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Ravenwaves 88
February 13th, 2010, 08:02 PM
I guess that's where I am now. Tailbone - reached. Classic length - I wish I had it already!!! I didn't trim for a long time and I hope I won't have to. My ends are shabbier in real life than on pictures...

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_201001morgenlichtII.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=201001morgenlichtII.jpg)

But hey, I only wanted to reach hip, and that's behind me. So I guess my ambitions grow with my hair :D

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_201001blitzlichtV.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=201001blitzlichtV.jpg)

(I should have put my hands in my non-existing waist to show proportions.... *facepalm*)

Ha HA.....I love that *facepalm*. I can at least tell where your hips are from the pic....so you can kinda tell where waist would be. Lovely hair!

SurprisingWoman
February 13th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Thanks for all the sweet comments. I missed having the clean blunt ends so much I had my husband give me a trim today. He was a little trepidatious but he did an amazing job. I think I am an inch or so away from classic now but I feel better about how it looks.

kittensoupnrice
February 13th, 2010, 10:33 PM
(I should have put my hands in my non-existing waist to show proportions.... *facepalm*) But you showed us where your elbows are! I find that most people's elbows are right in line with where their waist is.

I love your hair color, btw!

kittensoupnrice
February 13th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Hello everybody.
This month I hit the 35.5 mark, so I think I'm at tailbone!
I hope you all don't mind if I come hang out here?
*shy wave*

tinker bug
February 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM
I'm thinkgin I'm at tailbone-ish.... While its wet and completely straight, I'm around tailbone, but curly I sorta look like hip.

Is anyone else experiencing a stall right around here? I feel like I'm growing morbidly slow.

Happy trails to everyone :D

Isa-belle
February 14th, 2010, 02:34 AM
I guess that's where I am now. Tailbone - reached. Classic length - I wish I had it already!!! I didn't trim for a long time and I hope I won't have to. My ends are shabbier in real life than on pictures...

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_201001morgenlichtII.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=201001morgenlichtII.jpg)

But hey, I only wanted to reach hip, and that's behind me. So I guess my ambitions grow with my hair :D

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_201001blitzlichtV.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=201001blitzlichtV.jpg)

(I should have put my hands in my non-existing waist to show proportions.... *facepalm*)
Melisande - your hair is truly stunning. It looks so thick and healthy, and the colour is very rich.
I wish my ends were that thick :roll:
Thanks for posting these pictures, they're very inspiring! :blossom:


Hello everybody.
This month I hit the 35.5 mark, so I think I'm at tailbone!
I hope you all don't mind if I come hang out here?
*shy wave*
Hey, welcome kittensoupnrice! :) (what does your name mean by the way?)


I'm thinkgin I'm at tailbone-ish.... While its wet and completely straight, I'm around tailbone, but curly I sorta look like hip.

Is anyone else experiencing a stall right around here? I feel like I'm growing morbidly slow.

Happy trails to everyone :D
Welcome to you too, tinker bug. I feel I'm stalling too at the moment - must be the winter and all. I should take a length pic soon though, just to check.

Oh and Spidermom - your hair looks absolutely perfect after this last trim. Kudos to those of you - Spidermom, Surprisingwoman, Amara - who were brave enough a trim lately.
I keep wondering whether my hair needs one too, or whether I should just keep on growing. :hmm:

kittensoupnrice
February 14th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Hey, welcome kittensoupnrice! :) (what does your name mean by the way?)

Thank you!
Kittensoupnrice? Well, it's a play on words, similar to Chicken soup and rice, which is a dish that uses rice instead of noodles in the chicken soup. :)
Also, one of the more memorable books from my childhood was "Chicken Soup with Rice" (http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Rice-Book-Months/dp/006443253X), so I think I also picked the name a bit in homage for that book, too.

spidermom
February 14th, 2010, 10:55 AM
Thank you Isa-Belle. I keep trimming it, so I've been between hip and this length for 2 years now. I'm hoping now that I've cut off all the hair that had pre-LHC mistreatment, it will stay in good condition long enough to grow to classic. I can't tolerate it when the ends get all splitty and start grabbing onto each other like Velcro. Oh well, I do love this length, so if I can't get decent ends down to classic length, it won't be the end of the world.

Isa-belle
February 14th, 2010, 11:43 AM
OK, I understand now. I was missing the Chicken Soup and Rice reference :) That's a cute idea for a user name!

Spidermom, I understand. I think you're taking just the right stance in enjoying your hair at this length - tailbone is a gracious length, and your hair is gorgeous.

Well, I've been hating my ends lately, and considering a serious trim; but the pictures taken in the botanical garden today are making me a bit happier.
Pictures are clickable (album is private)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=63900&albumid=1940&dl=1266172186&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=1940&pictureid=63900) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=63899&albumid=1940&dl=1266171553&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=1940&pictureid=63899) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=63898&albumid=1940&dl=1266171553&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=1940&pictureid=63898)
I think the light in my flat has been so poor with the winter that my hair hasn't looked at its best in the mirror lately, hence the dissatisfaction :rolleyes: I'm hoping to wait for another month/6 weeks before evening out the ends.

Amoretti
February 14th, 2010, 11:50 AM
I guess I'm back in this boat. I grew my hair down to fingertip or mid-thigh length and cut it back to hips last summer.

Now I have very thick, full ends and am (probably) growing back to classic. Should be there by the end of the year. :) Hair is now at TB.

Isa-belle
February 14th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Hey, it's good to see you here, Amoretti :flower: Your hair is and will be gorgeous at whatever length you choose!

Katrina
February 15th, 2010, 11:24 AM
Everyone here has so beautiful hair :)

I went from "past tailbone (37,8"/96 cm)" to "tailbonish (35"/89cm)" today, because I just couldn't stand remaining layers anymore. I'm really happy to continue this journey towards classic with thicker hemline.

thunderlilies
February 15th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Well, I guess I fit in this category too! I'm about halfway between tailbone and classic.

Amoretti
February 15th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Thank you, Isa-belle! :flower: Your hair is beautiful!

Amara
February 22nd, 2010, 03:35 PM
Is anyone else experiencing a stall right around here? I feel like I'm growing morbidly slow.

Totally. I haven't measured recently, but I have a hunch that mine is a *visual* stall. I have trimmed, but I also have gained length - it just doesn't look like it. My hair is 1b/1c ish and curls/waves with a little provocation - which the outward curve of my butt gives plenty of to the ends (awkward sentence! LOL) so the ends flip out and I have no visually noticeable length gain. Once I get past the top half of my butt I suppose things will change. Then I'll be at classic before I realize it!

:pray:

Hi Amoretti, and everybody else who has come by recently! I LOVE hair this length, looking at all of your pictures is so nice. :D I was considering a get-the-henna-off!!!! chop but I didn't because of looking at this thread. :D

Qamar
February 22nd, 2010, 03:46 PM
I've felt like I was in a stall because the growth had slowed a lot, but in the last three weeks I've had a spurt and gone from 35.5 to 36.5 with a dozen or so racer hairs at 37". I don't how long it'll keep up, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

Sarahmoon
February 22nd, 2010, 04:18 PM
The longest part of my hair reached classic about two weeks ago, but last week, I finally got the courage to trim my hair using Feye's method. I don't mind a bit of fairytailing but my hair was not growing equally fast all over and I already had split ends when I first joined this forum (but I kept them rather invisible with braids, updos and jojoba oil). I noticed I didn't feel comfortable leaving my hair down anymore. I was afraid to become one of those "examples why very long, straight hair doesn't look good". So I guess it was time. I cut off about 5 cm to get a slight U shape and I like how it looks and how much thinker my ends are now (just I miss the feeling of the hair brushing my bum in the shower :oops:) and I'm so glad I finally found the courage! I just hope it won't be all split and uneven again when I reach classic now.
The same day I cut it, I wore down for the first time in a year or so, and someone commented "Your hair is so long, this must be the longest it has ever been." :laugh: What it is with some short-hair people they don't seem to notice the length when you wear it in a braid or ponytail?

shelleybean
February 22nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
Me too! Me too! I'm pretty much tailbone at 36.5" and would need to grow to 42" for classic. I hadn't planned to grow so long but the longer it gets the more I don't want to cut it. I tend to grow fairly regularly, .5" per month, and don't trim often so I could potentially be close to classic in a year.

Tailbone has definitely been more to deal with than waist, my hair seems to get caught on anything & everything if it's down. I mostly wear it up so I tend to not notice my growth till it's gained a substantial few inches.

I'm looking forward to getting longer with all of you. :)

adiapalic
February 22nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
About 5 months to go before I reach classic or so (45") -- that is if I don't trim. :)

I first started here at waist, (33.5")... before LHC, I never really thought of going longer than that. Then I said, "hm, okay I'll go for hip"

Then tailbone...

Now classic! I wonder if I will go any farther after that? :laugh:

Amara
February 22nd, 2010, 09:19 PM
...but in the last three weeks I've had a spurt and gone from 35.5 to 36.5 with a dozen or so racer hairs at 37". I don't how long it'll keep up, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

Well dang! I want one of those!


The longest part of my hair reached classic about two weeks ago, but last week, I finally got the courage to trim my hair using Feye's method.

I'm glad you tried Feye's trim and got results you liked! Yay for being happy wearing your hair down again. :)


Tailbone has definitely been more to deal with than waist, my hair seems to get caught on anything & everything if it's down. I mostly wear it up so I tend to not notice my growth till it's gained a substantial few inches.

Yeah, as my hair has gotten so it's in between elbow and wrist length, unless my arms are straight it gets in whatever my hands are doing. :p

Also, your hair is BEAUTIFUL.


About 5 months to go before I reach classic or so (45") -- that is if I don't trim. :)
<snip>
Now classic! I wonder if I will go any farther after that? :laugh:

Woohoo 5 months! You'll be there this summer!! How cool. I wonder, too, if I'll go farther. I really would like my henna gone, I don't think I want to just wait it out. But I thought I'd stay at hip or tailbone and trim the henna out as it got longer, but now I'm growing to classic and still staying "but I want the henna gone" hahah. Who knows!

GuinevereMay
February 22nd, 2010, 09:32 PM
I think it may be time for a measure. I'm curious what classic will be on me and I think knowing how many inches I need to get there will be helpful.

I ordered some catnip for rinses and some Nightblooming Triple Moon Anointing oil and I can't wait to try it out. I also started taking a multivitamin for hair growth, so I'll see if that helps speed up the growth process.

The weird thing is, for two years, I did not cut nor hardly comb or brush and it grew long very quickly and is very healthy. I have no idea how that happened. Now that I'm making a conscious effort to take care of it, it seems to have slowed. Maybe I'm just more aware of the length now.

