I Retained Two Inches of Hair This Year!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FroBunni | Length Check: I'm Grazing Tailbone Length

OMG! Look at this! I'm officially grazing tailbone length, which is awesome! I retained a total of two inches this year, which isn't a lot, but it's something. For one, it has been quite hard retaining length since I got to mid-back length (MBL). This is to be expected, since the longer hair gets, the more fragile the ends. So, it's nice to see the extra TLC has been effective.

There's a couple things I have been doing that I think have made a difference:

  • Tea Rinses: Tea rinses help reduce shedding, as well as strengthen the hair shaft. 
  • Deep conditioning with heat: Heat opens the hair's cuticle, which allows the deep conditioner to better penetrate the hair shaft. 
  • When I moisturize and seal, going over my ends twice with my leave-in or water: This ensure my ends are properly moisturized, which keep them from breaking or getting damaged. I have noticed my single strand knots haven't been as plentiful this year.
  • Alternative parts: This means not parting the same way over and over again. I'll follow up with a post about this, but I think parting the same way (for years) was thinning certain parts of my hair.
  • Keeping scissors in the bathroom: Most times, I do my hair in the bathroom, but the scissors I use to trim my hair are in my bedroom. Because of this, when I would get to a knot, I would rip it out. This is a huge no-no because it cause damage and split ends to the hair, and even contribute to knots and tangles later on. So by keeping my scissors in the bathroom, I can easily cut off the knot, reducing breakage and damage everywhere else. 

Even though these have been effective, it will be interesting to see if I can continue to retain length. I'm hoping to get to full tailbone length next year, but like I said previously, the longer the hair, the harder it is to retain length. But I have hope, nonetheless. Here's to another year!

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1 comment:

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