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Scarlet_Celt
February 20th, 2015, 01:57 PM
Everyone's length pictures look so nice. For once I might try to take a length shot in the next week. I'm curious to see how much longer it will look than it did 2 months ago, which was the last time I saw a somewhat proper idea of it from the back. It feels like it's grown a fair bit since then, so my curiosity might get the best of me :p.

LongCurlyTress
February 20th, 2015, 07:30 PM
Great to meet you, too, LongCurlyTress! :D
I'm a huge fan of your siggy braided bun, by the way! It's stunning! :applause
As for the trimming... you seem to have practically no taper, so I think trimming should be relatively easy to minimize, if that's what you want. ;) When ends get very knotty, tangly, what seems to work for many people are:

1) clarifying to remove product build-up + deep moisturizing treatment (e.g. SMT);

2) chelating to remove mineral deposits;

3) adding more oils, silicones and other ingredients that provide slip, tweaking routine to add more oils, like adding pre-poo oiling, LOC or oil rinses;

4) for some people, hydrolyzed protein treatments (like gelatin masks, silk protein drops, etc) can actually help the ends a lot (but this one is more of an ad hoc, YMMV kind of thing).


Ha, I'm also 5'2! Shorties unite, indeed! :D

According to the gals in the 'post your hair photos here' thread I can actually claim classic now. What say you? I still feel like I need another couple of centimetres until I'm officially there, but maybe that's just the regular 'my hair feels shorter than it is' thing?

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/DSC047531_zpscnki5nra.jpg
meteor, thank yor for the excellent hair care suggestions and for liking my humongous siggy bun. I have some trouble with sizing pics to post them. LOL

And, congrats on growing to classic length schweedie! Yep! Your length is my goal length! Beautiful! :cheer: And, it looks like you are a 5'2" shorty gal too! Welcome to the shorty gal page!! ;) I guess several off us are 5'2" coincidentally! ;)

MicheleZ
February 20th, 2015, 07:36 PM
Oh my goodness - my goal was waist and now? Lol

meteor
February 20th, 2015, 08:46 PM
Oh my goodness - my goal was waist and now? Lol

:lol: That's LHC magic for ya! :magic: Many LHCers slowly but surely see their goals and progress morphing more towards Rapunzel-esque lengths! :D

schweedie
February 22nd, 2015, 02:15 AM
Thanks so much for the lovely words, guys! :blossom:


Oh my goodness - my goal was waist and now? Lol
Heh, my goal when I joined was waist, too, and look how that went. *g*

veryhairyfairy
February 23rd, 2015, 07:32 AM
Oh yes, I think you can call classic, schweedie, congrats! I love the golden color of your hair! :D


I was 5'4 for so long that I forget that I had a late growth spurt in my early twenties and now I'm 5'6. My legs are still short, but my torso got longer.

That must have been so odd! Did you want to grow taller or was it an unpleasant surprise?
I stopped growing in 4th grade... oh I cherished the days when I was the tallest in my family (mom, dad, and older sis are all under 5'1"), and then my two younger siblings shot up to 5'7" and 6' in the blink of an eye. :lol:

lapushka
February 23rd, 2015, 07:37 AM
My hair was in a half-up and boy did I get a surprise when going to the toilet. TMI! My shirt lifted and I felt my hair going way into my bumcrack. Ieeuwie. :lol: Now I know it's growing. ;)

DreamSheep
February 23rd, 2015, 07:56 AM
My hair was in a half-up and boy did I get a surprise when going to the toilet. TMI! My shirt lifted and I felt my hair going way into my bumcrack. Ieeuwie. :lol: Now I know it's growing. ;)

Awesome!! :p
This reminds me of the typical "How do you go the loo with long hair?"

Clearly, at TBL, you learn that your hair has the potential to loo-dive, and beyond you adjust. :)

(Hair... be TBL already! :p)

brickworld13
February 23rd, 2015, 08:31 AM
Oh yes, I think you can call classic, schweedie, congrats! I love the golden color of your hair! :D



That must have been so odd! Did you want to grow taller or was it an unpleasant surprise?
I stopped growing in 4th grade... oh I cherished the days when I was the tallest in my family (mom, dad, and older sis are all under 5'1"), and then my two younger siblings shot up to 5'7" and 6' in the blink of an eye. :lol:


No I really didn't want to grow. I was ok with my height. I was annoyed that most of my shirts didn't fit properly anymore.

lapushka
February 23rd, 2015, 08:53 AM
Awesome!! :p
This reminds me of the typical "How do you go the loo with long hair?"

Clearly, at TBL, you learn that your hair has the potential to loo-dive, and beyond you adjust. :)

(Hair... be TBL already! :p)

Yeah, and it was wash day too, and my hair had just been washed. :o :lol: You live, you learn. :p

veryhairyfairy
February 23rd, 2015, 08:57 AM
My hair was in a half-up and boy did I get a surprise when going to the toilet. TMI! My shirt lifted and I felt my hair going way into my bumcrack. Ieeuwie. :lol: Now I know it's growing. ;)
LOL! :rollin:
I had something similar happen in the front because I was trying to avoid it happening in the back, thank goodness it was post-shower! :lol:
Now I know to do the scarf tuck around my neck every time. :agree:


No I really didn't want to grow. I was ok with my height. I was annoyed that most of my shirts didn't fit properly anymore.

I hadn't even thought about clothing! That must have been frustrating (and totally odd!).

Waverly
February 24th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Speaking of clothing... I just have to share my excitement. I was getting dressed this morning and I accidentally managed to tuck my hair into my knickers! :cheer:

meteor
February 24th, 2015, 12:10 PM
^ :lol: Waverly, this is funny and this happens to me quite a bit, too. :lol: I've also noticed that my body has developed a habit of automatically bending backwards as I'm pulling up pants/skirts to keep my ends away.

veryhairyfairy
February 24th, 2015, 12:15 PM
I trimmed two inches over the last few days, putting me squarely back at TBL. 9 more months of maintaining and then I'll be documenting growth! :lol:


^ :lol: Waverly, this is funny and this happens to me quite a bit, too. :lol: I've also noticed that my body has developed a habit of automatically bending backwards as I'm pulling up pants/skirts to keep my ends away.

:agree:
It started with bras, but now it's everything!

endlessly
February 24th, 2015, 08:29 PM
I officially belong back in this category. My hair was several inches past classic, but after going two years without trims and several dye jobs, I decided to cut my loss (literally) and trim it back to where it was at its healthiest. Plus, I also colored it back to my natural color so no more hair dye! Hopefully, this will allow me to thicken up my hemline since it was looking a little scraggly and before I know it, I'll be back at classic...only 3 inches!

meteor
February 25th, 2015, 02:02 PM
^ A very warm welcome to you, endlessly! :flowers:

Doesn't it feel great to trim off old dye and start with a healthy hemline? :) I wish you super-fast growth to Classic and More! :D

veryhairyfairy
February 25th, 2015, 02:18 PM
I officially belong back in this category. My hair was several inches past classic, but after going two years without trims and several dye jobs, I decided to cut my loss (literally) and trim it back to where it was at its healthiest. Plus, I also colored it back to my natural color so no more hair dye! Hopefully, this will allow me to thicken up my hemline since it was looking a little scraggly and before I know it, I'll be back at classic...only 3 inches!

Hiya, almost hair twin! :D
I bet your ends feel so great right now!
(must not be tempted, must. NOT!) :lol:

Eve 322
February 25th, 2015, 05:49 PM
I've been dealing with and learning from the unexpected shirt-lifting, hair-diving-into-buttcrack in the bathroom issue for about a month now. Very strange to get used to!

The past few days, though, I've been accidentally buckling my hair into my belt! (Im growing out a slight V cut with layers so my hair in front is an inch or so behind the rest). Very exciting stuff, but so easy to get paranoid about damaging your ends, man....now I fully understand why the super-length LHCers stick to braids and buns. And braided buns. :p

Also, every time I go to put my hands in my front sweatshirt pocket this winter, I end up tucking most of my hair said pocket. Very annoying, but then i just end up playing with my ends inside the pocket....lol.

I need to wear updos more often...but I have large forehead....which is why i took the plunge and cut bangs last week. It was the perfect solution to soften those updos so I'm not tempted to wear my hair down so often . :)

Take a peek!

http://s27.postimg.org/4lppp564z/20150217_142029.jpg

Waverly
February 26th, 2015, 01:53 AM
Eve - I love your bangs! They don't suit me though sadly which is such a shame. I got them cut in once a few years ago and was universally told by everyone that I looked better without them :( They are now hanging around at about waist. Endlessly, I'm also very very tempted by your headline trim... arghhhh! Stop tempting me with your hair cuts!! :D

Waverly
February 26th, 2015, 01:55 AM
Stupid autocorrect... should say hemline not headline.

KittyBird
February 26th, 2015, 05:41 AM
Eve 322, the bangs look really good! Did you cut them yourself?

I'm popping in to say that I'm leaving this thread because I did something crazy today! :o I cut off around 30-35 cm of hair, and it's currently around waist length. I'm so excited! I've been unhappy with my hair for so long, so this feel great. If I want to have tbl/classic length again, it'll only take 2-3 years to grow it back. :D

Caraid♫
February 26th, 2015, 06:00 AM
Eve 322, the bangs look really good! Did you cut them yourself?

I'm popping in to say that I'm leaving this thread because I did something crazy today! :o I cut off around 30-35 cm of hair, and it's currently around waist length. I'm so excited! I've been unhappy with my hair for so long, so this feel great. If I want to have tbl/classic length again, it'll only take 2-3 years to grow it back. :D

oh my!! that's quite a chop, I bet the ends look incredibly healthy and refreshed :D

veryhairyfairy
February 26th, 2015, 06:04 AM
I love the bangs, Eve! They look so sweet and innocent until you get to your neck! :laugh:

And congrats, KittyBird! I know you've been thinking about a chop for awhile, so glad you're happy with it (and I wanna see pics and vicariously live through you)! I'll be looking for the thread (you'll make a thread, right?!). :D

RavennaNight
February 26th, 2015, 06:07 AM
I'm still here. Stubbornly stuck at tailbone. I'm giving it till January 2016, if the length doesn't progress by then, I'm going to call tailbone terminal on me. All I do is S&D often, and I will not trim. I have a taper, but not that much, so we shall see.

Caraid♫
February 26th, 2015, 06:07 AM
I haven't checked in to this thread yet- I've been at tailbone for a couple months. It's was my original length goal, but as I was approaching tbl I of course decided I needed to grow to classic asap!! I microtrim often through, so I don't expect to get there too fast (it's the only way I can keep my ends happy)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16101&d=1424955766
I'm sure I'll be there within a year though (...maybe?)

veryhairyfairy
February 26th, 2015, 06:14 AM
I'm still here. Stubbornly stuck at tailbone. I'm giving it till January 2016, if the length doesn't progress by then, I'm going to call tailbone terminal on me. All I do is S&D often, and I will not trim. I have a taper, but not that much, so we shall see.
Oh my, I'm sorry you're contemplating this! I'm sure you've already done all of the right things like wearing it up and whatnot, I hope this is just a long stall for you! :blossom:


I haven't checked in to this thread yet- I've been at tailbone for a couple months. It's was my original length goal, but as I was approaching tbl I of course decided I needed to grow to classic asap!! I microtrim often through, so I don't expect to get there too fast (it's the only way I can keep my ends happy)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16101&d=1424955766
I'm sure I'll be there within a year though (...maybe?)
*drool* :thud:
I've said it before, I'll say it again: I love that mane of yours! :crush:
(it's like if mine was healthy and less frizzy and a 'better' -to me- henna color!)

KittyBird
February 26th, 2015, 06:28 AM
oh my!! that's quite a chop, I bet the ends look incredibly healthy and refreshed :D
They certainly feel great! Detangling was really easy afterwards :D
Your hair looks beautiful in that picture, I love the colour!


