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Wildcat Diva
August 5th, 2017, 10:03 PM
Hah I just showed your picture to my granddaughter. She was surprised that was not a braid, lol.

Honestly, it looks like two of my strands are pissed at each other and are each trying have a go at choking out the other strand, almost making a dreadlock in the process. They are probably part of my 'forelock' (except it's slung to the back) which seems very tangly always and unruly.

vpatt
August 6th, 2017, 01:58 PM
Honestly, it looks like two of my strands are pissed at each other and are each trying have a go at choking out the other strand, almost making a dreadlock in the process. They are probably part of my 'forelock' (except it's slung to the back) which seems very tangly always and unruly.

Lol, mine are not as impressive as yours, but yes, sometimes 2 of them decide to "tangle" with each other.

LauraLongLocks
August 6th, 2017, 07:54 PM
Thanks!
I feel like this is the point where I either say "I'm good, I think I'll keep this length" or decide "to infinity and beyond!"

Congratulations, and I totally get where you're coming from. I made my original goal as knee length, but really, this place between tailbone and classic is a lot of hair already. I want to keep growing to make it to my original goal, but I am also realizing that classic length is a really nice length where I could be comfortable and happy forever. At this point, I'm not really concerned with trying to make length goals quickly as I am about enjoying it right now, and improving the thickness at my hem and the overall health.

Dark40
August 6th, 2017, 09:08 PM
I did a trim. Took off about .5" and am so pleased at the difference it's made in my hair. It's been a few months since my last trim, but since I trimmed a bit off, it's so much easier to detangle my hair!

My hair's on track to hit about 40-41" by the end of the year. I'm hoping then, I'll see how my hemline is faring, and decide if I want to grow past classic, or if I want to thicken the ends.

It's been a few months like 10 montths since my last trim too! I only trim once a year. Or, if ever needed. My hair and hemline is automatically thick. I'm just trying to grow mine pass classic too! About mid thigh length. Hopefully I will get there by the year of 2019. We will see. But you have a very nice hemline. Your hair overall is just gorgeous!

enting
August 7th, 2017, 04:08 AM
Congratulations, and I totally get where you're coming from. I made my original goal as knee length, but really, this place between tailbone and classic is a lot of hair already. I want to keep growing to make it to my original goal, but I am also realizing that classic length is a really nice length where I could be comfortable and happy forever. At this point, I'm not really concerned with trying to make length goals quickly as I am about enjoying it right now, and improving the thickness at my hem and the overall health.

Thank you :)
It is exactly that. I used to worry and be sad about my hair just not growing and was eager to see if it could get any longer at all. Once I passed waist I realized that longer *might* be possible, then once I got to BCL I was content to just wait and see. It already grew more than I imagined it could and this is good. It's even beginning to feel heavy, which my hair never did.

Henrietta
August 7th, 2017, 07:15 AM
I'm posting my newest update picture, as promised, the one I took when I reached my goal :) For now, I'm at classic only when my hair is wet/stretched, waves eat up some length.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzopuI0ewYc/WX-QOY5XBdI/AAAAAAAARv4/ZQA8nuiEj3UKHGtUBf-aVO86zC2tG4fewCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/85b%2B31%2Blipca%2B2017%253B%2B112%2Bcm%2Bsigned.j pg

Cg
August 7th, 2017, 01:00 PM
I'm posting my newest update picture, as promised, the one I took when I reached my goal :) For now, I'm at classic only when my hair is wet/stretched, waves eat up some length.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzopuI0ewYc/WX-QOY5XBdI/AAAAAAAARv4/ZQA8nuiEj3UKHGtUBf-aVO86zC2tG4fewCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/85b%2B31%2Blipca%2B2017%253B%2B112%2Bcm%2Bsigned.j pg

Beyond beautiful!

vpatt
August 7th, 2017, 02:32 PM
I'm posting my newest update picture, as promised, the one I took when I reached my goal :) For now, I'm at classic only when my hair is wet/stretched, waves eat up some length.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzopuI0ewYc/WX-QOY5XBdI/AAAAAAAARv4/ZQA8nuiEj3UKHGtUBf-aVO86zC2tG4fewCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/85b%2B31%2Blipca%2B2017%253B%2B112%2Bcm%2Bsigned.j pg

I am envious, your hair is beautiful!

Dark40
August 7th, 2017, 03:33 PM
Okay. As of the end of June, I'm 0.3" (1 cm) away from my goal. My average growth is 1.5 cm a month, so theoretically I should be there next month! I can't believe it, in the literal meaning of this expression.

In the pics, my hair might look like the ends are past classic, but that's a perspective trick. (Pics taken by DH who is 6.7 feet (203 cm) tall, so you know :D) In reality, the longest ends are 1 cm away from classic when stretched.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o-I4k4QHd-E/WVEO78Qix2I/AAAAAAAARDU/vx7TF4KjH_gIJR-GFiNf4aX-TN0CUa_aACK4BGAYYCw/s640/DSC02016%2Bsigned.jpg

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XXW5vliwR3o/WVEO7hG-YHI/AAAAAAAARDM/YQ-DUwMc6xwzuioNg8NKy17t4h6MbYW9ACK4BGAYYCw/s640/Po%25C5%2582a%25CC%25A8czone%2Bsigned.jpg

Congratulations on reaching your goal!!! I've got a long ways to go before I reach classic length. Right now I'm between BSL and WL. Am looking forward to reaching WL this month when I do my relaxer also this month, and my hair's length will have stretched out to WL!!!!

Dark40
August 7th, 2017, 03:37 PM
I've just measured my hair to check July's growth. And the tape shows 112 cm (44") which means I've reached my goal after waiting for it for 7 years and 4 months. Pictures will come soon :) I've been waiting so long and the moment of achieving the goal was so... quiet and kind of small... just measuring, you know Ė that I haven't fully understood it yet.

I also have to say that I am at classic, but with ends that are dryer and thinner than I thought they would be, they are too thin and dry for me to be completely happy, so I have the length, but I need to work on the condition of my hair to fully enjoy it. And when I have thicker and healthier ends, I will let it grow a bit more, to achieve classic-when-dry. (At the moment, it's classic-when-wet or stretched, but with the ends being so dry and fragile, I really cannot wait any longer. I have to stop here and go through several months of trimming the excess growth.)

Yeah, baby those ends up. So, they can be happy and healthy! Condition them a lot, and keep them moisturized. That's what I do for my ends to keep them from getting dry.

Beatnik Guy
August 7th, 2017, 04:56 PM
I'm posting my newest update picture, as promised, the one I took when I reached my goal :) For now, I'm at classic only when my hair is wet/stretched, waves eat up some length.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzopuI0ewYc/WX-QOY5XBdI/AAAAAAAARv4/ZQA8nuiEj3UKHGtUBf-aVO86zC2tG4fewCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/85b%2B31%2Blipca%2B2017%253B%2B112%2Bcm%2Bsigned.j pg

Awesome! :thud:

OUKess
August 7th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Beautiful Henrietta!!

Aredhel
August 7th, 2017, 07:24 PM
I'm posting my newest update picture, as promised, the one I took when I reached my goal :) For now, I'm at classic only when my hair is wet/stretched, waves eat up some length.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzopuI0ewYc/WX-QOY5XBdI/AAAAAAAARv4/ZQA8nuiEj3UKHGtUBf-aVO86zC2tG4fewCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/85b%2B31%2Blipca%2B2017%253B%2B112%2Bcm%2Bsigned.j pg

Major hair envy!!!:crush: Your waves are just perfect. Congrats on reaching classic!

Henrietta
August 8th, 2017, 05:18 AM
Thank you everyone for congrats and for the lovely, kind words :flower:

Dark40
August 8th, 2017, 09:15 PM
Henrietta, you're welcome!:)

Sarahlabyrinth
August 9th, 2017, 12:46 AM
Henrietta, that is beautiful hair you have there! :) Classic is such a pretty length on you!

Henrietta
August 9th, 2017, 05:17 AM
Thank you! :flowers:

Crystawni
August 13th, 2017, 06:44 PM
*dips toe into thread*

:waving: Why, hello there fellow butthairs! :bounce:

I, um, my hair, well, it grew. And now it's middling mah backside. How long it travels south from here is anyone's guess, but for now here's my journey in a graph from APL+ (24") in 2014 to TBL (37.5") in 2017, with all the trims included.

http://i.imgur.com/ahFDzce.jpg

Dark40
August 13th, 2017, 09:19 PM
Crystawni, congratulations on reaching your goal to TBL! I'm hoping that someday soon I will reach that milestone!

Crystawni
August 14th, 2017, 03:23 AM
Thank you, Dark40! :flowers:

Henrietta
August 14th, 2017, 06:18 AM
This graph is so cool! I love such things! :)

Zesty
August 14th, 2017, 08:19 AM
Checking in after deciding to call TBL. Happy to be in a thread with "classic" in the title. :)

vpatt
August 14th, 2017, 12:38 PM
*dips toe into thread*

:waving: Why, hello there fellow butthairs! :bounce:

I, um, my hair, well, it grew. And now it's middling mah backside. How long it travels south from here is anyone's guess, but for now here's my journey in a graph from APL+ (24") in 2014 to TBL (37.5") in 2017, with all the trims included.

http://i.imgur.com/ahFDzce.jpg

Yahoo to you!!!

Crystawni
August 14th, 2017, 04:32 PM
Yay, fellow t-boner, Zesty! We're joining our buttcracker buddy, enting, and Cg as well! And thank you, vpatt!

Henri, I've said it elsewhere, but congrats again on CLASSIC!!! The chart is part of the Hair Growth Data spreadsheet (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=36275) (with updated links towards the end of the thread). I find it's a great visual supplement to my monthly length shots and measurements, and shows me how everything works (growth spurts, cuts, trims, stalls--but it all heads south in the end) :meditate:

Dark40
August 14th, 2017, 08:51 PM
Thank you, Dark40! :flowers:

You're welcome!:cheer:

zashin66
August 15th, 2017, 03:35 AM
I've graduated past this thread, am officially beyond classic! Wahoooooo!

Congratulations!!! I'm so jealous. I know my hair is growing but it just seems like it isn't. I decided to grow out my bangs after years of "I have to cover my forehead" paranoia. I just need to put it all up and forget it for a few months. Winter is coming so that will help.

At Crystalawni,. Congrats to you too:magic::bottomsup:

Crystawni
August 15th, 2017, 05:31 AM
Thank you, zashin66! :flowers: Your hair may be in stealth mode, deceptively using your growing bangs to disguise its true length. I hope it surprises you soon!

Henrietta
August 15th, 2017, 06:35 AM
Yay, fellow t-boner, Zesty! We're joining our buttcracker buddy, enting, and Cg as well! And thank you, vpatt!

Henri, I've said it elsewhere, but congrats again on CLASSIC!!! The chart is part of the Hair Growth Data spreadsheet (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=36275) (with updated links towards the end of the thread). I find it's a great visual supplement to my monthly length shots and measurements, and shows me how everything works (growth spurts, cuts, trims, stalls--but it all heads south in the end) :meditate:

Thank you again! :) A few weeks after the measuring day, I'm still excited and I consciously enjoy being at classic. I'm also happy for phase 2 of the mission, the sub-task of thickening up my ends.

