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spidermom
September 23rd, 2010, 08:31 AM
I'm sooooooooo close to classic length now, if my ends hold up.

candlesandfish
September 23rd, 2010, 09:11 AM
Mine's a few good inches below tailbone but not quite classic yet. I can sit on the very ends when it's wet but not dry, it's naturally braidwavey (I got my great grandmother's hair, apparently, although hers was red and mine is very firmly brown) but it's cut with a dip in the middle and I'm trying to decide whether to grow it out blunt along the bottom or not. I've been getting the v cut shallower each cut (yes, cut, not trim - my ends get a bit horrific but my hair grows really fast so I don't mind) but I'm not sure if it would look that great blunt to be honest...hmmm.

This is my hair in June to give you an idea of my hair at least, I need a new photo since my hair is quite a lot longer (as you'd imagine) now:

http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/47821/2665516900100712226S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2665516900100712226vuxSes)

rosek
September 25th, 2010, 05:35 AM
I think I'm going to increase my goal length. Classic is less than two inches away, but I'm finding it really hard to do cinnabuns right now (at least with a Ficcare). Just the length of it is putting the ends on the opposite side to where I insert the Ficcare, and its not working for me at all. I've tried changing the way I twist it, and the side I insert the Ficcare from, and it makes it really uncomfortable (and not very stable, which is important for me).

Like I really needed an excuse to grow past classic :p I think I'll need to grow at least another four inches past classic to get the ends back in the right area. Might as well shoot for fingertip, which I think is about 50''.

Henrietta
September 25th, 2010, 02:16 PM
I think I'm going to increase my goal length. Classic is less than two inches away, but I'm finding it really hard to do cinnabuns right now (at least with a Ficcare). Just the length of it is putting the ends on the opposite side to where I insert the Ficcare, and its not working for me at all. I've tried changing the way I twist it, and the side I insert the Ficcare from, and it makes it really uncomfortable (and not very stable, which is important for me).

Like I really needed an excuse to grow past classic :p I think I'll need to grow at least another four inches past classic to get the ends back in the right area. Might as well shoot for fingertip, which I think is about 50''.

That's the magic of long hair :eyebrows:
Eventually you will find your ends at ankle length one day, I bet:D ("Oh, already? Ankle? Let's grow 2 inches more;)" )

Indigo Girl
September 25th, 2010, 08:21 PM
I'm sooooooooo close to classic length now, if my ends hold up.

Wow spidermom I love that pic...I love snakes! :)

I just realized I finally hit classic. I think I am going to try for thigh now. :D

Isa-belle
September 26th, 2010, 01:42 AM
Congratulations Indigo_Girl! That must be exciting :cheer: Thighlength is going to look awesome on you.
Can't wait to reach you on the other side :D

Jezerellica
September 26th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Hope you guys don't mind my stalking this thread. Since I am at hip, it will not be too much longer before I can join the fun here!

My hair is TB when wet, but I would rather wait and make sure it is a little past when dry and I am happy with the quality of my hemline.

Yayyyy, it is coming!!!

Laylah
September 26th, 2010, 06:45 AM
I'm just joining this thread now :) My hair is about an inch past tailbone, and when in the shower it's about 3 inches past.

Indigo Girl
September 26th, 2010, 10:48 AM
Congratulations Indigo_Girl! That must be exciting :cheer: Thighlength is going to look awesome on you.
Can't wait to reach you on the other side :D

Thanks! :flower:

Look forward to seeing you there! :D

Capybara
October 6th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Congratulations Indigo Girl!! :cheer:

Just wanted to drop by and say ... I sat on my hair today!

To be fair, it was while sitting down in a squishy office chair. I still have a few inches to classic but it's so close I can almost taste it!

Gabriel
October 6th, 2010, 06:02 PM
I think I'm going to increase my goal length. Classic is less than two inches away, but I'm finding it really hard to do cinnabuns right now (at least with a Ficcare). Just the length of it is putting the ends on the opposite side to where I insert the Ficcare, and its not working for me at all. I've tried changing the way I twist it, and the side I insert the Ficcare from, and it makes it really uncomfortable (and not very stable, which is important for me).

Like I really needed an excuse to grow past classic :p I think I'll need to grow at least another four inches past classic to get the ends back in the right area. Might as well shoot for fingertip, which I think is about 50''.

I'm having the same trouble with my Ficcares at this length.

rosek
October 7th, 2010, 04:28 AM
I've got a few new Ketylo's, so I've just been using those since I figured out what the problem was. They are holding everything up beautifully :) I am literally a finger's-width away from classic now!

podo
October 12th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Hello all!! I can finally join this thread! Goodbye waist-to-tailbone!! Hello tailbone-to-classic!!

(Sorry, I've been waiting for this moment for 3 years and I'm FINALLY here!!!)

*happy dance all around*

BelleBot
October 12th, 2010, 03:53 PM
My hair is finally starting to feel long. It's just about mid butt length now so I can just about sit on the longest strands and if I so wished I could stick it in my bum crack :rolleyes: :lol:
When I sit down my ends are very much curled up on my thighs which is nice. Plus everyone is commenting on how long it is when I wear it down.

I can't wait to get to classic. Another 4 inches or so. Hopefully this time next year I'll have reached it give or take a trim or two. Then after that I think I may shoot for fingertip depending on how I feel.

Gabriel
October 12th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Welcome podo! :)

I'm soo close to classic. About half an inch, benefit of being short waisted!

I am thinking fingertip too (48 inches on me) for a future goal after thickening my hemline a little once I hit classic.

Indigo Girl
October 12th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Congratulations Indigo Girl!! :cheer:

Just wanted to drop by and say ... I sat on my hair today!

To be fair, it was while sitting down in a squishy office chair. I still have a few inches to classic but it's so close I can almost taste it!

Thank you Capybara! I know the feeling of almost there...so close! Best wishes on your continued growth! :flower:

kmoc123
October 25th, 2010, 11:55 AM
I just measured and am at 39...which on me is mid butt...I figure classic is about 5 or 6 more inches. YIPEEEEEEEE!!!!

boukje
October 25th, 2010, 01:34 PM
I am also very close to tailbone (when my hair is down and combed (so without braid and or bun curls) I am about 1.5 to 2 inch from classic but unfortunately it is all very thin and fairytaled (thickest part is between waist and hip). I will grow to classic and then trim trim trim until the thin ends will slowly go away :) so I guess I will be here for quite some time ;)

Little_Bird
October 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM
It's not often that i visit this thread... classic can't come soon enough. I'm desperating :silly: well not that much... I've grown kinda used to waiting and growing out. I guess I will have to adjust to "i've reached goal and now trim" mode :p I can't wait for it though.

I'm about 4 inches away, I'm also at mid butt lenght :)

New thing is, I think I will try not to worry about my hemline untill I get there anymore. I will never get there if I keep wanting it straight and blunt. I don't mind sporting faerytale ends again for a while in order to get there I think. My ends are kinda blunt now so I kinda know they are possible for me, even though they will always be thin compared to my roots. STILL! Classic must be the focus now... I've been lurking around tailbone for too long now :p

Hopefully this time next year I'll be classic full force ... HOPEFULLY :D:cheese:

frodolaughs
October 27th, 2010, 07:04 PM
When I first joined this thread I was at 'can I call this tailbone? please?' I'm now solidly mid-butt. :-)

My taper is getting pretty severe though. When I comb it out I still have a blunt hemline. I'm not sure how that's possible, but I confirm it daily in the mirror...

isbmlamloi
October 28th, 2010, 09:30 AM
Hooray, this is my thread! I had to check the lengths descriptions versus my most recent length picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/4233456486/), which is still almost a year old. I've trimmed a lot since then, too, because that picture is from before I joined LHC and learned about S&D - and I still think I need a full-on even-it-out trim. I have a wonderful stylist who I see every year or so who understands how much I love my hair long. I think this time I go see her, I'll be able to say, "trim it to tailbone!"

spidermom
October 28th, 2010, 11:07 AM
I put my most recent length picture in my "growing concern" album. Jojo tells me I am one fly fart away from classic length, haha. When water is streaming through my hair in the shower, I'm already at classic length.

I always seem to get a surprising growth spurt in October, and that's what happened this year. It seemed like my hair got longer overnight and surprised me.

Night_Kitten
November 1st, 2010, 01:18 PM
I measured tooday - 100 cm! YAY!!! :cheese: :cheese: :cheese: Next mini-goal - 40'' :D

To celebrate the occasion, I came up with a trimming plan (as I have quite some taper, my braid is so thin twards the end it's rediculus :() : a 1-2cm trim at the end of December or begining of January to even out the ends alittle, then no trims till Classic (according to my calculations, including the trim, I should reach classic in May 2011 :pray:), and after that more regular trims of 1cm every 2-3 months... Now if I can stick to the plan and bare loosing a month's growth to regular trims is remained to be seen :p
Hopefully it will help reduce the taper and thicken up the ends...

Gabriel
November 1st, 2010, 05:53 PM
Congratulations Night Kitten!

I almost forgot to post here. I've made it to classic finally! Being short waisted, losing a bit of weight and eating much healthier have all pitched in to make it happen sooner than I thought.

I don't really have a new length goal yet though...

Capybara
November 1st, 2010, 06:48 PM
Woo congratulations NightKitten and Gabriel!! :cheese: 100 cm, and classic, wow!

squiggyflop
November 1st, 2010, 07:36 PM
is still nowhere near classic.. i cant seem to keep myself from trimming.. *sigh* no self control..

kittensoupnrice
November 1st, 2010, 09:06 PM
Woo congratulations NightKitten and Gabriel!! :cheese: 100 cm, and classic, wow!

I agree! Congratulations you two! :cheer:

I'm personally just reaching "can I call this classic?"
The very tips of my hair when wet or pulled straight could be considered classic, but I'm hanging around until it's definitive. :D

Nastasia
November 1st, 2010, 10:19 PM
I think I get to join this thread now! The definition of "tailbone" is a slightly fuzzy one, but as of tonight I'm at 38", which is somewhat longer than BCL and a bit short of the end of my actual tailbone. :cheese: Yaaay! By my exceedingly accurate measurements, I should hit classic at 43.5". I can do 5.5", right? My taper isn't even too bad yet. C'mon, hair, grow faster!

Gabriel
November 2nd, 2010, 04:46 AM
Thanks everyone! I'll be hanging out here though until I get a few trims in next year and thicken my hemline up a little.

squiggyflop
November 2nd, 2010, 07:23 AM
Woo congratulations NightKitten and Gabriel!! :cheese: 100 cm, and classic, wow!
not fair.. 100 cm is classic on you.. i hate being tall

purple_figtree
November 2nd, 2010, 02:08 PM
I agree, being tall makes my hair seem so much shorter. Come on hair, grow! :)

kittensoupnrice
November 2nd, 2010, 08:47 PM
not fair.. 100 cm is classic on you.. i hate being tall


I agree, being tall makes my hair seem so much shorter. Come on hair, grow! :)

Well, as a shorty, I can assure you that I'm always super envious of you taller gals.
I generally find that 100cm on a tall person is more impressive than 100cm on a shorter person.

