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spidermom
November 15th, 2013, 11:51 PM
NEW PIC POST #80.

I did achieve my goal of classic length a couple of years ago
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/splatterviolet.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/splatterviolet.jpg.html)
but cut back 7 inches because of very bad, dried-out, snarly, and split to pieces ends that stuck together like Velcro. I've been trying to achieve classic length again ever since, but my ends would turn to Velcro around tailbone length and drive me to cut back. I did everything that I was willing to do to take good care of them, but finally I gave up.
I went from
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/5e60b404-280e-4376-9495-f09441da72bf_zpsf7f201b9.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/5e60b404-280e-4376-9495-f09441da72bf_zpsf7f201b9.jpg.html)
tailbone last Friday morning to
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/e156b5d6-0513-4faa-9e26-2c5ee3b46eec_zps7b1905a4.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/e156b5d6-0513-4faa-9e26-2c5ee3b46eec_zps7b1905a4.jpg.html)
layered V that same Friday afternoon, which was better but not short enough to be a lot easier, so I went back to the stylist today (one week after the cut above) and came back with
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/7965a880-704f-41b7-8206-f2300146a1ae_zpscb58aad2.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/7965a880-704f-41b7-8206-f2300146a1ae_zpscb58aad2.jpg.html)
layered V at waist. My braced black thumb is at waist. (weird how the brace appears to be on the opposite arm in the mirrored picture, but it's the same one - left)

Wow, talk about light and easy to comb out. I love it! I don't know if I'll ever want to grow longer than this again.

Kaelee
November 15th, 2013, 11:56 PM
It looks great!!!!

Mely
November 16th, 2013, 12:02 AM
I had about 8 inches cut off my hair a few months ago. Just got tired of it. Went from below waist to BSL. No one even noticed! But I think I will let it grow again because I can't get my hair sticks to stay in easily. I've been wearing barretts a lot.

pogo0685
November 16th, 2013, 12:03 AM
I love it!

longhairedlady
November 16th, 2013, 12:03 AM
It looks great in every pic, very refined in the last one!

UltraBella
November 16th, 2013, 12:08 AM
It's beautiful & I hope you really enjoy it :)

Rio040113
November 16th, 2013, 12:12 AM
Stunning :) glad you're happier with it now!

sabrinaclrke
November 16th, 2013, 12:15 AM
it looks fantastic! And very bouncy :o

patienceneeded
November 16th, 2013, 12:30 AM
Your hair looks lovely! I'm glad you like it!

browneyedsusan
November 16th, 2013, 12:36 AM
Very nice, Spidermom!
Keep your hair where and how you like it. It's yours to enjoy!

HintOfMint
November 16th, 2013, 12:42 AM
It looks absolutely beautiful, although when I first saw the thread title, my first reaction was, "Wait, what? NO!"

Silverbrumby
November 16th, 2013, 12:43 AM
I really love it. It looks fabulous.

jeanniet
November 16th, 2013, 01:21 AM
It looks great. There really is something pretty freeing about not having to worry about your hair so much. Now you can totally enjoy it without thinking about your ends!

Quixii
November 16th, 2013, 01:26 AM
It looks good! I know you've been thinking about cutting it for a long time, so I'm glad you've decided and are happy with your choice. :) Are those waves a return of your natural ones?

GabrielleRose
November 16th, 2013, 01:36 AM
Wow, very beautiful!

Ocelan
November 16th, 2013, 01:48 AM
It looks lovely and like Quixii I was also wondering if the waves are your own in the last picture, because if they are, then wow! Those are gorgeous and no wonder anyone would complain about their waves stretching with longer lengths.

Yozhik
November 16th, 2013, 01:56 AM
Beautiful!
I think it looks great, and I'm so glad you like it!

I recently cut off 7 inches, and to be honest, I don't think most of my friends even noticed, but for me it made a big difference in terms of combing through my hair and being able to wear it down on a daily basis.

I hope you enjoy your new length and get to experiment great styles and wearing it down at this length. :) :flowers:

alyanna
November 16th, 2013, 02:37 AM
Your hair looks amazing in all the pictures!

