In mainstream society that seems to covet more as better this often can regard hair. So when it comes to natural hair some think long flowing Rapunzel like locks, reaching to the floor or in my case to the sky is the ultimate advantage, but to be honest short hair has many more advantages than you may think, and if it were not for my alien sized head I too may have considered a shorter style in the past long ago but the lord blessed me with all this hair for a reason.
Short hair has been a style rocked by all, whether it was by choice or a means till longer lengths, I am going to list 7 reasons why short hair rules the school.
Protective Styling WHAT?: With the leisure of short hair comes less responsibility. In fact the length of short hair is automatically a protective style within itself since your ends will not be in friction with any clothing articles you may be wearing. No matter what your hair type texture, if hair is above shoulder length you have the freedom of wearing your hair out more without risk of damage from friction.
Less Time: The hands of time are on your side! With less hair in your hands you have the freedom of saving time in everything from detangling, washing, styling and anything to do with manipulating your hair.
Stronger Ends: New growth equals stronger hair simply because it has not been around long enough to be exposed to the elements, self-manipulation and wear and tear that happens naturally as the hair ages, which means shorter hair is stronger period. As long as you are not causing damage to your hair by heat, over manipulation and chemicals, your ends are the fierceness of them all!
Manipulation: The advantages of having shorter hair not only means less manipulation (if you can keep your hands out of your hair in those idle moments, lol) but also translates to your strands being able to withstand a little more manipulation than longer lengths. As previously mentioned new growth is stronger therefore can handle a little more manipulation than longer lengths which explains why when you see someone who constantly rocks a short haircut and loves to dye their hair every color under the sun but still has healthy hair. Well the constant cutting of your ends to achieve a shorter look eliminates any damage that can occur when using a chemical such as dye on your locks.
Easier Detangling: Longer lengths with curly hair causes the strands to become much more susceptible to tangling and single strand knots. Especially since the longer your hair the older the strands are due to natural wear which can cause breakage as well as the bulk end of the strands to become finer than the density closer to the root area which is commonly known as ‘feathering’. Your strands are stronger in numbers so as the ends of your hair feather naturally, this is the reason why tangling, single strand knots and split ends happen more frequently in this area.
Product Usage: More money more problems…Less hair less products! Rockin short styles obviously means less product usage but also saves you money in the bank.
Water is Your Best Friend: We all know water is your best friend regardless of length but if you are a shorty, you really have the comfort of enjoying Mother Nature’s greatest gift without the process of protective styles or sectioning to reduce further tangling, not to mention air-drying is a dream!