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AnqeIicDemise
July 9th, 2015, 12:59 AM
Thanks guys - I wasn't a fan of the waves so much, but I was very happy with the thickness!

AnqeIicDemise, you look to be nearly Classic? How far do you have to go? Awesome colour too :)

I believe about another two-three inches. Almost there. I just have a big butt.

@DeadlyUnicorn Thank you. I am so glad I finally bit the bullet and went for it. I have been dreaming of this color since I was a little girl. I blame Anne of Green Gables.

JadedByEntropy
July 20th, 2015, 03:57 PM
I've gotten to where it brushes the back of my hand all the time now. Such a lovely feeling! Can't wait for classic! Will have a proper update when i get back to a tape measure. :)
July
http://s24.postimg.org/pozjfl9l1/hair_15_07.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
free screen capture (http://postimage.org/app.php)

DeadlyUnicorn
July 20th, 2015, 04:57 PM
I've gotten to where it brushes the back of my hand all the time now. Such a lovely feeling! Can't wait for classic! Will have a proper update when i get back to a tape measure. :)
July
http://s24.postimg.org/pozjfl9l1/hair_15_07.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
free screen capture (http://postimage.org/app.php)

Very nice :o

Scarlet_Celt
July 22nd, 2015, 03:00 PM
I'm definitely approaching can I call this classic territory, but I will wait until next month to finally accept that I'm at classic. How exciting that so many of us are fast approaching classic :)

lapushka
July 22nd, 2015, 03:01 PM
I'm a fingertip away from classic length. Yaaay. :cheer:

Scarlet_Celt
July 22nd, 2015, 03:04 PM
I'm a fingertip away from classic length. Yaaay. :cheer:

I was brushing my hair this morning, and I realised that my hair has finally reached classic when straight, so by next month it will be classic even with braid waves :)

lapushka
July 22nd, 2015, 03:12 PM
I was brushing my hair this morning, and I realised that my hair has finally reached classic when straight, so by next month it will be classic even with braid waves :)

Congrats to both of us! :D

Swan Maiden
July 22nd, 2015, 06:52 PM
Yay for those of you there or close. I cut back to 38 inches in May, I'm back to 39.5 inches. Classic is generous 44 inches. I'm hoping I can call classic by the end of the year.

brickworld13
July 23rd, 2015, 06:53 AM
My hair is having a huge growth spurt. I've already gained back nearly half of what I trimmed off in May. :bigeyes: What is going on? This is weird and awesome.

Night_Kitten
July 24th, 2015, 05:48 AM
Congrats on Classic Scarlet_Celt :D

I'm also a couple of centimeters from classic lapushka, so close but not quite there yet...

brickworld13
August 4th, 2015, 10:49 AM
I don't know what I did, but my hair is growing like a weed. I'm almost back to classic again and it's only been a couple months. :shocked: And it's a lot thicker now that it was before. I can hardly put my hand around my cinnabun.

Stiria
August 5th, 2015, 10:47 AM
Long time no post!

Life got in the way and it has been months since I visited LHC. And guess what happened while I was busy? I reached classic! At first I was almsot disappointed. It has been three years since I decided I wanted classic length hair. Three years. But when I finally reached my goal, there was no fireworks, no cake. It just happened while I wasn't looking. Not that I expected fireworks, but still.. Next time I hit a milestone, I'll bake a cake!

I have been neglecting my hair lately, but the neglect wasn't very bening. Because of that I haven't been happy with my hair for some time. But I did a deep treatment and trimmed the ends, so now all is good. I even got my father to take a picture. He tried not to laught when I asked if he could take a picture of me with my back turned.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18322&d=1438792940

So, I hit classic. Now I want to reach mid-thigh.:D

Lady Katherine
August 5th, 2015, 11:19 AM
Long time no post!

Life got in the way and it has been months since I visited LHC. And guess what happened while I was busy? I reached classic! At first I was almsot disappointed. It has been three years since I decided I wanted classic length hair. Three years. But when I finally reached my goal, there was no fireworks, no cake. It just happened while I wasn't looking. Not that I expected fireworks, but still.. Next time I hit a milestone, I'll bake a cake!

I have been neglecting my hair lately, but the neglect wasn't very bening. Because of that I haven't been happy with my hair for some time. But I did a deep treatment and trimmed the ends, so now all is good. I even got my father to take a picture. He tried not to laught when I asked if he could take a picture of me with my back turned.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18322&d=1438792940

So, I hit classic. Now I want to reach mid-thigh.:D
Wow your hair is so gorgeous!

lapis_lazuli
August 5th, 2015, 11:40 AM
Stiria!!! Your hair is unreal! Amazing :flower: :thud:
Seeing all these photos makes me realize how short my torso is :( Classic for me is only 41-42.5 inches (I can't really pinpoint it) but I still feel so far!
I measured yesterday, and my longest hair section was just 39.8. Urghhh! :mad: I thought I'd made more progress than that...
My growth rate is so unpredictable I don't know when I'll make it + the fact I'm scared my hair will just stop growing any day now! I'm not sure if I have the 'genes' to grow to crazy long lengths. Oy vey :headache:

brickworld13
August 5th, 2015, 11:43 AM
Stiria!!! Your hair is unreal! Amazing :flower: :thud:
Seeing all these photos makes me realize how short my torso is :( Classic for me is only 41-42.5 inches (I can't really pinpoint it) but I still feel so far!
I measured yesterday, and my longest hair section was just 39.8. Urghhh! :mad: I thought I'd made more progress than that...
My growth rate is so unpredictable I don't know when I'll make it + the fact I'm scared my hair will just stop growing any day now! I'm not sure if I have the 'genes' to grow to crazy long lengths. Oy vey :headache:

Stressing and fretting over how fast your hair isn't growing won't help it or you. It just makes you stressed which can negatively impact your growth rate. Eat a balanced diet, keep active, and be kind to your hair. It will get there when it gets there. :meditate:

lapis_lazuli
August 5th, 2015, 11:46 AM
Stressing and fretting over how fast your hair isn't growing won't help it or you. It just makes you stressed which can negatively impact your growth rate. Eat a balanced diet, keep active, and be kind to your hair. It will get there when it gets there. :meditate:

Haha, you are absolutely right. :meditate: patience will be my new mantra ;)

brickworld13
August 5th, 2015, 11:55 AM
Haha, you are absolutely right. :meditate: patience will be my new mantra ;)

Now you've got the idea. I was terribly impatient at your age, and it took a lot of work to develop the patience I have now. You can do this. :flower:

lapis_lazuli
August 5th, 2015, 12:31 PM
Okay, took another length shot just because and I think I am right with the measurements: Looks like I still have at least 2~ inches to go.

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b401/kristen-elizabeth/7bd55713-9657-44c2-ba88-3cfeb759d019_zpsksndsrt9.png (http://s1040.photobucket.com/user/kristen-elizabeth/media/7bd55713-9657-44c2-ba88-3cfeb759d019_zpsksndsrt9.png.html)

It definitely looks a bit longer... so yay for progress! :knit:

lapushka
August 5th, 2015, 01:14 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18322&d=1438792940

So, I hit classic. Now I want to reach mid-thigh.:D

Congratulations! :D It looks gorgeous! :)


Okay, took another length shot just because and I think I am right with the measurements: Looks like I still have at least 2~ inches to go.

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b401/kristen-elizabeth/7bd55713-9657-44c2-ba88-3cfeb759d019_zpsksndsrt9.png (http://s1040.photobucket.com/user/kristen-elizabeth/media/7bd55713-9657-44c2-ba88-3cfeb759d019_zpsksndsrt9.png.html)

It definitely looks a bit longer... so yay for progress! :knit:

Maybe an inch? ;)

lapis_lazuli
August 5th, 2015, 02:05 PM
Congratulations! :D It looks gorgeous! :)



Maybe an inch? ;)

Here's hoping! :toast:

Red.
August 5th, 2015, 05:26 PM
Hi everyone, I think I belong here. Tailbone length is 35 inches on me, and classic is 39 inches. I'm really short. I was a bit past classic until recently I felt I had to cut off a few inches because it didn't look as healthy as I'd like. Cutting back to 36 inches seems so much shorter to me, even though nobody even noticed when I got it cut. It really made my hemline feel healthier and straightened out my v shape though. I'm only 4'11, so one positive aspect of that is that my hair doesn't have to travel very far to get back to classic and beyond. :)

lapis_lazuli
August 5th, 2015, 08:32 PM
Welcome, Red!
A thick, healthy hemline and only have a few inches til classic? :D Congrats! Your avatar pic is lovely and stunning colour :crush:

mallorykay13
August 6th, 2015, 09:36 AM
Long time no post!

Life got in the way and it has been months since I visited LHC. And guess what happened while I was busy? I reached classic! At first I was almsot disappointed. It has been three years since I decided I wanted classic length hair. Three years. But when I finally reached my goal, there was no fireworks, no cake. It just happened while I wasn't looking. Not that I expected fireworks, but still.. Next time I hit a milestone, I'll bake a cake!

I have been neglecting my hair lately, but the neglect wasn't very bening. Because of that I haven't been happy with my hair for some time. But I did a deep treatment and trimmed the ends, so now all is good. I even got my father to take a picture. He tried not to laught when I asked if he could take a picture of me with my back turned.
I can completely relate to this. I not-benignly neglected my hair for quite a while and then when I really looked at it I was at BCL. No fireworks.

Stiria
August 6th, 2015, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone!:flowers:

lapis_lazuli Your hair looks beautiful! You are almost there, be patient! :D (easier said than done, I know..)


I can completely relate to this. I not-benignly neglected my hair for quite a while and then when I really looked at it I was at BCL. No fireworks.

Haha, glad it's not just me! I couldn't find a fireworks emoji, but here is cake! :cake:

diggem
August 6th, 2015, 01:14 PM
Hi Red,

Beautiful hair no matter, but long red hair, a stunning rarity.

diggem

lapis_lazuli
August 6th, 2015, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone!:flowers:

lapis_lazuli Your hair looks beautiful! You are almost there, be patient! :D (easier said than done, I know..)

Ooh, yes I know ;) But I never expected I could even grow it all the way down my butt! :eek: Hitting classic alone is CRAZY to me!
I'm in denial that my hair's gonna keep growing longer and longer - the ends aren't thin and I treat them well so I musn't be at terminal yet!
I can only imagine reaching upper thigh... I will probably cry of happiness!

Red.
August 6th, 2015, 09:58 PM
Thank you lapis_lazuli and diggem. :) I can't wait to get to classic again.

mallorykay13
August 8th, 2015, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone!:flowers:

lapis_lazuli Your hair looks beautiful! You are almost there, be patient! :D (easier said than done, I know..)