I love the bangs, Eve! They look so sweet and innocent until you get to your neck! :laugh:

And congrats, KittyBird! I know you've been thinking about a chop for awhile, so glad you're happy with it (and I wanna see pics and vicariously live through you)! I'll be looking for the thread (you'll make a thread, right?!). :D
I may make a thread or just do a blog post. Or both. :p I'll try to get DBF to take some pictures tomorrow. I'm very curious about what his reaction will be! He knows that I've been planning to cut my hair, but I didn't tell him that I was doing it today.. :o

DakarNick
February 26th, 2015, 09:44 AM
I may make a thread or just do a blog post. Or both. :p I'll try to get DBF to take some pictures tomorrow. I'm very curious about what his reaction will be! He knows that I've been planning to cut my hair, but I didn't tell him that I was doing it today.. :o

Can't wait for pics :)

DreamSheep
February 26th, 2015, 09:56 AM
Looking forward to seeing pics too KittyBird!
Did you cut your hair yourself, or did a hairdresser do it?
What cut did you go for?

I hope you are happier with your hair and that it doesn't pull so much now! :)

As for me... I am less than two fingerwidths away from tailbone, which will probably end up being more like two more months, but still, I want to call it already! :s :p

RavennaNight
February 26th, 2015, 10:22 AM
Oh my, I'm sorry you're contemplating this! I'm sure you've already done all of the right things like wearing it up and whatnot, I hope this is just a long stall for you! :blossom:

Thanks! :flower: I have for the most part. My only naughty things are blowing it out in the winter, which if I do is on low and at most, about 3 or 4 times throughout the winter. I wear it up at work, to keep it out of the way, and it's only down when I'm sleeping or out with hubby. I use oils, hair vitamins, natural hennindigo. It is what it is.

lapushka
February 26th, 2015, 10:37 AM
Really KB? :) That is such a surprise because I thought you were still growing!

Caraid♫
February 26th, 2015, 01:38 PM
Thank you KittyBird!

Oh my, I'm sorry you're contemplating this! I'm sure you've already done all of the right things like wearing it up and whatnot, I hope this is just a long stall for you! :blossom:


*drool* :thud:
I've said it before, I'll say it again: I love that mane of yours! :crush:
(it's like if mine was healthy and less frizzy and a 'better' -to me- henna color!)

Thank you!! I just thumbed through your album- you're right, we totally have a very simliar hairtype (and length) and similar but slightly different henna shade! I don't think your hair looks frizzy and damaged, I think it's beautiful :D :blossom:

KittyBird
February 26th, 2015, 02:16 PM
Looking forward to seeing pics too KittyBird!
Did you cut your hair yourself, or did a hairdresser do it?
What cut did you go for?

I hope you are happier with your hair and that it doesn't pull so much now! :)

As for me... I am less than two fingerwidths away from tailbone, which will probably end up being more like two more months, but still, I want to call it already! :s :p
I cut it myself. Hairdressers are scary! :p I tried the ponytail on forehead-method first, but something went horribly wrong. I did it the same way I had seen others do it on youtube, but I ended up with some hair at bcl and the rest at waist/bsl. I have no idea what happened, but it looked awful. I fixed it using Feye's method for U- or V-hemline (can't remember which) and cut the rest of my hair up to waist+. Some layers look a bit wonky, but I think they'll be alright when they grow a bit.


Can't wait for pics :)
Will probably get some during the weekend :D


Really KB? :) That is such a surprise because I thought you were still growing!
I was, but then I changed my mind. I've been going back and forth on this for a long time. I wanted to let it grow and keep it long, but it was such a hassle that I couldn't stand it anymore. :)

lapushka
February 26th, 2015, 02:33 PM
I was, but then I changed my mind. I've been going back and forth on this for a long time. I wanted to let it grow and keep it long, but it was such a hassle that I couldn't stand it anymore. :)

I can't wait to see the results! :) It's better to be happy with your hair.

KittyBird
February 27th, 2015, 08:01 AM
I made a post with some pictures in the blogs, for those who are interested. :blossom:

veryhairyfairy
February 28th, 2015, 07:44 AM
It looks so thick and happy, KittyBird! It must be so silky to comb through... (I must not be tempted!) :D


Thank you KittyBird!


Thank you!! I just thumbed through your album- you're right, we totally have a very simliar hairtype (and length) and similar but slightly different henna shade! I don't think your hair looks frizzy and damaged, I think it's beautiful :D :blossom:

Oh thank you, we're all our own worst critic, eh? :flowers:

Scarlet_Celt
February 28th, 2015, 11:03 AM
Here's a length shot my sister took for me earlier today. Classic length on me would be just past where the frame ends:

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/f2a37bcf-622b-4e4e-81e2-958069518b49_zps6jxcvato.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/f2a37bcf-622b-4e4e-81e2-958069518b49_zps6jxcvato.jpg.html)

Scarlet_Celt
February 28th, 2015, 11:07 AM
I made a post with some pictures in the blogs, for those who are interested. :blossom:

Your hair looks lovely, so voluminous and healthy!

Stiria
February 28th, 2015, 11:08 AM
Beautiful hair Scarlet_Celt!! You are almost there! :cheer:

Scarlet_Celt
February 28th, 2015, 11:10 AM
Beautiful hair Scarlet_Celt!! You are almost there! :cheer:

Thank you! I'm very pleasantly surprised how close to classic I am. I do not know what has caused so much growth the past two months, but long may it continue :)

meteor
February 28th, 2015, 11:22 AM
Gorgeous hair, Scarlet_Celt! :applause I adore that shine and that stunning, fiery red haircolor you've got! :thudpile:

truepeacenik
February 28th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Awesome!! :p
This reminds me of the typical "How do you go the loo with long hair?"

Clearly, at TBL, you learn that your hair has the potential to loo-dive, and beyond you adjust. :)

(Hair... be TBL already! :p)

Swing to the side works for me. I had one incomplete clearance, and one rewash/long rinse of ends in a public place is a good lesson.

Scarlet_Celt
February 28th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Gorgeous hair, Scarlet_Celt! :applause I adore that shine and that stunning, fiery red haircolor you've got! :thudpile:

Thank you :D

KittyBird
February 28th, 2015, 03:04 PM
It looks so thick and happy, KittyBird! It must be so silky to comb through... (I must not be tempted!) :D


Your hair looks lovely, so voluminous and healthy!
Thank you so much! :D :blossom:

veryhairyfairy
March 1st, 2015, 07:33 AM
Here's a length shot my sister took for me earlier today. Classic length on me would be just past where the frame ends:

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/f2a37bcf-622b-4e4e-81e2-958069518b49_zps6jxcvato.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/f2a37bcf-622b-4e4e-81e2-958069518b49_zps6jxcvato.jpg.html)

Oh it's so thick! That hemline is like a ruler, and what color! :thud:


Swing to the side works for me. I had one incomplete clearance, and one rewash/long rinse of ends in a public place is a good lesson.

What about the possible mess on the side of the bowl from the crazy ladies who hover like a (maybe TMI descriptor) pee-spraying aircraft??!!! shudder:

(I've seen such horrors in my community college ladies-rooms that I can't even enter a stall without my hair completely contained.)

Scarlet_Celt
March 1st, 2015, 07:44 AM
Oh it's so thick! That hemline is like a ruler, and what color! :thud:

Thank you ;). Once I get to classic I plan on maintaining there for a bit. I haven't had a trim in over 10 months, so it would be good to give my ends a little trim and just thicken up some more.

captaincrunch
March 1st, 2015, 09:32 PM
I hit classic today! Yes! Yes! Wahoo, so excited!

Waverly
March 2nd, 2015, 01:16 AM
I hit classic today! Yes! Yes! Wahoo, so excited!
Congratulations! That's awesome :D

DreamSheep
March 2nd, 2015, 07:12 AM
I made a post with some pictures in the blogs, for those who are interested. :blossom:

Do you have a link to the blogpost?
The last post I see is frm the 20th of February

Stiria
March 2nd, 2015, 07:33 AM
I hit classic today! Yes! Yes! Wahoo, so excited!

Congratulations!! Are you going to keep growing?


I am so close to classic, I just want to get there already! The very tips reach classic when stretched, and is a bit past classic when wet. But it's going to take som time before I can call it classic when dry. The shrinkage! :brickwall Rant, rant! I know I shouldn't complain, as my hair is relatively straight, and there isn't that much chrinkage to speak of compared to others..

veryhairyfairy
March 2nd, 2015, 07:45 AM
I hit classic today! Yes! Yes! Wahoo, so excited!

Woot woot! :cheese: Congrats!!! :D

DreamSheep
March 2nd, 2015, 07:53 AM
Also, I just want to call tailbone already.
One minuscule strand-clump of hairs is a couple of inches past BCL - it feels like grazing TBL, but I just want to hit a new milestone... :s

Are we there yet??

KittyBird
March 2nd, 2015, 08:39 AM
Do you have a link to the blogpost?
The last post I see is frm the 20th of February

It's here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/entry.php?b=120880). I posted on the forum blog this time, but I plan on making a post on my hair blog too. I'm just so terribly lazy :p

DreamSheep
March 2nd, 2015, 10:20 AM
Ohh! Lovely!
I didn't think of the LHC blogs. :)
I'm glad to hear you are very pleased with your hair now.

On my side... I am very tempted to call tailbone and step into this thread, but the hairs that are there aren't that many. :(

Scarlet_Celt
March 2nd, 2015, 12:41 PM
I hit classic today! Yes! Yes! Wahoo, so excited!

Congratulations!

lapushka
March 2nd, 2015, 12:57 PM
On my side... I am very tempted to call tailbone and step into this thread, but the hairs that are there aren't that many. :(

Doesn't matter, DS. If you feel and think you're there, even if it's just a few hairs, go ahead and call it!

ArchAngelin
March 6th, 2015, 09:22 AM
Hi!:) I'm new. I love long hair and i want classic length with nice hemline but my hair grow very slow ( o,5 inch /month) they are very thin and sensitive, soo... its long way to go for me;) I love this thread ;)
Almost solid classic length?
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn14/Pegasiee/a2_zpsfyaiqedp.jpg?t=1425572003

diggem
March 6th, 2015, 10:02 AM
Welcome to the LHC.

You hair is spectacular.

Also, for what it's worth, the average head of hair grows 0.5"/month (or 6 inches per year).

diggem

lapushka
March 6th, 2015, 10:03 AM
Hi!:) I'm new. I love long hair and i want classic length with nice hemline but my hair grow very slow ( o,5 inch /month) they are very thin and sensitive, soo... its long way to go for me;) I love this thread ;)
Almost solid classic length?
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn14/Pegasiee/a2_zpsfyaiqedp.jpg?t=1425572003

Yes, diggem is right, that is nice and average growth right there.

You have gorgeous classic length hair! :)

StellaKatherine
March 6th, 2015, 10:13 AM
When I wash my hair and rinse the hair with putting my head slightly back - I can clearly feel my hair under my butt....... Damn the dry hair shrinkage ;) But this means I am on the way now... it is still lots to grow, but at least I can feel in shower that it is close :D :joy:

lapushka
March 6th, 2015, 10:14 AM
Ooh, SK, that sounds promising! :)

ArchAngelin
March 6th, 2015, 10:46 AM
Yes, diggem is right, that is nice and average growth right there.

You have gorgeous classic length hair! :)
Thank you!:)

I know but almost everyone that i know have super fast hair grow and its very depressing:< And my hair is very sensitive so i often have split ends. But i love it anyway, they teach me patience;)

Stiria
March 6th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Beautiful hair ArchAngelin! Looks like you are at classic or very, very close to it!

brickworld13
March 6th, 2015, 11:42 AM
I present to you a head eating bun courtesty of almost classic hair in a big paranda.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16282&d=1425664781

DreamSheep
March 6th, 2015, 11:47 AM
Wow, stunning hair ArchAngelin!
Is that your natural hair colour, or is it bleached? It's absolutely incredible. :)
I have a slow growth rate too - 0.5 inch/month (if I'm lucky).
Maybe your hair is fine like mine - I find mine splits a lot and that affects how much length I gain... or don't gain

ArchAngelin
March 6th, 2015, 03:14 PM
Wow, stunning hair ArchAngelin!
Is that your natural hair colour, or is it bleached? It's absolutely incredible. :)
I have a slow growth rate too - 0.5 inch/month (if I'm lucky).
Maybe your hair is fine like mine - I find mine splits a lot and that affects how much length I gain... or don't gain

thank you:))
It's not my natural color. I have very dark brown hair but don't suit to my pale skin and i love myself in golden blonde;) Now i dyed only new hair and one on year all of it;)
I think that they are Fine and have the same with splits;))

Vrindi
March 6th, 2015, 03:53 PM
I present to you a head eating bun courtesty of almost classic hair in a big paranda.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16282&d=1425664781

I LOVE those starfish!!

lapushka
March 6th, 2015, 03:56 PM
Wow, stunning hair ArchAngelin!
Is that your natural hair colour, or is it bleached? It's absolutely incredible. :)
I have a slow growth rate too - 0.5 inch/month (if I'm lucky).
Maybe your hair is fine like mine - I find mine splits a lot and that affects how much length I gain... or don't gain

Sorry, DS, but that is not a slow growth rate, that is "normal" growth rate. :)

brickworld13
March 6th, 2015, 04:35 PM
I LOVE those starfish!!


