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My Hair Journey
Oct 14th, 2007 at 4:38pm
 
This is my first online hair journal. My ultimate goal is classic. I have always loved long hair. I thought for a while there I could not have it. I had friends who always had long hair, but mine never seemed to grow. However, I have learned a few things and am now well on my way.

I kept records of my growth since I started growing my hair out:

2006 Hair Length Measurements:
October '06
- 19

November '06
- 19.5"

December '06
- 20"

2007 Hair Length Measurements:
January '07
- 20.5"

February '07
- 21.5"
- trimmed back to 20.5"

March '07
- 20.5"

April '07
- 21"

May '07
- 21"

June '07
- 21"

July '07
- 22"

August '07
- 22.5"

September '07
- 23"

October '07
- 23.75"

November '07
-24"

December '07
- 24"

2008 Hair Length Measurements:
January '08
- 24.5"
- Trimmed to 24"

February '08
- 24.125"

March '08
- 24.5"

April '08
- 25"
- Trimmed to 24"

May '08
- 24.5"

June '08
- 24"

July '08
- 24"

August '08
- 24.5"

September '08
- 24.5"
- Trimmed to 22"

October '08
- 22
- Trimmed to 21"

November '08
- 21"

December '08
- 21.25

2009 Hair Length Measurements:
January '09
- 21.5

February '09
- 21.75

March '09
- 22
- Trimmed to 21

April '09
- 22

May '09
- 22.5
- Trimmed to 22

June '09
- 22

July '09
- 22.25

August '09
- 22.5
- Trimmed to 21

September '09
- 21
- Trimmed to 17

October '09
- 17.5

November '09
- 18

December '09
- 18.25

2010 Hair Length Measurements:
January '10
- 18.5
- Trimmed to 18

February '10
- 19

March '10
- 20

April '10
- 19.5 - Curly
- 21 - Stretched
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Re: the classic hair journey
Reply #1 - Oct 14th, 2007 at 9:03pm
 
Welcome to the world of hair blogging, Brunette85.  Smiley

It looks like your hair grows a bit faster than mine, so you'll probably catch up to me fairly soon! Best of luck on your journey to classic.
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Reply #2 - Oct 15th, 2007 at 5:25am
 
Congratulations on starting a journal! I look forward to reading your hair adventures in the future. Smiley
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Reply #3 - Oct 15th, 2007 at 8:41am
 
Welcome to the world of hair blogging!  A word of warning.. if you happen to become addicted.. well, you'll be just like the rest of us!  Mwahahaha!  Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Oct 15th, 2007 at 4:52pm
 
Hair journals are a great place to record your progress towards your hair goals and keep track of products and styles that work or don't work.  And..... if a few off topic posts show up - don't worry - we don't police for staying on topic!  Grin
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Reply #5 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 3:48am
 
to cut or not to cut; that is the question.

i have been contemplating a new experiment. i usually get my hair trimmed 1-2 times a year. however, i know that sets me back at least a 1/2 in everytime. i have an apponment in january for a trim. i think after that i may decide to execute my plan and not cut my hair for a year. just to see what it does.

does anyone have any tips for keeping hair healthy while not trimming?
what are your experiences with this?

i will still think about it until then and after i get my trim i will let you know my decision.

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Reply #6 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 4:33am
 
I think it's a good plan! A couple of things I would suggest would be wearing your hair up most of the time, and doing S&D missions... which is where you take sharp scissors, preferrably ones used only for hair... and trim off any split ends you see. you only need to trim maybe 1/8th of an inch above the split, if that, and only the split hairs. other than that, just care for your  hair like you usually would. HTH!

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Reply #7 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 8:31pm
 
I have a trim very seldom - 12 - 18 months apart.  Between times, I "dust" my hair, another term for this is "S&D" (search and destroy).  This involves trimming just the damaged ends from the hair so that the damage does not travel up the hair and/or cause more damage by encouraging tangles and knots.

