View Full Version : January 2010 Measure-In: Here's to a great year!

January 1st, 2010, 12:18 AM
Official measurement at 11:18 p.m. on New Year's Eve: 39.75". That's 1/2" from December!

I'm SO CLOSE to 40"!!!

January 1st, 2010, 12:20 AM
Good on you Corriander! I am back at 32.5". I did a microtrim today :smile:

January 1st, 2010, 02:27 AM
Hair Length: 41.5 for bulk and upwards of 42 for the tip
Virgin Hair Length: 7 inches

January 1st, 2010, 02:47 AM
21+ for me. I didn't really measure in December, but I feel like I'm finally getting some growth, I think I was in a bit of slow down for a couple months there.

I fought the urge to chop this week, I had several bad hair days in a row but I've come out of them with all my hair - whew!

I wish everyone happy growing and I hope that you reach your goals in 2010!

January 1st, 2010, 03:43 AM
I'm still at 44". No growth this month. :justy:
In spite of this I'm going to trim this afternoon. Just half an inch or so...

January 1st, 2010, 03:43 AM
I trim all growth monthly so its not really any fun atm.. :rolleyes:

43.1"/ 109.5cm

I'll be trimming for another year I guess..

January 1st, 2010, 04:06 AM
I hope I will reach my goal by christmas:)

January 1st, 2010, 04:26 AM

First time I've measured in a long while.

January 1st, 2010, 05:03 AM
36 centimeters, that's 14.17 inches says measurements converter. Exact, that's me. :D I measured with different measure tape last time in mid-December, so there must be a bit of difference because of that, but anyway: one inch in a month! That's not quite possible, but it's growing, I'm so happy!

*Rose Red*
January 1st, 2010, 05:49 AM
I measured now 23,75 inches... and growing goes on :-D

January 1st, 2010, 06:32 AM
I just measured this morning at 33.5; I could even stretch to saying 34+ for a few strands. That's about an inch last month!

This year I'm going to start measuring at the start of every month.

Ten inches to goal then...

January 1st, 2010, 06:59 AM
75 cm, or 29.5 inches. 1 cm (0.4 in) increase.

January 1st, 2010, 07:17 AM
wow 42" I'ts been a while since I measured yea thought it stopped there for a minute. So heres to aiming at 50" ho the new year.

January 1st, 2010, 07:21 AM
I am at 39.5 inches. I have been trimming! ;)

January 1st, 2010, 09:40 AM
Well it looks as though I am growing, 18.5" this month.

I was very sick a few weeks ago. I am still a bit sore from the pneumonia. I am glad my mother got me those massage gift certificates for my birthday back in August. I have not used them and now I know why; I need them now lol.

Anyway, I know my growth is less because I was sick and my body is still trying to heal. However, I do know what my genetic potential is. Back in September, I cut my mother’s hair. She has not had a trim since and her hair is about 3 inches longer. Which means her hair grows approximately ¾ of an inch a month. Therefore, I know I can get that when I am at my strongest and healthiest.

I am still grateful for the growth I received. I look at it as natures New Year’s gift to me.

Oh, I put up a new signature picture.

Happy New Year Everyone!

January 1st, 2010, 09:50 AM
Supposedly it's 83,6 cm/32.9 inches, up from 81,5/32.1 at the beginning of December. Hmm, ok. Not sure I quite believe my measuring. :suspect:

January 1st, 2010, 10:25 AM
Measuring in at 41-1/2"but I did a little micro-trim of 1/8" to 1/4" to even out the ends.

So think I am starting the new year with 41-1/4"

I plan on trimming 1/8" or so monthly. Might need year or two at classic length to thicken up the ends.

But I really want to go to mid-thigh length.

January 1st, 2010, 10:39 AM
I got another 1/2 " last month bringing me to my first goal of 20" straight...which is also APL on me ☺

my next goals will be 20" wavy {in about another 2 months or so} and then on to BSL

January 1st, 2010, 10:50 AM
Measured last night at 26". I can't wait for waist length! (Which won't be for at least 6 more months!)

January 1st, 2010, 10:53 AM
I'm at 39"!

January 1st, 2010, 11:31 AM
22 inches! I had a trim a couple of months ago.

Most of it is APL ... and if I lean my head back it is BSL ... but that doesn't really count - d'oh!

January 1st, 2010, 12:37 PM
I grew about an inch but then cut an inch becaus emy ends were in this really weird looking icicle shap and thin. SOOOO I'm still at 26in. with a much thinker and blunter hemline. I'm hoping to trim onlt like 1/8 in. every 8 weeks from now on until my hair is blunt and I've gotton rid of all my layers. Hopfully I'll get to waist soon.

