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Finally. Finally, I've gotten my shit together, done a lot of pic selecting, rambled on about my habits, in order to bring you:

~***THE GET TO KNOW MY HAIR MEME***~

I know, I know, I've been talking about this for over two months now... But it's here now. So no excuses left for the rest of y'all. Do it!!!


WARNING: MANY PICTURES AHEAD. A LOT OF MY FACE IN THEM TOO, WHOOPS. MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE CALLED THIS THE SELFIE MEME? IDK IDK. I take too many photos of my hair, you guys. And my face is almost always in them!!!

1. Describe your natural hair, or alternatively, your current hair.


Brown, straight and very long. I've had it hovering inbetween waist and tailbone length for about five years or so and I've started considering cutting it short(er). But so far that has not happened yet. I'm scared I will feel naked without this flowing body extension, lol.

2. How do you usually wear your hair? How do you usually wear your hair? Do you generally put time and effort into your weave? Or are you a lazy-ass bitch like OP?

I literally wear my hair in a bun every single day of the week, because I'm lazy as fuck in the mornings. And a bun does require me less than 15 seconds to look good, which is my jam. Thirty seconds to pick up a cute hair accessories to sparkle it up. One and half minute if I'm putting in the effort to smooth out my skalp hair so it looks like the rest of my hair is brushed trololol. So yeah, I'd say the thing I'm most lazy about is waking up in the morning ^^. No but seriously : brushing it and washing it. Definitely the most annoying part.


My hair 99% of the time. Sadly, I've lost this gorgeous dragon hair stick Ranya gave to me :(

I do, on occasion, spend a ridiculous amount of time and effort into my hair, because I like to be a fancy hoe. (Sometimes I go to a party just to make people jealous that I have better hairstyling abilities than they do? I'm petty like that.) Good thing about parties is that they usually take place at night because I am much more inclined to prep when the morning is a fleeting memory.


Still a bun, okay. But a sleek bun?


3. What is your hair-washing schedule? Do you have an ironclad hair-care regimen? Tell us your secrets!!!!!!!!!

Hmmm, at the moment I don't really have a hair washing schedule. After my one year long experiment of Sebum Only (no hair washing, not even hair rinsing), I kind of vary back and forth between periods where I wash my hair every week or so and phases where I'll just forget about it for 4 to 5 weeks. It's circumstantial, basically. This also means that my hair routine is close to none existing lately. Back when I was still growing out my hair, I used to oil the ends regularly inbetween washes and used a lot of conditioner. But now I'm not that fond of the feeling of conditioner in my hair anymore and oiling does not seem as necessary anymore. To be honest I feel like after the Sebum Only year my hair has remained in excellent condition, so special care hasn't seemed necessary yet.


4. What's your go-to hairstyle for dressing up? As in, the hairstyle that looks bomb for when you want to look done up, while being a safe bet (because you've mastered that motherfucker.)

Depends on :
1) The state of my hair
2) For what type of events I'm trying to show off
3) How much time I have to get ready

If the circumstances allow it and I'm in the mood to wash my hair, I'll let it loose.

But usually, if it's winter and I need to wear a big coat or if I'm going out to dance, then I will not let my hair down. It's simply too impractical. If I still want to showcase my length, then I'll go for a variation of the high pony - typically with a big colourful bow (matching my outfit). A pretty ponytail requires a bit of work though, so if I'm running a bit shorter on time, I'll go for a bun variation. Either with accent braids or hair accessories to embellish the look.

Braided looks are my favorite thing, but since they often take ages with my hair length, I only resort to them for extra fancy events, or on weekends when I'm home alone and want to look cute just because. My go to braid when I want to dress up is a french five-strand.


5. Do / have you dye/d your hair and if so, what colours. Can you compete with OP's colour-damaged ends or nah?


I've only dip-dyed my hair so far, because dying all of my hair seems a bit too risky - since I can't just "cut it off and wait for it to grow back" if I don't like it or once I want to go back to my natural hair colour, because that will literally take me seven years. That being said, I really enjoyed having magenta tips! I think if I would do it again, I'd go for something of a teel colour.

6. Haircut regrets and/or haircut nostalgia.

Not really. I mean, like everybody I had the "ugh, the hairdresser ruined my hair and cut off too much" situation several times, but nothing tragic that made me regret the haircut altogether. Probably because I've never had the guts to go for a radical haircut change... (I need to experiment more with hairstyles ^^.)

Right now I have the hair length I always dreamed about as a child, so I'm not nostalgic, yet :P


7. Two options: A) Show us the holy grail of your hairstyling abilities. B) The most epic hair somebody else has done on your head.


The holy graal of my hairstyling abilities is probably the beehive. I've done one very sleak version and one teased version and both turned out killer, imho. The second beehive (picture 2 and 3) was done for Lizzie's 60s prompt!


An honorable mention to this super difficult braid flower thing that Myriam prompted me to do, like nine million years ago. I really liked how the rolled up braids showed off my dip dye :)

8. What is your #1 unattainable hair goal, the reason you lie awake at night?

Please Satan, give me Lizzie's skill at creating glamorous hollywood waves on long hair :'(. I actually lose sleep over this, why is her hairrrrr.

It's funny because for the longest time, I thought that artificial waves were so unattractive? Like, I'm probably the only person in the universe who felt that Buffy's season 5 hair was a downgrade?? #unpopular opinions. But yeah, the omnipresence of iron waved hair in American fashion really beats me. Like, I just don't understand what's supposed to be aesthetical about it, it just looks profoundly fake - in particular when the ends are left straight, one of the most unfortunate fashion trends of our age, imo. It's not at that I have a problem with all artificial waves. I do feel some fondness for the classic hollywood perm? I feel like it wants to be a curl more than the loose-wave-away-from-the-face does. Even though both are equally aggressive about taming the curl and control any life in the hair (especially frizz -- va de retro) and generally very intolerant towards real curl phenomenons. Anyway, the hollywood glam wavecurl pleases my eyes more somehow.

