This mala is absolutely gorgeous. The length is perfect. As I have never had a bone mala before, I was unprepared for the way it tears my hear while I wear it or put it on and take it off. The tiny gaps between the bone beads seem to trap any hairs they touch and the slightest movement then breaks them. Best suited for those who have short hair though I'm going to keep wearing it because it is such a beautiful mala. . . .