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Old 11-02-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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Also, I want to add, as someone whose own hair was below her waist when she was younger, what's to be "proud" of? What kind of talent does it take to grow hair? You may like or love or hate your hair, but pride should come from accomplishment, not just a lack of hair cutting.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:10 AM
 
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Also, I want to add, as someone whose own hair was below her waist when she was younger, what's to be "proud" of? What kind of talent does it take to grow hair? You may like or love or hate your hair, but pride should come from accomplishment, not just a lack of hair cutting.
Pride should come from looks and/or records as well, even from local records.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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My grandmother had hair down to her ankles. She always wore it in a bun. My wife's hair goes down to past her butt and it has been cut several times. She usually wears it in a pony tail.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Europe
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There is a fact that not all peoples hair grow long at first place. There is some factors which limit this quality. I like longer hair, mine is about waist lenght. It took 20 years to grow it into that lenght. As long as I can take care of it myself I keep it that way. I would grow it mail lenght if it would grow but it refused.

Pretty hair of yours
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I had long hair when I was younger (down to my hips). When I cut it to the nape of my neck, I couldn't believe how much easier it was to wash and it was easier and more versatile to style. When mine was long, I curled it for special occasions. Not many options for self-styling. I never regretted cutting it for a minute.

One thing about women with long hair, if you have it, wear it long. If you bunch it up into a bun or a clip ALL the time like many do, why have long hair in the first place?

BTW, I dislike older women wearing their hair long unless they keep it up in a chic, stylish bun (but really, how many take the time?). It seems like an attempt to keep their youth/youthful looks when they wear it down, and in reality, it does the opposite IMO. Also, once the gray starts coming in, it is very difficult to keep it evenly coloured, and the ends end up dry looking.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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My whole life I have had long hair, which was thick, auburn and one of my best features IMO. As I got older and grayer, I found myself keeping it in a ponytail or a bun almost all of the time, so what was the point of the long hair? Not to mention how incredibly hot it was in the summer. I finally decided to cut it, and don't miss it a bit. With a few exceptions, long hair on an older woman is very aging and can look witchy. When I cut it, people commented how much younger I looked.

I think knee length hair is not something I would be proud of, as it seems the hair towards the bottom always ends up looking too thin and ratty. If I were OP I'd cut off the last foot or so and it would be such much prettier. Quality over quantity and all that.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Mine usually gets to waist length, but I don't like it longer cause it looks too thinned out once it gets longer. I tend to take a couple inches off though, but I keep it longer than bra strap length. I don't like it too short cause without the weight, it "poofs" out, and tends to be so light weight it frizzes out a lot. I guess I get what you mean by "proud" just because I know so many women who want long hair but for some reason they don't have the patience or they can't grow it out, they tell me. But I wouldn't say I'm "proud" necessarily, but just that I like it and I feel it is a good feature and I don't plan on chopping it above my shoulders just because I turn 40 in a few years. It looks very nice and its easier to take care of. When its short, it is curls and frizzes too much and product and irons don't help, it looks messy ALL the time no matter what I do. I also can't have it so short I can't pull it back, but having it boy-short is not an option for my face frame.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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@littlechoirlady, your hair looks healthy and shiny, like something out of a fairy tale; I love it, and have always admired well-kempt long hair.

I had waist length hair in high school, and in my early twenties finally gave in to curiosity/social pressure and cut it short. It looked great. I went through a few cycles of telling myself I was really growing it out this time, and then cutting it again on impulse. I think I've finally exorcised the urge. It's halfway down my back, and I wouldn't dream of cutting it.

Anyway, it's a matter of personal taste; I've developed a style that's very fairy and fantasy-influenced, and long hair suits the image I want to portray.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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btw, I am proud of my hair, too. It's nice to have something about my body/person that I just like and feel good about, without having to repeatedly work on it or otherwise "earn" it!
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I love having long hair because contrary to popular opinion, it's easier to take care of than short hair. With short hair I used to have to style/straighten/curl my hair all the time and couldn't do many updos.
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