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January 3rd, 2004, 07:57 PM
this is my very first entry! yay for me! welp, i suppose i can start at the beginning.
first off, i'm 15 (and a half as of the 3rd) years old. my entire life i've never had long hair. my mom actually kept it in a sad mushroom cut whilst i was a youngin' (well, younger youngin'). it's because it's so thick!!
in the past i dyed and highlighted my hair to tears. though it's naturally dark (nearly black at times) brown, i often had golden blonde/platinum hair. at the time, it was great. then i longed to have natural colored hair.
after one last major cut, which was styled after reese witherspoon in sweet home alabama, i stopped cutting my hair january '03. it went from chin length to currently an inch and a half past collarbone in that time.
current cuttings: once every three months or less if it doesn't look great
current hair care: daily mane and tail 'poo and conditioner and coconut oil treatments every two weeks. almost every day in a bun.
current new year's resolution: to go as long as possible without cutting so as to get maximum length for my sixteenth b-day!! at current calculations, it should take four years to get to classic length.
not to give into cuttings, no matter how cute the new style is. see how beautiful long hair is.
greatest new hair compliment: i left my hair down and my relative exclaimed: it's so thick! one of these days she'll say it's so long!
:!: calcuations: :!:
:arrow: sophmore year, age 15, january: 20
:arrow: junior year, age 16, january: 26
:arrow: senior year, age 17, january: 32
:arrow: freshman year college, age 18, january: 38
:arrow: :arrow: sophmore year college, age 19, january: 44
January 4th, 2004, 08:06 PM
hmm....well...not much on the hair side i need to comment on. i just left it in a bun all day.... people liked playing with the lil bun, tho. odd.
lots of shine and moderately soft. i just must resist the scissors!
this coming from a former dye and scissor junkie!!
January 15th, 2004, 03:24 PM
i decided to let my hair down. it's always up, and i prefer it down. so down it stays. but alas, the downfall is that the waves are coming out again! ack!
i'm wondering if i should get a trim or not this month...technically i should wait til february, but i'm getting impatient....
note: why's my hair so much lighter than before? it's a dark brown with natural red tones. what?!? it used to be black!!!
January 23rd, 2004, 05:06 PM
well, i did it.....i got a trim. but actually, it wasn't so bad. my stylist only took off 1/4 inch. she's a blessing. :D my hair feels softer.
my trims that i've kept track of so far have been:
november 29, 2003
january 21, 2004
currently i'm taking a hair, skin, and nails supplement. i took it last fall, and it does wonders.
many friends have remarked how long my hair is getting. and how much thicker. my hairstylist says i have only two inches of layers left.
February 15th, 2004, 06:22 AM
welp, i let my friend trim my hair...actually, it's not any shorter, but it feels much nicer.
so, trim: february 14
i haven't added much to my journal because i haven't had anything to say! i'm so boring! lol.
i'm gonna keep my hair up for a while. then it'll get a lil shock effect when i finally let people see it down. but it's a problem because i have friends who come up behind me and pull my hair down. oh well, i'll avoid them.
i keep getting the urge to cut my hair to have that blunt look instead of these idiotic layers. and my hair's starting to wave badly again. when it's all one length, it doesn't wave to all! but add waves and voosh!
i can't stand to lose that much length, however. maybe once i get past waist length i'll think about it....or maybe not. how about if i get to classic i'll stay there and try to get one length. that seems alright to me.
long hair, here i come!
February 15th, 2004, 01:33 PM
i'm rather bored, so i'll post to my journal....
i realized i never mentioned one tiny detail of my life....lol....it's pretty neat, i think. one of my best friends has hair that's about two inches past classic length. her hair isn't all that thick, but it's still full at the ends. she's my hair heroine! her hair's so pretty. one day, my shall be just as grand.
just thinking about it makes me all wistful. :shock: i've heard of people falling in love with their best friends, but i've fallen in love with my best friend's hair. it's so pretty. it's a medium brown, but it tends to have tons of golden highlights. so beautiful.
i'm going to stop complementing people's hair. it seems like lately, the same week i say, "oh, your hair's getting long." they go and chop it off! what the world. :evil:
at this rate, i'll have the longest hair at my school (excluding my friend)! which is sad, because i'm a measly 20, give or take a 1/2 cm. :(
February 16th, 2004, 01:00 PM
welp, yesterday i did a coconut oil treatment. i also misted my hair afterwards with a concoction consisting of 1/4 cp. distilled and 1/4 tsp. almond oil. it seemed really soft, but today it's pretty oily looking. looks like i'll be washing it. maybe i'll just do a cwc. co's don't seem to do it for me.
i can't believe my hair's actually getting 'long'. it seems sooo short to me, but it is! awesome. i can't wait for it to be truly long to me, tho. that'll be the greatest.
