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jojo
March 8th, 2008, 12:19 PM
okay, i posted something similar on the old LHC, so here we go again!

Im back to 22" after cutting in a blunt hem and equaling up my longest layer, just one layer in the back to go! I will probably even things up again, once it has caught up.

BSL for me is 27" (bottom of strap) so come on, post here with all your frustrations and milestones.

We will all get there!

florenonite
March 8th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Hmm .. I measure BSL as the bottom of my shoulder blades, or 23", because I'm impatient and if I measured to the bottom of my strap I'd probably get fed up at not reaching a goal in so long that I'd cut. My longest layer is now at 23", so I'm at 'can-I-call-this-BSL', but I won't really feel like I'm at BSL until it's at least an inch or two longer.

SchnauzerMom
March 8th, 2008, 05:28 PM
BSL is about 27 inches for me. Since I'm starting over again I've decided not to measure because it can be discouraging if I hit a no grow month. I'm going by milestones. BSL is my main goal.

Shadow Walker
March 8th, 2008, 05:31 PM
I don't wear a bra, so I wouldn't know what BSL would be. :p

But I think I'm winning our race jojo!

girlcat36
March 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM
I think BSL is 26" for me. And I think I'm at 22ish" right now; lost my measuring tape but I don't want to measure until April anyway. I obsess over it too much.

jojo
March 8th, 2008, 07:44 PM
yay! there are a few of us going for BSL or MBL in shadow walkers case! (the race is still on...biotin at the ready shadow..mwahaha!)

I'm not trimming until August 8th the moroccan calender thingy me bob! says its a good day for growth, okay maybe im slightly mad for wanting to try it but hey what have i got to lose?

I think we should all post a monthly picture up too, for comparing how much we have grown, what do you all think?.

My camera charger is broke ( darn dog thought she would eat it..ggggrrrr) so ive had to order another which will hopefully be here Monday.

Okay im off to bed now so happy growing everybody xxx

eadwine
March 8th, 2008, 10:19 PM
I am 1.5" above BSL, and just patiently waiting till I get there. No special things that I am doing save for my normal routine.; take my vitamins, eat my two bananas a day, and pamper the hair.

allyall
March 8th, 2008, 10:44 PM
My hair is around APL and headed for BSL. I think I'll reach it by the end of ths year.

Katze
March 9th, 2008, 08:53 AM
My hair is between APL and BSL, as it's been for years. Last measurement (Feb?) was 25.5; "Full" BSL - where it covers, not just touches, the strap - will be 27". But those longest ends are still very wispy and see through - hard to count.

I'd like to trim again but I think I am going to measure once more to see how much growth I've got per month; I'm not very good at being consistent with such "boring" tasks ;) but I know it is for the best so I am trying to discipline myself.

For me, when my hemline is more even and at 27" (rather than just the "point" of the "deep V" hitting 27) I will be at BSL. It is a long way to go, it seems, but my hair is still longer than it has ever been!

I'm still teaching myself to wear it up more (and like it!) and focusing on moisturizing but also washing more so that it looks good down and I can enjoy it.

Carina
March 9th, 2008, 10:07 AM
I have about an inch and a half(3 cm) left to bsl.It's driving me crazy some days.I saw that bananas can make a difference I so have to add that into my diet.

Blueneko
March 9th, 2008, 10:09 AM
JOJO!

Excellent growth!!!

I am at 21". BSL is 24" for me, but I measure the top of the bra strap. I think I am about near APL, but it is a length I won't really celebrate. You are WAY past APL!!!

Your hair seems to grow super fast!

Robinlyn
March 9th, 2008, 11:26 AM
I will hopefully be joining you all soon! Such beautiful hair on this thread WOW! I think I have another few months until I'm at APL but just wanted to stop by and say happy growing. Hope to join you all soon!

shellblue1
March 9th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Mine is about the same length as Robinlyn's is in her avatar.

I get so impatient with the growth of my hair! Seems it really slows down in the winter months.

Jaime
March 10th, 2008, 06:26 AM
I'm in! My avatar pic is reasonably current (Feb) so you can see I just barely reach APL right now.

8) Jim

Madam Librarian
March 10th, 2008, 06:51 AM
I just got a haircut a week ago, and am at 21 inches, or APL. BSL/MBL is about 27 inches on me. I will be creeping right along with the rest of you this year. :)

ycelong
March 10th, 2008, 07:52 AM
This picture was taken in February so it is fairly current, hair is just a tad bit longer now. I hope to hit BSL soon, maybe by June to the top of my bra strap.
Glad to find so many others at my same place in the journey.
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg127/ycelong/hair_down_dryWinCE.jpg

Lucky
March 10th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Yeehoo, my first post on the new forum - I was worried that TLHC was gone forever!

I'm currently nearing APL and my next goal after that is BSL, which is about 26-27 IN for me. I'm currently at 57 cm (roughly 22.5 IN).

I'm done breast feeding my son, so I'm going to start taking UltraNoursiHair and biotin again (I didn't take any vitamins/supplements during my pregnancy or during BFing, I was too paranoid). My hair seems to be growing at a decent rate, a good 1/4 IN per month, but my post partum shed has definitely begun, I hope it won't affect my overall growth too much.

SaveTheTapirs
March 11th, 2008, 02:40 AM
I'm finally at APL, and BSL is my next goal. I'm hoping to get a picture up within a couple of weeks. I think I'm going to try the famous miconazole, so we'll see if that speeds up my progress!

lora410
March 11th, 2008, 06:49 AM
I'm at 22" right now I think and BSL for me is 24" he he he. The prob is I've been in a stall since last September and only my top layers seem to be growing.

redcelticcurls
March 11th, 2008, 10:01 AM
Count me in! I'm at 27" wet right now, which is at my last rib. but, dry, I am at 22" which puts me between APL and BSL, depending on how much shrinkage I have that day.

I had a badly needed cut in January. Lost length, but the hair looks better and the curl is better too.

Islandgrrl
March 11th, 2008, 10:20 AM
I'm also between APL and BSL. I think I'm at about 24.5" right now, and BSL is going to be somewhere around 27" for me.

BSL is my next mini-goal, with waist following hopefully not too far behind, and hip following that. Once I hit hip, I'm hoping I'll be able to consider my hair long (there isn't such a thing for me as long ENOUGH). I still think of it as short right now.

My ultimate goal is terminal. I don't know exactly where that is, but I do know it's someplace below knee because I've been at knee before!

jojo
March 11th, 2008, 04:58 PM
JOJO!

Excellent growth!!!

I am at 21". BSL is 24" for me, but I measure the top of the bra strap. I think I am about near APL, but it is a length I won't really celebrate. You are WAY past APL!!!

Your hair seems to grow super fast!

thanks blueneko, I think it roughly grows 0.8th of an inch a month but its stalled as late, hoping to kick start the growth with the monistat experiment. xx

Lize
April 28th, 2008, 04:49 PM
This thread needs to wake up again! *bump* :)

I just reached APL (at least some parts of my hair), and I'd like to join in on this little adventure. I estimate to reach BSL by the and of the year if I don't have to trim too much. I think it will be 25" on me.

My ultimate goal is tailbone, but BSL is an important milestone on the way there!

Sara_Smiles
April 28th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Erm, pardon, but APL isn't on the list of abreviations, so where exactly is APL? Also, I'm just past the shoulders myself and hope to be BSL within 6 months. My hair grows pretty fast, so I'm sure the 5 inches I need to top of bra will be here in no time, ( I hope!).

Lize
April 28th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Erm, pardon, but APL isn't on the list of abreviations, so where exactly is APL? Also, I'm just past the shoulders myself and hope to be BSL within 6 months. My hair grows pretty fast, so I'm sure the 5 inches I need to top of bra will be here in no time, ( I hope!).

APL means Arm Pit Length. :) I am sure you are welcome in this thread even if you are not there just yet. There is also a thread named "APL this year!" if you wanna consider APL as a goal on the way before aiming for BSL. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=395

Happy growing to you! :)

Lize
May 2nd, 2008, 03:02 PM
Gonna try to bump this thread again. *bump* :) Come on now guys, there must be someone out there at this length. Talk to me! How are you all doing? Are you making any progress? Approaching BSL? What do you find positive or negative at this length?

I am still just at APL. Right now I am very unhappy with my ends but I will try not to trim as long as possible. I bought a leave in conditioner today that actually made my hair feel a bit better. I need to gain some length now!!

eadwine
May 2nd, 2008, 03:05 PM
I am at 25" right now if I remember right, got me something like 1.5" to 2" to go still. I can do more and more updos, but the French twist? Forget it, my hair is now officially too long :lol:

Juliette
May 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
Hi Ladies, Just to say I'm in this length range. last time i measured my longest strands were 27 inches. My layers were not that far behind as I dont have muchof a taper. i am sooo excited as I finally feel that I am getting somwhere!! I will be really pleased when my hairs shortest lengths reach 27 inches then I know I will be really at BSL.

lilalong
May 2nd, 2008, 04:28 PM
I'm at 23" right now. BSL is about 26" for me.

Phalaenopsis
May 4th, 2008, 02:08 AM
I'm at 25 inches now, just half an inch and I'm (I think) at BSL. I'm 5 feet 22 so being a little one helps a bit :D
And maybe, with the sun or so, my hair will grow a bit faster and I will be at BSL just in a month, let's hope so!

ETA: checked again, hmm, different bra, so different bra length:rolleyes: I'll have to be almost 27 inches before I'm really at BSL.

And I hate this length, because, it isn't long, it isn't short, you're just somewhere in between :shrug:

birthmarkie
May 4th, 2008, 09:03 AM
Checking in. I have a couple of inches to go. I'm hoping to be at BSL by early Autumn. I hope I hope I hope!

florenonite
May 4th, 2008, 09:09 AM
When I joined LHC I measured BSL to be at 24" and I'm now at 24.5", so I've reached by that bra (a 34A). I then got fitted for new bras a few months later (which are all 32C, I don't know how I decreased in band size when I'd gained weight, but whatever) and it's now 25" to the top of my bra strap (or 26" to the bottom), but that's if I sit up straight, whereas I tend to slouch, making the difference longer. I kind of consider myself to be at an 'upper-BSL' measurement, though, as I'm past the bottoms of my shoulder-blades.

prosperina
May 4th, 2008, 09:23 AM
I guess I'm about 2 inches away from BSL. (27 inches) Except that I've got layers that I'm growing out from a bob, so just the bottom layer is at sort of 25. I don't really know what to do, I need a trim, but don't want to lose length, but I also want to be rid of the layers. Do I wait to trim at 27 inches, or do it now? It's really no fun either way, however if I do it now I'll not have to lose as much length when I do get there....difficult. Maybe I'll just do a mini trim in a couple weeks or so.

birthmarkie
May 4th, 2008, 09:27 AM
I guess I'm about 2 inches away from BSL. (27 inches) Except that I've got layers that I'm growing out from a bob, so just the bottom layer is at sort of 25. I don't really know what to do, I need a trim, but don't want to lose length, but I also want to be rid of the layers. Do I wait to trim at 27 inches, or do it now? It's really no fun either way, however if I do it now I'll not have to lose as much length when I do get there....difficult. Maybe I'll just do a mini trim in a couple weeks or so.

