Monday, 29 December 2014

2014 in hindsight: Hair

The great big news of 2014 was me joining the henna-squad.
It’s something I have considered for many years.
I had three reasons to do it:
  • Add strength to my hair (And since my ends are some 10+ years old, this was a good idea)
  • Push my natural titian colour a little more towards the red
  • Henna would provide a base for indigo to attach to, so I could correct the faded ends

What kept me from it for years was:
  • Henna is irreversible (Or at least very troublesome and damaging to do so)
  • It seems like so many of the very longhaired longhairs go henna and it makes me go stubborn and silly teenager-ish

But after a lengthy and thorough testing on some shed hair, I went through with it. And I haven’t regretted it at all.

I had a pretty big cut in September where my mother took off a good 10 cm. I’ve been seriously happy with it: It took away a lot of fragile ends. Usually when I do my not-so-thorough S&D in front of my monitor where I snip away all ends that looks “off” from my braid, I cut off at least 20. After the trim, I often don’t find any actual splits.
Maybe I got rid of the last bit of hair that was put through styling products because it was too short for a ponytail? Maybe I got rid of the hair from before I transitioned to full CO wash? After all, there's a big difference between 2 CO washed a week and 2 shampooings a week.
I wish I could figure out what part of my old ends I cut out. Unfortunately the CO transition and stopping with the styling products was something that happened before I started blogging about my hair care routine. Booh. 
Unfortunately it means I am still stuck in the “knee-ish” length territory. I’ve been around “knee-ish” length since 2012 and I’m sick of it.
I don’t regret the cut, but I’m leaning towards “no trim 2015” and make a serious push towards longer length. Maybe I won’t be unhappy with the thickness and state of my ends after the cut?
Well, at least I should give longer length a shot and see what happens. If my ends insist on being too thin and fragile for my liking past knee, maybe it's time to settle for a length I like more: Mid thigh. Mid thigh is still long-long, but it's a lot more convenient for me to maintain than knee.

I’ve been searching for a set of fake bangs that will match my hair colour and texture, but the search will continue in 2015.

1 comment:

  1. Well to paraphrase a very popular song this year

    Let it grow
    Let it grow
    Let it grow down to your toes

    But we don't care
    If it doesn't get there
    We all still love you anyway ♥