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Rachel
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Rachel » 10 Sep 2018, 19:37

Jennifer wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 16:48
Apropos of nothing, the other day when I used a mirror to look at the back of my head (to ensure that my ponytail-barrette wasn't crooked), I realized the end of said ponytail was looking really shaggy: instead of being a more-or-less straight line, it made me think of stalactites hanging from a cavern roof. I wondered how long it had been since I last trimmed the ends, and realized the answer was "The day of Kolohe's wedding." Which IIRC was over 2.5 years ago. So after my shower, when my wet combed-out hair was as straight as it ever gets, I trimmed the ends. Unfortunately I cut a little too much -- I remembered to account for the length differential between wet hair and dry, but forgot that, all else being equal, the shorter my hair is, the wavier/curlier it gets (because it doesn't have its own weight pulling out the curls). And the wavier/curlier the hair gets, the shorter it looks compared to hair that's straightened out. So as of today, my loose hair when dry only goes down to about bra-strap level on my back. Which is not "short" hair by any reasonable description, but is a HELL of a lot shorter than I am used to seeing on me. I do not like it, and am very annoyed with myself over this.
I did this to myself last time I cut my hair - forgot to account for the fact that my hair gets wavier/curlier when it gets shorter. My hair never gets quite as long as yours, but I have had it very long the past few years. It's been 4 months and the only time I've really been happy with it is when it's super humid and it goes VERY curly.

I flatiron my hair when I have job interviews and it looks fine, but I would never make that an everyday thing. My hair has thinned out enough as it is since I started taking Wellbutrin a couple years ago.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 10 Sep 2018, 20:20

Rachel wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 19:37
Jennifer wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 16:48
Apropos of nothing, the other day when I used a mirror to look at the back of my head (to ensure that my ponytail-barrette wasn't crooked), I realized the end of said ponytail was looking really shaggy: instead of being a more-or-less straight line, it made me think of stalactites hanging from a cavern roof. I wondered how long it had been since I last trimmed the ends, and realized the answer was "The day of Kolohe's wedding." Which IIRC was over 2.5 years ago. So after my shower, when my wet combed-out hair was as straight as it ever gets, I trimmed the ends. Unfortunately I cut a little too much -- I remembered to account for the length differential between wet hair and dry, but forgot that, all else being equal, the shorter my hair is, the wavier/curlier it gets (because it doesn't have its own weight pulling out the curls). And the wavier/curlier the hair gets, the shorter it looks compared to hair that's straightened out. So as of today, my loose hair when dry only goes down to about bra-strap level on my back. Which is not "short" hair by any reasonable description, but is a HELL of a lot shorter than I am used to seeing on me. I do not like it, and am very annoyed with myself over this.
I did this to myself last time I cut my hair - forgot to account for the fact that my hair gets wavier/curlier when it gets shorter. My hair never gets quite as long as yours, but I have had it very long the past few years. It's been 4 months and the only time I've really been happy with it is when it's super humid and it goes VERY curly.
Oddly, my hair does the exact opposite in extreme [Georgia-level] humidity: instead of getting curlier, it actually straightens out, but not smoothly; it gets horribly frizzy, almost as though it were charged with static electricity. Or, what I imagine hair would look like if it were very badly damaged by overuse of both heated metal styling tools and very drying hairsprays or mousses.

That said: my now-shorter hair does look a LOT thicker than it did. I wish it were possible for my hair to maintain this consistent level of thickness while being as long as its longest locks were before I cut it, but I don't think it can: even scalp hair has a preset genetic maximum length before it stops growing, then falls out to make room for a new strand; after all this time with long hair, I seriously think that for most of the hair on my scalp, its maximum "curly-dry" length in back is an inch or two higher than waist-level, but there are three to five dime-sized patches of scalp whose hair grows much longer, considerably past my waist, resulting in that "stalactite" effect. (Curly or wavy stalactites, but still.)
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