But then maybe I'm just height envious. :o

Gabriel
November 3rd, 2010, 05:02 AM
I agree, being short my length doesn't look anywhere near as impressive as the same "body marker length" on someone taller.:(

isbmlamloi
November 3rd, 2010, 12:01 PM
Hrm. I just took this picture for another thread, and then I noticed where the braid ended. I think that might be classic! I'm getting 2" trimmed off later this week, though (my first trim in years), so I'll stay in this thread for now.

[/URL][URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5142943953/"]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/5142943953_9d671a14ee.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5142943953/)

Florida Mom
November 4th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Yeah - as of measuring today my hair is finally tailbone!!!! With a half inch to spare... LOL

Capybara
November 6th, 2010, 09:22 AM
not fair.. 100 cm is classic on you.. i hate being tall
Sorry, I wasn't being clear :o I was complementing Nightkitten and Gabriel on their respective goals. I wish 100 cm was classic on me! I'm a smidgen under 5'9", so not super tall, but tall enough to know how it feels. You've got some gorgeous hair, by the way!

Sissy
November 6th, 2010, 09:43 AM
well, I'm still in this category. I thought I might hit classic in 2010, but it's not going to happen :mad:

I'll probably be a tailbone to classic for all of 2011 too the way my hair is behaving!

Coriander
November 6th, 2010, 11:18 AM
I was checking the back of my head in the mirror to make sure I'd combed everything and when I hold the mirror up face-high so I can see, my hair looks classic. But if I lower the mirror to say, abdomen height, my hair looks shorter. :laugh:

I have no idea. Two more months until I measure.

Gulbahar
November 6th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Just did the first length shot since I don't know when:

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/16/414216/3463623533326336.jpg

I hadn't realised that I was this close to classic. :p (And I should do something about my posture. I am leaning to the right side again which is definitely not good. :rolleyes:)

sweetestday
November 6th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Oh, being tall isn't the only time you take forever to grow. I'm only 5'4", and I'm all torso. My legs are short, so when I'm sitting, I'm as tall as my 6' husband. Then we stand, and I'm up to his mid chest area. So... classic on me is 44 inches, and I think I'm finally there! I just looked in the mirror the other day, and it sure looks like the ends are where they should be. :)

squiggyflop
November 6th, 2010, 09:18 PM
22 inches.. thats how many inches ive cut off in the past 3 years.. sad.. can you imagine my hair 22 inches longer??

Night_Kitten
November 7th, 2010, 05:36 AM
I was checking the back of my head in the mirror to make sure I'd combed everything and when I hold the mirror up face-high so I can see, my hair looks classic. But if I lower the mirror to say, abdomen height, my hair looks shorter. :laugh:

I had something similar, but with pictures - when I took pics holding my camera above my head it looked longer that it really was, and when I found out the truth I was quite dissapointed... Now I make sure to be more objective (I "borrow" my dad's good camera with the timer option :D)

Herb
November 7th, 2010, 07:04 AM
I was standing in the shower yesterday and realized I was very, very close. I'm sure I'll touch classic in the next month or two!

Coriander
November 7th, 2010, 10:20 AM
I had something similar, but with pictures - when I took pics holding my camera above my head it looked longer that it really was, and when I found out the truth I was quite dissapointed... Now I make sure to be more objective (I "borrow" my dad's good camera with the timer option :D)

lol... Yes. I've been using my camera with the timer. I took about 70 photos yesterday from different heights to see what the heck was happening. :)

Nilaihah
November 17th, 2010, 03:11 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:

Hey again :)

Know I'm on 103 cm / about 40". I checked my classic measurements and I will pass classic at 43.3" / 110 cm yet :cheese:

So only 7 cm to go :D:D:D

isbmlamloi
November 17th, 2010, 09:02 AM
I got my trim, and I'm shy of classic, just as I thought!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/5167274595_f3e29aef44.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5167274595/)

Another 2-4 inches will do it, though. Grow, hair, grow! :)

kmoc123
November 18th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Feeling like it is longer each day....last measurement was 39"...but it looks a bit longer...I am catching it on the most unusual things...the corner of the car door OUCH...my dogs walk on it when I am sitting on the couch...it takes on a life of it's own during the night...I might need a sleep cap. Can't wait for classic!!!

Xandergrammy
November 21st, 2010, 09:42 AM
Hi everyone!! I had my first trim in 15 years and am now at "almost Classic". Anyone interested in a picture can take a peek at my blog. If we aren't friends yet, just friend me. :flowers:

rosek
December 2nd, 2010, 11:20 PM
I think I've just hit classic. Seriously considering trimming the ends a little at the end of the month, just to even the tips up. I'm not after blunt ends, but they aren't really close to fairytailing either. Picture included for advice :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5565&pictureid=89626

Not quite ready yet to move into the classic to knee thread...

ed. Okay, the picture won't show up... I'll try again later. :(

enfys
December 3rd, 2010, 07:13 AM
I've drawn up a trim schedule because I really want to thicken my ends back up from the layering I have. I planned it to the end of my 1000 Days blog, spacing them so I should reach fingertip by the time my blog finishes and I graduate from uni. It's great to have that plan there.

According to my scedule, I should hit classic in April. 2012. :doh:

I'm gonna be here for a while. *hates having the longest bum ever*

kittensoupnrice
December 3rd, 2010, 08:33 AM
I think I've just hit classic. Seriously considering trimming the ends a little at the end of the month, just to even the tips up. I'm not after blunt ends, but they aren't really close to fairytailing either. Picture included for advice :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5565&pictureid=89626

Not quite ready yet to move into the classic to knee thread...

ed. Okay, the picture won't show up... I'll try again later. :(

Here you go:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5565&pictureid=89626

You definitely look classic to me. I agree that you're not fairytailing yet. I don't think it's so uneven that you have to trim back to blunt quite yet. I think at this point you could go either way.

spidermom
December 3rd, 2010, 09:11 AM
I'm at "can I call this classic length?" My hair is classic length in the shower, and when dry I can reach back and pull some strands down to the bottom of my bottom, but ALAS! I can't prove classic length with a picture yet, so I guess I'm not there. (pout!)

boukje
December 3rd, 2010, 11:48 AM
I'm at "can I call this classic length?" My hair is classic length in the shower, and when dry I can reach back and pull some strands down to the bottom of my bottom, but ALAS! I can't prove classic length with a picture yet, so I guess I'm not there. (pout!)

maybe not officially classic but it looks amazing :D

rosek
December 6th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Thanks for posting that picture for me kittensoupnrice. I think I'm just going to keep on growing - feeling very inspired by Cinnamonhair's classic to knee journey on her website. And the more my hair fairytales, the easier updos will be, right? :P

Very excited to finally be at classic!

kittensoupnrice
December 6th, 2010, 02:22 PM
You are welcome rosek!

I think I can finally legitimately join this thread. My hair has been just barely classic when wet for the last couple of weeks. Now, when my hair is wet it's definitely past classic, and when it's dry it's just hitting classic.

I'm so excited to be here! I was really hoping to reach classic by Christmas, and it looks like I made it!

Johanna
December 6th, 2010, 03:56 PM
I'm ready to move into this thread now :D
I'm now at tailbone length and so happy about it. This was my original goal when I started actively growing, but now I'm aiming for classic. I have my wedding November next year so I'm hoping to nuture my hair so it's gorgeous for then.

It feels odd to be excited that my hair gets stuck in my underware...

Florida Mom
December 6th, 2010, 05:48 PM
I have just reached TB length, and am starting to have some problems doing up-dos. Even my go-to cinnabun is looking wonky. Any advice please?

Gabriel
December 6th, 2010, 06:34 PM
I have just reached TB length, and am starting to have some problems doing up-dos. Even my go-to cinnabun is looking wonky. Any advice please?


The same thing happened to me. Just keep growing. More length will rebalance everything. In the mean time you might want to try starting it at a different point. Maybe a little higher or lower.

You probably will want to try some new styles as well and maybe even styles that didn't work before. They might work fabulous now! :)

And congrats to all the new folks!

Capybara
December 6th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Welcome to everyone who is joining this thread! :flower:

I wanted to share a cute comment I got the other day. A friend's little sister approached me shyly, and asked if she could braid my hair because "she has never braided princess hair." Too cute!

purple_figtree
December 7th, 2010, 05:35 AM
I'm not at classic yet, but I can sit on my hair! I'm a little embarassed about how happy I am - it's just hair, after all. I lost a lot of hair to chemo, and it stopped growing, and the conditions here are really hard on my hair, so I'm just so happy that it started growing again, since I joined LHC. I didn't really think that it ever would.

I can't tell anyone around me that I can now sit on my hair without sounding like a crazy person, but it's nice to be able to tell everyone on LHC. :D

rosek
December 7th, 2010, 05:46 AM
Florida Mom a good tip I heard is when you start laying down the coils for the cinnabun, put them around your finger. So your finger is in the middle of all the coils. It always makes mine really stable.

Florida Mom
December 7th, 2010, 08:28 AM
Thanks. I will try changing to higher and lower spots. I tried wrapping the coils around my finger and that works great! Thank you!

WaitingSoLong
December 7th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Hello! I am new, just graduated from the waist to TBL thread. I finally feel like I can relax and let the length grow to whatever because TBL was my primary goal. Now I am just letting it go, working on my routine to perfect it and my hair quality and not necessarily quantity. I will trim as needed but I did a microtrim back in August and do not need one anytime soon. I would liek to be TBL braided, which is probably at or below classic but I am in no hurry.

I have found that, since hip length, I cannot do certain buns or I have that tail that sticks out no matter what, not enough to wrap that one more time i need. I would love recommendations for updo's for this length.

And as an intro here, I have been at LHC for a year and 8 months. Sorry my avatar is not updated to my current length. I am from Indiana, USA and I will be 35 tomorrow! I have 3 kidlets and my dd (12) is trying to grow her hair now. It is currently just at waist or so. She looks like a mini-me! I get to practice buns and styles on her when she is indulgent. She is starting to get sick of the length tho! However I think she wants her hair to look like mine. It is long enough now she sleeps with it braided and not loose.

Happy Growing!

PrincessBob
December 7th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Well I'm definitely in this boat. I was tailbone at 39" and classic will be at a whopping 48 inches (my bum is, let's say, expansive). It seems like I have had very little growth these last 6 months, but I have also been under a torrent of stress and am now experiencing a high rate of shedding that I hope will taper back down soon.

Gabriel
December 7th, 2010, 11:46 AM
I'd recommend nautilus (spelling?) and lazy wrap buns. I don't think I could get either of them to work until I hit tail bone length. Rose buns are a good option too.

PrincessBob I hope things get sorted for you soon and your shedding tapers off. :blossom:

rosek
December 8th, 2010, 03:14 AM
WaitingSoLong welcome to the thread, I love your colour!