February 27th, 2004, 10:24 AM
nothing much to say. well, i went to sally's and got these pretty nice leave ins. they're made by mane 'n tail. um, let's see moisture enriched hair strengthener (which is a liquid leave in) and hair dressing (sort of like salad dressing. no?) actually it's a waxy "styler" but it does leave my hair really soft and frizz-free after a few hours in a bun.
for kicks and giggles hair dressing ingredients: petrolatum, isopropyl myristate, beeswax, lanolin oil, mineral oil, dimethicone, fragrance, propylparaben.
i'm too lazy to do the hair strengthener. the bottle and liquid is clear, which makes reading the ingredients next to impossible.
all in all, i just wish my locks were longer. oh well, at least in comparison, it's in the best health it's been in for a while.
March 10th, 2004, 11:25 AM
there's not much to mention. i'm going to try not to cut my hair and/or trim for a while. maybe til july-ish...yea? yea.
my hair's been awfully shiny lately. i've been using brilliant brunette. yet it's almost tooo shiny...... oh well, i'll just use something else for a while.
a lot of my friends are cutting their hair. mine's not too shabby in comparison. but i wish so badly it were long!!! hmm...maybe i ought to be a handmaiden of the uncut ends, eh? mayhaps. i just crave long hair. it'd be nice to have hair that stops traffic.
April 23rd, 2004, 04:02 PM
i haven't had much time to actually post.... not much has happened, really. hmm...my hair's getting longer. lol. but i did hit two landmarks! i got my hair caught both in a car door and in a school desk!!! not so great for the ends, but that means i'm getting length!
i'm trying not to trim until june...it's so hard to wait. but i have been using vitamin e gel, which seems to make it feel pretty nice.
oh, i can french braid! not a big deal to most, i realize, but i've never been able to master it. just in the last five minutes i've done a french braid, albeit, a messy one, but one nonetheless.
my friend was always telling me to cut my hair....lil punk...but yesterday she said it, picked up chunks in her hand, and then declared that i shouldn't cut it, come to think of it. wow. she thinks it should stay! lol. i think it's because she used to fruff it up and make it look poofy. but now she says it's too long to cut. haha, and it's not that long. but because all of my friends are doing the springy/summer chop, i have long hair in comparison.
:toofers: just keep growing, just keep growing, just keep growing, growing, growing. what do we do? we grow, grow.
June 8th, 2004, 10:13 PM
well, all's clear on the hair front. awful urges to dye hair....must resist. nm to say right now....just letting my journal resurface.
June 14th, 2004, 03:02 PM
i just got this completely cute hair clip. it' s a lil butterfly that i got for 1.99.....quite wonderful because it's got rounded everything, so no hair damage possible.
right now i'm doing two edwardardian twists pulled back with the clip. it's pretty spiffy if i say so my myself.
the natural highlights are coming out. my hair's getting to be brown with reddish highlights. it's pretty neat. i can remeber it doing this when i was younger. neato. but i still get the urge to apply highlights bleach-wise. just must remind myself that it's only neat for a month or so....then the novelty wears down, and so does the natural beauty of my tresses!!
July 9th, 2004, 12:53 PM
welp, i made it. sixteen. diez y seis. i'd hoped to have longer hair by now, but it's not too shabby these days. sometimes i pass by a mirror and do a double take at how long it's gotten. but how i wish it were classic already..... :inlove:
on monday i started co'ing. haven't yet today (being a lazy bum) but so far it's not too bad. a lil oily, but that's to be expected. i've been wearing it up but people will stroke the top of my head remarking that my hair so soft.
i've spent several days out in the sun for about eight hours. that hasn't been that good for it. i've noticed it's lightened the ends and roots, dried it out a lil, and there are more splits....which is odd because i've been pretty good to it lately. maybe moving around at night? it's been braided at night.....hmmm...
not much else to report, really...hum bum. welp, toodles, dear journal.
July 12th, 2004, 11:32 AM
i've now been co'ing for a week....it's softer and waving more. hmm. that's neat, though. the shorter layers just flip out, but it's cool because i have a friend whose hair does it, too. so we're hair buds. it's funny, he also has a patch of curly hair by his ear while the rest is perfectly straight.
i got a remark that my hair's getting long. i'm so happy! i was reading my Bible and my hair was in a v-shape equal to my shirt. it's never done that before. i have no idea how long it is now---i misplaced my measuring tape in a move. it's the longest i've ever had it, whatever the length.
