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Debra83
December 25th, 2013, 02:50 PM
Okay, here we go again!!! 12 months of growing (and groaning) coming up!!! Will be a lot closer if not there!!!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8370&d=1388005146

Hootenanny
December 25th, 2013, 03:03 PM
I'm in! I would love to reach waist-when-curly by then. I have no clue how many inches I need (I'm currently about 2 inches above waist when stretched, but not even BSL when curly), but I'm sure as heck gonna try. No trims, good diet and exercise, and benign neglect are the plan! :)

Sammie_holms
December 26th, 2013, 08:44 AM
This is more likely a realistic goal for me. I have about 3" until waist but my hair seems stubborn. So with trims and such I think 8 months will get me there. Christmas will be a full waist :)

Earth Angel
December 26th, 2013, 09:00 AM
I really hope I will get close to waist by this time next year :pray:
I have about 7 inches to go to get there! but now that I am growing out hair colour and using hair friendly products, hopefully i will see better growth and no breakage :)

DrLove2B
December 26th, 2013, 09:23 AM
Count me in too! I'm a few inches past BSL, but have curly hair so sometimes it's longer, sometimes it's shorter. I should have no problem hitting waist by Christmas 2014. I just have to get through a Texas summer without cutting all my hair off.

Debra83
December 26th, 2013, 04:19 PM
Welcome Aboard, people!!! This one has GOT to be it!!! A full year of growing, almost a guaranteed 6 inches at 1/2 an inch a month.....and if we go mach speed, 12 inches!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Jesabel
December 27th, 2013, 01:31 AM
Hi again! This is me again! Phew. My goal is by the 4th September 2014 (my 21st) but Christmas next year is definitely my back up, or for a more "full" waist length, like when my hair is wavy. I'm just passed BSL now when pulled straight, so waist here we come!

Weewah
December 27th, 2013, 02:50 AM
Whoot! I'm in too. I'm BSL right now with some damage I'm gonna wanna be trimming off, but I think I still might be able to make it to waist in a year:)

Flor
December 27th, 2013, 02:53 AM
We don't have one of those yet? :) Maybe I'm confused because I do intend to get to waist by the end of 2014 and I guess I assumed I already joined a thread like that. Either way, count me in! :D

It's BSL/midback by Summer and Waist by Christmas to me.

PixieKitten
December 27th, 2013, 12:15 PM
I'm so gutted, I would have reached waist by now if I hadn't cut a good three inches off a few months ago!! I know it really needed it but GAH! Next Christmas for SURE! I'm a inch or so past BSl now at my longest point, so bring it on!!

OurAtronach
December 27th, 2013, 12:58 PM
I estimated that my hair growth would make it to waist THIS Christmas...but that didn't happen. Poor hair is exhausted trying to live up to my high expectations, I guess (or math isn't my strong suit.) I only have 3 inches to go, so a year should cover that plus some. Onward!

Marika
December 27th, 2013, 01:15 PM
I'm in! :) I'm pretty sure I can make it especially if I'm able to lose some of my baby weight. Back fat really eats up the length!:p

Majormiles
December 27th, 2013, 03:06 PM
I'm in although its a long shot!! I am currently bsl. Good luck everyone!

see_turtle
December 27th, 2013, 04:37 PM
I have 5" until waist so I should be there! Sooner would be better though! Grow hair grow!!!

jacqueline101
December 27th, 2013, 04:44 PM
I doubt I can make it but I'd love to try this challenge. Can I join and try?

Verdandi
December 27th, 2013, 04:57 PM
I'm in!
I have like 6" to go, and I really think it can manage that. *optimistic* It grew about that much in a year when I still was abusing it with heat and ponytails, so hopefully...

tigerlily.
December 27th, 2013, 06:57 PM
My longest layer is about one inch away from waist, growing out all my layers from APL+, fingers crossed for a solid waist by Christmas 2014. Good luck everyone :)

ravenheather
December 27th, 2013, 08:17 PM
I will be there. I have 4 inches to go stretched, so some time in the fall.

windyballoons
December 29th, 2013, 06:58 PM
Count me in! I should be able to hit waist while braided by then.... I hope so!

rapunzhell13
December 29th, 2013, 07:51 PM
Waist by Christmas 2014 is probably a little bit too ambitious for me, but I'm hoping I will be pretty damn close. It's at solid APL at the moment, so I should be past BSL and near waist. :)

duchess67
December 29th, 2013, 07:58 PM
I'm in too. Hoping my hair won't let me down and it will hit waist by the end of 2014 :)

Arashi
December 29th, 2013, 09:47 PM
I will likely reach waist around then. :) Happy growing everyone!

Debra83
January 3rd, 2014, 12:33 AM
Hi guys! Just popping in to say that I JUST noticed by mistake in my thread title (small c instead of big C in Christmas, and just asked the moderators to fix it for me. So sorry! Can't believe that I did that!

Debra83
January 3rd, 2014, 12:36 AM
So, a quick perusal of where everybody's starting point is very encouraging because I think we will be at waists door if not through by Christmas! Yay!!!

MissPetite2010
January 3rd, 2014, 12:39 AM
Well, good luck to all, who are trying to grow hair to waist. I'm in the same boat. I'm only 4'7. So, hoping that I'll make it by this Christmas, if not at least close to it. Hoping the Ultra-Nourish will work. Plan on taking it soon. I've heard good reviews.

Debra83
January 3rd, 2014, 01:16 AM
Well, good luck to all, who are trying to grow hair to waist. I'm in the same boat. I'm only 4'7. So, hoping that I'll make it by this Christmas, if not at least close to it. Hoping the Ultra-Nourish will work. Plan on taking it soon. I've heard good reviews.

Haven't heard of the Ultra-Nourish plan before....what's it about?

Tini'sNewHair
January 3rd, 2014, 01:32 AM
EDIT: Leaving this thread to join Hip by Christmas 2014 one because thats more realistic for me since im already very close to waist. Happy growing everyone! :)

ExpectoPatronum
January 3rd, 2014, 01:45 AM
I have about 6-7 inches to go until waist. I should be there by the summer!