I get that part that sticks out too - I take one extra long bobbypin, grab some hair from the coil over the ends and move it so it faces back into the bun, capturing the ends in the bun. It kinda catches them in and makes sure they dont come out, without having to actually put the bobby pin in the ends. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but it really works for me!

dfotw
December 8th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Hi! :flowers:

I think it's finally time for me to join this thread! I'm at 37'', which is a bit past tailbone when wet/stretched, and anywhere between hip and BCL when dry/curly (depending on bunwaves/braidwaves/air-dried/dry weather/humid weather... life of a curly! :rolleyes:).

My first goal is to make it to classic when wet (that should be around 43''), then classic when dry... then maybe fingertip! :pray:

At my current rate of growing... and if I don't hit another Big Stall... I should be at classic when wet in about a year... so I'll just set camp in this thread! :D

Oooooh, before I forget, latest length-shot (hands at hip)... it's curly, so you'll just have to take my word for it when I tell you I have almost 6 inches more that I lose in curl-shrinkage... :p

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/image.php?u=28845&dateline=1291801966&type=profile

spidermom
December 8th, 2010, 12:42 PM
I'm about to give up. While S&Ding over the past few days, it appears that one hair out of every 10 is damaged in some way (roughened cuticle, splits, white dots, fairy knots). 10% crappy hair is not what I was going for.

Gabriel
December 8th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Lovely curls dfotw and welcome!

spidermom - Oh no! Do you think it's just the length or something else causing the increase in damage?

WaitingSoLong
December 12th, 2010, 06:13 AM
dfotw I am in the same boat, about the same length, hope to be classic in a year tho I am already giving myself permission for a trim in August. Not sure how August became my trim month but it is. All I did this past August was a micro-trim so I am sure by Aug 2011 I will be need an inch off or so. I hate losing the velcroe effect of the ends. I always have such a hard time keeping it bunned after a trim.

rosek I am not sure I get what you are saying about the ends...

Gabriel those are my 3 favorite buns, esp. The nautilus is my default bun, the first one I learned at just past waist length. The rose bun I have finally perfected and thanks to spin pins (hair scroos) I can make it look quite lovely! The LWB is my most recent addition. It is my "working" bun. It seems to stay put really well. It is the nautilus I cannot seem to keep in anymore. I have gone to braiding instead of bunning but, alas, when I am working on the house (construction), it HAS to be bunned.

I have found that at TBL I cannot seem to wear my hair down anymore. It just goes everywhere and gets in the way. I cannot bend over or have to hold my hair when I do. I think I have been keeping it up for so long I have forgotten how to have it down. I am sort of discouraged, I did not seem to have this trouble at hip length.

Also, I am dreading shampoos now. It just TAKES. SO. LONG. Apparently my hair is both fine and thick, making it very easy to tangle. I have heard this from every stylist I have ever had cut my hair. They seem baffled by the tangles. And again, I did not seem to have this problem at hip. It could be that hip length is the ideal place for my hair, but I always wanted classic (just never had a name for it before LHC). I am hoping it is a phase and I will grow out of it. But whenever I wear my hair down, I just feel it snagging and breaking and rubbing on my clothes and I usually give in and twist it up in a bun to stop the madness. For me, tho, there is not point to the length if I cannot wear it down. If I just want bun-ability, I will cut back to hip! Ok, so just trying to figure out my hair. LOL.

spidermom
December 12th, 2010, 11:54 AM
I S&D'd until I couldn't stand it anymore and have been wearing my hair up since my last comment. I had it down to comb it out yesterday, and my daughter congratulated me for finally being at goal length. My hair totally covers my butt! I still can't prove it with a picture, though.

squiggyflop
December 12th, 2010, 12:06 PM
well its taking FOREVER.. i had a mishap about a month ago involving my braid tassle and some glue.. long story short i lost about 2 inches..

and my hair is growing super slow.. barely a half inch a month.. i really want some gummy vitamins but dad wont get them for me.. i just cant remember to take normal vitamins.. but gummys.. i can definitely remember to eat candy every day.. i know my hair is growing slow because i havent had to henna my hair since september

purple_figtree
December 15th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Congratulations, Spidermom! I look forward to seeing your length photo :)

spidermom
December 16th, 2010, 11:37 AM
O.k. folks - got the picture. It's not the best because I'm leaning toward the left (how did I not realize that?), but what say you? Am I at classic?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/classiclength.jpg

LunarAurora
December 16th, 2010, 12:21 PM
You are ! Congrats ! :)

CastaDiva
December 16th, 2010, 12:24 PM
I`m also on my way to classic. About two more inches and I`ll be there:cheese:

CastaDiva
December 16th, 2010, 12:30 PM
O.k. folks - got the picture. It's not the best because I'm leaning toward the left (how did I not realize that?), but what say you? Am I at classic?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/classiclength.jpg
Oh spidermom, your classic length hair is gorgeous:thud:If my hair would look like yours when it reaches classic I would be up on:cloud9:

Gabriel
December 16th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Yay congrats spidermom! Your hair looks wonderful! :)

Night_Kitten
December 16th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Congratulations on reaching classic spidermom! :D

squiggyflop
December 16th, 2010, 01:48 PM
O.k. folks - got the picture. It's not the best because I'm leaning toward the left (how did I not realize that?), but what say you? Am I at classic?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/classiclength.jpg
i guess you won the race :) looks good.. little jealous :D<<greenface

Isa-belle
December 16th, 2010, 01:55 PM
Not only have you reached classic, spidermom, but your hair is stunning and so thick down to the ends. :thud: Congratulations!

spidermom
December 16th, 2010, 02:54 PM
You LHCers are the best! Thank you so much. Except now I'm not at classic length anymore because my head is so swollen that it pulled the length up. haha!

spidermom
December 16th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Oh spidermom, your classic length hair is gorgeous:thud:If my hair would look like yours when it reaches classic I would be up on:cloud9:

A woman at work asked me today "are you Norwegian?" and I said "only a smidge," and she told me "Norwegians always have the most beautiful hair." So yours will be gorgeous, too!

CastaDiva
December 17th, 2010, 04:38 AM
A woman at work asked me today "are you Norwegian?" and I said "only a smidge," and she told me "Norwegians always have the most beautiful hair." So yours will be gorgeous, too!
Thank you so much, spidermom! You have really given me even more inspiration to keep on growing now:cheese: I sure hope my hair will be at least close to your beautiful "Norwegian hair" when I reach classic:)

Florida Mom
December 17th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Spidermom- your hair is gorgeous! So thick and beautiful, youthful, and definitely at classic!

SheaLynne
December 17th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Beautiful, spidermom! Congrats on reaching classic :)


I am skimming upper tb, and since true tailbone will only be a couple of inches from classic, I'm going to start hanging around here until I reach classic...with monthly 1/4-inch trims, that should keep me here for most of 2011 :D

Arthiel
December 17th, 2010, 03:44 PM
at 41", I am about three inches past tailbone now and three inches until classic! My hair has been growing about an inch a month so I think I will get there by March. Although it's a little annoying having to be careful about shutting it in car doors and getting caught in door nobs, I'm so excited!

rosek
December 18th, 2010, 12:02 AM
I graduated yesterday, and I wore my hair down. It turned out surprisingly nice:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5565&pictureid=90885

And of course congratulations Spidermom!

Gabriel
December 18th, 2010, 05:13 AM
Congratulations on your graduation Rosek! Your hair looks wonderful :).

WaitingSoLong
December 18th, 2010, 08:00 AM
Rosek! My hair length marks are the same as you. I am 38" at TBL and need 6" to reach classic. BTW, in your pic it looks classic in that gown ;o)

rosek
December 19th, 2010, 02:54 AM
WaitingSoLong thats because I just hit classic :p
It took me 8 months with no trimming to go from tailbone to classic. I've got a pretty heavy V hemline though. My next goal is fingertip, so thats another 6!
Happy growing!

spidermom
December 19th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Your hair looks gorgeous, Rosek!

I guess we'll be looking at dropping in on the classic to knee thread now, although I don't think I want to grow my hair that long. My 9-year-old granddaughter challenged me, though, she said "I think it would be AWESOME if you grew your hair to your knees. That's how long I'm going to grow my hair."

Avital88
December 19th, 2010, 12:23 PM
I soo cant wait till i can join this thread:) How long did it take most of you to go from hip to tailbone?
I'm almost at hip now and tailbone sounds really far away for me.
Hopefully around this time in a year i can join:)

Rivanariko
December 19th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I'm moving in over here for a while! I've finally graduated from the waist to tailbone thread! This is my length as of last night, post trim.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Rivanariko/12-18-10004.jpg

LunarAurora
December 19th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Welcome Rivanariko ! There are only a few inches to classic, it will happen very soon :)
Rosek, I love your hair ! 8 months to clasic ?! Wow, I wish my growth to be that fast !

spidermom
December 19th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Congratulations Rivanariko! Happy hair growing.

rosek
December 20th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Spidermom, I'm still abit hesitant to move to the Classic to Knee thread. I'm not thinking about cutting, but I figure it'll be another few months before I actually pass classic. Thigh here we come!

Gabriel
December 20th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Welcome Rivanariko! You've got some lovely hair!

I've been hovering here instead of moving to the classic to knee thread too. That's such a looong marker for me. My new goal is fingertip because it's the next actual marker for me that seems reasonable. Plus that might be where I stop since I'm really short and am not sure if I want to grow to knee yet.

On the 4th of January I'm going in for a trim, I don't think I will get much taken off the ends since they're relatively healthy but they are kind of thin since I had layers put in last year. I will probably have more trims this year so it will be slow growing while I thicken things up. So I'll probably hover here for a while...

Little_Bird
December 20th, 2010, 06:30 AM
Spidermom, Classic to Knee? My goodness, that would be a sight to see :D

I can't wait to be done with growing, because I need trimming! I need cheerlieders pushing me! :lol:

GROW HAIR GROWW!!! I really hope I'm there by Summer. I haven't measured in a couple of months now, last measurement was 107 cm I guess... Classic is at 120. I had been at 114 once but the ends were too thin and I trimmed quite a lot. It helped the hemline but I hope I'll get to that lenght fast! I can't wait!!

115 cm will already be a huge milestone :) I will be measuring next time on January :D And I should take pictures too, haven't taken one in ages!

^^ I can't get over how happy I am that you achieved classic Spidermom... I hope to join the gang soon! :)

By the way! Are there more people here growing faery tale ends to classic lenght? If so could you share pictures? :)
I am growing mine to classic and then I will be trimming and mantaining, I don't know if it's the case with you guys! But I'd love to see some inspiration :flower:

Little_Bird
December 20th, 2010, 07:14 AM
ugh this is taking forever

Sorry I really had to quote this, it made me laugh so much :D :lol:

That's exactly how I feel!!

