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    Quote Originally Posted by Abacus View Post
    I actually had a question about this! When it says to measure from the forehead to the back of the head and down....what exactly am I doing? Am I taking 3 different measurements from different parts of my head? Am I taking a piece of my hair from the front, pulling up and over my head and then down my back? I got super confused by this (maybe because I have short hair, and hair from my forehead definitely isn't going to go up and over my head, haha)
    wait, does it mean take a tape measure and put it at your forehead and then measure up over your head and down to where your hair reaches on the back side of you? Because if so...that doesn't really work for curly or afro hair, hair that grows out instead of down :/

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    Yes, you have it right, from the hairline straight back and over the top. The measurement really only works for long hair. For short hair, like a buzz cut, it's silly because it adds like a foot to your "length". But that's not necessarily bad, right In its favor, the measure is reproducible and doesn't depend upon how far forward or back you tilt your head, unlike body markers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abacus View Post
    Because if so...that doesn't really work for curly or afro hair, hair that grows out instead of down :/
    This is a matter of constant discussion/personal preference, but I'd say the majority of curly-haired folks here measure their hair in inches "stretched," i.e. wet down or pick out the hair and pull a lock at the nape out as far as it will go to get an estimate of how long the hairs are sans curl. You can see an example in the first comment on this page of KinkyRapunzel demonstrating how she stretches a lock of hair for measuring against her handy-dandy ruled T-shirt (of which I am still in awe).

    For measuring against body markers--chin-length, waist-length, etc.--people vary more widely in whether they use stretched or unstretched measurements. I'm a mere wurly and the weight pulls a lot of texture out of my hair, but even for me, there's probably eight inches difference on the average day between where my hair falls naturally. When wetted down, my hair hits below the knee, but I don't "feel" like I properly have knee-length hair because it looks considerably shorter than that when dry and wurly. How you call it depends mostly on what you want to do with the information, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelomit View Post
    When wetted down, my hair hits below the knee, but I don't "feel" like I properly have knee-length hair because it looks considerably shorter than that when dry and wurly.
    That makes a lot of sense to me, i feel the same way when I note my hair length. I mainly just look at where it hits on my body, since that's how I experience it.

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    Yup, I stretch my hair to measure it too. My hair is waist length but shrinks to sit on my shoulders when styled for the week.

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    If you use a shampoo that contains sulfates, and dimethicone but are otherwise cone-free, is your hair, effectively, cone-free?

    I can't tell if the sulfates, and silicones in the shampoo sufficiently cancel each other out.
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    Measuring unstretched because flexibility is dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowlingCupcake View Post
    If you use a shampoo that contains sulfates, and dimethicone but are otherwise cone-free, is your hair, effectively, cone-free?

    I can't tell if the sulfates, and silicones in the shampoo sufficiently cancel each other out.
    I think the sulphates will remove the dimethicone at each wash so it doesn’t build up. You would have silicones in your hair until wash day, and then you reset with the shampoo. I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowlingCupcake View Post
    If you use a shampoo that contains sulfates, and dimethicone but are otherwise cone-free, is your hair, effectively, cone-free?

    I can't tell if the sulfates, and silicones in the shampoo sufficiently cancel each other out.
    No, and here's why

    https://www.cosmeticsbusiness.com/ne...tioners/146346
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    That’ll teach me to read a question properly! I thought you meant the conditioner had silicone in. Bad Lady Stardust!

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    It was a great question, and I've used classic PERT 2-in-1 for years with never any problems with "buildup". Until my hair got really long and I came here
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