This graph makes me go "wow". The functionality is one thing, but the other is that it looks so scientific. Double love.

Cg
August 15th, 2017, 12:10 PM
Crystawni, spiffy graph! What a great idea!

Crystawni
August 15th, 2017, 05:50 PM
You never really get too old for join the dots, hey.

Crystawni
August 15th, 2017, 08:22 PM
And here's an actual pic of TBL on me. The drop-waist dress detail also acts as a rough TB length marker.

http://i.imgur.com/YhL60X1.jpg

vpatt
August 16th, 2017, 12:38 PM
Crystawni, I'm really so jealous. I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Crystawni
August 16th, 2017, 06:25 PM
Crystawni, I'm really so jealous. I mean that in the nicest possible way.

:smooch: I always see your hair as being so much like mine!

enting
August 20th, 2017, 11:16 AM
Well this was a new one for me at this length. I was in the shower, doing showerly things. My hair was down because I was going to wash that too today. I was just soaping up, as usual, when I see brown streaking up across my hip from behind me and I'm like whaaat is going on? :bigeyes:

...oh wait that's the ends of my hair. Phew. :doh:

vpatt
August 20th, 2017, 06:43 PM
:smooch: I always see your hair as being so much like mine!

Aww, thank you. Can't wait for mine to be as long as yours is now.

Enting, that is too funny. I can imagine it, tho. My hair is creeping downward and I sometimes think it is a bug tickling my arms.

ErinEM
August 21st, 2017, 04:03 PM
I'm leaping into this thread! Here's a photo from the end of July, and I'm pretty confident calling the length TBL now if it wasn't quite then; the ends juuuust barely reach a chair seat when I'm sitting (if stretched; otherwise the waves bob the ends up an inch or so).

AWKWARD BUTT PHOTO! o-o'

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=28500&d=1503352756

Ingrid
August 21st, 2017, 08:51 PM
A delayed check-in for me! I didn't realise that my hair is already several centimetres past TBL! Glad to be part of this thread :)

lapushka
August 22nd, 2017, 04:49 AM
I think I'm re-joining this thread. I feel I'm TBL. Stretched, and still my longest piece of hair, but... I figure it counts.

Yay! :cheer:

Crystawni
August 22nd, 2017, 04:55 AM
Yay, more hairmates! Good to see you here Erin, Ingrid, and lapushka!

lapushka
August 22nd, 2017, 05:26 AM
Your hair BTW looks gorgeous, Crystawni! I love wavy and curly hair!

ErinEM, looking good, girl! And welcome!

Welcome to everybody! :D

Crystawni
August 22nd, 2017, 05:45 AM
Thank you, almost hair-twin lapushka, and yes, love your hair, Erin!

ErinEM
August 22nd, 2017, 05:58 AM
Hooray! That's exciting news, Ingrid!

And thank you, Crystawni and lapushka!

Happy growing, everyone! =D

Dark40
August 24th, 2017, 05:32 PM
I think I'm re-joining this thread. I feel I'm TBL. Stretched, and still my longest piece of hair, but... I figure it counts.

Yay! :cheer:

Yay! Congratulations on reaching TBL again! Do you have any pics of your hair?

lapushka
August 25th, 2017, 04:35 AM
Yay! Congratulations on reaching TBL again! Do you have any pics of your hair?

I'll post one of when my hair was last TBL (a year or maybe 2 ago). This is cut heavily into layers with the compact cut method (ponytail on forehead). It is quite thick (4.25 inch circ), though not the thickest!
http://i.imgur.com/YyrelP3.jpg

vpatt
August 25th, 2017, 05:04 AM
That is beautiful, Lapushka!!

pili
August 26th, 2017, 05:49 PM
Beautiful, Lapushka! That's the first time I've ever seen your hair.

CindyOfTheOaks
August 26th, 2017, 06:01 PM
I'll post one of when my hair was last TBL (a year or maybe 2 ago). This is cut heavily into layers with the compact cut method (ponytail on forehead). It is quite thick (4.25 inch circ), though not the thickest!
http://i.imgur.com/YyrelP3.jpg



Beautiful !

Crystawni
August 27th, 2017, 04:43 AM
It's always lovely to see that pic of your hair, lapushka! :D

I hit a surprising mini-milestone just now. Here I was thinking my butt of bigness was keeping my hemline quite a way from being sat on, but (butt...) after letting my hair down to detangle while sitting on the bed tonight, the hem hit the bed (over and over as I checked, and combed, and checked, and combed... hehehehe). Okay, softish sitting surface and all (only a sheet covering it, though), but wooooo! Wooooo? I sense trouble coming! :p It's certainly something I'll have to be aware of if my hair is down and I need the toilet. :wethree:

Nique1202
August 27th, 2017, 05:01 AM
It's always lovely to see that pic of your hair, lapushka! :D

I hit a surprising mini-milestone just now. Here I was thinking my butt of bigness was keeping my hemline quite a way from being sat on, but (butt...) after letting my hair down to detangle while sitting on the bed tonight, the hem hit the bed (over and over as I checked, and combed, and checked, and combed... hehehehe). Okay, softish sitting surface and all (only a sheet covering it, though), but wooooo! Wooooo? I sense trouble coming! :p It's certainly something I'll have to be aware of if my hair is down and I need the toilet. :wethree:

I've made it a habit that, even if my hair is loose to dry, I tie the length in a knot or do a very quick crochet braid to bring the length up a foot or two as soon as I go in the bathroom. The knot/chain is easily undone afterward and it'll save me from any accidents to start before it gets quite long enough to have them.

Crystawni
August 27th, 2017, 05:07 AM
That's a good habit to get into; thank you! I haven't tried the crochet braid in a while, so am curious to give it another whirl with this longer hair (I think last time I did it as a half-up).

vpatt
August 27th, 2017, 05:36 AM
I've made it a habit that, even if my hair is loose to dry, I tie the length in a knot or do a very quick crochet braid to bring the length up a foot or two as soon as I go in the bathroom. The knot/chain is easily undone afterward and it'll save me from any accidents to start before it gets quite long enough to have them.

What is a crochet braid? I googled but all I found was what looked like corn rows to me.

Crystawni
August 27th, 2017, 05:55 AM
Here's a thread when it was the Hairstyle of the Month (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136207), vpatt. :) BTW, I love your new avi and sig pics! :inlove:

ETA: and here's my sad attempt of it back at the beginning of 2016 in the original Art History Hair thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136062):


:scissors:

My hair's just passing waist, so I divided and conquered... kinda. This is just my first let's-see-how-this-goes attempt. Fading light. Hair needing a wash. Bad stabbage of hairstick... You know how it goes. :p As a half-up it looks a bit stubby, but sucked into a lower chain bun, it's not too bad. I can see thinner chains in my future, although as they eat so much length, it's what happens with those chains/accents that's the fun part...

http://i.imgur.com/vSRgtg7.jpg

lapushka
August 27th, 2017, 08:01 AM
That is beautiful, Lapushka!!


Beautiful, Lapushka! That's the first time I've ever seen your hair.


It's always lovely to see that pic of your hair, lapushka! :D

Thank you so much, ladies! :D

And yeah, TBL takes a bit of getting used to. :o Especially with toilets and the lot. :lol: Meh, TBL for me is still fine, because it is cut into quite a V, so it doesn't yet bother me so much yet. But on the way to classic! Yeah, it gets increasingly difficult.

Nique1202
August 27th, 2017, 08:52 AM
What is a crochet braid? I googled but all I found was what looked like corn rows to me.


Here's a thread when it was the Hairstyle of the Month (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136207), vpatt. :) BTW, I love your new avi and sig pics! :inlove:

ETA: and here's my sad attempt of it back at the beginning of 2016 in the original Art History Hair thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136062):

Yeah, it's basically just taking the technique of crochet chaining and using it on your hair to eat up the length. Make a loop, pull through to make another loop, pull tail through loop to make a third loop if you can, and so on. It takes a LOT of length to be able to do, but it eats the length up quickly and easily.

enting
August 27th, 2017, 09:03 AM
Yep, the various additional issues and paying attention needed at TBL is making me reconsider if I want to grow any longer :/

vpatt
August 27th, 2017, 10:45 AM
Here's a thread when it was the Hairstyle of the Month (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136207), vpatt. :) BTW, I love your new avi and sig pics! :inlove:

ETA: and here's my sad attempt of it back at the beginning of 2016 in the original Art History Hair thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136062):

Very nice, Crystawni! Thank you for the compliment! (Blushing)

And thank you both Crystawni and Nique for the links and explanation. I fear I need more length.....but i may be able to use it a bit in a half up.

Cg
August 27th, 2017, 01:15 PM
I've made it a habit that, even if my hair is loose to dry, I tie the length in a knot or do a very quick crochet braid to bring the length up a foot or two as soon as I go in the bathroom. The knot/chain is easily undone afterward and it'll save me from any accidents to start before it gets quite long enough to have them.

Yes a quick couple of chains hold even slick hair long enough for personal care. I always do this.

Arciela
August 29th, 2017, 07:46 PM
Think I'll join this thread! I am a bit past tailbone..working on getting to classic. I bleached my hair foolishly last May..stopped this May for good lol. Luckily I only did the roots when doing touch ups..never the whole length over and over..etc. My hair is still in really good shape..so I am going to see what happens and if its possible! I've been wearing my hair in braids a lot or in nautilus buns, washing once a week..etc. Seems like its getting better :flower:

Crystawni
August 29th, 2017, 08:26 PM
:disco: Welcome to the lower butt zone, Cesil! :disco:

Ellethwyn
August 30th, 2017, 03:27 PM
My runners are getting closer to classic LOL : D

ETA: I so want to trim,but am too excited to be past BCL and even getting past tailbone, a little bit! It's exciting!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4405/36785867591_bc6a7e8d80_b.jpg

Dark40
August 30th, 2017, 04:04 PM
I'll post one of when my hair was last TBL (a year or maybe 2 ago). This is cut heavily into layers with the compact cut method (ponytail on forehead). It is quite thick (4.25 inch circ), though not the thickest!
http://i.imgur.com/YyrelP3.jpg

Oh, ok! Nice pic! Your hair is beautiful!:)

lapushka
August 30th, 2017, 04:35 PM
Oh, ok! Nice pic! Your hair is beautiful!:)

Aw thanks so much! :)

pailin
August 31st, 2017, 08:34 AM
No pictures to post, but I'm at tailbone and joining this thread!
BTW, my original goal was hip :couch:

Arciela
August 31st, 2017, 10:57 AM
:disco: Welcome to the lower butt zone, Cesil! :disco:

Thank you!! :) :flower: Welcome also pailin! I should try to get a picture of my hair for the thread..waiting for it to dry haha :D

Dark40
August 31st, 2017, 10:58 AM
Aw thanks so much! :)

Aw you're welcome very much!:) Your hair's thickness is about like mine. I'm planning on posting some pics so that you can soon.

