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Nilaihah
March 28th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Me again :)

Only about 2 cm away :D I think I will reach classic in june :p

But I think I have to make a little trim on the way, my ends are very thin :(

WaitingSoLong
March 30th, 2011, 06:24 AM
I keep thinking...I will maintain when I hit classic, but that is what I said about hip, then about TBL. When I hit hip, I thought, well, I want to be hip in the front, too (ya know, over the shoulder reduces length). Well, I am about 2" past hip in the front and an inch past TBL in back or so.

Do a lot of people cut or maintain here? I am just finding my hair too unwieldly to wear down anymore. My braids get fuzzy after only an hour or so. It just doesn't seem to be as fun anymore as, say, around hip.

Starting to consider a cut instead of a trim this August.

I am having horrible dreams about haircuts, though! I dreamt last night I shaved my head, but left the length on back (like some freakish mullet), but I cut the long part to BSL yet left one lock in the middle down to TBL. It looked horrid in my dream but I kept running my hands over the buzzed part of my head saying "its sooooooo sooooffffttttt" while family kept telling me it looked wonderful. LOL!

squiggyflop
March 30th, 2011, 07:29 AM
well.. since my trim im now back in this thread. ugh, it doesnt even look like its growing anymore

WaitingSoLong
March 30th, 2011, 12:18 PM
How much did you trim Squiggy? I think I will be here until 2013. I plan to maintain awhile at or before classic. I want to be able to trim but still be TBL. Not sure I can wait!

squiggyflop
March 30th, 2011, 12:22 PM
How much did you trim Squiggy? I think I will be here until 2013. I plan to maintain awhile at or before classic. I want to be able to trim but still be TBL. Not sure I can wait!
i trimmed just about 2 inches.. that doesnt seem like much but its the diifference between 'can i call this classic' and that rut known as just past tailbone.. .. meh.. i suppose ive had worse trims, like when i went from waist to bsl.. that was awful.. and my ends are all weird and blunt now.. it will take me like 3 months probably to get back to the length in my siggy..

CaityBear
March 30th, 2011, 12:35 PM
I'm about 2 inches from classic? I'm so excited!! Then I'm off to knee! lol Originally I said I just wanted to go to hip...then to classic...now I've decided while I'm down here I might as well try to get to knee. haha

WaitingSoLong
March 30th, 2011, 12:36 PM
i trimmed just about 2 inches.. that doesnt seem like much but its the diifference between 'can i call this classic' and that rut known as just past tailbone.. .. meh.. i suppose ive had worse trims, like when i went from waist to bsl.. that was awful.. and my ends are all weird and blunt now.. it will take me like 3 months probably to get back to the length in my siggy..

Thatis where I am...the rut.

The blunt ends thing is probably the #1 thing keeping me from trimming. The last REAL trim I had (not a microtrim) I could not stand the ends. It made bunning almost impossible and they wouldn't all cooperate and lay together or anything. I think it took 6 months for the effect to "wear off". I need the ratty ends to do my do's.

Last year I only trimmed 1/4" and kept my do-able ends. I am afraid that this year I will have to have a real trim and suffer through the ends thing. Of course I could go to FTE's, but I really need to nip some damage before it spreads and I do so like my hemline straight with a slight U.

spidermom
March 30th, 2011, 01:42 PM
I had a substantial cut last weekend; wanna see? (if not - look away; my facebook and blog friends have already seen it): Before and after
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/blogbefore.jpghttp://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/blogafter.jpg
The longest ends are at tailbone, and I have long layers. Before the haircut, I was having such a problem with detangling that some days I couldn't force myself through the ordeal. I'd wind it into a bun - tangles, knots, and all. Now it takes me 2 minutes to comb it out after sleeping on it wet. I LOVE THIS CUT!

Rivanariko
March 30th, 2011, 01:48 PM
Spidermom - that's where I am right now! I'm so tired of detangling I'm not bothering most days anymore, just wind in a bun in the morning and detangle it into three separate sections in the evening to braid. I'm just tired of dealing with it! Care to share details of this cut that you're loving so much?

spidermom
March 30th, 2011, 02:04 PM
I don't have many details. I told my stylist "remove all the dried out and damaged hair and do whatever you think will make my hair beautiful again, but leave it long." I have long layers, and my growing out fringe is blended down the sides from about breast length. It flows and behaves so beautifully now.

squiggyflop
March 30th, 2011, 02:56 PM
I had a substantial cut last weekend; wanna see? (if not - look away; my facebook and blog friends have already seen it): Before and after
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/blogbefore.jpghttp://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/blogafter.jpg
The longest ends are at tailbone, and I have long layers. Before the haircut, I was having such a problem with detangling that some days I couldn't force myself through the ordeal. I'd wind it into a bun - tangles, knots, and all. Now it takes me 2 minutes to comb it out after sleeping on it wet. I LOVE THIS CUT!
i like it though i think ive already told you that a few times.. and yeah, im too lazy to detangle most days.. especially since even if i did detangle it i would wind it back up into a bun..

Florida Mom
March 30th, 2011, 05:00 PM
@Spidermom - It looks beautiful!

PrincessBob
March 30th, 2011, 06:00 PM
I went away for a little while due to school and a pretty nasty Lice-scare... nasty for me, that is. :agape: I was so stressed :tmi:and upset, but in the end I pretty much caught it before it turned into anything, and we're all pretty sure I had picked it up in the bus the same day I found the issue. :justy: Iwas really terrified that I had ruined my hair and expsed my friends and family to a particularly nasty parasite,:shocked: but it was a single louse and I think I found a single nit. :angry: I read through the boards about non-comercial solutions, and I kept my hair soaked in tea-tree laced coconut oil for a week solid, kept my hair under multiple scarves and bandanas and had my spouse check my scalp daily. It was a nightmare. Then I had to try to wash out tall that oil, which took a bunch of washings and almost a full quart of conditioner.:headache: Now my TB+ hair is awful, :no: splits all over, tangles like it is wet, even when it is bone dry and it's weirdly slippery and my pins, sticks and ponytails slide right out after a time... I think another trim may be in order, but I don't know how short I am actually willing to go. If I take off 6 inches, the quality is sure to be improved, but I will be back where I started last May, when I first started lurking and about five months growth from tailbone.:nono:
What to do...?

spidermom
March 30th, 2011, 06:28 PM
I might agonize over it for awhile, but I'd go for the cut PrincessBob. It's no fun to fight with your hair every single day, and you might only need to remove 2-3 inches rather than 6. I was prepared to have barely hip-length hair when I told my hair dresser to take off all the damage, but it didn't have to go that short.

Teufelchen
March 31st, 2011, 01:56 AM
Another vote for a 2-3" trim. Just cut as little as needed but as much to have nice hair again.

Spidermom, your hair looks gorgeous btw. I know how much even a 1cm trim can improve the quality.

WaitingSoLong
March 31st, 2011, 06:05 AM
Spidermom..I thought I was the only one who would bun with tangles and all. :silly: LOL. Glad you are happy with the trim. I am considering the same thing as I feel I have reached an unworkable length (for me). How are you liking the blunt ends? That is what I am dreading.

PrincessBob...I have been through the lice thing before. IT IS AWFUL. :justy: IT IS HORRIBLE. No words can express the frustration of these tiny little invaders. And it wasn't just the hair, but the house and vacuuming and cleaning the couches, etc. UGH. It was a couple years ago for me and I titled it in my journal "the Great Lice Capades". lol. The good thing about lice is, that is you are really diligent, they can be eradicated and never come back. It is people who only half try to get rid of them that get the stubborn reinfestations. Since I was working on my kids every day :suspect: , I think I cold be a professional nit-picker. I feel like I know enough about lice to be an expert. {{{shudders}}}

That being said, it sounds like your hair maybe had a protein overdose or something, or is too alkaline or acidic now. If you really think it is permanent danage and not something that can be fixed with treatments of some kind, I would go with the voices before me and say start with a smaller trim. :scissors: Even as little as an inch.

I went in once prepared for 4" to be lost and the lady only took an inch. I could not believe the difference it made. As I sit here with 3-5" of damage myself, I am taking my own advice on the 1" thing as soon as I can work up the nerve to do even that. I like TBL hair. At this time I do not care if my hair ever gets longer than that. If it would help in any way, I will even be ahaircut buddy with you and we can plan to get our trims the same day. :flowers:

Rivanariko
March 31st, 2011, 08:01 AM
I don't think I'm emotionally ready to sacrifice the length for ease of detangling yet. I've accepted that I can just wind it or braid it tangles and all. And I've dug my old Pre-LHC brush out of the back of my drawer (so glad I didn't throw that away when I moved! I almost did!) and I've gone back to actually brushing it, albeit much more carefully than I did before.

I wish there was some way I could "take a break" from caring for my hair for a week or two where I don't worry about it. I think then I might have some renewed energy for it. I have a strong feeling that it's related to my depression over the weather though, because I don't feel like doing anything other than sit on the couch and browse LHC lately.

WaitingSoLong
March 31st, 2011, 02:13 PM
May I suggest a Tangle Teaser? I finally bought one after reading about them on LHC for months and I don't know how I ever lived without it now. Detangling does not even cross my mind anymore and my shedding is so drastically reduced it was well worth the $10. I was very skeptical, but it really is amazing. You use it the same as any brush, start at the bottom, work your way up, but it doesn't pull and make knots like so many brushes do. I don't use anything else for detangling. You can even use them in the shower but I did not like to. You can get them at Sally's or online. Just a thought!

joyfulheart18
March 31st, 2011, 03:05 PM
BEAUTIFUL hair everyone.

spidermom
March 31st, 2011, 03:48 PM
WaitingSoLong: My ends are layered, so I'm not dealing with blunt ends.

I am loving this cut! I had one moment this morning when I was combing it out and thought "OMG; it's so short!" But only taking 2 minutes to comb out from sleeping on it wet more than made up for the loss in length. All my favorite buns still go up just like they did before.

hanne jensen
April 1st, 2011, 02:16 AM
Spidermom, your hair is gorgeous! Did you really get chopped from classic to tailbone? Have you considered dustings every 8 weeks instead?

I agree with WaitingSoLong about the Tangle Teezer. This does less damage than my wooden comb!

Happy Growing!

PrincessBob
April 1st, 2011, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the support. I think I will start with a 1-2" trim and see if it helps. My spouse is my "hair dresser" so it's not the trauma of a stranger (who has no idea about the trouble I've gone through to keep and care for my hair) hacking away at my hair, it's just that it takes SO long to grow back for me. It's not that it grows inordinately slow, I'm just really impatient! Well, here goes. I'm setting the clock, I will have the trim by April 7.

WaitingSoLong
April 8th, 2011, 10:13 AM
Well, between Spidermom, PrincessBob, and a few others I have seen share their trimming issues, I decided to go ahead and trim a little today using Feye's self-trim method for a U shape. Seems like I have to I add a step to her instructions, probably because I part my hair so far to the side. Anyway, the results seem good. I took off about exactly an inch when it was all said and done, knowing I may need to take off another inch later. Sort of surprised me, I felt like I was taking off 2 inches really.

It's times like these I wonder why I put it off so long. I guess because I am trying to reach a goal or something, but I think I like TBL and may actually maintain here awhile, who knows. Anyway, I am still TBL+ after the trim and I did an SMT before the trim so my hair is nice and soft. The U is barely noticeable but I just do not like a perfectly straight hemline on me for some reason.

Anyway, just thought I would share. I don't think I have as much damage as I thought. I cannot find any splits on the ends now but there are some further up and on the shorter hairs around my ears (they are only around BSL to waist length). In the end, at least as best I can tell half an hour later, I am very happy I did it and pleased with the results and need to remind myself that trimming is not an evil thing!

