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long&blonde
May 30th, 2013, 10:28 AM
Well, getting real disgusted again, so I must again be getting past tailbone, closing in on classic. Looked at my ponytail this morning, those super long long strands hanging down, is that growth, or just a knot ready to fall out? Lol, at myself for believing I'll one day arrive at classic "gracefully." This is where I've been and cut back before. This annoyed feeling is familiar.

HintOfMint
June 14th, 2013, 12:16 PM
I think it's about time I join this thread. I've been maintaining at about TB/BCL for quite a while now and I think I'm ready to actually commit to growing out to classic. I've held back partly because I still had a lot of mainstream ideas of how long hair should be (and my friends already don't hesitate to tell me that they would prefer my hair closer to BSL/waist) and TB already felt like enough of a statement.

But I've been through a lot of changes this past year and I'm actually quite sick of looking to other people's approval for what I already think is beautiful. So eff it. To classic!

Fortresca
June 18th, 2013, 10:00 AM
I want to join, too!
Pictures taken last weekend:
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/169/a/a/lj_by_fortresca-d69ka3w.jpg
Classic will be 41,75inch or 106cm
If I'm lucky, I'll make it by christmas :D

Nymphea
June 24th, 2013, 01:04 PM
Oh, I think I might belong here!

I thought I'd going to maintain my length at tailbone, but... I'm willing to go for a classic!

I'm in no hurry since my original goal was tailbone anyway, so I'm hoping for much joy while growing... :)

braidgirl22
June 26th, 2013, 09:23 PM
I don't know if I have posted here before but I am pretty sure I belong here now I have been at this length before but have always trimmed when I have gotten this far but I am trying not to trim this timehttp://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh594/essencemarch17/WP_000965.jpg (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/essencemarch17/media/WP_000965.jpg.html)

curlsgalore
June 26th, 2013, 11:11 PM
I'm not sure I belong here... I hadn't realized how much my hair has grown until a few days ago when trying a bun I had not done in a long time. I will see if I can get a good picture and I will also measure the length of my hair. I haven't measured in a few years :0. I enjoy seeing everyone's pictures.

motormuffin
June 27th, 2013, 04:56 PM
I haven't taken a pic in sooo long. I had no idea my hair was this long until it was touching my leg in the shower...I thought it was some pieces that had fallen out but they were still attached! This my messy 'been sleeping with a bun' hair. Am I at classic?
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5023&d=1372373499

Fortresca
June 28th, 2013, 09:28 AM
Looks great, motormuffin!
And yes, I'd say, you're at classic!

kme81
June 29th, 2013, 11:03 PM
I don't know if I have posted here before but I am pretty sure I belong here now I have been at this length before but have always trimmed when I have gotten this far but I am trying not to trim this timehttp://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh594/essencemarch17/WP_000965.jpg (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/essencemarch17/media/WP_000965.jpg.html)

:thud::thud::thud::thudpile::thudpile: That hemline! Wow!!!

Jenw777
June 29th, 2013, 11:23 PM
I guess I'm popping in here. I've reached TB and am hoping to keep going to classic. I haven't trimmed (other that what I've done myself--maybe an inch or 2) in 3 years. I'm at 41 inches now and a solid classic is 46 inches on me. I used to grow 1.5-2 inches a month, but I seem to have really slowed down to MAYBE a 1/2 inch a month :-( I need to wear it up more and do something other than benign neglect. I'm starting to worry that I'm stalling. Any ideas to rejumpstart my growth?

braidgirl22
June 30th, 2013, 01:04 AM
thank u kme81 I love how smooth your hair looks.

hypersensitive
July 1st, 2013, 10:56 PM
Halfway through the year and I can sit on my hair if I slouch! Guys, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is getting exciting!

neko_kawaii
July 6th, 2013, 08:38 AM
Hooray, I can graduate to this thread! Tailbone is 38 inches on me, classic will be 43, so I'll be hanging out here for at least a year. *waves*

SongofLove
July 7th, 2013, 07:09 PM
Not sure exactly when I hit classic but I am there now, about a year after first posting in this thread when I was at tailbone. I had 2 trims in between but my ends are still kind of choppy, so I will maintain here until the hemline thickens up. I need to take a new length shot though hehe :)

In|{girl
July 12th, 2013, 04:44 AM
1 inch to go!
Being barely 5 feet does have it's advantages I think, classic is only 40 inches for me :)

leslissocool
July 13th, 2013, 02:21 AM
So officially joining! I didn't join earlier because I knew I was going to chop off to a bit past hip. So now, 6 months after my large trim (I took off a bit over 6 inches) I'm confident enough on my thickness to go to classic! Although my hair is still thin compared to before the severe case of chicken pox last year most of my thickness came back.

Sorry for the crappy picture, the light in my bathroom is terrible! the top lace on my shirt is classic :p

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee449/leslissocool/4dc74f3b-279b-4762-bf41-60b1c3c6f895_zps03bf969a.jpg

SongofLove
July 13th, 2013, 07:28 PM
Wow leslissocool, your hair is jaw-droppingly gorgeous :thud: Love the skirt too :)

leslissocool
July 13th, 2013, 08:04 PM
Wow leslissocool, your hair is jaw-droppingly gorgeous :thud: Love the skirt too :)


Thank you :blossom: it's actually one of those long shirts that's a bit too big for me so it's like dress, I found it and it's perfect to measure for classic!

Kherome
July 14th, 2013, 06:13 PM
Almost to Classic

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/ee7ac212-fa12-4165-8555-8cb12393cee1_zps9de60d39.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/ee7ac212-fa12-4165-8555-8cb12393cee1_zps9de60d39.jpg.html)

Shepherdess
July 15th, 2013, 11:40 AM
leslissocool , you have beautiful hair! :)

Kherome, you have very pretty hair, it looks like you have just about reached classic! :cheer:

Kherome
July 15th, 2013, 06:57 PM
Al.most.there...Haha!

farmlass
July 16th, 2013, 03:03 AM
Gorgeous hair leslissocool and Kherome! I'm at TB (38") and classic for me will be 42". Getting there :)

Vintagecoilylocks
July 16th, 2013, 08:30 PM
So much progress and so many lovely heads of hair. Congrats to all who have made Classic and welcome to the many ladies checking in at TBL.

My rear crown layer has mostly made it to TBL. I have a odd one inch square at the top rear of my head that was not moving for the longest and it finally came out of stall mode. Still have 3-4 inches for Classic on those layers. Lower longest layer is 2 inches pass Classic. When it gets to FTP will consider maintaining for a year to let the other layers catch up. For now I will be here a while at least a year for the rest to reach Classic.

ladylovecraft
July 21st, 2013, 10:57 AM
It seems I've finally graduated from waist and I'm on to tailbone! Huzzah!
As the ends are a bit uneven, I'll probably hover around TBL for a while, with some trims to even it up and tons of henna treatments before proceeding on to seriously pursuing classic.

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/villainspired/31846722/4485/4485_original.jpg

Kherome
July 21st, 2013, 11:30 AM
It seems I've finally graduated from waist and I'm on to tailbone! Huzzah!
As the ends are a bit uneven, I'll probably hover around TBL for a while, with some trims to even it up and tons of henna treatments before proceeding on to seriously pursuing classic.

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/villainspired/31846722/4485/4485_original.jpg

Lovely hair! You look like you're almost to TBL. Looks like the BCL abyss! Haha! What sort of henna do you use? I really like the richness of the color.

ladylovecraft
July 21st, 2013, 06:16 PM
Thank you! I use the Red Raj henna from hennasooq, but the key to my very vibrant red henna is that I supplement it with Special Effects 'Blood Red'! It's a semi-permanent, vegetable based dye, so it's non-damaging. I very heavily dilute the SFX into conditioner (vO5), about a 25/75 ratio, coat my hair in it, and leave it on at least for a few hours, preferably overnight. I also add a bit of it into my henna mix. I may write a post about the differences in my hair with SFX. : )

Elithia
July 24th, 2013, 09:32 PM
AAAAAAAAAA. So this evening I sat down for dinner and noticed I could sit on a good inch of hair if I pulled it straight (curly it's still up there at TB or a little above). So of course I jumped up, set the timer on my camera, and lo and behold ...

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5455&d=1374722981

(My hands are at the ends of my hair, which is necessary to pull it straight. Sorry I'm wearing baggy old black shorts in the photo. It's too hot and gross here for anything else.)

I really am halfway through the expanse of butt. Hallelujah! I think it's about 2-3 inches to go. I'll be there by Christmas. :D

Fortresca
July 30th, 2013, 04:07 PM
So much great hair shown here!


I measured today and finally cracked the 101cm (39.75inch)! Wuhuuuu, so exciting :D And about hlf way between tailbone and classic for me...

leslissocool
July 30th, 2013, 04:45 PM
Thank you Sheperdess!


:justy: It feels like classic is taking so long! Maybe because I did chop so much recently, but I feel like I should be there already!!!

Robot Ninja
July 30th, 2013, 05:13 PM
Ooo, ooo, can I join this club?

I'm just past tailbone at ~39 inches. Classic on me is ~44 inches. (I am terrible at measuring, but every time I do it I come up at around five inches to classic.) With my current growth and trimming schedule, it'll probably take another two years.

luckyduck
August 1st, 2013, 08:14 PM
I am finally at 41 inches! One more inch to go for Cassic, then I get to decide if I will go on o fingertip! :)

dili
August 2nd, 2013, 03:10 AM
I finally reached tailbone and going for classic now...

hypersensitive
August 5th, 2013, 12:02 AM
I can sit on it!! 40in now and freaking out!

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
August 5th, 2013, 07:39 AM
I have been at tailbone with my wet hair for some time, but today I have decided to finally join this thread presenting dry tailbone length hair as a proof ;) I hope I'm getting this length right :pray:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae358/samarkan13/w1420050720132_zps5bf40c6d.png

brindlebabe
August 10th, 2013, 06:45 PM
I am currently about an inch or so from classic! I was about this length a year ago but it was so thin and bedraggled at the ends I was embarrassed to wear it down so I had it trimmed up to hip length. This time my ends look pretty good! http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/BrindledBabe/ClassicwithBrindle_zps69dd4214.jpg

SongofLove
August 11th, 2013, 12:33 AM
s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n and brindlebabe, that's some beautiful hair :inlove: congrats!

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
August 11th, 2013, 01:55 AM
s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n and brindlebabe, that's some beautiful hair :inlove: congrats!

Thank you so much :o

Skade
August 11th, 2013, 03:15 AM
I have been at tailbone with my wet hair for some time, but today I have decided to finally join this thread presenting dry tailbone length hair as a proof ;) I hope I'm getting this length right :pray:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae358/samarkan13/w1420050720132_zps5bf40c6d.png


I am currently about an inch or so from classic! I was about this length a year ago but it was so thin and bedraggled at the ends I was embarrassed to wear it down so I had it trimmed up to hip length. This time my ends look pretty good! http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/BrindledBabe/ClassicwithBrindle_zps69dd4214.jpg

:thud: You both have so gorgeous hairs and thick hemlines!

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
August 11th, 2013, 03:27 AM
:thud: You both have so gorgeous hairs and thick hemlines!

Thank you Skade :D I dusted the endings just before taking the photo (I don't like S&Ding). Unfortunately, I have a lot of damage in the last 10-12 cm and because of the dusting that I do once in every two months, the very endings look actually better than the 10 cm above :hmm:

kme81
August 11th, 2013, 04:05 AM
Thank you Skade :D I dusted the endings just before taking the photo (I don't like S&Ding). Unfortunately, I have a lot of damage in the last 10-12 cm and because of the dusting that I do once in every two months, the very endings look actually better than the 10 cm above :hmm:

I have the same problem! I don't s&d so I dust...my ends are great, but not so great is the hair above them. Glad I'm not the only one!

brindlebabe
August 11th, 2013, 10:05 AM
s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n and brindlebabe, that's some beautiful hair :inlove: congrats!

Thanks very much SongofLove! I oil the bottom foot or so of hair with argan and mineral oil once a week and that seems to keep it healthy!

braidgirl22
August 11th, 2013, 06:12 PM
just got my hair trimmed a few days ago I did not loose a lot of leangth maybe an inch the ends were getting ratty.

