Are we obsessed with long hair?

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I was reading an article on Black Girl Long Hair that discussed how to obtain and maintain BSL strands. I couldn't help but wonder why we are so obsessed with having long hair? Granted, every girl at some point in her life has wanted to have long strands that hung down her back like the little girls in commercials.

I typically try not to set hair length goals. The only goal for me is healthy hair. Healthy hair will look 10 times better when its managed properly no matter the length.

I am totally not knocking anyone interested in long hair, I'm just curious if its your primary goal or just something that will happen when it happens.

Do you strive for extremely long locs, healthy hair or both?

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Miss Jones
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March 18, 2013 7:38 PM delete

I want long hair, but I don't obsess over it. I don't set hair length goals. I just work on keeping it healthy, resulting in length retention.

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Serenity3-0
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March 22, 2013 9:04 AM delete

Yes, WE do obsess over long hair. One of the ladies that went natural a couple years ago that I helped encourage along recently asked to see a photo of my hair. I sent her a photo and she told me that it continues to grow out and up but not down and is my hair still growing. That of course was a silly question but I guess she won't believe my hair is still growing unless i've straightened it. I don't know why the first thing that came to her mind was "how long is it?" but that seems to be typical of black women. I'm not married to long hair at all and I have thought over and over about cutting mine off and wearing a TWA for a long time..

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Monique
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March 22, 2013 9:07 AM delete

@ Miss Jones - I'm with you on that!

@Serenity3-0: Oh I how sometimes miss the ease of the TWA days...

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Hair Removal
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March 23, 2013 3:44 AM delete

I am so grateful to read this such a wonderful post. Thank you for discussing this great topic. I really admire the writer for allotting their time for this impressive article. Thank you.

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Boo Hair Removal
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February 02, 2014 1:44 AM delete

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Boo Hair Removal
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February 02, 2014 1:51 AM delete

What 'wonderful' post? I agree about the topic being great, but "I really admire the writer for allotting their time for this impressive article". Really? You're not joking, right? You're talking about an article that took like 5 min. to write? How is that impressive?
#shortest article EVER

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July 12, 2016 2:59 AM delete

Fabulous post!! I love long hair. I also love to styling hair. Bc change hair style take different new look. So I read your article and it is impressive. I maintain a site for hair styling product(http://www.myhaircarecoach.com/).Hope it help you.

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