I've grown less allergic to the fake half-wave over the years, so I've been more appreciative of people rocking it. On occasion I've even longed to recreate it at home. Suffice to say: LOL. The weight of your length be fighting you every step of the way. "No, you will not keep that aesthetic, haha, I will make all your efforts sag and droop!", is pretty much the anthem here. So basically I am obsessed with difficult things and getting large curls or defined waves to hold is a true challenge on long hair. That being said, I've recently stumbled upon this amazing lady on Youtube that has the greatest tutorials for heatless waves on very long hair! So my plan is to try this for the holidays and if it works I'll find peace, at last.

I'm not mentionning all of the truly unattainable hair goals, that are all the other glorious hair textures that exist in this world. I mean, you only need to look at Janelle Monáe once to understand the true meaning of unattainable goals. But that's only to name one, because lbr, the list goes on and on. (Maybe there should be a seperate meme for listing hair idols?)


9. Last but not least: Gratuitous hair picspam time. In no particular order, share your fave hair-themed selfies. Doesn't matter how old the pic or how shitty the lighting--all we care about is celebrating the cuteness of your hair!!!!!!

*knacks knuckles*


Pin curls for the school's yearly costume party, where I went as a vampire. Those contacts were killing me, btw. 0/10, do not recommend.


My hair the following year, and no, I am not a vampire again, I'm a bat. Different things, ok.


The before look that I wore at school all day in order to get the big pretty curls from the previous pictures, that instantly sagged once I released them #woe. Also the full look with my bat wings, hehe.


My hair for the Infinite concert in 2013! A great choice, in retrospective. This year I went with a simple bun and I had to redo it several times during the show because it kept falling apart from all the hysterical jumping.


Speaking of INFINITE: this hilar selfie where I created an infinity symbol out of tartare steak, because why not, right? It was totally delicious, yes. Also there is a neat fishtail braid that took me like 35 minutes to do! Yet another instance of Sebum Only photographing surprisingly well, because this is me at 9 months of no hair washing, oops.



S-shaped french braid updo, that looks less difficult than it was ^^'.


Sailor moon inspired hair, yay.


Lace crown braid fun.


Braided pony and five-strand braids.


Killer warrior princess braid!!! I love this look so much. I would wear it all the time, if it wasn't so uncomfortable to wear.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: PROMPT FILLS?!

Erm, so do some of you flisties remember that old Hair Prompt Meme thing I did in September 2014? *sweats* Because, hilariously I have had all my pictures done since like Octobre 2014.... but somehow never got around to post them OTL. There are over half of them missing today, because they are saved on my old computer (that I left in Bern, so I will only get access to it in January). But I thought I'd still post the other half, since I'm finally posting shit!!!! So without further ado, I present you half of the Hair Prompt Meme thing :


Kelsey's prompt(s): a nine-strand braid that has a crown to decorate the front / to tie it all together. (I'm not sure I actually managed to do a nine-strand... It might be a seven-strand?). And a (failed) waterfall braid. I blame my freshly washed hair for the struggle, lol. The Arwen braid was also done!! I wore it for a hike ;) I will try to update with that picture in January.


Myriam's prompt(s): bun with accent braids and diamonds sparkles! And a round four-strand braid that I had a really hard time photgraphing, lol.


Alex's prompt: headband and braids. Turned out to be my most fashionable meme look. Forgive this terrible posing, but on this particular day I wanted to hide my face from the camera. It happens to all of us.



Amazing princess hair I got from Zoe's prompt: inspiration here. I also did a terrible rendition of the rainbow prompt, that I will add in January. But the sleek flower bun? I did not even try. Way too difficult D:


Fun lolita doll look I did for Lizzie's "surprise me" prompt, worn with a cool lace tutu that you can't really see here (but that isn't the purpose of this post either). I took the train from Bern to Paris in those curl rollers (out of kitchen papers, lol), because the result was going to be worth it.

Jessica and Kenna, your prompts are also done but both on the old computer :( Seriously remind me to get this done in January if I forget, yes?



Okay, folks. That's it for today. To those who survived the length of this post, congratulations.
I know I totally exagerated on the amount of pictures, but there is no need to be as expansive to do this meme, so do it, do it, do iiiit!

Date: 2015-12-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellievanna.livejournal.com
YOUR HAIR AND YOUR FACE!!!!

i'm so jealous of all of it. :(((((

no but really your hair is gorgeous and so long and you're so talented at hairstyling! i'm just in awe over all your complicated braids and things they're so cool. ;_; mostly i'm jealous over how healthy your hair looks, despite being so long, because that is definitely not the case for my hair. (i forgot how glorious your updo for infinite in 2013 was, it was amazing!! i know you did something with my hair too which worked really well for that night. <3)

also i miss you. <3

Date: 2015-12-16 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
*screams into the void*

E L L I N OOOO R

YOU LIVE. I LIVE. WE BOTH LIVE. WTF IS WRONG WITH US AND WHY DO WE NEVER TALK. ALSO WHY DONT YOU KICK MY FUCKING BUTT INTO FINISHING UP THE FLOOR (SERIOUSLY NOBODY CARES IF IT EVEN LOOKS GOOD) OF THAT CREEPY DRAWING AND POSTING IT. I AM SO EXCRUCIATINGLY SLOW. WHY.

I MISS YOU LOTS AND LOTS. HOW ARE YOUUU? is everything going well with school? how is the practical time? is it super cold in uppsala right now???? i also need to update you about my boo because last time we talked it was not looking too good lol but somehow things turned around and i'm going to spend a few days in lisbon soon which is vvvv exciting becaus eLISBOA but also terrifying lmao ellinor i cant do this BASICALLY LETS BE LESS SHIT AT FRIENDSHIP. we say this every single time we comment thread on eljay... what are our lives OTL

ok but seriously wtf at you being jealous you literally have the most gorgeous hair of all time i tell this to everybody i meet. i'm pretty sure i even wrote alex a postcard about the glory of your hair. ELLINOR. YOU. MUST. DO. THIS. MEME. i cannot live otherwise.

i know you did something with my hair too which worked really well for that night.

