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Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 07:17 AM
This Probably could be merged Into the terminal thread but I wanted to make a specific club for this. I can't be the only one wanting floor length hair! Come join me if you are aiming for floor or already have floor length hair, a hangout if you will, let's be motivated!

I also will make a poll ( it's a multi choice poll!)
Where your starting point is or there is this mini
Questionnaire

What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?


What body marker are you at


How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you


If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?


Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?


What made you decide to grow to Floor?

Dark40
January 22nd, 2021, 10:56 AM
MY starting point was 8 inches long, the body marker where I'm at now is MBL almost to WL. The number of inches that floor length is on me is 63 inches. Well, my growth rate is 1.5 inches per month. So, I think it will take me 8 years for me to reach floor length from where i'm at today. Will you be Trimming or not Trimming? Well, it depends on if my hair really needs it. But mainly no I won't be doing too much trimming so that I can retain the length. What made you decide to grow to floor? Well, as a kid at my old church I saw this girl with very thick floor length hair, and it was always beautiful every Sunday when I saw her. Over a period of time we've become really good friends too. She has been my inspiration ever since!

gossamer
January 22nd, 2021, 11:15 AM
I didn't ever really decide to grow to floor length, so much as I decided to go for terminal (probably when I was about knee length). Then after quite a few years at floor+ but still slowly growing, I decided I'd had enough of the whole experience and cut back up to mid-calf, where I no longer stepped on my hair even when braided. It was a fun experiment, but since my June 2019 cut, I've gotten back to floor twice (by spring 2020, and again now when wet) and mannnn is it annoying accidentally stepping on my hair again sometimes when I'm washing it. I'll get around to trimming back to calf somewhere when I have time to think about it!

Dark40
January 22nd, 2021, 11:40 AM
I really don't think I want to actually grow to the floor either. Because, of stepping on it when it's dry and when washing it while it's wet. I think I will maintain it at ankle length. Like, what "Crystal Gayle," does with hers. She always keeps hers trimmed up to her ankles so she doesn't accidently step on it.

lapis_lazuli
January 22nd, 2021, 12:43 PM
I'm aiming for floor! (not terminal)

What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?

My true starting length: 27" ~BSL
Currently: 61.5"? My tape measure is too short now

What body marker are you at

Mid-calf

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you

71"

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?

At least 2 years if I continue to trim.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?

I'll be trimming; I'm still cutting out damage and maintaining my hemline.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?

I want to grow as long as possible with a blunt hemline, and barring any genetic limitations, I think floor is my final goal.

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 05:52 PM
MY starting point was 8 inches long, the body marker where I'm at now is MBL almost to WL. The number of inches that floor length is on me is 63 inches. Well, my growth rate is 1.5 inches per month. So, I think it will take me 8 years for me to reach floor length from where i'm at today. Will you be Trimming or not Trimming? Well, it depends on if my hair really needs it. But mainly no I won't be doing too much trimming so that I can retain the length. What made you decide to grow to floor? Well, as a kid at my old church I saw this girl with very thick floor length hair, and it was always beautiful every Sunday when I saw her. Over a period of time we've become really good friends too. She has been my inspiration ever since!
I'd love to grow 1.5cm a month better than my 1cm


I didn't ever really decide to grow to floor length, so much as I decided to go for terminal (probably when I was about knee length). Then after quite a few years at floor+ but still slowly growing, I decided I'd had enough of the whole experience and cut back up to mid-calf, where I no longer stepped on my hair even when braided. It was a fun experiment, but since my June 2019 cut, I've gotten back to floor twice (by spring 2020, and again now when wet) and mannnn is it annoying accidentally stepping on my hair again sometimes when I'm washing it. I'll get around to trimming back to calf somewhere when I have time to think about it!

Ahh to have the genes to grow that long


I really don't think I want to actually grow to the floor either. Because, of stepping on it when it's dry and when washing it while it's wet. I think I will maintain it at ankle length. Like, what "Crystal Gayle," does with hers. She always keeps hers trimmed up to her ankles so she doesn't accidently step on it.
I might end up cutting back to ankle if I get to floor plus but I want to experience floor length once in my life


I'm aiming for floor! (not terminal)

What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?

My true starting length: 27" ~BSL
Currently: 61.5"? My tape measure is too short now

What body marker are you at

Mid-calf

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you

71"

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?

At least 2 years if I continue to trim.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?

I'll be trimming; I'm still cutting out damage and maintaining my hemline.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?

