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Sarahlabyrinth
April 22nd, 2016, 07:36 PM
After 20 times of trying the lwb(thanks to the video of the german chick) bun, I finally got something but I used spin pins to secure it.
http://i.imgur.com/qRn59If.jpg

...Which looks most elegant - well done, you!

littlestarface
April 22nd, 2016, 07:38 PM
...Which looks most elegant - well done, you!

Thank you thank you *bows* ^_^

Pearly~91
April 22nd, 2016, 08:09 PM
Looks great, littlestarface! I use a combination of spin pins and sticks to hold mine in place.

Sarahlabyrinth
April 22nd, 2016, 08:11 PM
Mine don't hold too firmly either, I prefer the holdability of the Nautilus bun.

Pearly~91
April 22nd, 2016, 08:13 PM
And I'm the opposite. I can't get a nautilus to stay well to save my life, but the over the hand lazy wrap is my go to bun for the last few months.

LongCurlyTress
April 22nd, 2016, 08:28 PM
Looks beautiful littlestarface!! I guess with having so much hair, I can totally see why you were having trouble getting your lwb stay up!! You must have at least an extra foot or more of hair than I do!! I guess this is something I should get ready for, but I might have a couple of years to wait for this.....:rolleyes:

I am so happy for you that you got your lwb to stay up with spin pins to secure it!! Maybe gossamer's videos can help you--- she has floor length hair and somehow gets her hair to stay up in different types of buns... Here is one of my favorite videos of hers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RA7_jGzsE4

gossamer is a sweetheart and also has a blog here that is really fun to keep up with. ;)

littlestarface
April 22nd, 2016, 08:33 PM
Thank you my beautiful ladies! I think a stick would help keep it up along with the spin pins cuz it doesnt feel very secure.

cowgirllong
April 22nd, 2016, 09:28 PM
I am so happy for you that you got your lwb to stay up with spin pins to secure it!! Maybe gossamer's videos can help you--- she has floor length hair and somehow gets her hair to stay up in different types of buns... Here is one of my favorite videos of hers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RA7_jGzsE4

gossamer is a sweetheart and also has a blog here that is really fun to keep up with. ;)

Thanks for posting this, LongCurlyTress. It is nice to have people doing videos out there that are actually useful for all of us beyond waist or hip length hair. Sometimes it's hard to figure out how to do some buns after your hair gets superlong.

Groovy Granny
April 22nd, 2016, 09:58 PM
After 20 times of trying the lwb(thanks to the video of the german chick) bun, I finally got something but I used spin pins to secure it.


Yay..... It looks beautiful :joy:

Practice makes perfect....and a stick or fork will keep it more secure :thumbsup:

*I only use spin pins to make sure a bun stays with the hair toy I have used.

LongCurlyTress
April 22nd, 2016, 10:04 PM
Thanks for posting this, LongCurlyTress. It is nice to have people doing videos out there that are actually useful for all of us beyond waist or hip length hair. Sometimes it's hard to figure out how to do some buns after your hair gets superlong.

I would be lying if I said that I didn't have some serious "extreme- hair-length envy" going on when I see photos and videos of those with super long hair. I find them to be so motivating and encouraging for me to continue growing longer. I am glad you think so too! Great minds think alike! :popcorn:
So it looks like you are at 37 inches now and I am just a bit behind you at 36inches in length now with 42" is classic on me... I am also a iii like you are and you grew out from a buzz cut at 0"? Wow! That takes some serious determination!! I grew out from a chin length (15in) curly 3b/f/iii bob... in 2011... Nice to meet you! :cheer:

cowgirllong
April 22nd, 2016, 10:33 PM
I would be lying if I said that I didn't have some serious "extreme- hair-length envy" going on when I see photos and videos of those with super long hair. I find them to be so motivating and encouraging for me to continue growing longer. I am glad you think so too! Great minds think alike! :popcorn:
So it looks like you are at 37 inches now and I am just a bit behind you at 36inches in length now with 42" is classic on me... I am also a iii like you are and you grew out from a buzz cut at 0"? Wow! That takes some serious determination!! I grew out from a chin length (15in) curly 3b/f/iii bob... in 2011... Nice to meet you! :cheer:

Funny you mention my length. I just went and changed it because I hadn't updated it in a long time. I'm probably past 41" now. I don't measure often. I think for me, classic is probably 45". I decided to leave my goal length for now. I set that goal when it seemed almost unattainable. Now, if I named a goal, it would probably be terminal unless I find a certain length is my happy place.

I am prone to bun envy. Right now, I have serious bun envy whenever I see a really good Helix bun.

Rushli
April 23rd, 2016, 12:21 AM
I have graduated to TBL when stretched! Life has been a little crazy so I missed getting a Jan photo. I just never lined up a good hair day with a day I could take a photo. I was close to missing this month's too for the same reason, but after reading your convo a few pages ago about not having perfect hair all the time, I figure I might as well capture how my hair looks when down now. Kids and my wavy hair dont mix. It inevitable gets frizzy, pulled straight, and what not within an hour, which is probably why it is always up! I'll still hope to capture a great picture of it's shine and waves, but until then...
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/rushli/length/afbc1297-418a-4753-a4a6-13438141033f_zpsa84sepzu.jpg

lapushka
April 23rd, 2016, 06:19 AM
After 20 times of trying the lwb(thanks to the video of the german chick) bun, I finally got something but I used spin pins to secure it.
http://i.imgur.com/qRn59If.jpg

Looks great! :D :thumbsup:


I have graduated to TBL when stretched! Life has been a little crazy so I missed getting a Jan photo. I just never lined up a good hair day with a day I could take a photo. I was close to missing this month's too for the same reason, but after reading your convo a few pages ago about not having perfect hair all the time, I figure I might as well capture how my hair looks when down now. Kids and my wavy hair dont mix. It inevitable gets frizzy, pulled straight, and what not within an hour, which is probably why it is always up! I'll still hope to capture a great picture of it's shine and waves, but until then...
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/rushli/length/afbc1297-418a-4753-a4a6-13438141033f_zpsa84sepzu.jpg

Amazing progress, Rushli, and congrats! :D

littlestarface
April 23rd, 2016, 09:46 AM
Yay..... It looks beautiful :joy:

Practice makes perfect....and a stick or fork will keep it more secure :thumbsup:

*I only use spin pins to make sure a bun stays with the hair toy I have used.


Looks great! :D :thumbsup:



Amazing progress, Rushli, and congrats! :D

Thanks you guys, such sweeties:cloud9:

Well i've been wearing this bun ever since last night ha! It fell out during sleep but I quickly put it back up this morning and this time I did the spin pins in different places and it's holding really good. I think this is my go to bun now XD

Congratulations Rushli *yay*:disco:, your hair looks so pretty with those wavy wurls.

LongCurlyTress
April 23rd, 2016, 10:14 AM
Funny you mention my length. I just went and changed it because I hadn't updated it in a long time. I'm probably past 41" now. I don't measure often. I think for me, classic is probably 45". I decided to leave my goal length for now. I set that goal when it seemed almost unattainable. Now, if I named a goal, it would probably be terminal unless I find a certain length is my happy place.

I am prone to bun envy. Right now, I have serious bun envy whenever I see a really good Helix bun.

I wish I could do those "fancier" buns, but my hair hangs so heavy and pulls strands with the Helix, pretzel etc. buns... I am only able to afix?? the bun at nape length or a bit higher at occipital, but any higher, meaning the buns that the stick goes through the loop at a higher scalp/crownish level, well they really pull on my hairs and bother me. Please post some action pics of your favorite buns!! I know what you mean about having a bun fixation...lol... I too an enamored with the head eating buns... (I am so funny...rofl) but really, I also love those action pics!!! tee hee...:p ETA... just read that you are measuring at 41inches now!! So you are waaaaay ahead of me... ;) At least a year.... :/


I have graduated to TBL when stretched! Life has been a little crazy so I missed getting a Jan photo. I just never lined up a good hair day with a day I could take a photo. I was close to missing this month's too for the same reason, but after reading your convo a few pages ago about not having perfect hair all the time, I figure I might as well capture how my hair looks when down now. Kids and my wavy hair dont mix. It inevitable gets frizzy, pulled straight, and what not within an hour, which is probably why it is always up! I'll still hope to capture a great picture of it's shine and waves, but until then...
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/rushli/length/afbc1297-418a-4753-a4a6-13438141033f_zpsa84sepzu.jpg

Great growing progression pics!! I also have curly hair, so it is a big deal when our hemline is at TBL imo!!!! There is still shrinkage even when we brush out our curls and it is wavy!! Lovely pics!! and Congratulations!! :crush:


Thanks you guys, such sweeties:cloud9:

Well i've been wearing this bun ever since last night ha! It fell out during sleep but I quickly put it back up this morning and this time I did the spin pins in different places and it's holding really good. I think this is my go to bun now XD

Congratulations Rushli *yay*:disco:, your hair looks so pretty with those wavy wurls.

Congrats with your bunning!! How fun to learn something new... I have learned alot from searching on ytube... some good stuff, some not so good... but all in all, youtube has eaten up many an hour of my life.... gaaaaaaaaaaaaah.... lol:taz: but at least I have learned alot!!! I know how frustrating it is to watch a LH work a magic bun, and then I try it and well, my hair won't cooperate. I think hair thickness has alot to do with the whole successful bun making ordeal. Videos with Indian women showing how they make buns, especially the nautilus --- are very helpful and enviable.... ;)


@1:00 minute into the video, after she finishes showing off her gorgeous length, lol she shows how she makes a nautilus bun with her length and thickness. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9dHhE3ovzM

littlestarface
April 23rd, 2016, 10:21 AM
Congrats with your bunning!! How fun to learn something new... I have learned alot from searching on ytube... some good stuff, some not so good... but all in all, youtube has eaten up many an hour of my life.... gaaaaaaaaaaaaah.... lol:taz: but at least I have learned alot!!! I know how frustrating it is to watch a LH work a magic bun, and then I try it and well, my hair won't cooperate. I think hair thickness has alot to do with the whole successful bun making ordeal. Videos with Indian women showing how they make buns, especially the nautilus --- are very helpful and enviable.... ;)

Haha I live on youtube:beerchug: I have a whole shanty town set up for me, you should come visit me sometime :p ;)

They make different buns? Wow I have to go searching around, hopefully I dont become all depressed seeing their long thick hair and me with such wimpy hair hahaha:taz:

Thanks for the video!!

littlestarface
April 23rd, 2016, 10:27 AM
@1:00 minute into the video, after she finishes showing off her gorgeous length, lol she shows how she makes a nautilus bun with her length and thickness. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9dHhE3ovzM

Like seriously, How do they grow such thick hair! How how how! Her hair is bigger than her lol! I wish I had those thick looong hair jeans!

LongCurlyTress
April 23rd, 2016, 11:55 AM
Like seriously, How do they grow such thick hair! How how how! Her hair is bigger than her lol! I wish I had those thick looong hair jeans!


Haha I live on youtube:beerchug: I have a whole shanty town set up for me, you should come visit me sometime :p ;)

They make different buns? Wow I have to go searching around, hopefully I dont become all depressed seeing their long thick hair and me with such wimpy hair hahaha:taz:

Thanks for the video!! I know what you are saying about those on youtube with thick, perfect strands of gold or dark chocolate... ugh... I didn't get those genes either.. my hair is fine, but there is alot of it... hence frizz, breakage, nesting, tangles, etc... and just plain misbehaving thick- hairy- business pranks.. ;( "A whole hair shantytown" LOL!! I thought I was the only one!! ;) haha... My ytube library is marked private since, well it is a bit embarassing...lol... I keep thinking I will rewatch the ones that keep me motivated, but there are so many new ones that ... well... let's just say I hope ytube doesn't start to limit our library/subscriptions!! :(

cowgirllong
April 23rd, 2016, 12:27 PM
Wouldn't we all be in trouble YT started putting limits on us? :laugh:

LongCurlyTress
April 23rd, 2016, 12:35 PM
Wouldn't we all be in trouble YT started putting limits on us? :laugh:

YESSSSS!!! :rolleyes: How embarrassing... at least I am not a youtube addict all by myself out here...:joy::joy::joy:

littlestarface
April 23rd, 2016, 01:03 PM
Wouldn't we all be in trouble YT started putting limits on us? :laugh:

Id lose it :|

LongCurlyTress
April 23rd, 2016, 07:52 PM
Id lose it :|

LOL!! We would need to start a 12 step program for youtube addicts going cold turkey... :wethree::wethree:

Rushli
April 23rd, 2016, 08:42 PM
Thanks guys! I was kind of bummed it took me this long to get here. My hair grew an extra 1/4” through pregnancy and 2 or 3 months afterwards last time. Unfortunately it not do it this time. Oh well, I got here anyway, right?

LongCurlyTress, I use to be able to get my hair pretty straight(ish) by just doing heavy oilings for 24 hours before a shower, and then twisting it (spinning it?) throughout the day. I switched shampoos with better ingredients, and took away cones to try and bring out my waves. It worked great with the waves, but I cant heavy oil anymore and no more silky straight for me... I must finally really be in the curly club because it goes poof now too! lol Not that it put me anywhere near your mass of curly gorgeousness, but I can wave from a distance :)

It was sometimes this last summer I found out I could start doing more buns and things would actually stay. I tried 2, and now I dont stray from the nautilus. I’m kinda boring.

LongCurlyTress
April 23rd, 2016, 08:48 PM
Thanks guys! I was kind of bummed it took me this long to get here. My hair grew an extra 1/4” through pregnancy and 2 or 3 months afterwards last time. Unfortunately it not do it this time. Oh well, I got here anyway, right?

LongCurlyTress, I use to be able to get my hair pretty straight(ish) by just doing heavy oilings for 24 hours before a shower, and then twisting it (spinning it?) throughout the day. I switched shampoos with better ingredients, and took away cones to try and bring out my waves. It worked great with the waves, but I cant heavy oil anymore and no more silky straight for me... I must finally really be in the curly club because it goes poof now too! lol Not that it put me anywhere near your mass of curly gorgeousness, but I can wave from a distance :)

It was sometimes this last summer I found out I could start doing more buns and things would actually stay. I tried 2, and now I dont stray from the nautilus. I’m kinda boring.

Thanks, I think?? :confused: Your comment seems a bit insulting...fyi... I love my hair just the way it is.

littlestarface
April 23rd, 2016, 08:51 PM
LOL!! We would need to start a 12 step program for youtube addicts going cold turkey... :wethree::wethree:

Haha true:beerchug:

LongCurlyTress
April 23rd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Haha true:beerchug:

:rolling::rolling::rolling:

Rushli
April 23rd, 2016, 10:28 PM
Thanks, I think?? :confused: Your comment seems a bit insulting...fyi... I love my hair just the way it is.