Bambi
January 3rd, 2014, 02:53 AM
I'll join too, am at MBL now when straight( have wurls):). The thing is that I have such a long neck and my waist is kind of low, so once I hit waist hip is not very far away.
If I can just keep myself to either not cutting at all or only micro-trims I might make it. Fingers x-ed for everyone:). Happy growing!

red-again
January 3rd, 2014, 03:31 AM
Ooooh, this thread is for me!!
I have some silly face framing layers that are APL ( bad haircut 18 months ago, by young stylist, face layers almost at eye level?!!) but the rest is now BSL or just past.
Got a teeny bit of bleach damage at the very ends which I will be micro trimming out but yes, waist is achievable for me by Christmas '14. I too am like Bambi and have a long neck and a long torso too though so waist on me is pretty long. Hip is only two inches below waist at the most. Oh well, here goes!
It'll be nice getting to know you all!

MissPetite2010
January 3rd, 2014, 08:51 AM
Haven't heard of the Ultra-Nourish plan before....what's it about?

GNC sells the Ultra-Nourish Hair vitamins. It's got Biotin, silica and MSM in it. Hoping that it will help with the health of hair. Apparently it's supposed to help strengthen too.

lole18
January 3rd, 2014, 08:58 AM
I'm in! I would love to reach waist-when-curly by then. I have no clue how many inches I need (I'm currently about 2 inches above waist when stretched, but not even BSL when curly), but I'm sure as heck gonna try. No trims, good diet and exercise, and benign neglect are the plan! :)

Yes I have the same goal! But I do need to trim every few months unfortunately :( my hair breaks like crazy so yea :( hair goal buddy though :D

spitfire511
January 3rd, 2014, 10:00 AM
de-lurking to join in on this thread… :) I'm solidly at BSL -with layers (which I am good with - I like them) and would love to see my longest layer to waist (or beyond?) by Christmas 2014. Not sure how many inches to go, I'm not a frequent measurer. I will go find out though!

bunzfan
January 3rd, 2014, 11:11 AM
I really hope you make it Debra but haven't you been here before :lol:

long-hair-lover
January 3rd, 2014, 02:35 PM
I'm with you sister! I'm currently practically at BSL so am hoping I might hit waist by next Chrimbo!
Happy growing to us all:o

long-hair-lover
January 3rd, 2014, 02:37 PM
I really hope I will get close to waist by this time next year :pray:
I have about 7 inches to go to get there! but now that I am growing out hair colour and using hair friendly products, hopefully i will see better growth and no breakage :)

Earth Angel! Nice to see someone that lives relatively close by:D

Sarahlabyrinth
January 3rd, 2014, 02:49 PM
Hey I'll join in here! I was just on waist this Christmas but my ends were straggly so I asked my SO to trim a half inch off yesterday to freshen my ends for this year's growth - now I am mysteriously 4 inches shorter.... :( but my ends do look much better.

Onwards and upwards...lol.

And it is summer here so am hoping for a nice growth spurt.

merrow
January 3rd, 2014, 03:18 PM
I would like to join this thread! I have to grow about seven inches of hair in that time frame though. Wish me luck! And all the best of luck to everyone on this thread. :D

SammyJo
January 3rd, 2014, 07:39 PM
I'm in, I'm in!:D

I'm going curly for the (almost) the whole year, no straightening/blow-drying, 'till the holidays of this year. So, curly my hair is about 24 inches long, and about 30 'till waist length.

Hopefully, without much breakage, I'll get there. :)

Taenarian
January 3rd, 2014, 08:58 PM
Oh yes, I'm in, I'm in.

Did a Feye's self-trim just before the Gregorian year's end to firm up my hemline for 2014. Waist by Christmas 2014 will be a reality :)

PixxieStix
January 4th, 2014, 12:47 AM
Sign me up, I am about 2 inches from WL right now, so should hit it come April/May, but I am getting a trim in the next couple months, so WL this year for sure, but I doubt I'll get to hip, so I'm gonna stick around for the WL ride. :D

I'm considering adding a vitamin to my daily routine, but at the moment I've focused on more greens and veggies, quinoa, green smoothies and lots of water! Gonna keep up the scalp massages with castor and rosemary oil, and this summer actually go and get some sun! Call me crazy, but my hair always seems to grow faster when my scalp gets a fair amount of sunshine. :D

blue_eyes
January 4th, 2014, 02:03 AM
I'll just be hitting waist length Christmas 2014 if I don't cut or trim all year! :D Unfortunately it'll be half dyed, half virgin, and will probably look terrible...but at least it'll be long!!

Lissandria
January 4th, 2014, 11:40 AM
I'm 2" from waist so count me in!

cosmic crusader
January 4th, 2014, 10:10 PM
I am in :] although I am really hoping to be at hip by then! I'm about 2" from waist!

cosmic crusader
January 4th, 2014, 10:11 PM
Sign me up, I am about 2 inches from WL right now, so should hit it come April/May, but I am getting a trim in the next couple months, so WL this year for sure, but I doubt I'll get to hip, so I'm gonna stick around for the WL ride. :D

I'm considering adding a vitamin to my daily routine, but at the moment I've focused on more greens and veggies, quinoa, green smoothies and lots of water! Gonna keep up the scalp massages with castor and rosemary oil, and this summer actually go and get some sun! Call me crazy, but my hair always seems to grow faster when my scalp gets a fair amount of sunshine. :D

I've been on the green smoothie train myself :] I've been adding 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil, or half an avocado, to mine. Give me all those fat-soluble vitamins! I'll bet we see thicker, healthier growth with them!