I am in a similar position and settled on a small trim this month. I plan to maintain here until I feel okay about moving on to BSL. I have several inches of old layering left, but hopefully my hemline will start looking better without having to take all of those off quite yet.

florenonite
May 4th, 2008, 10:00 AM
I guess I'm about 2 inches away from BSL. (27 inches) Except that I've got layers that I'm growing out from a bob, so just the bottom layer is at sort of 25. I don't really know what to do, I need a trim, but don't want to lose length, but I also want to be rid of the layers. Do I wait to trim at 27 inches, or do it now? It's really no fun either way, however if I do it now I'll not have to lose as much length when I do get there....difficult. Maybe I'll just do a mini trim in a couple weeks or so.


I am in a similar position and settled on a small trim this month. I plan to maintain here until I feel okay about moving on to BSL. I have several inches of old layering left, but hopefully my hemline will start looking better without having to take all of those off quite yet.

I'm doing a mini-trim in June because I have a similar problem. By September I should be properly at/past BSL (I grow an inch a month in the summer) so I'll probably maintain there until I get rid of my layers.

jivete
May 4th, 2008, 11:35 AM
I'm at 22.5 which is just a little past APL. Top of bra is 25" and bottom is 27". Ultimately I'd like to maintain at 27. I've always found this length annoying because it's not long but it's not short either.

prosperina
May 4th, 2008, 11:58 AM
I guess I'll do that too. I think I will trim (mini) right before summer starts. Or well, it has already started here, but right before the really hot weather. :d Mine usually grows faster in summer too, so hopefully it will again.

Lize
May 4th, 2008, 12:29 PM
I just had a 0.2" trim. :) Doesn't sound like a lot, but I can really see a difference in my ends. I hope I can hold out for a while now before trimming again.

Grow hair, grow! I really want hair that feels LONG. As many others have just said this length is very "in between". Of course that's better than short, but still a bit bored with my hair right now. I'll just have to stick it out.

Fillette
May 13th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Hello,
This is my very first post. I consider myself at APL right now and my next goal is BSL. I can't wait to get there. I will try to post pictures tomorrow. It feels great to know that other people have the same hair goal as me.

birthmarkie
May 13th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Hello everyone! This past weekend, I was wearing a different bra and my hair reached BSL when stretched. I may stop my trimming, just for the thrill of reaching BSL as soon as possible. It would be nice to maintain at BSL rather than some arbitrary place. So all that to say, I think I'm ready to keep moving on to BSL.

jojo
May 13th, 2008, 02:12 PM
im currently at 24" ish (measured yesterday but need my daughter to re-measure to be sure!) and one inch of the top of my bra strap and 3 to be a true bsl, im getting good growth at the moment so im hoping for end of July beginning of Aug with a bit of luck to reach a true bsl!

Hows everybody else doing?

birthmarkie
May 13th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Hi jojo! I just posted right below you. I was hovering around 23 and 24 inches on April 30th. I did a very light trim, so I'm hoping to be at a solid 24 inches soon. I, too, seem to need about 1-3 more inches for BSL. I can't wait for it! I am able to do some neat updos at this length and at BSL I think they will be even better. I have been pulling my hair over the front of my shoulders and it stays like that, which is cool. BSL will be a really big milestone for me.

Lize
May 13th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Wow, jojo! That is really good growth! I'm happy for you. :)

I'm doing okay. Just started the journey towards BSL (from APL that is) and would consider myself to be at APL right now. Right now my main focus is not to trim again for a while. Hoping for a growth spurt in the summer. :)

Would anyone like to share what kind of hair styles you usually wear at this length?

florenonite
May 13th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Wow, jojo! That is really good growth! I'm happy for you. :)

I'm doing okay. Just started the journey towards BSL (from APL that is) and would consider myself to be at APL right now. Right now my main focus is not to trim again for a while. Hoping for a growth spurt in the summer. :)

Would anyone like to share what kind of hair styles you usually wear at this length?

About the only thing that holds with any reliability is a cinnamon bun, but then I've got mad-thick hair (ok, so it's not overly thick, but the problems caused by its thickness are exacerbated by its fineness and layers).

birthmarkie
May 13th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Would anyone like to share what kind of hair styles you usually wear at this length?

I just obtained amish pins, two hairsticks, a fork, and a fork/comb/metal decorative thing so I will be experimenting a lot. I enjoy wearing it down at this length, but I often wear a ponytail or looped bun with a scrunchie. I do a lot of random things with sticks where I just loop some hair and make a shortened ponytail or variation on a twist, and cinnamon buns and variations on that. I love doing a pseudo-braided bun. I can also do a chinese bun, double braids, half-ups, a 5-strand braid, and a french braid but I do those less often.

rhubarbarin
May 13th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Ooh, finally a club I can join!

My V was at mid-back a few months ago, but I cut off a ton of damage and now I'm at APL. I now have 3" of virgin, unconed hair which makes me happy but I have a lot of damage left, so still trimming for the next couple years. My next 1" trim is scheduled for August.. I hope to be almost back to BSL by then.

When I wear my hair up I either braid it or put it in a french twist/messy bun secured with a hairfork. For some reason I can't get a cinnabun to stay at the length, I used to wear them all the time before I cut my hair.

justpuggy
May 13th, 2008, 02:46 PM
hi all! Trying to get back into the swing of things! I am just around APL (23") and need to measure what bsl is on me, but it feels obtainable by the end of the year (fingers crossed).

My hair is pretty fine and thin so for updos I do a lot of buns/twists. I just did my first chinese bun today! :cheese:

birthmarkie
May 13th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Hi florenonite, justpuggy and rhubarbarin (and anyone else that sneaks in)!

It is interesting...I can do a very small cinnabun now, but the old bun I used to do (without the twisting part of the cinnabun) has not been wanting to stay.

1MegMeg
May 13th, 2008, 06:56 PM
During the 3rd week of April I was at 22.5" which is maybe an inch or so (kind of hard to tell) past APL on me. I've not measured exactly what BSL is, but I think I have 2-3 more inches to go. I am excited to see others in the same hair "club" as me hehe! I have gotten my hair to this length a few times in the past and always cave and cut it short, so I am happy to have support to get through this phase. :) I am excited because I can do more updo's now, which keeps me motivated to enjoy the growing length.

ycelong
May 13th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Hey all! Count me in on this one. I am at 23.5" currently. The very tips of my longest hairs reach the very top of the strap for me so another 2 inches and I will count it officially BSL. I think I can get there by the end of July. I haven't had my hair that long since I was a kid - I get to the length I am right now and it never seems to pass the strap ;)
I wear it up alot now and LHC has really influenced the care I give to my hair - silicone free me. No professional trim since December, I have dusted once myself and S&D a couple times.
Glad to be on the journey with the rest of you - we can prop each other up and smack the scissors away together.......

jojo
May 15th, 2008, 08:05 AM
hi everybody!
Everybody seems to be growing along just great eh? hair ups good for this length, peacock twists, sock buns, a folded braid (what i got today!), french braids, dutch braids, poofy bun, gibson tuck, scrunchie bun

Theres loads, though the peacock twist flops over on me now.

Keep going everybody, looking like Aug/Sept will be a great BSL month for a few of us!!

Take care ya all xxx

yogachic
May 15th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Hmm .. I measure BSL as the bottom of my shoulder blades, or 23", because I'm impatient and if I measured to the bottom of my strap I'd probably get fed up at not reaching a goal in so long that I'd cut. My longest layer is now at 23", so I'm at 'can-I-call-this-BSL', but I won't really feel like I'm at BSL until it's at least an inch or two longer.


BSL is about an inch below the shoulderblades for me.

I will join in here. As I am at APL on my way to BSL. :)

30isthenewblack
May 17th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Hey wait ... for me [she grabs her ticket to station Waist and starts running for the APL to BSL train] ...

BSL is about 25 inches for me. I've never been more thankful for having a short torso and longer legs in my life :) I have curly hair and layers so I am currently at BSL length if I pull my longest layer and at just past APL when it is curly which is about 21 inches. I want to keep my layers but I want the layers to be longer so it will be a long process for me to grow out my hair. I had my hair cut quite recently and lost at least an inch to two inches but it looks more healthy and has more volume as a result.

I've identified bsl as the point at which I usually fail growing my hair. I've done a lot of stupid things to my hair like getting a relaxer, getting my hair relaxed and dying my hair blonde which has led to a lot of breakage. I tried growing out my colour last year but my hair looked so limp. I find it looks fuller with hair colour. I have a half head of foils and put a semi-permanent colour in my hair. If I can get past this point, I know I can make it to the waist. It's like when I tried saving for a home deposit. The first $10k was the hardest.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26446424@N05/2482400073/

www.30isthenewblack.com

DiyaC
May 17th, 2008, 12:01 PM
I consider the top of my bra strap as BSL. That would be about 25" for me. Right now I'm at 22". My hair's never ever grown beyond APL. This is the longest I've ever had. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I'll reach BSL at least this time. :pray:

girlcat36
May 17th, 2008, 12:14 PM
I thought I would be at BSL in July, but realistically September will be more like it. I am 23" now, BSL if I pull it straight--but that doesn't really count...

BSL is my trouble spot too--lots of breakage that require trims, that ultimately take off too much. And chemo and radiation really screwed up my hair!

thankyousir74
May 17th, 2008, 01:19 PM
and here i thought my hair was getting longer ^.^ at least i can have a pony tail past the nape of my neck, in a couple of months i'll be able to grow with you guys :)

eadwine
May 17th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Someone predicted to me I would be BSL by July, I think she is going to be right though at the time I pronounced her pretty much nuts :lol:

Here is a picture taken on the same day as my last siggie picture, which.. by the way.. is up a month earlier than it should have been (should have been around 20 June) but I noticed so much growth that I had to see if it was real.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8206/11mei20082ex1.th.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11mei20082ex1.jpg)

In this picture, taken May 11th, I am holding my finger up against the bottom of the bra strap. No pushing it up, this is where it is at and I have all the same bras.

I am going to get measured very soon, but if this is true (BSL is at 68cm for me) then I have had some INSANE growth going on this last period, because on the 5th of April I measured in at 63.5cm and this looks like 1.5cm or so above BSL now, that is 3cms in a month!

30isthenewblack
May 17th, 2008, 04:06 PM
I thought I would be at BSL in July, but realistically September will be more like it. I am 23" now, BSL if I pull it straight--but that doesn't really count...

