9 Reasons Why Short Hair is the Best

by Arielle Dachille

Real talk, cutting my hair into a pageboy after a lifetime of tangling with damaged, split-ended long hair was one of the best decisions ever. There's an extensive list of reasons why short hair is the best, and I feel like I'm still discovering new things to love about my cropped tresses every day. My hair feels healthier, it dries much more predictably, and shaking my head feels like twirling around in a flouncy skirt. This last bullet point translates to fun all day every day.

Sure, it's likely that you had long hair in high school. At one point, you probably thought "I could never part with my diaphanous Rapunzel locks! They're a symbol of my maidenhood!" Really though, to all the peeps with long hair, you don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t taken a sword to your tresses and chopped 'em off, Mulan-style.

Experimenting with a close-cut 'do is extremely liberating. It makes perfect sense that cutting your hair short feels like a cleanse. You’re relieving your head of all those extra dead cells weighing it down. Better yet, this detox doesn't require drinking vile cayenne lemonade. Naturally, you feel like Beyonce and Jay Z’s combined net worth after a drastic haircut. For all the gals who understand the glory of a sassy cropped cut, I've compiled a list of reasons that short hair is the best.

1. It's low maintenance

Seriously, your split-end quotient will be cut in half when you cut your hair. Going short is unequivocally the lazy-girl's guide to a healthy mane.

2. Your hair dries much quicker than when it was long

Say goodbye to waiting an hour and a half for tresses to dry off. With less mass on your head, it will just naturally be a speedier process.

3. You have the bounciest ponytails

Now, this is providing that you have hair that's even long enough to pull back into a pony. If you do, beats the springy little tuft at the back of your head bouncing up and down like the tail of a baby deer that is your ponytail.

4. Styling ain't no thang

Whether you're blow-drying, straightening, plying your hair into a labyrinth of bobby pins, or just spiking with some turtle wax, short hair is a breeze to style.

5. Short hair is all the rage, man

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You're so on trend, even celebrities are following your lead on the bob. Emma Stone, J. Law and Lena Dunham are all serving some bob sophistication these days. Way to be ahead of the curve.

6. Your bedhead is rock & roll

Sure, maybe your "8-hours shoved against a pillow" look is a bit messy. But your payoff is punk style, no pomade necessary.

7. The breeze on your neck is the best

Short hair = freedom.

8. When everyone else is dying of heat in the summer, you're feeling

Relieving your shoulders of that curtain of hair basically makes your body temperature drop by about 5 degrees. Also, who needs to pile their mane into a messy bun just to avoid waking up in a night sweat? Not you!

9. The dancing hair flip is more fun than most things on Earth

As the esteemed child pop star Willow Smith once said... "Just whip it, whip it real good."

So, hooray for saying "Away with all this silly hair!"

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