TheBluffs
April 11th, 2011, 03:46 PM
*Rubs hands eagerly together*
Halfway down zee but. (:< HALFWAY! Only 6 or 7ish centimeters to go!! :D
For some reason I noticed a growth spurt (Random crazy unpredictable growing) when I hit tailbone. Anyone ever had this?
Then again, I'm not complaining. ;)

ravenreed
April 11th, 2011, 04:38 PM
I find myself creeping closer and closer to classic. I don't have a specific length goal, other than to be able to do a full crown braid. I am so close! My braid ends a couple inches before meeting the base of the braid, but the tassel completes the circle. I never thought I would be able to put up with my hair at this length but I am pleasantly surprised to find each difficult stage passes.

Indigo Girl
April 11th, 2011, 08:06 PM
I was about 2 inches past classic, but didn't like the fairytale ends, so I'm back to a tiny bit below tailbone. Pleased to see you all again. :)

Hopefully this time around I can make a healthier grow to classic.

Johanna
April 12th, 2011, 06:47 PM
It seems like I'm only about 3 inches away from solid classic. My ends are starting to get pretty thin though, and it's been probably 6 months since i last trimmed so it's getting a bit scraggly.

I'm trying not to mess with my hair too much this year as I've got my wedding in november. I'm not messing with any chemicals or dyes, I'm just trying to get my natural growth as long as possible in the meantime.

If anyone has any suggestions for vintage 40's inspired hairstyles for tailbone to classic length I'd be eternally greatful!




Just wanted to add, I had a TMI "Holy cow whats that touching my butt!' in the shower yesterday. It was my hair touching new places :D

chopandchange
April 12th, 2011, 06:53 PM
I belong here now! Hooray!

Rivanariko
April 12th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Hmm, I think there's a Sally's around here... somewhere. Maybe tomorrow I'll have to go see if I can find a tangle teaser. I seriously need a solution for this. I don't think it can be healthy for my hair to get this knotted before being pulled apart... I'm trying not to trim until June, then I'm going to do a mini-chop before my wedding to even the ends out so it looks healthy and full. That's the plan anyway.

haibane
April 12th, 2011, 07:15 PM
I belong here now! Hooray!
Welcome, and congrats! :)

Natalia
April 12th, 2011, 08:19 PM
I belong here now! Just wanted to post so i remembered to subscribe :)

WaitingSoLong
April 13th, 2011, 05:40 AM
Welcome to the newcomers!

isbmlamloi
April 13th, 2011, 10:32 AM
I was combing out my hair yesterday and asked my BF, who was sitting behind me, if I was near classic yet. He said I was still an inch away, and then commented that if my butt didn't stick out so much, I might make it there, because my hair had to use up some length to travel around my curves and didn't just hang straight! If I swayed my back so that my hair just hung down straight, it was closer to classic. I found this amusing and thought others would too! :D

Johanna
April 13th, 2011, 07:29 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2669&pictureid=100291
Thought I'd get around to adding a new length picture, 'scuse the frumpy clothes, it's a hanging round the house day.
Yay regrowth down to my shoulders!

Fufu
April 14th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Johanna: WHoa, your hair is stunning

Natalia
April 14th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Thank you for the welcome :) and wow what a pic! Cant wait till i have pics like that! Today after i used my new BBB which has the tendancy to straighten my hair even after its dried my hair not only met the sheets when sitting on my bed its actually had a little extra to lay :D. I still need to trim so im going to have to loose a little but it will be worth it to get rid of the dmage thathas been casueing manytangled for a few months now. Felt nice to knwo that before i trimmed , lets me know what ive been doing is working.

WaitingSoLong
April 14th, 2011, 05:42 AM
Johanna, what a huge difference between your virgin hair and the rest. Congrtulations on so much progress growing it all out. BEAUTIFUL natural color, looks so good with your face, and the health of your natural hair is obvious.

Johanna
April 20th, 2011, 01:58 AM
Thanks :D You can definitly feel the texture difference between my virgin vs dyed hair. It's even more wavier. Any chemical process straightens out all my waves.

I've pretty much worked out what I'mv wanting to do for my wedding hair. When I have time I'll do a proper trial and show pics :)

Brianna
April 20th, 2011, 01:19 PM
'nother newcomer here! :D

I hit tailbone a couple of months ago, and while my ultimate goal is classic, it's probably going to a very long way off. :o I had a long-lasting, heavy shed last year that left my ends pretty thin, so I expect I'll be trimming for a long time, until the hemline thickens up.

So I'll be sticking around for a while. ;)

spidermom
April 20th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Spidermom, your hair is gorgeous! Did you really get chopped from classic to tailbone? Have you considered dustings every 8 weeks instead?

I agree with WaitingSoLong about the Tangle Teezer. This does less damage than my wooden comb!

Happy Growing!

Small trims every 3 months; that's the plan. I think growing without trimming was my problem. The damage compounded exponentially until it seemed I had far more damaged ends than good ones.

WaitingSoLong
April 21st, 2011, 06:01 AM
Welcome newcomers!

Brianna: I am going to maintain at TBL for awhile and cut out some pretty damaged ends so I will probably be here a couple years at least. IF I don't cut it all off! Grr.

So I am not really for S&D but yesterday the lighting was just right and I saw an area of heavy splits so I did an S&D session. I am sort of like Spidermom and think that S&D may actually lead to more splits. I bought new scissors and that is all they have ever been used for, but I still do not think it is the greatest thing to do (S&D). So anyway, I was appalled at how many splits and white dots I have. It is mostly the canopy hair or hairline hair all the way around. I know you cannot really tell, my hair appears healthy to others and in photos.

Also, I noticed I have a decent sized lock of reddish hair. It is in the back and underneath so apparently I have never noticed it before. It is a beautiful color but contrasts starkly with the blonde. Now I really want to shave and start over and see what my virgin hair is like.

I am wanting to wear my hair down more. My focus seems to have shifted from getting long hair to being able to enjoy my hair. But this conflicts with my desire for healthy hair as it seems I get a lot of damage wearing it down as it is always getting stuck places or caught in zippers, etc. I get frustrated and put it up. It really was a lot more versatile at about waist length.

Sorry, just feeling uncertain about my hair today.

Biedronka
April 21st, 2011, 06:18 AM
I have about 2-3 inches to go for classic,I am well past tailbone,sooo..Do I belong here?''longing smile''
Unfortunately my ends are quite thin...if I want to get them nice and thick without losing any of my current length I'll have to trim often.That means classic will take...a year at least.sigh.
hug?

Nymph
April 21st, 2011, 07:31 AM
I am wanting to wear my hair down more. My focus seems to have shifted from getting long hair to being able to enjoy my hair. But this conflicts with my desire for healthy hair as it seems I get a lot of damage wearing it down as it is always getting stuck places or caught in zippers, etc. I get frustrated and put it up. It really was a lot more versatile at about waist length.

Sorry, just feeling uncertain about my hair today.

I had the same thoughts rather hard a few days ago, but I've been stuck in this rut for a long time. Lately I've been sitting on it when I don't pay attention, and I'm not sure I like it this long. It looks awesome down, but I rarely wear it that way. It's up almost all the time, or in a braid maximum, and even then it gets where it shouldn't. I always cringe when I pull it from somewhere and I hear a hair snap. :(

jane53
April 21st, 2011, 07:57 AM
I've been wearing my hair down--completely--a lot lately. Even and especially to work.

It is MUCH easier on my hair than the twisting and pulling of wearing it up or back.

But that's not really why I'm doing it.

I just like it.

I know that some people (not here, thankfully!) believe that a 57 year old woman shouldn't walk around that way. And in a way, that IS why I'm doing it. I've had this hair for 45 years. It's healthy and happy.

By the way, I realized as I posted in another thread that my signature photo is out of date. My hair is 5 or 6 inches longer than shown in the sig photo, but I'm useless at taking photos of myself and will need to get someone sometime to take another. Unless I get a trim first.

spidermom
April 21st, 2011, 09:19 AM
jane53, if you go to a stylist, get him/her to take the picture. That's what I did last time.

I've been pretty much forbidden by my husband to wear my hair down in the kitchen. Nobody likes to find a 3-foot hair on their plate or in their food. But - shhhhhhhhhh - I had it down when I made coffee this morning. In fact, it's still down. I washed it last night and puddled it above my pillow overnight, so now it's full of springy ringlets. I don't want to comb those out and put it up, though I will when I get around to house-cleaning later. Vacuuming; it must happen. But for now I'm sitting in front of the computer transcribing imaging reports and visiting my friends at LHC, so it can stay down.

WaitingSoLong
April 21st, 2011, 10:23 AM
Spidermom, I always wear my hair up in the kitchen if I am cooking, but not if I am just makigng coffee or cleaning. No one has ever said anything about my hair and food. However I am careful never to finger comb or otherwise mess with my hair pretty much anywhere except my bedroom where I do my hair. I hate finding my hairs on the floor and since we moved, we have wood floors and I can see them floating around. It drives me nuts. Call me anal but I pick up any hairs that have made their way to the floor DAILY, or pretty much anytime I detangle, and I neurotically clean my brushes after each use. I have a hair trashcan. NO JOKE. lol. A couple weeks ago in church I apparently had a hair on my shirt. The lady next to me pulled it off and said "one got away" and then DROPPED IT ON THE FLOOR. I thought I would die! I went looking for it and never did find it. SIGH. This is probably one reason I wear it up so much.

Jane53...I have often wondered how much damage I do wearing it in buns or braids. I figure it cannot be worse than wearing it down. Yet sometimes when I am undoing a braid there are hairs that seem hopelessly tangled and I cannot figure out how it happens. I am very slow and careful. At this length the only bun that holds like a rock for me is the Hypnobun. The part where you divide the hair and stretch it over the bun just seems very damaging to me. Oh and yesterday I had my hair in a cinnabun and we were mushroom hunting when a briar reached out and ran completely through my bun. It was held in by spin pins. It took me 5 full minutes to free myself fromthe briar, but the briar was still in my bun. My dd helped me. There were about 6 thorns on a 2" piece stuck in my hair. I ended up having to break one part off and push it through, kind of like you woulda fishhook.

Nymph...I agree that my hiar looks great down but I rarely wear it that way. It just gets in the way/doesn't seem practical. Unless I am sitting at my PC, there is little I can do where it doesn't cause problems. Cooking, cleaning, yardwork, horses, driving... Seatbelts are always a nightmare. I have learned one technique, though, if I put it in a cinnabun for awhile then take it down but don't detangle it, it just lays in one spiral down my back and stays out of the way for awhile before it starts to come apart.

Wearing it down means I have to detangle more and I definitely shed more or cause more breakage from detangling no matter how careful I am. If I wear it down I am detangling several times a day, as opposed to once or twice if it is up.

Indigo Girl
April 21st, 2011, 06:13 PM
Wow, WaitingSoLong...your hair is beautiful!

I always wear my hair up too, and I still shed a ridiculous amount of hair. I agree, not really practical otherwise.

spidermom
April 21st, 2011, 06:22 PM
I know how hairs tangle up when I braid - it's the shorter hairs that work their way out of the braid. It's a nightmare sometimes!

Johanna
April 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
I tend to shed more hair when I do braids and topsytails. I'm not sure if it's just getting pulled out or breaking off? If I do my regular english braid or leave it down I don't get many shed hairs at all.

I find my major problem is my chemical damage. If you look at the last photo I posted in this thread you can see the big difference between my natural and dyed hair. I'd love to finalyl cut it off, but i have no desire to go back to apl.

WaitingSoLong
April 22nd, 2011, 08:50 AM
Thanks Indigo Girl!

Spidermom...are you really dying your hair magenta???

spidermom
April 22nd, 2011, 11:13 AM
Thanks Indigo Girl!

Spidermom...are you really dying your hair magenta???

Oh yes indeedy I am. I did it last Easter weekend with Punky Rose Red (red-violet; which over my natural color looked magenta). There are pictures in my photo album "fantasy color" (just click "show all albums"). It lasted about 3 months, but in the final month the color was barely there. I have half the jar left so decided to use it again this year. I'm dyeing my hair like an Easter egg! haha

WaitingSoLong
April 22nd, 2011, 11:22 AM
Yeah I have been looking at your profile and albums so I figured that out finally. Hmm. Temporary color. SOOOO tempting. Espcially after visiting Taaz (http://www.taaz.com/) today. I did a pixie. Gee that is getting tempting.

spidermom
April 22nd, 2011, 12:10 PM
Yeah I have been looking at your profile and albums so I figured that out finally. Hmm. Temporary color. SOOOO tempting. Espcially after visiting Taaz (http://www.taaz.com/)today. I did a pixie. Gee that is getting tempting.