Sorry! I'm confused too. I did not mean anything insulting. You have amazing hair that I have always admired.
Was the use of the term mass insulting or was it saying my hair poofed too? I only meant mass as it you do have a lot of hair (and everyone wants more hair!). And the poof too comment was that my hair poofs when brushed, whereas when it was weighed down with oils I could brush it fine. Oh wait, was it 'waving from the distance'? I was going for the idea that I am not fully a curly girl and not part of the 'inner circle' and more of an outlier just being a wavy. Let me know if I missed the insult or need to explain more so I can make sure I never word something like that again.

Totty
April 24th, 2016, 06:20 AM
Hello everybody, 1cm beyond classic :happydance:. Not sure if I will maintain classic for a while to thicken up my ends.

LongCurlyTress
April 24th, 2016, 09:25 AM
@ Totty- Congratulations on growing to classic plus!! I can't wait until I can call classic (at least a year plus from now) and am planning on maintaining at classic to let my dumb three inches of layers grow out... :magic: Love your curls... what leave ins do you use?? ;) thanks!

Totty
April 24th, 2016, 09:44 AM
@ Totty- Congratulations on growing to classic plus!! I can't wait until I can call classic (at least a year plus from now) and am planning on maintaining at classic to let my dumb three inches of layers grow out... :magic: Love your curls... what leave ins do you use?? ;) thanks!

Thank you longcurlytress. The short hair photo only a bit of conditioner (inecto) and a bit of oil.
The long hair photo, I don't know. It was just after my visit of the hairdresser. I think stone clay or wax with a curl cream.

LongCurlyTress
April 24th, 2016, 10:34 AM
Thank you longcurlytress. The short hair photo only a bit of conditioner (inecto) and a bit of oil.
The long hair photo, I don't know. It was just after my visit of the hairdresser. I think stone clay or wax with a curl cream.


Hi Totty...Thank you so much for the info! Gorgeous curls in your siggy pic!! ;)

MlleMC
April 25th, 2016, 08:43 AM
I measured this weekend, and I officially reached classic! Now I have to decide if I keep growing or if I maintain for a while to get rid of my damaged ends...

Rushli
April 25th, 2016, 11:27 AM
It’s amazing the emotional trauma the topic of hair can bring. I hope you are able to over come the haunting of past underhanded comments and learn to take every compliment as a compliment! 



I fall under the category of putting down my own hair. My first post to you was actually a little to close to that but I did not fully realize it until now. I was aiming to compliment you but I also was trying to minimize my hair. I was not even thinking about it, it is just habit that when talking to 3+ hair to try not compare my hair to theirs (oddly, while actually comparing! lol) and letting them know theirs is superior.

Growing up there was no such term as wavy. Everyone was straight (including loose waves that could easily straighten) or curly. High school in the late 90s was very pro straight, but my area loved (3s) curly too. My hair waves much better shorter and there was no denying my ‘curliness’ at that time, however I was never curly enough to ‘understand what its like to be curly.’ I spent most of middle, high school and college going back and forth from straightening, like my 1c sister, to perming to be like my other 3b sister. I have spent a good chunk of that time span as a iii 3a/b with shoulder length hair. (I dont know my actual thickness from back then but am assuming it was a 4-4.25”) I dealt with the poof and the frizz, and resorted to ponytails on those days but thankfully I did not struggle with any backhand comments about volume. I had a few comments that were not meant negative but I took as such, so I understand the feeling there! My mom will never live down the time she said my hair looked like a poodle. She meant the cut made the waves look exceptionally curly, but I was traumatized! lol

To continue with the race analogy, my wavy hair was like being biracial in the 50s. Neither side really wanted to claim me and pushed me away. Because my wavy hair did not have to volume of theirs, I could not relate to dealing with frizz. Because I chose to be curly when I permed, I did not know what it was like to be stuck with hair you did not want. Because my curls where fake, they must be much easier to manage than ‘real’ curls. No one was really mean to me, just dismissive. Dismissive can hurt just as much. I never came to the conversation stating my hair was just like theirs or I knew exactly what they were going through. I just wanted to talk about what my hair was like too. It became habit that if I wanted to say something positive or negative about my hair, I had to proceed it with how much better or more difficult their hair was just to avoid a lecture.

So now that I am at LHC and despite there being a wavy definition that I fit into, it is hard not to be hurt by someone saying I am not curly. Logically, I understand that saying my hair is not curly is not dismissing my hair texture. I have to assume they are just being more specific and that by the numbering system of 1,2, 3 and 4s I fit the term wavy. Emotionally, it is a tough pill to swallow. It does not help that I have to follow many curlygirl ways to keep my hair happy. They dont call them ‘wavygirl’ ways. It’s right back to the race analogy where I feel part of a culture, but also not really.

LongCurlyTress
April 25th, 2016, 12:33 PM
@ Rushli, Well your hair is very pretty!! :blossom::blossom:

@ MlleMC that is wonderful! 48 inches is so long!! Congratulations on reaching such a wonderful milestone that seems to be the goal length for so many. Well, it is for me anyways!! :cheer:

lapushka
April 25th, 2016, 03:45 PM
Hello everybody, 1cm beyond classic :happydance:. Not sure if I will maintain classic for a while to thicken up my ends.

Congrats! :D

Nique1202
April 27th, 2016, 08:00 AM
After lurking for months upon months, I am finally graduating to this thread. :happydance: Currently sitting at 35 inches, one inch above mid-bum. Classic is around 40 inches (yeah, I'm that short), but since the rest of the milestones are less vague than some of the upper body milestones I might switch to claiming milestones by my full wurly appearance of length after air drying on wash day. It seems more fair that way, for the bottom half of me.

I'm not sure how long I'm gonna be here, if I'm going to keep chopping between tailbone and classic to get rid of my layers or if I'm just going to grow on and live with shredded braids, but I look forward to the journey at any rate. :toast:

lapushka
April 27th, 2016, 08:32 AM
Congrats, Nique, and welcome to the thread! :cheer:

LongCurlyTress
April 27th, 2016, 09:17 AM
Hi Nique!! Welcome and Congratulations!! Once you are on this thread, rumor has it-- that our hair grows faster.... ;) Tee hee... I also have layering in maybe the last 2-3 inches of my hair and for a bit that made me want to maintain at TBL to trim it all off, but what fun would that be? I hope to maintain at classic and do just that since so far, knock wood, those thinner ends are not split or anthing, just thinner due to the layers I cut into my hair in June, 2014... Glad you are over here now!! ;) It's fun to scroll down on this thread and check out the photos for some great length inspiration!! :popcorn:

jupiterinleo
April 27th, 2016, 05:35 PM
Hi, everyone! It's time for me to join this thread as well. My hair dry + stretched reaches to a bit past mid-buttcrack and I sit on it if I'm not careful. I have a feeling this hair goal will be very quickly reached, lol.

LongCurlyTress
April 28th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Hi, everyone! It's time for me to join this thread as well. My hair dry + stretched reaches to a bit past mid-buttcrack and I sit on it if I'm not careful. I have a feeling this hair goal will be very quickly reached, lol.

Welcome to the thread!! I am also a newbie here at TBL. :joy:

Sarahlabyrinth
May 2nd, 2016, 02:08 AM
...Two inches to go, two inches to go.... why does it always seem to take ages to get anywhere....at least I will be there by the end of the year ;)

Mya
May 2nd, 2016, 09:22 AM
It’s amazing the emotional trauma the topic of hair can bring. I hope you are able to over come the haunting of past underhanded comments and learn to take every compliment as a compliment! 



I fall under the category of putting down my own hair. My first post to you was actually a little to close to that but I did not fully realize it until now. I was aiming to compliment you but I also was trying to minimize my hair. I was not even thinking about it, it is just habit that when talking to 3+ hair to try not compare my hair to theirs (oddly, while actually comparing! lol) and letting them know theirs is superior.

Growing up there was no such term as wavy. Everyone was straight (including loose waves that could easily straighten) or curly. High school in the late 90s was very pro straight, but my area loved (3s) curly too. My hair waves much better shorter and there was no denying my ‘curliness’ at that time, however I was never curly enough to ‘understand what its like to be curly.’ I spent most of middle, high school and college going back and forth from straightening, like my 1c sister, to perming to be like my other 3b sister. I have spent a good chunk of that time span as a iii 3a/b with shoulder length hair. (I dont know my actual thickness from back then but am assuming it was a 4-4.25”) I dealt with the poof and the frizz, and resorted to ponytails on those days but thankfully I did not struggle with any backhand comments about volume. I had a few comments that were not meant negative but I took as such, so I understand the feeling there! My mom will never live down the time she said my hair looked like a poodle. She meant the cut made the waves look exceptionally curly, but I was traumatized! lol

To continue with the race analogy, my wavy hair was like being biracial in the 50s. Neither side really wanted to claim me and pushed me away. Because my wavy hair did not have to volume of theirs, I could not relate to dealing with frizz. Because I chose to be curly when I permed, I did not know what it was like to be stuck with hair you did not want. Because my curls where fake, they must be much easier to manage than ‘real’ curls. No one was really mean to me, just dismissive. Dismissive can hurt just as much. I never came to the conversation stating my hair was just like theirs or I knew exactly what they were going through. I just wanted to talk about what my hair was like too. It became habit that if I wanted to say something positive or negative about my hair, I had to proceed it with how much better or more difficult their hair was just to avoid a lecture.

So now that I am at LHC and despite there being a wavy definition that I fit into, it is hard not to be hurt by someone saying I am not curly. Logically, I understand that saying my hair is not curly is not dismissing my hair texture. I have to assume they are just being more specific and that by the numbering system of 1,2, 3 and 4s I fit the term wavy. Emotionally, it is a tough pill to swallow. It does not help that I have to follow many curlygirl ways to keep my hair happy. They dont call them ‘wavygirl’ ways. It’s right back to the race analogy where I feel part of a culture, but also not really.

I appreciate the fact that you opened up, it really sounds heartfelt. Instead of seeing people coming off as hostile or easily offended, it's much better to have some insight about their motivations. It makes you understand that the fact that we all have different stories, is nothing to be afraid of! :)

I can relate when it comes to being left out for not fitting into either category, and how it reinforces the feeling of being "wrong", but I have overcome it. My opinion is that this feeling makes absolutely no sense. People easily label something as "different", "weird", "sick", or whatever divisive adjective, because our culture revolves around conformism. If we have the courage to let go of that "ugly ducking" feeling, to not give a frick about conformism at all, to do and be the hell we want at any given moment, if we don't force ourselves to live under our breath, that's when we shine. People are dismissive? Oh well, there are so many other people in the world. If someone doesn't swallow the concepts of fusion and variety in a world where you can travel thousands of kilometers in a few hours, it's their loss, not yours. 8) :blossom:

lapis_lazuli
May 2nd, 2016, 10:22 AM
...Two inches to go, two inches to go.... why does it always seem to take ages to get anywhere....at least I will be there by the end of the year ;)

Yay! That's so exciting :D You'll definitely be there soon!!!

Sarahlabyrinth
May 2nd, 2016, 01:59 PM
Yay! That's so exciting :D You'll definitely be there soon!!!

I have been wanting to be there for such a long time:)

Katlette
May 2nd, 2016, 04:35 PM
Hello! I've been quiet on these forums for a while, but would like to join in on the quest to classic (and beyond!) again.

Sarahlabyrinth, two inches is so close! You'll make it in no time. :)

I'm supposed to have only two inches left, but I must've mismeasured when I originally set my goal (or my backside has grown :P). I'm not in a huge hurry to hit classic though. I've been trimming a bit to help more of my hair reach TBL before setting my sights on classic.

Here's my latest length pic! Shame my photographer didn't think to mention my wonky hairline, but nevermind.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/Kata_Kuitunen/c0bbe648-c980-49f0-9a0c-abcd769549a8_zpskqnbbqxp.jpg

cowgirllong
May 2nd, 2016, 04:55 PM
Katlette, your hair is beautiful!

Sarahlabyrinth
May 2nd, 2016, 08:27 PM
Katlette, we can make it together :)

Katlette
May 3rd, 2016, 12:07 PM
Thank you, cowgirllong! :)

I'm with you, Sarahlabyrinth - we'll get there!

Fru fru
May 6th, 2016, 06:16 AM
I just clarified the other day and noticed my hair is past tailbone. I haven't measured but a few more inches until I reach classic and then I'm going to thicken up my ends:)
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u556/suzehaylett/5794E322-7B46-4192-A177-2137283593C7_zpsr76xrb31.jpg (http://s1321.photobucket.com/user/suzehaylett/media/5794E322-7B46-4192-A177-2137283593C7_zpsr76xrb31.jpg.html)

Katlette I love your hair and colour!

lapushka
May 6th, 2016, 07:38 AM
Hello! I've been quiet on these forums for a while, but would like to join in on the quest to classic (and beyond!) again.

Sarahlabyrinth, two inches is so close! You'll make it in no time. :)

I'm supposed to have only two inches left, but I must've mismeasured when I originally set my goal (or my backside has grown :P). I'm not in a huge hurry to hit classic though. I've been trimming a bit to help more of my hair reach TBL before setting my sights on classic.

Here's my latest length pic! Shame my photographer didn't think to mention my wonky hairline, but nevermind.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/Kata_Kuitunen/c0bbe648-c980-49f0-9a0c-abcd769549a8_zpskqnbbqxp.jpg

I don't know about you, but that looks classic to me. Your very ends are below your butt cheeks, from what I can tell. :o
Congrats!

Congrats on TBL, Fru fru!

nakima
May 6th, 2016, 12:11 PM
I just clarified the other day and noticed my hair is past tailbone. I haven't measured but a few more inches until I reach classic and then I'm going to thicken up my ends:)
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u556/suzehaylett/5794E322-7B46-4192-A177-2137283593C7_zpsr76xrb31.jpg (http://s1321.photobucket.com/user/suzehaylett/media/5794E322-7B46-4192-A177-2137283593C7_zpsr76xrb31.jpg.html)

Katlette I love your hair and colour!

Fru Fru You and are about in the same place. I just clarified a few days ago myself and I am just past tailbone I do have about 3 1/2 inches to go tho. I should make it by Christmas if not before. Happy growing!

nakima
May 6th, 2016, 12:13 PM
Congratulations Sarah! your hair is so beautiful. Almost there!!!

