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    19 Things You Know If You've Ever Had Your Long Hair Chopped Off

    You feel lighter and more streamlined for some reason.

    1. You spent absolutely ages deliberating and planning your dramatic change.

    2. You've probably asked everyone you know what they think you should do with your hair, several times.

    3. While deliberating, you've also created a gigantic Pinterest board of hair ideas.

    4. When you finally take the big plunge and book an appointment at the hairdressers, you spend the entire run-up to the date vaguely anxious.

    5. And at the hairdressers, you come prepared with your Pinterest boards of hair ideas.

    6. Or maybe you did the complete opposite one day and just cut it all off on a whim.

    7. Once you did it, you were absolutely shocked by how much hair was on your head.

    8. You then spend the next few weeks just running your hands through your hair constantly and being surprised by its length each time.

    9. If you got a particularly dramatic haircut, you spend ages marvelling at being able to see the shape of your head.

    10. You also have to go through several weeks of people saying "You got your hair cut!" every time they see you.

    11. But that's also followed by a lot of compliments, so it's OK.

    12. You accidentally use far too much shampoo/conditioner/serum the first few times you wash your hair.

    13. But you feel like you must be saving so much money now that you need far less conditioner.

    14. You also feel really light and streamlined, for some reason.

    15. You probably consider getting a whole new wardrobe to suit your new haircut.

    16. You get asked if you're going through an identity crisis at least once.

    17. You can't stop checking yourself out in reflective surfaces and being surprised by your reflection each time.

    18. You occasionally feel a pang of regret when you see someone with beautiful, long mermaid hair.

    19. Until you remember how long it takes to blow-dry hair like that and the regret immediately disappears.