Isa-belle
February 22nd, 2010, 11:19 PM
Totally. I haven't measured recently, but I have a hunch that mine is a *visual* stall. I have trimmed, but I also have gained length - it just doesn't look like it. My hair is 1b/1c ish and curls/waves with a little provocation - which the outward curve of my butt gives plenty of to the ends (awkward sentence! LOL) so the ends flip out and I have no visually noticeable length gain. Once I get past the top half of my butt I suppose things will change. Then I'll be at classic before I realize it!

:pray:
Hey, same here! My ends have this silly flip that makes them look up to 10 cm (4") shorter sometimes. The usual bunning during the day only emphasizes this. This is why I was so happy with my last pics because they were freshly washed (hadn't been in a bun yet) and not misbehaving as much ;)

Once I get past the top half of my butt I suppose things will change. Then I'll be at classic before I realize it!

:pray:
I'm hoping for the same thing :o

Welcome to this thread, Sarahmoon, shelleybean and adiapalic. Many of us seem to be in the same boat - we'd been shooting for a shorter length, but we couldn't stop there :lol:

GuinevereMay
February 23rd, 2010, 01:13 AM
My longest strand is now 40"! I had my husband measure and classic on me is 42". I am so close!:cheese:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4380949921_018eac5db5.jpg

Excuse my hair- I had just taken it out of a braid and it hadn't quite recovered.

AlleyKitten
February 23rd, 2010, 01:39 AM
I think my hair is just starting to be at classic, but the ends are pretty hinky. I know I need to trim, but I hate to lose the length. I may see if I can hang on long enough to trim back up to classic, or I may wind up trimming to somewhere between tailbone and classic...I just couldn't bear to go all the way back to tailbone, even though it seems like it's grown incredibly fast since then.

Man, wouldn't it be great if hair never got damaged?

Amara
February 23rd, 2010, 02:33 PM
My longest strand is now 40"! I had my husband measure and classic on me is 42". I am so close!:cheese:

Wow you are close! How much do you grow per month?


I think my hair is just starting to be at classic, but the ends are pretty hinky. I know I need to trim, but I hate to lose the length. I may see if I can hang on long enough to trim back up to classic, or I may wind up trimming to somewhere between tailbone and classic...I just couldn't bear to go all the way back to tailbone, even though it seems like it's grown incredibly fast since then.

Man, wouldn't it be great if hair never got damaged?

It would indeed! Have a tiny trim that you won't notice maybe, just a few times this year? That way you'll be solidly past classic by the end of the year but also have ends you like better?

GuinevereMay
February 23rd, 2010, 02:58 PM
Wow you are close! How much do you grow per month?



It would indeed! Have a tiny trim that you won't notice maybe, just a few times this year? That way you'll be solidly past classic by the end of the year but also have ends you like better?
I'm not really sure, but since I joined and first started measuring, I've gained 2.5 inches. I joined on New Year's Day 2010.

Nilaihah
February 24th, 2010, 05:41 AM
Yeah the right thread for me :cheese:

I'm now on tailbone (37.4") and for classic I have to go about 44.4 inch..
7 inch to go..can't await it :bounce:

Amara
February 28th, 2010, 07:35 PM
Yeah the right thread for me :cheese:

I'm now on tailbone (37.4") and for classic I have to go about 44.4 inch..
7 inch to go..can't await it :bounce:

Welcome Nilaihah!
I also hit classic around 44"!

Amara
February 28th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Many of us seem to be in the same boat - we'd been shooting for a shorter length, but we couldn't stop there :lol:

I was originally going for tailbone, too, but I liked it a lot and thought a bit longer might be great. I may decide the same thing once I get to classic, there are a lot of things about this length (between tailbone and classic) that I like right now, and only a few that I don't.

That makes me think of a fun question: what do you like about where you are now, and what don't you like? And what might change when you get to classic?

I like
~the length of my braids. They really look long!
~feeling my hair on my lower back
~being able to do pretty much any updo that requires long length
~my ends seems to get less damaged these days when my hair is down or in braids, because it's past the length of many damaging things like purse straps.

I don't like:
~my hair has started to get close enough to "hand" length that when it's down, it can get in the way when I'm doing stuff - bending over to pick things up and things like that.
~My hair is long enough now that it touches questionable things sometimes (this is related to the first "don't like") and I like my hair to stay clean. :D

When I get to classic:
~I'm anticipating I'll like how my braids look even more...
~might start getting more damaged as the ends reach classic - come into contact with a new set of dangers
~... and questionable things

:D

Almandine
February 28th, 2010, 07:48 PM
That makes me think of a fun question: what do you like about where you are now, and what don't you like? And what might change when you get to classic?

I like
~the way my double braids come together with my length
~being able to make big buns (if I can get the hang of it!)
~the versatility... I can do almost anything I want with it. Even if I don't change it up that much, I have the option of doing so if I wish.

I don't like:
~snagging on bracelets, zippers, or on my pants when I am pulling them down
~sometimes the weight of it when I am feeling warm can be too much, although bunning will solve that if need be
~ mysterious tangles that form viciously within a few minutes... but since I am usually braided this isn't too often


By the definition of classic I think I'm already there - right?

Amara
March 5th, 2010, 04:51 PM
~ mysterious tangles that form viciously within a few minutes... but since I am usually braided this isn't too often

Funny, I get the worst tangles *from* braiding. The little hairs that escape near my nape and tangle, the longer hairs that work their way out over the course of the day...

Do you rebraid often to keep braid escapees at bay?

spidermom
March 5th, 2010, 05:24 PM
It's so disappointing! When my hair was around APL, I thought I'd be able to manage my hair by braiding, but no - the hairs that escape snarl up with each other, also the nape turns into one big matt unless I do a braid that comes from higher up so that it's more in free fall at the nape. Anyway, braiding hasn't turned out to be the solution I thought it would be.

DragonLady
March 5th, 2010, 09:01 PM
I think I made it! This morning I realized that when I'm standing as straight as I can, my longest strands are at classic! I hope to cajole DH into taking a picture or two this weekend. :)

In the meantime, I think I'll go ring the bell at the "classic to knee" thread, and see if they'll let me in. :)

adiapalic
March 6th, 2010, 01:30 AM
I rarely get any tangles from my nape while braided... but when it does, it's usually from friction with a wooly sweater at my neck, or from rolling around on my pillow while sleeping.

Anyway, when I lean over to pick something up, my hair curls up on the floor. I'm excited :)

Still, onward to classic--must concentrate on growing. *strains while using psychic power to will more hair growth* :laugh:

Ithildae
March 7th, 2010, 06:32 AM
I think I`m right here.
I am a bit over Tailbone lengt but I think I will trim some of my thin ends back to exactly tailbone.

Almandine
March 7th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Amara - Nope. Well, kind of. When I braid from wet, I can keep the braids for a whole day, even the day after if I keep them up in a braided bun (I do this so they can dry without making my back wet) or they end up not getting too worn. When I braid from dry I do rebraid at least once because they are more out of control. I apply some of my conditioner, just a tiny bit, to the length when I braid to give it some more slip and shine. It seems to help hold the braid together and make it softer.

Ksenia
March 21st, 2010, 11:00 PM
Thank you thank you for this thread! I've been stalled at tailbone for about 2 years now, around 37" - it starts to creep further, then I impulsively trim off about 3-4" in order to get a nice blunt hemline, and it's back to tailbone with me. I trimmed about 3" a few weeks ago, just before joining LHC, and told myself it's the last time I'll do that! Only dustings from now on. For me, classic is around 42-43", so I keep getting halfway there and then bye bye growth.

So now, I have two goals:
* No more impulsive trimming! Let the ends fairy tale, and get some length growing again. Onwards and downwards to classic!
* Protect what I have. I have extremely fine hair and have a habit of treating my hair not as gently as I should, leading to breakage.


I'm 29 and I'm starting to get comments from my friends and family about how I'm reaching a "certain" age where I should cut off my hair. Does anyone else hear comments like these? Maybe I'm just contrary and ornery, but it actually makes me want to keep my hair long, even when I sit on it and it irks me!
I have not yet had that directed at me, but my grandmother has very particular ideas about hair, including how older women should not have long hair. I have to wear my hair completely tied up whenever I visit her, and I expect that when I hit 30 she'll start telling me to cut it. All of the women in her retirement community have short hair, which is such a pity because long grey/silver hair is just so elegant.

rosek
April 3rd, 2010, 09:48 PM
I just passed tailbone, which for me is 38''. I've never really thought about growing it longer, since tailbone has been my goal for about 5 years now.

But browsing through here makes me think I'd like to see if I can make it to classic!

Indigo Girl
April 4th, 2010, 09:36 AM
I'm sooo close to classic it's killing me. I badly need a trim, and my ends are starting to slightly fairytale. I plan on getting a trim next weekend. After I trim, I'm hoping I'll hit classic sometime around August/September. So close! :D

Dreah
April 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
So, now that I'm at the "can I call this classic?" stage... more and more I've been thinking about cutting. =< It just seems to get in the way 90% of the time, and that I'm fighting with it more than I'm enjoying it. I work in a really fast paced retail environment, where I'm constantly bending over, sitting, standing, and running around like crazy, so having my hair down at all at this length is just... well, stupid. lol. It gets in the way sooo much. And I want to be able to wear it down on occasion!

I thought maybe making a pros and cons list would help me make a decision in the next few days. Sooo, here goes! Feel free to pipe up and offer opinions =)

Pros of cutting back to waist:

- I really miss being able to wear a ponytail (and a couple other styles). Now my ponytails are just so weighted down that I get bad headaches... and my hair is still at tailbone while up and still in the way.

- I'll be cutting off the probably very damaged ends... I've stopped using chemical dye a few months ago, but it's going to take quite awhile to grow out the damage. Perhaps I'll have less tangles and frizzies down my length if I chop some of that damage off.

- I can come up with a better sleep style. I'm such a restless sleeper, that a single long braid always ends up getting stuck under me and pulled as I toss and turn.. and I'm at the point where I have to triple wrap the braid up to keep that from happening. Which results in braid waves -every day- which turn into braid frizz-waves. lol

Cons of cutting:

- I'm afraid of losing any more "girth" to my updos. Since August I've gone through a ginormous shed, losing a good chunk of my ponytail circumference. I've started taking biotin and have noticed tons of little sprouts on my crown, but it'll take awhile for that to catch up.

- ... I can't really think of any other cons. Except maybe that I might regret it. Hrm.

rosek
April 24th, 2010, 05:56 PM
So, how many inches does everybody have to grow between tailbone and classic?
On me, tailbone is 38in, and classic 44! It seems like such a long way...

spidermom
April 24th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Tailbone is 39 inches, classic is 43-1/2 inches. I have about 3 more inches, as my hair is a little past tailbone right now.

