For those who are new to the Loom...

For those who are new to the Loom...

Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 27th, 2004, 10:02 am #1

Here is some information that we hope will help you! These contributions are made by the friendly, wonderful Loomites, and will hopefully help you on your journey to growing your hair!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 27th, 2004, 10:06 am #2

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 27th, 2004, 10:09 am #3

Here is some information that we hope will help you! These contributions are made by the friendly, wonderful Loomites, and will hopefully help you on your journey to growing your hair!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Many of us find oilingto be beneficial to our hair - and some of us find that oiling does not help our hair at all!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 27th, 2004, 10:10 am #4

Here is some information that we hope will help you! These contributions are made by the friendly, wonderful Loomites, and will hopefully help you on your journey to growing your hair!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
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Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 27th, 2004, 10:13 am #5

Here is some information that we hope will help you! These contributions are made by the friendly, wonderful Loomites, and will hopefully help you on your journey to growing your hair!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Some of us go to salons, some of us trim our own hair, and some of us ask friends/family members to trim for us! Here are our thoughts on trimming/dusting...





Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
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Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

March 28th, 2004, 6:13 am #6

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I wash anywhere between 3-5 times a week, depending on my schedule and planned activities. I use the CWC washing method, meaning that I rarely ever use shampoo on my length. I wash my hair in the shower, wetting my hair, applying conditioner to the length, then shampooing the scalp. Since I love using Aubrey Organic shampoos, I most often dilute them with a bit of water in an empty shampoo bottle. I shake gently, then aim the bottle nozzle close to my scalp and massage in as I apply it here and there until my scalp is all lathered up. I hold my hair length out to one side and rinse my scalp only, then will do a second lathering the same way, if needed. Again, holding the hair to the side, I rinse out the shampoo, then rinse my whole head. I find that my length is much healthier when I wash this way. There are other ways to wash your scalp only, like the scrunchi bun wash. Maybe Martine will pop in and share her creative washing idea (the scrunchi bun wash)!

After I shampoo, I use a vinegar rinse before applying conditioner. The vinegar rinse helps to remove any soap residue, which allows the conditioner to penetrate better.

Hope this is helpful to you!

-Fox
<img src=" http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

March 28th, 2004, 6:16 am #7

Many of us find oilingto be beneficial to our hair - and some of us find that oiling does not help our hair at all!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I often oil while my hair is still damp. I put a few drops of oil in my palms, then rub my palms together to distribute the oils evenly there before applying to my hair. I then finger comb my hair first, focusing on the lower length. Once that is done I place sections of my hair between my palms, just below shoulder level, then gently pressing my palms together, slide my hands down the remaining length of my hair. If more oil is needed, I add a few more drops and then do the remaining sections.

In the morning, or sometimes late afternoon, if I notice my hair seems a bit frizzy or just like it needs some pep, I will dampen my hands with water and use the same process I use when oiling to dampen my hair. I then follow with a bit more oil or Shea Butter Conditioning Cream. My hair just loves oils!

-Fox
<img src=" http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

March 28th, 2004, 6:19 am #8

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Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
The tips that helped me most when I first started learning about long hair care are:

Don't wash the length of your hair!

Don't use heated styling tools!

Don't use lots of hair spray; it can be drying!

Do treat your hair like fine lace!

Do take a balanced vitamin supplement!

Try oiling!

Try vinegar rinses!

All of those tips made a huge difference in my hair when I applied them! Hope they will help you too!

-Fox
<img src=" http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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Fox
Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

March 28th, 2004, 6:24 am #9

Some of us go to salons, some of us trim our own hair, and some of us ask friends/family members to trim for us! Here are our thoughts on trimming/dusting...





Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I would love to visit a GM salon, but... that's another story!

I have enough family around to do my trimming for me. I do my own dustings, or Search and Destroy missions myself.

My biggest tip for those who must go to a salon, (not a long hair salon because they already do this) is to take a small notebook and tape measure with you. Tell your stylist that you are charting your hair growth, and that you need them to measure before and after your trim. Once they measure before, date and note the length in your notebnook. Be sure to tell them exactly how much length you want off, and make it clear that you are trying to grow your hair out longer. Once they are finished, have them measure your hair again, then note the new length in your notebook. If they have taken off a lot more than what you asked, you have a legitimate right to complain to the owner/manager. Usually by having the tape measure and notebook, it makes people aware that you are serious when you mean "1/2" inch.

I have also heard that barbers are great at taking off small amounts, so you might want to consider a visit there instead of a salon.