Let's hang in there! WE CAN MAKE IT! :happydance:

Gabriel
December 20th, 2010, 11:07 AM
:cheer: Keep :cheer: on :cheer: growing!

Cheerleaders as requested!

Length shot cause I don't know when was the last time I posted one on here. It's not that great and kind of difficult to see but seriously self portraits of long hair is difficult!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6534&pictureid=91120

WaitingSoLong
December 20th, 2010, 08:22 PM
I soo cant wait till i can join this thread:) How long did it take most of you to go from hip to tailbone?
I'm almost at hip now and tailbone sounds really far away for me.
Hopefully around this time in a year i can join:)

Hmm, I never paid much attention to hip but I am about 3" below hip and just at tBL. I am guessing 6 months ago since I consistently gain 1/2" a month. But I have to say, hip length varies a lot more than TBL. My hips are low. I go by my actual hip bone (and the bottom of my tailbone for tbl) and not where it looks like my hip is. Seems a lot of people on here go by the curve or bump just before it tapers up to waist. To me, that changes depending on my weight, so I stuck with the bone itself. I spent a whole year figuring my length rate with monthly measures (not growth rate, because you have to factor in breakage and whatnot plus I couldn't measure my root-end growth, there was nothing to go by).

angelthadiva
December 20th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Congrats, SM on your growth and to our newest graduate! :joy:

Capybara
December 20th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Congratulations! And wow Gabriel, your hair is beautiful!

I'm going to be leaving you lovely ladies and gentlemen. Not because I hit goal, but because I cut back to bsl. Details http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=61832

I'll see you in a few years :flowers: Happy growing, everyone!

Gabriel
December 21st, 2010, 05:12 AM
Thanks Capybara :). Your new haircut looks quite awesome!

Coriander
January 1st, 2011, 02:50 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3541&pictureid=92024

From DBF's viewpoint I'm at classic, (he took the picture), BUT when the camera is at butt-height, I'm not. Measuring-wise, I still have an inch or so to go. :lol:

Elspeth30
January 1st, 2011, 05:05 PM
Just measured for the new year and was happy to finally hit tailbone again...huzzah.
(I chopped back almost to waist length to get rid of illness-thinned ends. Now ever so slowly growing back out to knee length if I can...hopefully with healthy ends.)

Elspeth30
January 1st, 2011, 05:06 PM
Coriander...I love you archery picture. :)

angelthadiva
January 1st, 2011, 08:44 PM
WTG, girl!!! Very pretty :thumbsup:

rosek
January 1st, 2011, 09:22 PM
Coriander, it looks so close! What about when its wet? :D

Coriander
January 1st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Soooooooo close, girls. :D Thank you!!!

Hmmm, I'll have to take a photo when my hair is wet to see what's up then. :P

SheaLynne
January 1st, 2011, 10:14 PM
I'm struggling with the transition into less common lengths of hair. Do any of you have suggestions for helping with the image issues and how others see your hair?

I know to ignore obviously critical or rude people who assume they have a right to give their opinion about how you wear your hair, but I guess I'm less sure how to think others generally see my hair. I'm less comfortable wearing it down, and I'm not sure I'm enjoying my length as much as I thought I would. But I know I have always loved long hair and I still drool over others here who have hair longer than mine....does time and more length help you become more comfortable with yourself as a longhair?

Qamar
January 2nd, 2011, 12:20 AM
It feels like its taking forever, but I should actually reach classic in about three months. That will be a fantastic landmark! After that it'll be onward to the land of knee.

rosek
January 2nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
SheaLynne, I think its the same as accepting any part of your body. For myself, I think my hair is beautiful and unique, and I think it makes me beautiful. Its versatile, and feminine. Its always been a self confidence booster for me, even when people just say the standard 'Oh your hair is long!'.

Other people will always make assumptions about you based on your appearance - for example 'her hair is long, shes trying to regain her youth' or other such nonsense. But you should always remember how you feel about your hair, and how it makes you feel.

For me right now, I wouldn't cut it because of comments other people made. I can't imagine not having its lovely weight around all the time.

In a round about way, I'm trying to say its all about learning to love your hair. If its thin or annoyingly thick, dead straight or frizzy and untameable, and no matter what length it is. If you can do that, you'll find other peoples opinions don't matter to you hardly at all anymore.

Good luck! I think your hair is beautiful :)

Edit: Oh I just noticed your signature. Exactly what that says! Embrace your hair :) All of it! ;)

Miasen
January 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
Hi ya'll, I think I am ready to join in this thread now. ;) I cannot wait to reac classic, which is my ultimate goal! :D Now if I can only manage to keep it healthy enough to reach it and still look decent.

Well, I guess I need some proof that I'm finally getting long hair eh? ;)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4369&pictureid=92189

Rivanariko
January 2nd, 2011, 06:36 PM
SheaLynne - I think that Rosek hit it on the nose. Think about who you're growing your hair for, you or the rest of the world? When you're happy with yourself, the opinions of everyone else don't matter anymore.

Honestly, I myself have never had a really negative comment about my hair. I've had close friends make comments about the ends looking a little damaged while doing something with it, but not in a "Your hair is too long and needs to be cut off because it's long and bad!" kind of way that apparently other people around here have. I get a lot of "your hair is so long!" that could be taken either way, but I choose to assume people are saying that with a measure of respect or admiration, rather than ridicule. So I guess I never really thought that anyone would be thinking bad things about my hair being longer than average.

What it comes down to though, is that I think my hair is beautiful. My fiance thinks my hair is beautiful. My mom is jealous of my hair because it's the hair she's always wanted but was never patient enough to have, and she thinks it's beautiful.

I'm guessing I'll probably feel less confident leaving it loose in public when I'm at my goal of knee length, but part of that will just be because I'd be worried about it getting caught in things.

There is also a bit of an identity to it I think. I've always been a long hair by some standard, hovering between APL and waist pretty much my entire life, so even now that I'm getting into less common lengths, being a long hair isn't anything new. That I would imagine will come with time as you get used to a different image of yourself.

WaitingSoLong
January 2nd, 2011, 07:05 PM
SheaLynn, what kind of comments are you getting? Like you should cut it? I have never had a negative comment about my long hair which is probably why I keep growing it longer, because I like the positive comments. But also because I feel like it is "me". It is sort of part of my identity (like Sally Jessie's glasses or Jay Leno's chin). I think if I cut my hair I would be losing part of myself. Maybe long hair isn't you? Or maybe the unkind comments are causing you to question whether it is worth it? I am sorry, either way, that you are receiving less than compliments. I don't have any advice. I am not real good with tact and such.

Miasen! Welcome!

rosek
January 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
Qamar, I love those purple streaks in your hair! Do you still have them? Do you find they grow at the same rate as the rest of your hair?

And Miasen, welcome! You definately belong in this thread :)

SheaLynne
January 2nd, 2011, 08:05 PM
Thank you so much. I think reading the negative things people here are told affects me more than anything anyone has said to me personally. I start assuming the thoughts are negative.

Actually, IRL I was getting compliments when it was waist length and now they have stopped...it's almost like people don't know what to say. It just leaves me wondering what they are thinking, and since I am struggling to see myself with this new identity as the one with "really long hair", I am insecure about it. Haha Also, my 6 yo dd has past tb-length hair and gets comments and compliments every time she leaves the house, and then they look at me and say nothing...well, it leaves me hanging there!

A lady did say tonight that she bets we use a lot of shampoo at our house...I just smiled and told her that actually not much shampoo but a lot of conditioner! And I told her the story of what happened to dd's curly hair when she used gobs of shampoo on it and it was a massive frizzball the next day LOL

But, yeah, I'm committing to sticking with this, and figuring I will work through the "identity" part of it and keep growing it for me, but I figured probably someone else had been through some of this. Thanks for the outside objective (but long-hair-friendly) viewpoints!

Qamar
January 2nd, 2011, 09:35 PM
Yes, I do still have my purple. It grows at the same rate as the rest of my hair and every so often I have to touch it up because my silver roots take over.

jel
January 3rd, 2011, 08:02 AM
I would like to officially join this thread, although I am by now half way to classic.

About a year ago, I hit what had been my "ultimate" goal, TB. I spent a year thinking about cutting back to waist - a length that is still long, but more easy to wear down. But it was very hard to change a "grow, grow longer" mindset of previous 5 years!

Just recently I realised my hair was fairly close to classic - and if I let it, it should hit that milestone in 2011. So I decided I am going to go for it! :D

This was on the "last hair pics of 2010" thread, and although it's from a slight bird's eye view, it still shows that I'm close...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/IMG_1363-1.jpg

lupiae
January 3rd, 2011, 08:09 AM
Your hair is beautiful! From august 2005 to now you made fantastic progress. Thank you for sharing this magnific picture

slythwolf
January 3rd, 2011, 02:27 PM
I only have about 2.5-3" left until classic now! Classic by summer, here I come. :D

isbmlamloi
January 3rd, 2011, 04:30 PM
I just took my yearly hair length documentation photo. I'm soooooo close to classic. I think another inch will do it!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5321329815_5b7f62ebc3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5321329815/)

Johanna
January 3rd, 2011, 04:49 PM
I haven't measured my hair since early november and I'm not going to measure for another few weeks.

Had to share: My cousin is a hairdresser and of course, has been dying and heat styling her hair for a while now. Her hair is so fried now, and she had clip in extentions. I'd never touched extentions before, the texture is so different to real hair! It feels a lot like doll hair. I'd be too scared to use any heat near it for fear of melting it.

Also, very exciting news: I'm getting married this year! XD

rosek
January 4th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Welcome jel!

slythwolf and isbmlamloi, you can do it! Grow hair grow! :cheer:

Johanna, congratulations on your wedding! Think you'll be at classic by then? :D

Night_Kitten
January 4th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Johanna, congratulations on your wedding! :D

jel - your hair looks amasing! And what a beautiful color! Do you henna?

isbmlamloi - wow, your'e so close to classic!
I'm also about 1-2 inches away from classic, but because I plan to trim alittle on February I probably won't reach it till May...
It looks like there will be plenty of new traffic to the "classic to knee" thread this spring, LOL :D

rosek
January 4th, 2011, 01:28 AM
Night_Kitten, I think there definately will be! Spidermom has already moved over there.

Calaelen
January 4th, 2011, 12:19 PM
I just realized I am about 1-2 inches away from classic!! I was SOOOO happy when I woke up the other day and realized that. I'd gone to bed with loose hair because it was too wet to comb or braid, and in it's natural state it is several inches longer than I'd realized. I am SO close!!

Henrietta
January 4th, 2011, 12:21 PM
jel- awesome hair, wallpaper and sweater ;) Fantastic pic.

jel
January 4th, 2011, 03:34 PM
Thank you, Lupiae and Rosek for the welcome!



jel - your hair looks amasing! And what a beautiful color! Do you henna?


Thanks, Night_Kitten! I used to henna, for 5 years, but in the last 6 months or so I have switched to Elumen dye. It is non-damaging, and washes out, but I like the vibrancy it gives my hair.


jel- awesome hair, wallpaper and sweater ;) Fantastic pic.