Elithia
August 14th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Yeah, I've come to the conclusion that it's not possible to have ends as nice as the length ... it's just older hair and plus after a certain length is liable to get caught in things even wearing it up 95% of the time. I S&D while sitting at my desk at work ... somehow the splits always show up in office lighting but nowhere else. ;) I haven't been able to figure out how to dust because my hair is so many different lengths.

Vintagecoilylocks
August 29th, 2013, 07:46 AM
Never thought I would see the day but my crown and middle rear layers are grazing TBL. Official check Sept 22. Fall equinox. YaY!

spidermom
August 29th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Yeah, I've come to the conclusion that it's not possible to have ends as nice as the length ... it's just older hair and plus after a certain length is liable to get caught in things even wearing it up 95% of the time.


Isn't that the truth? I was getting 1 inch cut off every 8 weeks for nearly a year in an attempt to get rid of split ends, and I have just as many now as I did a year ago. Hel with it! From now until classic length (about a year), lots of growing, very little trimming. I don't think S&D does much good, but I'll still snip splits when I find myself sitting around with nothing in particular to do. My magic split-snipping place is inside the truck.

HintOfMint
August 29th, 2013, 12:31 PM
I had a trim about two months ago which took me a little above Tailbone/BCL. Unfortunately, the stylist over-thinned my hair, so the last two inches aren't very much of my hair in terms of volume. It looks fine at this length because it's thick and wavy, but I'm concerned about growing it out and having the ends get worse. I could either maintain at TBL or I could just grow it out full steam ahead. Thoughts?

Hairitic
September 25th, 2013, 08:24 AM
Thanks for this thread. Now I know there's a place for me to graduate to once I reach Tailbone which should be by the end of the year. Grow hair, grow! ;)

nobeltonya
September 25th, 2013, 08:33 AM
I had moved on to the Classic to Knee a few months ago, but on 9/6/13 cut off about 6" so I'm slowly working back to Classic. :) Next stop: fingertips! :disco:

nobeltonya
September 25th, 2013, 08:35 AM
I had a trim about two months ago which took me a little above Tailbone/BCL. Unfortunately, the stylist over-thinned my hair, so the last two inches aren't very much of my hair in terms of volume. It looks fine at this length because it's thick and wavy, but I'm concerned about growing it out and having the ends get worse. I could either maintain at TBL or I could just grow it out full steam ahead. Thoughts?

You can microtrim/dust the ends every few weeks to slowly thicken it up and keep it even while slowly gaining length also. I was doing this until recently, although my hair generally grows pretty fast.. :disco:

HintOfMint
September 25th, 2013, 10:41 AM
You can microtrim/dust the ends every few weeks to slowly thicken it up and keep it even while slowly gaining length also. I was doing this until recently, although my hair generally grows pretty fast.. :disco:

As much as I'd like to do that, my hair grows at a pretty average rate of half an inch a month. I've also never microtrimmed before and so I'll probably end up taking off all my growth every time I trim. Ah well.

I'm just going to grit my teeth and wait until December for my trim and decide then.

kallarina
October 14th, 2013, 01:03 AM
Well, everyone, I'm needing some opinions!
I thought that I had reached classic-when-wet this past July, but I've been very hesitant to call classic at all. My hair still seems so short to me, and it feels like I'm being a long-hair imposter if I call classic! So, I've been putting it off. However, in my most recent length photo, my hemline is even with the bottom of my pajama shorts, which are just past classic. Hopefully, this link to my photobucket will work so you can all see!

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/83436375-209A-46D5-8DBA-CDB79FC38EAF-16553-00000797A863015E_zpsdc61aefa.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/83436375-209A-46D5-8DBA-CDB79FC38EAF-16553-00000797A863015E_zpsdc61aefa.jpg.html)

The only concern that I have now with calling classic is that when I turn to the side, my ends are still not clearing my bottom. I don't have a picture to show what I mean, but from the side, I still appear to be a few inches shy of classic.
So, what do you all think?

MeowScat
October 14th, 2013, 01:16 AM
That looks Classic to me! If you want a side shot, put the camera on a table that's around butt-height and stand sideways. Your hair is beautiful! :)

kallarina
October 14th, 2013, 12:10 PM
Ooh, that's a good idea, I'll have to see if I can get one, then!
Thank you so much, I wish my hair was so smooth like yours. :)

I'm interested to hear other opinions, anybody?

OrangeStripe
October 17th, 2013, 02:56 PM
I checked in the mirror today and I think I am finally at classic! I have been hovering around Tailbone for over 2 years, and I am so happy I have finally reached this goal :D
I am due a trim soon, but hopefully not much will come off...

lapushka
October 17th, 2013, 04:06 PM
I'm interested to hear other opinions, anybody?

You are most *definitely* classic!

leslissocool
October 17th, 2013, 04:50 PM
Kallarina I see classic too! Actually, I'd say it might be an inch past!

kallarina
October 17th, 2013, 08:33 PM
My roommate is staring at me now, because I just squealed at the fact that everyone here thinks I'm at classic! I guess it's time to graduate from here, then.
Thanks everyone, I hope to see you all very soon in the classic to knee thread! Happy growing! :D

Eve 322
October 20th, 2013, 11:22 PM
To be honest, I'm just posting to subscribe to this thread. This hair length range is my next goal, and I'd love to gain any wisdom this thread has to offer and at the same time gaze at pretty hair inspiration :)

dulce
October 26th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Found you guys!Am at 37/38 inches[tailbone?] now so hoping to make classic eventually..

leslissocool
October 26th, 2013, 12:37 PM
Found you guys!Am at 37/38 inches[tailbone?] now so hoping to make classic eventually..


YAY!!!

I'm on the same boat, it feels like it's taking forever!

HintOfMint
October 26th, 2013, 01:11 PM
Found you guys!Am at 37/38 inches[tailbone?] now so hoping to make classic eventually..

Welcome!

leslissocool I also feel like it's taking forever. It's a little frustrating, I haven't hankered after a hair goal in years. I made hip a few years ago, which was my original goal, and then I just coasted along to tailbone when I realized that just a tad longer was more flattering on my frame.

Now all of a sudden, I have something to grow towards and my hair is nowhere close to it. Ugh. And I like having my hair loose so putting it up to forget about it would just make me grumpier.

Also, I feel like my hair is at a length where I feel that even my very trusted hairdresser can't be trusted to only take off what I say. Like, he's thinking "no way she wants hair down to her butt, so I'll just cut off however much to keep it at this length" without realizing that, yes, I do in fact want to grow it longer and yes I only want half an inch off. I also would feel self conscious telling him I actually want my hair past my butt. Where I live, it's quite out of the ordinary and frankly, not even my friends think it's a good idea. They don't badger me about it or anything, but if I tell them I want my hair down to classic length, they simply say, "No."

Of course I have to cross these bridges when I come to them, but I guess I like to worry, haha. :p

dulce
October 26th, 2013, 02:00 PM
Hintofmint,can you get a trusted family member to trim your hair?There is also the creaclip,and feyes method.I no longer feel I can trust my local hairdressers as they disapprove of this length,so far can't find a supportive one, so hubbie cuts and he does an awesome job!! I know what you mean about it being ''out of the ordinary'' in your area,I face that too where I live.The other day I was at a store and a husband /wife were walking/talking right behind me and they did not like my hair as their comments/discussion showed .The man then said to his wife very,very loudly[so to make sure I heard?] ''everytime I see her hair I think she must smell''.Too bad..it's growing longer!They can disapprove all they like,it doesn't bother me.Maybe just grow and don't discuss, and over time, seeing your hair at that length might change your friend's opinions?Many people have been brainwashed by the media and salons that shorter salon styled product filled hair is the way to go.

leslissocool
October 26th, 2013, 02:11 PM
HintofMint I use a crea clip and ask DH to cut my hair like dulce suggested. Maybe a fellow metalhead friend? :lol: The people who encourage my hair are all DH's friends (band friends and band members, some set up shows). I'd trust them to cut my hair, mostly because they all like it.

I don't feel comfortable with any stylist that doesn't have hair that's longer than mine. Sadly, that's true the last stylist that touched my hair was BFF who's hair was 6 inches longer, and she did a great job.

HintOfMint
October 26th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Hintofmint,can you get a trusted family member to trim your hair?There is also the creaclip,and feyes method.I no longer feel I can trust my local hairdressers as they disapprove of this length,so far can't find a supportive one, so hubbie cuts and he does an awesome job!! I know what you mean about it being ''out of the ordinary'' in your area,I face that too where I live.The other day I was at a store and a husband /wife were walking/talking right behind me and they did not like my hair.The man then said to his wife very,very loudly[so to make sure I heard?] ''everytime I see her hair I think she must smell''.Too bad..it's growing longer!They can disapprove all they like,it doesn't bother me.Maybe just grow and don't discuss, and over time, seeing your hair at that length might change your friend's opinions?Many people have been brainwashed by the media and salons that shorter salon styled hair is the way to go.

I would love to trim my own hair, but alas, I trust myself even less than hairdressers. I also have blended layers that probably couldn't be replicated with a crea clip. I may just have to hunt for a supportive hairdresser.

For what it's worth (and not that you need my approval), I think your hair looks gorgeous! I can't believe people are so rude, but even more, I can't believe they're so blind.

I know I shouldn't talk about growing out my hair with people who don't really "get" unconventional styles, but sometimes girl-talk devolves into vanity talk and it's sometimes unavoidable. Unfortunately, I've already received (gentle) comments from these same friend who think my hair is too long as it is, so I doubt their opinion will change as it gets even longer. But I think that they understand that I have a very well developed sense of style and I'm far less likely to depend on them for hair/fashion/makeup advice in the first place.

Hybris
October 26th, 2013, 04:00 PM
My hair recently passed tailbone length (or at least i noticed only recently :D ) and is now slowly creeping towards classic. I'm not sure if I want to go all the way there, it sounds like it might be a bit problematic, but on the other hand, I don't think I'll be able too keep myself from trying to see just how far my hair can grow and still be healthy from roots to ends. :D

long&blonde
October 26th, 2013, 04:14 PM
My hair is on the chair when I sit, but I'm not yet sitting on it..inching towards classic. It does take Forever. Lol. Scared to go for ever popular "I'm bored so I'll get some face framing layers"! Scared stylist will talk me into-or just quickly Do-an Evil Trim!

hypersensitive
October 28th, 2013, 03:38 PM
I've already received (gentle) comments from these same friend who think my hair is too long as it is

Everyone I know thinks my hair is long enough as it is. :laugh:

It's approaching the end of the year. My ends are 'Can I call this classic' but I will be trimming about 1/4-1/2 in. in a few days

Macaroni
October 28th, 2013, 04:50 PM
I'm going from TBL to classic, by default. If not for the coconut oil on dry ends, I wouldn't be close to that length. It is getting a little harder to handle, I've never had hair this long. We shall see.

Cindershadow
October 28th, 2013, 05:37 PM
I'm glad to find this thread! My hair is just at tailbone (36"), and classic on me is 43". Only 7 inches to go!

Quahatundightu
October 28th, 2013, 10:17 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7121&d=1382598274

I'm hovering around TB due to trimming, but I think I might let it grow in the next year to see if I can get halfway to classic.

nakima
October 29th, 2013, 01:25 PM
I cant wait until I can join this thread! Hopefully by June or July I will be at tbl. So Happy Growing All!

Tail Feathers
October 30th, 2013, 08:53 AM
i am lurking....
i am a little less than an inch away.
i cannot wait to join, either !

Tail Feathers
October 30th, 2013, 08:54 AM
i am lurking....
i am a little less than an inch away.
i cannot wait to join, either !

constantki
November 7th, 2013, 08:20 AM
I've been here pretty much for two years. I keep cutting off three inches or so each year, so I feel like I haven't made any progress. I just have so much breakage!! I'm finally just going to go for it, not cut my hair until I reach a solid classic length. Wish me luck!

Amapola
November 10th, 2013, 05:12 PM
Good luck, ConstantKi! :)

And hi everyone, I am officially joining this thread. I thought it would take me until after the new year to reach tailbone but somehow it snuck up on me. DH took a pic for me today to celebrate!