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do you mean this? :P :P

Date: 2015-12-16 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellievanna.livejournal.com
OMG I FORGOT ABOUT THAT YOU SHOULD FINISH I AM DYING TO SEEEE!!!!

it's starting to get pretty cold in uppsala now, it's in the negatives at least! (honestly i'm a bit bitter bc it's been so warm and THERE'S NO SNOW and i need my winters to be winter-y :((()

i will probably do it just so i can cry over the past glory. I AM STILL SO UPSET but if i keep my hair up in a bun (bc my regular pony tail looks HORRIFIC which makes me even sadder bc it's my every day look why is everything so depressing now) constantly for six months or a year then i can pretend i still have everything i want hair wise? LET IT BE SO. NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW.

yeeeeeeeees omg it's even cooler than i remember pls be my personal hairstylist ;__;

Date: 2015-12-16 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
THE HILAR THING IS THAT ALL OF YOU IS ALREADY FINISHED, IT IS LITERALLY JUST THE FLOOR I NEED TO DO. (AND IT'S NOT LIKE I CANT SKIP IT BECAUSE OTHERWISE THERE IS A STRANGE GAP IN THE PICTURE #WOE)

I SHALL GET TO IT THIS WEEK!

ughhhh negatives D: not my favorite thing, as you know. but i agree, if it's cold there should at least be snow, otherwise it's just crap.

please doooooo. your mermaid hair will live on <3
dude if you do the bun thing, nobody WILL know. it's crazy how easily people are fooled?? but that being said i still think your hair looks gorgeous when down, so i wouldn't like you to lock it up for an entire year, that idea depresses ME.

I WOULD LOVE TO!! ♥_♥

Date: 2015-12-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] horatios.livejournal.com
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I AM JEALOUS. LIKE I'M NOT EVEN HAPPY FOR YOU I AM JUST JEALOUS. How do you manage that beautiful mane???????????????? When my hair gets long it, like, diiiiiiiessssss.

Sometimes I go to a party just to make people jealous that I have better hairstyling abilities than they do? I'm petty like that

I LOVE YOU.

Date: 2015-12-16 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
OMGGGG I AM DEAD HOW CAN YOU FLATTER ME SO??? i'm so flustered right now!!!!

dude u are totes going to hate me for saying this, but the longer time goes by the more i feel that long hair is lower maintenance than short hair??? like you wouldnt believe the shit i pull off without other people noticing... like giant tangles in my hair for an entire week, basically washing it never etc etc. just because i've perfected the hide-all-hair-misery bun and own enough colourful bows to distract people's attention from the real problem??? AND. ANNNND. you are not going to believe this, but it looks like hairdressers are now afraid to cut off TOO MUCH lmao lmao because the last two times i said yeah just go ahead and cut it to mid-back (so like 30 cm removed) and they legit cut like not even half of that..... CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT. but trust that i would not lie about such things are hairdresser miracles.

also i'm super jealous that others get to tumblr-chat with you

by the waaaaay, didnt you mean to make a "seismic/epic" return to eljay and dont you think doing the hair meme for my viewing pleasure would be exactly that? JUST SAYING.

Date: 2015-12-29 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] horatios.livejournal.com
NO OKAY IT WASN'T EVEN FLATTERY I DON'T GO IN FOR SUCH HOLLOW BLANDISHMENTS I WAS SIMPLY EXPRESSING THE TRUTH THAT I SEE. WITH MY EYES. AS YOU DO.

dude u are totes going to hate me for saying this, but the longer time goes by the more i feel that long hair is lower maintenance than short hair???

YEAH IT IS A BALANCING ACT, THAT IS TRUE. Although... I wash my hair more often now it's shorter, b/c it takes me less time? And I am more likely to treat it and less likely to curl/straighten/blowdry it? And that's better for overall condition. OTOH I feel like I shouldn't put it in a bun all day every day, which I definitely did when it was longer, so... PROS AND CONS.

it looks like hairdressers are now afraid to cut off TOO MUCH lmao lmao because the last two times i said yeah just go ahead and cut it to mid-back (so like 30 cm removed) and they legit cut like not even half of that..... CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT. but trust that i would not lie about such things are hairdresser miracles.

LMAO OMG I TOTES BELIEVE IT I THINK IT'S LIKE AGAINST THE CODE OF HAIRDRESSING OR SOMETHING. When I had mine cut off it was a bit shorter than yours, and I asked for a bob, and the lady was legit like I'm sorry but no. So now it's shoulder-length. This was at Vidal Sassoon as well where ALL THE FEMALE HAIRDRESSERS HAD BOBS WHY WOULDN'T THEY GIVE ME ONE DID THEY NOT THINK I WAS COOL ENOUGH TO SIT WITH THEM?! D:

also i'm super jealous that others get to tumblr-chat with you

Wait, you have tumblr? I also have AIM?

by the waaaaay, didnt you mean to make a "seismic/epic" return to eljay and dont you think doing the hair meme for my viewing pleasure would be exactly that? JUST SAYING.

Don't tell a soul, but I had actualfax meant to schedule that post for New Year's Day-- and I still have plans to emerge from the deep in 2016? But so far I've cocked it up. In every way. Yeah.

Date: 2016-01-05 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
whoops, i completely missed this comment! i'm sorry!!

(screaming at that icon choice omg)

YEAH IT IS A BALANCING ACT, THAT IS TRUE. Although... I wash my hair more often now it's shorter, b/c it takes me less time? And I am more likely to treat it and less likely to curl/straighten/blowdry it? And that's better for overall condition. OTOH I feel like I shouldn't put it in a bun all day every day, which I definitely did when it was longer, so... PROS AND CONS.
indeed indeed. i'm actually trying to find the courage to cut my hair shorter (like shoulder-blades maybe???) because i feel like i would wear it down much more if it was shorter. and sometimes i'm like what is the point of having such long hair if nobody can see it? but then i also think HAIRSTYLE POSSIBILITIES THO but then i continue thinking that 99% of the time i am super lazy and just BUN IT so it's not like i actually take advantage of its full potential very often. so maybe i should wear it down more and for that i should cut it??? YOU FEEL??

