Well, let's get back to the time when I decided to let my hair grow. It was some when in in the later half of high school. I was more or less excluded from my class mates and I guess I wanted to express being different by growing my hair. Surely I was also influenced by my sister, who was taking a step or two in the direction of goth-style.
About when my hair started touching my shoulders I thought about what to exactly do with my hair. Dreadlocks was the answer, but I dropped the idea because these are rather expensive. I left them long, because I got used to it.
It's worth mentioning that some when around this time I also started wearing exclusively black. And I also got used to this.
Anyways, around summer last year two of my friends, who also had long hair (though not as long as mine :D), cut theirs down. One also got 3mm or something, while the other kept some of his length.
I started asking myself if I might decide to do this as well and was positive about it, since I now was doing sports in my free time and the hair gets in the way sometimes - especially when I'm fighting with Ionenbombe. And I'd also be faster when showering. The only disadvantage that might exist is loosing style. Whatever ^^
I still kept it though for Carnival, since last year there was a street band I was head banging with a bunch of friends to, since their music was sweet and I planned doing so again. I was also looking into maybe singing for a metal-band a few friends of mine opened, but I didn't take the time to take singing lessons, so I dropped that.
While I was lucky enough to not get invited to go on the streets on Carnival I had decided to take acting class in school for theater. Everyone in the 12th grade has to do something for your yearly theater; despite acting there's stuff like stage building, costume & make-up, editorial staff, organisational staff and technic staff (caring about sounds, music, lights and camera).
I decided for acting, because I was hoping to work against my shyness a bit and because Ionenbombe was in acting class last year and recommended it.
I regret this decision though. We had a new teacher this year; the last year we were playing classical theater and she wanted to do a more modern styled theater. Well, I thought I could get through with just blind obeying, but it still was shit since we should be like open and develop own stuff 'n shit.
Well, because of choosing acting class I decided to let my long hair stay till the theater plays are all over. This was a well made decision, since I was chosen to be Poseidon, the greek god of the see and earth-shaker.
Anyways about three weeks ago the last theater play was held. I was content that acting was over and it was time to let my hair leave my head. I also heard from some friends, that I can get money for my long hair, since wigs can be made out of it. So I phoned an hair-studio, but just to receive a message that this year they won't have any free appointments :(
Well, I'll try asking if I may go to another barber, take the hair and bring it to them to buy it, since your conventional barber won't buy it :P
I hope this is working so I can finally can get rid of my long hair, a plan I had over 1.5 years ago :S