So far, things seem to me to have gotten easier the longer my hair gets. I suppose I might just be gradually getting used to it, and gaining skills such as putting it up and getting it to stay up all day long as I work, but either way it's gotten easier not harder. There is a lady in my town who has knee length and I think it's glorious. I'm not sure that I personally want to go that long - fingertip seems good to me right now - but man is her hair gorgeous. And she wears it down all the time too!

ashke50
November 24th, 2013, 09:26 AM
I'm just past TBL, and really hoping I can get to classic in the next few months! My hair has been growing an inch a month rather than half an inch a month recently (probably because the ends are in better condition rather than that it has decided to actually sprout from my head faster) so I might get to classic sooner than I thought. Currently hoping for classic by March/April next year.

I didn't think my hair would actually be able to get this long, but it seems to be doing fine, and the ends are in better condition than they were at BSL before I found the LHC, so fingers crossed...

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2013, 02:10 PM
Been off the site for awhile and trying to get back into things. Been slowly growing while off though. Not quite sure if I'm at "can I call this classic" or actually at classic. Of course, I need a trim now. :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_5459_zps15176f4a.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/lostsoule/media/IMG_5459_zps15176f4a.jpg.html)

Tail Feathers
November 24th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Been off the site for awhile and trying to get back into things. Been slowly growing while off though. Not quite sure if I'm at "can I call this classic" or actually at classic. Of course, I need a trim now. :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_5459_zps15176f4a.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/lostsoule/media/IMG_5459_zps15176f4a.jpg.html)

sure looks like beautiful classic to me. . .

leslissocool
November 24th, 2013, 02:50 PM
Yup looks at solid classic to me!



Gah I haven't been eating enough protein this week, and I've trimmed most of my growth. I'm two inches away from classic, I wanted to be there by January but I don't think it's going to happen :(. Off to eat some nuts and hope my hair grows LOL...

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2013, 03:04 PM
Thank you guys! Now all I need to do is trim without cutting higher than classic. LOL

Calaelen
November 24th, 2013, 04:07 PM
HOLY WOW Lostsoule, that is some MAJOR growth you've had since the GM trim. SO beautiful, but I am envious of the growth!! Mine seems to be in a stall...

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2013, 04:25 PM
Thank you! I had thought it wasn't even to classic yet until I posted the picture. ;) That sucks Calaelen. Hopefully it will be a short stall.

kme81
November 27th, 2013, 03:15 AM
I think I can call my hair tailbone length now! It is about 1/2 inch past tbl when wet. Yay!!! It should be solid tbl by the end of the year! :D

Lostsoule77
November 28th, 2013, 07:56 AM
Congratulations!

Pictures are always good so we can help you decide. ;) (This is me loving to see other people's pictures.)

ashke50
November 28th, 2013, 02:11 PM
Been off the site for awhile and trying to get back into things. Been slowly growing while off though. Not quite sure if I'm at "can I call this classic" or actually at classic. Of course, I need a trim now. :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_5459_zps15176f4a.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/lostsoule/media/IMG_5459_zps15176f4a.jpg.html)

Definitely classic - and such pretty waves!

Lostsoule77
November 28th, 2013, 10:41 PM
Thank you and thank you! :D

Khristopher
November 29th, 2013, 12:23 AM
Well, I can finally join this thread!! :hollie: Sooo happy! I've reached tailbone a month o maybe a little earlier but my ends were very fine so I was hesitating to call it an actual tailbone. I wish I had pics to show you guys... :( but no camera at the moment so there's it. I'll see if I can post some later.
As my signature says, my goal is classic and I'm so exited to see such lovely inspiration in this thread :inlove:. My growth is so much slow now because of previous chemical dye... it's a breakage party lol. So this weekind I'm going to take the plunge and henna my hair for the first time hooray! I hope it helps mantaining my ends healthy, as keeping it up and handle it the less I can.
My ultimate goal is a thick hemline, glossy and healthy red classic lenght hair for my 23 birthday (july next year).
Happy growing everyone :o

hypersensitive
December 1st, 2013, 05:54 PM
I am saying goodbye and graduating this thread. Here is a picture:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7890&d=1385877578

I am sitting on the ends a lot now. If I were to cut back some length, I would probably cut somewhere in the region of waist to tailbone. Argh classic is so annoying!

I am off to the next thread!

Khristopher
December 2nd, 2013, 05:13 PM
I am saying goodbye and graduating this thread. Here is a picture:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7890&d=1385877578

I am sitting on the ends a lot now. If I were to cut back some length, I would probably cut somewhere in the region of waist to tailbone. Argh classic is so annoying!

I am off to the next thread!

Gorgeous hair!!! :D Congratulations on reaching this milestone!!

SThr
December 3rd, 2013, 09:31 AM
My hair easily touches tailbone when it's straight, but barely brushes it when wavy, am I TBL? Can I be part of your cool kids club?

rosiedeam
December 3rd, 2013, 09:42 AM
My hair had finally reached TBL. I wear it up so often I was shocked when I was in the shower and felt something brush my tailbone region, I jumped thinking it was a spider (I live in the woods... we get a ton of them), only to realize it was my hair!!! Yippee!!! Because I am so short (5ft tall) with a super short torso (my pants inseam is a 31.5 inch) my hair only had to be 34 inches to reach TBL. I am hoping I will reach classic with my hair is good condition. Any tips people can offer to ease into the process?

HintOfMint
December 3rd, 2013, 11:18 AM
Hypersensitive, it looks great! Congratulations!

Rosiedeam, welcome! Wearing hair up is probably the easiest way to deal with growing for two reasons. First, it keeps it out of the way to avoid mechanical damage from tangles and friction. Second, it helps you be more patient when you justwanttogettoclassicrightnowthankyou! Out of sight, out of mind. Another thing I'd recommend is to increase use of oilings and deep treatments (if your hair does well with them). The hair is just older so it's probably a little more delicate, even if it's not damaged.

leslissocool
December 3rd, 2013, 03:46 PM
Gah it's Almost there! Two inches and it will be at classing with my waves.


I've trimmed so much. I love my thicker hemline, but in the past 3 years I've trimmed so much bleach damage off it feels like it's taking forever to get there :(.

Khristopher
December 7th, 2013, 01:46 AM
My hair had finally reached TBL. I wear it up so often I was shocked when I was in the shower and felt something brush my tailbone region, I jumped thinking it was a spider (I live in the woods... we get a ton of them), only to realize it was my hair!!! Yippee!!! Because I am so short (5ft tall) with a super short torso (my pants inseam is a 31.5 inch) my hair only had to be 34 inches to reach TBL. I am hoping I will reach classic with my hair is good condition. Any tips people can offer to ease into the process?

LOL I'm the same, being short is amazing to grow hair :p congrats on reaching tailbone! Are you already oiling your ends and wearing it up often? That's the best to keep the ends protected. And I guess dustings/microtrims help with hemline thickness.

Leslissocool: don't worry! You'll get there eventually, when you're not expecting it. How much of bleach damage is left? Your hair looks beautiful from you avatar pic, I wouldn't have guessed it has damage!

Lostsoule77
December 7th, 2013, 09:23 AM
My hair easily touches tailbone when it's straight, but barely brushes it when wavy, am I TBL? Can I be part of your cool kids club?

I think that depends on you. I personally only call a length when I reach it in my natural wavy state. I call it "can I call" when it does it straight. It's all personal preference though. You can be here either way though. That's the great thing about this site. ;)

Madora
December 7th, 2013, 09:24 AM
Congratulations on reaching TBL, Rosiedeam!

As HintOfMint remarked, keeping your hair up is the best way of protecting it from tangling and getting caught on clothing, etc.

How you detangle also makes a big difference..i.e. always detangle with a wide tooth comb before brushing. I found that detangling in small sections and working from the bottom of the strands up to the scalp, helps isolate any tangles more easily. Always take apart the tangles with your fingers (hold the snarl/knot/tangle horizontally while you work on it).

I'm a firm believer in brushing with a pure bbb every day. It's an excellent way of exercising your hair follicles and daily brushing helps remove the dead cells from your hair (and lint). Brushing also imparts a lovely shine to your hair. If you brush in the bent at the waist position, your scalp will also benefit from increased circulation among the follicles.

I've noticed that boredom with hair seems to be a stumbling block for some here at LHC, so if you haven't done so already, start experimenting with new styles.

Here is a link to an easy two strand crown rope braid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPHEzUr5bWQ


Torrin Paige on You Tube has many excellent tutorials to inspire you.

How you shampoo your hair can make a difference. I don't mean the products you use, I mean the physical motions. Always brush out/detangle your hair before shampooing. I personally found that if I divide my hair in two sections via a center part, shampooing is easier. Also, when shampooing, try and move your fingers in one direction only. Start at the top of your head and work down to the nape. Don't go willy nilly all over the scalp...and never scrub your scalp with your nails. Use your fingerpads instead. I wash in the bent at the waist position but some find that that method is too tangle prone. I definitely recommend trying to wash one side of your hair at a time...and keeping it separate from the rest.

If you can stand it, rinse off with water as cold as you can stand.

When you're ready to blot your hair to remove the excess water, put a towel over your hair so that it hangs vertically on both sides. Wrap the towel around your strands, then using your palms, press down the towel wrapped hair to the ends. Repeat this again, then remove the towel. Take a fresh towel and wrap your hair in it and then wrap the towelled hair around your head. Finish your bathing chores and cleaning out the tub/shower, then undo the towel and begin to gently detangle it with a wide tooth comb. Finish with air drying (if too cold, you can use a small heater to help with the drying. Some folks use fans...or their blowfryers on the cold setting.

Stretching washes is a great idea and just remember that the more stuff you put on your hair, the greater the attraction it has for stuff flying around in the air. Less is more! Good luck!(

leslissocool
December 7th, 2013, 12:31 PM
Leslissocool: don't worry! You'll get there eventually, when you're not expecting it. How much of bleach damage is left? Your hair looks beautiful from you avatar pic, I wouldn't have guessed it has damage!

It's gone, I have none but I had to regrow my whole head :lol:.


I was right here, close to classic, when I decided to trim the damage completely off which put me back to hip.


Technically I'm at classic with wet hair, but my natural pattern sucks up length!

09robiha
December 8th, 2013, 02:02 PM
I am officially tailbone when wet! Unfortunately my curly wurly texture takes it back up to mid-way between hip and waist...ahhhh someday i'll get there...

HintOfMint
December 9th, 2013, 01:54 AM
So I've decided that I want my hair to be not only classic length when wavy, but also grow out my V-shaped hemline into a straight across hemline with very blended layers. Because heaven forfend I choose a goal that's not going to evade me for years. I'm currently at tailbone (I've been saying that for a while, whassupwitdat?) but my hair is over-layered and V-shaped. I have 6-7 inches to go, but that's not including trimming away three inches in the bottom "tassel" and who knows how many inches of microtrimming and maintaining at classic to get a straight hemline.

Sometimes I feel like I'm going to be in this same thread 6 months from now going, "I'm still at tailbone..."

Vrindi
December 9th, 2013, 11:56 AM
I've been lurking in this thread for a little while now. I'm officially at tailbone, which was my original goal. Now, I want to go to classic, but I'll be hanging out here for the next year micro-trimming to get rid of some of the leftover bleached hair and thicken the ends. I have as much FTE as I care to put up with, and if I let it keep growing, they will be thinner than I want them, so I'm exercising patience to get to classic with a nice, thick hemline. Fortunately, I'm short, and I lost a lot of weight and my butt shrank, so it shouldn't take as long as I originally thought to cover the distance. ;P

leslissocool
December 9th, 2013, 02:09 PM
gah I'm so impatient, it's so close!

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee449/leslissocool/ced82d9a-a748-465f-8c41-da32bd6e4e76_zps9641b5b4.jpg

mariakatija
December 9th, 2013, 04:59 PM
gah I'm so impatient, it's so close!

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee449/leslissocool/ced82d9a-a748-465f-8c41-da32bd6e4e76_zps9641b5b4.jpg

I love your cat! And your hair, of course!

leslissocool
December 9th, 2013, 05:53 PM
I love your cat! And your hair, of course!

:D thank you! Yup, she's my love with a long mane too!

Kelikea
December 9th, 2013, 06:28 PM
Lesli - It looks like you are at Classic....I mean it looks like the tips go to the bottom of your shorts, right? If not, you are super close!

leslissocool
December 9th, 2013, 06:39 PM
Lesli - It looks like you are at Classic....I mean it looks like the tips go to the bottom of your shorts, right? If not, you are super close!