When I had mine cut off it was a bit shorter than yours, and I asked for a bob, and the lady was legit like I'm sorry but no.
lmaaaaooooooooo i'm rolling

SO DID YOU GET YOUR BOB SINCE THEN? and are you going to share the pics!!!?

Wait, you have tumblr? I also have AIM?
i do i do. (actually i have every thing that exists, besides twitter because 140 characters lol.) it's also @vergoldung. but i will warn you right now i am on hiatus =____= which is basically my excuse for tumblr lurking without feeling bad that i'm not actually tumblr active lol. i just go there to check on alex' and [livejournal.com profile] indiesnopp's blog (whelmish.tumblr.com), because their blogs/existence soothe me when i have anxiety induced insomnia. (alternatively: they are my faves, so i have to stalk them everywhere) BUT I WANT TO STALK YOU TOO!!!

and i also have aim/gchat/other variations. i use my gmail address for all those things and it's 'eleonore.vergoldung'

tl;dr COME AT ME

Don't tell a soul, but I had actualfax meant to schedule that post for New Year's Day-- and I still have plans to emerge from the deep in 2016? But so far I've cocked it up. In every way. Yeah.
where is that post, emma. where is it. WHERE. *cries a bit*
I BELIEVE IN YOU. YOU CAN DO THIS. 2k16 IS YOUR TIME. EMERGE.

Edited Date: 2016-01-05 06:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-16 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xx-pinkstar.livejournal.com
THIS POST IS TOO MUCH FOR MY POOR WEAK HEART, WHY IS YOUR HAIR SO AMAZINGGG :(((((((((((((((( AND YOUR FACE :((((((((((( UNATTAINABLE LIFE GOALS (AND NOT RELEVENT BUT YOUR GLASSES <3 MY GLASSES ARE SO LAME YOURS ARE AMAZING.)

Seriously you talk about my Hollywood waves but it's ALL I CAN DO, I would much rather have your vast and varied skills. OK FAVES (they are all faves) you know I favour the profile pic bun anyway, the rolled up braids which looks like hair equivilent of an algebra degree. The S braid bun one, lace braid, Kelsey and Zoe's prompts. AND MY PROMPT. AND THE OTHER PROMPTS. AND EVERY OTHER ONE I DIDN'T MENTION. So gorgeous I'm seething with jealousy.

ANYWAY, I will get on this, the only reason I stall is because resizing pictures drives me mad because I need them to be symmetrical or I die slowly inside. I WILL TRY TOMORROW, YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO HARASS ME.

I want everyone to do it \o/ nothing brings us together like our hair crowns ;__;

Date: 2015-12-16 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
THANK YOU FOR LOVING MY GLASSES :') i have to wear them all the time so they are basically a part of my face AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE OTHER RIDICULOUS PRAISE YOU ARE TOO NICE??

YAAASSSSSSS I CANNOT WAIT!!!1!1!!! and fyi eljay is very good about letting you resize pics in your posts, just double click on them (in the non html format obvs) and it lets you resize in a second. WHEN CAN I START HARRASSING YOU?! BECAUSE I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE LIZZIE GIVE IT TO ME

I want everyone to do it \o/ nothing brings us together like our hair crowns ;__;

ikrrrr it's so beautiful /weeps

speaking of, how can we pressure alex to do her part, because this entire meme came to life in order to get her to share her hair secrets and now she wants to skip? I DONT THINK SO


PS - omg the customized icon is too precious for words

Date: 2015-12-16 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xx-pinkstar.livejournal.com
speaking of, how can we pressure alex to do her part, because this entire meme came to life in order to get her to share her hair secrets and now she wants to skip? I DONT THINK SO

all over it.

ps - THNX SOME KIND SOUL ON ONTD WAS MAKING CHRISTMAS EDITED ICONS.

Date: 2015-12-16 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
FINALLY I'VE ARRIVED /o\ /o\ /o\

A LOT OF MY FACE IN THEM TOO, WHOOPS.

AT LEAST YOU GAVE WARNING

1. Hair length goals!!!!! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. (♪ GIRL HOW YOU GET THAT WEAVE ♪)

2. Whereas I consider even that first paragraph too much effort….

3. Are you planning to return to Sebum Only in future or?? (I vote yes.)

4. Whereas "letting it loose" is an average day for me?? WE ARE HAIR OPPOSITES.

5. YASSSSSS BITCH YASSSSSS. (I'm also pretty much always ombre. One day I will take the plunge and get rid of all the black. o____O)

6. Right now I have the hair length I always dreamed about as a child, so I'm not nostalgic, yet :P

HOMICIDALLY ENVIOUS.

7. Speaking of the devil, WHERE IS LIZZIE? SHE'S PROB COMING FOR YOUR WEAVE TBH.

I really liked how the rolled up braids showed off my dip dye :)

:O :O :O :O That's some Lucrezia Borgia bullshit.

Like, I'm probably the only person in the universe who felt that Buffy's season 5 hair was a downgrade?? #unpopular opinions.

SHARP INHALE. LET'S GO. LET'S FIGHT. *removes earrings*

Even though both are equally aggressive about taming the curl and control any life in the hair (especially frizz -- va de retro) and generally very intolerant towards real curl phenomenons.

100% word to your mother on you there.

In any case, I'll keep your wavy hair dreams in my thoughts.

Janelle Monae is not one of us.

(trololol, already planning the next meme, are we)

9. lol, vampire Eleonore

BUT YO, YOUR BAT CURLS TURNED OUT DOPE??? Well played, friend, well played.

I will creep into your house in the middle of the night and rob your bat costume.

Don't talk to me about Infinite concerts. >:O >:O >:O

this hilar selfie where I created an infinity symbol out of tartare steak, because why not, right?

L M F A O, you are the superior stan.

@ the entirety of this picspam:





Erm, so do some of you flisties remember that old Hair Prompt Meme thing I did in September 2014? *sweats*

IT LIVES

I ANTICIPATE THE ARWEN COSPLAY

YOU EVEN GIFT ME A MASSIVE BOW :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D *saves to hard drive* (Also, GPOY.)