January 1st, 2010, 12:58 PM
I'm at 35.25 inches which is slower growth than last month. Here's to hoping a spurt this month and at least six more inches this year.

January 1st, 2010, 01:31 PM
I measured last week... so that counts as my start for 2010. I'm at 36 inches. Woo Hoo! My first goal was reached, so now I'm just keeping going :)

January 1st, 2010, 01:46 PM
I'm at 18.75". Going to go as long as it will go.

January 1st, 2010, 02:18 PM
Today I measured my hair at 20.5".
It grew approx. 0.4" in December (not very accurate measurement last month)

January 1st, 2010, 02:20 PM
Incredible growth in December! :thumbsup:

January 1st, 2010, 02:23 PM
49 and a half for me - so close to 50! Now I can see that I might actually make knee length one day... it's just a couple of inches away! :hollie:

January 1st, 2010, 02:24 PM
30", which is my first major goal of waist! I started taking my supplements regularly and so I got 1" of growth. :cheese:

tinker bug
January 1st, 2010, 02:37 PM
don't have a number to give you, but i *did* take some new length shots! here they are:


now I just have to relearn how to make it my signature ahah

January 1st, 2010, 02:46 PM
Finally at 45"! I've been very consistent with my supplements, topicals and massages, and it's really paying off! Hope to be close to 46" if I keep this up... ;-)

January 1st, 2010, 03:06 PM
Just barley hit 25 inches. :)

January 1st, 2010, 03:08 PM
I'm really annoyed. This is the second month with 0 growth. What the heck?!!! I hate stalls. This is my first one. :(

January 1st, 2010, 04:40 PM
24in. exactly. That's with bun waves so I would be longer wet. I can't remember the last time I measured. Must measure more often !!

January 1st, 2010, 04:47 PM
I'm at 23" nearly BSL :)

January 1st, 2010, 04:48 PM
28 inches, maybe a little longer. I've been maintaining here for a while with trimming. I hope to get to waist by the end of 2010--that will be about 31 or 32 inches.

January 1st, 2010, 04:58 PM
I'm up 0,20 inches this month, or 0,5 cm. Total lenght is 41.50 inches.

I'm not complaining... I'm looking forward for 2010 :)

Happy new year LHC! May we all have lots of hair growth! :flowers:

Ohhh, wait! It's less than 6 inches for my goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! :happydance:

Here I come 2010!!!! :D:D:D

January 1st, 2010, 05:16 PM
I'm at 76 cm now, or 29.9'. My hair has grown exactly one centimeter since last months measurement. It's a bit slower than average but not much at least and now I'm finally at waist :D so I'm happy!

ETA: Fixing grammar :)

January 1st, 2010, 05:19 PM
26", yay! I finally feel long enough to paticipate in these threads:)

January 1st, 2010, 05:39 PM
I'm at 37" which is 0.5" more than last month.:)

January 1st, 2010, 05:43 PM
I don't remember the last time we measured, but DH just measured a minute ago and my hair measures 50 INCHES LONG!!! :joy: Oh happy day!! :cheer:

January 1st, 2010, 05:46 PM
33 inches! Woo hoo! Off to update my stats...

January 1st, 2010, 05:53 PM
25", and 2" to really full BSL. I have about 4" damaged hair left so I should be reasonable and stay with BSL this year anc cut the bad hair out.

Goal 1:
Full BSL (27", 70 cm)

Goal 2:
Waist (34", 85 cm)

Goal 3:
Waist long healhty braid...

now at 25" and counting... just started to take extra biotin and zinc to gain some lenght.

January 1st, 2010, 05:57 PM
14.5 inches, so half an inch since the beginning of December, and just long enough for a tiny pony tail!

January 1st, 2010, 06:39 PM
Still hovering between 30.5 and 31inches.....visually my hair looks longer, but the measuring tape doesn't seem to show any progress. Judging by henna roots, though, I've grown about a half inch this month. Maybe my longest hairs are shedding.

January 1st, 2010, 07:22 PM
19 in. I know my hair didn't shrink but I must have mismeasured earlier.. :o

January 1st, 2010, 07:27 PM
19.5! thats a half inch! -excited!-

My grandma got me some nice silk scaves for Christmas too! ( we got Christmas presents today since we've been snowed in for about a week)

January 1st, 2010, 08:48 PM
21 inches, same as last measure.

January 1st, 2010, 10:25 PM
25 " and according to my visual diary I've grown 5/8".

January 1st, 2010, 11:04 PM
at 32" - I did trim recently to get rid of the worst of the scragglies. I really gauge growth by where it's hitting on my body, more so than by the tape measure.

January 1st, 2010, 11:08 PM
31.5 and sitting quite determinedly at "can I call this hip?"