Sarahlabyrinth
May 6th, 2016, 02:42 PM
Fru fru, your hair is so pretty! Nakima, thank you:)

Fru fru
May 7th, 2016, 02:44 AM
Thank you Lapushka and Sarahlabryrinth:flower:

Nakima, classic length by Christmas would be great, I think I can make it too!

Saige
May 9th, 2016, 06:29 AM
Gorgeous hair everyone!

I'm getting so close to classic now. Waiting is driving me crazy!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/Mobile%20Uploads/20160509_144538_zps5tzeojis.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160509_144538_zps5tzeojis.jpg.html)

lapushka
May 9th, 2016, 06:35 AM
Aaalmost there! :D

Katlette
May 9th, 2016, 08:11 AM
Katlette I love your hair and colour!

Thank you! Yours is such a gorgeous colour too!


I don't know about you, but that looks classic to me. Your very ends are below your butt cheeks, from what I can tell. :o
Congrats!



Not quite though! It would probably be easier to tell from a photo from the side, but there is still a little bit to go before my bottom meet my legs - even for the very very ends.


Saige, you are so close! And very impressive thick hemline :O

LongCurlyTress
May 9th, 2016, 08:28 AM
I have been wanting to be there for such a long time:)

I know exactly how you feel!! Are you noticing any other "smaller" goals being reached, such as a fuller hemline now with any shorter lengths finally catching up? On months where it seems like my hair is in a holding growing/stall pattern, I am noticing the hemline filling out and becoming thicker...with the shorter hairs catching up... just small nuances, but still growing forward, nevertheless. My hubby says the longer hairs are guiding and encouraging the shorter hairs on how/where to grow longer!! :o

Your hair is very beautiful Saralabyrnth!!


@Saige... Wow! Just WOW!! Gorgeous!! ;)

Sarahlabyrinth
May 9th, 2016, 12:09 PM
I know exactly how you feel!! Are you noticing any other "smaller" goals being reached, such as a fuller hemline now with any shorter lengths finally catching up? On months where it seems like my hair is in a holding growing/stall pattern, I am noticing the hemline filling out and becoming thicker...with the shorter hairs catching up... just small nuances, but still growing forward, nevertheless. My hubby says the longer hairs are guiding and encouraging the shorter hairs on how/where to grow longer!! :o

Your hair is very beautiful Saralabyrnth!!


@Saige... Wow! Just WOW!! Gorgeous!! ;)

Well, the micro trimming is doing wonders for thickening up my hemline! I have come a long way but still a long way to go. It is wonderful to see an improvement though :) I love that I can micro trim AND still gain length!

littlestarface
May 9th, 2016, 12:13 PM
Gorgeous hair everyone!

I'm getting so close to classic now. Waiting is driving me crazy!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/Mobile%20Uploads/20160509_144538_zps5tzeojis.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160509_144538_zps5tzeojis.jpg.html)

Wow I wish my hair could look like this, even if I cut it and make it all even it still wouldnt even hold a candle to your hair.

Sarahlabyrinth
May 9th, 2016, 12:18 PM
littlestarface, there will always be others whose hair we wish we had. But I bet plenty of people wish they had your hair, it's so lovely. It's all a matter of perspective.... There are folks here whose hair I would love to have, I know :)

littlestarface
May 9th, 2016, 12:22 PM
littlestarface, there will always be others whose hair we wish we had. But I bet plenty of people wish they had your hair, it's so lovely. It's all a matter of perspective.... There are folks here whose hair I would love to have, I know :)

I always wonder how hair like saiges' looks so heavy and one length, I love that so much, my hair is so floaty and piecey.

Sarahlabyrinth
May 9th, 2016, 12:26 PM
Yes, it's a "grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side-of-the-fence" thing, isn't it?:) My hair is floaty as well. I have often wondered what "heavier" hair would be like too. I do know though that I wouldn't like it in summer, my own is hot enough then.

Katlette
May 9th, 2016, 12:37 PM
My hubby says the longer hairs are guiding and encouraging the shorter hairs on how/where to grow longer!! :o


This is such a cute way to think about it. :agree: Next time I bemoan my thin ends, I'll think of this!

LongCurlyTress
May 9th, 2016, 02:59 PM
This is such a cute way to think about it. :agree: Next time I bemoan my thin ends, I'll think of this!

LOL... I know... I am always complaining about the runners, how my clumps of hair strands grow in an arrow shape, and I always want to trim the pointy part off and then my hubby says this... lol... I think the amount of patience we need to continue growing onward and downward is so much!! When I see extreme length hair, pretty much classic and beyond, I now have so much respect for the amount of patience and diligence these ladies have had to have.. so admirable!! Cutting is always just such an easy option, but the amount of regret would be incomprehensible..kind of like going off a diet... just when I reach my goal weight... :knit:story of my life...:p


Yes, it's a "grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side-of-the-fence" thing, isn't it? My hair is floaty as well. I have often wondered what "heavier" hair would be like too. I do know though that I wouldn't like it in summer, my own is hot enough then.


I know!! Heavy hair in the summer is not going to be fun. I can already tell from the few hot days we have just had here in California... At least you folks in the lands down under are about to go into your winter... Yay for cooler weather and long hair!! :cool:


I always wonder how hair like saiges' looks so heavy and one length, I love that so much, my hair is so floaty and piecey.


littlestarface, there will always be others whose hair we wish we had. But I bet plenty of people wish they had your hair, it's so lovely. It's all a matter of perspective.... There are folks here whose hair I would love to have, I know :)

Ain't that the truth!!! My all time wish list is Haartraum's hair....:agape: and now Saiges' hair!Guess I will just have to admire from afar. Isn't it funny that we always want what someone else has? :rolleyes: At least I am not alone with thinking this...:cheese::cheese::cheese:

lapushka
May 9th, 2016, 03:17 PM
Not quite though! It would probably be easier to tell from a photo from the side, but there is still a little bit to go before my bottom meet my legs - even for the very very ends.

Oh okay, I hope you get there soon. Can't be that far away now. :D

Saige
May 9th, 2016, 08:14 PM
Thanks so much everyone! :flowers:

Littlestarface, your hair is so gorgeous! As Sarahlabyrinth said, there are lots of people who would kill for your hair. I'd absolutely love to have your waves! :agree:

nakima
May 11th, 2016, 02:35 PM
Gorgeous hair everyone!

I'm getting so close to classic now. Waiting is driving me crazy!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/Mobile%20Uploads/20160509_144538_zps5tzeojis.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160509_144538_zps5tzeojis.jpg.html)

WOW!:thud:Just gorgeous!

Saige
May 11th, 2016, 04:54 PM
Thanks nakima! :blossom:

Phanaferous
May 13th, 2016, 12:59 AM
I'm almost there! Some pictures definitely look like classic, others are not quite. I don't see it when looking in the mirror, so I'm waiting to officially call it. These shorts cover my booty and not much more, so I use them as my guideline for classic.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22932&d=1463028189

Sarahlabyrinth
May 13th, 2016, 01:39 AM
I'm almost there! Some pictures definitely look like classic, others are not quite. I don't see it when looking in the mirror, so I'm waiting to officially call it. These shorts cover my booty and not much more, so I use them as my guideline for classic.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22932&d=1463028189

You would be there already, stretched !

Phanaferous
May 13th, 2016, 05:15 PM
Thanks, Sarah. It's close, really it is. I'm going to wait another month to be official; then I can start looking forward to fingertip length. ;)

MsPharaohMoan
May 13th, 2016, 08:57 PM
Using shorts that cover booty and not much else is a good idea!

nakima
May 16th, 2016, 12:25 PM
I agree with sarahlabynth stretched you are there and such lovely waves.

LongCurlyTress
May 20th, 2016, 11:14 AM
Congratulations Phanaferous! Looks like you have grown to classic length and with a very healthy hemline as well. :toast:

ETA When I am wearing shorts and sitting down (since summer is pretty much here), I am noticing my hemline pooling in my lap and tickling my thighs! Usually I wear it in a bun, so this is so cool! I love this length!! ;)

My braid tassel also tickles my lower back now and I have to remind myself that this is from my hair reaching there! Yay! :p

Groovy Granny
May 20th, 2016, 11:36 AM
ETA When I am wearing shorts and sitting down (since summer is pretty much here), I am noticing my hemline pooling in my lap and tickling my thighs! Usually I wear it in a bun, so this is so cool! I love this length!! ;)

My braid tassel also tickles my lower back now and I have to remind myself that this is from my hair reaching there! Yay! :p
Wow, that is awesome :thumbsup:

Wildcat Diva
May 20th, 2016, 04:15 PM
Creaks the door to this thread open.
Peeks in...

"I'll be here hanging out soon, y'all, I'm looking forward to it."

Sarahlabyrinth
May 23rd, 2016, 05:01 AM
Not too far until Classic now! :) It's all beginning to get exciting! Excuse dressing gown but it's cold here.

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF4638.jpg

Mimha
May 23rd, 2016, 05:19 AM
Sarah, your hair is beyond thudworthiness !... :thudpile: :thudpile: :thudpile: ....... :rip:

Sarahlabyrinth
May 23rd, 2016, 05:29 AM
Sarah, your hair is beyond thudworthiness !... :thudpile: :thudpile: :thudpile: ....... :rip:

Thanks! As long as I don't move, then it behaves all ornery again :p

Mimha
May 23rd, 2016, 05:59 AM
Thanks! As long as I don't move, then it behaves all ornery again :p

Shh !.. Let us dream, Sarah !^^^^

LongCurlyTress
May 23rd, 2016, 10:17 AM
Thank you GG!! :smooch:

Saralabrynth... your hair is so pretty!! Isn't it interesting how it's all so relative.... remember when we wanted our hair to grow to hip... then bcl... then tbl... you will be at classic before you know it!! ;) Remember to oil your ends...;) :soapbox:

Mimha... too funny! But I agree...our hair does have sensitive feelings so we need to encourage it's growth with loving thoughts. :o
I know when I am stressed and doing my shower detangling with conditioner, sometimes I get too rough with my poor hair... I feel so badly for it... :(

Wildcat Diva... welcome! This is a great thread to be on!! ;)

Agnes Hannah
May 24th, 2016, 11:36 AM
Hello, can I join in the fun! I'm at tailbone!!

Saige
May 24th, 2016, 07:33 PM
Sarahlabyrinth, your hair is gorgeous! You're so close to classic!

Congrats on reaching tailbone Agnes Hannah!

I took a new length pic with freshly washed hair. I usually remember to take length pics when I've got braid or bun waves! I think it looks like I'm at classic! It definitely feels classic when it's wet. What do you all think? Am I there or should I wait a bit longer?

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg.html)

JadedByEntropy
May 24th, 2016, 08:37 PM
Sarahlabyrinth, your hair is gorgeous! You're so close to classic!

Congrats on reaching tailbone Agnes Hannah!

I took a new length pic with freshly washed hair. I usually remember to take length pics when I've got braid or bun waves! I think it looks like I'm at classic! It definitely feels classic when it's wet. What do you all think? Am I there or should I wait a bit longer?

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg.html)

I think youre there, and wow! so pretty! and the lack of bun/braid texture is so hard to get before habits happen ;)

Frankenstein
May 24th, 2016, 10:11 PM
Sarahlabyrinth, your hair is gorgeous! You're so close to classic!

Congrats on reaching tailbone Agnes Hannah!

I took a new length pic with freshly washed hair. I usually remember to take length pics when I've got braid or bun waves! I think it looks like I'm at classic! It definitely feels classic when it's wet. What do you all think? Am I there or should I wait a bit longer?

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg.html)

It looks like classic to me, and super gorgeous! :agree:

Saige
May 24th, 2016, 10:44 PM
I think youre there, and wow! so pretty! and the lack of bun/braid texture is so hard to get before habits happen ;)

That's true! :D Thanks JadedByEntropy and Frankenstein! :blossom: Yay, I'm finally at classic!! :cheese::happydance::disco::joy:

Pearly~91
May 25th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Yay, I'm finally at classic!! :cheese::happydance::disco::joy:

Congratulations! :toast: Your hair is gorgeous, by the way.

Saige
May 25th, 2016, 04:14 PM
Congratulations! :toast: Your hair is gorgeous, by the way.

Thanks so much! :flower:

rapunzelna
May 25th, 2016, 06:39 PM
Not too far until Classic now! :) It's all beginning to get exciting! Excuse dressing gown but it's cold here.

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF4638.jpg
It's hard to tell that you're not at classic! Looks great.

LongCurlyTress
May 26th, 2016, 01:04 PM
Hello, can I join in the fun! I'm at tailbone!!
Welcome Agnes Hannah!! Congratulations on reaching TBL! I just also reached TBL recently.. so much fun!! ;):waving: Time to update your siggy pic now! :whistle:

@ Saige... you are most definitely at classic and fully with a lovely hemline too. Have you been maintianing and/or microtrimming until now? Your hemline is really pretty. :blossom::popcorn:

lapushka
May 26th, 2016, 02:53 PM
I took a new length pic with freshly washed hair. I usually remember to take length pics when I've got braid or bun waves! I think it looks like I'm at classic! It definitely feels classic when it's wet. What do you all think? Am I there or should I wait a bit longer?

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/Saige_3412/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Saige_3412/media/resized_zpsrco2zbwe.jpg.html)

You are definitely there! Yay! :cheer:

Welcome, Agnes Hannah!

Saige
May 26th, 2016, 11:13 PM
Thanks LongCurlyTress and lapushka!

LongCurlyTress, yes I have done a few microtrims in the last 6 months. Just to keep the splits at bay a little :D

LongCurlyTress
May 28th, 2016, 10:13 AM
Thanks LongCurlyTress and lapushka!

LongCurlyTress, yes I have done a few microtrims in the last 6 months. Just to keep the splits at bay a little :D

So that is your secret for such a pretty, even, thick hemline! I just trimmed off 1.5 inches in mid -March, and I am hoping to not trim again until 6 months from then... which I guess is in mid -September. Many follow the solstices and equinoxes for trimming so they can remember to do it then... also during a full moon helps too, so I have heard... Well, your hair is very pretty... I can't wait to reach classic as this is my length goal, for now anyways. What is your goal length? :blossom:

Shepherdess
May 28th, 2016, 01:27 PM
I just thought I'd peak in this thread and had to say, Saige, your hair is gorgeous!! :thud: Definitely classic!

