Which is better long hair vs short Hair? For me the answer is easy and I base my choice over three questions: which looks amazing on me, which is most comfortable on me and which is easiest to maintain?
Long Hair Looks Amazing
Long hair looks amazing on me. My facial structure and long hair compliment each other well. I can’t go anywhere without a compliment on how amazing my long hair is. So, you have to be honest with yourself on this one, but be careful, because being honest with yourself doesn’t mean having a pre-conceived notion of what you think is honest. It means being open minded to the possibility if long hair really compliments your look or not.
Here’s, a tip, if you never had long hair you really don’t know if it will look good on you. Contrary to your creative thoughts, you can’t imagine well enough if long hair will or will not look good on you, and even if you have a computer generated image of your face with long hair, you really can’t picture a reality because no computer is accurate enough to guess your natural long hair growth pattern, it would only be guessing. A tip to remember when seeing if long hair is for you is to ask yourself, does my face look overweight? Not, do I have a round face, but, is my face overweight? If the answer is yes, then neither long or short hair will compliment your face well, in fact short hair might look more funny on you. Think of “Homer Simpson”. Does his very little hair make his face look good? So if you have a “Homer Simpson” face then you know that longer hair might actually be a better look for you.
I can never say short hair looked amazing on me. Good at times, yes, but amazing, never. God is my witness, I can’t think I ever had one person tell me, “you have great hair”, while I had short hair. Compliments about my short hair were non-existent. I didn’t know what a compliment about my hair was while I had short hair and it is a planetary distance of a difference between the compliments and great reaction my long hair gets everyday now.
Now, long and short mean something different to the sexes. For women long hair seems to mean hair length below the shoulder and for men it means hair length that is reaching the shoulder or beyond. Either way, you can apply the guidance above based on what you think long or short hair mean to you. If I was to rank how amazing long hair looks on men and women versus short hair, using a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being most amazing, I would have to say long hair is always between a 5 to 10 (depending on how amazing it looks) to an always 1 to 5 for short hair. I have only seen short hair look great on one girl, and she’s an ex super model, Nicole Murphy, but even then, long hair would look even more stunning on her, because with her short hair, it was really the lack of hair that made a difference on her look, she could have had her head shaved and it probably would have looked the same, her lack of hair made her beautiful features stand out, but I truly believe with long hair, it would be the total package for her look.
Which is Most Comfortable?
Is long hair or short hair more comfortable to have? I have been on both ends of the spectrum, having had hair as short as a shaved head to having hair long and past my elbows. The answer is simple here. No hair is the most comfortable to have because it’s like being naked. You just don’t have to deal with any clothes and you feel less weight on you. The shorter the hair the more moveable you seem to be because you don’t have to think about your hair, in fact you think as if you have just a head, not hair. Having long hair is not like being a lion or some sort of feline, you’re not covered with fur everywhere, so the level of comfort of long hair is very good when it comes to ventilation. People sometimes ask me if it gets hot, and my answer is always no, because a nice mane is just that, a nice mane, it’s not coupled with surrounding fur like an animal. The only time I can think of that a mane creates a tiny bit of extra heat on me, would be when I’m about to sleep. Moving your mane can also be uncomfortable when you’re laying in bed or doing tasks that require you to lean forward, sometimes you just don’t want to deal with anything that might delay you doing something. I know there are times I don’t want to feel or see the weight of my mane when I’m relaxing. So if I was to rate the level of comfort of having long hair versus short hair, 10 being most comfortable, I would rate it a 7 out of 10 for long hair and a 10 out of 10 for short. Long hair can be uncomfortable at times to deal with, but it’s definitely not that uncomfortable that I would feel comfortable saying it’s below a 7. A three point comfort reduction is significant enough to make a clear point, but not big enough to give way to “urban legends” of the lack of comfort of having long hair.
Which is Easier to Maintain?
This one is a sonic boom resonating answer, long hair. Long hair is the easiest to maintain. Long hair is angelic to maintain, yes I used angelic because with long hair, you don’t even need to go to your stylist more than twice a year. That’s right. Twice a year! If you have time and money you can go in more, but more than three times a year, even for someone with amazing hair like mine is probably unnecessary. Long hair is just that flawless to maintain.
On the other hand, I can’t even begin to tell you how tedious and uncomfortable short hair is to maintain. Growing up and even as an adult, short hair felt like having a curse. And the reason is because it is unnatural to have short hair. Hair is meant to grow and follow its course. Men and women are like trees. Imagine if all the trees in the world had short branches and almost no leaves. When I had short hair it seemed like my head resented me for it.
My hair would grow out uneven and at different times, and the color didn’t look right, and this would repeat a cycle of unhappiness with my short hair. And to top it off, the short hair marketing industry had so many short hair styles being advertised that I would try them out to find comfort in my look and almost never those short hair styles did give me the comfort I was seeking. I was always trying new things when I had short hair, it was a never ending chase. Short hair is expensive and time consuming because you constantly have to be cutting, trimming or even coloring it, sometimes as much as more than once a week. My short hair also required the heavy use and exploration of different hair products, and most hair products damaged my hair. Whereas with long hair I only really use a great shampoo and conditioner like Mane Rx and I’m great!
Contrary to some belief, long hair doesn’t require that much use of your shampoo/conditioner because your hair is longer. A great shampoo/conditioner like Mane Rx is powerful to do a fabulous job with any type of hair and both short or long hair.
So, if I was to rank how easy it is to maintain long hair versus short hair using a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the easiest and one the hardest, I would say long hair is an 8 of 10 and short hair is a 2 of 10. That is a Grand Canyon of a difference on how much easier it is to maintain long hair versus short hair. I can’t even begin to compare.
For me long hair is the champion look all day, everyday, for the above reasons. If you have never had long hair, I don’t hesitate to tell you, give it a try. If you’re looking to grow your hair, I would recommend you look into and try QuinoAmino, as one of its many benefits is a powerful ingredient, Quinoa, that speeds up hair-growth. I use QuinoAmino daily for its hair benefits, aside from its other amazing health benefits.
Long hair rocks, long hair don’t care. Long hair looks amazing, long hair just is, but that’s for you to find out. Try it.