Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hair Update - March 2012

My last hair post was in April 2010 and then one with pictures of my hair curled in Nov. 2010, so it has been a while mainly because I'm not preoccupied with my hair as it finally reached the place where I wanted it.  It is very easy to manage - just wash and let air dry and comb - that is it, seriously!  Every now and then I curl using water and sponge rollers and sometimes I do hot rollers or a curling iron but that is very rare.

Last I measured it was 32.5 inches long and today it is........38 inches!  So it has grown 5.5 inches in 2 years.  I'm still far away from what my hair used to be at 50 inches here, that was before I got 2 perms that sadly broke incredible amounts of my hair off over the past few years.  However, my hair is now repaired and looking healthy like it used to, though not as thick as it was when I was 25.  For those who may be new readers, I don't cut or trim my hair - last time I did was 1999.

I took some shots today in the bathroom of my hair down, up and then flipped up and over too.  I took a close-up of my strands and also of my ends as well.  My hair is naturally straight and this is after a wash and air-dry.  I may curl my hair, just so I can show you how it looks curled too in another post.








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17 comments:

Tan Minxuan Michelle said...
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Linda said...

Hey, Bev. You have beautiful hair. I'm glad you have been able to nourish back after the perms.

Sincerely,
Linda

Tricia said...

Bev,
Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I wish my hair would look like that without using heat, but it has a wave---on ONE side only, lol!
How important do you think nutrition is to growing hair? Any tips on this would be appreciated! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

Tricia

Christian Homekeeper said...

Tan Minxuan Michelle - Yes, I had Trigeminal Neuralgia and God healed me! I can't remember what I did to ease the pain from it, sorry that I can't give any advice on that but do know that God can heal it! ;-)

Thanks Linda and Tricia! Tricia...yes, I believe that nutrition is VERY important in growing hair at the follicle.

Tricia said...

Bev,
I forgot to ask you a hair question, if you have a sec. to answer. Do you color your hair? If not, will you when it gets gray? I struggle with this SO much because I do color it (nasty grays), but I'm not even 40 yet and worry about the damage it does.
Thanks!

Tricia

Christian Homekeeper said...

No, I don't color my hair. It is very damaging to the hair, well the permanent coloring is. I have several white hairs throughout and have for a few years now. I don't plan on ever coloring my hair. One of my pet peeves is seeing older women with all colored hair - it is like they are trying to stop age but God intended for us to go gray/white - so who am I to stop the process you know? LOL Although, I'm not sure what I would do if I went gray right now all over - it would be tempting to color but it would only be for vanity's sake.

Linda said...

Someone mentioned to me that if you want the grey to look white instead of the dingy yellow, that women use to use bluing on it. How to do it and its affects, I'm not sure about it, but I thought I'd keep that on the back burner of my mind. Those unruly gray hairs keep coming. :O)

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Linda, yes they are unruly! My white hair in the front near my forehead will just stick out and then I try to smooth it back with water and it is very disobedient LOL. =0

Julieann said...

Oh, your hair is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Julieann

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thank you Julieann! :)

Brittani said...

Bev-

Do you remember back when you became a new convert and how your hair transitioned? How bad was your breakage? I quit cutting/trimming 3yrs ago. My breakage is unbelievable! I do not blow dry. I feel like I lose so much in the shower and just from running my fingers through. Any suggestions?

Brittani said...

And of course!!!! Your glory is absolutely gorgeous!!! :)

Christian Homekeeper said...

When I first stopped cutting my hair in 99, I had a perm in it. Due to the perm, I did have the breakage. I was also curling my hair several times a week - causing dryness and more breakage. The sink would be full of my broken hair bits. However, once I got back to straight hair a few years later and I stopped curling my hair so much - the breakage stopped. I noticed over the years that whenever I use heat on my hair - hair dryer, curling iron or hot rollers - I get breakage. When I don't I rarely see any of those pieces of hair in the sink anymore.

I lose a lot of hair every day, I think the normal/average is 100 hairs a day that fall out. Don't be alarmed by losing hair, unless you are noticing a balding or thinning spot near your scalp.

If you don't have a perm and aren't using heat and you still get breakage, make sure your hair is properly conditioned. Make sure you aren't using one of those conditioners that actually have ingredients that dry out the hair. Also do coconut oil treatments weekly if you live in a harsh weather area. And lastly, make sure you don't keep your house too warm - the drying heat will dry your hair out no matter how much conditioner you put on it. I keep our house at 66 - if we go up to 69, my hair gets dry and staticky and my lips start cracking AND my skin gets really dry.

Hope some of that helps!

Bev

Christian Homekeeper said...

P.S. I don't use a brush on my hair - just a wide-toothed comb. A brush has always been too harsh on my hair and created a frizzy/fuzzy look but a comb keeps my hair sleek and shiny.

Joyful Christian Homemaking said...

I don't use a brush on my hair, either. I too use a wide toothed comb. I keep a brush for my bangs, because sometimes they clump, when I'm trying to get them to thin and spread, and a brush does that. That's all I use a brush for, LOL.

I permed my hair a few times when I was a teen, and then I stopped, when I realized I didn't have to; my hair is naturally wavy, LOL.

I lose lots of hair every day. I agree - it's normal.

I put up pictures of my tresses today on my website, if you want to take a gander.

You and I seem to have a lot in common. We live in similar houses, have similar hair treatments, etc.

Oh, I too have a few grays. I cut them off. Like you, I also have one that grows in the front of my head, and likes to stick up. It kind of looks like thin dental floss, and it drives me bonkers. The second it shows itself again, I cut it right back off. :-P

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Joyful Christian Homemaking, I will check out your hair post. Yes, I think we do have a lot in common that is what I love about blogging - you get to meet people that share the same interests. It is very encouraging! :)

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