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
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

I have very long, wavy, very thick dark blonde hair. I only wash it about 3 times a week and use dry shampoo the other 4 days. I would do more if I cared about my hair. But I don't. I just care about my hygene.

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

My hair is kind of medium length. It's fairly easy to wash.

2 It gets knotted easily

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

I'm black so with my curly long hair, it gets tangled quickly. I have to use a brush (not a comb) to get the tangles out every day and I have to put conditioner in it.

Imagine it:you combed it very well before you sleep, but when you open your eyes again, you see knots everywhere.

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...

4 Gets things caught in it

I still remember that comb in my hair...

Isn't this the same as item 3?

5 People pull it

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

Happens to me all the time.

It can really hurt

6 It gets in your food

So annoying. By now my mother's hair has become a common food item for us

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

7 Water drag

Athletic people can take advantages by having shorter hair.

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

Oh, I can just imagine

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

8 Using a lot of shampoo

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

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

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

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

9 Clogged shower drains

They're such a pain to clean.

10 Neck pain

Yes its absolutely right one..

Because of the weight?

Long hair sucks

The Contenders
11 Hair falls in front of eyes whenever looking down
12 Headaches
13 Takes too long to dry
14 Broken hair ties

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

15 Falls out constantly
16 Gets in the way when you sleep
17 Gets greasy

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

18 More likely to smell

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

19 It gets into your mouth when sleeping or eating
20 Gets stuck in bag zippers
21 Take time to comb
22 People sit on your hair a lot
23 People asking for the secret of how to grow long hair
24 You always have to brush it
25 Drags on the floor
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