BSL is my trouble spot too--lots of breakage that require trims, that ultimately take off too much. And chemo and radiation really screwed up my hair!

Girlcat,

Your hair reminds me so much of mine. I had a lot of do it yourself layers ie breakage and damage (not from chemo or raditation but just pure stupidity from bleaching my hair). At 23 inches, your hair is longer than mine. I think mine is 21 or 22 inches curly. It can be such a long journey for curly hairs who have spiral curls as mine can jump up 6 inches or more and your hair looks it springs up quite a lot as well.

I've been cutting the layers out of my hair and will continue to do so for a long time. I still want layers but longer layers. as they give my hair a lot of volume and personality. I don't want to sacrifice volume for length. I always get to a point where I have a lot of hair growth and I feel confident to let hairdressers take one or two inches off as I think the hair needs it but I need to break out of that habit. As I said, I've just had a hairdresser to cut off an inch or two off my hair but I do think my hair looks better from that haircut. My mother is going to maintain my hair from now on.

I've been rubbing a Jojoba Butter mixture on my ends which has a mixture of Jojoba oil, Shea butter, vegetable coconut and Sunflower oil to try and minimise breakage. I have noticed that I have less hair breakage. I always used to lose a lot of hair when I washed it and I thought that was natural but coming to these forums, I've realised that it can be minimised.

It will be interesting to see everyone's progress from APL to BSL. I'm confident we can all get there together :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26446424@N05/2482400073/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26446424@N05/2482400073/)

www.30isthenewblack.com (http://www.30isthenewblack.com)

girlcat36
May 17th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Hey, 30isthenewblack, I couldn't get through on your flicker link. Maybe I'll try the shea butter.

30isthenewblack
May 17th, 2008, 04:46 PM
I can't for the life of me work out how to put my picture in the post. I've only been putting the oil on my ends for a week but I seem to be losing less hair when I wash it. I guess it can only help.

birthmarkie
May 17th, 2008, 05:00 PM
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8206/11mei20082ex1.th.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11mei20082ex1.jpg)


That's a great idea for a picture, with the finger! I'll have to try that for my next length picture :) Your hair's looking great and so close!

Poolsoflaughter
May 17th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Alright, I will join you! I've decided to not measure for a while, just try and go by milestones, so this will be good for me. Right now, I'm at APL, so here we go.:p

eadwine
May 18th, 2008, 12:55 AM
I can't for the life of me work out how to put my picture in the post. I've only been putting the oil on my ends for a week but I seem to be losing less hair when I wash it. I guess it can only help.

Try this:

linkie to your image here

Just be careful not to make the image too big :)



birthmarkie: thank you!! It still feels unreal and I keep on doubting that I may have tilted my head. I know I didn't but yeah.

Next week is measure day if I don't forget to have it done and then I will know more. :)

30isthenewblack
May 18th, 2008, 02:03 AM
Thank you Eadwine. Let's see if this works.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/26446424@N05/2500728601/" title="11.05.08_resized by 30isthenewblack.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2500728601_06a073e3db_o.jpg" width="200" height="133" alt="11.05.08_resized" /></a>

I know I must be dreaming but I feel my hair has grown since I trimmed an inch off it last week. It's long enough for me to sit against the ends of the hair again.

30isthenewblack
May 18th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Ok stupid Flicker, their link didn't work. They have this rule about not copying and pasting the URL on an external site. I should have listened to you the first time :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2500728601_06a073e3db_o.jpg

eadwine
May 18th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Ah I see it in the second post now! Nice length!

30isthenewblack
May 18th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Hahaha ... finally with your help :) I love how supportive this forum is. I can really visualise my hair going past bsl and still remaining strong and healthy. Your length is awesome as well!!!

jojo
May 18th, 2008, 05:40 AM
Someone predicted to me I would be BSL by July, I think she is going to be right though at the time I pronounced her pretty much nuts :lol:


http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8206/11mei20082ex1.th.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11mei20082ex1.jpg)
now who was that eadwine? lol you look bsl already to me, jeese your hair grows fast, you look a proper long hair now!

eadwine
May 18th, 2008, 05:56 AM
*cough* Just looked it up, and jojo.. that was you in my visitor messages ;)

jojo
May 18th, 2008, 09:08 AM
*cough* Just looked it up, and jojo.. that was you in my visitor messages ;)
thought as much! now waist shall i be brave an predict? i see april 09 being very possible for you!!;)

eadwine
May 18th, 2008, 10:07 AM
:lol:

First let me truly get that BSL at 68cm, then we'll talk about waist at 79cm :lol:

jojo
May 18th, 2008, 01:12 PM
:lol:

First let me truly get that BSL at 68cm, then we'll talk about waist at 79cm :lol: LOL at your rate of growth you will be there before you know it!:)

eadwine
May 18th, 2008, 01:47 PM
I am quite average actually I think hihi.

I just want to get to that BSL already. It still feels short :lol:

puredoxyk
May 18th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Hi all, my longest layers hit APL just recently...it's a supremely irritating length for me, actually the very one I was cringingly avoiding when I kept cutting my hair before. My hair is super thick, straight and fine, so at this length I can't braid it, it won't stay in clips and it goes *everywhere* if the conditioning is the slightest bit off. My shortest layer is also juuussst a tad too short to stay back if I pull my hair back at the nape, which is where I have to put it if I want to wear it up for any length of time -- the thickness means it weighs too much to go up any higher. PLUS, I've been having all kinds of conditioning problems lately, so basically my hair just looks like crap, mostly. I'm dealing -- soon I'll get my moisturizing problems worked out (eventually, on a long enough timeline, I have to find something that works, right?), and soon it'll be long enough to at least throw back in a ponytail at the nape

But today, I'm dealing with greasy hair though I just washed it this morning (ah yes, another conditioning mishap), and wishing like hell I could just cut it off or leave it at home and just wear a fancy hat instead! I'm looking forward to BSL because, though I might not be able to really put it up at that length yet (thickness again), I do suspect it'll behave a little better. Or, you know, it had better!

-pd (pic from January)

http://www.puredoxyk.com/images/myhair_jan08.jpg

30isthenewblack
May 18th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I am quite average actually I think hihi.

I just want to get to that BSL already. It still feels short :lol:

Your hair is very long Eadwine. It's the same length as mine when straight. It's just that you have such a long torso. At last! I have found an advantage to being average height :) There is a silver lining to everything. It will get there before you know it.

Shadow Walker
May 18th, 2008, 06:02 PM
I'm not sure if I've hit MBL yet, so I posted a picture in my album today.

Link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=209&pictureid=12556)

Am I at MBL, or just short?

girlcat36
May 18th, 2008, 06:14 PM
I'm not sure if I've hit MBL yet, so I posted a picture in my album today.

Link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=209&pictureid=12556)

Am I at MBL, or just short?

Shadowwalker--your awesomely gorgeous hair is very nearly MBL; I would say not more than an inch to go!


Ok stupid Flicker, their link didn't work. They have this rule about not copying and pasting the URL on an external site. I should have listened to you the first time :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2500728601_06a073e3db_o.jpg

Our hair is very similar!

jojo
May 18th, 2008, 07:17 PM
I'm not sure if I've hit MBL yet, so I posted a picture in my album today.

Link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=209&pictureid=12556)

Am I at MBL, or just short? if you wore a bra id say you was on the longer end of bsl but seeing as you dont id say :cheese::cheese::cheese:YAY! you are midback!

jojo
May 18th, 2008, 07:18 PM
ive gone and broke my no cut for a year, i only did a micro trim as my ends are getting straggly and thin, it feels better though and shouldn't jeopardise my length too much i hope!

Shadow Walker
May 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
if you wore a bra id say you was on the longer end of bsl but seeing as you dont id say :cheese::cheese::cheese:YAY! you are midback!

YAY! I'm so happy! :D

jojo
May 18th, 2008, 08:25 PM
so you should be too! tell me do you sleep with your head in a grow bag? you have a secret growing method, no holding back shadow walker now <whisper....... whats your secret???>

30isthenewblack
May 18th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Our hair is very similar!

I recognise those curls anywhere!!! It's so hard for our hair to look long as our spiral curls bounce up so much but we will all get there together :). I love this thread.

Shadow Walker
May 18th, 2008, 08:41 PM
so you should be too! tell me do you sleep with your head in a grow bag? you have a secret growing method, no holding back shadow walker now <whisper....... whats your secret???>

Haha, I wish I knew. My only guess is that it must be good genes, though I take in a ton of protein every day (like, around 50 grams or more), and I'm also very active since my job is all manual labor. Who knows.

I know from looking at my hair in pictures that it's growing fast, but man it sure doesn't feel like it. It still feels really short.....

talula_fairie
May 18th, 2008, 10:40 PM
I cut it all off and started over. It's pixie length still. My frustration at this point is that it occasionally looks really poofy, so I will probably be going in to get it texturized as it grows out. I will also trim the back to avoid the dreaded mullet.

30isthenewblack
May 19th, 2008, 03:08 AM
ive gone and broke my no cut for a year, i only did a micro trim as my ends are getting straggly and thin, it feels better though and shouldn't jeopardise my length too much i hope!

I'm a strong believer in microtrims. There is no point in having long hair if the ends are straggly. I've developed this obsession for staring at the ends of people's hair. I've got to snap out of it :)

Lize
May 19th, 2008, 03:28 AM
I'm a strong believer in microtrims. There is no point in having long hair if the ends are straggly.

I too believe in microtrims. I had one quite recently. They make a huge difference in quality of the ends, but you don't have to lose a lot of length for that. I do them when I feel that I need to.

eadwine
May 19th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Your hair is very long Eadwine. It's the same length as mine when straight. It's just that you have such a long torso. At last! I have found an advantage to being average height :) There is a silver lining to everything. It will get there before you know it.
Yeah.. I have itty bitty legs :lol: Looks silly but oh well, can't help my genes *giggles*


And I also do microtrims, definitely. Once every 18-21 weeks roughly. It sure helps keep the ends nice and neat :)

birthmarkie
May 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM
I'm a strong believer in microtrims. There is no point in having long hair if the ends are straggly. I've developed this obsession for staring at the ends of people's hair. I've got to snap out of it :)

Yeah, no offense, but I would snap out of it if I were you. Many people here get upset by the idea that others are staring at their ends or mentally criticizing their choices. Frankly, some people do have long hair and like straggly ends, so saying that there is no point in having long hair if ends are straggly is just not true for some of us.

Blueneko
May 19th, 2008, 12:57 PM
I am now on the APL to BSL boat since I finally confirmed APL-goodness!

Hello, hello, hello.

LaurelSpring
May 19th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I have tons of layers so I am all over the place. The bottom of my V is BSL but thats about it so its not a true BSL. The shortest layers are between my chin and shoulders. I am baby steeping my way with dustings.