-Fox
<img src=" http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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Joined: January 16th, 2004, 5:13 pm

March 29th, 2004, 12:28 pm #10

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Full wash (= entire length of hair) once a week, usually Sunday afternoon/early evening so that it can airdry before I go to bed.

Scalp washes every Wednesday and Friday. I do this under the kitched faucet with my hair tied off into a low braid. Only washing the top part of the scalp - what would go under a hat if you had one on.

I've found that the length doesn't need washing more than this, but that the scalp likes being washed more often.

/Fia

<FONT SIZE=1, COLOR=DARKRED>start: pixie
current: shoulder blades
goal: where it wants to stop or where it feels comfortable, whatever comes first

1aFii, light reddish brown enhanced with henna
Fia's hair homepage
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Joined: January 16th, 2004, 5:13 pm

March 29th, 2004, 12:30 pm #11

Many of us find oilingto be beneficial to our hair - and some of us find that oiling does not help our hair at all!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I have very fine strands but many of them. Oil only makes my hair limp and it clumps together. To protect the length I use a very small amount of regular or deep conditioner as a leave-in after each full wash.

/Fia

<FONT SIZE=1, COLOR=DARKRED>start: pixie
current: shoulder blades
goal: where it wants to stop or where it feels comfortable, whatever comes first

1aFii, light reddish brown enhanced with henna
Fia's hair homepage
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Joined: January 16th, 2004, 5:13 pm

March 29th, 2004, 12:36 pm #12

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Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
- Never let tangles build up - take care of them while they are small and you won't have any problems. If you have your hair down this probably means several small detangling sessions during the course of a day.

- Updos are your friends as long as you have enough length to do them. Fine strands need that protection even more than coarser hair.

- From about shoulder blade length and longer - try scalp washing only for some washes. Your length doesn't need daily or even every other day washing.

/Fia

<FONT SIZE=1, COLOR=DARKRED>start: pixie
current: shoulder blades
goal: where it wants to stop or where it feels comfortable, whatever comes first

1aFii, light reddish brown enhanced with henna
Fia's hair homepage
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Joined: January 16th, 2004, 5:13 pm

March 29th, 2004, 12:37 pm #13

Some of us go to salons, some of us trim our own hair, and some of us ask friends/family members to trim for us! Here are our thoughts on trimming/dusting...





Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I visit them every 8-10 weeks for regular dustings and split end snipping.

/Fia

<FONT SIZE=1, COLOR=DARKRED>start: pixie
current: shoulder blades
goal: where it wants to stop or where it feels comfortable, whatever comes first

1aFii, light reddish brown enhanced with henna
Fia's hair homepage
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 29th, 2004, 1:26 pm #14

Here is some information that we hope will help you! These contributions are made by the friendly, wonderful Loomites, and will hopefully help you on your journey to growing your hair!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Some of us use a wide toothed comb, some of us use a boar bristle brush, some do both, and some do neither! Read on for our thoughts on combing/brushing

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 29th, 2004, 1:37 pm #15

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I wash my hair 1-2 times a week. Sometimes I will do a scalp wash in between (I find solid shampoos to be best for this) in the sink. I will usually wash in the shower or using the bathtub handheld shower. If I have used henna, I dunk my hair into a bucket . Here are a couple of the washing methods I use:

- CWC
If you follow the link in the original post, you will read more about this. Sometimes for my first C, I like to leave in conditioner/oil/other moisturizing product. Sometimes I leave it in all day, all night, or just for half an hour. I also like to use my heat cap with whatever moisturizing product is in my hair.

- Using herbs
I love using herbal pastes and rinses. It leaves my hair very soft and detangled. I usually leave the herbs in for an extended amount of time before rinsing them out, and don't use any shampoo with it.


Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

March 29th, 2004, 1:46 pm #16

Many of us find oilingto be beneficial to our hair - and some of us find that oiling does not help our hair at all!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I think it works better for hair that is medium-coarse in texture. As Fia mentioned, it may weigh down fine hair. I have also read that olive oil can make fine hair crunchy at the ends.

I love using olive oil. From the length picture in my sig, you can see that my hair is thick, and medium-coarse in texture. If your hair is like that, then maybe oiling is for you!

I begin by oiling my scalp (I do this because my scalp tends to get dry). I will warm the oil a bit (either with my hands or in the microwave) and massage it into my scalp. Then, when I oil the length, I put a bit of oil in my palm and rub my palms together. Then I squeeze my palms down the length of my hair. I also like to add an extra bit of oil to the ends.