Haha, glad it's not just me! I couldn't find a fireworks emoji, but here is cake! :cake:

Awwwh! Thanks for the cake!

trillian
August 9th, 2015, 06:47 PM
Hi? I have been away for a bit, but I guess the good news is I can say my hair grew during that time? I am 3 inches from classic, which is really weird to me. I never intended to go beyond waist, hip at most. I just measured and realized that classic is going to be 42 inches on me. This makes me absurdly happy, and I now think I shall try to stop growing there.

lapushka
August 10th, 2015, 03:18 PM
Hi trillian! :) 3 inches to go, exciting! :D

JadedByEntropy
August 14th, 2015, 04:27 PM
Greetings from seljalandsfoss :D <3 Been awhile and a few thousand miles since i've added an update. Still a little ways to go to classic, but all these heads are keeping me inspired. :D
http://s15.postimg.org/vifdzsskr/DSCN1047_op.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
take a screenshot (http://postimage.org/app.php)

lapis_lazuli
August 14th, 2015, 04:37 PM
Ooh, pretty locks, Entropy! Not to worry, you're almost there! :applause

I've been obsessing over my hair lately, so I think it's best to avoid mirrors for now... I'm so close but these last couple inches are agonizing! :pins:
Anyone else feel they're at a stall? Erggh, I suppose a watched pot never boils!!! ;)

lapushka
August 15th, 2015, 04:23 PM
Just about half a cm to go - I'm counting the days. :lol:

nakima
August 17th, 2015, 02:20 PM
well I am definitly on my way to classic. I had to micro trim a few times times since reaching tbl back in Dec. but I am now a tich below and heading for classic! I am doing everything I can think of to keep my ends healthy this time in order to reach my goal. Anyway congratulations to all who have made it so far and happy growing to those who are on their way!

JadedByEntropy
August 17th, 2015, 02:56 PM
i'll still need 2" in the next 4 months, which i can do...sometimes.. now it just depends on my hair's cooperation

Swan Maiden
August 17th, 2015, 04:36 PM
3-4 more inches for me. I feel like its taking forever to get there. My ultimate goal is knee, but I have really long legs and it is going to take at least 5 years to get there.

Fericera
August 18th, 2015, 09:44 AM
Greetings from seljalandsfoss :D <3 Been awhile and a few thousand miles since i've added an update. Still a little ways to go to classic, but all these heads are keeping me inspired. :D
http://s15.postimg.org/vifdzsskr/DSCN1047_op.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
take a screenshot (http://postimage.org/app.php)

What a gorgeous view, and head of hair!

akuamoonmaui
August 18th, 2015, 11:46 PM
Ok, I think I can join this thread! Sooooo excited!
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd511/akuamoonmaui/Hair/5%20year%20pic.jpg

ladylowtide
August 19th, 2015, 12:01 AM
Yay I am finally TB length. This was my goal length originally. I guess I might grow it a bit longer. :)

Vrindi
August 20th, 2015, 04:35 PM
Just did a trim to bring it back up to classic. I want to go to fingertip, but I've made a deal with myself to maintain here until the last of the taper grows out.

JadedByEntropy
August 25th, 2015, 02:04 PM
ah fingertip will be so lovely, Vrindi. Thats my endgoal if not term-they should be the same for me



thanks Fericera! :D

VJG
August 25th, 2015, 08:12 PM
I did a henna treatment and that took the frizz down sufficiently that I am now at classic, natural texture, dry! I am a bit in shock. Picture soon.

rowie
August 25th, 2015, 09:58 PM
Greetings from seljalandsfoss :D <3 Been awhile and a few thousand miles since i've added an update. Still a little ways to go to classic, but all these heads are keeping me inspired. :D
http://s15.postimg.org/vifdzsskr/DSCN1047_op.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
take a screenshot (http://postimage.org/app.php)

Good to see you again! Wow what an amazing shot of the view and your hair! So artistic! <3


I did a henna treatment and that took the frizz down sufficiently that I am now at classic, natural texture, dry! I am a bit in shock. Picture soon.

Yay! Congrats! So exciting!


Thanks you two for posting. I couldn't find this thread for the life of me. :rollin: Now I have a place for me to park my hair and butt in while I wait to reach my final goal. :joy:

I so miss doing henna. Don't tempt me! :lol:

Hmmm what to do next, oh yeah I finally can do a coronet braid (coronation braid?). How does one secure this updo? I'll experiment once I hear some feedbacks or tips for this updo.

sumidha
August 26th, 2015, 10:20 PM
:happydance:

So I posted here a while back saying I was at just barely classic when wet... Well, I washed my hair today and took some pictures, and I think now I'm at just barely classic when dry!

Classicish?

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/130_0356_zpsfxtzeb1j.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/130_0356_zpsfxtzeb1j.jpg.html)

And a better photo of my hair, I couldn't get the light right in any of the length shots, that one up there was the best of them. :o

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/130_0349_zpshvpi7gku.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/130_0349_zpshvpi7gku.jpg.html)

rowie
August 26th, 2015, 10:32 PM
:happydance:

So I posted here a while back saying I was at just barely classic when wet... Well, I washed my hair today and took some pictures, and I think now I'm at just barely classic when dry!

Classicish?

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/130_0356_zpsfxtzeb1j.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/130_0356_zpsfxtzeb1j.jpg.html)

And a better photo of my hair, I couldn't get the light right in any of the length shots, that one up there was the best of them. :o

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/130_0349_zpshvpi7gku.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/130_0349_zpshvpi7gku.jpg.html)

Wow sumidha! Your hair looks amazing. I'm so jealous of your defined waves. :crush: to me it looks like you are at solid classic with the first pic. To me you just graduated. Congrats! :joy: I hope to see you again in the next thread a couple of months from now. Will you grow towards thigh next?

sumidha
August 26th, 2015, 10:44 PM
Woohoo! :happydance:

I'll probably keep hanging out here for a while, I need to do a couple trims to keep my hemline from being a complete mess, but wow, I guess my end goal is actually in sight... For forever I've been saying my goal length is a solid hemline at finger tip length. I have tons of taper so it wouldn't surprise me if that took like five to ten years, lol.

Thank you for the compliment, I used Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in for the first time today and I think I'm in love. It's made my hair so soft and defined, but not tangled.

lapushka
August 27th, 2015, 09:57 AM
:happydance:

So I posted here a while back saying I was at just barely classic when wet... Well, I washed my hair today and took some pictures, and I think now I'm at just barely classic when dry!

Classicish?

That is classic for sure. Congrats! :)

Congrats VJG! :)

Groovy Granny
August 27th, 2015, 10:06 AM
:happydance:

So I posted here a while back saying I was at just barely classic when wet... Well, I washed my hair today and took some pictures, and I think now I'm at just barely classic when dry!

Classicish?

And a better photo of my hair, I couldn't get the light right in any of the length shots, that one up there was the best of them. :o


Congrats ~ it is gorgeous :thud:

DollyDagger
August 27th, 2015, 10:35 AM
very beautiful mermaid waves :) congrats on the milestone:happydance: and happy healthy continued growth:blossom:

sumidha
August 27th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Thank you so much ladies! Benign neglect (and pre-natal vitamins!) surely do have a positive effect. :)

Swan Maiden
August 27th, 2015, 01:47 PM
Sumidha, beautiful! And yes, definitely solid classic, it's lovely.

Charlottie
August 28th, 2015, 04:34 AM
I've gone past classic now I think? Been considering cutting it for the last few weeks, then I took this pic, and I was like naaah.

http://i.imgur.com/7KjM5tI.jpg

lapushka
August 28th, 2015, 08:31 AM
Congratulations, Charlottie!

Valkyriejae
August 28th, 2015, 09:19 AM
Just had my first trim since hitting classic, and now I'm just a bit above classic again. I think I'm going to maintain here for a bit and see if my ends thicken up as I grow out my damage...

Night_Kitten
August 28th, 2015, 01:39 PM
Congrats on past Classic Charlottie! :D
Looks like you're well on your way to mid-thigh from that pic :)

JadedByEntropy
August 28th, 2015, 03:29 PM
I've gone past classic now I think? Been considering cutting it for the last few weeks, then I took this pic, and I was like naaah.

http://i.imgur.com/7KjM5tI.jpg

wow! so beautiful and waaay past classic!

kjirstiben
September 6th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Hello, all! I thought I'd rejoin this thread, with a starting-off picture...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--fqnZAqd0-w/Vey_JyJl4ZI/AAAAAAAARew/tt1ceDARmkk/s512-Ic42/SAM_1264.JPG

I've been lurking and surfing my old posts, and I'm amused to find that I am just about at the same length as I was back in 2010, at tailbone length. Difference now is that I've grown out all the henna and I'm back to my natural color. Back then, I actually did grow it out solidly for three years, and got to almost classic... but the two-toned red-blond and the weird texture that henna had made the ends of my hair, along with a LOT of taper made me choose to cut back to waist in 2012 (I wanted a braid with a tassel of more than, say, three hairs!). And I tried out some chin-length "long bangs" for a bit as well. Eventually got bored with them this past year and started growing them out again -- they are slightly past shoulder-length and blend into the rest of my hair again. I've also got one DIY "layer" in my hair, about 4-5" shorter than the ends. It was an ill-considered attempt to put some "movement" into my hair at waist length. Sigh. Oh well, live and learn!

The nice thing about starting over with a milestone is that you know that it's possible... unlike in my earlier journey, I'm not worried that I'm going to reach terminal right away. At this point I'm trying to figure out how and when I need to be trimming in order to deal with the taper. Cutting back to waist to "thicken up my hemline" was great... for a few months. And then the taper came right back. I've done a small (half inch) trim in August and will probably do one or two more during the fall / winter, then join "no trimming in 2016" to maximize my growth.

My length varies greatly, depending on the texture my hair chooses to take for the day (you're seeing finger-combed bun curls here), but I'm right at my tailbone measurement of 40.5" so we'll call this my starting point.

I'm looking forward to growing the 6.5" to classic (47" on me) -- the hem of the cardigan I'm wearing in this picture -- with all of you here!

Dessi
September 7th, 2015, 10:37 PM
I think I'm getting closer. And those old layers definitely don't help my braid taper, but I think my braid is now reaching BCL. :D
http://s16.postimg.org/yg65kiqb9/indexff.jpg

Sarahlabyrinth
September 7th, 2015, 10:52 PM
Oh, so much gorgeous hair here! And congrats to all you new Classics! Your hair is stunning!.

Fru fru
September 8th, 2015, 12:13 PM
Lots of beautiful hair on this thread! I'm just at tailbone again after a little trim the other month. This is my hair a bit damp and uncombed.

