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Rhodugune
April 13th, 2012, 07:49 PM
I'm still waiting too, I haven't measured my hair the last two months and I'm not doing that until June.
And I hope I can keep myself from doing that, so I can be happy with the length I gained the last few month. :)
I have done some much needed S&D on my ends lately, I just looked att them one day and when: Where did all the split ends come from!!!

But now they look fine again. :cheese:

I have been trying some new things lately, my favorite is the new way I use to make my hair full lovely lovely locks!

http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_43/32930000-32939999/640x480/32931528.jpg (http://www.pixbox.se/pic32931528)

I just had to show you! :o

Lostsoule77
April 13th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Rhodugune that looks gorgeous! Is that natural? If not how do you accomplish that?

Ok, I decided to take a new length shot. Please keep in mind that I was lazy last weekend and didn't wash my hair which typically I only wash once a week. So this hasn't been washed since 2 Saturdays ago and has been in all sorts of buns, etc. It's a mess & then ends look scraggly, but it's just so you & I can get an idea of length. Please, I beg you, neglect the look of my hair. I assure you that under normal conditions my scraggly ends aren't that bad and my hair isn't that much of a mess. Thank you. :D

My last length shot is in my sig and it appears that it's grown a bit since then. :cheese: I think I'm between 2.5 - 3" from CL which is my goal (at least for now.)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4069.jpg

lapushka
April 14th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Rhodugune, it's that cocoon-method, isn't it? Beautiful! Just beautiful! :D

PinkyCat
April 14th, 2012, 10:24 AM
I'm still waiting too, I haven't measured my hair the last two months and I'm not doing that until June.
And I hope I can keep myself from doing that, so I can be happy with the length I gained the last few month. :)
I have done some much needed S&D on my ends lately, I just looked att them one day and when: Where did all the split ends come from!!!

But now they look fine again. :cheese:

I have been trying some new things lately, my favorite is the new way I use to make my hair full lovely lovely locks!

http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_43/32930000-32939999/640x480/32931528.jpg (http://www.pixbox.se/pic32931528)

I just had to show you! :o

:thudpile: Oh my those spirals!

annamoonfairy
April 15th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Got caught in a wind storm with nothing to put my hair up with as I left my purse in the car. This is my April wind blown hair.

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7279/041420122a.jpg

Desdesdes
April 15th, 2012, 05:02 PM
http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_43/32930000-32939999/640x480/32931528.jpg[/img] (http://www.pixbox.se/pic32931528)

I just had to show you! :o

:) Those are some gorgeous curls!!!

Vintagecoilylocks
April 15th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Wind blown or unwashed, and or curled ITS ALL Fabulous:applause

Rhodugune
April 18th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Rhodugune that looks gorgeous! Is that natural? If not how do you accomplish that?


Rhodugune, it's that cocoon-method, isn't it? Beautiful! Just beautiful! :D


:thudpile: Oh my those spirals!


:) Those are some gorgeous curls!!!

Thank you! :o:D
Like I said, I couldn't be happier with the result!

You are right lapushka, I found the cocoon-meathod thread here on LHC, they were so easy to do, took awhile to dry though, I had them in overnight.

Here is the thread: WOW! Perfect heatless productless hair curling tutorial via YT (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=81868)

Johanna
April 18th, 2012, 10:16 PM
I'm hoping to be able to put up a new length picture soon, it feels like I've gotten some nice growth over the time I've been away. It's feeling incredibly silky further down now. I'm really happy with my progress :D If only i can have a Spidermom-like super-growth, then I'd definitely be able to graduate.

longhairedlady
April 18th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Lovely hair pics everyone!

Fantak
April 21st, 2012, 01:27 AM
Hello everyone!

I'm back on LHC after a long disappearance. I now have TB length bottle blond hair. As you can imagine my hair isn't in the best of shape due to all the chemical processing but I've decided to try to make the best of it. The length below waist is see through and it drives me nuts.

I won't cut it but was hoping to get to classic and maintain, now I'm wondering if I should start to maintain at TB? My hair grows about 0.5" per month so if I presume that will all be added length (unlikely) that's about 14 months of maintaining.. in reality can I presume it will be 18months of maintaing at TB?

I so want to get to classic! I can't seem to get past TB without cutting back a few inches because of thin ends!

Lostsoule77
April 21st, 2012, 08:30 AM
What if you try cutting 0.25" a month. That way you'll be gaining length while trimming away the damaged ends. It's a win-win. Give it a try either way and see what works. You can always change your mind if you don't like how it's coming out. :)

Welcome back, BTW!

jel
April 21st, 2012, 03:46 PM
I think I'm there! I think I reached classic length! :D

At least with the tips of my V-hemline (and fairytale ends to boot).

Here are the pics, in different light settings. I'm told my true colour is in between the two - that's after a couple of Colour B4 applications on long-term henna + Elumen dye.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/IMG_20120421_221225.jpg http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/IMG_20120421_221150.jpg

What next, you ask? I've been thinking about cutting back to about hip ever since I reached top of BC. That was the last length I could wear down fairly regularly and comfortably. On the other hand, my current "dream goal" is fingertip. Not sure if it's realistic at all - but there's only one way to find out! ;)

long&blonde
April 21st, 2012, 05:07 PM
I'm so amazed that I'm posting this all over the place! Please excuse my self-indulgence, but I think I just got to classic length and in only 10 days. Look at this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/splatterviolet.jpghttp://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/newsig.jpg
April 10 .................................................. ........April 1
Spidermom,
Your growth spurt is Amazing!
I remember thinking I was same length til Cl as you,
Of course I have "Trim Phobia", didn't touch my hair;
Now look at you!
In 10 days!

WaitingSoLong
April 23rd, 2012, 05:20 AM
I so want to get to classic! I can't seem to get past TB without cutting back a few inches because of thin ends!

I think several of us seem to have this same issue. I trimmed back to TBL from "just" classic last October and am trying again. Its the old "ends" vs. "length" issue and I think the 1/4" trim is a good compromise only I would trim 1" every 4 months. I am not a fan of trimming monthly.

Fantak
April 23rd, 2012, 06:11 AM
WSL it's like you were reading my mind :D I just marked my calender with trim dates 3 months apart :D I figured 2cm every 3 months would make sense.

Hairizona
April 23rd, 2012, 06:23 AM
I am back here again for a short while. I had reached classic in Feb., then went to below that. I was at 41 3/4" up till last night. I could no longer put off trimming the length b/c the right side of my length has increasingly shown itself to be thinning out at the ends (shows in photos as the left side).I have noticed in many people posting on LHC that when they get to about tailbone to classic length the ends suddenly thin out or part of the ends thin out; so I expected it. I must have a lot more different lengths on the right side d/t more layering done when my hair was short, and it is now showing up. Ah well; the ends look better, but I can see that a few more inches off will have to be done. But not now, b/c I promised myself that I would trim to 40" at the most.....

Johanna
April 25th, 2012, 02:59 AM
I need to shrink my butt so I have less of it to cover to get to classic. I think if I had a smaller butt I'd be there by now lol.
I've been wearing my hair in a braid for a while, I've noticed in the last week or two that the tail touches TBL, it's such a weird new feeling to have the tail of my braid sweep across the base of my back. I didn't realise that I also has a little bit of a shed about a month ago, I suddenly have tons of small inch-ish long halo hairs coming through. That's cool, at least it's growing back :)

Johanna
April 25th, 2012, 05:30 AM
I was just playing with one of my shed hairs, stretching it out to see how far it with stretch before it breaks. Oh my god i can almost get about three inches of stretch before it breaks!
It used to be the small amount of tension and SNAP. Woo progress!

WaitingSoLong
April 29th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Well I just took a new pic and posted it in the Classic to Knee thread and I am officially invoted over there. LOL. Yes, I wrote INVOTED. So....bye y'all! It's been a great couple of years! See some of you very soon! And here the pic:
http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp17/Poetry4me75/DSC01346aJPG.jpg

SheaLynne
April 29th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Well I just took a new pic and posted it in the Classic to Knee thread and I am officially invoted over there. LOL. Yes, I wrote INVOTED. So....bye y'all! It's been a great couple of years! See some of you very soon! And here the pic:

Congratulations, WSL! :D I hope wherever the rest of your journey takes you is a great adventure! (I was right with you, but I've decided to maintain here at classic for the rest of 2012. We'll see after that.)

AdaClare
April 29th, 2012, 01:34 PM
I used to be pretty close to Classic, but recently trimmed off about 4.5/5 inches, so I'm back to about TBL now. I'm hoping it won't take me too long to get to Classic (I haven't been too consistent with keeping track of how fast my hair grows in the past, so I'm not sure how long it might take.)

nobeltonya
April 29th, 2012, 03:13 PM
I've been holding at 39" for the past 2 weeks now.. Hopefully that stall will end soon. :D Classic by Christmas? *crosses fingers*

pepperminttea
May 1st, 2012, 04:10 PM
I've hit tailbone at 42", so I'm initiating Lurk Mode over here. :D

Johanna
May 1st, 2012, 09:18 PM
Congratulations WaitingSoLong! I'm a little jealous lol.
Inching closer and closer to classic every day. It's funny, one of my shed hairs can go all the way around my chest now!

Quahatundightu
May 4th, 2012, 01:55 AM
I'm maintaining at just below TB, waiting for my shed to end :/
I feel like I need to cut off more than usual because I'm losing twice as much hair as usual and don't want my hemline to get any thinner. It's kind of annoying since I had *just* gotten to a point where I liked my hair, it was getting thicker at the ends and growing. I really hope this is an autumn shed that will stop soon... how long does a seasonal shed usually go for?

Johanna
May 4th, 2012, 03:10 AM
I've had to draw extra markers on my measuring tape. Mine is a short one and only goes up to 40". There's an extra 4 inches of blank space on the tape so I cant wait to outgrow it completely :D

Rhodugune
May 4th, 2012, 05:47 AM
I've had to draw extra markers on my measuring tape. Mine is a short one and only goes up to 40". There's an extra 4 inches of blank space on the tape so I cant wait to outgrow it completely

Then you can celebrate by buying a new one! :cheese:

I've alo been an active measurer, but I'm trying not to for a while, hopping to gain some surprise length!

Yesterday, in the shower, I couldn't help but to have I feel how long my hair was while wet and I think there is a coulpe of centimeters or an inch and half left until classic and that made me very excited!!!

vindo
May 4th, 2012, 09:25 AM
I used to be past classic, but it seems now I belong here.
I'm unsure whether to grow or maintain atm.

Rivanariko
May 6th, 2012, 11:28 AM
I haven't been paying much attention to my length the last few months, just automatically washing, braiding, detangling...

I reached back in the shower last night just out of curiosity, and I think I've hit classic when wet! I didn't take a picture because by the time it was dry it was late and I was tired, but I think I'm almost to actual classic. Maybe another month! I think I might finally be actually excited about my hair again!

sparrowswing
May 7th, 2012, 12:30 AM
I'm at 38" right now, which seems to be just barely beyond tailbone for me. Though, being a non-trimmer, I could be measuring wrong. It's hard to account for those fairytale ends. Especially when I'm using a wooden yard stick to measure it. :whistle:

Freki
May 9th, 2012, 02:59 PM
I'm inching ever closer to classic!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/LupineLullaby/1c-1.jpg

My hair is still damp in this picture from washing, but this is the first picture I've gotten in a long time that doesn't have braid/bun waves. I can't believe how much the texture of my hair has changed. It's much straighter now, which is a bit of a bummer... but I think it's due to a combination of length and less damage.

Sushi144
May 9th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Freki, that's beautiful ! My hair are past tailbone now but doesn't look as yours because of previous breakage - the ends are very thin. Your picture is really encouraging ! :)

Rivanariko
May 18th, 2012, 12:12 PM
So, can I call this classic? I think I may have another half inch or so to go before it's really classic, but I'm pretty excited!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Rivanariko/5-10-12length.jpg

C.H.
May 18th, 2012, 12:42 PM
So, can I call this classic? I think I may have another half inch or so to go before it's really classic, but I'm pretty excited!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Rivanariko/5-10-12length.jpg

I think so! Your hair has a bit of wave to it and the ends are flipped up. When pulled straight I'm sure it's solid classic

lapushka
May 18th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Your hair has a bit of wave to it and the ends are flipped up. When pulled straight I'm sure it's solid classic

I think so too. Yes. This. ^^

spidermom
May 18th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Cute smiley dog, too!

