A lot of people always ask me why my hair is so long, and apparently when I say "because America, the constitution, and it's 2016, so I can do what I want" has not been a good enough answer, so I am writing this article. Also, I just got back from Spain and am not in touch with what's on the forefront pop culture right now, so I can't write an in-touch article like I usually do with topics like the rock band Journey and "Forrest Gump."
Growing up, I was never allowed to grow my hair too long and ended up looking like Sterling Knight from Disney Channel with my medium length bangs.
When I got to college, I said screw it and started growing my hair out. There were awkward stages for sure, but I am a hat guy, so it didn't really matter. I was so committed that I went over a year without even getting a trim.
This might be the last time in life I can have long hair, and that makes it beautiful. Right now, I don't have to worry about 401Ks, washing my sheets, drinking a glass of red wine with dinner for the antioxidants, or whatever it is adults do. I can just let my blonde hair burst out of the back of my hat and feel the freedom of youth.
Optionality is another big perk of the lettuce. I can wear my hair with a hat, in a man bun, half-bun, top knot, slicked back, or let it hang freely. I didn't have those options before. The buns have been great for pickup basketball as people usually assume the guy with the man-bun can't play, so I start the game with open shots that I happily drain.
To say the least, this time in life has been wonderful. However, I am actually writing this article to announce my retirement from super long hair. Don't worry, I am not becoming an adult, I am just ready for a change.
I'm ready to get rid of the negative aspects of my hair getting in the way of things. I still think I will deal with the issues of people asking if I skateboard, smoke weed, or weirdly enough if I can juggle. I do not do any of these things, but these questions should come up slightly less with a good lengthy trim.
I am returning to the medium length cut that will come out at the bottom just enough. This is a look I rocked at the beginning of my sophomore year.
If this article isn't enough information, and you come up to me this fall to ask why my hair is so short, I have three good reasons for you: America, the constitution, and it's 2016, so I can do what I want.