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Dark40
September 2nd, 2018, 08:39 PM
Hi, I don't think there is a thread and if there is I strongly apologize. Who would like to join me to achieve this goal of BCL by Christmas of 2019? Right now, at WL. I think this length achievable by then.

Corvana
November 19th, 2018, 08:58 PM
I'm not sure I'll actually make it, but I'm sure going to try! :laugh:

Dark40
November 19th, 2018, 09:00 PM
Welcome to the thread! :) Yes, me too! We are going to try this together. :)

Spar
November 19th, 2018, 10:14 PM
I'm at waist length too! Lets do this

Krissycats
November 19th, 2018, 11:37 PM
I should be ablet to make it by then.

gustavonut
November 20th, 2018, 04:07 AM
Nope, I cut short. Lol :whistle:

Dark40
November 20th, 2018, 07:36 PM
I'm at waist length too! Lets do this

Hi! I can see your hair on your profile photo. It's so pretty! :) And, yes it is at waist length. You know, without the curls it looks like your hair is almost hip length stretch! :D

Dark40
November 20th, 2018, 07:38 PM
Welcome to the forum everyone! :)

ArabellaRose
November 23rd, 2018, 05:01 AM
I've just had my mum take a photo for me and it looks like I'm currently at hip, I'm in the TBL by Christmas 2019 challenge but with microtrimming I'm not 100% certain I'll make it so I'll join this one too.

Here's my length shot, red is BCL and blue is TBL.

https://preview.ibb.co/jA1CcA/20181123-114815.jpg (https://ibb.co/hzrpPq)

Corvana
November 24th, 2018, 04:45 PM
I'm not sure I'll actually make it, but I'm sure going to try! :laugh:

I might actually make it! I got a remeasure done for my milestones (finally), and my measurement for BCL was 2" too long! So instead of potentially hitting it at the beginning of February (well really, later than that, as I plan to do a small trim on the first of the year), I've got it listed now as the end of October! So I can trim almost a full inch and can still likely make it by Christmas 2019!

Dark40
November 29th, 2018, 07:59 PM
I might actually make it! I got a remeasure done for my milestones (finally), and my measurement for BCL was 2" too long! So instead of potentially hitting it at the beginning of February (well really, later than that, as I plan to do a small trim on the first of the year), I've got it listed now as the end of October! So I can trim almost a full inch and can still likely make it by Christmas 2019!

What do you mean by your measurement for BCL was 2" too long? Oh, so you're planning on doing a small trim on at the first of the year? Ok. Oh, I see. Sounds like you're going to be trimming twice a year? I also trim once or twice a year too. Or, whenever it needs it. I mostly do a lot of dustings. How long is your hair now?

Dark40
November 29th, 2018, 08:02 PM
Welcome ArabellaRose! Congratulations on reaching hip! :) That's good that you're in the Tailbone length challenge as well.

Corvana
November 29th, 2018, 10:45 PM
What do you mean by your measurement for BCL was 2" too long? Oh, so you're planning on doing a small trim on at the first of the year? Ok. Oh, I see. Sounds like you're going to be trimming twice a year? I also trim once or twice a year too. Or, whenever it needs it. I mostly do a lot of dustings. How long is your hair now?

I had measured from hip to BCL while sitting, which caused a discrepancy in my measurements.

I plan to trim as little as possible, actually! I last trimmed in I think June? Of 2017, and hope that my trim on the first of 2019 will be enough for at least a year, if not more.

I'm currently at MBL, and will be very nearly waist when I trim on the first of January.

Dark40
November 30th, 2018, 07:40 PM
I had measured from hip to BCL while sitting, which caused a discrepancy in my measurements.

I plan to trim as little as possible, actually! I last trimmed in I think June? Of 2017, and hope that my trim on the first of 2019 will be enough for at least a year, if not more.

I'm currently at MBL, and will be very nearly waist when I trim on the first of January.

Awwwwww, I'm so sorry to hear that measuring caused you some discrepancy.

