Fashion trends come and go. With the changing fashion scene comes the changing trends in hairstyles, hair lengths, and even hair colors. Gone are the days of the same old boring haircuts. Now, we are all about making a bold statement and expressing our style.
From layered hair to full bangs to a crew cut, there is always a suitable hairstyle for each person. There are cases, though, of incredible extremes such as suddenly choosing to go completely bald or, on the other end of the spectrum, slowly growing one’s hair for miles.
Now, going bald is a brave act but a low maintenance decision. The other option, though, is quite curious. How do people with extremely long hair maintain their tresses?
Why Would You Need So Much Hair?
Hair length, or the lack thereof, is a personal choice. It is curious, though, why one would be interested in maintaining hair that is unconventionally long. What is the purpose of hair, anyway? Why do we need hair?
Hair is meant to keep us warm. It regulates our body temperature to prevent us from getting too cold. It also provides a cushion for the skull. Its function has evolved, though. Hair has evolved from pure anatomical necessity to a fashion statement. More than that is how certain hairstyles have become pop culture icons.
Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair!
One of the most well-known (and well-loved) pop culture icons with an undeniably iconic hairstyle is none other than Rapunzel. Her hair that has grown beyond imaginable lengths is loved by many readers (and movie geeks, given the film adaptation).
Some actual people choose to have extremely long hair. Attractiveness based on hair length is still a subjective topic. Having extremely long hair, though, may have been influenced by pop culture icons such as Rapunzel or the deep belief that long hair is considered more attractive. So who would want hair as long as Rapunzel’s?
A Ukrainian woman named Alena Kravchenko has grown her hair up to 6 feet long! Imagine having to comb that much hair! She states her belief that beauty comes from being natural, so she has grown her hair to such a length. Would you consider growing yours? Find out how to maintain long hair (just in case you decide to).
Long Hair Maintenance
So do you want to try having Rapunzel hair? Perhaps you want to try growing your hair just a little bit longer than your usual hairstyle? Here’s what you need to know.
Long hair is high-maintenance. Although you will be growing your hair, you need regular trims to maintain healthy hair. By doing so, you will be getting rid of unwanted split ends and damaged strands.
Find suitable hair products for your hair type. When you find the perfect hair products, maintaining your long hair will be less of a hassle.
Lastly, you will need to comb daily but carefully. This is an obvious tip since having long hair means it will be more prone to tangles and damage. Having tangled long hair doesn’t sound so fun, doesn’t it?
The Major Con
Having long hair may make you feel more attractive. If you’re a busy person, though, this major con to maintaining such a length might make you think twice before growing your hair out.
Maintaining long hair is time-consuming. As we have said, long hair requires high maintenance. When you decide to grow your hair, you will have to commit. We are not just talking about combing hair and purchasing hair products (the price could pile up), but we are also referring to the “mess” it will make. Some things could make your long hair life easier.
Got hair on your food? Wear a hair net. Hair fall? Consider switching shampoos. Hair down the bathroom drain? Hire a drain cleaner. Long hair might be time-consuming, but there are ways on how to make your experience worthwhile! Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Hair has become a fashion statement. With the age of Instagram-worthy images and lifestyles, it is no surprise if one wants to try something completely different from their usual “look.”
Growing out extremely long hair can be considered a major life decision. It may look pretty, but, as with any unusual hairstyle, you have to commit. Remember, though, that hairstyles, or the lack thereof, is a personal decision. You can have fun with it!