Dark40
August 31st, 2017, 11:00 AM
No pictures to post, but I'm at tailbone and joining this thread!
BTW, my original goal was hip :couch:

Congratulations on making it to Tailbone!:) Yeah, I know the feeling of reaching greater lengths than expected.

Zesty
August 31st, 2017, 11:14 AM
No pictures to post, but I'm at tailbone and joining this thread!
BTW, my original goal was hip :couch:

Congrats! My original "ultimate goal" from when I joined in 2011 was waist haha.

Crystawni
August 31st, 2017, 03:33 PM
Yay, pailin! Come on down! :D

pailin
August 31st, 2017, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys- I'm looking forward to growing on down with you all!

enting
September 1st, 2017, 08:11 AM
I originally was struggling just to get to waist or past. Well, I'm definitely past! Welcome to the new tailboners, from another new tailboner (that sounded wrong).

I'm beginning to feel like my hair is uncomfortably heavy :(. My hair is normally very light. Any tips/tricks or do I just have to get used to it?

Dark40
September 1st, 2017, 08:08 PM
I originally was struggling just to get to waist or past. Well, I'm definitely past! Welcome to the new tailboners, from another new tailboner (that sounded wrong).

I'm beginning to feel like my hair is uncomfortably heavy :(. My hair is normally very light. Any tips/tricks or do I just have to get used to it?

If your hair is uncomfortably heavy try not to apply too many products to it. I mean, you can apply your oils or so but like heavy creams of so stay away from on extremely long hair.

JadedByEntropy
September 1st, 2017, 08:28 PM
It's always lovely to see that pic of your hair, lapushka! :D

I hit a surprising mini-milestone just now. Here I was thinking my butt of bigness was keeping my hemline quite a way from being sat on, but (butt...) after letting my hair down to detangle while sitting on the bed tonight, the hem hit the bed (over and over as I checked, and combed, and checked, and combed... hehehehe). Okay, softish sitting surface and all (only a sheet covering it, though), but wooooo! Wooooo? I sense trouble coming! :p It's certainly something I'll have to be aware of if my hair is down and I need the toilet. :wethree:

woooo! :dance: I simply wrap the tail around my neck at least once to keep it up and out of the way. I'm quite guilty of some extra brushing to hear the flop behind me xD

tigerorchid
September 5th, 2017, 06:29 PM
Hi! I'm a little need here haha. My hair (tip) is down to TBL (my hair is voluntarily layered as I like the look). It might've been classic if I didn't (impulsively) cut it last November up to waist (bit it feels so healthyyy. I've staved off the hunger for haircuts and change by dyeing a small streak purple...then blue...then silver...then pink...) Any advice on styling and the like? http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/image.php?u=22909&type=sigpic&dateline=1466049353 <Picture from a month or two back

tigerorchid
September 5th, 2017, 06:32 PM
Correction! That's not my hair! I posted the wrong link

HeartofHaleth
September 5th, 2017, 06:34 PM
Correction! That's not my hair! I posted the wrong link

Ah, I thought that mane looked familiar! :) Don't worry, posting pictures here is a bit of a learning curve!

zashin66
September 8th, 2017, 02:36 PM
I was so startled and excited about two days ago when I sat down but felt a huge tug on my hair. I was visiting my neighbor and thought maybe it was her granddaughter teasing me. (That would be par for the course for her). But she wasn't home from school yet. Then I realized with delight that I had sat on my hair!!!! Kind of a rude way to discover it..... But then I was so excited!!!!!:joy::happydance::hifive::bottomsup:

Then I felt bad for having thought badly of my neighbors granddaughter. I was extra sweet when she did come home from school. She probably thought I was acting kinda suspicious.......lol

It's not classic yet but edging down there.........

Just wanted to announce it to folks who would understand

zashin66
September 8th, 2017, 02:39 PM
Hope everyone is having a great day today 😍

zashin66
September 8th, 2017, 02:40 PM
Ah, I thought that mane looked familiar! :) Don't worry, posting pictures here is a bit of a learning curve!

Yeah I still have yet to master that!

lapushka
September 8th, 2017, 03:45 PM
Correction! That's not my hair! I posted the wrong link

You can't have pictures on the forum yet, unless you go via a photohosting site like imgur or the like. You might want to read the stickies in the newbie forum about forum permissions and the like. HTH. :flower:

lapushka
September 8th, 2017, 03:46 PM
I was so startled and excited about two days ago when I sat down but felt a huge tug on my hair. I was visiting my neighbor and thought maybe it was her granddaughter teasing me. (That would be par for the course for her). But she wasn't home from school yet. Then I realized with delight that I had sat on my hair!!!! Kind of a rude way to discover it..... But then I was so excited!!!!!:joy::happydance::hifive::bottomsup:

Then I felt bad for having thought badly of my neighbors granddaughter. I was extra sweet when she did come home from school. She probably thought I was acting kinda suspicious.......lol

It's not classic yet but edging down there.........

Just wanted to announce it to folks who would understand

It's nice to make such "silly" discoveries isn't it. Well, it's silly to the outside world, but not us, is it? :) Congrats!!!

Crystawni
September 8th, 2017, 06:04 PM
I was so startled and excited about two days ago when I sat down but felt a huge tug on my hair. I was visiting my neighbor and thought maybe it was her granddaughter teasing me. (That would be par for the course for her). But she wasn't home from school yet. Then I realized with delight that I had sat on my hair!!!! Kind of a rude way to discover it..... But then I was so excited!!!!!:joy::happydance::hifive::bottomsup:

Then I felt bad for having thought badly of my neighbors granddaughter. I was extra sweet when she did come home from school. She probably thought I was acting kinda suspicious.......lol

It's not classic yet but edging down there.........

Just wanted to announce it to folks who would understand

Ahahaa! Your hair snuck up on, er, under you! Congrats!

tigerorchid
September 9th, 2017, 08:04 AM
You can't have pictures on the forum yet, unless you go via a photohosting site like imgur or the like. You might want to read the stickies in the newbie forum about forum permissions and the like. HTH. :flower:

Thank you so much 💜💜💜

YumiYume
September 15th, 2017, 02:36 PM
Hi! Im joining in :)

My hair is in bad shape butt mid-butt (sorry bad humor haha) my goal is classic, and im thinking of growing to classic and then maintaining it there untill my hair is all grown out with my natural color :)! (my natural color is just roots right now :( )

Ill take a picture this weekend so i can show you :)

Wildcat Diva
September 15th, 2017, 06:52 PM
Ok so I forgot to put all my hair over my right shoulder. Just a progress pic. Looks the same lols.
http://imageshack.us/a/img922/8316/0aHVEp.jpg

HeartofHaleth
September 18th, 2017, 06:11 PM
HELLO HELLO!! :cheese: I'm here now, ready to start cruising along to classic!!!

YumiYume
September 19th, 2017, 12:46 AM
Hello and welcome heartofhaleth :D !

I have taken a progress picture and upploaded it to facebook on my phone, but i have to go on a computer to get the url link to post it here :) It was closer to classic than i thought :D

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
September 19th, 2017, 01:29 AM
Hi! Im joining in :)

My hair is in bad shape butt mid-butt (sorry bad humor haha)
(… )

Ill take a picture this weekend so i can show you :)

Your bad humour is good :D


Can't wait to see your progress :o

YumiYume
September 19th, 2017, 02:38 AM
haha thank you samarkan XD :D

lenth photo ^^
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21463331_10212730197544293_1352701435567385913_n.j pg?oh=197b37d04c9e339f4fa30c72992eba03&oe=5A433B8B

YumiYume
September 19th, 2017, 03:24 AM
Purple shirt pulled down to mark classic, so it seems like it is close enough to reach it before christmas, yay :o !!

vpatt
September 19th, 2017, 03:42 AM
Yay for u! Very pretty!

YumiYume
September 19th, 2017, 05:32 AM
Yay for u! Very pretty!

Thank you :o !

HeartofHaleth
September 19th, 2017, 11:30 AM
Hello and welcome heartofhaleth :D !

I have taken a progress picture and upploaded it to facebook on my phone, but i have to go on a computer to get the url link to post it here :) It was closer to classic than i thought :D

Thank you, and that's a truly :thud:-worthy mane you've got there, especially against the purple...*swoon* :crush:

YumiYume
September 19th, 2017, 03:02 PM
Thank you, and that's a truly :thud:-worthy mane you've got there, especially against the purple...*swoon* :crush:

Haha thank you! But i am growing my natural color out now, went to the hairdresser to get purple hair, but it is not purple :/

zashin66
September 26th, 2017, 09:53 AM
I'm grateful for everyone here:happydance::puppy::hifive:

zashin66
September 26th, 2017, 09:58 AM
I practiced posting my new picture on the picture thread and updated my Avatar and signature to show my hair growth this year with last year's picture side by side. I didn't get as much growth as I had hoped because I gave in to temptation and had a couple of salon trims. And of course they took too much off.

:shudder::justy::wail:

I am going to try some of the tips mentioned here at LHC for sleep time hair management. My braid tassel is getting pretty beat up every night on my lovely cotton sheets. I think this is what has been causing so many splits ends. I am going to invest in a satin cap for night time.

Here is full length picture for perspective.

https://s19.postimg.org/5e5ts7mbz/IMG_20170926_001746.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/5e5ts7mbz/)

The pic from last year showed braid waves.
The pic from this year just shows the waves first day after washing

zashin66
September 26th, 2017, 10:10 AM
Ahahaa! Your hair snuck up on, er, under you! Congrats!

Hahahahaha... Yes. Then 'pounced'. :bottomsup:

zashin66
September 26th, 2017, 10:13 AM
It's nice to make such "silly" discoveries isn't it. Well, it's silly to the outside world, but not us, is it? :) Congrats!!!

First reaction:thud::thud::thud:
Then:joy::joy::joy:

Then to share is wonderful!! :grouphug:

Dark40
September 27th, 2017, 07:49 PM
Checking in after deciding to call TBL. Happy to be in a thread with "classic" in the title. :)

Congratulations Zesty on reaching TBL!!!! I can wait to get there! Right now I'm calling my hair length WL!!! But one of these I'll be joining this thread to claim myself TBL.

Beeboo123
September 28th, 2017, 04:31 AM
I'm at tailbone when stretched, but around hip otherwise. Can I claim tailbone anyway so I can be part of this thread? =D

enting
September 28th, 2017, 05:17 PM
I'm at tailbone when stretched, but around hip otherwise. Can I claim tailbone anyway so I can be part of this thread? =D

I claimed it stretched! I still hang out in the previous length thread as well, just in case :)

YumiYume
September 29th, 2017, 04:36 AM
Aaaaaah i want to call classic but i cant, can i? I found out that classic is not your entire butt, it is where the leg meets the but. On me, it is under som but-hang. I dont know if it is there yet, but my ends are a bit below my seat when i sit down, just tried it :)

YumiYume
September 29th, 2017, 05:52 AM
I am calling it :cool:

My husband checked, my very ends reaches down (streched) where the but reaches the legs :D! And the fact that its goes below the seat when i sit ^^

lapushka
September 29th, 2017, 05:56 AM
I'm at tailbone when stretched, but around hip otherwise. Can I claim tailbone anyway so I can be part of this thread? =D

I also always call my lengths stretched, so it counts! For sure it counts!

