12 Pros And Cons Only People With Long Hair Have To Tangle With

12 Pros And Cons Only People With Long Hair Have To Tangle With

Sometimes, the good and the bad get a little tangled.


Long hair is something I'd reckon most women (though, certainly some men as well) have had at some point in their life or another. Perhaps it just came upon you, perhaps it was a deliberate choice, perhaps your parents made weird rules regarding whether or not you could cut your hair. Whether you're thinking about letting your hair grow out or chopping it all off, here are some things you've got to look forward to, for better or for worse.

1. Feeling Glamorous :) 

A much younger, much more embarrassing me used to feel like a princess or an elf (depending on whatever phase I was going through) all because of my hair.

2. Dealing with Tangles :( 

While I can't speak from experience, I know plenty of people have extremely tender heads, so much so that running a brush through knotted hair is a truly painful experience.

3. Endless Selection of Styles :) 

Having long hair grants you the ability to go all out with braids, curls, up-dos, and messy buns. The world is your oyster and you're any stylists' big, blank canvas.

4. Having to learn how to style your hair :( 

If you're like me, then you're not exactly talented when it comes to styling your own hair. Watching YouTube demonstrations can be fun, but deep down you know that it'd be a lot of work for you to create something even SLIGHTLY good.

5. Enjoying the relaxing feeling of washing and conditioning your hair :) 

There's something therapeutic about feeling the shampoo and conditioner in your hair, styling it into a bubbly mess, and eventually watching the suds flee down your hair and towards the drain.

6. Knowing that you're using more shampoo than normal :( 

There's no getting around the fact that more hair means having to use more shampoo and conditioner, meaning that you're going to have to run to the store a little more frequently than our short-haired counterparts.

7. Feeling the wind dance through your hair :) 

As a child I loved resting my head on the window as my dad sped down the highway, it was soothing, exciting, and made me feel as though I were flying.

8. Having an open car window ruin your hair :( 

As you grow up though, and put a lot of work into getting your hair to lay just-so and look just right, your biggest nightmare will be the terror that is an open window that'll cause your hair to manically fly around your head.

9. Doing fun, albeit silly, things with your hair :) 

From making beards, mustaches, and even eyebrows, your hair can be used as a tool to show off your silly side.

10. Your hair will scare you :( 

I can't be the only one to feel that familiar, horrifying feeling of what must be a spider web, or worse, a bug, crawling on your arm just to discover it was really just a traitorous strand of hair.

11. That OCD-relieving feeling of removing loose hair from your hairbrush :) 

There's just something wonderful about cleaning your hairbrush.

12. Shedding :( 

There's no way around it, and there isn't much you can do to stop it. Having long hair means that you will shed, and when you shed it will feel like you're balding. If you have thick hair like me you'll ask yourself where it all comes from.

Now, as much as I, and hopefully you, enjoy having long hair, beauty is something that is different to everyone. I haven't had short hair in a very long time, but it's not without its benefits as well. The best part about hair is that it's one of the first things other people notice about us. It's a great opportunity to express yourself, and declare to the world, who you are.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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My Simple Skin Care Routine That'll Keep Your Skin Clear All Summer Long

And hopefully glowing too, even if the glow is just sweat...


Hi. So I am very proud of my skin and the journey that I have gone through to get it looking the way it does. I don't do much to my face, much to many of my friends surprise and in fact, I've noticed the less I do to my face the better it looks. Here are the five products I use on my face to keep my skin clear and glowing.

1. Simple Cleansing Wipes


Sooooo, I don't actually wash my face. I know!!!!! Ok, ok, calm down. To cleanse my skin and get the dirt from the day off of my face I use the simple cleansing wipes. They work really well and you can actually see the dirt on the wipe which is my favorite part. I would've taken my own picture but I kind of ran out so I'm using baby wipes at the moment, which work just as well for me.

2. Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum

Nandi Smith

The next few things are a little pricey, but totally worth it. I use the Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum as a moisturizer and I really like it because you just put it directly on your face and you don't have to rub it in or anything. It makes your skin look very glowy as well.

3. Bliss Ex-Glow-Sion Eye Cream

Nandi Smith

I am a college student which means I hardly get as much sleep as I would like. I use the Bliss Ex-Glow-SIon eye cream under my eyes to help brighten my dark circles, especially after nights where I barely slept or on the days that I have an 8:30 am class.

4. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

Nandi Smith

I never used to use sunscreen, especially not daily. But I have hyperpigmentation and have found that sunscreen really helps keep my skin tone even and helps prevent dark spots, so now I'm a big fan.

5. Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Nandi Smith

I've tried the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe and with rose, and I think so far the rose is my favorite. I love the way this spray feels and it's so good at revitalizing my skin during the day. It can also be used as a setting spray for the people out there that wear makeup.

Now, I don't always use all five products every day and sometimes I'm just super lazy and don't use any of them. I also only do the whole process only once a day, sometimes I wipe off my face twice depending on the day. But I haven't had a pimple in a very long time, so something must be working, right?

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