Capybara
April 24th, 2010, 06:07 PM
I have about 4 inches between tailbone and classic, I think. I've heard differing opinions on where exactly tailbone is, though :p Classic is much easier to tell.

spidermom
April 24th, 2010, 07:22 PM
I have about 4 inches between tailbone and classic, I think. I've heard differing opinions on where exactly tailbone is, though :p Classic is much easier to tell.

I thought there was agreement that tailbone is when the hair starts to creep over the top of the cleft between lower cheeks.

chopandchange
April 25th, 2010, 05:36 AM
I thought there was agreement that tailbone is when the hair starts to creep over the top of the cleft between lower cheeks.


Ha!

If you'd all just care to step into the "waist to tailbone (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=5483&page=50)" thread, you can join in our heated debate currently raging on this very topic!

rosek
April 25th, 2010, 08:00 AM
I agree with Spidermom's definition. Otherwise tailbone would be the end of the bone!

Kiraela
April 25th, 2010, 10:12 PM
(not technically in the club anymore, but just my :twocents:) I was pretty much under the impression that Tailbone was at "The top of the vertical smile".

Night_Kitten
May 1st, 2010, 01:03 PM
Hello!
I'm at "can I call this tailbone?" lenght - my hair reached the "vertical smile", but is still about an inch away from the bone itself...
Can I join? :)

squiggyflop
May 1st, 2010, 01:10 PM
well ive just hit this length.. i think..
when my hair is wet it definitely hits the smile.. when its dry it usually hits it.. ive got maybe and inch until its really solid..

i feel a photo progress thread coming on.. perhaps i should go wash my hair.. hehe

rosek
May 9th, 2010, 02:17 AM
I'm sitting at a solid 39'' now. So, if classic is 44'', and I think I grow around 0.5'' a month...
thats 10 months (with no trimming) to classic. So I guess I'll be here for about a year :p

jackiesjottings
May 10th, 2010, 04:32 AM
I'm only 5 foot so classic on me will be 40 inches and I am currently at 35.6. Just below tailbone.

Isa-belle
May 10th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Welcome to the newcomers :)

Well, my hair is officially 1 metre long and the longest strands are at classic when stretched out. It doesn't feel like classic yet, though, as my hair is pretty bouncy, and the mass of it still sits around tailbone.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1940&pictureid=71537
I guess it's this strange phase of "can I call this classic"? In a couple of months, hopefully.

dragonfrog
May 10th, 2010, 04:10 PM
My hair has been growing quicker than expected, and I'm at 39.5" now, which is halfway between TB and classic for me! It is about time for a trim, though.

ravenreed
May 10th, 2010, 04:11 PM
I just hit tailbone. I am not planning on going all the way to classic, probably someone between the two lengths. However, I am so pleased to hit tailbone that I thought I would pop in.

Quixii
May 10th, 2010, 05:15 PM
My longest ends are at classic when my hair is wet and pulled straight. :cheese:

Buuut my hair is starting to look super thin at the ends, which concerns me. Anyway, I'll post pictures later so you guys can see.

Nilithyana
May 10th, 2010, 09:47 PM
I was a few inches past TB in March before I trimmed three inches off (of which my hair is now back at TB, maybe a bit longer). I'm still debating if I want to grow to classic or not.

And Quixii, I love your curls!

Katrina
May 13th, 2010, 06:08 AM
I was a bit past TB in February, but I trimmed almost 3" off. Now I'm back at TB with much better hemline.

93,5 cm / ~37" today (slightly damp hair after washing and right after a tiny trim):

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq243/pitkatukka/Kuva227_etusivulle.jpg

kjirstiben
May 16th, 2010, 02:24 PM
oops... moving post to waist to tailbone thread

Amara
May 16th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Oooooh Isa-belle your hair is looking so lovely!

squiggyflop
June 16th, 2010, 06:18 PM
well i've been feeling down about my length recently.. i looked at my last year's anniversary thread and realized that i was a little longer than hip in it..

i'm pretty solidly at tailbone now.(so ive hardly grown in the last year). how long will it take to get to classic.. i'm always having to trim off bad ends..

ugh.. so what im trying to ask is.. how long does it usually take to get from tailbone to classic?

rosek
June 16th, 2010, 09:45 PM
I guess it depends on your growth rate, trimming and how far it is for you between tailbone and classic. My tailbone is 38'', and classic is 44''. My growth rate is 0.5'' a month, and I'm trying really hard not to trim!

So it'll take me a year to get from tailbone to classic. By the end of this month I expect to be at 40''.

spidermom
June 16th, 2010, 09:56 PM
I've been at tailbone for 8 months now because of a lot of trimming of grabby Velcro ends, but they're in good shape now, so if I take extra-special-good care of my ends, I think I will be at classic length in another 4-6 months. Exciting!

A single braid will now wrap all the way around my head so that I can pin the ends under the starting loop. Whoopee! Braids with ends brought up and pinned under in various ways will be my very protective summer style. Check out my photo album; it's a good-looking style.

rosek
June 17th, 2010, 06:30 AM
Wow Spidermom, I had a look at your album. I really like the rope braided crown part, its really beautiful! You have inspired me to try it :)

Alcenaia
June 17th, 2010, 08:33 AM
At last measure I just gained another inch! :D I think I will be at classic within the year. :cheese:

kira33
June 17th, 2010, 08:45 AM
I'm at 40 right now (just past tailbone), 5 more inches to classic. I'm due for a trim, though, so I'm not sure how long it will take for me to reach classic length.

Angeletti
June 17th, 2010, 08:49 AM
probably another eight months for me to reach classic... grow hair grow!

spidermom
June 17th, 2010, 10:08 AM
It's so nice to have so many at the same stage of hair length. Solidarity!

autumnsakura
June 17th, 2010, 10:36 AM
I'm between hip and tailbone (it's past my belt, but still needs an inch or two before it reaches mid-butt). I think I'll just let it grow until it either gets entirely too unmanageable, or it reaches terminal. Right now, my goal is to thicken my ends some, and make the hemline more even. I haven't measured recently, but I think I'll do it soon, so I can see how far I've come!

It's funny, it doesn't feel like I have long hair most of the time. It still feels kind of short. Only now and again will I catch my reflection and actually think that I have long hair. I wonder if it will always be this way?

cobblersmaid
June 17th, 2010, 11:29 AM
I've been to classic before, but I have kept it between TB and hip for the last three years. I'm heading back to classic now, just because.

rosek
June 18th, 2010, 04:19 AM
Out of curiosity, what's everyone go-to style right now?
Mine is a cinnabun with a large ficcare. Its so fast and easy to put up!

Alcenaia
June 18th, 2010, 09:45 AM
Out of curiosity, what's everyone go-to style right now?
Mine is a cinnabun with a large ficcare. Its so fast and easy to put up!

I like to wear a different style everyday, but I've been going to the lazy wrap bun (1 hairstick) and the nautilus bun (Ficcare) as my standbys.


It's so nice to have so many at the same stage of hair length. Solidarity!

Indeed it is! :D

Coriander
June 18th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Out of curiosity, what's everyone go-to style right now?
Mine is a cinnabun with a large ficcare. Its so fast and easy to put up!

Me too :) It's easy to whip it up and get it out of the way for the day. :D

MissMB
June 18th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Hello! I think I qualify hair-wise for this thread. I guess I'm halfway between tailbone and classic. I have a random question though, what is the reasoning behind measuring hair from the hairline in the front to the back and end of the hair? I just never thought of measuring it that way I suppose. If I did I guess I might gain some inches though.

Anybody? :)

DakarNick
June 18th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Hi MissMB. Hopefully you won't cut like you were debating and I'll see your hair growing progress in this thread!

MissMB
June 18th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Hello DakarNick. Yeah, I just got some crappy hair sticks today to get the ball rolling. If all works out I'll be getting a metal pair. :) I'm excited for change.

SurprisingWoman
June 18th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I am back to classic after my trim in Feb. (???)

I actually own NO hair toys. I have chopsticks and hair clips and elastics.

I don't own a fork, a ficcare, a special hair stick...

I think I am "slightly" different.

I would love to have a hair fork but the prices???

I get my "hair sticks" at the asian foods store for mega cheap.

It seems to be working.

rosek
June 20th, 2010, 01:22 AM
Hi MissMB (I saw your other thread, your hair is beautiful!). I think the logic is so you measure from the place on your head everytime. I know I would find it impossible to find a spot on the back of my head to measure from, and now my arms arent really long enough to draw a piece of hair and the tape out together behind me! But the middle of my forehead at my hairline is very easy to find :)

SurprisingWoman - I have a whole bunch of those chopsticks I use for hairsticks too! They are really smooth, and come in so many colors. Your hair looks so thick! Do you wear buns very often?

Idun
June 20th, 2010, 05:31 AM
I wish there were cheap, smooth chopsticks in many colours where I live!

kettle
June 20th, 2010, 06:45 AM
I've only just noticed this thread!
I'm here. I'm actually probably a questionable tailbone at the moment, since I just trimmed an inch and a half off a few weeks ago; I'm considering cutting a little more, since my ends are still pretty dry. I believe I'm currently around the 35" mark; I'm a shortie too, at 5'3". Maybe this thread'll help me keep up with measuring! I'll definitely be checking in now I know where you are.
Am considering the Nightshade approach, and trimming half my growth, maybe an inch every couple of months. I'm happy to stay around tailbone for a bit, but classic would be very very nice...

SurprisingWoman
June 20th, 2010, 08:59 AM
Hi Rosek, I wear quick up do's a lot. I don't like my hair down when I am cooking or cleaning and it easiest to just toss it up with a stick or a claw clip.

kittensoupnrice
June 21st, 2010, 05:03 PM
This is perhaps a silly question, but one that I haven't really found an answer for.

How do you ladies do deep conditions with hair this long? And keep it affordable?

Are you supposed to slather it all the way from tips to roots? Do you comb it in? TIA!

spidermom
June 21st, 2010, 06:02 PM
My go-to style is either a Nautilus bun or an equilibrium bun - both done quickly and left messy. Oh, and I use the "bird's nest bun" a lot, too. (See album Spidermom tames the web).

Quixii
June 21st, 2010, 06:15 PM
This is perhaps a silly question, but one that I haven't really found an answer for.

How do you ladies do deep conditions with hair this long? And keep it affordable?

Are you supposed to slather it all the way from tips to roots? Do you comb it in? TIA!
I use cheap conditioners for deep conditioning, like V05. It's thinner, but so much cheaper that I can use more than usual.
I usually just smoosh it in with maybe some finger combing.

rosek
June 24th, 2010, 11:53 PM
I just measured again, and I'm quietly very excited that I've hit 40'' before the end of the month. Thats two whole inches since the start of April! Classic here I come :D

RachelRain
June 25th, 2010, 01:36 AM
:waves: I'm currently at classic at 42 inches, and had a question. Is there such a thing as too much product when you're deep conditioning?

