Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Long Hair Journey

Well no, my hair is not long yet. But it will be. It is the longest it has been since I was little though. Like many girls ever since I was little I wanted long hair worthy of a princess. It never seemed like it would come true though, hair just takes so long to grow and the younger you are the slower time ticks by. With big trims and whatnot, my hair never grew very long.

Fast forward a few years. Summer 2009 I got The Big Cut. An hour afterwards I hated it with a passion. I did not like chin length hair on me at all. That was also the first year I went to a renaissance faire -- hence the snood, to hide how short my hair was!
The following summer though my hair was a bit past shoulder length, and though I still wanted to grow it out, I make the mistake of getting lots of choppy layers thrown into it. I realized my mistake then and vowed never to get layers in it again. So another year went by, and all that year I kept cutting back one layer at a time, till it was roughly where I had started, but this time it was all one layer I can assure you.  

Three years after The Big Cut, I am in the abyss of mid back territory. It is a much friendlier length to deal with than APL (arm pit length), but a far cry from long. My hair is very thick, so it needs to be super long for me to do any descent up does, not even to speak of any braided up does of any sort. Right now my goal is hip length. I'm figuring 1 1/2 to 2 years away (at the most).

Over the past year however, I have learned so much hair care information. When I decided I wanted to grow it long and healthy, I made up my mind to take care of it as best as I could. So I studied, and studied, and studied. It was fascinating to learn all the different methods of hair care. I tried a bunch of different things, and am on my way to my dream hair. <3

Coming up: I'm going to post all about what I've learned, from oiling, essential oils, no poo method, conditioner only method, baking soda and apple cider vinegar rinses, boar bristle brushes, wooden combs, sleep caps, and much much more!


  1. Your hair looks lovely long! I've been trying to grow mine out ever since I was little...but my mother always convinced me to cut it short.(; now I'm trying to grow it out again and it's a bit shorter than yours is now! I'd love to read your tips on hair care, since I really know hardly anything about hair... :P


  2. Oh thank you, Vicki, for the compliment! I'll have a new post up soon, so stay tuned! :) If you have any questions about hair care, just let me know and I'll try to answer it as best I know.
    ~Molly <3

  3. Your hair is beautiful, and I think the length it is now is very flattering! Looking forward to the rest of your journey toward your dream locks<3

  4. Thank you, Kellie! Yeah, I hope to get to waist by my 20th birthday next year (January), and then on towards hip. I always get so many ideas on how to style my hair when I see your pictures on your blog. :) When you have free time you should post a tutorial. :)
    <3 ~Molly