long Hair in Public
It is really hard to describe the reactions from the public to long Hair, since it depends on so many factors like the place you live in, the taste of the people that see your hair, for what occasion you chose to wear it down.
I don't wear it down much in public
For several reasons:
- I wash once a week so it only looks great 2-3 days after the wash. It is not horrible the days after but I prefer to have it down when it is very clean since it just falls different.
The rest of the week is perfect for pretty updos though ;)
- When I don't know people yet I tend to leave it up since they might get weird with me. Especially in job situations I hide my hair all the time, because whenever I did leave it down there were those (female) coworkers that could not resist making weird or even mean comments or wanting to pull on my hair. Some people may also dissaprove of my hair.
- Keeps it out of the way for certain activities.
For some things, my hair is just too long. I could never mop the floor without my hair dragging all over it so it has to be put up.
Sports are almost worse tbh, I have not yet found a comfortable hairdo that would stay put and not tug, tangle my hair or fly all over the place when running :/
Second people ask me how long it took me to grow my hair, expecting it to take around 10 years and are surprised to hear it is way less. I have even been asked if I EVER cut my hair! With a trimmed straight hemline! *shrug*
Many people like my hair and comment positively on its condition, length or color (both henna and natural color) and ask for advice which I like to give ;)
But of course there is also many bad and weird comments. Some people just think it is way too long and very often I get told it is way too thin, usually by people that tell me that IF their hair was long it would be as thick as a tree and how they could never manage it O_o
One thing is for sure, with long hair you have to be able to handle all kinds of comments and attention....especially, stand above the negative ones and be self confident of your style and own beauty.