I am sure the new length will be sooo much easier to take care of, but also, I bet that in a few months it will be back to tailbone+.

Tini'sNewHair
November 16th, 2013, 04:09 AM
STUNNING hair before AND after!!!! :D

ravenreed
November 16th, 2013, 04:38 AM
I have been having a lot of neck pain lately and I wonder if it is related to the weight of my hair. I trimmed about 3 inches off, and am still around finger tip. I have thought about going back to TB for a bit to see if it helps. I do miss waist. I think it is one of the most flattering lengths there is. It looks great on you.

PixieKitten
November 16th, 2013, 05:13 AM
Your hair looks absolutely lovely, spidermom :)

Soltimus
November 16th, 2013, 05:16 AM
Your hair looks absolutely lovely! Very healthy looking and I love the way your hair has wavy ends like that. It looks beautiful!

BowTie
November 16th, 2013, 05:29 AM
Your hair looks beautiful! It also looks bouncy and so healthy!:)

CurlyMopTop
November 16th, 2013, 05:59 AM
I love it!

redtuss
November 16th, 2013, 06:00 AM
Wow - that is really cute! I love your haircolour and the V-cut suits you wonderfully! :D

jacqueline101
November 16th, 2013, 06:17 AM
It looks nice on you. I do hope you love your new hair.

Lisa R
November 16th, 2013, 06:23 AM
Looks fantastic! Nice and thick and bouncy and easy to care for;)

slynr
November 16th, 2013, 07:06 AM
Congratulations on loving your hair again. It looks beautiful:)

Nae
November 16th, 2013, 07:09 AM
Looking good Spidermom!!

millyaulait
November 16th, 2013, 07:14 AM
It's beautiful, I love it!

spidermom
November 16th, 2013, 07:22 AM
It looks good! I know you've been thinking about cutting it for a long time, so I'm glad you've decided and are happy with your choice. :) Are those waves a return of your natural ones?

No; the stylist blow-dried it, then DD used her curling iron on it later in the evening. It's the first time a curling iron has touched my hair in years. (she used protective spray)

schnibbles
November 16th, 2013, 07:42 AM
It looks gorgeous...very thick and healthy. Nothing wrong with that!

blondecat
November 16th, 2013, 07:58 AM
Fabulous :D

I cut back to waist for similar reasons

BrightEyes
November 16th, 2013, 08:12 AM
Your hair is beautiful :)

Madora
November 16th, 2013, 08:26 AM
Your new length looks lovely, Spidermom!

embee
November 16th, 2013, 08:44 AM
Enjoy it, spidermom! :) That's what LHC is all about.

Magalo
November 16th, 2013, 08:49 AM
Wow it's so pretty! Maybe it will be even curlier too!

Lostsoule77
November 16th, 2013, 08:55 AM
It looks lovely Spidermom! You have to do what makes you happy. Glad you've found that. :-)

ErinLeigh
November 16th, 2013, 08:57 AM
at first as i was scrolling down I was thinking, this is gorgeous hair, what is she talking about dried ends? I was slowly scrolling saying. nooo nooo noooo...Its so beautiful, and then BAM! There it is. Perfection. I am loving this cut on you. Wow it is dream hair for sure.

EdG
November 16th, 2013, 08:59 AM
Your hair looks nice, spidermom! :)
Ed

Brattina88
November 16th, 2013, 09:16 AM
Looks great! :)

Amapola
November 16th, 2013, 09:27 AM
I like it. I can just imagine the contrast in caring for it! But to top it off it looks terrific. Good for you!

shutterpillar
November 16th, 2013, 09:32 AM
It looks fantastic!!

TimeForMe
November 16th, 2013, 09:36 AM
It's gorgeous. There is something about having a whole head of bouncy, healthy hair, even down to the ends, that is so enjoyable. It's nice that you had enough length to cut it back to all healthy and still have long hair! Beautiful.

LadyDedlock
November 16th, 2013, 09:43 AM
How beautiful and I love that you love it Spidermom! :-)

And this is my first post. Hello :blossom:

rcblinn
November 16th, 2013, 09:49 AM
Beautiful hair! And I love the volume! :)

SunlightShines
November 16th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Your hair looks fantastic!