Ack! Your hair is too pretty to pixie.

CurlyZ
April 22nd, 2011, 12:16 PM
Ack! Your hair is too pretty to pixie.

I second that! If you really want a pixie get a WIG! :D

WaitingSoLong
April 22nd, 2011, 12:27 PM
Ahh but the point would be 1: virgin hair 2: virtually no hair to wash

But thanks for the compliments!

pennyroyal
April 23rd, 2011, 11:06 PM
Oh yes indeedy I am. I did it last Easter weekend with Punky Rose Red (red-violet; which over my natural color looked magenta). There are pictures in my photo album "fantasy color" (just click "show all albums"). It lasted about 3 months, but in the final month the color was barely there. I have half the jar left so decided to use it again this year. I'm dyeing my hair like an Easter egg! haha
Ooh! Iloved the color when you did that last year. I can't wait for pics!

Idun
April 27th, 2011, 09:59 AM
So I´m graduating to this thread :). My goal has been 1 meter lenght, but now that I´m closing in on it, I really feel the urge to go for classic. Unfortunatley I need a trim, so that will set me back some.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3451&pictureid=101306

spidermom
April 27th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Here ya go! I made small braids going down the center of my head, and daughter painted the color onto those. What I wanted is ribbons of color, and that's what I got.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/Easter2011after.jpg
P.S. - directly in front of me all lit up is the sulcata tortoise enclosure. Her name is Nina.

WaitingSoLong
April 27th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Spidermom you are really tempting me to do a temporary dye. I was hoping for the sun to naturally lighten my dark blonde roots this summer. Do you know if temp dye will prevent that? Perhaps I should ask in the growing-out-dye thread.

Welcome Idun! I saw your post in Waist to TBL. I read both threads because I am just hovering at TBL and probably will be around TBL the rest of the year as I trim out some damage.

Idun
April 27th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Thanks WaitingSoLong! Your hair looks really healthy and shiny to me!

I am also growing out previously dyed hair, so my progress is rather slow because of that. Sometimes I wonder if it is at all possible for me to reach classic?

Spidermom, your hair is so beautiful, with or without the purple! Wish I had your waves!

Biedronka
April 27th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Welcome Idun!
Spidermom,you are my idol.Magenta hair has always been my secret wish...I may try it one day with Manic panic,who knows.

I am now at 40.5 inches!hello my precious new half-inch of hair...i will probably trim you in a month or so...but i still love you...i really do!

spidermom
April 27th, 2011, 12:05 PM
If I had to go out and search for a job right now, I'd probably regret the red-violet hair. But I don't, so I love it.

WaitingSoLong
April 27th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Spidermom, do you get all sorts of looks from people in stores, etc?

spidermom
April 27th, 2011, 12:28 PM
I don't. I think the social norm up here (Pacific Northwest) is to leave other people alone.

Indigo Girl
April 27th, 2011, 06:06 PM
spidermom, your hair always looks so beautiful!!!

I fall in love everytime you post a pic. :crush:

pennyroyal
April 28th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Here ya go! I made small braids going down the center of my head, and daughter painted the color onto those. What I wanted is ribbons of color, and that's what I got.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/Easter2011after.jpg
P.S. - directly in front of me all lit up is the sulcata tortoise enclosure. Her name is Nina.
What a beautiful color!!! I love it. & your hair itself is gorgeous.

Magicknthenight
April 28th, 2011, 12:57 PM
I should have joined this thread a few months ago. That initial excitement of growing my hair has gone down but now I'm at a calm happy place with it. I'd say I'm about 2 inches away from classic? I just did a henna n placenta treatment then an SMT after washing. Hopefully it helps that last inch or two. I'm not gonna put any oil in it because I have few special days coming up. I'm charging my camera right now so I won't procrastinate when it comes to taking pictures! I suppose my goal for this year is to get to classic...which shouldn't be to hard. Then trim a bit and perhaps maintain there for a few months until my ends decide to get along with me again:luke:. Then maybe finger tip length? Ha :D Looking forward to it. It took a while but I'm happy with it. My 2A hair still has some waves especially when wet but I'm pretty sure the length is taking some of that away. Its a shame I really started to love them. Glad to be here though! ^_^

SpinDance
April 28th, 2011, 01:18 PM
I think I can join here now, since like WaitingSoLong I am hovering at TB. In my case I am trying to thicken my hemline. Growing out 3.5 years of semi-permanent dye that I stopped using 2 years ago July. I start to fairy tale about waist length, but with very regular if random dustings of 5 mm I am still slowly gaining length while my hemline is slowly getting better.

Spidermom, your color is fantastic! How fun is that!

boukje
April 28th, 2011, 02:37 PM
did it take you guys long to get from tailbone to classic? I find that for me it takes a very long time (it also took me a very long time to get to tailbone properly) and now I have the same problem with classic. Very fairytaled ends (longest is one inch away from classic) but it looks like only 2-3 inch past tailbone (very annoying). it just feels like most hairs take a lot longer to catch up or so. I also found a million split ends all of a sudden which I cut out. I wanted to reach classic first and then maintain but now I am not sure if I can make it there. I have cut my hair last month (2inches) and now I won't cut this month but next month. So little to go so hopefully I will reach the length in about 6months from now (including the trims I will do).

The thickest part of my hair is around hip length but do you guys think that maintaining at classic will give me a better (thicker) classic length? I know I am not at terminal length because it still grows and a few years ago it was a tailbone but the thickest part a little above waist length.

TheBluffs
April 28th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Almost at classic! :inlove: It looks like another 3 inches or so! I sat on my hair today when I was making my cinnabun.

celelu
May 1st, 2011, 03:00 AM
Wow, Spidermom, I love your new color! And Indigo girl, your shine is just awesome...
This morning I just did that measuring I do every two months, and I had a great surprise: the tape showed 46“! Which is one inch longer than my initial goal! For sure, I reached solid classic lately, but I wanted to wait to see the numbers before I made it official...
So there it is!!!!!!!
Some people are asking whether it's long or not to grow from tailbone to classical, but I found it pretty short. I think it took not much more than a year for me, with very little trim and a plenty of other things on which to put my mind. Actually, since I reached BCL in may or april last year, it might have been less than one year between tailbone and classical!
So there is the question: what to do now that I reached my goal? My hemline is not very thick, but it's not anywhere near fairytale neither. I don't really feel the need for a trim... So, let's continue? :D
I'll post pictures soon... I promise.
Happy growing everyone!

Night_Kitten
May 2nd, 2011, 06:18 AM
:cheese: I reached Classic :cheese:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5523&pictureid=101617

I just wanted to thank you all for having me here, and wish everyone plenty of good hair days :D
Here's to seing you all soon on the "classic to knee" thread :bottomsup:

Misti
May 2nd, 2011, 12:54 PM
I just made it here! :D Hurray!

For me tailbone is 39 inches, and my honey measured for me yesterday at 40. Classic is 45, so I expect to be a little over a year getting there. (Maybe even longer, since I may do some trims to try to fill out my hem.)

Hi, everyone!

spidermom
May 2nd, 2011, 01:17 PM
Boukje, with no trimming, it took me one year to get from upper tailbone length to classic length. However, I then had to cut back to tailbone because my ends were trashed. This time I am growing with regular small trims, and I hope I reach classic length without damaged snarly ends. In the past, with trimming, I averaged 5-1/2 inches of length gain per year. With no trimming, I gained 7 inches, but it was so damaged that I had to cut it away. I've learned my lesson. For my type of hair, trimming is a must.

I don't know how long it will take to reach classic length with this new plan. Stay tuned.

Capybara
May 3rd, 2011, 07:11 AM
I've been wearing my hair down--completely--a lot lately. Even and especially to work.

It is MUCH easier on my hair than the twisting and pulling of wearing it up or back.

But that's not really why I'm doing it.

I just like it.

I know that some people (not here, thankfully!) believe that a 57 year old woman shouldn't walk around that way. And in a way, that IS why I'm doing it. I've had this hair for 45 years. It's healthy and happy.

By the way, I realized as I posted in another thread that my signature photo is out of date. My hair is 5 or 6 inches longer than shown in the sig photo, but I'm useless at taking photos of myself and will need to get someone sometime to take another. Unless I get a trim first.

That is super cool :)

Xandergrammy
May 3rd, 2011, 07:19 AM
:cheese: I reached Classic :cheese:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5523&pictureid=101617

:bottomsup:

Your hair is lovely. Methinks you are a little beyond classic because your ends are a little curved! :joy:

Freki
May 5th, 2011, 04:28 PM
I think I belong here now! My hair has a V hemline, but a good chunk is now at tailbone length.

It's always very easy for me to reach this length, I've been here many times before. But growing from here is torture! I've never made it to classic and I can't wait to see it at that length!

My final goal is knee length... but classic is going to be an awesome milestone!

Annushka
May 5th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Finally I can join this thread! I reached 38.25 inches this month and trimmed back to 38, which is tip of tailbone for me. I would've gotten here a year ago but I had nasty thin ends so I trimmed a bit all through last year.

I'd love to reach classic (43 inches on me) but I still have another 6-8 inches of thin crunchy nastiness so I'll probably take my time getting there.

Phexlyn
May 6th, 2011, 04:28 AM
I think I should finally claim membership in this group! ;)

I'm at a bit past tailbone length and staying there for thickening up my hemline. I still want to grow my hair to fingertip length some day, but until then I'll be here with you!

WaitingSoLong
May 6th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Welcome to the newcomers!
Freki: you have a LOT OF HAIR! wow!

Night_Kitten
May 7th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Your hair is lovely. Methinks you are a little beyond classic because your ends are a little curved! :joy:

Thank you! :D

Teufelchen
May 12th, 2011, 01:57 AM
My hair is know at 38,5" which is well below TB on me. :) I just had some growth spurt lately and I have calculated that I should reach classic around the end of the year. I have FTE, but I like them and I will grow them to classic without trimming and when I am there I decide whether to trim or to let it grow for another 6 month until I reach my final goal, where I will maintain to grow out damage from chemical dye.

I am just starting to feel long-haired. :)

pittsburgpam
May 12th, 2011, 03:59 AM
I just blow dried my hair a couple of days ago (haven't done that in a long time) and I was really surprised at how much longer it looked when straight. I naturally have a wave plus I twist and bun it when wet so it's spiral curls.

I still don't consider it LONG and I'm about a hand width from classic. The ends are a little whispy and I know I need to cut off a little bit but I just want to reach that classic length!

pittsburgpam
May 13th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Just replying again because I thought I added the signature pic but it didn't stick. This was taken a couple of days ago after I blow dried it. Bad quality with my cell phone but my camera battery was dead.

Qamar
May 13th, 2011, 01:31 AM
I getting SO close to classic now...just two inches to go. :D

Its feeling like its taking forever to cover that last bit pf territory, but sometime soon I'll be graduating to the Classic to Knee thread. How exciting! Looking at old photos helps with perspective and patience while I'm waiting for official classic status, since in 2004 my hair just touched my shoulders--its actually not taken all that long to get close to classic.

WaitingSoLong
May 13th, 2011, 05:53 AM
I finally figured out I am 3" from classic. Took me forever to figure an accurate way of measuring but I have a shirt that is exactly classic length on me so I measured the distance from my hair to the hem. 3" is what I guessed anyway. So that is spprox. 6 months, I could still make it in 2011 if I don't trim...but no promises.

myotislucifugus
May 13th, 2011, 08:32 AM
I can join! Yay!:cheese:
Next goal is solidly at classic, with blunt ends, and then on to knee if possible

krn2891
May 14th, 2011, 10:58 PM
So I really thought I was going to stick it out in here until Classic but I just am so frustraited with it stuck betwen tailbone and classic. The last length I really liked was hip so I think I'm going to cut it back to that length. That will be about 7 inches and that will take a lot of the dyed hair off. maybe going vrigin will help me not get so frustraited as it grows back out. So maybe in a year I can come back to this tread and stick it out.

squiggyflop
May 14th, 2011, 11:00 PM
wet my hair is one inch from classic.. i think when i get to classic i'll just maintain it.. im just so darn lazy and it takes so long to grow hair..