30isthenewblack
May 19th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Yeah, no offense, but I would snap out of it if I were you. Many people here get upset by the idea that others are staring at their ends or mentally criticizing their choices. Frankly, some people do have long hair and like straggly ends, so saying that there is no point in having long hair if ends are straggly is just not true for some of us.

I think you're being overly sensitive. I never said that I was criticising people's hair. I personally like would not sacrifice growth for healthy hair and that is my choice. It was a very lighthearted comment. There is no need to take things so seriously and spoil what is otherwise a very supportive thread :)

30isthenewblack
May 19th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah.. I have itty bitty legs :lol: Looks silly but oh well, can't help my genes *giggles*


And I also do microtrims, definitely. Once every 18-21 weeks roughly. It sure helps keep the ends nice and neat :)

I have a small torso and long legs :) You look very tall in your photo actually. My mum will be doing the micro trims for me now. No hairdressers for me :rolleyes:

30isthenewblack
May 19th, 2008, 02:39 PM
I think you're being overly sensitive. I never said that I was criticising people's hair. I personally like would not sacrifice growth for healthy hair and that is my choice. It was a very lighthearted comment. There is no need to take things so seriously and spoil what is otherwise a very supportive thread :)

I wish we could edit our posts lol. I meant I would not sacrifice healthy hair for growth. I apologise if I offended anybody as I didn't mean to. It's all about personal choice.

FrannyG
May 19th, 2008, 02:43 PM
I'm at 22 inches again, after a post-colour 5 inch cut. I'm part of the club, if you'll have me. My measurement of 22 inches was on May 1. I'm really hoping that I don't suddenly have a stall. :hmm: I'm hoping to be and inch or so past my bra strap by the end of the year. BSL is about 25.5 inches for me. Let's go!!!! :cheer:

Lize
May 19th, 2008, 03:46 PM
I'm at 22 inches again, after a post-colour 5 inch cut. I'm part of the club, if you'll have me. My measurement of 22 inches was on May 1. I'm really hoping that I don't suddenly have a stall. :hmm: I'm hoping to be and inch or so past my bra strap by the end of the year. BSL is about 25.5 inches for me. Let's go!!!! :cheer:

Hi Franny! We're at the same length now! How cool is that?! :D Nice to see you in this thread.

And by the way, I did tell you that the new color looks great didn't I? If I didn't I'm telling you now. :flower:

MsBubbles
May 19th, 2008, 03:50 PM
I've developed this obsession for staring at the ends of people's hair. I've got to snap out of it :)

I used to do that too! But then I discovered this forum, and read about 'fairytale ends'. I was a die-hard blunt-or-nothing :D, but after seeing so much pretty hair in a taper from photos on here I have done a 180!! And if my chronically V-shaped hair got to waist length at the very tip, even, I'd be so proud.

I consider myself belonging on this thread, although my bra strap's a bit messed up: it's lower on the sides and rides up pretty badly in my middle back :(. So although I almost reach BSL, it's sorta 'bent upwards bsl' instead of an even straight across. Oh well, time flies when you're 41 so maybe my layer's will be true bsl before I know it. BSL on me is about 26". Waist will be about 31.5. (I'm tall with a really long neck :rolleyes:)

birthmarkie
May 19th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Hi everyone :waving:

It turns out that BSL is only about 1.5 inches away for me!

Granted, this will be the very tips of my layered ends, but I have the sentiments of MsBubbles that it is still going to be a proud moment. I had planned to do another microtrim/dusting at BSL but I don't know whether I should do that at the top of strap (1 to 1.5 more inches) at mid-strap (2 more inches) or at the bottom of the strap (2.5 more inches) :confused:

On the other hand, I might not stop at all and just haul on to waist :D

Any thoughts?

jojo
May 19th, 2008, 05:04 PM
well done everybody! :applause keep up the good work, half of the pleasure in growing long hair is knowing the patience it takes yeah:brickwall ?

welcome to all the newcomers:puppykisses: long may you grow:grouphug:

30isthenewblack
May 19th, 2008, 10:21 PM
I used to do that too! But then I discovered this forum, and read about 'fairytale ends'. I was a die-hard blunt-or-nothing :D, but after seeing so much pretty hair in a taper from photos on here I have done a 180!! And if my chronically V-shaped hair got to waist length at the very tip, even, I'd be so proud.

I consider myself belonging on this thread, although my bra strap's a bit messed up: it's lower on the sides and rides up pretty badly in my middle back :(. So although I almost reach BSL, it's sorta 'bent upwards bsl' instead of an even straight across. Oh well, time flies when you're 41 so maybe my layer's will be true bsl before I know it. BSL on me is about 26". Waist will be about 31.5. (I'm tall with a really long neck :rolleyes:)

My comment was taken out of context. I do enjoy looking at people's hairstyles and I've taken more of an interest in how people style their hair in terms of blunt cuts or v cuts etc but I never said that I make negative judgements about people. I hardly think I'm in any position to do that given the state of my hair lol. Actually, I've decided since visiting this forum that I'm going to keep the layers in as opposed to have a blunt cut as I think it works better for my hair.

eadwine
May 20th, 2008, 03:13 PM
I have a small torso and long legs :) You look very tall in your photo actually. My mum will be doing the micro trims for me now. No hairdressers for me :rolleyes:
My hairdresser is wonderful. Two weeks from now is big trim time again (big trim meaning bangs AND length).

I am by the way 1.71meters, just brushing 5'7" :)

30isthenewblack
May 20th, 2008, 08:22 PM
My hairdresser is wonderful. Two weeks from now is big trim time again (big trim meaning bangs AND length).

I am by the way 1.71meters, just brushing 5'7" :)'

I am 167cm, 5"6 inches :) I have a trim scheduled for August as I had one only two week's ago. I hope you don't get much length off as your hair looks very healthy. Do you take any supplements?

MsBubbles
May 20th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Actually, I've decided since visiting this forum that I'm going to keep the layers in as opposed to have a blunt cut as I think it works better for my hair.

That's actually what I was trying to say :o. I'm coming from the position that it's not only fine, it's pretty funny to suddenly be so aware of what other people's hair ends are doing. And I'm way more forgiving of my own, and other people's layers now. I meant to be all peace love and understanding - I hope I came across that way! I wasn't at all offended by your comment. I just wanted to share in a light hearted way that I did the same thing. :)

30isthenewblack
May 21st, 2008, 03:11 AM
That's actually what I was trying to say :o. I'm coming from the position that it's not only fine, it's pretty funny to suddenly be so aware of what other people's hair ends are doing. And I'm way more forgiving of my own, and other people's layers now. I meant to be all peace love and understanding - I hope I came across that way! I wasn't at all offended by your comment. I just wanted to share in a light hearted way that I did the same thing. :)

:) My comment wasn't really directed at you but I appreciate your response. I just didn't want anyone to think that I'm the type of person to put down other people's appearance because I've never been that type of person. I'm obsessed by measuring my hair too lol :D It was still 25 inches the last time I measured which was yesterday.

FrannyG
May 21st, 2008, 06:32 AM
What I love about this forum is the sheer variety of hemlines and textures. I have discovered the for my fine, straight hair, blunt cuts are the way to go to make me happy, but I do appreciate the many different shapes I see here.

eadwine
May 22nd, 2008, 12:17 AM
'

I am 167cm, 5"6 inches :) I have a trim scheduled for August as I had one only two week's ago. I hope you don't get much length off as your hair looks very healthy. Do you take any supplements?

I am not getting much length off :) She does microtrims, so 6-7mm is about all she takes. I do take a supplement (skin hair and nails, from Kruidvat), and I eat two bananas a day; someone said they were good for growth (something in them, can't remember what), and in any case they are yummy hehe.

30isthenewblack
May 22nd, 2008, 04:04 AM
That's good that you're only getting a microtrim. TWO bananas ... woah! I saw the thread about Monistat being used for hair growth. It's not available in Australia though. I have a friend who lives in the US and her brother is going over there soon but I don't know how he would explain that if his bag was searched by customs lol.

I feel like my hair is SO short. It's such an inbetween length for girls with curly hair. Although, my hair is long enough for me to lie back on it if I am sitting on a chair so it can't be that short. I really wish the hairdresser hadn't taken it upon himself to even out one of my layers. Never again.

eadwine
May 22nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Yeah.. don't eat them at the same time though :lol:

I have one at breakfast, and one after dinner or so ;)

girlcat36
May 22nd, 2008, 05:55 PM
I don't think I will be at BSL til November :(.
I thought last year I would get there in July, then in January, I thought September, but now---definately November. Patience......

30isthenewblack
May 22nd, 2008, 08:50 PM
I don't think I will be at BSL til November :(.
I thought last year I would get there in July, then in January, I thought September, but now---definately November. Patience......

It does take a lot of patience but when I look at your hair, it looks like if I pulled your longest layer that it would reach your top. It definitely looks longer than 22 inches if you pull it straight.

girlcat36
May 23rd, 2008, 11:37 AM
It does take a lot of patience but when I look at your hair, it looks like if I pulled your longest layer that it would reach your top. It definitely looks longer than 22 inches if you pull it straight.

When pulled straight, it's about 25", nearly BSL. But I don't ever wear my hair straight so I only measure dry and curly.

FrannyG
May 23rd, 2008, 01:16 PM
Well, girlcat36, I'm looking at the same timeframe as you to reach BSL, and when I do, it will be the third trip from this length to BSL since I joined LHC. Last year I cut 6 inches of length off to remove some straggly pre-LHC hair and get a straight -across hemline. Last month I cut off 5 more inches of pre-LHC hair after colouring my hair back to blonde after my brunette experiment.

What I've learned with all this is that the time seems to go much more quickly than you expect, if you're not always thinking about how "short" your hair is. When you start feeling like a longhair at whatever length you are, the hair seems to grow more quickly, and you'll enjoy the ride more.

Just think! A year from now we'll be getting very near waistlength!

30isthenewblack
May 23rd, 2008, 05:39 PM
When pulled straight, it's about 25", nearly BSL. But I don't ever wear my hair straight so I only measure dry and curly.

Ok, that makes more sense then. I don't wear my hair straight either but I do measure it straight as my curls bounce up differently, I feel it is more accurate. My curls can bounce up 6 inches on a good day :D

Our hair is the same length then. My hair is about 22 inches curly and 25 inches when straight. To be honest, I'd be thrilled if I hit bsl curly at the end of the year with my ends looking thick and healthy. I want to break out of the cycle of reaching this milestone and then having to trim it back as the ends are damaged. I think I've also been sabotaged by hairdressers as well which is why my mother is only cutting my hair from now on.

I need 3 inches to reach bsl when curly so if hair grows half an inch on an average every month and my hair grows 3 inches, then we are both on track for bsl at the end of the year.

