A friend asked me once about why I cut my hair off. It used too be really long, but I haven't let it get past maybe mid-back for several years.
I had many reasons, but the one that got the most laughter was me saying "It's really nice not having to worry about it getting in the toilet". Because I promise you, when you have nearly thigh legnth hair, it can be a problem. No matter how carefully I pulled it forward, tied it up, braided it or whatever else I could do, at least once every few weeks, I'd miss a chunk or it would swing around when I stood up.