I have no idea how this phrase 'short hair, don't care' came about. Other than that the fact that it's catchy, it doesn't actually make any sense...nor is it at all true. Since I cut my hair 8 inches about two months ago, I've quickly discovered that if you have short hair...you really DO CARE, and you have to care, a lot... unless you want to look like a dude- not in a cool way.
My long hair required little to no maintenance at all- I mean, I barely brushed it. Yet, with this short hair, in order to maintain that short hair/don't care "look" I've already invested in three different types of styling products, two new dry shampoos and bobby pins to boot!
This short hair has also turned my daily routine upside down. I've always showered at night. But no more...imagine going to bed with your hair slightly wet and waking up looking like a 13 year old boy. So, now I shower during the day.
With all that said...I do LOVE my short hair. It really suits my personality...and I'll be keeping it around for a while (which- I might note- would require MONTHLY trims...MONTHLY).
I digress....yes, with the help of monthly trims, morning showers, styling products, dry shampoo and a shit load of bobby pins...I'm LOVING my short hair....and as far as the maintenance goes....I guess I'm saying, "I don't care."