Silverbrumby
May 18th, 2012, 05:22 PM
I think so! Your hair has a bit of wave to it and the ends are flipped up. When pulled straight I'm sure it's solid classic

Congratulations. I was wondering what is your ponytail diameter? It's nice to see a ii reach classical but I'm wondering if its' a really solid ii like 3.8 inches.

C.H.
May 18th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Congratulations. I was wondering what is your ponytail diameter? It's nice to see a ii reach classical but I'm wondering if its' a really solid ii like 3.8 inches.

I'll be classic in a couple of months, and I'm on the thinner side of ii. Hope to have good pics to post.

Lostsoule77
May 19th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Freki your hair is so pretty! I love the movement it has in that picture. ;)

Rivanariko
May 19th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Congratulations. I was wondering what is your ponytail diameter? It's nice to see a ii reach classical but I'm wondering if its' a really solid ii like 3.8 inches.

I can't find my measuring tape... a casualty of cleaning up the living room last week. It'll resurface soon I'm sure. I haven't measured my ponytail in a long time, but I think I was right in the middle of the ii range when I did a few years ago. it's pretty thin/fine regardless. I've had a lot of people say that I could never grow long hair because of how fine it is. Maybe I just have a stubborn streak. ;)

Spidermom, I almost cropped the picture so it wouldn't be so huge, but I couldn't bring myself to cut Shadow out of it because he just looks so happy!

Florida Mom
May 21st, 2012, 12:33 PM
Just wanted to let you all know that I was grazing CLassic, trimmed.... and now cut back to hip. I am very happy with thick ends, blunt hemline and bouncy hair! Good luck getting to classic!

Johanna
May 21st, 2012, 06:47 PM
I've got a few racer hairs that are just hitting classic when wet. I'm looking forward to when the rest of them catch up.


Also, on long hair danger.... Yesterday I brushed my hair and let it loose while I was doing a quick 5 minute walk to the corner store. Somehow when I was leaving I managed to get my hair stuck in the locked door. I got a few feet away before I was yanked back lol.

annamoonfairy
May 26th, 2012, 02:38 AM
Here is my May 2012 phote.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7232/052320121.jpg

kitekats
May 26th, 2012, 03:33 AM
well...I think that I have a tailbone length now, but what exactly is classic? the ends of fingers?

longhairedlady
May 26th, 2012, 03:52 AM
Classic is right below your booty. :)

SongofLove
June 6th, 2012, 06:31 AM
I'm inching ever closer to classic!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/LupineLullaby/1c-1.jpg

My hair is still damp in this picture from washing, but this is the first picture I've gotten in a long time that doesn't have braid/bun waves. I can't believe how much the texture of my hair has changed. It's much straighter now, which is a bit of a bummer... but I think it's due to a combination of length and less damage.

Super lovely hair :crush:

longhairedlady
June 6th, 2012, 10:34 PM
Beautiful hair everyone!

I trimmed 2 inches not too long ago so that puts me back at 36 inches. So I have at least 6 inches before I get to classic, if not more! But I am much happier with my ends now so I guess thats all that matters! :D

SongofLove
June 7th, 2012, 02:16 AM
I'm at 36" too, and classic is at 42" for me as well. Which means at least a year to get there; longer if I trim...

longhairedlady
June 7th, 2012, 02:29 AM
Songoflove, looks like we will both be here for a while!

SongofLove
June 7th, 2012, 02:32 AM
Haha, yeah *high-five* :D

Johanna
June 8th, 2012, 10:49 PM
I'm so excited, I sat on my hair for the first time today! Such a weird thing to be happy about lol. I'm incredibly close to being at classic length. I've got maybe two inches to go and I'll be at solid classic and I get to graduate threads :D

longhairedlady
June 8th, 2012, 10:51 PM
Wow Johanna thats awesome!

Vintagecoilylocks
June 9th, 2012, 12:27 PM
I'm so excited, I sat on my hair for the first time today! Such a weird thing to be happy about lol. I'm incredibly close to being at classic length. I've got maybe two inches to go and I'll be at solid classic and I get to graduate threads :D

That is fabulous.

white.chocolate
June 9th, 2012, 02:11 PM
I'm so excited, I sat on my hair for the first time today! Such a weird thing to be happy about lol. I'm incredibly close to being at classic length. I've got maybe two inches to go and I'll be at solid classic and I get to graduate threads :D

Nice. :) Congratulations! (I'm pretty sure you'll be finding that a bit annoying later. :) )

Vintagecoilylocks
June 11th, 2012, 11:42 AM
Nice. :) Congratulations! (I'm pretty sure you'll be finding that a bit annoying later. :) )

I can't wait until I am that annoyed.:o

SpinDance
June 11th, 2012, 01:14 PM
My wonderful younger son measured for me today. Without pulling out the waves/bun waves it is 38 inches. Pulling the ends straight it is at 41 inches. Two more inches to classic.

constantki
June 11th, 2012, 10:30 PM
When my hair is straightened or wet it is classic, but I always measure my hair based on where its curls fall when it is dry so I'm still a few inches away. I'm so excited! My hair has never been so long.

Suguru
June 12th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and would like to add my name to this lovely thread! I had a 1 cm trim last week which left me at 103 cm - which would be about 40.5 inches. Classic on me is 110 cm so only 7 to go...

white.chocolate
June 13th, 2012, 12:27 PM
I can't wait until I am that annoyed.:o

lol :D Me, too!

IvanaGil
June 14th, 2012, 12:56 AM
I'm about 1 inch away from reaching mid-butt, so I'm guesstimating that I'll reach classic around Jan/Feb 2013! Ugh so close...why does my hair have to grow so slow? :(

Suguru
June 27th, 2012, 12:48 AM
My sister recently uploaded the pictures that she took of my hair, so here's a current length shot. My hands are roughly marking classic on me. The weird waves near the bottom of my hair are because I put it in a nautilus bun while it was still partially wet.
http://i.imgur.com/I5LDI.jpg (http://imgur.com/I5LDI)

Madora
June 27th, 2012, 07:26 AM
My sister recently uploaded the pictures that she took of my hair, so here's a current length shot. My hands are roughly marking classic on me. The weird waves near the bottom of my hair are because I put it in a nautilus bun while it was still partially wet.
http://i.imgur.com/I5LDI.jpg (http://imgur.com/I5LDI)

Beautiful hair, Suguru! Love the color!

Madora
June 27th, 2012, 07:27 AM
May I join you all?

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/62012Lengthhairpic_edited-1.jpg

Suguru
June 27th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Beautiful hair, Suguru! Love the color!

Thank you! That means a lot coming from you! The colour is quite deceptive...it looks different depending on the light...and it's usually not nearly this golden-looking.

May I join you all?


Surely you belong in the classic to knee length thread?

spidermom
June 27th, 2012, 06:33 PM
I don't think I'll ever be out of this thread.

Madora
June 27th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Thank you! That means a lot coming from you! The colour is quite deceptive...it looks different depending on the light...and it's usually not nearly this golden-looking.


Surely you belong in the classic to knee length thread?

Well, I don't consider myself quite "there" yet because the thickness has yet to catch up. But thanks just the same!

Alvrodul
June 28th, 2012, 12:21 PM
I have belonged here for some time now, and haven't done much trimming, so my hair has gained some length since I joined this thread.
This picture was taken in the end of November last year, when my hair had reached tailbone.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/Alvrodul/Length%20and%20color%20pics/Tailbonelength.jpg?t=1323110786

This is my hair today! I got the 5-year old daughter of some friends to help me with taking some pics - she did a dandy job, didn't she? :D
(I had to explain to her why I wanted her to take pictures of me from the back, but once I told her about my long-haired friends, and how we like to show off our hair to each other, she found it quite senslble. Kids! Soo logical! :D)
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/Alvrodul/Length%20and%20color%20pics/Lengthjun2012.jpg

spidermom
June 28th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Nice length increase Alvrodul.

Every time I get increase, I cut it back because of splits and snarls. I think I may have "arrived" at my permanent hair length.

Bene
July 4th, 2012, 05:39 PM
I did it. I'm here! Now gimme my damn cookie!!!

Lostsoule77
July 5th, 2012, 10:07 AM
:cookie::cookie: For you Bene! :) I thought you deserved two. Congratulations!

So I asked in the CL by Christmas thread & it kinda got lost in the shuffle. Do you guys think I'm at "can I call this classic length?" I know I have a huge U shape that'll have to catch up, but I'm meaning my few longest hairs. :rolleyes: Also I'm keeping track on my unstretched hair and just pulled it down to double check. :shrug:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4292.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4294.jpg

MrsGuther
July 5th, 2012, 10:37 AM
:cookie::cookie: For you Bene! :) I thought you deserved two. Congratulations!

So I asked in the CL by Christmas thread & it kinda got lost in the shuffle. Do you guys think I'm at "can I call this classic length?" I know I have a huge U shape that'll have to catch up, but I'm meaning my few longest hairs. :rolleyes: Also I'm keeping track on my unstretched hair and just pulled it down to double check. :shrug:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4292.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4294.jpg

You are def at classic. Very pretty hair, you have there! :)

Khepera
July 20th, 2012, 01:40 PM
Since I have been stuck at or slightly past tailbone for almost a year, this looks like the thread for me! I keep trimming in hopes of getting rid of split/velcro ends... seem to be a lot more of them at this length. So with more protective updos, better detangling (thanks to mineral oil, that is my new favorite thing), and a shiny new pair of S&D shears, I am going to attempt not to trim at all until the goal is reached.

Tailbone: 39 inches
Current: 40.5 inches
Classic: 44 inches

3.5 inches to go at a maximum rate of 0.75 inches of growth per month... classic by 2013? We'll see. :hmm:

AdaClare
July 20th, 2012, 07:37 PM
I'm still hovering around tailbone since my last trim back in April. :( I'm getting impatient for my hair to grow! haha

~honeyflower~
July 20th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Oh... I wish I could join, but I am currently growing my bangs out one length and I am hovering around 25 inches. Someday, someday I'll be there. Until then, congratulations with all of you for achieving such beautiful lengths.

Lostsoule77
July 25th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Thank you MrsGuther. :D Khepera & AdaClare good luck to both of you. I'm still sticking around here because I'm not quite sure if I'm really at classic yet. I don't think so. Plus I'm in need of a trim and want to even out my hemline a bit. I'm thinking I'll be here for quite awhile. :)

Vintagecoilylocks
July 26th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Thank you MrsGuther. :D Khepera & AdaClare good luck to both of you. I'm still sticking around here because I'm not quite sure if I'm really at classic yet. I don't think so. Plus I'm in need of a trim and want to even out my hemline a bit. I'm thinking I'll be here for quite awhile. :)

@ Lostsoule77, I am not in this thread yet and I want to say your hair is looking beautiful. I also want to ask you because I stress over this too much. :o Your hairs that are reaching classic do they grow from the top crown/canopy of your head, the under layers or a combination? I layer up from the bottom and really hope my crown / canopy hairs make it to at least Classic. I am waiting for them to get to TBL before I leave the waist to tbl thread. My lower nape is past TBL. Just wondering and again your are one of my curly hair inspirations. :)

spidermom
July 26th, 2012, 08:10 AM
:cookie::cookie: For you Bene! :) I thought you deserved two. Congratulations!

So I asked in the CL by Christmas thread & it kinda got lost in the shuffle. Do you guys think I'm at "can I call this classic length?" I know I have a huge U shape that'll have to catch up, but I'm meaning my few longest hairs. :rolleyes: Also I'm keeping track on my unstretched hair and just pulled it down to double check.

Your hair is just too pretty, Lostsoule77.

Lostsoule77
July 26th, 2012, 09:11 AM
@ Lostsoule77, I am not in this thread yet and I want to say your hair is looking beautiful. I also want to ask you because I stress over this too much. :o Your hairs that are reaching classic do they grow from the top crown/canopy of your head, the under layers or a combination? I layer up from the bottom and really hope my crown / canopy hairs make it to at least Classic. I am waiting for them to get to TBL before I leave the waist to tbl thread. My lower nape is past TBL. Just wondering and again your are one of my curly hair inspirations. :)

I wasn't sure so I pulled on my hair to check. My longest hairs are all from the back of my head. From the back of the crown down to the nape. I part my hair in the middle when I cut so the canopy hair is to the side and I have a U hemline. This means that my canopy hair is the shortest. It doesn't mean that you can't get your canopy hair to CL. There are beautiful heads of hair on this site with a bluntish hairline that long. So stop stressing! It's bad for hair growth. ;)

Also thank you and wow! :D I'm not even a curly. I wish though.


Your hair is just too pretty, Lostsoule77.