Oh, that's a good thing that you are planning a small trim as possible! My last trim was June of this year, and I'm not planning another trim until I really need it. That's if my ends behave. :) I remember being at MBL for many years in my life. That was my natural hair length but after joining here at the LHC my hair has been able to grow a little longer down to WL! But after trimming this passed June I had to trim back to MBL again, and now I'm almost at WL again! I have chemically relaxed hair, and I'm planning on getting it relaxed again this coming week, and I know when it gets done it will stretch out to WL or a little bit longer! :D Yay!

Pouncequick
December 2nd, 2018, 08:55 AM
I think I'll join this. I may trim a bit to deal with damage and I'm currently about 3 inches away. I was considering joining the tailbone thread but that's about 6 inches for me with no trims and that will put it out of reach if I do a bigger trim.

Dark40
December 2nd, 2018, 07:28 PM
Welcome to the thread, Pouncequick! I'm looking forward to growing with you between now and next year. I've got a long ways to go before I reach BCL. I've joined the tailbone thread as well. Because, I'm short 5'3", and I feel that by the end of next year I will have reach BCL and maybe perhaps tailbone length. To be honest, the 2 lengths are in the same area on me. Some others say it's in the general same area on the body.

Pouncequick
December 2nd, 2018, 07:44 PM
Welcome to the thread, Pouncequick! I'm looking forward to growing with you between now and next year. I've got a long ways to go before I reach BCL. I've joined the tailbone thread as well. Because, I'm short 5'3", and I feel that by the end of next year I will have reach BCL and maybe perhaps tailbone length. To be honest, the 2 lengths are in the same area on me. Some others say it's in the general same area on the body.

Oh cool! We're the same height. For me the two are about 3" apart or a bit less. BCL is where it is just passed my belt and TBL is about a quarter of the way down my pockets in my usual jeans.

Dark40
December 3rd, 2018, 07:16 PM
Oh cool! We're the same height. For me the two are about 3" apart or a bit less. BCL is where it is just passed my belt and TBL is about a quarter of the way down my pockets in my usual jeans.

Yes, that is cool! We are the same height! ;) Yes, BCL on me is the same mark as well and TBL is about a quarter of the way down my pockets in my usual jeans too.

Ylva
December 17th, 2018, 07:13 PM
I think I'm joining. Considering that I'll be cutting back to hip at New Year, I think I could probably reach BCL by the end of 2019 while microtrimming.

Joules
December 18th, 2018, 01:25 AM
Same as Ylva :scissors:

I should be back at BCL by late Spring w/o trims, and right now I'm planning to maintain it for the rest of the year. I don't think I'd dare to grow to tailbone until my taper improves (right now I can't even properly see my actual length in the mirror, it's totally transparent, that's how bad my taper is).

Dark40
December 19th, 2018, 10:39 AM
Hi Yiva and Joules! Welcome to the thread! :) I'm looking forward to growing with you guys.

Ylva
December 29th, 2018, 03:53 PM
Hi Yiva and Joules! Welcome to the thread! :) I'm looking forward to growing with you guys.

Thank you, likewise! :)

Rosy blossom
January 15th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Hello everyone! Hope you're all having a good start to the new year. I'm making this thread for all those whose goals are to reach the butt crack length, hopefully by Christmas. Currently I have mid back length hair, but, it touches waist when it's wet or when I stretch it.

Have any of you set any challenges this year to reach this length?

My challenge is no trimming except S&D, no heat and no colouring. I plan on trying a new hair mask every month and see which one works for my hair.

What are you favourite ways to style your hair? I usually just braid mine or if I'm in a hurry then put it in a bun, this way it's up and forgotten about until night time.

Hope to see many replies as I'm very excited about reaching BCL by Christmas! My goal length is knee, but BCL will be a big achievement for me!

Ylva
January 15th, 2019, 05:17 PM
There is an existing thread for this length goal, over here: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=147457

You should stop by there so we're all in the same place! :) I'm also going for this goal, but I should reach it sometime during the summer.