DreamSheep
September 8th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Lots of beautiful hair here <3

I know I've been SPAMMING the forums a little with loads of hair photos these days (I finally uploaded a load of pics to my laptop), but I am so pleased that my hair does now properly look TBL length :)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_20150808_204130.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_20150808_204130.jpg.html)

and
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_20150907_143124.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_20150907_143124.jpg.html)

lapushka
September 8th, 2015, 03:54 PM
DS, that is moving along nicely! :thumbsup:

DreamSheep
September 8th, 2015, 03:59 PM
DS, that is moving along nicely! :thumbsup:

Thanks! :) I'm not sitting on it yet - but it touches the floor! :p And that is a small source of excitement for me :) And a distraction from other things

quirkybookworm
September 8th, 2015, 04:07 PM
Lots of beautiful hair here <3

I know I've been SPAMMING the forums a little with loads of hair photos these days (I finally uploaded a load of pics to my laptop), but I am so pleased that my hair does now properly look TBL length :)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_20150808_204130.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_20150808_204130.jpg.html)

and
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_20150907_143124.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_20150907_143124.jpg.html)

Wow, your hair is stunning! It's so long, and shiny, and the texture is beautiful. I think you have my dream hair :crush:

Vrindi
September 8th, 2015, 05:13 PM
Your hair is beautiful! It didn't feel like it took too long for it to go from tailbone to classic on me, probably because I was so thrilled with TB length that I wasn't obsessively watching it. Tailbone is when my hair started to "feel" long.

JadedByEntropy
September 9th, 2015, 02:12 PM
Lots of beautiful hair here <3

I know I've been SPAMMING the forums a little with loads of hair photos these days (I finally uploaded a load of pics to my laptop), but I am so pleased that my hair does now properly look TBL length :)
and
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_20150907_143124.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_20150907_143124.jpg.html)

that looks very properly tbl if not nudging classic. :D nice waves too

DreamSheep
September 9th, 2015, 05:56 PM
Wow, your hair is stunning! It's so long, and shiny, and the texture is beautiful. I think you have my dream hair :crush:
Aww, thank you!! :-)
Your hair is a dream too! It's gorgeous and thick and I adore your hemline!!


Your hair is beautiful! It didn't feel like it took too long for it to go from tailbone to classic on me, probably because I was so thrilled with TB length that I wasn't obsessively watching it. Tailbone is when my hair started to "feel" long.
Thank you! :)
I feel the same, like TBL and Classic are quite close to each other on me, but because of my fairy tail ends it will take longer for it to look "classic" I feel :p


that looks very properly tbl if not nudging classic. :D nice waves too

Thank you! :-)
I measured yesterday after ignoring it for a few months, and it is 39,5 (classic being 40-42' depending on where I consider it to start) :3 So hopefully I'm there by the end of the year, but it probably won't be till next Summer when it starts to look classic :)

DollyDagger
September 9th, 2015, 10:15 PM
DreamSheep...lovely pic...gorgeous hair..and cool barrette :) 3 for 3 !

DreamSheep
September 10th, 2015, 04:19 AM
DreamSheep...lovely pic...gorgeous hair..and cool barrette :) 3 for 3 !

Thank you! <3
The barrette was a gift from Zebra Fish in this year's Summer Swap :) I love it!

StellaKatherine
September 11th, 2015, 10:00 AM
In may 2014 I officially counted myself as TBL lenght and joined this thread ( I think I did lol ). Anyway over a year later and I am clouser, but not right there. My hair is classic when in shower all wet and straight, but then it jumps up.

Photo from 4th september 2014

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12867&d=1409843319


And a new photo just from today

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18934&d=1441987397


In between I had one cut of maybe an inch or so at new year's eve. I finally starting to feel I am having a long hair :o


Ps. Just noticed that the middle part of the hair looks so much darker! Damn bun waves and oily treatments :)

DreamSheep
September 11th, 2015, 10:33 AM
Whoaa, it looks beautiful StellaKatherine!!
And definitely longer! Congratulations on (nearly?) being classic length! (I think wet counts too :D)

lapushka
September 11th, 2015, 01:43 PM
Amazing progress, StellaKatherine!

StellaKatherine
September 11th, 2015, 03:20 PM
Whoaa, it looks beautiful StellaKatherine!!
And definitely longer! Congratulations on (nearly?) being classic length! (I think wet counts too :D)

Thank you :) I wish I could count is at classic, but soaking wet hair just doesn't feel like a milestone ;)


Amazing progress, StellaKatherine!

I felt at some point, that my hair just didn't grow at all. This was the reason for 1. stopping taking lenght photos for a while 2. stopping measuring it. Looks like it growed after all :D

TrapperCreekD
September 12th, 2015, 01:57 PM
StellaKatherine, it looks way longer! So pretty.

lapushka
September 12th, 2015, 02:20 PM
I felt at some point, that my hair just didn't grow at all. This was the reason for 1. stopping taking lenght photos for a while 2. stopping measuring it. Looks like it growed after all :D

Yes it sure did, and quite a bit too! :D Congrats!

StellaKatherine
September 13th, 2015, 12:00 AM
StellaKatherine, it looks way longer! So pretty.

Thank you, you are too sweet to say so :flowers:


Yes it sure did, and quite a bit too! :D Congrats!

Neglecting for the win once again ;)

Shepherdess
September 13th, 2015, 12:17 AM
I haven't looked through this thread in a while, but just had a chance to go through some of the more recent posts and wanted to say, you all have such lovely hair! ! :)

Swan Maiden
September 16th, 2015, 04:22 PM
My hair dried mostly straight today and it looked closer to classic than what I imagined. Apologies for bad lighting and such. What do you all think?http://i.imgur.com/1jqdNkw.jpg

Groovy Granny
September 16th, 2015, 04:41 PM
In may 2014 I officially counted myself as TBL lenght and joined this thread ( I think I did lol ). Anyway over a year later and I am clouser, but not right there. My hair is classic when in shower all wet and straight, but then it jumps up.

Photo from 4th september 2014

And a new photo just from today

In between I had one cut of maybe an inch or so at new year's eve. I finally starting to feel I am having a long hair :o

Ps. Just noticed that the middle part of the hair looks so much darker! Damn bun waves and oily treatments :)
So pretty :)


My hair dried mostly straight today and it looked closer to classic than what I imagined. Apologies for bad lighting and such. What do you all think?

That color...that texture.....and that hemline; no words....just :thud:lol

Frankenstein
September 16th, 2015, 05:08 PM
I love your hair, Swan Maiden :love:

TrapperCreekD
September 16th, 2015, 06:26 PM
So close, Swan Maiden! :thudpile:

Swan Maiden
September 16th, 2015, 09:47 PM
Thank you all ♡ almost there! And then my undercut has to catch up.

lapushka
September 17th, 2015, 01:52 PM
Thank you all ♡ almost there! And then my undercut has to catch up.

Half an inch to an inch and you should be there. Plenty of time, and by Christmas you sure should be there! :D :thumbsup:

Swan Maiden
September 17th, 2015, 05:37 PM
It's really unbelievable lapushka, to have almost inched my way to my first goal :D

VJG
September 18th, 2015, 09:47 AM
I am almost embarrassed to upload a length shot, even if I had been able to get someone to take a photo. My ends are so thin that you can easily see my clothes through them so it feels rather like the length doesn't 'count.' I am trying to decide if I want to maintain at classic or keep letting it go. My final goal for quite a long time was classic--and I was worried my terminal length would be before that--but I sometimes get curious how long my hair could get. The trouble then being, is it worth having longer hair than this if it will be really straggly?

bte
September 18th, 2015, 11:36 AM
I am almost embarrassed to upload a length shot, even if I had been able to get someone to take a photo. My ends are so thin that you can easily see my clothes through them so it feels rather like the length doesn't 'count.' I am trying to decide if I want to maintain at classic or keep letting it go. My final goal for quite a long time was classic--and I was worried my terminal length would be before that--but I sometimes get curious how long my hair could get. The trouble then being, is it worth having longer hair than this if it will be really straggly?They reckon everybody should try terminal at least once in their life just to see what it feels and looks like. You can always change your mind or trim back once you get there.

Saige
September 22nd, 2015, 03:12 AM
Hi everyone! I've just reached TBL so it looks like I'll be hanging around here for a while now :) Swan Maiden, your hair is gorgeous!

Night_Kitten
September 22nd, 2015, 07:52 AM
Welcome Saige :)

JadedByEntropy
September 22nd, 2015, 09:22 AM
Welcome Saige and congrats :happydance:

Swan Maiden
September 22nd, 2015, 09:54 AM
Thank you Saige and yay for reaching tbl!

Saige
September 22nd, 2015, 03:22 PM
Thanks Night_Kitten, JadedByEntropy and Swan Maiden! It's actually kind of strange to be in this thread, as I never thought my hair would get this long!

Sarahlabyrinth
September 22nd, 2015, 03:26 PM
Thanks Night_Kitten, JadedByEntropy and Swan Maiden! It's actually kind of strange to be in this thread, as I never thought my hair would get this long!

It feels pretty strange to me too, Saige. I never thought my hair could get this long, yet it is still growing happily.

JadedByEntropy
September 22nd, 2015, 05:14 PM
http://s17.postimg.org/eodop7gwf/2015_09_22_t.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
http://s10.postimg.org/4tpfk6e1l/2015_09_22_d.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
online photo storage (http://postimage.org/)
jumping across in front of a fan to get to my spot for pictures. xD tried to get natural light so the one is really dark.

Saige
September 22nd, 2015, 08:21 PM
It feels pretty strange to me too, Saige. I never thought my hair could get this long, yet it is still growing happily.

It's funny, isn't it? I'm glad I'm not the only one. I've always had a goal of classic length but somehow I never thought I would actually reach it. Usually I chop it all off for some reason before it gets to waist/hip length. Not this time!

JadedByEntropy, your hair is lovely! You're so close to classic!

Sarahlabyrinth
September 22nd, 2015, 09:16 PM
WHY OH WHY is Classic beginning to look short to me? I swore to myself that Classic could never look short.... I want my pre-LHC eyes back again!

Saige
September 22nd, 2015, 10:01 PM
WHY OH WHY is Classic beginning to look short to me? I swore to myself that Classic could never look short.... I want my pre-LHC eyes back again!

I know what you mean! I always used to imagine classic on myself and think "wow, I don't think I can grow THAT long!" Now I picture classic and think, "meh, it's not really that long". Once LHC opened my eyes, there was no going back!

JadedByEntropy
September 23rd, 2015, 06:14 PM
WHY OH WHY is Classic beginning to look short to me? I swore to myself that Classic could never look short.... I want my pre-LHC eyes back again!

oh... i said that for hip, and now hip is the shortest i think i could confidently cut back to...and now classic is going by the 'eh' side. :( i need moar!

VJG
September 23rd, 2015, 09:21 PM
Hello all, I finally got a photo at classic. Still deciding on whether to maintain and tidy the ends or keep letting it grow to find terminal.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19146&d=1443064714

veryhairyfairy
September 24th, 2015, 06:07 AM
Is it just me, VJG, or are you at midthigh?! It looks like you're a good 3-4 inches past classic in that pic!

