The Truth About Long Hair

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ellen Percival

Founder & Owner of: It’s Ellen Grace

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Blogging, Family & Life, Successful Living, Travel and Writing Writer

I know what you’re thinking, surely having long hair isn’t that much aggravation? Well, think again, it’s not all sassy hair-swishing and cute hairstyles…

Truth Number 1: Washing it takes an age

When you have long hair, you dread washing it. The thought of using about half a tub of shampoo and conditioner just to reach the ends of your hair is saddening (and gives you arm ache). Then, just when you think it’s over, you realize you have to spend another 20 minutes trying it!

There’s nothing more tedious than standing in the same spot and just waving a hairdryer in your face constantly. Why not air-dry it you say? Well if you still want to have sopping wet hair when you wake up then, sure!

Truth Number 2: Putting bags on your shoulders are never the same

You get up to leave, you go to put your bag on your shoulder, and then you realize half of your hair is stuck underneath the strap.

You then continue to do a funny shoulder-head dance to quickly move your hair and stop it from pulling on your scalp. As I’m sure you can imagine, it looks really great.

Truth Number 3: The ends of your hair will get messy

You’ll be in the midst of a night out, having a great time, only to look down to find the ends of your hair in an alcoholic pile of goodness-knows-what. Trust me, it’s not a great look, and it leaves your hair in one massive clump of stickiness!

 Truth Number 4: Your drains will get blocked 

We all know what it’s like, you’re washing your hair, strands of strands of hair start to come out and lock to your fingers, well when your long hair, it gradually turns to clumps after clumps of hair coming out. Only to then realize a few minutes later that the copious amounts of fluff balls that have exited the shower/bath have only been clogged in the plug for the past 5 months. Ahh, that explains why it takes forever for the bath/shower to drain.

Truth Number 5: Brushing your hair makes you want to cry

Having long hair means brushing it isn’t a quick-and-easy process. It actually means having to brush the same parts fives time over just to ensure it’s tangle-free.

However, this only lasts for a couple of minutes. As the next time, you try and stroke your hair, it’s somehow intertwined and knotty already! But how? I’ve been sat in the same spot and haven’t moved? How is that possible for hair to get tangled to nothing?

Having long hair isn’t all bad, though. At least it acts as a scarf and keeps me warm during winter!

Article Credits: Ellen Percival

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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  1. Hannah Fearless 2 years ago

    Very true. But I think it’s great that’s why I keep mine! However I probably wear it up way more than down.

  2. emily1997site 2 years ago

    I can’t grow my hair and I’ve always wanted to have a go at keeping long hair. It must be my genetics

    • okibo2003 2 years ago

      I can’t grow my hair too! lol! Isn’t it amazing how genetics play such a huge role in our lives?

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  4. totallyclassicbeauty 2 years ago

    Love your post!

  5. The struggle is real!

  6. rubiescorner 2 years ago

    I love to see well-groomed, long hair. I believe you when you say the pocketbook is a problem. Long hair looks wonderful, and I believe it is now the style for older people to wear it longer. I think the struggle has always been there. When one has a young face when they are in their teens, it will be a young face as they age. I believe long hair helps an older person look their age, but the way we serve the hair is up to us. I color mine, because it needs it. I color it because I don’t like the way beauty salons put color on, and let it get so dark. I believe lighter colors on aging faces helps with the wrinkles that come to us eventually. I believe wrinkles just make us look more beautiful on the inside. We laugh, and they come. Stress causes worries, and worries will age us. I believe those in their younger years will be glad they are aging gracefully.

  7. Loonyloonyvish 2 years ago

    …And that’s why I cut my hair when I had taken pains for four years to grow them till they reached my waist! And now it’s as short as a boy’s (in general…not meant as a stereotype).

  8. innovativeDiyIdeas 2 years ago

    This is so relatable …. I have really really long hair ..I know the struggle is really but at the end of the day its worth it!

  9. LaShelle 2 years ago

    So funny, and so true!! It takes a lot of time! But I think is worth it! 🙂

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  12. Aishwarya 2 years ago

    This was a fun read! I identify with most of those things

  13. taraquinn85 2 years ago

    ?? truth number 2 is me all over

  14. thesilence2017 2 years ago

    Women, you’re beautiful even hairless. Don’t worry about long hair. 😉

  15. mindelate 2 years ago

    Haha yes! I could relate to every single one. 3 months ago I took the plunge and got a haircut. Made it really short. Soo much easier to manage it now! Thanks for the post, it did make me chuckle!

  16. Une Petite Curly 2 years ago

    I always tell myself that I’ll grow my hair out but I always ending up cutting it due to all the reasons listed above, haha

  17. KatieAnne 2 years ago

    Ha these are so true! Especially number 2 – I hate it when bag straps pull or catch my hair!!

  18. InYourFace 2 years ago

    So so so relatable!!! Number 2 specially!

  19. DarkSoul 2 years ago

    this is so true 😛

  20. Allthingsprettyy 2 years ago

    Haha spot on!

  21. miss_ananya 2 years ago

    This is the first time I am glad on not having long hair ?

  22. maleehatakblog 2 years ago

    This is true…. I’ve long hair and I think it’s still beautiful?

  23. GANSU 2 years ago

    I have waist length long hair and I love having that length, I will not go beyond that length for the fear of management and also neck pain.

  24. Let's read 2 years ago

    Long hair is beautiful , I’m not really lucky to have very long hair but I can still relate to some of them . Like people asking you what takes you so long in the bathroom . This was a really good post .. ????

  25. lifewithgabs 2 years ago


  26. Been there, done that! Maintaining it takes a lifetime. That’s why I have short hair now!

  27. I actually LOL on this. I used to have long hair, really long. Past the butt long and it would on windy days get caught when I closed the car door. I lost my hair due to sickness but it is slowly growing back and someday it will again get caught in the car door.

  28. storyspiller 2 years ago

    Totally get this! Haha

  29. blissfulbohemian17 2 years ago

    I felt the years of physical pain from #3 lol! Awesome read, thank you.

  30. thegirlnextdoor 2 years ago

    So true ???

  31. williwash 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.

  32. emmachuks 2 years ago

    I forgot one truth
    Long hairs are beautiful and lovely ?

  33. lifeofastayathomemom 2 years ago

    That’s the very reason I just cut my hair off!! ? this was a good read 🙂 thanks for sharing…

  34. waggytalesdogblog 2 years ago

    I shut mine in the car door quite often, its embarrasssing and really hurts!

  35. allaboutlife13 2 years ago

    Have true actually

  36. official 2 years ago


  37. Natasha 2 years ago

    Haha I can relate to this sooo welll. It’s also such a hassle to dry itt, it takes ages!!!

  38. blocked drains! yep

  39. Shaniamatanji 2 years ago

    ooh, i didn’t know that since i have a short hair

  40. prplspecs 2 years ago


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