The 10 Struggles With Long Hair
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The 10 Struggles With Long Hair

Long hair, but we definitely do care.

The 10 Struggles With Long Hair

Being blessed with a head full of hair is a blessing and a curse. It's the perfect accessory with an outfit and is one of my best features, but it can be a constant aggravation. If you have uncontrollable, crazy, long hair, this one's for you.

1. Maintenance

Have a hour to kill? Well, if you want your hair to actually look nice, you better figure it out. Brushing and maintaining smooth, perfect hair is exhausting. If you're anything like me, you'll probably just throw it in a ponytail and end up with split ends on top of split ends.

2. Styling for Formal Occasions

If you're attending a formal banquet or a wedding, you better clear your schedule for the entire day. Nope, not for finding the perfect outfit or doing your makeup. It's to curl or straighten your hair. It takes, literally I kid you not, HOURS. For those reading this that don't believe me, ask one of your long haired friends. Trust us, there's a reason we don't do this very often.

3. Running out of shampoo or conditioner

No, Big Foot isn't stomping around and shedding everywhere. Our hair just ends up everywhere when we wash it. In the drain, on the sink, in tiny crevices, etc. Showering may be a huge pain that everyone (mainly me) dreads, but the feeling of the soft, silky goodness afterwards is worth it. And don't even suggest using the 2- in- 1 shampoo. That is so not equivalent to the usual.

4. Being mistaken as the girl from "The Exorcist"

People often make jokes about us long haired chicks being the star in horror films like "The Exorcist". Yes, I have long dark hair. No, I'm not planning on killing you. But if you keep making jokes, then you'll see what happens.

5. Wind- also known as Satan's Revenge

Oh yes, because this is so stylish. Magazines try to turn the wind-blown look into a beauty maneuver for models. But let me explain this: THIS IS NOT BEAUTIFUL OR GOOD IN ANY WAY. If it is a windy day, there is no point in even attempting to tame a wild mane of hair. You can be having an amazing hair day and within minutes of dealing with this hellish torture, it is completely ruined.

6. Flipping it out of your way

You have to flip your hair out of your way every few minutes, if you actually want to see where you're walking. By all means, don't flip your hair. Have fun face planting into that wall.

7. Not always being complimented

Yeah, you better compliment me! I got up a hour early to make it look this good! It doesn't look this sexy all by itself.

8. Constantly losing ponytails and bobby pins

I'm always having to buy more ponytails because they always go missing. There's probably an iconic figure who's the reverse tooth fairy, but she steals hair accessories. That's smart, she probably saves hundreds from having to actually pay for these expensive essentials.

9. Daydreaming about cutting it all off

I constantly consider ridding myself of this annoying, unnecessary pain. It would just make life so much simpler.

10. But you look too hot to cut it off

As much as I hate my hair constantly, I realize that without it, I would look weird and extremely unattractive. I love having all the different choices for hair styles, and love being complimented on my hair.

It's truly a struggle. But hey, it's worth it.

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