:cheese: yeah when it's wet it's definitively classic, dry is almost there! My hemline is thicker than pictured, holding the cat thing was harder than I expected!

Ferngear
December 10th, 2013, 12:58 AM
I'd like to join this thread, too! My hair is just to TBL, depending on the weather and how curly/wavy/straight it is. I've only gotten into deep conditioning in the last year or so, and I had a question: Can you do it too often? I live in an area that is rather dry and windy (lately) and I've yet to figure out how to dispell all that static. I don't even own a hairbrush anymore, relying solely on finger-combing because brushes and combs of ANY material produce a static build-up to where I can hear it crackling. (I also get shocked a lot when I touch my car and other metal things, so I'm pretty sure it's just me). Is it possible to oil/condition too often? My hair loves oil, aloe not so much. I just got a Gold 'n Hot heat cap yesterday, tested it out, and several time today wondered if it would be bad to spend just 10-20 minutes with it, it felt so nice and worked so well. I don't want to get shriveled, oil-adicted ends and have to set back my classic length goal by a few years....

Vrindi
December 10th, 2013, 12:17 PM
I'd like to join this thread, too! My hair is just to TBL, depending on the weather and how curly/wavy/straight it is. I've only gotten into deep conditioning in the last year or so, and I had a question: Can you do it too often? I live in an area that is rather dry and windy (lately) and I've yet to figure out how to dispell all that static. I don't even own a hairbrush anymore, relying solely on finger-combing because brushes and combs of ANY material produce a static build-up to where I can hear it crackling. (I also get shocked a lot when I touch my car and other metal things, so I'm pretty sure it's just me). Is it possible to oil/condition too often? My hair loves oil, aloe not so much. I just got a Gold 'n Hot heat cap yesterday, tested it out, and several time today wondered if it would be bad to spend just 10-20 minutes with it, it felt so nice and worked so well. I don't want to get shriveled, oil-adicted ends and have to set back my classic length goal by a few years....

You've tried wooden brushes/combs and had static with those too? Those were the magic trick for me. Also, carry around some dryer sheets. Run those over your hair, or keep one in your winter hat too. That should help.

If you live in a dry area, aloe might not be the thing for you. My hair doesn't like it either. I think it's a humectant (I might be wrong there) which means it takes moisture out of moist areas and puts it into dry areas. If the air is dry, it's pulling moisture out of your hair and into the air. Strangely enough, I've had good results with adding honey to my shampoo. It's also a humectant, but in my shampoo, it keeps the moisture in my hair.

As for oiling too often— if your hair is looking especially greasy, then it's too much oil on at once, but you can oil all the time. I put oil on the ends daily. Before I wash, usually the night before, I'll put lots of coconut oil in my hair and leave it overnight or for at least a few hours, then I'll put on a tiny bit after as a leave-in. My hair loves oil, and it gets what it likes. Coconut oil soaks into the hair shaft, which is good for me. Oils like olive oil don't soak in as much and work more like a sealant/protectant. The best oil to use depends on the person and their hair.

As for deep conditioning, if you're using a conditioner and not oil, then just do it when needed. That could be twice a week or once a month. Depending on the ingredients, your hair could react differently. Mine gets straw-like with protein conditioners, but other people's hair loves the stuff. Try to build things up slowly and one at a time so you know what is and isn't working. Also, keeping your hair up in cold/dry/staticky weather will help keep it from drying out too.

Fortresca
December 12th, 2013, 10:01 PM
I'm close to classic... close, maybe 1/2inch more...
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5796/9dsb.jpg

ashke50
December 14th, 2013, 07:55 AM
I'm close to classic... close, maybe 1/2inch more...
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5796/9dsb.jpg
Your hair looks so thick and shiny! Lovely.

Madora
December 14th, 2013, 08:17 AM
I'm close to classic... close, maybe 1/2inch more...
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5796/9dsb.jpg

Fortresca, your hair is beautiful! Love the little wavies.

Eve 322
December 15th, 2013, 04:59 AM
I just realized I not only posted, but DOUBLE posted on the wrong thread! Sorry guys!! I'm not even tailbone yet..I just subscribe for inspiration.

Eve 322
December 15th, 2013, 05:02 AM
Woops! My bad :/

Robot Ninja
December 17th, 2013, 01:05 PM
So I finally took a proper length shot and it turns out I'm closer than I thought:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8261&d=1387310535

I think I need a bit of a trim though.

Skade
December 17th, 2013, 01:15 PM
Gorgeous Robot Ninja!

dulce
December 17th, 2013, 09:39 PM
Robot Ninja,love your length in a v cut!My goal,the v is so pretty.No trim needed in my opinion..

ScarlettAdelle
December 18th, 2013, 12:08 PM
I've about an inch or so to go until Classic. Considering going back to tailbone one last time to get the rest of my colour damage off and gone.

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1507047_3769239366517_1260225995_n.jpg
Difficult to tell I'm that near to Classic from the picture, but it's the best I could get

Fortresca
December 22nd, 2013, 06:24 AM
Your hair looks so thick and shiny! Lovely.
Thank you!

Fortresca, your hair is beautiful! Love the little wavies.
Thanks! It's braid waves and I tried to brush them out, but it didn'T work competely...



So I finally took a proper length shot and it turns out I'm closer than I thought:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8261&d=1387310535

I think I need a bit of a trim though.
Oh please, don't trim! I love the V, too! I'd have a V cut into my hait, too, if I wouldn't be afraid my butt would even wook bigger, but on you the V is beautiful!

I've about an inch or so to go until Classic. Considering going back to tailbone one last time to get the rest of my colour damage off and gone.

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1507047_3769239366517_1260225995_n.jpg
Difficult to tell I'm that near to Classic from the picture, but it's the best I could get
Tailbone is really long for most people and not so far from classic... but I can'T see the damage on the picture, but if it annoys you, do so :)

Cheyne
December 22nd, 2013, 08:02 AM
Your hair looks so thick and shiny! Lovely.

Your hair is simply gorgeous! So thick and a beautiful color.

Hairitic
December 25th, 2013, 06:55 PM
Hi there guys and gals; just wanted to let you all know that I'll be joining you all soon. I've reached TBL but I'll be getting a trim next month so I'll have to wait to officially join. Here's a look at my hair as it is right now:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/11551304753_51ae684efe.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36509609@N08/11551304753/) image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36509609@N08/11551304753/) by prlknits (http://www.flickr.com/people/36509609@N08/), on Flickr

Classic length is at the bottom of my sweater. ;)

HintOfMint
December 29th, 2013, 02:06 AM
Well, turns out I shouldn't have been posting in this thread pretty much all year as my last trim took me well above BCL/TB and I didn't even notice! I've been growing back out to TB all this time and here I thought I was stalling. Silly me.

I'm getting so impatient with growth these days. Unfortunately, I like wearing my hair down, so wearing it up to forget it would just make me more unhappy. I wish I could be more zen about the journey but frankly, I just want my hair to be at its goal length and be done with it. /end rant.

Lippytoes
January 1st, 2014, 06:16 AM
Hi all!

I've reached tailbone and since I plan to keep growing till my hair starts annoying me too much (after which I'll cut back to around BCL-TBL), I'm joining this thread. :) Here's a (bad quality) picture of my hair with braid waves, taken today:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/darthsnoo/hair/lengthshot112014forlhc_zpsd4c8f267.png

Amapola
January 1st, 2014, 08:34 AM
Gorgoues, Lippytoes! Love the braidwaves. I'm 1a and braidwaves are the closest I'll ever get to a curl... sigh.

I'm thinking that I *might* be able to reach classic this year. So... classic by 2015? What about the rest of you? When do you predict reaching classic?

Hairitic
January 1st, 2014, 09:57 AM
Gorgoues, Lippytoes! Love the braidwaves. I'm 1a and braidwaves are the closest I'll ever get to a curl... sigh.

I'm thinking that I *might* be able to reach classic this year. So... classic by 2015? What about the rest of you? When do you predict reaching classic?

I'm right there with ya Amapola. I should reach Classic by the end of the year if I take really good care of it and don't have to trim too much. shudder: :p

leslissocool
January 1st, 2014, 05:16 PM
I'm hoping to reach classic by my birthday! Sadly my camera broke and my other needs a new charger cord, SOoooo as soon as I find one I should be able to post some pictures that were not taken by my phone :lol:


My hemline is actually the thickest it's ever been, it's really hard to get a decent picture though with my phone, they are all blurry and by myself it's hard to get my hair not to move around and be weird! I trimmed a lot last year, half of my growth, so I'm hoping for no cuts in 2014. I'll find a way to get better pictures!

Lippytoes
January 2nd, 2014, 04:03 AM
Gorgoues, Lippytoes! Love the braidwaves. I'm 1a and braidwaves are the closest I'll ever get to a curl... sigh.

I'm thinking that I *might* be able to reach classic this year. So... classic by 2015? What about the rest of you? When do you predict reaching classic?

Thanks! I wear my hair in braids such a lot that I almost always have braid waves. And my 1c/2a hair holds the waves quite nicely. :)

HintOfMint
January 2nd, 2014, 04:40 PM
Gorgoues, Lippytoes! Love the braidwaves. I'm 1a and braidwaves are the closest I'll ever get to a curl... sigh.

I'm thinking that I *might* be able to reach classic this year. So... classic by 2015? What about the rest of you? When do you predict reaching classic?


I'm right there with ya Amapola. I should reach Classic by the end of the year if I take really good care of it and don't have to trim too much. shudder: :p

Same here, if, BIG IF, I don't have to trim away too much (or get too much trimmed away by accident). Northeast winters have not been kind to my hair and apparently (I'm in California at the moment) the northeast has been hit with a monster blizzard. I'm going to have to baby the hell out of my hair this winter. Usually by May, I have to cut off two whole inches thanks to winter dryness. With my growth at half an inch a month, so 6 inches a year, two inches in one haircut (I get it cut twice a year) is a big setback. I really need to make it clear to my hairdresser to ONLY cut off half an inch this time around.

Amapola
January 2nd, 2014, 05:05 PM
OK, YAYYYY! Go hair, grow grow grow! Glad that there are others who think the might make classic by 2015.

Yes, I know damage can take it's toll. I do my own trimming these days, but yes, HintOfMint, tell your hairdresser to hold back on trimming off the inches! I try to have a light hand that way. From what I've read here, you can get every bit as much of a good effect from a 1/8" trim as a 2" trim. So here is hoping we have a relatively damage free year and can keep on growing! :)

HintOfMint
January 2nd, 2014, 08:26 PM
OK, YAYYYY! Go hair, grow grow grow! Glad that there are others who think the might make classic by 2015.

Yes, I know damage can take it's toll. I do my own trimming these days, but yes, HintOfMint, tell your hairdresser to hold back on trimming off the inches! I try to have a light hand that way. From what I've read here, you can get every bit as much of a good effect from a 1/8" trim as a 2" trim. So here is hoping we have a relatively damage free year and can keep on growing! :)

Cheers to that!

rosiedeam
January 7th, 2014, 10:42 AM
I have been oiling the ends of my hair for about 6 months before washes, I am now trying to lightly oil every night since my hair seems to be getting a little dry (probably the weather). I'm wearing it up pretty much all the time now... I find myself experiencing a lot of sheading and I'm freaking out. I've started measuring my poney tail circumfrence and I've found it to be holding steady at 3.5inches. However, I feel like it is really thin. Any tips for decreasing sheading?

Emanuelle
January 8th, 2014, 03:44 AM
*joins in* ^^

I recently had a trim to make things a bit more even (growing out layers), but I'm back at tailbone. :) I'm growing to classic length, and then to mid-thigh. That's dry classic for me, dry classic is my dream length.

My current hair routine: I've been doing CG (curly girl) method for 1.5 years and I love it, but with this length (and thickness) it's becoming too much of a hassle and too costly (used almost a full bottle of gel each time, said gel was $6...) so I'm forced to quit, from now on I will only use CG when I have a special occasion or something.
So right now I just wash and condition. Sometimes I wash with a very light conditioner, and sometimes with a low-poo. Then I condition with a very rich conditioner, full of oils and hydrolyzed proteins. After washing I seal my ends with an oil (grapeseed oil usually), which works fantastically and really prevents split ends. From now on I'm just going to do this daily and on a larger part of my hair than just my ends. Every now and then I clarify with a shampoo that contains sulfates, the night before that I oil my hair with avocado oil to protect it. Sometimes I do deep/protein treatments, I use my bonnet dryer for that. I used to do a lot of chamomile cold tea rinses, my hair loved that. I sleep on a silk pillowcase.

