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Sunday, July 12, 2015

What They Don't Tell You About Having Long Hair

What They Don't Tell You About Having Long Hair

Over the last few years, I have grew my hair out, perhaps a little too long - admittedly it now needs a good trim but it is all the way down to my bottom and in good condition. It is not easy having long hair and I curse my mother for not forewarning me of all the trials of having lengthy hair, I mean she did only have to deal with it for the first eleven years of my life. How rude ha! I jest of course but here are some of the many pitfalls I encounter almost daily...

1, You will shed loose hair and when you do it will look like a substantial hair loss (it isn't long hair, bundled up looks a lot more than shorter hair - don't worry!).

2, Said hair shedding will not only clog brushes but also drains (unclogging the drain is enough to put me off hair never mind long hair for life - yuck!), sorry Ma!

3, Conditioner? Yeah you'll go through what seems like half a bottle per wash.

4, On more than one occasion you will become tangled in your own hair - it normally happens when I sleep. I once got my hair caught under my arm pit while sleeping, awoke utterly convinced that a demon was pulling my hair and slept with the light on - you really can't make this up.

5, If you think you have tangled hair now, wait until it is butt length and then talk to me. Combs, Tangle Teezers and brushes will get lost in the mane and may even snap (I wish I was joking). I'll worry when it is wildlife.

6, Hairdressers will panic when it comes to washing your hair and most likely "jokingly" complain when it comes to the blow dry stage. I find an eye roll to be the best answer and form of defence.

7, Top knots may be a quick and easy way to pull your hair out of your face but the weight of your hair will more often than not result in a tension headache. Fun!

8, The same applies for high pony tales, thank goodness the half pony is now back in fashion. Do we like Ariana Grande yet?

9, Your hair will stretch hair ties to their limits. Hashtag long hurr don't currr.

10, You will become forever known (or at least until you cut it off) as the girl/boy/person with the super long hair. Hey it beats being known as smelly right? Right?

So fellow long haired readers, what would you add to the list?


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30 comments:

  1. Omg I can totally relate! I have hair down to my bum. Constantly get compliments but no one knows the pain even though I love it! what about when the wind blows it takes you five minutes just to see again after your hair has finished attacking you!

    6footnstyle.blogspot.Co.uk

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  2. I've dabbled with trying to grow my hair long but it never lasts! Shoulder length hair suits me and my needs much better (:

    Philippa - ByPhilippa

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  3. Hair bands will snap and they are never strong enough :)

    Lizzie Dripping

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  4. I love my hair, I’m lucky to have thick and long hair. But boy, does it fall out! Hair everywhere!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  5. Agree with almost everything on this list, especially that conditioner one!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  6. I hate how my hair catches under my shoulders when I sleep so from there down it looks so frizzy and in bad condition
    www.allthingskerri.co.uk

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  7. LOLing at thinking a demon was tugging on your hair. I've never had super long hair before... I keep my hair cut in a short bob, but I've recently decided to grow it out. I'd love to be able to put my hair in a ponytail without needing 10,000 bobby pins to hold it in place. Do you have any tips on how to grow it out long(er), and quickly? My hair grows veryyyy slowly. Very, very slowly.
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  8. Don't forget the pain if you put your bag on your shoulder and your hair is underneath. Oh and the highly gross finding one in your food incidents. So horrible!

    Lyon Notes

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  9. I can relate to all of these, I had hair down to my bottom until about a month ago where I've gone just above my shoulders and it was the best decision - I can't believe how light and quick to wash my hair is and it's in much better condition too. XOXO

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  10. I feel your pain! My hair is a couple of inches short of my bum but seriously, it's so much EFFORT. And I actually found a hair grip whilst washing it this morning that must have been there a week... Ha.

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. My hair has reached a length where it is now starting to get caught in my car doors which isn't a pleasant experience.

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  12. Totally relate to this. I get my hair caught in Bus doors, car doors and train doors too.
    And the only thing worse than getting you hair caught in your armpit, is getting it caught in your partners armpit!

    Oh, and my personal hell, you can be so careful with your bag strap as you put it over your shoulder, but it's managed to weave itself into the strap by the time you take your bag off your shoulder...

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    1. This this this this! ^^^^^ the sheer pain or a shoulder bag tearing your hair as you try to separate the two. I thought I was the only one that had this!

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  13. My long hair sheds every time I grab the ends of my hair and sometimes it horrifies me even though it's been years!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  14. OMG I could totally relate. I used to have really long and thick hair. Worse, it always over-volumed, meaning a lion mane no matter how long and heavy my hair is. My room's floor is always full of loose hair no matter how often I clean them. I live in a tropical country, so the humidity is insane. I wish someone invented an AC specially for hairs. I just can't go a day without washing them. I've learned my lesson, and never let them grow over my waist anymore. I'll always keep them breast-length and always ask the hairdresser to thin them out every time I have my haircut.

    https://chenglenny.blogspot.com

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  15. These are all so true! My hair's not quite butt-length (I wish!), but I've gotten to the stage where all my hair ties are so stretched I have to use a few just to keep my ponytail from falling down all the time... still wouldn't cut my hair for the world though! Great post!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

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  16. I would add that no matter what condition your hair is in and regardless of whether long hair is actually flattering on you, if you ever do decide to chop it off people will act like you murdered one of their family members. Everyone somehow is personally invested in your hair.

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  17. Yes oh my goodness... bag straps... OUCH!!! and it's true that everyone gets so freaked out when I get my hair chopped off. On another note, I have one of those hair catchers so that I don't have to clear the drain out as often, it really helps!

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  18. My hair is only shoulder length but it falls out anyway...I just have very fine hair that falls out all the time! I'm trying to grow it a little more but this list is making me reconsider LOL

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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  19. My hair is almost down to my bum when straightened, and I agree with most of the things you listed! Having my hair in a top-knot bun often does result in a headache and I have snapped a hair brush before! My hair is such a pain but I love it (most of the time!) x
    http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This is so true. I love my long hair, however because it is thick as well I understand almost all of these. My hair sheds like mad and I definitely get through my fair share of conditioner. Great and fun post.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  21. definitely agree about the shedding! I always leave a trail of hair lying around where ever I go, drives my friends mad.
    Emma xo | missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

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  22. Can totally relate, although I'm still wanting to grow mine longer. Unclogging the drain hasn't been enough to put me off just yet though!

    I'd also add that no matter what you do with your hair when it's super warm, you'll still die no matter what.

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  23. Having long hair means you're forever known as Rapunzel :)

    Tahira x

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  24. I love this post, number 4 is brilliant. I have the same thing when playing volleyball and my ponytail gets stuck under my armpit.

    ♥ Denna from www.dennamichelle.nl

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  26. Guys to solve the problem with sleeping and hair being all over the place I started wearing one of those satin hats (I think its called satin lined cap), and this works so well! I know i look a bit stupid going to bed wearing a hat but it seriously helped me so much! Now I can even go without washing my hair the next day (I normally wash daily) as hair doesn't get oily from touching my face. This cap is my saviour :)

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  27. I have fairly long hair, not quite down to my butt yet though, but its forever getting in the way of food and I end up using a bajillion hair products just to get some sort of volume in it...saying that, I love my long hair and wouldn't chop it off for anything!!

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

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  28. I totally can relate to the tension headache. I have had long hair for as long as I can remember and there are days when I just want it out of the way but I always end up with the worst headache imaginable as there is just too much hair up there to deal with. Also I never use a hairdryer - what's the point it takes too long!

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    x

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  29. Loved this post - too true! The head ache thing is a killer, but sometimes you just need that hair up and out of the way.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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