Dark40
January 15th, 2019, 08:34 PM
Thank you, likewise! :)

You're welcome, yes likewise! :)

Rosy blossom
January 16th, 2019, 02:58 AM
Oh I'm pleased! When I searched for it i couldn't find it before, maybe I wasn't specific enough in the search box. Anyway I'm so excited! It's been a tough week so I'm trying to keep myself motivated, imagining myself on Christmas day brushing my long hair out :D

Ylva
January 16th, 2019, 06:31 AM
Oh I'm pleased! When I searched for it i couldn't find it before, maybe I wasn't specific enough in the search box. Anyway I'm so excited! It's been a tough week so I'm trying to keep myself motivated, imagining myself on Christmas day brushing my long hair out :D

Doing a Google search with the keywords "long hair community <something else>" is usually a good idea, that's how I mostly search for stuff here when I do. :)

Haha that's great! It'll be fun to grow together with you!

Rosy blossom
January 16th, 2019, 12:42 PM
Doing a Google search with the keywords "long hair community <something else>" is usually a good idea, that's how I mostly search for stuff here when I do. :)

Haha that's great! It'll be fun to grow together with you!

I'll be doing that from now on :D

priinnz
January 17th, 2019, 03:16 PM
I hope I reach that goal by Christmas 2019.. Will keep trying. I think I am currently between waist and hip...

Dark40
January 17th, 2019, 03:19 PM
Hello prinnz! Welcome to the thread! :) Looking forward to growing with you. I will also keep trying as well. I'm also between waist and hip as well...

priinnz
January 17th, 2019, 03:30 PM
Hello prinnz! Welcome to the thread! :) Looking forward to growing with you. I will also keep trying as well. I'm also between waist and hip as well...

Thanks Dark40. Glad to be in this together. I wonder how long does it take to reach BCL with trims and all... lets see...

Dark40
January 17th, 2019, 03:49 PM
Thanks Dark40. Glad to be in this together. I wonder how long does it take to reach BCL with trims and all... lets see...

Your'e welcome prinnz. Yes, me too. I also wonder how long it takes to reach BCL with trims and all too....yes, let's see...it depends on how much and how often you are trimming? How often do you trim?

priinnz
January 17th, 2019, 04:30 PM
approx 4-6 months. I always insist they cut 1 inch and give me more u-shaped haircut, but I almost always come back with hair in layers and around 2 inches gone

Dark40
January 17th, 2019, 04:36 PM
Oh, ok cool. I do my own trimming. I don't let no one else trim or cut my hair, and I only trim once or twice a year. I'm on the "No Trimming Challenge" Or, the "Trimming Every 6 Months Challenge." And when I trim I only take off 1cm. I mostly do a lot of dustings whenever it is needed, and that's not too often.

priinnz
February 5th, 2019, 04:13 AM
Tipped my head a bit back in shower and almost touching BCL 😊😊😊

5 fingers away when dry...

Grow my little ones... GROW

Dark40
February 5th, 2019, 10:50 AM
Wow! Congratulations on your new milestone! :) :) :)
You are so blessed to be so close right now! I really wish that I was that close...
Yes, grow little ones...GROW

priinnz
February 5th, 2019, 01:43 PM
Yes lucky to be close to my goal. I am so glad I am here it keeps me motivated. I Hennaed my hair for the first time on saturday and my hair seems to have grown almost a centimeter in one week. Not sure if it is the henna or the deep conditioner..!
It could also be a mistake so il check again next week.

You will reach there soon Dark40... guess we are in this together 😀

Ylva
February 5th, 2019, 04:49 PM
It's possible that I'm just going nuts, but in the shower it seemed like my dripping wet hair was hovering just about 2 cm above BCL. This kind of stuff always seems to happen when I go just a short while without measuring my hair (I don't use a tape measure but just check against my body). If that's true, I'll surely reach BCL in the summer, just like I planned - as long as I don't go on any sort of crazy trimming spree, of course.

Dark40
February 5th, 2019, 08:07 PM
priinnz, Ye,s please keep continuing to come here for motivation. You henned your hair? Ok, cool. Yeah, it might be both the henna and the deep conditioner making your hair grow faster. I'm not experienced with that. I've never used henna on my hair before. Because, my hair is processed/relaxed. Yes, please do check and measure again. It might be a mistake.