I'm just curious before I do one, because usually it takes a good double handful of conditioner just for me to be able to brush it out when I'm done washing it, and as such I kind of go through conditioner like it's going out of style. I'm probably overdoing it somewhat, but I'm okay with that, as long as I don't overdo a deep condition too.

MissMB
June 25th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Hi MissMB (I saw your other thread, your hair is beautiful!). I think the logic is so you measure from the place on your head everytime. I know I would find it impossible to find a spot on the back of my head to measure from, and now my arms arent really long enough to draw a piece of hair and the tape out together behind me! But the middle of my forehead at my hairline is very easy to find :)

Hey. Thank you for the info. (and the compliment!) So I will remeasure and change I guess. :) Perhaps more accurate, also.

squiggyflop
June 25th, 2010, 07:04 AM
hmmm i dont deep condition as such.. i do leave my regular conditioner on for a while (like long enough to shave my legs and armpits).. i dont wash my hair every day (and i dont wet the length every time,, sometimes its just a scalp wash and i dont use condish for that) so it works out to be the same conditioner that a normal wash every day person with shoulder length hair would use..

eta: i only condition from the ears down to avoid greasys

goldielocs
June 25th, 2010, 08:30 AM
This is perhaps a silly question, but one that I haven't really found an answer for.

How do you ladies do deep conditions with hair this long? And keep it affordable?

Are you supposed to slather it all the way from tips to roots? Do you comb it in? TIA!

I dilute mine 50/50 with water in a squirt bottle, apply to the length of my locs and put it up in a bun. I deep condition overnight and wash in the morning. It ends up being relatively cheap since I use Organic Root Stimulator deep conditioning pack and it costs less than $2.00. A pack lasts me about 4 treatments.

kittensoupnrice
June 25th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Thanks everybody for your responses!

I'll have to try some of these techniques out. :)

rosek
June 26th, 2010, 10:16 PM
RachelRain do you mean you use conditioner as a leave in and feel like you use too much? Or you use too much conditioner actually washing it in the shower?

RachelRain
June 26th, 2010, 11:32 PM
I have to use a double handful just to be able to brush my hair out after I get out of the shower, which seems like a lot more than should be necessary, but like I said, I can't brush it otherwise without creating a literal rat's nest. I've actually snapped brushes in half with the brushy bit still in my hair by not using that much conditioner. (No, I don't have pictures, but I'll gladly take one if it happens again.)

So to end that little ramble, I'm not sure if I'm overdoing the conditioner, since my hair seems to need it, but it *feels* like I am, because who should need *that* much conditioner?

Night_Kitten
June 27th, 2010, 01:27 AM
I don't think your'e overdoing it, I used similar ammounts of conditioner too, and then switched to an organic mask instead of conditioner - I really like what it does to my hair :)
After I shampoo the scalp, I put plenty of the stuff on the ends (below waist length), and a little less on the length between ears and waist, then bun it while I shower (~5 minutes) then wash it off. It still mounts to a lot though, more than a handfull each wash...

MsBubbles
June 27th, 2010, 07:29 AM
I have to use a double handful just to be able to brush my hair out after I get out of the shower, which seems like a lot more than should be necessary, but like I said, I can't brush it otherwise without creating a literal rat's nest. I've actually snapped brushes in half with the brushy bit still in my hair by not using that much conditioner.

I'm sorry I know I don't belong in this thread (yet!), but do you brush your hair when it's wet?

Hi and welcome to TLHC RachelRain!

RachelRain
June 27th, 2010, 07:44 AM
thank you :) and it depends. I can use less conditioner and brush it immediately after washing it - without squeezing any water out - if I intend to braid it and not take it out for a day. But if I want to leave it and brush it later - which is what I try to do most of the time - I need that much conditioner or my brush gets literally stuck in the snarls. think round brush accidents... except mines not a round brush. I believe my mom calls it spiderweb hair... as in the brush is the bug. I don't find her funny in the slightest. If I break another one in half I'll take a picture. I'm sure it'll amuse people, just not me.

although I did manage to calm down enough earlier today to use the end tooth of a comb to pull a small snarl out. I'm not sure I could keep calm enough to do it to all of them, especially the ones behind my head. I have a split second temper when it comes to my hair, and sometimes it shows. :(

ETA: oh... I should add... I kind of don't use capitals when I type... sometimes I remember, but most of the time I don't. is this going to be an issue that I need to correct?

Fiferstone
June 27th, 2010, 08:15 AM
Go-to style: spidermom bun or figure-8 bun
I condition from the ears-down only, on days that I wash the entire length (I alternate scalp wash with full-length washes). Before a full-length wash I deep-oil with coconut oil, and I apply my conditioner (LUSH Jungle) to my "dry", oiled hair in the morning, about 1/2 hour before I get in the shower. I also thoroughly detangle before I get in the shower. No problems with over-oily scalp that way ;) and my hair detangles beautifully after my shower (I use a wide-toothed comb).

RachelRain
June 27th, 2010, 08:32 AM
I might have to try that, for detangling.

I tried detangling in the shower this morning with a super wide toothed comb, after I put conditioner in for a few minutes... all that happened was that a LOT of hair ended up on the floor by the drain. needless to say, that will not be repeated.

RachelRain
June 27th, 2010, 09:15 AM
stupid question. I can't for the life of me find anything when I search for bird beak hairclips on google - obviously that's not what they're called, but it's what they look like.

I had two, a red and a blue with gold thread making chinese dragons all through them... I just went to find them and I was told that they were 'thrown away' by my boyfriend. gee, thanks.

so now I'm kinda sad, I liked those. anybody know what they're called so I can find some more?

spidermom
June 27th, 2010, 10:00 AM
I think they're called beak clips. Hair Boutique has them, also Ficarre.

I am sure I would destroy my hair if I tried to brush it while it's wet. I do comb conditioner through in the shower and don't lose much hair with this.

RachelRain
June 27th, 2010, 10:09 AM
thank you, I'll try searching that. :)

I don't have much breakage or anything if I brush it while it's still sopping wet, but if I were to squeeze my hair out first, I'd get massive stretching and breakage. I've learned from experience.

MsBubbles
June 27th, 2010, 10:44 AM
thank you, I'll try searching that. :)

I don't have much breakage or anything if I brush it while it's still sopping wet, but if I were to squeeze my hair out first, I'd get massive stretching and breakage. I've learned from experience.

You must have extremely thick and resilient hair! If I brushed my hair while it was wet I wouldn't get past armpit-length due to breakage and ripping out. You might have better luck detangling after washing, by using a very wide-toothed comb, and using the brushes only when your hair is dry.

Calista
June 28th, 2010, 04:12 AM
*tiptoes in*

Hi, my name is Calista, and I just declared myself to be at tailbone length. Im not sure yet if I am going to maintain for a while or grow on to classic, but thought Id take a look around anyway. :eye:

*tiptoes out again*

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 05:35 AM
You must have extremely thick and resilient hair! If I brushed my hair while it was wet I wouldn't get past armpit-length due to breakage and ripping out. You might have better luck detangling after washing, by using a very wide-toothed comb, and using the brushes only when your hair is dry.

I dunno. most of the braid pics on here put me to shame, lol, although everyone I know constantly goes on and on about how thick it is. I think they'd have a stroke if they saw some of the pictures on here.

all of my breakage seems to be the very top layer of hair, and mostly at the top of my head. they seem to all end right about chin and shoulder lengths, and I can tell the difference between the frizz and the breakage so... it bites.

I did read last night though a thread on how one of the other girls here was killing her waves and causing frizz with her brushes, so maybe that's part of my problem... but I've never been able to use combs, no matter how wide toothed. the teeth always break off. (then again I've only ever used plastic ones, so maybe one of these wood or bohn ones would be better...)

I dunno. I'll hafta check into it. I'm supposed to be going out looking for those beak clips later, cuz we didn't go out yesterday to find any... I will be spending lots of time in hair places :) - more than usual. he'd better prepare himself, lol.

Calista
June 28th, 2010, 05:45 AM
RachelRain, if you brush so your brushes break off, and you comb so your combs break off - you&#180;re doing something wrong! :scared: Don&#180;t yank at your hair. Be gentle. Start by detangling with your fingers, then move on to a wide-toothed comb, and only use a brush on very well detangled hair. It takes a lot of time and patience, but it is worth it.

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 05:49 AM
I don't yank. generally breakage occurs when my hair is up more than anything else, but i'm sure the brush doesn't help.

combs i dont bother with. I can get them an inch down the hair and then they snap in pieces, so it's never been worth bothering with.

and theres no such thing as of yet as 'well detangled hair' for me, lol... if i so much as roll an eye, i have snarls back in it. it's just super fine and tangly.

Calista
June 28th, 2010, 06:06 AM
Well, you did say that you snapped brushes in half while brushing, and that you broke combs. That only happens if you use force. :)

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 06:14 AM
good point, and true. I should edit that. when I get angry, I yank, but usually I don't. the last time I freaked like that was... sometime last fall? or winter. I'm not sure, cuz I know it was cold, but there was no snow, and we didn't have snow here til almost christmas.

I do find those metal pin brushes slide through snarls easier, I just can't find any of them. I'll have to search for one for when my hair's dry.

you know those fist sized snarls that seem to be harboring a squirrel? if you don't, no big deal, lol. but those are the ones that make me mad enough to just start yanking at my hair. since I doubled the amount of conditioner I no longer have snarls that bad, but I still have a lot of them, and I can still occasionally hear my hair snap, but I *think* the only time I really hear it is when I'm pulling out hair ties when I had it in braids and such. (of course, it could just be that that's the only times I've noticed it, as well.)

Calista
June 28th, 2010, 06:24 AM
I don&#180;t have fist-sized snarls, since I wear my hair up or in a braid all the time. I only detangle once a week - after washing and air-drying, with my fingers and a wide-toothed comb -, and I only brush right before washing, or if I want to give myself an inbetween treat, but more for meditative reasons than for grooming.

My hair is quite a bit shorter than yours, though.

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 06:35 AM
I'm still working on the hair up part. I've always just left it down and if it gets in the way I'll grab it with a fist, swirl it around once and stick it either under my shirt (if I have a sweater on) or just drop it back behind me.

that's probably where a lot of those nasty snarls come from, now that I think about it.

rosek
June 28th, 2010, 07:19 AM
Congratulations Calista :)
Tailbone is a lovely place to be!

Calista
June 28th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Thank you, rosek! :flowers:

Fee
June 28th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Hello everyone :D I've finally past tailbone and heading for classic! :D pics will follow soon! hooooraaay :D *happy dance*

spidermom
June 28th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Good growing, Fee!