Thanks! :flowers: They cost a lot more than I'm willing to admit I spent on hair jewels.

StellaKatherine
March 7th, 2015, 02:27 AM
My grow rate is super slow... with the small trim at a New Year I got only about 3,5-4 inch of growth in a year. I didn't seem to get any stalls, it just grows that slow :D But I do not really stres about it. It grows - and that is all that matters , and I know many who's hair would never grow as long as my allready has.

ArchAngelin, your hair looks so shiny and healthy and natural! I would never have guessed, that it isn't real! Do you use any specific methodes to get the golden shine ?

butterfly_dream
March 7th, 2015, 06:23 AM
When I wash my hair and rinse the hair with putting my head slightly back - I can clearly feel my hair under my butt....... Damn the dry hair shrinkage ;) But this means I am on the way now... it is still lots to grow, but at least I can feel in shower that it is close :D :joy:
Great feeling! Isn’t it? ;)

Stupendous hair, ArchAngelin!

DreamSheep
March 7th, 2015, 09:03 AM
Sorry, DS, but that is not a slow growth rate, that is "normal" growth rate. :)

I'm happy to hear this! :)
I see a lot of 1 inch and 0,75 growth rates here so had assumed it was the norm.

Wildcat Diva
March 7th, 2015, 09:28 AM
Thanks! :flowers: They cost a lot more than I'm willing to admit I spent on hair jewels.

It's so creative though! Totally worth it.

lapushka
March 7th, 2015, 09:48 AM
I'm happy to hear this! :)
I see a lot of 1 inch and 0,75 growth rates here so had assumed it was the norm.

No it's not the norm. Try and Google it. I mean. I'm *glad* I get half an inch a month. Some people don't even get that.

StellaKatherine
March 7th, 2015, 09:58 AM
It is weird how easily our minds become screwed up here in LHC when it comes to the grow rate, thickness.... :hmm:

ArchAngelin
March 7th, 2015, 10:10 AM
My grow rate is super slow... with the small trim at a New Year I got only about 3,5-4 inch of growth in a year. I didn't seem to get any stalls, it just grows that slow :D But I do not really stres about it. It grows - and that is all that matters , and I know many who's hair would never grow as long as my allready has.

ArchAngelin, your hair looks so shiny and healthy and natural! I would never have guessed, that it isn't real! Do you use any specific methodes to get the golden shine ?

Thank you<3
Only water with honey and red shampoo, sometimes i use herbs rhubarb ;)

StellaKatherine
March 7th, 2015, 10:12 AM
Oh, a red shampoo ? I never heard about that one before !

ArchAngelin
March 7th, 2015, 10:14 AM
It is weird how easily our minds become screwed up here in LHC when it comes to the grow rate, thickness.... :hmm:

Ah i forget to say that my hair grows 0.5 inch per month when i help them with oiling skalp, massage and using many products to grow. Without anything my hair grows only 0,5 cm/month :< So i used everything to have faster grow:)

ArchAngelin
March 7th, 2015, 10:16 AM
Oh, a red shampoo ? I never heard about that one before !

Its shampooo for red haired girls to keep color;) But my hair dont go red:D It help me to have more golden hair because have a red pigment :)

lapushka
March 7th, 2015, 10:48 AM
Ah i forget to say that my hair grows 0.5 inch per month when i help them with oiling skalp, massage and using many products to grow. Without anything my hair grows only 0,5 cm/month :< So i used everything to have faster grow:)

Half a centimeter is slow. True. :)

*ReiKa*
March 7th, 2015, 12:24 PM
I think my hair grows just a tiny bit less that half a inch per month :rolleyes:

DreamSheep
March 16th, 2015, 06:15 PM
I'm going to join here now :)
My hair does finally reach TBL (though only just! and stretched).
The best proof is that I can now do a full Nautilus bun:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/Foto%20del%20dia%2016-3-15%20a%20las%2012.10%203.jpg


But here is what it looks like down (in awful lighting):
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_20150315_044544.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_20150315_044544.jpg.html)

meteor
March 16th, 2015, 06:24 PM
Oh DreamSheep, your hair is insanely gorgeous! :applause True mermaid princess hair! :thudpile:

DreamSheep
March 16th, 2015, 06:31 PM
Thanks meteor!!
You always have such nice things to say!! :o:o:o:o

Stiria
March 17th, 2015, 06:15 AM
Welcome Dreamsheep, and congratulations on reaching tailbone! Your hair is so beautiful! I am joining the thudpile. :thudpile:

veryhairyfairy
March 17th, 2015, 06:45 AM
Congrats, DreamSheep! :cheese:

Add me to the thudpile left in your wake, that mane is to dye (hehe) for! :)

brickworld13
March 17th, 2015, 07:15 AM
Yay! Congratulations DreamSheep! :cheer: I love what you've done with the color. :crush:

DreamSheep
March 17th, 2015, 09:21 AM
Thanks Stiria, veryhairyfairy and brickworld13!!
I swear you guys are all the sweetest of the sweet!! :o

DreamSheep
March 17th, 2015, 09:26 AM
Thanks Stiria, veryhairyfairy and brickworld13!!
I swear you guys are all the sweetest of the sweet!! :o

Sarahlabyrinth
March 17th, 2015, 02:23 PM
DreamSheep, your hair is just awesome! Thick, glorious, and that lovely COLOUR!!!

lapushka
March 17th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Congrats on reaching this milestone, DS. I remember when I got to TBL. Felt so amazing! Gorgeous pink bun, by the way! I love that color!

Mehry
March 18th, 2015, 09:53 AM
I'm aiming for classic length - pretty solid at HL right now ... I confess I've never kept track of my growth rate ... any estimate on how long it'll take me to reach CL?

DreamSheep
March 18th, 2015, 10:01 AM
Growth is an average of 0.5 inches a month apparently - depends on how many inches there are between Hip and Classic for you! :)
Butif you aren't at BCL/TBL yet, my guess would be maybe 2 years?

lapushka
March 18th, 2015, 10:25 AM
I'm aiming for classic length - pretty solid at HL right now ... I confess I've never kept track of my growth rate ... any estimate on how long it'll take me to reach CL?

I'd go for TBL first, to be honest. You're not likely to reach classic from hip in a year's time unless you have double the growth "regular" people have. Normally you get, like DS said, half an inch a month.

DreamSheep
March 18th, 2015, 10:47 AM
Although, based on your stunning photos - are you sure you aren't already BCL or even TBL? It looks a bit longer than hip to me! :D

Linguaphilia
March 18th, 2015, 12:05 PM
I'm really close to classic. It's quite frustrating! I already was on it, but my hemline looked poor, so I trimmed about 3 cm off. Let's hope I have a spring and summer growth burst :p

Rhodugune
March 18th, 2015, 02:10 PM
Hi all you awesome people, I'm back in this thread after trimming off a great deal of mechanical damage during last year.
The result of 2013, a year when I wasn't in a good place and didn't have it in me to take care of my hair properly.

This is my hair a year ago and thats after I also trimmed off about 7 cm just a few months before, but a week long S&D, were I sat for a few hours a day thinned them out again:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16412&d=1426699214


This is from this month's length shot:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16283&d=1425671346

On a good note I feel I finally have a routine that works well for my hair, a good washing routine, keeping it up and how I detangle and my ends finally looks and feels okay again, a big improvement from a year ago even though I am still working on thickening up my ends.

I have been microtrimming about once a month using this tutorial since September last year.
As my hair was in such steep V I'm trying to slowly to work myself towards more of a U-shaped hemline with a more blunt cut as the end goal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Erf49Eyxc

Im going to try and see if I can cut back on the frequency of my trims, see if I can gain some length, but I'm doing S&D regularly and I think I will need to keep trimming to not end up with my ends thinning too much again.

Otherwise I co-wash about once a week first washing it using a Swedish brand called Neutral and using Tresemmé Vibrant Naturals in my lenghts.
At the moment Im trying out different leave-ins, I like an equal mix of almond oil, honey and conditioner, but I thought I try this one tonight, a gelatin hair mask:
http://www.mommypotamus.com/gelatin-hair-mask/
Anyone tried this one something like it before?

The big trouble I have had is to find a good way of wearing my hair at night.
Worn it in a simple English braid for years and then for the last year I have braiding it using a paranda, as I thought using a hairtie around my ends was a contributing cause for my ends sad state.

I finally realized that it was the braid itself that was the problem, the cause for the frizz of my ends was the tiny braidwaves my ends got, since the end of my braid was so thin due to my fairytale ends.
That was why my ends turned to a frizzy mess and tangled so easily, with a lot of breaks as the result.

So I talked it over with a very good friend of mine that's also a longhair and she have had the same problem, keeping her hair braided too often, also making her hair frizzy and causing breaks all over.
What she have done for the last 3 years or so is to wear her hair in a Nautilusbun at night that she slides down her length, so her hair is loose nearest to her head and her scalp gets some rest during the night.

Here is me wearing it to show what I mean:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16413&d=1426705854

It has made her hair gain so much length compare to before, when her go to updo in daytime was an English braid as well and after realizing that she just started to wear buns instead.
She has gone from about midthigh to about 10 cm from the floor when her hair is wet, since she started doing that. :)

So I have been bunning my hair at night for the last couple of weeks and I feel a difference already, my ends feels so much smoother and is so much more easy to detangle because of it.

Hopefully I will reach classic again this year, but no matter what I'm glad that my ends are looking so much better.

Linguaphilia
March 18th, 2015, 02:34 PM
What she have done for the last 3 years or so is to wear her hair in a Nautilusbun at night that she slides down her length, so her hair is loose nearest to her head and her scalp gets some rest during the night.

Here is me wearing it to show what I mean:


That sounds great! Unfortunately, I can't see your pic. I'd really like to know how that sleep-nautilus-bun works.

veryhairyfairy
March 18th, 2015, 06:35 PM
So pretty, Rhodugune! :thud:

Linguaphilia, the bun is basically about 9cm away from her scalp and placed above her head on the pillow. Hope this helps! :)

Marbid
March 18th, 2015, 11:49 PM
Rhodugune I must say, you have an enviable wave pattern and hair. Its really classic. I love it.

Also, i will be here with you folks in a years time. I have exhactly 6 inches for my hair to touch the chair when i sit.. Muahahaha!

Rhodugune
March 19th, 2015, 06:45 AM
That sounds great! Unfortunately, I can't see your pic. I'd really like to know how that sleep-nautilus-bun works.

Here is a link to the pic here in my album, hope you can see it.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11496&attachmentid=16413

But I did basically was I followed my friends advise how to do it further down my length at the same time as I watched Torrins tutorial on the Nautilus to get the hang of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b86ZH0J7xtE



So pretty, Rhodugune! :thud:

Linguaphilia, the bun is basically about 9cm away from her scalp and placed above her head on the pillow. Hope this helps! :)

Thank you for saying so and for helping out. :flowers:




Rhodugune I must say, you have an enviable wave pattern and hair. Its really classic. I love it.

Also, i will be here with you folks in a years time. I have exhactly 6 inches for my hair to touch the chair when i sit.. Muahahaha!

My waves are really prominent at times, but has a will if their own, so I am happy for those good hairdays when they really show.
I was at classic and hope to be soon again, with a more solid hemline then before, it was worth it to me cutting it back.
So I'm glad to be back in this great group with you all as well, really enjoying reading what you have to say, get to follow your journeys towards classic.