Bambi
January 5th, 2014, 03:35 AM
Ooooh, this thread is for me!!
I have some silly face framing layers that are APL ( bad haircut 18 months ago, by young stylist, face layers almost at eye level?!!) but the rest is now BSL or just past.
Got a teeny bit of bleach damage at the very ends which I will be micro trimming out but yes, waist is achievable for me by Christmas '14. I too am like Bambi and have a long neck and a long torso too though so waist on me is pretty long. Hip is only two inches below waist at the most. Oh well, here goes!
It'll be nice getting to know you all!

Fingers x-ed for us! :)

Stray_mind
January 5th, 2014, 03:39 AM
I could try reaching BSL by christmas 2014, but nothing more... My hair is yet too short. :(

NuclearApple
January 5th, 2014, 03:43 AM
I'm here!!! I am currently at almost bsl and I hope I can do it! :D (the advantage of being short muahaha) :o

FuzzyBlackWaves
January 5th, 2014, 09:56 AM
I'm 3 inches away now, which should be doable in 12 months, especially with annual trims. Currently MBL. I'll post up a picture when I get time to get them off my camera. :)

Applegirl84
January 5th, 2014, 09:58 AM
I'm 3 inches away so I should be there by then. I plan to stay there until my layers are gone.

Earth Angel
January 6th, 2014, 01:22 PM
Earth Angel! Nice to see someone that lives relatively close by:D

Hi long-hair-lover! not too far at all ;) your hair looks amazing btw! :thumbsup:

Earth Angel
January 6th, 2014, 01:24 PM
I'll just be hitting waist length Christmas 2014 if I don't cut or trim all year! :D Unfortunately it'll be half dyed, half virgin, and will probably look terrible...but at least it'll be long!!

I'm growing out dyed hair too, so I will probably have a similar look, but your right, at least it will be long ;)

MissBubble
January 6th, 2014, 01:47 PM
I'll join you, although I am not sure I can make it. I am at MBL now when hair is straight, about 31in, and I have 4in to waist.
4 is not much for one year but my hair grows very slowly and I also trim.

Ravenkitten
January 6th, 2014, 01:47 PM
I would like my hair to be below elbow length, as it's already waist length. Good luck everyone, and happy, healthy growing!!

Enrapture
January 6th, 2014, 01:57 PM
I'm definately in! I would have reached waist last year if i hadn't had gotten really bad split ends.:( This year I will really try to grow it out! :)

arelrios
January 6th, 2014, 04:58 PM
I'm here and hoping to get full waist this year... Christmas seems doable ... let's see...

Michelle051
January 7th, 2014, 02:40 AM
well my hair is little past the BSL... i cut 6 inches of hair in september because they were really damaged from coloring in the past...they were past waist actually :( But I managed to grow 2.5 of new virgin hair since then :)

FuzzyBlackWaves
January 7th, 2014, 07:25 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/11796554964_622e2d4834_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99499971@N03/11796554964/)

This December. I think it's doable in a year! :)

Bubbjo5
January 7th, 2014, 07:39 AM
can I join I am mbl with layers and hope to be WL by Christmas. My hair grows faster in the summer so its doable. will post a photo later

Bubbjo5
January 7th, 2014, 07:41 AM
also is it better to wear your hair up or down when trying to grow it?

long-hair-lover
January 7th, 2014, 12:29 PM
Hi long-hair-lover! not too far at all ;) your hair looks amazing btw! :thumbsup:

Why thank you Goldilocks;):cheer:

long-hair-lover
January 7th, 2014, 12:31 PM
Hi long-hair-lover! not too far at all ;) your hair looks amazing btw! :thumbsup:

oops my laptop froze and sent mid reply!

What I meant to say was....


Why thank you, Goldilocks!;):cheer:

Heres to us both hitting waist in 2014!:beerchug:

Jesabel
January 22nd, 2014, 11:27 PM
Hey all! Just measured my hair, looks like the summer here has given me a growth spurt! 27.4 inches now, and I pin a decent waist length at 31 inches, so I'm well on my way to waist :D

divinedobbie
January 23rd, 2014, 12:12 AM
I'm so in! My hair is approximately 6 inches away from waist (then again, I just trimmed so it might be a bit more). I've never kept track of hair growth but I think it's like really slow, then again I've never taken that good care of it so I'm really really hoping if I pamper it, my hair will grow at least 1/2" a month and I'll reach my goal :)

Hold on, I am going to go measure exactly :D

My hair is currently 24.5" and my waist is 31". I am determined to get there. So excited to finally have the hair of my dreams :D

Bubbjo5
January 23rd, 2014, 05:57 PM
I think I have about 5" to waist so hopefully by end of summer - anyone else keeping hair up as much as possible???

emilyann
January 23rd, 2014, 07:34 PM
I think I have between 4 and 5 inches to waist so I'm going to do all I can to achieve waist by Christmas. I think I only added 4 inches or so to my length between last January and this January, but I'm not going to trim this year. Just S&D and maybe dusting if needed. I haven't trimmed since June and I have found a lot of split ends lately. My hair gets soooo tangly!

I think I will try to wear it up as much as possible.

Rushli
January 23rd, 2014, 10:51 PM
I'm in! I am hoping to hit waist (31") before then as I only have 5.25" to go, but I have not kept track of how much my hair grows per month. I would be thrilled if I could get a few more inches and make it to elbow.

The positive thing is that I am breastfeeding right now which means I am taking lots of good vitamins and supplements and am eating well. The negative is that who knows how my hormones will affect growing. Past pregnancies I have had a big shed around 4-5 months but I think it also coincided with stopping taking my prenatal, so hopefully I can prevent that this time. I have kept my hair shorter back then too, so again, no clue on hair growth expectations.

maborosi
January 24th, 2014, 12:16 AM
Goodness, I hope I'm able to make it this year. I have to resist the urge to cut...ERGH. I gotta put down the scissors and just ignore my hair for a while

I'm about 24", waist is about 30" on me, I believe. I hope it'll happen this year!! :(

~maborosi~

arelrios
January 24th, 2014, 09:36 AM
I think I have about 5" to waist so hopefully by end of summer - anyone else keeping hair up as much as possible???

