Bill Choisser's, ''ON BEING A LONGHAIR''

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Posted by Ken in SF (other posts) on October 27, 2020 at 16:03:56 Previous Next

In Reply to: Re: My hairstyles posted by Jesus Forain on October 27, 2020 at 12:48:30:

: Thanks to the MLHH I also discovered the segmented ponytail. Why I hadn't thought this before? Useful when I'm going to funfair, hair are less tangled, should I add one more tie?

: I've also a problem with little hair on the top of my head it's always messy (watch the link). If someone has a solution.

Hi again Jesus,

However many # of hair ties you wish to add into your segmented ponytail is totally up to you -- I've tried as many as 7 hair ties in my own hair; but, I usually prefer just 3 or 4.

Regarding the little hairs on top of your hair that tend to look messy (especially in the wind):
These are new hairs (AKA "young" hairs). In the Links section, author Bill Choisser wrote a very helpful article about how our hair naturally grows, plus other great information on becoming / being a longhair. The title of his article is, "ON BEING A LONGHAIR" -- well worth taking the time to read! One of the things he mentions is the fact that our hair has a natural "growth - rest - shed" cycle. Depending on a person's genetics, terminal length (wherever a person's hair stops growing any further downward) will vary from one individual to another. Once it stops growing, the hair follicle takes a "rest"... then eventually sheds (falls out of our scalp); but, no worries! In most cases, a brand new hair soon replaces the old hair. They might look crazy / messy / silly, especially when the wind blows; but whatever you do, DO NOT CUT THOSE NEW HAIRS!! They will gradually grow longer and longer. This all happens at various different times on your head (meaning, this natural shedding & replacing process never happens all at once).

Amazing, isn't it? I find the whole hair growth process fascinating!

- Ken

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