WaitingSoLong
May 16th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Squig I thought you were already at classic?

spidermom
May 16th, 2011, 08:40 AM
I finally figured out I am 3" from classic. Took me forever to figure an accurate way of measuring but I have a shirt that is exactly classic length on me so I measured the distance from my hair to the hem. 3" is what I guessed anyway. So that is spprox. 6 months, I could still make it in 2011 if I don't trim...but no promises.

Your hair doesn't look 3 inches from classic length in your sig pic. Have you cut back since then?

WaitingSoLong
May 16th, 2011, 09:29 AM
I had a 1" trim since my sig pic. I think those pants I was wearing gave the illusion I was closer to Classic than I am (was).

squiggyflop
May 16th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Squig I thought you were already at classic?
i had to cut it.. lol but you have a good memory

WaitingSoLong
May 16th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Ahhh, methinks I remember reading about a cut now...so much for that good memory LOL

squiggyflop
May 16th, 2011, 12:37 PM
decided these deserve their own post
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/mayfifth2011length4crop.jpg
notice the curled under ends taking away from the length
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/mayfifth2011windyflipwatermark.jpg
thats just a bonus pic of me flipping my hair for fun..


i HATE how see through my ends look

WaitingSoLong
May 16th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Squig, is your hair 41"? We are at about the same length but I have yet to hit 40". Your ends are not that bad, mine are the same. Today I was studying them to see exactly where they started to become see-through. It is about 6" up. No way I am cutting that off. The taper is obvious when I am braiding.

squiggyflop
May 16th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Squig, is your hair 41"? We are at about the same length but I have yet to hit 40". Your ends are not that bad, mine are the same. Today I was studying them to see exactly where they started to become see-through. It is about 6" up. No way I am cutting that off. The taper is obvious when I am braiding.
how tall are you? yup my hair is almost exactly 41 inches. i am 5'6".. i have longer hip bones than what would be normal for my height since if my back wasnt the way it is, i would be 5'9".. this means i have longer to grow than the average american woman.. i think my canopy just hasnt caught up to the rest of the hair yet. it grows much slower than the rest of my hair.. the last time i got see through ends it was from the canopy being slow..

WaitingSoLong
May 16th, 2011, 12:50 PM
I am 5'4". Classic is 42" on me I guess, going by measurements several different ways, it all comes out to 42". Longest my hair has ever been is 39.5", a month ago before I trimmed an inch. I am back to 39. I get a consistent 1/2 a month. I have no idea if my thinner ends are canopy growth issues. I just assumed it is breakage. :shrug: Doesn't really matter since I don't plan to do anything about it but that is interesting I never considered a different reason.

squiggyflop
May 16th, 2011, 12:55 PM
ah, classic is like 43-44 dry on me. im just a couple inches taller than you is all

eta: thats why my goal listed <<< is 45

pepperminttea
May 16th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Today I was studying them to see exactly where they started to become see-through. It is about 6" up. No way I am cutting that off. The taper is obvious when I am braiding.

Sorry for trespassing in this thread, but from your sig about 6" above the very ends looks like where the top of your U-shaped hemline starts. It might look tapered in a braid, it looks beautiful down. :)

Freki
May 16th, 2011, 03:36 PM
My hair always seems to halt at tailbone. I think a big part of it is because I'm paying more attention to it... much like the old saying, "The watched pot never boils". But, up to this point it seemed to grow incredibly fast. Maybe this is a bit of a plateau point for me.

Gotta just put it up and forget about it for a bit I suppose. Easier said than done.:wail:

WaitingSoLong
May 17th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Sorry for trespassing in this thread, but from your sig about 6" above the very ends looks like where the top of your U-shaped hemline starts. It might look tapered in a braid, it looks beautiful down. :)

LOL I don't have a U shaped hemline. That is just some of my terminal length hairs from the sides of my head. I have had a trim since my sig photo, too. Guess I really need to update that or remove it. I do not trim exactly straight across, there is some curve to it but only about 1/4th inch.

krn2891
May 17th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Well I cut my hair 4 inches so I'm right at the top of tailbone again. But I have a nice healthy blunt hemline and that 4 less inches of dyed hair for me to grow out to get to virgin hair. Its about inches to classic for me so I will be hanging out here for the next year and half.

antoniamiranda
May 17th, 2011, 09:50 PM
My hair is not yet waist length but I am am on a mission to classic length! My hair was to my tail bone and I felt funny and like I didn't fit in, and cut it to my shoulders :( Two years later and my hair is almost touching my waist. The other day I looked in the mirror and realized that when my hair is hanging from the front it completely covers my breasts and is only about 2 inches from my waist! I have a feeling, my hair will be down to my waist by the end of summer, and touching my tail bone my next spring time. Another 2 years and I will be at my goal of Classic Length. I feel I am half way there! Yesterday my Fiancée commented me on how long my hair is! It's such a good feeling. When I had tail bone length hair I used to be so shy with compliments, but now I love it, I feel so at peace with my body image and hair image now! I feel like long hair makes me more of a woman! I am so inspired by Renaissance Art, I may never want to cut my hair again! I needed to share this with you all!

BelleBot
May 19th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Just checking in to say my longest hairs are at classic :D Wahooo.

I'm going to trim soon as my hair is rather scruffy, but I'm so happy as I should be at a nice looking classic by the end of summer.

Now do I maintain at classic for a while, or should I keep growing to my next (and possibly final) goal of fingertip?

WaitingSoLong
May 19th, 2011, 05:28 AM
I, too, have considered fingertip. My original goal was TBL. I have been here awhile. I will probably be Classic by year's end, or "can I call this Classic?". I really like the fingertip look but just don't know if it is for me. I keep changing my mind.

As of now, I have no plans to go past Classic. If I ever get there. My hair seems prety thick until about waist, then it really tapers fast. I wouldn't mind trimming/maintaining awhile to see if that can be thickened up or not.

Then I looked at LadyLongLocks pictures again yesterday. SIGH. Her new preofile pic is stunning!

TheBluffs
May 23rd, 2011, 04:36 PM
Does anyone else realy hate the BCL?:confused: Mine is mid butt, and it's driving me crazy.

WaitingSoLong
May 23rd, 2011, 08:05 PM
The Bluffs...I am not liking my hair length right now but I am hoping it is an awkward phase? I really liked my hair better at waist (manageability) but liek the look of TBL better. SIGH.

Misti
May 24th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Does anyone else realy hate the BCL?:confused: Mine is mid butt, and it's driving me crazy.

Hmm, probably because I wear it up almost always, but mine only really drives me nuts in the shower. It's getting tricker to keep the soap off the ends these days.

spidermom
May 24th, 2011, 03:15 PM
Does anyone else realy hate the BCL?:confused: Mine is mid butt, and it's driving me crazy.

Not me. In fact, that was a pretty flattering length for me. (my hair is upper tailbone length right now, barely touching the tailbone, actually)

TheBluffs
May 24th, 2011, 06:55 PM
but mine only really drives me nuts in the shower. It's getting tricker to keep the soap off the ends these days.

I second on this! :D
How is everyone doing with there buns? I've heard the people over at 'Classic to Knee' complain imensly on the lack of buns they can do. What is everyone favriote bun at these times?

I'l start: The Cinnabun. :inlove:

spidermom
May 24th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Most days I rely on the equilibrium or Gibralter bun.

I do a braided bun quite often, too.

SheaLynne
May 24th, 2011, 09:07 PM
I am just now officially claiming true tb (hope to have pics later this week!), and my favorite updos are lazy wrap, hypno bun, and the snail bun. They stay all day with a 2-prong fork. :D

Idun
May 25th, 2011, 12:40 AM
I second on this! :D
How is everyone doing with there buns? I've heard the people over at 'Classic to Knee' complain imensly on the lack of buns they can do. What is everyone favriote bun at these times?

I'l start: The Cinnabun. :inlove:

On the contrary, I find it is easier than ever to make buns at TBL. I&#180;m especially pleased that I&#180;m now able to make looser buns using a four-prong 60th street (learnt how from the lovely Hypnotica). My go to bun is the one in my avatar which I don&#180;t have a name for. (It looks a little bit like a raspberry, so maybe should call it raspberry bun? ETA: unless it already has a name I&#180;m unaware of.) On days that I study at home and don&#180;t leave the house I usually use a braided bun or a lazy wrap. My scraggly ends makes the bunmaking easier as well. Even if they annoy me.

WaitingSoLong
May 25th, 2011, 05:42 AM
I find I can do some buns now I couldn't before and vice verse.

Nautilus is definitely my go-to but I am forever re-doing it. My hair spits sticks and I do not have the hang of my fork yet. Cinnabuns with spin pins stay all day. So does a hypno-bun if I do it properly. I still do an infinity bun a lot but I use a different method because I have never been able to do the coil method. Unfortunately the video has been removed from YouTube :O(

Lately I have been doing half buns...I twist the hair up in a half nautilus and let the tail hang down. It looks really cute but does nothing to protect my ends.

Rivanariko
May 25th, 2011, 07:00 AM
My go-to has always been a celtic knot. It stays all day without an issue and I'm figuring out how to get the extra ends tucked in now. I was really scared that I was going to outgrow it for a while, but I've got a few more inches at least that it'll work!

I'm about 2" or so from classic, but I'll probably be trimming back here pretty soon. I want to thicken my ends up before my wedding in July. Losing the length is going to be hard, but I think I'll be a lot happier with it.

Misti
May 25th, 2011, 10:47 AM
How is everyone doing with there buns? I've heard the people over at 'Classic to Knee' complain imensly on the lack of buns they can do. What is everyone favriote bun at these times?


Hmmm. So far I haven't noticed any diffrence in my buns. One advantage of painfully fine hair, I guess.

I do my...no idea what to call it, but it's my "everyday" style, which is bascially coiled hair pinned forward on my head, and braided buns a lot. Neither has changed, as far as I can tell.

isbmlamloi
May 25th, 2011, 11:05 AM
My go-to bun is the Gibraltar, but I've been trying to branch out and try more. I think I've finally figured out the Nautilus. I can do an infinity/figure-8 no problem. Cinnabuns just don't stay well in my hair for some reason.

I haven't tried lazy wrap, hypno buns, or snail buns. Thank you thread for giving me new ideas!

Idun, I'd love to see a tutorial on making your raspberry bun. Then we could also compare it to see if it already has a name somewhere! :)

Nastasia
May 25th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Lazy wrap bun, Hypno bun, and Nautilus. I recently learned the Gibraltar bun, so that's going to enter the rotation.

TheBluffs
May 25th, 2011, 03:46 PM
My go-to bun is the Gibraltar,

With the Gibraltar, is it a Cinnabun, with the middle coil pulled out? I've been trying to learn it with the help of 4ypn0tica (http://www.youtube.com/user/4ypn0tica)'s youtube tutorials, but I can't see what she is doing part of the time.

spidermom
May 25th, 2011, 04:06 PM
With the Gibraltar, is it a Cinnabun, with the middle coil pulled out? I've been trying to learn it with the help of 4ypn0tica (http://www.youtube.com/user/4ypn0tica)'s youtube tutorials, but I can't see what she is doing part of the time.

That is how I do it; form the cinnabun, then stretch the inner-most coils out and around the outermost coils. Usually I do it without twisting. I think twisting my hair causes splits.

Alaia
May 25th, 2011, 04:50 PM
I don't have enough coils to do a Gibraltar bun.

I just do plain old cinnabuns because I'm lazy. Sometimes a braided bun if I'm feeling adventurous.

Also recently I've been doing LWBs and Nautilus buns quite a lot but that's a phase...