I'm sorry, but are you kidding me? :confused: Your hair is so gorgeous! I know that doesn't mean mine can't be pretty, but getting a compliment from you is just such a compliment in itself! Guess I'm a little stunned. :cheese: (I am just finishing my first cup of coffee & on 5 hours sleep so that probably helps.)

Thank you both!

Theobroma
July 26th, 2012, 09:12 AM
Lostsoule77, I just stumbled across this thread and may I say that your hair pic is the nicest possible first thing to see in any thread on this board!

I don't quite belong here yet, as I have about two inches to go until tailbone. But I hope to be joining you by the end of the year! (And I think I'll pre-emptively subscribe and lurk quietly until I get there.)

auburntressed
July 26th, 2012, 09:22 AM
I keep trying to get my hopes up for Classic by the end of this year... But I realistically don't see it happening. I'd need a good 6 inches more, and there are only five months left to grow that in!

Ah well. Maybe by this time next year, I'll be there. If I'm lucky.

Lostsoule77
July 26th, 2012, 09:45 AM
Lostsoule77, I just stumbled across this thread and may I say that your hair pic is the nicest possible first thing to see in any thread on this board!

I don't quite belong here yet, as I have about two inches to go until tailbone. But I hope to be joining you by the end of the year! (And I think I'll pre-emptively subscribe and lurk quietly until I get there.)
Thank you! You women sure know how to give a girl an ego! :o Luckily my little sister & DH won't let that happen. ;)

I keep trying to get my hopes up for Classic by the end of this year... But I realistically don't see it happening. I'd need a good 6 inches more, and there are only five months left to grow that in!

Ah well. Maybe by this time next year, I'll be there. If I'm lucky.
That's my goal too, I started in January though. ;) You should get it by this time next year though. Patience my child, patience. :D

Madora
July 26th, 2012, 11:05 AM
:cookie::cookie: For you Bene! :) I thought you deserved two. Congratulations!

So I asked in the CL by Christmas thread & it kinda got lost in the shuffle. Do you guys think I'm at "can I call this classic length?" I know I have a huge U shape that'll have to catch up, but I'm meaning my few longest hairs. :rolleyes: Also I'm keeping track on my unstretched hair and just pulled it down to double check. :shrug:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4292.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4294.jpg

Lostsoule77, your hair is beautiful..and those lovely fairy wavies! Like something out of Hans Christian Andersen!

Lostsoule77
July 26th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Lostsoule77, your hair is beautiful..and those lovely fairy wavies! Like something out of Hans Christian Andersen!

Thank you! :cheese:

Funny, but I hadn't thought of them as fairy tale ends. Too me FTE usually look sparsish (yeah I know it's not a word). I did think it was odd that almost 2 years without a cut wouldn't give them to me. Guess I'm just not used to seeing them on wavy/curly hair? I don't know. I do like how it looks in these pics though. :)

Let me just tell you though that with a compliment from you and Spidermom in one day I am in my glory! I think I look to you two the most for inspiration. Not that my hair is like either of yours. I think I just respect that you are both older and have such gorgeous heads of hair. It's what I hope to have one day. :o

C_Bookworm
July 30th, 2012, 02:10 AM
I'm so happy to finally be able to join this thread. I've been at tailbone for awhile, but I have been trimming back layers and not adding any length. I'm finally at a point where I can just grow:)

Lostsoule77
July 30th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Welcome C Bookworm. :) I'm about at the place where I need to maintain myself.

Shepherdess
July 30th, 2012, 03:50 PM
:cookie::cookie: For you Bene! :) I thought you deserved two. Congratulations!

So I asked in the CL by Christmas thread & it kinda got lost in the shuffle. Do you guys think I'm at "can I call this classic length?" I know I have a huge U shape that'll have to catch up, but I'm meaning my few longest hairs. :rolleyes: Also I'm keeping track on my unstretched hair and just pulled it down to double check. :shrug:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4292.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4294.jpg

I just decided to take a peek in this thread, and I came across your pic and really wanted to say that you have such lovely hair! The curls and fairytale ends are beautiful ! :)

It sure looks like you are at classic.

Lostsoule77
July 30th, 2012, 04:19 PM
I just decided to take a peek in this thread, and I came across your pic and really wanted to say that you have such lovely hair! The curls and fairytale ends are beautiful ! :)

It sure looks like you are at classic.
Thank you! :) I don't think I'm quite there yet. I think I'm gonna grow until the end of this year and then maintain for awhile. I'm hoping more of my hair will be classicish by then and I can just trim my growth to even it up more. My shortest bits are only hip - bcl. I figure if I maintain for a year they can be at least TBL and then I can continue to grow (if my hair will & I can deal with actual classic length hair.) :rolleyes:;):D

Shepherdess
July 30th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Thank you! :) I don't think I'm quite there yet. I think I'm gonna grow until the end of this year and then maintain for awhile. I'm hoping more of my hair will be classicish by then and I can just trim my growth to even it up more. My shortest bits are only hip - bcl. I figure if I maintain for a year they can be at least TBL and then I can continue to grow (if my hair will & I can deal with actual classic length hair.) :rolleyes:;):D

Yeah, that is a good idea. :) I still think it looks classic though, lol ;) But with curly hair, sometimes it is hard to tell. :p Good job and keep it up! :thumbsup:

~honeyflower~
August 2nd, 2012, 09:48 PM
I just decided to take a peek in this thread, and I came across your pic and really wanted to say that you have such lovely hair! The curls and fairytale ends are beautiful ! :)

It sure looks like you are at classic.

I came back to this thread and I second what shepherdess said, just wow! Just so inspirational :D

Lostsoule77
August 3rd, 2012, 03:42 PM
Thank you! :) You are all just too sweet. :D

Kamir0
August 28th, 2012, 03:24 AM
At 39", I can finally join this thread! :disco:
At 38", my hair barely reached my tailbone, so I wanted to be sure before officially joining. ;)

Anyway, my hair has been growing kinda slowly for the past few months, and then BAM! I gained an inch. :D

So, I'll be hanging around here for awhile, since I doubt I'll be reaching classic length by the end of the year (fingers crossed, but probably not).

I will post a recent picture as soon as I can, but in the meantime, this is my hair at 38" (last month, hands at classic on second pic):

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7523355986_959cb8cdfa_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75680122@N08/7523355986/)http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7523377504_45eac93eeb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75680122@N08/7523377504/)

Unfortunately, there is a weird shadow on top of my head, so you can't see that I have been growing out my natural colour... The length was accidentally died with henna shortly after I joined, because I gave my hair a premixed cassia treatment and didn't know how to read labels back then... Oh well, it is not that noticeable IRL. :)

I have been NW/SO since early March, and it seems I am getting back some of my childhood wurls (I had ringlets at the tips back then). I also get a lot of ringlets around my face and nape (especially in humid weather)...
Did I type myself correctly?

lapushka
August 28th, 2012, 10:11 AM
Did I type myself correctly?

I think you might actually be 2a, because there's so many separated waves at the end of your hair. But then looking at the hair above that... hmm 1c/2a might be correct.

Kamir0
August 28th, 2012, 01:28 PM
I think you might actually be 2a, because there's so many separated waves at the end of your hair. But then looking at the hair above that... hmm 1c/2a might be correct.

Thank you, lapushka. :)
I guess if I ever want to be sure, I'll have to wash my hair and let it air-dry... ;)

Elithia
August 28th, 2012, 10:47 PM
At just a smidge under 32 inches, I think I think I think that I have just about reached tailbone when wet ... Not that I'm even close dry, but I can count it, right?

Classic is at least a year away -- I have a very short torso and a big butt. :) So I guess I have plenty of time to hang out around these parts.

catfish
August 29th, 2012, 02:12 AM
Yay!! I can finally join this thread 😁 at 39 inches I'm just a tad below TBL when wavy. I've noticed a ton of tangles but my hair tangled at BSL too so go figure I just have tangly hair hehe. I am actually starting to feel like a long hair 😊 super happy!!!

Hmmm Im going to have to take a proper length picture soon, LHC style of course!

Kamir0
August 29th, 2012, 03:00 AM
catfish, we're at the same length! :D
We can grow to classic together! :disco:

magicatt
August 29th, 2012, 07:28 AM
I just measured to find out where I'm at. I've grown to 33.5 after cutting back to 29.5 (hip) and I'm now well into the tailbone area again with a thicker hemline. There are advantages to being very short-waisted!

Elithia
August 29th, 2012, 09:36 AM
There are advantages to being very short-waisted!

Yeah, so true! After I posted here last night I went and checked my length again and it really IS TBL at 32 inches, just with everyone else's measurements I was finding it hard to believe ... glad I'm not the only one! :)

Of course, if I grow classic to knee, THEN it'll take forever ....

magicatt
August 29th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Of course, if I grow classic to knee, THEN it'll take forever ....

So you have long legs too? :) I am debating growing to knee or, at least, fingertip length. Fingertip length will take a while too with long fingers and long arms but it does give a goal between classic and knee.

PinkyCat
August 29th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Wow, you short-waisted longhairs Do have advantages! :agree: Tailbone on me is 40"!!

Kamir0
August 29th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Well, Aren't I glad I started growing my hair consciously at hip length! :lol:
At 5 foot 3, TBL is 38/39" and classic length is 43/44" (hello cardio training... :eyebrows:).

constancev18
August 29th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Yeah, so true! After I posted here last night I went and checked my length again and it really IS TBL at 32 inches, just with everyone else's measurements I was finding it hard to believe ... glad I'm not the only one! :)

Of course, if I grow classic to knee, THEN it'll take forever ....

So true on both counts. I'm shortwaisted-TBL on me is 33.5 and cl is 39.5 (hl was 32) BUT kl is 57 inches so it'll take me forever and a day to reach my goal.

Shepherdess
August 29th, 2012, 05:01 PM
I don't remember what length TB was on me, since I didn't measure my hair before I came to this forum, but at classic length my hair was about 43 inches, now at mid-thigh my hair is 47 inches. :)

GrowingOut
August 29th, 2012, 05:23 PM
I've got ~5 inches to go, but I'm just going to love my hair for what it is. :)

It also helps it was about waist when I began to grow!

Elithia
August 29th, 2012, 05:35 PM
So you have long legs too? :) I am debating growing to knee or, at least, fingertip length. Fingertip length will take a while too with long fingers and long arms but it does give a goal between classic and knee.

Yup. I have legs the same length as my 5'9" friend. I'm 5'3". :) I'm going terminal, assuming my hair a) has a reasonable terminal, and b) looks decent, but my short-term goal is classic, because really, what's the point of a goal if you don't even know what it is? I would really love to hit knee, though.



So true on both counts. I'm shortwaisted-TBL on me is 33.5 and cl is 39.5 (hl was 32) BUT kl is 57 inches so it'll take me forever and a day to reach my goal.

For me --

TBL: 32
CL: 40
KL: 53

:sigh: I really do have a big behind. :)

sparrowswing
August 29th, 2012, 06:09 PM
It's interesting to see how much this can vary. I'm about 5'8", with a long torso and short arms, so fingertip length on me is just barely beyond classic. There's really not enough difference for me to consider it a marker after classic; mid-thigh will work better.

My stats:
Tailbone: 40"
Classic: 46"
Fingertip: 48"

Anyway, my hair stalled a bit over the summer, so I'm just now getting close to 41", even though I hit 40" in June. Just over five inches to go...

ALorraine
August 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
As a guy with long hair, this is my favorite range of length on my girlfriend and many women as well. For the guy with middle back length hair the Classic girlfriend is the essential girlfriend, bar none. :cool:

kallarina
August 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
I think I have "graduated" into this club... I'm tailbone when sopping wet. I've been creeping this thread for awhile, because classic is my goal.

Kamir0
August 30th, 2012, 02:52 AM
As a guy with long hair, this is my favorite range of length on my girlfriend and many women as well. For the guy with middle back length hair the Classic girlfriend is the essential girlfriend, bar none. :cool:

Do you mean you are not even trying to catch up with her? ;)


I think I have "graduated" into this club... I'm tailbone when sopping wet. I've been creeping this thread for awhile, because classic is my goal.

Welcome! :D

Quahatundightu
August 30th, 2012, 03:33 AM
For me
TB: 36"
Classic: 43"
Knee: 55"

Freki
August 30th, 2012, 05:02 AM
Well, I promised myself I wouldn't trim my hair until I was at fingertip length at least... and the very tips of my hair had finally reached classic. But while looking at my hair, I realized I was sacrificing a lot of quality for quantity. My ends were getting extremely scraggly, split, and thin. So I bit my lip and trimmed off about 5 inches. I'm now back at tailbone length... so it looks like I'll be in this thread for a little longer.