Katrine
November 16th, 2013, 10:34 AM
Your hair is beautiful in all the pics, your new cut looks great! :)

lapushka
November 16th, 2013, 10:42 AM
Congrats, and enjoy your new hair! :)

dulce
November 16th, 2013, 10:55 AM
Looks great! Would love to see more pics.

kganihanova
November 16th, 2013, 11:02 AM
That is one sassy cut! It looks gorgeous!

young&reckless
November 16th, 2013, 12:01 PM
:hifive: Very nice. Must feel wonderful to have fresh ends again.

breezefaerie
November 16th, 2013, 12:04 PM
Looks so pretty!

AmyBeth
November 16th, 2013, 12:35 PM
That is some beautiful bouncy happy hair. It's lovely!:) I hope you will let us know, periodically, how you really like it, as you get used to life without your "drapery".:) In the sense that, people post about how their lives and habits change as their hair grows longer, what you feel about it being shorter.

nobeltonya
November 16th, 2013, 12:37 PM
It looks awesome at that length. Love the waves! :D :disco:

camara
November 16th, 2013, 01:10 PM
Very nice hair, in all the pics. Enjoy the new lenght! :)

Unicorn
November 16th, 2013, 04:13 PM
You just have gorgeous hair! I love your hair in all the pics. The beautiful colour graduation in the first, the way it drapes in the second, your amazing TB 'V' as it looks in the third pic, reminds me of your 'U' cut which inspired the way I've shaped my own hair and now the waist length 'V' is equally beautiful.

Enjoy the new cut.

Unicorn

Annibelle
November 16th, 2013, 04:28 PM
It looks fantastic!!!

~honeyflower~
November 16th, 2013, 04:45 PM
Oh spidermom,

I'm sorry you couldn't reach your goal :(

But whatever length you choose, your hair will always look stunning

CousinItt
November 16th, 2013, 04:58 PM
Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous - bouncy and healthy and youthful. It's exactly the hairstyle I'm growing toward, so now I'm all excited and can't WAIT for waste length.

stachelbeere
November 16th, 2013, 05:02 PM
I agree with everyone - your hair looks lovely in every picture! I hope you are enjoying your hair lots now :D

PinkyCat
November 16th, 2013, 05:06 PM
It's gorgeous! I hope you really enjoy it! <3

Peggy E.
November 16th, 2013, 05:08 PM
Bit redundant, but will chime in - your new cut looks healthy and very pretty.

Wondering, do you know what caused the problems with the ends when it was longer? Are you planning on maintaining this length, thereby having regular trims and being able to keep this from happening to your ends again?

Enjoy the ease of styling the shorter length!

makeminea99
November 16th, 2013, 05:24 PM
Looking good! Really loving the boingy bouncy ends! :)

Of the Fae
November 16th, 2013, 05:35 PM
I like it a lot :) Seems more voluminous!
I really admire your hair anyways

DweamGoiL
November 16th, 2013, 07:04 PM
I think you made the right choice...beautiful!

ProverbsGirl
November 16th, 2013, 07:29 PM
Looks great! sounds like that length may work well for you. :)

Silverbrumby
November 16th, 2013, 11:01 PM
You inspired me to trim off inches. My hair tapers so heavily post shoulder I'm now thinking I should keep it shorter and thicker. Thank you ;)

Toadstool
November 17th, 2013, 12:08 PM
It looks lovely.

Sagi1982
November 17th, 2013, 01:59 PM
Your hair is beautiful in every length! :flower:

Crumpet
November 17th, 2013, 04:06 PM
Gorgeous hair at every length. I'm so glad you love it and that its easier to take care of! I think its great that you made it to your goal length and then worked slowly it cutting your hair to find a length that works best for you. A model for the rest of us!

Bagginslover
November 18th, 2013, 05:53 AM
I have always admired your hair, every length I've seen it at just seems to suit it, and you so well! Your new cut is no exception, really, really lovely :)

PF Graham
November 19th, 2013, 07:02 PM
Never an easy decision to cut Spidey - looks great and bouncy!

