I've been growing my hair for almost 2 years now. This is the first time in my 44 years that it's ever been this long. It was longish at the end of high school and when I had DuckyBoy, but it was never long enough to put it all in a ponytail, etc. until this time.
And now I know why my Grandma Wright kept her long hair up in a bun -- otherwise, it sheds everywhere! And it's all over the bathroom when I brush it, I have to slick it into place to keep it from fuzzing out all over my head in that unattractive Earth Mom non-style, eeesh!
I think that once short styles became popular, like, in the 1930s, the women in my maternal family said, "That's it, I'm done with this junk!" and cut it short. Grandma Meeker, my mom, my aunts. They learned the hard way!
My sister had long hair in '72 when it was trendy, but now that I think of it, it's been short ever since.
Aaaand, now I know why.
I'll keep on struggling for now, because I'm still having fun.
But I think the clock is ticking.