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  1. I have heard of your site for awhile now, I suffer from depression and anxiety for over 25 years. My hair has always been straight- so I thought. I had long hair to the middle of my back which when wet was SLIGHTLY wavy, but was more frizzy-straight. And we have hard water, which we use a salt softener for. I did the acv, sulfate free, paraban free for awhile and didn’t really get different results. I just got my hair cut to shoulder length and see a little more wave. I am going to start your routine and see what happens! Thank you for sharing!
    Do you have certain directions for clarifying with acv? I believe I have low porosity high moisture, low protein balance right now.
    Thank you!

  2. I had a very heavy beautiful curly hairs
    Everyone used to love my hairs but now it has become so thin its not suiting me..
    I’m depressed by this…
    How can I recover my hairs?

    1. Gabriella says:

      Follow the curly girl method, even if you don’t have curly hair, by eliminating sulfates, silicones, waxes, harsh drying alcohols and heat tools will help you get your hair to a healthy state again, which in turn will help with growth and thickness. Check out my CG Newbies tab and read the posts there, starting with What is the Curly Girl Method?

    2. Some people have had good results with regular head massages using oil. Black Jamaiican castor oil from tropic isle is known to help grow hair many people say but you can use whatever oil you want. Sometimes hair loss can be caused by damage, stress, too high of caloric deficits. So, looking at these factors such as if you color your hair, use a lot of heat, and limiting it if you can’t eliminate it can reduce damage. If you have been through a stressful period or deal with stress, hair can fall out, so looking for ways to destress could be helpful. Lastly, when we don’t eat as much as we need to, the nutrients don’t go to our hair, they go to the parts of our body that need it. Sometimes certain health issues can cause hair loss, but sometimes it’s just one of these culprits. I definitely would recommend what the poster above said, but pay attention if something is not working for your hair. For example, I don’t really scrunch my hair anymore, I do like a flat palm scrunch which seems to be gentler for me I notice. Lastly, I just remembered some people that exclusively co wash may have noticed hair loss. That’s not to say that conditioner washing can’t be used, but it’s all about balance. Try to incorporate oil massages with the oil I mentioned, whatever you prefer or massages without oil, but be as gentle with yourself and your hair as possible. I hope something can help you. Have a good day.

  3. Thank you for being so open and honest. It can be such a struggle just performing regular hygiene when I’m on a downward depression/anxiety spiral that I will just go days and days (ok a week ) in a messy bun hating the damage I know I’m doing to my hair but not having the motivation to do anything about it. Your post has inspired me to attempt a paired down routine when I’m struggling to keep from slipping deeper into guilt and shame.

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Jessi, I’m so glad you found this post helpful! Don’t beat yourself up about it too much, I’ve often left my hair up in a pineapple for D.A.Y.S. and it’s been fine when I’ve taken it down. And just make sure you DC everytime you wash your hair, switch it out from your conditioner and try to use heat if you can (such as one of my heat caps) and just give yourself a break. Your hair will recover, grow back and it’s just hair. Your own mental health is much more important! xoxo

    2. I struggle with mental health and go days without washing my hair too sometimes. Braiding my hair can be helpful and reduce tangles, but I also have wavy hair. I also like putting a little oil on my ends when I notice they’re dry. It helps a lot. Using oil on my dry hair before I wash it and then putting conditioner on my hair and detangling it before I wash it helps make it so that my hair doesn’t get nearly as tangled after washing. It has been huge for me. I hope these tips can help you. You are not alone in your struggles.

  4. Kami swinner says:

    I love this idea with my hair. And I’m starting it tonight.

  5. What a fantastic resource for hair routine! You really have done a great job, I simply applaud to you.

    I was googling wth the curly girl method was and stumbled upon your website and I am absolutely hooked.

    Do you terribly mind I offer a piece of unsolicited advice with regards of depression/ anxiety thing? There’s a therapy (also available in Ireland, available through some GPs) called nutritiounal therapy, where they take your blood/hair/ urine samples to run some tests and then use vitamins/ minerals (in high, non over the counter,doses) to treat depression (or even certain pathologies, but we won’t go into that). Look it up, it takes a while to kick in but works pretty damn good. I personally think it’s way better than AD, as it lifts your mood while just feeling normal, not heavy headed groggy feeling one can get on AD.