(PS: Oh hai there, I am between TB and Classic! ;) )

TheBluffs
May 25th, 2011, 07:15 PM
I don't have enough coils to do a Gibraltar bun.

I just do plain old cinnabuns because I'm lazy. Sometimes a braided bun if I'm feeling adventurous.

Also recently I've been doing LWBs and Nautilus buns quite a lot but that's a phase...

(PS: Oh hai there, I am between TB and Classic! ;) )

Lazy Cinnabuns are the best, arn't they? ;) Welcome to the thread! :D

That is how I do it; form the cinnabun, then stretch the inner-most coils out and around the outermost coils. Usually I do it without twisting. I think twisting my hair causes splits.

Thank you very much spidermom. :) Though I just found your bun, and i have to say, I like it much more.

Coriander
May 25th, 2011, 11:35 PM
My darlings, I will be putting this thread on hold for awhile. I am back to Hip length for the meantime, and am so happy with my decision. I plan on growing back to tailbone but doubt I will grow to Classic again. :)

Be good to each other! xoxoxo

Idun
May 26th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Idun, I'd love to see a tutorial on making your raspberry bun. Then we could also compare it to see if it already has a name somewhere! :)

I´m not sure I can explain it well. It just happened one time I was trying to copy one of Hypnotica´s buns. I like it because it holds well with only one stick, and it is really fast to do. I might try to make a thread of it later, after my exams.

WaitingSoLong
May 26th, 2011, 12:10 PM
I´m not sure I can explain it well. It just happened one time I was trying to copy one of Hypnotica´s buns. I like it because it holds well with only one stick, and it is really fast to do. I might try to make a thread of it later, after my exams.

Post a link here if you do.

isbmlamloi
May 26th, 2011, 02:48 PM
I wore a lazy wrap bun yesterday and today thanks to this thread. Hooray new styles!

TheBluffs, I do my Gibraltar a little differently than 4ypn0tica, but same bun overall. Start with a ponytail, twist your hair, and let it coil around, but settle each coil underneath the previous one, like a bee butt bun. When you've got all the hair coiled up, go back to the first and largest coil on the top of the bun. Grab that coil and gently tug it just a little as you rotate the entire bun in the opposite direction of how you coiled it--just a little bit, like 1/4 a rotation. This will widen that top coil. You can then pull that coil down around the rest of the bun and stick a hair stick through it. Voila, Gibraltar bun, like a rock!

SheaLynne
May 26th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Okay, my ends are curling up a bit, but the white shirt is pulled down to where the longest ends reach when pulled straight, so I think I'm officially tb now?

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=103805&albumid=4602&dl=1306466148&thumb=2

WaitingSoLong
May 27th, 2011, 05:34 AM
SheaLynne :Definitely look TBL to me! congratulations!

boukje
May 31st, 2011, 11:54 AM
I thought I would be at classic this month but due to my post partum shed I have lost HALF! of my hair (literally) so I am still a few inches from classic and the thickest part is now at BSL (instead of tailbone like it used to) it looks awfull and I am so demotivated because of this :( should I just maintain it when I am at classic and hope it will grow thicker or cut it back? I actually don't want to cut it back again (since I have done this several times and started at waist with bsl thick hair when I came to LHC first).

Misti
May 31st, 2011, 12:17 PM
I am so demotivated because of this :( should I just maintain it when I am at classic and hope it will grow thicker or cut it back? I actually don't want to cut it back again (since I have done this several times and started at waist with bsl thick hair when I came to LHC first).

First off, you have my complete sympathy. The same thing happened when I had my last child -- I actually started looking at wigs. It had been a LONG time since my previous child, and I thought I was literally going bald.

I would suggest that you pick a point and maintain there. Your ends will indeed thicken up, though it will take a while. (They're starting from zero, so it's going to take years to get it all to the same fullness.)

Nonetheless, there is no reason to sacrifice your length. Nurture your hair when you can, keep it tied up out of sight and out of danger as much as you can, and try to learn to appreciate wispy fairtale ends until yours grow out.

Even though I had only three hairs at the longest length, I did that...and one day, when the baby was grown enough for me to have alone time again, I took down my hair and discovered that it was looking pretty decent after all. ;)

Nymph
June 1st, 2011, 03:13 AM
I sat on my hair again today... seems that after I trimmed it, it's growing back with a vengeance. However, everytime I reach the "sitonit" stage, I seem to find heaps and heaps of split ends? Would this mean that damaged hair is starting to show or it it just a difficult time to grow through?

WaitingSoLong
June 1st, 2011, 05:32 AM
Nymph, I am sitting on my hair occasionally but it depends on the chair. The deep cushy chairs get me every time.

I have gained back the inch I cut two months ago but it doesn't look any different. Still should be Classic or can-I-call-this-Classic by year's end.

Boukje...I never had a postpartum shed. :shrug: I am sorry, though. I would keep your length and maintain with trims.

TheBluffs
June 2nd, 2011, 03:08 PM
Weolcome to the thread SheaLynne ! :) Congrats on making TB!

SheaLynne
June 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM
SheaLynne :Definitely look TBL to me! congratulations!


Weolcome to the thread SheaLynne ! :) Congrats on making TB!


Thank you very much! I really can't believe I have hair this long, but it does finally feel LONG!



I thought I would be at classic this month but due to my post partum shed I have lost HALF! of my hair (literally) so I am still a few inches from classic and the thickest part is now at BSL (instead of tailbone like it used to) it looks awfull and I am so demotivated because of this :( should I just maintain it when I am at classic and hope it will grow thicker or cut it back? I actually don't want to cut it back again (since I have done this several times and started at waist with bsl thick hair when I came to LHC first).

I would definitely maintain at classic and know that it will grow thicker and gradually come on down. I had big sheds after each of my babies were born, and since it was pre-LHC, I did big chops about 3 months after they were born. Those were my last big chops and I'll never make that mistake again! {Hugs} for the shedding...

Freki
June 2nd, 2011, 08:52 PM
Ugh... today I measured my hair. The last time I measured was 6 months ago. My hair is the same length, 35 inches. Fortunately, more of my hair is at that length now. My hemline is a soft U, instead of a V.

But it's frustrating to have your hair grow grow grow fast, and then stall. I'm sure it has to do with breakage and the aggressive S&D I've been doing.

So no more S&D for a while! Here's hoping I actually gain 3 inches over the next 6 months!

Idun
June 13th, 2011, 01:28 PM
I am at my goal length of 1 meter. :D But now I feel that really long hair is classic and beyond, so I´m changing my goal!

boukje
June 14th, 2011, 02:30 PM
thank you so much for all the great comments. I was really feeling down because of the shedding (which is still here at the moment). it is starting to slow down a little now I think. I had it really bad until about 5 months after my first child was born and all of a sudden one day it was gone (and left me with the usual few hairs that I loose every day). Now my second child is a little over 4 months and it is still pretty bad but the bald patches on my head already have baby hairs on them again (when I look closely).

I am happy to see the hairs will grow back (and I won't stay bald forever) but it is still hard to see the ends so thin (it took me many years to get them better). I am a little under an inch away from classic (but it does look between classic and tailbone because it is so thin) so I will let it grow to classic. Not because it will look nice then but then I have reached a big milestone and that makes me happy.

I always wear my hair up so no one will see that it is thin. I plan to maintain it at classic then for at least a year (to see how it will become) and when it thickens up nicely I will cut every other month after that (because my ultimate goal is mid thigh). I know this is a long term plan which will take years but I don't mind. Growing out hair (very long) takes a lot of time and that makes it special. I never thought I would be able to reach classic so I am happy to see I can. it just takes longer for the bulk to catch up I guess. I had the same problem with tailbone too!

I am pretty sure I can reach mid thigh too but that is something for the future. I will ofcourse keep you updated on my progress (and I will make some photographs as soon as I start to trim) to see some progress. so from August I will maintain woohoo!

Hope you will still support me then.

QueenJoey
June 14th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Oh how I wish I was here! If I don't trim at all and take AMAZING care of my hair, I could be here in about a year from now. :(

Idun
June 15th, 2011, 12:16 AM
boukje, I too had shedding after giving birth. I didn´t get bald patches but a general thinning of the hair. Also my hair colour changed and became darker. (Don´t know if the last thing would have happened anyway.) The thickness did grow back!

Glad to hear you see new babyhairs! That means it´s all on the mend. :)

kouran
June 17th, 2011, 05:49 AM
Hello everyone!:) I've been wanting to join this thread for quite some time now. My hair was at 5 cm from classic, but I had to cut it, due to tapering ends. Now I'm again at tailbone, but my ends seem to be tapering again.:( I think that if I really want to be at classic I will have to accept my ends...

Despite this, my hair loss has significantly decreased from some months ago. I used to shed approximately 100 hairs per day, since I was 10 years old. Now I only shed 10-15 hairs, but I still shed about 100 hairs on wash days...This is my only problem now.

Happy growing everyone!:flower:

Teufelchen
June 23rd, 2011, 02:15 AM
I am annoyed by the fact that it seems I cannot measure my hair properly. Even though my hair is stick straight I get varying results when I measure. :( It is really annoying. Does anyone have a good hint how I can improve the consistency of measuring? With the standard measureing method I seem to have sometimes hugely varying results and sometimes not.

I did trim a about 5mm 2 days ago and I had a 8mm Trimm end of May, My "hemline" was less that 10 hairs, so I decided to trim. Now I have about 25 hairs down there and if I would cut 1" I would have ~100 hairs. It really thickens quite rapidly, but I am still aiming for Classic by the end of the year, which should just be fine. My computer has calculated that I will hit Classic on 31st Dec, but it uses the values where I had a 8 month stall as well as the normal growth rate ones. So it underestimates the growth a bit.

WaitingSoLong
June 23rd, 2011, 08:17 PM
Hmm, I just make sure I place the tape in the exact spot on my front hairline, which is easy since I have a good peak, drape it over the top of my head and hold it there firmly with one hand, then use the free hand to guide the tape down the center of the back of my hair and let the tape dangle. The weight of the end of the tape thing keeps the tape straight. Then I smooth my hair out and down to a point in the back, gathering the tape with it. When I get to almost the end, I grab it firmly then pull it forward and read the measurement.

I have to measure or I swear I am not growing. It amazes me how I can gain an inch or more but it doesn't look even the slightest bit longer.

rosek
June 24th, 2011, 02:20 AM
I meaure mine when wet - that way it sticks together, and sticks well to the tape. I always seem to get very similar measurements :)

Botticelli Gold
June 24th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Sometimes having curly hair is a curse when you want to show off your length lol! Honestly, I guess classic length to me would be when it is below the buttocks while dry. At this stage, it's below the buttocks while wet but it just doesn't show that while dry darnit!

TheBluffs
June 24th, 2011, 09:24 PM
I meaure mine when wet - that way it sticks together, and sticks well to the tape. I always seem to get very similar measurements :)

I have to try that, it sounds like it would work well. :D
I've been trying to ignore my hair in updos, my scince I only have 4 inches last time I checked, it's hard not to mesure. :mad:

Cardinal
June 25th, 2011, 10:00 PM
I think I am almost at solid classic. (Note to self-must measure) I have only just started paying attention to the actual length.

Cardinal
June 25th, 2011, 10:06 PM
OK, I have determined that mine is classic, but it thins out so much at the ends, it is hard to tell. I have not trimmed in two years. Is there a thread for people who never trim?