July 24th, 2004, 08:35 AM
i just got back from camp. it was really great, but my hair kind of suffered because of it.....sigh...c'est la vie....
the bus ride mangled my hair...it took me an hour to get the mats out...even then it wasn't smooth or sleek. never ride a bus with lose hair. ever.
twice i got my hair heat styled. two friends insisted because i never use a styler or makeup and they wanted to play. my friend was mad at me for not doing anything with my hair because it's "gorgeous". :grin: it's because i don't heat style it anymore... :twisted: . hehe, sorry.
just think, next year it'll be even more gorgeous! i'm still debating a trim. maybe i'll wait til october....but it's so tempting. the ends aren't as even as i like them to be.
i've been s&d'ing for some time today. there's a lot of trim outta there, but it is rather fun sitting here with my scissors. :rockerdud i know, i'm sick and twisted.
know what i love? so many of my friends have touched my hair. it's lovely to think of. i'm so sentimental!
August 10th, 2004, 10:14 AM
i'm contemplating not cutting my hair for a year....eep. i am curious as to how much my hair will actually grow, though. and i am beginning to much like the look of natural ends....hmm...blunt looks nice, but at the same time kind of disconnected, as if it were not a part of the body. and we all know how very much it is.
perhaps i will let my hair get to a bit past classic and then cut off the layers. they're still driving me nuts. they flip out if i touch it after it's dry. if i let them wave, they're as happy as campers but they're quite tempermental. no biggie, though, a couple of months and they'll be lying flat.
ooh, and i got my hair caught on my friend's seatbelt. :rockerdud not fun, but it's neato that it's possible for me to get caught up in the belt.
my mom asked me how long i was going to let my hair get. i remarked that it was going to touch the ground. lol. i have no idea how long i'll let it get. it's gonna be fun, though. i had a dream the other day that my hair was touching my knees as i walked. how cool!!!
August 10th, 2004, 10:15 AM
whoo hoo! page 2!!! heeheehee...sorry, i'm happy about that!
August 17th, 2004, 10:11 AM
well, my friend with hair that was previously a couple inches past classic cut her hair.....it's now about hip length...an inch above the end of her shirt. i'm so shocked. it was so pretty. not very thick, but still gorgeous. her hair used to be very nearly golden blonde looking, and now that's all gone. it's so funny, because by the time i'm her age (18), my hair'll be about that long.
i desire a trim, but i know that it will only result in shorter hair and stunted growth. i want so badly for my hair to be long and luxurious. it's nearly nice enough to wear in a braid in public. i love how thick the braid is, but it's very short. to me, anyways. comparatively, it's kind of long. one of my other friends with waist length cut hers to just below shoulders. golly, at this rate my hair is going to look long!
i've been sleeping in pigtails braided lately. this results in nice waves and very soft folicles. my only complaint is that my hair is getting to where i can't tell exactly where it is. no wonder people with long hair keep it over their shoulders. it's a bit unnerving to not know where it is. even as short as it is, and knowing that it hasn't crept away into the night. after all, it is merely lying on my pillow. :wink:
i bought rosewater because it smelled so nice, but the fragrance seems to dissipate after a few minutes. i can't say it adds any softness to my hair, either. oh well, it's nice anyway.
i've been using this conditioner i bought at sally's beauty, but i hate the smell of it. worse yet, it clings and doesn't leave until i wash it again.
that's about all i have to say for now.....haha, aren't i boring?
September 25th, 2004, 09:20 AM
just an update i never got around to---the 20th of august i self-cut my own hair. go me! lol. it turned out nicely and gave my ends some relief. unfortunately, already i'm experiencing some crunchiness....ick. maybe a dust?....but that's less LENGTH!!
i can't wear my hair in any sort of constrictive bun. i made a bun that looks huge, though. it's wonderful because people think my hair's way longer than it is. maybe i'll just hide in it for the next two years ;) hair-aches are the worst.
i'm taking hair vitamins, but i'm not altogether very consistent...(slaps wrist) maybe i'm getting more growth...but than again, maybe not.
September 25th, 2004, 09:29 AM
i just had a sudden realization---i'm halfway to my hair goal. that's strange. i thought i was so much further away. but i do wish that goal would happen soon.....oh well, it'll be worth it in the end!!