I want to grow as long as possible with a blunt hemline, and barring any genetic limitations, I think floor is my final goal.

Woohoo thanks for sharing, you are so close it's great

oldrocker
January 22nd, 2021, 06:01 PM
I have absolutely no business on this thread....ha ha....never be able to hit that long...nor have the guts to be a guy with hair that long if it even grew that lengthy...but it did catch my eye.

One question:



Currently: 61.5"? My tape measure is too short now


Ms LL, do I need to send you a longer tape measure? I own several for my home projects....lol

O.R.

gossamer
January 22nd, 2021, 06:06 PM
Ms LL, do I need to send you a longer tape measure? I own several for my home projects....lol

O.R.

I've taped a 36in tape measure to my 60" tape measure back when I still was measuring! :lol:

lunalocks
January 22nd, 2021, 06:14 PM
I've taped a 36in tape measure to my 60" tape measure back when I still was measuring! :lol:

That's how I measure.

I aimed for floor, but my terminal (pretty sure I'm there, have been for a while) is knee.

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 06:30 PM
I need to invest in a tape measure, but I don't really measure often, just when I reach a milestone

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 06:32 PM
I have absolutely no business on this thread....ha ha....never be able to hit that long...nor have the guts to be a guy with hair that long if it even grew that lengthy...but it did catch my eye.



You never know until. You try! Even if it takes us until we are both 100!

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 06:33 PM
Double post

lapis_lazuli
January 22nd, 2021, 07:06 PM
Ms LL, do I need to send you a longer tape measure? I own several for my home projects....lol

O.R.

I think I'll just have to invest a few dollars into a new 80" tape measure...the things I must do :lol:


I've taped a 36in tape measure to my 60" tape measure back when I still was measuring! :lol:

Points for ingenuity! Let me have a look around before ordering anything....


Woohoo thanks for sharing, you are so close it's great

Thanks! Feels like I've been stuck here for a while, but that's why I'm in the no-trim challenge :)

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 07:17 PM
I think I'll just have to invest a few dollars into a new 80" tape measure...the things I must do :lol:



Points for ingenuity! Let me have a look around before ordering anything....



Thanks! Feels like I've been stuck here for a while, but that's why I'm in the no-trim challenge :)

It's to be expected you were maintaining, you should be floor by the end of year easy.

lapis_lazuli
January 22nd, 2021, 07:31 PM
It's to be expected you were maintaining, you should be floor by the end of year easy.

Haha I wish my hair grew that fast :o I'll be more than happy if I can even make it to ankle next year. There's no rushing things so I'll take whatever I can get :)

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 07:33 PM
Haha I wish my hair grew that fast :o I'll be more than happy if I can even make it to ankle next year. There's no rushing things so I'll take whatever I can get :)

Somehow my dumb ass only thought you had 4 inches to go. Not sure where I got that from!

lapis_lazuli
January 22nd, 2021, 07:52 PM
Somehow my dumb ass only thought you had 4 inches to go. Not sure where I got that from!

LOLL hopefully one day! And hey, I think with your growth rate you could reach floor in 10 years rather than 15-20. Maybe less!

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 08:32 PM
LOLL hopefully one day! And hey, I think with your growth rate you could reach floor in 10 years rather than 15-20. Maybe less!

Hopefully! That would be awesome but I think 10 years will put me past mid Thigh if lucky

Dark40
January 22nd, 2021, 10:29 PM
I'd love to grow 1.5cm a month better than my 1cm



Ahh to have the genes to grow that long


I might end up cutting back to ankle if I get to floor plus but I want to experience floor length once in my life



Woohoo thanks for sharing, you are so close it's great

Yeah, I know what you mean. I wanted to make a correction on the monthly hair growth rate. It's 2cm or 1 inch a month including taking vitamin supplements. I really wish that it was 1.5 inches too! Yeah, I bet that would be better than your 1cm

Yes, I don't blame you for wanting to experience the feeling of having floor length hair once in your life too! You only live once. I want to experience hair touching the floor just once too, and then trimming back to ankle length as well!

bokeh
January 22nd, 2021, 10:36 PM
I've got to say that I love the enthusiasm in this thread. I'll be rooting you all on as you grow your hear to great lengths! Good luck and much success everyone.

Bat
January 22nd, 2021, 11:29 PM
I've got to say that I love the enthusiasm in this thread. I'll be rooting you all on as you grow your hear to great lengths! Good luck and much success everyone.