Saige
May 28th, 2016, 03:57 PM
Thanks LongCurlyTress and Shepherdess! :flower: I'm not really sure what my goal length is yet. I've decided to maintain at classic for the rest of the year and see how I feel about this length before I decide whether to keep growing or not :)

LongCurlyTress
May 28th, 2016, 09:48 PM
@ Saige --That is a great idea to maintain at classic until the rest of the year. I am realizing that my haircare/regime is becoming a bit more challenging at TBL with tangles, longer drying time, thinner hemline as the ends grow unevenly, heavier buns, especially during damp bunning, I just give in now with damp buns and use two claw clips, one on either side since my bun gets so heavy when it is wet... a hairstick just creates pulling on strands when my hair is wet, but claw clips support the weight better. Also wearing my hair down, in a half up seems to get more stares out in public..as in.. wow, that lady's hair is long and so unusual... Men seem to be noticing me more though which is fun when you are 58. Younger gals seem to be a bit more snarky though, especially if they have shorter hair, which is really a riot! Anyways, I am hoping to reach classic in 2018 but already I think that is going to stay my goal length after (hopefully) I grow to there. Good luck and I hope your hair days at classic are healthy ones!

Saige
May 29th, 2016, 06:10 PM
LongCurlyTress, I've found that there are new challenges with hair this length too! I've had to start washing my hair in the evenings because I just don't have enough time to let it dry. I've also found I have to braid before I bun my hair so it distributes the weight better. At least we can adapt as our hair grows!

LongCurlyTress
May 29th, 2016, 09:12 PM
LongCurlyTress, I've found that there are new challenges with hair this length too! I've had to start washing my hair in the evenings because I just don't have enough time to let it dry. I've also found I have to braid before I bun my hair so it distributes the weight better. At least we can adapt as our hair grows! Oh wow! What a great idea to braid before bunning! I think as of today, I am about 5 inches from Classic!! My siggy pic was taken today and fingers are at classic!! Yahooooooooooooooo!! ;)

Saige
May 30th, 2016, 05:01 AM
That's great LongCurlyTress! :joy: You'll be at classic before you know it!

LongCurlyTress
May 30th, 2016, 07:03 AM
That's great LongCurlyTress! :joy: You'll be at classic before you know it!

Thanks! I can't wait, although I am loving this length and still adjusting to the changes at this length. Detangling in the shower with gobs of conditioner really takes on a life of its own, doesn't it? :/ When do you detangle?

@ Shepherdess-- When/how do you detangle your curls? Any curlygirl advice from one curly to a newby at extreme lengths? TBL is pretty much "out there" for me! LOL!! ;) Thanks so much!!

MlleMC
May 30th, 2016, 11:17 AM
As far as I can tell, my hair hasn't grown this month. It's still precisely at classic when stretched, but not yet there with my natural waves. I just want to be past that stage! :(

Saige
May 30th, 2016, 07:07 PM
Thanks! I can't wait, although I am loving this length and still adjusting to the changes at this length. Detangling in the shower with gobs of conditioner really takes on a life of its own, doesn't it? :/ When do you detangle?

I usually detangle when my hair is completely dry. I've found I get a lot of breakage if I detangle when it's wet. I can imagine longer lengths would make it difficult to detangle in the shower :)

LongCurlyTress
June 2nd, 2016, 02:00 PM
That's great LongCurlyTress! :joy: You'll be at classic before you know it!


I usually detangle when my hair is completely dry. I've found I get a lot of breakage if I detangle when it's wet. I can imagine longer lengths would make it difficult to detangle in the shower :)

Thank you so much Saige for your encouragement! Please don't kill me but I just trimmed off probably over an inch to trim my hemline. So, I am probably back in the waist to TBL thread now... but I am very happy I did this since now my hemline feels really thick and healthy. I think I finally trimmed out the rest of those layers that had been driving me nuts. I think my hemline is now in a U shape but it is hard to tell with my curly hair. Anyways, I just soaked my fresh ends in sweet almond oil and hope to take a new pic once my hubby gets home. I will still stop by this thread to see how you all are doing... but I probably won't be back here for a few months. Good luck everyone with your hair growth! ;)

Nique1202
June 2nd, 2016, 03:42 PM
Thank you so much Saige for your encouragement! Please don't kill me but I just trimmed off probably over an inch to trim my hemline. So, I am probably back in the waist to TBL thread now... but I am very happy I did this since now my hemline feels really thick and healthy. I think I finally trimmed out the rest of those layers that had been driving me nuts. I think my hemline is now in a U shape but it is hard to tell with my curly hair. Anyways, I just soaked my fresh ends in sweet almond oil and hope to take a new pic once my hubby gets home. I will still stop by this thread to see how you all are doing... but I probably won't be back here for a few months. Good luck everyone with your hair growth! ;)

Personally, I think if you make it to a milestone and then trim less than 2 inches you should be considered an honorary member of the longer-milestone thread anyway. After all, you do intend to come back and it's not THAT far off. :blossom:

I'm close enough that if I tilt my head all the way back I can pretend I'm at classic... until I get a cramp in my neck, at least. I might make it by the end of the year after all... and then probably chop back to where I am now anyway to get rid of more of my layers. I might as well hang out here to trim them out, since I'll be spending enough time in the classic-to-knee thread later. (Confound my long legs after such a short torso!)

Saige
June 2nd, 2016, 07:06 PM
LongCurlyTress, you have to do what you have to do! Healthy ends will make the rest of the journey so much easier to deal with! I remember when I had layers too (about 6 years ago :p) and I was so happy to get rid of them. I agree with Nique, you should stick around until you're back at tailbone!

lapushka
June 3rd, 2016, 09:55 AM
You could frequent both threads, LCT. No-one says you can't. Just, for encouragement sake, it might be better in the other thread. And this one to have something to look forward to. :flower:

LongCurlyTress
June 3rd, 2016, 12:53 PM
Personally, I think if you make it to a milestone and then trim less than 2 inches you should be considered an honorary member of the longer-milestone thread anyway. After all, you do intend to come back and it's not THAT far off. :blossom:

I'm close enough that if I tilt my head all the way back I can pretend I'm at classic... until I get a cramp in my neck, at least. I might make it by the end of the year after all... and then probably chop back to where I am now anyway to get rid of more of my layers. I might as well hang out here to trim them out, since I'll be spending enough time in the classic-to-knee thread later. (Confound my long legs after such a short torso!)

Thank you!! But, today I woke up and got sad that I just set myself back at least 3 months when I was "only" 4-5 inches from Classic... ;( Now, my length at 35inches is back where I was in January, so I am a bit discouraged.. however, my hemline is alot thicker now and looks alot neater (siggypic is from yesterday). Hair grows so slowly and I go through this remorse everytime after I trim. Oh well... guess I should go enjoy my fresh ends!! Thank you for your encouragement!! :cheese:

PS I do that too-- tilt my head back to see how far it will back to see how far it will go and pretend it is longer!! :) Swish Swish Swish on my toosh!! I would bet that most people do this... but never admit it! LOL!


LongCurlyTress, you have to do what you have to do! Healthy ends will make the rest of the journey so much easier to deal with! I remember when I had layers too (about 6 years ago :p) and I was so happy to get rid of them. I agree with Nique, you should stick around until you're back at tailbone!

You are so sweet! Thank you!!! I really like the even, neat hemline after a fresh trim, but to get that, you do sacrifice some hard earned length... even if it is only 1.5 inches... that is still significant for most of us who want our hair to grow grow! Grow!! ;) Oh well. Guess this is what I have now! :rolleyes:


You could frequent both threads, LCT. No-one says you can't. Just, for encouragement sake, it might be better in the other thread. And this one to have something to look forward to. :flower:

Right on! Thanks for your encouraging words, lapushka. I will peek over here to see what is going on~~ ;) I can't wait to be back legitimately, though...:(:whistle:

Ava Ruu
June 3rd, 2016, 01:18 PM
Hi! I've been away from LHC for a bit but now I think that I belong here. I took a length photo today and noticed that my hair is beyond tailbone even when wavier that usually. When stretched it's maybe two inches from classic.

jupiterinleo
June 3rd, 2016, 08:47 PM
:scissors:

WELP, tomorrow I'm gonna be dropping out of this thead for a long time; I decided to do a cut. A big one. Honestly, I've been wanting to go short (shoulder length) for over a year and I'm absolutely ready now. I love my hair long but at this point in my life it's becoming more of a bother than it's worth.

Lol, I feel like such a quitter, tapping out when I'm less than 2 inches from classic. (I'm classic when wet, if that counts for anything...) You'll still find me lurking around here, though. I want to wish all of you the best of luck in your hair endeavors, and happy growing! :flower:

LongCurlyTress
June 4th, 2016, 07:56 AM
:scissors:

WELP, tomorrow I'm gonna be dropping out of this thead for a long time; I decided to do a cut. A big one. Honestly, I've been wanting to go short (shoulder length) for over a year and I'm absolutely ready now. I love my hair long but at this point in my life it's becoming more of a bother than it's worth.

Lol, I feel like such a quitter, tapping out when I'm less than 2 inches from classic. (I'm classic when wet, if that counts for anything...) You'll still find me lurking around here, though. I want to wish all of you the best of luck in your hair endeavors, and happy growing! :flower:
Oh no!! I know exactly how you feel, but trust me... a couple of inches will give you the change you are seeking without the trauma.. You would be surprised just how much different and more manageable your hair will be with just a couple of inches shorter.... maybe just do this first.. and trim gradually??

I am 3b, but F and iii like you are and I know all about the tangling, at TBL ... I hope you try to just trim a couple of inches first... hold with that for a few weeks before going any shorter. You have worked and loved your hair for so long to grow it to this length!! ;) Hugs!!

Long_hair_bear
June 4th, 2016, 03:23 PM
I can finally post in this thread.... Yay! I'm now TBL :)

Wildcat Diva
June 6th, 2016, 03:24 PM
LHB, where ya BEEN!?!

brickworld13
June 10th, 2016, 07:02 AM
*applies brakes* I forgot to stop over here and mention that I graduated to the next thread. :oops: I passed classic a few weeks back when life got kind of nuts with moving and traveling.

lapushka
June 10th, 2016, 08:43 AM
*applies brakes* I forgot to stop over here and mention that I graduated to the next thread. :oops: I passed classic a few weeks back when life got kind of nuts with moving and traveling.

Congrats! :D :cheer:
Time to adjust your stats too. ;)

brickworld13
June 10th, 2016, 08:49 AM
Congrats! :D :cheer:
Time to adjust your stats too. ;)

Thanks for the reminder. I almost forgot to do that. :)

Decoy24601
June 10th, 2016, 07:57 PM
Well, most of my layers have reached my tailbone (and slightly past) and I've decided I want to grow it to classic length, so I'm joining this thread. I don't think I'm going to go any farther than classic, but as soon as my hair is that long I'll be working on getting rid of these horrible layers. I'm going to try doing a micro trim myself next week. I hope I don't mess it up and get terribly uneven ends, but if I do, at least I live right by a Great Clips. My hair is so thick that I still can't squeeze it into a lot of buns, so I definitely want classic length. I also have a short torso, so my hair is probably shorter than I think. I'm going to buy a soft tape measure soon to see how long it really is.

chicken
June 11th, 2016, 11:16 AM
I think I may join this thread too. My shortest hair is about hips, the rest TB and longer. The longest Part of my V-Cut ist halfway down to classic. I don't know how far I'm going. I have very thick hair so I will keep my V-cut. But once in lifetime I want most of my hair classic length. When I have reached that goal... Don't know.

nakima
June 11th, 2016, 12:49 PM
congratulations long_hair_bear!

nakima
June 11th, 2016, 12:53 PM
Good for you brickworld13! :)

Pearly~91
June 11th, 2016, 02:52 PM
Just thought I'd drop this here.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23385&d=1465677999

I was trying to do a hair-typing, because it's been a while, but I didn't have enough time to let it dry. Also, I moved around too much, so the waves stretched out (especially on the sides) and it got quite frizzy. Taking the picture in full sun probably didn't help. Oh well :p At least its a decent length shot.

lapushka
June 11th, 2016, 03:00 PM
I'd still say it's 2a/b (pretty!) and it's *classic*! :cheer:
(Well, as good as, good enough to call it!)

Pearly~91
June 11th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Thanks Lapushka! :blossom:

About 100 of the longest hairs are classic when stretched, but with this hemline I'm waiting to call it until more hairs get there. I feel like I called tailbone a little early, and want to be solidly there this time.

Pearly~91
June 11th, 2016, 03:14 PM
Reading back up the thread a bit, congrats to brickworld13 and Saige on getting to classic! :cheer:

And welcome to the thread for everyone who's reached tailbone!

brickworld13
June 11th, 2016, 03:33 PM
Thank you nakima and pearly! :flowers:

zashin66
June 12th, 2016, 03:27 PM
Joining :p

cat11
June 13th, 2016, 08:28 PM
Just thought I'd drop this here.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23385&d=1465677999

I was trying to do a hair-typing, because it's been a while, but I didn't have enough time to let it dry. Also, I moved around too much, so the waves stretched out (especially on the sides) and it got quite frizzy. Taking the picture in full sun probably didn't help. Oh well :p At least its a decent length shot.

GORGEOUS! :) Its hard to type hair like yours especially when it's so long. I wonder what it would look like shorter... is it curlier? If so when you type it I'd lean on the curlier side because even if your hair stretches with length, it's still the same hair type and curlier hair need to be treated more delicately.

Pearly~91
June 14th, 2016, 02:09 PM
GORGEOUS! :) Its hard to type hair like yours especially when it's so long. I wonder what it would look like shorter... is it curlier? If so when you type it I'd lean on the curlier side because even if your hair stretches with length, it's still the same hair type and curlier hair need to be treated more delicately.
Thank you!
Well, the waves are more bouncy when its shorter, I suppose, but definitely not curly. I don't really have any pictures of the waves when it was shorter. The thing is, I never knew my hair was wavy until I joined here and did my first hair-typing. Then, I never bothered to learn how to keep the wave pattern intact, so after I stopped handling it when wet it still usually looked more 1c-2a. (If you really want to see it, here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=10663&attachmentid=23520)'s my only hair typing pic from when it was shorter, but it was a bit damaged and the layers make it difficult to see the wave pattern.)

Technically, if I take a small section of hair and wet it, then let it dry while holding it away from my body so it's not touching anything, its a stretched out ringlet.
Like this:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23518&d=1465931282 But none of the different sections match up enough to form a defined pattern. Larger sections just look like S curves, or braidwaves, hence the 2a/2b.

