Why do women want to cut their hair short?

My wife has always had her hair from mid-neck length to mid-back. Last night she said she wants it cut super short. I know it's hers and not mine, but it's really pretty and I really like it long. Before i get some sexest reactions, know that I will love her regardless. I just can't imagine myself being sexually attracted to her like that. What is going on here? We've been married 18 years, and we're both in our late 30's.

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  • There are plenty of reasons why a woman may want to cut her hair. Shorter hair is easier to maintain and manage. Long hair can be really hot in the summer. Or maybe she just likes how short hair looks. You have the right to voice your opinion but ultimately it's her decision.

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  • Perhaps because:
    1. It's faster and easier to wash and dry
    2. It's not staying in the way
    3. She likes the look of it and don't care about fashion
    4. Long hair is too warm
    5. She wants to express something. It doesn't need to be political.
    6. Her hair is thinning or graying, so short hair is easier to cope with
    7. She wants to donate it

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What Girls Said 20

  • i won't cut my long hair mainly for 4 reasons that really say a lot about me.

    1. when i was growing up my beloved father would often say in his gentle voice how beautiful and maiden-like my long hair was and would encourage me to keep it long and sometimes thoughtfully note that it had auburn parts that may be from my grandmother.

    2. i like to have as many options as possible and long hair has that going for it.

    3. i'm conservative about my physical appearance in general although i do like certain fashions that others may find to be different

    4. i always choose design over function

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  • Guess it's easier to maintain. I get it long hair makes a woman look more feminine and less boyish.. men are attracted to that and want us to keep our hair. I cut mines cause went natural but I really do miss it being long (even if it was just shoulder length).

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  • She's probably bored of the same old same old and is trying something new and exciting. I don't think it's attractive though so why women think it is i don't know.

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  • I love cutting my hair because it gives me a hard time to brush when it's long. I also love how it just looks different from others, sometimes long is boring. I now have hair past my shoulder and I really want to cut it but I fortunately like the way it looks.

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  • easier to maintain, cooler in the summer. less use of an unhealthy blow dryer. You think her hair style will make or break your sexual attraction to your wife who you'll "love regardless"? sad.

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  • A few ideas...

    1. Hair is heavy
    2. Hair is warm
    3. Hair gets in the way of a lot of things
    4. The same hairstyle can zap your personality

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  • Easier to maintain, more comfortable, less stressing about your hair, no hair getting on your face, easier to workout

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  • I love long hair. I have hair down to my butt so I get what ur saying. short hair is just not sexy to me. I don't know

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  • I mean, no longer being sexually attracted to her is a bit dramatic - being less attracted to her I understand, or if she got something ridiculous like a mohawk. But that's just me.

    Honestly women do it after they've had the same style for so long. It gets mundane. Sometimes you wanna experiment. In my experience though girls who go from long hair to short hair always return to long hair when they realize short hair doesn't equal less maintenance. Short styles need... styling, long hair can go into a ponytail. Either just wait it out or let her know your preference.

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  • Sometimes we get tired of it, but if its really long I wouldn't want to cut it I don't know it depends on the mood, it'll grow back anyway lol

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  • My hair is waist length. I'm not cutting any time soon... I'm not a fan of short hair.

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  • I can see both sides. From her point of view it's a lot of maintenance to have longer hair, she's probably fed up of the style too. From yours, you are biologically programmed to view long luscious locks as a sign of female fertility. Therefore you can't help but feel the way you do. I think you should talk to her and let her know how you feel, at the same time you must not guilt her into not doing this, more just register your love for her hair. If she does decide to cut it, don't worry, hair grows back.

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  • Sometimes short hair is easier to maintain especially in summer. That's the only reason I can think of.

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  • Awww hair grows back. You'll be fine! Bet she'll still be beautiful

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  • It just gets to be a lot of work maintaining and caring for

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  • since your married to your wife and have been married for 18 yrs-dnt u think this is something you can tlk to her about?

    i mean you ask whats going on-as if its a big deal. why is the length of her hair an issue (especially for attraction) if you have been married for almost two decades? You both should have a lot more behind attraction than looks/hairstyles.

    man up and ask your wife. only she knows.

    short hair is edgy, funky, pretty and versitile. it welcomes a necessary change. maybe she is bored and wants something new.

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  • because i need a change or I just like short hair

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  • Did you tell her?

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    • She's known for years that I hate short hair on women. She said, "I'm going to get it cut like Dawn's is." I've told her 2-3 times that it looks awful.

  • easier to manage, change of pace.

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  • I'm a stylist. Women cut their hair for many reasons... long thick hair can cause headaches, its hot, they get tired of the time long hair takes to wash, dry & style. Some want to look 25 instead of 45 & try to change it through their hair. (sounds crazy but true) some just want a change. You may tell her how beautiful you think she is. You would be surprised how many women suddenly change their mind after they hear how much the hubs or boyfriend thinks they are beautiful... maybe suggest keep the length add some layers or just cut a few inches. Good luck.

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What Guys Said 19

  • Same reason most guys do I imagine. It's a lot of maintenance and a pain in the ass to keep out of your face. Just another reason why it's stupid to get married, now it's expensive to dump her and get someone you are actually attracted to. Sucks to be you.

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  • Cuz some idiot tells them it's great and it's easier to take care of. But it's a giant fail, a woman's hair is her sensuality. So tell her no, HELL NO. :)

    The worst of them are the old-lady duck-butt cut. Disgusting. LOL

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  • I like the short look. In fact, the Louise Brooks cut is quite a turn-on for me.

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  • Easier to maintain and sometimes as a statement.

    Oh, and just tell her that if she cuts her hair you'll get a pornstache and a mullet...

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  • A. she wants a new style
    B. she's tired of maintaining long hair
    C. it's like getting a new women, especially from the back. :D

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  • Hopefully she doesn't cut it too short. Girls with really short hair look like dykes. She needs to retain a beautiful, womanly look.

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  • Short hair will almost always be a turn off for me it's pretty much a deal breaker for me

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  • they want a change of some sort and thats the easiest thin to do.. the few I've known to do it have all regretted it.

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  • She might just said it impulsively. Tell her how you think about it. But keep in mind it will be easier for her.

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  • Throw the tv and the computer out, take her phone off of her. The mass media is fucking women's heads up. Guarantee she seen something online and she thinks its liberating in some way. The media are slowly but surely changing people into freaks. I know it's only hair but they're getting guys to think they're women and guilting girls into sleeping with any third world tramp who happens along or they're racist. This is just the beginning mate. You'll see more changes soon. She'll stop making your dinner and want you to stay in and watch the kids whilst she works. The feminist dogma is taking hold. Buy a whip, a shield and a cage. And if you catch her in bed with somebody else it'll probably be a woman. I guess thats a plus side if they let you join in

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  • I think longer hair is way more beautiful on women than short hair, but it's really up to them.

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  • Divorce her if she cuts her hair.

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  • I don't know but I don't like the look

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  • It's easier to maintain.

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  • short hair is disgusting

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  • Dont take it seriously

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  • With all the gender flip flopping going on now... maybe she identifies as a little boy now

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    • That is bullshit. With the way you think I bet you believe all guys that have long hair identity as women.

    • As a matter of fact...
      Long hair comes ear rings and painted nails

      So I agree with you, long haired men are feminine

  • They do it just because they want to change their look but she may not like the change just like what happened to Kaley Cuoco on the big bang theory 😊 She ended up growing it back longer after realizing it didn't look good

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  • Most women do not look good with short hair. Besides that, what are you supposed to grab and hold onto when you ride her?

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