January 1st, 2010, 11:47 PM
37", about 0.4" growth since last month.

Cinnamon Hair
January 2nd, 2010, 01:30 AM
55.5" this month. Measured anywhere from 55" even to 56" so going with the average.

ETA: Just noticed I reported 56" for December so it either shrank or my measuring was off.

January 2nd, 2010, 03:11 AM
I gained .75" in the past month. That puts me at 19.75"!

akka naeda
January 2nd, 2010, 04:53 AM
Mostly it's 51", but there're a few strands which missed the last trim and are 53"

January 2nd, 2010, 05:18 AM
I got my dh to measure my hair for me today before I washed it and it looks like I have gained some! In mid October which was the last time it was measured, it came in at 37", its now 39" whichI am very pleased with! My aim is for 45" so its possible I might acheive that in 2010 :) Yay!!


January 2nd, 2010, 06:23 AM
I've had a slow growing month I guess, only a bit past 37".
(I got a trim so now I'm at 35" for this month.)

January 2nd, 2010, 06:32 AM
17 and a bit. Probably 17.25. Pretty much where I would expect to be.

January 2nd, 2010, 08:31 AM
43.5'' according to DBF

January 2nd, 2010, 09:40 AM
I'm still at 29". I trimmed my hair in december. I'll try to not trim it untill I reach 30" !

January 2nd, 2010, 10:16 AM
23" up from the 22" of my last trim. Although this is considerably less than what I started out with, I'm happy that most of my damage and all of my layers are gone. Also, my V cut is gone. I really like the look of the V cut while it's down, but the straight across thing cuts down on tapering. Also, I'm a ii/iii now at 4" circumference so I'm satisfied with that goal (although I wouldn't mind a solid iii).

January 2nd, 2010, 10:36 AM
22.8 inches now as opposed to 23.2 last month.

Layers were trimmed, about an inch, (ponytail above head one-snip method) and the length was trimmed, about half an inch, using Feye's method for a slight U.

January 2nd, 2010, 10:51 AM
25.25, though I expected 25.5"

Could this have anything to do with doing an S&D while I was a little peeved at something? Maybe I just kept cutting :doh:

January 2nd, 2010, 10:51 AM
Back down to 26 inches because of my trim :(

January 2nd, 2010, 11:37 AM
DH just helped me get an "official" measurement......20.25"! :)

January 2nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
I'm at 26 inches, which is just past BSL, and an inch of growth from last month!

January 2nd, 2010, 01:26 PM
53" not far from knee.

January 2nd, 2010, 01:48 PM
As of yesterday, I'm measuring 25.75". Not sure how much growth per month that is, but I'm going to keep track of it from now on. :)

January 2nd, 2010, 06:31 PM
Back at 130 cm = 51.2 inches, from 54.5 2 or 3 months ago. Since I trimmed last week, that was to be expected :D but darn it ! I hate it.

January 3rd, 2010, 02:01 AM
Still 34"... :undecided I have been trimming the longest few hairs regularly, but since I have had issues with breakage, the shorter hairs still haven't caught up. However, it seems like my hair might be way more sensitive to protein than I thought. My hair felt good before, so I didn't realize something could be wrong with it, but after clarifying + SMT and staying away from my beloved eggwashes (which I only did occasionally anyway) my ends are now softer than I thought possible. It looks like the breakage is subsiding, but it's a bit early to tell how this will affect my growth yet. I'll probably go without trims for a while and see what happens.

January 3rd, 2010, 02:14 AM
No significant growth here, I'm at 95cm = 37 1/4".
I only gained half of my usual monthly growth in December, but I've been sick for 3 whole weeks, so that probably figures. :shrug:

Captain Nikki
January 3rd, 2010, 03:30 AM
When i joined (early Dec) i measured 25.2 now i'm 26! Stoked!

January 3rd, 2010, 04:24 AM
79 cm ( 31,1")
It might have grown a bit since i joined some months ago. :)

January 3rd, 2010, 04:42 AM
Back to 67 cm (26.3") after my big trim in december. before the trim it was about 74cm (29")

January 3rd, 2010, 05:49 AM
19 inches and on the move!

January 3rd, 2010, 07:14 AM
Grew an inch and trimmed an inch, so I'm holding steady at 31".

linda g
January 3rd, 2010, 07:22 AM
Since I got a trim in December, holding steady at 21".

January 3rd, 2010, 09:05 AM
I remeausured last night when my hair was wet and freshly detangled and came in at 35.5".

YAY! That means it actually grew a respectable amount last month.

January 3rd, 2010, 09:20 AM
Checking in at 23.5"
I was at 26" in early December, but had to trim back to 23". Bah!
At least my hair is all one length in the back after three years!

