13 things you shouldn't say to women with long hair

Katherine - posted on 01/25/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )




You would look prettier/younger if your hair was shorter. Wow, that's really sweet of you to say. You would be much more attractive if you didn't speak.

Long hair just attracts rapists. Okay, so this is like saying I am asking for something terrible to happen to me because I have long hair. I have heard that attackers feel they can pull a woman's long hair but I'm also not going to live my life in constant fear of being attacked. (And way to scare a woman!)

Long hair is dangerous to babies since it can get wrapped around fingers, toes .... Thank you for caring about the welfare of my child, but I got this. Just like a boiling pot of water could really hurt my baby, too, I will take the proper precautions to make sure my hair doesn't get wrapped in the wrong places. Or maybe I should cut my hair and never boil water again! In fact, I should remove the stove!

Your husband must get annoyed by all your hair in the drain. Nothing a little Drano can't fix. Don't you wish all "annoyances" can be cleared up with something in a bottle? Oh wait ....

Do you ever get it stuck in your butt crack? This is like asking if I use sex toys for the butt. That's kind of private information.

It's all dead on the ends and looks unhealthy, you should cut it. You look pretty today, too.

Women over the age of 30 shouldn't have long hair. Oh really? What else shouldn't women over the age of 30 no longer be doing? Maybe all over 30s should just hide in their homes because only younger people have certain privileges.

Long hair kind of makes you look like a haggard old witch. No response needed here. We long hairs should just cast a spell on this meanie.

Your face is too round/long/oval to have long hair. I exist to defy shapes and proportions.

It's hiding your face too much, you should pull it back or cut it. Maybe I just don't want you looking at me.

Do you keep it long because your husband likes it like that? Yes, yes I do because I am a subservient wifey and my every move and decision is based on what my husband wants. (Barf.)

Why bother having it long if you wear it up most of the time anyway? Clearly, you don't understand variety. I do wear it down, too. And why is this even your concern?

Modern women wear their hair short these days. Oh but I'm a witch remember? I'm heading to Salem to get burned at the stake -- hell, I'm over 30 and my drains are all clogged, so I shouldn't be living anyway.

Do you have long hair and have heard these comments, too? What annoys you the most about what people say about or to women with long hair?

I have long hair and have heard some of these. Like I must clog the drain. Anyways, lol.


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Emma - posted on 01/27/2012




I have long hair because its easy !

In my 20's i had every length style and color you can think of.

I let my hair grow out when i was pregnant and wow how much easier is long hair !!!

Most of the time it lives in a pony tail as is nice quick and practical with small kids, when i do where it down i have hundreds of choices as to what to do with it.

Only have to wash it once a week most of the time unlike when i had short hair which i had to wash 3 or more times a week. and when i had short hair there was no way of getting around having to style it every day !!

Admittedly i have to clean the drains once a month but what a small price to pay for easy hair with options !!

Gina - posted on 01/27/2012




Yeh I got the"why have long hair if you tie it up" thing a lot.

I have thick hair and every time with out fail when I get a trim I hear "wow you have a lot of hair"

"How do you keep it clean"? Um I wash it...

Katherine - posted on 01/26/2012




I haven't had a trim in I don't know how long. And yes I've gotten the split ends comment. "Your hair looks frizzy, you need a trim and then it will be healthy again." From my dear old mom.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/26/2012




Heard a lot of them. The one I like is the "oh, you're doing it for your husband"...No, actually, I grew my hair out for my grandpa, when he was dying. He loved long hair, and I couldn't help him in any other way, so I grew my hair for him.

Ok, so I haven't cut it for 10 years, except for a trim here and there...LOL...

Michelle - posted on 01/26/2012




Okay I actually had a friend ask me how I felt about having to get my hair cut short after my son was born. I was very confused because she was dead serious. I guess she thinks that having kids means you can no longer take care of your long hair and the kids pull on it (isn't that something a pony tail could solve). Anyway she did actually cut her hair after her daughter was born. So I guess she believes it. I've heard that older women don't look good with long hair. I guess at the ripe old age of 35 I'm supposed to be making plans for my retirement.

Corinne - posted on 01/26/2012




I've had the 'why have long hair if you're going to tie it up?' sooo many times. My fellas gran used to say it all the time but she's a hairdresser and I'm sure she wanted to lop it all off for me.

The other one that annoys me is 'women over 30 shouldn't have long hair'. Really? Guess I'll cut it short and have a perm, let's face it, I'm due to join the blue rinse brigade any day now.

Katherine - posted on 01/26/2012




Oh I get the long hair really turns me on too! Gross! I LOVE my long hair :P Leave me alone.

Jennifer - posted on 01/26/2012




Lol, I've heard the clogged drain one. Me and two of my girls have long hair, so, yeah, I get that! Too be honest though- my husband has no freaking idea what's in our drain!! What makes anyone so sure he's the one that cleans it?

And the keeping it up comment I get a bunch. "You'd look so nice with your hair down" so I look like a dog now? Thanks! Or from men, "Long hair really turns me on!" EWWW, thanks for making my stomach turn!

I have long hair for ME. For my pleasure. I like it. My daughters are allowed to play it from time to time, and my husband really likes it, but for the rest of the world, shut the hell up!!

Amy - posted on 01/26/2012




It's hard for me to find a good hair dresser so I usually just go get it trimmed and I hate when they say "oh wow you have a lot of hair", it annoys me to no end because I'm well aware I have a lot of hair. It would be like me saying " oh wow your hair is brown".

The other thing that bugs me is when people say "wow you look so different when you straighten your hair you should do it like that more often", yeah I should but I have to wash it the night before, finish drying it in the am and then spend an hour straightening it, I prefer the extra time to sleep.

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