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The Quest For Ultra-Long Hair

Long-Hair-1While I usually go all instructional, today I’d like to share something that’s a work in progress for me: my hair.¬†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.

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Ten Ways to Wake Up Without Bed Head

Woman With BedHead Tangled HairI have thick, wavy hair with layers throughout, so I’m naturally predisposed to waking up each morning with my head resembling a bird’s nest. Less tangled and frizzy hair in the morning will both speed up your routine and end AM rushes to the bathroom for an emergency brushing session – plus, less brushing out tangles means less shedding and physical damage, which will lead to longer, stronger hair.

Spare your significant other from equating you with the Bride of Frankenstein in the morning and follow these helpful tips to beat the dreaded bed head:

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