FAQ's

If you have any questions for me, feel free to post them in a comment below.  I will try to keep this FAQ list updated~ thank you for stopping by my blog!  For more specifics on my hair care routine, visit my post on My Hair Care Routine & Favorite Products


Q: How long is your hair?

A: I like to keep my hair at ankle length, although when it is wet or I tip my head back, it touches the floor.


Q: Have you ever cut your hair?

A: Yes, I keep my hair trimmed.  I prefer an even "hemline" as opposed to fairy tale ends.  I don't have a set schedule for trimming my hair; if it starts looking uneven across the bottom, I get it trimmed.


Q: How long does it take you to wash your hair?

A: It doesn't take me very long.  I use the Condition-Wash-Condition method and usually wash my hair twice a week on Tuesday night and on Saturday night.  I wash and blow-dry my bangs every day, and use a round brush on my bangs only.  To comb out my hair, I use a large-tooth comb that I have had for years. I use a rat-tail comb when I part my hair, but I only use this small comb on my hair if I am having a hard time combing out a rare tangle.  


Q: How long does it take your hair to dry after you wash it?

A: I prefer to wash my hair at night and let it air-dry all night long.  After combing my hair out, I go to bed with wet hair. I try to sleep on my side with my hair draped across the pillow behind me, so it has the best possible chance of air-drying.  Usually when I wake up the next morning my hair is dry.  Sometimes I wash my hair in the morning, and then I put my wet hair into a bun or a simple braid to keep it protected during the day.  At night I will undo my hair and let it air-dry while I am asleep.


Q: Do you like having long hair?

A: Yes, I do!  I like having enough length to try out different hairstyles and braids, I like the uniqueness of having long hair, I like trying to keep my hair healthy and shiny~ I love having long hair.  Check out my special post that I wrote to explain what I love most about my hair.


Q: How long does it take you to fix your hair?

A: Most of the hairstyles I do take about 15-30 minutes, depending on how many little braids are involved or if I'm trying a new hairstyle.  Multi-strand French/Dutch braids take longer than regular French braids, of course, and the most time-consuming are fishtail braids.  I love the look of fishtail braids, though, so that makes up for the extra time involved!


Q: Who is your long-hair inspiration?

A: I would have to say...Tangled!  Although I read a book once about a girl whose braid was as thick as her wrist, and I've always wanted to be able to say the same thing about my own hair :-)  Right now my ponytail circumference is 5 inches, so I like to think that I have reached my thickness goal.  (Of course, having small wrists helps!)



Q: If you could only share one secret to having long hair, what would it be?

A: As much as I like the C-W-C method of washing my hair, I think my top favorite long-hair secret is eating a spoonful of peanut butter every day.  This really does keep your hair silky, thick, and strong, plus it makes your hair grow crazy fast!


Q: Do you use any oils on your hair?

A: Yes, mostly I use pure unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil (watch my video on YouTube that explains how I use coconut oil).  During the week, if my ends seem dry I put coconut oil on them.  Before I wash my hair, I put coconut oil over the entire length concentrating on the ends and sides of my hair.  I put my hair up into a bun and let it sit for an hour or two, then I wash my hair as usual.  I have scented coconut oil that I absolutely love, and about once a month I use a special mask on my hair that I make myself.  (Read about this amazing hair mask here and be sure to try it out yourself!)




21 comments:

  1. really?? I did not know peanut butter helps hair grow!! :) I only just started eating it :D and I love it :D hopefully my hair grows at an even crazier rate ;)

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  2. Hi Andrea,
    I have now read your post about hair regrowth, at least 20 times, as it gives me so much hope about my own recovery from hair loss.
    I also found a thread on LHC about fishtail braids and since you like them I thought I share it with you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa4EA3qxrQ
    Hope you have a lovely day
    Teufelchen

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    1. Good, I'm so glad! And thank you for the link! <3 <3 <3

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  3. I prefer the hemline cut as well. I feel like that makes it easier to spot split ends forming. I use to have long layered hair but I eventually had to cut most of it off because eventually my hair had unraveled with split ends 60% up the length and became absolutely impossible to comb. Now I'm very careful with keeping split ends under check. ;)

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  4. I have very long hair like yours. I want to know how to do a French twist. Do you or can you do a YouTube to show how it can be done?

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    1. I have tried to do this on my hair before a long time ago, but I always came to the conclusion that my hair was just too long for this style. I do like the faux mohawk look which is a fun substitute!

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  5. Hello!
    I have a question. How long did it take you to grow your hair that thick and to ankle length? Your hair is beautiful! : )

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    1. Hi, thank you for commenting :-) My hair has been ankle-length for several years now. When I was around 19 or so it was about knee-length. It grows fast and I'm sure I could go past ankle-length, but I keep it trimmed there because I prefer for the ends to be healthy, even and thick. Thank you!

