Would you look at that hair! Mermaids, it would seem, have a lot of hair. I was wondering why that might be.
It's not just the Raise the Roof mermaid. Check out Emerald Mermaid and A Fish Tale:
I probably should have read Dorothy Dinnerstein's The Mermaid and the Minotaur in grad school. Then I could say fancy and interesting things about this. But the reality is all I got is that short hair just isn't that sexy underwater.