The benefits of long hair have been discussed for ages and if you take a close look at how men and women have worn their hair across history, you will see that long hair was always present regardless of the era. Of course, it is very important to wear your hair however you like best and, most importantly, according to your personality.
You may be wondering why long hair is important and if some people that say that long hair is overrated are right. In this article, we are going to go through a series of benefits that come along with having long hair and, after reading it, you might have a little bit more understanding of how things are from an objective point of view.
Long hair is considered a symbol of beauty
To better understand why this happens, we are going to tell you a little bit about the biology and the psychology of hair. It is well known that men usually prefer women with long hair and why long hair is attractive is related to human evolution. From a scientific point of view, long hair represents health. Its link to sexual attraction is that a healthy woman is also a fertile woman.
Our ancestors had no idea of what the scientific implications were, but they acted according to their instinct and this instinct allowed them to choose healthy and fertile women as their partners. The same way that science teaches us that women consider men with wide jawlines more attractive, it teaches us that men prefer women with long hair for the same reason.
A man that has a wide jawline is considered more attractive because this is a sign of high testosterone levels and, from a physiological point of view, this is what women are looking for in a partner. Long hair is a sign of estrogen in the body, the same as big breasts are, this is why men are so attracted to it.
Researchers have engaged in many studies that had the purpose of finding out if this factor is so important to men when they pick their partner. In the search of finding out if men like women with long hair or short hair more, they have come up with some interesting conclusions.
While it is true that men preferred women with long hair to the detriment of those with short hair, when things were reduced to women who had a beautiful face, there wasn’t so much of a difference. So, if you are a supermodel who has a perfectly symmetrical face, whether you wear your hair long or short does not make so much of a difference.
Regular women, however, have regular faces and regardless if you have a really beautiful face or not, a long haircut will always increase the chances of men finding you more attractive. Of course, the goal is to feel comfortable in your own skin, not necessarily to make men like you, but it always feels good to feel appreciated.
Long hair is versatile
There are women who are comfortable wearing the same outfit every day, but these women are very few compared to the ones who like to change their appearance according to their mood and according to the occasion. If you need to have a formal look at work, you have to wear your hair accordingly.
However, you might go on a date in the evening and you might want to be sexy and good looking, so your hair should say that about you. At the gym, for example, you have to wear your hair so that it will not interfere with your workout, and the examples can go on, but the bottom line is that a long haircut will allow you to change according to your needs.
There are a lot of hairstyles that complement long hair. On a date, for instance, you might want to wear your hair loose or wavy to increase your chances of attracting a partner. The ponytail is also a hairdo that many women prefer because it is really comfortable and can suit any type of outfit.
A bun will look gorgeous if your hair is long and the number of looks that you can try is high, which gives you the opportunity of suiting your hairstyle with your everyday mood.
Long hair offers protection from UV rays and cold weather
How does long hair vs short hair influence our comfort levels? Well, from a biological point of view our hair grows longer on the scalp to protect us from UV rays and to protect us during cold weather. The protection from the UV rays is also offered by a short or medium haircut, but a short haircut will not protect our necks from low temperatures.
If you don’t like wearing a lot of clothing and hats during the cold season, long hair is a great option that will allow you to be classy during the winter also. Not using a hat and oversized scarfs will help your outfits to look more sophisticated and you will feel better about yourself every day.
Long hair tells people that you have self-respect
We have explained why long hair is feminine and why men are usually attracted to women who have long hair. But having long hair will also gain you the respect of other women. All men think that women dress up just to draw their attention. This is true up to a certain extent; however, most of the time women dress up to gain a certain role among other women.
No man will ever be able to make a difference between a branded pair of jeans and a no-name one, but a woman will. The same goes for hair. Every woman knows that a long haircut needs to be taken care of and, in, general, women who decide to have one will need to set aside some time for grooming.
Only women who respect themselves can put aside time to take care of themselves. Firstly, this is important for you, personally, and you should always take care of yourself regardless of what others think of yours. But, secondly, the people around you will notice that you respect yourself and they will respect you as well.
The first rule to follow if you want to gain the respect of others is to respect yourself. If someone sees that you don’t respect yourself enough, they will tend to do the same. When someone does not respect another person because that person does not have healthy self-esteem, they are not engaging in respectable behavior.
However, this is how most people react when they see that someone doesn’t have a healthy dose of self-respect. We are not going to go into the psychological aspects of this behavior, but the contrary is also available.
When people see that you respect yourself, they too will respect you more, and long hair is a little part in gaining the respect of others by showing that you respect yourself as well.
Long hair will always give you a confidence boost
There are days in which all of us feel a little bit off and when we feel like we are not good enough. It is not something to be ashamed of and we shouldn’t bring ourselves down, on the contrary, we should try to feel better. Long hair, for all the reasons that we have mentioned above, will make you feel more confident and for more than one reason.
In the first section of this article, we have talked about how men perceive women with long hair, which is as more attractive and beautiful. Also, we have talked about how people will respect you more if you show that you respect yourself. Therefore, having long hair will make you feel more respected and sought after by everyone around you.
We are not saying that looks are everything and that we should praise the fact that people respect us for our external appearance, but we know and you most certainly know that a woman feels really good when she feels appreciated by those around her, both men and women, and this alone can give her a confidence boost even when she feels really bad.
So don’t hesitate in making the decision of growing your hair to the point that you feel comfortable with yourself. We assure you that your confidence levels will rise and you will feel a lot better in terms of overall well-being. It is a small step, but many small steps put together will lead to a happy and confident lifestyle.
Women are beautiful regardless of how they wear their hair and a woman’s worth does not consist of how long her hair is. However, there are a lot of scientific studies that show that people’s first impressions and their opinions about others are constructed by their perception of different aspects that they are not even aware of.
No one is telling you how you should wear your hair or how your appearance should be, you should always wear your hair according to the way you want to project your personality to others. After reading this article you have found out a lot of aspects about how long hair can benefit you and we hope that you can make good decisions in matters of how you want to be perceived.