It's been a couple of weeks since I registered for the forums, so maybe I needed to make a post here. Well, I did finally figure it out! And I realized my introduction kind of stinks...
Let's try again. I'm 23 and I've had long hair all my life - though I'm sure it was short when I was a baby. It's mostly long from neglect; it's easier to keep up with and doesn't require styling or work. However, I was - until recently - doing all the bad hair things to it! I ripped out tangles, I pulled my ponytails tight by splitting the tail and yanking, I piled it on my head when I washed, brushed it wet, rubbed it vigorously with a towel, wore it down all the time, and generally never did anything nice to my hair! (I'm sure a lot of you are wincing, I'm sorry.)
I'm learning better now, though. I've been doing nearly a month's worth of split end search and destroy missions with brand new hair shears. I've gone to mostly condition only washing - though I still use a shampoo on only the scalp about every twelve days (I never did wash my hair more than every three days, though, because it would freak out, so I did something right!). I wear it up or braided more now, and I'm oiling it. I just made myself a mister about fifteen minutes ago - it smells yummy!
My hair is slightly below my waistline, since I'm 5'2.75" - yes, that .75 is important! I want it to reach the crease of my bottom, which is about another ten inches. The color is an ashy light brown, though it's got a lot of darker brunette underneath, and I think with care, it'll darken all over a bit more.
I like cross-stitch and beading, target-shooting and archery, SCA events, Ren Faires, anime conventions, cheesy romance novels, mythology and history, mehndi, weird music, daydreaming, and hiking.
It's nice to meet you, May!