Healthy hair 2016

I've tried a project healthy hair before, but I find I have problems sticking to a routine. When it comes to my hair, it's benign neglect that rules my world. Totally opposite of my sensitive skin where a time consuming and dedicated routine is the thing that works for me.
So why try again?

Trims 

Well, mostly because I have decided to gradually trim my hair back, so I should land at around mid thigh by the end of the year. 
It looks like I can't get a lot more length out of my hair, so it's time to return to a length I enjoyed more. Mid thigh was my absolute favourite because I could comb in one smooth stroke, and longer than that means I have to lift the ends up to get to them. It sounds stupid, but it makes detangling a lot more demanding on time and effort. Also, I have to put the end of my braid around a door handle to get to the ends now!

So, since I'm something like 20-25 cm below fingertip length and my goal is to return there by the end of the year, my calculations goes like this:

(Desired length I want to get rid of + 2016's worth of growth) / a trim each month = How much I want trimmed off each month.
(20 + 12 x 1,5) / 12 = 3,1 cm
Of course this is the low estimate because I haven't calculated my seasonal extra-growth in (2-3 months of 2 cm instead of 1,5) and that  I'm not entirely sure how most past mid thigh I am: It could be 25 cm or even 30.
But I will start at 3 cm off every month and see where I land. 
Hubby is my dedicated trimmer and we will see if he can make friends with my new bangs cut kit.

Do more overnight treatments
I really should do these more often. It’s such an easy way to do a length conditioning. You just go to sleep and rinse it out when you wake. How often can you do an 8 hour deep conditioning without being bothered by neck aches or dripping?

Maybe I should generally try to do more treatments: Oil for the ends, CO to wash and overnight treatment for the ends...?


Care routine

  • Trim 3 cm off every month
  • CO wash once a week
  • Overnight treatment for the ends once a week
  • Use oil for the ends once a week


Buy silk sheets or pillowcases again
I used to have some and I did get used to them (I had a weird aversion to the feel of silk), but they can't take as many washes as my regular cotton. I never got myself together to buy more. 
I really should. 
                                       
Buy better tools
I really should shop around for some good tools. Some high end combs would be good for my hair. I do love my Hercules Sägemann combs and I should probably get myself some new ones. They could have microscopic tears.

4 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I'm so glad that you're going to do health hair year.. Would you be so kind and write your hair care routine for 2016 ...or maybe like a hair diary... I mean you treatments, products and how do you wash your hair and stuff.. I'm very interested in it because I have similar hair structure.. So I will do everything what you do :D... You could do a post about your hair care once a week or so.. It would be great..
    Thank you for such an amazing blog..

    Happy new year!!!!

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    1. Hi Akville :) You know, that would actually be a really good idea! I really do tend to take my benign neglect to the extreme, so "having" to post what I did or didn't do might keep me on my toes :)A post once a week is a great idea. Actually, I think I did something similar a little while back? I could totally do that again. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing such informative post.
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  3. Hello!! Just felt the need to chime in and THANK YOU for all you do, both here and when you were on LHC, so ....THANK YOU!!!
    I do wish UTT was still around, so I could thank you there as well. Whatever happened to them ( please, if you don't mind)??? I admit I hadnt logged on in forever, like a fool...and now...there is nowhere... :(
    Well anyway, I can catch you here. Thank you again!!!

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