Hair Page


UPDATE   Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I will be updating this page soon to take on the issues of major hair loss.  It will be a work in progress and I’ll be adding content into the main blog post area.  Recently, for whatever reason, I’ve been experiencing major shedding, hair loss, whatever you want to call it.  I think it’s something that is terribly traumatic for women since a lot, if not all of their identity and/or femininity is connected to their hair.  This is my belief, but really, I do acknowledge that this could not possibly be true for everyone, but I do believe there are a lot of women out there affected by it.

Please stay tuned for more on my own experiences and what I’ve been doing about it and how I am feeling… yada yada yada.

Alas, I am finally showing my age!  Well you know, I cannot let this be the end of the world for me, so I feel the urge to work through it and, most importantly for me and possibly others, to WRITE about it.  Thanks for your patience.  I know I’m not such a dedicated writer recently, but I find that I write when I feel strongly about something… and I can feel it building up….. ?

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Hey there!  For some reason, today I received tons of visits today so far.   Thanks!  I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least update the page with a more current picture of my hair.

Long Hair

Yep, full frontal view.  Ha.  It was the least I could do!  This picture was taken Nov. 2007, and my hair measured 30″.  Sigh, but recently I suffered disproportional hair shedding.  Scared the hell outta me.  Handfuls of hair were coming out, no matter how frequently I washed.  Usually, I only get a lot of hair coming out if I let a lot of time go by between washings; but this time, I could wash it every day and still too much hair was coming out. I know the circumference went way done, but I’m too afraid to measure it.  It used to be that I could not use regular barrettes to make a ponytail; but now, no problem.  In a way, it’s cool because when I put my hair up I don’t get headaches anymore; but on the other hand, I feel as if a part of me was chopped off and I grieve… I want it back.  About a month ago, I started taking Biotin and at least the hair loss seems to have abated.   Now, I just hope what was lost will come back.

Oh, and recently I’ve started oiling on a regular basis with shea butter and coconut oil.  I think I still need to find a carrier oil for the shea butter, and possibly the coconut oil (not sure)… but at least my ends are getting coated with the stuff.

I did use black soap to wash my hair one time, but it seems to have stripped all the oils and I had to do a deep conditioning…. or what I really did was to leave it in longer in the shower.

Okay, I guess that’s about it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and please do comment if you are so inclined.

Hair DownHAIR UP

This is me!

I’ve decided to update this page with the link for The Long Hair Community site. Great community if you REALLY love to grow long, healthy hair for yourself. It’s a bit of a process for registration, but really worth it if you are serious about long hair. Lot’s of tips, recipes and “hair talk”!

  1. Good look, I am thinking of growing my hair out long again. But know I will have to keep it back some way. My Mother always said that a womam over 40 should not where long hair. Is that why I cut it short, or just dont like the maintance. Any way, I’m 7 years over the 40 mark and think I will try it long again.

  2. Hope you don’t mind, but I am emailing privately because I wanted to be sure that you read my response. I will also put this text on my comments page.

    I am 46 yrs old, 47, in 2007. I came from the same “hair-hacking background”. My mother forced me to cut my hair before high school and it traumatized me; or at the very least, I was miserable. My family practically told me that I was immature and lazy because I wanted to keep long hair. To them it seemed as if I just didn’t want to bother with it.

    I recommend the Long Hair Community site. They are a bunch of people, some men, who are dedicated to caring for long hair and growing long hair. They are so serious that it’s a bit of a process to just get registered on there, but it’s worth it if you are serious about growing and keeping healthy long hair. Some of them even color their long hair, though I personally have chosen to go natural, grays and all because I just love the look of natural “streaks” or “frosting”.

    There are really a lot of ways to even put it up and lots of hair toys out there, that having long hair automatically justifies you getting involved with! That’s my favorite part, well almost. Being long-hair-oriented my whole life, caring for it comes naturally for me, but once you start, it will be second nature for you…. again, if you really love long hair; but then isn’t that the same for anything that you love?

    Go for it!

  3. Hi, Dragonmommie. I am writing to you to tell you that the link here to Spending Time With Glenys no longer works as I had to delete my blog. I have a new one now called Musings Of A Christian Wife http://2bteachers.wordpress.com/tag/about-this-blog/

    I will link you to my blog!

    Y SinC

    Glenys

  4. how did you grow your hair long! mine is just shoulder length.

  5. As a man i fear about hair loss, i have almost waist length hair, and i fear cause hair loss is genetic problem at men.
    (but fortunately in my family i don’t know anybody with heavy hair loss)

    As boy long hair was not admited in my family, so i only started to grow it in the spring of 2005.

    • I really love long hair on a man. My husband had long hair in his twenties, until it started falling out. Funny how I only knew him with very short hair…. When I first saw a picture of him with long, blonde hair, I almost lost what was in my mouth! Since then, I’ve hinted for him to try growing it again, but that will never happen.

      OH…almost forgot to say that in the last year or so I’ve been suffering massive shedding which caused me to cut off my hair just a couple of months ago. I’m sad, but thank goodness I’m not freaking out. It was more traumatic to watch it fall out in massive clumps than to cut it…. Everything must pass, I guess.

      Thanks for writing.

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