Thanks, Henrietta! The background is actually my living room curtain :D

This thread is great - a lot of beautiful long hair getting even longer! And fairly quickly too, from what I've seen...

Ravenwaves 88
January 5th, 2011, 04:43 PM
I am so ready to join this thread! Hoping by end of 2011/beginning of 2012 I'll be here. You guys keep me going.....I always check this thread for inspiration and I'm never dissapointed :D

Ciao for now!

WaitingSoLong
January 6th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Hello to everyone joining in!

I love all the pictures!!

I took another pic of my hair today because I used a temp dye and wanted to see what it looked like (it looks like nothing, by the way, it didn't change my color at all that I can tell).

Anyway, I noticed two things in my pic:

1. My hemline is getting ragged. But I don't care
2. I only look about 4" away from classic??? Surely it is an illusion. I am slightly past TBL now but I always thought classic was 44" on me, however, I was following the curve of my rear and not just hanging straight down.

Ok, I edited to add the pic:

http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp17/Poetry4me75/Hair/P1040047.jpg

Anyway, I should definitely reach classic by year's end, maybe sooner!

Gulbahar
January 6th, 2011, 10:23 AM
I'm leaving this thread for now. A couple of days ago I had my hair cut back to about hip length because it had been suffering from travelling in the desert and other dry places for some weeks. It kept tangling like crazy and there seemed to be split ends everywhere.
Funnily enough I am very happy at my new length and might keep it like this. We'll see.

lupiae
January 6th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Hello to everyone joining in!

I love all the pictures!!

I took another pic of my hair today because I used a temp dye and wanted to see what it looked like (it looks like nothing, by the way, it didn't change my color at all that I can tell).

Anyway, I noticed two things in my pic:

1. My hemline is getting ragged. But I don't care
2. I only look about 4" away from classic??? Surely it is an illusion. I am slightly past TBL now but I always thought classic was 44" on me, however, I was following the curve of my rear and not just hanging straight down.

Ok, I edited to add the pic:

http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp17/Poetry4me75/Hair/P1040047.jpg (http://http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp17/Poetry4me75/Hair/P1040047.jpg)

Anyway, I should definitely reach classic by year's end, maybe sooner!

Wow, waiting so long, your hair is beautiful, fantastic.

My wife has similar lenght, a little darker colour and a littlewavy... :) and I love taking care of her hair.
Who does take care of yours? husband? Boyfriend? Friend? O simply the hairdresser? :)

WaitingSoLong
January 6th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Wow, waiting so long, your hair is beautiful, fantastic.

My wife has similar lenght, a little darker colour and a littlewavy... :) and I love taking care of her hair.
Who does take care of yours? husband? Boyfriend? Friend? O simply the hairdresser? :)

Thanks Lupiae. I don't let anyone touch my hair but me. ;)

SheaLynne
January 6th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Waitingsolong, your hair is truly amazing! I cannot believe how thick it looks down to the ends...congrats!!

jel
January 6th, 2011, 04:00 PM
WaitingSoLong, your hair is gorgeous! I think you'll be hitting classic by summer...

BelleBot
January 6th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Wow jel your hair is amazing, such a beautiful colour. Whereabouts do you get your Elumen and what shade is it? I've never been able to find any in the UK and the shade systems confuse me.

Anyway, I came into this thread to say I should hopefully hit classic towards the end of this year! I have less than 4 inches to go. :D I can't wait! I think I'll maintain once I get there to thicken up my hemline then it's on to the dizzy lengths of knee! I'm finally starting to feel like a longhair (despite always having long hair in most peoples' eyes).

WaitingSoLong
January 7th, 2011, 05:30 AM
It always makes me chuckle when people comment on my hair thickness. It must put out a great illusion. Someday I will measure the circumference. I never have.

My daughter has thick hair, thicker than mine. I will have to get her to let me braid it and take a pic sometime. She thinks taking pictures of her hair is weird. LOL. But she has a friend with UBER thick hair. I mean, one strand of her braid is equal to the thickness of all my hair. It is lovely, tho.

jel
January 7th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Wow jel your hair is amazing, such a beautiful colour. Whereabouts do you get your Elumen and what shade is it? I've never been able to find any in the UK and the shade systems confuse me.



Thanks BelleBot! I got a couple bottles of red Elumen (RR@all) on German eBay and I used up one in 6 months (OK, 5.5 months). I just went for the brightest red I could get - I'm not one for faffing about mixing shades to perfection! Have you seen the long Elumen thread on the Conventional Products board?

midnightwolf
January 9th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Hey guys, I posted this in the waist to tail bone thread and got recommended to post here too. I was just wondering of you think iv reached Tail bone yet. sometimes i feel i have and sometimes im not sure. Im aiming for classic by the end of the year.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/midnight_wolf_/1.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/midnight_wolf_/113_0084.jpg

Im not quite used to taking pictures of my hair yet!

Qamar
January 9th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Congratulatuons! It looks like your racer hairs are definitely at tailbone. The rest will catch up soon.

rosek
January 10th, 2011, 12:43 AM
I love that! Racer hairs :p

But I agree, midnightwolf that looks like tailbone to me!

Red Leo
January 10th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Hello,
Sorry very new at this but how long classic?

Qamar
January 10th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Classic is when your hair reaches the point where your leg makes an arse of itself. Mine is about two inches from classic when wet in the shower and about three inches shy when dry. I can't wait to get there!

Red Leo
January 10th, 2011, 01:08 AM
Oh...OK thank you i am a newbie and just picking things up.What would mine be it is 1" shy of my knees?

celelu
January 10th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Well, Red Leo, I guess you're just short from knee lenght! Lucky you!
So, I haven't been around for a while, but I keep measuring, and for January 2011, I got 43,5“! I had 37“ a year ago, and that's with my spring trim. Hey, for sure I'll be classical by summer! :D

rosek
January 10th, 2011, 03:28 AM
celelu, thats some great growth!

How much did you trim?

midnightwolf
January 10th, 2011, 04:16 AM
Yay... right... onwards to classic!

TheBluffs
January 10th, 2011, 04:43 AM
Does anyone at tailbone notice that hair grows a bit slower? Does anyone know a way to fix with a diet change or something of that sort?

Red Leo
January 11th, 2011, 03:43 PM
It dose slow down some but wereing your hair up helps it keep going mine is on its way to my knees now but slowed down a lot at TB.

itsMEowKat
January 13th, 2011, 07:33 AM
It dose slow down some but wereing your hair up helps it keep going mine is on its way to my knees now but slowed down a lot at TB.

:cheese:Yay!:cheese:

I'm SO glad to hear that. Mine seemed to be hovering around tailbone and I was beginning to worry that this was terminal for me. :( That wouldn't be too bad, but I was hoping to get at least to classic, possibly mid-thigh.

Johanna
January 19th, 2011, 05:48 AM
My hair seems very happy growing at .5" a month. So now I'm at 38". I'm looking forward to being able to sit on my hair :P It seems to be tucking into a chinese bun really nicely at this length.

Miasen
January 19th, 2011, 06:07 AM
I'm starting to have trouble with my go to style, I need a new one I think. Most days I'll toss my hair up in a cinnabun held with a clawclip, but the clip is just too small to hold my hair now. :p

Must experiment!

WaitingSoLong
January 20th, 2011, 12:46 PM
Miasen, I have noticed that as my hair reaches different lengths, I have to adopt different up-dos. Now my problem, as I posted in the straight and silky thread, is that my hair spits out everything but spin pins. I can only do cinnabuns with those, and braided buns.

Anyone know any other kind of style to do with those for my length of hair?

Madora
January 20th, 2011, 02:21 PM
@Waitingsolong...You can do a cocentric braid bun.

1 Make a part from ear to ear. Take all the hair above the part, detangle gently, then braid and secure with a hair friendly elastic. Coil the braid in a circle, pinning as you go (weave the hairpins in an up and down motion).

2 Detangle the remaining hair and braid. Then pin that braid around the braided bun already in place.

You can also do this style with hair twists or rope braids.

Teufelchen
January 22nd, 2011, 10:00 AM
:cheese:Yay!:cheese:

I'm SO glad to hear that. Mine seemed to be hovering around tailbone and I was beginning to worry that this was terminal for me. :( That wouldn't be too bad, but I was hoping to get at least to classic, possibly mid-thigh.
I just graduated from Waist to Tailbone thread. And I have exactly the same problem now. Usually my hair grows ~1,5 cm /month and since December 2010 it just grows ~1 cm/month (I measure every 10 days and let my PC calculate the monthly growth)

I am aiming for Classic at the end of the year, which seemed possible (PC calculated end Nov), but now I am worried that I may have reached terminal. My circumference at the last 1 cm is still 1,2 cm So I have a semi-blunt hemline. I wear my hair up all time and I am not planing to trim, as I want to reach Classic asap.

But if some others experiencing the same problem, I may be fine.

SwordWomanRiona
January 22nd, 2011, 11:00 AM
This is my thread! :D
Before joining the LHC, I thought I was completely satisfied with my hair a bit longer than tailbone, but now I want a full classic hemline!!:D
My current hemline is a bit uneven, due to some careless microtrims I did some months past: my racer hairs are already at classic, I think, but I won't call my length "classic" until I have a "real" classic hemline. This is my current length (please ignore the obvious fact that I need to clean my wardrobe mirror :o):
http://p4tg4w.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p2RF6Cok7-vNjM5uDfx8zAtpElcT-iTgzEJyZsvqXh-XiVpMWDYxZG51XCPAzh_u2P3RyrFCmd23Ss6gGTHPFLXg9xr-LriJc/100_1760.jpg?psid=1

I've made the decision to leave the hemline uneven until I reach full classic, then trim to even.

SwordWomanRiona
January 22nd, 2011, 11:04 AM
I just graduated from Waist to Tailbone thread. And I have exactly the same problem now. Usually my hair grows ~1,5 cm /month and since December 2010 it just grows ~1 cm/month (I measure every 10 days and let my PC calculate the monthly growth)

I am aiming for Classic at the end of the year, which seemed possible (PC calculated end Nov), but now I am worried that I may have reached terminal. My circumference at the last 1 cm is still 1,2 cm So I have a semi-blunt hemline. I wear my hair up all time and I am not planing to trim, as I want to reach Classic asap.

But if some others experiencing the same problem, I may be fine.

My hair also grows relatively slowly at this length, but I know I can hit classic (I was at classic some months ago but trimed back to tailbone). I see your hair type is similar to mine, so don't give up hope!!

Teufelchen
January 23rd, 2011, 01:57 AM
Thank you SwordWomanRiona.
So I guess it is kind of common to have a phase of slow growth around TBL. That really gives hope for me.

I just wonder how my hair follices know that the tips are at TBL.

rosek
January 23rd, 2011, 02:55 AM
I just wonder how my hair follices know that the tips are at TBL.