Thank you so much, I need the luck for sure

Xan
February 4th, 2021, 05:16 PM
Sure hope I can make it to floor dream length. Classic now and I think I was at tailbone length when I decided. Never seems long enough Im hooked.lol

lapis_lazuli
February 4th, 2021, 05:51 PM
Sure hope I can make it to floor dream length. Classic now and I think I was at tailbone length when I decided. Never seems long enough Im hooked.lol

That's how I feel too...never long enough :roll:

Bat
February 4th, 2021, 05:55 PM
happy growing!, i'm excited for both of you

mariakatija
February 8th, 2021, 11:28 AM
Part of me wants waist length, part of me wants a lob, and part of me wants floor length! I'm also inspired by gossamer's pic in the other thread. The great thing about hair is that you can change your style.

spidermom
February 8th, 2021, 12:07 PM
I wonder how much of a genetic rarity it is to actually be able to grow to floor length.

BuddhaBelle
February 8th, 2021, 01:48 PM
I wonder how much of a genetic rarity it is to actually be able to grow to floor length.

Me too, but with all the pictures I’ve seen of Victorian ladies with floor length hair it feels pretty possible

ipickee
February 8th, 2021, 02:11 PM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
Well, bald, but now at 5 inches.

What body marker are you at
Longest points are mid neck.

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
64"

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
Approx 6 years. Right now I'm at about .80" per month. But obviously, with the season cycles and such, I expect it to change here and there.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
Not trimming. My hair tends to do pretty well with no trims, as I keep it up almost constantly and lightly oil daily, once it's long enough.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I had my hair at tailbone, and due to thyroid issues had severe thinning so I shaved it all off. Since then, I've gotten a dermatologist involved, and my hair is growing in so much thicker. Besides, I'm not getting any younger. I'd like to have floor length by the time I hit 45!

Death-Within-Me
February 8th, 2021, 02:14 PM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
12 inches.

What body marker are you at?
A tiny bit past the shoulders.

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
I don't understand this question.

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
With my hair type, I don't know if I will even reach past classic even if floor is a dream/goal. I have very fine hair that tends towards tapering as it grows out. If I don't trim, it stops growing at almost classic.
So this is a challenge to see if I could just do it with proper care this time. I don't exactly have a fast growth rate. It hovers around average. And it would take at least until over 35 years old for me.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
Trimming for sure.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I've seen it happen on others. And I'm resentful that some hair types and genetics just doesn't allow this for everyone. And it's simply a challenge to see if I can overcome genetics.

Death-Within-Me
February 8th, 2021, 02:16 PM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
12 inches.

What body marker are you at?
A tiny bit past the shoulders.

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
I don't understand this question.

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
With my hair type, I don't know if I will even reach past classic even if floor is a dream/goal. I have very fine hair that tends towards tapering as it grows out. If I don't trim, it stops growing at almost classic.
So this is a challenge to see if I could just do it with proper care this time. I don't exactly have a fast growth rate. It hovers around average. And it would take at least until over 35 years old for me.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
Trimming for sure.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I've seen it happen on others. And I'm resentful that some hair types and genetics just doesn't allow this for everyone. And it's simply a challenge to see if I can overcome genetics.

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you?
59 inches

Bat
February 8th, 2021, 05:39 PM
It's great to see I'm not the only one trying :D. @Death there is an LHCer here I forgot her name but her hair is fine and she got to floor, it is possible!

Death-Within-Me
February 8th, 2021, 05:54 PM
It's great to see I'm not the only one trying :D. @Death there is an LHCer here I forgot her name but her hair is fine and she got to floor, it is possible!

Woah, for real? But was her hair density thick, thin or medium? :D
Mine is kinda thick but it breaks off so easily once it reaches a certain length. :(

Bat
February 8th, 2021, 05:56 PM
Woah, for real? But was her hair density thick, thin or medium? :D
Mine is kinda thick but it breaks off so easily once it reaches a certain length. :(

I think it was fine

Xan
February 8th, 2021, 07:11 PM
That's how I feel too...never long enough :roll:

I just love it can't explain it but the longer it gets the longer I want it.lol. Also seeing so many at floor or near is a huge motivator. Your hair is so close looks gorgeous 😍 hope to get there someday.