Yup, I am... unconsciously though, because I've been working out and I don't have time to wash my hair daily ... and since I've been sick lately, don't want to go to bed with my hair damp or wet and I don't want to use the hair dryer either... So, braids are the way to go... I hope my ends don't suffer the consequences of too much braiding...

Debra83
January 29th, 2014, 11:59 PM
Well, we're well on the way now people! Less than 11 months left in this challenge - wow. Time flies, eh? :popcorn::bigeyes:

Sarahlabyrinth
January 30th, 2014, 03:41 PM
I just hit 30" this morning. Unstretched. 3" to go! Hope to be there by the middle of the year!

SkyChild
January 30th, 2014, 04:54 PM
Hmm, any chance I'd get from shoulder to waist in a year?
Probably not I'm thinking. But I'll try!

Verdandi
January 30th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Woho! Hit 27" a week ago or something, ~4" to go! Might have to trim a little in March though, since I want to keep cutting away my layers.

Browneyedbelle9
January 31st, 2014, 01:46 AM
Golly gosh for someone who has dreamt of Elena Gilbert Hair (anyone else watch The Vamprie Diaries)?

I never thought aiming for waist was possible, but everyone on this forum seems to have exceeded what I thought was possible.

So how long do you think I have to go... If I microtrim every few months (my hair dresser only takes not even a inch off)

gnome82
February 2nd, 2014, 03:37 AM
Hi everyone :waving:, I am currently at 23 inches stretched, I may be able to make it to waist (28 inches) stretched by Christmas this year if I do not chop it or (have what I am expecting to be) a post-partum shed, I guess I'll just wait and see what happens :hifive:.

Kiminath
February 2nd, 2014, 06:05 AM
I've got about 4 inches to go until I hit waist so I should be at solid waist by Christmas. I'm still learning how to properly take care of my hair.

XcaliburGirl
February 2nd, 2014, 07:47 AM
I can't believe I've never joined this thread before! I think I'm going to hang out here for a bit since I'm kind of in a weird no-man's land around BSLish. I can't really figure out where it is, so I don't feel like I belong in either the "APL to BSL" or the "BSL to Waist" threads.

:radar: I expect to be waist-length stretched in about 4 inches or by my birthday in September. So, I'll probably be at solid waist wavy around Christmas.

Kiminath
February 2nd, 2014, 02:10 PM
What do you call the bit between bsl and wl? Thats where my hair is at the moment.

Aderyn
February 2nd, 2014, 03:00 PM
What do you call the bit between bsl and wl? Thats where my hair is at the moment.

I always called that the mid-back abyss. Feels like it takes forever to get through. I think it's just called MBL (mid-back length), though.

Kiminath
February 2nd, 2014, 03:27 PM
Haha then I am currently stuck in the mid-back abyss. It does feel like ive been here forever.

Debra83
February 3rd, 2014, 02:20 AM
I always called that the mid-back abyss. Feels like it takes forever to get through. I think it's just called MBL (mid-back length), though.


Haha then I am currently stuck in the mid-back abyss. It does feel like ive been here forever.

I'm pretty sure the mid-back abyss has quicksand.

Debra83
February 3rd, 2014, 02:21 AM
I always called that the mid-back abyss. Feels like it takes forever to get through. I think it's just called MBL (mid-back length), though.


Haha then I am currently stuck in the mid-back abyss. It does feel like ive been here forever.

I'm pretty sure the mid-back abyss has quicksand.

Coolcombination
February 3rd, 2014, 06:48 AM
I'm going to join here if I manage to have no trims then I should make it, I need 5"

arelrios
February 3rd, 2014, 08:42 AM
I did not trim my hair in January and plan to avoid it for a while (if my ends behave) ... Let's see if I finally manage to get to waist and start maintaining once I reach it :)

hoopalou
February 3rd, 2014, 08:58 AM
Hi! Can I join your thread? I'm at BSL and hope to be waist by christmas. I have 6 inches to go, so won't be trimming at all!

Verdandi
February 3rd, 2014, 10:20 AM
I'm pretty sure the mid-back abyss has quicksand.

That would explain so much!

Debra83
February 4th, 2014, 12:31 AM
I'm pretty sure the mid-back abyss has quicksand.

Oops. Double posted, had a little trouble this morning!


I'm going to join here if I manage to have no trims then I should make it, I need 5"

5" is TOTALLY doable!! Good luck and keep us posted!


I did not trim my hair in January and plan to avoid it for a while (if my ends behave) ... Let's see if I finally manage to get to waist and start maintaining once I reach it :)

Good Luck!!! Where are you at now?


Hi! Can I join your thread? I'm at BSL and hope to be waist by christmas. I have 6 inches to go, so won't be trimming at all!


Hi! :D You most certainly can join! Hope you get one of those wonderful growth spurts!!! You can make it for sure! (Hide the scissors)


That would explain so much!

Totally my excuse this year if I don't make it....again....sigh! But, ELEVEN whole months...Gonna definitely be closer!!! YAY!!!

arelrios
February 4th, 2014, 08:50 AM
Good Luck!!! Where are you at now?

Who knows???.... lol... Sometimes it looks barely past BSL and sometimes look soooo close to waist... thing is, my hair hasn't decided if it is wavy or straighty... so I have those days (specially right after washing) when the waves seem to get formed almost perfectly and shrinks to barely BSL, but it only lasts until bed time... next day it's a mess, so it goes up...

This morning, for example, it was so messy I decided to combed it and... it's so nice, soft and behaving... lol.... with a bit of wave on the ends... and it seems really getting to waist... soooo... it is so difficult to know where exactly i am right now length wise....

Debra83
February 6th, 2014, 12:03 AM
Who knows???.... lol... Sometimes it looks barely past BSL and sometimes look soooo close to waist... thing is, my hair hasn't decided if it is wavy or straighty... so I have those days (specially right after washing) when the waves seem to get formed almost perfectly and shrinks to barely BSL, but it only lasts until bed time... next day it's a mess, so it goes up...