You've worked hard, senpai.

In conclusion:



Is there any point to anyone else doing this meme now.

Incidentally, this post has left me completely dead-ass bald. Pity I have no choice but to forfeit my turn now. Too bad so sad.

Date: 2015-12-16 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
THIS COMMENT OMG

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.
1. meticulous obsession until mid-back
2. benign neglect until the hair goal is reached

Whereas I consider even that first paragraph too much effort….
so if i should invest less than 15 seconds... are you saying i should roll out of bed and be like #wokeuplikedis because i think that will require me getting to another level of nocurr.

Are you planning to return to Sebum Only in future or?? (I vote yes.)
I AM! but not right now. i need to have a more established life routine to do sebum only properly.

WE ARE HAIR OPPOSITES.
:') i really enjoy sketching our avatars that way

THE PLUNGE IS TERRIFYING OMG. YOU ARE A BRAVER SOUL THAN I. *bows*

dude no no no don't you know that lizzie's weave >>>>>

SHARP INHALE. LET'S GO. LET'S FIGHT. *removes earrings*
LMAOOOOO I KNEW YOU WOULD JUMP ON IT. now i can see the aesthetic, but back in 2011 it completely turned me off. so for the longest time, when people were mentionning buffy's bad hair era i thought that they were referring to season 5... lol!

planning memes is my life, clearly.

WHY ARE YOU LOL-ING AT MY VAMPIRE AVATAR??!!

BUT YO, YOUR BAT CURLS TURNED OUT DOPE??? Well played, friend, well played.
screams!!! THANK U. i just wished they had lived longer than 20 minutes, but oh well. that's why we take photographic proof.

lmaooooo @ your creep break in plan. you wouldnt dare face me in the flesh.

L M F A O, you are the superior stan.
*beams* i try

HOW COULD I NOT ADD A BOW TO YOUR PROMPT!!! but O_O you have spend too much time around my stalker self, look what it's done to you " *saves to hard drive* " FREE YOURSELF FROM THIS TOXIC INFLUENCE WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME

Incidentally, this post has left me completely dead-ass bald. Pity I have no choice but to forfeit my turn now. Too bad so sad.
...
I WILL DEFRIEND YOUR ASS. this entire meme exists because you didnt want to be posting alone. YOU CANT QUIT, THAT'S A BREACH OF CONTRACT.





Edited Date: 2015-12-16 03:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-17 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
1. meticulous obsession until mid-back
2. benign neglect until the hair goal is reached

I HAVE FINISHED PART ONE ALREADY. NOW I NEED ONLY RUN FROM SCISSORS FOREVER.

are you saying i should roll out of bed and be like #wokeuplikedis because i think that will require me getting to another level of nocurr.
what if i dared you to make a selfie post with that theme... what if that.

THE PLUNGE IS TERRIFYING OMG. YOU ARE A BRAVER SOUL THAN I. *bows*
thx. pray for me.

dude no no no don't you know that lizzie's weave >>>>>
listen, we can do this all night...

but back in 2011 it completely turned me off. so for the longest time, when people were mentionning buffy's bad hair era i thought that they were referring to season 5... lol!





are you for real with this circus act. worse than that time in season 3 when her fringe was a different shade of blonde than the rest of her hair? i can't listen to this.

least threatening vampire ever, no offence.

lmaooooo @ your creep break in plan. you wouldnt dare face me in the flesh.
obviously i'd wear a balaclava

FREE YOURSELF FROM THIS TOXIC INFLUENCE WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME
sure

I WILL DEFRIEND YOUR ASS. this entire meme exists because you didnt want to be posting alone. YOU CANT QUIT, THAT'S A BREACH OF CONTRACT.

Date: 2015-12-18 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
what if i dared you to make a selfie post with that theme... what if that.
why do you want to ruin my social life so bad...

do you have pictures to prove that fringe shade, because google did not help me

least threatening vampire ever, no offence.
offence taken.

idc if ur eyes broke. i'm serious. you promised!!!!!

Date: 2015-12-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
why do i want to do anything... the answer is in order to cause mass chaos and drama.

receipts:



i dare you to defend it.

as for the rest of your comment:

Date: 2015-12-18 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
lol that really is a bad bleach case... but i still see why i MUCH prefered this over the s5 locks? i know so many people that got shitty highlights in (junior) high school. it was a fashionable thing at the time, nevermind that i suited 1 out of 20 people and that everybody got it done for the cheapest price they could find aka apprentice hairdresser testing their skills on you = usually a mess. but then you still had to live with that hair and hope that next time would be better. by proxy, i can relate to that and it makes that "failed" bleach style endearing to me if not cute.

but nobody in my hood had the skillz to fake!wave like that. if anything people were battling their natural wave/curl/frizz with the straightener, daily for lot of them :(. but i've never known anybody who would artificially curl their hair with an iron /every day/. so to me that's always been a tv thing. which is also why it looks fake and unrelatable to me.

anyway. you need to post your version of the meme or i will start comment-spamming people with your hair dyes >.

Date: 2015-12-19 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
you need jesus.

no further comment.

[recedes, muttering]

Date: 2015-12-26 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
lol that really is a bad bleach case... but i still see why i MUCH prefered this over the s5 locks?

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Edited Date: 2015-12-26 08:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-26 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
No but seriously, Buffy's hair in the first half of Season 5 is because she's over-trying at EVERYTHING in life. She wants to be the perfect Slayer, trying to be a good girlfriend, a good sister, trying to take care of her mom. And slowly throughout the season, she becomes so overwhelmed by life that she can't even when it comes to her hair. Around the middle of the season, it's no longer so perfect.

It's actually sad? She starts putting it up more, and remember in "The Body" when she finds her mom? Her hair is ragged as shit. And for the rest of the season, it's just straight blowout, no curl.

Sorry, I could write a thesis on Buffy hair. She totally was curling it/blowing it out with a round brush everyday in the beginning to achieve shampoo commercial hair. Then life became too much and she stopped trying so hard and started putting it up in buns at stuff.

