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    Default Journey to terminal length

    Hi, everyone! I love reading through these forums. Here's a little bit about myself:

    I always had BSL hair in high school, but started experimenting with dyes and it has been a tough (although infrequent) habit to break! My first hair dye was going a shade darker during lunchtime at my friend's aunt's house with Garnier Nutrisse. It made my hair soft and shiny and straighter and darker. And although I looked more like a movie-star, I did feel less myself without my unruly curls. Later, when I was 21, I shaved my head and went a year without coffee, documenting the regrowth. My hair stood up straight and wouldn't lay down until it was a good 2.5 inches long! Since then, I've dyed, bleached, grown-out, ACV'd, gone natural, trimmed, chopped, deep conditioned etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. I finally had natural hair at BSL in 2019, but after the summer and a couple big life events, I went back to a bob. Then out came the box dye! Bright pink didn't suit, neither did going back to brown. It wasn't soft or shiny anymore. Over the course of a year, something happened to my sense of smell. All the fragrances around me seemed to linger. No, I wasn't pregnant. But my friend was. And she told me she didn't use soap or shampoo or anything to shower, just the occasional shampoo bar. And she hadn't for years. Here I was, having lost my way, and like a beacon I was lit up. So I gave it a try, water, only water. And thus, I find myself in the Long Hair Community, recommitted to my health and well-being and my connection to mother earth and the way she intended my hair to grow and grow and grow.

    I'm below APL with about three inches of dyed ends. I trimmed a cm last week, and now I intend to grow it out. Cheers!

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    You've got a very good start!
    scalp > SL > MBL > WL > TBL > FTL > LHC > ???

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    Welcome! There are lots of threads here on water only, sebum only, and/or herbal washes only hair care. I'm sure you'll find all the information and companionship you could need on your journey here You've got beautiful hair, by the way!
    Shaven/Shoulder/APL/BSL/MBL
    As little conventional products as possible, but as many herbal rinses as possible

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    Welcome!
    WCC method (washing) --- Rinse-out oil (MO) --- LOC/LCO method (styling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloewurly View Post
    Welcome! There are lots of threads here on water only, sebum only, and/or herbal washes only hair care. I'm sure you'll find all the information and companionship you could need on your journey here You've got beautiful hair, by the way!
    Thanks aloewurly nice to find such an extensive resource! Hope to find you on other topics

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    Welcome!
    Thank you lapuksha, I hope my hair is similar to yours at longer lengths

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    Welcome here! Your hair looks lovely
    JESUS, MY LORD AND SAVIOUR

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    Enjoy the grow!

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    Thank you ladies, it's good to be here

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsideoflife View Post
    Thank you lapuksha, I hope my hair is similar to yours at longer lengths
    You are so sweet. And me? I always wanted 3a curls! At least some more "substance" to my hair. But the grass is always greener, right?
    WCC method (washing) --- Rinse-out oil (MO) --- LOC/LCO method (styling)

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