Magicknthenight
June 26th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Can't believe I'm so close to classic. I guess that's what happens when your paying attention to other things haha. I defiantly want to get a small trim. My hair has been a bit dry. While I was staying at DBF's house I showered there for like a month and it got so silky and soft. I haven't changed anything in my routine. I think his water is a lot better then mine here. Which is disappointing and nice at the same time. Can't just buy a small bottle of clean water. Though now I know why it was behaving funky here. I'm over there more so I guess it works out. It gets soft to the point of me being annoyed when it won't stay in up-dos. He washed his hair here and said it gets greasier faster. He also saw how much i comb out there and here and said I comb out way more hair at my house then at his. I guess the water you have has a really big effect. I can't afford a filter especially since I don't live at home much..but I do wonder if a Brita filter would make our water as good as his to use on my hair. Still enjoying my hair. A lot of times I'm with him running around so sometimes it gets neglected in a bun for a bit before I care to redo it. The only thing I really wanna work on is combing more patiently and a way to sleep. I found a scrunchie and that cap I got from Walmart turned inside out (because the outside is for some reason softer then the inside) seems to keep it more tamed then just leaving it in my bun with a hair fork. Not to mention more comfy >_<! Even though it was behaving a million times better at his house I still want to get a trim. I'm thinking it will probably be once I get to classic though. I wish it would hurry up and get there! Then I'm sure I'll maintain there for a short while...and grow to finger tip length. Though I may just do trims while growing. Who knows haha. I just need to work on my patience. Sometimes people are in a hurry though and I have to.

On a side note I went on Etsy and noticed while browsing that a lot of the people that make hair sticks or forks don't have much listed at the moment. I wonder whats up with that.:confused:

haibane
June 26th, 2011, 05:06 AM
OK, I have determined that mine is classic, but it thins out so much at the ends, it is hard to tell. I have not trimmed in two years. Is there a thread for people who never trim?
That's pretty much exactly where I'm at. I think I have about five hairs at classic right now. I haven't trimmed since 2006 or 2007 and my hair is very tapered.

There are a few threads for non-trimmers:

No trimming club!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=132
but it's not very active

Non-Trimmers Measure-In
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2188

No trims in 2011 challenge!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=58746
this is the most active right now ^

kouran
June 26th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Even though it was behaving a million times better at his house I still want to get a trim. I'm thinking it will probably be once I get to classic though. I wish it would hurry up and get there! Then I'm sure I'll maintain there for a short while...and grow to finger tip length. Though I may just do trims while growing. Who knows haha. I just need to work on my patience. Sometimes people are in a hurry though and I have to.

I can't wait to be close to classic length myself! I'm also considering to grow my hair until fingertip length, but my hair is ii, and I'm afraid it will look to thin for that...

CareBear
June 26th, 2011, 07:46 AM
Magicknthenight: how about filling empty jugs with water from your bf's house to use at your house when you wash your hair?
On a side note, dh was brushing my hair for me yesterday and I asked him where my hair was, and it's solidly at tb! I am stoked because I thought it was stalled at butt crack! Yaay! :)

Cardinal
June 26th, 2011, 12:17 PM
That's pretty much exactly where I'm at. I think I have about five hairs at classic right now. I haven't trimmed since 2006 or 2007 and my hair is very tapered.

There are a few threads for non-trimmers:

No trimming club!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=132
but it's not very active

Non-Trimmers Measure-In
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2188

No trims in 2011 challenge!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=58746
this is the most active right now ^


Great! Thank you for those links Haibane.

spidermom
June 26th, 2011, 12:19 PM
New photographs!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/buster2.jpg
(and sig)

CastaDiva
June 26th, 2011, 12:26 PM
spidermom, what kind of snake is that? It`s really beautiful, gorgeous pattern and colour combination!! Sorry, off topic but I just had to ask:)

spidermom
June 26th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Thank you for asking; I'm ridiculously fond of talking about my snakey-boy. He's an albino Burmese python, about 10-feet long now.

CastaDiva
June 26th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Sorry for calling your boy an "it":o Are Burmese pythons always albino, is it a specific breed, or is your snakey-boy a one of a kind? Well, either way I guess he is a one of a kind long boy:) How old is he and how long can he get?

spidermom
June 26th, 2011, 12:57 PM
He can get to be about 15 feet long, but his current length is about average for a male Burmese. They are usually a color somewhere between brown and green (in shades). Albino isn't common (but isn't rare, either). Buster is one of a kind because he only has one eye.

The females can get longer than 20 feet and heavier than 200 pounds! I'm glad we have a male.

CastaDiva
June 26th, 2011, 01:14 PM
How come he`s so different in color than usual, and was he born with just one eye or did he lose it later?

I can understand why you are glad you have a male and not a female. 20 feet+ and 200 pounds+ is quite a bit of snake!

Thank you for telling me about Buster. Snakes are really fascinating creatures.

spidermom
June 26th, 2011, 01:20 PM
He's an albino (lack of full pigmentation); it happens in every species, I think.

He was born with only one eye. There's a tiny hole where his other eye should be and in certain lights you can kind of see the eye. There's a close-up of his face where you can see that in my nonhuman family album.

CastaDiva
June 26th, 2011, 01:28 PM
Albino equals light skin (due to lack of pigmentation):doh:
Thanks, I`ll check out your albums:)

kouran
June 27th, 2011, 05:56 AM
New photographs!

Spidermom, your hair is so pretty!:)

Mrspuddinhead
June 29th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Just curious what made y'all decide to make classic your goal length?? That is my final goal as well though my husbands thinks it a bit to long and wants me to stop at above tail bone. I have news for him.... I'm not stopping. ;) Just wanted to say y'all are an inspiration.

kouran
June 30th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Just curious what made y'all decide to make classic your goal length??

What made me decide to grow my hair to classic was one of my favourite films, Michaelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point. The character Daria had beautiful classic length hair, and since my hair was already tailbone, I thought about growing it a little bit longer! You have to see that film, the ending scene is amazing!:)

jel
June 30th, 2011, 08:02 AM
I wanted to stop at tailbone, actually. It was my "ultimate" hair goal, growing from barely shoulder length.

Then, my hair hit TB, and continued growing... ;)

Alaia
June 30th, 2011, 08:04 AM
I'm just curious about how my hair will look at that stage.

That said, I'm leaving this thread for a couple of years ;)

Mrspuddinhead
June 30th, 2011, 09:59 AM
What made me decide to grow my hair to classic was one of my favourite films, Michaelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point. The character Daria had beautiful classic length hair, and since my hair was already tailbone, I thought about growing it a little bit longer! You have to see that film, the ending scene is amazing!:)


Thank you for the recommendation! I will surely check it out. I just Googled and I must said she does have lovely hair. :D

SearMeCarefully
July 2nd, 2011, 02:14 AM
So I feel like I've been at TB for a long long time (couple of years) and will never make it to classic.. has anyone had this issue and been able to push on to classic? I worry it is my terminal =s

Teufelchen
July 2nd, 2011, 06:12 AM
Do you wear your hair up regularly? It might be that the ends break when they touch TBL.

Once you are longer than that your ends are free again and don't break anymore.

Another thing might be, to switch to a even more gentle routine. But I would try wearing them in a bun for at least half a year and check if you see any improvement in length.

SearMeCarefully
July 2nd, 2011, 11:23 PM
Do you wear your hair up regularly? It might be that the ends break when they touch TBL.

Once you are longer than that your ends are free again and don't break anymore.

Another thing might be, to switch to a even more gentle routine. But I would try wearing them in a bun for at least half a year and check if you see any improvement in length.

Well lately I've worn it down/loose because it's been winter/cold so it's like a blanket lol. But now I have a new job (more professional dress) and it's getting pretty hot so I'll be wearing updos and braids a lot more.. maybe that will help. But I doubt it'll grow that much in the next 6 months..

Teufelchen
July 3rd, 2011, 12:16 AM
Well, but if it grows you know it's not terminal :)

WaitingSoLong
July 5th, 2011, 09:52 AM
I wanted to stop at tailbone, actually. It was my "ultimate" hair goal, growing from barely shoulder length.

Then, my hair hit TB, and continued growing... ;)

Pretty much that. And I wanted a TBL braid and I think it needs to be Classic to be there.


So I feel like I've been at TB for a long long time (couple of years) and will never make it to classic.. has anyone had this issue and been able to push on to classic? I worry it is my terminal =s

I have only been here about a year, but I feel stalled. I am going to measure after my next wash and see if I have gained any length at all. I have a TBL night cap and my ends have been just peeking out the end of it FOREVER now it seems. I did have a 1" trim a couple months ago. I think, though, I was barely at TBL or "can I call this TBL" a year ago, then it was just below TBL, then the trim, and because my TBL itself is a couple inches or so, it just doesn't seem like I have grown any but I don't think I am at term yet!

GoldLady
August 1st, 2011, 09:35 PM
I am so excited to say, I've finally reached TBL!!! :cheese: I've been waiting so long, it seems, to join the TBL to Classic group and here I finally am.

There are so many folks on this thread that are such inspirations. This is the longest I've ever had my hair. I have to fight dry ends, but so far, I'm winnng.

So glad to finally be here!

Cirafly24
August 1st, 2011, 11:07 PM
Yay, GoldLady! Congrats :cheese:

I'm getting closer and closer to classic...I think I have about 2.25 inches to go!

kouran
August 2nd, 2011, 03:20 AM
Welcome to this thread, Goldlady! :flower:

Avital88
August 2nd, 2011, 03:51 AM
I want to be in this thread so bad..I need an inch to be solid tailbone though.
I'll be back soon, happy growing all!

Sweet Beat
August 2nd, 2011, 04:26 AM
Me! But not for so long i hope :P If I arch my back a bit I reach it, so guess it can't take that long.:o

Vintagecoilylocks
August 8th, 2011, 08:53 AM
I am so excited to say, I've finally reached TBL!!! :cheese: I've been waiting so long, it seems, to join the TBL to Classic group and here I finally am.

There are so many folks on this thread that are such inspirations. This is the longest I've ever had my hair. I have to fight dry ends, but so far, I'm winnng.

So glad to finally be here!

Congrats!!!!:applause

Keep those ends moistured and sealed.

Your hair looks lovely. I am barely there. Not full tailbone so I am waiting to be fuller at tailbone to move over here.

Happy growing to Classic.

Nymph
August 8th, 2011, 09:50 AM
The ends of my "v" shape have reached classic! I don't consider it a full classic yet and I don't know what to do... My hair has become so troublesome that basically it's up all the time, I used to let it down a lot more when I was at hip or tailbone, so I'm tempted to cut it back to that, but on the other hand I just don't want to cut it!

Rivanariko
August 10th, 2011, 11:03 AM
I feel like I've been stalled at TBL for ages now... though I haven't measured it lately. It's just not getting any visually longer. I had hoped to be at classic by now... but I still have about 2 inches to go.

spidermom
August 10th, 2011, 11:06 AM
I noticed this morning that I'm no more than 2 inches away from classic length. Having cut back to hip in March, this is amazing.

WaitingSoLong
August 10th, 2011, 11:28 AM
I am 2 inches away, too! We will all be graduating to the classic to knee thread by the end of 2011!

kouran
August 10th, 2011, 12:00 PM
I noticed this morning that I'm no more than 2 inches away from classic length. Having cut back to hip in March, this is amazing.


I am 2 inches away, too! We will all be graduating to the classic to knee thread by the end of 2011!

I can gladly say ME TOO :D!! I think I will hit classic in my 1 year LHC anniversary!! :happydance:

spidermom
August 10th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Happy dance all around! My ends are in pretty good shape this time - no cutting back required.

isbmlamloi
August 10th, 2011, 12:09 PM
I just remembered that, since I was on vacation on July 1, I never took my mid-year length picture! What do you all think?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6186/6029934686_5a2279dbeb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/6029934686/) http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6029934766_95c9d370b1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/6029934766/)

spidermom
August 10th, 2011, 12:29 PM
I think the longest ends are there, isbm...

isbmlamloi
August 11th, 2011, 11:44 AM
You think? From looking at this page on hair lengths (http://www.ida.net/users/northstr/hairlength.html), I'd think classic for me would be... where the wrinkle in my jeans under the pocket is, on the side view.

But if enough of you think so...! ;)

WaitingSoLong
August 12th, 2011, 06:57 AM
isbm, that is where I call classic, too. I look almost classic from behind, but fromt he side I have inches to go. Probably a good 4" to be "true" classic but I know in about 2 more inches I will be close enough to be called classic by a passerby who knows the lingo.

