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    Here is a list of things I always suspected but now am sure of – because of LHC. All of these ideas are in direct opposition to what everyone has ever told me:

    • hair is not just superficial; it has cultural and emotional significance
    • cutting hair doesn’t make it “grow faster”
    • layers don’t make fine hair thicker
    • blowdrying is damaging even with products that “protect” from heat
    • washing everyday is too harsh
    • brushing wet hair is a bad idea
    • there’s no such thing as “gentle” bleach
    • gray/silver hair can be beautiful and sexy
    • WOMEN OVER 40 ROCK LONG HAIR!

    ETA: i just remembered one more: "you don't have to spend a lot of money to get good hair products"
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    LOVE this!

    Also add: curly hair shouldn't be brushed, and rarely combed.

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    I disagree with the blow drying thing...as long as it is done carefully and the hair never gets hot...it has never damaged my hair.

    Before TLHC I cannot say I suspected any of this. I simply did not care. LOL I had never even heard that cutting hair makes it grow faster. I heard that first here from bewlidered people wanting to know if it is true and I don't understand why anyone thinks it would.

    I do know that my life's experience with my hair ran contrary to what stylists were always telling me. I was starting to think I had hair that just didn't follow hair rules but now I know that stylists don't necessarily know what they are talking about. I suppose some do. I haven't met one IRL yet.

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    The hair grows faster if you trim it thing? I think it's plus/minus. I could never get my hair long when I tried growing without trimming. It broke off more than it would grow, and getting it trimmed every 6-8 weeks made all the difference. It finally started gaining length (about 5.5 inches per year). However, at the time, I was using curling irons, etc. Now that I don't, I don't need trims that often. (but I do, in fact, still need them or my ends get ragged and break off like crazy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Faery View Post
    LOVE this!

    Also add: curly hair shouldn't be brushed, and rarely combed.
    yes, i forgot to add "benign neglect" is a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaitingSoLong View Post
    I disagree with the blow drying thing...as long as it is done carefully and the hair never gets hot...it has never damaged my hair.

    Before TLHC I cannot say I suspected any of this. I simply did not care. LOL I had never even heard that cutting hair makes it grow faster. I heard that first here from bewlidered people wanting to know if it is true and I don't understand why anyone thinks it would.

    I do know that my life's experience with my hair ran contrary to what stylists were always telling me. I was starting to think I had hair that just didn't follow hair rules but now I know that stylists don't necessarily know what they are talking about. I suppose some do. I haven't met one IRL yet.
    i was thinking about how hairdressers have always blow dried my hair. they take my soaking wet, newly bleached, long, fine hair and dry it piece by piece with high heat until it's bone dry. i've even seen steam coming off my hair when they do it and they always say, "oh that's not your hair. it's the product burning off."

    if i'm in a hurry i will blow dry my scalp on low heat and using my fingers instead of pulling it tight with a styling brush.

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    Also, brushing fine hair 100 times a day with a plastic, ball-tipped, round hairbrush just doesn't work. No matter *what* your grandmothers say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sun-kissed View Post
    Also, brushing fine hair 100 times a day with a plastic, ball-tipped, round hairbrush just doesn't work. No matter *what* your grandmothers say.
    oh i forgot that one. that was one i actually believed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micayla47 View Post
    • hair is not just superficial; it has cultural and emotional significance
    • cutting hair doesn’t make it “grow faster”
    • layers don’t make fine hair thicker
    These three pretty much sum up my sad hairstory. All my life I had to listen to this:
    - it's just hair, it grows back and you're being weird and stupid for caring so much about it
    - you should cut it more regularly if you want it long
    - your poor fine hair will look more full with layers

    Haha no more stupid hair advice because I know better now
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    I second Spidermom -
    trimming my hair accelerates my growth rate bigtime.
    Don't know the science
    but it's true for me.

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