Posted by Jack (other posts) on October 05, 2019 at 08:34:45 Previous Next
In Reply to: Dealing with parent's discomfort over long hair posted by Avi on September 29, 2019 at 15:10:17:
In my experience they will probably continue to ask you to cut it for a while. I know that's not the answer you want, and it is annoying, but that was definitely my experience. I always simple said I like it long and won't cut it and left it at that. After 3-4 years of growing it they stopped asking for the most part since I think it final sunk in that it was fruitless. I did find that it was better when it was tied back. I went with a ponytail at first (since they seemed to comment more on a bun) until length started making a bun necessary. It seemed to bother them less, since it was "out of my face" and "neat" but definitely didn't stop the occasional comment.
Just don't waver, which it sounds like you won't, and keep growing. You might consider tying it back even if you are just video chatting or something with them. Eventually they will get used to it and see that it's just what it is, but that's gonna take time.
Best of luck.