Beeboo123
September 29th, 2017, 10:51 AM
I also always call my lengths stretched, so it counts! For sure it counts!

YAY! Hope I'll be able to get to classic by June next year!

Beeboo123
October 7th, 2017, 02:48 AM
How long did it take to grow from tailbone to classic?

Nique1202
October 7th, 2017, 04:55 AM
How long did it take to grow from tailbone to classic?

Depends on how far it is between when you call tailbone and when you call classic. For me, it's about 4 inches or 8 months. For some, especially if they call tailbone at the sacrum instead of the coccyx, it might be twice as long or more.

lapushka
October 7th, 2017, 08:36 AM
How long did it take to grow from tailbone to classic?

Took roughly a year last time. But why don't you just measure?

It's easy enough. Measure from TBL to classic on *you*, and then multiply that number by 2, for how many months it's going to take.

TatsuOni
October 17th, 2017, 08:26 AM
I'm joining you here, as I yesterday discovered that I've now reached TBL :)

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_59e60c8c9606ee368bcace34.jpg

Ellethwyn
October 19th, 2017, 08:05 PM
Beautiful, TatsuOni!

vpatt
October 20th, 2017, 05:02 AM
TatsuOni, that is beautiful.

lapushka
October 20th, 2017, 05:39 AM
Welcome! :D I'm in TBL territory too. Since August/September this year (stretched). So not that long.

TatsuOni
October 20th, 2017, 05:46 AM
Beautiful, TatsuOni!


TatsuOni, that is beautiful.


Welcome! :D I'm in TBL territory too. Since August/September this year (stretched). So not that long.

Thank you! :flower:

Cg
October 20th, 2017, 01:39 PM
Welcome, TatsuOni! So glossy and shiny!

Crystawni
October 20th, 2017, 08:42 PM
Congrats, Tatsu, and welcome to the tail enders of the forum!

TatsuOni
October 21st, 2017, 02:23 AM
Welcome, TatsuOni! So glossy and shiny!

Thank you! :flower:


Congrats, Tatsu, and welcome to the tail enders of the forum!

Thank you! I tailed you here!

Dark40
October 21st, 2017, 01:10 PM
I'm joining you here, as I yesterday discovered that I've now reached TBL :)

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_59e60c8c9606ee368bcace34.jpg

Congratulations on reaching TBL TatsuOni! :) Your hair and hemline is gorgeous! I love it!

CreatureBailey
October 21st, 2017, 04:57 PM
I have like 1 inch left to go when i stretch my hair. Like when i take them and put them the furthest they can go (cause or else they are wavy from braids or buns)

TatsuOni
October 22nd, 2017, 09:18 AM
Congratulations on reaching TBL TatsuOni! :) Your hair and hemline is gorgeous! I love it!

Thank you! :flower:

Beatnik Guy
October 22nd, 2017, 11:57 AM
I'm joining you here, as I yesterday discovered that I've now reached TBL :)

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_59e60c8c9606ee368bcace34.jpg


:thudpile:

TatsuOni
October 23rd, 2017, 02:50 AM
:thudpile:

:flower: :flower:

psyc2321
October 23rd, 2017, 06:19 AM
I feel like Iíve been TBL+ forever, but only because the shape of my body puts tailbone much, much closer to hip than classic. I started this journey aiming for hip, and I ultimately think Iíll cut back to somewhere in the waist-hip range, so I can wear it down more, but Iím still enjoying the adventure for now.

This is the longest my hair has ever been.

pailin
October 23rd, 2017, 10:32 AM
I think you posted a week ago, Tatsuoni, so I'm really late, but congratulations -your hair is stunning!

TatsuOni
October 23rd, 2017, 10:36 AM
I think you posted a week ago, Tatsuoni, so I'm really late, but congratulations -your hair is stunning!

Thank you! :flower:

Dark40
October 23rd, 2017, 12:17 PM
I feel like I’ve been TBL+ forever, but only because the shape of my body puts tailbone much, much closer to hip than classic. I started this journey aiming for hip, and I ultimately think I’ll cut back to somewhere in the waist-hip range, so I can wear it down more, but I’m still enjoying the adventure for now.

This is the longest my hair has ever been.

I wish that I was where you are at TBL+ right now but just for right now I am happy with it being WL! I think by next year sometime I will reach TBL+. Yeah, classic is just below the buns. I've got a while before I get there but I'm sure that I will someday soon!

Alex Lou
November 17th, 2017, 11:20 PM
I'm contemplating a microtrim. My ends are allover uneven with just a few strands that have sped past the rest and are sticking out down there. But when I look at them, they look so nice and healthy. It seems like a shame to cut them. And then I think that once they stop growing and enter their resting phase, then some of their neighbors will have a chance to catch up. If I trim now, then I'll just have to trim others later that pass them. Does that make sense? Is that how it works?

It's been almost a year since I trimmed last and I had planned to go longer. I'll see how I feel about it next week.

lapushka
November 18th, 2017, 07:10 AM
My hair now reaches past half of my bum now. The longest part anyhow. I think I might be classic length sooner than I think. :o

Wildcat Diva
November 18th, 2017, 08:03 AM
In contrast, it’s taking me forever, and I’m not trimming. Thinking of starting trimming when I do get there. I don’t mind FairyTales but would like some thickness to travel down some year soon please. Assuming it’s in the cards.

Dendra
November 18th, 2017, 09:10 AM
I'm contemplating a microtrim. My ends are allover uneven with just a few strands that have sped past the rest and are sticking out down there. But when I look at them, they look so nice and healthy. It seems like a shame to cut them. And then I think that once they stop growing and enter their resting phase, then some of their neighbors will have a chance to catch up. If I trim now, then I'll just have to trim others later that pass them. Does that make sense? Is that how it works?

It's been almost a year since I trimmed last and I had planned to go longer. I'll see how I feel about it next week.

Hmmm that is interesting, I guess that is how it works? But then I feel like if you just trim the racers then it'll be okay. I don't know ;)

SparrowWings
November 18th, 2017, 10:14 AM
Huh. I think I'm at classic. I was trying to do some preening while sitting, and having an awful lot of trouble... It finally occurred to me why. Even sitting on a hard surface, I can just barely catch the longest ends under me, until I move. Quite the surprise, because I've been feeling like the growth has been really slow lately, but based on my last measuring, it's actually right around (maybe even slightly over) the average 1/2" per month for this stretch. No length shot yet, though, so I guess I'll stay here until I have it!

enting
November 18th, 2017, 03:45 PM
I'm contemplating a microtrim. My ends are allover uneven with just a few strands that have sped past the rest and are sticking out down there. But when I look at them, they look so nice and healthy. It seems like a shame to cut them. And then I think that once they stop growing and enter their resting phase, then some of their neighbors will have a chance to catch up. If I trim now, then I'll just have to trim others later that pass them. Does that make sense? Is that how it works?

It's been almost a year since I trimmed last and I had planned to go longer. I'll see how I feel about it next week.

It might be how it works. If they're not bothering you, they're healthy, and you're happy with them, you may as well keep them growing. It would annoy me a lot, I like all my hairs to be the same length as nearly as possible. It's why I trim my hair when wet or heavily oiled so I get as close to even as I can when stretched.

On that note, I just trimmed and now I think I might be back above TBL. I'll be back very soon, but I think I just went back a thread.

psyc2321
November 19th, 2017, 05:12 AM
I’ve quit braiding to sleep - I really hate how braid waves look and feel in my hair, and I dyed the ends pink and purple, so I need to keep those off the sheets for the next little while :lol:

So, for the past few nights I’ve been experimenting with different ways of securing a bun on the top of my head, with varying degrees of...success? The only one that isn’t making me totally crazy is a sort of Gibraltar secured with a telephone cord hair tie, but I think I need to find a super short stick to hold a nautilus (or the gib).

pailin
November 20th, 2017, 08:53 PM
I'm getting closer than I thought I was!
https://i.imgur.com/PJYUhSd.jpg

Classic is actually around the side- corners of the pockets on that skirt- a little higher that the bottom corner, so maybe only 1-2 inches.

psyc2321
November 20th, 2017, 09:11 PM
Thatís exciting, Pailin! Are you aiming to stop at classic, or keep growing?

pailin
November 21st, 2017, 01:29 AM
Thanks, psyc2321!
While classic is my goal at the moment, it's really only an intermediate goal. My longer term plan is to keep growing it until it's more trouble than enjoyment. I toy with the idea of fingertip? knee? if it will even grow that long, but I'm also very aware I'm close to needing to make more changes in my routine, especially for detangling, even though the detangling is pretty easy in my current routine. I already notice how far away my ends are when scrunching oil into them. I'll probably move to trimming a bit more often once I reach classic, since my ends are thin enough (though thankfully not very obvious in the picture) and will only thin more if I don't. Also if it gets much past classic I'll probably be less inclined to wear braids that aren't bunned.

lapushka
November 21st, 2017, 04:56 AM
pailin, I'm where you are, halfway there. I think about 6 months and I'll be there.

pailin
November 21st, 2017, 06:22 AM
Yay, Lapushka- let's get there together!

Unrelated, I was just noticing how much wave I still had in that picture - that's not braid waves, that's my hair combed out dry, then bunned for several hours until I got bored and realized it'd been a long time since my last length shot.

TatsuOni
November 21st, 2017, 07:09 AM
That's great pailin and your hair is beautiful! :)

lapushka
November 22nd, 2017, 06:28 AM
Yay, Lapushka- let's get there together!

Unrelated, I was just noticing how much wave I still had in that picture - that's not braid waves, that's my hair combed out dry, then bunned for several hours until I got bored and realized it'd been a long time since my last length shot.

It's very pretty! :) I was thinking those were natural. I love that!

Alex Lou
November 23rd, 2017, 12:16 AM
Beautiful, pailin! I love your texture and color.


I'm contemplating a microtrim. My ends are allover uneven with just a few strands that have sped past the rest and are sticking out down there. But when I look at them, they look so nice and healthy. It seems like a shame to cut them. And then I think that once they stop growing and enter their resting phase, then some of their neighbors will have a chance to catch up. If I trim now, then I'll just have to trim others later that pass them. Does that make sense? Is that how it works?

It's been almost a year since I trimmed last and I had planned to go longer. I'll see how I feel about it next week.
Well I cut the racers: there were 7 single hairs that were over 3/4" longer than anything else.

Zesty
November 26th, 2017, 09:45 AM
...A little late to the party, but that is so pretty, pailin, and you are suuuper close.

