trim to get rid of split ends). Zarina is driving me crazy with her desire to play and cuddle with my hair, hopefully I will be able to keep the motivation to grow it out.

    A long hair in food is definitely more disgusting than a short hair. Really it’s the same idea as having a tapeworm in your intestine, would you want a 1 foot worm or a 10 foot worm?

    Gross, I know.