It is fairly susceptible to damage (mechanical being the only kind of abuse it's subjected to anymore) so I try to be careful. My biggest hair-sin is my hairbrush. I keep trying to give it up, but I just haven't been able to yet.

Tosca
June 15th, 2016, 07:18 AM
In regard to the 'when to detangle' question, I brush my hair twice very throughly before I shower, with something similar to a tangle teezer in terms of bristles but my father told me he and his brothers used in the late 50s/early 60's. In Australia you can get them for a few dollars in the haircare sections of supermarkets and pharmacies. (A picture: https://www.drbaileyskincare.com/scalp-scrubber)

I then use this comb/brush hybrid to help me wash out shampoo, and get conditioner evenly through my hair. I bun my hair while it's wet and put a towel around my shoulders to catch any water that runs down my neck. I usually do this before bed, when I let my hair out to dry overnight. I don't brush my hair until after it dries again. For reference i have thick 2ish hair (it gets distorted due to my constant bunning, so I'm not entirely sure)

Agnes Hannah
June 15th, 2016, 10:42 AM
I detangle with a large handmade comb - Mason Pearson - in the mornings as I plait it at night. I also detangle before washing and when I'm getting ready for bed when it goes back into a plait. I try to leave it as much as possible during the day as it is so fine.

Rhodugune
June 15th, 2016, 11:57 AM
Just thought I'd drop this here.

I was trying to do a hair-typing, because it's been a while, but I didn't have enough time to let it dry. Also, I moved around too much, so the waves stretched out (especially on the sides) and it got quite frizzy. Taking the picture in full sun probably didn't help. Oh well :p At least its a decent length shot.

Those waves are just gorgeous, that is the type of waves that they are. :crush:
And might I ask you about the up do in your avatar? It looks so so lovely, both the bun and how you have twisted your hair going back into the bun, do you have a tutorial for that bun and how to make the "twists"?
I prefer buns as I am awful at braiding and I'm trying to find ways to make them look less severe then when your hair is just pulled back into the bun, so that is why your beautiful bun caught my eye.


Took this length pic yesterday and I can see that I am slowly creeping closer to classic, despite of needing to microtrim to keep my dry ends at bay.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23533&d=1466013428

Pearly~91
June 15th, 2016, 06:28 PM
Those waves are just gorgeous, that is the type of waves that they are. :crush:
And might I ask you about the up do in your avatar? It looks so so lovely, both the bun and how you have twisted your hair going back into the bun, do you have a tutorial for that bun and how to make the "twists"?
I prefer buns as I am awful at braiding and I'm trying to find ways to make them look less severe then when your hair is just pulled back into the bun, so that is why your beautiful bun caught my eye.


Took this length pic yesterday and I can see that I am slowly creeping closer to classic, despite of needing to microtrim to keep my dry ends at bay.

Thank you for the nice compliment, Rhodugune!!

The bun in my avatar is a cinnabun held with U pins, the twists are kind of like 'Edwardian style twists'.

I think there are a few tutorials for twists in this thread Link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=130867). I will look around to see if there are any other tutorials.

And I think your hemline is great! The ends lay in such a nice smooth shape. Very pretty!

Dovetail
June 15th, 2016, 07:28 PM
I'm here! I made it!! I hit tailbone a few months back, but I've been waiting for a few hairs to catch up so it wasn't just my runners. Now, I'm thinking of leaving already >.< I need some help.
I've spent my whole hair journey working out old old layers from a short feathered hair cut I had in 2007. They were all sorts of lengths and I'm finally on the last layer. Please ignore my ponytail lump.
So, I have a few questions: should I just cut to the bottom of the layer and be done with it? I'd cut to just above the dotted line. This would kick me out of the tailbone club :o
Should I alter my hem line to have a U instead of a blunt cut? Would it look cuter/more interesting?
Do U hems make it hard to braid/bun?

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13428422_1382783228402373_4070875305341473803_n.jp g?oh=8ec66d37a4621ea0fdbb6c86adb33d81&oe=57E6C760
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13450710_1382783235069039_7339548471924060856_n.jp g?oh=49b1eb30ba66e728aedb94ac9b178244&oe=57E29EC5

Entangled
June 15th, 2016, 07:35 PM
I personally would cut. Your hair is lovely, by the way. I don't know anything about U hemlines, though they're pretty.

Caraid♫
June 15th, 2016, 07:37 PM
I'm here! I made it!! I hit tailbone a few months back, but I've been waiting for a few hairs to catch up so it wasn't just my runners. Now, I'm thinking of leaving already >.< I need some help.
I've spent my whole hair journey working out old old layers from a short feathered hair cut I had in 2007. They were all sorts of lengths and I'm finally on the last layer. Please ignore my ponytail lump.
So, I have a few questions: should I just cut to the bottom of the layer and be done with it? I'd cut to just above the dotted line. This would kick me out of the tailbone club :o
Should I alter my hem line to have a U instead of a blunt cut? Would it look cuter/more interesting?
Do U hems make it hard to braid/bun?

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13428422_1382783228402373_4070875305341473803_n.jp g?oh=8ec66d37a4621ea0fdbb6c86adb33d81&oe=57E6C760
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13450710_1382783235069039_7339548471924060856_n.jp g?oh=49b1eb30ba66e728aedb94ac9b178244&oe=57E29EC5
I always felt my hair felt longer when I would cut a bit to thicken the hem so personally I would trim enough to get the hem you want! But it just depends on what you prioritize more, length or an even hemline/ no layers :) For me, I never found a slight u-hem made braiding or bunning more difficult. I guess it's not as drastic as having layers in terms of having different length hairs
Your hair is beautiful; whatever you decide to do will look great, I have no doubt! :D

Dovetail
June 15th, 2016, 07:57 PM
Caraid♫ - I of course want length, but I'm funny I grew my hair "extra" planning to grow to BCL and then trim back to waist, but then I liked it there so I grew to tailbone to trim back but now I like it here too :p I love the thickness too when it's nice and even. It's taken ages to get here and I'm just getting impatient!

Entangled - Thank you <3 It's such a hard decision! I need to start doing more with it, I've been wearing it just loose a lot

Entangled
June 15th, 2016, 10:13 PM
Caraid♫ - I of course want length, but I'm funny I grew my hair "extra" planning to grow to BCL and then trim back to waist, but then I liked it there so I grew to tailbone to trim back but now I like it here too :p I love the thickness too when it's nice and even. It's taken ages to get here and I'm just getting impatient!

Entangled - Thank you <3 It's such a hard decision! I need to start doing more with it, I've been wearing it just loose a lot

You're welcome! The reason I agreed with cutting it is the same thing Caraid said: I feel my hair is longer after I trim because the ends are blunter. Hmm, if you want to still wear it down, you could try side twists to jazz it up. That's what I do when I want my hair to look fancier.

Dovetail
June 16th, 2016, 01:34 PM
Well, I have an appointment tomorrow at 10! I told the girls at work I was going to get my hair "cut" and they were like "oh yeah!? by what a millimeter!?" and then they all laughed. I'll show them! I'm taking off 3 inches! so ha! :slap:

lapushka
June 16th, 2016, 01:37 PM
I'm here! I made it!! I hit tailbone a few months back, but I've been waiting for a few hairs to catch up so it wasn't just my runners. Now, I'm thinking of leaving already >.< I need some help.
I've spent my whole hair journey working out old old layers from a short feathered hair cut I had in 2007. They were all sorts of lengths and I'm finally on the last layer. Please ignore my ponytail lump.
So, I have a few questions: should I just cut to the bottom of the layer and be done with it? I'd cut to just above the dotted line. This would kick me out of the tailbone club :o
Should I alter my hem line to have a U instead of a blunt cut? Would it look cuter/more interesting?
Do U hems make it hard to braid/bun?

You can cut a tiny bit lower than the dotted line. I wouldn't cut anything off the right bit and even the rest up with that small piece.

MlleMC
June 16th, 2016, 02:22 PM
Well, I have an appointment tomorrow at 10! I told the girls at work I was going to get my hair "cut" and they were like "oh yeah!? by what a millimeter!?" and then they all laughed. I'll show them! I'm taking off 3 inches! so ha! :slap:

Oh you'd be surprised. Last fall I had 3 inches cut, and no one noticed. At all. Yet it felt so short...

Entangled
June 16th, 2016, 06:13 PM
Well, I have an appointment tomorrow at 10! I told the girls at work I was going to get my hair "cut" and they were like "oh yeah!? by what a millimeter!?" and then they all laughed. I'll show them! I'm taking off 3 inches! so ha! :slap:

Good luck! Just remember to be very specific with your stylist.

Dovetail
June 16th, 2016, 07:00 PM
it's okay <3 she's my auntie!

Entangled
June 16th, 2016, 10:13 PM
it's okay <3 she's my auntie!

That's awesome! Enjoy your fresh ends!

Dovetail
June 21st, 2016, 08:39 AM
Ah! it looks so much nicer! I'm a bit above tailbone now >.> but I'm gonna hang out here for a month or so anyways, if you'll have me.
She really didn't take off much, but the girls at work always tease me about how I don't really get a hair cut. so I took a picture of the floor bits :p
It seems a lot longer, even though it's shorter, and I think it looks thicker too. Plus it's less straggly and I like that. Since she didn't cut ALL the ends I ended up with a softer hemline than I do when I get a real blunt cut. I like it a lot.

What do you think?

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13494778_1386720171342012_6740805922268849794_n.jp g?oh=730ae2c3ca00375b7f002a6b9610723d&oe=57C42519

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13516435_1386718391342190_8144648444462511289_n.jp g?oh=678c534b3ce12ea8ab6baa5870fdbee9&oe=57D1B005

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13435520_1386719131342116_2939288770097534437_n.jp g?oh=7b1809757e2337b94ed58012ce4d2d97&oe=57CB524B

Entangled
June 21st, 2016, 10:36 AM
I love it! It looks really nice. Also, like you mentioned, to me it looks longer and thicker because the bulk of the hair ends in one place. How does it feel to be totally layer free?

Kimberly
June 21st, 2016, 01:36 PM
Nice hemline, Dovetail!

littlestarface
June 21st, 2016, 01:42 PM
I think she did a fantastic job dovetail.

Dovetail
June 21st, 2016, 02:23 PM
<3 thank you all it feels FANTASTIC! It's only been since oh 2007 since I've been totally layer free! You'd never think decisions like layers were so committed! I've been with my layers longer than my husband :p I love the feeling when you brush it though and your arm kinda keeps going and the hair just stops. So nice and clean ^-^

gawrique_
June 21st, 2016, 02:25 PM
Dovetail, I am super impressed how your hair stands out even on a surface with a similar hue :D you have a great hemline!
When I had this length with some taper, the ends were just gone on brownish clothing

HeartofHaleth
June 21st, 2016, 02:59 PM
Beautiful, Dovetail! A great example of the magic a blunt hemline can work!:magic:

Dovetail
June 22nd, 2016, 07:33 AM
Dovetail, I am super impressed how your hair stands out even on a surface with a similar hue :D you have a great hemline!
When I had this length with some taper, the ends were just gone on brownish clothing

Oh :p i didn't even think about it! I'm glad it stands out just the same ^-^ I wear all sorts of funky things, and never really paid much mind to how my hair looked on it. The dress is actually a mustard/goldenrod type yellow, I'm sure if I wore a light taupe or khaki something my hair would hide more.


Beautiful, Dovetail! A great example of the magic a blunt hemline can work!:magic:

Thank you so much! yes it's true! I'm really happy I choose to stick with the blunt rather than go with the U shape I was thinking of, since it ended up pretty soft anyways.

Agnes Hannah
June 22nd, 2016, 02:42 PM
Beautiful Dovetail! you have a lovely hemline now, and you have gorgeous hair

lapushka
June 22nd, 2016, 03:07 PM
Ah! it looks so much nicer! I'm a bit above tailbone now >.> but I'm gonna hang out here for a month or so anyways, if you'll have me.
She really didn't take off much, but the girls at work always tease me about how I don't really get a hair cut. so I took a picture of the floor bits :p
It seems a lot longer, even though it's shorter, and I think it looks thicker too. Plus it's less straggly and I like that. Since she didn't cut ALL the ends I ended up with a softer hemline than I do when I get a real blunt cut. I like it a lot.

What do you think?

I think she did really great! :D It looks very nice and even. :)

Fru fru
June 22nd, 2016, 03:18 PM
Ah! it looks so much nicer! I'm a bit above tailbone now >.> but I'm gonna hang out here for a month or so anyways, if you'll have me.
She really didn't take off much, but the girls at work always tease me about how I don't really get a hair cut. so I took a picture of the floor bits :p
It seems a lot longer, even though it's shorter, and I think it looks thicker too. Plus it's less straggly and I like that. Since she didn't cut ALL the ends I ended up with a softer hemline than I do when I get a real blunt cut. I like it a lot.

What do you think?

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13494778_1386720171342012_6740805922268849794_n.jp g?oh=730ae2c3ca00375b7f002a6b9610723d&oe=57C42519

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13516435_1386718391342190_8144648444462511289_n.jp g?oh=678c534b3ce12ea8ab6baa5870fdbee9&oe=57D1B005

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13435520_1386719131342116_2939288770097534437_n.jp g?oh=7b1809757e2337b94ed58012ce4d2d97&oe=57CB524B
This looks beautiful, it's amazing how such a little trim can make such a big difference! It looks longer, I would love a hemline like this :crush:

XiaoBaiTu
June 22nd, 2016, 04:41 PM
Hey all! I realized today that I've reached tailbone (working towards knee)! Totally shocked me to discover that it's grown so much, I knew that my hair was fast-growing, but that's 9" in less than six months!! Is that even possible? I don't take hair-growth supplements or anything, I thought that 6" per year was considered average??

Either way, it's hard to actually see the growth since my hair super curly and my shrinkage hides at least half the length, but I figure if it's tailbone stretched, I'll call it and check in with everyone here. I don't have a recent length photo now, I'll try to get one soon.

Entangled
June 22nd, 2016, 05:04 PM
Hey all! I realized today that I've reached tailbone (working towards knee)! Totally shocked me to discover that it's grown so much, I knew that my hair was fast-growing, but that's 9" in less than six months!! Is that even possible? I don't take hair-growth supplements or anything, I thought that 6" per year was considered average??

Either way, it's hard to actually see the growth since my hair super curly and my shrinkage hides at least half the length, but I figure if it's tailbone stretched, I'll call it and check in with everyone here. I don't have a recent length photo now, I'll try to get one soon.
Considering it's growing at an inch and a half per month rather than half an inch per month, that's three times faster than the average growth rate! Awesome! Though my instincts say there's a possibility of mismeasure, but if not, then wow!

