15 Very Good Reasons Not to Cut Your Hair ...

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15 Very Good Reasons Not to Cut Your Hair ...
15 Very Good Reasons Not to Cut Your Hair ...

As a girl who’s had a pixie cut and a short, chic bob for the past five years, I can tell you: short hair rocks! But in spite of all the compliments from other girls and the fact that even my grandmother approves, I’m growing my hair out again, with a semi-solemn vow to never, ever cut it all off again. Why? Here are a few very good reasons not to cut your hair…

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It Wont Go Unnoticed

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If you're shy like I am and don't like attention, let me tell you, EVERYONE will notice your short hair cut. From underhanded compliments to curious questions to flat out insults, no one will let you live. It's not fun when your hair is a personal thing, and many people cut it for deep emotional reasons, and people act like it was a crime to cut it, or ask you rude questions.

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The Winter Chill

Most Michigan winters are brutally cold, and short hair means you feel every degree of that wind chill. If you’re a sissy about cold, like me, this is one of the most practical reason not to cut your hair. Brr!

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The Bad-hair Day Options

Hats and hair-bands are the bad-hair day accessories we can all rely on, but a cute braid, ponytail or updo just isn’t an option when you have short hair. My hair is naughty, very straight and unruly, so I have more bad-hair days than I care to count.

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Short hair can be just as versatile as long hair. With the help of styling products, short hair can be curled, waved, or even slicked back. It is also easier to maintain than long hair, as it requires less shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Short hair can also be accessorized with hats, headbands, and clips. For those with unruly hair, braiding, ponytails, and updos are all still possible with short hair, albeit with a little more effort. Short hair can be a great way to switch up your look without having to commit to a big change.

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The Skip-a-day Option

When you have short hair, you must wash and style it every single day, or it looks greasy… and even if it doesn’t look dirty, oh, the bed head! If you have longer hair, though, washing three times a week is good enough, and in fact, is good for preserving the condition and color of your hair!

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Braids Are on-trend

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Thanks in part to Katniss from The Hunger Games, braids are very on-trend right now, but we girls with short do’s can’t wear them! This one very good reason not to cut your hair — the pretty braids! I want to wear a waterfall braid!

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Men like Longer Hair

With one notable exception, I’ve only ever gotten compliments on my short hair from other women and from gay men. Of all the men I’ve dated since I’ve had short hair, only one has liked it this way, and hasn’t at least once wistfully asked why I cut off all my hair. In a recent interview, even the gorgeous Michelle Williams admitted that most men prefer her hair longer.

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It appears that the preference for longer hair is a common one among men. Studies have shown that men are more likely to find women with long hair attractive than those with short hair. This preference is thought to be rooted in evolutionary biology, as long hair has traditionally been considered a sign of fertility and youth.

Long hair is also associated with femininity and is often seen as a sign of beauty. Studies have found that men are more likely to rate women with long hair as attractive and more desirable than those with short hair.

Long hair has been a beauty trend for centuries, with many cultures around the world valuing long hair as a sign of beauty and femininity. This trend is still seen today, with many women opting for long hair styles.

The preference for long hair is not limited to men. Women also tend to prefer long hair on other women, with studies showing that women with long hair are perceived as being more attractive and feminine than those with short hair.

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You Can Always Cut It, but…

My dear, if you do have long hair, and you just don’t think it suits you (thin hair tends to look scraggly when it’s long), then you can always cut it. But, on the other hand, one good reason not to cut your hair is…

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One other good reason not to cut your hair is that it can be a form of self-expression. Long hair can be styled in many ways, allowing you to express yourself through your hairstyle. It can also be a symbol of strength and independence, and for some, it can be a source of pride. Additionally, long hair can be a way to express your cultural or religious identity.

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It Takes FOREVER to Grow It out!

Last February, I opted for a pixie cut, and now, after more than a year of growing it out, it’s still just barely long enough to put in a stumpy ponytail. According to TLC, hair grows about a half-inch a month. Simply put, if you have short hair, it will take FOREVER for it to grow out. If you’re impatient, like me, then this is another one of the best reasons not to cut your hair!

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Growing out short hair can be a long and frustrating process. On average, hair only grows about half an inch per month, making it a slow journey to achieve longer locks. This is especially true for those who have opted for a pixie cut, which can take over a year to grow out. For those who are impatient, cutting your hair short may not be the best option. However, there are ways to speed up the growth process, such as maintaining a healthy diet and using hair growth products. Ultimately, it's important to be patient and embrace the journey of growing out your hair.