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 08:45 PM
I did it :) I found a wood comb and at a pet store and snagged it, and I found a nylon mason pearson brush at the mall and snagged that. it's not the metally one I wanted, but this is good too!

no stretching, snapping, breakage, etc, so I think it was the plastic getting caught on my hair that kept doing that?

and I was told today by my mom's hairdresser (not sure how much stock to put in this so I figured I'd post it here) that if comb teeth break off on a plastic one its cuz bubbles got trapped and ruined the integrity? I kinda raised an eyebrow, cuz my mom was the one who brought it up to her, but I didn't say anything except 'that's nice' in case she was right. (either way, I'm not buying more plastic ones, they bite.)

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 08:46 PM
nice, Fee! congrats.

Quixii
June 28th, 2010, 08:47 PM
My hair is a bit longer than classic pulled straight (DBF confirmed it). I don't think it really counts until it's there dry, though.
It feels like it's hardly growing if I just look at it naturally, though. It's kind of odd.
Oh well, I still like it. :D

RachelRain
June 28th, 2010, 08:52 PM
that's just the waves/curls. I think my hair grows an inch or two over the course of the day from it pulling all of mine out. I'm not sure whether I'm happy or sad about that.

yours are gorgeous, by the way.

squiggyflop
July 11th, 2010, 06:25 PM
um just figured i would stop by and share this.. just to show that im getting closer to classic..
i think 5 inches.. what do the rest of you think? maybe 6?
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/july3rdhairprogress.jpg
what do you all think of the ends.. do you think they need to be trimmed.. if so how much? i dont want to get to classic with fairy tails and have to cut back to where i am now... i dont know though if the ends look bad... what do you all think? do they look bad?

rosek
July 11th, 2010, 06:27 PM
I think your hemline still looks really good. When was your last trim? And how do they feel?

squiggyflop
July 11th, 2010, 07:23 PM
I think your hemline still looks really good. When was your last trim? And how do they feel?
like 10 weeks ago.. they feel the same as my ends always feel.. :shrug:

rosek
July 11th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Well, if it was my hemline, I wouldn't cut it :) I think it looks great!

rosek
July 16th, 2010, 04:58 AM
How many of us are trimming to classic? At the moment, I'm thinking I won't be trimming until I hit classic now; my last trim was just before tailbone. I have another four inches or so until classic, and the ends dont feel too bad. I'd also really like to learn to self trim.

Right, so my actual question: Who's trimming to classic? Who's just letting it grow?

Gabriel
July 16th, 2010, 07:51 AM
I'll be trimming when my hair gets about classic length on me which should be close enough to my goal of no trims till January 02, 2011. I'm short waisted ( :mad: ) so that's about 41+/- inches for me. I will have some layers I have cleaned/freshened up and figure out what to do with the fringe I currently have.

Depending on how much length I have taken off and how the ends of my hair look will determine if I maintain at classic for a while and thicken up my hemline or let it keep growing. Right now I am thinking less than an inch trim, maybe even less than half inch as my ends aren't bothersome at all.

My last trim (left me at 35 inches) was two inches and was January 02, 2010.

jackiesjottings
July 16th, 2010, 08:32 AM
In the same boat, about 3 inches from classic which is 40inches on my five foot frame. I have noticed that my hair has got more faerytale endy, and catches on things a bit more but that is all. But I am stopping at 40ins and plan then to trim it back to that length to even up the ends.. then maybe let it grow a bit more.

jackiesjottings
July 16th, 2010, 08:33 AM
How many of us are trimming to classic? At the moment, I'm thinking I won't be trimming until I hit classic now; my last trim was just before tailbone. I have another four inches or so until classic, and the ends dont feel too bad. I'd also really like to learn to self trim.

Right, so my actual question: Who's trimming to classic? Who's just letting it grow?

Going for classic (three inches ish) then trimming back to that length.

spidermom
July 16th, 2010, 08:59 AM
I decided to forget the trims and just let it grow. I'm so close.

I'm not happy with the number of split ends that I'm seeing. I've been doing a bit of S&D every day, going for the major splits that are easy to see.

squiggyflop
July 16th, 2010, 09:09 AM
i decided not to trim until august.. im a trimmer usually.. i trim a lot.. 21 inches trimmed in 35 months and i still got from shoulder to tailbone during that time.. so like an inch every other month i would say.. and then some itty bitty trims in there..
classic is like 5 inches away. and then ill most likely be maintaining when i get an inch past classic.. so 45" is what im shooting for.. maybe next may-ish..

PineappleJello
July 16th, 2010, 11:15 AM
How many inches of growth do you have per month Squiggy?.

sibylla
July 16th, 2010, 01:29 PM
Im trimming all the time it seems..and it gets shorter.Im bleaching my hair to a light brown shade and I trim after each treatment.Ill try not to trim so it grows already!!

squiggyflop
July 16th, 2010, 02:14 PM
How many inches of growth do you have per month Squiggy?.
no idea.. well lets make an algebra equation here since I'm in an algebra class this summer

X={(39-20)+21}
35


X=[(C-S)+T]
M

x=growth per month average
C= current hair length
S= starting length
T= trimmed hair total
M= months since starting length

X for me = 1.14 inches per month (rounded)

during that time i had growth spurts and long stalls..
19 visible inches of growth

20 seems like a lot of inches for shoulder but my hair had a lot of wave in it so it scrunched up.. visibly it was like 18.. only sopping wet was it 20 when i started

Night_Kitten
July 16th, 2010, 02:23 PM
I'm debating with myself wether to trim in August or not... My ends are not split yet (last trim was in February), but they are rather thin and it shows if my hair is down... Then again, I wear my hair up 99&#37; of the time, and don't want to loose length...
Ha ha, I guess eventually I'll keep thinking about it and changing my mind from one to the other way past August, and that will solve my dillema by itself :)

rosek
July 17th, 2010, 03:20 AM
I took this photo yesterday - please ignore the fluffiness, it doesn't like drying in a bun. (Linked to my album).
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5565&pictureid=77006

It looks very close to classic - but I think its the angle I'm standing on compared to my photographer. I estimate another 4'' yet to classic!

cindy58
July 17th, 2010, 04:47 AM
rosek, your hair is looking great!

Gabriel
July 17th, 2010, 05:37 AM
Yes I agree! Your hair looks lovely :).

Indigo Girl
July 17th, 2010, 05:59 PM
I trim two or three times a year. I plan on trimming again before my birthday in mid August. I'm almost there. :bluesmile

rosek, your hair beautiful. :flower:

WritingPrincess
July 20th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I just realized I'm at can-I-call-this-classic! At least, the right side of my hair is. The left side is half an inch shorter. :ponder: I haven't noticed before, so either it all broke off for some weird reason or I trimmed it unevenly last time, which is probable. I don't pay attention to my hemline. Shows you what wearing all the time does. Pics to come later, courtesy of little sis.

WritingPrincess
July 22nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
Wow, this thread is quiet!

Pics!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4819876216_c796208a64_m.jpg

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Is it classic?

Ravenwaves 88
July 22nd, 2010, 07:48 PM
Wow, this thread is quiet!


Is it classic?

I think it's about an inch off without pulling on it....but if you pull you are there! Congrats WP :D

WritingPrincess
July 23rd, 2010, 01:05 PM
Yeah! I have about an inch of shrinkage, but I'd call it "can-I-call-it-classic". (See list of lengths (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=24).)

rosek
July 23rd, 2010, 08:58 PM
WritingPrincess, I agree, you definately look like 'can-I-call-this-classic! And I can see what you mean about one side being shorter than the other. Do you think it was just your trimming?

Beautiful photos!

WritingPrincess
July 24th, 2010, 09:25 AM
I think it was my trimming--I haven't paid any attention to my hemline since I last trimmed, in . . . January(?).

I trimmed twice in January. Apparently (I'd forgotten) I was almost here in January, but
trimmed off three inches (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=60378).

spidermom
July 24th, 2010, 09:51 AM
I'm so impatient about my length lately! I've been "almost there" for a YEAR (give/take a few months) because of trimming. So now I'm not trimming and I'm avoiding looking at the length until the first day of autumn. I want to see some progress!

rosek
July 24th, 2010, 11:27 PM
spidermom, your hemline looks really good. Were you trimming because it felt damaged?

Gabriel
July 25th, 2010, 06:31 AM
WritingPrincess your hair looks very pretty and you're so close to classic!

spidermom, pretty hair too and your hemline looks so full.

I have this kind of happy idea that a lot of us will hit the next landmark around the same time which seems really fun for some reason.

spidermom
July 25th, 2010, 07:59 AM
spidermom, your hemline looks really good. Were you trimming because it felt damaged?

It was damaged; lots of splits; sticking together like Velcro. It's in pretty good shape now, although I can still find splits whenever I look for them.

squiggyflop
July 25th, 2010, 01:46 PM
arg.. it feels like ill never get there..
stupid long butt

kittensoupnrice
July 25th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Thought I'd post a semi-milestone for me!

When I sit on the floor, the tips of my hair brush the carpet. Hooray! :cheese:

I haven't been at this length since my big chop back in HS.

LunarAurora
July 25th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Here I am !
I've been waiting for this moment for so long ! :)

Now the journey is going to be long to classic...

squiggyflop
July 25th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Here I am !
I've been waiting for this moment for so long ! :)

Now the journey is going to be long to classic...
34 inches is tailbone on you?!? darnit why do i have to be so tall..

Gulbahar
July 26th, 2010, 02:48 AM
I'm still contemplating classic length but anyway I'm gonna maintain my current length for a while. Next week I have an appointment with a hairdresser (the natural, organic, henna-using kind) to take off the millions of split ends. I've been very lazy about S&D and my parents gave me a gift certificate for that particular hairdresser last Christmas. I'm really looking forward to it. The even have those fancy longhair washing basins.
Since taking a vitamin B complex (3 months now) my hair stopped shedding like crazy almost immediately and I already can see it thickening again. :cheese: My stupid cowlick at the back of my head where the scalp was always visible seems to be less noticable now and my circumference seems to increase slowly. I hope it will get even better from here. Why didn't I notice before how thin my hair had become? :confused:
Anyway, I'm very happy and classic length will still be an option next year if I feel like it.

rosek
July 26th, 2010, 04:32 AM
kittensoupnrice I noticed this the other day too! Makes me think I shouldn't sit on the ground with my hair down anymore... it might get in the dirt. And that thought made me extremely happy :D
Classic here we come!

spidermom
July 26th, 2010, 07:47 AM
I found myself longing so much for a cut and style yesterday. But I'm hanging in there; got to get to classic length (with photographs) at least once in my life.

Alcenaia
July 26th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Thought I'd post a semi-milestone for me!

When I sit on the floor, the tips of my hair brush the carpet. Hooray! :cheese:

I haven't been at this length since my big chop back in HS.

:applause: Congrats to you! I can't wait until I hit this milestone. I haven't checked for awhile and I am so close!


Here I am !
I've been waiting for this moment for so long ! :)

Now the journey is going to be long to classic...

