One too many bad experiences at the hands of a stylist’s scissors led me somewhat unwittingly to begin growing my hair long again. Many moons ago, my hair reached my waist, and I rather dramatically chopped it all off, up to my chin, because I was tired of being known as the “one with long hair”. I wondered how people would describe me without all the hair!
Hair like this (photo left) is absolutely gorgeous, but at the same time, I cringe at the idea of all the combing, knots, hair in the drain, hair always in the face, buying conditioner in bulk, etc.
If you are trying to grow ridiculously long hair, or if you just want some tips for keeping the hair you have healthy, check out the Ultimate Guide to Growing Long Hair at longlocks.com. Some hair damage seems unavoidable to me; for instance, even with the knowledge that ponytails can strain my hair, there really isn’t much choice when I’m working out, working in the yard, or doing anything that long hair hinders and gets in the way. I have always used tip #12 from this article, combing your hair before shampooing. It helps a LOT with detangling wet hair.
As much as long hair can be a pain, there’s also a luxuriousness to it that I’m not willing to give up yet. I deep condition my hair twice a week with Avon’s Planet Spa African Shea Butter Restorative Hair Mask or with Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Replenishing Mask, and I do my best to do as little damage as possible, but I color my hair and blow dry it a few times a week. Are a few hair sins pardonable if I am not going for waist-long hair?