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The Awkward Growing out Period

Getting a super short hair cut is exciting, but what about when you want a change? The growing out period for short hair can be awkward and challenging. If you shaved part of your head or got your hair cut above your ears, you very well might go through a few months where you're stumped on what to do with your hair because it's not long enough to put up, yet an awkward length to wear down.

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You're Emotional

We all have those periods in our lives when we want to do something drastic and most times, we choose to change our hair. There's nothing wrong with wanting a change, but if you're angry or sad, put down the scissors or put that hair appointment on hold. Think it through and see if it the new 'do fits you and your lifestyle before you make any changes, you and your hair will thank your for it!

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Hair is a reflection of our personalities and it is a statement of who we are. We all want to look our best and having a great hairstyle can really help us feel more confident. But before you make any drastic changes to your hair, it is important to consider the reasons why you should not cut your hair.

First, it is important to think about the cost of maintaining a new hairstyle. A new haircut can be expensive and may require regular trips to the salon. Additionally, you may need to buy new hair products to keep your new look in shape.

Second, if you are not used to styling your hair, you may find it difficult to maintain a new style. Haircuts can be tricky and it may take some practice to get the look just right.

Third, if you are prone to split ends, a new hairstyle may not be the best idea. Cutting your hair can make split ends worse, and you may end up with more damage than before.

Fourth, if you are considering coloring your hair, it is important to note that the color may not turn out the way you expected. It is best to consult a professional before making any drastic changes to your hair color.

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More Styling Options

As a short-hair girl, one of the things I always envied in long-hair girls was the variety of styling options! Buns, ponytails, and updos galore! When you have short hair, you don't really have any options other than what sort of hair pin you want to use to keep your hair out of your face.

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Short hair may seem limiting in terms of styling, but there are actually many options for those with shorter locks. Pixie cuts can be styled in a variety of ways, from sleek and polished to edgy and textured. Bob cuts can be transformed with the use of curling irons or straighteners. And for those with even shorter hair, accessories like headbands and scarves can add a touch of personality to any look. Plus, with less hair to manage, styling time is significantly reduced. So don't let the misconception of limited styling options hold you back from rocking a shorter 'do.

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Accessorize

Generally, accessories look cuter on long hair. With pixies, the hair is too short to support a chunky headband, and you only can really pull of a decorative bobby pin or two. However, long hair offers you more options for wearing foulards, hats, headbands, and clips in your hair!

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Long hair offers more opportunities to accessorize than short hair does. With long hair, you can add a decorative bobby pin or two, a foulard, a hat, a headband, or a clip to your hair. These accessories can add a pop of color to your outfit, or make a statement. They can also be used to create an updo or half-up style.

In contrast, short hair, such as a pixie cut, is too short to support a chunky headband or other accessories. The only accessories that work with this hair length are a couple of decorative bobby pins.

Accessorizing your hair is a great way to enhance your look without having to do a lot of styling. It can also be a fun way to express your personality. Accessories are a great way to add some variety to your look, or to add a finishing touch to an outfit. Plus, they’re usually affordable and easy to find.

When it comes to accessorizing, long hair offers more options than short hair. So if you want to take advantage of all the possibilities, you should consider growing your hair out.

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Ombre

Technically, I suppose you could attempt ombre on a short cut, but it will more than likely just look like your roots grew out! If you love ombre hair, then you should definitely consider keeping your length, because you won't be able to pull off that look with less hair!

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Ombre is a hair color technique that creates a gradual blend of two or more colors, usually darker roots and lighter ends. It is best achieved on long hair, as the length is necessary to show off the gradual color transition. Ombre is a great way to add dimension to your look without having to commit to one color. It can also be used to create a subtle balayage effect. Ombre is a low maintenance style that can last up to several months, depending on how often you wash your hair. To maintain the look, regular trims and root touch-ups are recommended.

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It's Hard to Stop

Thanks to that awkward growing out period mentioned earlier, you're sort of forced into a corner with short haircuts. Either you endure a few months of looking like you have a bowl haircut, or you run to your salon for protection and get it cut again! You'll find that once you cut your hair, it's much more difficult to get long hair again than you might have thought.

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In addition to the awkward growing out period, there are other factors to consider before cutting your hair short. Short haircuts often require more frequent maintenance and trims to maintain their shape, which can add up in terms of time and cost. Short hair also tends to require more styling products and tools, making it less low-maintenance than longer hair. Furthermore, depending on your hair type and texture, short haircuts may not be as versatile and may limit your styling options. It's important to carefully weigh these factors before making the decision to cut your hair short.

