“Your head crowns you like Carmel,
And the flowing locks of your head are like purple threads;
The king is captivated by your tresses.”

Song of Solomon 7:5

My name is Tresses because the first internet discussion board I visited years ago was a site for long hair care.  I even answer to Tresses in real life.  And yes, my hair is long:

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I’m a 40-something, married, Christian, homeschooling mother of 3 (ages 14 – 19), reformed in my theology, and politically conservative with libertarian freckles.

When I’m not teaching, or sitting at this keyboard, I enjoy cooking (but not cleaning!), keeping up with current events (OK, I don’t always enjoy that, but I am a news junkie), reading, and singing.  I’ve been singing and playing a little percussion on our church’s Worship Team for over 20 years.  For a bunch of Presbyterians we can rock it out pretty well. 😉  (We do a blend of contemporary songs and traditional hymns.)

Thanks for stopping by my little corner. 😀

10 Responses to “About Tresses”

  1. Bekki Says:

    I’m just floored by how long your hair is. And that you manage to pull it up so neatly. Do you get headaches from it at all? (I have to cut my hair at a certain length or the headaches just kill me, but I have a lot of very thick hair)

    Your Tresses are indeed a glory. (I always wondered why you chose Tresses for your internet name…now I know 😀 )

    Your little smiley guy is cute.

  2. Tresses Says:

    My hair isn’t as thick as it looks – that’s all waves and air. 😉 So, it really isn’t heavy at all. The only time I get headaches is when I pull my hair too tightly, or don’t have the weight distributed well. The right tools (hairtoys) help a lot.

    Do you get headaches with your hair down also when it’s longer , or just when you pull it up?

    Thank you for the glory compliment! 😀

  3. Bekki Says:

    Both down and up. (When it’s very long)The ends get all thinnish though. But it does get really heavy.
    My Dh loves my hair long. (He likes to wrap his fingers in it when we sleep, not so geat when you need to visit the bathroom at midnight…) When I was 19 I had hair that hung at my waist. It was sooo heavy. I got it cut, up to just on top of my shoulders. Dh wouldn’t talk to me for two weeks.

    Your hair is glorious. I would love to have hair that long.

  4. Elaine Says:

    You have beautiful hair, I love how you are able to put it up. I wish that I could do my own as easily. Maybe it is so difficult because it is think, course and wavy all at the same time.

  5. appliejuice Says:

    Yeah, you do have beautiful hair. I wish I did. I like how you put it up. Very pretty.

  6. celticmuse Says:

    can you come teach me how to do my hair like that? I can’t wait until my hair is that long.

  7. Sheri Says:

    Tresses, your tresses are beautiful! Always wondered, ‘what is a Tresses’?
    My hair is about mid-back length and I’m itching to cut it, it gets so dry and frazzled at the end (could have something to do with the color and highlights – eh?) I love the shine in your hair….and the hairsticks. My hair is never smooth like that, although I do like the Regis Olive Oil shampoo you suggested.

  8. Tresses Says:

    Sheri, I’m glad you like the Regis shampoo. It’s good stuff! 😀 As for the shine in my hair, thank you. A lot of that is camera flash. I wish I could get a lighting crew to follow me around all day. 😉 I love hairsticks. I have…a lot. I might post some pics of my hairtoys soon. I’ve been taking “inventory.” Yeah, that many. 😆 Now, as for your dry frazzled ends, deep condition those babies! 😀 Or get some olive or coconut oil and oil your hair the night before you shampoo. (If you don’t like them for hair or skin you could always cook with them. Jojoba is great, too, but you can’t cook with it if you don’t like it. 😉 ) Olive can be heavy, so maybe don’t use too much. Some people also add a drop or two rubbed b/w their hands to wet hair as a leave-in. I do that with shea butter. You could try damp bunning your hair for awhile, too. There are other things you can do, but those are simple things to try first.

    I can see that I’m talking hair and this comment is going to get longer than the original post. 😆

    Michielle, I would love to teach you how to put up your hair! 😀 Everything I learned about updos I learned online. There are some great sites out there. The Long Hair Community listed in my blogroll is one of them. They even have a discussion thread of links to other sites that give directions with pics. Hmmmm…later this week I’ll make a post with some more links.

    Elaine, thick, coarse, and wavy can be an advantage when putting up hair. Sometimes my hair is too smooth and nothing will stay in it. Drives me nuts! The thicker your hair is, though, the longer it needs to be to coil well for a bun. There are other updos and half-ups you could do, though. 😀

    Bekki, I don’t think I blame your hubby for not talking to you for two weeks after such a drastic cut! 😉 J/K I’m sorry your hair gets so heavy for you. I’d be happy to take some if we could find a way to do that. 😉

    Applie, thank you for the compliment. I think you *do* have beautiful hair. Sometimes, we are our own worst critics. The photos I have seen reveal a pretty color and nice body to the hair. It looks healthy, too. 😀

  9. Sheri Says:

    Oh where oh where has my long-haired friend gone? Oh where oh where can she be?
    She used to blog and come visit me, but now she is nowhere I see.

    Hey you!

  10. Tresses Says:

    Uh-oh! 😳

    Hey backatcha! I seem to have fallen off the face of the earth, haven’t I? Thank you for the nudge. 😉 I’ll have to get working on something here! 😀

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