I love your hair, it's such a beautiful color and so silky looking. I can't give you any advice except to say that if I had that hair, I'd be growing and microtrimming every couple of months.

Vrindi
September 24th, 2015, 03:51 PM
WHY OH WHY is Classic beginning to look short to me? I swore to myself that Classic could never look short.... I want my pre-LHC eyes back again!


I know what you mean! I always used to imagine classic on myself and think "wow, I don't think I can grow THAT long!" Now I picture classic and think, "meh, it's not really that long". Once LHC opened my eyes, there was no going back!


oh... i said that for hip, and now hip is the shortest i think i could confidently cut back to...and now classic is going by the 'eh' side. :( i need moar!

I feel all of you. I used to think waist-length seemed long (in truth, it IS long) and now I know I never want to go shorter than that ever again. Then I thought tailbone or hip length would be as far as I wanted to go, and then classic just kind of happened. Then I started thinking, maybe fingertip...? But I decided to maintain at classic until all the bleached ends are gone. After some careful thought and consideration and working with my hair at this length, I've decided not to go any longer. I'm happy with it somewhere between tailbone and classic, and will maintain it here. It started creeping past classic and I just cut it back. Now my focus is on keeping it as healthy and good-looking as possible. I don't want it long if it looks straggly and unhealthy.

VJG
September 24th, 2015, 06:48 PM
Is it just me, VJG, or are you at midthigh?! It looks like you're a good 3-4 inches past classic in that pic!

I love your hair, it's such a beautiful color and so silky looking. I can't give you any advice except to say that if I had that hair, I'd be growing and microtrimming every couple of months.

It might be upper thigh and sort of depends on the day. Thank you so much! I think microtrimming while continuing to grow sounds like a happy medium. :)

Aaroo
October 3rd, 2015, 08:38 AM
Do you think I can join this thread?
I have two not very good pictures. It feels like I am at tailbone length. My hair tends to jump up! so I have pulled the strands to find out their length, I always measure them in stretched condition.

http://i.imgur.com/Qgm8leJ.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/eOf0DD9.jpg?1

Another sign that I am at a new milestone is that everything that used to work has stopped working suddeny! The most important one being my easy to go LWP! Do you have any favorite and easy updos particularly working well at this length?

lapushka
October 3rd, 2015, 10:42 AM
Another sign that I am at a new milestone is that everything that used to work has stopped working suddeny! The most important one being my easy to go LWP! Do you have any favorite and easy updos particularly working well at this length?

Looks to me like you're close, but not quite there (like an inch to go?) - sorry! :(

I'm classic length and still rely on my LWB.

Jennwith4
October 3rd, 2015, 10:49 PM
Just an inch and a half from classic and I've noticed a lot of my go to hair styles no longer work for me. What a difference a few inches in length make!

Aaroo
October 4th, 2015, 04:07 AM
Looks to me like you're close, but not quite there (like an inch to go?) - sorry! :(

I'm classic length and still rely on my LWB.

Hmmm, I took these about two weeks ago so let's hope in a month or so I'll be there then, but based on what I understand of tailbone I think the longest strands are there now, if I pull them straight.
I don't know what is the problem, my LWP falls apart in less than 15 minutes, and I do it as I did always. Maybe it is the weight or the ends are in a position which do not tuck nicely, in that case I should be able to use it again after some more growth. I need to find another comfortable and easy updo for now anyway.

lapushka
October 4th, 2015, 04:28 AM
Hmmm, I took these about two weeks ago so let's hope in a month or so I'll be there then, but based on what I understand of tailbone I think the longest strands are there now, if I pull them straight.
I don't know what is the problem, my LWP falls apart in less than 15 minutes, and I do it as I did always. Maybe it is the weight or the ends are in a position which do not tuck nicely, in that case I should be able to use it again after some more growth. I need to find another comfortable and easy updo for now anyway.

Well you know. Don't mind me so much... If you feel you are there and you can call it, just do it. :D
Welcome! :flowers:

Aaroo
October 4th, 2015, 12:47 PM
Well you know. Don't mind me so much... If you feel you are there and you can call it, just do it. :D
Welcome! :flowers:

Thanks! Based on the discussions on other thread I still need more growth, I assumed BCL and TBL are the same thing :D So I'll be back soon!

Beborani
October 4th, 2015, 01:13 PM
My hair looked extra-shrunken today so took a pull-test picture just to record this and found I am probably half an inch from classic--The pictures are in my blog. It will not feel like classic for a couple of more years at this rate!

lapushka
October 4th, 2015, 01:59 PM
My hair looked extra-shrunken today so took a pull-test picture just to record this and found I am probably half an inch from classic--The pictures are in my blog. It will not feel like classic for a couple of more years at this rate!

Measure it wet, call it a day. Or just "call it". :D

Beborani
October 4th, 2015, 03:24 PM
Measure it wet, call it a day. Or just "call it". :D,

I will wait a couple of more months to check so I would have just crossed the milestone.

meteor
October 4th, 2015, 03:30 PM
Another sign that I am at a new milestone is that everything that used to work has stopped working suddeny! The most important one being my easy to go LWP! Do you have any favorite and easy updos particularly working well at this length?


I don't know what is the problem, my LWP falls apart in less than 15 minutes, and I do it as I did always. Maybe it is the weight or the ends are in a position which do not tuck nicely, in that case I should be able to use it again after some more growth. I need to find another comfortable and easy updo for now anyway.

Gorgeous hair, Aaroo! :D :applause

Yes, I have a problem with old buns working, as well. :agree: I just started feeling LWB pulling way too much at new length, feeling heavy... I sure hope it will start feeling more comfortable at some point again. I love that bun! :cloud9: I've had to modify and change up some styles recently: moving from braided LWB to braided L-Infinity (here is a great video by WaitingSoLong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fzn4gNWIVQ) and Spidermom's/double-loop bun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCvC_MU0To8) and sometimes braided Nautilus. Maybe they can work for you, too? :)
Also, sectioning buns and doing double buns can help. Maybe something like a disc bun and loop bun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_zP4MWj9A)? :hmm:

lapushka
October 4th, 2015, 03:36 PM
I don't get it, you guys, a LWB still works for me. :shrug: Maybe a question of YMMV. The loop is made smaller, and a lot of the hair is wrapped around it, that's basically my LWB, but it can easily just as well not work by making the loop too loose, for instance.

meteor
October 4th, 2015, 04:11 PM
I don't get it, you guys, a LWB still works for me. :shrug: Maybe a question of YMMV. The loop is made smaller, and a lot of the hair is wrapped around it, that's basically my LWB, but it can easily just as well not work by making the loop too loose, for instance.

Oh yes, lapushka! :agree: It still works very well in terms of structure for me - the more length, the more secure wrapping... But I feel it just becomes more "bulge-y" (undistributed, protruded?) and heavy, harder to distribute nicely and it pulls in the same area. I don't know if I'm doing it the best way though... :hmm:

lapushka
October 4th, 2015, 04:47 PM
Oh yes, lapushka! :agree: It still works very well in terms of structure for me - the more length, the more secure wrapping... But I feel it just becomes more "bulge-y" (undistributed, protruded?) and heavy, harder to distribute nicely and it pulls in the same area. I don't know if I'm doing it the best way though... :hmm:

Hmm, I have layered hair going roundy-round in wrapping it, so that might explain why there is less bulk and it still works for me... :hmm:

Arete
October 4th, 2015, 09:31 PM
Hi, ya'll! I just recently hit 41"/TBL (I called it officially on friday). I'm glad to be joining you all. pics are in the waist-tailbone thread, but I can repost here, if you guys would like.
I'm so excited to be here! I remember when I first joined the forum and was only planning on growing to waist, and now I only have 5.5/6" to go to classic. :joy:

Sarahlabyrinth
October 4th, 2015, 09:38 PM
Hi, ya'll! I just recently hit 41"/TBL (I called it officially on friday). I'm glad to be joining you all. pics are in the waist-tailbone thread, but I can repost here, if you guys would like.
I'm so excited to be here! I remember when I first joined the forum and was only planning on growing to waist, and now I only have 5.5/6" to go to classic. :joy:

Isn't it great? I just hit 41" yesterday and have about another 3" to go to reach Classic! And another, say, three before it looks classic.

Aaroo
October 5th, 2015, 08:37 AM
Gorgeous hair, Aaroo! :D :applause

Yes, I have a problem with old buns working, as well. :agree: I just started feeling LWB pulling way too much at new length, feeling heavy... I sure hope it will start feeling more comfortable at some point again. I love that bun! :cloud9: I've had to modify and change up some styles recently: moving from braided LWB to braided L-Infinity (here is a great video by WaitingSoLong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fzn4gNWIVQ) and Spidermom's/double-loop bun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCvC_MU0To8) and sometimes braided Nautilus. Maybe they can work for you, too? :)
Also, sectioning buns and doing double buns can help. Maybe something like a disc bun and loop bun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_zP4MWj9A)? :hmm:

Thanks for your suggestions Meteor! I hate braiding at the moment as it shows how much hair I have lost in the past year :D so I just act as braiding does not exist. I have to do it at night but as soon as I see the sun the braids vanish into the infinite darkness :D

I will try the Spidermom's bun. I hope it works!

meteor
October 5th, 2015, 08:55 AM
Congratulations, Arete and Sarahlabyrinth! :joy: That's awesome news! :D

Oh yes, Aaroo :) , all those buns can be done without any braiding at all, for sure :agree: (and the tutorials are done on unbraided hair). I just do braiding for tighter hold and tangle prevention, but it's absolutely not needed. :thumbsup:
There is also this wrapped stick bun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJCzbQTbjy0) and pha bun that might work... and for the nautilus, this is the video that worked the best for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0k3dD4qX34 ... But it all depends, I think sometimes you just need to try a few videos and see if anything works better with your hairtype. :) Happy hairstyling! :cheer:

EmiliaF
October 5th, 2015, 12:03 PM
Hello everyone!
I would like to request permission to join this thread! :cheese: My bun waves make my hair look a little shorter, but you have my word, it is now at tailbone length :o Since I am also mostly happy with the ends now, I will not cut again and try to reach classic length and then maybe even knee :applause:applause:applause:applause Let's do this!!

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc502/emiliaf5/IMG_5639.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/emiliaf5/media/IMG_5639.jpg.html)

lapushka
October 5th, 2015, 12:58 PM
Hello everyone!
I would like to request permission to join this thread! :cheese: My bun waves make my hair look a little shorter, but you have my word, it is now at tailbone length :o Since I am also mostly happy with the ends now, I will not cut again and try to reach classic length and then maybe even knee :applause:applause:applause:applause Let's do this!!