Xan
February 8th, 2021, 07:12 PM
happy growing!, i'm excited for both of you

Thanks and good luck to you as well, to the floor we go. 😆 lol

Bat
February 9th, 2021, 02:38 AM
Yes! Though I'm Thinking of growing a floor length mullet to be extra lol!

Dark40
February 9th, 2021, 02:18 PM
I forgot to answer the question, "How many centimeters is floor length on me?" For me, it's 63". I would just love to make it to floor length or near it someday soon! :)

Bat
February 9th, 2021, 06:43 PM
I forgot to answer the question, "How many centimeters is floor length on me?" For me, it's 63". I would just love to make it to floor length or near it someday soon! :)

We can do it!

Dark40
February 9th, 2021, 06:52 PM
We can do it!

Yes, we can do it! I agree. I also thank you for your encouragement! :) I sure wish I had a photo of my friend's hair that was ankle near floor length when she was a lot younger. It's so sadly that her hair hasn't been that long since 1988. :(

Bat
February 9th, 2021, 07:38 PM
Yes, we can do it! I agree. I also thank you for your encouragement! :) I sure wish I had a photo of my friend's hair that was ankle near floor length when she was a lot younger. It's so sadly that her hair hasn't been that long since 1988. :(

It's probably best we don't compare our hair to others anyway it can cause disappointment if ours doesn't grow that long but I guess it's good to be motivated that others can grow that long!

GordonMurphella
February 10th, 2021, 03:50 AM
It's probably best we don't compare our hair to others anyway it can cause disappointment if ours doesn't grow that long but I guess it's good to be motivated that others can grow that long!

You need to remember you said this Bat! :cool:

Bat
February 10th, 2021, 04:44 AM
You need to remember you said this Bat! :cool:

Never!!!! Said what? I have a selective memory >: D

Sammich
February 10th, 2021, 04:51 AM
I’m gonna join! Currently at hip ish... I’m excited to get growing! I apparently have a fast growth rate so I’m really hoping it is haha. I’m so impatient and impulsive.

Bat
February 10th, 2021, 04:53 AM
I’m gonna join! Currently at hip ish... I’m excited to get growing! I apparently have a fast growth rate so I’m really hoping it is haha. I’m so impatient and impulsive.

Welcome! I'm with you with the impulsiveness! I want a mullet now lol but it is too short

Dark40
February 10th, 2021, 11:48 AM
It's probably best we don't compare our hair to others anyway it can cause disappointment if ours doesn't grow that long but I guess it's good to be motivated that others can grow that long!

Well, the reason why I compare my hair to my friend's is because we have the same hair type and texture. It doesn't disappointment me if mine doesn't grow that long. If it doesn't I would be happy if it grows close to floor length! Yes, when I saw her hair every week it motivated me or inspired me to grow mine that long. Who knows? We won't ever know unless we try!

Bat
February 11th, 2021, 03:12 AM
Well, the reason why I compare my hair to my friend's is because we have the same hair type and texture. It doesn't disappointment me if mine doesn't grow that long. If it doesn't I would be happy if it grows close to floor length! Yes, when I saw her hair every week it motivated me or inspired me to grow mine that long. Who knows? We won't ever know unless we try!
Here's to aiming for greatness

BuddhaBelle
February 11th, 2021, 07:37 AM
I've not decided how long i'll grow because it feels like years away but I thought i'd put a post here for tracking purposes :D

What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
About 25.5"

What body marker are you at
BSL!

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
170cm//67 inches.

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
Haven't worked out my exact growth rate yet but at the average 6" a month, 7 years. I'll be 28!

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I'm trying to not cut my hair for the whole of 2021, but after that we'll see on the hair.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
Interested to see how long I can go!

Bat
February 11th, 2021, 07:36 PM
Welcome to the club!

Dark40
February 12th, 2021, 09:46 AM
Here's to aiming for greatness

Yes, that's true

Xan
March 5th, 2021, 07:36 PM
Figured I answer the poll correct. Lol
Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
35" when I really decided to go super long.

What body marker are you at
Tailbone + just shy of classic was mid thigh but needed a trim hated to lose the length. 44"

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
70-72"

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
5 to 10 years?

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
Small trims along the way to keep it thicker even hemline.

What made you decide to grow to Floor? After seeing it and how cool it looks I love it but have doubts I can get it that long. Knee would be awesome but anything past that even better ankle floor♡

Bat
March 5th, 2021, 08:29 PM
I still want floor length at this stage but I think I might keep my mullet depending on how it looks that long

Xan
March 5th, 2021, 10:19 PM
I still want floor length at this stage but I think I might keep my mullet depending on how it looks that long
You don't want it all long?

