I know I am only 35 and much too young to dwell on this, but I have noticed that when my hair grows to my waist — and it grows fast! — I have a receding white line down the middle of my scalp.
Because my hair is curly, my husband and those around me claim they don’t see a thing. But I notice it — especially since it’s the complete opposite from the afro I had as a child.
I love my long, curly hair and have maintained it even with babies and small children. My question to you all is: is it possible to maintain 10 years down the line? How about 20 years down the line? How about when I am in the nursing home? Will I eventually cut it as I have seen so many women before me do?
I thought about this as I read this article in New Latina about how to maintain long, thick tresses. These were her tips:
2.Deep conditioning treatments.
3.Heat styling protection.
I will stop there — I do not blow-dry my hair. If I do, it is once a year by my hairstylist. These were her other tips:
7.Thinning hair: If you’re suffering from thinning hair, I suggest you consult with a dermatologist. Sometimes thinning hair could be a result of menopause or some other hormonal reason. When I started growing my hair out after my big chop, I was using natural oils and massaging them on my scalp before every wash. I also suggest Phyto’s Phytolium Thinning Hair treatment.
Her last piece of advice was to lay low on the hair extensions. Not an issue here either. But I focused on the “thinning hair”. I don’t feel like I am in eminent danger of going bald, but I often wonder how much I will allow it to thin out before I begin massaging the scalp oils — or seeing a doctor. LOL!
Then again, here in Berkeley, I do see many gray-haired women with long, thin tresses. Some of these ladies I think are so beautiful that I could see myself gray and curly-haired like Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago (see on right). But every once in a while — okay, often — I will see a gray or white-haired Marge Simpson look-a-like and it sends me to the salon. “Please do something with this hippy look,” I tell my stylist.
Do you have long hair? Do you think you will cut it? How do you see yourself wearing your hair — 10 years down the line? Twenty years down the line? Is this something only vain Latinas think about? LOL!