Yes, I know that I will get there someday soon sweetie.....Yes, we are definitely in this together :D

Yiva, Congratulations on your new milestone! :) I knew you would make it there again someday. No, I don't think you're going nuts. I believe you will make it to BCL this summer just like you've planned! Yeah, don't get scissor-happy. I'm staying away from he scissors until summer or next fall.

Rosy blossom
February 6th, 2019, 04:17 AM
Yes lucky to be close to my goal. I am so glad I am here it keeps me motivated. I Hennaed my hair for the first time on saturday and my hair seems to have grown almost a centimeter in one week. Not sure if it is the henna or the deep conditioner..!
It could also be a mistake so il check again next week.

You will reach there soon Dark40... guess we are in this together 😀

I hennaed my hair recently as well and I too have noticed a slight growth. My hair usually shrinks around BSL even though it's mid back length, and when wet it's touching waist. Recently though it visibly seems at mid back length.

priinnz
February 6th, 2019, 01:11 PM
It's possible that I'm just going nuts, but in the shower it seemed like my dripping wet hair was hovering just about 2 cm above BCL. This kind of stuff always seems to happen when I go just a short while without measuring my hair (I don't use a tape measure but just check against my body). If that's true, I'll surely reach BCL in the summer, just like I planned - as long as I don't go on any sort of crazy trimming spree, of course.
I know right. My hair makes me so happy in the shower. it feels so long and sleek.. hahahah.


priinnz, Ye,s please keep continuing to come here for motivation. You henned your hair? Ok, cool. Yeah, it might be both the henna and the deep conditioner making your hair grow faster. I'm not experienced with that. I've never used henna on my hair before. Because, my hair is processed/relaxed. Yes, please do check and measure again. It might be a mistake.

Yes I read so many positive things about henna's conditioning and strengthening properties, I though of giving it a try. I think it has definitely added some weight to my fine-ish hair. My mum also suggested that henna may have weighed my hair down and made it straighter, therefore seemingly longer. Who knows, I am rather bad at measuring and usually go by the feel.

priinnz
February 6th, 2019, 01:13 PM
I hennaed my hair recently as well and I too have noticed a slight growth. My hair usually shrinks around BSL even though it's mid back length, and when wet it's touching waist. Recently though it visibly seems at mid back length.

Oh great Rosy blossom. Then its probably not just fluke for me. Are you doing full head applications or a gloss? do you feel a change in weight/thickness too?

Dark40
February 6th, 2019, 05:11 PM
I know right. My hair makes me so happy in the shower. it feels so long and sleek.. hahahah.



Yes I read so many positive things about henna's conditioning and strengthening properties, I though of giving it a try. I think it has definitely added some weight to my fine-ish hair. My mum also suggested that henna may have weighed my hair down and made it straighter, therefore seemingly longer. Who knows, I am rather bad at measuring and usually go by the feel.

Yes I've also heard of he positive hing about heena's conditioning and strengthening properties as well. I really wish that I can use it instead of box dye but I can't. :( Your mum might be right that henna may have weighed your hair down and made it straighter, therefore seemingly longer. Yeah, I know whatcha mean about measuring too. I'm not good at it either. I just go with what I feel too.

priinnz
February 6th, 2019, 06:16 PM
Yes I've also heard of he positive hing about heena's conditioning and strengthening properties as well. I really wish that I can use it instead of box dye but I can't. :( Your mum might be right that henna may have weighed your hair down and made it straighter, therefore seemingly longer. Yeah, I know whatcha mean about measuring too. I'm not good at it either. I just go with what I feel too.

Why can't you use henna or relaxed hair Dark40? sorry I don't know much about this but when I was searching about it most people said it did wonders for their bleach damaged hair too.

ETA: Actually reading your post, I got curious and searched a bit and came across this site: http://growafricanhairlong.blogspot.com/2012/04/is-henna-safe-for-coloring-chemically.html
perhaps it will answer some of your questions for henna on relaxed hair. good luck

Dark40
February 6th, 2019, 08:58 PM
Why can't you use henna or relaxed hair Dark40? sorry I don't know much about this but when I was searching about it most people said it did wonders for their bleach damaged hair too.

