long hair. A lock of my tangled curly mop had crusted itself to the side of my mouth while another stray hair had found its way into my unsuspecting eye. One might ask, "Why do I willfully subject myself to these burdens day in and day out?" I'll tell you why. Having long hair is wicked cool! There are women out there who LOVE long hair, and even though it may at times be grounds for social discrimination, a large majority of people will respect you for it because you have exercised your creative license and taken a step into the bold, Once you've made sure long hair is what you want, there are a set of simple rules to follow to get you started on your idiot proof journey to long hair. First you must identify your hair type. There are scores of hair types but yours will likely fall under one of these four categories: straight, wavy, frizzy, or curly. If you can't figure out what hair type you have, the long hair you've imagined, it's going to require the development of some positive hair maintenance habits. Keep your hair clean, but know that there is such a thing as too clean. The key in growing strong healthy hair is in retaining your hairs natural oils. Just because you have more hair does not give license to throwing gobs of shampoo and conditioner at it. You may have already found that the overuse of any hair product can have detrimental effects on the health of your hair.