You can actually see the difference most strikingly in "Intervention" between Buffy and the Buffybot, where the Buffybot is harkening back to the days earlier in the season when Buffy was styling her hair more (what Spike remembers as her shampoo commercial hair).





omg sorry when buffy hair comes up for discussion i flip out a little, ty for indulging me
Edited Date: 2015-12-26 09:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-27 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
I LOVE EVERYTHING THIS COMMENT CHOOSES TO BE.

No but seriously, Buffy's hair in the first half of Season 5 is because she's over-trying at EVERYTHING in life. She wants to be the perfect Slayer, trying to be a good girlfriend, a good sister, trying to take care of her mom. And slowly throughout the season, she becomes so overwhelmed by life that she can't even when it comes to her hair. Around the middle of the season, it's no longer so perfect.
I LOVE YOU?? you just put into words where my discomfort with this "perfect" hair came from. amazing. i didn't even know myself! THIS META JUST MADE ME APPRECIATE THIS STYLING CHOICE 4987530857x MORE.

Sorry, I could write a thesis on Buffy hair. She totally was curling it/blowing it out with a round brush everyday in the beginning to achieve shampoo commercial hair. Then life became too much and she stopped trying so hard and started putting it up in buns at stuff.
ScREA MI NFg

WHY ARE YOU GIVING ME THESE FEELINGs

I REJECT YOU!!!!!!!!! NO BUT DO YOU HAVE MORE BTVS HAIR INSIGHTS BECAUSE I AM ALL EARS!!

Date: 2015-12-27 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
OMG HAVE I CONVERTED YOU TO S5 HAIR APPRECIATION???

Going into this more deeply (you shouldn't have encouraged me lol!), I think Buffy doubles down on the girly hair routine because she's afraid of how she's been going out at night hunting. Remember how Dracula was all "we're the same blah blah darkness"? Buffy so badly wants to be 'just a girl' that she's putting in the ~hours of blowing with a round brush to prove it. Not that she doesn't usually give it that extra mile, but the shampoo commercial hair is next level, yanno.

Hmm... so the Buffy chopping off her hair in Season 6 is pretty obvious choice in grieving and her needing to reassert some type of control. But have you ever noticed in Seasons 5 and 7, leading up to the finale, her hair is always up and tightly bound, but then when she's going into the final battle, she has it down and styled? I think that harkens back to her philosophy in "Prophecy Girl" -- "I may be dead but at least I'm still pretty."

She goes into these final battles partly accepting that she's going to die. In Season 5, she's ready to lay her life on the line, in part thinking that Dawn dying is essentially her dying too. And she still clings to the comfort of heading into battle with her gameface painted on and her hair styled. "If we are to die this day blah blah..." It's about defiance, about her still being utterly herself on her worst day as she would be on her best. So that even if she dies, she's still having "a good day". And same in Season 7, she goes into the final battle knowing they're going to win, but fully ready to die in order to make it so. Which is why she clings to Spike's hand at the end, because she's ready to die, too, in order to save all the Potentials now turned Slayers. It's this defiant replaying of the sacrificial lamb, she's always dressing up to die, because every night she's been expecting to die and she refuses to stop living life to the fullest when she knows the end is near. It's when she's most certain that death is near that she pushes herself to look most like herself, most like Buffy, even after months of sensible hair-styling.

OKAY THAT'S A LOT PHEW
Edited Date: 2015-12-27 04:56 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-27 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
God is with you.

It's this defiant replaying of the sacrificial lamb, she's always dressing up to die, because every night she's been expecting to die and she refuses to stop living life to the fullest when she knows the end is near.
And you cry and your tears are voluminous mascara. IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE WE TALKED THE BUFFSTER, MAN. A moment of silence.

Date: 2015-12-28 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
ARE WE TALKING AESTHETICAL APPRECIATION OR META APPRECIATION?

Buffy so badly wants to be 'just a girl' that she's putting in the ~hours of blowing with a round brush to prove it. Not that she doesn't usually give it that extra mile, but the shampoo commercial hair is next level, yanno.
i had never thought about it, but yes yes yes i totally agree, couldn't agree more.

But have you ever noticed in Seasons 5 and 7, leading up to the finale, her hair is always up and tightly bound, but then when she's going into the final battle, she has it down and styled? I think that harkens back to her philosophy in "Prophecy Girl" -- "I may be dead but at least I'm still prett
I HAD NOT. OMYGD!! SCREAMING SO MUCH RIgHT NOW

It's about defiance, about her still being utterly herself on her worst day as she would be on her best. So that even if she dies, she's still having "a good day".
why are you doing this to meeeee

It's this defiant replaying of the sacrificial lamb, she's always dressing up to die, because every night she's been expecting to die and she refuses to stop living life to the fullest when she knows the end is near. It's when she's most certain that death is near that she pushes herself to look most like herself, most like Buffy, even after months of sensible hair-styling.
I AHTE YOU GOODBYE

Date: 2015-12-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xx-pinkstar.livejournal.com
I'M HEREEEEEEEE I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUU <3333333333333

BUT.

When are you doing this meme? Nothing brings me crawling to LJ like the promise of my friends beautiful hair, help me be the trash I am and post pics of your crowning glory pls.

Date: 2015-12-17 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
grease.

see above gif, k thx.

Date: 2015-12-21 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] youcallitwinter.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD, I AM HERE AFTER TWENTY MILLION YEARS AND I AM THE WORST, EXCEPT NO I'M NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE THE WORST, AND I AM SLAYED. YOU HAVE DEADED ME.WHERE IS THE CONTENT WARNING, I ASK, THE HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH WARNING????????????

But oh my god, you are a ridiculous, beautiful fairy queen?? WHAT IS THIS? ISN'T THE MAINSTREAM FANDOM STEREOTYPE THAT WE ARE ALL UGLY TROLLS SITTING IN OUR PARENTS' BASEMENTS???? HOW DARE YOU????