Remi
March 19th, 2015, 05:03 PM
Rhodugune--just gorgeous !

Beborani
March 19th, 2015, 06:21 PM
I am technically on this thread as I am about 3 inches (stretched) from classic--i am short so this is happening faster than I thought. I have learnt recently that pictures in blogs don't find their way to google, so I posted the picture there (still haven't figured out the albums here).

Linguaphilia
March 20th, 2015, 01:07 AM
Thanks, veryhairyfairy and Rhodugune!

Mehry
March 25th, 2015, 10:39 PM
Okay, yeah, I'm actually pretty solidly TBL or just past. My hair brushes whatever I'm sitting on when I'm sitting up straight. Still a year to classic, maybe?

lapushka
March 26th, 2015, 03:22 PM
Okay, yeah, I'm actually pretty solidly TBL or just past. My hair brushes whatever I'm sitting on when I'm sitting up straight. Still a year to classic, maybe?

Sorry but my memory sucks. Have you joined the "Classic by Christmas 2015" thread yet? If not, please do!!!

Mehry
March 28th, 2015, 04:17 PM
Ooh! Classic by Christmas? Think I will.

lapushka
March 28th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Ooh! Classic by Christmas? Think I will.

Here's the thread (forgot to post the link, can you believe it :lol:)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=126191

Scarlet_Celt
March 31st, 2015, 03:13 PM
Tonight I got my sister to trim an inch off my ends. I'm very happy with the results. I haven't had a trim since last May, so it felt good to make the ends even more blunt than they were before, and help reduce my braid taper.

brickworld13
April 15th, 2015, 11:04 AM
So I learned something insane last night when washing. I've passed classic by a fair amount, and my ends are starting to fairytale big time. Now I don't feel so bad about wanting to trim 3" of damage out of the bottom.

ETA: That pocket on the side of my leg is at least an inch lower than classic.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16787&d=1429117238

veryhairyfairy
April 15th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Fricken awesome, brickworld! :hifive:

Me thinks even with a 3" chop you'll be at or past classic!

brickworld13
April 16th, 2015, 05:56 AM
You're probably right veryhairyfairy. (Your username always makes me giggle because I always picture a fairy who looks more like a bear than a fairy.)

lapushka
April 16th, 2015, 08:21 AM
I'd only trim an inch or so, though... Go slow.

veryhairyfairy
April 18th, 2015, 04:43 PM
You're probably right veryhairyfairy. (Your username always makes me giggle because I always picture a fairy who looks more like a bear than a fairy.)

LOL, I chose that moniker cause it's true! If I didn't keep up my body "grooming" I might look a bit like a bear! :rofl:

StellaKatherine
May 12th, 2015, 12:47 PM
I joined this thread a year ago with TBL lenght. My hair grows very slowly and I have some big butt to cover. Sometimes it even felt that it isn't growing at all. Anyway measured my hair today and it is 43,3 inches. YEEEE! So it is growing after all :D I have about 2 inches to grow to dry (straight) classic :joy::joy::joy:

brickworld13
May 12th, 2015, 01:23 PM
Congrats Stella!!

I will be getting a trim courtesy of Snuggles here in a couple weeks and then I will be firmly back in this camp.

lapushka
May 12th, 2015, 01:53 PM
I have 2/3 inches to go, so we can be grow-out buddies, SK! :D

StellaKatherine
May 12th, 2015, 09:54 PM
Thank you :o

Yeah, lapushka we can be indeed :D And looks like I will still be able to get to classic by Christmas, maybe not the full after wash wavy, but the bun waves probably ;)

Ferngear
May 14th, 2015, 12:57 AM
Took a length shot this morning. I just washed my hair yesterday, and I've been using a shea butter curl lotion and moisturizing/oiling a ton more since I last took a photo in October..... I know it's longer because I can feel it brushing against my butt, especially when it's wet, but it doesn't look much longer! Though it's definitely got more defined waves this morning than it did, so I think much of my gained length is pulled up. Maybe some day it will all be the same length, but to level it out now I'd have to chop half of it off!

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm295/Maegan238/May132015_zpskwakttu3.jpg (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Maegan238/media/May132015_zpskwakttu3.jpg.html)

I've only done a few micro trims and s&d, and cut about an inch around December in a futile attempt to even my tails out a little (you can see how well that worked!)

Here's my 7 month comparison -- the first two were taken a week apart, the third this morning:
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm295/Maegan238/7month-comp_zps5jyuo9cg.jpg (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Maegan238/media/7month-comp_zps5jyuo9cg.jpg.html)

Twisty! I'm 5'11", BTW, with a long torso and big butt. I may make classic length yet, but I may be approaching terminal length here. I guess I should take another on in a couple of days and brush it out to get a more accurate length shot, but I like my fairy ends. :)

Sarahlabyrinth
May 14th, 2015, 02:02 AM
I wish I was only two inches from Classic - I have 5 inches left to go - and that is for classic stretched. For classic unstretched you might need to add another 3 or 4 inches :(....(sulk)

lapushka
May 14th, 2015, 03:20 PM
I wish I was only two inches from Classic - I have 5 inches left to go - and that is for classic stretched. For classic unstretched you might need to add another 3 or 4 inches :(....(sulk)

Hey, don't fret, you'll get there with time! You'll get there. No question! :)

Ferngear
May 14th, 2015, 11:08 PM
Does anyone else get a little, well, jealous when you've been working so hard to get to that classic length and then someone just waltzes past with longer hair than you? I like to chat hair stuff with random people, but some days when I've been having a "grrrr.....grow, darn it!" week I have to admit to getting a little bit irked.... especially when they don't really care, they just never cut it.

phantomknitter
May 15th, 2015, 02:17 AM
I agree - but what worries me more is will I be able to achieve proper classic length. I was 36inches when I joined the forum two months ago and now I measured 37 but since I had stayed at my previous length for nearly 20 years with only micro trims I am sceptical. I am only 5ft and not quite 1in so classic is 2in away at most - I only need to look up that much to achieve it. I am someone who would absolutely have grown floor length if it had been possible (and I know it didn't work) but with all the care tips here I hope I can nail classic and improve the condition of the length.

Scarlet_Celt
May 15th, 2015, 02:32 AM
Does anyone else get a little, well, jealous when you've been working so hard to get to that classic length and then someone just waltzes past with longer hair than you? I like to chat hair stuff with random people, but some days when I've been having a "grrrr.....grow, darn it!" week I have to admit to getting a little bit irked.... especially when they don't really care, they just never cut it.

I think it's understandable that people are tempted to compare themselves, but honestly if you're the type of person who wants hair that is not only long, but healthy (etc.) then it will take considerably longer to achieve than someone who is simply growing their hair and doesn't cut it. Either way, long hair isn't something that happens quickly, so I just try to grow my hair however I want to grow it, and try not to worry too much about what other people are doing :)

Scarlet_Celt
May 15th, 2015, 02:34 AM
I agree - but what worries me more is will I be able to achieve proper classic length. I was 36inches when I joined the forum two months ago and now I measured 37 but since I had stayed at my previous length for nearly 20 years with only micro trims I am sceptical. I am only 5ft and not quite 1in so classic is 2in away at most - I only need to look up that much to achieve it. I am someone who would absolutely have grown floor length if it had been possible (and I know it didn't work) but with all the care tips here I hope I can nail classic and improve the condition of the length.

Good luck with getting to classic length. I'm sure you'll pick up a few things that will help improve the health, and in turn length of your hair. 2 inches is definitely achievable :)

Here's a Torrin Paige video that shows how much her hair improved just by using a Tangle Teezer: https://youtu.be/8UlbMcp-JIE

lapushka
May 15th, 2015, 05:09 AM
Does anyone else get a little, well, jealous when you've been working so hard to get to that classic length and then someone just waltzes past with longer hair than you? I like to chat hair stuff with random people, but some days when I've been having a "grrrr.....grow, darn it!" week I have to admit to getting a little bit irked.... especially when they don't really care, they just never cut it.

I don't get that at all. Everyone has their story and their journey and it might at one time have been very difficult for them to grow past a certain length as well, so I don't compare for that reason.

cat11
May 15th, 2015, 01:09 PM
Does anyone else get a little, well, jealous when you've been working so hard to get to that classic length and then someone just waltzes past with longer hair than you? I like to chat hair stuff with random people, but some days when I've been having a "grrrr.....grow, darn it!" week I have to admit to getting a little bit irked.... especially when they don't really care, they just never cut it.

I don't get jealous of these folks because I think of how much better my hair will look when it gets to that length than theirs because I trim and take care of it. I know several people like this in real likfe, even though they never cut it they dont grow much past tialbone or classic because they always wear is down and dont think about it rubbing on stuff and the ends are really fuzzy/ugly. So try to tell yourelf that "you'll show them how its done" lol.

Of course I do wish mine was as long, but not in the same condition... So no I'm not jealous of them. I do feel a bit jealous when I see extremely well taken care of hair in a hair type i could never have though. I dont know how to stop myself wishing I had someone elses hair when they have perfectly straight silky classic length hair

Sarahlabyrinth
May 15th, 2015, 02:27 PM
Hey, don't fret, you'll get there with time! You'll get there. No question! :)

Thanks - it's just that sometimes it feels like I will never get there. I know it's just all about patience, patience, patience... And protecting hair, of course - so important for us fineys.

Night_Kitten
May 15th, 2015, 03:15 PM
I agree - but what worries me more is will I be able to achieve proper classic length. I was 36inches when I joined the forum two months ago and now I measured 37 but since I had stayed at my previous length for nearly 20 years with only micro trims I am sceptical. I am only 5ft and not quite 1in so classic is 2in away at most - I only need to look up that much to achieve it. I am someone who would absolutely have grown floor length if it had been possible (and I know it didn't work) but with all the care tips here I hope I can nail classic and improve the condition of the length.

The average growth rate is ~0.5'' a month, so if your hair grew 1'' in 2 months, you have an average growth rate, and Classic in less than half a year away (if it's ~2'' away and you don't trim) or a bit longer if you microtrim somewhere in between... If you got this far, I'm sure you'll make it to Classic too :)

lapushka
May 15th, 2015, 03:24 PM
Thanks - it's just that sometimes it feels like I will never get there. I know it's just all about patience, patience, patience... And protecting hair, of course - so important for us fineys.

Oh yeah, the thing I'm surprised at most is that as a F, I actually need to use *heavy*, and I mean really heavy, conditioners. Conditioners that I could not use on shorter hair because they would weigh my hair down. If I don't use them at this length, I get knots and tangles. That's the biggest difference for me and the thing I had to learn not to be afraid of, big heavy moisturizing conditioners (and I WCC, so double condition). I get less breakage that way and can preserve length! Silicones for the win... truly!

Sarahlabyrinth
May 15th, 2015, 03:49 PM
Oh yeah, the thing I'm surprised at most is that as a F, I actually need to use *heavy*, and I mean really heavy, conditioners. Conditioners that I could not use on shorter hair because they would weigh my hair down. If I don't use them at this length, I get knots and tangles. That's the biggest difference for me and the thing I had to learn not to be afraid of, big heavy moisturizing conditioners (and I WCC, so double condition). I get less breakage that way and can preserve length! Silicones for the win... truly!

Yup - me and my oils and conditioners are best friends!

So - which conditioners do you like? Currently I am using Dove's Hair Therapy - Nutritive Solutions nourishing oil care Conditioner with coconut, almond and argan oils (phew, what a mouthful, lol) as well as my rinse out MO...of course.

JadedByEntropy
May 15th, 2015, 08:39 PM
I'm at a good point now where i can admire super longer hair, but do not envy it. I think "ooh pretty, mine will get there some day too." And i am one of those who wears it down and it just grows. haha I'm not going to make my wait take that much longer just because the racer ends are showing. Patience comes in many forms. Benign neglect is a good one for hair.

My hair texture though. ugh. It always looks awful in the not curly-but-not straight either department. So even when i do baby my hair it doesn't look any better than when i dont, and the fuss causes tangles.

