While I usually go all instructional, today I’d like to share something that’s a work in progress for me: my hair.Â Growing ultra-long hair has been my quest for over a year now, but before that, I was a certified hair abuser.
I spent years bleaching my hair blonde, flat ironing and blow drying it to death and filling it with any and every product I could get my hands on. Before long, my locks felt like straw. I didn’t get it: why, oh why, didn’t I look like a Pantene commercial?
Flustered, I began my research. I discovered two forums that led me to find communities of women who go to new lengths (har) to get ultra-long hair: The Long Hair Community and Long Hair Care Forum. The latter is directed at women of color, but I found that their advice worked for my dried out, overprocessed locks too.