I've only started measuring a few weeks ago but I'm not sure if my hair even grows half an inch every month. I'm taking supplements so it will be interesting to see if that makes a difference. My hair is chemically coloured as well but I have been moisturising the ends every night and my hair has never been healthier. I just need to even up the layers as it grows longer so it looks like it has more volume.

I did get a trim a few weeks ago and it made me sad but at least I go forward with healthier hair.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2500728601_06a073e3db_o.jpg

jojo
May 23rd, 2008, 06:18 PM
When pulled straight, it's about 25", nearly BSL. But I don't ever wear my hair straight so I only measure dry and curly.
thats the thing with curly hair like your but like i said the best comes to those who wait, nothing more beautiful than long sprirally hair, you will be the envy of many i tell you, me for one!!

jojo
May 23rd, 2008, 06:20 PM
Well, girlcat36, I'm looking at the same timeframe as you to reach BSL, and when I do, it will be the third trip from this length to BSL since I joined LHC. Last year I cut 6 inches of length off to remove some straggly pre-LHC hair and get a straight -across hemline. Last month I cut off 5 more inches of pre-LHC hair after colouring my hair back to blonde after my brunette experiment.

What I've learned with all this is that the time seems to go much more quickly than you expect, if you're not always thinking about how "short" your hair is. When you start feeling like a longhair at whatever length you are, the hair seems to grow more quickly, and you'll enjoy the ride more.

Just think! A year from now we'll be getting very near waistlength!
ooooooooooohhhhhhhh what an exciting thought, suppose we will have to start a new club them. I can't wait i feel like a kid waiting for santa to come, quite sad for a 39 year old!!

30isthenewblack
May 23rd, 2008, 06:49 PM
ooooooooooohhhhhhhh what an exciting thought, suppose we will have to start a new club them. I can't wait i feel like a kid waiting for santa to come, quite sad for a 39 year old!!

You are not sad at all. You are never too young or too old to have beautiful hair at any length or texture. Never lose sight of your dreams at any age.

www.30isthenewblack.com

birthmarkie
May 23rd, 2008, 06:50 PM
You are not sad at all. You are never too young or too old to have beautiful hair at any length or texture. Never lose sight of your dreams at any age.

www.30isthenewblack.com (http://www.30isthenewblack.com)

I completely agree. Live your dreams.

jojo
May 23rd, 2008, 07:14 PM
awww its a good job i have you guys on here, another thing i was just thinking were here trying to grow to bsl, you know we will never be as short as we are now ever again or as long as we will be tomorrow, if that makes sense!!!

30isthenewblack
May 23rd, 2008, 07:33 PM
It's nice to know that we are all moving forwards with out hair. No more sabotaging by hairdressers for me. That was my main problem along with the damage. I got comfortable and let them cut off my growth thinking it was needed. BSL at the end of the year toot toot :D

eadwine
May 24th, 2008, 02:57 PM
I am going woohoo here.

Just had my hair measured today, and went from 63.5 to 65.5 cm in 1 month and 20 days.

I have adjusted the length under the avatar already. 2.5cm to BSL!

FrannyG
May 24th, 2008, 03:15 PM
ooooooooooohhhhhhhh what an exciting thought, suppose we will have to start a new club them. I can't wait i feel like a kid waiting for santa to come, quite sad for a 39 year old!!

Well, Jojo, I'll be 47 this year and I'm feeling the same excitement that you are. If you're sad, then I'm downright mournful. :silly:

girlcat36
May 25th, 2008, 09:59 PM
You girls are funny!! At least this is a healthy obsession.
Franny--you have such patience! And your hair always looks beautiful no matter what langth it is.
I will probably have to maintain my hair at BSL for a while because the ends are super thin, I like fairytale ends but mine are a little too thin right now.
Oh, and my growing out underlayer is neck length now, that is very exciting!

Aug. 2007
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/P1000735.jpg?t=1211774040
May 2008
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/mayhair2-1.jpg?t=1211774220

eadwine
May 26th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Yay!!! Great progress!

30isthenewblack
May 26th, 2008, 01:21 AM
You girls are funny!! At least this is a healthy obsession.
Franny--you have such patience! And your hair always looks beautiful no matter what langth it is.
I will probably have to maintain my hair at BSL for a while because the ends are super thin, I like fairytale ends but mine are a little too thin right now.
Oh, and my growing out underlayer is neck length now, that is very exciting!

Your underlay has inspired me to buy Monistat hehehe. Awesome growth!:cheese:

lilalong
May 27th, 2008, 02:07 AM
Mind if I join? I can't wait till I reach BSL, as this is always the point when my hair starts feeling long to me.

Lize
May 27th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Wow girlcat36! The new growth looks awesome! Great progress!

goldenwaves
May 27th, 2008, 03:21 AM
hi, this may sound sill, but what does APL stand for? I can't find it anywhere! Thanks :)

florenonite
May 27th, 2008, 03:39 AM
hi, this may sound sill, but what does APL stand for? I can't find it anywhere! Thanks :)

It's Armpit-Length :)

FrannyG
May 27th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Girlcat36, awesome update! :flowers: Your progress has really been wonderful. I understand your desire to stay for a while to thicken up your ends by trimming. It's probably a much better idea for you than my way of cutting off a few inches at a time to get the hemline I want! :silly:

Hi Lilalong, and welcome to our little group! :happydance: This is where the fun is! We're all very excited about our journey to BSL and the journey is even more exciting with company. :flower:

30isthenewblack
May 27th, 2008, 05:37 AM
Mind if I join? I can't wait till I reach BSL, as this is always the point when my hair starts feeling long to me.

Welcome! The more the merrier ... I have recently joined this group myself :D

rhubarbarin
May 27th, 2008, 07:35 AM
My hair is getting longer, but it's breaking like crazy. :( If all my ends were awful, I would cut back to healthier hair, but it's only bad in spots. I want my hair to get to waist so badly, can't stand to cut off the healthier ends.

My ends are brushing the top of my bra band today, but that's not a usual occurance.. stretched my hair is at mid back, but dry it's still closer to APL, most days. Like some others here I only count where it hits when it's curly/wavy.



I consider myself belonging on this thread, although my bra strap's a bit messed up: it's lower on the sides and rides up pretty badly in my middle back . So although I almost reach BSL, it's sorta 'bent upwards bsl' instead of an even straight across.

OT, but it sounds like you are wearing the wrong size bra. Try a smaller band size and larger cup!

MsBubbles
May 27th, 2008, 08:29 AM
OT, but it sounds like you are wearing the wrong size bra. Try a smaller band size and larger cup!

Thanks for the help! I think you might be right about the smaller band, and the front just ain't cutting it, either. I'm wearing a sports bra today, so that's a whole bunch of material to have to grow my hair past :).

FrannyG
May 28th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Oooh, just a few more days until measuring and progress photo days, for me at least. Do most of you measure on the first?

I'm really looking forward to it this month, because it feels as though I've grown a bit more than usual this month since my cut. I can already do things with my hair that I couldn't do on the first of the month. :happydance:

eadwine
May 28th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Yay Franny! Looking forward to that picture then!

30isthenewblack
May 28th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I love looking at updates :) I started measuring mid month because I obviously didn't think things through. I'm not sure if I will update in three months as 1.5 inches growth (if I'm lucky) will be hard to see on curly hair. I might update in six months instead :confused: And when are we going to see your update Eadwine :eyebrows:

lilalong
May 28th, 2008, 06:21 PM
I'm a bit impatient lately and visit this tread often. :(

FrannyG
May 28th, 2008, 06:29 PM
I always make sure I take a new length shot on the first of the month. While you can never see a real difference in just one month, it's great to have a year later to compare your growth from June to June, for example. I think monthly photos are a great tool, not right away, but down the line.

I think we're all a bit impatient from time to time, Lilalong! :)

30isthenewblack
May 28th, 2008, 06:43 PM
I'm definitely going to measure each month. I only started this whole exercise on May 11 so I'm only halfway through the first month of measuring growth but I'm really interested to see how much my hair actually does grow per month. I should take pictures every month. I'll have to borrow a digital camera as my friend who took the photo has gone overseas. After looking at so many progress pictures especially with girls who have curly hair, I know I have to be patient when growing my hair. If I reach bsl curly by the end of the year which will be 28.5 inches (I'm already at bsl now with straight hair) with healthier hair and ends, I will be happy :D

birthmarkie
May 28th, 2008, 07:42 PM
I measure on the first of the month and take a length picture. DBF does these for me, so I truly only get one measurement per month and he will only do it max one day early, if that! I am really excited to see about my growth this month. I did a microtrim myself last month. Before the trim, my hair was 23.75 to 24.25.

30isthenewblack
May 28th, 2008, 07:49 PM
I measure on the first of the month and take a length picture. DBF does these for me, so I truly only get one measurement per month and he will only do it max one day early, if that! I am really excited to see about my growth this month. I did a microtrim myself last month. Before the trim, my hair was 23.75 to 24.25.

What is your average growth per month Birthmarkie? :)

birthmarkie
May 28th, 2008, 08:09 PM
0.6 inches/month on average :)

30isthenewblack
May 28th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Noice :) It will be interesting to see how much growth I get per month. I've always thought my hair doesn't grow but I can see the regrowth in my hair colour. I get the feeling that my mother is a bit hit & miss with the tape measure but I did get her to measure it three times lol.:eyebrows:

birthmarkie
May 28th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Noice :) It will be interesting to see how much growth I get per month. I've always thought my hair doesn't grow but I can see the regrowth in my hair colour. I get the feeling that my mother is a bit hit & miss with the tape measure but I did get her to measure it three times lol.:eyebrows:

That's nice of your mom! I try to be patient with DBF but I know my hair is difficult to measure because of my layered ends. He will not measure 3x like your mom though. I'm jealous :) Keeping track of the growth each month has worked well for me because I have gotten to see the overall growth. My growth does vary. Sometimes I just get a 1/4 inch, but let's say that 1/4 inch takes me up to a whole number, then I'm still happy. I got one inch of growth in December. That was the only time in a year, though. I do think it has a lot to do with the way your hair lays and stuff, too. I didn't trim for over a year, so that made calculating growth easier since I didn't have to factor in how much I cut, exactly. I guess some people don't measure at all, but I have to. I look forward to it so much :D

30isthenewblack
May 28th, 2008, 09:36 PM
That's nice of your mom! I try to be patient with DBF but I know my hair is difficult to measure because of my layered ends. He will not measure 3x like your mom though. I'm jealous :) Keeping track of the growth each month has worked well for me because I have gotten to see the overall growth. My growth does vary. Sometimes I just get a 1/4 inch, but let's say that 1/4 inch takes me up to a whole number, then I'm still happy. I got one inch of growth in December. That was the only time in a year, though. I do think it has a lot to do with the way your hair lays and stuff, too. I didn't trim for over a year, so that made calculating growth easier since I didn't have to factor in how much I cut, exactly. I guess some people don't measure at all, but I have to. I look forward to it so much :D

The measuring was easy compared to the photo taking! I had rejected at least 5 photos before I was happy with the one on my signature :) I can tell by the regrowth that my hair is growing but with the curls, it's harder to see so I'm looking forward to measuring on June 15. I'll have to mark it in my diary.

eadwine
May 29th, 2008, 12:19 AM
And when are we going to see your update Eadwine :eyebrows:

My update is already there :lol: I just gave you the new length measurements ;) am EXACTLY an inch away from BSL but I will make a new length picture halfway through June somewhere to even out the 3-month period in the siggie again :)

30isthenewblack
May 29th, 2008, 12:28 AM
My update is already there :lol: I just gave you the new length measurements ;) am EXACTLY an inch away from BSL but I will make a new length picture halfway through June somewhere to even out the 3-month period in the siggie again :)

Whoops :eyebrows: An inch away from BSL ... very exciting :)

krt1013
May 29th, 2008, 12:32 AM
I'm trying to get to BSL as well, but still have 3-4 inches to go! Hopefully I'll be able to update soon :)

30isthenewblack
May 29th, 2008, 12:33 AM
I'm trying to get to BSL as well, but still have 3-4 inches to go! Hopefully I'll be able to update soon :)

Welcome to the club :) Your hair looks gorgeous in your signature.