Ferngear
May 16th, 2015, 12:33 AM
It actually rained here yesterday for the first time in I-don't-know-when (and by "rained" I mean we got a whopping .08 inches over about 12 hours). I've noticed the drought has been hard on my ends in that the dry air is making them more prone to splitting, not to mention the static. I've had to switch back from organic shampoo/conditioner to 'cones just to help protect it. But I did find a plastic bowl large enough that I can dunk my head in it and have been figuring out how to apple-cider rinse, scalp shampoo, rinse, and condition without actually turning on the shower -- takes about five bowls worth of water. I lean over the tub -- the kitchen sink it too high -- with my hair hanging forward in front of me. Hard on my back, though, but my hair and I are doing our part!

lapushka
May 16th, 2015, 09:50 AM
So - which conditioners do you like? Currently I am using Dove's Hair Therapy - Nutritive Solutions nourishing oil care Conditioner with coconut, almond and argan oils (phew, what a mouthful, lol) as well as my rinse out MO...of course.

For a second condition: Hello Hydration from Herbal Essences (my Holy Grail), and also the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition is quite good for a second C. For first C's I am now using the Suave coconut one (too light, but hey it's gotta be used up).

phantomknitter
May 16th, 2015, 10:38 AM
Thanks for encouragement, but I seriously fear this is approx terminal for me since in the 20 years I in no way trimmed enough to lose length. The measurement I take in July will be much more interesting, providing a better comparison to see if my measurements are actually accurate. The good thing is that since I only ever ponytailed of braided in the past, it may have been a false terminal and nothing would make me happier. :-)

Remi
May 16th, 2015, 04:31 PM
It actually rained here yesterday for the first time in I-don't-know-when (and by "rained" I mean we got a whopping .08 inches over about 12 hours). I've noticed the drought has been hard on my ends in that the dry air is making them more prone to splitting, not to mention the static. I've had to switch back from organic shampoo/conditioner to 'cones just to help protect it. But I did find a plastic bowl large enough that I can dunk my head in it and have been figuring out how to apple-cider rinse, scalp shampoo, rinse, and condition without actually turning on the shower -- takes about five bowls worth of water. I lean over the tub -- the kitchen sink it too high -- with my hair hanging forward in front of me. Hard on my back, though, but my hair and I are doing our part!
We must be neighbors! :waving: That rain was nice for a change. But I can't lean over my tub with my bad back. (it would help though). I have had to use a 'cone conditioner too.

Ferngear
May 16th, 2015, 10:55 PM
We must be neighbors! :waving: That rain was nice for a change. But I can't lean over my tub with my bad back. (it would help though). I have had to use a 'cone conditioner too.

Hi, neighbor! :waving:

I just took a measurement for my length to the average end, not the tippy-tip, and got 42"..... My hair now meets the minimum height requirement to ride Star Tours at Disneyland! :luke:

JadedByEntropy
May 23rd, 2015, 10:05 AM
After an hour+ of S&D, i recovered my hair and kept my TBL. i was so scared I'd lost it due to damage from hairties on old bleached ends. still no trims in 15, but that was a very close one.

Scarlet_Celt
May 24th, 2015, 02:08 AM
After an hour+ of S&D, i recovered my hair and kept my TBL. i was so scared I'd lost it due to damage from hairties on old bleached ends. still no trims in 15, but that was a very close one.
Sounds like an hour+ well spent! I'm sure all your S&D'ing really helps keep breakage at bay. How much of your length is bleached?

JadedByEntropy
May 26th, 2015, 10:12 AM
Sounds like an hour+ well spent! I'm sure all your S&D'ing really helps keep breakage at bay. How much of your length is bleached?

Why thank you ^^ It's still about 18 inches of blond highlights from last time i colored black over the rest. so it'll be awhile, but the last 6" or so was when i bleached all of it...and happens to be where all my hair ties have been consistently destroying the same spot as it's grown over about 3 years. I need to vary where i band it as i'm getting those dots and breakpoints really about 4" from the bottom.
I swam last week and feel that's what kick started all the breakage, because i usually don't have such a rats nest.

JadedByEntropy
May 26th, 2015, 10:13 AM
double post

Scarlet_Celt
May 26th, 2015, 02:26 PM
Why thank you ^^ It's still about 18 inches of blond highlights from last time i colored black over the rest. so it'll be awhile, but the last 6" or so was when i bleached all of it...and happens to be where all my hair ties have been consistently destroying the same spot as it's grown over about 3 years. I need to vary where i band it as i'm getting those dots and breakpoints really about 4" from the bottom.
I swam last week and feel that's what kick started all the breakage, because i usually don't have such a rats nest.

You should try using a paranda (if you don't already), that way your bleached ends won't have to bear the brunt of hair tie tension. 6" inches of actual fully bleached hair isn't too much. Do you plan on gradually trimming them off?

JadedByEntropy
May 26th, 2015, 06:11 PM
You should try using a paranda (if you don't already), that way your bleached ends won't have to bear the brunt of hair tie tension. 6" inches of actual fully bleached hair isn't too much. Do you plan on gradually trimming them off?

oooh i love parandas, i just dont have any or know how to attach them. :( help? And yeah, once i get to fingertip, i'll probably trim them off more drastically. At least for 2015, i can't trim though, cuz the backside abyss is driving me nuts.

Also, backside photo. haha
http://s12.postimg.org/9bjdo0p31/IMG_3739.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
upload pics (http://postimage.org/)

Dragon Faery
May 27th, 2015, 04:43 AM
Hooray, I am nearly long enough for this thread! :) My longest ends are at 37.75", and TBL will be 38.5" on me. With microtrims I'm hoping to be here by August. It's getting harder and harder to wait...
:pray:

Scarlet_Celt
May 27th, 2015, 12:39 PM
oooh i love parandas, i just dont have any or know how to attach them. :( help? And yeah, once i get to fingertip, i'll probably trim them off more drastically. At least for 2015, i can't trim though, cuz the backside abyss is driving me nuts.


This is the video that I watched on how to make and wear one: https://youtu.be/ORTatPrRWGk

Your ends don't look too damaged in that photo considering they've been bleached; Your hemline looks nice and full!

Scarlet_Celt
May 27th, 2015, 12:40 PM
Hooray, I am nearly long enough for this thread! :) My longest ends are at 37.75", and TBL will be 38.5" on me. With microtrims I'm hoping to be here by August. It's getting harder and harder to wait...
:pray:

I'm sure you'll spend plenty of time in this thread once you get here, so definitely try to be patient and I'm sure you'll be here in no time.

JadedByEntropy
May 27th, 2015, 08:08 PM
This is the video that I watched on how to make and wear one: https://youtu.be/ORTatPrRWGk

Your ends don't look too damaged in that photo considering they've been bleached; Your hemline looks nice and full!

very nice! Is wool important? I would like something soft that is still grippy. All the yarn i have is acrylic so that would be too rough. :(
And thanks! I've got a 50% taper so far, so it feels really thin at the bottom. Glad thats not the impression. :D

And another question: my "bangs" are right along with my hem, so doesn't that mean it'll be much longer? I was under the impression that the front section stops early and the back is what grows longest. My taper comes from my nape/ears seems like. [so much fuzzies!] Or it might just be all over.

Dragon Faery
May 27th, 2015, 10:11 PM
I'm sure you'll spend plenty of time in this thread once you get here, so definitely try to be patient and I'm sure you'll be here in no time.

Thanks. I had unexpected damage or I would have been here in January. Ah well. *goes back to lurking*

Mehry
May 28th, 2015, 12:51 AM
I think I'm officially at classic! Sorely tempted to cut it back to TB, though. This is the longest my hair has EVER been, and though I like it, it's starting to get unwieldy.

https://mehrysmusing.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/p1560334.jpg

DreamSheep
May 28th, 2015, 03:40 AM
:thud:

So beautiful Mehry! :D And such a gorgeous hemline shape! ^-^

Scarlet_Celt
May 28th, 2015, 11:54 AM
Mehry - that is stunning! I for one totally think classic length suits you very much, but I understand very long hair is a lot of work.

lapushka
May 28th, 2015, 01:15 PM
I think I'm officially at classic! Sorely tempted to cut it back to TB, though. This is the longest my hair has EVER been, and though I like it, it's starting to get unwieldy.

https://mehrysmusing.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/p1560334.jpg

Unwieldy? No way. That is some stunning hair, right there. :D Congrats.

diggem
May 28th, 2015, 01:26 PM
Mehry,

Absolutely stunning hair.

diggem

sumidha
May 28th, 2015, 11:04 PM
:happydance:

Oh my goodness, I usually never brush my hair when it's damp, but tonight I did a long conditioner soak and wanted to pretend for two minutes that I have straight hair, so I carefully brushed it out and... I'm officially at Classic When Wet!!!

I'm such a slow grower I kind of thought it would never happen! My ultimate goal is finger tip length with no taper, and now I have a little bit of faith that I might actually get there. :D

No pictures unfortunately, but I'll definitely be updating with some later, I was just so silly happy when I saw I had to say something to someone, lol.

Dragon Faery
May 28th, 2015, 11:28 PM
I think I'm officially at classic! Sorely tempted to cut it back to TB, though. This is the longest my hair has EVER been, and though I like it, it's starting to get unwieldy.

So beautiful! Congratulations!! :)

Dragon Faery
May 28th, 2015, 11:29 PM
:happydance:

Oh my goodness, I usually never brush my hair when it's damp, but tonight I did a long conditioner soak and wanted to pretend for two minutes that I have straight hair, so I carefully brushed it out and... I'm officially at Classic When Wet!!!

I'm such a slow grower I kind of thought it would never happen! My ultimate goal is finger tip length with no taper, and now I have a little bit of faith that I might actually get there. :D

No pictures unfortunately, but I'll definitely be updating with some later, I was just so silly happy when I saw I had to say something to someone, lol.

Congratulations! What a great feeling!! :) :)

sumidha
May 28th, 2015, 11:42 PM
Thanks Dragon Faery! It turns out ignoring it almost completely for six months paid off. :)

diggem
May 29th, 2015, 09:49 AM
Thanks Dragon Faery! It turns out ignoring it almost completely for six months paid off. :)

You may have ignored it, but the rest of us have not. You hair is beautiful (at least by your avatar).

diggem

nakima
May 29th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Very pretty! Congrats!

JadedByEntropy
May 30th, 2015, 10:32 AM
I think I'm officially at classic! Sorely tempted to cut it back to TB, though. This is the longest my hair has EVER been, and though I like it, it's starting to get unwieldy.



Yeah, i don't believe the unwieldy part either. That hair is perfect. :) i like the texture and the hem. It has a pleasant shape. :D

brickworld13
June 1st, 2015, 08:19 AM
I cut off my scraggly ends. I'm a couple of inches below TB again. It feels so short now....did I really just say that?! :couch:

sumidha
June 1st, 2015, 10:35 AM
You may have ignored it, but the rest of us have not. You hair is beautiful (at least by your avatar).

diggem

Thank you diggem! :)

Vrindi
June 1st, 2015, 01:25 PM
So, my hair is classic length, and the taper is finally growing out. It'll be another year maintaining at this length before I have no noticeable taper, and I said classic was as long as I would go... but now I'm wanting to grow to fingertip length. :justy: WHEN WILL IT END???

lapushka
June 1st, 2015, 03:01 PM
Haha, Vrindi! LHC strikes again. :lol:

I have 1 to 1.5 inches to go. But let's just say 2 inches. It'll keep me motivated. ;) I looked at my hair yesterday and seem to have quite a bit of tapering now and an odd V-shape due to heavy layering. Oh, I don't mind... We'll just see what it brings after I reach classic.

JadedByEntropy
June 2nd, 2015, 07:11 PM
this Wickeldutt (spool bun?) looks an awful lot like a Nautilius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9tUzrxEBVg

but this one i can do!! that makes all the difference to me xD

omega
June 2nd, 2015, 07:26 PM
Joining in on the Tailbone to Classic Journey. Lots to learn here! Thanks for sharing :)

Dessi
June 2nd, 2015, 10:27 PM
Hello ladies! I think it's time for me to join this thread! Barely TBL (stretched) at 38 inches. I think I have 3-4 inches until Classic length.
http://s3.postimg.org/xl7lhmwf7/one.jpg

Sarahlabyrinth
June 2nd, 2015, 10:44 PM
Hello ladies! I think it's time for me to join this thread! Barely TBL (stretched) at 38 inches. I think I have 3-4 inches until Classic length.
http://s3.postimg.org/xl7lhmwf7/one.jpg

Here you are! Welcome to this thread, O You of the Beautiful Hair ;) It won't be too long and you will be at Classic, I bet!