What I should do a lot more is wear my hair up though... >.< my hair is having a harder time to gain length lately, and with this length it can sometimes be a hassle to wear it up. But I suck at doing updos, haha. I should buy some hair sticks...

Anyway, here is a picture of my current length. Hair is still slightly wet here. When I manually stretch the curls, they reach tailbone :o
http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/gg345/Sutasiahime/lengtefotoverkleind3.png (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/Sutasiahime/media/lengtefotoverkleind3.png.html)

Scarlet_Celt
January 8th, 2014, 05:27 AM
*joins in* ^^

I recently had a trim to make things a bit more even (growing out layers), but I'm back at tailbone. :) I'm growing to classic length, and then to mid-thigh. That's dry classic for me, dry classic is my dream length.

My current hair routine: I've been doing CG (curly girl) method for 1.5 years and I love it, but with this length (and thickness) it's becoming too much of a hassle and too costly (used almost a full bottle of gel each time, said gel was $6...) so I'm forced to quit, from now on I will only use CG when I have a special occasion or something.
So right now I just wash and condition. Sometimes I wash with a very light conditioner, and sometimes with a low-poo. Then I condition with a very rich conditioner, full of oils and hydrolyzed proteins. After washing I seal my ends with an oil (grapeseed oil usually), which works fantastically and really prevents split ends. From now on I'm just going to do this daily and on a larger part of my hair than just my ends. Every now and then I clarify with a shampoo that contains sulfates, the night before that I oil my hair with avocado oil to protect it. Sometimes I do deep/protein treatments, I use my bonnet dryer for that. I used to do a lot of chamomile cold tea rinses, my hair loved that. I sleep on a silk pillowcase.

What I should do a lot more is wear my hair up though... >.< my hair is having a harder time to gain length lately, and with this length it can sometimes be a hassle to wear it up. But I suck at doing updos, haha. I should buy some hair sticks...

Anyway, here is a picture of my current length. Hair is still slightly wet here. When I manually stretch the curls, they reach tailbone :o
http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/gg345/Sutasiahime/lengtefotoverkleind3.png (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/Sutasiahime/media/lengtefotoverkleind3.png.html)

Emanuelle - You have such pretty curls! I'm in the same boat as you regarding just having trimmed a few inches to get myself closer to being layer free. Post-trim I'm back at tailbone, and planning to get another 2 inches cut off in 8 weeks. I reckon I should hit classic by or before the end of the year since my growth rate is a solid inch a month. Here's hoping it all plays out for us all! :)

Hairitic
January 8th, 2014, 07:43 AM
Gorgeous curls Emanuelle! .....falls off chair....thud!

rosiedeam
January 8th, 2014, 09:52 AM
Wow Emanuelle, you have seriously beautiful hair.

Emanuelle
January 9th, 2014, 10:09 AM
Aw, thanks Scarlet_Celt, Hairitic and rosiedeam ^^

Hairitic
January 22nd, 2014, 06:43 PM
Well, I finally got my hair trimmed today. Last trim was an inch off last July. shudder: I had an inch taken off today and it looks so much better. Of course that means it'll now be at least next July till I reach Classic. :steam. Grumble, Grumble, Blah, Blah. :p

Ceridwen Iris
January 26th, 2014, 08:31 PM
Hi all. I tend to describe my hair as waist length but I took photos yesterday as I'm going to have it hennaed tomorrow and I can see I'm past waist and on to tailbone. Not sure how far I'll go. I'm lucky that my hair does pretty well left alone but I'm thinking about a bit of a trim after the henna. Any thoughts or advice?

Here it is before I go red tomorrow!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/12165305214_f0ba5d8bb9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115575225@N05/12165305214/)
image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115575225@N05/12165305214/) by sanshajohnson (http://www.flickr.com/people/115575225@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/12165552976_97b0f3363a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115575225@N05/12165552976/)
image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115575225@N05/12165552976/) by sanshajohnson (http://www.flickr.com/people/115575225@N05/), on Flickr

Hairitic
January 27th, 2014, 07:54 AM
Ceridwen Iris; I would wait until after the Henna job to decide on weather you need a trim or not. Your hair looks pretty healthy down to the ends in the pics. Henna will probably only improve that, especially if you follow up with a moisturizing deep treatment. Once done, you may feel you don't need a trim ;)

Scarlet_Celt
January 27th, 2014, 01:41 PM
Ceridwen Iris: I agree with Hairitic. Your hair looks healthy, so I wouldn't worry about trimming, unless you feel your hair could use it after you henna it.

Ceridwen Iris
January 27th, 2014, 05:39 PM
Thanks guys. I'm sitting here with a big gloop of henna on my head, which is starting to drip down my back and I alternate between excited and terrified about the new colour. My ends were a bit fried so I might chop of an inch or so if that is still the case after the henna.

Hairitic
January 30th, 2014, 07:46 AM
Thanks guys. I'm sitting here with a big gloop of henna on my head, which is starting to drip down my back and I alternate between excited and terrified about the new colour. My ends were a bit fried so I might chop of an inch or so if that is still the case after the henna.


Ceridwen Iris; I'd love to see how your hair looks now that you're Henna'd. Pleeeassse? :pray:

tlover
February 2nd, 2014, 06:26 AM
I Think I belong here, I'm not sertein about the lengths but my hair is 1-2 inches below my tailbone

Fortresca
February 4th, 2014, 08:12 AM
I'm finally at Classic :)
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/028/7/8/klassik_by_fortresca-d743bmm.jpg

dulce
February 4th, 2014, 10:16 AM
It's gorgeous,Fortresca!Congrats..

Hairitic
February 4th, 2014, 11:04 AM
YAY! Congrats Fortresca, it's beautiful. :D

Scarlet_Celt
February 4th, 2014, 11:42 AM
Congrats, Fortresca! That length is beautiful on you :)

Fortresca
February 5th, 2014, 11:42 AM
It's gorgeous,Fortresca!Congrats..


YAY! Congrats Fortresca, it's beautiful. :D


Congrats, Fortresca! That length is beautiful on you :)


Thank you all evry much! I just don't know if I should stop here for a while trimming to get a better hemline, or if I should just keep growing...

BrendaLoan
February 15th, 2014, 10:37 AM
After looking at all the gorgeous hair in this thread, I'm in! :deal: All I need now is some patience :knit:

ashke50
February 15th, 2014, 10:46 AM
Welcome BrendaLoan, and you have beautiful hair! I love your waves.

BrendaLoan
February 15th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Thank you ashke50! Your waves are really pretty :) When I was a child I had long locks past my tailbone... can't wait to get there!

turtlelover
February 15th, 2014, 09:19 PM
Fortresca, your hair is one of my very favorite lengths. Very pretty! (I don't belong here, just getting inspired! HAHA)

Hele
February 24th, 2014, 04:20 PM
i think i'm at the right length for this thread...last night i managed to take some length pictures from the back and my hair is longer than i realized, i'm definitely at tbl. I'm due for a micro trim later next month but after that classic here i come! :eek:

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/tb1_zpsb339c783.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/tb1_zpsb339c783.jpg.html)

and then i thought "derp, the ends would show up much better against a black shirt."

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/tb2_zpsab67a5d3.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/tb2_zpsab67a5d3.jpg.html)

Hairitic
February 24th, 2014, 06:50 PM
After looking at all the gorgeous hair in this thread, I'm in! :deal: All I need now is some patience :knit:

LOL, here it is BrendaLoan: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-overview-vl&v=x-ciMuVhDXA&list=PLyhnRMeA2v4dzqJ1LIZXKiUkSJQtAogsD

:p

BrendaLoan
February 24th, 2014, 07:26 PM
LOL, here it is BrendaLoan: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-overview-vl&v=x-ciMuVhDXA&list=PLyhnRMeA2v4dzqJ1LIZXKiUkSJQtAogsD

:p


:spitting: Hahaha love it!

http://www.domingodecine.es/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Shut-up-and-take-my-money.jpg

Khristopher
February 28th, 2014, 04:44 PM
Here's my length pic! My ends look sort of funny like that. I should have taken the pic wearing a light colored top so the hair is more visible. Oh well, I'm too lazy to do it now.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9528&d=1393630706

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
March 19th, 2014, 03:45 AM
My hair is 102 today!! Centimetres, I mean :p 41 inches and no idea how many more to classic. Well, here's a pic. The parting looks weird as the hair has been divided into two sections.

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae358/samarkan13/20140319_102010_LLS_zpsda48837d.jpg

Hairitic
March 19th, 2014, 06:31 AM
My hair is 102 today!! Centimetres, I mean :p 41 inches and no idea how many more to classic. Well, here's a pic. The parting looks weird as the hair has been divided into two sections.

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae358/samarkan13/20140319_102010_LLS_zpsda48837d.jpg

Wow, s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n; you have such glorious waves. Very beautiful hair! Good growing. :p

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
March 19th, 2014, 06:43 AM
Wow, s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n; you have such glorious waves. Very beautiful hair! Good growing. :p

Thank you Hairitic :flower:

Achhh, how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence... I would so much exchange them for your straight and sleek mane! :o

AmberlynAsh
March 24th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Lovely hair everyone! I should reach classic sometime this year hopefully, then I think I am going to maintain for a while as my color grows out. I'll have to take some hair pictures soon when it's nicer outside & when I'm having a good hair day :)

Valkyriejae
April 3rd, 2014, 06:37 PM
Hi Everyone! I think I'm at TBL now:
http://i.imgur.com/kUWW6eK.jpg

Rainbow2911
April 4th, 2014, 04:32 AM
Hi everyone! My hair got to tail bone ish at the end of last year (I am very confused about where tbl is, but I'm calling it 37" on me). I am at 38.5" today after trimming about 1.5" last night. I think classic is about 42". Might get there by the end of the year!

This length seems to be very tricky on me. My ever dependable nautilus is falling out every 5 minutes! Really hope I can find a new, easy bun that stays put. :)

Valkyriejae
April 4th, 2014, 05:38 AM
I feel your pain! I can never get the ends of my nautilus to stay put anymore - they always find a way to fwip out of the bun! Maybe try a braided nautilus? Those still work for me...


Hi everyone! My hair got to tail bone ish at the end of last year (I am very confused about where tbl is, but I'm calling it 37" on me). I am at 38.5" today after trimming about 1.5" last night. I think classic is about 42". Might get there by the end of the year!

This length seems to be very tricky on me. My ever dependable nautilus is falling out every 5 minutes! Really hope I can find a new, easy bun that stays put. :)

ashke50
April 4th, 2014, 06:28 AM
My nautilus buns are a bit inclined to come loose during the day - glad to hear it isn't just me!

I got my husband to take a picture of my hair yesterday (which I'll upload later) and I can see that I am about 1 inch from classic. My longest lengths are at classic in the shower! Hopefully not too much longer to go now.

Khristopher
April 4th, 2014, 09:02 PM
Oh my oh my! I was thinking 'well, it's time for a length shoot' just because I was bored. When I saw my pics I was so surprised to see the very tips of my hair reaching classic!!! :bigeyes: I.... I still don't believe it, I'll call it classic when my ends become more thick. I did a small trim on the equinox and wasn't expecting a lot of growth.
And joining the falling nautilus crowd lol. Last week I couldn't manage to get my hair in a bun that last so I just let it down. A whole day down on it's own :shudder: at the end of that day I had a rats nest on my head. Had to do a moisture DT and be extra gentle with it.
Well, here's the pic! The ends didin't really show with those jeans so I added the one with shorts :oops:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10137&d=1396665147

BrendaLoan
April 4th, 2014, 09:12 PM
Felicitaciones Khristopher! No veo la hora de alcanzar ese largo también, tenes un pelo increible :o

Hairitic
April 5th, 2014, 11:03 PM
WOW, Khristopher, you're at least at Classic, maybe an inch beyond!