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc502/emiliaf5/IMG_5639.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/emiliaf5/media/IMG_5639.jpg.html)

Welcome. That definitely looks TBL to me, that's halfway past your bumcheeks, so should be there! :D

JadedByEntropy
October 5th, 2015, 05:56 PM
I just got a surprise! classic when soaking dripping wet! o.0 I dont want to be there yet...i like this thread. Still have another while before dry is there, and shocked i've kind-of made it. I wont call it until dry, but this makes me really happy and weirded out. Dream come true/longest ever. :lala:

I also just learned the LWB and Disc because this whole time i thought it was another cinnabun{spellcheck says this is Incunabula lol] variant. :cheese:

DeadlyUnicorn
October 8th, 2015, 12:22 AM
Four pictures here.. First is from June 20th, the second is from July 25th and the third is from October 6th.. Can't say I notice a real change in length (Maybe it's the angle of the first picture?) but my hair is definitely nicer after clarifying and chelating. However the last picture is from February and it's certainly longer compared to that.. My hair seems to be shedding quite a bit lately :?

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/4480f07d-4b4d-4135-9e2c-3e1ecdffd8aa_zpsc1wfor13.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/4480f07d-4b4d-4135-9e2c-3e1ecdffd8aa_zpsc1wfor13.jpg.html)http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/5f39e0f7-92c6-4061-b33a-bc6d14359016_zpspt6jcpgw.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/5f39e0f7-92c6-4061-b33a-bc6d14359016_zpspt6jcpgw.jpg.html)
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/fac06e44-0830-4bd2-af17-3efb39404df7_zpseen9e1ww.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/fac06e44-0830-4bd2-af17-3efb39404df7_zpseen9e1ww.jpg.html)http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/3248b243-7310-4c62-9920-bb23a367cfe1_zpsjm4wb6zw.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/3248b243-7310-4c62-9920-bb23a367cfe1_zpsjm4wb6zw.jpg.html)

Betrisher
October 20th, 2015, 05:21 AM
Hi! I'm new - I only just discovered the forum and am finding my way around here. My hair is tailbone length on its way to classic (only, I really, really need to trim it). It's also coarse and very heavy. As a result, I get a lot of traction on my front hairline. My friend has pretty awful traction alopecia and I want to avoid that if I can. Does anyone else have the problem of coarse, heavy hair and if so, how do you wear it? My hair lives in a plait most days, although it's no trouble to stick it up in a fat bun with a pencil. Either way, it still pulls on my hairline.

The reason I keep my hair long is that my mother made me wear it pixie-length all my childhood. There is nothing quite like the sensation of all-your-own-hair hanging down the length of your back and beyond! Many of my friends (who am I trying to fool?) - ALL of my friends - think I'm in some kind of weird second childhood. I'm not. I just love my long hair and I grow it for ME. I guess I might be among the older members here? I'm sixty years old, but only on the outside. Inside, I'm heaps younger. :D

Arete
October 20th, 2015, 10:17 AM
Hi! I'm new - I only just discovered the forum and am finding my way around here. My hair is tailbone length on its way to classic (only, I really, really need to trim it). It's also coarse and very heavy. As a result, I get a lot of traction on my front hairline. My friend has pretty awful traction alopecia and I want to avoid that if I can. Does anyone else have the problem of coarse, heavy hair and if so, how do you wear it? My hair lives in a plait most days, although it's no trouble to stick it up in a fat bun with a pencil. Either way, it still pulls on my hairline.

The reason I keep my hair long is that my mother made me wear it pixie-length all my childhood. There is nothing quite like the sensation of all-your-own-hair hanging down the length of your back and beyond! Many of my friends (who am I trying to fool?) - ALL of my friends - think I'm in some kind of weird second childhood. I'm not. I just love my long hair and I grow it for ME. I guess I might be among the older members here? I'm sixty years old, but only on the outside. Inside, I'm heaps younger. :D

Have you tried forks? The multiple tines will distribute the weight better, and might help the pulling.

missrandie
October 20th, 2015, 10:32 AM
Hi! I'm new - I only just discovered the forum and am finding my way around here. My hair is tailbone length on its way to classic (only, I really, really need to trim it). It's also coarse and very heavy. As a result, I get a lot of traction on my front hairline. My friend has pretty awful traction alopecia and I want to avoid that if I can. Does anyone else have the problem of coarse, heavy hair and if so, how do you wear it? My hair lives in a plait most days, although it's no trouble to stick it up in a fat bun with a pencil. Either way, it still pulls on my hairline.

The reason I keep my hair long is that my mother made me wear it pixie-length all my childhood. There is nothing quite like the sensation of all-your-own-hair hanging down the length of your back and beyond! Many of my friends (who am I trying to fool?) - ALL of my friends - think I'm in some kind of weird second childhood. I'm not. I just love my long hair and I grow it for ME. I guess I might be among the older members here? I'm sixty years old, but only on the outside. Inside, I'm heaps younger. :D

Look at Gossamer's youtube channel where she shows how she sections and twists the front of her hair to distribute the bun weight. It should help! :) Welcome to the community!

Pearly~91
October 27th, 2015, 06:37 PM
Hey all!

I officially called tailbone length today! I realized while I was in the shower with completely wet hair the other day that there were some ends that reached past my tailbone and today with dry stretched hair noticed the same thing. It's just barely there really, but I've been driving myself crazy checking all the time lately, so I called it! I feel like I'm cheating a little, but now I won't wind up trying to measure every time I run my fingers through my hair.

ETA: I'll try to take some celebratory pics later this week!

MotherofJames
October 27th, 2015, 10:35 PM
I want to be here one day too! All of your siggy photos are inspiring !

MotherofJames
October 27th, 2015, 10:47 PM
Hey all!

I officially called tailbone length today! I realized while I was in the shower with completely wet hair the other day that there were some ends that reached past my tailbone and today with dry stretched hair noticed the same thing. It's just barely there really, but I've been driving myself crazy checking all the time lately, so I called it! I feel like I'm cheating a little, but now I won't wind up trying to measure every time I run my fingers through my hair.

ETA: I'll try to take some celebratory pics later this week!

WOW ! Your hair is just lovely!!

Ingrid
October 27th, 2015, 11:10 PM
I would absolutely love to be in this thread by the end of the year but I'm sceptical about whether or not it's realistic. My hair (dry) is about 3,5cm (about 1.5inches) away from TBL. I trim 0.5cm cm every month and my growth rate (let's assume) is average. So according to those assumptions I might make it to TBL in around 3 months. I suppose if I skip my trimming I might have a better chance of making it but then I'd be scared to imagine what the condition of my dyed ends will be like...

Pearly~91
October 28th, 2015, 12:06 AM
WOW ! Your hair is just lovely!!

Thank you so much!

Wildcat Diva
October 28th, 2015, 05:52 AM
At almost BCL, I'm hoping to see you all sometime next year here. I'm hoping! :D

Pearly~91
October 29th, 2015, 07:44 PM
Here's a pic. I had a hard time with the light, and my camera didn't want to focus today, but I really wanted a picture this week and it was looking like today was my only chance.

I really liked my braid waves today!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19555&d=1446168711

parkmikii
October 30th, 2015, 02:16 AM
Here's a pic. I had a hard time with the light, and my camera didn't want to focus today, but I really wanted a picture this week and it was looking like today was my only chance.

I really liked my braid waves today!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19555&d=1446168711

Your hair looks so beautiful! It's so thick and you have a lovely hemline :thud:

Night_Kitten
October 30th, 2015, 06:46 AM
Beautiful hair and lovely wave pattern Pearly~91 :D

lapushka
October 30th, 2015, 07:44 AM
Very pretty, Pearly!

lillielil
October 30th, 2015, 07:54 AM
I was just reading this thread for inspiration, but had to stop and say that your hair is seriously amazing, Pearly! I love your color and braidwaves, not to mention the gorgeous hemline. Also, how were you outside without sleeves this week? It got cold (says the lady who just moved to MN from warmer lands)!

Pearly~91
October 30th, 2015, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Night_Kitten, those were probably the best braidwaves I've ever had! :happydance:




I was just reading this thread for inspiration, but had to stop and say that your hair is seriously amazing, Pearly! I love your color and braidwaves, not to mention the gorgeous hemline. Also, how were you outside without sleeves this week? It got cold (says the lady who just moved to MN from warmer lands)!

Yeah lillielil, the weather turned nasty this week! Winter is coming! I had just switched out my sweater for my apron to do some cooking and wanted a picture before I put my hair up. I was outside for less than 5 minutes getting the picture and endured it. The lighting inside my house is terrible so I usually try to go outside, but that wasn't much better!

Seriously tho, I hope you've been adequately warned about winter here. Some years it's horrible and some years it's just a gray cold mess. Thankfully I'm used to it and don't mind too much, but sometimes people move here thinking 'oh, it can't be that bad' and have a miserable time. I hope you're prepared! :)

lillielil
October 30th, 2015, 09:10 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Night_Kitten, those were probably the best braidwaves I've ever had! :happydance:





Yeah lillielil, the weather turned nasty this week! Winter is coming! I had just switched out my sweater for my apron to do some cooking and wanted a picture before I put my hair up. I was outside for less than 5 minutes getting the picture and endured it. The lighting inside my house is terrible so I usually try to go outside, but that wasn't much better!

Seriously tho, I hope you've been adequately warned about winter here. Some years it's horrible and some years it's just a gray cold mess. Thankfully I'm used to it and don't mind too much, but sometimes people move here thinking 'oh, it can't be that bad' and have a miserable time. I hope you're prepared! :)

Um... when she hired me, my boss said that the winters here are lovely and mild. I know better! I did live in Massachusetts for college - it gets snowy there but not quite as cold. At least I have seen snow before, so it won't be a total shock. And no matter how bad it gets, I think it would be worth it for the beautiful summer! I am used to being trapped inside all summer because it is so hot and humid. I loved spending so much time outdoors this year!

Sorry to totally hijack this thread.

Night_Kitten
October 31st, 2015, 11:31 AM
Almost exactly a year after my big trim / small chop (middle of October 2014) I'm finally at Classic again! :D
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19589&d=1446312149

Lighting is as crappy as it gets and the ends curl in a bit (that's what I get for daring to sit on the couch while the ends were still damp, LOL) but it's Classic nonetheless :D

Dessi
November 2nd, 2015, 11:07 PM
I think I've reached Classic Length when wet.. now I have to wait to reach it when dry.. :D
http://s18.postimg.org/534bxdugp/image.png

lapushka
November 3rd, 2015, 04:32 AM
You're almost there, Dessi! It is *so* within reach! :)

DreamSheep
November 3rd, 2015, 05:01 AM
Dessi - what a perfect braid you have! I think you're very close to Classic!
Visually I keep thinking my hair is miles away, but when I tug and feel I think I'm almost there! So confusing!

