I braid my hair before going to bed. I used to either use a ponytail holder or else nothing and wake up with unbraided hair. But now I have a new system of keeping my hair braided.
I braid my hair, but allow my ends to tangle with each other. They eventually sort of knot at the ends. As I continue to braid, both ends become braided and the middle part gets smaller. When the opening gets small I stop braiding and tuck the tail between the braids. That locks it in place and keeps it from unraveling. It's a great way to get your hair into a braid and out of the way quickly.
Close up of my gray hair.
Oil on ends just before combing to help with snarls, 2x a day.
Shampoo every 5 days
Experimenting with ACV, coconut oil, and honey.
Started measuring August 06, at 36.5 inches
1cCii ~ Natural Silver
I am 54 year old and I've been married for 35 years!!
July 1st 07 - Reached 40 inches
July 14 07 - Cut back to 36.5
August 3rd 08 - Reached 40 inches again.
January 1 09 Reached 43 and classic achieved! Cut for a better hemline.
April thru June 40 still. sigh...
March 2010 Classic!!!
Faithful to barbers - they actually trim 1/8th of an inch!!