I know what you’re thinking. “If you hate your hair, just cut it off!” But it’s not that simple. For the most part, I do like my long locks. I like hiding behind my hair, concealing shirt stains or cleavage as needed. I like being able to reenact Herbal Essences commercials in the shower or Willow Smith it up (AKA whip my hair back and forth). But there are some days that I really do feel like taking a pair of scissors out…
1. I shed, perpetually. I just expect to find my hair everywhere I go, like on the floor of my friend’s dorm room and my seat in Computer Science (and I will find my hair there days later). It’s not just that–it clings to me too! I really can’t harsh on my dog for shedding on me when I do it all the time.
2. When I take pictures from the shoulders up, if I’m wearing a tank top, I look like I’m wearing no top. Need proof? Just look at my college ID. I look like I’m trying to do a modern-day rendition of Adam and Eve. In which I play Eve (AKA naked). You’d think I’d learn, but this continues to be a legitimate problem in my life.
3. It takes forever to dry. And since I hate using a blow-dryer, I air-dry my hair, which is a process that takes at least two-and-a-half hours.
4. My hair always gets caught in things. Let me tell you, there is a particular type of terror that inflicts you when you’re hanging out, minding your own business, and all of a sudden you realize that your hair is wrapped around a random screw or got caught in a locking cabinet as you’re trying to pull away. It’s not only terrifying, it can really hurt!
5. Brushing my hair can be a Herculian ordeal. Though the shortest hair I’ve ever had just hit my armpits, I know that hair that length is way easier to comb than hair that goes down to your mid-back. There are less knots, less hassle.
What does your hair do that drives you crazy sometimes?