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  6. Hi again! Sorry, I have one more question...What is the best way to sleep on my hair so I don't damage it? Thanks so much! : )
    God bless,
    Caitlyn

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    1. Many people online talk about how wonderful satin pillowcases are, so I got one a little while ago. That is supposed to keep your hair from being damaged while you sleep. I usually leave my hair loose or else in a high bun. Sometimes I'll braid it. I hope this helps!

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  7. Hi Andrea,
    I'm 16 and I've been growing my hair out for a bit, its down to my thighs now. But I've noticed that as my hair was growing longer I was shedding a lot. I know its normal to lose 30-50 strands of hair per day, and cause my hair is long it looks a lot more than it actually is. I was wondering, how much do you shed, if at all? And are the hairs super long?

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    1. Hi, thank you for commenting. Congratulations on growing your hair so long! I tend to shed some hairs when I comb my hair out or as I'm braiding my hair. Not too many, and I do try to be gentle. I used to worry about it but then realized it's normal. And no one could say I don't have a head-ful of hair haha. So I wouldn't worry about it, just eat a spoonful of peanut butter a day and try to be gentle when combing your hair out especially when it's wet. (A good reminder for me personally, since I can have a tendency to be impatient with wet hair.)
      Best wishes and thank you! Andrea

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  8. Hi Andrea, How long is your hair and what do you normally put your hair in? :)

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    1. Hi :) I think it's around 64 inches long, around floor length. Usually I wear my hair up in one of the styles I've shared on my blog. I wear it in a bun more often that in a long braid.

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  9. Hi Andrea.

    I am following you blog for a while now, and it's really inspiring to see all this different hairstyles. It helps a lot to imagne hairstyles for long haired fictunal woman with hair longer than the waist in a story. Reading about personal experience of people with hair so long like yours helped a lot with this obsatacle. It helped me a lot in situations, when i had trouble to write down sentences about the hair and couldn't really give it a vivid touch. Since it's much longer than human hair actually can be. Fantasy give a lot freedom to do, but i think this goes beyone anything people expected from Rapunzel.

    Chandra http://fav.me/d8gun55 is the main Character and as you can see this hair is trully long. Her hair is much longer than her body is tall and i really didn't imagne how difficult it would be keep it in mind all the time to write about it and since the background story of the hair trails through the entire story as a major plot point to reviel her true identity. It's really something that i can't oversee all the time.

    How would you feel when you suddently awaiken with such a mass of hair and what would you do ? Hearing oppinious from people always helping.

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    1. Hi, thank you for your reply to my post! I'm sorry I never responded earlier, I think I must have missed seeing your comment :( Congratulations on writing a story, how very exciting!

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  10. Andrea, Thank you so much for allowing the opportunity to ask questions. Your hair is simply gorgeous and you are an inspiration!!! I was curious about your opinion regarding silicone's. I have read so many negative things about the products smothering hairs, providing a false appearance of health, causing build up, etc. However this does not seem to be an issue for you. I also would like your opinion of terminal length. I believe this is where each person has a set length their hair will obtain and no further. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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    1. Hi! Thank you for your kind comments always. I never even knew about silicone's until I read the conversations online about them, when I first started my blog. I tried using 'cone-free, but my hair was very hard to comb out and I did not like the texture of my hair at all. I love Herbal Essences shampoo & conditioner, with all their silicones! :) I have heard that Pantene is actually very bad for your hair, so I never use it. Every month or so, if I feel like my hair is getting buildup from the conditioner, I rinse my hair in an apple-cider vinegar rinse (I talk about this in my section on my favorite hair-care products and routine).
      About terminal length, my hair was brushing the ground a few weeks ago, but I didn't like it because it was hard to comb out, and I would step on it in the shower. I trimmed it back to ankle, which is the length I prefer. I would rather have a thick hemline at ankle length, than a damaged or thin way-passed-floor length. I personally have no interest in seeing how far my hair will grow, just to see how long it can actually get. I prefer to concentrate on keeping it as health, shiny, thick, and even as possible :)

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    2. Thank you my friend, for sharing your thought on these two issues. I have had some stalls in my length, however I am determined to have a thick, even hemline along with shine! Always appreciate your kindness and Blessings to you and yours. BTW..I love peanut butter!!! lol

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  11. Do you ever straighten your hair and if so how do you straighten it if you dont tb put heat on your hair?

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    1. I usually only use a flat-iron before length pictures, but lately I haven't even used it then. FrizzEase is a great product, especially the serum. I used it a few years ago, but I haven't used it recently. My hair is naturally straight and with the coconut oil making it so healthy, I don't have much frizz. Also, I think using cool/cold water when you wash your hair helps a lot.

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