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!)
Q: Besides peanut butter, is there another food that you eat to help your hair?
A: Yes actually, every day I take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil! This may sound strange, but it is an amazing health secret that many people use. I put a tablespoon of coconut oil in a chocolate Slim-Fast milkshake every morning for breakfast, and have another coconut Slim-Fast at night for dinner. I usually only eat an actual meal at lunchtime. Sometimes I'll put peanut butter in my milkshake instead of coconut oil, and then I will stir a tablespoon of coconut oil into my cup of hot coffee and drink it that way. I use coconut oil as body lotion after I take a shower, and at night I put coconut oil on my face and neck. It helps remove any makeup I couldn't quite wash off, and makes my skin literally glow! I think using coconut oil externally as well as internally is the secret to healthy hair AND skin.