This morning, for example, it was so messy I decided to combed it and... it's so nice, soft and behaving... lol.... with a bit of wave on the ends... and it seems really getting to waist... soooo... it is so difficult to know where exactly i am right now length wise....

WOW! If you are that close now....by Christmas, you will most certainly be past waist!!! Way To GO!!!! Don't forget to post a pic here! :D

arelrios
February 6th, 2014, 08:49 AM
WOW! If you are that close now....by Christmas, you will most certainly be past waist!!! Way To GO!!!! Don't forget to post a pic here! :D


Yes! I have to get it together and take a new picture... For sure I will posting it all over the forum lol... specially in this thread

lindsayhv
February 6th, 2014, 01:00 PM
I want to join!! I would be so happy to be a full waist (less of these ridiculous layers) by Christmas! Keep growing!!

Debra83
March 12th, 2014, 01:29 AM
I want to join!! I would be so happy to be a full waist (less of these ridiculous layers) by Christmas! Keep growing!!

Most certainly you can join!!! :D Welcome aboard! 9 1/2 months to go.....share your successes and good luck!!!

Arwenlily
March 12th, 2014, 01:41 AM
I want to join :) My hair is curly though so it seems to be taking forever. I have been steadily growing an inch per month but I can barely tell the difference. I would love to be at waist by Christmas ... that is my goal.

Bambi
March 12th, 2014, 03:31 AM
My hair has been growing a lot lately, hopefully all the water, vitamins and exercise are kicking in:).

swearnsue
March 12th, 2014, 10:57 AM
I'm going to try to make it, especially if I get creative with where my waist is. I think with the warmer weather my hair seems to be growing a bit faster that it has all winter which means about 1/2 inch a month!

That would be so fricken cool if I could make waist by....well, anytime during my life! What a wonderful Christmas present to give myself, waist length hair.

Good idea for a thread, even if you didn't capitalize Christmas! lol

AcornMystic
March 14th, 2014, 12:18 AM
I am certainly going to join this thread. I am 6.5 inches to waist according to my husband (he measured for me). I have not trimmed since the fall so my hair is slightly longer than in my sig (need to update it). I am attempting the no trims for 2014 challenge so I need everything I can to hold me accountable for what I do to my hair. I had attempted the challange in 2012 but failed 8 months in because I couldn't manage to embrace the fairy tale ends. My mindset has changed towards them in this past year. It's going to be tight but I think with no trims I can do it and hit my two birds with the one stone.

Happy growing everyone. We WILL make it! :D

kganihanova
March 20th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Joining this thread. I'm APL now :)

Debra83
March 20th, 2014, 11:01 PM
I want to join :) My hair is curly though so it seems to be taking forever. I have been steadily growing an inch per month but I can barely tell the difference. I would love to be at waist by Christmas ... that is my goal.

Will you consider it waist when straightened, or curly? That's my dilemnna!


My hair has been growing a lot lately, hopefully all the water, vitamins and exercise are kicking in:).

You have GOT to send me some water!!! Good luck!


I'm going to try to make it, especially if I get creative with where my waist is. I think with the warmer weather my hair seems to be growing a bit faster that it has all winter which means about 1/2 inch a month!

That would be so fricken cool if I could make waist by....well, anytime during my life! What a wonderful Christmas present to give myself, waist length hair.

Good idea for a thread, even if you didn't capitalize Christmas! lol

Thank you! I've been doing this "waist by Christmas ####" thread for I think three years now.....always hopeful, always thinkin' it would be frickin' cool too!!!


I am certainly going to join this thread. I am 6.5 inches to waist according to my husband (he measured for me). I have not trimmed since the fall so my hair is slightly longer than in my sig (need to update it). I am attempting the no trims for 2014 challenge so I need everything I can to hold me accountable for what I do to my hair. I had attempted the challange in 2012 but failed 8 months in because I couldn't manage to embrace the fairy tale ends. My mindset has changed towards them in this past year. It's going to be tight but I think with no trims I can do it and hit my two birds with the one stone.

Happy growing everyone. We WILL make it! :D

Most definitely we WILL make it!!! Good luck to you with both goals!


Joining this thread. I'm APL now :)

Good luck, welcome aboard, and keep us updated as to your progress!

Ravenwind
March 20th, 2014, 11:37 PM
I'm in :) I'm just past BSL and my hair grows fairly quickly with the help of biotin, so fingers crossed!

Sarahlabyrinth
March 20th, 2014, 11:54 PM
Half an inch to go for me! Hoping I'll be there for my birthday next month!

swearnsue
March 26th, 2014, 09:16 PM
I had finally grown a half inch but then I joined the Cut on the Equinox thing and I ended up trimming a half inch off. I didn't mean to cut that much but you know how it goes, snip snip, make it even snip a little more....

So I'm still at 23.5 inches.

jacqueline101
March 27th, 2014, 06:13 PM
I'm trying for mbl but desire waist. I'm still growing. I haven't trimmed in a while. I'm trying to make it but I'm doubting it. I thought I'd update my post.

lindsayhv
March 27th, 2014, 07:22 PM
I feel like I'm not making any progress. I have had to do a lot of s&d so I feel like that put me at a stand still. I know there's at least some growth because I see roots but the length still feels so short to me. Ugh.

Debra83
April 19th, 2014, 12:08 AM
I'm in :) I'm just past BSL and my hair grows fairly quickly with the help of biotin, so fingers crossed!

You'll definitely be a lot closer by Christmas!!! Keep up the good work!


Half an inch to go for me! Hoping I'll be there for my birthday next month!

Holy Cow!!! Your color and length are BEAUTIFUL!!! You should be at waist by Christmas for sure!!! Congratulations!!!


I had finally grown a half inch but then I joined the Cut on the Equinox thing and I ended up trimming a half inch off. I didn't mean to cut that much but you know how it goes, snip snip, make it even snip a little more....

So I'm still at 23.5 inches.