XiaoBaiTu
June 22nd, 2016, 08:48 PM
Considering it's growing at an inch and a half per month rather than half an inch per month, that's three times faster than the average growth rate! Awesome! Though my instincts say there's a possibility of mismeasure, but if not, then wow!

You could be right about a mismeasure, especially with curly hair where it's hard to say whether it's ever completely stretched out, it could have been longer to start off than I had thought. Either way, it's now at tailbone and it wasn't before, so I'm happy!

Nique1202
June 23rd, 2016, 04:23 AM
I keep flubbing when I try to get a picture of my hair pulled straight for length comparison, but I finally compared wet to bun wurls (its usual state) and I don't get as much shrinkage as I thought I would, at least? Just a couple of inches.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23656&d=1466676504
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23657&d=1466676510

The wet shot also makes it clear how much layering I have with the visible thinning. The bun wurls make it look nicer, but I'd definitely be happier with the hemline if the bottom 5-6 inches were chopped off the bottom. But, that can wait until the end of the year or next spring when it won't throw me back into the previous thread. Then it's chop-chop time. :patrol:

Iamsiam
June 24th, 2016, 08:12 AM
Joining in on this thread! Currently tail bone! Hoping to reach terminal eventually!

nakima
June 24th, 2016, 12:19 PM
Dovetail, Your hair is beautiful and the trim did made your hair look longer, isn't that funny how that works? Good for you :)

nakima
June 24th, 2016, 12:22 PM
Nique, Just have to say I love your hair it hangs so lovely. I wish I had waves like that :) I plan on doing the same thing once I hit classic. Going past it a bit then going back and maintain for awhile. I can't wait ha! Things are going a bit slower than I thought but still hoping to make it by the end of the year...

Agnes Hannah
June 26th, 2016, 10:58 AM
I can sit on my ends!! so happy!! gotta share!!

Vanilla
June 26th, 2016, 02:59 PM
Congrats Agnes!!! Thought I'd check in with everyone. I've been dealing with more mid-shaft breakage (1-2 inches above my ends) and have been doing some aggressive S&D and some microtrimming to get ahead of it.


I also did two Olaplex #2 treatments (my hair isn't dyed, just fragile). I've microtrimmed 1/8 inch a week the past 3 weeks. I think I'm finally getting on top of it, because my hemline looks loads better. I'm still hovering around TBL right now.

ETA: I just measured my hair and I'm 36 inches. Classic is 42 inches on me. 6 inches of growth is not likely before the end of the year, I'm afraid.

Boadicea
June 27th, 2016, 05:51 AM
Congratulations on your beautiful hair! I'm just passing by, I'm not at TBL yet. Still got to get rid of some fairytale ends and layers. I absolutely love your hemline, Dovetail! That is what I'm aiming for.

Kendrix
June 27th, 2016, 10:29 AM
It's been a while since I did an update, but I thought I would since my hair length is at an awkward and confusing stage.
My roommate took this photo for me, but it looks different than when I take my own photos.
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20160627_121927_zpsvnz4asu0.jpeg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20160627_121927_zpsvnz4asu0.jpeg.html)

This next one, I took just before I got frustrated and asked my roommate to do it. I feel like I am just an inch or so away from classic and it's frustrating me so. I want to get there and start maintaining because of my taper!
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20160627_113309_zpsm1sk9pf9.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20160627_113309_zpsm1sk9pf9.jpg.html)

lapushka
June 27th, 2016, 12:56 PM
Looks like you're almost, or as good as there! :) I'd call it. :D

Kendrix
June 27th, 2016, 01:16 PM
Soon lol. SOON. I think the wait at the end is the hardest. I hate hope.

nakima
June 27th, 2016, 02:17 PM
I can sit on my ends!! so happy!! gotta share!!

Thats so cool! I can't wait haha!

nakima
June 27th, 2016, 02:19 PM
Congratulations Kendrix you are there!!!!!

Alex Lou
June 28th, 2016, 12:53 AM
I was sure I was going to cut once the weather got hot for pool time with the baby, but I was too busy for a hair cut and have since decided that it's no big deal if I need to wash more often or simply neglect it. So here I am! It stays long and getting longer! :p

Here's the most recent photo: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=5483&page=794&p=3173394&viewfull=1#post3173394

My ends are sad and scraggly, but I'm just enjoying having long hair. I do intend to get a trim one of these days.

littlestarface
June 29th, 2016, 11:44 AM
I was sure I was going to cut once the weather got hot for pool time with the baby, but I was too busy for a hair cut and have since decided that it's no big deal if I need to wash more often or simply neglect it. So here I am! It stays long and getting longer! :p

Here's the most recent photo: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=5483&page=794&p=3173394&viewfull=1#post3173394

My ends are sad and scraggly, but I'm just enjoying having long hair. I do intend to get a trim one of these days.

Wow this is the first time i'm seeing your hair and it's so pretty! Doesn't look sad nor scraggly to me.

czech it out
June 29th, 2016, 08:14 PM
Checking in! I think I'm about halfway between TBL and classic, but better late than never!

Alex Lou - you're ends are perfect! I think the slight taper compliments your figure. And are those bun waves or natural waves? Gorgeous.

Here's my most recent length picture:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23563&d=1466125332

A dusting is in the works - still not sure if I'm going to go to the hairdresser again or attempt my first DIY cut. :shrug: In any case, I'm very close to my year-without-trimming mark and I can't wait to have a nice clean hemline again!

Anyone else have very thin "bangs" hair? That's my biggest frustration at the moment - the back of my head seems full, but the sides are noticeably wispier - especially hair that's coming from around my crown and temples. Oh well!

Decoy24601
June 29th, 2016, 08:27 PM
Checking in! I think I'm about halfway between TBL and classic, but better late than never!

Alex Lou - you're ends are perfect! I think the slight taper compliments your figure. And are those bun waves or natural waves? Gorgeous.

Here's my most recent length picture:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23563&d=1466125332

A dusting is in the works - still not sure if I'm going to go to the hairdresser again or attempt my first DIY cut. :shrug: In any case, I'm very close to my year-without-trimming mark and I can't wait to have a nice clean hemline again!

Anyone else have very thin "bangs" hair? That's my biggest frustration at the moment - the back of my head seems full, but the sides are noticeably wispier - especially hair that's coming from around my crown and temples. Oh well!

Pretty hair!

The hair at my temples is very fine and wispy compared to the rest of my hair. All of my hair is actually thinner than it normally is because of stress and poor diet.

JadedByEntropy
June 29th, 2016, 10:20 PM
wrong thread! haha sorry!

Ellethwyn
June 29th, 2016, 10:27 PM
Ah! it looks so much nicer! I'm a bit above tailbone now >.> but I'm gonna hang out here for a month or so anyways, if you'll have me.
She really didn't take off much, but the girls at work always tease me about how I don't really get a hair cut. so I took a picture of the floor bits :p
It seems a lot longer, even though it's shorter, and I think it looks thicker too. Plus it's less straggly and I like that. Since she didn't cut ALL the ends I ended up with a softer hemline than I do when I get a real blunt cut. I like it a lot.

What do you think?

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13494778_1386720171342012_6740805922268849794_n.jp g?oh=730ae2c3ca00375b7f002a6b9610723d&oe=57C42519

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13516435_1386718391342190_8144648444462511289_n.jp g?oh=678c534b3ce12ea8ab6baa5870fdbee9&oe=57D1B005

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13435520_1386719131342116_2939288770097534437_n.jp g?oh=7b1809757e2337b94ed58012ce4d2d97&oe=57CB524B


It looks great! That is exactly what i plan to do... cut my hair a couple inches once it's a bit past tailbone to even out the hemline. It really does look longer and so thick and beautiful!

Ellethwyn
June 29th, 2016, 10:31 PM
I keep flubbing when I try to get a picture of my hair pulled straight for length comparison, but I finally compared wet to bun wurls (its usual state) and I don't get as much shrinkage as I thought I would, at least? Just a couple of inches.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23656&d=1466676504
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23657&d=1466676510

The wet shot also makes it clear how much layering I have with the visible thinning. The bun wurls make it look nicer, but I'd definitely be happier with the hemline if the bottom 5-6 inches were chopped off the bottom. But, that can wait until the end of the year or next spring when it won't throw me back into the previous thread. Then it's chop-chop time. :patrol:

Your hair is so beautiful! It's cool seeing it wet and dry. It has so much volume when dry. It's beautiful.

maborosi
July 5th, 2016, 01:22 PM
I'm TBL now, and about 5" from classic, I believe. So another year of growing until I hit my goal. My most recent length shot is my sigpic from May, and my hair's definitely grown since then. I think at the end of this month, I'll do another length check-in.

lapis_lazuli
July 5th, 2016, 01:31 PM
Lovely, Nique1202! I don't see a lot of shrinkage at all :)

That is exciting, maborosi! Wishing you both a speedy growth to classic! :D

Alex Lou
July 7th, 2016, 06:45 PM
Thank you for the positive comments :) Having hair this length is really enjoyable for me, scraggly ends or no, I do love it. I sport bun waves pretty much all the time because I'm at war with my natural texture(s).

czech it out,
Your hair is amazing. What a perfect color and smooth texture with gentle waves and fullness.

Yes, the hair at my temples is different. It is thinner, curlier, a different color, and breaks easily. If all my hair were like the hair at my temples, then I'd have to baby my hair to the extreme or not be able to grow long hair at all. Postpartum, all that hair shed and is growing back now. I don't really mind that it doesn't grow long since I like a fringe.

Vanilla
July 9th, 2016, 05:19 PM
I now have to take my length shots outside of the bathroom. The mirror in the bathroom ends about TBL, so I've been moving my length shots outside.

Decoy24601
July 9th, 2016, 05:28 PM
What's the average difference between TBL and classic? I just measured my hair for the first time and my hair is right at TBL and 37.5 inches and my classic should be at 43 inches or so.

Pearly~91
July 9th, 2016, 05:33 PM
What's the average difference between TBL and classic? I just measured my hair for the first time and my hair is right at TBL and 37.5 inches and my classic should be at 43 inches or so.

I don't think there really is an average. It varies widely. I have about 5 or 6 inches I think? It depends on body shape a lot.

Also, I think some people call TBL at different places, so that makes it vary more.

Decoy24601
July 9th, 2016, 05:36 PM
I don't think there really is an average. It varies widely. I have about 5 or 6 inches I think? It depends on body shape a lot.

Also, I think some people call TBL at different places, so that makes it vary more.

That's true. For me I called TBL when I could touch my hair to my tailbone, but TBL looks higher up on me than it really is (I'm a little overweight and pear-shaped). I guess my distance between TBL/classic is fairly average.

LillithTheFirst
July 9th, 2016, 05:54 PM
Well it' really depends on your height and torso/leg proportions. For some people fingertip length is the same as Classic, and Waist is the same as Tailbone.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ca/c6/19/cac61982463cbd93fc7de8a0a394e7cf.jpg

lapis_lazuli
July 9th, 2016, 07:03 PM
That's a really good visual, LTF. I've never really thought about it like that before :hmm:

Pearly~91
July 9th, 2016, 07:11 PM
That's true. For me I called TBL when I could touch my hair to my tailbone, but TBL looks higher up on me than it really is (I'm a little overweight and pear-shaped). I guess my distance between TBL/classic is fairly average.

And I called TBL when my ends reached just past the end of the coccyx (aka the tailbone-bone). I think some members even call TBL at the top of BCL.

Ellethwyn
July 9th, 2016, 07:49 PM
My hair ends inbetween bcl and the end of my coccyx, so I just call it tailbone length now. :)

Decoy24601
July 9th, 2016, 07:57 PM
For me there's only about half inch difference at the most between BCL and TBL so I decided to just wait until it was touching the end of my coccyx. I'm also going by my longest layers, not the middle or shortest. Even with my layers my hair isn't that thin at the ends, so I figured it was fair enough.

I can't wait to get to classic :p. I have a bit of an ambitious goal of classic by 2017. I suspect my hair grows about an inch per month, but I only just started to measure my hair today. If my hair is closer to the .5in average per month, I likely won't hit classic by 2017. I'm still debating on maintaining at classic until my layers are gone or just growing it out slowly while microtrimming.

lapushka
July 10th, 2016, 05:05 AM
Well it' really depends on your height and torso/leg proportions. For some people fingertip length is the same as Classic, and Waist is the same as Tailbone.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ca/c6/19/cac61982463cbd93fc7de8a0a394e7cf.jpg

I'm like the middle. Small body, long legs. Tailbone to classic still took me 6 inches to a year!

Nique1202
July 10th, 2016, 02:16 PM
Well it' really depends on your height and torso/leg proportions. For some people fingertip length is the same as Classic, and Waist is the same as Tailbone.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ca/c6/19/cac61982463cbd93fc7de8a0a394e7cf.jpg

Waist cannot be the same as tailbone. EVEN if you call tailbone at the sacrum (where many of us call the bonus milestone of BCL) instead of the coccyx, the waist is the part where your body bends sideways, usually the narrowest part of the torso. As far as I know there is no physical way for that to be below the top of your hip bones, which will pretty much always be above the sacrum except in maybe some very very rare cases of deformity. Classic and fingertip can absolutely be the same length if you have shortish arms, I know my mom's ftl and classic are just about the same, for sure.

Also I can't tell what that graphic is supposed to be illustrating. Is that the waist or the supposed tailbone or what?

lapushka
July 10th, 2016, 02:22 PM
Waist cannot be the same as tailbone. EVEN if you call tailbone at the sacrum (where many of us call the bonus milestone of BCL) instead of the coccyx, the waist is the part where your body bends sideways, usually the narrowest part of the torso. As far as I know there is no physical way for that to be below the top of your hip bones, which will pretty much always be above the sacrum except in maybe some very very rare cases of deformity. Classic and fingertip can absolutely be the same length if you have shortish arms, I know my mom's ftl and classic are just about the same, for sure.

Also I can't tell what that graphic is supposed to be illustrating. Is that the waist or the supposed tailbone or what?

That is supposed to indicate waist. :)

Boadicea
July 11th, 2016, 01:50 AM
Maybe a silly question, but what is BCL?

Decoy24601
July 11th, 2016, 01:52 AM
Maybe a silly question, but what is BCL?

Butt-crack length :p.

Boadicea
July 11th, 2016, 01:55 AM
Butt-crack length :p.

But isn't that the same as TBL?