FrannyG
May 31st, 2008, 06:29 PM
Hi and welcome, krt1013!!! :waving:

Well, I couldn't wait until midnight, which would be officially June 1st, to measure my hair. I had it measured not once, not twice but thrice, and I'm measuring in at 22 7/8 inches, which is a growth of 7/8 inches this month.

I usually manage about 3/4 of an inch per month, but this is fabulous!! Woo-hoooo! :happydance:

30isthenewblack
May 31st, 2008, 06:41 PM
Hi and welcome, krt1013!!! :waving:

Well, I couldn't wait until midnight, which would be officially June 1st, to measure my hair. I had it measured not once, not twice but thrice, and I'm measuring in at 22 7/8 inches, which is a growth of 7/8 inches this month.

I usually manage about 3/4 of an inch per month, but this is fabulous!! Woo-hoooo! :happydance:

:cheese: You're well on your way to your Summer 09 goal!

FrannyG
May 31st, 2008, 06:56 PM
:cheese: You're well on your way to your Summer 09 goal!


Yes I am, and I'm so excited! :grin: It's so nice to have people to talk to who understand just how exciting close to an inch of hair growth in a month can be. :p

30isthenewblack
May 31st, 2008, 07:09 PM
Yes I am, and I'm so excited! :grin: It's so nice to have people to talk to who understand just how exciting close to an inch of hair growth in a month can be. :p

Yes, it is nice to be around supportive people who understand how important hair growth is and alternatively, how agonising it is to trim even half an inch of hair :)

rubyann
May 31st, 2008, 09:56 PM
I would just about swoon for 7/8 inch of growth in a month, FrannyG! My hair seems to be growing really slowly to me. DH says I should measure in centimeters, so as to be more accurate as well as show growth better. Such a man!LOL He's a math teacher, so maybe I should listen to him.LOL

Really, I've misplaced my tape measure(s) and don't want to spend $$ on yet another one, only to turn around and find the 2 or 3 I have that are hiding from me!

eadwine
June 1st, 2008, 02:21 AM
Congratulations!!

I am going to lose 5mm come Tuesday on the length, microtrim time again, but I will gain that back in not too long, that is for sure, and then be back again at an inch from BSL.

30isthenewblack
June 1st, 2008, 03:26 AM
I started my hair growth journey on May 11 of this year (I edited my previous post where I said it was 15/5 as I checked the date my first picture was taken) but I decided to measure again tonight so I could start measuring the growth on the first day of the month like most people on the board. I'm not sure what my current growth rate is as I've never measured my hair before. I started at 25 inches and I'm now 25.5 inches which is good for me in three weeks. I'm very pleased as I always thought my hair grew very slowly or not at all. :cheese:

birthmarkie
June 1st, 2008, 12:55 PM
Hi and congratulations everyone, on your growth! My new picture is my profile picture. I am at 24" and an inch away from BSL. I have two (two!) hairs at 25".

lilalong
June 1st, 2008, 01:40 PM
I still need two more inches.

..
waiting
...

Phalaenopsis
June 1st, 2008, 01:51 PM
Almost at BSL now, getting impatient. Hair is growing faster the last few months. If I don't trim, I will be there by the end of the summer. (too bad I have to trim...)

30isthenewblack
June 1st, 2008, 02:34 PM
Hi and congratulations everyone, on your growth! My new picture is my profile picture. I am at 24" and an inch away from BSL. I have two (two!) hairs at 25".

Every hair counts :) Lilalong, there would be hundreds of men all over the world right now, saying the same thing. As least you can grow your hair :eyebrows: Phalaenopsis, people would kill to get thick hair like yours. You will get there!!!

www.30isthenewblack.com

lilalong
June 1st, 2008, 02:46 PM
30isthenewblack: That made me laugh out loud.

PS: You now own me a keyboard. I was drinking juice as I read this.

Gemma
June 1st, 2008, 02:56 PM
I still have a good 5-6 inches until I hit BSL.

Growing to APL, I was constantly measuring. Now, I'm planning to just put my hair up and forget about it. :) I'll get there eventually.

30isthenewblack
June 1st, 2008, 05:01 PM
30isthenewblack: That made me laugh out loud.

PS: You now own me a keyboard. I was drinking juice as I read this.

Haha ... send me the bill :D

30isthenewblack
June 10th, 2008, 08:49 PM
I just updated the Monistat thread & thought I'd post an update here. My hair has grown an inch since I first measured in May 11. I measured in at 25.5 on June 1 and I've grown .5 inch since that date. It has been MN assisted since May 30. It will be interesting to see what I measure in next month with a full month's use of MN. My layers are growing very long.

florenonite
June 11th, 2008, 07:48 AM
I think I'm officially at the top of BSL now (stretched, not that it makes much of a difference with the amount of wave I have). I don't have my tape measure here, as I left it behind so I wouldn't obsess over the summer, and so don't know how long it is, but I do believe it has reached the top of my bra strap:happydance:

30isthenewblack
June 11th, 2008, 03:22 PM
I would say that if you were 24.5 inches in April, then you probably are BSL now. Most people seem to reach it around the 25/26 inch mark depending on the length of their torso. My hair is past BSL now when I pull it straight at 26 inches but my aim is BSL curly.

MsBubbles
June 11th, 2008, 06:15 PM
In my journey to BSL I have reached "hair trapped by back when slumped in computer chair" length, and I am thrilled about it! :cheese: I don't remember experiencing this 10-20 years ago when I had 'long' hair. Since I didn't measure it back then maybe it wasn't this long. Then again I probably just didn't have a computer chair. I can't find my photos of my hair at its longest (of course right before I got it permed :run:).

I'm at 24" now (longest layers only) and have about 1.5 to 2 inches to go till I can hop on over to the BSL to waist thread.

I kind of feel bigheaded or guilty somehow for delighting in this milestone but I knew people here'd be more than understanding.

30isthenewblack
June 11th, 2008, 08:23 PM
In my journey to BSL I have reached "hair trapped by back when slumped in computer chair" length, and I am thrilled about it! :cheese: I don't remember experiencing this 10-20 years ago when I had 'long' hair. Since I didn't measure it back then maybe it wasn't this long. Then again I probably just didn't have a computer chair. I can't find my photos of my hair at its longest (of course right before I got it permed :run:).

I'm at 24" now (longest layers only) and have about 1.5 to 2 inches to go till I can hop on over to the BSL to waist thread.

I kind of feel bigheaded or guilty somehow for delighting in this milestone but I knew people here'd be more than understanding.

That's a great milestone! I got my hair trimmed & I first noticed it was growing because my hair started to get trapped by my back on the chair. That only happens when my hair is wet though & it's straighter :( However, if I keep on growing 0.5 to 1 inch a month, I should be BSL curly at the end of the year :) & will join you in the BSL to waist thread. It's a great accomplishment.

MsBubbles
June 11th, 2008, 08:29 PM
I should be BSL curly at the end of the year :) & will join you in the BSL to waist thread. It's a great accomplishment.

Thank you!
I think BSL & curly will be a great achievement and how pretty it'll be for you with all those curls & waves. I love this place :grin:.

yogachic
June 11th, 2008, 09:15 PM
I am about 1 inch from the top of my brastrap. When I pull it straight I do reach the top. Whoo hoo

birthmarkie
June 11th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Isn't it exciting to think that after BSL, the next milestone is WAIST?! :cheese::joy::cheer:
I can't wait!!!

MsBubbles
June 11th, 2008, 09:34 PM
I second those smileys, Birthmarkie!

And congrats to Yogachic :) too!

FrannyG
June 12th, 2008, 03:50 AM
I'm still too far off to even look in the mirror at where my brastrap is. However, I have reached "hair gets trapped between back and sofa" this week.

30isthenewblack, that's incredible growth! I just don't have the patience or the will to try the Monistat, but it seems to be doing well for so many of you! Congrats on a great month of growth. :happydance:

30isthenewblack
June 12th, 2008, 05:18 AM
Isn't it exciting to think that after BSL, the next milestone is WAIST?! :cheese::joy::cheer:
I can't wait!!!

Thanks everyone! I know Birthmarkie ... it's amazing isn't! I never thought I would get there & being on this board for a month, I see it as a real possibility :D I hope we all move on together.

eadwine
June 12th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Congrats everyone!! :D

jojo
June 12th, 2008, 03:44 PM
congratulations everybody! not far for me until I am top of BSL, but still another 3" until a long BSL!

birthmarkie
June 12th, 2008, 05:26 PM
jojo, I love your new siggie. You have come such a long way and your pose is perfect!

jojo
June 12th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks, Lora made me giggle before she said I look like ive no pants on, i have its my top its too short! Thought it was about time I did the LHC pose!

systemaurora
June 12th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I'm in. I'm somewhere between APL/BSL (23") and want to hit anywhere from elbow length to classic. ^_^ Eventually. Maybe I should get some monistat, lol. My goal is 30" by next August. I *think* I can do that, right? lol. And my ultimate goal of waist-length or longer doesn't need to be hit until my wedding which is at least 27 months away. Should be no problem, I hope.

lilalong
June 29th, 2008, 11:07 AM
bumpytibump.

