Long Hair vs Short Hair
Today I started thinking about what length hair I prefer. Do I like it short or do I like it long? Truth is I like both, but I have to admit that long hair has certain advantages especially if you’re lazy like me. 🙂
I love love love the cut that I’m rocking right now and very often I consider keeping it this length for a while. It’s cute, fresh, snazzy without being over the top and frankly a nice change from what I’m used to wearing.
The challenge comes in the maintenance. We all know that shorter styles need more commitment. There’s straightening or curling to be done just about everyday. I do neither on a daily basis so I think you can can understand my challenge. In many ways I’m torn between the cuteness of a short cut and the ease of maintenance of longer hair.
This is my list of the pros and cons for short and long relaxed hair:
|Time saving – Shorter washing, drying and styling times (there’s less hair)||Needs more maintenance – blow drying, styling, curling, straightening etc. which can be more damaging to the hair|
|A short cut gives you an instant makeover and very often can shave years off of your face||Difficult to mask new growth and may force some to relax more often to keep the sleek look|
|Great when the weather is hot||Expensive – May require more visits to the salon for cuts/trims to keep the style in check|
|The grow out or in-between stage is a bitch!|
|More Versatile – Can accomplish more styles without the need for wigs or extensions etc.||Longer washing and drying times especially if you rollerset|
|A lazy girl’s dream – can always be pulled back in a ponytail||Requires a lot more product to distribute through the hair|
|Low cost – No expensive cuts or trims required. For the most part can be maintained at home.||Depending on the stylist you may incur additional charges for relaxers. Yes it does happen even though it’s highway robbery!|
|Can boost confidence especially when it’s blowing in the wind.||Detangling becomes more challenging|
|Allows you to stretch longer.||Split ends are inevitable|
|Shed hairs are everywhere! Your vacuum will hate you lol|
In my opinion, long hair is ultimately more affordable to maintain and enables my laziness so it may reign supreme in the end.
What do you prefer? Short or long hair and why?