I can’t believe I’ve lasted six months!!! It’s flown by though and I now feel attached to my longer hair. I’m actually thinking I’ll keep going after the 12 months are up and see how long I can get it. Now that it’s got a good length, too, it I’m finding it much easier to take care of.
When it comes to day to day styling this is the routine I have. After I have a shower in the morning I lightly towel dry my hair so that its damp. I then add Cutthroatpete Texture Spray from the roots to the ends and, using a wide tooth comb, I comb all my hair backwards. After about an hour, my hair is dry and sits in a good shape, loosely held in place with the Texture spray. If I am going out or doing something that requires some extra hold to my hair, I apply the Texture spray and then add a small amount of Cutthroatpete Klay from roots to ends and allow it to dry in the same way I normally do.
As my hair is getting longer, I find I can go two days now without having to wash it (as long as I don’t get sweaty). If I do have to wash my hair on consecutive days I use American Crew Daily shampoo. This is less harsh on your hair and scalp and doesn’t strip away the natural oils etc from your hair. I also condition my hair twice a week. Looking after your hair properly is vital when it comes to growing it out, you don’t want to end up with a head of long unhealthy hair. One of the hardest parts for me to grow out is the hair at the nape of my neck, I have a really high hairline at the back so I’m staying patient whilst this hair grows and catches up to the rest.
I’m definitely looking forward to the coming months as my hair starts to get some good length.
I visited the Isle of White festival last week for a work trip. It was about 25-28 degrees and my hair was getting really sweaty with all the walking round and starting to stick to my forehead. So, I found a cool bandana on the first day and rolled it up into a head band. It made a massive difference keeping my hair out of my face. I actually liked the look so I went back to the stall and bought a couple. Definitely a great summer accessory for people with longer hair.
I had a trim from my friend Liam a few weeks ago literally just to remove some roundness from the back and sides. Depending on which route you take to grow out your hair, this is a good thing to do as it maintains a nice square shape to the haircut rather than it starting to look like a bob haircut.
What tips are you finding useful when it comes to growing your hair out? Have you joined the quest to have long hair?