ArtOfNoot
March 5th, 2021, 11:00 PM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?

Not sure exact inches but CBL

What body marker are you at

Waist

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you

63"

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?

Little less than 4 years if I retain all my length and pigs fly,,,,, so let's call it an even 6 years

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?

I'll only trim when necessary if my hemline is funky or my regular S&D's aren't cutting it ( haha, get it :p )

What made you decide to grow to Floor?

I enjoy the process of hair growing too much to quit.

Bat
March 6th, 2021, 02:39 AM
You don't want it all long?

I originally did but currently I'm enjoying the mullet style, i might up keep the short sides and bangs for the rest of the year

ArtOfNoot
March 6th, 2021, 02:09 PM
I still want floor length at this stage but I think I might keep my mullet depending on how it looks that long

Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet :pray:

Bat
March 6th, 2021, 04:14 PM
Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet Floor length mullet :pray:

Rofl I guess you want to see a floor length mullet!

0xalis
March 8th, 2021, 06:54 AM
I'm just growing until I get fed up with it... I wonder if I will want to keep growing past classic! Knee is very appealing...
I think it would be fun to grow to terminal at least once, then I can do a major chop & keep a ponytail souvenir while still having long hair after the chop!

Bat
March 8th, 2021, 07:04 AM
There is something special about knee, it's been one of my fave lengths to look at for years

oldrocker
March 9th, 2021, 05:17 PM
Woah, for real? But was her hair density thick, thin or medium? :D
Mine is kinda thick but it breaks off so easily once it reaches a certain length. :(

that would have been Lady Godiva for sure, although there may have been others. she had very fine tangly hair, but she took such good care of it, and it was relatively full....as fine does not equal not full...just the individual hair quality, no matter how much of it there is. She hasn't been around in a while, but there should be pictures here and there from a while ago.

O.R.

lapis_lazuli
March 9th, 2021, 05:23 PM
Woah, for real? But was her hair density thick, thin or medium? :D
Mine is kinda thick but it breaks off so easily once it reaches a certain length. :(

Ashke50 (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54031&page=94&p=3863010#post3863010) also has fine hair and is at floor! :)

Shorty89
March 9th, 2021, 05:37 PM
that would have been Lady Godiva for sure, although there may have been others. she had very fine tangly hair, but she took such good care of it, and it was relatively full....as fine does not equal not full...just the individual hair quality, no matter how much of it there is. She hasn't been around in a while, but there should be pictures here and there from a while ago.

O.R.


Ashke50 (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54031&page=94&p=3863010#post3863010) also has fine hair and is at floor! :)

I wish Lady Godiva was still around more. She had gorgeous hair for sure. I'm jealous of all those with fine hair and no taper. I always have more taper at TB than people like Godiva and Ashley have at floor.

Nefcerka
July 30th, 2023, 11:59 AM
What an interesting thread, and even more interesting, Bat started it :)
So I was googling "floor length hair" to see what Google thinks of it (to compare it with LHC) and I have not found much - but this thread popped up there, among pretty scarce results otherwise. And I found out that a lady in my country apparently had her hair recorded in a national Guinness record book (not the world, just national) with 170 cm hair, and I was like *challenge accepted, move aside girrrl* (just joking of course).

What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimeters?
Around 80+ cm now.
What body marker are you at?
Beyond hip length.
How Many Inches/Centimeters is floor on you?
Assuming it is measured from hairline, itīs about 195 cm or more.
If you know your growth rate, how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
My rate is 1,5 cm a month, so letīs see: (195-80) : 1,5 : 12 = 6 years 4 months 16 days from now.
Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
Mostly not trimming.
What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I havenīt decided to grow to the floor. I am growing as long as it will go and as long as it keeps me happy. But floor is very special, and to dream of it is nice. I am in awe of every member of LHC who reached it.

foreveryours
July 30th, 2023, 03:31 PM
Probably the reason why is that is not very popular. Many fewer than 1 in a million reach it.