Olive oil is quite heavy and thick, and I find that it really penetrates my hair and moisturizes it from the inside. I sometimes will use my heat cap with the oil, or leave the oil on for an extended amount of time. Also, remember that you can get a bit carried away with oiling. You never want to put so much that your hair looks greasy; your hair will absorb what it needs and whatever remains is excess.

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
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March 29th, 2004, 1:51 pm #17

Some of us go to salons, some of us trim our own hair, and some of us ask friends/family members to trim for us! Here are our thoughts on trimming/dusting...





Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I use Feye's method for trimming your own hair. I trim according to the Morrocco Method lunar chart, which has given me good results so far.

I don't have a set amount of times a year that I trim. The good thing about self-trimming is you can trim whenever you want, without having an appointment. *Make sure you use sharp scissors!* I think it ends up being somewhere between 3-6 times a year that I trim, which includes micro-trims.

Because I don't have many split ends, I don't usually dust my hair for them. So the only time my hair comes in contact with scissors are on my self-trim days.

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
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March 29th, 2004, 1:57 pm #18

Some of us use a wide toothed comb, some of us use a boar bristle brush, some do both, and some do neither! Read on for our thoughts on combing/brushing

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
I don't brush my hair at all. There are so many brushes that are harmful for the hair, and I don't find that brushing with a BBB does any good for my hair either. I comb with a wide-toothed comb which I love and sometimes finger comb.

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
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March 29th, 2004, 1:58 pm #19

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I was interested Lia that you like bars for sink washes, why do you prefer them & what is the advantage?
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March 29th, 2004, 2:08 pm #20

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2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Hopefully I won't repeat any that have already been said!

- Try experimenting with no shampoo on the length or no shampoo at all

- Use a leave-in (oil or conditioner; follow this link for Fox's Shea Butter Conditioning Cream)

- When you are bored of your hair, instead of cutting, try experimenting with new styles (bun curls, spiral curls, roller settings, new updos)

- Treat yourself and your hair once in a while! Deep condition, use honey, or try henna! Set aside a little bit of time every week when you can relax and take care of your hair.

- Don't sleep with your hair down unless it is safely above your head - it may get damaged otherwise!

- Don't use chemicals on your hair!

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
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March 29th, 2004, 6:01 pm #21

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
twice weekly: brush scalp and a bit of length with a Boar bristle brush. Shampoo in shower with JASON brand. Twice a month condition with MegaMoisture Loreal, and other times just a cheapy conditioner.

One other time if I have something special going on I will just scalp wash with the JASON shampoo.


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March 29th, 2004, 6:05 pm #22

Many of us find oilingto be beneficial to our hair - and some of us find that oiling does not help our hair at all!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Seems to just make it heavy, and staticky and greasy with no other benefits.


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Handmade Scrunchies
19/32/36
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March 29th, 2004, 6:12 pm #23

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~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
two kinds of trims that I really love and that keep any length looking its best: Most appropriate for type 1a hair.

Search and destroy. Find some direct sunlight and stand so that you can see the splits in your hair with ease. Get some sharp pointy hair scissors and trim off all the splits you see. Work thru your hair slowly. Put on a nice book on tape and be thorough. I do this every few weeks. Its dry here so I always have new splits.

Dusting trim. 2-3 times a year. Get a friend or family to help with this. Your helper will use those sharp hair cutting scissors and trim up the uneven ends. No length is taken off, just creating a nice blunt line. What's cut off just looks like "dust"


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19/32/36
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March 29th, 2004, 6:15 pm #24

Some of us use a wide toothed comb, some of us use a boar bristle brush, some do both, and some do neither! Read on for our thoughts on combing/brushing

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
Sometimes I use a wide tooth comb in the shower after conditioning.

I usually don't comb out wet hair. I let it dry, then comb out.

I only brush just before I shampoo and mainly to loosen up dead scalp flakes. Feels great


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March 29th, 2004, 9:25 pm #25

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
Linsays post about shampoo bars brings back memories. I have never seen or used them but presumably they are like bars of soap but made from shampoo. Perhaps someone could explain them to me, do you just use them like bars of soap. When my sister and I were young, my Mom (sadly recently departed) used to wash our long hair and hers in the kitchen sink. We had very soft water so she often used soap.I sometimes wash my hair in the sink when travelling, camping or when I just dont want to shower. To this day I cant sink wash without it reminding me of a happy childhood.
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March 30th, 2004, 2:34 am #26

Some of us use a wide toothed comb, some of us use a boar bristle brush, some do both, and some do neither! Read on for our thoughts on combing/brushing

Love,
~*Leia*~





2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 29, 2004
I love to use wide tooth detangling combes on my hair.
I used these all the time and they help get rid of any tangles and distribute the oils/leave in's nicely.

