Hair Beyond Now

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Im only 2 years into my hair growth challenge of growing it for 10 years without a cut. (I started 2 years ago with a skin bald head) ... I want to try something different. Perhaps a new way of wearing or maybe try some new products.

I still have 8 years to go before I can get my ends clipped. So cutting is not an option.

I have some gray hair that's coming in wonderfully and was thinking of getting some gray highlights to make the color pop more.

My current routine:
1. No cones or sulfates
2. Only detangle once a month
3. I cowash 5 times a week
4. I add a cup of coconut oil to my Tresemme Naturals Moisture conditioner bottle and use it as my Rinse In (Ri), use as my Rinse Out (Ro), and also use as my styling agent Leave In (Li)
5. I don't deep condition because I don't want to over moisturize.
6. I do a protein treatment whenever my bottle of conditioner runs out. I use the VO5 split ends conditioner as my protein treatment. It's supposed to just be for ends but I use it all over because it's enriched with Keratin protein.
7. Put in a bun and wear till my next wash.
8. CoWash always starts with rinsing out the product from my last cowash.
9. If I notice too much buildup I will shampoo my scalp and rinse it out through my hair.

Any ideas for how I can modify my routine? I am thinking of wearing my curls out more. Perhaps try a style that pulls the curls forward to my face.

Also, I'm getting my hair blog together.


PRINCETON
Just a guy with long curly hair
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Last edited by PRINCETON; 04-22-2012 at 06:53 PM.
That's a lot growth for two years and looking at your routine I wouldn't change a thing! Do you have any pics of hair styles or looks you want to try?
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Favorite products:
Shampoo: KC Come Clean
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Styling: Donna Marie Dream Curling Cream, EcoStyler Gel (pink)

That's a lot growth for two years and looking at your routine I wouldn't change a thing! Do you have any pics of hair styles or looks you want to try?
Originally Posted by maneman
No, I don't have any ideas for what to do. I want to wear my hair to look my age and not look like I'm trying to
stay in my teens....

And it seems most older guys my age cut all their hair off which is how I used to wear it shaved every week when I was a kid and continued shaving it bald up to about age 29.

Most times now I just wear it up in a curly ponytail or a bun cause I don't see any styles that I can immulate.

I usually set trends but I'm much older now and I didn't realize it would grow this fast so I need to take a week or month to really examine my hair and create a new and contemporary curly guy style for mature men LOLx


PRINCETON
Just a guy with long curly hair
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My bf has hair like yours and wears it mini twist, braids, or 2 French braids to the back(my favorite style on him btw) its not many styles out there unless you just want to experiment in your free time
My bf has hair like yours and wears it mini twist, braids, or 2 French braids to the back(my favorite style on him btw) its not many styles out there unless you just want to experiment in your free time
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
That's a good idea. I'll get somebody to do a double braid to da back lol. I been rocking the single long braid for past 2 weeks now and definitely loving getting up and go. Good start to the summer not having to worry about hair and crap.


PRINCETON
Just a guy with long curly hair
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My hair length is similar too yours,maybe a bit longer. i wore afro and medium length hairstyles which didnt go below my chin for years and frankly although i loved it,rocked it and it suited me it consumed too much of my time with no second hair days,every day washing,stressing out on bad hair days etc. so i decided to let it grow.
Now im facing the phase where im unable to just let my hair out like that because im unable to pull out any particular hairstyle cuz my bangs,and hair around my temple is quite long so it just completely covers my face.
90% of the time i just wair my hair in a ponytail or a bun because its the only satisfiying hairstyle for me at the moment, from time to time i pull the front hair back with a thin hairband and let the back flow but i must use allot of product to tame and define the curls.
I recently had my hair flat ironed and it does reach past the middle part of my back.

It's been growing so fast. If I knew how to style I would be able to do more. Plus with it this long theres not much to do but put it in bun LOLx


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Nooooo dont iron lol! How long do you think your hair will be after ten years?? Also, whats your website url??
"Life is too short to keep your hair short"

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Nooooo dont iron lol! How long do you think your hair will be after ten years?? Also, whats your website url??
Originally Posted by GroYoFro
I'm thinking in 8 more years it will be down by my ankles LOL JK but it's crazy long and not even 3 years yet.

I think it's slowing down growing because I stopped doing all the crazy stuff I used to do like conditioning it every day.

I'm trying to get my blog up and shows all my regiment phases but takes time. Gonna be on the CompleteMore.com platform.


PRINCETON
Just a guy with long curly hair
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Had an unfortunate situation. Tried some temporary dreadlocks and ended up hacking off a couple of inches and whole strands out from root. Finally soaked my hair in an olive oil bath to detangle and remove them.Hair Beyond Now-imageuploadedbycurltalk1346305679.966313.jpg
Hair Beyond Now-imageuploadedbycurltalk1346305700.374477.jpg
It's still kind of long but I could've made a wig and sold it with all the hair that I had to take out.
You and my bf have long hair ugh I'm jealous lol. I'll be looking out for your blog
You and my bf have long hair ugh I'm jealous lol. I'll be looking out for your blog
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
LOL I'm learning the longer it is the more it takes to take care of it. I think that's what also keeps it growing. Mainly pampering the scalp.
Ahh my jealous too yu have such gorgeous curls! It seems I see a lot of guys with longer hair than me! I have a feeling guys have a simplier routine.
Ahh my jealous too yu have such gorgeous curls! It seems I see a lot of guys with longer hair than me! I have a feeling guys have a simplier routine.
Originally Posted by Johari
Thankx lol you're probably right because low manipulation is the key to retention.
what about braids? not sure what kind of work you do...
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
what about braids? not sure what kind of work you do...
Originally Posted by elizard
In 2010 my first year after cutting it all off skin bald I wore braids in cornrows going straight back and sometimes in designs. I own the company I work at so I let employees be free to express themselves however they see fit

The braids made it grow fast but I learned to straighten my hair first so that the person braiding my hair does not have to comb it to death which causes breakage.
Nice, yeah I was wondering where you worked, because I do not see a lot of black men with long hair around my place of business. I can't even think of one. Actually, I work with a lot of Native Americans, and they have some seriously long hair. Pretty much always back in a low ponytail.

I have seen a few black professional men with dreads, which I love. It's been a long time since I've had my hair braided. I guess I forgot about the combing, but it is a good look in my opinion.
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF

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