Robbins and Robbins
Scalp hair length. II. Estimating the percentages of adults in the USA and larger populations by hair length
J. Cosmet. Sci., 54, 367-378 (July/August 2003)

History buffs will appreciate that the now defunct website tlhs.org helped with the study

I found the full paper here:

https://library.scconline.org/is-cacheable/1595437638242/Scalp-Hair-Length-II.pdf

tx jim hair
July 30th, 2023, 03:50 PM
i just never wanted to have a haircut ever

pumpkinsage
July 30th, 2023, 09:22 PM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimeters?
18 inches/~46cm

What body marker are you at?
Between shoulder and APL

How Many Inches/Centimeters is floor on you?
66 inches/~168cm

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
Oh my lord, I grow maybe 0.5-0.75 inches a month. 66-18 inches = 48 more inches to go from when I started (a little less now that I've been growing for several months now). 12 months x 0.625 inches (average growth) = 7.5 inches in a year

(x years/48 inches) = (1 year/7.5 inches)
x years = (1 year/7.5 inches) x 48 inches
x years = 0.133 year x 48
x years = 6.4 years

so if I keep at it and don't cut the bottom of my mullet off, I'll get to floor in 6.4 years.. maybe even 7-8 years cause my hair is curly and I was being somewhat generous with the growth average. If that is the case, I'll possibly reach floor in 2030?

48in / 6in per year = 8 years

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I'll probably just trim my bangs for now, but I don't plan to trim anything else. just S&D

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I have always loved long hair but my mental health wasn't stable enough to maintain longer hair so I kept cutting. Now that I have some stability, I want to see how far I can grow! I thing long floor length hair is gorgeous on others and I hope that I enjoy my curls just as long too! I'm definitely going to go terminal and see if I actually can reach floor and beyond length.

tuanyiji
July 31st, 2023, 12:11 AM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
Here on LHC, I first measured from my scalp to end at 92cm last August. But I stopped trimming before the pandemic after a blunt cut at APL/BSL.

What body marker are you at
Fingertip

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
170cm maybe

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
I grew 15cm over the past year, that’s 1.25cm per month, I’m now at 106-7cm, so it will take me another 51 months, and that is 4.2 years.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I am a no-trimmer, but I might maintain my hemline at knee for a thicker, even line for a while before I go on.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I want to test my gene limits to see where my terminal length is at, probably pass the floor.

Bat
July 31st, 2023, 01:58 AM
Another thread I made that I forgot about haha

I'm not really actively growing to floor now but I am giving up scissors so if I get to floor length so be it!

Nefcerka
July 31st, 2023, 06:27 AM
Probably the reason why is that is not very popular. Many fewer than 1 in a million reach it.

Robbins and Robbins
Scalp hair length. II. Estimating the percentages of adults in the USA and larger populations by hair length
J. Cosmet. Sci., 54, 367-378 (July/August 2003)

History buffs will appreciate that the now defunct website tlhs.org helped with the study

I found the full paper here:

https://library.scconline.org/is-cacheable/1595437638242/Scalp-Hair-Length-II.pdf

Ooooh a science paper about hair! That has just made my day and reading it will fill my evening.


Another thread I made that I forgot about haha

I'm not really actively growing to floor now but I am giving up scissors so if I get to floor length so be it!

Thank you for starting it, Bat. And toss those scissors to the trash already :)

Bat
July 31st, 2023, 06:27 PM
Ooooh a science paper about hair! That has just made my day and reading it will fill my evening.



Thank you for starting it, Bat. And toss those scissors to the trash already :)

Mine cost too much to throw away I figuratively locked them away same with my clippers!
As long as I stay away from hairdressers I got this

Nefcerka
August 1st, 2023, 03:38 AM
Mine cost too much to throw away I figuratively locked them away same with my clippers!
As long as I stay away from hairdressers I got this

You got this :thumbsup:

MusicalSpoons
August 2nd, 2023, 07:47 PM
I'm not sure I saw this thread when it was first posted, or if I did maybe I wasn't actually going for floor at that point anyway. I can try to answer retrospectively though :)


What was your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
I decided to go for terminal or ankle when I was calf length, and started to entertain the possibility that terminal might be after floor length when I was around lower calf, so 60-odd inches, maybe 64/65"? I'd have to trawl back through my posts to find exactly when I decided to give floor a go though.

What body marker were you at
Lower calf

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
70" [according to the tape measure. But my hair is 71" now and the flippy extremely thin ends means it doesn't always look floor length! I have trodden on it in the shower with my head straight though which is what convinced me I was actually there.]

If you know your growth rate how many years did you think it will take to reach floor?
I thought it would take me anywhere between a year to two years, depending on whether my growth slowed down or stalled because I was already nearing terminal length and didn't know if I could get to ankle let alone floor. I'm not sure how long it took in the end, as I don't know exactly when I decided to try for floor.