Khristopher
April 7th, 2014, 09:14 PM
BrendaLoan Gracias! Seguro que cuando menos te des cuenta vas a estar ahi, falta poquito! Se te ve precioso el pelo en tu firma :D No me había fijado que eras de Bs As también, podríamos juntarnos a tomar mate :cool:
Hairitic I hope so! But my ends a reeeeally thin, I'll stay here until I have enough thickness to trim a bit.

Rainbow2911
April 11th, 2014, 07:32 AM
My nautilus buns are a bit inclined to come loose during the day - glad to hear it isn't just me!

Apparently disc buns are acceptable to my hair! They've been staying in nicely. Also helps that I henna'd it too - always appeases my mane when it's feeling uncooperative!

@Khristopher - your hair is so beautiful! And so neat.

Leslieslsa
April 11th, 2014, 06:33 PM
I think I am at tailbone :-)http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b429/Leslieslsa/Metailbonelength_zps6e45f0f5.jpg (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/Leslieslsa/media/Metailbonelength_zps6e45f0f5.jpg.html)

LauraLongLocks
April 11th, 2014, 06:57 PM
Is it okay to subscribe to this thread so I can lurk?

Hairitic
April 12th, 2014, 01:13 PM
Is it okay to subscribe to this thread so I can lurk?


Sure, lurk ears (don't you just love spell check?) are most welcome! Join in anytime. ;)

Syren_Curls
April 12th, 2014, 02:01 PM
I've been lurking a bit and was enjoying staying at TBL... buuuuuut after some gorgeous pictures and reading through, I've decided to head toward Classic as well! I have 3a hair and fairy tale ends and someone with a similar hair type and hemline just blew me away with her gorgeous hair. I'm in :-)

So excited!

LauraLongLocks
April 12th, 2014, 10:51 PM
Sure, lurk ears (don't you just love spell check?) are most welcome! Join in anytime. ;)

Thanks. I'll just gaze at the pretty pictures and sigh...

bubbalouey
April 12th, 2014, 11:15 PM
I have tailbone length hair and am aiming for classic length hair. So nice to hear there's a lot of girls on here who also don't see their tailbone length hair as being long hahahah everyone thinks I'm crazy when I tell them this.
Moderator note: Link removed. No soliciting.

ashke50
April 13th, 2014, 03:56 AM
Welcome bubbalouey and Syren_Curls!
My hair is now only half an inch or so from classic. It is starting to feel a bit long to me now. It still doesn't feel very long, but it does feel longer than it did at tailbone, which is a relief. Clearly it is growing faster than the hair dysmorphia!

Hairitic
April 13th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Welcome bubbalouey and Syren_Curls!
My hair is now only half an inch or so from classic. It is starting to feel a bit long to me now. It still doesn't feel very long, but it does feel longer than it did at tailbone, which is a relief. Clearly it is growing faster than the hair dysmorphia!


Wow, congrats. You'll be there so soon. I'm following a bit behind you with about an inch and a half to go. ;)

Valkyriejae
April 13th, 2014, 03:28 PM
Count me in on that particular problem. I simply cannot imagine seeing my hair as "long" if I can't sit on it! I can think of other people's TBL hair as long, even their WL, but on myself it just doesn't count xD


I have tailbone length hair and am aiming for classic length hair. So nice to hear there's a lot of girls on here who also don't see their tailbone length hair as being long hahahah everyone thinks I'm crazy when I tell them this.
Moderator note: Link removed. No soliciting.

Syren_Curls
April 13th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome, ashke50!

Your hair is quite lovely and I love your progress shown in your sig :-) I'm hoping that my own dysmorphia, like yours is starting to, starts to dwindle as I get closer to classic as well :-)

ashke50
April 14th, 2014, 12:25 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome, ashke50!

Your hair is quite lovely and I love your progress shown in your sig :-) I'm hoping that my own dysmorphia, like yours is starting to, starts to dwindle as I get closer to classic as well :-)
Pleasure, and enjoy the journey. Thanks for the sig pic compliment too!
I'm hoping that by the time my hair can actually brush my thighs (still a few months, but within sight now) even my brain can't try to convince me that that is not long hair. We'll see...

BrendaLoan
May 10th, 2014, 04:02 PM
Come on hair! Grow already! :pray: haha, a little update on the length, with brushed out waves. Slowlyyy getting there

http://i58.tinypic.com/a4omq9.jpg

How is everybody doing? :)

TheHowlingWolf
May 10th, 2014, 04:26 PM
I am at TBL now!!! Now onto classic! My original & first hair goal!!! :)

ashke50
May 10th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Hair looking lovely as usual BrendaLoan. I'm still nearly-at-classic. My husband is starting to get tired of me asking him whether I've reached it or not yet! Should get there within the next month - but I thought that last month too.

BrendaLoan
May 11th, 2014, 05:42 AM
I am at TBL now!!! Now onto classic! My original & first hair goal!!! :) Congrats and welcome!! :flower:


Hair looking lovely as usual BrendaLoan. I'm still nearly-at-classic. My husband is starting to get tired of me asking him whether I've reached it or not yet! Should get there within the next month - but I thought that last month too. Thank you! You are sooo close! Can't wait to see those pictures next month, your hair is gorgeous :o

Hairitic
May 11th, 2014, 01:38 PM
How have I been missing this thread? I've been hanging out in the "Waist to Tailbone" thread. Lovely ladies there but I was at TBL at Christmas 2013. I got a 1" trim in January and am now about 1.25" from Classic. My siggy pic is from Christmas. So, I guess I'm joining you all, finally, lol. :p. HI!

ashke50
May 11th, 2014, 04:46 PM
Hello Hairitic, welcome to the thread. Not that surprised you missed it, it has been a bit quiet in here lately. If you listen closely though you can almost hear the hair growing...

MadeiraD
May 11th, 2014, 07:46 PM
I'm so excited for classic... and then maybe on to knee (we'll see where I stop being able to manage it)

MINAKO
May 11th, 2014, 08:00 PM
Measuring in at 39.7 there's really not so mich of a difference between BCL and TBL for me, i rarely have something i would dare to call bum anyways. Just i find it still doesn't look long on me. I'm 182cm (kinda 5'11") with a short torso, so this really doesn't seem long at all in proportion. I was predenting to be shorter in front of the mirror, bending my knees, lol, and this way it does look long. If i'm not satisfied at classic i should conside leg amputation and call it a day. :mad: I mean, what the... :laugh: I'm looking at many other pictures and think "oh wow, this is so much longer" while it's actually the same measure hitting at the same part of the body, but still it looks different, even my hemline is pretty full and blunt, doesn't help anything. Meh, frustrating.

Lippytoes
May 12th, 2014, 04:14 AM
I'm really close to classic - an inch or so away, I think. I should take a length pic sometime - been too busy and/or lazy to take one for ages. When I reach classic, I think I'll grow for just a bit more, because this is the longest my hair's ever been... But then I'm probably going to cut back to somewhere between hip and tailbone. At this length, my hair's a bit too unwieldy for me to wear down. But it's pretty awesome to have almost-classic hair for the first time ever, nonetheless :D

ashke50
May 12th, 2014, 04:53 AM
Oh, do take a length pic Lippytoes, show us the pretty hair.


SNIP
But it's pretty awesome to have almost-classic hair for the first time ever, nonetheless :D

Very true! I should stop grumbling that I'm still only nearly at classic and just be excited that my hair is nearly at classic.

Lippytoes
May 13th, 2014, 06:07 AM
Oh, do take a length pic Lippytoes, show us the pretty hair.



Very true! I should stop grumbling that I'm still only nearly at classic and just be excited that my hair is nearly at classic.


I'll take a length shot next time there's some proper light in my flat! It's been so grey and rainy that it's really hard to get a decent picture.

And yes, let's celebrate our current lengths! It's long even if it's not quite classic yet :)

KittyBird
May 13th, 2014, 06:31 AM
I'm checking in! I've been at tailbone for a month, but was reluctant to join this thread before more of my hair had gotten to that length. I finally feel like I'm ready now. :lol: My siggy pic is from last month, and the line shows approximately where classic is (the skirt had been sliding up and it was right below my cheeks when I took that picture, but I didn't realise it until after I was done :o ). I'm so excited, my hair has never been this long before!

ashke50
May 13th, 2014, 06:51 AM
Welcome Kittybird! You have beautiful hair, it is stunning, can't wait to see how jawdropping it will be at classic.

Lippytoes
May 14th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Kittybird, your hair is gorgeous!

Here's a length shot from today. I'm about an inch or so from classic - exciting! My hair looks way longer in this pic than I imagine it to look like. :D

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/darthsnoo/hair/lengthshot1452014forlhc_zps413114a5.png

Hairitic
May 14th, 2014, 06:00 PM
Kittybird, your hair is gorgeous!

Here's a length shot from today. I'm about an inch or so from classic - exciting! My hair looks way longer in this pic than I imagine it to look like. :D

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/darthsnoo/hair/lengthshot1452014forlhc_zps413114a5.png

WOW, Lippytoes; All I can think is :thud:

Valkyriejae
May 14th, 2014, 09:44 PM
Holy cow, lippytoes! Your hair looks like it goes on forever! At first I thought it was classic length!


Kittybird, your hair is gorgeous!

Here's a length shot from today. I'm about an inch or so from classic - exciting! My hair looks way longer in this pic than I imagine it to look like. :D

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/darthsnoo/hair/lengthshot1452014forlhc_zps413114a5.png

kitana97
May 15th, 2014, 02:06 AM
Lippytoes, that is one helluva mane. I can't wait for my hair to be all (mostly) one length. And, isn't that so true? I swear my hair feels short, but in pictures it's clear I've been telling myself a lie.

Rosa Harris
May 15th, 2014, 02:14 AM
Thought I would drop by. My curls can't decide if they belong here yet or not. Sometimes they want to nag out around my lower back... other tiimes they seem to be chillin around tailbone.

Lippytoes
May 15th, 2014, 02:52 AM
WOW, Lippytoes; All I can think is :thud:

Thud reaction! That makes me so happy, thank you! :)


Holy cow, lippytoes! Your hair looks like it goes on forever! At first I thought it was classic length!

Thank you! It's so close to classic I reckon I'll be there before the end of summer. Yaay!


Lippytoes, that is one helluva mane. I can't wait for my hair to be all (mostly) one length. And, isn't that so true? I swear my hair feels short, but in pictures it's clear I've been telling myself a lie.

Thank you for the compliment! I cut my hair into a slight U-shape, but it's definitely awesome to have it pretty much one length. I get enough wispies in my braids as it is, so it's nice not to have to deal with layers. :)

It's good to take hair pics sometimes (I mostly forget to), because then you can actually see the length and go "holy crap, okay, that IS long!" :D

KittyBird
May 15th, 2014, 03:30 AM
Thank you, ashke50 and Lippytoes!
Oh my goodness, Lippytoes, your hair looks amazing! :thudpile:

Lippytoes
May 15th, 2014, 06:34 AM
Thank you, ashke50 and Lippytoes!
Oh my goodness, Lippytoes, your hair looks amazing! :thudpile:

Thank you! I've admired your hair on the forums for quite a while (so thick, so wavy! love it!), so it's awesome to hear such a thing from you. :)

queenovnight
May 15th, 2014, 12:31 PM
Kittybird, your hair is gorgeous!

Here's a length shot from today. I'm about an inch or so from classic - exciting! My hair looks way longer in this pic than I imagine it to look like. :D

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/darthsnoo/hair/lengthshot1452014forlhc_zps413114a5.png


UGH! Your hair! So beautiful!

Lippytoes
May 16th, 2014, 05:02 AM
UGH! Your hair! So beautiful!

Thank you :flower:

butterfly_dream
May 18th, 2014, 10:08 AM
I've been lurking in this thread for a little while now. So many beautiful manes here!:flower:
Well, I'm currently at 40 inches, which is about halfway between TB and classic on me. So I am here officially joining the thread!

http://i59.tinypic.com/10ds1v7.jpg

Sincerely, I'm not very happy with my hemline…:( But once I get Classic, I will maintain for a while to even my ratty ends.