Decoy24601
July 11th, 2016, 01:58 AM
But isn't that the same as TBL?

That depends on the person. TBL, at least where I can actually feel the end of my coccyx, is about a half inch or an inch lower than BCL. For some people it's a bit more and for other's it's the same. It's like how classic is the same as finger-tip length for some people.

Boadicea
July 11th, 2016, 02:08 AM
That depends on the person. TBL, at least where I can actually feel the end of my coccyx, is about a half inch or an inch lower than BCL. For some people it's a bit more and for other's it's the same. It's like how classic is the same as finger-tip length for some people.

Thanks, Decoy! I immediately had to check of course ;-) and I'm sure that it's the same for me, so I can't call it anything other than just beyond hip right now. Just a bit more than an inch away from TBL :-D

Decoy24601
July 11th, 2016, 02:10 AM
Thanks, Decoy! I immediately had to check of course ;-) and I'm sure that it's the same for me, so I can't call it anything other than just beyond hip right now. Just a bit more than an inch away from TBL :-D

Congrats ;) you'll get to TBL before you know it. What's your goal? Mine's classic (43" for me), but I'm really thinking about growing to the middle of my thigh (48"). I'm thinking I'll probably end up going to 48", but I'm going to see how classic looks first. I also have to figure out when I want to try and trim out my layers and how gradually to do so.

Boadicea
July 11th, 2016, 02:27 AM
Thanks, Decoy! My first goal is Classic at 42" for me. Once I almost got there, but that was before I wanted to grow my hair really long. It just grew so fast those days, but that's years ago.
My second goal is knee or just above knee, whatever is more becoming on me. And if my hair will grow that long... That is some 10" more, around 52-53". That will probably be my final goal, but who knows ;-)

Decoy24601
July 11th, 2016, 02:32 AM
Yeah, my hair length goals have been in a near constant flux since joining this forum. At first I thought I would just keep my hair at this length and grow out my layers... then I started wanting classic, and now mid-thigh. I have long thighs, but short/stubby calves, so I think anything knee or below might make me look a little stubbier than I already am :p. I have a hunch that I could probably grow my hair to knee with blunt ends and that my terminal is very very long, but I don't think I'll ever grow my hair to terminal. I like the look of thick, blunt ends.

HeartofHaleth
July 11th, 2016, 03:35 AM
Waist cannot be the same as tailbone. EVEN if you call tailbone at the sacrum (where many of us call the bonus milestone of BCL) instead of the coccyx, the waist is the part where your body bends sideways, usually the narrowest part of the torso. As far as I know there is no physical way for that to be below the top of your hip bones, which will pretty much always be above the sacrum except in maybe some very very rare cases of deformity. Classic and fingertip can absolutely be the same length if you have shortish arms, I know my mom's ftl and classic are just about the same, for sure.

Also I can't tell what that graphic is supposed to be illustrating. Is that the waist or the supposed tailbone or what?
I think the point is that waist-length on person might be tailbone-length on another, though I could be wrong. If you look at the graphic, the line that marks waist on the right-most figure is about level with the tailbone of the middle figure.

Boadicea
July 11th, 2016, 11:29 AM
Blunt ends is what I'm aiming for at the moment. My hair is stronger without all the layering, so that is what I'm trying for right now. Get rid of the layers and grow longer and stronger.

excentricat
July 11th, 2016, 07:13 PM
Waist cannot be the same as tailbone. EVEN if you call tailbone at the sacrum (where many of us call the bonus milestone of BCL) instead of the coccyx, the waist is the part where your body bends sideways, usually the narrowest part of the torso. As far as I know there is no physical way for that to be below the top of your hip bones, which will pretty much always be above the sacrum except in maybe some very very rare cases of deformity. Classic and fingertip can absolutely be the same length if you have shortish arms, I know my mom's ftl and classic are just about the same, for sure.

Also I can't tell what that graphic is supposed to be illustrating. Is that the waist or the supposed tailbone or what?

I kind of assumed the waist was a typo for wrist since wrist and tailbone are close, at least on me.

nakima
July 13th, 2016, 01:17 PM
Well it' really depends on your height and torso/leg proportions. For some people fingertip length is the same as Classic, and Waist is the same as Tailbone.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ca/c6/19/cac61982463cbd93fc7de8a0a394e7cf.jpg

It is impossible for waist and tailbone to be the same even looking at this picture you can tell that on figure 1 tbl would be about mid forearm,figure 2 tbl would be just below elbow and figure 3 tbl would be about wrist. waist and hip can be about the same but not tb. on most people tb is approx. and inch or 2 above well whoohoo lol!

JadedByEntropy
July 14th, 2016, 11:36 PM
It is impossible for waist and tailbone to be the same even looking at this picture you can tell that on figure 1 tbl would be about mid forearm,figure 2 tbl would be just below elbow and figure 3 tbl would be about wrist. waist and hip can be about the same but not tb. on most people tb is approx. and inch or 2 above well whoohoo lol!

its more showing that body proportions are different on different people. not that one person's tbl is also their hip, but figure3's waist is between bcl and tbl on figure 2...even tho they're around the same height because of leg proportions and body length.

on the same body, if you have short arms,or are rather round, ftl can be classic.

I've had a short friend 5'3" maybe who was obnoxiously in a 'my hair is longer' spree because she reached bcl faster than i did...i'm 5'8" with a long torso. her husband set her straight and that was the biggest laugh.

Vanilla
July 16th, 2016, 05:20 PM
Classic and FTL are nearly the same length for me, as I've got short arms, a long torso and long legs.

Mullsha
July 18th, 2016, 07:29 AM
So I have fairly curly textured hair and when I pull out my length it almost reaches classic. (But it's still a very fairy tail end it gets very thin because of my bleached ends a few years back) So should I only count my hair as being classic length once my curls get all the way there. Or Does the stretched out length count as well?

WaitingSoLong
July 19th, 2016, 08:06 AM
Well I am rejoining this thread. I was maintaining between TBL and hip awhile and have finally decided to grow longer again. It will be a short stay, I think. Probably only until the first of the year when I should be Classic.

I am on a regrowth journey having cut back from FTL to waist some time ago to get rid of bleach. I had layers put in after that to finally remove all of the bleachy bits. I am now growing virgin color hair. I have been slowly trimming out the layers so have not gained much length in the last couple years. I still have about 3" of layers but they are not bothering me and help my ends stay in updos.

TBL is 38"
Currently 38.5"
Classic is 42"

I am toying with growing longer than I have before, which would mean surpassing 45" (FTL). We will see.

I get short-hair envy pretty easily. I have to NOT look at such pictures. It is usually APL to BSL that lures me.

Ambystoma
July 19th, 2016, 03:22 PM
Yay WaitingSoLong!

I'm in a similar place, I was just past TB then cut back and have been maintaining at hip-ish for over a year but I'm pretty much back at TB now and thinking of going for Classic, which was my original goal.

I thought maybe if I was back at hip I'd wear it down more but I never really did and I put in deeper layers which I liked at hip but now seeing them at the next length I don't love them, so I have at least 5" to trim away once I hit Classic.

My son decided just after his second birthday in late March that he didn't want haircuts anymore and I've not trimmed mine since then out of laziness really, since the first of the month used to be trim day for both of us.

hobbitlocks
July 19th, 2016, 08:08 PM
So I have fairly curly textured hair and when I pull out my length it almost reaches classic. (But it's still a very fairy tail end it gets very thin because of my bleached ends a few years back) So should I only count my hair as being classic length once my curls get all the way there. Or Does the stretched out length count as well?

I think it's personal preference. Other curlies can chime in, but it seems like some people like to call it unstretched and some stretched. You kind of get double the milestones that way!

Mullsha
July 22nd, 2016, 07:09 PM
I think it's personal preference. Other curlies can chime in, but it seems like some people like to call it unstretched and some stretched. You kind of get double the milestones that way!

Yea I think I'd be more comfortable calling myself at classic if my ends weren't so thin. I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to maintain it at classic until I have a happy hemline or just keep it growing.

Tosca
July 22nd, 2016, 09:45 PM
Ugh, why does my waist and classic length have to be so far apart? 12 inches is excessive. And my bust level to waist is 8 inches. Even classic to knee is shorter, at 11 inches dead. *deep aggrieved sigh*

I'm only 5'4.

Nique1202
July 23rd, 2016, 06:48 AM
Ugh, why does my waist and classic length have to be so far apart? 12 inches is excessive. And my bust level to waist is 8 inches. Even classic to knee is shorter, at 11 inches dead. *deep aggrieved sigh*

I'm only 5'4.

I'm not sure I understand. Why is it a problem that waist and classic are so far? Waist is usually quite far away from classic. Even on my unnaturally short torso at 5'2" it's about 13 inches, so for anyone taller or with more average proportions it should be even further. You may even be measuring your waist too low (it should be the narrowest part of you, or where your torso folds when you bend or twist, usually near the bottom of the ribcage).

Kimberly
July 23rd, 2016, 12:21 PM
Today I woke up and found my braid had shrunk up and curled up (the whole braid will spiral) all the way to about BSL. At first, I thought something had happened, and it had somehow been cut or broken off in the night. But it's just humidity. Whee! Curly: the emotional rollercoaster of the hair world.

WaitingSoLong
July 24th, 2016, 07:47 AM
Ugh, why does my waist and classic length have to be so far apart? 12 inches is excessive. And my bust level to waist is 8 inches. Even classic to knee is shorter, at 11 inches dead. *deep aggrieved sigh*

I'm only 5'4.

I'm 5'4". Waist to Classic for me is ten inches (32/42). Classic to knee for me is 8" (42/50). BSL to waist is about 6" but I have not measured BSL, it is a very inconsistent mark to measure, every bra is different. I am not sure what bust level would be either. I have shortish legs going by the fact that most pants are always too long for me. My torso seems to be a bit long going by most shirts being too short for me. TBL is where my half-height is.

XiaoBaiTu
July 25th, 2016, 04:19 PM
Today I woke up and found my braid had shrunk up and curled up (the whole braid will spiral) all the way to about BSL. At first, I thought something had happened, and it had somehow been cut or broken off in the night. But it's just humidity. Whee! Curly: the emotional rollercoaster of the hair world.

:rollin: I relate to that one! It is so unpredictable. I'm at TBL stretched now, but about midback/BSL curly... Unless I'm at armpit length curly, which also happens.

Goatcraft
July 25th, 2016, 06:10 PM
Kimberly,
I can also relate. I'm tailbone when it's blown out, more like waist or hip when I'm curly (which is everyday except maybe once a month). Curly hair can be torturous when growing!

Nique1202
July 28th, 2016, 06:37 PM
Had to give up on classic today, at least for now. I wanted to make it by year's end but it just wasn't going to happen. I only made 1/4 inch growth this month, so I finally gave in to the chop urges I've been having since March and trimmed about 1.5 inches. As soon as my brain gets over being disappointed in my inability to stick to a goal (a problem I've had my whole life) I'm sure I'll feel much better about this decision. :laugh:

I'm not sure if I want to maintain around tailbone (I'm about a half inch short now) until more of my layers are gone, or chop back to BCL (especially if you'd all still have me as honorary tailbone, since some folks still call tailbone at that length anyway), or see if my hair will start to gain more length again. I'm gonna think deep and self-reflect for a couple of weeks before I take out the scissors again, for sure.

Beborani
July 28th, 2016, 07:24 PM
I called tailbone in Sep of 2014 and only now it is tailbone when dry and unstretched (past classic when stretched) on first day of wash--it shrinks on subsequent days to any length it wants.

WaitingSoLong
July 30th, 2016, 06:48 AM
Had to give up on classic today, at least for now. I wanted to make it by year's end but it just wasn't going to happen. I only made 1/4 inch growth this month, so I finally gave in to the chop urges I've been having since March and trimmed about 1.5 inches.

Sounds like your hair and my hair are in the same stages. I have about 3" of layers left but I am letting them be. They will eventually get trimmed out. The 1/4" growth is super annoying. I grow better in summer, it is in winter my hair stalls or crawls. My solution? Stop measuring. I know, that is really hard, but it is what it is whether I measure or not so why stress and obsess?

As far as sticking to goals? Well, here is my life's motto: I can only make the best decision I can with the information I have at the time.
The fact is, life is constantly changing and throwing other things at you, you know, the whole "best laid plans of mice and men" thing. Changing your mind is not a bad thing, it shows flexibility to be able to assimilate new circumstances. But...

I suspect maybe you are talking more about self control. In that case, perhaps set yourself some attainable goals that do not take months (like hair) and practice the self control thing.

Otherwise, just ignore everything I say because YMMV. :lala::magic:

Decoy24601
July 30th, 2016, 01:47 PM
I just remeasured where classic will be for me since I know I didn't measure accurately last time, and looks like it's 42" for me, not 43".

Which means... I'm only 3.5" away from classic :happydance:. So close, but so far away. Hopefully, I'll get there in a few months.

restless
July 31st, 2016, 05:56 AM
Joining this thread has been my ultimate goal for the last 3-4 years and soon I´ll be here! One more month and then I hope I can officially say "Im in!" :D

LongCurlyTress
July 31st, 2016, 11:39 AM
Now everyone got me curious... My waist to classic is 11 inches... not sure what this means since it was hard to measure by myself... I am currently hovering at TBL-- 37inches and classic on me is 42inches. I measure my length stretched out since imo the hair is actually that length and otherwise the length is too inconsistent when curly/wavy...:D:p Plus the curls/ringlets are dropping out due to the weight of the length. So... imo a hair's length is exactly what it is when stretched out. :wigtongue

My hemline is starting to get very raggedy and I am trying to resist the trimming urge... since it isn't really split... just very uneven probably due to the layers I am still growing out:rolleyes: (See siggy pic.)

lapushka
July 31st, 2016, 11:53 AM
Now everyone got me curious... My waist to classic is 11 inches... not sure what this means since it was hard to measure by myself... I am currently hovering at TBL-- 37inches and classic on me is 42inches.. And my hemline is starting to get very raggedy and I am trying to resist the trimming urge... since it isn't really split... just very uneven. (See siggy pic.)

Maybe I'm blind (;)) but I don't see your hemline as uneven. It's pretty! :D

Rhodugune
July 31st, 2016, 12:13 PM
Joining this thread has been my ultimate goal for the last 3-4 years and soon I´ll be here! One more month and then I hope I can officially say "Im in!" :D

Oh the happy! Congratulation in advanced and welcome to this thread! :flowers:
I understand your excitement about it.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24143&d=1469972830
My hair is slowly creeping closer to classic again and as I am so excited about it I'm already planning for it when it finally does, that I will probably stop there to maintain, thickening up my hemline as it has been thinning lately due to the regular S&D I'm doing to keep my split ends at bay.

restless
July 31st, 2016, 12:53 PM
Oh the happy! Congratulation in advanced and welcome to this thread! :flowers:
I understand your excitement about it.