Also, hope your LEFT hand heals soon.

PrairieRose
November 19th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Looks gorgeous!

Saldana
November 19th, 2013, 07:19 PM
It looks beautiful - so thick and healthy!

Komao
November 19th, 2013, 09:38 PM
spidermom, your hair really looks lovely at all of the lengths shown. The last photo is quite sexy looking!

darkwaves
November 19th, 2013, 09:43 PM
You're looking wonderful!

raingirl
November 19th, 2013, 10:33 PM
Love it! Looks great!

Flournoy
November 19th, 2013, 10:39 PM
looks nice

spidermom
November 20th, 2013, 08:03 AM
Good news! My 2C texture is back!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg.html)

I missed this so much. Blunt cut at tailbone, my hair was more 1C in appearance.

starlamelissa
November 20th, 2013, 08:23 AM
Gorgeous!!!!

Theobroma
November 20th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Only just saw this thread. Spidermom, your new cut is gorgeous, both blowdried/curled and with your natural texture! (Well, I liked it longer too, but clearly you can pull off any length.) And from the sound of things you haven't enjoyed your hair this much in a long time, so congratulations on the change!

1nuitblanche
November 20th, 2013, 08:33 AM
It looks really nice! Enjoy the ease that comes with having it shorter.

Nightshade
November 20th, 2013, 08:42 AM
Oh, I love it! The V is very flattering on you ^_^

Mustang Suzy
November 20th, 2013, 09:12 AM
Lovely hair, Spidermom! I hope you continue to enjoy it!

MonikaHa
November 20th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Bold move Spidermom, looks great!
BTW, nice Burm :)

MaryO
November 20th, 2013, 10:12 AM
I love it! Looks so healthy and WL is my goal so I might be a little biased! ;-)

maskedrose
November 20th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Gorgeous!! Love it with your waves :)

catasa
November 20th, 2013, 01:11 PM
I agree with everyone else, absolutely gorgeous, in all the pictures but especially the wavy/2c one. Looks fabulous! :)

Honestwitness
November 20th, 2013, 02:22 PM
Good on you, Spidermom! I just trimmed 2 inches today and thought I was being excessive. *hee* *hee* But your cuts have made you so happy that I may be inspired to trim off another inch or two myself.

kitschy
November 20th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Good news! My 2C texture is back!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg.html)

I missed this so much. Blunt cut at tailbone, my hair was more 1C in appearance.

Love this.

long&blonde
November 20th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Gorgeous 2c texture! I'm a 2c about same length you cut back from-about 6 Inches to go to classic. Oh does this photo tempt me! What a perfect cut-excellent stylist-not taking you shorter!

Paulini
November 20th, 2013, 02:58 PM
Your hair looks amazing, Spidermom :D It definitely suits you more now.

marykatz
November 20th, 2013, 03:16 PM
It looks pretty.
Nice color. Is the wavy picture after the cut?

lapushka
November 20th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Wow, nice, spidermom! It's fantastic that your texture is back!!!

spidermom
November 20th, 2013, 05:11 PM
It looks pretty.
Nice color. Is the wavy picture after the cut?

If you mean the picture where I proclaim my 2C texture is back - yes, that's after the most recent cut. I had two haircuts one week apart to arrive at what made me happy.

Glimmer
November 20th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Wow you have dream hair at waist length. I love the waves. Mine waves like that at shoulder length but when it gets longer I am sure I will lose it. That is why I proclaim 1c/2a. Also my hair is fine so the waves come out easily. Your hair is so incredibly pretty. Do you dye it or is that your natural hair because I don't see one gray strand. Just wondering because I love the color too.

I plan to grow mine to waist as I think that is such a nice length. I hope mine looks as good as yours does at that length. Did she put layers in there? Anyway, very pretty. Congrats. :)

marykatz
November 20th, 2013, 07:34 PM
Yes that was the picture I was referring. Your hair looks really great. I just love the color and curl pattern.

