Ten Thing I’ve Learnt About Long Hair
This is the first time I’ve had long hair in my adult life, except for when I grew it long for my wedding a hundred years ago and got it cut off the week after. As someone who isn’t acquainted with long hair, I’ve discovered a few things I didn’t know.
 My Hair is Wavy
When I was a child I had dead straight medium brown hair. The other time I grew it long was in the early nineties and I had it dyed black and permed. I didn’t know that my hair was wavy until this time around. Perhaps it has something to do with leaving it completely natural.
 Hair Gets Everywhere
My hair is all over the bathroom floor, tangled up with the dust bunnies under the couch and in the bed. When I have a shower I have to remove strands of hair from my butt crack.
 Long Hair is Easier to Take Care of Than Short Hair
When I had short hair, I had to wash it everyday and restyle it due to the amount of product I put in it. First thing in the morning I looked like a frightened hamster. With long hair, I can leave it for two or three days before it needs a wash.
 I Have No Idea How to Style Long Hair
Without a lifetime of experience, I don’t know how to do a proper ponytail or a bun, let alone anything else. I do my best, but I don’t know what I’m doing.
 I am Still Looking for the Perfect Shampoo-Conditioner-Product Combination
My hair is very fine but gets dry on the ends. I have tried all sorts of combinations to make it thick, full and bouncy. Too much conditioner and it goes flat, too much product and it ends up like straw. No poo, no sulfate, bicarb and vinegar — I’ve tried them all but I’m yet to discover the perfect recipe for hair full of body and shine.
 Long Hair Gets Hot
When I was in Malaysia, I made the mistake of wearing my hair down one day. Within an hour, having a hot blanket of hair around my shoulders drove me crazy. I ended up buying a hair tie from the gift shop at the Butterfly Park so I could get my hair off my neck.
 You Must Have a Hair Tie with You at All Times
See above. I now wear a black hair tie around my right wrist at all times in case of emergencies.
 Long Hair Gets in the Way
When eating, cleaning my teeth, and driving with the top down, my hair ends up in my mouth. Yuk.
 You Don’t Need to Pay to Get Your Hair Cut
I haven’t had a professional hair cut for over a year. The last time someone cut it, they gave me layers which were too short to tie back in a pony tail. These days I cut my own hair. There are plenty of YouTube videos on how to give yourself a blunt cut.
 It is Best to Tie Long Hair Up at Night
Having my hair loose at night means I wake up with loads of knots in it. It also ends up getting trapped between my boyfriend’s arm and the pillow. I normally put my hair in a side plait before I jump into bed.
Do you have any long hair hints for me?
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