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Articles are listed alphabetically. The newest articles will be noted at the top of the page. If there is something you'd like to learn more about or if you have an article you'd like to submit for possible submission, please email us and let us know!

Newest Articles:

How Do I Become a Member of the Loom?

How Do I Create a Realm?

How Do I Create a Signature?

Abbreviations, Terms and Definitions: "Entering into the world of discussion boards can be like visiting a new country with a new language. Suddenly you are reading about GM's theory and using BBB's and don't forget your method of washing, CWC or CO? What products do you use to do this, AO, MM, GM? To help you understand what we're talking about, I'm going to share some standard message board abbreviations as well as some that are unique to long hair care."

Biotin, A Study: "...Biotin is a water-soluble member of the B-complex family of vitamins. It is also known as Vitamin H. *Biotin helps in the utilization of other B-complex vitamins. You'll need to have a sufficient amount of biotin if you want to have healthy hair and skin. Have you ever seen a scalp condition in babies known as "Cradle Cap"? It's also called "seborrheic dermatitis". This condition is caused by biotin deficiency!"

Change Your Look! "Hair styling can be a challenge, especially if you are not happy with the shape of your face. There are little tricks you can use to change your overall look, and we will show you how to do that here!"

CWC: A Hair Care Method: "CWC is a washing/conditioning hair care method that has been around for awhile, yet is still relatively unknown outside the world of long hair. While some have used this type of system before "CWC" became popular, myself included, none of us really had a term for it. Martine coined the term"...

Decorating Your Journal -part 2 in our journal series: "Starting a journal should be fun. It should show off your personality and your tastes. Think of your journal as your home on the Internet. Decorate it with all the little touches that make you feel like yourself. This is a place for you to come and relax, reflect, and re energize yourself. This is not the place to be stressed. So bring your favorite snack and drink and plan to have fun while you create your journal."

Fia's Hair Typing System: "If you've ever wondered what those little numbers and letters mean in our signatures, now you'll know! We start off with the hair length we had before starting to grow out our hair, then the number of inches our hair is at now, followed by our goal length. After that there is a string of information to help determine hair type. Most of us are using Fia's Hair typing system. Special thanks to Fia for allowing us to make this a part of the Loom Library!"

Hair Dyes, to Die For? The Dangers of Hair Dyes: "I recently read a report on hair dyes that I had to share, so I spent some time typing some of it up for you. Following this I did a small amount of research on the net to see what other thoughts were. With the internet you have to remember that some of the sources are old, but for the most part, this ingredient seems to pose a risk for many, in various ways."

Hair Related Disorders: "...There are several medical conditions that make the road to long hair difficult and frustrating. Often people struggle to care for their hair under these circumstances and may resort to cutting it. Some of the most common hair-related disorders, and disorders affecting hair growth and condition are..."

How Do I Become a Member of the Loom? "Creating an account is not as hard as it may seem to those new to this type of discussion board. For those of you just starting out, I'm going to walk you through the process. There are just a couple of simple steps."

How Do I Create a Realm? "A realm is a place on Network54 where you can host your own images that you want to use on the discussion boards. These images can be used in your posts randomly or in your signature each time you post. I'm going to walk you through the process of how to create one!"

How Do I Create a Signature? "Creating a signature is fairly easy! Let's walk together through the steps! Step 1: At the top of the posting area, in any of our discussion board pages you will see where it says:..."

How Do I Oil My Hair? "Our scalp naturally produces sebum, an oil which coats and protects our hair. However, if your hair is not short, the sebum can not travel far enough down your hair shaft to provide this protective shield. Use of a Boar Bristle brush can sometimes help to carry sebum, but many find that using oils..."

How To Measure Your Hair: "There are many ways to measure your hair length. The way we measure here on the Loom seems to be the easiest and most reliable way to measure your growth from month to month.We start by bringing a tape measure to the front hairline..."

Long Hair Do's and Don'ts: "If you've never had long hair before, there are going to be changes you need to make in order to reach your long hair goals. Long hair care is different from hair care for shorter lengths. The longer your hair gets, the older your ends are, and as with anything that ages, it requires special care. A common saying in the long hair realm is "Treat your hair like old lace!" This is good to keep in mind because..."

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Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Other Harmful Ingredients: "What product ingredients are harmful to your hair and health? This commonly asked questions is hard to answer. Depending upon the source of the information you seek, the answers can vary greatly! Natural hair care companies strongly avoid the use of any synthetic ingredients, while salon lines promote the great lather and cleansing power of their synthetic products. After doing a lot of research on this..."

Starting Your Own Personal Journal - part 1 in our journal series: "For anyone who is interested in starting their own personal journal using Network54, here are some basic instructions on how to go about doing it. You will need to have your own ..."

The Art of Parts: "Hair parting can be a work of art! It can take the normal and turn it into the unique and special! This is why "Parts Pizzazz" came out awhile ago. But you don't need to spend a penny to come up with great parts! While parting hair is not as difficult as it might seem,..."

Trimming & Dusting, How Often & How Much? "The debate continues on whether trimming often is best while growing out your hair. Sometimes trimming too often can lead to frustration because of lack of growth. On the other hand, trimming too infrequently can lead to splits and breakage which can also lead to..."

What Are Essential Oils? "Essential Oils are the concentrated vital essences of aromatic plants. They contain potent therapeutic properties and are much used in cosmetics, perfumes and flavorings, and in aromatherapy- a system of healing the body through massage, inhalation or bathing with blended essential oils. Although called "oils" they are more like water..."

What Is Product Build Up? Recipes to help! "Build up occurs when hair products like shampoo, conditioner, and other styling aids contain waxes, silicones, and other depositing product ingredients that coat the hair and are not easily removed. Some sources say that salon products will not create build up, but if that is true, why do these same salon lines create and sell "build up remover" shampoo?"

What Is Your Most Important Hair Goal? "What is your most important hair goal?

Length 5.00 % (3)
Health 23.33 % (14)
Care/Learning how to style long hair 11.67 % (7)
All of the above 60.00 % (36)
Total votes: 60

Length: For those who voted for length look carefully at the condition of your hair. Is your hair..."

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