But, on the plus side... my hair looks SO much better. I'll try to get pictures later.

kallarina
August 30th, 2012, 11:24 AM
Do you mean you are not even trying to catch up with her? ;)



Welcome! :D

Thank you!!!! :)

Lostsoule77
August 30th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Welcome to all the new people here. Seems like it should be a short stay here, but in reality it never seems to be.

For me:

Tbl was 39"
Cl is 43"
Kl is 57"

kallarina
August 31st, 2012, 07:55 PM
Lostsoule77...
I'm hoping my stay will only be a year. *fingers crossed*

MidnightMoon
August 31st, 2012, 08:36 PM
I'm 36'' and it looks like a bit past waist on me (it's wavy, not curly, but wavier than just lose waves).
I'm guessing solid TB on me would be around 42''

Kamir0
September 1st, 2012, 08:14 AM
Well, I promised myself I wouldn't trim my hair until I was at fingertip length at least... and the very tips of my hair had finally reached classic. But while looking at my hair, I realized I was sacrificing a lot of quality for quantity. My ends were getting extremely scraggly, split, and thin. So I bit my lip and trimmed off about 5 inches. I'm now back at tailbone length... so it looks like I'll be in this thread for a little longer.

But, on the plus side... my hair looks SO much better. I'll try to get pictures later.

Well done for being so brave! The longer my hair gets, the more unwilling I am to trim huge amounts (yes, 5" is a lot to me!)... Having said that, if I was unhappy about my ends, I'd probably bite the bullet and trim too...
So, about these pics... :popcorn:

Elithia
September 1st, 2012, 01:24 PM
I'm 36'' and it looks like a bit past waist on me (it's wavy, not curly, but wavier than just lose waves).
I'm guessing solid TB on me would be around 42''

I measure stretched because if I don't then I am a different length every day! So my apparent length is somewhere around waist. Maybe that's cheating, but it works for me!

MidnightMoon
September 1st, 2012, 01:38 PM
I measure stretched because if I don't then I am a different length every day! So my apparent length is somewhere around waist. Maybe that's cheating, but it works for me!

Hah well I had not thought of that...
I guess it's just a matter of actually feeling like TB...I don't mind if it's an inch more or less as long as it always looks long enough to reach my TB.
My goal is that at it's curliest (after washing and air drying) it reaches TB, so I'd need to grow until 42'' stretched or something around that

Freki
September 2nd, 2012, 12:10 AM
Well done for being so brave! The longer my hair gets, the more unwilling I am to trim huge amounts (yes, 5" is a lot to me!)... Having said that, if I was unhappy about my ends, I'd probably bite the bullet and trim too...
So, about these pics... :popcorn:

Heh, thanks! 5" was a huge amount to me also. I'm not one to trim my hair very often (or at all), so taking that much at once was a bit of a shock. My hair feels so short to me now. But it was worth it... my hair feels and looks much better now in my opinion. And my hair grows fairly fast, I'll be back at classic before I know it. :D

As for the pictures...

These are the before pictures, the first is older but shows the ends better:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/LupineLullaby/long%20hair/hairjan12c.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/LupineLullaby/long%20hair/1c-1.jpg


And these were taken tonight:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/LupineLullaby/long%20hair/sept2012.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/LupineLullaby/long%20hair/endssept2012.jpg

Quahatundightu
September 2nd, 2012, 03:03 AM
Wow very brave of you Freki! And it paid off - your hair looks amazing :D


As for me, I'm still growing.. still microtrimming. My hair still fairytales past hip but I'm pleased that the thickness continues to travel down the length. I'm not in any rush to reach classic (not even sure if I will grow to classic) I'm focusing on getting my ends thicker and will be hovering for quite some time btween TB and classic I'm sure!

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

Alvrodul
September 2nd, 2012, 03:27 AM
I found out I'm at classic - in the shower, with my hair sopping wet! :D :cheese:
That means classic is in reach - which is a good thing, as I'm getting rather tired of my ends. :p When I do reach clasic, I'll definitely be joining the microtrimming and maintaining club!

Alvrodul
September 2nd, 2012, 02:21 PM
My hair today - it is now about 2 cm short of classic when dry. :D

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/Alvrodul/Length%20and%20color%20pics/Lengthsep12.jpg

Lostsoule77
September 2nd, 2012, 03:11 PM
Freki your ends look like they were fine in the before pictures. The after pictures do look great! :D I think it has to do with evening up your hemline so that it looks thicker. Brave, looks like it was worth it though.

Me, I'm still at 42". I was there in mid July, but haven't seen any growth. Really should trim my ends, but I just don't want to! (End of childish rant accompanied by stomping feet.) LOL

spidermom
September 2nd, 2012, 03:15 PM
I'm trapped in the land of eternal tailbone, I think. My ends split like crazy and turn to Velcro beyond this length, but I keep trying. Recent trip to Mexico = another trim of dried out ends yesterday.

Sigh. Might as well dig my grave here. (I'm kidding; kind of)

lapushka
September 2nd, 2012, 03:36 PM
Heh, thanks! 5" was a huge amount to me also. I'm not one to trim my hair very often (or at all), so taking that much at once was a bit of a shock. My hair feels so short to me now. But it was worth it... my hair feels and looks much better now in my opinion. And my hair grows fairly fast, I'll be back at classic before I know it. :D

Your hemline thickened up quite a bit. :)

Kamir0
September 4th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Heh, thanks! 5" was a huge amount to me also. I'm not one to trim my hair very often (or at all), so taking that much at once was a bit of a shock. My hair feels so short to me now. But it was worth it... my hair feels and looks much better now in my opinion. And my hair grows fairly fast, I'll be back at classic before I know it. :D

:scissors:

From what I can see, I don't think I would have trimmed as much, but you must have had your reasons. Then again, I don't feel like my hair grows incredibly fast so I try to be cautious...
Having said that, your hair looks nice and full so you must be pleased with the result. :)

Alvrodul, you're so close! And your hemline is nice and full too! :D

Suguru
September 4th, 2012, 09:54 AM
I'm trapped in the land of eternal tailbone, I think. My ends split like crazy and turn to Velcro beyond this length, but I keep trying. Recent trip to Mexico = another trim of dried out ends yesterday.

Sigh. Might as well dig my grave here. (I'm kidding; kind of)

What length are you aiming for? Honestly if my hair looked as lovely as yours I wouldn't mind maintaining at tailbone but I totally understand the desire to experience longer hair!

SpinDance
September 4th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Another one here in TB-to-classic land for the foreseeable future. Measured in at 41 5/8 today (thank you DS) after another 5 mm trim. Classic on me is 43 inches.

doctorvkp1
September 4th, 2012, 12:40 PM
just entering this thread....... hope i am right....... i have reached tb....http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m494/doctorvkp1/20120806_063011.jpghttp://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m494/doctorvkp1/20120827_165415.jpghttp://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m494/doctorvkp1/20120806_062936.jpg

GrowingOut
September 4th, 2012, 12:54 PM
I'm getting there!

My hair is now 31", and classic is about 36", so I'm about 10-12 months away. Right now it's just getting love and patience.

Freki
September 11th, 2012, 01:29 AM
From what I can see, I don't think I would have trimmed as much, but you must have had your reasons. Then again, I don't feel like my hair grows incredibly fast so I try to be cautious...
Having said that, your hair looks nice and full so you must be pleased with the result. :)


Thank you! The reason I ended up taking that much off is because that's where my hair started to tapper dramatically. That last little bit of my braid was teeny-tiny, and was only that way because of damage and breakage. Now my braid has very little taper and I don't think I'll be needing another trim for a very long time! :happydance:

Kamir0
September 11th, 2012, 02:21 AM
Thank you! The reason I ended up taking that much off is because that's where my hair started to tapper dramatically. That last little bit of my braid was teeny-tiny, and was only that way because of damage and breakage. Now my braid has very little taper and I don't think I'll be needing another trim for a very long time! :happydance:

All worth it then. :)
I have some damage myself, but I try to stick to S&D for now. I would really like to gain proper length before my next trim...
I guess if/when it really bothers me, I'll bite the bullet.

Suguru
September 26th, 2012, 04:55 AM
I hit a milestone recently...I am now at Classic when sopping wet in the shower! Yay!:cheese: Not long now...

Falcore
September 26th, 2012, 06:51 AM
I hit a milestone recently...I am now at Classic when sopping wet in the shower! Yay!:cheese: Not long now...

Yay, congrats Suguru! I cannot wait to reach that milestone

Suguru
September 28th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Yay, congrats Suguru! I cannot wait to reach that milestone

Thanks! I'm sure you'll be there before you know it!

Lightningfury
September 28th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Past Classic when wet!
I realized in the shower last night when doing SMT. I even tucked my chin to my chest and it was still below the mark!

My hair is a tangled, matted mess this morning.
...And now a wavy oily...something.

Lostsoule77
September 29th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Congratulations Suguru!

I think I'm officially at "Can I call this classic length"!! This is after I saw the group shot from the recent meet I went to. :D I'll have to take an official length shot to check for sure since I didn't realize it when I look in the mirror or measuring. ;)

Ebrox
September 29th, 2012, 10:25 PM
just reached TB!!!

sometimes being 6' sucks..:justy:

Lostsoule77
September 29th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Congratulations Ebrox!

Alvrodul
September 30th, 2012, 12:53 AM
I am sooo close now! :D I expect to get to classic some time in October - after that I really need to maintain for a while - say a year or two. :p:D

Johanna
September 30th, 2012, 02:31 AM
It's time for me to graduate, I've finally made it to classic length at a bit over 42". I'm so happy to have made it to this milestone. My next length goal will be fingertip length where I plan to maintain for a little while to chop off the old dye I've got hanging around.

Woo classic!

melusine963
September 30th, 2012, 09:43 AM
It's time for me to graduate, I've finally made it to classic length at a bit over 42". I'm so happy to have made it to this milestone. My next length goal will be fingertip length where I plan to maintain for a little while to chop off the old dye I've got hanging around.

Woo classic!

Congratulations! I have many, many years to go before I can join you. :)

Alvrodul
October 12th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Hello, ladies! I'm starting to move my stuff over to the Classic to knee thread now - as you can see from my picture, I've finally reached that goal!
I'll probably pop in from time to time, as I'll mostly maintain until I'm happier with my ends. :)
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/Alvrodul/Length%20and%20color%20pics/classic.jpg

AdaClare
October 12th, 2012, 09:01 PM
I'm still hovering between tbl and classic and have been there for quite a while. I hope this isn't terminal for me because I'd love it to be longer! :ponder:

ahrph
October 12th, 2012, 11:27 PM
I'm here at 39 inches and a bit of a stall. I did go on vacation and ended up washing my hair a lot more than usual. Really my entire routine was off, so that may have something to do with it.

I think classic is going to be another 5 or 6 inches (curly hair).

Xandergrammy
October 13th, 2012, 06:25 AM
I'm still hovering between tbl and classic and have been there for quite a while. I hope this isn't terminal for me because I'd love it to be longer! :ponder:

Try to be patient. I had quite a long stall and hovered for a good while and then I started growing again!:joy:

MasCat
October 13th, 2012, 07:48 AM
I'm stalking this thread as I am at "Can I call it tb length"

:) it
s inspiring to see all your journeys :)

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2012, 01:59 AM
I'm not sure if I'm at "Can I call this classic length" or if I'm at classic length. I think I'm actually kind of in between the two, as weird as that sounds. What do you guys think?

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_4460-1-1.jpg

I cropped this picture before I put it here. Not sure why it's showing up like this. Common problem I have with photobucket. Sorry.

Billycourty
November 24th, 2012, 03:08 AM
Hello everyone, I have been a long time member, except I have had a lot of problems posting, for some reason it often will not let me. And I have never been able to add photos before, so fingers crossed!

My goal is Classic, and I hope that finally I can consider this TBL so that I can join this thread (do you think i can?). I have a very long back so growing my hair takes a while!

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq150/billycourty/IMG_0059.jpg

Billycourty
November 24th, 2012, 03:16 AM
Hello everyone,

I realise that the photo I posted above is not the best to judge my lenght, so thought I would add another. Sorry about the size of them!

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq150/billycourty/IMG_0057.jpg

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2012, 12:23 PM
Billycourty seems to me you are probably more around bcl, though that is quite close to tbl for some. Either way you are more than welcome to spend some time here. :D

Suguru
November 24th, 2012, 06:47 PM
I'm not sure if I'm at "Can I call this classic length" or if I'm at classic length. I think I'm actually kind of in between the two, as weird as that sounds. What do you guys think?



