Pros And Cons To Having Extremely Long Hair
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Pros And Cons To Having Extremely Long Hair

Rapunzel in training.

Pros And Cons To Having Extremely Long Hair
Fiona McGrath Nagle

I haven't had hair that was above my shoulders since I was 5 or younger. Honestly if you would ask my friends what the first thing they would say to describe me they would probably say "long hair." 'Cause that is what I am known for. Well that is at least one thing I am known for. Either people love my extremely long hair or they are always asking me if I am ever going to cut it and donate it. My response is maybe, but I like that my hair reaches pass my butt. So for now I think I'll keep my extremely long hair and be Rapunzel in training.

1. Pro: head banging

You have so much hair it just comes naturally, but you do have to be aware of the people around. You don't want to accidentally hit them in the face with your hair.

2. Pro: Self-defense

Speaking of hitting people with your hair, you can actually use it to protect you. When your hair is in a tight braid it makes it easy for you to hit people to defend yourself. Although you do have to be extremely close to them to actually hit them. I'd advise to avoid doing this though.

3. Pro/Con: braids

If you want to do something with your hair, braids are the go-to hairstyle. Whether you have two French braids, a side braid, one French braid down the middle, a French braid/side braid, it doesn't matter. That's the pro of braids. The con is you get tired of them after awhile, and you can't really do French braids by yourself; otherwise, your hair gets really tangled. So you have to have someone do French braids for you.

4. Con: Formal hairstyles

There is only so many hairstyles you can do for formal settings. Again there are braids, and then you can also do different kinds of buns. You can't really do curls because of the length of your hair, because they would just fall out.

5. Con: Center of attention

Your hair always wants to make sure it is seen when you are getting your picture taken. Especially when you are taking the picture with someone else. Because of its length, whenever you look at pictures with you in them your eyes focus on your hair — when they really should focus on the whole picture.

Although looking at my list I have listed more cons than pros of having extremely long, they are cons that I can live with. There are cons to everything in life, so these cons don't really affect the way I live at all. I would not trade having long hair for anything else!

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