thanks!! i wish i had the thick hair that you cannot see thru from the back! the weight of your hair is good- i love that heavy hair look-really thick and healthy. i usually wear my hair down except when hiking. it is hot now on the trails and i generally put it in some kind of braided pineapple which looks dorky as hell but preserves the curls and keeps it from getting knotted up. ok--here is some advice about growing your hair long.
this is how to let it grow. when i was going to a haircutter pre devachan i'd go every 3-4 months and he would tsk tsk over my dead ends and cut an inch or so off and my hair never got longer. of course he never told me not to shampoo or comb or brush my hair!! i send him hair pics now and then and he is amazed by the change in my hair but does not want to learn the deva methods--he is a masterstylist and knows everything i realize that my best hair days occur when my hair is damp and i pineapple overnight. it gets really sproingy curls that way. if i plop soaking wet or bone dry it is not as good.
for some reason nothing builds up too badly on me, or maybe i just dont notice it. i oil my hair every night before swimming too.
thanks again for the kind words. even if i am old i can try to have young fun hair. we'll see how long i can get away with it

Banjo, your new pictures are gorgeous! You and hockeymom both have the incredible kind of hair that looks weightless and just shrinks right up. It's really amazing actually! That will especially be a great quality for growing out since you'll still have great curls at longer lengths. Hairdressers have always commented on how extrememly heavy my hair is when it's wet. So for now I like that I can easily use the weight of my hair and no gel to keep my hair from shrinking up very much. But the weight makes me wonder if I'll still have curls when my hair gets longer. Thanks for sharing what you do for the tangles. I detangle my hair with conditioner and honey in it too. Maybe the cold water rinse will help though. My hair tangles easily when it's dry though. I'm thinking I should wear my hair in protected styles more often. Do you usually wear your hair up or down? I've tried the GF leave-in conditioners. They are a lot like One C to me. They will make my hair smooth and moisturized for the first few days but then the cones make my curls look undefined and poofy. Your hair looks as gorgeous as ever with those products though! And good for you for finding something that works so well at such an inexpensive price! I think my version of "keep it simple" is going to be using Jessicurl conditioners since those are the only conditioners that work for me in the long run. I'll probably switch to Aloeba for the summer. Good thing Jessicurl sells those suckers in gallons. All 4 of us have very different hair, but it's nice to find others who share the same goal of wanting long healthy hair. Especially when the other heads of hair are all breathtakingly gorgeous and are kind of enough to put up with all my pestering questions.
You only trim your hair once a year huh. Lucky you, I wish I could wait that long. The ends of my hair are still thick and I don't have many(if any) split ends but I get more tangles and the ends get dry if I don't trim for a while. I have gone 6 months since my last cut and I've been getting my hair trimmed every 6 months but I'm trying to wait until my hair looks longer than bsl dry before I trim again. I feel like my hair is stuck at the end of an inbetween phase and trimming now will only cause me frustration. So I'm trying to last as long as possible before I trim but I have this awful urge to pick up scissors all the time! I really like your haircut by the way. I love the way those pretty curls of yours taper at the end.
Originally Posted by Iwantcurlyhair
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos