Mary Rose - How do you grow your hair out so long so quickly? You had shoulder length hair a while ago and now it's so long. Do you use extensions or is it all your hair? What treatments do you use? Thanks.Hi XRory, thanks for writing in!
Let me start by saying that I am not a hair person. My hair is probably the part of my appearance that I take the least joy in upkeeping. From the time I was a kid I loathed brushing my hair and even now when I have extended depressive episodes it ends up knotted at the back of my head. But, of course, this takes its toll on your hair, so in 2013 my hair was pretty badly damaged and straw-like. So, I hacked it off.
|My hair in 2013|
No hair treatments or masks, no going shampoo-free, no stopping dyeing your hair, no not-wearing-it-up. No only using natural bristle brushes. No not combing it when it's wet. None of that.
Hair growth rate is largely genetic and has a lot to do with the hair texture that you're born with and I come from a line of women with really long hair. I don't wear extensions, to answer your other question.
If you don't naturally have extremely long hair, though there are some things you can do!
|My hair in 2015|
Albinwonderland, that fantastic beauty vlogger, has a wonderful video on how she grew her hair out without damaging it. She's bigger on beauty treatments (including coconut oil, which I've never used) and she has a lot of advice for longer haired people who don't want long hair at the expense of hair health. If you're wondering how she keeps her hair lovely and pink, she has another video like that here.
Readers, how do you maintain your hair? Do you prefer longer or shorter styles?
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