Long hair is always going to be something that women admire. What we can realize is that more often than not, it’s not always natural hair that’s looking so fly in the magazines. As you know, long hair offers up its own set of challenges, and actually requires more maintenance than most think. Long hair will always be a trend, but make sure it’s a trend that’s going to fit your lifestyle. Hair is your best accessory, and should be used to enhance your look. If you have long hair and feel stuck, maybe it’s not styling like it should, or you’re constantly wearing it up. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself when deciding whether to keep it or cut it. Share these questions with your stylist when deciding what is best for you.


1. Is your long hair a security blanket? Long hair can be a comfort to many, but if you’re hanging on to long locks, make sure it’s for the right reasons. Your hair should make you feel confident, rather than being something you hide behind. We are all beautiful in our own way — find what makes YOU feel best.


2. Are you damaging your hair by NOT getting it cut? Many women think that if they don’t cut their hair for an extended period of time, it will grow longer. Which, for the uncolored, natural hair may be true. But in many cases, if you leave your ends untouched, they are going to get dry, brittle and prone to breakage. So, by the time your hair has grown out, it will be anything but healthy. Worst of all, that breakage will eventually stunt your hair’s growth. Keep those ends clean; get a cut every 6-8 weeks.

3. Would it be easier to take the plunge in stages? You may have this great cut in mind, but can’t bring yourself to do it all at once. There’s nothing wrong with doing it in stages. Enjoy this fun process — start with a few inches and come back when you’re ready to do more. You will grow to like the cut, and it won’t be such a shock.


4. Is long hair the right look for your face shape? This is possibly the most beneficial question. At the end of the day, it’s about you feeling beautiful (YOU DO YOU), but it might help to consider which cut will complement your natural features best.


5. Does long hair fit your lifestyle? If you have a really professional job that requires you to look very put together, a ponytail is not the best option. If your hair too long to style, do away with some inches. You can still put your hair up when it’s shorter. Braids in particular can always spice up a look, so instead of ponytails every day, try adding some flair.

Do you want to keep your long hair? Let us know in the comments below!