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    from my family, hairdressers and the internet: the same stupidity (pet shop boys "give stupidity a chance" rings a bell?):
    "your face is round, you need to cut it at chin length to frame your jaw and have volume on the crown"
    result: an 80's mullet. hello kim wild 1981. enjoy the video.
    Well I don't have [volume on the] crown because I'm not a queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    Since I weekly wash, this "kinda" holds true for me.
    You are right! I guess itís was just too much for my length, because it gets incredibly dry but most of all because I wasnít using any moisturizing treatments back in the day now that I think about it haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreesOfEternity View Post
    You are right! I guess it’s was just too much for my length, because it gets incredibly dry but most of all because I wasn’t using any moisturizing treatments back in the day now that I think about it haha.
    Yes times sure have changed. I used to wash 2/3 times a week, and for that often washing like that is a bit "much", but if you only do it once a week, it needs a good proper cleaning in my case.
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    "Squeaky clean" is a good thing for hair.
    Cutting it frequently will make it grow more.

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    - Getting hair braided tightly will get it to grow faster
    - Not washing your hair frequently will make it grow faster
    - If you wash relaxed hair with Coke, it will wash out the relaxer
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    Every time I go and get a haircut (luckily that is no more than once a year):
    - Don't you get a headache from the weight of your hair?
    - Isn't it disgusting to have such long hair?
    - You will get bald if you keep your hair in that length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDebby View Post
    - You will get bald if you keep your hair in that length.
    I've heard that one too!
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    My parents always told me that my hair would fall out if I wash it too often or use any sort of conditioner. They even provided examples like "my friend from school used conditioner and now they have bald patches!". I don't know if they really believed it or if they just didn't want me to spend money on haircare. It's funny, I brought it up the other week and they acted as though they never said such things

    Mom also told me similar things about makeup and skincare, according to her it would age my skin faster and by the time I turn 25 I would look like a grandma. I used face washes, moisturizers and foundations despite her warnings, and now at the actual age of 25 I still have baby face and of course she doesn't remember ever telling me that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    My parents always told me that my hair would fall out if I wash it too often or use any sort of conditioner. They even provided examples like "my friend from school used conditioner and now they have bald patches!". I don't know if they really believed it or if they just didn't want me to spend money on haircare. It's funny, I brought it up the other week and they acted as though they never said such things

    Mom also told me similar things about makeup and skincare, according to her it would age my skin faster and by the time I turn 25 I would look like a grandma. I used face washes, moisturizers and foundations despite her warnings, and now at the actual age of 25 I still have baby face and of course she doesn't remember ever telling me that
    It's odd, isn't it, how parents "forget" things. I have these discussions with my mom as well, over things she said when I was a teen. "I never said that!". LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpscone View Post
    My mum never thought my hair was wurly, just bushy and frizzy "like hers", so she brushed it everyday. I had no way of knowing otherwise! I'm never going to convert her to wearing her hair wurly because she's never seen it's potential, but now she loves mine which feels amazing.

    That I didn't have to treat shampoo and conditioner differently - never left conditioner on my hair, just rinsed it through like shampoo.

    Washing my hair every other day. Now I do it twice a week.

    That you have to cut your hair every 6-8 weeks to prevent splits.

    That tapered ends mean damage - I'm still trying to unlearn this one since joining the forum!
    My mom was the same way! She used to tell me it looked messy down and wurly (2b/c) and told me to brush it, so I straightened it, cut it all off, anything. Then a couple years ago a hair dresser told her she had wurly hair and since she stopped blow drying her hair has never looked better. I'm biased, but I think it's better in it's less fussed with state, and she feels the same about mine. Maybe your mom will come around!

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