How is everyone doing? I think I'll stay in here for a quite a while.
My hair is clearly growing, but BSL seems to be further and further away, every time I check.

girlcat36
June 29th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Had to trim!!(but lilalong--you already know that!)
Trimmed back to 21.5" last week, but actually today it measures 22"(curly hair!). I have been perpetually at 22" since December.
I am back on the monistat after a two month break, and mixed up a new batch of scalp massage oil.
Slowly trudging toward BSL....

eadwine
June 29th, 2008, 11:43 AM
I got trimmed too.. hairdresser cut it lopsided last time :lol:

It has a slight U shape now, but a little length has been lost, so it is shorter than the last siggie pic now. But I am not going to cut it now until at the earliest end of October, so I will gain that back in no time I am sure :)

yogachic
June 29th, 2008, 12:42 PM
My hair now reaches the top of my brastrap when pulled straight.

girlcat36
June 29th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Me too, yogachic!! But I try not to think about it.

birthmarkie
June 29th, 2008, 01:20 PM
I feel rather far from BSL right now. The stretching thing goes for straighties too. Maybe it clumps together? It seems like my hair is anywhere from 1 inch to 4 inches away from BSL.

jojo
June 29th, 2008, 01:40 PM
Well everybody seems to be growing along nicely. I started the monitat this week (mon) at 24" and I measured 6 days after at just under 24.5", re-measured 3 times and this was the average measurement, still a good inch and half from the top of my bra strap but its growing. I need to be 27.5" (remeasured) for bottom of bra strap which I am praying for September.

All in all I will have been a member for 12 months in Aug and in that time have grown 6.5" and thats with approx 2" cut off and I still have another month and half of growth to do before my aniversary. I estimated when I joined I thought I grew 8" a year, so not far off. Funny as it seems not that much longer since I joined!

Back on my cold water washes too! keep up the good work everybody!

eta- my first LHC photo from Aug 07
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/aug13hair19inches006.jpg

eadwine
June 29th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Keep on growing everyone! We'll get there :)

jojo
June 29th, 2008, 05:35 PM
I just love this thread and you guys too of course!

GlennaGirl
June 29th, 2008, 07:55 PM
I can't remember whether I checked in here before or not...but if not...hi! (waving) I cut a couple inches off two months ago. I have about two to three inches to go to be covering my brastrap. (I'm very short.)

I don't know how long my hair is right now, but I'd have to guess somewhere between 23 and 24 inches. I always have a heck of a time measuring my hair...I'm not that flexible and it's hard to reach around and back and pull down but not too hard and...and...and... (/wiping forehead)

Anyway, nice heads of hair on here! Imagine, this time next year people at APL will be looking at us and asking, "So how did you get it that long?" and such. Seems like a nice thought...passing on the torch! :D

Oskimosa
June 29th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Can I hop in on all this encouragement even if I'm not APL yet? :cry: I'll get there... in a few months...

shellblue1
June 30th, 2008, 02:10 AM
I'm probably about 3 1/2 inches or so away from BSL. I think I get about a half inch or a little over a month. So maybe in November or December I will be at BSL. Wish it would grow faster!

toodramatik
June 30th, 2008, 02:15 AM
*drools at thought of being at bsl*

mmm.. bsl

YumiYume
June 30th, 2008, 04:52 AM
hi ^^

hm.. I only have around 13 inches =(.. and i get the feeling of interupting a conversation right now XD but, is my hair far away from APL, (I have no idea what it stands for) and if not, can i join in your growing spirit ^^?

toodramatik
June 30th, 2008, 05:20 AM
hi ^^

hm.. I only have around 13 inches =(.. and i get the feeling of interupting a conversation right now XD but, is my hair far away from APL, (I have no idea what it stands for) and if not, can i join in your growing spirit ^^?

APL= arm pit length =]]

YumiYume
June 30th, 2008, 05:29 AM
ooooh, ok thanks ^^

crap, then im pretty far away from that =O haha...

well~..... I once had, does that count XD?

jojo
June 30th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Everybody welcome! come in sit down and enjoy the company!

And we like cheese!:cheese::cheese::cheese::cheese::cheese:

jivete
June 30th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I'm trying to post more instead of just lurking, so I thought I'd check in. I'm at 23" now and my hair seems to be growing a steady 0.5"/month. I will probably do a small trim on Aug 1st to help even up the longest layer. I'm tempted to try the monistat but since I don't use shampoo, I wasn't sure if that would be the best thing for me.

25" is my goal to maintain for a while to try and thicken up my hem and get rid of layers and also just the top of BSL. I should be there by Thanksgiving!:)

Oskimosa
June 30th, 2008, 04:08 PM
I am 27 months away from my goal, if 1) my hair will grow consistently .66 inches per month and 2) I don't trim. BSL is 25.5 inches for me and, since I'm hovering at 18.5 inches, I won't get there until next May. Boy oh boy. Well, looks like I'll be hangin around this thread for a bit. :)

ETA: Dude I can't count. I am 13 inches from waist, which is tentatively my goal, and that should be 19 months of growing, if I can keep up the pace. Not 27, sheesh. If I want I guess I can always let it keep going to hip. But I think at BSL I'll be comfortable enough to trim it.

YumiYume
July 1st, 2008, 04:38 AM
*taking a seat*

i ate two slices of bread with cheese and tomatoes on to breakfast.. it was tasty..

gah.. hmm... it hasnt been that long since I joined here so my hair hasnt grown yeat i think XD haah

YumiYume
July 1st, 2008, 04:54 AM
weard.. i messured my hair again and ended up with a differemt result everytime.. stupit un-even hair ><

i got 13.8, 14.2 and 14.6.. so i guess it has grown ^^.. (the perm is more straight in the back)

yaaayyyyy hope now that it wont be less than 14.2 at the shortest part next month XD i would be pretty sad then =P

YumiYume
July 1st, 2008, 05:04 AM
now.. I really do feel like a spammer... but i dont know how to put extra info on an alredy posted post...

I put up my first goal to 17 inch, (around 43 cm), its 7 cm from my lenth now. it will take to january before I reched that .. but i do trims efery 12 week so it will take even longer /cry

I admire your patience everyne and good luck ^^

Lize
July 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
I have had a few trims recently 'cause I felt like I needed them. Still at APL and I have decided to stop measuring for a while and focus on the milestones instead. Also I really want my hair to be virgin and healthy eventually so I will probably keep trimming pretty often. This means that it will probably take me longer to get to BSL than I first thought.

girlcat36
July 2nd, 2008, 05:02 PM
It official!!!

***depressed*** :disgust:

I will not be at BSL before Christmas! I am at about 21.5-22" right now, top of BSL is 25.5. You do the math. I will continue to use Monistat in the hopes of a miracle occuring. If I reach BSL before Christmas it will be due to the Monistat, as I am a slow grower; 1/2" or less per month normally.

On the bright side, microtrims have somewhat evened up my ridiculously raggedy hemline. Don't mind a little fairytale-ing, though. It will be YEARS before all the ends meet because I am growing out from bald on the bottom of my head.

Oskimosa
July 2nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
It official!!!

***depressed*** :disgust:

I will not be at BSL before Christmas! I am at about 21.5-22" right now, top of BSL is 25.5. You do the math. I will continue to use Monistat in the hopes of a miracle occuring. If I reach BSL before Christmas it will be due to the Monistat, as I am a slow grower; 1/2" or less per month normally.

On the bright side, microtrims have somewhat evened up my ridiculously raggedy hemline. Don't mind a little fairytale-ing, though. It will be YEARS before all the ends meet because I am growing out from bald on the bottom of my head.

Awww, cmon now, you could get there seeing as you've still got plenty of warm months to go before then (depending on where you live). Besides, there's still ..erm.. VALENTINES! Yes, you'll get there by Vaaaalentines. So you see, that's even better. *cough*

It's ok, I think alot of us are in the same boat. I have no idea when I'll get there. My hair is confused right now and so am I.

girlcat36
July 2nd, 2008, 05:57 PM
Yes, thanks, I will definately be there by Valentine's Day.

lilalong
July 3rd, 2008, 06:06 AM
I got a little scissor happy and trimmed off all my new growth this months in the hopes of evening up my hemline. Bad idea. My hemline is just as uneven as always and I'm still 2 inches from BSL. I think.

FrannyG
July 3rd, 2008, 07:13 AM
I got a little scissor happy and trimmed off all my new growth this months in the hopes of evening up my hemline. Bad idea. My hemline is just as uneven as always and I'm still 2 inches from BSL. I think.

Been there, done that! Well, at least you know you'll have your growth back in a month. That doesn't impair your goal very much.

lilalong
July 3rd, 2008, 07:18 AM
Been there, done that! Well, at least you know you'll have your growth back in a month. That doesn't impair your goal very much.

Yeah, I'm not too devastated. In the grand scheme of things, one months doesn't make too much of a difference. For the future, I'm probably better off to have fewer, but bigger trims.

jivete
July 3rd, 2008, 08:15 AM
Well I've jumped on the Monistat bandwagon. Here's hoping for 1"/month.

VanillaTresses
July 3rd, 2008, 08:23 AM
I am at 22" currently, and BSL on me is 24", so I am guessing in about 4 more months or so I should be there! Can't wait for BSL and beyond!

jojo
July 3rd, 2008, 04:14 PM
It official!!!

***depressed*** :disgust:

I will not be at BSL before Christmas! I am at about 21.5-22" right now, top of BSL is 25.5. You do the math. I will continue to use Monistat in the hopes of a miracle occuring. If I reach BSL before Christmas it will be due to the Monistat, as I am a slow grower; 1/2" or less per month normally.

On the bright side, microtrims have somewhat evened up my ridiculously raggedy hemline. Don't mind a little fairytale-ing, though. It will be YEARS before all the ends meet because I am growing out from bald on the bottom of my head.

Oh dear don't be depressed or else I will send the manic nun round to sort you out;) I am thinking your hair will be BSL by Octoberish, hang in there, half of the beauty of long hair is knowing the frustrations it took to get us there:D

girlcat36
July 3rd, 2008, 04:20 PM
Alright, not depressed anymore! Looking forward to October, 'cause Jojo said so! :)

FrannyG
July 3rd, 2008, 04:21 PM
Alright, not depressed anymore! Looking forward to October, 'cause Jojo said so! :)

That's the spirit! :grin:

jojo
July 3rd, 2008, 06:55 PM
Alright, not depressed anymore! Looking forward to October, 'cause Jojo said so! :)
You better believe it;) I will have nun of the nun believers!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/nun.jpg

eadwine
July 4th, 2008, 09:44 AM
:spitting:

GlennaGirl
July 5th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Jojo, you make me laugh!!!

Just wanted to check in and say "hi" to everybody here...hope everyone who celebrates the 4th had a good one...talk to you all soon! I love this thread. :cheese:

birthmarkie
July 5th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Hi everyone, Well, technically I could be at BSL within a month, which for me (top of BS) is 25 inches. But I don't know whether people here will actually consider me to be at BSL because my ends are layered and also I will only be at the top of BS.

lilalong
July 5th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Just dropping in... Happy growing everyone.
I started taking silicia and will start with the monistat again.

30isthenewblack
July 6th, 2008, 01:20 AM
It official!!!