Selkie-
May 18th, 2014, 10:54 AM
I've been lurking in this thread for a little while now. So many beautiful manes here!:flower:
Well, I'm currently at 40 inches, which is about halfway between TB and classic on me. So I am here officially joining the thread!

http://i59.tinypic.com/10ds1v7.jpg

Sincerely, I'm not very happy with my hemline…:( But once I get Classic, I will maintain for a while to even my ratty ends.

I just adore your hair butterfly_dream - sorry for butting into this thread but I just have to tell you that your hair is dreamy! Colour, silkiness, everything - just beautiful. Seriously :agape: And I don't see any ratty ends!

MINAKO
May 18th, 2014, 11:14 AM
Oh wow, butterfly_dream! <3
If red would suit me i would totally be after yor hair, don't get me wrong, the color ist beautiful too and matches your complexion very well. Amazing hair. I wish i could stop whipping out my iron to achieve a similar look, but crying ain't gonna help i guess :P.

Hairitic
May 18th, 2014, 11:58 AM
I've been lurking in this thread for a little while now. So many beautiful manes here!:flower:
Well, I'm currently at 40 inches, which is about halfway between TB and classic on me. So I am here officially joining the thread!

http://i59.tinypic.com/10ds1v7.jpg

Sincerely, I'm not very happy with my hemline…:( But once I get Classic, I will maintain for a while to even my ratty ends.


Love your gorgeous hair, butterfly_dream.

butterfly_dream
May 18th, 2014, 12:01 PM
Thank you, Selkie! You are really kind, but I would love to have my hemline perfectly straight and full-full.

Minako, my dream was always opposite of yours. I like curly hair, and my ends are wispy because of the curling iron.:rolleyes:

Thanks, Hairitic! Seems like we are on the same track again.;)

MINAKO
May 18th, 2014, 12:10 PM
Minako, my dream was always opposite of yours. I like curly hair, and my end is wispy because of the curling iron.:rolleyes:

Well i think it looks perfect this way, you have a very slim bodyframe and a blunt hemline would just look to heavy, thats the reason why i am trying to grow mine out and slowly approach fairy tale ends as i'm growing towards classic. I love the silkyness of straight hair, but if you like curls, don't lay off the styling options completely, after all we should be having some fun with our hair. You could try something like sponge rollers instead, i think it is as gentle as it gets and looks amazing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0z2Ofvrtvc

butterfly_dream
May 18th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Wow! I have to try this hair curling method. It doesn't seem to be complicated. In case my curls will come out great, I will post the action shot.:o

metztlie
May 18th, 2014, 12:54 PM
I'll jump in too.
I'm getting there ;)

http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w573/metztlie/70d6495d-dd58-4df7-8811-0d822ead777a_zps7200e24f.jpg?t=1400439237

And oh my, all those beautiful hemlines.
Just amazing

MINAKO
May 18th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Wow! I have to try this hair curling method. It doesn't seem to be complicated. In case my curls will come out great, I will post the action shot.:o

It works pretty well, even on my naturally messy waves it gives much more definition and movement without any heat. Super easy, like 10 minutes before going to bed, sort of rag curls but much quicker and they come out tighter. If your hair holds a curl well, i think this is the way to go. I'm not totally against heat, but if in able to achieve a style without it, it's great to do it more often. :D

Looking forward to read how it went and see your pic.

Lippytoes
May 20th, 2014, 02:50 PM
butterfly_dream and metztlie, gorgeous hair both of you! Welcome to the thread! :) I love your red, butterfly_dream, and metztlie, the colour changes in your hair are so pretty.

ashke50
May 20th, 2014, 05:18 PM
butterfly_dream and metztlie, welcome - you both have beautiful hair! I agree with Lippytoes, gorgeous red butterfly_dream and lovely gradient metztlie!

In other news, I am proud to say I am (finally!) graduating this thread - did my monthly measuring today, and my husband confirmed I've reached classic length! Woo! (Photos tomorrow, too late to post them now, but I had to pop into this thread and post my news!)

metztlie
May 20th, 2014, 11:01 PM
oh thank you guys.
The gradient is something my hair does on it's own ;)

Hairitic
May 21st, 2014, 07:04 AM
butterfly_dream and metztlie, welcome - you both have beautiful hair! I agree with Lippytoes, gorgeous red butterfly_dream and lovely gradient metztlie!

In other news, I am proud to say I am (finally!) graduating this thread - did my monthly measuring today, and my husband confirmed I've reached classic length! Woo! (Photos tomorrow, too late to post them now, but I had to pop into this thread and post my news!)

Wow ashke50, Congratulations! Great growing. The rest of us are following you. :p

ashke50
May 21st, 2014, 04:06 PM
Wow ashke50, Congratulations! Great growing. The rest of us are following you. :p

Thanks!!

Pictures, as promised :) (second with hands at classic, as "proof")

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11071&d=1400709663 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11787&attachmentid=11071) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11072&d=1400709890 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=11072)

BrendaLoan
May 21st, 2014, 07:23 PM
ashke50 Congrats!!! :applause I think your husband should look closely, you are a little past classic to me :p And let me add your hair looks so beautiful!
butterfly_dream and metztlie welcome and happy growing! :flower:

butterfly_dream
May 22nd, 2014, 05:14 AM
Wow ashke50! Such a beautiful hair! You are at “solid Classic” to me. Congratulations!

Thank you ladies for your support and encouragement.:o

metztlie
May 22nd, 2014, 06:38 AM
Ashke50 congratulations :)

Valkyriejae
May 22nd, 2014, 09:14 AM
Ashke50 your hair is lovely :) I hope mine looks like that when it "grows up" to classic!

Hairitic
May 22nd, 2014, 04:04 PM
Definitely a little beyond Classic! Great, Congrats! ;)

ashke50
May 24th, 2014, 02:31 AM
ashke50 Congrats!!! :applause I think your husband should look closely, you are a little past classic to me :p And let me add your hair looks so beautiful!
butterfly_dream and metztlie welcome and happy growing! :flower:


Wow ashke50! Such a beautiful hair! You are at “solid Classic” to me. Congratulations!

Thank you ladies for your support and encouragement.:o


Ashke50 congratulations :)


Ashke50 your hair is lovely :) I hope mine looks like that when it "grows up" to classic!


Definitely a little beyond Classic! Great, Congrats! ;)
Thank you all! :flower:.

And I think you are right, it is solid classic rather than just at classic - my husband said he didn't want to call classic till he was sure so he didn't get my hopes up, bless him.

StellaKatherine
May 28th, 2014, 12:58 PM
I think i am finally ready to join :D I am just slightly passet my TB :) I am 5'8 and have a long torso so it taking me a while to get to classic, but looks like i am on its way :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10371982_740179749365788_2780353964945578261_n.jpg

Nymphea
June 1st, 2014, 10:56 AM
I don't know if I belong here yet or no (I think I'm there when wet!), but since I was grappling with the idea of cutting and going back somewhere between BSL and waist, and in the end decided to go for a classic instead... I decided to join you and patiently wait for my hair to arrive at classic. :)

It will take time and a LOT of patience (first of all, I must hide my scissors since they get happy somewhere at this length of mine!), but I'd really like to see how the classic will feel.

Right now I'm a little bit bummed about the fact that my hair is starting to be difficult to manage when wearing down (and I like to wear my hair down), but on the other hand, I'd really like to skip my favorite almost-waist-to-taibone journey this time and try to go further.

This is me, a couple of days ago (sorry about the bad resolution):

http://i60.tinypic.com/98r9rd.jpg

StellaKatherine
June 1st, 2014, 10:58 AM
How everyone else doing on their growth ? :D I am kinda considering if i should or shouldn't cut an inch or so to even my hemline. Or should i just first try get to classic ? Was doing a S&D today and found about 8 hairs that had some split ends, i guess no too bad for this lenght ?

And i have a question, should i start oiling my ends daily or continue only oil prewashing and after washing once ?

Nymphea
June 1st, 2014, 11:04 AM
Well, I oil my ends daily - I take a little bit of oil, but it helps a lot.

As of cutting, I will stick to the needs of my hair. So, if I have a little damage of which I can take care of, I will let it grow. I will do some smaller trims sometimes though (1/2 inch or so), just to thick up the hemline.

I'm pretty much relaxed about going to classic, which is kind of odd, since at my hairgrowing journeys I'm usually excited to see some new length. It is as I'm actually experimenting with getting to classic now - I admit it's something that I haven't planned at all, but it will be interesting and exciting anyway! :D

StellaKatherine
June 1st, 2014, 12:45 PM
Well, I oil my ends daily - I take a little bit of oil, but it helps a lot.

As of cutting, I will stick to the needs of my hair. So, if I have a little damage of which I can take care of, I will let it grow. I will do some smaller trims sometimes though (1/2 inch or so), just to thick up the hemline.

I'm pretty much relaxed about going to classic, which is kind of odd, since at my hairgrowing journeys I'm usually excited to see some new length. It is as I'm actually experimenting with getting to classic now - I admit it's something that I haven't planned at all, but it will be interesting and exciting anyway! :D

For last two year i kinda let my hair grow with not much of attention other than oiling it after washing and such. But suddenly realizing that i am at TB lenght made me more interested in my hair again hehe

Khristopher
June 2nd, 2014, 01:50 AM
Welcome, StellaKatherine and Nymphea :o both of your manes look amazing!

Well, a long time since I posted here, and this is going to be a quick short post as I eat a kiwi and get ready to sleep.
I've reached Classic two months ago more or less. But it didn't look like classic, because of my thiiiin lame ends, actualy I could count how many strands were at classic lol. So I did a little trimming a month ago, and now that it's 2 cm longer than classic, the ends look as bad as they looked a while back. I want to trim again but I don't want to lose length if my ends will look the same in a month. What should I do? Cut a lot more, get thicker ends and let it grow again or maintain with little trimms every month? I don't know anymore :horse:

Nymphea
June 2nd, 2014, 01:56 AM
Hello, Khristopher and thank you!

Microtrimming does miracles for me - that is the way you don't lose much length and in the same time you keep you hemline thicker as the time goes by. It may result with a little stall in growing, but it's worth if you are aiming for a thicker ends. Just be patient (personally, this is the hardest part for me) and it will even up just nicely. :)

I don't know if you have some damage - if you do, then some more concrete trim could help (and by that I don't mean big trim - sometimes an inch does miracles)! :)

Ingrid
June 2nd, 2014, 01:58 AM
I think a good way to avoid thin ends is to trim a maximum of 0.5cm a month, less if you can. That way you can still gain length, and removing thin ends will let your hemline to thicken up. I got to Classic length with a thick hemline using this method... before I cut it all to a pixie :( Now I'm in the process of doing the same to grow my hair again and gradually get rid of dye-damaged hair.

EDIT: Seconding Nymphea :)

kme81
June 2nd, 2014, 03:10 AM
I just measured my hair and it came to about 42 inches (107 cm)! I ignored my hair for a few months and it grew! :disco: (The last time I checked it was 41 in)

Looking in the mirror, I'm about 2, maybe 3 inches from classic, so my estimation of 45 in was pretty correct!

I'm planning to trim off about an inch soon, so I'm not so sure that I will make it to my goal by the end of the year, but I ought to come pretty darn close. :)


I really need to start to regularly s&d, but I just get sooooo bored and impatient while doing it, and there are just so many split ends that it seems like an endless task. ugh.

Hairitic
June 2nd, 2014, 04:54 AM
I don't know if I belong here yet or no (I think I'm there when wet!), but since I was grappling with the idea of cutting and going back somewhere between BSL and waist, and in the end decided to go for a classic instead... I decided to join you and patiently wait for my hair to arrive at classic. :)

It will take time and a LOT of patience (first of all, I must hide my scissors since they get happy somewhere at this length of mine!), but I'd really like to see how the classic will feel.

Right now I'm a little bit bummed about the fact that my hair is starting to be difficult to manage when wearing down (and I like to wear my hair down), but on the other hand, I'd really like to skip my favorite almost-waist-to-taibone journey this time and try to go further.

This is me, a couple of days ago (sorry about the bad resolution):

http://i60.tinypic.com/98r9rd.jpg

Nymphaea; your hair looks gorgeous! And I love your shower curtain too. :p

Hairitic
June 2nd, 2014, 05:07 AM
I don't know if I belong here yet or no (I think I'm there when wet!), but since I was grappling with the idea of cutting and going back somewhere between BSL and waist, and in the end decided to go for a classic instead... I decided to join you and patiently wait for my hair to arrive at classic. :)

It will take time and a LOT of patience (first of all, I must hide my scissors since they get happy somewhere at this length of mine!), but I'd really like to see how the classic will feel.

