Having long hair during my schooling days was considered indiscipline and folks often got bitterly punished for breaching that rule. No matter how severe those punishments were, we still preferred having longer hair. We preferred having longer hair even if it meant begging for hair oil and hair gel and borrowing dendruff infected comb form our friends who were less willing to share. We preferred having longer hair even if it meant running out of washing soap and least of all we preferred having longer hair even if it meant relentless canning by the (so called) discipline teacher.
What ever may have been the reasons and intentions, I resented the idea of short hair with deep sense of remorse and regret.
In my childhood days, I preferred to have longer hair to combat cold air of Shingkhar, -my birth place. There were days when my unattended hair rumpled like the tail of a sick Yak in the cold and freezing breeze of Shingkhar.
Back in my high school days, I wanted my hair long, not because it was considered stylish and punky but so called the "good looks" were mainly associated with the way one maintains hair on the head. Perhaps, young girls in our time liked young boys with fanciful hair cuts.
Yesterday, I had my hair shaved for the first time in my life and my wife laughed at me. My kids ran away from me and my colleagues in my office greeted me with unusual remarks. They surely sensed some change in me just because I got my hair shaved.
Today morning, I realized that having no hair has many benefits too. I saved 10 minutes while washing my face. I may have also saved some grams of soap and few ml of water too.
Get your hair shaved and see what other benefits it has.