There are a million things to complain about when you have long hair. It’s annoying, it’s frustrating and it gets in the way all the time. As much as long-haired people love to hate their manes, the truth is they wouldn’t have it any other way. Once you have long hair it’s part of your identity and shorter styles are out of the question. Who would you be without your flowing ponytails or barrel curls?
Cassandra Calin, a cartoonist from Montreal, created a series of webcomics dedicated to people with long hair. She hit the nail on the head when it comes to the painful truths of dealing with long and luscious locks.
Remember, having long hair can actually come in handy sometimes. For instance, if you don’t have a hair tie, you can tie your tresses in a knot. If you don’t have any dental floss, you can use your hair. Actually, ew, don’t do that. In order to deal with all of the bonuses of long hair, you will have some sacrifices. Check out these 18, all too relatable illustrations.
1. There’s no such thing as a clean brush when you have long hair. Unless you empty it every single time you use it, it will look like a bird’s nest between the bristles. Also, be prepared for grossed out family members every time they see wads of hair from your brush in the garbage.
2. Ask any long-haired person and they’ll tell you the worst part of their day is brushing their hair in the morning. It’s painful, it’s frustrating and can even bring you to tears. The part that sucks the most? Knowing you have to do it all over again tomorrow and the next day, and the next.
3. There’s nothing worse than getting a bite of food only to notice there’s something in your mouth that doesn’t belong. Hair in the food is enough to make you gag even when it’s your own. And when it’s a long one, good luck digging it out. Tie up your mane when you’re in the kitchen, it will save you your appetite.
4. Hunks of hair can seriously play tricks on you. They can form into whatever your imagination will allow them to. If you’re afraid of insects, you know what it’s like to have a near heart attack after seeing a giant “bug” on the ground, only to find out it’s a little hairball.