Welcome and congrats! Happy growing :flower:

SurprisingWoman
July 27th, 2010, 11:02 AM
I got to classic on June 18 and I swear it hasn't grown a bit since.

I thought summer was supposed to be a period of faster growth. It seems there is several of us stalled around classic.

Oy.

Henrietta
July 29th, 2010, 05:25 AM
I got to classic on June 18 and I swear it hasn't grown a bit since.

I thought summer was supposed to be a period of faster growth. It seems there is several of us stalled around classic.

Oy.

Sometimes season doesn't matter. It's more like "two months of growing, two months of having a rest, two months of growing..." and over and over:) I have noticed such things in my case. "Two" doesn't have to be "two". It can be even six. Hair has it's moods too:D

sweetestday
July 30th, 2010, 12:54 PM
I think I'm finally there! I'm not sure if I'm liking this length much, but hate to trim it and go back to blunt ends. It is so easy right now to whip my hair up into a bun with only one hairstick. Whenever I trim it, it's hard to secure the ends again. I don't think I've had a trim in over two years.
I'll have to have my little guy take a picture later so you can let me know if it really is classic or not. ;)

Coriander
July 30th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Am. Stuck. :lol:

It seems like my hair is never going to reach Classic. Hopefully when I have DBF measure in a couple of days, there will be some hope!

Idun
August 2nd, 2010, 11:23 AM
I saw after washing my hair today that I am at BCL at last! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/dancing/egyptian.gif

So, when excactly can I join this thread? :hmm:

myotislucifugus
August 2nd, 2010, 12:34 PM
Longest bit of hair is at tailbone. I could join...but I'm about to trim 2 inches so I'm hoping to join in December

Nevada Rose
August 2nd, 2010, 12:54 PM
Your hair and hair color is absolutely gorgeous....,ILUV it!

Indigo Girl
August 2nd, 2010, 04:46 PM
Am. Stuck. :lol:

Am stuck right there with you, Coriander. :wail:

I've been at "can I call this classic?" for so long now I've almost stopped keeping track.

DakarNick
August 3rd, 2010, 09:02 AM
Woohoo, go Indigo!

kmoc123
August 3rd, 2010, 09:34 AM
Measured today in the shower while it was wet and I have about 4 inches probably, about mid-butt length, lol...maybe by the holidays it will be closer to classic...

Henrietta
August 3rd, 2010, 09:35 AM
Measured today in the shower while it was wet and I have about 4 inches probably, about mid-butt length, lol...maybe by the holidays it will be closer to classic...

Sure it will be! Maybe you will be at classic before the end of the year! :cheese:

Indigo Girl
August 3rd, 2010, 03:17 PM
Woohoo, go Indigo!

Thank you! :)

Coriander
August 4th, 2010, 07:37 PM
I finally gained 1/2 an inch last month, so I'm back at 40". I have 3 or 4 inches to go before classic. Maybe less if I can shrink my butt. :laugh:

Isa-belle
August 6th, 2010, 02:44 AM
Coriander, congrats on the half inch gained. :thumbsup:

Like Coriander and Indigo Girl, I have been stalling at tailbone in what feels forever. It seems I will never reach classic, though last year I thought I'd be there around this time... Patience, patience :meditate:

Gulbahar
August 6th, 2010, 04:34 AM
I went to that hairdresser the other day and she spent 2.5 hours only to remove split ends. Then she took off about 1cm to even up the hem line. I was totally stiff from sitting there, but I really like the salon. All completely natural and no smell of chemicals at all, because they don't use any. I'll definitely go back there sometime.

Indigo Girl
August 6th, 2010, 06:13 PM
last year I thought I'd be there around this time... Patience, patience :meditate:

Oh me too! I so thought that by August of this year I'd DEFINITELY be at classic. :(

At this rate, now I'm hoping for...I don't know, December? January?

~ :meditate: ~

rosek
August 6th, 2010, 07:46 PM
My hair is not growing at 0.5'' a month as I thought... its growing a little faster! So in four months I've grown 3'', which means I'm only another four months away from classic! So perhaps by the start of December?

Capybara
August 6th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Ooh December would be lovely :D way to go! I estimate that I could get to classic by February ... But I don't know my growth rate, so that's purely fabricated out of my imagination! I have about 4 inches to classic.

One problem, though. The canopy of my hair grows *much* more quickly than the underlayers, appparently. It's a good three inches longer! My question: should I trim just the canopy and wait for the underlayers to catch up, or trim it all (back to hip) and go through the same difference in length problem again, or grow to classic with regular trims, then stay there and maintain for the bottom layers to catch up? I don't know which route is the most painless. I wear my hair up virtually all of the time (too warm now to do otherwise!), so the look of the hemline really isn't a problem at this point.

rosek
August 6th, 2010, 08:02 PM
My hair is quite heavily layered on the last 10'' or so, so I sort of have the same problem. I want to get to classic as fast as I can, which means no trimming (and really, I don't need to except for cosmetic reasons). Then once I get to classic, I'll trim, then see how I feel about growing further (I'm thinking fingertip would be interesting).

I wear my hair up ALL the time now as well - and I'm finding a slightly more tapered hemline much easier to work with!

In summary, I think you should grow to your goal, without trimming. It's not that far away :D

Indigo Girl
August 6th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Alright! So we've got a couple of Decembers in our group. Happy growing and I'm crossing my fingers...for all of us!

Coriander
August 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Thanks, Isa-Belle :D

So December is, what, 4 months away, and I have 3-4 inches to go. Not gonna happen for me. :lol: Wouldn't that be a great New Year's gift? :D

squiggyflop
August 6th, 2010, 09:55 PM
thought i would post this here..
though stretched out due to dad constantly line drying things, these yoga pants show how far ive got left to grow until classic
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/august4th2010lengthshot.jpg
i just realized that i trimmed off 8 inches this year.. i really got to ease up on the constant trimming

Isa-belle
August 7th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Oh me too! I so thought that by August of this year I'd DEFINITELY be at classic. :(

At this rate, now I'm hoping for...I don't know, December? January?

~ :meditate: ~
Oooh, December would be lovely! :D
Hopefully we'll all be able to have a "reached classic" party by the end of the year, and then swamp the classic to knee group :D


Ooh December would be lovely :D way to go! I estimate that I could get to classic by February ... But I don't know my growth rate, so that's purely fabricated out of my imagination! I have about 4 inches to classic.

One problem, though. The canopy of my hair grows *much* more quickly than the underlayers, appparently. It's a good three inches longer! My question: should I trim just the canopy and wait for the underlayers to catch up, or trim it all (back to hip) and go through the same difference in length problem again, or grow to classic with regular trims, then stay there and maintain for the bottom layers to catch up? I don't know which route is the most painless. I wear my hair up virtually all of the time (too warm now to do otherwise!), so the look of the hemline really isn't a problem at this point.
I have the opposite problem in that my underlayer grows much quicker than my canopy, resulting in fast fairytaling no matter how often I trim. I've decided to let it all grow to classic, and then maintain there for a while to allow the shorter hair catch up. Like you, I wear my hair up most of the time to go out (and my DH actually likes the fairytale ends better), so I'm trying not to fret about it ;)


thought i would post this here..
though stretched out due to dad constantly line drying things, these yoga pants show how far ive got left to grow until classic
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/august4th2010lengthshot.jpg
i just realized that i trimmed off 8 inches this year.. i really got to ease up on the constant trimming
Your hair is absolutely stunning Squiggyflop! Look at those thick ends :inlove:

Speedbump
August 7th, 2010, 09:50 AM
I probably should have posted to this last year, but better late than never, right? :cheese:
My goal (for now) is classic. It was waaaay back when I first joined up here in I think 2004. Now that I'm so close -- 3 inches or a bit less, I'd say, I feel a little lost, almost like that John Mellencamp song, "Paper in Fire":

She had a dream
And boy it was a good one
So she chased after her dream
With much desire
But when she got too close
To her expectations
Well the dream burned up
Like paper in fire

Not sure what I'll be doing once I hit my goal. Grow it? Cut it (not too short)? Maintain to get the length thicker all the way down? Too many choices! :rolleyes:

Ah, hair angst. Nothing like it... :p

sibylla
August 7th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Im setting up New Years eve as my classic goal.I cant help micro trimming (OCD?).*massaging my scalp saying:grow tresses,grow I tells ya`*.I can do it!

Henrietta
August 7th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Im setting up New Years eve as my classic goal.I cant help micro trimming (OCD?).*massaging my scalp saying:grow tresses,grow I tells ya`*.I can do it!

It will be a fantastic New Year gift- to have classic length hair! :)

spidermom
August 7th, 2010, 01:56 PM
I'm not allowing myself to check the length of my hair until I have my first day of Autumn picture taken. I wonder how close I'll be by then! It feels very close when I'm in the shower; I can feel it on my thighs.

squiggyflop
August 7th, 2010, 05:41 PM
well i didnt really think my hair was very long.. until i took a picture of my hair after taking out minibraids
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/minibraidscrimpAUG2010.jpg
its actually starting to look long.. oh and i know the top is poofed up more than the ends.. its not that dramatic of a taper its just that the ends are heavily oiled so they are clumped together

Night_Kitten
August 8th, 2010, 03:38 AM
I definitely won't reach classic this year... According to my calculations it should be somewhere in April or May 2011...
By the end of this year I hope to reach 100cm :)

Henrietta
August 8th, 2010, 07:39 AM
I definitely won't reach classic this year... According to my calculations it should be somewhere in April or May 2011...
By the end of this year I hope to reach 100cm :)

This goal itself is stunning. 100cm sounds like a magical border;)

Coriander
August 8th, 2010, 11:34 AM
I've been enjoying COing my hair in the shower just to feel temporary thigh-length hair when I tilt my head back to rinse. :) And that almost-classic feel when I don't tilt!

I've COed three times this week so far just so I could fuel my imagination. :lol:

Heidi_234
August 8th, 2010, 11:41 AM
I'm aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost with you guys. :yumm: Can't wait!

squiggyflop
August 8th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I've been enjoying COing my hair in the shower just to feel temporary thigh-length hair when I tilt my head back to rinse. :) And that almost-classic feel when I don't tilt!