I think you are solidly classic! At least it certainly looks that way from the back. Maybe from the side it would appear shorter but if I were you I would go ahead and claim classic. Yay! Does this mean you're graduating to the Classic to Knee thread or are you planning to maintain for a while?

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Yay!! Is there a smiley for doing a happy dance?

Classic was my original goal, but somehow it's just not long enough. I think I'm going to try for fingertip length. I am going to maintain for a bit though. My hemline has been filling in nicely. Didn't even realize until I posted that picture and compared it to my sig pic. I haven't had a trim or cut since my join date, 1/01/11, so I'm due.

I have the biggest grin on my face right now. So cheesey!

Shepherdess
November 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Lostsoule77, you are definitely at classic! Lovely hair and congratulations! :D


Billycourty, you have beautiful hair! ! ! :)

Billycourty
November 25th, 2012, 12:50 AM
Hi everyone,
Yeah I think you are right Lostsoul, I think I will join the waist til tailbone for now and come back in a few months :). Lord knows I will be here for a while once I hit TBL, so many of you seem to be at the end of your journey rather than the start!

pittsburgpam
November 29th, 2012, 12:19 AM
I think I've finally hit Classic, if just barely. It's been a long time coming but I still have some time maintaining here and thickening up the ends more. I won't be stopping here though. I definately want to get to mid-thigh. Isn't that always the way? It's never enough!

Lostsoule77
December 1st, 2012, 08:50 AM
I feel you on that!

Cupofmilk
December 1st, 2012, 10:34 AM
I am still a long way off but my hemline is thicker than it has been :

http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz53/rachelba99/Picture18913.jpg

This is far more indicative - I need three inches for it to curl round and touch my thighs properly

http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz53/rachelba99/Picture18914.jpg

Lostsoule77
December 1st, 2012, 10:45 AM
Cupofmilk your hair is gorgeous! I recently claimed classic, but maybe I need to do a sideways shot too. Hmmm

nobeltonya
December 1st, 2012, 05:27 PM
Yay, practically classic! When I had measured myself before, it was 43", but I'm currently just brushing 43" and I'm ALMOST there.. so within another 0.5"? :disco:

MrsGuther
December 4th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Just measured and I'm 5.5 inches from classic! I'm so excited! :)

MrsGuther
December 4th, 2012, 07:28 PM
just reached TB!!!

sometimes being 6' sucks..:justy:
I second that!

HintOfMint
December 6th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Hi everyone! Just hit TBL recently and am getting serious about getting to classic. It's probably going to take me a long time with my round...erm... behind, but I'm in no rush.

Maha
December 6th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I'm at tail bone length currently when it's naturally wavy.
Going for classic length, I might take a short trim off sometime soon but after that I'll do my best to not trim until it gets to classic.
I'm maybe 6-7 inches off from my natural wavy state. so not too much longer!

Vintagecoilylocks
December 13th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Hi ladies,

I officially called TBL and have moved over here. I have layers but they are mostly in the upper to lower Tailbone range. My front is just past hip.

My original goal was to stay at the TBL thread til curly. Well my texture is dictating that I have to be knee length for that. My longest layer is 1/2 inch from Classic but still only hangs to just below BCL even after being wet and after an over night braid. My next layer is 1/2 inch from lower TBL and my center rear canopy is about 1 inch below BCL. My front sides are just at hip. After alot of years, and many set backs I am officially calling TAILBONE Length. YEAH!!! This thread is perfect for me now TBL to CLassic. I will remain on this thread to reach full TBL curly and or at least most of the layers at Classic. I do hope it is in my genes to go on to knee length.

This photo show the longest layer from a braid loosed.

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd465/vintagecoilylocks/latesummerandFall2012A056.jpg

This photo is of the next layer from a braid loosed. Its just at middle TBL .
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd465/vintagecoilylocks/latesummerandFall2012A061.jpg

This is a sample of my canopy and why it will have to be knee length to hang to TBL.

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd465/vintagecoilylocks/latesummerandFall2012A006.jpg
FTP Length is about 2 inches above knee on me and may be a good place to maintain for a spell for the other layers to catch up. that or do micro trimms. I haven't trimmed in years. That will be strange cutting my hair other than S&D. So I will see if I have the nerve at that time.

For now on to Full TBL curly and Classic.

sparrowswing
December 16th, 2012, 03:40 PM
While taking my monthly progress pics yesterday, I noticed something. I decided to hold my hands straight down like Calaelen did in her "I past FTL without realizing it!! (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=109260)" thread, only to discover my fingertip length is basically the same as my classic length.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/CeruleanSiren/LHC/CLvsFTL_zpsdc510d54.png


Furthermore, I've been assuming classic was 46" on me. That's what I always seem to get when measuring. My hair is currently at 42" (barely), but that picture doesn't make it look like I have another 4" to go. So I may be hitting classic (and fingertip) a lot earlier than I expected.

Vintagecoilylocks
December 16th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Sparrowswing,
Well your color is lovely. And talk about killing two birds with one stone. Congrats! Very nice growth rate. I have at least 6 inches between Classic and FTP. Long arms or short body one or the other.

Kamir0
December 18th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Hi ladies,

I officially called TBL and have moved over here. I have layers but they are mostly in the upper to lower Tailbone range. My front is just past hip.

My original goal was to stay at the TBL thread til curly. Well my texture is dictating that I have to be knee length for that. My longest layer is 1/2 inch from Classic but still only hangs to just below BCL even after being wet and after an over night braid. My next layer is 1/2 inch from lower TBL and my center rear canopy is about 1 inch below BCL. My front sides are just at hip. After alot of years, and many set backs I am officially calling TAILBONE Length. YEAH!!! This thread is perfect for me now TBL to CLassic. I will remain on this thread to reach full TBL curly and or at least most of the layers at Classic. I do hope it is in my genes to go on to knee length.

This photo show the longest layer from a braid loosed.
<snip>
This photo is of the next layer from a braid loosed. Its just at middle TBL .
<snip>
This is a sample of my canopy and why it will have to be knee length to hang to TBL.
<snip>
FTP Length is about 2 inches above knee on me and may be a good place to maintain for a spell for the other layers to catch up. that or do micro trims. I haven't trimmed in years. That will be strange cutting my hair other than S&D. So I will see if I have the nerve at that time.

For now on to Full TBL curly and Classic.

I love your hair. :crush:
And I admire your patience. It seems like a lot more work to grow out your hair type...

Vintagecoilylocks
December 18th, 2012, 12:37 PM
I love your hair. :crush:
And I admire your patience. It seems like a lot more work to grow out your hair type...

For myself you are right. I had to completely rethink my method of care. No more getting it to look like someone elses. That meant no more straigthening. Love it the way it is and I gave up brushes, combs, and shampoo's. So finger detangling takes time but it has paid off. Sort of a pre medevil hair care routine. Now to just let it grow for once. I am enjoying this time in my life.

Eireann
December 19th, 2012, 11:54 AM
I'm officially joining this quest after maintaining at tailbone for a year. I switched from box dye to hennindigo and I'm trying to break the conventional products habit. I use a blowdryer on my bangs only but I try to do as little as possible. I estimate that I'm about 8 inches away from classic, so if I trim, that's probably a year and a half if I'm lucky. Less than a month ago I flirted with chopping my hair above my shoulders, and now I've swung 180 degrees and want to grow even longer. Thank goodness for the 2 week wait, and thank goodness for LHC!!

Kamir0
December 20th, 2012, 12:51 PM
For myself you are right. I had to completely rethink my method of care. No more getting it to look like someone else's. That meant no more straightening. Love it the way it is and I gave up brushes, combs, and shampoo's. So finger detangling takes time but it has paid off. Sort of a pre medieval hair care routine. Now to just let it grow for once. I am enjoying this time in my life.

I am glad you enjoy it. :flower:

---
Time to post a recent length shot:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8255080314_6db058e593.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75680122@N08/8255080314/)

My hair reaches exactly the bottom of my sweater. Still a few inches to go until classic length....
You can see my layers are getting longer at the top too. :D

Vintagecoilylocks
December 20th, 2012, 04:51 PM
I am glad you enjoy it. :flower:

---
Time to post a recent length shot:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8255080314_6db058e593.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75680122@N08/8255080314/)

My hair reaches exactly the bottom of my sweater. Still a few inches to go until classic length....
You can see my layers are getting longer at the top too. :D

Its so lovely. It will be beautiful at Classic.

Vintagecoilylocks
December 21st, 2012, 09:18 AM
I am just so excited at the prospect of reaching Classic. Hoping I do yet fearful I won't. What a way to live.

Lvndrwhsprs
December 21st, 2012, 09:21 PM
Hi ladies,

I officially called TBL and have moved over here. I have layers but they are mostly in the upper to lower Tailbone range. My front is just past hip.

My original goal was to stay at the TBL thread til curly. Well my texture is dictating that I have to be knee length for that. My longest layer is 1/2 inch from Classic but still only hangs to just below BCL even after being wet and after an over night braid. My next layer is 1/2 inch from lower TBL and my center rear canopy is about 1 inch below BCL. My front sides are just at hip. After alot of years, and many set backs I am officially calling TAILBONE Length. YEAH!!! This thread is perfect for me now TBL to CLassic. I will remain on this thread to reach full TBL curly and or at least most of the layers at Classic. I do hope it is in my genes to go on to knee length.

This photo show the longest layer from a braid loosed.

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd465/vintagecoilylocks/latesummerandFall2012A056.jpg

This photo is of the next layer from a braid loosed. Its just at middle TBL .
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd465/vintagecoilylocks/latesummerandFall2012A061.jpg

This is a sample of my canopy and why it will have to be knee length to hang to TBL.

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd465/vintagecoilylocks/latesummerandFall2012A006.jpg
FTP Length is about 2 inches above knee on me and may be a good place to maintain for a spell for the other layers to catch up. that or do micro trimms. I haven't trimmed in years. That will be strange cutting my hair other than S&D. So I will see if I have the nerve at that time.

For now on to Full TBL curly and Classic.

I cannot believe I am seeing that that I could just cry. Reading your hair description we have nearly the same hair type--even the locations of different types on the head!! You are an example of my goal!! I have made up my mind that I will have CL or even FTL hair curly, but of course still question how I to do it and have prayed for answers. Of course it all begins with hair care. I, too, am done with the heat styling and brushes, etc and have EMBRACED my lovely curls. Right now I am at APL curly and nearly BSL pulled. Would you share your blessing of how you accomplished this length and the hair care needed for our hair type?

Hope 2012 has been a blessed year for you!

ScarlettAdelle
December 22nd, 2012, 02:58 AM
I'm probably less than an inch from Classic at the moment, and trying to decide whether I should trim back to Tailbone like I planned or decide to maintain at Classic once I get there, since this is the longest my hair has ever been and I'm happy I'm able to reach Classic.

I know if I let it go until the end of January, I won't trim back to Tailbone, so time is kind of of the essence... Oh, decisions, decisions!!

Lostsoule77
December 22nd, 2012, 07:11 AM
There is the whole two week rule so... LOL

How are your ends? If they need to be trimmed then go ahed and cut back to TB. It'll grow back and healthier. If your ends are still nice then there is no harm in heading to classic. You'll see if you like it or not and can always trim back if you don't. ;)

Vintagecoilylocks
December 22nd, 2012, 11:52 AM
I cannot believe I am seeing that that I could just cry. Reading your hair description we have nearly the same hair type--even the locations of different types on the head!! You are an example of my goal!! I have made up my mind that I will have CL or even FTL hair curly, but of course still question how I to do it and have prayed for answers. Of course it all begins with hair care. I, too, am done with the heat styling and brushes, etc and have EMBRACED my lovely curls. Right now I am at APL curly and nearly BSL pulled. Would you share your blessing of how you accomplished this length and the hair care needed for our hair type?

Hope 2012 has been a blessed year for you!