They don't :D

Congratulations on joining the thread though!

SwordWomanRiona
January 23rd, 2011, 04:11 AM
:cheese:Yay!:cheese:

I'm SO glad to hear that. Mine seemed to be hovering around tailbone and I was beginning to worry that this was terminal for me. :( That wouldn't be too bad, but I was hoping to get at least to classic, possibly mid-thigh.

This site tempts me too much :D I was mantaining at tailbone+ before LHC, then when I joined I said "Let's go to classic, I'm nearly there!". And this morning I thought "Mid-thigh would be cool too, let's see if I can reach it after classic" lol :D

Miasen
January 23rd, 2011, 07:35 AM
I really need to find a new hairdo when I go to the gym. Usually have it in a braid, but it just keeps jumping all over the place when I'm on the threadmill and those machines. Buns are a no go for when I'm using the other machines as it's just in the way. Wondering if maybe a folded braid of some sort would be better? Need to do some experimenting me thinks.

podo
January 23rd, 2011, 09:55 AM
le sigh...

I seem to have stalled. I measured 39" when I joined this thread in October 2010; I'm still at 39" now in January 2011. I see some other posts about a stall around TBL, but it's heartbreaking, isn't it?

podo
January 23rd, 2011, 10:03 AM
I really need to find a new hairdo when I go to the gym. Usually have it in a braid, but it just keeps jumping all over the place when I'm on the threadmill and those machines. Buns are a no go for when I'm using the other machines as it's just in the way. Wondering if maybe a folded braid of some sort would be better? Need to do some experimenting me thinks.

I just saw a vid on TorrinPaige's YouTube about how she wears her hair doing some kind of dance-based cardio - she puts it in a Vortex Bun, but uses 3 rope braids to wrap (http://www.youtube.com/user/torrinpaige#p/u/6/-DF5HXky3B8).

The Vortex Bun (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=27288&highlight=vortex) was created by CinnamonCurls because she needed a way to wrap her iii hair in a bun that wouldn't fall out (so she wouldn't get fined in ballet). That should work for you, and once you've done it a few times it won't take too long.

Miasen
January 23rd, 2011, 12:58 PM
I just saw a vid on TorrinPaige's YouTube about how she wears her hair doing some kind of dance-based cardio - she puts it in a Vortex Bun, but uses 3 rope braids to wrap (http://www.youtube.com/user/torrinpaige#p/u/6/-DF5HXky3B8).

The Vortex Bun (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=27288&highlight=vortex) was created by CinnamonCurls because she needed a way to wrap her iii hair in a bun that wouldn't fall out (so she wouldn't get fined in ballet). That should work for you, and once you've done it a few times it won't take too long.
Oh, thanks! I just tried this, and it seems real good. Since it's so flat it would probably work great for working out. (Guess I'll check out next time I go there. ;))

haibane
January 23rd, 2011, 01:51 PM
Joining in the TB stalling crowd. With my super thin ends I thought I had stalled completely around 40" but measuring again and looking over my old measurements, I seem to have gained about an inch since October. So it's a bit slow going, but at least it's still going. :o

WaitingSoLong
January 23rd, 2011, 07:21 PM
I really need to find a new hairdo when I go to the gym. Usually have it in a braid, but it just keeps jumping all over the place when I'm on the threadmill and those machines. Buns are a no go for when I'm using the other machines as it's just in the way. Wondering if maybe a folded braid of some sort would be better? Need to do some experimenting me thinks.

I asked this in a thread here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=63106

I got several answers. Still haven't find my running "do" yet.

Teufelchen
January 24th, 2011, 02:50 AM
@ Miasen and WaitingSoLong:
maybe the braided claw Bun works for you. CinnamonHair has done a tutorial for it and I have great succes with it when doing my workout.
Here is the link (http://www.youtube.com/user/CinnamonHair#p/u/4/6vRgZuXse5o)

Lykaios
January 27th, 2011, 10:14 PM
I've just graduated to tailbone at 33" :D So, if my hair continues at the rate it's going (about .5" per month) I should be two inches from classic by December!! That is sooo exciting :D

PrincessBob
January 27th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Coming along nicely. I've gained about one inch since the last time I posted in here. This is so great!

rosek
January 27th, 2011, 11:58 PM
I have a feeling I should be moving over to the classic to knee thread soon. My hair is probably an inch below classic now. I think I'll wait until I'm at 45'' to change threads.

How is everyone else doing? I know there were a bunch of us that were tracking to hit classic around Christmas time.

Johanna
January 28th, 2011, 01:15 AM
I have some miniature swords that I recently purchased that I'm going to use as hair sticks! Technically they are letter openers, but with a little bit of sanding on the side they should be some pretty awesome hair sticks.

Onto my main problem, does anyone else have an issue of having brittle ends at this length? I'm fearing it may be due to my old chemical damage :/

WaitingSoLong
January 28th, 2011, 07:20 AM
I have some old chemical damage on my ends, too. I would not say they are brittle, just prone to dry out easily.

Welcome Lykaios. WOW TBL at 33" I am jealous ;) I didn't hit TBL til 38".

Teufelchen
January 30th, 2011, 05:17 AM
I am with you WaitingSoLong I needed 37" to reach TBL.

Welcome here Lykaios.

Panth
January 30th, 2011, 05:51 AM
Does anyone at tailbone notice that hair grows a bit slower? Does anyone know a way to fix with a diet change or something of that sort?

From personal experience, I was stuck in the long wasteland (waistland? :P) around TB for about 4.5 years. Now, from looking at old pictures this wasn't because of a lack of growth (despite stress) as my ex-fringe went from about shoulder to about waist...

I finally hit classic maybe late last spring but but by summer it was nasty and really going no where. I trimmed back to about TB last autumn and then joined LHC, learnt lots of new good techniques and have been wearing my hair up every day ever since.

It's been slowly but steadily growing and is now maybe an inch past classic - the longest ever - but still without noticeable extra tapering in the last few inches.

So, at least for my hairtype, I think that updos are the only way to progress past TB without ridiculously slow growth (due to increased damage, due to sitting on it) and ridiculously nasty, thin, split-ended, dry, horrible ends.

Just a tip for all you lovelies stuck in the waistlands. :P

Johanna
January 30th, 2011, 09:59 PM
My hair is being tricky today. I took a few photos of it down and noticed in a couple, it looked like I was almost at classic. In another photo it looked like it was just past tbl.
Sneaky.

On another note, just did a SMT and my ends are feeling amazing! I need to find some really nice, fancy updo's for this length. I need a gorgeous wedding hair style for the end of the year XD

boukje
January 31st, 2011, 02:01 AM
due to many reasons I have neglected my hair for a long time and I find that that really made it in a bad state, especially the sleeping with the hair loose (and pulling it away between my back and the bed) but also wearing a cinnamon bun with a ficcare every day shows definete breakage at the lenth where the ficcare goes.

I now try to put it up with hair stick (which I think don't break the hair that easily) and I also try to put it up before going to bed. I do not really care about the damage right now since I will be giving birth soon and then I will get another (second) post partum shed and will be almost complete bald so it will take a very long time anyway to let it grow back nicely.

I had such a bad shed with my son (bald patches everywhere) and those hair came back (mostly) but are still so short (around earlength) ugh. I hope those same hairs will fall out and not other patches otherwise it will be really bad.

It is now a little away from classic (about 1/2 an inch) but I will trim 0.5inch off every month for this year to not make it less thin. The real thinning starts between waist and tailbone (a little above hip maybe 1 to 1.5 inch or so) and I am hoping it will not get higher (even with the shed I will get).

Also this gets rid of the henna in my hair. My uncoloured hair is stronger and around shoulder length).

Rivanariko
January 31st, 2011, 06:17 AM
I haven't measured for the month yet, but I feel like I'm still right at TBL. I don't think I've edged out of my "winter stall" yet. Not that it actually "stalls" in the winter, just doesn't grow nearly as fast as when I'm out in the sunshine every day, so it FEELS like it's stalled. I'm still hoping to get to classic before my wedding in July! I'll probably trim back at that point to make the ends look really thick and nice, but I just want to know that it IS possible for me!

squiggyflop
January 31st, 2011, 06:24 AM
has likely only temporarily graduated this thread, the hair needs a trim badly..

WaitingSoLong
January 31st, 2011, 02:04 PM
I had my husband measure for me how much length I need to be at classic (coincidentally, the same length I need to be able to sit on my hair). He said 4-5". I hope by years end, if I don't hit the TBL stall everyone is talking about.

He also measured how long it needs to be before it hits the floor while I am sitting. He said I need another 19-20". Yikes! I told him I would probably never grow it past that length. By the way, that is mid-calf length on me.

I don't currently have a hair length goal, I am growing into uncharted territory and do not know if it will hit a length I don't like or something.

QUESTION: For those who are already at classic or close (or a few inches past 38" at any rate), was there an awkward phase at TBL that grew out? Or is what I am experiencing a product of hair past TBL? It is just...always in the way, getting snagged, doesn't want to stay in buns, just being difficult all around. I have a really hard time with washing (detangling) and it is generally annoying. I am wondering if I can even grow to classic at this point. Honestly, it was much easier somehow at hip. Is there some "workability" I have not learned yet?

Nymph
January 31st, 2011, 02:21 PM
WaitingSoLong, I'm glad you're mentioning it because my hair has been having the same (mis)behaviour and i've been considering cutting it back to tailbone. (I'm almost at classic, the deep point of the "V" shape does) I don't see many split ends, but it has started to love to tangle, something it never did before.
I think that there's some sort of turning point in how you should treat it? at least that's how I explain it to myself, maybe it's how I flick it out of the way when I sit or how I dry it, god knows, but I think I'll have to change something in my routine - or cut.

Avital88
January 31st, 2011, 02:25 PM
I so hope to be able to join this thread before fall! Cheese and no heat!

SwordWomanRiona
January 31st, 2011, 02:31 PM
I'm getting so close to classic!!:D If only my hair didn't grow so slowly at this length!
WaitingSoLong and Nymph, I have not noticed more tangling now that I'm close to classic :confused: - and my hair being so fine, it loves to tangle, I can assure you :).
But after all, I've had tb+ length for years, so probably I'm already accustomed to the tb+-classic hair-routine :).

