While we love long hair, I find long hair to be a quick style---braids, ponytails and go. So, when we are busy, it's quite simple----but, it gets neglected. I know when I'm riding/teaching and then show season creeps up, my oilings and deep conditionings for winter restoration into spring always take a hit, and then I wonder why my hair looks cranky. I did get a good 2 inches cut last appointment (for my root color touch up) and what a difference that made. I just seem to reach terminal past tailbone for me---hip or just below looks MUCH nicer. I found my hair thicker and then a good conditioning at the hair dressers really boosted my ends to nice and silky soft. I think as we get more immersed with life--whether work/family/relationships, it's very easy to forget about taking care of ourselves or doing some pampering. I try to make sure I keep up with routines, but at the end of the day, do I want to wait 10 mins or so or do I want sleep? Hahahahha.