Today I was looking at myself in the mirror, and started thinking that I should get a haircut. I always keep my hair long, but when it gets close to possibly getting caught in my pants, I head to the hair salon. Whenever I go, I only have them take a few inches off, so my hair is still long.
It got me thinking about why I don’t like short hair. The last time I had my hair at just about shoulder length, I was 12 years old. I didn’t like how it looked, and ever since then, I have kept it around chest level or longer.
Looking in the mirror today, I realized that part of the reason I like my long hair is because when you have a lot of hair, people notice that more than your face. With shorter hair, people are able to focus more on your facial features. And with BPES, I have small eyes, and my ears are slightly uneven, and I feel as though keeping my hair long balances this out.
I am sure this is just psychological, but it would be really hard for me to cut my hair short. My long hair really feels like a security blanket. I know as I get older, it is probably going to look weird. Can you imagine me at 70 years old, with long gray hair? I can’t. So at some point, I will have to go short. But in the meantime, I am happy to stay in my comfort zone with my long hair.