It will also be important to keep the hair in good condition - regualr conditioning and oiling will help keep the hair moisturized which keeps it pliable and less prone to breaking.

Just remember - all the damage is not at the bottom of the length of your hair - it is at the end of the hair, which can be at any length - so don't forget to look for split and damaged ends all over your hair.

Good luck!
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Reply #8 - Oct 28th, 2007 at 7:23pm
 
hi all,

i must be entering a new stage of my hair growth journey. lately i have noticed my ends are curling ringlets just at the ends though. my mothers hair does this. so i guess she is being portrayed through my hair. thats one way to live on through someone else...lol.

i know its a little early but i just measured my hair and it grew. i am now officially 24" 1 inch from BSL. then onto waist.  i havnt had the money or the time to buy my normal jojoba oil for my hair. good thing i still have some left from the last time i bought some.

last year i ended up having to wash and oil twice a week because  my hair was so dry due to the weather. im watching my hair and seeing what it does as the months progress. im hoping to not have to do more oiling than neccessary. i will if i have to though. theres nothing wrong with it. i wouold just prefere to do it once a week. less to worry about you know?

well i just thought id share this with you since it is my hair journal Smiley i cant belive how much progress ive made since i started growing!! long hair in the making what a beautiful thing! Smiley



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Reply #9 - Oct 29th, 2007 at 5:03pm
 
Congrats on your growth, Brunette85!  Smiley
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Reply #10 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 3:13pm
 
today i decided i needed to buy more jojoba hot oil treatments for my hair so i went to sally beauty supply. when i got there i went over toward the hot oils and started looking. i noticed that they do not carry any of the natural jojoba oils anymore. i was looking at all the things on the shelves around and noticed they had deep conditioning treatments. this is something that i have been wanting to do  for a while, i just havnt had the time...

so i started looking at the different ones they had and i noticed they had one that catered to my hair needs.Smiley so i looked a the price and it was $4.39 but with the sallys card it was $3.89. however this week it was on sale for$2.61 including tax! i had to get it i couldnt beat that price!Shocked

its called Silk Elements Mega Cholesteral Conditioning Treatment. has anyone used this before? did you like it or would you recomend another?  well im going to go try it and see how it works. ill keep you posted...

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Reply #11 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 8:45pm
 
Never tried it myself,but keep us posted and let us know what you think!
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Reply #12 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 9:37pm
 
well as i said i would keep you all posted....


all i can say is my hair feels amazing. i did my normal washing routine. then i put the deep conditioning throughout my hair including my scalp. then i put my shower cap over it and let it sit in for a hour. then i rinsed it out and used my regular conditioner and rinsed that out. i let my hair air dry. my results were shine and the feeling of silk.


this was only my first time using it so my hair is not used to it yet. i figure i will use the entire container. once a week i will use it when i wash my hair and hot oil it and make a definate decison after that if i will continue use or try another. so far though i like it. Smiley
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Reply #13 - Nov 4th, 2007 at 11:02am
 
as you have previously read i tried out a new deep conditioner and it was fabulous. well this morning when i woke up i was expecting the silky feeling to have faded from my hair against my pillows, but alas it feels GREAT! i think i really like this stuff. my ends feel amazing. well i gtg homework awaits...
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Reply #14 - Nov 12th, 2007 at 1:56pm
 
for the past couple of days ive been trying the S&D method. but i wonder if that just causes the hair to split anyway. could just be my scissors t hough. i used my deep conditioner again and my hair felt so airy and light. i think when im done with this container, if everything goes well, i will buy the large one next time.

does anyone ever fell like thier hair seems shorter on some days?
i look in the mirror some days and think wow my hair is getting long. and other days i look and my hair seems shorter. i know that my hair looks long, but most of the time it feels short. haha, probably just me wanting to be longer and hoping it willhappen over night. Smiley

are there any oils or anything that i could use in my hair to make it smell pretty that isnt harmful?

happy growing....Smiley
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