Sometimes deciding whether to wear your hair up or down can very much feel like the fight of the year but depending on your perspective there is only one reigning champion or perhaps a draw. This fight will be a toe to match as the contenders will battle it out to the twelfth round. The fighters have weighed in and all stats, pros and cons are listed. In the end your personal preferences, lifestyle and hair goals will determine your undefeated champion. Now I ask…Are You Ready to Rumble?

FREE:  The Underdog

 Stance: Orthodox

Age: 4 and ½ years old

Type: 4b-c

Height: Varies

Strand Weight: Fine

Density:  Extremely Thick

Reach: 23 inches

Pros: Strands are free from  risk of breaking due to no tension, able to breathe.

Cons: More susceptible to the elements due to no protection therefore more prone to breakage, split ends, tangles and dryness, can easily snag and friction as well. Unconsciously is more tempting to manipulate hair. Depending on length the season can affect your level of physical comfort.

Updo: Undefeated

 

Stance: Unorthodox

Age: 4 and ½ years old

Type: 4b-c

Height: Varies

Strand Weight: Fine

Density:  Extremely Thick

Reach: 20 inches

Pros: Ends are protected, moisture is sustained for longer periods of time, low manipulation throughout the day, can withstand any season and higher chances of retaining length.

Cons: Un-satisfaction of updo styles due to free envy, tension to hair strands if not properly styled which can cause temporary to permanent hair loss. Susceptibility to moisture less since hair is protected.

 

The winner by unanimous decision is….

For my hair type and length, hair goals, preference and lifestyle the Up do is clearly the chose for me but for others your unanimous decision might tell a completely different story. What your decision really boils down to is your preference, what you determine to be pros or cons and the sacrifices you are willing to take to reach your goals. So if you prefer to wear your hair down or up just remember everything and anything can have an up or down side it is up to you to determine your own hair happiness.

Weigh in, who is your unanimous decision and why?