Malibu Barbie
January 31st, 2011, 02:44 PM
I had it at classic and did cut it back up to tailbone because of what you are describing. It always got in the way of everything I didn't have a lot more tangles. It just seemed to always be in the way (Sitting on it, stuck in my jeans.. ect)

I might try classic again but for now, I love it at tailbone, it works for me :)

jel
January 31st, 2011, 03:08 PM
WaitingSoLong and Nymph, I'm half way between BCL and classic, but longer than 38", and my hair is behaving nicely. I was rather annoyed around BCL, which was around 38-39"... Buns weren't working, Ficarres were pulling, I couldn't just wear it down for work any more - I was seriously contemplating cutting back to waist! But I was too lazy (or too trim-phobic) for that, and now I'm enjoying my hair and various updos again :D

Anywhere
January 31st, 2011, 03:20 PM
Not sure if I belong in this thread yet, my hair is only BCL when stretched, but BCL is viewed as tailbone by many people here. True TB is still 2" or 4 months away. drat.

haibane
January 31st, 2011, 03:23 PM
My hair suddenly got super annoying a couple of months ago, just as it was getting past TB. Getting in the way, almost sitting on it etc. It really is getting more and more difficult to wear it down if I'm doing anything but just standing straight up and down. I'm coming up with novel ways of keeping it out of the way when it's "down". I wear it as a half hair-scarf a lot of the time, or wear a hoodie and keep the length coiled up in the hood.
I'm still adjusting but it is getting more manageable as I learn to deal with it.

WaitingSoLong
January 31st, 2011, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the replies. I will do what I always do and wait it out and see (ha ha, hence my username).

Anywhere: there is a good 2" difference for me between BCL and what I call true TBL (the bottom of my tailbone). I am actually not quite to the bottom of my tailbone, but I have been at TBL for a couple months now. I still have another 1/2- 1 inch to go before the very bottom of my TBL. It is PAST it wet, but I am so picky about these little details. LOL

I bet classic will be just as hard to pinpoint. I figure if I can sit on my hair, I am probably close.

podo
January 31st, 2011, 04:22 PM
I have noticed some issues with care and style... especially style! I just try something new and wait for longer hair... I started this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=57676) about changes due to length.. I'd love to get more feedback!

rosek
January 31st, 2011, 11:32 PM
I found my hair was starting to tangle a lot lately, at just past classic length. I worked out why - it was my brushing style. I was sitting down to brush it, bringing half over each shoulder and brushing it down my body. But, this now resulted in the bottom part not hanging straight down anymore, it was tangling around itself.

So now I have the brush standing up! :D Which is actually a pretty awesome milestone!

Johanna
February 1st, 2011, 04:24 AM
I have developed the habit of sitting down to brush my hair and having the ends going along my thigh so I can brush along my leg. I have to bend down slightly to do this but it works and will work until I gain another 10 inches :D

SwordWomanRiona
February 1st, 2011, 10:16 AM
I have always brushed my hair standing - I don't think I have sat to brush it for years. :) For me and my length, it's the most comfortable way.

ETA: You know, yerterday I looked at my length and I think I'm already at classic :happydance:, only the hemline is not as even as I would like, so I won't call it "full classic" yet :D.
But I can't ever decide where classic length is "exactly", my hair's touching the beginning of my legs now, is that 'classic length', or should I wait until I am fully upper-thigh length to call my hair 'classic' ?:confused:

There's a recent picture of my length on page 66, to help you decide :) Until then, I'm calling my length tb++ or clssc- !

squiggyflop
February 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
my bad i forgot to post the inspiration pic for people in this thread when i graduated from it
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/jan30th2011.jpg
i only managed to figure out how to turn a video into a picture today, sorry the one on the left isnt clear, i was moving a little too quickly

Teufelchen
February 1st, 2011, 11:16 AM
SwordWomanRiona, I think you are at Classic. It looks like Classic to me. :cheer: Congrats for making it to Classic.

Squiggyflop, those pics are really beautiful.:cheese: Wish I am there soon. :)

Anywhere
February 1st, 2011, 11:36 AM
Major hair envy over here. Squigglyflop I want your hair. :p

Johanna
February 1st, 2011, 06:36 PM
Squiggy, your hair looks exactly like mine does after I take it out of my braid and brush it. A floofy cloud of pretty hair :)

podo
February 1st, 2011, 06:44 PM
I have always brushed my hair standing - I don't think I have sat to brush it for years. :) For me and my length, it's the most comfortable way.

I can't remember the last time I sat down to brush my hair... if I've ever done so!

On the other hand, there are times where I am sitting when I want to brush it, like in the car or something. ;)

SwordWomanRiona
February 2nd, 2011, 08:08 AM
SwordWomanRiona, I think you are at Classic. It looks like Classic to me. :cheer: Congrats for making it to Classic.
Thanks!!:D

squiggyflop, your hair's utterly gorgeous! I love its colour and texture :).

Johanna
February 4th, 2011, 03:26 AM
I almost set the tail of my braid on fire today. Evil gas stove tops.....
This length is a bit more hazardous than previous lengths.

WaitingSoLong
February 4th, 2011, 07:52 AM
I also stand to brush my hair. I have for at least a year. I brush it against my abdomen and down to my hips. One day I will be brushing it on my thighs, too.

I have decided to make classic my official goal for now. I will have to update my stats.

SwordWomanRiona
February 4th, 2011, 10:28 AM
I almost set the tail of my braid on fire today. Evil gas stove tops.....
This length is a bit more hazardous than previous lengths.

That sounds horrible! Hope you and your hair are fine!

WaitingSoLong
February 8th, 2011, 08:24 AM
Ah yes! I can do the hypno bun again! I stopped being able to do it after I hit about hip. Now I have figure out what to do with the hair left over. It just would never stay before but I tried it again today and it stays well and looks great. FINALLY.

On the downside, I cannot do nautilus buns anymore. They just don't stay and it stick out way far almost like a bee but bun. I think it looks ridiculous. I am getting that way on infinity buns, too. Those were my "go to" buns on the fly. Plus they both hurt my head now anyway.

What are you guys'/gals' favorite buns at this length?

SheaLynne
February 8th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Ohh, I'm so glad to have the lazy wrap back now, and my go-to is the hypno bun--when I need it to stay *all* day, that's the one. I just tuck the tail around the whole thing before putting the stick in to hold it all. I'm just barely hitting true tb at about 38.5 inches.

It is hard to lose some of the updos as you go through different lengths, so it is nice to see that they come back when the hair gets on around to another length!

WaitingSoLong
February 8th, 2011, 02:13 PM
YES that is how I do it. It DOES stay put, too. I forgot about LWB! I will have to try that one, too. I am same as you SheaLynne, finally at true TBL at 38.5. COOL.

SheaLynne
February 8th, 2011, 07:41 PM
YES that is how I do it. It DOES stay put, too. I forgot about LWB! I will have to try that one, too. I am same as you SheaLynne, finally at true TBL at 38.5. COOL.

Oh, that is cool! (Of course, you already have the nicer ends, but I'm getting there one tiny trim at a time!). On the LWB, I have to position it right in the middle back of my head to get it to stay as well, so it's not overall as sturdy as the hypno bun, but still a good one!

Johanna
February 8th, 2011, 07:52 PM
That sounds horrible! Hope you and your hair are fine!

Both fine, no frizzled ends thankfully.
My go-to figure 8 bun isn't working for me at the moment. Normally it's really smooth, but it's at an akward length where the ends poke out.
I've been considering going and getting a professional trim, but I don't want to have more inches cut off that I want. I'm going to have to do some research to find someone who isn't a hacker.

Teufelchen
February 9th, 2011, 01:51 AM
I have trouble with the Fig8 and Infinity as well. I just can't get the additional length stay where I want and if it stays it looks strange. I hope it will better with even more length. Maybe I need to figure out a long hair version.

Night_Kitten
February 9th, 2011, 05:11 AM
My go-to bun is the lazy wrap, works every time, and sometimes I do a cinnabun, but not much else... I used to be able to do the figure 8 bun last year, but it's not comfortable anymore...
I really need to practice more bun styles, but it takes me so long to learn how to do one properly so that it's comfortable and stays, so I keep postponing :o

SwordWomanRiona
February 9th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Ah yes! I can do the hypno bun again! I stopped being able to do it after I hit about hip. Now I have figure out what to do with the hair left over. It just would never stay before but I tried it again today and it stays well and looks great. FINALLY.

On the downside, I cannot do nautilus buns anymore. They just don't stay and it stick out way far almost like a bee but bun. I think it looks ridiculous. I am getting that way on infinity buns, too. Those were my "go to" buns on the fly. Plus they both hurt my head now anyway.

What are you guys'/gals' favorite buns at this length?

I have never tried nautilus buns (never heard of them before LHC! :o). When I want to have my hair up, I resort to anything with hairsticks involved: Chinese bun (braided or not), Celtic bun,... I have a fancy for 'hair-shortening buns' too, the ones where you ponytail your hair, twist your length around the band twice to create a kind of bun and leave the rest of hair hanging down - 'The Comet Bun' it has been called by fellow LHC members :D. I love that name, suits an Astrophysics' student :).
And yes, at this length, these buns without hairsticks tend to stick out a bit, but I'm happy with that, it sort of creates more volume to my hair, and that's my chief longing: more thickness!

isbmlamloi
February 9th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Hmmm. I have absolutely no problem with a nautilus bun; it's my default. Nor the figure-8, which I'm wearing right now. There's not a problem with "extra length" because I just wind everything around the base. I'd never seen a hypno bun before, but now I'm going to try it!

rosek
February 10th, 2011, 03:19 AM
My go to is definitely the cinnabun. So easy, especially with sticks.
I've recently learnt the Daeana bun/centre held bun and I really like that as well. Its good for toys that are too small, and the only braided bun I can get to stay up!

isbmlamloi
February 10th, 2011, 09:50 AM
:( I tried the hypno bun yesterday, and it felt weird but didn't budge when I shook my head, so I figured it was good. However, when I got home from work and was taking off my coat and bag in the foyer, it fell apart, and my hairstick crashed to the ground. My Crisanti Glass hairstick. Which broke in half. :(

jel
February 10th, 2011, 09:59 AM
I'm sorry about your glass hairstick, isbmlamloi! Since hitting TBL, I have lost a Ketylo hairstick and a 60th Street fork (which was my favourite and always very secure in the past) from updos drooping or unravelling when I'm out and about. Recently I have been using only Ficarres and spin pins...

Coriander
February 10th, 2011, 07:49 PM
Well, it's happened. I hit classic. :cheese:

I'm going to maintain here for awhile, I think. It snuck up on me!!! :lol:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3541&pictureid=95870

PrincessBob
February 10th, 2011, 11:28 PM
I am now an inch and a half further from classic than I was. I decided to have me a trim after six months of keeping away from other people holding scissors. Still past tailbone, though! :yay:

DeafTransGirl
February 11th, 2011, 03:24 AM
just out of curious, I wonder if there are any one with classic length curly hair? My hair is natural curly and my goal is tailbone or classic... I know there is strange for a bloke with long curly hair at tailbone lol but I am transgender by the way. x

rosek
February 11th, 2011, 04:06 AM
Congratulations Coriander! I always admire photos of your hair, its really lovely.

I'm so sorry to hear about your stick isbmlamloi :(

Girliness
February 11th, 2011, 05:46 AM
I have just reached tailbone! On to classic!

Any suggestions to make life easier along the way?

rosek
February 11th, 2011, 05:56 AM
Buy some beautiful/comfortable hairtoys, so you can wear it up all the time ;)

Really, thats just an excuse to buy hairtoys!

Congratulations!

