Only 10 you say, well here’s problems only long-haired girls understand!
I write this post as I mourn the loss of yet another hair clip. The tally this year has reached 4. Yes, long hair can look all classy and pretty and other wonderful adjectives, but let me tell you – it’s a hair-raising affair. So here’s to all the girls struggling to tame their mane every single day. Stay strong dear girl, you are not alone!
Hair there and everywhere
There’s a designated place in my house where I comb my hair – the bathroom. And yet my hair finds a way to every single room -the sofa, the carpet, the bed, the mattress. Combing and cleaning go hand in hand.
One rubber-band is never enough
Once your hair length goes past the waist, one rubber band to hold that crown up is never enough. You start with a top-not and in 5 secs they slip down to your nape. I carry rubber bands everywhere. Three in hair and 2 as spare, because the worst thing that could happen when you are at the office is your rubber band snapping into two. True story!
Humidity is a horror story
I step out of my house with hair all prim and proper… and boom! Humidity happens. Hair turns into this bundle of sheep wool.
Like I said – you gotta learn to nurse the hurt of every single broken hair clips. Oh, my beautiful beautiful clips!
Stuck in all the odd places
Zipper, car windows, your bag, someone else’s bag, my armpits, my husband’s armpits. Let me tell you, there’s no right way to carry a purse when you got long hair. They are bound to get stuck.
The thing called Ponytail
Just the simple task of leaning against the car seat with a ponytail requires complex mathematics. You gotta figure out the angles and test different positions. The car designers need to be more innovative. As for floor exercises, they are a whole different level of uncomfortable!
Washing your hair
You don’t just wash your hair. You plan and calculate the whole act in your head before actually doing it. I cannot even imagine washing my hair during work days. And I have to deal with all the strange looks when I tell people that I wash my hair only once a week. It’s strictly reserved for weekends.
Takes forever to dry
Hair-dryers make me look like this.
So I dry my hair the old-fashioned way – in the sun. My hair hasn’t dried since 2007. It’s a surprise that algae haven’t started growing on my scalp.
Got a mind of their own
Let me break this to you about the hairstyles on Pinterest. Your hair will stay like that for exactly 2.5 seconds without any hair products. After that, they twist and turn in whatever way they feel is comfortable. Sometimes, I wonder what’s the point when I always end up tying them in a ponytail.
Dread the scissors
I have exactly one picture of me with short hair – when I was probably 9 months old. So I am fearful of the power of scissors. And frankly, after 30 years, I kinda dread what if they don’t grow back. Which in turn, leads to all kind of experiments – like the time when I gave myself a layer cut watching a Youtube tutorial.
And then there’s the problem of social media, my arms could never stretch enough to get it all in one frame.