Dessi
November 3rd, 2015, 05:35 AM
Thank you both! :flower:
Must be patient I know.. :D

JadedByEntropy
November 3rd, 2015, 12:28 PM
Dessi you have one very un-tapering braid! hard to believe youre only a ii. Its so fluffy and amazing

lapushka
November 3rd, 2015, 01:18 PM
Dessi you have one very un-tapering braid! hard to believe youre only a ii. Its so fluffy and amazing

Yes that looks more like iii to me as well. Maybe it's time to remeasure, Dessi? :)

Night_Kitten
November 3rd, 2015, 02:26 PM
Congrats on Classic when wet Dessi :D That braid looks awesome, so even all the way :)

cat11
November 3rd, 2015, 02:51 PM
Dessi way to go!! I can't wait until my braid is that long :)

Dessi
November 3rd, 2015, 09:43 PM
Dessi you have one very un-tapering braid! hard to believe youre only a ii. Its so fluffy and amazing


Yes that looks more like iii to me as well. Maybe it's time to remeasure, Dessi? :)


Congrats on Classic when wet Dessi :D That braid looks awesome, so even all the way :)


Dessi way to go!! I can't wait until my braid is that long :)

Thank you all! :)
Well, if I braid it to the end, it does taper a lot, but I believe layers have something to do with that too. (My shortest layers are at BCL and my face-framing layers are somewhere around Waist length).
Unfortuantely, I'm not an iii. Most of the times I measure it's 9 cm, sometimes 10, but not more.
(Oh and something Off-topic - I was wondering if it is possible to post gifs on here? If so, how? :D)

DreamSheep
November 4th, 2015, 03:58 AM
You should be able to just by embedding the link and as long as it's your own. All smilies are gifs, after all

lapushka
November 4th, 2015, 05:35 AM
Unfortuantely, I'm not an iii. Most of the times I measure it's 9 cm, sometimes 10, but not more.

Then it's okay to mark ii/iii on your profile, I think! More accurate than just ii, because you're at that border.

Pearly~91
November 4th, 2015, 09:36 AM
Dessi, your hair looks great!
I have to end my braids 15 to 20 cm short as well. That's where my layers start to make it difficult.

Also, I agree with lapushka, you qualify for ii/iii thickness if you are between 9 and 10 cm. That's where I measure in as well.


Most of the times I measure it's 9 cm, sometimes 10, but not more.


Then it's okay to mark ii/iii on your profile, I think! More accurate than just ii, because you're at that border.

Dessi
November 5th, 2015, 09:46 PM
Thank you all, I'll edit it then! :)

AlKhazzaR
November 6th, 2015, 04:10 AM
http://s8.postimg.org/vv93jfurp/2015_11_05_09_09_19.png

After 34cm(around 16') cut this year before summer I'm back to little behind tailbone and going for classic. Hope to reach it fast and maintain for some time to get my thin ends thicker.

Groovy Granny
November 6th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Wow :thud: beautiful!

lapushka
November 6th, 2015, 01:04 PM
http://s8.postimg.org/vv93jfurp/2015_11_05_09_09_19.png

After 34cm(around 16') cut this year before summer I'm back to little behind tailbone and going for classic. Hope to reach it fast and maintain for some time to get my thin ends thicker.

That looks like TBL to me! Congratulations! :D

JadedByEntropy
November 10th, 2015, 07:39 PM
After 34cm(around 16') cut this year before summer I'm back to little behind tailbone and going for classic. Hope to reach it fast and maintain for some time to get my thin ends thicker.

thats AFTER you cut off 34cm? woah. Its still so long. I hope you have the ends you want from that cut.

LongCurlyTress
November 11th, 2015, 09:34 AM
Not sure yet, but it's hovering in that area... Yaaaaaaay!! Almost!! Now I need to refrain from cutting the thinning fairy tale ends that are this long... Decisions, decisions!! :confused: I am loving the inspirational photos on this page!! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

Swan Maiden
November 13th, 2015, 02:09 PM
Almost there.http://i.imgur.com/HJlCIWQ.jpg

Groovy Granny
November 13th, 2015, 02:32 PM
Congrats on the new length ~ what a pretty color :)

Vrindi
November 13th, 2015, 07:55 PM
That color is stunning Swan Maiden! :thud:

Swan Maiden
November 13th, 2015, 08:33 PM
Thank you!

maskedrose
November 13th, 2015, 08:48 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19555&d=1446168711

Your hair is perfect. PERFECT. And exactly where I want mine to be by the end of next year :)

lapushka
November 14th, 2015, 05:43 AM
Congrats, SM! Aaalmost there! :D

hypersensitive
November 15th, 2015, 08:13 PM
You guys are making classic length look so good! Stop it!! :p

Pearly~91
November 16th, 2015, 03:06 PM
Aww, thanks maskedrose! :)

I only wish it was always like that!

Good luck on your growing!


Your hair is perfect. PERFECT. And exactly where I want mine to be by the end of next year :)

cat11
November 16th, 2015, 03:13 PM
You guys are making classic length look so good! Stop it!! :p

I didn't realize you were growing out again... I personally think your hair looks great at classic, I remember it before. Your hair grows so fast you'lle be there before you know it anyway

Five of Five
November 16th, 2015, 04:16 PM
I'm really stoked to be able to join all you lovely longhairs in this thread after my latest length shot!


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19861&d=1447714595


Cat was meowing at me, wanting to be a part of the fun. Unfortunately when the time came for the shot, she was suddenly no longer interested in the camera :p It's an ongoing plot to get a still shot of us together.

Swan Maiden
November 16th, 2015, 04:21 PM
I'm really stoked to be able to join all you lovely longhairs in this thread after my latest length shot!


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19861&d=1447714595


Cat was meowing at me, wanting to be a part of the fun. Unfortunately when the time came for the shot, she was suddenly no longer interested in the camera :p It's an ongoing plot to get a still shot of us together.

I've wondered where you've been, welcome back. Your hair is awesome! It shines so pretty in the sun.

hypersensitive
November 16th, 2015, 05:22 PM
I didn't realize you were growing out again... I personally think your hair looks great at classic, I remember it before. Your hair grows so fast you'lle be there before you know it anyway

Thanks! I'm not growing out, just maintaining. But I like to visit now and then.

Saige
November 17th, 2015, 03:26 AM
Welcome, Five of Five! You look so close to classic already!

lapushka
November 17th, 2015, 05:48 AM
Welcome, Five of Five! You look so close to classic already!

Yep, I'd say you're there. :)

Five of Five
November 17th, 2015, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the welcome everyone :o

I have a few inches to go to classic yet, but it's wonderful that it's now more of a matter of months than years!

Beborani
November 17th, 2015, 12:57 PM
I ought to have reached classic by now but I took an inch off a couple of weeks ago and plan to keep doing that for the next few months hovering somewhere between tailbone and classic till my ends feel more balanced with the rest of my hair. My hair is curly so these measurements are stretched so it doesnt look spectacular like so many of you posting here. I do have some pictures in my blog.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=123592

This is my favorite from a couple of months ago

Vrindi
November 17th, 2015, 04:05 PM
I ought to have reached classic by now but I took an inch off a couple of weeks ago and plan to keep doing that for the next few months hovering somewhere between tailbone and classic till my ends feel more balanced with the rest of my hair. My hair is curly so these measurements are stretched so it doesnt look spectacular like so many of you posting here. I do have some pictures in my blog.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=123592

This is my favorite from a couple of months ago

As a straight-hair girl, I have to point out that curly hair always looks spectacular. :)

Beborani
November 18th, 2015, 09:12 AM
As a straight-hair girl, I have to point out that curly hair always looks spectacular. :)

Other people's curly hair looks spectacular to me.:) I guess I meant spectacular length but I am not complaining just stating.

Arete
November 19th, 2015, 09:48 PM
My hair is finally starting to FEEL tailbone. Hopefully it starts really looking it soon. Also, just measured, and 4.5" to Cl!

JadedByEntropy
November 21st, 2015, 06:28 PM
Yes! i've reached a different kind of floor length ;) its trying to pool on the carpet now and gets all bent. Looks like i'm going to clear classic by Christmas.
http://s30.postimg.org/9ypbkx4ch/2015_Nov_20_p.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
pictures upload (http://postimage.org/)

Scarlet_Celt
November 22nd, 2015, 07:33 AM
The time has come for me to graduate from this thread, and on to the classic to knee length thread. Good luck to everyone who is growing their way onto classic :)

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/c4025b22-8c8e-4b4b-bb78-bd5b5c5f31bb_zps5vfbzoru.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/c4025b22-8c8e-4b4b-bb78-bd5b5c5f31bb_zps5vfbzoru.jpg.html)

Mimha
November 22nd, 2015, 08:17 AM
Yes! i've reached a different kind of floor length ;) its trying to pool on the carpet now and gets all bent. Looks like i'm going to clear classic by Christmas.
http://s30.postimg.org/9ypbkx4ch/2015_Nov_20_p.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
pictures upload (http://postimage.org/)

Ha ha ha, so cool, Jaded ! :D



The time has come for me to graduate from this thread, and on to the classic to knee length thread. Good luck to everyone who is growing their way onto classic :)

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/c4025b22-8c8e-4b4b-bb78-bd5b5c5f31bb_zps5vfbzoru.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/c4025b22-8c8e-4b4b-bb78-bd5b5c5f31bb_zps5vfbzoru.jpg.html)

Just amazingly beautiful ! :thud:

Night_Kitten
November 22nd, 2015, 11:18 AM
Congrats on floor-when-sitting JadedByEntropy, those are awesome pics :cheer:

Congrats on Classic JadedByEntropy :D What an awesome haircolor :crush:

Five of Five
November 22nd, 2015, 12:02 PM
Looking lovely, JadedByEntropy! What a cool milestone :p


Yes! i've reached a different kind of floor length ;) its trying to pool on the carpet now and gets all bent. Looks like i'm going to clear classic by Christmas.



Congratulations, Scarlet_Celt! Looking beautiful.


The time has come for me to graduate from this thread, and on to the classic to knee length thread. Good luck to everyone who is growing their way onto classic :)

vpatt
November 22nd, 2015, 12:21 PM
Scarlet and Jaded you both have awesome hair!

Phanaferous
November 24th, 2015, 04:16 PM
Joining here! I'm back at tailbone after a trim earlier this month, so growing again with a much neater hemline. Hoping to reach classic without the urge to snip.

Dessi
November 28th, 2015, 02:49 AM
It was time for my microtrim today. I cut a little bit more than usual (not much of course, just a little bit more than 1 cm). I also spend 1 hour doing S&D.
http://s7.postimg.org/ezs9dizwb/IMG_6348.jpg

lapushka
November 28th, 2015, 05:23 AM
Lookin' good, Dessi! :)

Rhodugune
November 28th, 2015, 08:04 AM
I agree, your hair Dessi looks so good and healthy, happy growing. :)

Five of Five
November 28th, 2015, 03:49 PM
Nice job, Dessi. It looks very luxurious!

Dessi
November 28th, 2015, 10:58 PM
Lookin' good, Dessi! :)


I agree, your hair Dessi looks so good and healthy, happy growing. :)


Nice job, Dessi. It looks very luxurious!

