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marikamt
October 10th, 2009, 04:16 PM
is BSL?
Mid-back?
Waist?

I am at 26 inches and just past BSL..... I *think* 30 inches will be waist for me. I am curious how that stacks up to others??

BunnyBee
October 10th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I think it's about the same for me as I thin I have 3 inches to go til waist and that will be 30. :)

marikamt
October 10th, 2009, 04:24 PM
it feels like it is growing sooooooo slooooow this month......

Liave Ekeli
October 10th, 2009, 04:24 PM
My hair is at about 33,5 inches at its longest, which equals somewhere between waist and hip for me, so 30 inches to waist doesn't seem to be a bad bet.

Niftytiffs
October 10th, 2009, 04:49 PM
My length to the waist is 34" but then that might be because I am a larger lady with a large head and muscular shoulders!!

Tiffers

MirandaWelch
October 10th, 2009, 04:50 PM
27" is just at BSL for me. I measured and 32" will be waist. eta: I'm 5'3"

editing again. Judging by a picture in another thread, 27" is not BSL but mid-back. Waist on me is actually 30". Man, this is complicated :p

Little_Bird
October 10th, 2009, 05:59 PM
I just know that I am waist at like... 37 inches or so? And that's ridiculous compared to you girls! :lol:

That's what you get for being taller... ha! :p

pradabacon
October 10th, 2009, 06:01 PM
I'm a shorty with a short torso, so my measurements are pretty skewed. :D

BSL: 21"
MB: 23"
Waist: 25"
Hip: 31"

I'm just past hip now, so it will take me longer to get to length goals. Boooo! :laugh:

TB: 35-36" (depending on where I call it)
Classic: 42"
Thigh: 47"
Knee: 53"

marikamt
October 10th, 2009, 06:03 PM
I am somewhat tall (okay, well, not short) at 5'6"... but I am very short waisted..... I don't feel like waist is that long for me, but getting beyond will be ridiculous as my inseam is about 34"......... my hips are at the same place as my DH who is 6'4" tall..........

pradabacon
October 10th, 2009, 06:16 PM
^^^Haha! Same here. I'm 5"1(ish)" and DH is 6' and our hips are at about the same place. :D His inseam is 32", mine is 31".

friskybiznus
October 10th, 2009, 07:18 PM
As best as I can tell, I'm at waist, which is 29.5". Alas, will tailbone ever get here?

lillithnight
October 10th, 2009, 07:24 PM
ok im going to go with my curly measurements here because my straight measurements are crazy. but who knows when my hair will get to less then 50% shrinkage. I'm hopeing around mid back if at all, or probly waist. I'm 4' 10 by the way.

BSL=21

MBL=24

WL=28

CindyLea1
October 10th, 2009, 07:31 PM
BSL= 27 inches
waist = 34.5

I don't have a mid back length but probably about 30ish?? in the middle between Bra strap and waist??

For what it is worth I'm 5' 10 or 11" , so everything is farther apart than most females IMO.

pradabacon
October 10th, 2009, 07:37 PM
As best as I can tell, I'm at waist, which is 29.5". Alas, will tailbone ever get here?

How tall are you, Frisky? You look pretty close to hip to me. :)

Stephichan
October 10th, 2009, 08:25 PM
For me, BSL will be about 26" and waist will be near 34". I did these measurements quite a while back, so my memory might be false.

renarok
October 10th, 2009, 10:12 PM
I quit measuring my hair in inches. It was too frustrating. I now determine my length by where it falls when air dried. I think 30 inches measured is around waist on me when my hair is dry.

going gray
October 10th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I'm quite tall 5'10" so BSL will be about 32" on me. A long long way to go!

marikamt
October 11th, 2009, 10:20 AM
How tall are you, Frisky? You look pretty close to hip to me. :)

I agree!! REALLY close to hip!

wahmof9
October 11th, 2009, 10:22 AM
My length to the waist is 34" but then that might be because I am a larger lady with a large head and muscular shoulders!!

Tiffers
34 to waist...long torso:(

jojo
October 12th, 2009, 04:11 AM
for me and I am 5 foot 7
APL-22"
BSL-26"
Waist-30"
hip-34"
TB-37"
classic-43"

So just 2" to waist and 15" to my goal of classic length!