***depressed*** :disgust:

I will not be at BSL before Christmas! I am at about 21.5-22" right now, top of BSL is 25.5. You do the math. I will continue to use Monistat in the hopes of a miracle occuring. If I reach BSL before Christmas it will be due to the Monistat, as I am a slow grower; 1/2" or less per month normally.

On the bright side, microtrims have somewhat evened up my ridiculously raggedy hemline. Don't mind a little fairytale-ing, though. It will be YEARS before all the ends meet because I am growing out from bald on the bottom of my head.

Don't be depressed :confused: My hair grew an inch in the first month & only half an inch in the second month & I hope it keeps on growing & I have some kind of growth spurt to reach BSL curly by Christmas. I think my hair like yours is hard to grow past this length but we have to remain positive & get past this mental block :) I've got a lot layers to grow out as well & luckily my hair is curly so it hides the funny lengths. Curly hair hides a lot of sins :D

Arctic
July 6th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Hi everyone, Well, technically I could be at BSL within a month, which for me (top of BS) is 25 inches. But I don't know whether people here will actually consider me to be at BSL because my ends are layered and also I will only be at the top of BS.

Of course you can come, and it complitely your decision what you call bsl and when you decide you're there. Hopefuly you'll reach that goal of yours soon!

I will join this club too, I'm at apl now and am realistically calculating reaching MBL (= mid back length. I want to use gender neutral term rather than bsl) by next summer. I have slowly growing hair and I like to have couple of small trims per year too. So I'll be hanging around here for a while, lol! :puppykisses:

jojo
July 6th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Welcome Arctic to the mad house!

Sending you magic cyber hair growth! look forward to seeing you grow along with us all!

Arctic
July 6th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Thanks jojo! :flower:

jojo
July 6th, 2008, 05:34 PM
heres me today an inch, inch and a half to the top of BSL? what do you all think? Am I looking at end of September/October?

I am getting desperate for growth now!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG0007-5.jpg

ETA- my hem is straight but looks wonky on here!

birthmarkie
July 6th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Looks like an inch to me! Just two months if you get average growth!

jojo
July 7th, 2008, 09:20 AM
oh I hope so, yes ive been getting the average 1/2" a month, grow hair....GROW DARN YOU!

MsBubbles
July 7th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Most of my V tip is now well into bra strap. I'm at 24.75 as best I can tell. I kept pulling hairs out trying to grab the bottom of the V to measure :bigeyes:. My arms are getting really limber now :). At some point I'll jump over to the BSL-to-waist thread :D but probably not before I've either decided to cut my hem blunt or just to leave the V. I haven't decided on the dusting thing yet either. I seem to be growing at a steady .75 inch a month, but now I hope I haven't just jinxed myself :p.

I have actually reached 'ponytail catching in sweaty armpit' length, and while out training the other day I had to morph the ponytail into a ponied braid mid-workout to get it out of my armpit. The braid looked pretty pathetic but it served the purpose!

Wishing patience and happy distractions to everybody here.

Golden21
July 11th, 2008, 01:14 PM
I have about three inches to go until bsl. I hope to get there by the end of the year, it will be a close call, we'll see!

birthmarkie
July 19th, 2008, 02:41 PM
I am at BSL!!! But I may still hang out around here because my shorter layer recently reached the milestone of APL. Yay!

30isthenewblack
July 19th, 2008, 05:08 PM
I am at BSL!!! But I may still hang out around here because my shorter layer recently reached the milestone of APL. Yay!

Yay!!!! When I pull my hair straight, it is actually about an inch and a half past bsl but it springs up higher. I go and visit the BSL to Waist group sometimes :D

birthmarkie
July 20th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Yay!!!! When I pull my hair straight, it is actually about an inch and a half past bsl but it springs up higher. I go and visit the BSL to Waist group sometimes :D

Thanks! I'll see you there :D

30isthenewblack
July 20th, 2008, 02:41 AM
Thanks! I'll see you there :D

:D Yes, I see you have posted already!

granitbaby
August 28th, 2008, 02:05 AM
bumping this great thread up:)

I'm at 23" and just realized that my hair is just half an inch above bra strap when pulled straight. It finally feels like I'm getting somewhere with my hair. It isn't long yet but at least it's getting longer, if you know what I mean.

Monsterkitti
August 28th, 2008, 03:30 AM
Im getting closer to BSL, im at about 23" so have about 2" to go before I get there. Cant wait, it'll be the longest its ever been when it gets there :)

jivete
August 28th, 2008, 08:36 AM
I'm getting really close too. I'm now at 24" and top of bra is 25". I can't wait because I really want to start trimming to get rid of layers and thicken up my hem, but I don't want to do that until 25". Arrgh! So close!

Merkaba
August 28th, 2008, 08:38 AM
I'll jump on the bandwagon, though I think I have another 3 inches to go....hoping to get there by the new year!

lora410
August 28th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Hi ladies and gents if any are present. I am popping into say hi even though I am past BSL cause Jojo said so..lol Anyway I know how you all feel since it took over a year for me to get from APL to BSL. Hang in their everyone :grouphug:

Arctic
August 28th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Hi ladies and gents if any are present. I am popping into say hi even though I am past BSL cause Jojo said so..lol Anyway I know how you all feel since it took over a year for me to get from APL to BSL. Hang in their everyone :grouphug:

I have calculated that it will take 10-12 months for me. I had a trim in the beginning of this month (or was it at the end of July?) and am still at APL. Next trim will be in Novemberish.

Thanks for the encouragement and congratulations of reaching BSL!

lilalong
August 28th, 2008, 08:50 AM
I'm also getting close. I cut an inch last months, but I think I grew that one back this August. I will measure soon. I measure wet, so I have to wait for wash day.

lora410
August 28th, 2008, 08:55 AM
I have calculated that it will take 10-12 months for me. I had a trim in the beginning of this month (or was it at the end of July?) and am still at APL. Next trim will be in Novemberish.

Thanks for the encouragement and congratulations of reaching BSL!

I am hoping this goes faster to waist, I have 5inches till I get there.

Arctic
August 28th, 2008, 08:57 AM
I am hoping this goes faster to waist, I have 5inches till I get there.


Lets hope you get a growth spurt and your ends stay in tip top condition!

eadwine
August 28th, 2008, 09:00 AM
I am also close. Got a cut a month or two ago I think and she cut lopsided so had to have it done again. I don't think I am there already and I am also going to skip the 3monthly picture session and waiting for the 6 month period to pass now. I am in a phase of "ignore the best you can, enjoy the feel and not getting myself upset by measuring or taking pictures". It works really well because I look at it as little as possible ;)

I am not getting another microtrim until November or so, so I won't lose much now. :)

granitbaby
August 28th, 2008, 09:10 AM
I'm hoping to reach bottom of BSL just before Christmas. It would be such a nice Christmas present.

When I get there I plan to do a small trim to even up the hemline. I need some time to sort out if I want to have it blunt or U-shaped. Now it's somewhere in between, like a very sallow U.

redtea
August 28th, 2008, 09:24 AM
When I first joined LHC, my hair was about an inch shorter than it is now and nearly platininum from being over highlighted. I decided to henna it, so of course it came out flaming red and I hated it, but I tried living with it for a while. I tried everything to fade it.. which it eventually did, but it was still red. In that time, I somehow managed to grow it down to BSL, even though it was sooo damaged from the bleach. I remember just picking off the split ends and seeing them all over my desk at work. Horrible! So, I started getting inches cut off at a time and by January of this year it was back to my shoulders but in much better shape. My last cut was in the beginning of May which I think got the remainder of the damage off. I haven't had a trim since and I don't have a single split yet. My hair is now at APL and has never been healthier! I finally found a shade I like with henna and cassia, so no more torturing my hair anymore. I can't wait to get back to BSL again and have my hair look way better this time around :)

sipnsun
August 28th, 2008, 02:18 PM
I keep reaching APL, but then I get fed up with my dry ends and cut it. I'm finally there again and if I only dust my ends from now on, I should reach BSL (my first goal) by spring 09'. Btw, my hair has never been past APL so BSL will be a major milestone for me!!

andrea1982
August 28th, 2008, 04:41 PM
I have finally reached APL so I can join now! I feel like this is going to be the most difficult phase for me, as I still have about 3-4 inches to go until I reach BSL. I'm really short waisted, so from BSL to waist is only 2 inches on me, and waist to hip is only about another 3 ". Sigh ** happy growing to everyone!

yogachic
August 28th, 2008, 04:46 PM
I have to say goodbye to this thread and move on to the BSL to waist thread. I hope all of you with goals of waist and further, can join me there soon.

Robinlyn
August 28th, 2008, 06:01 PM
heres me today an inch, inch and a half to the top of BSL? what do you all think? Am I looking at end of September/October?

I am getting desperate for growth now!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG0007-5.jpg

ETA- my hem is straight but looks wonky on here!

I will say Sept, you will be there no doubt!! Btw...I love that bra!!

jojo
August 29th, 2008, 04:58 PM
oh thank you robinlyn,(its only a primark one 4 what a bargin!) I got to just touching BSL, like only just and then what do i go and do...cut so I am still on the BSL road.

Though if i starighten my hair (baddddd Jojo!) it touches. My hair just seems to get wavier as it gets longer but I am hoping for November/December for full BSL 27" fingers crossed!

:applause well done to yogachic for reaching BSL and thank you for all your support on this thread. x

girlcat36
August 29th, 2008, 05:41 PM
I am serving a life sentence at APL. I am perpetually at 21.5" it seems. Gave myself a much needed trim.

Bye, yogachic! You'll be at waist before I'm at BSL!

jojo
August 29th, 2008, 05:48 PM
you will get there girlcat, I think i am on the same life sentence I am doomed to stay in never, never land, one day, one day eh?

30isthenewblack
August 29th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Thanks Jojo for starting this thread :D I've just measured my hair one day early hehe than the start of the month & two days earlier for you Americans & it's 27.2". I'm just thrilled that my hair is actually growing. My expectations are very low hehe. I bought a pair of hairdressing scissors a few weeks ago & will attempt my first microtrim this weekend. It will be interesting to see what my hair growth will be on October 1. It's almost Spring here thankfully & my hair grows faster in the hotter months. Bring it on!

I don't have a digital camera & my friend who took the original photo is overseas at the moment but I put on the same dress that I wore for my profile picture & there is visible growth. I see more growth in pictures than I see on the measuring tape. I guess I'm more of a visual girl :) The first pink line is where my hair sits curly and the second line is where the hair now sits when I pull it straight. The first photo is a bit dark but in May my longest layer is as long as the diagonal black stripe. Now it is down to the next horizontal stripe which seems like a lot of growth. It shows you how much my curly hair springs up as well!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2809239275_1c2036bb13_o.jpg

eadwine
August 30th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Looking good 30isthenewblack!