JadedByEntropy
June 3rd, 2015, 08:35 PM
Hello ladies! I think it's time for me to join this thread! Barely TBL (stretched) at 38 inches. I think I have 3-4 inches until Classic length.
http://s3.postimg.org/xl7lhmwf7/one.jpg

WOW Its so fluffy and beauuuuutiful! are you sure your a ii cuz thats a LOT of hair! :cheer:




Hey!Sarahlabyrinth i just noticed that we've got the same inches markers for TBL and classic (stretched). xD how fun. :toast: I've got 8cm to go and just hit a growth spurt. :D I'm hoping to make it a bit early to have classic for the late-fall renaissance faire-like a dork. xD

shinyspoon3
June 3rd, 2015, 10:53 PM
I'm graduating to this thread! I've recovered from my last haircut and am at tailbone again. I have never been longer than this length before. My mother and my sister have never had hair past this length either, so I've always thought of it as my own personal terminal length. I'm now going to see if I can go longer--not because I want longer hair, but just to see if I CAN. Is that weird? I actually really want to go in for my annual haircut so my hair isn't so heavy--but I will resist! If I go in for a cut and she takes me back to waist, I feel like I'll never know.
I'm here. I'm at my longest. I've got see if it keeps going......

Dessi
June 3rd, 2015, 10:57 PM
Thank you, Sarahlabyrinth! I hope you're right, waiting is a little bit hard sometimes. :D
JadedByEntropy, thank you! Yes, I'm an ii (9 cm ponytail circumference, sometimes close to 10, depends on when I measure).

Sarahlabyrinth
June 3rd, 2015, 11:05 PM
That is fun, Dessi, but I bet you get to Classic before me. I have to trim along the way. I would love your thick ends...

MINAKO
June 4th, 2015, 03:48 AM
Im past classic now, about one inch but for so e reason i dont feel like i deserve to enter the gates of the classic to knee thread yet, neither do i want to cut back to even pit my hemline, im confused lol.

JadedByEntropy
June 4th, 2015, 08:25 AM
Im past classic now, about one inch but for so e reason i dont feel like i deserve to enter the gates of the classic to knee thread yet, neither do i want to cut back to even pit my hemline, im confused lol.

aaw :blossom: I get those feels. I'm still just now feeling like my TBL is semi-undisputable and it is hard to graduate to a new board. I still over-stalk waist-TBL haha

lapushka
June 4th, 2015, 08:36 AM
I'm still here with 1 to 1.5 inches to go until classic. Well I'll just say 2 inches to go; it'll keep me motivated and I'll be sure to reach my goal when I reach it. :D

skyblue
June 4th, 2015, 11:29 AM
I'm so close now to classic again! About another half inch for most of my hairs, the rest are there now yay!
gonna be graduating to classic to knee thread soon

Thoughtcriminal
June 4th, 2015, 12:01 PM
I'm not *quite* tailbone yet, but classic is my goal so I'm joining c: I'm set to get there in just over a year! I have a loootttt of breakage I need to grow out too...

VJG
June 6th, 2015, 07:13 PM
So, my hair is classic length, and the taper is finally growing out. It'll be another year maintaining at this length before I have no noticeable taper, and I said classic was as long as I would go... but now I'm wanting to grow to fingertip length. :justy: WHEN WILL IT END???

I have also been leaning toward fingertip now that classic is so near. Good grief. It really does not end.

LongCurlyTress
June 7th, 2015, 05:50 PM
I think I'm officially at classic! Sorely tempted to cut it back to TB, though. This is the longest my hair has EVER been, and though I like it, it's starting to get unwieldy.

https://mehrysmusing.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/p1560334.jpg

Hi Mehry! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Please don't cut it! You will adjust to the unwieldiness. I also have very thick "unwieldy" hair just a bit above tbl when stretched, and I am always tempted to just trim an inch off to even off the hemline.. but won't do it! Just please pm me for mutual support! Love your hair! ;):blossom:

Scarlet_Celt
June 13th, 2015, 01:27 PM
Today I visited my hairdresser and she braided my hair. I love what she did with it :) Obligatory photo - http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/f8432635-e725-4c00-9ab2-7133aff7294e_zpsdosujgtb.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/f8432635-e725-4c00-9ab2-7133aff7294e_zpsdosujgtb.jpg.html)

meteor
June 13th, 2015, 01:50 PM
Mehry, wow, your hair is phenomenal! :thudpile: Gorgeous silk!
May I ask if you know what is this color/shade called? It's just that I have very similar colors (before my ombre), and I have always had real trouble specifying it... Is it considered golden or even chestnut-ish light-medium brown or is it neutral? :hmm: Level 6 or 7?


Today I visited my hairdresser and she braided my hair. I love what she did with it :) Obligatory photo - http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/f8432635-e725-4c00-9ab2-7133aff7294e_zpsdosujgtb.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/f8432635-e725-4c00-9ab2-7133aff7294e_zpsdosujgtb.jpg.html)

Wow! Awesome! :love: Your hairdresser is SUPER-skilled! And your hair is insanely gorgeous, Scarlet_Celt!! :thudpile:

Scarlet_Celt
June 14th, 2015, 02:52 AM
Wow! Awesome! :love: Your hairdresser is SUPER-skilled! And your hair is insanely gorgeous, Scarlet_Celt!! :thudpile:
Thanks, meteor! She is so talented and I was impressed how little time it took her to finish styling it. If only I had a skilled braider to do my hair every day ;)

Ambystoma
June 14th, 2015, 05:12 AM
Welp, I think I'm joining you guys! I was at tailbone when my son was born but cut back to hip shortly after and maintained kinda between there and BCL for a year-ish but I'm back at tailbone now and feeling the itch to go for my original goal, which was Classic. A friend totally enabled me by pointing out that if I did grow that long, I'd have enough to donate (to somewhere reputable) once/if I got sick of it and wanted to go back to hip, so all the fun of what I've always thought of as "princess hair" (Classic +) and then a good deed if I cut back. I'm at 39 stretched now, and Classic is 44 stretched so not too far off, although it bounces up a ton with bun curls. I never wear it down anyway at the moment with a toddler around so it doesn't really matter how long it gets... Ha ha, I thought I'd escaped the urge to grow but it was just dormant I guess :laugh:

lapushka
June 14th, 2015, 08:36 AM
Yay, another grower! :) Welcome!

Dragon Faery
June 15th, 2015, 01:06 AM
Today I visited my hairdresser and she braided my hair. I love what she did with it :) Obligatory photo - http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/alannahmartin/f8432635-e725-4c00-9ab2-7133aff7294e_zpsdosujgtb.jpg (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/alannahmartin/media/f8432635-e725-4c00-9ab2-7133aff7294e_zpsdosujgtb.jpg.html)

This is a beautiful braid! What a lovely hairdresser to do that for you! :)

Ambystoma
June 16th, 2015, 04:26 PM
Yay, another grower! :) Welcome!

Thank you! So much inspiration in this thread, thanks for posting all the lovely pictures guys :heartbeat

I have no idea what my growth rate is right now since I've been in hardcore benign neglect mode, I wash every few days, stretching washes as long as I can get away with, put up wet into a nautilus bun and only take it down for a few seconds to re do it, even wearing a loose high one for sleep (the plus side of never wearing it down is that I only need to comb before I wash). I used to get an inch - ish per month but since giving birth it's slowed to a crawl - I'm still breastfeeding 3 times a day so I wonder if it will pick up again once he's weaned? I hope so :( I think it will take a long time to get to Classic since I'll probably trim a couple of times along the way, I like fairytale ends on others but not so much on myself.

Scarlet_Celt
June 17th, 2015, 01:51 PM
This is a beautiful braid! What a lovely hairdresser to do that for you! :)

The salon I go to are having a summer promotion on braided styles, so I will definitely go back soon and have another style done :)

Dragon Faery
June 17th, 2015, 04:20 PM
The salon I go to are having a summer promotion on braided styles, so I will definitely go back soon and have another style done :)

How cool! I live out in the middle of nowhere, so I don't even know if salon braiding is a "thing" here in America. :)

Mehry
June 17th, 2015, 04:34 PM
Mehry, May I ask if you know what is this color/shade called? It's just that I have very similar colors (before my ombre), and I have always had real trouble specifying it... Is it considered golden or even chestnut-ish light-medium brown or is it neutral? :hmm: Level 6 or 7?

Meteor - Kind words, first of all. :) Thanks to a whole thread dedicated to my own mystery hair color issue, I'm officially settled on dark honey blonde or light chestnut. Right between 7G and 6G. I'd always hated my color, and thought it kind of ashy/cool-toned/mousy until I started taking LHC inspired photos and suddenly found very little cool or ashiness in there at all. Serious identity crisis ensued - I almost hennaed it red. But LHCers saved the day, and now I'm settled and happy with my color. I'd like to see yours!

Mullsha
June 17th, 2015, 05:14 PM
I'm still 8 inches away from classic. But I'm not giving up just yet!

Mehry
June 17th, 2015, 05:15 PM
Actually, I think I'm closer to 6G. So we're just going with light chestnut.

meteor
June 17th, 2015, 06:50 PM
^ Thank you so much! :flowers: And oh yes, Mehry, I remember your thread now! :D So happy you kept your hair and haircolor intact. It's beyond stunning!! :thud:


The salon I go to are having a summer promotion on braided styles, so I will definitely go back soon and have another style done :)

Yay! That's awesome news, Scarlet_Celt! :joy: You are so lucky to have such a great, talented braider working at your salon! :D

Scarlet_Celt
June 18th, 2015, 12:07 PM
How cool! I live out in the middle of nowhere, so I don't even know if salon braiding is a "thing" here in America. :)

The town I live in has a lot of hair salons, and they're very into keeping up-to-date with hair trends. Usually I don't get involved because as many people on here have said 'long hair is never in fashion', but braids are the exception to the rule! :)

Lindenare
June 19th, 2015, 08:58 AM
Scarlet_Celt and Mehry, your hair is stunning! I want to try those braids on myself, Scarlet_Celt.

I've been mostly lurking around here and am not quite sure if I belong anymore, as the longest ends of my hair are about an inch past classic. I'm thrilled, as it's the longest my hair's ever been. On the other hand, I'm not sure if the bulk of my hair looks quite at classic yet.

I also found out today that I can finally do milkmaid braids! Before, my long tassels resulted in huge lumps, and the braids themselves were really too short to pin. Now, though, I don't have to pull the braids so tight, and they not only stay in place but cover the ends well.

lapushka
June 19th, 2015, 09:15 AM
Very exciting milestone, Lindenare! I bet you're glad you're on classic to knee now. :D

meteor
June 19th, 2015, 12:03 PM
Congratulations, Lindenare! :joy:
And I hear you about lurking... If I have free time, I sometimes read threads on all length ranges, because relevant hair care advice and great ideas can be found at any hair length. :D

Scarlet_Celt
June 19th, 2015, 12:37 PM
Scarlet_Celt and Mehry, your hair is stunning! I want to try those braids on myself, Scarlet_Celt.

I've been mostly lurking around here and am not quite sure if I belong anymore, as the longest ends of my hair are about an inch past classic. I'm thrilled, as it's the longest my hair's ever been. On the other hand, I'm not sure if the bulk of my hair looks quite at classic yet.

I also found out today that I can finally do milkmaid braids! Before, my long tassels resulted in huge lumps, and the braids themselves were really too short to pin. Now, though, I don't have to pull the braids so tight, and they not only stay in place but cover the ends well.

Thanks, and I'd love to see a photo if you do try the braid on yourself. I'm not skilled enough to braid my own hair like that. My hands would completely get lost if I tried to braid the hair at the back of my head, but I'm so impressed that other people can do complex braids on themselves. Congrats on reaching classic!

