Growing long hair is not as easy as it looked. I'm learning it the hard way!
The hair strands get entangled often;
They collect all the dust and go wary when you're traveling;
If you don't apply oil it is difficult to manage;
If you apply oil it becomes even more difficult to manage;
You can not pick any shampoo-- you have to be very careful about picking the right shampoo;
Then you need a conditioner, and the right one (otherwise it worsens things);
Earlier I used to have bath and come out in three minutes flat, now it takes about fifteen minutes;
It takes another five minutes (at least) to comb the hair (and it is quite painful, untangling the knots) ...
I remember the days when I used to get irritated when mom (or other women at home) took time with their hair. I remember them with great respect-- unlike me, they didn't have much of a choice between growing the hair and keeping it short!
And I feel pity for those (short-haired) guys who have "long hair" in their concept of an ideal match:-) Unless, of course, they are looking for a mate who can manage things better than them.