Back when I chopped six inches of my hair off and got a pixie cut, I felt like I was on top of the world. Hair was something I struggled with for as long as I could remember, and finally, I found a style that really looked good on me and reflected my personality. 

Short hair does come with some struggles, though, and people asking and assuming things about you all based on a haircut has to be at the top of that list. Here are some of those struggles, and I know all the short-haired ladies out there will feel me on these.

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1. “Why did you cut it? It was so long and beautiful!” 

THE MOST ANNOYING QUESTION OF ALL TIME. Thank you for the attempt at a compliment (?), but obviously I cut it because I like it short. I could have super meaningful reasons behind the chop or I could've been curious about new styles, but I promise that if I want to tell you, I will.

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2. Bad hair days are brutal and call for a hat.

Product can only perform so many miracles. Some days, short hair just isn't going to cooperate, and in order to prevent you from looking like a cotton ball all day, you throw on a hat. Hats on hats on hats.

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3. You have had at least a dozen Alfalfa moments. 

Again, sometimes short hair doesn't cooperate. This can be even worse if you get a butchered haircut that doesn't lay right or if you do what I did and try to cut it yourself. Hello, Alfalfa!

(AKA hello hats and an entire bottle of extra-hold gel.)

4. “Do you plan on growing it out any time soon?” 

Do you plan on cutting your hair any time soon? Do you plan on getting a pixie cut soon? You wouldn't ask someone that, so let us start doing the same for women with short hair. Cool? Cool.

But, for the record, no, I don't ever plan on growing it out. Yes, I'm sure.

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So many questions and absolutely no patience for any of them.

Just leave me and my short hair in peace! All that matters is that my hair looks fabulous.