Honestly? Yeah I think you should. Not for looks of course. Longer hair always looks better. But for practicality's sake yeah, it's definitely worth cutting. Especially in the extreme heat of the summer!
I actually had hair 16" long once. I tried it just to see what it'd look like.
My job is exposed to outdoor heat and it could get uncomfortable during strenuous activity, but I didn't mind.
But notice the overwhelming trend amongst guys' responses... Long hair is capitol H-O-T, "Hawt!"
I finally figured out the perfect reason I could convince a girlfriend/wife to keep her hair long, though: Short hair is low-maintenance, long hair is high-maintenece; I see it as my job to help with high-maintenance chores... like brushing, washing, and even braiding (though I'd have to learn the last part.)
Hey, I may be a pretty darn feisty guy, but I love a good cuddle session, too. And I've yet to meet a woman who didn't love having her hair brushed by some who could actually do it.
I think you should cut it. I have long hair too and it's always good to get a trim, especially during the summer when it's going to be so hot out. You don't have to cut it short, but maybe get some layers in it to make it lighter for you.
If you want to keep your length, you could get your hair layered, so it will still be long, but less bulky and heavy. Layered hair can also be more stylish than hair of all one length. You could also wear your hair in a pretty french braid or fish tail for the summer. High ponytails also look great and keep the hair out of the way. But if you really want to cut it, don't go too short. Many of my friends did that and regret it after a while. Mid-back is a perfect length or any other cut that is past the shoulders. Hope this helps.
I would kill to have long hair! :D It's taking forreverr for my hair to even grow down my back like I want it. I'm on the fence about you cutting it, because yes it will be hot, but two, I'm sure it's really pretty long, and you'll have to wait for it to grow back. But if you do cut it make sure you donate it to a foundation! I heard of one called "Locks of Love". :) Also, you can always cut it down to a shorter length, and not chop it off completely. Like maybe the center of the back almost, instead of it being almost down to your butt! :)
Long hair is beautiful, but only when it's healthy. A lot of girls have long hair down to their waist or ass & it's unhealthy, scraggly with nothing but dead or split ends. That's not what you want.
Cut off dead/scraggly ends, but only cut it mid back or something. Don't cut it all off at once. When you've had long hair for so long, it can be a drastic change to go from long to short, so try midback that way if you dislike it you'll only be a couple of inches from having it back to where it was but if you love it or decide you want shorter, you'll know.
At least cut it a little. I think it is gross when it gets near the butt area, all I can think is "What does she do with it when she goes to the bathroom?!" Not a pleasant thought... But long hair is gorgeous so keep it at least shoulder length:)