I've COed three times this week so far just so I could fuel my imagination. :lol:
i do the same thing minus the CO (as my hair doesnt adjust its grease production like other people).. i do this when i wash my hair too..

sibylla
August 8th, 2010, 01:31 PM
squiggy,I love the mini braid waves!I think your hair looks magnificent.How many braids did you have to do?I must try this myself.Did you sleep with them?/sibylla the copy cat

squiggyflop
August 8th, 2010, 01:37 PM
squiggy,I love the mini braid waves!I think your hair looks magnificent.How many braids did you have to do?I must try this myself.Did you sleep with them?/sibylla the copy cat
28 braids total.. and yes i slept on them.. i just bunned them on top of my head in a big minibraid bee butt scrunchybun.. they would have been all over me otherwise.. it took 2 hours to braid all 28 braids..

sibylla
August 10th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Thanx squiggy for the instructions:).I could never make so many braids (damaged neck+reuma).Ill try to get somebody else to help me...BF or Igor if Im really nice?!I want those cute waves!!:afro:hihi

Henrietta
August 11th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Thanx squiggy for the instructions:).I could never make so many braids (damaged neck+reuma).Ill try to get somebody else to help me...BF or Igor if Im really nice?!I want those cute waves!!:afro:hihi

It won't be that difficult to get somebody to help you I think. My classmate always asks her sister for doing 40+ mini braids for her. They spend a whole day in front of TV watching movies and talking, and they have a lot of fun:D Break for eating from time to time:D

Jessica Trapp
August 11th, 2010, 02:43 AM
I am at that "can-I-call-this-classic?" stage. I'm happy about closing in on my goal length. I would love to have a few more inches and a thicker hemline and wish I could go longer, but I don't think my hair would look good (not thick enough) past classic so I'll just be happy with what I have. :)

Henrietta
August 11th, 2010, 04:01 AM
I am at that "can-I-call-this-classic?" stage. I'm happy about closing in on my goal length. I would love to have a few more inches and a thicker hemline and wish I could go longer, but I don't think my hair would look good (not thick enough) past classic so I'll just be happy with what I have. :)

I have similar thoughts now, though I am only at BSL. Maybe I should change my goal from knee to classic. Good looking classic is way better than thin knee I think:)
And, yes, you can call this classic:D

Coriander
August 11th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Anybody else feel like pulling on their hair to make it grow faster?

akhkharu
August 11th, 2010, 07:00 PM
I'm only a few inches away from classic. I think that might be my long term length because it's been longer than that before and it seemed to get stuck on things much more often. I love being at classic length though!
If I lean my head back I can pretend it's classic length.

blctsyllwdg
August 11th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Does classic while braided count as my hair lives in a braid?

Capybara
August 11th, 2010, 08:55 PM
My hair is quite heavily layered on the last 10'' or so, so I sort of have the same problem. I want to get to classic as fast as I can, which means no trimming (and really, I don't need to except for cosmetic reasons). Then once I get to classic, I'll trim, then see how I feel about growing further (I'm thinking fingertip would be interesting).

I wear my hair up ALL the time now as well - and I'm finding a slightly more tapered hemline much easier to work with!

In summary, I think you should grow to your goal, without trimming. It's not that far away :D

Thank you for the response! :flowers: That is true - taper helps a lot with up do's! :D I'll enjoy the benefits, then, without worrying about the other stuff.

Coriander
August 11th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Does classic while braided count as my hair lives in a braid?

Yes! :) How long is your hair when it's not braided?

blctsyllwdg
August 11th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Bah, inch or so above fingertip when washed, dunno on later. No idea on straight. At BSL it pulled to fingertip, but not all the curl was out, just can't pull it more. But 3 kids 4 and under, my hair hides in a braid.

Indigo Girl
August 12th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Anybody else feel like pulling on their hair to make it grow faster?

Yep! Right here. :D

adiapalic
August 13th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Phew, only 1" to go! I'll be classic at 45"! :bluebiggr

kittensoupnrice
August 13th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Do any of you ladies (and gentlemen) plop here?
Any tips on how to do it with long hair? Or is it pretty much exactly the same way you plop shorter hair?

TIA! :flower:

Gabriel
August 13th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Do any of you ladies (and gentlemen) plop here?
Any tips on how to do it with long hair? Or is it pretty much exactly the same way you plop shorter hair?

TIA! :flower:


I've been trying to enhance my natural waviness lately and have been trying plopping. So far the traditional way of plopping works okay for me. It's not great though because while I get enhanced waves/curls, the whole upside down thing does create some weird wonkiness in my length.

I'm trying a different way of plopping which I definitely need more practice with, but seems promising. I read about it at naturallycurly.com in this thread (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=111126).

kmoc123
August 13th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Still at 36.5 and 42 is my classic length...have never tried plopping, but sounds interesting....

Night_Kitten
August 15th, 2010, 11:18 AM
I just sat on the tips of my hair! :cheese:
I sat on the sofa, and the tips of my hair got caught between the sofa and my behind! True, it's a rather soft sofa, not a hard straight surface, but still it made me feel so good :D

Henrietta
August 15th, 2010, 01:30 PM
I just sat on the tips of my hair! :cheese:
I sat on the sofa, and the tips of my hair got caught between the sofa and my behind! True, it's a rather soft sofa, not a hard straight surface, but still it made me feel so good :D

Soft or not, it counts! You have just felt how long your hair is! It sounds like a huge milestone:)
:cheese:

Heidi_234
August 16th, 2010, 03:55 AM
Do any of you ladies (and gentlemen) plop here?
Any tips on how to do it with long hair? Or is it pretty much exactly the same way you plop shorter hair?

TIA! :flower:
Hey there :waving: I'm not tailbone yet (well, almost :D) but our hair is the same length. I do plop, and I pretty much follow the same instructions as for shorter hair. The only thing that may vary is how big of a shirt you decide to use, so it would contain your entire hair.

When I plop overnight I use a buff like piece of cloth and tie it off on top with an elastic. It doesn't slide off during the night and still keeps the hair contained and undisturbed in a scrunched state.

HTH :flower:

kittensoupnrice
August 16th, 2010, 10:35 AM
I've been trying to enhance my natural waviness lately and have been trying plopping. So far the traditional way of plopping works okay for me. It's not great though because while I get enhanced waves/curls, the whole upside down thing does create some weird wonkiness in my length.

I'm trying a different way of plopping which I definitely need more practice with, but seems promising. I read about it at naturallycurly.com in this thread (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=111126).

Thanks for that link!


Hey there :waving: I'm not tailbone yet (well, almost :D) but our hair is the same length. I do plop, and I pretty much follow the same instructions as for shorter hair. The only thing that may vary is how big of a shirt you decide to use, so it would contain your entire hair.

When I plop overnight I use a buff like piece of cloth and tie it off on top with an elastic. It doesn't slide off during the night and still keeps the hair contained and undisturbed in a scrunched state.

HTH :flower:

Nice to know that some people have luck with regular plopping. I'll have to give the regular and modified methods a try.

Thanks! :cheese:

Coriander
August 17th, 2010, 07:01 PM
I just sat on the tips of my hair! :cheese:
I sat on the sofa, and the tips of my hair got caught between the sofa and my behind! True, it's a rather soft sofa, not a hard straight surface, but still it made me feel so good :D

WWOOOOOOOOO!!!! :cheese:

My couch is impossibly soft, and I love sitting on my hair. It'll be fun when that happens on firmer surfaces. :D Congrats!

swanns
August 20th, 2010, 01:58 AM
I've been lookin for this thread for ages, how come have I not noticed it before!

I've been at this stage for what feels like forever cause I have such a big butt :p My longest strands were already at classic when pulled straigth but I had an inch trimmed off yesterday, but I feel that it's safe to say that the whole bulk of my hair is going to hit classic by Christmas. Well, I certainly hope so!

Is there anyone else here who's had this thought in their head that once their hair hits classic it's finally going to feel long? Cause that's what I've been thinkign for the past few years, that at classic it's finally going to be that amazing flowy length that I always wanted it to be. But now that it's almost there, it certainly doesn't feel like it's enough, I'm definitely going to grow it at least until it reaches classic braided.

Henrietta
August 27th, 2010, 09:35 AM
I've been lookin for this thread for ages, how come have I not noticed it before!

I've been at this stage for what feels like forever cause I have such a big butt :p My longest strands were already at classic when pulled straigth but I had an inch trimmed off yesterday, but I feel that it's safe to say that the whole bulk of my hair is going to hit classic by Christmas. Well, I certainly hope so!

Is there anyone else here who's had this thought in their head that once their hair hits classic it's finally going to feel long? Cause that's what I've been thinkign for the past few years, that at classic it's finally going to be that amazing flowy length that I always wanted it to be. But now that it's almost there, it certainly doesn't feel like it's enough, I'm definitely going to grow it at least until it reaches classic braided.

Christmas is a magical time, you will reach classic for sure!

I know the feeling when you think that certain length will make you feeling like you have long hair and when you finally reach it..."let's grow 10 inches more" ;)

krn2891
August 27th, 2010, 10:40 AM
So I'm really starting to feel like my hair has reached its max length. I feel like I have been at just past TBL for a long time. I'm going to give it another couple of months to see if I'm just in a stall but I think if it does not get longer I will cut back to hip length since that was my favorite length so far. I really would like to see how Classic looks though.

Henrietta
August 27th, 2010, 10:45 AM
So I'm really starting to feel like my hair has reached its max length. I feel like I have been at just past TBL for a long time. I'm going to give it another couple of months to see if I'm just in a stall but I think if it does not get longer I will cut back to hip length since that was my favorite length so far. I really would like to see how Classic looks though.

I believe it's just a stall... Do you trim regularly? Maybe your hair needs a trim and then ends won't crumble and it will grow...?

krn2891
August 27th, 2010, 10:49 AM
I believe it's just a stall... Do you trim regularly? Maybe your hair needs a trim and then ends won't crumble and it will grow...?

I do micro trims about every 3 to 4 months, whenever I get the velcro ends. They are fine I just trimed them about 6 weeks ago. It might be a stall which is why I will probably not do anything drastic until next year sometime. Of course I dont' really measure all that often but go by feel but when I do I dont' seem to be any where closer to 40 inches then the last time I measured.

Henrietta
August 31st, 2010, 06:09 AM
I do micro trims about every 3 to 4 months, whenever I get the velcro ends. They are fine I just trimed them about 6 weeks ago. It might be a stall which is why I will probably not do anything drastic until next year sometime. Of course I dont' really measure all that often but go by feel but when I do I dont' seem to be any where closer to 40 inches then the last time I measured.

I am sure it's a stall. My hair didn't grow this month. Totally. So we are togehter in this weird phase;) I used to eat really bad (or not at all) lately, so in my case it might be the reason... It will change, you'll see;)

Isa-belle
August 31st, 2010, 06:17 AM
Just popping in to say I am back to mid-bum as I trimmed 10 cm (4") a couple of weeks ago... The hemline was just too uneven for my liking.
My ends are thicker now, so hopefully the growth will be more visible.

Henrietta and krn2891, I never hit stalls when my hair was shorter, but I definitely hit one earlier this year. In my case it was more a case of exhaustion than poor nutrition.

krn2891, I hope that you'll reach 40" sooner than you think. It seems this phase between tailbone and classic takes forever for most of us! I'm glad you're not losing hope too fast - your hair is beautiful.

kittensoupnrice
August 31st, 2010, 09:17 AM
Hey guys!