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I intended to probably trim a little at the turn of the years. I didn't do that but did have to cut off a massive knot after ankle length the first time which set me back by nearly a year I think.

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
LHC-itis, I guess, and just to see if I could, whether my terminal was before or after it. But I have to say that with my ends so extremely thin, extra length at that point was making absolutely no difference to the handling of it aside from wrapping a few more times when finishing a bun. If my hair were heavier or with less taper and fuller ends, I may well have felt differently and reached my limit long before that.

I originally never dreamed I'd reach knee or calf but then when calf became reality I started to entertain the possibility of ankle, and mayyyyyybe beyond if I didn't hit terminal first ... and then after I reached ankle the first time I still didn't really think it would be possible, I really thought my terminal might be between ankle and floor. I think the second time I reached ankle was when I genuinely thought it could be possible and really knew I wanted to get there. That was the first time I felt I'd be slightly disappointed if I didn't quite make it :lol:

Bat
August 3rd, 2023, 04:12 AM
Still incredible how far you've come even with the set back good work!

Bat
August 14th, 2023, 09:22 PM
oop looks like my old uge for floor length hair has rekindled!

Brandt
August 15th, 2023, 03:12 AM
Ooooh a science paper about hair! That has just made my day and reading it will fill my evening.



Thank you for starting it, Bat. And toss those scissors to the trash already :)

Yep--definitely a great read! Since I'm likely going to terminal length, it will be exciting to actually see (via the info from this article) the increasing rarity of reaching each milestone. I think though that hair length is a little bit longer now over than it was 20 years ago when the article was published. I also have to think if there could be some bias in the sampling of the people since they were attending an amusement park (would attendees either have longer or shorter than normal hair overall--though they address age range issue) and even a bias based on different parts of the US (Florida, which would probably attract a lot of people from farther north along the East Coast). Geographically, it's hard to determine bias for hair length without statistics, except for a few exceptions like Colorado, which definitely has longer hair than the US average for both men and women (based on my experiences--I spend a lot of time there). Actually, could Floridians have shorter hair due to the heat and humidity making people be more likely to go shorter with hair? If these stats are out there, they would be fun to see, whether they're state or country-based stats.

Nefcerka
August 15th, 2023, 06:23 AM
Yep--definitely a great read! Since I'm likely going to terminal length, it will be exciting to actually see (via the info from this article) the increasing rarity of reaching each milestone. I think though that hair length is a little bit longer now over than it was 20 years ago when the article was published. I also have to think if there could be some bias in the sampling of the people since they were attending an amusement park (would attendees either have longer or shorter than normal hair overall--though they address age range issue) and even a bias based on different parts of the US (Florida, which would probably attract a lot of people from farther north along the East Coast). Geographically, it's hard to determine bias for hair length without statistics, except for a few exceptions like Colorado, which definitely has longer hair than the US average for both men and women (based on my experiences--I spend a lot of time there). Actually, could Floridians have shorter hair due to the heat and humidity making people be more likely to go shorter with hair? If these stats are out there, they would be fun to see, whether they're state or country-based stats.

I read the entire paper, and yes, I think it is a little outdated. But I know it takes a lot of work and possibly money to make a good study, and Iīm not sure who would undertake anything like that today. I think that samples would have to be more accurate and representative, and not just for the US but the whole world. And I definitely think there are way more people nowadays with unusually long hair - if nothing else, they jump at me every time I open instagram. Especially in India - now that everyone has social media, the world can see that there are countless ladies with floor+ length over there. Also many long hair models and ordinary folks with classic, knee and beyond hair, all over the world. I like this trend of growing beyond what is considered "normal", it is so inspirational.

foreveryours
August 15th, 2023, 08:39 AM
Instagram, LHC and the like, provide only a self-selected sample which isn't really representative of the real world at large. Reliably estimating extremes is always statistically very difficult.

Brandt
August 15th, 2023, 12:13 PM
I read the entire paper, and yes, I think it is a little outdated. But I know it takes a lot of work and possibly money to make a good study, and Iīm not sure who would undertake anything like that today. I think that samples would have to be more accurate and representative, and not just for the US but the whole world. And I definitely think there are way more people nowadays with unusually long hair - if nothing else, they jump at me every time I open instagram. Especially in India - now that everyone has social media, the world can see that there are countless ladies with floor+ length over there. Also many long hair models and ordinary folks with classic, knee and beyond hair, all over the world. I like this trend of growing beyond what is considered "normal", it is so inspirational.