TheEndlessOcean
October 12th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Oh wow, now I'm jealous. I'm at 28.5" and I still have a long way to go to BSL (at least, where I'm pretty sure BSL would be :p). Being 6'7" is definitely not conducive to growing hair a long way down your back ;)

jojo
October 12th, 2009, 04:17 AM
But just think how magnificant it will look when you do reach goal eh?

pradabacon
October 12th, 2009, 07:52 AM
^^^Right on! He will be glorious! :thud: in advance...

Anje
October 12th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Waist is about 30 inches on me. I'm not sure where BSL is off-hand; 25-26 inches, probably. Hip was 33", and tailbone (going by top of the crack) is 36. I think classic is about 45". (I'm rather short through the lower part of my torso, but I'm 5'7".)

Where is midback? I lack familiar landmarks for it.

IStand4u
October 12th, 2009, 08:17 AM
BSL for me is at 24 inches and waist for me is 32 inches as far as I can remember, and right now I'm at 24 inches when it's straight...

Don't mean to highjack the thread but I had a nightmare of my mom cutting my hair to shoulder length when straight...

marikamt
October 12th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Waist is about 30 inches on me. I'm not sure where BSL is off-hand; 25-26 inches, probably. Hip was 33", and tailbone (going by top of the crack) is 36. I think classic is about 45". (I'm rather short through the lower part of my torso, but I'm 5'7".)

Where is midback? I lack familiar landmarks for it.

I kinda figured mid-back to be between BSL and Waist....... it is the no-where land where I am now and can't seem to grow out of.

rags
October 12th, 2009, 09:19 AM
BSL for me is around 25-26 inches (depends on which bra!)
Waist is around 30 inches

I'm 5'7" and have a short torso (but a 35" inseam!)

TheEndlessOcean
October 12th, 2009, 10:52 PM
But just think how magnificant it will look when you do reach goal eh?


^^^Right on! He will be glorious! :thud: in advance...Haha, I suppose so, and thanks in advance :D.

Amara
October 12th, 2009, 10:58 PM
BSL - 26"
Midback - don't know! Never made that measurement on me as I think BSL *is* midback (in my head). :D
Waist - 31"
Hips - 35"
Tlbn 40"
Classic 44"
Mid-thigh 50"
Knee 55"

shadowclaw
October 12th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I feel tall... but not as tall as TheEndlessOcean! :D Coincidentally, I know two people almost the same height as you... one guy who's 6'5" and a life-long vegetarian might I add, so don't let anyone say that vegetarians can't be tall!!!! The other is 6'10". They both have to special order shoes because their feet are so big. Do you have this problem too?

Anyway, my approximate measurements are thus:

BSL: 27"
Waist: 36"
TB: 40"
Classic: 47"

I can't wait for classic! When I hit it, I will have grown 20 inches since join LHC! Only 16 inches to go :p

TheEndlessOcean
October 13th, 2009, 01:12 AM
I feel tall... but not as tall as TheEndlessOcean! :D Coincidentally, I know two people almost the same height as you... one guy who's 6'5" and a life-long vegetarian might I add, so don't let anyone say that vegetarians can't be tall!!!! The other is 6'10". They both have to special order shoes because their feet are so big. Do you have this problem too?
I actually have quite normal sized feet considering my height. I wear 13s, which are readily available anywhere you go. My dad does too, actually, and he's 6'5". I also have hands that are about the same size or at most slightly larger than all of my shorter friends. It's a bit strange, I guess, but probably much better than having enormous hands and feet :). The only people I know that are taller than me are a few of my cousins and my uncle (they're all between 6'8" and 6'10", I think), and they wear much bigger shoes than I do.

Dientje
October 13th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Wow, I suddenly feel small, although I'm 6'...

So, length at various landmarks (hip and TB are estimates, I don't have a good measuring tape at hand)

BSL: 27"
Waist: 33"
Hip: 37"
TB: 42"

vampodrama
October 13th, 2009, 09:48 AM
My measurements would be:

BSL - 27
TB - 42
Classic - 47

I have no idea about waist, because I simply do not know where on my body this "waist" should be situated :D I measured 35 inches to this line right above my hipbones - is this considered "waist"?

pradabacon
October 13th, 2009, 09:57 AM
^^^According to the guidelines here, the top of the hipbones is 'hip', and 'waist' is the narrowest part of your torso. But of course, some people don't really have a waist...so I think I would call 'waist' the bottom of the ribcage or something. :hmm:

