Posted by Viking (other posts) on March 10, 2017 at 06:41:55 Previous Next
In Reply to: Terminal Length posted by Darrin on March 08, 2017 at 07:27:10:
Last year, at calf length, I decided enough was enough and cut about 2ft off. I hadn't reached terminal, as it was still growing, but it was just getting too long to be practical for me.
It's currently below butt length and I think that's probably about as long as I'll let it grow now.
Some people seem to be able to grow their hair very long while others struggle to get it much beyond collar length. Personally, I think there are a number of factors involved a) genetics, b) treatment and c) protection. I come from a family of long-hairs - at least on the female side - so I'd say I've got the good genes for strong hair and a long growth period. If possible, I only wash my hair once a week, but sometimes you can't avoid washing it more frequently, and I also use a good conditioner and I coat it with jojoba oil after washing. I don't think I could have grown my hair anywhere near the length I achieved without taking good care of it. Most of the time, I wear it in a braid or a bun and only tend to let it loose on special occasions. I found that if I left it loose or wore it in a tail, I ended up with a knot at the nape of my neck within a couple of hours.
If your goal is to grow your hair as long as possible, I'd say look after it and don't cut it. We all get split ends from time to time, but the best way to take care of them is to spend some quality time with your hair and a pair of scissors and snip off the individual hairs rather than losing month's growth all over for the sake of a few strands.