What qualities do you value in your hair and what qualities do you try to achieve?
Qualities that I value are softness (when I can get it), shine, ease of de-tangling.
Qualities I try to achieve are softness, shine, thickness, health and length.
A quality that I envy and which I can't seem to achieve is swishabilty. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just watch some of the hair videos (like JJJ's) of long hair that swishes when it is let down. When I try to do that, mine just sticks to my back. Progress from June 2006 - January 2011
Mid-Dark brown with natural red and silver highlights; fringe/bangs.
Starting length: 25"/62.5cm (BSL)
Current length: 33.5" (Cut back from 38.5" February 2011 following a massive shed.)
New Goal: Healthy hair that I'm happy with!
Scalp wash every second to third day using Chagrin Valley shampoo bars.
Finish with acidic rinse (1 tsp ACV or lime juice to 1 to 2 cups of water or herbal tea). Full wash once a week using A'kin
conditioner or an egg wash to cleanse the length and shampoo bars or A'kin
shampoo on the scalp.
Other: Oiling when required with avocado and almond oil or shea butter; regular micro-trims; BBB; wooden comb; Mason Pearson comb; hair sticks, Flexi-8's, Ficcare, and other hair friendly toys.
'Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfailing beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.' 1 Peter 3:3-4
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