When I brush I used a BBB gently on my length. I may brush 2 or 3 times a week. The mistake I had made before growing my hair long was thinking I had to brush my hair all the time. This is not true and I only brush when I feel my hair would benifit from brushing.

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Buttery Honey Blonde
1c2aM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick

Next Measuring April 1st
20 1/2 - Jan 1st 22 3/4 - 30
Short term goal:
MidBack, 24" This Spring</font>

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March 30th, 2004, 2:42 am #27

Some of us go to salons, some of us trim our own hair, and some of us ask friends/family members to trim for us! Here are our thoughts on trimming/dusting...





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~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I go to a barber. She knows exactly what to do when I want my hair dusted and knows I am growing my hair long.
This is what she told me:
Dusting 1/4 or less
Trim 1/2
Cut anything over 1/2

There are benifits to going to a barber. She is very inexpensive, $6 for a dusting and $1 just to have my bangs trimmed. She is also located in the same small town so traveling is not a problem because I can walk or drive.

So if you dont want to dust your hair yourself and/or dont want to face the pushy people at a salon check out your local barber.

Angel Hugs and Love


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Buttery Honey Blonde
1c2aM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick

Next Measuring April 1st
20 1/2 - Jan 1st 22 3/4 - 30
Short term goal:
MidBack, 24" This Spring</font>

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March 30th, 2004, 7:31 am #28

Linsays post about shampoo bars brings back memories. I have never seen or used them but presumably they are like bars of soap but made from shampoo. Perhaps someone could explain them to me, do you just use them like bars of soap. When my sister and I were young, my Mom (sadly recently departed) used to wash our long hair and hers in the kitchen sink. We had very soft water so she often used soap.I sometimes wash my hair in the sink when travelling, camping or when I just dont want to shower. To this day I cant sink wash without it reminding me of a happy childhood.
Shampoo bars do look like a bar of soap, however, they are formulated for haircare. You wet them, lather up and wash your hair. You can run the bar on our hair/scalp, or just get some lather in your hands. Lush, http://www.lush.com/ makes the more modern shampoo bars and uses similar lathering agents.

There are more natural shampoo bars out there as well. They are soap based and usually need a vinegar rinse to follow to remove soap residue.

http://www.vermontsoap.com/bar.html

Soap bars are quite easy to use, just make sure you don't leave them where they can stay wet... they can melt away!

-Fox
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17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
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"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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March 30th, 2004, 4:05 pm #29

Many of us find oilingto be beneficial to our hair - and some of us find that oiling does not help our hair at all!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
My hair is color treated and med/coarse. Oiling has been very benifitial in my long hair journey.

I began using Monoi Oil about 3 years ago on my ends.
Now I am using EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) on my ends and length. The EVOO is also less expensive than the monoi and easier to find.

I will oil my ends at night after my S&C. In the morning I usually apply more oil to my length (ears down).

Oil also makes for a wonderful preshampoo treatment alone or cocktailed with other leave in's/conditioners.

I dont believe I would be able to grow my hair long without oils.
There are many different oils so try some and see if it works for you.

Angel Hugs and Love


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Buttery Honey Blonde
1c2aM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick

Next Measuring April 1st
20 1/2 - Jan 1st 22 3/4 - 30
Short term goal:
MidBack, 24" This Spring</font>

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
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March 30th, 2004, 4:20 pm #30

There are many ways to wash your hair - you can CWC, CO, S+C... in the sink, the shower, or the bathtub! Here is what some of us have to say about our wash methods!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/30.4/35?
Waist length!
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by the end of 2004
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: March 27, 2004
I shampoo and condition every night. I can go a day at the most 2 days without S&C but I prefer every night.
I stand up in the shower and and let the water rinse away the S&C's. I also finger comb my length when I have conditioner in. This really helps when I detangle with my comb afterwards.
I dont like to bend over the tub to S&C. I only do that when rinsing out a deep conditoning treatment.

I prefer products with cones and without. I rotate between them. All natural products have not worked for hair.

Angel Hugs and Love


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Buttery Honey Blonde
1c2aM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick

Next Measuring April 1st
20 1/2 - Jan 1st 22 3/4 - 30
Short term goal:
MidBack, 24" This Spring</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
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