Growing Pains Premise

Alright, so this experiment isn’t actually about growing pains in the traditional sense, or like the television show. When I cruise online, I see over and over suggestions for getting healthy hair. I don’t know about how to measure the health of my hair, but I do know how to measure the length of my hair. Therefore, in this experiment, I will try to find ways to increase the growth of my hair.

In prequel to the experiment, I measured the length of my hair once a week for four weeks. My hair grew an average of .375 cm a week.

I will try a different technique every week. If my hair grows more than .375 cm that week, I will deem that technique a success.

I have a feeling this experiment will not prove fruitful because there are probably a lot more factors that go into hair growth.


Disney Princess Hair

Sorry it’s taken me so long to post again. I wanted to finish all of the Disney Princess hairstyles, so that I could move on to other experiments. Well, I finished quite a while ago but then I became extremely busy and only now have found the time to complete the post.


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I already showed Cinderella’s servant hairstyle, so here is her going to the ball up-do. It’s actually quite easy and doesn’t require a lot of hairspray and bobby pins to keep it up. The hardest part was that in the movie, Cinderella doesn’t have any definition to her hair, so it’s difficult to say what exactly her hair should look like.


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I got a little excited making the bubbles in Jasmine’s hair, so I have three and a tail while she only has two and a tail. I also have layers, so my bubbles are a little funky looking where the layers stick out. Oh to be a Disney Princess and to have perfect hair all the time.



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For those who don’t know, Princess Tiger Lily is from Peter Pan. Her hairstyle, although very simple, was not very comfortable. The headband stayed on my head for an hour at most, and I tightened the pigtails when I was at work because they didn’t feel natural and tended to bunch up funny. But it does look pretty cute in the picture.



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I learned how to do this hairstyle from a youtube tutorial. I made just one change to the tutorial, and that is there was no way I was putting a sock in my hair. Instead I took the inner part of the ponytail and wrapped it around, just like how the sock is supposed to go. I struggled extremely with stuffing the hair in the bun and my conclusion is that I am not African American and my hair does not have the right texture to be manipulated in the way of that awesome tutorial.

Oh and don’t freak out about my face in that picture. I had my wisdom teeth out during that time and it took forever for the swelling to go down.


I actually have two Mulan hairstyles, so bear with me.

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First, Mulan’s army bun. I didn’t make the bun nearly high enough and part of the reason is that I have so much hair that the bun is sagging. If you look closely, you can see that most of my hair is actually hanging out of the bottom of the bun, and I still have too much. However, there was no way I was going to cut my hair just for one hairstyle.

I actually tried to do the hairdo the way that Mulan does it in the movie, in just a sweep up with a ribbon, but I’m pretty sure Mulan was animated by men and nobody’s hair can do what Mulan’s does. Here you can watch how she does her hair.

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I could only find a coloring page to show you Mulan’s other hairstyle. If you watch the clip, her hair is done this way at the beginning. Note that in the next scene of the clip her hair is no longer in that style. It’s because hair does not stay in a ponytail that low, and on my the look was just dumb looking. So, I’d call this style a bust.


I had to include Leia since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, she is now technically a Disney Princess. She has like forty hairstyles (okay maybe more like six), so I only did three of them to give you a sampling of her looks.

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Of course, I begin with the traditional doughnut buns. I hadn’t done the Tiana hairstyle yet, so I didn’t think about wrapping most of my hair around inside the bun to give it more volume. It doesn’t really matter, I think if anyone wears buns on the sides of their head, people will think they look like Princess Leia. I had all sorts of people comment on it at work, even strangers.

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I would call this hair style failed. It doesn’t look nearly enough like Leia’s style. All I did was french braid the top pieces and then braid down the sides, however, I think that Leia’s is really a hair piece. If you look closely, there’s no start or stop to the hair in the braid except at the bottoms of the braids. There’s nowhere for the hair to join, so it’s probably a braided hair piece that’s attached to the actress’s scalp.

I took my hair and pulled it back into a low ponytail and it was really cute, so maybe not a complete fail.

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I don’t have as much hair as the Princess Leia, so this look is a smaller version of hers. However, it’s really cute and I received lots of compliments on it. All I did was put my hair in a ponytail, split it and make two braids and then tucked the ends of the braids into my ponytail holder. Easy as pie.

Alright, that’s the end of the Disney Princess hairstyles. I have already been working on a new experiment for a couple weeks and I will try to start posting for that soon.