My journey has been long and filled with ups and downs. Had to learn as I went. The biggest step was to go simple. Then find the products that work. I CO about every 3-5 days depending on the weather. I currently wash in braids or twists to reduce tangles. I then apply a leave in then an emoilient to seal. The day after or two I detangle with my hands. Not really finger comb but carefully separating and removing loose hair. I dislike working with my soaking wet hair and it detangles better dry. I rebraid or twist then rebun the twists or braids. I went through a long heavy shedding and I now understand that my layers were probably created due to the delicate nature of my canopy and after each wash there was so much shed hair the tangles were massive and I sustained breakage in addition to the shedding through out my head. I have learned that I will have to wait out a few recycling of old hair and regrowth to really see if my hair will grow more evenly. Mean while I keep it protected. I do however enjoy the length I have now with braids and buns. For myself just knowing it is the longest its ever been is so satisfying. I will never be able to wear my hair out and expect it to survive it is much to delicate and when it coils up it will tangle. But, thats OK. Just having it is cool enough. Wearing the occasional single braid is cool too.
I am hoping my terminal is close to calf now. I may do a maintaining or microtimming if and only if my longest under layer reaches FTP to let the other layers catch up. But I will not feel the need if it reaches terminal before that.
2012 gave me hope for I did see real improvement on thickness and length. If I acheive the goals I have set for 2013 I will be very greatful.

ScarlettAdelle
December 22nd, 2012, 12:58 PM
There is the whole two week rule so... LOL

How are your ends? If they need to be trimmed then go ahed and cut back to TB. It'll grow back and healthier. If your ends are still nice then there is no harm in heading to classic. You'll see if you like it or not and can always trim back if you don't. ;)

Ah, yes, my two weeks passed ages ago LOL! I've been thinking about what I would do at this point since July, when I trimmed it, and still haven't come to a conclusion XD

My ends are stringy, but nowhere as bad as they've been. I should cut it, I just have to psych myself up for it haha!

Cupofmilk
January 2nd, 2013, 07:39 AM
I am getting very close/possibly at "can I call this classic length".

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0hxHKHT3uic/UONLBUVtXrI/AAAAAAAAAA8/q3xyvXiwNMM/s512/Picture%2520086.jpg

Eireann
January 2nd, 2013, 07:50 AM
I am getting very close/possibly at "can I call this classic length".

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0hxHKHT3uic/UONLBUVtXrI/AAAAAAAAAA8/q3xyvXiwNMM/s512/Picture%2520086.jpg

Oooh! I'd definitely call that classic, especially when pulled straight. Cheers!!

Anex
January 2nd, 2013, 10:21 AM
Well I just trimmed 3 inches off mine (it had been over a year since it had been trimmed and was looking bad).. so I'm back to 38" now around tailbone. I'd really LOOOOVE classic length hair.

It is funny how length is really relative. Every time I see a girl with hair down to her butt I say "ooh! she has such long pretty hair! I want my hair that long!" to which my entourage usually tells me mine IS that long... I still don't feel like it is long despite how often I close it in the car door -_- When my hair is straightened (which takes forever, so I do it rarely) I usually feel better about my hair, I guess that has something to do with it too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/8873_443645029024241_655669725_n.jpg

bunzfan
January 2nd, 2013, 10:32 AM
Well I just trimmed 3 inches off mine (it had been over a year since it had been trimmed and was looking bad).. so I'm back to 38" now around tailbone. I'd really LOOOOVE classic length hair.

It is funny how length is really relative. Every time I see a girl with hair down to her butt I say "ooh! she has such long pretty hair! I want my hair that long!" to which my entourage usually tells me mine IS that long... I still don't feel like it is long despite how often I close it in the car door -_- When my hair is straightened (which takes forever, so I do it rarely) I usually feel better about my hair, I guess that has something to do with it too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/8873_443645029024241_655669725_n.jpg

Just took a peak in here i hope to join you by the summer and i came across the above post^^^^ your hair is AMAZING what a color, the curls and thickness :thud:

Anex
January 2nd, 2013, 10:41 AM
Thanks :) The color is layers of henna over natural reddish gold hair. I actually wish I could lighten it.. I went too dark -_- (I'm working on researching how to do that in the Honey thread xD)

That is my hair when it is behaving, it is usually far more frizzy -_-

Cupofmilk
January 2nd, 2013, 10:50 AM
Well I just trimmed 3 inches off mine (it had been over a year since it had been trimmed and was looking bad).. so I'm back to 38" now around tailbone. I'd really LOOOOVE classic length hair.

It is funny how length is really relative. Every time I see a girl with hair down to her butt I say "ooh! she has such long pretty hair! I want my hair that long!" to which my entourage usually tells me mine IS that long... I still don't feel like it is long despite how often I close it in the car door -_- When my hair is straightened (which takes forever, so I do it rarely) I usually feel better about my hair, I guess that has something to do with it too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/8873_443645029024241_655669725_n.jpg

I would happily swap all 44 inches of my hair for yours. You have the most amazing curls/waves and colour and thickness.

spidermom
January 2nd, 2013, 10:57 AM
I had my stylist cut my length back about 6 inches because of thousands of splits and barely qualify for this thread anymore (see sig pic, palms resting on hips). I could lose another 6 inches (still with hundreds of splits) so plan to have a 1-inch trim every 8-10 weeks this year. No classic length for me this year - alas!

PinkyCat
January 2nd, 2013, 11:25 AM
Well I just trimmed 3 inches off mine (it had been over a year since it had been trimmed and was looking bad).. so I'm back to 38" now around tailbone. I'd really LOOOOVE classic length hair.

It is funny how length is really relative. Every time I see a girl with hair down to her butt I say "ooh! she has such long pretty hair! I want my hair that long!" to which my entourage usually tells me mine IS that long... I still don't feel like it is long despite how often I close it in the car door -_- When my hair is straightened (which takes forever, so I do it rarely) I usually feel better about my hair, I guess that has something to do with it too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/8873_443645029024241_655669725_n.jpg

HOLY CRAP IS THAT AWESOME!!!
Looks like we are hair fraternal twins - mine is no where near that thick but the texture looks the same.

P.S. - Love your kitty!

Cupofmilk
January 3rd, 2013, 02:02 AM
I had my stylist cut my length back about 6 inches because of thousands of splits and barely qualify for this thread anymore (see sig pic, palms resting on hips). I could lose another 6 inches (still with hundreds of splits) so plan to have a 1-inch trim every 8-10 weeks this year. No classic length for me this year - alas!
It looks like it could be BCL as opposed to hip so I am sure you should be in this thread.

Anex
January 3rd, 2013, 04:00 AM
I would happily swap all 44 inches of my hair for yours. You have the most amazing curls/waves and colour and thickness.

If your hair nice and straight? :D I've always wanted straight hair -_-


HOLY CRAP IS THAT AWESOME!!!
Looks like we are hair fraternal twins - mine is no where near that thick but the texture looks the same.

P.S. - Love your kitty!

Thanks. Ha, Loki (the cat) was begging for me to pet him and annoyed because I stopped. He ends up being a good point of reference on color though because he is really really orange O_o


I had my stylist cut my length back about 6 inches because of thousands of splits and barely qualify for this thread anymore (see sig pic, palms resting on hips). I could lose another 6 inches (still with hundreds of splits) so plan to have a 1-inch trim every 8-10 weeks this year. No classic length for me this year - alas!
To be honest, I think it is better to get rid of the split ends. Before I cut mine too it was so scraggly.. I had longer hair, but it just isn't as nice as long healthy hair. People say, "oh she has long hair, but it is easy when it is a mess like that". I feel so much better about the state of my hair now even if I miss the little bit of length I cut off. At least now it gets a chance to grow nicer ^^ Besides, Hips are pretty close to tail bone!

spidermom
January 3rd, 2013, 08:14 AM
It looks like it could be BCL as opposed to hip so I am sure you should be in this thread.

Thanks; I'll go with that.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 4th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Well I just trimmed 3 inches off mine (it had been over a year since it had been trimmed and was looking bad).. so I'm back to 38" now around tailbone. I'd really LOOOOVE classic length hair.

It is funny how length is really relative. Every time I see a girl with hair down to her butt I say "ooh! she has such long pretty hair! I want my hair that long!" to which my entourage usually tells me mine IS that long... I still don't feel like it is long despite how often I close it in the car door -_- When my hair is straightened (which takes forever, so I do it rarely) I usually feel better about my hair, I guess that has something to do with it too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/8873_443645029024241_655669725_n.jpg

Lovely hair. SOoo cute, your kitty looks like he is amazed at your long hair.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 4th, 2013, 10:50 AM
I was going to just let my layers grow out as they were but it is becoming awkward to handle. I have created a trim plan for the first three months of the year. Happy to say it is not because of splits. Rarely find them these days but my layers make it awkward now that my hair is getting longer. The curls of one layer wrap around the length of the other. So I will trim the shorter layer as micro as possible then more on the next layer but not much then on the longer layer I will trim all growth from now in three trims between Jan , Feb, and March. That will keep the longer layer at grazing Classic. If this helps I will repeat this either in the last three months of the year or the beginning of next year. These are my growth months so i am hoping to see a closing of the gap in layers.

Lvndrwhsprs
January 4th, 2013, 04:05 PM
My journey has been long and filled with ups and downs. Had to learn as I went. The biggest step was to go simple. Then find the products that work. I CO about every 3-5 days depending on the weather. I currently wash in braids or twists to reduce tangles. I then apply a leave in then an emoilient to seal. The day after or two I detangle with my hands. Not really finger comb but carefully separating and removing loose hair. I dislike working with my soaking wet hair and it detangles better dry. I rebraid or twist then rebun the twists or braids. I went through a long heavy shedding and I now understand that my layers were probably created due to the delicate nature of my canopy and after each wash there was so much shed hair the tangles were massive and I sustained breakage in addition to the shedding through out my head. I have learned that I will have to wait out a few recycling of old hair and regrowth to really see if my hair will grow more evenly. Mean while I keep it protected. I do however enjoy the length I have now with braids and buns. For myself just knowing it is the longest its ever been is so satisfying. I will never be able to wear my hair out and expect it to survive it is much to delicate and when it coils up it will tangle. But, thats OK. Just having it is cool enough. Wearing the occasional single braid is cool too.
I am hoping my terminal is close to calf now. I may do a maintaining or microtimming if and only if my longest under layer reaches FTP to let the other layers catch up. But I will not feel the need if it reaches terminal before that.
2012 gave me hope for I did see real improvement on thickness and length. If I acheive the goals I have set for 2013 I will be very greatful.

Sorry for the delayed response Vintagecoilylocks!! I can see how your methods would help in minimal breakage. I too have very delicate areas, mine are at my hairline around my face and the very center back of my head...this is where I get the most shrinkage and it also seems to be very fine hairs wih not a lot of tinsel strength--although this could be from years of styling damage. I remember my hair being a lot thicker when I was younger. I deal with some shed, too, but not much which I think is post baby shed.

I also used to think that I could never wear my hair out until I came across a YouTuber who focuses on what she calls hair saturation with conditioner, elongating curls (not stretching) and hair organization of tangle-free clumps of curls throughout. I didn't believe it until I started following her methods. I used to pull clumps of hair out now I can count the number of strands I lose while detangling. *Big Smiles* I'm not sure if she is a part of this community but you can find her channel on YouTube 1ballerina. She classifies her hair type as 4a and her lenght is Tailbone at her last check in Aug 2012. I have watched every single video and this is the method I have been following and I have gained 2 inches since September 2012. Maybe I can start to grow thickness again--who knows. :)

I really like your idea of washing with braids, I will definitely be trying this! Can wait to see your results in the coming months. Let me know if you try anything from the YouTube channel.

Happy New Year!

Elithia
January 4th, 2013, 07:09 PM
Noticed in the shower today that I'm well past TBL now ... it always sneaks up on you. Not that I'm visibly there, with the curls -- I'm still hanging out around the waistband of my (admittedly low-slung) jeans when it's not stretched out.

My biggest struggle with this length is that I've lost a lot of curl with the weight. My ends spiral but BSL and up is pretty fuzzy. It removes the temptation to wear it down, but curl has been my identity for a long time, and I'm used to measuring healthiness by how smoothly it spirals.

Well. By this time next year I should be past classic stretched straight, if my 9"/year continues. I'm holding that thought ... :)

Anex
January 5th, 2013, 02:34 AM
Yeah I have the curl weight problem thing too.. My hair looks more wavy than curly.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 5th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Sorry for the delayed response Vintagecoilylocks!! I can see how your methods would help in minimal breakage. I too have very delicate areas, mine are at my hairline around my face and the very center back of my head...this is where I get the most shrinkage and it also seems to be very fine hairs wih not a lot of tinsel strength--although this could be from years of styling damage. I remember my hair being a lot thicker when I was younger. I deal with some shed, too, but not much which I think is post baby shed.

