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    Hello, I'm Copper

    I decided it was high time that i grew my hair out after years of having it short and dealing with awkward hair grow out and not wanting to be stuck styling only to get destroyed in a hard working environment like warehousing. Plus im getting married in about a year.

    I have my hair in a bandana often to keep myself from touching/scratching my scalp often as well as to keep my hair clean as dirty as my job is.
    My hair care routine is rather minimal already, I avoid using products, I avoid using shampoos and conditioners containing the usual list of damaging hair agents (currently using the OGX/off brand version of the light blue argan oil shampoo and conditioner and I cut the conditioner with ACV. I have died my hair in darker shades in the past both with henna (from Lush's hair dye line and mixed it with acv) and synthetic hair dye. And i avoid heat styling and air/towel dry. So far I've had tremendous success doing the minimum as much flack as I get from not having a blow dryer or the latest hair gadget/product.

    I started to use a blend of oils containing argan, castor, grapeseed oil as carrier oils and a handful of essential oils and notice a difference. Doing the inversion method, wearing a silk bonnet or hair protection at night, got a bunch of scrunchies, starting to trim hair more often, and started using an old t shirt for my hair.

    I'm constantly looking for cheaper high quality alternatives for my hair that are also more environmentally friendly, so any suggestions and hacks are appreciated.

    My hair type from what I can tell is 1c-2a, m/f, ii
    My goal is to make my hair go from barely grazing my shoulders (17") down to my tail bone (34").
    Im excited to go in this journey that I've dropped so many times before.

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    Default Re: Hello from the Wasatch Front

    First off. Hair is really not difficult to grow long. It needs a little water, a bit of suds, basically that's it, however you are giving it to the hair is usually fine. It doesn't complain.

    Anyway, welcome, and congrats on the coming nuptials!
    WCC method (washing) --- Rinse-out oil (MO) --- LOC/LCO method (styling)

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    Default Re: Hello from the Wasatch Front

    Maybe growing your hair long wasn't difficult. Others among us have to deal with dryness, breakage, slow growth, heat abuse, chemical abuse, bad ingredient abuse, 'stylist' scams, and short anagen periods.

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    Default Re: Hello from the Wasatch Front

    Quote Originally Posted by Vara La Fey View Post
    Maybe growing your hair long wasn't difficult. Others among us have to deal with dryness, breakage, slow growth, heat abuse, chemical abuse, bad ingredient abuse, 'stylist' scams, and short anagen periods.
    It took 10 years for me to grow it long. My point though is, next to patience, hair really doesn't need much "effort", if it's virgin. Of course, if you did all sorts of damage to it... you sort of get what you pay for.
    WCC method (washing) --- Rinse-out oil (MO) --- LOC/LCO method (styling)

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    Welcome Copper! Plenty of knowledge and helpful information here to help you on your journey.
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    Welcome to the forum and happy growing! Gentleness and patience are the key!
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    Default Re: Hello from the Wasatch Front

    Sounds to me like you're doing many good things already. Congrats on the upcoming wedding event. Hope your hair gets as long as you wish for that, but so many inches in a year is asking a lot. The bandana is a great help I'm sure. I found just putting my hair in a bun was a remarkable improvement.
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    Welcome!


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    Hello welcome!

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    Default Re: Hello from the Wasatch Front

    Howdy, nice to meet you (and congrats on the upcoming wedding)!

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