When I was quite young, long before I possessed the will and good sense to insist otherwise, my hair was styled in a very short bob, leaving me looking not unlike the Campbell's Soup Kids.
Although I've toyed with various lengths since then, I invariably let any shorter styling grow out to longer lengths. The Teen Diva and I both have fine hair in plentiful quantities; a wretched curse if one desires a fuller, curly look but a blessing while straighter, sleeker styles are the rage.
Some time ago, through passive decision, I stopped having any significant length removed during routine trims, rather, letting my hair grow as it may, with a mind to donating the length to Locks of Love. Resulting, my hair has reached unprecedented lengths, adding challenge, as well as a bit of mystery, to my daily styling routines.
Despite the fine nature, the thickness of my hair at longer lengths has necessitated a reconsideration of my typical daily shampoo regime, my schedule is usually far too busy to devote the necessary time to drying. Although I prefer the fresh feel of daily cleansing, through trial I've discovered that a messy bun or variety of braid on the days in between shampoos. Heavier conditioning with quality product and a routine of deep conditioning is a must!
Curiously, as my hair as grown to different lengths, its behavior and willingness to behave tends to vary. Smooth and sleek, sans assistance just a few inches ago, I now find a stubborn wave that will only be tamed with aid of my ghd styler.
Most troublesome, the longer length has made some sort of sleeping accommodation a necessity; neglect resulting in a mass of tangles, more severe than I care to tackle. The prevalence of evening braids a mystery no more.
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