Yesterday, I did that 90-minute damp set of spiral curls. Since then, I've brushed and oiled my hair and put it in my bedtime bun, and had a nap. It's also more humid in the house than usual. Yet here is a photo of my hair after all of that, 30 hours later. Much to my amazement, I still have some curls! Also to my amazement, I can run my fingers through my hair, and my ends feel soft and smooth. That really is some amazing hair gel.
I rarely could get my hair to look as curly/wavy as it does in today's photo back when I did heat styling. Curls just fell out of my hair, even with hairspray. I wouldn't touch hairspray anymore. I like my hair to be touchable, which hairspray does not allow, and most drugstore hairsprays are quite drying.
I will reiterate that nothing makes a curl last better than a damp or wet set.
On another note, I was on the lookout for split ends today. I still can't find any. I suppose that they will be inevitable by the time I reach waist length, but wouldn't it be nice not to have splits? One can dream, I suppose, but I also have to be realistic.
I don't know whether my hair is suddenly getting even more silver, or whether my hair is growing faster, but it's 4 weeks tomorrow since I last touched up my roots and my roots are huge already. I will likely have to touch them up tomorrow. I used to go 6 weeks between touch-ups. I'm not thrilled with this development. If my hair had more curl and therefore some height, it wouldn't be as obvious, but with my hair being so flat, my part really shows up.
Also, I want to mention to any trimmers that according to The Almanac, today and tomorrow are best day for cutting hair to encourage growth. So if you are in need of a small trim, or even just a dusting (that's when you trim off so little, that it's just like dust), this weekend is a good time for it.
'Til tomorrow, and love to all.