I also used to think that I could never wear my hair out until I came across a YouTuber who focuses on what she calls hair saturation with conditioner, elongating curls (not stretching) and hair organization of tangle-free clumps of curls throughout. I didn't believe it until I started following her methods. I used to pull clumps of hair out now I can count the number of strands I lose while detangling. *Big Smiles* I'm not sure if she is a part of this community but you can find her channel on YouTube 1ballerina. She classifies her hair type as 4a and her lenght is Tailbone at her last check in Aug 2012. I have watched every single video and this is the method I have been following and I have gained 2 inches since September 2012. Maybe I can start to grow thickness again--who knows. :)

I really like your idea of washing with braids, I will definitely be trying this! Can wait to see your results in the coming months. Let me know if you try anything from the YouTube channel.

Happy New Year!

Yes I have scene her youtube video's. Her hair is similar to my daughters. I was already using a similar method with my daughter when I found her youtubes. She has lovely hair. We were following Terry Laflesh, Tightly curly method. She also has below TBL very curly hair. I use that method on my daughter and myself. It keeps her hair very separated and detangled. Difference in routine is we do not use combs or denman brushes. Only fingers. Also Terry was using inexpensive minimal products and 1ballerina at the time was using more expensive mutiple products. I have two full heads of hair to care for. I had already created a home made butter recipe and leave in. As for wearing hair out my life with sheep, horses, knitting and yes spinning wheels just would destroy my hair. My hair hangs below my waist curly and I would not even go into the kitchen like that. Why this summer I was detangling my hair and one section was out and it was pulled into the fan. OUCH!. I also wear the Christian covering and it just does not fit the life style. NO for myself it is just the love of having the longest healthiest hair I was ment to have and I love buns and braids.
There is another youtuber with below TBL natural 3b/4a hair called interplanetrabbit, she has a Very simple routine. Washes daily and wears her hair loose. No braiding or twisting. Uses inexpensive minimal products. When my layers even out I may try her routine for the summer months. Then braid/bun up when dry. I want to eventually get away from multiple braids. Trying to reduce time spent on hair. The longer it gets the longer it takes to braid.

congrats on your growth progress. That's what I like to hear.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 5th, 2013, 08:57 AM
Noticed in the shower today that I'm well past TBL now ... it always sneaks up on you. Not that I'm visibly there, with the curls -- I'm still hanging out around the waistband of my (admittedly low-slung) jeans when it's not stretched out.

My biggest struggle with this length is that I've lost a lot of curl with the weight. My ends spiral but BSL and up is pretty fuzzy. It removes the temptation to wear it down, but curl has been my identity for a long time, and I'm used to measuring healthiness by how smoothly it spirals.

Well. By this time next year I should be past classic stretched straight, if my 9"/year continues. I'm holding that thought ... :)

Wow God Bless you on that growth rate. Your hair is beautiful. I have different textures. Only my nape hair spirals the rest is coily broken slinky type. Your will be beautiful at Classic. Happy growing.

Rhodugune
January 5th, 2013, 12:57 PM
Lovely lovely hair you've got, the wave/curl and shine :)
I know what you mean, I wonder when my hair going to start to feel long on me, it haven't yet...

Here is my profpic of being classic, I'm happy to have reached a longtime goal, but as I have said, I thought it would feel longer, funny how things are.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/Rhodugune/Mayabilder/Mayas-hair-5-jan--13_zps0d70ba0d.jpg
I know my ends are acting up, but I am more then on strand of hair at classic. :P
My hair is newly wash and airdried but not brushed in this pic.

When I took the pics earlier today all the pics with my hair brushed came out blurry... and with less waves and behaving ends my hair is well past classic, I promise. :p

I measured it before a little trim a few months ago, 44.1 and I think it's still around 44inches.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 5th, 2013, 02:50 PM
Lovely lovely hair you've got, the wave/curl and shine :)
I know what you mean, I wonder when my hair going to start to feel long on me, it haven't yet...

Here is my profpic of being classic, I'm happy to have reached a longtime goal, but as I have said, I thought it would feel longer, funny how things are.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/Rhodugune/Mayabilder/Mayas-hair-5-jan--13_zps0d70ba0d.jpg
I know my ends are acting up, but I am more then on strand of hair at classic. :P
My hair is newly wash and airdried but not brushed in this pic.

When I took the pics earlier today all the pics with my hair brushed came out blurry... and with less waves and behaving ends my hair is well past classic, I promise. :p

I measured it before a little trim a few months ago, 44.1 and I think it's still around 44inches.

I so agree about feeling the its not long yet. But Congrats on reaching Classic. Classic is 44 on me also. I hope to be there the end of this year. You have a lovely color.

Lostsoule77
January 5th, 2013, 03:56 PM
I am getting very close/possibly at "can I call this classic length".

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0hxHKHT3uic/UONLBUVtXrI/AAAAAAAAAA8/q3xyvXiwNMM/s512/Picture%2520086.jpg
I would say you can definitely call classic! Congratulations!


Well I just trimmed 3 inches off mine (it had been over a year since it had been trimmed and was looking bad).. so I'm back to 38" now around tailbone. I'd really LOOOOVE classic length hair.

It is funny how length is really relative. Every time I see a girl with hair down to her butt I say "ooh! she has such long pretty hair! I want my hair that long!" to which my entourage usually tells me mine IS that long... I still don't feel like it is long despite how often I close it in the car door -_- When my hair is straightened (which takes forever, so I do it rarely) I usually feel better about my hair, I guess that has something to do with it too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/8873_443645029024241_655669725_n.jpg

Your hair is so pretty! Love the color and thickness. That's a lot how my hair looks without the gorgeous color.

Lostsoule77
January 5th, 2013, 03:58 PM
I so agree about feeling the its not long yet. But Congrats on reaching Classic. Classic is 44 on me also. I hope to be there the end of this year. You have a lovely color.

Classic at 44" here too. Weird.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 7th, 2013, 07:37 AM
Classic at 44" here too. Weird.

Nice yet my FTP is 50 inches. I have a looong way to go. First need a good solid Classic before I even consider FTP.

xoxophelia
January 7th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Ooo... i want to measure where classic is on me too :3.. ok.. *fiddles with tape measure hopelessly*

:).. 45.5" according to my not perfectly accurate measurement. I am about 5'10" though. I wonder if that is unusually long?...

Lostsoule77
January 7th, 2013, 07:56 PM
I don't think so since mine is 44" & I'm only 5'5".

Natalia
January 7th, 2013, 10:41 PM
Been meaning to drop in i was at classic but all the new year new you stuff finally gave me the kick i needed so on the 31st i chopped 3 inches off and a dusting off my layers im growing out so now im back to tb. My first big cut other than bangs since i was a child will take pics once i have someone to do it for me and the weather is better i dont like any of the ones i tried to take myself. It was easier than i thought even though i knew i didnt like how all those old wispy chem dyed ends looked, my hair detangles much easier now.

Vintagecoilylocks
January 8th, 2013, 08:06 AM
I don't think so since mine is 44" & I'm only 5'5".

5'5'' here also. Looking at you at least I know my hair will look long at Classic. Yeah Yippee!!! Now if I can get it that full also.

Lostsoule77
January 8th, 2013, 04:28 PM
Natalia good for you! It sucks losing the inches, but it really is better in the long run.

Vintage, of course classic length hair will look long! And my hair just likes to frizz and fluff up which is why it looks so full. If you look at my braids you'll see it's all an illusion! ;)

Natalia
January 8th, 2013, 08:16 PM
Natalia good for you! It sucks losing the inches, but it really is better in the long run.

Thank you :)

Lostsoule77
January 17th, 2013, 06:55 PM
After my trim today I am back here with about 3" to get back to classic.

hypersensitive
February 14th, 2013, 11:19 PM
It's a magical feeling passing all the back milestones, now for the butt! Haha! I've just reached tailbone!! Tailbone is 38 inches on me. Classic is about 43 inches, which means I've got about 10 months give or take to reach it! I plan on bleaching and dying the tips purple when I've past classic because I can't resist a bit of color. Plus you only live once and hair grows so it's no biggie!

Here is my most recent pic, at tailbone.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2633&d=1360799006

Suguru
February 14th, 2013, 11:57 PM
Hypersensitive, what a lovely photo! It looks like you're closer to Classic than Tailbone to be honest.

I got very excited at the end of of last year when my hair hit 110 cm (classic on me). However, I just had a 2 cm + trim last week, so I'm not certain that I'm still at classic. I can't find my tape measure right now as my room is a disaster zone but as soon as I find it I will re-measure. Either way it won't be long now before I graduate to the Classic to Knee thread!

MrsGuther
February 15th, 2013, 12:05 PM
About 3 and 1/2 inches til Classic. I'm going nuts! In July 2010 I got my hair chopped to APL with a blunt hemline, so it's come a lonnnnnnng way in 2 and a half years. But still! It seems to be taking forever to get from hip range to classic! Lol I thought I'd feel like I have long hair once I reached TBL, but I still don't!

MissTulip
February 16th, 2013, 06:08 PM
So happy to be able to join you ladies in this thread!

TB used to be my goal but it doesn't feel long enough yet :p
Really, I should give myself a slap and be happy with what I have because I had never been able to grow it much past BSL, EVER!

Vintagecoilylocks
February 16th, 2013, 07:54 PM
So happy to be able to join you ladies in this thread!

TB used to be my goal but it doesn't feel long enough yet :p
Really, I should give myself a slap and be happy with what I have because I had never been able to grow it much past BSL, EVER!

Of course be happy with what you have and still strive for the most you can get:cheer:

MissTulip
February 17th, 2013, 08:19 AM
Of course be happy with what you have and still strive for the most you can get:cheer:

Thank you Vintage! Still growing..so far so good :) Your hair is so beautiful btw!

Melanie Marie
February 17th, 2013, 10:38 AM
That's exactly how I felt when I hit TB! It doesn't really look so long to me anymore.

I'm halfway between tailbone and classic now. I got an inch trimmed last month, but I think I've actually made up the difference at this point. Excited to finally hit classic by the end of the semester!

RavennaNight
March 10th, 2013, 07:34 PM
I'm joining this thread :D. My fairytale ends are reaching my butt crack, so now I am at that fateful point when I usually cut back to around hip. Usually, for the past 2 years around this time, I do it out of frustration with my ends, because they fairytale at this length. But this year it's different. :thumbsup: I have found a happy updo routine that works for me and looks attractive, at least IMHO, frontally as well as from the back of the head, which is perfect for protecting the hair while I'm at work. So, YEAH! Let's DO IT! Let's grow ALL OF THE HAIR!!!!

kallarina
March 10th, 2013, 10:50 PM
I joined this thread awhile ago, and haven't posted since. My hair still felt so short, and I felt like an imposter claiming tailbone when it was still CLEARLY TOO SHORT. I still feel weird about it even though I'm actually solid tailbone now, not even just the ends brushing like when I joined. What a strange feeling...

SheaLynne
March 13th, 2013, 12:26 AM
Well, after being very quiet around here (even for me!), I think I'm re-motivated to focus on my hair. I had reached my goal (classic) and was unsure if I wanted to keep going longer or not. I lost any kind of goal, so I kept going a bit farther to see what I thought of thigh-length. I was a few inches past classic and just a few inches away from fingertip length when I got too discouraged with my thin ends (from about waist down I see a very big difference in thickness) and cut back to about hip length last year.

After pretty much benign neglect and no trims (after a couple of years of monthly microtrims), I am now about halfway between TB and classic again. I'm not sure I'm seeing the thickness travel down any, so I've got to decide if I push forward regardless, maybe change my hemline to better suit the thinner, more fairytale length, and how I feel about having "unusually long" hair. It's a whole mental thing I'm not sure I was ready for. I've been more comfortable in the TB length range since it isn't so unusual to most people. I think right now I'm ready to push back into the longer lengths and see how it goes. So, here goes! Going to try clarifying, CO/WO washing again for a while, and go check out some new hairtoys!

Vintagecoilylocks
March 13th, 2013, 08:14 AM
Well, after being very quiet around here (even for me!), I think I'm re-motivated to focus on my hair. I had reached my goal (classic) and was unsure if I wanted to keep going longer or not. I lost any kind of goal, so I kept going a bit farther to see what I thought of thigh-length. I was a few inches past classic and just a few inches away from fingertip length when I got too discouraged with my thin ends (from about waist down I see a very big difference in thickness) and cut back to about hip length last year.