Or just make something up for yourself. That's my usual method. :D

Hay22
October 13th, 2009, 10:06 AM
I'm almost 5'9" and BSL for me is 26 or 27" and if I measured correctly, waist will be 34". The good news is that, even though it takes me longer to reach different milestones, it still really does look like a TON of hair on me.

vampodrama
October 13th, 2009, 10:10 AM
^^^According to the guidelines here, the top of the hipbones is 'hip', and 'waist' is the narrowest part of your torso. But of course, some people don't really have a waist...so I think I would call 'waist' the bottom of the ribcage or something. :hmm:

Or just make something up for yourself. That's my usual method. :D

Ah OK. There really isn't much of a distance between my ribcage and hipbones... maybe 1,5 inches at most so no big difference then XD

mugglemomof3
October 13th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Here are my measurements:

I'm 5'8" tall
BSL=27"
waist=32"
hip=34.5"

Rivanariko
October 13th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Ah, an advantage of being short!

I'm 5'1 and waist was around 27" for me. I'm at 30" right now, and about half-way between waist and hip. I think I have 3 or 4 inches to go. TB is not far beyond that.

Amara
October 13th, 2009, 12:41 PM
It's funny how different people's measurements are so different and how that affects their perceived progress. I know I've seen people at classic at around my length and thought "Wow their hair is SO long - much longer than mine!" just because of how it looks with their body. :)

Spring
October 13th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Welcome Lilithnight :)!

IStand4U, I'm glad that was just a dream!

I'm almost 5'7"
bsl- 24.5
mbl-27.5
wsl-30

Great thread Marikamt!

InTheCity
October 13th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Funny you should ask... BSL was going to come at 25" on me.

But then I discovered that I've been wearing the wrong size bra forever. (Band size was too big.)

Now, 26" will probably do it for those bras. For hair purposes, my old bras will do just fine. :p

marikamt
October 13th, 2009, 04:49 PM
It's funny how different people's measurements are so different and how that affects their perceived progress. I know I've seen people at classic at around my length and thought "Wow their hair is SO long - much longer than mine!" just because of how it looks with their body. :)

I know!!!! I am "only" BSL and I see that length on others (here and in RL) and I think their hair looks long (outside of LHC standards), but I don't feel like mine is long......

myotislucifugus
October 13th, 2009, 06:18 PM
About 4 inches to hip, for all of it. So, about 36"

YoginiCelestial
October 13th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Way to go!
This really reminds me that I have such a long way to go to reach my goal....

georgia_peach
October 13th, 2009, 06:42 PM
16" Chin (where I am now)

23 1/2" APL
28" BSL
32" Waist
37" Hip
45" Classic
53" Knee

pepperminttea
October 13th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I'm at 30", which for me is just past BSL (I'm 5'10.5" and fairly broadly built...). I'm aiming for 40" which is round about tailbone.

karli
October 14th, 2009, 02:23 PM
28 inches for bsl and 30.5 for waist. Doesn`t leave much room for mb..

HappyHair87
October 15th, 2009, 12:18 AM
I'm 5'8....my hair is about 26 to 27 inches long and i need at least 1 more inch for waistlength....so maybe i'm a 29 or 30 incher?

rhosyn_du
October 15th, 2009, 04:22 AM
BSL - 25.5"
Waist - 30" (I have a crazy high waist.)
Hip - 36"
Classic - 41"
Fingertip - 47.5"

florenonite
October 15th, 2009, 02:29 PM
BSL is 25-26", waist is 29" and hip is 33". I consider midback as being definitively past BSL but not waist, which is where my hair is right now.

xoxophelia
December 20th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Interested! I am 26" to just below BSL and I tried to measure.. I think about 4 more inches to waist.

And get this.. I am 5'9" Oo

Jannike
December 21st, 2009, 06:31 AM
Well, I guess I'm also a bit high waisted. Waist for me is 29.9 inches and I'm almost 5'8¨.

xoxophelia
December 21st, 2009, 06:59 AM
I guess it is the long legs. Never knew I had a high waist though.

lapushka
December 21st, 2009, 08:12 AM
I never know where to measure BSL, upon reaching the strap or at the very bottom of the strap.