Night_Kitten
February 11th, 2011, 06:40 AM
Coriander and Girliness - congrats for reaching classic and tailbone! :D

Girliness
February 11th, 2011, 07:06 AM
Buy some beautiful/comfortable hairtoys, so you can wear it up all the time ;)

Really, thats just an excuse to buy hairtoys!

Congratulations!

LOL I already have the most beautiful hair sticks I have ever seen! I made them until a couple of years ago with auto paint and industrial strength adhesives. It's actually kind of funny how it happened... I wanted a custom set from LongLocks but she told me that it would take her up on 2 years and cost me over $200 for my set. So I thought, "For $200 I could make my own hair sticks!" - over $2,000 (easy) later........ ROTFL I wanted to post some on the self made hair stick thread, but LHC told me that would be "market research" (even though I stopped making them??). :confused: It was more of a hobby - I only ever sold around 10 sets, and there's no way I would sell any of "mine" now. Can't even make a set for MYSELF for at least another year and a half (pregnancy and then breastfeeding...). But they won't even allow me to post the photos of what I made without risking my account. :uhh: I'm just so proud of them - learning to make them as I did from NO experience and the way they turned out - I guess I just wanted to share them with women who would actually appreciate them for what they are as well as all of the effort involved as opposed to trade show "gimme a deal" types... *sigh*

Thanks for the congrats!!!

SwordWomanRiona
February 11th, 2011, 08:33 AM
Well, it's happened. I hit classic. :cheese:

I'm going to maintain here for awhile, I think. It snuck up on me!!! :lol:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3541&pictureid=95870

Congratulations on reaching classic, your hair looks beautiful! I'm finally at classic too, but I'm doing the same as you, staying around here for a while :D.
Love your archery siggy, btw, I'm going to start an archery course myself next week, I'm so excited!

3azza
February 11th, 2011, 11:23 AM
I wonder how many 3b/c fit into this thread. I'm beyond tailbone on my way to classic but my hair texture does not feel the same. It's more frizzy and less curly :(

Coriander
February 12th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Congratulations Coriander! I always admire photos of your hair, its really lovely.

Thank you, rosek, that's so sweet of you. :)


Coriander and Girliness - congrats for reaching classic and tailbone! :D

WOOHOO!!! Thank you!!! :D Congrats to Girliness on tailbone, that is quite exciting!


Congratulations on reaching classic, your hair looks beautiful! I'm finally at classic too, but I'm doing the same as you, staying around here for a while :D.
Love your archery siggy, btw, I'm going to start an archery course myself next week, I'm so excited!

Fun! I love archery, and haven't done it for years. My mom picked up a bow and set, and we've been going crazy with it.
Thank you on your congratulations, and right back at you :)

TheBluffs
February 14th, 2011, 03:41 PM
I cut off 3 cm yesterday, and I am back to TBL. A new journey! (:

Cirafly24
February 14th, 2011, 07:16 PM
I'm so close to joining this thread :D

about 1 inch to go!

WaitingSoLong
February 14th, 2011, 07:57 PM
STALL! :( ??

You all warned me it happens a lot at TBL. I have been benignly neglecting my hair because I am super busy. I have not had a DCT in a long time. I do not feel like I am shedding, I watch that closely (ok, neurotically) I am afraid it is either really a stall or breakage. My ends are starting to show wear. My last trim was August and only a microtrim I did myself.

I really baby my hair so it is probably just age and perhaps the fact the last 6" or so of my hair is dye from a few years back.

I haven't been measuring at all, tho, but I took a pic the other day and compared it to my October pic (my avatar) and it looks the same :O( Even tho techincally I was not at TBL yet in October.

I have been really tempted to cut it lately, maybe back to waist, but I am hair greedy. Besides, my 14 yr old told me the other day " I don't know anyone with hair longer than you" which he told me because some of his friends at school tell him "wow, your mom has LONG hair". He said he never noticed until they said that :confused: :p silly boy. 2 week rule and I cannot do it. I have splits & dots on the last 4" at least but it doesn't look terrible to anyone but me.

I have resorted to trying the monistat. Actually, I was going to use it for my scalp rash anyway and I recalled seeing a thread on it here so I went and read about 40 pages of it over a week. I am using it twice a week and I cannot say it has helped my rash at all. My eczema is really bad now, too, I may have to go back to my Derm. and get something Rx. I thought it was the baby shampoo and coconut oil 50/50 I was using (my hair LOVES but CO is comedogenic) so I stopped using it, at least 2 weeks now, and no improvement.

Ok so I rambled. That is what happens when I neglect LHC for a week or so!

Nymph
February 16th, 2011, 12:12 PM
*sigh* hairdressers appointment friday. I have a deep V-shape which I want to lessen, so it's going to be quite a cut I'm afraid, at least for the longest parts. Hopefully I'll still belong in this thread afterwards.

WaitingSoLong
February 21st, 2011, 05:50 AM
Nymph...any update?

Boudicca
February 21st, 2011, 06:05 AM
Hey :)

I'm at classic length now (knee-length in the shower). It was totally accidental. I joined to improve my thickness, and my hair just grew from waist-length to classic when I followed all the instructions.

Can I ask - do you ladies wear your hair down often? I've found the difference from waist to classic is that my hair is now very difficult to control when loose. (I'm wavy curly (2B/C)

Madora
February 21st, 2011, 07:55 AM
When I had 47" hair I never wore it down. Too problematic, what with tangles and needing to keep it detangled several times a day. That's much too wearing and damaging on the hair.

SwordWomanRiona
February 21st, 2011, 08:02 AM
I wear it down at least once a week. My very fine hair's propense to tangling, but I like loose hair too much to keep it up all the time. I try to disentangle it more thoroughly after washing it, and that allows me to keep it loose a couple of days without serious tangle-problems.

ScarlettAdelle
February 21st, 2011, 09:56 AM
Yay!! I can finally join club tailbone!!

rosek
February 22nd, 2011, 03:24 AM
I never wear it down. At school it wasn't allowed, then for my job/university I have to have it up all the time. And now its a pain to wear down at all! So I just fell into the habit of it really.

Night_Kitten
February 22nd, 2011, 05:16 AM
I always wear it up when I go outside, and at home its mostly in a braid. The only time it's loose is while its drying after I washed it... :)

Ishje
February 22nd, 2011, 06:12 AM
I would like to join in, I have about 5,5 inches to go before I reach classic.
I really hope to get there this year.

Teufelchen
February 22nd, 2011, 09:26 AM
I am at TBL and I don't wear it down a lot. Firstly I do a wear up challenge, although I have a 1 hair down day per month, I rarely use it. Secondly, I 've got Fairy Tale ends, so a lot of people, especially my family doesn't like the look and before they can think of scissors. I keep them out of their eyes. Thirdly they have the same problematic length as shoulder, just with much older ends. So have to keep them up until they are hanging free again or it will take much longer.
These are my reasons to not wear them down.

isbmlamloi
February 22nd, 2011, 10:13 AM
I wear my hair down fairly regularly. I go back and forth over the course of a day whether it's up in a ponytail, or in a bun with a hairstick, or down my back. As long as I don't go out in wind while it's down, it doesn't tangle too much.

Miasen
February 22nd, 2011, 07:11 PM
Rarely wear it down at all. It's just a bother. Last time I wore it down was on Valentine's when my bf came over. Only a few hours of loose hair led to a tangled mess that took me forever to comb out, him sitting on it several times, and complaints the following day that he was still finding long green hairs all over his clothing alongside with threats that I was getting a hair net for my birthday present. :p

Rivanariko
February 22nd, 2011, 08:01 PM
I very rarely wear it down outside of my house. Sometimes I'll let it down in the evening when I'm just sitting on the couch. I leave it down for special occasions when I want that little bit of "wow". I never used to get comments on it when I lived in Oregon, but long hair seems to be much less common here in North Dakota, so anytime I leave it down or take it down when there are other people around I get a lot of "OMG IT'S SO LONG!"
Which makes me smile a little bit :)

But in general, it's too much to manage if it's loose. It's either braided or in a hairstick bun probably 99&#37; of the time.

candlesandfish
February 23rd, 2011, 01:42 AM
I wear my hair up and down depending on how long it's been since i washed it, what i'm doing and how windy it is.

Cirafly24
March 27th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Joining this thread, yay! :D

Measured in at 40" today and finally at TBL :crush:

Classic, here I come!

Teufelchen
March 28th, 2011, 03:17 AM
I just trimmed 1 cm off but I am still a bit below TBL. I had to trim, because my hair semmed to slow down growth. The last trim was accidently on a retarding growth date according to Morrocco page and My hair grew 2mm per month less than the average for the same time the year before. :(
So I thought it might be a good idea to trim a bit on a lengthen day. I trimmed 5 mm and then I realised it was not even, so I had to trim another 5mm to even it out again.

I had a circumference at the tips of 11 mm before the trim and now I have 12 mm again. :) So I am not unhappy about the cut.

Welcome Cirafly24. :)

skyblue
March 28th, 2011, 04:12 AM
I've been trimming to thicken my ends so still just right at tailbone, but I think I'm gonna just let it grow now that it's getting warmer, I'm due for a growth spurt! My hair has NEVER been this long now I want to feel it on my bum! So I can't wait to see what happens! I only need about 3 inches to be half way to full on classic! So I say about this time next year I should be maintaining at classic length!!

WaitingSoLong
March 28th, 2011, 05:25 AM
skyblue...wow you started at bald, I am envious! I have never had the nerve to go bald but have always wanted to. Now that I am past TBL I don't think I could ever start over, though.

I haven't measured in a long time so not sure where I stand. I am almost to my 2 year LHC anniversary so I will measure and post pics then. I love feeling my hair on my bum in the shower! I originally wanted to maintain at TBL and am still leaning that way but haven't cut. I will not trim until August. I will probably take half an inch off then and see how my ends look but they are starting to look pretty bad. Actually, the last 3" is starting to look really bad. By August I should be able to take off 3" if I want and still be at TBL. Just thinking "out loud"!

Florida Mom
March 28th, 2011, 05:32 AM
I am finding that I need to do a lot more conditioning, leave-in conditioning at this length. And that keeping it down is very difficult.

I love it and have never had it this long... and am looking forward to classic within the year (fingers crossed). And I have finally figured out some updos that work again - my figure-8 bun is back (when my hair is extra slippery).

But my waves are practically gone - I think my hair is pulling to be a 1a soon! lol

Night_Kitten
March 28th, 2011, 06:27 AM
A spring growth spurt would be so ausome! *keeps fingers crossed*
I need to thicken my hemline too, but I'll wait till I hit classic... Come on hair, grow ;)

Teufelchen
March 28th, 2011, 07:52 AM
@ Florida Mom, I am hoping for Classic this year as well. Computer says I should be at Classic on the 27th Dec. So it's gonna be close but hopefully Computer is right.

I have discovered that as well, I need heavier conditioners on the ends, so I use two different ones now.