Post # 17
@drifslikesmoke – Just talked to my sis tonight and she seconded your thoughts. She is just at one year post locks of love cut and her hair is still above her bra strap.. not long enough for me. I have always had long hair and that’s what I like.
For valentines day Fiance is scheduling photos for us and his daughter with our photog. The idea of having family photos and engagement photos with short hair is weird.. I don’t like it. I think I’ll wait like you said so all of my prewedding and wedding photos will have my long hair in them.
In the meantime I’ve started a vitamin regimen including Omega 3 pills. I know I need to eat more protien but that’s a hard one for me. I’m not a meat person.. oh well. Hopefully the vitamins and omega 3 will help.
Thanks for everyones suggetions and if anyone else has any more shampoo / conditioner/ hair product suggestions I’m listening!
Post # 18
When I was younger (like jr. high) I had extremely long hair – I could sit on it – and my mom always bought Mane & Tail shampoo & conditioner for me to use. My hair was pretty strong & healthy, so there’s definitely something to be said for it. Now I use Organix (I think Miss Meatball did a post on it maybe?) and I love it. I also use Fekkai products – love the shea hair mask & the mask for color-treated hair. But the one in-shower, can’t-live-without product for me is called "close" by Warren-Tricomi. You use it between your shampoo & conditioner and it’s supposed to help close the cuticle of the hair shaft. I don’t really get how it works, but can totally tell the difference between days I use it & days I don’t.
As for protein, isn’t peanut butter supposed to have a good bit of protein in it? I swear I couldn’t survive without peanut butter. I eat it almost every day. Maybe that could help with your being "not a meat person".
My only other suggestion would be this: instead of ponytails & bobby pins, if you really can’t stand your hair down, perhaps a loose french braid would be a good alternative. I used to practically live in French braids once my mom taught herself how to do it. Just don’t make it too tight.
Post # 19
I donate my hair to Locks of Love every 2 years. I grow it out, I chop it off. Sometimes it’s not in the most fantastic condition…. especially since I chop it after the summer which is all about chlorine pools and time spent in the sun. Here’s the key — if your hair isn’t at least 10" or isn’t perfectly healthy, Locks of Love will still take it, but they don’t use it for the wigs. (Keep in mind it takes 10 people to donate at least 10" of like-colored hair to make one wig) They will, however, use it and sell it to wig makers/other people who would use human hair for things at fair market value and use the income gained to fund research for cancer as well as the process to make wigs and to raise awareness of the charity.
As far as growing your hair back… I just cut mine off up to my ears in May of last year. My hair grows like a weed and right now it’s resting about 1/3 down my shoulder blades… I expect it to be to the bottom of them by this June/July. I hope this helps you out. 🙂
Also, you could always just grow it out super long for your wedding… especially if planning an updo, take the next year to get it super healthy, with regular trims and have more than enough healthy hair to donate for wigs. 🙂
Post # 20
Oh, also — get some scrunchies. They’re disgustingly ’90s, but I hate sleepy with my hair down, scrunchies do the trick and don’t break your hair like thinner hairties do. When you do wear the thin ones (in public 🙂 ) make sure they’re coated or have no metal on them.