Unicorn
November 22nd, 2013, 12:43 PM
I like your natural texture even more than the salon finish! Hold on to that hair dresser, it's the perfect cut.

Unicorn

ravenreed
November 22nd, 2013, 02:30 PM
Your post inspired me. I have been waffling about doing a chop. My neck has been hurting a lot lately. The Dr. said it is muscle pain, so I thought maybe the weight of my hair was contributing. I cut off about 3.5 inches, and was okay with that, but then bit the bullet and cut off almost 3 more a week later. I am back at classic, and my ends look terrific. I am glad, I was sitting on my hair even when in a braid, and buns were so painful. Plus my favorite buns were not working well for me. Now I can wear my hair down or in a braid without worry again! If my neck doesn't feel better soon, I may go all the way back to tailbone. I think that is the shortest I am willing to go for now.

Avaya
November 22nd, 2013, 03:01 PM
Your hair is lovely spidermom! Magical fairytale princess dream hair. :magic: :pegasus: :queen: :cloud9: :flower:

LoriSunrise
November 22nd, 2013, 03:10 PM
It looks really good, and very healthy!

spidermom
November 22nd, 2013, 05:29 PM
Wow you have dream hair at waist length. I love the waves. Mine waves like that at shoulder length but when it gets longer I am sure I will lose it. That is why I proclaim 1c/2a. Also my hair is fine so the waves come out easily. Your hair is so incredibly pretty. Do you dye it or is that your natural hair because I don't see one gray strand. Just wondering because I love the color too.

I plan to grow mine to waist as I think that is such a nice length. I hope mine looks as good as yours does at that length. Did she put layers in there? Anyway, very pretty. Congrats. :)

Thanks everyone. I am happy that I inspired others who have been waffling about a haircut to go ahead and do it. Sometimes we regret the things we didn't do even more than we regret the things we did.

I don't really have gray; I have white and silver. It isn't very apparent these days because I had temporary copper color applied Aug 3. It was supposed to last 4 weeks but is still hanging in there and fading out gradually. I have lots of silver at the roots but am glad that there is no definite line like I'd get with permanent dye.

Oh, and yes, it is layered.

browneyedsusan
November 22nd, 2013, 07:54 PM
Good news! My 2C texture is back!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg.html)

I missed this so much. Blunt cut at tailbone, my hair was more 1C in appearance.

You have my dream hair. Lucky girl! :toast:

dulce
November 22nd, 2013, 08:17 PM
This latest pic showing your natural texture,and layers with the v at waist is beautiful!!!

OleanderTime
November 22nd, 2013, 08:43 PM
Your hair would look beautiful at any length. I think the V-shape really suits your texture. Bravo!

GRU
November 22nd, 2013, 10:39 PM
So jealous, always wanted "flowing waves" instead of "curling chaos"!

jessie58
November 24th, 2013, 02:04 AM
Spidermom! How gorgeous is your new haircut!!! I love it.

Elenna
November 24th, 2013, 02:27 AM
Me too, "waffling" about my velcro, tailbone hair. Some days, I like long hair, & other days not so much.

Jesabel
November 24th, 2013, 02:34 AM
I absolutely adore your new cut! Your hair is fabulous at waist, I hope mine can look like that when it gets to my waist :D

Caldonia Sun
December 1st, 2013, 10:21 PM
Your hair looks really nice. Love the cut.

PeacenQuietGal
December 1st, 2013, 10:32 PM
Its lovely... can't wait to see more pics :)

MeowScat
December 2nd, 2013, 02:23 AM
Hi Spidermom!

I love your new cut! Your hair always looks incredible, no matter what the length, or hemline is. You really can do no wrong with it. You have "Wow" hair.

thistledown
December 2nd, 2013, 04:05 AM
You have lovely hair :)
Vanessa

eresh
December 2nd, 2013, 06:12 AM
Good news! My 2C texture is back!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/4f370be4-df10-4846-804b-bd0c05f0f0be_zpsc9b4f91a.jpg.html)

I missed this so much. Blunt cut at tailbone, my hair was more 1C in appearance.


It looks stunning Spidermom!!