That's right about India--lots of very long hair there. In fact, a good reminder--Sikhs, at least those who are observant, never cut any of their hair, male or female (the males usually keep their hair in a turban), though Sikhs are a distinct minority in India (less than 2% with many in Punjab).

One could possibly do a survey based on Google Street View images (faces are often blurred but usually not the hair). However, in either colder climates where hats are more likely to be worn or climates with a lot of sun, especially in hot weather, where hats or other head coverings are used, the results could be skewed. Of course, buns, turbans and other ways to keep hair more compact on the head are likely to be used in some cultures more than others, which would also skew the results.

Bat
August 15th, 2023, 10:10 PM
Me I just like the idea it's possible regardless if my terminal is at floor or not

Nefcerka
August 16th, 2023, 10:09 AM
Instagram, LHC and the like, provide only a self-selected sample which isn't really representative of the real world at large. Reliably estimating extremes is always statistically very difficult.

That is true, good point. But I feel like there are many more long-hairs out there now than at the time of when the study was conducted, regardless of statistics. We would need a national yearly hair survey for every nation, as Brandt once suggested in the Random Thread :D


That's right about India--lots of very long hair there. In fact, a good reminder--Sikhs, at least those who are observant, never cut any of their hair, male or female (the males usually keep their hair in a turban), though Sikhs are a distinct minority in India (less than 2% with many in Punjab).

One could possibly do a survey based on Google Street View images (faces are often blurred but usually not the hair). However, in either colder climates where hats are more likely to be worn or climates with a lot of sun, especially in hot weather, where hats or other head coverings are used, the results could be skewed. Of course, buns, turbans and other ways to keep hair more compact on the head are likely to be used in some cultures more than others, which would also skew the results.

Ah yes, I thought about that too- imagine how much hair is covered all over the world - think about Muslim countries, I donīt think that all ladies over there cover pixies and bobs under their scarves... And China, there is at least one minority over there, I think women from that tribe hold the world record? Saw a video about them somewhere, they too never cut their hair and wash it with rice water.

-Aithne-
August 18th, 2023, 12:40 PM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
54 inches, I think? It was right when I started here...

What body marker are you at
Calf *excited*

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
I don't know how to calculate this right now...Does it go from hairline? Or just height? Is telling my height bad?

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
I don't know my growth rate...I don't know much...

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I oh-I-forget-the-word...I cut off split ends when I notice them and when I'm stressed...Search and Destroy! That was the word!

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I saw everyone's picture on LHC and my hair started growing past my knee. For the longest time I thought I was terminal at knee. After a little over a year on LHC, I know a lot more ways to take care of my hair and now it seems that floor might actually be possible *very excited* I saw the Victorian hair pictures, too...and the world record holders, too! ...but I didn't think it was possible for me back then.

Good luck, everyone!

Bat
August 19th, 2023, 05:54 AM
What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
54 inches, I think? It was right when I started here...

What body marker are you at
Calf *excited*

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
I don't know how to calculate this right now...Does it go from hairline? Or just height? Is telling my height bad?

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
I don't know my growth rate...I don't know much...

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I oh-I-forget-the-word...I cut off split ends when I notice them and when I'm stressed...Search and Destroy! That was the word!

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
I saw everyone's picture on LHC and my hair started growing past my knee. For the longest time I thought I was terminal at knee. After a little over a year on LHC, I know a lot more ways to take care of my hair and now it seems that floor might actually be possible *very excited* I saw the Victorian hair pictures, too...and the world record holders, too! ...but I didn't think it was possible for me back then.

Good luck, everyone!

Very exciting! and you can messure floor how ever you like!, height or forehead back

Bat
August 19th, 2023, 06:06 AM
Mine Was outdated so may as well re do it here!

What is your Starting Length in Inches/Centimetres?
Bald!

What body marker are you at
Buzz D: roughly 1-2 inches

How Many Inches/Centimetres is floor on you
170 ish from forehead back

If you know your growth rate how many years do you think it will take to reach floor?
15 years ish?

Will you be Trimming or not Trimming?
I'm hoping never to let scissors touch my head again but I might allow myself a cut if it gets my hair all one length

What made you decide to grow to Floor?
On a whim plus LHC makes it seem more possible!