There's a more practical application to all this hair, as well. As a Wife and Mama, it's easy to forget to spend time on yourself. Having hair this long requires me to take some time out and pay some attention to me. It takes a long time to wash, comb, dry, etc. When I take this time out for myself, to pamper my long pretty hair, I'm a better help-meet and a better mother. You hear it all the time, the importance of making sure you get some "me time". Keeping my hair this long assures I can never "cut" (pun intended) time from my day. One simply *has* to care for one's hair, it's a part of basic hygiene.
The modern woman can have her short hair and I'll keep my old fashioned, luxurious tresses.
You get about the best thing God invents"
-- Robert Browning