Thank you all very much! :) I'm pleased with the results altough now I'll have to wait a little bit more to reach Classic. :D

Rhodugune
November 29th, 2015, 05:39 AM
Thank you all very much! :) I'm pleased with the results altough now I'll have to wait a little bit more to reach Classic. :D

I hear you, but from personal experience, you will lose length in the end by not seeing to your ends so they are healthy, so I hope you will reach classic soon enough with a healthy feeling hemline. :)

Last year I just kept telling myself that it was the only thing I could do, to keep trimming and maintaining my length to get my ends feeling healthy, so it feels so good that the are and so I finally gained some length these last 3 months.

My lengthpic from August to the left, when I last trimmed and from November to the right.
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11202555_10153423766249011_314959269451275667_n.jp g?oh=01e4c47dde6b0139a85463f75dcbfb44&oe=56EF73CF

Mavi
November 30th, 2015, 11:46 AM
Almost there.http://i.imgur.com/HJlCIWQ.jpg

Wow SwanMaiden, you have the hair of my dreams

Swan Maiden
November 30th, 2015, 03:27 PM
Thank you Mavi :D

Saige
December 2nd, 2015, 06:44 PM
Swan Maiden, I just love your hair! I wish I had your colour! You're getting so close to classic, too. You'll be there in no time :)

I realised I haven't posted a length pic yet to prove I've hit tailbone! I did trim a bit off yesterday to get rid of some racers and splits, so I hope I'm still at tailbone. Anyway, here it is!

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag17/SaigeLHC/3.12.2015_zpsitrcwrdg.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/SaigeLHC/media/3.12.2015_zpsitrcwrdg.jpg.html)

Swan Maiden
December 2nd, 2015, 07:22 PM
Nice Saige! You have such a beautiful autumn shade and great hemline!

AmberJewel
December 2nd, 2015, 08:09 PM
Whoa. :agape: What a hemline, Saige!
(Forgive the lurker for commenting. I plan on joining in the New Year. :) ).

Frankenstein
December 2nd, 2015, 08:56 PM
Saige, you have my dream hair :shocked:

Saige
December 3rd, 2015, 03:05 AM
Thanks so much Swan Maiden, AmberJewel and Frankenstein! :blossom:

Rhodugune
December 5th, 2015, 07:11 AM
I have to say Saige that your pic had me just stop in my track to just look at the amazing I saw, your hair is just gorgeous, the lovely colour, the shine that unreal hemline of yours, it gives me some serious hair envy in the best possible way. :inlove:

Personally I have had a little scare, havent trimmed since August and a little while ago my ends started to feel so dry and lifeless, that I started to think that my plan of just doing regular S&D wasn't enough.
So for the last washes I have played around and tried a few different deep treatments and last time I was in luck, mixed together one part honey and one part of my conditioner and left it in my lengths for about an hour before my wash and now my ends feels all silky again.
I am so so relieved!

JadedByEntropy
December 5th, 2015, 01:58 PM
honey+conditioner? haven't heard of that one. does it even spread? i'm cringing at the knots that would occur

Sarahlabyrinth
December 5th, 2015, 02:01 PM
honey+conditioner? haven't heard of that one. does it even spread? i'm cringing at the knots that would occur

I don't get knots with it. I just warm the mix slightly in the microwave and the honey becomes runnier and makes everything more liquid, it spreads easily :) My hair loves it, too.

ashyash
December 5th, 2015, 02:40 PM
Wow, Saige, your hair is thick and gorgeous!

Beborani
December 5th, 2015, 03:49 PM
I have to follow spectacular hair of Saige and Swanmaiden!

I am calling it classic today as I have clearly reached it when stretched. I have posted the picture in my blog.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=124296

Arctic
December 5th, 2015, 04:05 PM
honey+conditioner? haven't heard of that one. does it even spread? i'm cringing at the knots that would occur

You haven't? You have, I trust, heared of SMT, where honey, aloe and conditioner are mixed, right? Anyway, whether you use honey or syrup (which can be used to replace honey), even though they are thick and sticky by themselves, there is something about mixing them with conditioner that takes the stickiness away, even on 1:1 ratio. If your hair likes humectants, do try it; I know i love adding honey or (most often) syruup in my deep treatments. :)


I have to follow spectacular hair of Saige and Swanmaiden!

I am calling it classic today as I have clearly reached it when stretched. I have posted the picture in my blog.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=124296

Pom pom pom :cheer: :cheer: That's terrific! Congrats!!!

Rhodugune
December 5th, 2015, 04:16 PM
honey+conditioner? haven't heard of that one. does it even spread? i'm cringing at the knots that would occur


I don't get knots with it. I just warm the mix slightly in the microwave and the honey becomes runnier and makes everything more liquid, it spreads easily :) My hair loves it, too.

I either warm it like Sarahlabyrinth does or get the a honey that is more like a liquid, very runny, never had a problem with is as it rinses right out in warm water and leaves my hair feeling silky.

Rhodugune
December 5th, 2015, 04:18 PM
I have to follow spectacular hair of Saige and Swanmaiden!

I am calling it classic today as I have clearly reached it when stretched. I have posted the picture in my blog.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=124296

Congratulation on reaching classic and what lovely curls you have. :flowers:

Beborani
December 5th, 2015, 04:53 PM
Thanks Arctic and Rhodugune. :)

Saige
December 5th, 2015, 04:56 PM
Thanks very much Rhodugune, ashyash and Beborani! :blossom:

JadedByEntropy
December 5th, 2015, 05:09 PM
You haven't? You have, I trust, heared of SMT, where honey, aloe and conditioner are mixed, right? Anyway, whether you use honey or syrup (which can be used to replace honey), even though they are thick and sticky by themselves, there is something about mixing them with conditioner that takes the stickiness away, even on 1:1 ratio. If your hair likes humectants, do try it; I know i love adding honey or (most often) syruup in my deep treatments. :)

i may have, but i didn't know what was in it. hmm...i have syrup, and today is a wash day...

Swan Maiden
December 5th, 2015, 05:24 PM
Ooo Beborani, your hair is gorgeous! Congrats on classic!

Five of Five
December 5th, 2015, 05:43 PM
Beautiful, Beborani! Congratulations :blossom:


I have to follow spectacular hair of Saige and Swanmaiden!

I am calling it classic today as I have clearly reached it when stretched. I have posted the picture in my blog.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=124296

hypersensitive
December 5th, 2015, 06:01 PM
I thought I would be maintaining waist to hip but laziness got to me and I'm all the way past tailbone. How did that happen?? I have layers so I might go back to waist to get back my blunt hem. I just wanted to pop in and check this thread since I unintentionally made it here. Hi! :waving:

Sarahlabyrinth
December 5th, 2015, 06:09 PM
That's wonderful, Beborani! Congratulations!

Beborani
December 5th, 2015, 09:21 PM
Thank you Rhodugune--I missed your picture in the last page--lovely! Thank you Swan Maiden, Five of five and Sarahlabrynth.

StellaKatherine
December 7th, 2015, 11:29 AM
I am crying like a baby here! :cry:

Just came from shower and when I checked with my hand where does my hair ends..... It was more than an inch under my butt!!! I think I am really finally there!!! I still need to wait and let it dry and make a photo to make sure it ... As fully wavy I might not be there, but I doubt that my hair would shrink over an inch as a straight!!! Can it really be that I am finally there ? After so many times been almost at classic and cutting it off to waist....

I should feel happy, but I just can't stop crying. Is it weird ??? Or is it normal ???

Vrindi
December 7th, 2015, 12:02 PM
I am crying like a baby here! :cry:

Just came from shower and when I checked with my hand where does my hair ends..... It was more than an inch under my butt!!! I think I am really finally there!!! I still need to wait and let it dry and make a photo to make sure it ... As fully wavy I might not be there, but I doubt that my hair would shrink over an inch as a straight!!! Can it really be that I am finally there ? After so many times been almost at classic and cutting it off to waist....

I should feel happy, but I just can't stop crying. Is it weird ??? Or is it normal ???

Aww! Congrats! I don't think it's weird. Maybe you're having an emotional day, or because you said you'd get close and then have to keep cutting it back? It's emotional to finally reach a goal, especially one you've been close to a few times and couldn't reach because of reasons.

TrapperCreekD
December 7th, 2015, 12:05 PM
^ What Vrindi said. And congrats on reaching your goal, your hair is beautiful!

Sarahlabyrinth
December 7th, 2015, 12:43 PM
I am crying like a baby here! :cry:

Just came from shower and when I checked with my hand where does my hair ends..... It was more than an inch under my butt!!! I think I am really finally there!!! I still need to wait and let it dry and make a photo to make sure it ... As fully wavy I might not be there, but I doubt that my hair would shrink over an inch as a straight!!! Can it really be that I am finally there ? After so many times been almost at classic and cutting it off to waist....

I should feel happy, but I just can't stop crying. Is it weird ??? Or is it normal ???

Wow! You reached your goal??? How wonderful, I think I would be crying too, StellaKatherine! CELEBRATE!!! :) I am so happy and excited for you!

StellaKatherine
December 7th, 2015, 12:52 PM
Thank you so much ! I can start smiling now :) I guess, I am sad that my granny isn't here to celebrate it with me. She would be the only one who would be super happy and excited.

I will take some photos next and start thinking what next :D

lapushka
December 7th, 2015, 02:45 PM
Told you that was classic! :D Congrats!!!

Dessi
December 7th, 2015, 10:54 PM
Congratulations StellaKatherine! I know that you wanted to reach Classic for a long time and I'm very happy you're finally there! :flower:
Can't wait to see photos! :D

brickworld13
December 9th, 2015, 10:05 PM
Guys. Hey guys. Someone tell me I'm not dreaming. I'm at classic. Again. I will have to get Snuggles to take a good photo for me. Selfies just aren't working out for this.

Sarahlabyrinth
December 9th, 2015, 11:31 PM
Guys. Hey guys. Someone tell me I'm not dreaming. I'm at classic. Again. I will have to get Snuggles to take a good photo for me. Selfies just aren't working out for this.

Yay, congratulations! Well done! Now pass me the hair - growin' magic you are using so I can get there too :)

lapushka
December 10th, 2015, 06:17 AM
Guys. Hey guys. Someone tell me I'm not dreaming. I'm at classic. Again. I will have to get Snuggles to take a good photo for me. Selfies just aren't working out for this.

Congrats! :D

brickworld13
December 10th, 2015, 08:59 AM
Thank you Sarah and lapuska. :flowers: I wasn't expecting to be here until spring. I'm not sure what happened to make my hair grow so quickly, but I'm very excited.