That's been my biggest struggle for awhile....the self "trim" which usually ended up as a self "cut"!!! I have managed not to do that for over a year now.....?....wow. That's a record. Anyway, I've actually had to henna once a week for the last three weeks because of roots....so I hope I'm having more growing than breaking off to be able to see a difference soon!


I'm trying for mbl but desire waist. I'm still growing. I haven't trimmed in a while. I'm trying to make it but I'm doubting it. I thought I'd update my post.

Nice to hear from you!!! :D I'm a little skeptical myself, because I haven't made it the last 3 times!!!! But, it's bound to be there one of these times as long as I don't trim/break it all off!!! Keep plugging and don't get discouraged!!!


I feel like I'm not making any progress. I have had to do a lot of s&d so I feel like that put me at a stand still. I know there's at least some growth because I see roots but the length still feels so short to me. Ugh.

One day, you'll wake up and actually "see" it for what it is...LONGER!!!! Unexpected comments from others also are encouraging!!! We still have 8 months to go....it's BOUND to be longer by then! (hide the scissors). Self trims were my worst enemy to length. Once I get a little bit beyond my goal, THEN I'll worry about trims/sd/etc. But, not until then. Buns and braids hide a multitude of splits!

jacqueline101
April 19th, 2014, 08:43 AM
You'll definitely be a lot closer by Christmas!!! Keep up the good work!



Holy Cow!!! Your color and length are BEAUTIFUL!!! You should be at waist by Christmas for sure!!! Congratulations!!!



That's been my biggest struggle for awhile....the self "trim" which usually ended up as a self "cut"!!! I have managed not to do that for over a year now.....?....wow. That's a record. Anyway, I've actually had to henna once a week for the last three weeks because of roots....so I hope I'm having more growing than breaking off to be able to see a difference soon!



Nice to hear from you!!! :D I'm a little skeptical myself, because I haven't made it the last 3 times!!!! But, it's bound to be there one of these times as long as I don't trim/break it all off!!! Keep plugging and don't get discouraged!!!



One day, you'll wake up and actually "see" it for what it is...LONGER!!!! Unexpected comments from others also are encouraging!!! We still have 8 months to go....it's BOUND to be longer by then! (hide the scissors). Self trims were my worst enemy to length. Once I get a little bit beyond my goal, THEN I'll worry about trims/sd/etc. But, not until then. Buns and braids hide a multitude of splits!

I'm about 6 inches from waist. I can't measure it for sure but according to the mirror I'm 6 inches away. I went from trimming to no trims but s&d my ends. I got carried away I s&d a patch of broken hairs that grew out not they're short like layers. I'm not worried about it. They've split free ends to grow with. I'm taking my hair care more seriously.

leilani
April 19th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Isn't it important to cut off split ends if we want our hair to grow? I mean even if it's 1/16" of an inch, just to get a nice healthy end to the strands? I see so many talking about trims as the enemy to growing, and I get that, but how do you guys keep the ends from looking horrible if they aren't in good shape?

leilani
April 19th, 2014, 02:41 PM
But regardless, I'd like to join and have all one length (or, almost, I'm not sure if all my layers around my face can make it) waist length by Christmas, the back is a couple inches shy but the layers are the issue.....

LunaHuntress
April 20th, 2014, 11:44 AM
I'm in! I'm growing out a layered cut- shortest (not counting my bangs, which I'm keeping) is at shoulder and longest is around BSL, so from the longest ends to waist is around 5-6 inches. My hair grows fast even when I'm abusing it, so now that I've found the LHC and am learning to properly care for it it should grow even faster! (Umm... please? :pray: )

jacqueline101
April 20th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Isn't it important to cut off split ends if we want our hair to grow? I mean even if it's 1/16" of an inch, just to get a nice healthy end to the strands? I see so many talking about trims as the enemy to growing, and I get that, but how do you guys keep the ends from looking horrible if they aren't in good shape?

We do search and destroy methods for our split ends. We snip off splits, bent and damaged ends. That's a method we use to tidy up our ends without cutting.

kganihanova
April 20th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Well, I probably won't make it to waist but I'll be able to make to MBL at least. Than maybe two more months to waist after that. Oh well.

Imalath
April 21st, 2014, 11:52 AM
I am popping in to join! I'm currently at MBL stretched, and BSL curly. My hair seems to have a different wave/curl pattern after each wash, so the hemline is always in a different place. My waves are tightening up into curls with the end of winter, which makes it feel like I'm losing length instead of gaining it. I would like to see Waist stretched by Christmas. Good luck growing, everyone!

jacqueline101
April 21st, 2014, 12:01 PM
I'm checking in I'm still growing and going along with my mission.

Verdandi
April 21st, 2014, 12:06 PM
I don't know how I measured, or counted, for that matter, when I joined this thread! This is my latest length shot, and If nothing really strange happens (Yes, I'm looking at you, last years crazy shedding season and growth stall!) I'll be there this summer. No need to wait for christmas. I don't know how I managed to fail the mathematics that bad! I'll blame it on the fact that I usually don't measure or think in inches...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RIOmrKlfo6g/U0ReeTTiiaI/AAAAAAAABp4/kbKr8bK2CoY/w626-h835-no/20140408_223853.jpg


Edit: Sorry for the crazy big image! Thought I had the sizing thing figured out, but no...

Marika
April 21st, 2014, 02:36 PM
I'm not that far from waist but I'm freaking out a little bit! My hair is breaking off and I don't know why. I almost feel like it's because I'm wearing a bun basically all the time. My ends are ok but hair is breaking at ear/shoulder level which makes me think it's mechanical damage. My hairtoys should be fine but I'm going to quit buns for a while and see if it makes any difference. It almost looks like I have layers! :(

I hope you guys are doing better! :flower:

arelrios
April 23rd, 2014, 02:03 PM
Hello everyone,

I have not posted or read in a couple of months. Just wanted to say I am still aiming for waist... and I believe I am getting closer.... However, I am thinking of getting a trim,
because I believe my hair just doesn't feel/look nice... My ends are rough... plus I've noticed that I have tons of different lengths... like, there is not one hair the same length as the other...