I am just--- I am truly, truly speechless. Like, I CANNOT. I'm honestly shit at make-up and hairstyling (I have never actually styled my hair except maybe twice in my life would you believe-- and I don't even remember those two times, I'm just assuming it must have happened at SOME point in my life) so looking at these is like looking at stock pictures that are completely and utterly unattainable, I have never known anyone irl to be this good, I CAN'T GET OVER IT. THE INTRICACY AND DELICACY, HOW EVEN?????? The beehive, the flower braid, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT A REAL HUMAN BEING COULD HAVE REAL HUMAN HAIR LIKE THAT???

AND ALL THE PROMPT FILLS, MY PRINCESS HAIR (yes, I take ownership, do you have a problem, fight me) TT TT TT. IDON'TKNOWWHATMYEMOTIONSAREDOING.GIF, ALEX'S PROMPT AND THE PURPLE CLIP. ACTUALFAX WARRIOR PRINCESS.

In other words, fuck off, u r dead 2 me.

(Also, I feel like punching you as the cutest bat in history, hdu. Also when are we commissioning you into a terrible TV show with dramatic angst and eternal love and shipping wars, bcz I need ur face in my life everyday.)

Date: 2015-12-22 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
ZOE ZO E Z OEE ZOEEEE YOU ARE HERE!!1!1!!11!!! *HOLDS YOU TIGHT AND NEVER LETS GO*

first of all: you are insanely, ridiculously flattering. i don't even know what to say i'm so humbled by your praise. intricacy and delicacy are such nice words, thank you :') <3

second of all: YOU KNOW I WOULD MARRY YOU FOR YOUR HAIR SO HOW CAN YOU EVEN SAY SUCH THINGS AND LMFAO AT THE TROLL THING YOU OF ALL PEOPLE NEED TO SHUT YOUR LIFE-RUININGLY PRETTY MOUTH??

third of all: are u aware that queen lizzie also did this meme? (you are not ready. trust me.)

aksdölkddhsfajhdfjda no but everytime i re-read this comment i scream again? WHY DO YOU DO THESE THINGS TO ME!! and please i dont want to be dead to youuuu /cries and revives you

I WILL DO YOU HAIR AND LIZZIE WILL DO YOUR HAIR IF YOU FINALLY AGREE TO SET A DATE TO MEET UP WITH US. PLEASEE LET US LIVE THE DREAM *PUPPY EYES*
Edited Date: 2015-12-22 11:35 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-06 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] youcallitwinter.livejournal.com
HI, HI, HI, SO I KNOW I'M THE WORST IN GENERAL, BUT THIS TIME I WAS LEGIT HOSPITALIZED FOR A GOOD LONG WHILE BECAUSE I HAD A REACTION TO AN ANTIBIOTIC. I'm fine now though, no worries, but I even had to postpone my flight to the UK!! :(

Listen, I am so, so down with meeting you and Lizzie, like is there even a question, but term time is so hectic and I'm on a limited budget (since the conversion rate is insane currently), so I don't really step outside Cambridge much (read: at all), and I don't know what your scene is?? Like I'd be SO HAPPY if you guys would want to come visit Cambridge etc., but I can't really ask that because I don't know what your time/financial situation is?? I would really, really like this to work out /prays

ALSO OMG, I DID NOT KNOW LIZZIE DID THIS TOO (I WILL NEVER BE READY)

Date: 2016-01-08 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
NOOOOO MY PRECIOUS CHILD I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT :( are you better now?

yes yes go check on lizzie the hair mermaid <33

Date: 2015-12-22 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] une-jonquille.livejournal.com
I am still here, rethinking this whole short-hair thing. I think I may aspire to be one of those old ladies with waist-length gray hair. (Both my grandmothers wore/wear it short, dyed, and fragile.)

I can't see your pics on the LJ app so I am temporarily sad.

Date: 2015-12-22 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
OMG JESSICA YES. ASPIRE TO THIS. IT IS THE BEST HAIR TO HAVE. (have we ever discussed my love for gray hair?? because i think it's the most pretty, second only to all-white hair, which is the ultimate life goaaaal.) i will literally send you hair serenades if you do this. DO THIIIIIS. OLD LADIES WITH WAIST LENGTH GRAY HAIR ARE THE CUTEST! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH IF YOU ARE ASPIRING TO THIS.

also i think you would look gorgeous with waist length gray hair, just saying just saying. also. ALSO. trust me when i tell you that long hair requires waaay less maintenance than people think. i'm not saying there is no effort at all BUT compared to the maintenance that short and dyed (and fragile) hair requires?? it's peanuts.

that being said, i still think your hair is very pretty as it is now and you have many many years in front of you to let it grow out in all it's glorious grayness. (but definitely go the long gray hair route once you feel that it's time for that. i will cheer you on 10000%)

have i ever told you this story where i realized that i was going to be an old lady with waist length gray hair? it was during fall season and i was in one of the parisian Grand Magasins (probably Printemps, not that it matters) and those places have super fancy stores inside them, like Dior, Channel etc... where everything is absurdly expensive so you usually don't even walk in. so i am walking past this Prada alcove when my world stops. this woman, early sixties, walks into the shop and all i see is her GORGEOUS GRAY HAIR it was at least mid-back but close to waist length and she was wearing it all down. and jessica. JESS I CA. she was the most classy and elegant woman i had seen that day. her hair looked so healthy and strong. and she looked so put together, it was a life revelation. FROM THAT DAY ON I KNEW THAT THIS WAS THE ONLY HAIR OPTION.

hilar end anecdote : my face must have lit up so much, that despite my student look the Prada employees approached me to encourage me to "try it if i wanted to". lmao. they thought i had been in ecstasy watching a red pair of shoes in front of me. it's so amusing to me that my delight over that lady's hair made knowledgeable employees think that a student might be so in love with a pair of 500€ shoes that she might even be a potential buyer. lol.

Date: 2015-12-26 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
YOUR HAIR HOW IS YOUR HAIR SO MUCH HOW

seriously you are gorgeous and your hair is the stuff of legend. i'm so jealous of your skill. my arms are aching at the contemplation of holding them up in order to do such intricate braiding. and it's so beautiful!

i'm so jealous of the length of your hair too. i've always wanted to go that long and i tried, but I don't think i took care of my hair because it just started breaking and getting all frazzled looking. if you have any advice for growing out length, i'm all STARSINEYES.

also those magenta tips are THE SHIT. i love the idea of dying the tips, so much fun, but less commitment and easy to go back to natural color. i'm stealing this idea from you (if i can ever get my hair to grow out long enough lol).

seriously you are a hairspiration to me. so many different looks and i love them all!