Stretched is not the most flattering look for my hair, but for someone whose hair isn't super wavy it's weird how much length I gain when I pull it completely straight. I guess it's because my ends like to bend and they're pretty wispy to begin with.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29296&d=1511714518

I trimmed a bit a few weeks ago (oops) so I'm trying to keep perspective, but it feels like my hair is growing so slowly. I think classic is definitely my final goal because I fear my ends are starting to show the effects of wearing my hair down. :shrug: I'm not willing to give that up, so I have to accept the damage that comes with it, I suppose.

lapushka
November 26th, 2017, 10:28 AM
...A little late to the party, but that is so pretty, pailin, and you are suuuper close.

Stretched is not the most flattering look for my hair, but for someone whose hair isn't super wavy it's weird how much length I gain when I pull it completely straight. I guess it's because my ends like to bend and they're pretty wispy to begin with.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29296&d=1511714518

I trimmed a bit a few weeks ago (oops) so I'm trying to keep perspective, but it feels like my hair is growing so slowly. I think classic is definitely my final goal because I fear my ends are starting to show the effects of wearing my hair down. :shrug: I'm not willing to give that up, so I have to accept the damage that comes with it, I suppose.

You're well on your way, Zesty. You're about where I am ATM, I'm halfway between TBL & classic.

Reyn127
November 26th, 2017, 06:42 PM
Hi guys. I pretty much just hit and officially called tailbone (yay)! I can barely believe it. Looking at everyone's hair here seems soooo long, so it's amazing to think I'm among all you guys, too. How aweomse! :disco:

Because I can't resist, here's one of the most recent pictures I have that shows the length:
https://s25.postimg.org/v8m898c5r/IMG_2339.png (https://postimages.org/)

akurah
November 26th, 2017, 06:51 PM
Hi guys. I pretty much just hit and officially called tailbone (yay)! I can barely believe it. Looking at everyone's hair here seems soooo long, so it's amazing to think I'm among all you guys, too. How aweomse! :disco:


congrats! :hifive:

I periodically see people complain their hair is short, at tailbone, and it's like, "er, actually... that's very solidly long..." I think length dysphoria might be a thing. :ponder:

Alex Lou
November 26th, 2017, 11:01 PM
Doesn't help that we rarely see the whole length since it's behind us. Like, I look at Reyn's hair and think " Wow, so long!" Then I realize that mine is that long too.

pailin
November 27th, 2017, 12:55 AM
Thanks, Tatsuoni, Lapushka, Alex Lou and Zesty!

lapushka
November 27th, 2017, 05:21 AM
You're welcome, pailin. :)

Welcome to the thread, Reyn; looking good! :flower:

TatsuOni
November 27th, 2017, 07:42 AM
Hi guys. I pretty much just hit and officially called tailbone (yay)! I can barely believe it. Looking at everyone's hair here seems soooo long, so it's amazing to think I'm among all you guys, too. How aweomse! :disco:

Because I can't resist, here's one of the most recent pictures I have that shows the length:

Welcome! Your hair looks good :)

I'm like that too. I look at others hair and think "wow it's long. I wish that mine would be the same length." Then I realize that it is :laugh:

Cg
November 27th, 2017, 09:47 AM
My mirror is a liar. It shows long hair but I know good and well it really isn't. All of yours is long, though.

Dark40
November 27th, 2017, 02:06 PM
Hi guys. I pretty much just hit and officially called tailbone (yay)! I can barely believe it. Looking at everyone's hair here seems soooo long, so it's amazing to think I'm among all you guys, too. How aweomse! :disco:

Because I can't resist, here's one of the most recent pictures I have that shows the length:
https://s25.postimg.org/v8m898c5r/IMG_2339.png (https://postimages.org/)

Congrats on reaching tailbone length! I consider that really long for me. I know that others think that it is still short but I don't. I consider WL on down very long.

Dark40
November 27th, 2017, 02:08 PM
congrats! :hifive:

I periodically see people complain their hair is short, at tailbone, and it's like, "er, actually... that's very solidly long..." I think length dysphoria might be a thing. :ponder:

I totally agree with you the apart about people complaining that their hair I short at tailbone. I don't have any complaints about that length at all. I consider that to to be very solidly long too. I also think that length dysphoria might be a thing too.

Cg
November 27th, 2017, 02:25 PM
I also think that length dysphoria might be a thing too.

Or it could just be as simple as cultural and/or personal experience with much longer hair.

Crystawni
November 27th, 2017, 03:30 PM
Oh, wow, pailin, not only close, but so pretty, too! And Zesty, you're pretty close as well (see what I did there? :p ). Welcome and congrats on TBL, Reyn! All of your pics are naturally beautiful!

So, what's this about our hair being long? When did that happen? :lol: There are a lot of longhairs of all ages where I live, and I have a hard time thinking I'm blending with them. Yeah, obviously my head hasn't caught up to what's tickling my butt. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, my hair's still shorter than many of my inspirational friends and members on here, so I feel like I'm not worthy of claiming "long" yet. They're long. Me, nup. It's "getting there" though.

lapushka
November 27th, 2017, 04:21 PM
Oh, wow, pailin, not only close, but so pretty, too! And Zesty, you're pretty close as well (see what I did there? :p ). Welcome and congrats on TBL, Reyn! All of your pics are naturally beautiful!

So, what's this about our hair being long? When did that happen? :lol: There are a lot of longhairs of all ages where I live, and I have a hard time thinking I'm blending with them. Yeah, obviously my head hasn't caught up to what's tickling my butt. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, my hair's still shorter than many of my inspirational friends and members on here, so I feel like I'm not worthy of claiming "long" yet. They're long. Me, nup. It's "getting there" though.

I'm sorry but... :spitting: That just has me LOL! :lol:

psyc2321
November 28th, 2017, 12:48 AM
I think for me it’s that, because my hair is up nearly all the time, I lose touch with how long it really looks down. So I’ll see someone wearing their waist length hair down and have a twinge of jealousy, and have to remind myself that my own hair hasn’t been that short since Australia Day last year :happydance:

enting
November 28th, 2017, 03:25 AM
Crystawni, your hair has difficulty getting all of itself into a recent photo, it's long :)

Crystawni
November 28th, 2017, 03:51 AM
My hair is height challenged the closer it gets to the floor. :gabigrin:

enting
November 28th, 2017, 06:16 AM
It's funny, mine's down a lot when I'm at home, but only one mirror that we own can reflect all of my hair at once, so I forget that it's longer than bsl in front because I can't see any farther than that!

Nique1202
November 28th, 2017, 02:49 PM
So close to classic-when-dripping-wet that I'd have to put on a neck brace to prevent leaning and have someone get way too personal with my butt to confirm it. I'm gonna trim next week probably nearly all the way back to tailbone (I'm leaning more toward 3-4 inches than my former guess of 2-3) so I'm not leaving this thread, but it's good to know I'll make it at least back to classic, and this time with a much thicker and richer hemline.

We are all doing so well, our hair is looking fabulous, we're living the longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us. :cheer::applause:toast:

Dark40
November 28th, 2017, 02:52 PM
Or it could just be as simple as cultural and/or personal experience with much longer hair.

Yes, that could be true.

Dark40
November 28th, 2017, 03:11 PM
So close to classic-when-dripping-wet that I'd have to put on a neck brace to prevent leaning and have someone get way too personal with my butt to confirm it. I'm gonna trim next week probably nearly all the way back to tailbone (I'm leaning more toward 3-4 inches than my former guess of 2-3) so I'm not leaving this thread, but it's good to know I'll make it at least back to classic, and this time with a much thicker and richer hemline.

We are all doing so well, our hair is looking fabulous, we're living the longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us. :cheer::applause:toast:

Congratulations on reaching classic when it's wet! Why are you trimming back to Tailbone??? Yeah, that's true that if you trim off only 2-3 inches you will make it back to classic in no time with a much thicker hemline. Yes, I agree. We are doing very well with our hair!!! It is looking fabulous, and yes we are living a longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us is right! :D

Dark40
November 28th, 2017, 03:17 PM
So close to classic-when-dripping-wet that I'd have to put on a neck brace to prevent leaning and have someone get way too personal with my butt to confirm it. I'm gonna trim next week probably nearly all the way back to tailbone (I'm leaning more toward 3-4 inches than my former guess of 2-3) so I'm not leaving this thread, but it's good to know I'll make it at least back to classic, and this time with a much thicker and richer hemline.

We are all doing so well, our hair is looking fabulous, we're living the longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us. :cheer::applause:toast:

Hey, I forgot to also say that when my hair is wet I stretch to almost hip length! But when it's dry I'm back up to WL. I say, "Well, at least I'm almost to hip length for 2018!

Nique1202
November 28th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Congratulations on reaching classic when it's wet! Why are you trimming back to Tailbone??? Yeah, that's true that if you trim off only 2-3 inches you will make it back to classic in no time with a much thicker hemline. Yes, I agree. We are doing very well with our hair!!! It is looking fabulous, and yes we are living a longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us is right! :D

I'm trimming back because I have some layers left from long ago, making my braids taper and shred really bad in the last few inches. It looks all fine until the last 2-3 inches of the braided part and then it gets very small and starts popping out huge sections all over the place and I hate how it looks on me. Once I take the bottom ~3 inches off, all the layers that are left will be in the braid tail. No more shred, no more sudden taper, and I get to wear my braids loose again without feeling I have to redo them every hour or two. :thumbsup:

Dark40
November 28th, 2017, 04:25 PM
I'm trimming back because I have some layers left from long ago, making my braids taper and shred really bad in the last few inches. It looks all fine until the last 2-3 inches of the braided part and then it gets very small and starts popping out huge sections all over the place and I hate how it looks on me. Once I take the bottom ~3 inches off, all the layers that are left will be in the braid tail. No more shred, no more sudden taper, and I get to wear my braids loose again without feeling I have to redo them every hour or two. :thumbsup:

Oh, ok cool. That sounds like a good plan. Yeah, when I braid my hair in 2 braids I get layers too but when I take them down it looks really nice on me. Even though I've never cut my hair in layers before. I guess the layers came from breakage from some time ago but I cut away all of that now, and now my hair is much happier.

pailin
November 28th, 2017, 10:05 PM
So close to classic-when-dripping-wet that I'd have to put on a neck brace to prevent leaning and have someone get way too personal with my butt to confirm it. I'm gonna trim next week probably nearly all the way back to tailbone (I'm leaning more toward 3-4 inches than my former guess of 2-3) so I'm not leaving this thread, but it's good to know I'll make it at least back to classic, and this time with a much thicker and richer hemline.

We are all doing so well, our hair is looking fabulous, we're living the longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us. :cheer::applause:toast:

I get you on the layers- that's why I tend to leave a longish tassel, and why I did 2 one inch trims this year.
And I love what you said about the long hair lifestyle! I need to remind myself of this more often. Sometimes I still feel like I need another 6 inches for it to feel long.... But I've been starting to get the r-word- Rapunzel,which is kind of cool.

Alex Lou
November 28th, 2017, 11:08 PM
We are all doing so well, our hair is looking fabulous, we're living the longhair dream even if some of us still dream of more. Go us. :cheer::applause:toast:
Right on! I never thought I'd grow this long, and here I am.

I've decided that I will start microtrimming monthly after almost a year of no trims.