BelleBot
August 12th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Another one here just less than 2 inches away from classic! Classic is 42" on me and I'm currently at 40 1/4 inches. I can't wait to get there. Then I can start maintaining the length and thickening my hemline. :D

Teufelchen
August 17th, 2011, 05:07 AM
I am also stuck in the no-mans-land between TBL and Classic. Classic is at 108cm and I am at 101cm so another 7cm (~2,75") to go. I am not sure when I will hit classic, bit it should be at some point between New Year and Spring.

kouran
August 17th, 2011, 08:28 AM
I am also stuck in the no-mans-land between TBL and Classic. Classic is at 108cm and I am at 101cm so another 7cm (~2,75") to go. I am not sure when I will hit classic, bit it should be at some point between New Year and Spring.

Congrats on reaching 1 meter hair :applause!! How much do you think you grow a month?

Teufelchen
August 17th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Congrats on reaching 1 meter hair :applause!! How much do you think you grow a month?
Thank you.:D

I am usually grow roughly 1,5cm per month, a little bit more then average, but I am fine with it.

SheaLynne
August 17th, 2011, 11:44 AM
I am finding the length from true tb to classic is going fairly quickly (and I'm surprised!). I am somewhere within 2 inches of classic, though I only measure at the end of the month so I'm not sure exactly how far. I was so afraid of a stall or slowdown as I got to this length, but I think my monthly trimming has kept the ends from getting too old and damaged, so the growth is still coming! :cheese:

Congrats to all the others who are so close, too!

kouran
August 17th, 2011, 11:48 AM
Thank you.:D

I am usually grow roughly 1,5cm per month, a little bit more then average, but I am fine with it.

You're lucky...I cannot predict how much I grow, sometimes is an inch a month, others nothing! I cannot wait to reach 1 meter hair (it's thigh for me) :D!!

Teufelchen
August 18th, 2011, 02:39 AM
You're lucky...I cannot predict how much I grow, sometimes is an inch a month, others nothing! I cannot wait to reach 1 meter hair (it's thigh for me) :D!!
You are lucky to have thigh at 1 meter. :D
If your hair grows like that you have an average of roughly half an inch per month, which is similar to what my hair grows. :)

When I hit Classic I will definitly start trimming 1cm every two month to thicken my non-existing hemmline. :p

SwordWomanRiona
August 18th, 2011, 03:36 AM
I trimmed my uneven hemline this week, and now it's all at classic. One chunk of my hair had been roughly at fingertip length (the rest a little bit past classic), but such an uneven hemline didn't look good.
But then, at least I know I can get to fingertip length! I had been beginning to fear I had reached terminal, but I think I've been stucked between tailbone+ and classic for a long time because I didn't use to trim in the past :rolleyes:...But now I'm back to caring for my hair, and I'm maintaining at classic until my ends thicken up more and I get rid of most of the split ends in the last inches of my hair. So I'm staying here for a good while before moving to fingertip and, possibly, mid-thigh (if my hair makes it)! :D

And this is my current length:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6076/6053021577_2ff865cc9e.jpg

WaitingSoLong
August 18th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Gorgeous hair SwordWoman! The cut looks great and your hair looks really healthy.

I am a bit unsure of exactly how long Classic will be on me. I have a pic of my hair at 38" and it looks almost classic (like an inch away) yet at 40.25" I am at least 2" still to go. Pics don't tell accurately unless taken from the side I guess. Anyway, so I am thinking I need to mark places on the wall while I am barefoot and standing next to it and then I can just see where my hair falls against the wall? I am sick of measuring. I measure to make sure my hair is still growing but the inches don't really matter to me, as long as it is not stalled.

Chances are I will cut back to TBL once I hit Classic as my ends are geting pretty rough looking.

:::hangs her hat on the door to this thread:::

Teufelchen
August 18th, 2011, 05:56 AM
I agree with WaitingSoLong, your hair is gorgeous, SwordWomanRiona. :blossom:

@ WaitingSoLong:
I think it is the old perspective issue. If you try to put the camera on roughly the same height as your hemmline you get the most accurate picture of it.

WaitingSoLong
August 18th, 2011, 06:27 AM
I think it is the old perspective issue. If you try to put the camera on roughly the same height as your hemmline you get the most accurate picture of it.

I haven't figured out how to self-photo that yet. LOL.

Teufelchen
August 18th, 2011, 10:11 AM
I put my one on the bath tub edge

SwordWomanRiona
August 18th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Gorgeous hair SwordWoman! The cut looks great and your hair looks really healthy.

I am a bit unsure of exactly how long Classic will be on me. I have a pic of my hair at 38" and it looks almost classic (like an inch away) yet at 40.25" I am at least 2" still to go. Pics don't tell accurately unless taken from the side I guess. Anyway, so I am thinking I need to mark places on the wall while I am barefoot and standing next to it and then I can just see where my hair falls against the wall? I am sick of measuring. I measure to make sure my hair is still growing but the inches don't really matter to me, as long as it is not stalled.

Chances are I will cut back to TBL once I hit Classic as my ends are geting pretty rough looking.

:::hangs her hat on the door to this thread:::

Thank you! Your great hemline has always been an inspiration to me, so I hope I'm on my way to achieve something similar :).
It took me ages to get from tb++ to classic too (I mean the part of my former uneven hemline that was at tb++, the rest was already past classic...I did a very unexperienced microtrim half a year ago :o). I suppose that hair takes a lot more time to achieve more length at this stage...Don't lose hope, I'm sure you'll be at classic very soon!

SwordWomanRiona
August 18th, 2011, 10:29 AM
[quote=Teufelchen;1742479]I agree with WaitingSoLong, your hair is gorgeous, SwordWomanRiona. :blossom: quote]

Thanks, Teuchelfen! :)

Rhodugune
August 22nd, 2011, 12:06 PM
I'm new there and my hair just reached talbone length and that is for me 103cm:40.6inches long.
My torso is long for my length, I'm sad to say...
But I'm happy with my hair and I'm going for classic, and I hope that my hair keeps most of it's quality and thickness and it will grow that long. :)

My most recent pic:
http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_35/32660000-32669999/640x480/32667165.jpg (http://www.pixbox.se/pic32667165)

kouran
August 23rd, 2011, 03:10 AM
Welcome to this thread, Rhodugune!! :flowers:

Teufelchen
August 23rd, 2011, 03:39 AM
Your hair is really beautiful Rhodugune. :flower:
Welcome in this thread.

SwordWomanRiona
August 23rd, 2011, 10:41 AM
I love your hair, Rhodugune! And your dress is such a beautiful red :)

Rhodugune
August 23rd, 2011, 12:01 PM
kouran, Teufelchen and SwordWomanRiona Thank you all, for making me feel welcome. :)

pittsburgpam
August 24th, 2011, 08:46 AM
This last step to Classic seems to be the absolute longest to endure! I cut off 1 3/4" a couple of weeks ago in the shower. I don't like having thin little ends so when I was in the shower, rinsing out condish where my hair is all hanging straight and coming to a point where the water runs off, I reached back, pinched the point, and cut it off.

I did that for a couple of years, cutting off 2 or 3 inches of the point every few months, and it really made a nice difference in the hemline thickness. (like now compared to my profile pic). I was about 2" from classic but just that tiny bit of an end and that's not what I want. I want it straight across at Classic.

Maybe if I can keep the scissors off of it, get it to Classic and THEN maintain there to thicken it up... :)

SpinDance
August 25th, 2011, 06:52 AM
pittsburgpam, what a great way to trim, when the hair is wet and hanging together in the shower! Thank you for mentioning this. It will be much easier than wrestling my bad shoulders around behind my back trying to get a ponytail holder to slide down! I also don't like thin ends and have been doing lots of little trims for the last year trying to thicken my hemline. Your technique will make the job much easier.

SheaLynne
August 26th, 2011, 11:24 PM
pittsburghpam, we can be "maintain-at-classic" buddies when we get there...I keep being tempted to trim more before I get there, but I'm keeping it to 1/4-inch trims each month so I am still gaining length. Once I get to classic, I plan to maintain a while to thicken my ends, if they will.

Either way (trims now or later), you will eventually be at classic with nice thickness...it looks great so far!

verene
September 3rd, 2011, 09:43 AM
Hi, I think it's time for me to join this thread. I've been away from LHC for a while, and not really paying that much attention to my hair beyond my normal routine. Finally wore my hair down this last weekend and some how I've gone from just barely brushing tailbone to a couple of inches past and now creeping towards classic. I guess I'll just keep growing. It's what my hair wants apparently. ;-)

kouran
September 3rd, 2011, 09:58 AM
Welcome to this thread, verene!! :flowers:

fairytalehair
September 3rd, 2011, 11:54 AM
I am going to join this thread (:
I don't know where I am exactly when it comes to TB length... The last pic I took I was in high waisted shorts so the perspective is off. I think after my DCT today I will take a new pic and post it... maybe we can determine exactly where I am!

TheBluffs
September 16th, 2011, 04:00 PM
The longest of my longest hair has finally touched classic! I will be done my first goal sooner than expect. :D With the way it grows, I will have all of my hairs at full blast classic in 2 months!

longhairedlady
September 16th, 2011, 07:40 PM
I am joining in too! I am at tailbone and I cant get to classic fast enough! :)

WaitingSoLong
September 19th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Well I can officially sit on my hair but still an inch or so until Classic. At this time, I plan to grow it past Classic a couple inches then trim back to Classic in April (if my hair grows that much by then!)

Cirafly24
September 19th, 2011, 08:41 PM
I sat on my hair for the first time! It's still 1.5-2 inches away from classic, but I was pretty excited :D

Teufelchen
September 20th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Congrats on sitting on your hair. :flower:

Rhodugune
September 20th, 2011, 03:55 AM
I sat on my hair for the first time! It's still 1.5-2 inches away from classic, but I was pretty excited :D

Congratulations!
I totally get your excitment! :)


I having a nice feeling-my-hair-is-long-day, lately my hair have felt so short, maybe it's a side-effect to the fact that I joined LHC not that long ago. :p

longhairedlady
September 20th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Congratulations!
I totally get your excitment! :)


I having a nice feeling-my-hair-is-long-day, lately my hair have felt so short, maybe it's a side-effect to the fact that I joined LHC not that long ago. :p

Hehehe! My hair feels long until I come here and see all the gorgeous longhairs some of these ladies have and I start feeling like I have short hair all over again! :p

longhairedlady
September 20th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Well I can officially sit on my hair but still an inch or so until Classic. At this time, I plan to grow it past Classic a couple inches then trim back to Classic in April (if my hair grows that much by then!)


I sat on my hair for the first time! It's still 1.5-2 inches away from classic, but I was pretty excited :D


Great news ladies! :) What a huge milestone! :)

Rhodugune
September 23rd, 2011, 01:46 PM
Do I know that feeling!

But there are so many cool, friendly and helpful people here, so I can't help but like it here anyway! ;)

I think it's a huge difference to how my hair looks and feels since I joined LHC, just a month ago, and I want to share a pic displaying how my hair looked when I joined and how it looks today.
Guess which is which?! :eyebrows:

http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_38/32720000-32729999/640x480/32727811.jpg (http://www.pixbox.se/pic32727811)

Thank for the tip abut ACV-rinses and coconut oil!

Veviticus
September 26th, 2011, 11:45 AM
I am at tailbone length and have been at this length for some time. :confused: Looking forward to reaching classic.:eyebrows:

Ishje
September 26th, 2011, 11:47 AM
@Rhodugune, I think your hair looks amazing in both pictures :)

SheaLynne
September 26th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Rhodugune, I'm guessing the second is the recent one! Your ends look fantastic :)

*****

I came here to update with my latest length shot in my signature, though I didn't mark the classic goal in any way. I'm getting so close...