BSL (reaching strap) = 60 cm / 23.6
BSL (bottom of strap) = 62 cm / 24.4 inches
WL = 68 cm / 26.8 inches
HL = 75 cm / 29.5 inches

Pixna
December 21st, 2009, 10:07 AM
I'm 5 feet even. When my hair was long(er) before, it was 29 inches as waist length. At least we shorties have SOME advantages! :smirk:

missjessiecakes
December 21st, 2009, 10:27 AM
I am 5'/5' 1" Depending on who is reading the ruler and if I am standing super Straight ;)

BSL 24"
Waist 29"
Tail 36"
Classic 42"
Mid thigh 48
Knee 51"

I am short necked short torsoed short waisted, just plain short.

Silvike
July 13th, 2018, 03:01 AM
I'm 178 cm/5'10" tall, my hair is currently at waist length (72 cm/28.35 inches). :)

CopperButterfly
July 13th, 2018, 10:15 AM
I never know where to measure BSL, upon reaching the strap or at the very bottom of the strap.

BSL (reaching strap) = 60 cm / 23.6
BSL (bottom of strap) = 62 cm / 24.4 inches
WL = 68 cm / 26.8 inches
HL = 75 cm / 29.5 inches

I am so glad this thread came up. I'd been feeling a little discouraged that you have said in other threads that you weren't able to do a lwb with your thick hair until you were hip. And one of my big reasons for growing my hair is to be able to do buns, but I didn't want to wait ask the way until hip to do them. But our torsos are hugely different in length. Your hip isn't even my waist, waist length on me is 33 inches! I am excited to see I may be able to do a nautilus or lwb sooner than I thought!

ravenskey
July 13th, 2018, 03:44 PM
I am 5ft exactly.
HL = 30"
Last measurement was 31.5"
CL = 40"

I'm not sure what BCL and TBL are on me, I *think* they're 34" and 37" but *not* 100%.

Xan
July 14th, 2018, 12:05 AM
Pretty excited finally grew a bit thought I was stuck at tailbone 44" now reached just past 46" close to classic and want way longer. Let's grow grow grow.

Spikey
July 14th, 2018, 12:08 AM
I am somewhere between 5'7 and 5'8?

BSL: 24"
WAIST: 30"
HIP:32"

I've got six inches between BSL and waist, and only two between waist and hip. The mid-back abyss is real.

ravenskey
July 14th, 2018, 05:37 AM
I am somewhere between 5'7 and 5'8?

BSL: 24"
WAIST: 30"
HIP:32"

I've got six inches between BSL and waist, and only two between waist and hip. The mid-back abyss is real.

If you want you can make MBL its own milestone like this page does: https://www.hairfinder.com/info/hair-length-chart.gif.

squirrrel
July 14th, 2018, 07:35 AM
I am somewhere between 5'7 and 5'8?

BSL: 24"
WAIST: 30"
HIP:32"

I've got six inches between BSL and waist, and only two between waist and hip. The mid-back abyss is real.

I was 5’6” last time I was measured (I have found that my posture improves the longer I attend dance classes, and that simulates ‘growing’) and my length stats are pretty similar to you Spikey. I have another couple of inches between waist and hip though...

illicitlizard
July 17th, 2018, 03:38 AM
Ooooh this is really interesting to read, there's so much variation...
Mine's
SL: ~20", BSL: 25-26" (depending where in BS area), WL: 28", HL: 31"
I'm 5'4" so not very tall, my proportions are ridiculous though, always have been.

blushy
July 17th, 2018, 11:51 AM
I'm 5'6 and a half exactly

BSL: ~26"
MBL: ~28-30" (I'm at 30" right now and a few of my longest layers touch waist but I'm still saying MBL)
WAIST: ~32-34"

I have this problem where I base my length off of where my hair falls when I pull it to the front (cause that's how I wear my hair when it's down) so even though I guess I could potentially call waist length right now from the back, for it to FULLY fall at waist when I pull it to the front it'll have to be 35" in the back. I know, it's stupid haha

Rowdy
July 17th, 2018, 01:44 PM
I am so glad this thread came up. I'd been feeling a little discouraged that you have said in other threads that you weren't able to do a lwb with your thick hair until you were hip. And one of my big reasons for growing my hair is to be able to do buns, but I didn't want to wait ask the way until hip to do them. But our torsos are hugely different in length. Your hip isn't even my waist, waist length on me is 33 inches! I am excited to see I may be able to do a nautilus or lwb sooner than I thought!