After pretty much benign neglect and no trims (after a couple of years of monthly microtrims), I am now about halfway between TB and classic again. I'm not sure I'm seeing the thickness travel down any, so I've got to decide if I push forward regardless, maybe change my hemline to better suit the thinner, more fairytale length, and how I feel about having "unusually long" hair. It's a whole mental thing I'm not sure I was ready for. I've been more comfortable in the TB length range since it isn't so unusual to most people. I think right now I'm ready to push back into the longer lengths and see how it goes. So, here goes! Going to try clarifying, CO/WO washing again for a while, and go check out some new hairtoys!

Welcome back, you were definately one of my hair inspirations when you hit classic before. I think more time may be needed on the thickness moving down. Given all our hair does not hav eht e same growth speed we can get impatient. Give it more time this time around.

Vintagecoilylocks
March 13th, 2013, 08:28 AM
I have had some progress. My fringe has gained a good 3 inches since SEpt. Thats good for me. This is the longest my fringe has been so I am into unknwn zone on all layers now. My longest layer has continued in its lopsided growth. Right side longer just a bit past Classic. The left and center side is an inch from Classic. My second longest layer has made it to lower TBL. My rear crown has pushed past BCL except for a inch square right in the center top that has yet to clear waist.:taz: This has been my most delicate and shortest area. Hopefully my new routine and products will see it get beyond this point. ( just does not look long unless that crown is long) My very thin front sides, as well as the rest of my head, have a distinct increase in bulk at about eight inches long. That 's the new growth since the shedding stopped:D This area is also a slow growing just barely touching hip. So my goal this year is to keep the improvemments consistent and surpass these lengths. I place myself on a no measure til May 21st challenge. MY goal is to reach knee someday but right now I am taking it one inch per area at a time.

SheaLynne
March 13th, 2013, 04:07 PM
Welcome back, you were definately one of my hair inspirations when you hit classic before. I think more time may be needed on the thickness moving down. Given all our hair does not hav eht e same growth speed we can get impatient. Give it more time this time around.

Aww, thank you, Vintagecoilylocks! I think you're right, and I'm trying to just be more patient. I think part of it is losing any verbal kudos from folks irl...all I get is "wow, your hair is long!" which I take more negative than as a compliment. So, I think hanging around here should help that. Thanks!

And congrats on your progress! Amazing and great job!

dragonmyst
March 31st, 2013, 12:14 PM
I meant to join this thread a few months ago, now I'm wondering if I belong here. I just trimmed about 2 inches off the bottom due to ends issues and when my hair is wet it is certainly past tailbone, but dry...well here's the pic post trim; http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/dragondanger/Hair/2013-03-28124620_zps61f47dc0.jpg

anyways, have to say skimming over the pics here helped me when I was in my crisis a couple weeks ago. Such lovely hair here!

(And I love the fact I can give these kinds of compliments here and not get weird looks back XD)

Elithia
April 2nd, 2013, 08:24 PM
I'm still in the long expanse of butt. I know it's gotten longer, because when I get in the shower it's inches past BCL when 6 months ago the longest hairs were just brushing it, and because I can do buns I couldn't only a few weeks ago. But. But. It's hard not to be discouraged by hair that isn't quite "really long," but is too long for my curls to spiral as they once did. Well. I shall persevere. :)

Quahatundightu
April 15th, 2013, 11:55 PM
I'm still in the long expanse of butt. I know it's gotten longer, because when I get in the shower it's inches past BCL when 6 months ago the longest hairs were just brushing it, and because I can do buns I couldn't only a few weeks ago. But. But. It's hard not to be discouraged by hair that isn't quite "really long," but is too long for my curls to spiral as they once did. Well. I shall persevere. :)

I am in the exact same position as you! It's a bit sad when your curls stop spiraling... unfortunately I also seem to have to choose between length and curls. I'm also pushing on to classic, I would love to see what it's like :) I've always wanted classic length hair. I am currently a quarter of the way between TB and CL.

Here's my progress update.. 2nd day hair without curls. I'm currently at 95cm / 37.4" see the differencebetween wavy and stretched!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3801&d=1366016262http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3804&d=1366016282

Vintagecoilylocks
April 16th, 2013, 08:29 AM
I am in the exact same position as you! It's a bit sad when your curls stop spiraling... unfortunately I also seem to have to choose between length and curls. I'm also pushing on to classic, I would love to see what it's like :) I've always wanted classic length hair. I am currently a quarter of the way between TB and CL.

Here's my progress update.. 2nd day hair without curls. I'm currently at 95cm / 37.4" see the differencebetween wavy and stretched!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3801&d=1366016262http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3804&d=1366016282

I can't see you hand in the second photo but you look close. Congrats on you progress.

Vintagecoilylocks
April 16th, 2013, 08:34 AM
In March I reported a lopsided approach to Classic. I am happy to report my Pices month gave me some growth. My bottom layer is Classic all across. The canopy has almost caugth the middle layer and they are in the 1-2 inches from full TBL range. My front side finally moved closer to hip. Yeah. I just might get Classic in the rear this year.

Kherome
April 16th, 2013, 08:40 AM
Well I guess this is me. I am about 2" from classic at this point. I had my ends dusted yesterday so maybe 2.2" or some such thing haha. Anyway I am hanging out here and hoping for classic by fall.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/50e82940-0306-45e1-843e-193b10af80a5_zps80e6147a.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/50e82940-0306-45e1-843e-193b10af80a5_zps80e6147a.jpg.html)

Kherome
April 16th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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.

Not necessarily. I use a chelating shampoo by L'anza that is great for clarifying. It doesn't have sulfates and works great. You should try it!

goldloli
April 16th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Malibu undo goo comes highly rec'd as a sulphate free clarifying shampoo, though I've never tried it since it's not sold here. Also seconding the l'anza one.

Vintagecoilylocks
April 16th, 2013, 01:39 PM
Well I guess this is me. I am about 2" from classic at this point. I had my ends dusted yesterday so maybe 2.2" or some such thing haha. Anyway I am hanging out here and hoping for classic by fall.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/50e82940-0306-45e1-843e-193b10af80a5_zps80e6147a.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/50e82940-0306-45e1-843e-193b10af80a5_zps80e6147a.jpg.html)

Simply beautiful

AdaClare
April 16th, 2013, 04:36 PM
I'm sooo close to being at classic (within just a couple of inches!), but I'm wrestling with whether or not to do a trim since my ends are starting to get that gross, rough feeling.

Elithia
April 16th, 2013, 06:18 PM
I am in the exact same position as you! It's a bit sad when your curls stop spiraling... unfortunately I also seem to have to choose between length and curls. I'm also pushing on to classic, I would love to see what it's like :) I've always wanted classic length hair. I am currently a quarter of the way between TB and CL.

I think you're a bit longer than I am, but I haven't made much effort to stretch it for photographing purposes. Sig pic is current length and curl without anything in whatsoever (i.e. slightly less curly than on an average day) ... but still no longer the 3a/b I used to be. :(

Kherome
April 16th, 2013, 08:08 PM
Thank you Vintage :)

Arkangel
April 23rd, 2013, 09:04 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4042&d=1366769469
Well I think I can finally graduate to this thread. I have just made it barely past tailbone (I'm at 39") . Classic is between 42"-43" on me...Hope my hair doesn't stall...lol

sparrowswing
April 23rd, 2013, 11:37 PM
I suppose I should officially graduate myself from this thread and move on to Classic to Knee. I joined the thread at a little past tailbone at 38" on 7 May 2012, so it's been almost a year. I'm just about 44" now. The lace on this skirt ends right at classic:

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/CeruleanSiren/LHC/April_zps86e3b77a.jpg

Another two inches (ish) and I'll be at fingertip. ^_^

Vintagecoilylocks
April 24th, 2013, 03:38 PM
I suppose I should officially graduate myself from this thread and move on to Classic to Knee. I joined the thread at a little past tailbone at 38" on 7 May 2012, so it's been almost a year. I'm just about 44" now. The lace on this skirt ends right at classic:

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/CeruleanSiren/LHC/April_zps86e3b77a.jpg

Another two inches (ish) and I'll be at fingertip. ^_^

Congrats and good growing. Six inches in a year still. That s great.

Vintagecoilylocks
April 24th, 2013, 03:39 PM
Welcome, Archangel, You have a lovely color. Happpy growing

sparrowswing
April 24th, 2013, 08:10 PM
Congrats and good growing. Six inches in a year still. That s great.
Thanks! It's been a consistent 6 inches per year since high school at least. I used to get 12" cut off every two years like clockwork, and I always stayed in the same range.

Arkangel
April 24th, 2013, 08:17 PM
Thanks Vintagecoilylocks...Now if I can just figure out how everyone gets their hair to lay so straight and uniform. Mine is kinda poufy...lol I trimmed mine about 1/2" today to get a more blunt hemline...now to figure out the smoothing part...

Arkangel
April 24th, 2013, 08:20 PM
I want this hair... :)


Well I guess this is me. I am about 2" from classic at this point. I had my ends dusted yesterday so maybe 2.2" or some such thing haha. Anyway I am hanging out here and hoping for classic by fall.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/50e82940-0306-45e1-843e-193b10af80a5_zps80e6147a.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/50e82940-0306-45e1-843e-193b10af80a5_zps80e6147a.jpg.html)

katsrevenge
April 29th, 2013, 07:26 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/532770_932072572515_2096795127_n.jpg

I do believe I finally belong here. Finally.

longhairedlady
April 29th, 2013, 08:26 PM
Beautiful curls, katsrevenge!


Im still here, at least for a short while. I am almost to classic!

Misty'sMess
April 29th, 2013, 09:57 PM
It's about time I joined this thread. I just spent two months overseas and got back three days ago. I finally took a proper look at my length and realised its grown from just tailbone to half way down my bum. :) YAY

That being said, the ends are thinning out and I still have a couple of my old layers. I want to maintain my current length for a little while and cut the old ends off. The only problem is I'm afraid of hairdresses. I know it is irrational but I don't like other people cutting my hair. I've been trimming it myself for the last few years but its beginning to get uneven. How do you guys deal with your ends? Do you self trim? Let it go? Or do you have a trusted hairdresser?

Thanks

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
April 30th, 2013, 08:19 AM
I've been trimming it myself for the last few years but its beginning to get uneven. How do you guys deal with your ends? Do you self trim? Let it go? Or do you have a trusted hairdresser?

I trim myself, from time to time ask mom or DH. I trimmed often between 19 and 30 inches because of damaged dry endings. Now as I reached 37 inches I trim rarely. I was quite unable to perfect the self trim method, so the best results are when my family help me :)
Ps. Congrats on your "half bum length" reaching :D

longhairedlady
April 30th, 2013, 08:54 AM
It's about time I joined this thread. I just spent two months overseas and got back three days ago. I finally took a proper look at my length and realised its grown from just tailbone to half way down my bum. :) YAY

That being said, the ends are thinning out and I still have a couple of my old layers. I want to maintain my current length for a little while and cut the old ends off. The only problem is I'm afraid of hairdresses. I know it is irrational but I don't like other people cutting my hair. I've been trimming it myself for the last few years but its beginning to get uneven. How do you guys deal with your ends? Do you self trim? Let it go? Or do you have a trusted hairdresser?

Thanks

I self trim, using the pony tail method. My hair is almost 42 inches, and i have a blunt hairline.

hypersensitive
April 30th, 2013, 04:56 PM
It looks like I am ahead of schedule! I might make it to classic before the end of this year!

I measured and I'm at 39 inches! For me classic is 42-ish inches. I can almost almost sit on my hair if it is down. Looks like lots of updos are on the horizon since the heat is starting to kick in. I'm hoping for lots of summer growth! Best wishes to everyone too!

Ambystoma
May 2nd, 2013, 08:05 PM
I do believe I finally belong here. Finally.

:thud: Wow - your hair is simply stunning! I was just lurking here for growing inspiration (I'm barely hip) but I had to come out of the woodwork to comment on your gorgeous curl and colour!

katsrevenge
May 2nd, 2013, 08:19 PM
:thud: Wow - your hair is simply stunning! I was just lurking here for growing inspiration (I'm barely hip) but I had to come out of the woodwork to comment on your gorgeous curl and colour!


Thanks! The color is henna. Love henna.

It only curls when it feels like it. Mostly it frizzes or just looks odd.

Becky9679
May 26th, 2013, 02:23 AM
New thread for me to join! I just reached TBL last month. Classic is my next big milestone, and should bring me back to my short-term hair goal of getting back the length that I had in 2004 (the left picture on my sig).

Once there I'm planning on either maintaining for a while or just chopping my taper off completely for a thick hemline (knowing me I'll go for the maintaining option as I really doubt I'll want to lose that much length). I haven't had a trim for over 2 and a half years and although my ends are pretty healthy they are rather uneven!