Top Ten Disadvantages of Having Long Hair

I have hair that extends to my waist , which I like, but there is a few disadvantages of 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 - Anonymousxcxc

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

I used to have really long hair, then my dad forced me to cut it, and now its up to my shoulders. Which really isn't that bad! - Catacorn

I think it’s worth it. - mistyglow

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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 - bobbythebrony

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

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. - Mcgillacuddy

I don't have curly hair, but my sister does and because apparently it's extremely hard to take care of to keep it all healthy she has to do some things I think are quite weird to keep it healthy and one of the things that I learned from her is that in your teenage and adult years (I think I may be slightly inaccurate about that) you aren't supposed to really brush it. - Anonymousxcxc

My tailbone length hair takes an eternity to wash πŸ™„πŸ™„ and if you want to know I got it cut into bob when I was seven and have always had it between waist and tailbone length ever since 😌But it takes an awfully long time to wash and brush brushing is awwwffuulll it gets matted and horrible and I have to attack it even with a tangle teaser sometimes I consider cutting it short but I love being able to use my hair as toilet paper LOL actually it's kinda gross that I could do that if I wanted to...

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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

It gets caught in my zipper all the time - B0S5J4M3S

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.

No they don't - B0S5J4M3S

Pulling other people's hair is way too lame! πŸ‘Ž

5 Gets things caught in it

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

6 It gets in your food

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

Never happens - B0S5J4M3S


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 Clogged shower drains
9 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

10 Neck pain

Yes its absolutely right one..

Long hair sucks

The Contenders

11 Takes too long to dry

I never dry it fully - B0S5J4M3S

So true

12 People light it on fire

Um... - mistyglow

That 0

13 Broken hair ties

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

14 Sometimes useless

Yes I don't like long hair...but I am having that😑😑

15 More likely to smell

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

16 Greasy

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

That is if you don't clean it - B0S5J4M3S

17 Gets in the way when I sleep and I hate tying it

It helps me - B0S5J4M3S

18 Hair is everywhere


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