I hope to get a pic soon ;)

xoChesleyy
April 23rd, 2014, 02:22 PM
I am also going to be at WL by Christmas, or maybe by October, if I'm lucky. :p
Currently at 29", WL for me is around 33". (:

Sarahlabyrinth
April 23rd, 2014, 03:47 PM
Still hanging around here, I am in a growth stall only half an inch away too.

see_turtle
April 23rd, 2014, 08:04 PM
I didn't feel like this photo session really captured my hair in a flattering way...the color isn't accurate at all and they are blurry...not sure why my phone took such lousy photos. i am 3.5 inches from waist.



http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/see_the_turtle/Hair%20progress/10245554_10100133871517647_547189924083080125_n_zp s8632d580.jpg




http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/see_the_turtle/Hair%20progress/10314750_10100133871577527_3958516516899145847_n_z ps1454bd5b.jpg

Verdandi
April 24th, 2014, 04:01 PM
See_Turtle, what a pretty hair! :)

DBF dubbed the longest part of my V-hem waist today, and he doesn't usually care about my hair at all and think I'm horribly silly when looking at it in the mirror ( Which, maybe, I am, but... ;) ), so I guess it's actually waist, at least when i's not having the strange wave-thing going on. I feel like I won the lottery! :cheese:

coconutinsight
May 4th, 2014, 09:25 AM
3" to go! Might make it ! :joy:

LunaHuntress
May 4th, 2014, 02:32 PM
Your hair is beautiful, see_turtle. And congratulations Verdandi on reaching waist! Must feel great reaching this goal already.

The only camera I have is the one in my crappy cell phone, so the picture quality stinks, but I've got about 4" to go. If I can just keep myself away from scissors I should make it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v309/DinaLori/1-4-30_zpsb203440b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DinaLori/media/1-4-30_zpsb203440b.jpg.html)

jacqueline101
May 4th, 2014, 03:15 PM
I have 6.5 inches until waist. I might make it guys.

Verdandi
May 4th, 2014, 03:37 PM
LunaHuntress, Thanks, it does! I thought it was gonna take forever! I've seen much worse cellphone photos btw, and your hair looks gorgeous! So shiny! :)

LunaHuntress
May 4th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Thanks so much! I was a bit surprised when I saw the shine. I'd never really seen my hair from the back before so I didn't realize it looked like that.

Sarahlabyrinth
May 4th, 2014, 04:17 PM
Well, lovely people, I must leave this thread as I have reached waist! Happy and fast growing to you all!

PrincessPhoebe
May 9th, 2014, 08:43 AM
Hi everyone :)

Joining in here because I think I might be able to make waist by Christmas. The numbers suggest it should be possible - some days it looks really close and some days it looks miles away :confused:

Nice to have a goal though.

arelrios
September 8th, 2014, 05:02 PM
Any updates guys?

I am still aiming to make it before Christmas... but I think I need to trim soon... so my ends don't look bad... one can only hope... :pray:

Hopeful65
September 8th, 2014, 06:38 PM
I've been aiming for waist by Christmas 2014 for a while now, and then just discovered this thread.

I hope I make it. I do monthly microtrims, but have been skipping them here and there lately.
This picture was taken last month, and of course I have till December to go.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12580&d=1408236339

Laura_F
September 8th, 2014, 07:53 PM
Beautiful hair, Hopeful65! I think you'll definitely be there by Christmas.

I'm getting in on this thread way late, but I'm also hoping to be at waist by Christmas. I think I've got about 2.5" left, so maybe it's a reasonable estimation.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/Lateralus139/21September52014-25MidBackLength.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Lateralus139/media/21September52014-25MidBackLength.jpg.html)

Rushli
September 8th, 2014, 09:08 PM
I am at waist stretched (how I measure) and should look like solid waist by Christmas.

arelrios
September 9th, 2014, 11:34 AM
I've been aiming for waist by Christmas 2014 for a while now, and then just discovered this thread.

I hope I make it. I do monthly microtrims, but have been skipping them here and there lately.
This picture was taken last month, and of course I have till December to go. :scissors:

I do the same: microtrims monthly but skip them from time to time... :) ... BTW, I believe that you will be there before Xmas... and your hair is beautiful.


Beautiful hair, Hopeful65! I think you'll definitely be there by Christmas.

I'm getting in on this thread way late, but I'm also hoping to be at waist by Christmas. I think I've got about 2.5" left, so maybe it's a reasonable estimation. :scissors:

It looks like you will make it Laura. Once again, I mentioned it in other threads, your hair is gorgeous...


I am at waist stretched (how I measure) and should look like solid waist by Christmas.

I have a little bit of wave, but I would love to make by Xmas unstretched

memeow
September 9th, 2014, 04:42 PM
I'm also microtrimming, but skipping some since I do want to get to waist. I might make it stretched by Christmas. I think unstretched is 6-8 months away though...

swearnsue
September 9th, 2014, 08:58 PM
My hair is now at 25 inches. I'm either growing slowly, having breakage or both because I haven't made much progress. I think I've grown 1.5 inches in 5 months. I forgot though, I trimmed an inch a while back, so I'm growing .5 inches per month. It just seems so slow at this stage.

I think I'll make waist by Christmas 2015 though.

jacqueline101
September 9th, 2014, 11:18 PM
I feel like waist is years away today.

Debra83
October 10th, 2014, 04:23 AM
WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!! And CONGRATULATIONS to those who made already, well before Christmas!!! There's hope for us still!!!! :D Believe it or not, for some reason (too busy this year?) I have done NO pics in the mirror, nor have I been OBSESSED with checking my length! For all I know, I haven't even budged from the last length check photo I took!! I am definitely going to get on this though, this weekend probably. I honestly can't believe "it slipped my mind". Blown away that I haven't been on it like I have been since 2008!!!!! Must not be enough chocolate in my diet.......hmmmm...better remedy that.

jacqueline101
October 10th, 2014, 06:13 AM
I'm checking in to say I have 5 plus inches to go until waist.