Right now I'm a little bit bummed about the fact that my hair is starting to be difficult to manage when wearing down (and I like to wear my hair down), but on the other hand, I'd really like to skip my favorite almost-waist-to-taibone journey this time and try to go further.

This is me, a couple of days ago (sorry about the bad resolution):

http://i60.tinypic.com/98r9rd.jpg

Nymphaea; your hair looks gorgeous! And I love your shower curtain too. :p

As for me and my hair: after cleansing it Saturday, I checked and I'm pretty much on track for Classic by August as I have about an inch to go. Then I plan on getting an inch trimmed off an semi-maintaining for awhile to thicken up my hemline.

In addition, after the cleansing, I decided to try for some curly girl type texture. So, I forced myself not to Tangle Teezer out the tangles while my hair was wet the way I usually do. So, I let it dry after doing everything else I normally do (detangler spray, leave-in conditioner, Monoi Oil.) Once it was dry, I finger combed only, then sprayed with a Strengthening spray containing herbs and ACV. WOW, I've got some lovely wavies and my hair looks thicker. I'll try to get a pic later today and post it. I'm Happy to be able to get a different look and to discover that Henna hasn't completely eliminated my curls. ;)

Nymphea
June 4th, 2014, 08:14 AM
Thank you, Hairitic! And the curtain, yes - I have pretty much everything with cat print on - I like cats very much, and at one moment my friends started to bring me cat pattern type gifts and now... I have a full house of kitty things! :D

Right now I try to forget about my hair and just to put it in a bun. I feel so far away from classic! On my body hip and classic are pretty much far away and that is one of the reasons that almost every time I give up length for fresh ends feeling somewhere at hip-to-TBL.

I'll try not to do it this time. :whistle:

StellaKatherine
June 4th, 2014, 12:41 PM
Thank you, Hairitic! And the curtain, yes - I have pretty much everything with cat print on - I like cats very much, and at one moment my friends started to bring me cat pattern type gifts and now... I have a full house of kitty things! :D

Right now I try to forget about my hair and just to put it in a bun. I feel so far away from classic! On my body hip and classic are pretty much far away and that is one of the reasons that almost every time I give up length for fresh ends feeling somewhere at hip-to-TBL.

I'll try not to do it this time. :whistle:

Same here, my torso is so long.... Takes ages to get to classic that is for sure :D

Khristopher
June 5th, 2014, 07:01 PM
Thanks Nymphea and Ingrid, I'll start microtrimming this month :D I think I'll start tomorrow, according to moon calendars it's a good time to get a trimm. I'll try to remember taking pics to share.
Hairitic I want to see your waves!

hairconvictions
June 7th, 2014, 11:39 PM
*Joins*
My longest hairs are at tailbone but since I have such a big V shape, it still doesn't feel long to me.
The styles posted here for tailbone length hair don't work for me :( Either I'm too short in inches at tailbone or my hair is too think.
Anyone have any similar problems and solutions? I'm getting really tired of a braided bun... lol

LauraLongLocks
June 7th, 2014, 11:47 PM
Subscribing for inspiration! :) Hope to be here legitimately in a year or so.

meteor
June 9th, 2014, 02:55 PM
The styles posted here for tailbone length hair don't work for me :( Either I'm too short in inches at tailbone or my hair is too think.
Anyone have any similar problems and solutions? I'm getting really tired of a braided bun... lol
I've got the same problem! I do a braided bun all the time, and I really don't know a more comfortable style. :(
It might be a thickness issue: thicker tresses need to get "organized" (braided or sectioned) before going up comfortably and securely. Otherwise it either pulls on sections of scalp or falls apart or both.

I have another question:
Did you guys notice you needed to tweak your routines after TBL in order to keep ends looking good? Do you use same amounts of oils, conditioners? Any new treatments you've added?
I haven't changed anything in my routine in a long while and I'm wondering if I could improve on things.

kme81
June 10th, 2014, 06:43 AM
Slightly TMI: :tmi:
My hair has been -er- reaching new places in the shower(not to mention getting stuck in said places when my hair is dry while I'm stepping into the shower). lol! It feels sorta strange but then it makes me happy: my hair is getting longer! Yay! heehee :)

It reminds me of back when my hair was first starting to get stuck in my armpits when I'd wear a ponytail while exercising...it causes that same unpleasant head jerking action. :mad::rolleyes:

StellaKatherine
June 10th, 2014, 10:54 AM
Slightly TMI: :tmi:
My hair has been -er- reaching new places in the shower(not to mention getting stuck in said places when my hair is dry while I'm stepping into the shower). lol! It feels sorta strange but then it makes me happy: my hair is getting longer! Yay! heehee :)

It reminds me of back when my hair was first starting to get stuck in my armpits when I'd wear a ponytail while exercising...it causes that same unpleasant head jerking action. :mad::rolleyes:

Yeah the hair is definitely long when you start finding your hair in some weird places hehehe :D

KittyBird
June 11th, 2014, 05:37 AM
*Joins*
My longest hairs are at tailbone but since I have such a big V shape, it still doesn't feel long to me.
The styles posted here for tailbone length hair don't work for me :( Either I'm too short in inches at tailbone or my hair is too think.
Anyone have any similar problems and solutions? I'm getting really tired of a braided bun... lol
I do sectioned buns or double buns most of the time. I've also found that many buns (like orchid bun and logroll) can't be held comfortably with stick, fork, ficcare or flexi-8, but I can get them to work if I use long bobby pins or claw clips. I've bought a lot of medium sized claw clips on Ebay recently, and I have some large ones on the way too. I think they're brilliant. Right now my hair is up in an orchid bun held with 4 medium claw clips. Very comfortable :D



I have another question:
Did you guys notice you needed to tweak your routines after TBL in order to keep ends looking good? Do you use same amounts of oils, conditioners? Any new treatments you've added?
I haven't changed anything in my routine in a long while and I'm wondering if I could improve on things.

I have very dry hair, and up until two washes ago, I solved that problem by putting a lot of panacea/salve on it before bunning. Then suddenly I felt inspired by Lapushka and all the other folks in the LOC thread, and I decided to try that method after washing. I put on leave-in conditioner on wet hair first, let my hair towel dry for a bit, then I mixed a small amount of Nightblooming's Freya salve with 3 drops of Triple Moon Anointing Oil, and applied all over my hair. I've only done it twice, but I can safely say that the LOC method is amazing! My hair has been super soft from roots to tips, and I haven't needed to add any panacea/salve to my hair after drying.

Valkyriejae
June 13th, 2014, 09:28 PM
*ranthat* My hair is finally progressing beyond TBL, after a bit of a stall, but my ends seem so THIN. It's making me want to cut them off so I can have a nice thick hemline, but then I'll lose length! This happens every time I grow past BCL... >< *ranthat off*

In all seriousness though, I think I'll try to push for classic and then maintain there to see if my ends will thicken up. Anyone else in a similar boat?

meteor
June 14th, 2014, 07:50 AM
Thank you very much, KittyBird! :) LOC is great for length retention, I think it protects ends a lot. I love using leave-in conditioner + oil + panacea or shea butter post-wash, but I'm not sure if I'd count it as the traditional LOC method, where the final "C" is a styling cream or gel, as I don't use any styling products. Since I'm not a curlie, I feel I should be able to get away with just oils and conditioners for styling.
In the LOC method thread some people change the method dramatically and still call it LOC, so maybe I could call what I do a "mini-LOC" too. ;)

lapushka
June 14th, 2014, 05:26 PM
Thank you very much, KittyBird! :) LOC is great for length retention, I think it protects ends a lot. I love using leave-in conditioner + oil + panacea or shea butter post-wash, but I'm not sure if I'd count it as the traditional LOC method, where the final "C" is a styling cream or gel, as I don't use any styling products. Since I'm not a curlie, I feel I should be able to get away with just oils and conditioners for styling.
In the LOC method thread some people change the method dramatically and still call it LOC, so maybe I could call what I do a "mini-LOC" too. ;)

Why not? Some substitute the Oil for a serum (me), some substitute the styling Cream for a gel (me) - and it's still the LOC method, inspired by the curly girl method. Many roads lead to the same destination. ;)

Hele
June 18th, 2014, 10:47 PM
In all seriousness though, I think I'll try to push for classic and then maintain there to see if my ends will thicken up. Anyone else in a similar boat?

i've been trying to decide if i should maintain for awhile, my ends are always varying degrees of wavy so i have a hard time deciding if they look too thin or not. I finally got someone to take a length shot for me and i STILL can't decide! :D I'm liable to just keep growing it, it's not like it's ever hanging straight down my back anyways, if it's down it's pulled to the front over one shoulder so i can keep an eye on it.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/61814_zps8263516a.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/61814_zps8263516a.jpg.html)

Stiria
July 4th, 2014, 04:36 AM
^ Very pretty Hele! I love the color!

And guess what?! My hair reaches tailbone!!:joy: I'm finally joining this thread:D I hope to reach classic next year. It's only about ten cm (4 inches) away, but I trim a little form time to time. Its not easy taking a picture of the lenght, but I will try. Perhaps I can convince someone to do it for me.

Hairitic
July 4th, 2014, 04:18 PM
Congratulations and WELCOME, Stiria! Glad to have you with us. ;)

lunalocks
July 4th, 2014, 05:15 PM
I am so THRILLED to announce that I now qualify for this thread - and the company of all these wonderful heads of hair. It has been quite a journey. I have just hit TB at 41.5 inches. Yes I am tall, 5'10 3/4" to be exact and have a long torso. From here to classic is only about 4 inches (!!!!!!!!) so I hope to be there next year this time. maybe sooner.

In the past year I have done 3 self mini trims and gained a length (in spite of trims) of 5 inches. The prior year, with 3 or 4 salon trims, I gained no length. I also have had 2 major surgeries in the past year and had remarkable sheds. The last 6 to 12 inches of my hair are pretty thin. Well, other people don't think so, but I do. But I also have all of these new hairs growing everywhere that are 4 to 6 inches long. I call them my whispies.

SO, Valkyriejae and Hele, I am having the same end thinning issues you are, and my decision is: I want to get to classic. I want to know that at least some of my hairs can do that. I will continue to S and D and treat my hair very well (I wear it up every day, and other endless care obsessions) in order to get there. Since classic is my current goal (tho that may change, it has every other time I have achieved my goal) I am pretty sure that once I get to classic I will maintain and thicken up those ends. If, after a time, the ends don't thicken, I will consider cutting a little shorter. Even when I first reached hip, the ends were much, much thicker.

My texture is so similar to both Stellakatherine's and Hele's and close to Stellak's color. Someday I will learn to post photos. There are some photos of my hair on the meet report for Seattle that were taken in April. If anyone can give me a tutorial on how to get pics from picasa to here, I would be forever grateful.

Thank you for listening!

Jenw777
July 13th, 2014, 06:13 PM
I've been absent for awhile due to work and grad school, but I'm back now. My hair is just past TB length and I fear it's going into a stall. About 4 months ago I cut 4 inches off, and I'm now back yo where I was before my trim. Ill try to post a pic later, but it's not the best. Actually, the picture prompted my to come back because benign neglect it's not working anymore. My ultimate goal is ftl, but Classic is my next milestone. So I will be joining you and trying more updos.

Lippytoes
July 21st, 2014, 03:32 PM
...I'm pretty much at classic now! I'll post pics when I get the chance to take some.

Tailbone to classic has been a bit of a test for me - this is the longest my hair's ever been (and it's been pretty long for most of my life). And I have to say, even though it's rather great to have "super-long" hair, I think I'm going to cut back to hip or so in a while. At this length it's just beginning to be a bit of a hassle for me, tbh. I've never worn my hair down much, and since I passed tailbone I've basically stopped doing it, because it just gets in my way and is cumbersome. Also, my hair's getting a bit heavy for my chronic-pain neck. :/ So, if I cut to hip, I'll be able to wear my hair down again, and probably still be able to do the hairdos that I can do now. It's going to be an adjustment, but I think I want to cut. However, I'm going to enjoy classic for a moment at least!