JadedByEntropy
June 20th, 2015, 12:00 PM
The town I live in has a lot of hair salons, and they're very into keeping up-to-date with hair trends. Usually I don't get involved because as many people on here have said 'long hair is never in fashion', but braids are the exception to the rule! :)

actually i've noticed in the cycle of fashion that the spring after everyone chops to a fashionable influx of pixi styles, waist length is a summer-must-have and extensions come back. Great ploy for hair-manufacturers, and rewards those who dont follow trends! looong hair though...i have not seen. I guess its not do-able for most people's genes, and that kind of extensions are tacky and too expensive. :/

TrapperCreekD
June 20th, 2015, 12:17 PM
I've been mostly lurking around here and am not quite sure if I belong anymore, as the longest ends of my hair are about an inch past classic. I'm thrilled, as it's the longest my hair's ever been. On the other hand, I'm not sure if the bulk of my hair looks quite at classic yet.

I also found out today that I can finally do milkmaid braids! Before, my long tassels resulted in huge lumps, and the braids themselves were really too short to pin. Now, though, I don't have to pull the braids so tight, and they not only stay in place but cover the ends well.

Congrats! Maybe you can claim classic twice? :eyebrows: Wow, just now able to do milkmaid braids? :bigeyes: How far into iii are you?

meteor
June 20th, 2015, 03:32 PM
actually i've noticed in the cycle of fashion that the spring after everyone chops to a fashionable influx of pixi styles, waist length is a summer-must-have and extensions come back. Great ploy for hair-manufacturers, and rewards those who dont follow trends! looong hair though...i have not seen. I guess its not do-able for most people's genes, and that kind of extensions are tacky and too expensive. :/

I definitely agree with your comment, for sure :agree: , except I suspect many people only *think* or are told that it's "not in their genes" to grow long. Really, I hear so many folks say they aren't able to grow longer than shoulder or whatever but when you probe, it turns out they are totally healthy but they get big trims/cuts... and quite frequently.

By the way, another salon trend I noticed resurges every year is that every spring people are "supposed" to get lighter foil/balayage highlights/ombre put in, and then every fall - get low-lights and get darker, richer dye and get glosses/glazes a shade darker. :lol: Ah, the beauty industry! Always trying to do what nature is pretty good at doing anyway. ;)

Katschakai
June 21st, 2015, 10:49 AM
I know its been talked to death on this board, but people generally don't seem to get the fact that getting it cut every month = no lenght gain.
People ask me, like I guess they've asked all of you at some point: how did your hair get so looong? And when I answer that I stopped cutting it, they just can't believe it. No, it must be more, something else. And then they say that "well, my hair dresser tell me I have to get it cut at least every six weeks to keep it healthy." yeah, of course they tell you that, you pay their bills! (Note: not all hair dressers are like this of course)

Scarlet_Celt
June 21st, 2015, 01:53 PM
It's a mixture of over-complicating the matter and wanting a quick fix, but as we know, there is no quick fix in growing hair that is long.

Today is my wash day, and I just gave my hair a blast with the hair dryer to speed up the process. I do not like going to bed with wet hair at all!

lapushka
June 21st, 2015, 02:09 PM
It's a mixture of over-complicating the matter and wanting a quick fix, but as we know, there is no quick fix in growing hair that is long.

Today is my wash day, and I just gave my hair a blast with the hair dryer to speed up the process. I do not like going to bed with wet hair at all!

Agree with you. Today was my wash day as well, and my hair got diffused (as it always does, every week) for about 4 to 5 min. I love the feel of freshly washed but *dry* hair!

Scarlet_Celt
June 21st, 2015, 02:51 PM
Agree with you. Today was my wash day as well, and my hair got diffused (as it always does, every week) for about 4 to 5 min. I love the feel of freshly washed but *dry* hair!

I really do not like the feel of wet hair at all, which is slightly problematic given that my hair takes ages to dry shudder:

Dragon Faery
June 21st, 2015, 03:01 PM
I really do not like the feel of wet hair at all, which is slightly problematic given that my hair takes ages to dry shudder:

Ugh I hate the feel of wet hair. And my hair becomes a grabby octopus when wet and sticks to EVERYTHING to the point of breaking before it will let go. ...Why don't we have an octopus smiley?

lapushka
June 21st, 2015, 03:17 PM
I really do not like the feel of wet hair at all, which is slightly problematic given that my hair takes ages to dry shudder:

I have it in this huge beach-towel turned turbie twist (sew one side of it lengthwise) for 15-20 min., then airdry for 1h to 1h30min. and then it just needs a quick diffuse (4 sections, each section gets half a minute) for 4/5 min. Easy peasy.

meteor
June 21st, 2015, 05:44 PM
I have it in this huge beach-towel turned turbie twist (sew one side of it lengthwise) for 15-20 min., then airdry for 1h to 1h30min. and then it just needs a quick diffuse (4 sections, each section gets half a minute) for 4/5 min. Easy peasy.

Lapushka, how do you fold your beach towel on top of your head so that it won't be super-heavy? Is there a technique? :)
(I have to just drape my hair over a towel (after squeezing out extra water of course), because it's too heavy otherwise. :( )

Also, how do you manage to diffuse so extremely fast? :bigeyes: Or do you leave hair wet after 5 min blow-drying to let hair air-dry on its own after?

Scarlet_Celt
June 22nd, 2015, 11:54 AM
I have it in this huge beach-towel turned turbie twist (sew one side of it lengthwise) for 15-20 min., then airdry for 1h to 1h30min. and then it just needs a quick diffuse (4 sections, each section gets half a minute) for 4/5 min. Easy peasy.

I don't like having a towel on my head; it's much too heavy. I use a long t-shirt to wrap my hair in when wet, but I only do this for about 20 minutes because my scalp doesn't enjoy being wet for extended periods. After that I try to wear it down for a bit, and then put it up in sections. At some stage I either damp bun or use my hair dryer on the cool setting. There aren't enough hours in the day to take my hair from wet to totally dry without a hair dryer.

butterfly_dream
June 22nd, 2015, 12:05 PM
I have it in this huge beach-towel turned turbie twist (sew one side of it lengthwise) for 15-20 min., then airdry for 1h to 1h30min. and then it just needs a quick diffuse (4 sections, each section gets half a minute) for 4/5 min. Easy peasy.

I use two microfiber towels turned turbie twists.
I wrap my damp hair with one of them, then when it becomes wet; I take it off and wrap the second one. 30 min in total, I guess.
After that I air-dry for a couple of hours.

butterfly_dream
June 22nd, 2015, 01:35 PM
I haven't posted here in a long time, but when I last did I was at “almost Classic” length. I believe I'm “beyond Classic” now.

http://i62.tinypic.com/14aemj5.jpg

Despite all the trims I've done in the past few months, my hair has grown. My hemline is still far from perfect but getting better.
…So, I have apparently graduated from this thread.

Remi
June 22nd, 2015, 01:48 PM
butterfly_dream- your hair really is growing so long :flower:

meteor
June 22nd, 2015, 02:00 PM
Congratulations, butterfly_dream! :joy: :cheer:
Your hair is beyond stunning: so silky and shiny! And the color - oh my! :thud:

butterfly_dream
June 22nd, 2015, 02:10 PM
Thank you so much Remi and meteor!
This is my longest length ever. I'm so excited. :happydance:

Scarlet_Celt
June 22nd, 2015, 03:11 PM
I haven't posted here in a long time, but when I last did I was at “almost Classic” length. I believe I'm “beyond Classic” now.

http://i62.tinypic.com/14aemj5.jpg

Despite all the trims I've done in the past few months, my hair has grown. My hemline is still far from perfect but getting better.
…So, I have apparently graduated from this thread.

Your hair is beautiful, and as a redhead, can I just say I think your henna is gorgeous and looks really natural :)

butterfly_dream
June 22nd, 2015, 03:25 PM
Scarlet_Celt, your hair color is to die for. I am so envious. My natural color is "dirty blond" and I always dreamed to be redhead. :headache:

Dragon Faery
June 22nd, 2015, 11:03 PM
I haven't posted here in a long time, but when I last did I was at “almost Classic” length. I believe I'm “beyond Classic” now.

Despite all the trims I've done in the past few months, my hair has grown. My hemline is still far from perfect but getting better.
…So, I have apparently graduated from this thread.
Beautiful!! Congratulations! :cheer: :toast: :happydance:

Scarlet_Celt
June 23rd, 2015, 02:02 AM
Scarlet_Celt, your hair color is to die for. I am so envious. My natural color is "dirty blond" and I always dreamed to be redhead. :headache:

I doubt anyone would know if you didn't tell them you use henna. I was totally convinced from your photo that it was your natural colour :)

AnqeIicDemise
June 23rd, 2015, 04:25 AM
oh! OH!

I CAN FINALLY POST HERE! I thought.. I was never going to make it!

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10710920_10205048278067869_1175263211415594876_n.j pg?oh=ded47e98cd179c1029bc976ecfaccb3c&oe=5621DCBA

I have since gone red all the way. :]

ETA: This was also in November

lapushka
June 23rd, 2015, 04:39 AM
Lapushka, how do you fold your beach towel on top of your head so that it won't be super-heavy? Is there a technique? :)
(I have to just drape my hair over a towel (after squeezing out extra water of course), because it's too heavy otherwise. :( )

Also, how do you manage to diffuse so extremely fast? :bigeyes: Or do you leave hair wet after 5 min blow-drying to let hair air-dry on its own after?

Just the seam of the towel in the middle of my head and then it just falls down. Then it's a matter of twisting it and pulling it up. It is secured at the nape with a claw clip, otherwise it comes tumbling down.

My hair is in the towel 15-20 min. and that gets most of the wetness out. Then I airdry for 1h to 1h30 min., sometimes it's even 2h. I think because of the products in LOC the hair dries quite fast (and I've been known to need 8h). Then it is sectioned off for drying: top, back, 2 sides. Each side gets 30 sec., then hair is flipped to the side and randomly diffused here and there, flipped to the other side, same. It's all done in 4/5 min. By then my roots are pretty much dry, but the ends are still damp (but that doesn't matter so much to me).


I don't like having a towel on my head; it's much too heavy. I use a long t-shirt to wrap my hair in when wet, but I only do this for about 20 minutes because my scalp doesn't enjoy being wet for extended periods. After that I try to wear it down for a bit, and then put it up in sections. At some stage I either damp bun or use my hair dryer on the cool setting. There aren't enough hours in the day to take my hair from wet to totally dry without a hair dryer.

Cool. For me a shirt just won't soak up enough moisture. But maybe that's me. :)


I use two microfiber towels turned turbie twists.
I wrap my damp hair with one of them, then when it becomes wet; I take it off and wrap the second one. 30 min in total, I guess.
After that I air-dry for a couple of hours.

I'm at the point where a regular turbie no longer fits. :o No matter how the hair is folded. Woopsie. :lol:

butterfly_dream
June 23rd, 2015, 05:11 AM
I modified both of my microfiber towels in this way;
I took the towel and folded it in half lengthwise, than I stitched together the two halves of the short part, as a kind of hood.
When I put this hood on my head, the whole length of the towel is hanging down, almost to my thigh. So I can wrap all the hair easily.
It works better than a regular turbie and isn't too heavy. :grnbiggri

butterfly_dream
June 23rd, 2015, 05:23 AM
oh! OH!

I CAN FINALLY POST HERE! I thought.. I was never going to make it!

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10710920_10205048278067869_1175263211415594876_n.j pg?oh=ded47e98cd179c1029bc976ecfaccb3c&oe=5621DCBA

I have since gone red all the way. :]

ETA: This was also in November

Your hair is so lovely!
Looking forward to see “all the way red” as well.;)

LongCurlyTress
June 23rd, 2015, 07:38 AM
Such gorgeous pictures on this thread! How long did it take you to go from hip too TBL? Did you go through a stall or a shedding on your way to TBL? This is what I am experiencing and it is discouraging, especially the shedding part. I am sure the shedding is due to the excessive tangling (when detangling with conditioner in the shower) I am having with being at 34 inches and I am 3B. Do any curlygirls who have achieved TBL have any suggestions for less shedding during detangling? I posted this question here since you have all grown to TBL and beyond so I am hoping I can learn from those who are where I want to be. ;) Thanks for your suggestions!

lapushka
June 23rd, 2015, 07:45 AM
Such gorgeous pictures on this thread! How long did it take you to go from hip too TBL? Did you go through a stall or a shedding on your way to TBL? This is what I am experiencing and it is discouraging, especially the shedding part. I am sure the shedding is due to the excessive tangling (when detangling with conditioner in the shower) I am having with being at 34 inches and I am 3B. Do any curlygirls who have achieved TBL have any suggestions for less shedding during detangling? I posted this question here since you have all grown to TBL and beyond so I am hoping I can learn from those who are where I want to be. ;) Thanks for your suggestions!

