Top Ten Disadvantages of Having Long Hair

I have hair that extends to my waist, which I like, but there are a few disadvantages of having long hair. This list ranks the top ten worst things about having long hair.

The Top Ten Disadvantages of Having Long Hair

1 It takes a longer time to wash

When I was little I had short hair and wanted to grow it out long (because back then I had a Dora haircut that I hate, but what everyone else loved and even back then I hated Dora). So I did grow it out long and it stayed long until early 5th grade when I got silly puddy stuck in half of my long hair and cut that half with a pair of safety scissors and in a few weeks my dad cut the other half to make it match. During that short duration of long haired hood since my hair apparently can't be healthy once it gets past or even at my shoulders it looked all ratty and unhealthy and it was hard to brush. Only certain hair types can have long hair, but I mean I like short hair and I've had it again ever since fifth grade. I like long hair and it looks very good on a lot of people, I just don't want it because my hair type isn't meant for it. Also I don't like hairstyles and I still can't tie hair and I'm a teenager, I have to use a lot hair clips, though I can do a standard braid for hair I ...more - Anonymousxcxc

I don't have particularly long hair, but it is ridiculously thick. It makes it basically impossible to wash thoroughly. - PositronWildhawk

Short hair is the best. It's just easy to deal with. Plus it makes some people look tougher. - Therandom

I've always wondered, why do girls have or want long hair? - Therandom

Its just easier to deal with. It doesn't get in our way, it dries quickly, and it's how the military does it! - Therandom

2 It gets knotted easily

Me: *sleeps for five seconds*

I used to have long heavy metal hair but I had to get it cut two years ago cause the knots were horrible. It's medium length now but even though I prefer long hair, no knots and easier washing is a plus - bobbythebrony

My hair has gotten pretty long and it gets tangled 2 minutes after I brush it for 3 hours. - Hermione_Granger220

I have curly thick hair that is long. It get mats, not knots. Now matter how much I brush it there still are mats.

3 Gets caught in things

In my armpit when I'm running, between me and the chair when I sit down, under the straps of my bag...

Like zippers - SamuiNeko

I mean that men can pee through zippers because they can stand up. - Therandom

4 People pull it

A few friends in my school use my other friend's hair as a dog leash. - SamuiNeko

Happens to me all the time.

Pulling other people's hair is way too lame! 👎

5 Gets things caught in it

I still remember that comb in my hair... - SamuiNeko

6 It gets in your food

so true

This doesn't happen that much to me, though. - SamuiNeko


7 Water drag

Athletic people can take advantages by having shorter hair. - SamuiNeko

When water is poured on your hair it will go down resulting in you having to put it back or flip it

That's why before I race I have a haircut (the only time I have a haircut) - KingFab

8 Using a lot of shampoo

Heh, I could make a fort out of the shampoo bottles I used since birth. - SamuiNeko

Perhaps this is the universe's way of telling me its time to donate again... - keycha1n

I have short hair but I still use a lot of shampoo. - Pegasister12

My hair is extremely long. I use up a good number of shampoo on it. - TwilightKitsune

9 Clogged shower drains
10 Neck pain

Long hair sucks

Yes its absolutely right one..

The Contenders

11 Headaches
12 Takes too long to dry

So true

13 Broken hair ties

I have long hair but it's relatively thin so that doesn't usually happen. - PianoQueen

14 Hair falls in front of eyes whenever looking down
15 Gets greasy

My hair isn't greasy at all. In fact, I have the opposite problem. My hair is rather coarse. - RockFashionista

16 More likely to smell

Well, long hair is more likely to trap heat then short hair, so yeah. - SamuiNeko

17 Gets in the way when you sleep
18 People sit on your hair a lot
19 It gets into your mouth when sleeping or eating
20 Gets stuck in bag zippers
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