1. I have Options (with a capital O)
Since I have long hair, I can do what I want with it. I can put it in a bun, a ponytail, plait it, leave it out long... whatever. If you have short hair you are very limited to what you can do with it.
2. It's Biblical
1 Corinthians 11:15 says "but if a woman has long hair, is it not her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering."
3. It gives me warmth and coolness.
When it is winter and really cold, I have my hair out long to keep my neck warm. When it is summertime and warm, I do my hair up to keep myself cool and to keep my hair out of my way. The benefit of having long hair is that you get that versatility. If I had short hair I would be cool in summer but cold in winter.
4. It's all I've ever known
I've never had hair very short. Apart from when I was born, of course, and it grew after that. But other than that, my hair has always been long. I love long hair. Sure, I sometimes wish it was even longer and wavier and not this boring dirty brown colour (I have always wished for blonde hair), but it's certainly better (to my way of thinking, anyway) than having anything else.
5. I like it!
Okay, this is probably the main reason I keep my hair long. I like it. I like it a lot.
Girls with long hair, what are your reasons for having long hair?