So, right now, my hair's layered with the longest just above my shoulders and the shortest around my eyes (it's got that backwards layered thing going on; short in the back, long in the front). I like it like this, but I was thinking of growing it out so I can donate it. I don't know what made me want to do this, I just do.
I will be cutting my hair this or next week before I start to grow it out. Is a year long enough to grow it out (I don't know how fast hair usually grows out)? I was thinking of donating my hair a year after my Confirmation, which is May 19
In my hair, all I put in (if anything) is EVOO and Coconut oil (esp. coconut oil).
I don't shampoo unless I feel I need to (usually once a week) and it's not store bought, its a baking soda and water mixture. I condition daily with whatever condition I buy, right now I'm using Tresemme. Sometimes I deep condition if I feel my hair needs some more life. I mix EVOO, Coconut oil, and an avocado and leave it in my hair for about an hour before rinsing it out.
I've starting straightening my hair more often then I used to (really, probably just once a month) but I'm going to stop this while I grow out my hair. If I do straighten my hair, it'll only be for a special occasion or something like that. I have a heat protectant but I don't remember the name of it. Is coconut oil ok to use as a heat protectant (I think I've heard that but I don't remember)? Anyway, my hair doesn't feel damaged from it.
I go to any regular beauty salon to get my hair cut; you know, where it costs no more than $8-$15, not that crazy $150 (which is probably worth it, but too expensive for me).
Any tips on growing out my hair and keeping it healthy to donate it? How long should I let it grow? Should I deep condition regularly and any other ideas on deep condition ingredients?
When I'm ready to donate it, what do I do? I know this might sounds stupid, but how do I donate it and where? I've heard of Locks of Love (or something like that), but how do I give it to them?