XcaliburGirl
October 10th, 2014, 06:38 AM
:boohoo::boohoo:So, turns out I am not as close as I thought I was. Stretched, I am at waist, but I still have a bit to go unstretched.

However, there are still about 12 more weeks in the year, so I still have a chance.

Debra, that is quite a feat, to avoid taking pictures. I hope you get a pleasant surprise. :)

arelrios
October 10th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Still on my way to waist.... I've done a couple of microtrims (the last one was a week ago) but it seems that the more I wait, the longer it takes to get there....

Anyway, I am putting my hair up a lot lately (except on wash days) .... Let's see when I finally reach my goal ....

Laura_F
October 10th, 2014, 10:52 AM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/Lateralus139/25October5th2014255followingtrimanddye.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Lateralus139/media/25October5th2014255followingtrimanddye.jpg.html)

Last week, I had my hair lightened to my natural color and got about an inch taken off, putting me back at 25." It's a little difficult to tell from the picture, but in this shirt I believe my waist is at 27." I'm not sure that I can get it to grow two whole inches between now and Christmas, but I should at least be fairly close.

twiglet
October 10th, 2014, 11:23 AM
I've got about 2.5-3" to go until waist so while it would be a lovely Christmas present, I would be perfectly happy just to have waist by my birthday :) (to be fair without trims I'll probably be nearing hip by my birthday... Yay short torsos!)

Rushli
October 11th, 2014, 06:29 PM
I do all measurements stretched and hit waist August/sept. waist was at 30" but on me it looks high. With waves (in this case braid waves) I am basically there. This picture cuts off at about my next goal of hip.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/rushli/length/b75f8497-93bb-481b-810a-0d606d8e379f_zps8236fd96.jpg

fiğrildi
October 11th, 2014, 06:50 PM
Rushli, that blue ends are so cool!! Congrats on reaching waist!

Joining the challenge :p
I've been posting my length shots in the BSL-WL thread, but I've been a coward (and thus, I didn't join this thread before!), I wasn't sure if I was going to make it by Xmas :tongue:

So, here's my current length, 29 inches when stretched:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa41/PAJAROTRISTE/SAM_1678.jpg

Please, excuse the greasy roots, this picture was taken right before my weekly wash (and I had heavily moisturised with coconut oil!)
I think I'm 2 inches away until I'm solidly there, wavy and unstretched :)
And when I make it, I'll have to trim at least 1 inch... hum, hum :hmm:... or maybe I can be neglect about that :p

arelrios
November 24th, 2014, 02:13 PM
The girls at the BSL to Waist thread said I have made it to my goal.... I wanted to share with you:

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/0618c2d5-fb3a-4317-918a-52642085221f_zpscece7632.jpg (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/arelrios/media/0618c2d5-fb3a-4317-918a-52642085221f_zpscece7632.jpg.html)

Sorry to the ones that have seen the pic already... :D

lapushka
November 24th, 2014, 02:24 PM
arelrios, it's great that you've reached your goal. And such fun that you set yourself a challenge, isn't it? :D

arelrios
November 24th, 2014, 02:32 PM
arelrios, it's great that you've reached your goal. And such fun that you set yourself a challenge, isn't it? :D

Yes! it is... specially because there were so many people that discouraged me along the way not to grow my hair.... you know, the typical comments... "you are too old" , 'why don't you try this short layered cut', etc.

Now, my goal is to get rid of whatever damage I still have and to work on the health of the length. ... I would love to find the perfect products for my hair type and get an all over same thickness .... if that makes any sense... hahahaha...

I take this opportunity to personally thank you, lapushka.... your help and advise have been amazing... specially with the LOC method.... :blossom::pinktongue::flower::gift::flowers:

lapushka
November 24th, 2014, 03:22 PM
I take this opportunity to personally thank you, lapushka.... your help and advise have been amazing... specially with the LOC method.... :blossom::pinktongue::flower::gift::flowers:

You are so sweet & kind! :D Thank you! :flower:

Debra83
December 25th, 2014, 03:50 PM
Well, Merry Christmas! everybody! Hope Santa was good, and that you get to graduate from this thread!!! I am a little behind schedule, so will start a new thread for NEXT Christmas!!! Hopefully by then!!! ;)

Here's where I am at today! http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h343/debra8383/December2014-lengthcheck_zps2b611c84.png

fiğrildi
December 25th, 2014, 04:36 PM
Well, I made it to "can I call this waist" by Christmas! I did a microtrim 3 days ago, and now I'm at 0,5 inches from solid waist (stretched). However, I'm still at MBL in its wavy state!
Here's a picture showing my current length (taken a couple days ago):

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14947&d=1419532650

Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Yuletide/holidays to everyone :)

Halliday
December 25th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Made it to can-I-call-this-waist when stretched and also when wet. But I'm still stuck in the midback abyss wavy. I can't wait to not be MBL anymore; it has to be one of the worst lengths IMO. Although BSL and APL certainly were torturous too.

Imalath
December 25th, 2014, 08:24 PM
I also hit waist this month, right on time! I am planning on improving my hemline in 2015 and trimmed three inches last weekend, putting me back in in MBL. I am aiming to either be back at waist (with lots of trimming), or heading towards hip by Christmas 2015. Congratulations to everyone who made their goal this year!

jacqueline101
December 25th, 2014, 09:49 PM
I'm four inches away. I was almost there this summer. My hair would brush my waist when it was down and I trimmed it. When I trimmed it my hair goal was delayed. I'm trying for waist by summer 2015:

nakima
December 29th, 2014, 04:24 PM
congratulations to all who made your goal!

Brattina88
December 30th, 2014, 11:48 AM
Congrats to all who've made it!

I've made it, too! ;)

But it's temporary... my ends need a trim :( I won't take a lot off but I'm going to wait awhile before it's more of a solid waiste before "officially" claiming it.