ETA: Actually reading your post, I got curious and searched a bit and came across this site: http://growafricanhairlong.blogspot.com/2012/04/is-henna-safe-for-coloring-chemically.html
perhaps it will answer some of your questions for henna on relaxed hair. good luck

Thank you priinnz for the article! For many years I've always thought that henna couldn't be used on relaxed hair. I guess I was going by the old metalic hennas couldn't be used on relaxed hair. Now, I know. Interesting article! Thank you again! And, thanks for the good luck

priinnz
February 7th, 2019, 03:56 AM
It was my pleasure. Hope it helps you. I believe sourcing pure henna would be easy in the US. There are several threads discussing where and where not to buy henna from. If it can help you get away from box dyes it might be worth the trouble.

Dark40
February 7th, 2019, 12:37 PM
Yes it does help me thanks again. I was hoping that sourcing pure henna would be easy in the US. Oh, ok cool. I will definitely check out those threads that discusses on where and where not to buy henna from. Oh yes, I would love do anything to get away from box dyes.

Ylva
February 7th, 2019, 12:39 PM
I measured my hair against my body again last night and even with dry hair stretched it seemed like I was 2-3 cm away from BCL. Can't believe it! O__O

Dark40
February 7th, 2019, 12:47 PM
Congratulations Yiva on getting close to BCL! :) I'm so happy for you! I bet you can't believe it. I can't believe it either! You hair is growing really fast! :D

Ylva
February 7th, 2019, 12:51 PM
Congratulations Yiva on getting close to BCL! :) I'm so happy for you! I bet you can't believe it. I can't believe it either! You hair is growing really fast! :D

Thank you! Yeah, my hairdresser must have taken off less than I requested. Which I don't mind, it was just a smaller microtrim than I planned.

priinnz
February 7th, 2019, 05:25 PM
I measured my hair against my body again last night and even with dry hair stretched it seemed like I was 2-3 cm away from BCL. Can't believe it! O__O

wow getting there soon..:happydance:

Ylva
February 8th, 2019, 07:08 AM
wow getting there soon..:happydance:

Yeah, as long as I remember to not constantly measure my hair. :) Growth always happens so fast even if I just go two weeks without obsessing about it!

Rosy blossom
February 8th, 2019, 12:45 PM
Oh great Rosy blossom. Then its probably not just fluke for me. Are you doing full head applications or a gloss? do you feel a change in weight/thickness too?

Hi priinnz, I did the full head application. I definately felt the difference in my hair, each strand did feel slightly more thicker than before, and my roots felt a lot stronger too! I love the feeling of running my hands through my hair and actually feeling good amount of hair all over, instead of just fly away cotton candy type hair (which is what I have) looking frizzy. I give the credit to henna as well as the oils I'm using.

priinnz
February 10th, 2019, 02:09 AM
Hi priinnz, I did the full head application. I definately felt the difference in my hair, each strand did feel slightly more thicker than before, and my roots felt a lot stronger too! I love the feeling of running my hands through my hair and actually feeling good amount of hair all over, instead of just fly away cotton candy type hair (which is what I have) looking frizzy. I give the credit to henna as well as the oils I'm using.

Thanks for your reply. Thatís great to know. I am actually looking forward to my next henna
Treatment which I am planning to do the weekend after this one. The whole wait is a pain but worth the trouble I believe

priinnz
March 7th, 2019, 01:31 PM
Self-trimmed approximately and inch off so my hair is back to January length :(. However ends look healthier and my braid tassels don't have the weird spiral like some scared critters tail any more.

Hoping I recover this lost length soon.

Dark40
March 7th, 2019, 04:33 PM
priinnz, Yeah, I know the feeling of having setbacks. :( At least your ends look healthier and your braid tassels don't have the weird spiral like some scared critters tail any more.

Don't worry you'll recover this lost length soon. Before you know it you'll be saying in a couple of months that you're at BCL. :)

Blaithin
March 7th, 2019, 08:32 PM
So I posted on the waist to hip thread but thereís opinions that Iím already mighty close/at hip length. Soooo, I came over here. BCL is about the same as TBL for me and measuring is putting me about 8Ē from there. I donít think my hair grows that fast so Iím not sure Iíll make it by Christmas, but Iím going to hang out and grow with everyone here anyway!