Medievalmaniac
November 30th, 2017, 06:05 AM
I'm definitely a little past tailbone now, about 1.5-2 inches from classic, maybe? I'm planning to grow another 1/2-1 inch, then do microtrims to thicken and even up the hemline for a while, then head on along to fingertip. So excited to be this far along in my goal!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29384&d=1512312553

Reyn127
November 30th, 2017, 08:45 PM
congrats! :hifive:

I periodically see people complain their hair is short, at tailbone, and it's like, "er, actually... that's very solidly long..." I think length dysphoria might be a thing. :ponder:


Doesn't help that we rarely see the whole length since it's behind us. Like, I look at Reyn's hair and think " Wow, so long!" Then I realize that mine is that long too.


You're welcome, pailin. :)

Welcome to the thread, Reyn; looking good! :flower:


Welcome! Your hair looks good :)

I'm like that too. I look at others hair and think "wow it's long. I wish that mine would be the same length." Then I realize that it is :laugh:


I totally agree with you the apart about people complaining that their hair I short at tailbone. I don't have any complaints about that length at all. I consider that to to be very solidly long too. I also think that length dysphoria might be a thing too.


Oh, wow, pailin, not only close, but so pretty, too! And Zesty, you're pretty close as well (see what I did there? :p ). Welcome and congrats on TBL, Reyn! All of your pics are naturally beautiful!

So, what's this about our hair being long? When did that happen? :lol: There are a lot of longhairs of all ages where I live, and I have a hard time thinking I'm blending with them. Yeah, obviously my head hasn't caught up to what's tickling my butt. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, my hair's still shorter than many of my inspirational friends and members on here, so I feel like I'm not worthy of claiming "long" yet. They're long. Me, nup. It's "getting there" though.

Thank you everyone :) I'm super excited to be here but it also hasn't entirely settled in my head yet. I seriously think length dysphoria is SOOOO a thing! I just didn't want my first post in this thread to sound like I'm seriously doubting myself, but it really doesn't feel like it's gotten very long when I look at it in a mirror. But then I see other people of the same length and I get very excited to see it!

TatsuOni
December 1st, 2017, 06:37 AM
Every time this thread pops up among my subscribed threads, I think "Huh? What's this doing here? Oh yeah! That's right! My hair isn't WL anymore. It's actually TBL!" :laugh:

Dark40
December 4th, 2017, 05:17 PM
Thank you everyone :) I'm super excited to be here but it also hasn't entirely settled in my head yet. I seriously think length dysphoria is SOOOO a thing! I just didn't want my first post in this thread to sound like I'm seriously doubting myself, but it really doesn't feel like it's gotten very long when I look at it in a mirror. But then I see other people of the same length and I get very excited to see it!

Reyn127, You're welcome! I feel the same way about the length dysphoria....it is very much soooooo a thing! I also feel that my hair isn't really all that long right now either at WL but I know that my hair is growing very fast though. I guess I'm just wanting to reach my goal SOOOOOO bad!

Dark40
December 4th, 2017, 05:19 PM
Every time this thread pops up among my subscribed threads, I think "Huh? What's this doing here? Oh yeah! That's right! My hair isn't WL anymore. It's actually TBL!" :laugh:

LOL, I know the feeling. Congrats on making it to TBL! Your hair is always so pretty!!! I love the color and the straightness too! :)

Crystawni
December 4th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Every time this thread pops up among my subscribed threads, I think "Huh? What's this doing here? Oh yeah! That's right! My hair isn't WL anymore. It's actually TBL!" :laugh:

Same! Even though I had subscribed to this thread before I reached TBL, the lurker-mode is still activated. I guess I'll feel more TBLish when my hair is at classic length? I'm alwaaaaaaaays behind (like my hair :p).

psyc2321
December 5th, 2017, 01:32 AM
So Iíve been messing around with WaitingSoLongís ďclassic+Ē double wrapped nautilus, and my hair is long enough! Iíve been wearing it all day, and itís sooo comfy.

Granted, I donít have to wrestle with too much thickness because a fair chunk of my iii ponytail got sacrificed to the fringe gods when my hair was thinning, and I donít have the patience to grow it back out. But still! Exciting times.

TatsuOni
December 5th, 2017, 04:06 AM
LOL, I know the feeling. Congrats on making it to TBL! Your hair is always so pretty!!! I love the color and the straightness too! :)

Thank you! :)


Same! Even though I had subscribed to this thread before I reached TBL, the lurker-mode is still activated. I guess I'll feel more TBLish when my hair is at classic length? I'm alwaaaaaaaays behind (like my hair :p).

I'm usually one or two milestones behind my real length in my head :p

Dark40
December 5th, 2017, 12:01 PM
Thank you! :)



I'm usually one or two milestones behind my real length in my head :p

You're welcome! :)

Wildcat Diva
December 10th, 2017, 04:40 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6716/LLU5ep.jpg
Checking in. Chelated. Still pretty Velcro-y at the ends.

lapushka
December 10th, 2017, 04:54 PM
Very pretty, WD. :)

I'm currently between TBL & classic and yesterday when going to bed, I just promptly sat on my hair for the first time (mini milestone).

Groovy Granny
December 10th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Gosh...I haven't looked in here since MAY :hmm:

You all look amazing :thumbsup:



Checking in. Chelated. Still pretty Velcro-y at the ends.

Very pretty :love:




I'm currently between TBL & classic and yesterday when going to bed, I just promptly sat on my hair for the first time (mini milestone).

Congrats :applause:

Reyn127
December 10th, 2017, 07:22 PM
Wildcat Diva, it looks very nice, despite apparently being velcro-y. :)

Lapushka, that happened to me too last night! It was my first time EVER sitting on my hair, and what a pleasant surprise it was :pegasus:

Crystawni
December 10th, 2017, 08:56 PM
Looking good, WCD! And yay for mini-milestones, lapushka! When showering just before, I thought for a second or two I may've been too close to the walls, shower caddy or taps as something persistently heavy was getting in the way. Turns out my hair was having a mini-milestone of its own, and freaking me out while doing it. Thanks, hair. Constant containment is in your future.

Alex Lou
December 10th, 2017, 11:40 PM
I managed to injure my finger. It's really swollen, bruised and painful. I don't think it's broken. I couldn't put my hair up in a high bun today; had to do a low bun. Braiding is out of the question. I guess I'll sleep with my hair loose? :shrug: Hopefully I can postpone washing until it feels better.

vpatt
December 11th, 2017, 04:51 AM
Yay, Lapushka!

WC, I love your hair!

lapushka
December 11th, 2017, 06:21 AM
Wildcat Diva, it looks very nice, despite apparently being velcro-y. :)

Lapushka, that happened to me too last night! It was my first time EVER sitting on my hair, and what a pleasant surprise it was :pegasus:


Looking good, WCD! And yay for mini-milestones, lapushka! When showering just before, I thought for a second or two I may've been too close to the walls, shower caddy or taps as something persistently heavy was getting in the way. Turns out my hair was having a mini-milestone of its own, and freaking me out while doing it. Thanks, hair. Constant containment is in your future.


Yay, Lapushka!

Thanks you guys. Yep, and it happened last night too; looks like soon (beyond classic) I may need to wear my hair up to bed.


I managed to injure my finger. It's really swollen, bruised and painful. I don't think it's broken. I couldn't put my hair up in a high bun today; had to do a low bun. Braiding is out of the question. I guess I'll sleep with my hair loose? :shrug: Hopefully I can postpone washing until it feels better.

Oh gosh, that sucks! Get better soon!

Sarahlabyrinth
December 11th, 2017, 06:56 AM
Yay Lapushka, your hair grows fast! :)

lapushka
December 11th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Yay Lapushka, your hair grows fast! :)

Yeah, tell me about it. I was so amazed when that happened!

Beeboo123
December 11th, 2017, 11:17 AM
So Iíve been messing around with WaitingSoLongís ďclassic+Ē double wrapped nautilus, and my hair is long enough! Iíve been wearing it all day, and itís sooo comfy.

Granted, I donít have to wrestle with too much thickness because a fair chunk of my iii ponytail got sacrificed to the fringe gods when my hair was thinning, and I donít have the patience to grow it back out. But still! Exciting times.

Yay congratulations! I wish my hair was long enough for a double nautilus...

Whoever is able to do a double nautilus, raise up your hands! I wonder how long my hair will have to be before I can do one...

Dark40
December 11th, 2017, 09:08 PM
Very pretty, WD. :)

I'm currently between TBL & classic and yesterday when going to bed, I just promptly sat on my hair for the first time (mini milestone).

Yay Lapushka!Congratulations for making that milestone! I can imagine the feeling of being able to sit on your hair. I get a good feeling when I'm sitting in a wooden chair, and I sit all of the way back where the middle part is, and I can feel it when the middle of the chair pulls the ends of my WL hair! I can't wait until I'm able to sit on mine too! I think that is going to happen sometime in spring of 2019.

Arciela
December 14th, 2017, 07:52 AM
I was half way to classic but cut back to tailbone because of old layers and damage, so I'll be here a bit longer!

lapushka
December 14th, 2017, 10:17 AM
Yay Lapushka!Congratulations for making that milestone! I can imagine the feeling of being able to sit on your hair. I get a good feeling when I'm sitting in a wooden chair, and I sit all of the way back where the middle part is, and I can feel it when the middle of the chair pulls the ends of my WL hair! I can't wait until I'm able to sit on mine too! I think that is going to happen sometime in spring of 2019.

Thank you so much! :D

Congrats on WL, BTW! :) Didn't you hit that goal recently? :)

Dark40
December 14th, 2017, 01:28 PM
Thank you so much! :D

Congrats on WL, BTW! :) Didn't you hit that goal recently? :)

You're welcome very much! :D

Thank you very much!:) Yes, I did hit that goal or milestone a couple of months ago! :) I due to do a relaxer treatment in my hair this coming Saturday, and I'm exspecting it to stretch out to still at WL but little more going towards my belly-button! :)

lapushka
December 14th, 2017, 02:07 PM
You're welcome very much! :D

Thank you very much!:) Yes, I did hit that goal or milestone a couple of months ago! :) I due to do a relaxer treatment in my hair this coming Saturday, and I'm exspecting it to stretch out to still at WL but little more going towards my belly-button! :)

Well congrats to you! :D I think with a relaxer WL is an amazing goal to reach. I have not heard someone with a relaxer hit that milestone yet. So it's super special in my book! :D

Dark40
December 14th, 2017, 03:24 PM
Well congrats to you! :D I think with a relaxer WL is an amazing goal to reach. I have not heard someone with a relaxer hit that milestone yet. So it's super special in my book! :D

Well thank you! :D I also think with a relaxer WL is an amazing goal to reach too. Yeah, it is very rare that people with relaxed hair make it to WL or hit that milestone yet. Yes, it is super special in my book too! :D I always knew that it can be done with proper care. I have a African-American friend that used to have Ankle Length relaxed hair back in 1980s!!!! :D I often wondered, "How much relaxer or product did she have to use?" LOL

Crystawni
December 14th, 2017, 03:34 PM
Yay congratulations! I wish my hair was long enough for a double nautilus...

