If they dont cut their hair in pregnancy, many women cut their hair shorter after the baby is born. The reason, as always, is that its easier to deal with.
If you think about it, though, long hair may not require that much extra effort when compared to short hair. Youll spend less time getting it cut at the salon, which can be nice when you have to fit that in around your childrens schedules. Brushing your hair only takes a little longer for well-maintaned long hair than it does for shorter hair.
Pulling the hair back in a ponytail is easy and practical for any hair that is long enough for that style. Ive always been fond of braiding my hair when I need a lot of control.
Children love long hair. My daughter is always asking me to brush her hair long, like Rapunzels. My kids would be shocked if I cut my hair.
But what about those hectic days when you have a hard time even getting into the shower? Isnt long hair inconvenient then?
It doesnt have to be. Twist your hair up into a knot if you dont absolutely have to brush it and you wont have to wait for it to dry. My hair needs washing only about every other day before I start to notice an oily feeling occasionally daily in summer due to the heat, and sometimes I suspect I could get away with washing it less in winter if I were in THAT much of a hurry. Its just so nice to get out of the shower some days, feeling clean, but not needing to worry about drying my hair.
Moms do not have to have short hair. Its common practice these days, but its nice to stand out in a way you wont regret later. I often get envious comments from other moms, and meeting other long haired moms is fun. No, we dont talk about having long hair all the time occasionally share care or styling tips, but I think most women do that anyhow. Its just a little something we automatically know we have in common.
Keeping your hair long is also a great way to feel feminine. My husband and I knew each other for years before we married, but had lost contact for a time, during which I grew my hair out. His first comment on seeing me after 5 years apart, aside from general hellos was I love your hair. I dont say thats the only reason we got back together, not by a long shot, but it sure didnt hurt. Hed be quite disappointed if I cut my hair. Few men can resist long hair. When youre a parent and sometimes there arent many ways to show your feelings, little things like teasing him with long hair works quite nicely.