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MY LONG HAIR JOURNEY- PICS & STORY
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Every-time I wear my hair down and go into public I am bombarded with lots of questions, comments and second glances because my hair is so long.
It is unusual to have real long hair these days. People are too busy and just don't want to mess with it ; along with all the short hair fads and styles it's just becoming a thing of the past.
As a little girl I had frizzy, short, stunted hair. I was like every other little girl with dreamy visions of myself with hair like Barbie or Rapunzel. I would get a towel or sheet and drape it over my head and act like it was my long hair.
My mother had a time fixing my little mop. To make matters worse, at three years I hid behind a dresser and chopped it in every wrong direction (This happened a few years before my long hair dreams obviously). My poor devastated mother did her best to cut it evenly then finally put in a tight curly perm.
Mom would trim the ends and my bangs until the age of five, then begin my journey to growing long hair. She actually prayed over my hair that it would grow so she could do something with it and because I wanted it long so bad.
Her prayers were answered at first slowly then progressed further. At around twelve years my hair was to the middle of my back. Of course I begin the fluffing and curling allot.
In my teens it had reached my waist, I begin taking hair vitamins. I still did allot hot curler styling, hair spraying ect. Those were the finding boyfriends days when frills were the thing.
At age sixteen ( almost seventeen) I graduated early from high school and married a few weeks later. My hair was now at the top of my hips.
By this time I had realized the importance of ditching the cheap shampoos and conditioners and using the more intensive moisturizing name brands. I also would do hot oil treatments and time soaking in conditioner. "Using hot curlers less contributed to more growth as well."
Before long I was expecting my first baby and begin taking prenatal vitamins. By the time she was born my hair had grew six more inches (to my upper thighs).
Then came baby number two ( three and a half years later). My hair grew three or four more inches.
In a ten year span I've had four children, my last one was born October 13, 2008. My hair is now around 5ft or a little over. I am 5ft 7in in height.
I am not sure it is the having babies or the way that I take care of it, but I have enjoyed my little girl dream of long hair.
It is a little difficult with kids sometimes so I just put it up in curls or some other updo style. Sometimes I just take half of it and twist it halfway up in a clip where it still looks long, but stays out of my way. I still wear it down allot with various styles or just hanging loose straight with nothing in it ( my husbands favorite way). I usually tie it up or braid it when I sleep.
I wash my hair in the shower with a big handful of shampoo and conditioner. It takes around two hours to dry natural, that is how I usually dry it.
Sometimes I still even frill up and curl it all (that takes a while). I use Conair hot sticks and TRESemme hairspray extra hold as well as shampoo and conditioner in that brand. Though it is very important to change around on at least your conditioner or your hair becomes immune and your hair don't respond as well. I also like Pantene, aussies three minute miracle, St. Ives Intensive mint treatment and for a beautiful glossy shine I use LOREAL Paris VIVE PRO moisturising conditioner. " All these can be found at Wal-Mart or drugstore."
I am 27 now, very busy mommy of four and never plan to cut my hair. I get a kick out of kids I see that say, " Mommy, look at that lady with big hair!" or " Mommy, she looks like Wepunzel!" Lots of women say, " I could never mess with that long of hair!" To be honest I poured over myself more style frustrations when my hair was short and medium long than I do now, plus I save money on haircuts, coloring, perms ect. It's really not as bad as you think!http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-grow-long-hair