Rivanariko
September 26th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Still right around tailbone :( I feel like I've been stalled for the past year. I was hoping to be at classic by now but I still have a few inches to go :(

WaitingSoLong
September 26th, 2011, 01:37 PM
I am having stall issues (not completely, more like slowing down) as well and I am seriously considering trimming back to just at TBL because my roots seem to be growing but not the length so it must be breakage. I plan to wait until April, however. My trimming month is April and I only trim once a year. Wow that is so far away...6 months! I change my mind about every week, though. LOL

Funny, my ends don't look horrid. I did an S&D for the first time in months the other day and really didn't have much to do. My last 6 inches have taper/thinness the rest does not. I know the last 6" is also still old dye from several years ago. It needs to go! I should be well past Classic by April but with this stalling, who knows. At any rate, I may as well take a seat as I will be here (this thread) for probably at least another year.

macherie
September 27th, 2011, 12:01 AM
Its fun to be able to sit on my hair, but I don't enjoy when other people can do it too.......that drives me crazy and always forces me to trim back.
I don't think I can ever really get used to it at longer lengths.

http://s4.postimage.org/2814gg3vo/2009_05c.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2814gg3vo/)

MrsGuther
September 27th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Can't wait to be in this thread! Sigh...

Teufelchen
September 27th, 2011, 07:14 AM
I just decided to start trimming now. My ends are finally past my butt, well at least the part where they touched it and now hanging free again. I am not quite at classic yet, about 2"shy of classic, but as the ends hang free again I can start trimming now. :)
I will trim 5mm per month to get rid of old damage and letting slower growing hairs catch up.
Even with trimming I should be able to reach my final goal of 45" within the next year, but hopefully with something I can call hemmline. :wink:

Rhodugune
September 27th, 2011, 08:50 AM
@Rhodugune, I think your hair looks amazing in both pictures :)

Nice of you to way that. :)
I was not unhappy with way my hair looked then, but now it looks just a bit better and definitely feels more healthy and it's more easy to detangle.

Rhodugune
September 27th, 2011, 08:56 AM
SheaLynne Thanks and you guessed it right!

I think you are very close too, it can't be many months away.
How fast does your hair grow?
And your hair is really lovely. :heart:

spidermom
September 27th, 2011, 09:14 AM
I'm within an inch or 2 of reaching classic length again. I'm really curious to see how long my hair will grow and am trying not to trim too much. But wow - do I ever have split-enditis right now. I think I could sit and S&D for about a month before I'd get them all (or most of them). Of course, probably by the time I get to the left side, the right side will be all split up again.

Lapin
September 27th, 2011, 02:02 PM
don't mind me lurking...

i am in awe of all this gorgeous, flowing hair!

Rhodugune
September 27th, 2011, 04:22 PM
I'm within an inch or 2 of reaching classic length again. I'm really curious to see how long my hair will grow and am trying not to trim too much. But wow - do I ever have split-enditis right now. I think I could sit and S&D for about a month before I'd get them all (or most of them). Of course, probably by the time I get to the left side, the right side will be all split up again.

Sounds like a real dilemma!
But maybe you should trim it just a bit or you just reach your goal and have to cut it?
I can only hope your ends not that in such a bad shape as you think, 'cause 1 or 2 inches to go, that's great! :cheese:
I have to say I envy you, I have alot more inches to go.


My curse is that my upper body is a bit longer compaired to my lower...
And I've got a big but! :D

My hair just looks that much longer when I'm wearing clothes that don't show where my back ends and where my but is.

Compair this two photos, they've been taking during the same week:
http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_38/32720000-32729999/640x480/32727803.jpg[/url

[url=http://www.pixbox.se/pic32737235]http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_38/32730000-32739999/640x480/32737235.jpg (http://www.pixbox.se/pic32727803)

At least I think that it looks longer.

spidermom
September 27th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Wow, rhodugune, you're absolutely right! I'd guess the second picture at very near classic length.

I'm about ready to get a hair cut, maybe a big one. I'm so tired of fighting split ends. I don't heat style (but I used to), I don't blow dry, I'm gentle and careful, yet still my hair splits and tangles up like Velcro. I hate it! (but I also love it)

WaitingSoLong
September 27th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Spidermom, I am about there with you but I keep vowing not to (plus DH doesn't want me to cut but that won't completely stop me LOL). Didn't you do a serious cut about a year ago? Like from Classic to above TBL?

It is not really splits for me but the quality of my "old" hair, at least 6" is so inferior to the rest I am so tempted to chop it at times. It is just that I had 4" off one time and I MOURNED my lost hair and so I am afraid to do it again. Plus, when I have too much of a cut, I always have trouble getting my hair into a bun because the ends are NOT velcroe and just slide out. On the other hand, the 4" may have been traumatic because I went in for a 1-2" cut and the lady cut it crooked and by the time it was fixed I had lost 4" so it was not a wanted change.

PLEASE don't cut because then I may not be able to resist cutting! I will never get to Classic that way LOL.

Jezerellica
September 27th, 2011, 05:49 PM
So today I decided to do a "Messy bun". Well it sure was a mess all right. :D I used one thick elastic and 8 metal bobby pins 7 of which must be thrown away. The point of this post is: Do certain lengths of hair just not work for specific styles(question). I would think a messy bun would work for almost any length. It looked cute, but all those pins now in the trash does not sound right to me. :confused: Wait, I forgot I also used two ketyo sticks. Yes! TWO! :rolleyes: *I did want this in the tailbone to classic thread so I would get sisters with my same length~did not mean to change the subject, I'm sorry if this is an error*

Jean Stuart
September 27th, 2011, 06:04 PM
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p134/jeanstuart/Picture016.jpg


I took this on Sunday. It looks longer.

spidermom
September 27th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Well, WaitingSoLong, I was about ready to go out and get that cut, but you talked me out of it for the moment. Yes, in March I had about 7 inches cut off for the exact same issue - I said splitsville to splitsville. By the time my ends get this old, they're crap and start unraveling and falling to pieces. It bothers me.

WaitingSoLong
September 27th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Well, WaitingSoLong, I was about ready to go out and get that cut, but you talked me out of it for the moment. Yes, in March I had about 7 inches cut off for the exact same issue - I said splitsville to splitsville. By the time my ends get this old, they're crap and start unraveling and falling to pieces. It bothers me.

:cheer:Yay! LOL Was that just this past March? Like 6 months ago?

I had another reason to not cut for myself, personally (these things I write in a journal so when I am tempted to cut I can remember why I don't and save myself a heartache.). If you look at my album, I have some recent braid pics in there. I REALLY love the look of the double dutch braids that form into one braid and had forgotten I even did that until I looked at the pic again today and at my hair length I think the look is awesome and just don't think it would be as stunning (yes, I am complimenting myself LOL) if my hair was shorter. Funny, the longer my hair gets it seems the more length is eaten up by braids.

I am beginning to wonder if my hair age is just incopable at this length but for now I am blaming it on old dye in the bottom 6 inches. As I said before, my ends are not horrid, but the taper/thinness is really getting bad on that last half foot. I now I am having new-found issues with hair getting into things it never got into before (pants zippers, seatbelt buckles, I am sitting on it from time to time in the right sort of chair) and I refuse to wear my hair up all the time. I am really doing more braids and I think the braid band damage is part of it (there was a recent thread on this topic in which you posted a helpful tip I have yet to try).

I know when my ends get that really frizzy thing going on that I need to clarify. Funny only the ends really show signs of needing it, I guess it is the inferior quality of the old hair. Ironically, of course, is that sulfates (drying) are needed to clarify. I did this last week and my hair is super soft and shiny and slick right now so I know it was not so much damage as build up.

AshNight1214
September 27th, 2011, 08:41 PM
Mine's pretty solidly TB length (BCL at the least) but still looks like hip! For some reason, that's a very important differentiation for me... :( I'm probably going to reach classic at about 44 inches. Hoping that happens sooner than later.

Veviticus
September 28th, 2011, 07:51 AM
I just so enjoy seeing all of this beautiful hair, and the colors and hues of everyone's hair is truly awesome. Thank you all for sharing:)

BelleBot
September 28th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Yay, my longest strands are at classic. Classic is 41" inches on. When it gets to 42" a more definite classic I'll start maintaining.
Sorry for the poor quality picture, best I could get with fading light and a mobile phone camera.
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/8395/hairmo.jpg

spidermom
September 28th, 2011, 10:05 AM
I did a 1-inch trim with the compact layering method, and then about 1/4 inch off the ends for a Feye U-shape. Then I put my scissors into an inconvenient place and plan to wear my hair up pretty much all the time for awhile. Every time I start S&D sessions, I end up hating my hair and wanting to cut a bunch off.

I finished the evening by massage coconut oil into my canopy and ends, then braided for the night followed by a braided bun this morning.

I'm about 2 inches above classic length now, which is better than 8. I would probably have loved my relatively split-free new ends, but I'm sure I would have missed the length. I felt that I was over "the long hair thing" when I got the 7 inches cut off in March, but I found that I really did miss the length (although not the bad condition of the ends). A hair cut is always plus/minus for me, and I do my best to ignore the minus.

skyblue
September 28th, 2011, 10:37 AM
I just did a good inch trim on the equinox so my hair is just a tad shorter then then my siggy
I'm hoping by winter solstice I'll be just a few inches away from classic...fingers crossed

WaitingSoLong
September 28th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Ok, I don't think I can stand it anymore.

I really like the way my hair looks long but I just don't think it is manageable anymore.

I wore my hair down while I went out today and I fought it the whole time. I had to detangle it about 4 times. Hip was a really good length for me. But I could trim about 3" and still be at TBL.

Funny, depending on what pants I wear, I look Classic in some and nowhere close in others. They are all snug fitting, not sure what the deal is there. Some of them must squash my rear into other places LOL.

I like haivng "butt length hair" and don't really care WHERE on my butt that happens to be. I had really hoped to get to thigh length some day but I am not sure I can handle it. If I can't ever wear my hair loose, I am just not sure it is worth it. I do like braids, though, and may stick with those for awhile. My braid is about TBL now which was a long time goal of mine. I am also over the demarcation line from the sun-in. It has almost been a year and the jaggedly line looks like CRAP when I wear my hair down.

I just bought material to make another sleep cap because I outgrew the one I had (which was Just barely to TBL). SIGH. I will still not do anything. I would never make the 2 week waiting. I will doubt myself until my ends are so fried I have to cut 10". Ok, sorry, just ranting. I am really hating my hair today.

Teufelchen
September 28th, 2011, 01:18 PM
:grouphug:
I was wearing my hair down on the beach as well and it tangled, not bad, but it did. I guess that is just normal, as it was quite windy.

I suggest get a got detangler, I use the one from Eqyss (it's for horses but fine for human crossover) and then don't worry too much when enjoying it.

If your ends are in a really bad condition, try S&D them first. If that does help a bit you could also try a silocone product on the ends only to prevent them from tangling.
If nothing seems to help try cutting off 1" only and see how you get on with it.

spidermom
September 28th, 2011, 01:57 PM
I'm sorry your hair is hassling you today, WSL. I don't mind wearing my hair up; it's far less of a bother that way. I get through a lot of "I hate it!" days that way. You need something like that, a go-to style that gets your hair out of your way.

I have a fairly high and generously coconut-oiled infinity bun today. So far, it isn't sagging or pulling; hooray!

WaitingSoLong
September 29th, 2011, 05:55 AM
If I keep my hair oiled, it does not tangle, but I cannot wear it down (because I slather the oil on LOL).

I realized I missed my wash day this week. Perhaps that is the reason my hair is so unruly (where did Tuesday go?). I am about to wash it now, having missed my pre-wash treatment because I simply forgot about my wash day (in my defense, I have been really busy).

I still think TBL is about as long as I prefer it. Maybe even hip. Now that I am sitting on it from time to time (which I always dreamed of doing) I dislike that very much! Especially when it manages to get in the toilet. Plus it is grabbing doorknobs as I walk by. It is just a pain.

Ok, I will stop complaining. I look back and I have really been unhappy with my hair for about a year now. My growth has slowed down this year and I think I will have to maintain at a certain length for awhile until my ends are thicker/healthier or I decide that my hair cannot BE healthy at this length and trim it back to somewhere above TBL.

I will say I have gotten over my urge to shave my head. THAT almost a year. Perhaps my hair is just at a difficult length and once it is past Classic it will be better, but I just don't see how. I am over the "long hair thing" at the moment. I took a break from LHC for about a month for this very reason and maybe I need to do that again.