Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36

Thread: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

  1. #1
    Member RileyJane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Age
    29
    Posts
    357
    Length
    SL/BSL/HL

    Default Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    Lately I feel like I have zero time during the day, and I noticed that my hair care has flown out the window. I still comb it and detangle gently once a day (if i remember) and I'm still wearing it up everyday in protective updos, but any extra oiling, deep treatments and even some s&d... completely out of my mind! Do you think that benign neglect like this in the long run a good idea? I plan to have more time in about 4 more months, but I'm also trying to plan in my deep treatments now(not really working) Or am I just hurting my hair by not doing everything possible? ...Just curious
    Chin ~ Shoulder ~ APL ~ BSL ~ MBL~ WL!~ Hip ~ Tailbone ~ CLASSIC!!!

    No Trim Challenge!!!~1~2~3~4~5~6~7~8~9~10~11~12

  2. #2
    creepy and unlikable ladyfey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Queenstown, Maryland
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,603
    Type
    1b/1c/F/ii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    I think it is the best way to go, it is what I do and I am at midcalf length. I think alot of people overthink the hair growing. Though maybe all the work really does help some people.
    What you find irresistable is what you choose not to resist.

  3. #3
    Member MegaMystery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    403
    Length
    SL/APL/Waist
    Type
    2a/2b/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    I'd say it depends on your hair. Since you're combing it every day, you can see how it feels. If it feels dryer than usual or anything else out of the ordinary, you might have to make some changes. I really don't think you can go wrong with wearing protective updos and forgetting about it. So just do whatever feels right
    I also cook! Check out my (dutch) cooking blog !

  4. #4
    Member RileyJane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Age
    29
    Posts
    357
    Length
    SL/BSL/HL

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    Alright I've just never gone sooo long not really paying attention to it XD
    Chin ~ Shoulder ~ APL ~ BSL ~ MBL~ WL!~ Hip ~ Tailbone ~ CLASSIC!!!

    No Trim Challenge!!!~1~2~3~4~5~6~7~8~9~10~11~12

  5. #5
    Member katiebeans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    251
    Type
    1c/2a/M/i

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    I agree with MegaMystery, it depends on your hair. I'd like to hear about experiances from other people though.

    My best friend is obsessive over growing her hair, and it is really counter-productive. She won't let go of "trimming the ends so your hair grows quicker." Plus, when you are checking your hair for growth three times a day, it is going to feel like a slow process! Maybe I'll have a chat with her about benign neglect

  6. #6
    Growing by Benign Neglect In2wishin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,241
    Length
    15/BSL/TB
    Type
    2c/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    Another "neglectful" person here. Like others, I feel it does depend on your hair. If your hair needs repair, it probably isn't the best thing but if your hair is in generally good condition it can be very good to leave it alone most of the time.

  7. #7
    Member ladylowtide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    817
    Length
    21.5"/40.2"/?
    Type
    1b/F/M/iii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    I used to have a laborious hair care routine including hennaing frequently, and some oiling. My hair has never grown faster than when I have done the least with it. Now I CWC once every 6-7 days. And most of the time it is up in spin pin bun/buns. Or in a couple ponytail holders down the length. My hair is a lot happier now that I don't fun with it all the time. I probably only brush it every 3 days or so. Its never looked better.
    1b/F/M/iii APL~BSL~MBL~WL~Elbow~Hip~BCL~TBL 40" Finally!

  8. #8
    Member Madora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Northern California - SF Bay Area
    Age
    74
    Posts
    8,282
    Type
    2b/M/iii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    Benign neglect works for me. But I do detangle every day, and of course brush every day too. My hair is always up and braided and washed once a month. S and Ding when needed is a good thing too.

  9. #9
    Member lazuliblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    663
    Length
    Pixie/APL/TBL
    Type
    2a/2b/M/ii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    I just brush mine every day, wash it a few times a week with normal shampoo and conditioner.....and that's about it! It's grown over 7 inches in 10 months so I must be doing something right.

    Oh, and I had one trim last year of about an inch to even out my grown-out pixie.
    Pixie ~ Chin ~ Shoulder ~ APL - BSL ~ MBL ~ Waist ~ Hip ~ Tailbone
    Growing out a pixie since May 2012
    Cut back to APL December 2016



  10. #10
    Faerie of Hair HairFaerie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,158
    Length
    Pixie/Pixie/TBL
    Type
    1c/2a/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Benign Neglect....good for hair ?

    I really think it all depends on the condition of your hair. If your hair isn't really dry and damaged and is in good shape in general, it should be fine.
    People who have really dry/damaged hair or hair that tangles easily or other special situations, it might not be such a good idea. They might need extra treatments/more combing or brushing, etc.
    As long as you are doing basic maintenance on it - go for it!
    The Wild Beast From The Land of Hair That Cannot Be Tamed
    Pixie - Chin- Shoulder - APL - BSL - Waist - TBL


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •