PSA: Saving Your Strands

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ponytail2(I know some of you want my T-shirt ;). Sorry, it was a limited edition!)
#CalvinandHobbesForever!!

Hey guys! Just popping on here really quickly to share a little length retention tip that may seem like “duhhhhh” to some. But, was something that really just hit me a couple of years ago.

Okay, so … what had happened was … I had my hair secured with two Goody Ouchless ponytail elastics for, like, a week. I had not done anything with my hair all week, except put some gel on the edges to make it look presentable. So, when I was finally taking out the elastics to pre-poo, this happened …

tangledwebNo bueno!

Now, my first instinct was to pull and tug on the hair to try to free it. But, after a minute, I realized that was not working too well. Then, I thought, “I’m going to have to cut my hair off of this!” But, then, I immediately thought, “STOP!!! Are you stupid?!? Doesn’t it make so much more sense to cut the ELASTIC?!?” I mean, really!! Lose 50 cents instead of losing months of growth? #soundslikeaplantome

After I cut the elastic, I was able to slide it out of my hair and then detangle the knotted hair. Funny thing is, a similar thing happened to me a couple of years ago. My hair got wrapped around a neck button at the back of my shirt and I couldn’t get it free. Someone was helping me free it and finally gave up saying, “I think we have to cut your hair.” I was like, “Uh, no. Cut the button off the thread. The button can be sewn back on, my hair can’t!”

#usingmynoggin

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What “common sense” hair strategies have you learned to use to protect your strands?

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  1. Wow! That Should be common sense, but it wasn’t to me!!! Thank you sooooo much for sharing! I’ve ripped out way too many of my fine, precious stands that way!!! #hairsaver! 🙂

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  2. That IS one awesome shirt! Lol. And yes, it does make a lot of sense to just cut the band! Knowing me, I probably would have been fighting with that thing for a little more than a minute before I’d think to just cut IT and not my hair. I actually use a plastic-y type of band by Scuncii now. I guess because they’re not fabric, there’s less of a chance of getting tangled in the hair. Been working out great for me.

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  3. Great tip! You know I never have thought of that either so Thank You! I usually will rub little oil on my hair bubble. It not only helps to have a little “slip” with the hair bubble but it also will not draw out as much moisture from the hair that is wrapped with the hair bubble.

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    • I’ve tried the oil on the hair band, but it hasn’t worked that great for me. Most of the time I don’t leave a ponytail elastic in my hair for a week either though!! So, that’s what caused this nasty knot. Usually I take any ponytails down at the end of the day and will re-do them the next day or I’ll use a Goody Comfort Flex barrette or a banana clip if I’m going to leave it in a day or two. But, next time I think I’m going to have the elastic in for a while, I’ll have to try the oil trick, it can’t hurt!!

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  4. I felt SOOO stupid when I read this. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve torn out a tangle in frustration. I will definitely do better.

    Oh & I LOOOOVE this shirt! Hey… if you don’t have it already, you should put the Calvin & Hobbes 10th anniversary book on your X-mas list. You won’t be disappointed!

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    • Is that the hard bound 2 book collection or the book where Bill Watterson talks about his inspirations for C&H? If the former, been eyeing that for years, but haven’t gotten it yet (it’s, like $100, and no one buys me a gift that expensive ;)). If the latter, got it :). I have every collection of C&H too, so I have all of the strips and the color sundays. I’ve been a C&H fan from the beginning and got every collection as it was released :).

      And yes girl, cut the other stuff, not your hair!! Took me a while to figure that one out too!! The length journey is what made it click! LOL!! Preservation is everything!

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  6. When I saw the lady I was like oh it’s her, only because her texture is so fine and seems easy to grow hair. I thought this was a post about a lady with really rough hair who had figured out the secret to growth.

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