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Don't Ignore a Blessing

This is a human truth, but women especially are notorious for this: we assume the grass is always greener on the other side. To many women, the "other side" is longer hair! Women envy your long locks and wish they could have them, so why ignore a blessing? Embrace your long hair and don't cut it all off!

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Long hair can be a blessing for many women, and it’s important to recognize and embrace it as such. Long hair is versatile, and can be styled in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and sophisticated look or a more relaxed and natural style, long hair can be a great asset. It can also be a great way to express your personality and style.

Long hair also tends to look healthier and shinier than short hair, as it has more surface area for the natural oils to distribute along. This helps keep hair looking soft and shiny, and can help reduce split ends and breakage.

Long hair can also be a great way to protect your scalp from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The extra length can provide extra coverage for the scalp, and can help protect it from sunburns and other skin damage.

Finally, long hair can be a great way to express yourself and your individual style. With long hair, you can experiment with different colors, styles, and textures, and create a look that is truly unique. So don’t ignore the blessing of long hair, and make sure to embrace it and make the most of it.

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You Won't Look like the Picture

Whenever I get my hair cut, I always bring in a photo to show my stylist. But if I bring in a photo of Emma Watson when she had a pixie cut, I don't leave looking like Emma Watson, no matter how much I wish I could! Every face shape is different, so you never really know what a short haircut will look like on you. However, long hair is generally flattering on everyone!

With so many reasons not to cut your hair, will you think twice before getting a pretty pixie or a cute bob? I hope so… like I said, it takes just a few minutes to get a cute short cut, but it takes forever to grow it back again! Where do you stand on the short versus long debate? Do tell!

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

AGREED! never cutting my hair short again. It was cute and all and I donated it which was awesome, but it's taking an eternity to grow back and I miss it so much! I have complained about all 7 things you mentioned haha never again!

It is a myth that you must wash short hair everyday. That largely depends on genetics (how much your sebaceous glands produce) and the hair care products you use (if you are skimping and using the cheap, non-salon brands you are doing your hair and scalp a disservice. And NO Pantene is not a suitable substitute.) Often to the contrary, short hair styles look better the second day if the right products are being used. Your pillow can be a great styling aid. I am only speaking from my 14 years experience caring for hair. So take it how you like.

I have a pixie and I most certainly do not wash my hair every day, so I'd disagree on that front. If I wake up with crazy hair on a non wash day, I just spritz it with water and re-blow dry it into shape. My hair always looks better when it's not squeaky clean.

I had waist-length hair for forever, but I cut it short the beginning of last summer because I needed a change and had to crazy of a summer planned to take care of it. While my guy friends weren't super crazy about the length, I totally love it. I decided at the beginning of the year to grow it out for my bf, but decided after the first hot day of the year that it wasn't worth it. I'm back to the short pixie cut that is super cute and makes all the pictures I'm in turn out presentable. lol.

Short hair only looks ok on really skinny people. I hate short hair... Definately not as flattering on any woman as longer hair. That's just my opinion.

As a cosmetologist who has kept my hair at least above my shoulders for far too long, I would love to have long hair so I can actually do the fun braids with it. However, I must advise that getting a regular trim every few months is healthy for your hair and will keep the ends from looking damaged. It will be make managing your long hair much easier. You don't have to go short, just continue with regular trims and you might even notice your hair grows better. That's because when damaged hair gets to the point where it can't hold out much longer, it breaks off near the ends. Making it feel like your hair just gets to a certain point and then stops growing, or grows much much slower. Grow your hair as long as you want, but trust me when I say getting a trim regularly will really really be beneficial.

Long hair all the way ;) ! My hair is considered medium / long, but I really do want it to be 2.5 inches longer! With long hair there are SO many possibilities, and I COULD NOT live without the ability to put my hair in a pony!

my hair as of right now is 2 feet long from my center part to the longest end. i love that i can do so many things with it, such as the braids, sock buns, etc. and i think my husband loves it more than me. but there are always down sides to anything, and there is one to having long hair as well, my hair is always in the way when i want to go to sleep, whenever i sit on a chair i have to pull my hair out of between me and the chair. at times it will tickle your arm and scare you. it takes forever to dry it naturally. those are just a few, don't get me wrong i love my long hair, i cut it a year and a half ago and just got it back to this length, and i wouldn't cut it again. but i wanted to make sure everyone knows that long hair is not as wonderful and some might think. with short hair it only takes a few minutes to dry your hair then style it, with long hair it can take over an hour.

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