DreamSheep
December 10th, 2015, 11:25 AM
Maybe there is some Christmas glitter magic fairy sprinkle floating around making all of our hair grow!!
Congratulations StellaKatherine!!
Congratulations brickworld!! (looking forward to picture!)
(and of course congrats to lapushka - I just always think of you because of the Classic before Christmas 2015 thread, which hey, maybe just maybe I may have made it)

Because, I think my hair might just be brushing it too!
It certainly isn't solid classic, but when stretched, it does technically hit that spot that I consider to be classic length!
I had been quite frustrated with my hair (and life in general :p) for the past month or so, and just had it all bunned up for most of the time. It kept tangling, I was shedding loads because yay November sheds so it is definitely thinner from my perspective (cue tumbleweeds of hair at home) and it wasn't really feeling or looking good. But yesterday I washed it nicely and properly with TLC, and today I decided to take a picture and saw that maybe I was nearly there.

And for the first time in a whole month, I think my hair looks really nice (to me anyway! :) )
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/tamalog/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151210_110824.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/tamalog/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151210_110824.jpg.html)

Dessi
December 10th, 2015, 11:39 AM
Maybe there is some Christmas glitter magic fairy sprinkle floating around making all of our hair grow!!
Congratulations StellaKatherine!!
Congratulations brickworld!! (looking forward to picture!)
(and of course congrats to lapushka - I just always think of you because of the Classic before Christmas 2015 thread, which hey, maybe just maybe I may have made it)

Because, I think my hair might just be brushing it too!
It certainly isn't solid classic, but when stretched, it does technically hit that spot that I consider to be classic length!
I had been quite frustrated with my hair (and life in general :p) for the past month or so, and just had it all bunned up for most of the time. It kept tangling, I was shedding loads because yay November sheds so it is definitely thinner from my perspective (cue tumbleweeds of hair at home) and it wasn't really feeling or looking good. But yesterday I washed it nicely and properly with TLC, and today I decided to take a picture and saw that maybe I was nearly there.

And for the first time in a whole month, I think my hair looks really nice (to me anyway! :) )
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/tamalog/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151210_110824.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/tamalog/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151210_110824.jpg.html)
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! I would soo call it Classic. :flower:

DreamSheep
December 10th, 2015, 11:51 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! I would soo call it Classic. :flower:

Thank you so much!! :flower:

I know you're on the brink of calling it too! (if you haven't already? :D)

Stars
December 10th, 2015, 12:01 PM
Maybe there is some Christmas glitter magic fairy sprinkle floating around making all of our hair grow!!
Congratulations StellaKatherine!!
Congratulations brickworld!! (looking forward to picture!)
(and of course congrats to lapushka - I just always think of you because of the Classic before Christmas 2015 thread, which hey, maybe just maybe I may have made it)

Because, I think my hair might just be brushing it too!
It certainly isn't solid classic, but when stretched, it does technically hit that spot that I consider to be classic length!
I had been quite frustrated with my hair (and life in general :p) for the past month or so, and just had it all bunned up for most of the time. It kept tangling, I was shedding loads because yay November sheds so it is definitely thinner from my perspective (cue tumbleweeds of hair at home) and it wasn't really feeling or looking good. But yesterday I washed it nicely and properly with TLC, and today I decided to take a picture and saw that maybe I was nearly there.

And for the first time in a whole month, I think my hair looks really nice (to me anyway! :) )
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/tamalog/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151210_110824.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/tamalog/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151210_110824.jpg.html)


:agree: Your hair is giving me LIFE!! Gorgeous! congratulations on reaching classic! Swing and swang in all your glory!

Stars
December 10th, 2015, 12:19 PM
I think I need another 8-10 inches to be full classic. My hair isn't completely straight in this picture, as the bottom layer at the nape is quite wavy, as is the front middle crown area. I've got some puffiness going on, lol. But my sides always grow faster than the middle, then the middle catches up if I trim the sides back. For many years, my sides have grown 3-5 inches longer than the middle of my hemline. I won't start maintaining some until classic. Looked at my ends to do a S&D after my last 1 inch trim was way back on the Summer Solstice 2015...couldn't find any damage or splits.

My uneven hemline used to drive me nuts. For years I trimmed excessively to maintain a blunt hemline. Then, I realized that this is just the way it grows. And I wear my hair up mostly, so except for solstice or equinox trims as needed, I don't bother it.

Hopefully I can make full classic in the next 18 months (1/2" growth per month baseline and I need 9"). I usually grow faster than 1/2" but I'm giving myself some leeway.
/storage/emulated/0/Download/2015-12-10 14.04.52.jpg

Taken yesterday. ^^

Stars
December 10th, 2015, 12:28 PM
I think I need another 8-10 inches to be full classic. My hair isn't completely straight in this picture, as the bottom layer at the nape is quite wavy, as is the front middle crown area. I've got some puffiness going on, lol. But my sides always grow faster than the middle, then the middle catches up if I trim the sides back. For many years, my sides have grown 3-5 inches longer than the middle of my hemline. I won't start maintaining some until classic. Looked at my ends to do a S&D after my last 1 inch trim was way back on the Summer Solstice 2015...couldn't find any damage or splits.

My uneven hemline used to drive me nuts. For years I trimmed excessively to maintain a blunt hemline. Then, I realized that this is just the way it grows. And I wear my hair up mostly, so except for solstice or equinox trims as needed, I don't bother it.

Hopefully I can make full classic in the next 18 months (1/2" growth per month baseline and I need 9"). I usually grow faster than 1/2" but I'm giving myself some leeway.
/storage/emulated/0/Download/2015-12-10 14.04.52.jpg

Taken yesterday. ^^

Obviously, my image link didn't download in the post, so I just uploaded it as my avatar. That was taken Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. I lost over half my hair thickness after telogen effluvium (postpartum shedding in early 2013) after having my son. Its been a long hair road but I am grateful I have regained a lot of hair and thickness. Here is what my hair looked like pre-shed (2nd photo down on this feature page) and the first photo where my hair is sleeker is what it looked like afterward. I was featured in my friend's blog, so that's me. PP shedding is the devil! :)

No, but seriously, MSM greatly helped me recover along with a high protein diet. Here is the link of me before and after my shed:
http://relaxedthairapy.com/healthy-hair-moment-meet-jewell/

DreamSheep
December 10th, 2015, 12:33 PM
If you want to show images, maybe uploading them to an image hosting site (I use photobucket ^_^) could help. When you hit 25 posts I think you are able to access your profile fully and also the albums on the LHC and upload them there too (and they are only visible to other people with over 25 posts unless you change theprivacy to friends only).

Your hair looks absolutely stunning from what I can see though, hopefully you will hit classic within a year or two (actually, the 18 month estimate seems just spot on)! ^_^

And thank you for the lovely compliment!

Stars
December 10th, 2015, 01:29 PM
thanks! Oh yeah, I forgot all about using Photo bucket. I had a lot more than 25 posts before, but I guess after the site maintenance, and the fact that I didn't log in for a while, they deleted my profile, so I had to start all over. I will use photobucket from now on, and try to get to 25 posts in the meantime! :)

lapushka
December 10th, 2015, 01:38 PM
(and of course congrats to lapushka - I just always think of you because of the Classic before Christmas 2015 thread, which hey, maybe just maybe I may have made it)

Because, I think my hair might just be brushing it too!
It certainly isn't solid classic, but when stretched, it does technically hit that spot that I consider to be classic length!

Are you kidding me?! :D You can call that classic, DS! For sure, girl. :applause

Beborani
December 10th, 2015, 02:40 PM
This does seem to be the season for classic--congrats Stellakatherine, brickworld and dreamsheep.

Stars, your hair looks pretty in your profile!

brickworld13
December 10th, 2015, 02:48 PM
Dreamsheep, it's so pretty. :thud: I love your hair. And thank you. :) I'm quite excited about it. It will be a couple weeks until Snuggles is even available to take photos.

ETA: Thanks Beborani. :flowers:

meteor
December 10th, 2015, 02:53 PM
Yay, congratulations, brickworld13, DreamSheep and StellaKatherine on reaching Classic! :joy: That's awesome news! :D

Wow, Stars, awesome progress! And your hair is glorious! :applause

All the pictures are just amazing! :joy:

Stars
December 10th, 2015, 04:40 PM
Aww, shucks! Thanks Beborani and meteor! That means a lot! :) Been a tough road the last couple years!

Stars
December 10th, 2015, 04:41 PM
And yes, many congratulations to the ladies who have reached classic! I haven't read all the recent posts, but I sure am admiring all this gorgeous hair!

Melika
December 12th, 2015, 03:30 PM
So many beautiful heads of hair this year! Congrats all- even those still working on classic.

Swan Maiden
December 13th, 2015, 02:04 PM
Congrats all recent classic lengths! DreamSheep I love your color!

What do you all think? Classic? Almost? I feel generous if I say I'm at classic right now. My hair is still drying in this pic and I brushed it straight. I measured and I am at 42 inches, I feel solid classic is 43 inches. Sorry if my pictures are huge, I am technologically idiotic.
http://i.imgur.com/wXfVy1i.jpg

Sarahlabyrinth
December 13th, 2015, 04:00 PM
Swan Maiden, I would say you are there! Such gorgeous hair, congratulations on such a great achievement! :)

StellaKatherine
December 13th, 2015, 04:06 PM
Swan Maiden, you have some amazing hair there! Looks classic length to me! Congratulations :D

meteor
December 13th, 2015, 04:10 PM
Yay! Congratulations on reaching classic, Swan Maiden! :joy: Your hair is so stunning! :thud:

Swan Maiden
December 13th, 2015, 05:26 PM
You all think so? Yay! I am sort of in disbelief, as this was my first major goal. I'm really there?! Thank you all for the lovely compliments and encouragement, especially coming from such beautiful hair as all of yours. :)

Sarahlabyrinth
December 13th, 2015, 05:58 PM
You all think so? Yay! I am sort of in disbelief, as this was my first major goal. I'm really there?! Thank you all for the lovely compliments and encouragement, especially coming from such beautiful hair as all of yours. :)

AHA! I knew it!!! So there are more hair goals to come?:p

Swan Maiden
December 13th, 2015, 07:14 PM
If genetics allow, I think knee would be swell. :D

heartgoesboom
December 14th, 2015, 12:07 AM
I'm in love with everyone's hair! I think I'm at tailbone with layered/fairytale-ing ends 😭 itching to be classic!!!

Vrindi
December 14th, 2015, 02:12 PM
If genetics allow, I think knee would be swell. :D

Can I just say that the pygmy goat in your siggy makes me lol every time I see it?

Swan Maiden
December 14th, 2015, 02:14 PM
It does the same for me! :)

DreamSheep
December 14th, 2015, 03:24 PM
Wow wow wow Swan Maiden - your hair is beyond gorgeous and that is most definitely solid classic!! :) Congratulations!!!

(and thank you so much for the lovely compliment - though your hair colour is absolutely divine <3)

Swan Maiden
December 15th, 2015, 10:39 AM
Thank you DreamSheep, it's good to see you back on the boards.