Aw, thank you! :D

LongCurlyTress
July 31st, 2016, 01:38 PM
Maybe I'm blind (;)) but I don't see your hemline as uneven. It's pretty! :D

LOL!! Thank you so much lapushka!! If you look at it closely, it's not real clear in the siggy photo, the hemline has layers still in it that are 1 inch apart throughtout the last 2-3? inches of length. I hate it when I do a braid tassel and the different lengths stick out and the braid tassel is... no joke ... about an inch at the most-- in circumference compared to 4 inches at nape!! No joke! ugh...:disgust: But thank you so much anyways!! :flower: The actual hemline edge is sort of even due to 1.5 inch trims every few months... but the layers are still in there...;( sigh.... :alcoholic:

LongCurlyTress
August 1st, 2016, 09:34 AM
Had to give up on classic today, at least for now. I wanted to make it by year's end but it just wasn't going to happen. I only made 1/4 inch growth this month, so I finally gave in to the chop urges I've been having since March and trimmed about 1.5 inches. As soon as my brain gets over being disappointed in my inability to stick to a goal (a problem I've had my whole life) I'm sure I'll feel much better about this decision. :laugh:

I'm not sure if I want to maintain around tailbone (I'm about a half inch short now) until more of my layers are gone, or chop back to BCL (especially if you'd all still have me as honorary tailbone, since some folks still call tailbone at that length anyway), or see if my hair will start to gain more length again. I'm gonna think deep and self-reflect for a couple of weeks before I take out the scissors again, for sure.

Awww Nique!! I am kind of in the same boat as you are... 37 is TBL for me and the bottom part of my hemline is reaching at that length... but like you, my hemline is in layers that are growing out so only the very tips of the ends are at TBL .... but I won't trim those ends off. I almost did last weekend but DH wouldn't let me!! ;) He is my official brusher/photographer/measurerer.. and wants me to wait until those ends reach classic and then I will trim off an inch or so to even off the hemline. Are your ends splitting? tangling excessively? If not, then just let them be, even if your hemline is uneven and inbetween trims. That is what I am doing...;) Just wanted you to know you are not alone with hovering at TBL and dealing with layers still growing out. :/

lapushka
August 1st, 2016, 01:37 PM
LOL!! Thank you so much lapushka!! If you look at it closely, it's not real clear in the siggy photo, the hemline has layers still in it that are 1 inch apart throughtout the last 2-3? inches of length. I hate it when I do a braid tassel and the different lengths stick out and the braid tassel is... no joke ... about an inch at the most-- in circumference compared to 4 inches at nape!! No joke! ugh...:disgust: But thank you so much anyways!! :flower: The actual hemline edge is sort of even due to 1.5 inch trims every few months... but the layers are still in there...;( sigh.... :alcoholic:

Yes it is hard to see from your signature picture. You know you still have layers and they obviously bug you quite a bit. Hang in there, it will get better within the next few months (more length yay).

Nique1202
August 1st, 2016, 02:35 PM
Sounds like your hair and my hair are in the same stages. I have about 3" of layers left but I am letting them be. They will eventually get trimmed out. The 1/4" growth is super annoying. I grow better in summer, it is in winter my hair stalls or crawls. My solution? Stop measuring. I know, that is really hard, but it is what it is whether I measure or not so why stress and obsess?

As far as sticking to goals? Well, here is my life's motto: I can only make the best decision I can with the information I have at the time.
The fact is, life is constantly changing and throwing other things at you, you know, the whole "best laid plans of mice and men" thing. Changing your mind is not a bad thing, it shows flexibility to be able to assimilate new circumstances. But...

I suspect maybe you are talking more about self control. In that case, perhaps set yourself some attainable goals that do not take months (like hair) and practice the self control thing.

Otherwise, just ignore everything I say because YMMV. :lala::magic:

Stopping measuring is easy enough, and another thing I'm thinking about now that I'm not tracking my distance to classic actively. But, my brain has faulty wiring (as I like to put it) so it's not as easy as changing my mind or self-control after I set a goal, I have a lot of guilt and shame and "you can't give up on THAT" attached to goal-setting which sends me into some bad mental spirals. That's why it's so frustrating for me, and why I really need to learn my lesson and avoid setting specific goals in the future. If it's not attached to a goal I have no problems with flexibility in general, it's just this one quirk that my childhood burned into me. (But thank you for the suggestions anyway. :heart: )


Awww Nique!! I am kind of in the same boat as you are... 37 is TBL for me and the bottom part of my hemline is reaching at that length... but like you, my hemline is in layers that are growing out so only the very tips of the ends are at TBL .... but I won't trim those ends off. I almost did last weekend but DH wouldn't let me!! ;) He is my official brusher/photographer/measurerer.. and wants me to wait until those ends reach classic and then I will trim off an inch or so to even off the hemline. Are your ends splitting? tangling excessively? If not, then just let them be, even if your hemline is uneven and inbetween trims. That is what I am doing...;) Just wanted you to know you are not alone with hovering at TBL and dealing with layers still growing out. :/

That's the thing, I tried to just let the ends be, for the whole year so far. I don't have any significant amount of splits or visible damage at my ends, but the thinness was what was bothering me so much. That, and not being able to trim at all because of the goal I'd set.

I don't just have a couple of inches of layers at the bottom of my hair, either. My layers are spaced out over the whole bottom foot or so of my hair. It looked fairytaled (which I can appreciate on others but I don't want MY hair to look that way) even though each individual strand had no thinning toward the tip. Extremely deep and evenly spaced layers, as a result of a modified compact cut.

I usually tell folks to wait it out, too, but sometimes it's not that easy, and those times it's more important to be happy with your hair in the short term (by means of trimming) and put off the long term goal a bit so that you don't drive yourself literally crazy with frustration in the meantime. For me, that meant some of the bottom of my hair had to GO. Everyone's got different needs, that's all.

On the plus side, with a couple of days' reflection on the situation, and after a wash and air dry, I am much happier with my hemline after the trim. As I knew I would be. It looks visibly thicker, even though hardly anything came off. From here I'm gonna take it week by week and see if/when I really feel the need to trim more off. If I don't, then I grow. If I do, I'm not gonna let it build up for seven months again. :laugh:

LongCurlyTress
August 2nd, 2016, 01:17 PM
Yes it is hard to see from your signature picture. You know you still have layers and they obviously bug you quite a bit. Hang in there, it will get better within the next few months (more length yay).

Thanks!! I trimmed an inch + at the end of May? something like that... and here it is 2 months later and now I can tell that it needs it again, but I am just going to say no!! And put it up....;)I find that if I leave it down, I obsess on the ends more, brush them more, look at them more etc... pontificate about them more...lol.. so just going to leave them up and try to forgetabout them since they are not split/tangling/excessive shedding during detangling, etc... Hopefully I will trim in December at the moon equinox or something that avante garde...;) Thanks for your encouragement...;)


Stopping measuring is easy enough, and another thing I'm thinking about now that I'm not tracking my distance to classic actively. But, my brain has faulty wiring (as I like to put it) so it's not as easy as changing my mind or self-control after I set a goal, I have a lot of guilt and shame and "you can't give up on THAT" attached to goal-setting which sends me into some bad mental spirals. That's why it's so frustrating for me, and why I really need to learn my lesson and avoid setting specific goals in the future. If it's not attached to a goal I have no problems with flexibility in general, it's just this one quirk that my childhood burned into me. (But thank you for the suggestions anyway. :heart: )



That's the thing, I tried to just let the ends be, for the whole year so far. I don't have any significant amount of splits or visible damage at my ends, but the thinness was what was bothering me so much. That, and not being able to trim at all because of the goal I'd set.

I don't just have a couple of inches of layers at the bottom of my hair, either. My layers are spaced out over the whole bottom foot or so of my hair. It looked fairytaled (which I can appreciate on others but I don't want MY hair to look that way) even though each individual strand had no thinning toward the tip. Extremely deep and evenly spaced layers, as a result of a modified compact cut.

I usually tell folks to wait it out, too, but sometimes it's not that easy, and those times it's more important to be happy with your hair in the short term (by means of trimming) and put off the long term goal a bit so that you don't drive yourself literally crazy with frustration in the meantime. For me, that meant some of the bottom of my hair had to GO. Everyone's got different needs, that's all.

On the plus side, with a couple of days' reflection on the situation, and after a wash and air dry, I am much happier with my hemline after the trim. As I knew I would be. It looks visibly thicker, even though hardly anything came off. From here I'm gonna take it week by week and see if/when I really feel the need to trim more off. If I don't, then I grow. If I do, I'm not gonna let it build up for seven months again. :laugh:
I know how you feel...my layers have almost grown out/been trimmed out... but they were 10 inches into my length.... so you are in a different situation I guess than I am now... mine are in the last 2-3 inches now... I did trim 1 1/2 inches every 3-4 months to get them out... so yes, that does help to even and thicken up the hemline as you are growing out your layers. Don't worry! Eventually, they will be trimmed out. Guess we have to learn our lesson the hard way to trim as needed for our own hair growing success. I know that is how I am!! Well good luck growing!! The time will pass quickly and your layers will be grown out!!

Goatcraft
August 3rd, 2016, 06:32 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/yf40o.jpg

I figured I would contribute since I don't intend to cut my hair again. I took this photo today. I cut it to my belly button not long ago because I hated my ends, but they grew right back like this. There's hardly a difference. So I give up! I'm just going to grow to classic to see if it's possible.

I'm really unhappy with my ends, but my hair just grows uneven. Sad fact!

Komao
August 3rd, 2016, 07:03 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/yf40o.jpg

I figured I would contribute since I don't intend to cut my hair again. I took this photo today. I cut it to my belly button not long ago because I hated my ends, but they grew right back like this. There's hardly a difference. So I give up! I'm just going to grow to classic to see if it's possible.

I'm really unhappy with my ends, but my hair just grows uneven. Sad fact!

Gee, I think your hair looks so pretty!

Ellethwyn
August 3rd, 2016, 11:14 PM
Goatcraft , your hair is super pretty! I have the same issue though and totally understand.

Goatcraft
August 4th, 2016, 09:59 AM
Komao, well thank you!

Ellethwyn, yeah. It's really annoying but I'm kinda tired of constantly cutting my hair for a hemline that just isn't working. I'm just going to hope for the best. Hopefully it'll look okay at classic. Who knows! The struggle is real Lol.

Fru fru
August 4th, 2016, 11:19 AM
Goatcraft I think your hair looks lovely, I have the same issue as you and when it bothers me I go and have a look at the fairytale ends thread and that inspires me to keep growing:)

Goatcraft
August 4th, 2016, 12:35 PM
Fru fru, I do that too! Lol. It definitely makes me feel better to see other women with a similar hemline - that actually let it grow.

lapushka
August 4th, 2016, 02:52 PM
I'm really unhappy with my ends, but my hair just grows uneven. Sad fact!

Your ends actually don't look bad! I'd grow to classic too, good decision! :D :thumbsup:

LongCurlyTress
August 7th, 2016, 01:26 PM
If my hemline didn't tangle so easily, I would just let it grow too. But, it seems happier with a trim every few months... Your hair really does look beautiful Goatcraft! I love the rounded U shape too... looks very graceful! Thank you for sharing your photo!:blossom:

MidnightMoon
August 7th, 2016, 01:30 PM
Goatcraft Totally unrelated but... you dont seem a 3a/3b to me, unless thats heatstyled or stretched in some form...or I am going crazy ?

Here's the guide in case you want to take a look :p http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=116252

Goatcraft
August 7th, 2016, 03:12 PM
LongCurlyTress, Thank you!!

MidnightMoon, oh it's correct! That's my hair after a blow dry and braid waves (it was my third or fourth day).

MidnightMoon
August 7th, 2016, 03:19 PM
Ah, got it :P
Looks very natural and healthy!

Goatcraft
August 7th, 2016, 04:04 PM
MidnightMoon, thank you!! I definitely try to keep it in good condition! Your hair is beautiful in your sig pic btw!

Phalaenopsis
August 14th, 2016, 02:19 PM
I reached tailbone for the third time now I think, never thought I would go any further, but apparently here I am. Weird time for me to start growing even longer, my hair has never been more thin or damaged than right now due to illness.

Decoy24601
August 14th, 2016, 03:41 PM
I feel like I'm so close to classic now, but still so far away! Only 3 inches to go...

MidnightMoon
August 14th, 2016, 05:03 PM
Goatcraft I just saw this shudder:
Thank you!!

czech it out
August 14th, 2016, 05:24 PM
I reached tailbone for the third time now I think, never thought I would go any further, but apparently here I am. Weird time for me to start growing even longer, my hair has never been more thin or damaged than right now due to illness.
Welcome (back) Phalaenopsis!

Phalaenopsis
August 15th, 2016, 04:48 AM
Thank you czech it out :) (love your username!)

Nique1202
August 16th, 2016, 04:38 AM
I had to do another trim after all but only a fairly small one (about another 1.5 inches) and it made the world of difference. The hemline looks thick when loose and doesn't even look ultra thin when wet, my braid tassel isn't 6 inches long or tapering down to nothing unless I do a REALLY poor job of distributing it at the start, and I'm about 1000 times happier with it overall. It does set me back to not much past BCL/traditional tailbone stretched, pretty much where I was at the beginning of the year really, but it still touches my lower back after my wurl shrinkage so I can live with it. Now I feel like I can stop measuring my hair every month and just set myself on the road to classic for real and at my own pace, whatever that might be.

So, I'll probably still lurk in this thread (mostly because I spent so long there that I don't want to go back to waist to tailbone again :wigtongue ) until my usual bun curl pattern looks tailboneish and then I'll be back for realsies. :cheer:

maborosi
August 16th, 2016, 11:37 AM
As soon as my hair decides to dry today, I think I'm going to see just how long it is- I haven't really checked lately.

I also need to do a trim...hmm

Johannah
August 17th, 2016, 04:11 AM
I reached tailbone for the third time now I think, never thought I would go any further, but apparently here I am. Weird time for me to start growing even longer, my hair has never been more thin or damaged than right now due to illness.

I remember gasping at your hair right before you left the forum! Your hair is gorgeous! Welcome back to the forum :)