Whoever is able to do a double nautilus, raise up your hands! I wonder how long my hair will have to be before I can do one...

*keeps hands firmly at my side* Gawd no. I've only recently, like in the last year or so, been able to do a nautilus at all. Too much hair, not enough length. But if I split the ponytail in two (finger-split with the pony in hand, no hairtie), then I can do twice the buns, stacked. Or split it in three for three times the fun, with one of the wraps rotated in the opposite direction before sticking/forking/pinning for even moar bunfun.

psyc2321
December 14th, 2017, 04:56 PM
Yay congratulations! I wish my hair was long enough for a double nautilus...

Whoever is able to do a double nautilus, raise up your hands! I wonder how long my hair will have to be before I can do one...

The trick I found was to go back to using three fingers instead of my whole hand. I still only get two wraps around the centre, but it holds as well as my regular nautilus (more hair outside relative to inside helps centre held buns, I find), while being a bit looser and looking bigger - which is nice, because my fine hair compacts like crazy.

Cg
December 14th, 2017, 05:19 PM
I can do a double wrapped nautilus with the whole hand, possibly because my hair is superfine and thin. It actually seemed to hold somewhat better than a regular nautilus too. Can anyone explain why that should be?

pailin
December 14th, 2017, 09:46 PM
The loop of a nautilus is sort of like a frame for the bun- the double wrapped one basically gives you a bigger frame for containing the base of the bun, and maybe that makes it more balanced, in a structural sense, especially if your hair is relatively thin.

Sarahlabyrinth
December 15th, 2017, 12:29 AM
I can do a double wrapped nautilus - only discovered them a few days ago, and I prefer them to a normal nautilus, I have to say. I just like the look of them, they give the bun more oomph, and I like oomphy buns :p My hair is fine and compactible, with buns so I need MORE hair to get BIG BUNS :)

Arciela
December 16th, 2017, 04:50 PM
My hair just hit tailbone again, so I am back :flower: Really hoping I can finally reach classic this time...was halfway there before I had to cut it ugh.

Zesty
December 17th, 2017, 09:37 AM
My hair just hit tailbone again, so I am back :flower: Really hoping I can finally reach classic this time...was halfway there before I had to cut it ugh.

I'm sure it'll be no problem for you. :) Your sig is gorgeous.

JadedByEntropy
December 17th, 2017, 10:13 AM
I can do a double wrapped nautilus - only discovered them a few days ago, and I prefer them to a normal nautilus, I have to say. I just like the look of them, they give the bun more oomph, and I like oomphy buns :p My hair is fine and compactible, with buns so I need MORE hair to get BIG BUNS :)

MORE hair is always the answer ;)

pandabarrier
December 17th, 2017, 05:58 PM
The loop of a nautilus is sort of like a frame for the bun- the double wrapped one basically gives you a bigger frame for containing the base of the bun, and maybe that makes it more balanced, in a structural sense , especially if your hair is relatively thin.

I can use a large Ficcare Maxima on a double wrapped nautilus bun, but I canít on a regular nautilus bun without the clip turning after a few hours. I wonder if it is because the double wrapped nautilus is more balanced for my tapered hair?

dvep
December 17th, 2017, 11:15 PM
It's been quite a few months, but I'm happy to say I now belong to this thread. Stretched, I'm just past BCL with my longest layers. My front layers, which fairytale, are frustratingly barely at hip when stretched and generally appear much shorter. Overall, I'm happy with my growth this year and hope by this time next year I'll be at classic!

Dark40
December 18th, 2017, 11:13 AM
Congratulations dvep! I am very happy for you that you've reached your milestone! I'm at WL now, and I'm hoping that by this time next year I will be at hip length.

Alex Lou
December 23rd, 2017, 12:06 AM
I'm going to be between tailbone and classic for a loooong time. I just cut 2". Counting the 7 hairs that I cut 3/4" and another 1/4" then 1", that's 4 inches total for the year.

I could technically could keep growing just a few strands but I can't stand it. I'm happy with my hemline now. The damage is just too much to keep growing consistently. I'll have to cut about this much every year. Ombre years ago did me in, but a home keratin treatment (following the advice from the keratin thread) were the nails in the coffin.

Oh well. I am accepting my limitations. Hair always grows given enough time...

lapushka
December 23rd, 2017, 11:11 AM
Welcome to the thread, dvep. It seems to be going fast for me too. I'm about halfway between TBL & classic already. I think I might have had a growth spurt. :?: I have no clue how that happened this fast. I was just TBL last August/September. Oh well, I'm not questioning it! I'm glad!

Dark40
December 23rd, 2017, 08:01 PM
Well congrats to you! :D I think with a relaxer WL is an amazing goal to reach. I have not heard someone with a relaxer hit that milestone yet. So it's super special in my book! :D

Thank you! :D I also think with a relaxer WL is an amazing goal to reach too. Yeah, I also have not heard someone with a relaxer hit that milestone yet either. Yes, it is super special in my book too! :D It's all about proper haircare!:D

Reyn127
December 27th, 2017, 10:19 PM
Does anyone else feel like they won't be spending much time in this thread??

For me, the difference between tailbone and classic is only like 4 inches, which shouldn't take more than 8 months. I was in the previous thread (waist-tailbone) for over a year though!

enting
December 28th, 2017, 05:36 AM
I feel like by the time I feel I properly belong, I'll be wondering if I'm really in the next category. I'm still in the "bcl or tbl" gray area. By the time it's solid tbl, no doubts, I'll probably be 2 inches from classic. I do get more damage at this length, though, so maybe it'll take me a year for those two inches.

Wildcat Diva
December 28th, 2017, 07:00 AM
I’ve been here for a good long while and seem to be going nowhere fast. No quick breeze through this thread for me.

lapushka
December 28th, 2017, 07:33 AM
Does anyone else feel like they won't be spending much time in this thread??

For me, the difference between tailbone and classic is only like 4 inches, which shouldn't take more than 8 months. I was in the previous thread (waist-tailbone) for over a year though!

Yep. I reached TBL in August/September. We're at the end of December now and I'm halfway to classic - gosh, I *must* have had a growth spurt, must have! I think about 3 to 4 inches and I'm there as well.

TatsuOni
December 28th, 2017, 09:01 AM
TBL to classic is 10 cm for me. I'll trim my hair, maybe 2 cm in less than a week and it will take me back to tailbone (I'm at TBL+ right no) so I'll be here for a year or so.

excentricat
December 28th, 2017, 06:53 PM
I just live here. Tailbone to classic is the maximum length for ease of operation for me.

Henrietta
December 29th, 2017, 12:43 PM
I just live here. Tailbone to classic is the maximum length for ease of operation for me.

This!
When my hair grows a little bit past classic, my hands suddenly aren't long enough to reach the ends to apply serum on them :D

Reyn127
December 29th, 2017, 01:45 PM
I just live here. Tailbone to classic is the maximum length for ease of operation for me.


This!
When my hair grows a little bit past classic, my hands suddenly aren't long enough to reach the ends to apply serum on them :D

Haha! I totally understand that, although I (think) I plan on growing longer anyway. But I have been running into various small roadblocks with handling it as it gets longer. I guess I'll see what I can really handle as time goes on :shrug:

Cg
December 29th, 2017, 03:32 PM
My microtrims are gradually getting larger. Between TBL and CL seems to be where I begin to lose patience/skill/inclination.

Crystawni
December 29th, 2017, 06:53 PM
I think I'll be here a while, but maybe not as long as the previous thread where I did a lot of chopping and changing with my hem and layers. Although, depending on the feels, I may not go past classic and find butt dwelling is the end of the length story for me. :shrug: Sooo, this may be mah home, too.

*pulls up a beanbag*

*flops down, with a rebounding bobble of my bun (that would be an awesome-in-my-dreams swish-flick of hair to the front if it was down and sitonable)*

:wigtongue

pandabarrier
December 29th, 2017, 08:57 PM
Oh, I forgot, I think I belong to this thread. I reached Tailbone about a month ago. I might just grow to Classic and stop, though Iím curious about my terminal length.
Day-to-day handling of my hair (bun, detangling) doesnít bother me, so far, but the air-drying after washing is getting on my nerves because Iím almost sitting on my loose hair, that somehow wraps around my arms, etc.

Dark40
December 30th, 2017, 05:56 PM
Oh, I forgot, I think I belong to this thread. I reached Tailbone about a month ago. I might just grow to Classic and stop, though I’m curious about my terminal length.
Day-to-day handling of my hair (bun, detangling) doesn’t bother me, so far, but the air-drying after washing is getting on my nerves because I’m almost sitting on my loose hair, that somehow wraps around my arms, etc.

You are so lucky to be reaching Tailbone Length! When I first joined the LHC 7 years ago I had set my goal to Classic Length too but now I have set it to grow a lot longer to Ankle Length or Terminal Length. I'm also curious to see where my Terminal Length ends too. My hair right now is Waist Length, and I don't ever have any problems with detangling and bunning either. I also let my hair air-dry too but I'm not sitting on it yet.lol But hopefully by this time next year I'll be reaching Hip Length or Tailbone Length, and I'll be sitting on it for sure.lol

Zesty
December 30th, 2017, 07:02 PM
Congrats on TBL, pandabarrier! I also think I'm going to stop at classic -- and maybe never graduate from this thread, as I see myself keeping my hair at TBL+ or classic indefinitely.

I think I've gotten to a bit of a tipping point in several regards at this length. My unbraided LWBs seem to be getting less secure, and require a fork rather than a stick if I'm going to be doing much of anything. I'm not racing along in terms of length anymore, but I think that's a mindset thing leading to increased trimming leading to less length gain. As I've said in multiple other threads, I'm getting preoccupied with my hemline. I don't think I have that much damage :confused: so I suspect it's just that I finally am at a length where my thickness needs a chance to catch up.

This is the longest my hair has ever been. Last time I grew it out I got fed up around/just above TBL. I'm going to try really hard for that to not be the case this time!

pandabarrier
December 31st, 2017, 08:29 AM
You are so lucky to be reaching Tailbone Length! When I first joined the LHC 7 years ago I had set my goal to Classic Length too but now I have set it to grow a lot longer to Ankle Length or Terminal Length. I'm also curious to see where my Terminal Length ends too. My hair right now is Waist Length, and I don't ever have any problems with detangling and bunning either. I also let my hair air-dry too but I'm not sitting on it yet.lol But hopefully by this time next year I'll be reaching Hip Length or Tailbone Length, and I'll be sitting on it for sure.lol

Sometimes I forget Tailbone is long. :laugh:
Hopefully by this time next year Iíll be Classic and youíll be Tailbone length! :)


Congrats on TBL, pandabarrier! I also think I'm going to stop at classic -- and maybe never graduate from this thread, as I see myself keeping my hair at TBL+ or classic indefinitely.

I think I've gotten to a bit of a tipping point in several regards at this length. My unbraided LWBs seem to be getting less secure, and require a fork rather than a stick if I'm going to be doing much of anything. I'm not racing along in terms of length anymore, but I think that's a mindset thing leading to increased trimming leading to less length gain. As I've said in multiple other threads, I'm getting preoccupied with my hemline. I don't think I have that much damage :confused: so I suspect it's just that I finally am at a length where my thickness needs a chance to catch up.

