The longest I have had my hair was down to my lower back, below the rib cage. Right now it is at mid-back, but I am in the process of growing out a short bob cut I got in 2011. Long process!
Originally Posted by Knifegill
I only wash it once or twice per week, and don't get it wet during the shower unless I am washing it. When I do wash it, I use the snooty all natural brand shampoos. These bottles are expensive but will last months if you're only doing it once or twice per week.
After washing it, let it air dry. Blow dryers will dry it out and cause breakage. Also, I once burnt some hair on one! No curling irons or flat irons, either.
To prevent breakage, I comb it out before bed and tie it up or braid it. I also sleep on a satin pillow. These methods prevent breakage because as I am tossing and turning during sleep, I am not making knots and tangles in the hair. Most of the breakage occurs when brushing-through.
I will do an apple cider vinegar rinse whenever I feel like my hair is snarling up a lot. The ACV makes it smooth and almost removes the need for a brush.
When I brush, I brush with boar's hair round brush. Soft bristles give to prevent breakage, as opposed to hard bristles that would pull and cut through the tangles, causing breakage.
I also get the ends trimmed. I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but trimming the ends (like filing nails) allow the hairs to grow longer. I think it has to do with the split ends splitting up and taking off an inch or so, whereas a straight cut would take off much less.
Last edited by kathleen; 08-26-2014 at 02:03 PM.
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.