Dark40
March 7th, 2019, 08:45 PM
Blaithin, hello and welcome! :) Yes, you are more than welcome to join us and grow with us! Congratulations on being close/at hip length! At least you've made another milestone. BCL is also the same as TBL on me too. My hair grows an inch a month. It grows very fast!

Ylva
March 7th, 2019, 11:51 PM
I am practically at BCL, but I have decided to do another big chop on the 19th of this month to get rid of a whole bunch of old damage (a year's worth of growth or a bit more even). I feel very excited about having made that decision and can't wait for my new, thick ends. There's still more damage to get rid of after that before my hair is fully healthy, but after this chop, I should be able to chill out with the cutting for a while, just doing microtrimming. We'll see. I might not reach BCL again this year, but if I don't, I should at least be very close. :)

Joules
March 8th, 2019, 06:23 AM
Ylva, good luck! Chopping off old damage is a great decision for your hair in the long run :)

I'm already almost at BCL! Might reach it stretched by April 1st. I'll still wait until May to call it, just to be sure. I can't wait, honestly :cheese:

Ylva
March 8th, 2019, 10:02 AM
Ylva, good luck! Chopping off old damage is a great decision for your hair in the long run :)

I'm already almost at BCL! Might reach it stretched by April 1st. I'll still wait until May to call it, just to be sure. I can't wait, honestly :cheese:

Thank you! :) Yes, I decided I would get rid of most of it before continuing much past TBL, so even though it's sad to part with a lot of length, in the end it doesn't matter when I get rid of the damage, because it must come off sooner or later anyway.

That's very exciting! Have fun in the butt zone!

Dark40
March 9th, 2019, 08:54 PM
I am practically at BCL, but I have decided to do another big chop on the 19th of this month to get rid of a whole bunch of old damage (a year's worth of growth or a bit more even). I feel very excited about having made that decision and can't wait for my new, thick ends. There's still more damage to get rid of after that before my hair is fully healthy, but after this chop, I should be able to chill out with the cutting for a while, just doing microtrimming. We'll see. I might not reach BCL again this year, but if I don't, I should at least be very close. :)

It's a good thing that you are chopping off all the old damage. I agree with Joules. :) Well, at least even after chopping it all off you will still be close to BCL. I'm hoping to make ti by the end of this year. Or, at least be close to it. Sometimes it looks like my hair goes through stalls or resting phases. But I at least know that it's growing though. My hair grows a half an inch a month. So, I'm hoping I will get there by the end of the year.

Ylva
March 17th, 2019, 05:03 PM
Okay, I measured my hair against my body and I am definitely at BCL now. So I'll just call it in this thread unofficially, but won't change my stats, because Tuesday is big chop day. :) I'm both excited and scared!

Dark40
March 17th, 2019, 08:25 PM
Yiva, congratulations on reaching your new milestone! :) What??? How much are you planning on getting chopped off on Tuesday?

Ylva
March 17th, 2019, 08:28 PM
Yiva, congratulations on reaching your new milestone! :) What??? How much are you planning on getting chopped off on Tuesday?

Thank you! :) Weeeeeeell, I don't quite know myself where I will land, so it just remains to be seen. :D

Dark40
March 18th, 2019, 05:18 PM
Thank you! :) Weeeeeeell, I don't quite know myself where I will land, so it just remains to be seen. :D

You're welcome! :) Ohhhhhhh, ok :D

Ylva
March 19th, 2019, 03:33 PM
Cross-posting a bit but yeah. I landed at hip or a couple of cms below, so reaching BCL again this year isn't impossible I guess.

https://i.ibb.co/JxR9wqj/hiukset1903199.jpg

Dark40
March 19th, 2019, 03:37 PM
Yiva, Wow! That is a nice length to be at right now!:) Yes, it could be possible to reach BCL again this year. Your ends look great!

Ylva
March 19th, 2019, 03:38 PM
Yiva, Wow! That is a nice length to be at right now!:) Yes, it could be possible to reach BCL again this year. Your ends look great!

Thank you! :)

Dark40
March 19th, 2019, 03:39 PM
Thank you! :)

You're welcome! :)