This is what tripped me up when I first started growing, from curl length to making buns etc. It really helped to learn the inches other people were dealing with and not just body markers. I was able to start make buns comfortably at around 28" with a 3.8" pony :)

5'8"
APL - 18"
BSL - 26"('underboob length')
WL - 32"
HL - 35"

I haven't measured past HL yet

ReadingRenee
July 17th, 2018, 04:57 PM
Im now about 5'8"ish. My hair is wavy so milestone measurements are a little longer. APL dry is about 23 inches. BSL dry is about 28 inches. Waist dry is about 32 inches and Hip dry is about 36ish inches? Yay for long torsos. :D

lapushka
July 17th, 2018, 05:09 PM
I am so glad this thread came up. I'd been feeling a little discouraged that you have said in other threads that you weren't able to do a lwb with your thick hair until you were hip. And one of my big reasons for growing my hair is to be able to do buns, but I didn't want to wait ask the way until hip to do them. But our torsos are hugely different in length. Your hip isn't even my waist, waist length on me is 33 inches! I am excited to see I may be able to do a nautilus or lwb sooner than I thought!

I still can't do a nautilus. ;) And I'm classic+ now. I stopped measuring somewhere after those markers.

Andthetalltrees
July 17th, 2018, 05:24 PM
This is interesting! I'm a tad under 5'2, I feel like my milestones are long for how short I am?

APL; 21/22"
BSL; 25"
Waist, 28"/29"
Hip; 33"

trolleypup
July 17th, 2018, 06:54 PM
is BSL?
Mid-back?
Waist?
MBL ~28"
WL ~36 (where my waistband rides)
TBL ~41
CL ~47"
KL ~55"
CL ~60"
AL ~70"
FL ~ 74"

I'm terminal at 2nd CL. :(

CopperButterfly
July 17th, 2018, 07:05 PM
I still can't do a nautilus. ;) And I'm classic+ now. I stopped measuring somewhere after those markers.

Nautilus and lwb look so similar to make, it never occurred to me you'd be able to do one and not the other.

My sister who is similarly proportioned to me, could do a lovely nautilus at tailbone. It'll be interesting to see what milestones I'll be able to do some of these buns. For now all I've got is the disc bun.

Elizabeth E
July 18th, 2018, 08:48 AM
Wow, this thread makes me feel so short!
I'm 5'4 and close to hip length (which is 30 1/2 inches on me). My goal of knee-length is 51 inches, but I guess that would look barely CL on a very tall person!

Corvana
July 18th, 2018, 11:51 AM
Let's see... I'm 5'6, and only have accurate measurements to hip. I really need to get my husband to help me measure lol.

SL: 16"
APL: 22.5"
BSL: 25.5"
Waist: 29"
Hip: 33"

I don't really have MBL as a milestone, as the waist to hip distance is rather short! But I'd stick it at 31" for that extra bump in the road to look forward to hehe.

LittleHealthy
July 18th, 2018, 12:22 PM
I’m 5’11 ��
So APL is 24/25 inches on me!!
And I think about 28” will be sitting right over my bra strap.

Andthetalltrees
July 18th, 2018, 03:04 PM
Let's see... I'm 5'6, and only have accurate measurements to hip. I really need to get my husband to help me measure lol.

SL: 16"
APL: 22.5"
BSL: 25.5"
Waist: 29"
Hip: 33"

I don't really have MBL as a milestone, as the waist to hip distance is rather short! But I'd stick it at 31" for that extra bump in the road to look forward to hehe.

Wow you're milestones are almost exactly mine but I'm 4" shorter than you!

Onthepath
July 18th, 2018, 03:52 PM
I've made it to bsl at 25". Slowly but surely heading to waist length.

Corvana
July 18th, 2018, 07:39 PM
Wow you're milestones are almost exactly mine but I'm 4" shorter than you!

I'm like... mostly leg! Doesn't seem so, as I'm not actually tall, but I measured once when I was like 18 :laugh:

blushy
July 18th, 2018, 09:14 PM
I am somewhere between 5'7 and 5'8?

BSL: 24"
WAIST: 30"
HIP:32"

I've got six inches between BSL and waist, and only two between waist and hip. The mid-back abyss is real.
HAHAHA The mid-back abyss is very real :angry: :boohoo: That's where I am currently...