BRAIDS. CURLS. BUNS. SO PRETTY I DIE.

also i flippin' LOVE your glasses. you're such a doll and i'm crushing on your style so hard right now.

Date: 2015-12-27 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
NOOOOOO EMMIE WHAT ARE YOU SAYING TO ME I CANNOT HANDLE SO MUCH PRAISE

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
OTL OTL OTL
u r 2 nice 2 me

i'm so flattered that you called me hairspiration *CRIES*

yessss you should do the dip dye, it's exactly what you said, such fun and very low on commitment :D i think it's a great way to test out a bold color, to see if you like it on you 24/7. and if not? chop chop :P

THANK YOU FOR LOVING MY GLASSES, THAT ALWAYS MAKES MY DAY <333

((i need to put my hair growth ramble into a separate comment because it became slightly monstrous. apologies))

Date: 2015-12-27 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
i'm just so happy you and alex came up with this meme! i didn't find it until Christmas and it is a GIFT thank you ♥

Date: 2015-12-27 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
if you have any advice for growing out length, i'm all STARSINEYES

i actually have a gigantic draft for a hair care post that i've never finished writing but if you allow me i'll c&p and adapt a few things i told ellinor a few days ago when she asked me the same thing? also, PLEASE, take everything i say with a big grain of salt, every hair is different and at the end of the day you are the only one that can know what's truly best for your hair.

1. being gentle to your hair in general? gentle combing/brushing is imo the most important part of reducing damage. always start with your ends and work your way up, instead of pushing the tangles down and tightening them. always detangle your hair before washing it and try to avoid creating tangles while you shampoo (it is completely unnecessary to scrunch up all of your hair on top of your head, i really don't know why they do that in commercials, it's the worst. also, your ends don't actually need to be shampooed, just let the shampoo from your scalp run through them while you rinse, that's more than enough. unless you've spilled something gross on your hair, then ok.) brushing wet hair is not ideal, because that's when it's most fragile, so if your hair texture doesn't require doing that, i would wait until it's dry.

2. i'm not sure how long your hair is exactly, but shoulder length hair is usually the trickiest hair length to grow out because the ends get additional from bumping on the shoulder and rubbing against the upper back. so maybe try out wearing your hair up in protective styles some of the time, for example a bun where your ends are well tucked in so they are not exposed or a braid? just be careful to change things up once in a while so the weight of your hair isnt always resting on the same part of your hair/scalp (i.e. a ponytail always on the same spot can cause hair breakage)

3. actually, a general rule is to limit hard friction on your hair, period. especially when it's wet (which is when it's more elastic and fragile), so gently removing the water from your hair after the shower but no rubbing with a harsh towel. actually, many people use an old t-shirt to towel their hair, as that limits friction and the hair getting caught in the towel :). letting your hair loose is generally no problem, as long as you keep an eye on that no hard friction rule. but like, never let this stop you from living and breathing and absolutely continue to let your hair down whenever you feel like it (even if that's most days!). it's more things like when it's very cold outside and your hair keeps rubbing against your coat or when your hair constantly gets trapped between your clothes or anything else that is harsh and can create tangles, then that isnt ideal and could be avoided. for example a trick is to have a big clip you can use to put up your hair while your outside and then you can just remove it as soon as your inside :). sleeping with a smooth pillow case is also a nice trick to limit friction on your hair while your sleep. satin or silk (or anything synthetic in that genre) does the trick.

4. if you experience some dryness on your ends in between washes, you can take a teeny tiny amount of oil (for example coconut oil, that's a classic, but any good quality vegetal oil does the trick, you can experiment and find your fave) to massage into your ends. if you dampen the hair a little bit before oiling that will give you extra moisture, but always be on the safe side and use less oil (1-2 drops max). because you can always build up if you need more.

5. don't neglect trimming regularly. you don't need much, just a few centimeters to get rid of the split ends, to prevent them from spreading. it will keep your hair looking healthier which always help to keep the motivation to grow it out. because why stop when it's looking good? ;) you can also do "search and destroy" actions, which is cutting off split ends when you spot them. i've personally never done this very regularly because that required too much effort on my part, but i know a lot of people like to do this while watching tv or whatever.


...omg it's still too long. literally what the fuck.

Date: 2015-12-27 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
6. enjoy your hair? if you don't like the way your hair look while you grow it out, it's going to be difficult to keep growing it out... so my main advice would be to be patient and love your hair every step of the way - which also means to rectify things in your routine or your haircut if it's not truly working for you. even if that feels like losing time and going backwards, it's really necessary for your hair to look satisfying to you at all times. it took me about four years to grow out my hair from my shoulders/upper back to my waist and many times i thought i would never get there because it felt so SLOW to me. but if you're patient, and can appreciate your hair at each stage, you can definitely get there with healthy hair and not a rag ;)

Date: 2016-01-03 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] une-jonquille.livejournal.com
ohhhhhhhhh my gooooooood

Date: 2016-01-03 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] une-jonquille.livejournal.com
omg I'm thirty fucking seven years old and this is the first time I'm hearing this common sense

Date: 2016-01-05 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
the LHC (http://www.longhaircommunity.com/) forum taught me these precious secrets. I FELT EXACTLY LIKE YOU WHEN I FOUND OUT HOW THESE KNEE-LENGTH HAIR CREATURES LIVED LIFE.

Date: 2015-12-27 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
omg thank you this is such wonderful advice. i'm c/p'ing this to my desktop.

my hair is just below shoulder length at its longest points and layered throughout. i've definitely noticed the tendency for breakage around my crown, blergh. i SO APPRECIATE you sharing your wisdom. ty ♥

Date: 2015-12-28 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
you're super welcome <3
and good luck!! :)

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