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    Default Hi All :)

    I'm 33 and from the UK. I figure I should write an introduction to my hair rather than me!

    I haven't had my hair shorter than BSL since I was 17. It was nearly knee-length a couple of years ago but it's now TBL. I haven't taken any special care of it and mostly wore it down until last year, when I got a job that needed it to be a bit more out of the way. Until then, it was in prettty good condition because I never heat-styled or did anything that would cause damage.

    I got into the habit of making a ponytail with several elastics down the length which I've only realized recently has given me quite a lot of breakage and some splits. I am depressed about it and to make matters worse I've received a couple of very negative comments too. I used to get nothing but compliments on my hair so now I feel pretty insecure and miserable.

    I just want to be part of a hair-positive community while I decide what to do with it going forward. I really don't want a major cut, but I am steeling myself to see a hairdresser for the first time in years!

    Looking forward to meeting you all, and figuring out how to post photos!

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    Member LongLocke's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi All :)

    Hello and welcome! Everyone here is very hair positive and you'll find yourself thinking more positively in no time!

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    Member tuanyiji's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi All :)

    Welcome! Try some protective styles and you will feel fabulous

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    LHC FairyGodMum lapushka's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi All :)

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

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    Default Re: Hi All :)

    Hi everyone and thank you 😊 I'm happy to be here!

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    Member shelomit's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi All :)

    Howdy! I also joined after having long hair for many years, worried about some new damage I was seeing. Just learning a greater variety of ways to keep my hair contained helped a lot. Mixing it up helps spread out the "stress" across the hair rather than concentrating it in the same places every day.

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    Default Re: Hi All :)

    Hello there and welcome!

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