Just curious... what length is "can I call this classic" exactly? And do you measure classic as "it curls around your bum to hit your thigh line? Or is it "it hangs down so that I can't see my thigh line"?

I think when I got out of the shower this morning, I could just feel the tips of my hair brushing my thigh line, but of course when it dries I lose an inch or two through shrinkage.

Thanks!

Coriander
September 1st, 2010, 03:01 AM
Kittensoupnrice, I would say that the hair hangs down to cover the butt-meets-thigh line.

Love your screen name, btw. :D

kittensoupnrice
September 1st, 2010, 07:56 AM
Kittensoupnrice, I would say that the hair hangs down to cover the butt-meets-thigh line.

Love your screen name, btw. :D

Thanks for that clarification! And I love my screen name, too. :D
We just recently got a new kitten, and all my friends have been asking me when I'm going to turn him into soup. :hmm:
He's too cute, though, to be soupified. :cheese:

spidermom
September 1st, 2010, 08:23 AM
I saw a picture taken of me last Sept/Oct, and my hair was exactly the length that it is now. I had one 4-inch trim since then. My ends are in pretty good condition, although I can find splits to snip every time I look. I'm not trimming and holding out for reaching my goal this year. Or next.

Alcenaia
September 1st, 2010, 12:46 PM
Yesterday I measured my hair and it is 45". This is classic on me! :D

Happy growing to everyone! :cheer:

kittensoupnrice
September 1st, 2010, 01:19 PM
Yesterday I measured my hair and it is 45". This is classic on me! :D

Happy growing to everyone! :cheer:

Congrats! :cheese:

squiggyflop
September 1st, 2010, 04:39 PM
ugh this is taking forever

Idun
September 2nd, 2010, 05:26 AM
ugh this is taking forever

Just out of curiousity, how does one pronounce "ugh"? In the world of comic books, thats what native americans used to say (in the norwegian translation).

spidermom
September 2nd, 2010, 10:07 AM
I pronounce "ugh" like it rhymes with "hug".

You know what's depressing? When I pull half my hair in front of each shoulder, it already touches my thighs. It's just my great big fat butt that has prevented me from reaching classic length in the back.

squiggyflop
September 2nd, 2010, 11:43 AM
Just out of curiousity, how does one pronounce "ugh"? In the world of comic books, that&#180;s what native americans used to say (in the norwegian translation).
i pronounce it Uh(like in up) and then there is a sort of soft hacking sound at the end.. sort of a puff of air

wiki says its a :A representation of an aspirated (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspiration_&#37;28phonetics%29) sigh or gasp, used as an interjection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interjection) to express disgust, horror, repugnance, annoyance, boredom, or tiredness. Other forms include urgh, ungh and ergh.

kittensoupnrice
September 2nd, 2010, 12:08 PM
i pronounce it Uh(like in up) and then there is a sort of soft hacking sound at the end.. sort of a puff of air

wiki says its a :A representation of an aspirated (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspiration_%28phonetics%29) sigh or gasp, used as an interjection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interjection) to express disgust, horror, repugnance, annoyance, boredom, or tiredness. Other forms include urgh, ungh and ergh.

I do either ug "hug" pronunciation or ug "hug" with the "blech" ending... uch?

I'm also a fan of "meh", "feh", and "blargh". :D

squiggyflop
September 2nd, 2010, 12:29 PM
I do either ug "hug" pronunciation or ug "hug" with the "blech" ending... uch?

I'm also a fan of "meh", "feh", and "blargh". :D
yes! ug with a blech ending that ch is the hacking sound i was talking about!

i too am a fan of meh.. i often say it

Coriander
September 2nd, 2010, 12:30 PM
Yesterday I measured my hair and it is 45". This is classic on me! :D

Happy growing to everyone! :cheer:

Congratulations, Alcenaia!!!!! :cheese:

Idun
September 2nd, 2010, 01:33 PM
I pronounce "ugh" like it rhymes with "hug".


i pronounce it Uh(like in up) and then there is a sort of soft hacking sound at the end.. sort of a puff of air

wiki says its a :A representation of an aspirated (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspiration_%28phonetics%29) sigh or gasp, used as an interjection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interjection) to express disgust, horror, repugnance, annoyance, boredom, or tiredness. Other forms include urgh, ungh and ergh.


I do either ug "hug" pronunciation or ug "hug" with the "blech" ending... uch?

I'm also a fan of "meh", "feh", and "blargh". :D


yes! ug with a blech ending that ch is the hacking sound i was talking about!

i too am a fan of meh.. i often say it

Thank you all for explaining! :) Little words like that are very difficult to grasp in a foreign language, especially when written! "End of digression"

PineappleJello
September 2nd, 2010, 08:39 PM
I don't actually say the word, but I'm very bad for using it in things that I have written.

enfys
September 13th, 2010, 08:47 AM
Fifteen more months until I'm at the outside end of this group. I'm 7.5" from classic with a final goal of fingertip. By Christmas next year I might be at classic.

I hate putting it like that...

frodolaughs
September 13th, 2010, 10:45 AM
You know what's depressing? When I pull half my hair in front of each shoulder, it already touches my thighs. It's just my great big fat butt that has prevented me from reaching classic length in the back.

I was just noticing this myself. Grrr.

Henrietta
September 13th, 2010, 10:57 AM
I was just noticing this myself. Grrr.

Always look on the bright side of life! :) This way your hair will be longer. Classic is classic, I know, but it would be longer when it comes to measuring in inches;)

Night_Kitten
September 13th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Fifteen more months until I'm at the outside end of this group. I'm 7.5" from classic with a final goal of fingertip. By Christmas next year I might be at classic.

I hate putting it like that...


Think positive - you'll have a great christmas gift next year :D

enfys
September 13th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Think positive - you'll have a great christmas gift next year :D

But I want presents now :xmas: Or this year at least!

I'm surprised that my hair is still growing after the stress I've had in the past few months; shedding has been up but I'm still an iii thickness. Phew!

Islandgrrl
September 13th, 2010, 11:24 AM
It's about time I joined this thread!

I'm at tailbone, aiming for classic. I've been hanging out here at tailbone for some months, doing little microtrims here and there to get rid of some of the nasty damaged bits (and there are still plenty of them left, believe me!), but I think I'm ready to head south again for a while.

Hoping to at least come close by my birthday in May!

spidermom
September 13th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I might be there by my birthday in January. October is usually a good month for growth for me, then of course growth will slow down; it always does. We'll see.

Night_Kitten
September 13th, 2010, 01:31 PM
But I want presents now :xmas: Or this year at least!

I hear you, I won't be at classic this year eather...
According to my calculations, if I avoid trims and stalls, for me it will be a birthday present in May :pray:

sibylla
September 13th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Hmmm Now I noticed that my humongus boobs and belly makes my hair seem much shorter on the front than it is.And my big fat ass makes it look shorter than it is at the back:(.Arrrgh!

rosek
September 14th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Seriously, my hair is not growing evenly at all. I got half an inch in August, barely, to hit 41.5''. Now, by the 12th, I'm at 42''? What the?

I think I'll just go with it.

Two inches to a solid classic! I did make an updated length shot and comparison at the start of the month, but the albums are still down :(

squiggyflop
September 19th, 2010, 08:51 PM
well i trimmed off an inch today.. i measured it after and im at 40 inches

sweetestday
September 19th, 2010, 08:56 PM
I was stuck at 39 in for so long.... I finally measured yesterday after waiting for months, and it's 43! I thought I was at classic already, but I have one more inch to go. It seems to be growing fast, so I don't think it will take very long.

Henrietta
September 20th, 2010, 08:33 AM
I was stuck at 39 in for so long.... I finally measured yesterday after waiting for months, and it's 43! I thought I was at classic already, but I have one more inch to go. It seems to be growing fast, so I don't think it will take very long.

What a surprise! One measuring- 39 inches. The next one- 43. Great! It must feel fantastic. Congratulations! :)

Coriander
September 22nd, 2010, 12:23 PM
Even though I've sworn to myself that I won't measure again until January 1st, I still play with my hair in the shower to see if it's gotten longer :lol:

I'm planning on starting a shrink-my-butt program (which means exercise) so maybe that will help make the length seem, well, longer!

Oh, and the other day I was freaking out momentarily when I took my hair out of a three-day bun because I was SHEDDING all over the place. I guess when you have your hair up for three days, the daily shed accumulates and makes you panic. Oops. :p

Heidi_234
September 22nd, 2010, 02:29 PM
I think I can put one foot in this thread thread now. I haven't measured it, but in the shower it definitely reaches lower into the vertical smile if I let it go there :p Yay! :joy: This would be tailbone on me! I have quite a few inches to classic wet, and not to mention that naturally curly I'm still barely hip length :crazyq: I'm all over the place, but that's curly hair for you, what can I do. :D

Jessica Trapp
September 22nd, 2010, 02:41 PM
I'm right at can-I-call-this-classic and keep waffling back and forth on trimming the ends to make them more even or not.

Isa-belle
September 23rd, 2010, 01:36 AM
I think I can put one foot in this thread thread now. I haven't measured it, but in the shower it definitely reaches lower into the vertical smile if I let it go there :p Yay! :joy:
Woohoo! A hearty welcome to you, Heidi dear :flowers:

Jessica Trapp - your signature picture looks so lovely.

Heidi_234
September 23rd, 2010, 02:35 AM
Woohoo! A hearty welcome to you, Heidi dear :flowers:

Thank you dear :flowers: I'm quite excited about this! It's a nice way to mark my 2nd anniversary :bounce:

Quahatundightu
September 23rd, 2010, 04:19 AM
Thank you dear :flowers: I'm quite excited about this! It's a nice way to mark my 2nd anniversary :bounce:

Yaaay congrats Heidi! It will be sad to see you leave the waist - TB thread but it's so awesome you've made it here! :D :D

Heidi_234
September 23rd, 2010, 07:33 AM
Yaaay congrats Heidi! It will be sad to see you leave the waist - TB thread but it's so awesome you've made it here! :D :D
I won't be leaving any time soon lol :laugh: I only consider myself fully graduated when my hair will be TBL naturally curly. And it's going to take a while :hatchet: It's like my hair's Mister hyde is already here, while the Dr. Jekyll hair still in the waist to TBL thread :silly:

Little_Bird
September 23rd, 2010, 07:53 AM
I'm still in this thread! I've trimmed quite a lot in the last month - about 7 cm - so I'm still a little longer than tailbone.

But my hair had been to 114 cm before the trims (120 is classic on me) and I used to sit on it already :D
Now I am back a little in the process but the ends are better :)

Other than that, there seems to me that I can do all sorts of updo's now, without major problems other than technical ones hehe
Feels like really long hair at this point :D