This is the longest my hair has ever been. Last time I grew it out I got fed up around/just above TBL. I'm going to try really hard for that to not be the case this time!

Thank you! This is the longest my hair has ever been too.

Your hemline seems fine from the picture you posted in another thread, maybe like you said give a chance for your thickness to catch up. :)

Zesty
December 31st, 2017, 08:33 AM
Thank you! This is the longest my hair has ever been too.

Your hemline seems fine from the picture you posted in another thread, maybe like you said give a chance for your thickness to catch up. :)

Thank you for saying so. I'm tentatively planning to suck it up and do no trimming until July to avoid getting scissor happy. :scissors: I'm so anxious to get to classic! And there will always be the opportunity to maintain to let thickness catch up later. It seems to just be a matter of time, based on how it's been growing.

Also I forget that TBL is long a lot of the time too. :lol:

dvep
January 15th, 2018, 11:31 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29855&d=1515989960

Cross-posted elsewhere but since I'm hoping to hit classic this year I figured I'd share my progress. This is my hair as of last night. It's nearly halfway down my bum when stretched. The crook of my fingers on the left side marks my waist.

I think I'd like to maintain at just below classic before growing even longer to see if I can work on my hemline. I've got a bit of a fairytale going on and while I think my hair tapers naturally, I also blame trying to S&D a couple of years ago and also various attempts at layers over the years. Never again!

lapushka
January 15th, 2018, 02:09 PM
Gorgeous, dvep! Love the wurls, and such a nice shade to your hair too. :)

dvep
January 15th, 2018, 03:09 PM
Thank you, lapushka! I have to say I owe the integrity of these waves to the WCC and LOC info you've given on this site!

lapushka
January 15th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Thank you, lapushka! I have to say I owe the integrity of these waves to the WCC and LOC info you've given on this site!

Thanks so much, that is awesome to hear!!! :D :cheer:

pailin
January 15th, 2018, 09:47 PM
Beautiful curls, dvepǃ

New length shot form yesterday (I waited to late in the day, so lighting isn't so good)-the last inch is hard to see, but so close to classicǃ

https://i.imgur.com/WHt6sM3.jpg

ThrowNormanAway
January 15th, 2018, 10:43 PM
hit TBL in the last month or two! long sweater covering my bum makes it difficult to see but here goes.

https://i.imgur.com/m3oqNMsh.jpg

lapushka
January 16th, 2018, 02:27 AM
Nice pictures, pailin & ThrowNormanAway.

I'm halfway there myself (longest tips halfway, stretched). Woohoo.

Happy growing, people! :cheer:

Zesty
January 16th, 2018, 03:59 AM
Beautiful pictures, both of you!

I'm right there with lapushka it seems. And I still find it novel to *have* to make reference to my butt to explain the length of my hair. :lol:

Wildcat Diva
January 16th, 2018, 12:17 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29855&d=1515989960

Cross-posted elsewhere but since I'm hoping to hit classic this year I figured I'd share my progress. This is my hair as of last night. It's nearly halfway down my bum when stretched. The crook of my fingers on the left side marks my waist.

I think I'd like to maintain at just below classic before growing even longer to see if I can work on my hemline. I've got a bit of a fairytale going on and while I think my hair tapers naturally, I also blame trying to S&D a couple of years ago and also various attempts at layers over the years. Never again!

I think your hair is beautiful.

I would love to try to work on moisturizing my curls more. It does take a lot of work, and trying to make the most of the texture that is there. I dream that if I did work hard, my hair could get closer to what you have achieved.

Your hair is definitely goals.

dvep
January 16th, 2018, 06:31 PM
I think your hair is beautiful.

I would love to try to work on moisturizing my curls more. It does take a lot of work, and trying to make the most of the texture that is there. I dream that if I did work hard, my hair could get closer to what you have achieved.

Your hair is definitely goals.

I finally figured out that my hair has problems moisturizing because it's low-porosity. Oiling never gave great results, and deep conditioning was meh, but I've finally been figuring out my hair's particular quirks and needs. I'm sure your hair will be even greater as you figure out what your needs are, too! And thank you for the lovely compliments.

pailin
January 16th, 2018, 08:47 PM
Beautiful pictures, both of you!

I'm right there with lapushka it seems. And I still find it novel to *have* to make reference to my butt to explain the length of my hair. :lol:

Weird, isn't it! Serms slightly rude, but it's true. Anymore I like to refer to it in terms of sitting - as in, getting long enough to accidentally sit on. And if I tell people my goal, I tell them I want it long enough to wrap one braid around my head (which seems to be approximately classic).

ThrowNormanAway
January 16th, 2018, 09:16 PM
Weird, isn't it! Serms slightly rude, but it's true. Anymore I like to refer to it in terms of sitting - as in, getting long enough to accidentally sit on. And if I tell people my goal, I tell them I want it long enough to wrap one braid around my head (which seems to be approximately classic).

this is a great way to describe length goals. I have a similar goal for myself... but I want the length of the braid that goes around my head to be fat and equal thickness the entire way round... so with taper involved I think that'll put me at like calf length. Ay! this is gonna take a while.

Zesty
January 17th, 2018, 03:37 AM
Weird, isn't it! Serms slightly rude, but it's true. Anymore I like to refer to it in terms of sitting - as in, getting long enough to accidentally sit on. And if I tell people my goal, I tell them I want it long enough to wrap one braid around my head (which seems to be approximately classic).

I also tell muggles that I want to be able to sit on it. Seems quicker, if less amusing.

vpatt
January 18th, 2018, 04:54 AM
Dvep, your hair is very pretty!

I love all the hair....just want mine to grow, beginning to suspect that this is it.

pailin
January 24th, 2018, 08:12 PM
I still have an inch or so to classic (unstretched), but I did a coronet braid today!
http://i.imgur.com/vo2kMuD.jpg
It'll look better once I get a few more inches/grow out some more of the old layers, but I'm ecstatic!

Cg
January 25th, 2018, 12:21 PM
I still have an inch or so to classic (unstretched), but I did a coronet braid today!
http://i.imgur.com/vo2kMuD.jpg
It'll look better once I get a few more inches/grow out some more of the old layers, but I'm ecstatic!

You should be ecstatic! Congratulations!

lapushka
January 25th, 2018, 04:01 PM
I still have an inch or so to classic (unstretched), but I did a coronet braid today!
http://i.imgur.com/vo2kMuD.jpg
It'll look better once I get a few more inches/grow out some more of the old layers, but I'm ecstatic!

Awesome. I bet you're there stretched already? Congrats. :)

Zesty
January 25th, 2018, 04:23 PM
Wow, that's awesome, pailin! I can't wait until I'm at that point too. :) It looks lovely from what I can tell.

pailin
January 25th, 2018, 09:38 PM
Thanks guysǃ It really is a big milestone for me. And yes, I am there already stretched. I find it sags a bit over my left ear (I wrapped it up that side), and the opposite on the right side, but it stays pretty well regardless. And I was afraid that it wouldn't look so good with all the taper, since it's not long enough to tuck the tapered ends under yet, but actually I suspect I was the only one who noticed that. Also my face-framing bits are one-sided, so I think the asymmetry just works. I am loving my new ffl's by the way; and it's really easy to make them look fantastic. I pull them into a curl above my hairline, pin with one bobby pin overnight, and they're perfect curls in the morning, with no work.
The really fun thing was when one of my coworkers (I had already taken and posted this picture) commented on my hair. She insisted on taking a bunch more pictures for me, including the backǃ Made my day.

lapushka
January 27th, 2018, 08:11 AM
I have approx. 2/3 inches left to classic length, stretched. So that is 4 to 6 months. That means, I will be growing over classic at mid-year which will be significant for me, because classic = comfort for me, and anything beyond that = difficult. We'll see.

Yay! It's sooo close!

Fairytale
January 29th, 2018, 10:58 PM
Pailin very pretty braid I want to try!

Zesty
January 30th, 2018, 03:51 AM
I have approx. 2/3 inches left to classic length, stretched. So that is 4 to 6 months. That means, I will be growing over classic at mid-year which will be significant for me, because classic = comfort for me, and anything beyond that = difficult. We'll see.

Yay! It's sooo close!

I am exactly the same distance according to the measurement from the salon the other day! I've got my fingers crossed for end of summer.

And I don't know if I've mentioned in this thread (I know I have elsewhere on the LHC), but with this length, my LWBs are loosening up and falling out. This happens even when I use a fork. It takes about an hour. Used to be my go-to lazy style. :( I need to try using another finger or doing the double wrapped LWB, maybe that will be a project for this week.

I am in uncharted territory, this is longer than I let it get last time I grew my hair out. That led to a BIG chop because I decided it was too much for me. shudder: But I don't think my hair is in danger this time, I love it this length and can't wait to reach classic.

pailin
January 30th, 2018, 04:57 AM
Pailin very pretty braid I want to try!

Thank you!

lapushka
January 30th, 2018, 05:58 AM
I am exactly the same distance according to the measurement from the salon the other day! I've got my fingers crossed for end of summer.

And I don't know if I've mentioned in this thread (I know I have elsewhere on the LHC), but with this length, my LWBs are loosening up and falling out. This happens even when I use a fork. It takes about an hour. Used to be my go-to lazy style. :( I need to try using another finger or doing the double wrapped LWB, maybe that will be a project for this week.

I am in uncharted territory, this is longer than I let it get last time I grew my hair out. That led to a BIG chop because I decided it was too much for me. shudder: But I don't think my hair is in danger this time, I love it this length and can't wait to reach classic.

I just make my LWB looser as the length grows, but I still make it tight enough. I have been able to wear a LWB to just a few inches over classic, so far (back when I was that length). I am regrowing for the 3rd time this time around.

Yay, we can grow together, Zesty. :cheer:

Serimel
February 8th, 2018, 08:55 AM
Hello girls, just claimed tbl and joining this thread now if you have me. :) I never knew I could grow to this length and so excited to continue my journey towards classic. Here's my length photo from today:

https://i.imgur.com/awSyXoT.jpg?1

Ellethwyn
February 8th, 2018, 09:02 AM
Congrats, Serimel! Your hair is VERY beautiful! Wow!

Serimel
February 8th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Thank you! :blossom:

pailin
February 10th, 2018, 08:49 AM
Welcome Serimel!

I just measured and tried another length shot - I'm at 42 inches and it looks like about half an inch left until classic unstretched. Sometime in March!

lapushka
February 10th, 2018, 09:34 AM
Congratulations on this milestone, Serimel. Welcome to the thread!

enting
February 11th, 2018, 08:03 AM
My hair is now TBL when wet, even right after a recent trim.
On the other hand, I'm unsure this length range is right for me. I like being able to feel the ends of my hair on my back, but as it grows from TBL to classic, it touches my back less as it's held away. I'll have to decide whether to keep growing or maintain it at BCL-TBL.