Two weeks ago, I chopped a decent amount of my hair off for the first time in almost five years. For the last few years, I’ve been dedicated to growing my hair as long as possible – and I did! This past summer, my hair was the longest it’s probably ever been. I had endless styling options, and I loved how it looked. But after a few months spent at the beach and in the sun, the ends were basically destroyed. My hair was long, yes – but it also looked dead.