I'm not a curly girl, but I'd use conditioners with a lot of slip (silicones). I find them especially useful on longer hair.

sparrowswing
June 23rd, 2015, 09:01 AM
Such gorgeous pictures on this thread! How long did it take you to go from hip too TBL? Did you go through a stall or a shedding on your way to TBL? This is what I am experiencing and it is discouraging, especially the shedding part. I am sure the shedding is due to the excessive tangling (when detangling with conditioner in the shower) I am having with being at 34 inches and I am 3B. Do any curlygirls who have achieved TBL have any suggestions for less shedding during detangling? I posted this question here since you have all grown to TBL and beyond so I am hoping I can learn from those who are where I want to be. ;) Thanks for your suggestions!

I just wanted to point out that you might not actually be experiencing excessive shedding. Curls hold onto each other well, and the longer the curly strands are the more they hold on, so curly hair doesn't lose already-shed strands easily. Since curlies don't usually brush, they don't have that extra help removing the sheds either. I imagine it takes the extra slip of conditioner and the force of running water to help most of them move out.

If you're stretching washes also, you're likely just seeing several days' worth of sheds working their way out instead of 1 or 2 like you used to. And then if your hair is twice as long, the same number of shed strands will have twice the volume when gathered into a pile or ball.

There are a lot of factors that come together to make it seem like you're shedding a LOT when little or nothing has changed but your length.

Scarlet_Celt
June 23rd, 2015, 02:00 PM
Such gorgeous pictures on this thread! How long did it take you to go from hip too TBL? Did you go through a stall or a shedding on your way to TBL? This is what I am experiencing and it is discouraging, especially the shedding part. I am sure the shedding is due to the excessive tangling (when detangling with conditioner in the shower) I am having with being at 34 inches and I am 3B. Do any curlygirls who have achieved TBL have any suggestions for less shedding during detangling? I posted this question here since you have all grown to TBL and beyond so I am hoping I can learn from those who are where I want to be. ;) Thanks for your suggestions!

I think hip to tailbone probably took me about 6-9 months, although I can't say I paid too much attention. I haven't had any stalls so far during my hair growth, but I did experience some atypical shedding a couple years ago when I was around waist. I'm pretty sure that was due to my haircare practices at the time (I was putting a lot of oils on my scalp). I know this might sound strange, but maybe your hair doesn't like being detangled while wet. I know some people find that their hair prefers to be detangled dry or wet, and that this can affect shed rates. Personally, if I properly detangle when wet I will shed like nobody's business, so I don't detangle until it's totally dry. It does make detangling more tricky, and time-consuming, but it's worth it to me.

brickworld13
June 23rd, 2015, 02:13 PM
I lose a small mammal worth of hair if I attempt to detangle while wet. I just don't do that anymore. I will let it mostly dry, Apply some oil or coney serum, and leave it alone until it is completely dry. Then detangle and style.

Dragon Faery
June 24th, 2015, 05:16 AM
AngelIicDemise, Congratulations! And wow, that is some stunning hair! I'm curious as to how it looks now that it's completely red. :)

LongCurlyTress, I'm not long enough for much advice yet, but I do have sympathy. My longest hairs are shedding out, effectively keeping me from quite reaching Tailbone yet, and it's annoying! :blossom: It could just be a seasonal thing in your case, or any number of things, really. I detangle with conditioner in the shower, too, and if I'm having trouble with too many tangles I add more conditioner (or sometimes partially rinse it out and reapply) and let it sit a while longer. Usually for me that does the trick.

DeadlyUnicorn
June 25th, 2015, 11:03 PM
Not sure my ends look to good here.. :undecided And my hair seems to be getting a lot more wavy lately.. This is one of my only natural light pictures since I normally take my pictures myself in a mirror lol.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/hairoutside1_zpst4zj6ufv.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/hairoutside1_zpst4zj6ufv.jpg.html)

lapushka
June 26th, 2015, 03:09 PM
Not sure my ends look to good here.. :undecided And my hair seems to be getting a lot more wavy lately.. This is one of my only natural light pictures since I normally take my pictures myself in a mirror lol.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/hairoutside1_zpst4zj6ufv.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/hairoutside1_zpst4zj6ufv.jpg.html)

That's so pretty. Nearly there! :)

DeadlyUnicorn
June 26th, 2015, 03:12 PM
Thank you lapushka :o I think I'm going to start maintaining at classic, or at least trimming more regularly

Frankenstein
June 26th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Not sure my ends look to good here.. :undecided And my hair seems to be getting a lot more wavy lately.. This is one of my only natural light pictures since I normally take my pictures myself in a mirror lol.


Your ends look just fine and so does the rest of your hair! :applause

Ambystoma
June 26th, 2015, 04:07 PM
I'm finally long enough for Gossamer's LWB for very very long hair! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiL1IatdrSc - my nautilus has been slipping out a bit since reaching TB but this one feels nice and stable :cheese:

What are other favourite buns at this length? I need to branch out a little!

omega
June 26th, 2015, 06:57 PM
What are other favourite buns at this length? I need to branch out a little!

The fun starts here!

June Week 4: Learned and Wore 4
Disc Bun w/Ficcare
Cinnamon Bun w/Ficcare
Braided Cinnamon Bun w/Ficcare
Inside Out Cinnamon Bun w/Ficcare

June Week 3: Learned 5
Hypno
Pan's Comfortable Work Updo
Ellingwoman Braided Bun
Pencil Bun
Seashell Bun

June Week 2: Learned and Wore 11
Four Stranded Vortex Bun - Studied Only, Need Pins, Elastic
Pinless Braided Bun - Done w/o Elastic, One Stick
Artemis Bun
Braided Cinnabun
Gibraltar Bun
Mockingjay Braided Bun
Disc Bun
Paranda w/Braided Cinnamon Bun
Celtic Knot Bun
Equilibrium Bun
Double Cinnamon Bun
Hawser Braid

June Week 1-Learned and Wore 20
Cinnamon Bun
Wrapped Hairstick Bun
Chinese Bun
Grah-toe Knot
Figure 8 Vertical
Crown Braid
Cameo Bun
Top Knot*
Nautilus*
Interlaced Braid
Dutch Braids Pair
JJJ's Pretzel Bun
Spidermom Bun
Woven Bun
Orchid Bun
Inside Out Cinnamon Bun
Pha Bun
Messy Bun
Sock Bun
Southern Twist Bun

DeadlyUnicorn
June 26th, 2015, 10:51 PM
Your ends look just fine and so does the rest of your hair! :applause

Thank you :o

cat11
June 27th, 2015, 07:52 AM
Deadlyunicorn, I think classic is a very good length on you. If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the hair style in your signature? it's very nice and smooth looking

DeadlyUnicorn
June 30th, 2015, 03:11 PM
Deadlyunicorn, I think classic is a very good length on you. If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the hair style in your signature? it's very nice and smooth looking

Thank you :) I followed this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4neDtqsDk I can't remember if I added some pins to secure it.. Surely I did though.. And then I just put the flexi through the 2 parts that the first topsy tail thing creates on the sides. I had to do the style a few times before I got it looking decent and secure. I'm not sure why it's so smooth looking :P I guess it's just my hair type. In my last picture my hair looks a little frizzy and wavy but I think it must be the humidity plus being outside where it's windy, cause my hair is normally more straight and sleek than that.

Dessi
July 3rd, 2015, 04:39 AM
Classic feels so far away.. as always! :D
http://s24.postimg.org/mlz8839d1/image.png

cat11
July 4th, 2015, 08:52 AM
Thank you :) I followed this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4neDtqsDk I can't remember if I added some pins to secure it.. Surely I did though.. And then I just put the flexi through the 2 parts that the first topsy tail thing creates on the sides. I had to do the style a few times before I got it looking decent and secure. I'm not sure why it's so smooth looking :P I guess it's just my hair type. In my last picture my hair looks a little frizzy and wavy but I think it must be the humidity plus being outside where it's windy, cause my hair is normally more straight and sleek than that.

Awesome! Im definitely going to try it. Thanks for givng me that video link!

lapushka
July 4th, 2015, 10:06 AM
You'll get there, Dessi! Gorgeous hair. :)

Dessi
July 4th, 2015, 01:04 PM
Thank you, Lapushka! :flower:

Ambystoma
July 4th, 2015, 04:37 PM
The fun starts here!


Cheers! I don't have a fork at the moment, I need to treat myself to one...

Only 4 inches go go now!

Wow - Dessi - such gorgeous thick waves!

Dessi
July 5th, 2015, 12:18 AM
Cheers! I don't have a fork at the moment, I need to treat myself to one...

Only 4 inches go go now!

Wow - Dessi - such gorgeous thick waves!
Thank you! :)

Dragon Faery
July 6th, 2015, 06:40 PM
Not sure my ends look to good here.. :undecided And my hair seems to be getting a lot more wavy lately.. This is one of my only natural light pictures since I normally take my pictures myself in a mirror lol. http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/hairoutside1_zpst4zj6ufv.jpg (/user/fishy-o/media/hair/hairoutside1_zpst4zj6ufv.jpg.html)This is so pretty! And your ends are way better than mine! :blossom:

Dragon Faery
July 6th, 2015, 06:44 PM
I finally got the next 1/4" I was waiting for! Now it's only half an inch to Tailbone! Still hoping to officially enter this thread in August or September. :)

Ambystoma
July 8th, 2015, 01:10 AM
I got my partner to take a picture of the messiest ropebraid waves ever this morning, but it's the first picture I've seen from the back since my postpartum shed so I'm very pleasantly surprised by how much fullness the ends still have :cheese:

I'm solid tailbone now, right to the very bottom of the bone when straight, and my jumper is about 1" below Classic.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18055&d=1436339099

Night_Kitten
July 8th, 2015, 05:05 AM
Congrats on solid tailbone Ambystoma :D
I like how your hair looks in that pic - like it's the natural texture and you did nothing to achieve it except to stand up so it hangs down your back :)

DeadlyUnicorn
July 8th, 2015, 07:53 AM
This is so pretty! And your ends are way better than mine! :blossom:

Thank you :o I guess I'm just a little self conscious about my split ends :p



Ambystoma, those waves look so pretty :)

AnqeIicDemise
July 8th, 2015, 09:09 PM
I touched up my roots today. And since I now have a fresh picture, I thought I'd check my check length taken today.


http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P_fy3XGgdcY/VZ3j8eZFraI/AAAAAAAAA6k/Q-6bOfhoUgw/s640/20150708_195633.jpg

Behold, Slayer of Things, freshly bathed in the blood of his enemies.

I only dyed the roots. The length has only had a single "touch" up via mixing deposit-only color during a co-wash a month ago. Otherwise, its still pretty spot on from the day I bit the bullet two months ago. The roots were done with the same stuff I used on the whole length but with 20 vol developer.

I have ditched shampoo altogether.

Excuse the mess on the counter. I'm still cleaning up my mess from the touch up. (that container also has the last bit of my conditioner that I couldnt' get out from the pump. It will be later mixed in with MP's vampire red and pillarbox red for a full length hue sometime in August.

ETA: This is his texture, by the way. I wish I could get a deeper wave but, alas, his fatkins pulls them straight. On DC washes it gets wavier as well as when it is super humid.

Have I told you how much I love LHC? I never thought I could get this shade, let alone this length and health all at once...ever.

DeadlyUnicorn
July 8th, 2015, 09:47 PM
Gorgeous color, AnqeIicDemise :o

Ambystoma
July 9th, 2015, 12:54 AM
Thanks guys - I wasn't a fan of the waves so much, but I was very happy with the thickness!

AnqeIicDemise, you look to be nearly Classic? How far do you have to go? Awesome colour too :)