January 3rd, 2010, 09:28 AM
32.25, almost an inch since last month. :)

January 3rd, 2010, 10:31 AM
29", so half an inch in a month. :)

January 3rd, 2010, 01:28 PM
I'm still measuring 32.75, which is what I had last month. However, I trimmed right before I measured. Lesson learned...measure before *and* after I trim so I can know what the growth was and also how much I actually took off. I'm aiming for 1/4" trims monthly for a while, but I must have taken more off or mismeasured the month before. Regardless, I am happy with the trim and how my hemline is improving, and that I'm not losing any length, really. Just taking a bit longer to get to solid hip. :)

January 3rd, 2010, 02:35 PM
about 28" for January!

January 3rd, 2010, 04:01 PM
27 1/2 in. Only 1/2 in. growth this month.

January 3rd, 2010, 04:45 PM
Hair is ~25 inches in length at BSL.

Will be trimming the last 3 inches of dyed hair off this year, so will gain about 3 inches this year which will be near waist length.

January 3rd, 2010, 05:35 PM
38" - pushing for classic.

January 4th, 2010, 10:44 AM
57 cm / 22.4 inches. Thats 1,5 cm / 0.6 inches since December 6th. It must have been all the Christmas cookies that I've been eating! :D

BSL this year maybe! (Only 3 inches or so to go!)

January 4th, 2010, 10:48 AM
Just starting in, 6" and we are going for terminal length - be it shoulder, hips or longer.....

hanne jensen
January 4th, 2010, 12:16 PM
59 centimeters after a i centimeter trim.

January 4th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Combed really straight I can get 22 inches on the longest strands, but most of it is still at 21 like last month....think I'm in a stall with diet change, very busy time of year...forgetting my hair vitamins. Maybe next month will be better.

January 4th, 2010, 12:48 PM
28" Yippee!!! but only the middle sections of hair. The sides are still 25" ,26", 27"...

January 4th, 2010, 05:45 PM
24 inches havent measured since like august and then i was 22 inches plus i have been trimming

January 5th, 2010, 09:19 AM
46" here... fourteen inches to knee!

January 5th, 2010, 10:09 AM
37“ for me! Almost at TBL, which is 38“ on me. Yay!
Picture (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4615&pictureid=59401)

January 5th, 2010, 10:11 AM
I measured on Xmas or the day before I think... 39" for a continued 1/2" per month...

January 5th, 2010, 02:39 PM
I trimmed last month, and grew back the length I trimmed off, so I am still at 46.5" in length.

January 5th, 2010, 05:50 PM
I'm at 27"! 27" is also the longest I've had it ever, so from now on, it's all uncharted territory :D

January 5th, 2010, 08:15 PM
22.5", up another half-inch from last month. Creeping ever so slowly towards BSL. :)

January 6th, 2010, 05:57 AM
32 and 1/2 " :)

January 6th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Measured this afternoon. 29 5/8 inches, which is 5/8" growth since 10th December; brilliant when you consider that it's winter here and my hair often slows to a snail's pace in winter :D

January 6th, 2010, 08:53 AM
20 inches, from 16 inches when I started growing it out last year. Now it's just past my shoulders, which is as long as I've had it in at least a few years. Woohoo! I'm not planning on cutting it at all until it's waist length, so hopefully by December I will have added another 6 inches. I can't wait to start braiding my hair again! :cheese:

January 6th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Yay! 31.75" so close to being fully at waist! Then trims to get rid of all the old colored damage.

January 7th, 2010, 07:46 AM
I had a trim done early December, and my hemline changed from blunt to slight U. Today I'm at 32.25 inches.

January 7th, 2010, 08:30 AM
I don't measure in inches. However, right now I am in the abyss between collarbone and APL, and hoping for mega-growth in the coming year!!

January 7th, 2010, 12:08 PM
I finally remembered to measure and was sorely disappointed. No growth! At all! That's a first.

However, my mother has also been growing her's out and has been at the same length as me for months now, but she finally passed me up with a full inch of growth in December. Lucky lady.

January 7th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Same as last month....21.8 inches. :( Of course, I did my first S&D and microtrim two weeks ago, which is probably why I didn't have any growth...

oh well. As long as I'm waay past BSL by May, I'll be happy. Only have an inch to go to get there at this point. :)

January 8th, 2010, 09:03 AM
I like doing a monthly progress report, so I'm happy to claim 1/2 inch more for the New Year ~~ APL at 22.5".
Happy New Decade to everyone!

January 8th, 2010, 11:13 PM
I'm measuring at 16 1/2. I'm quite pleased with it since I had a three inch trim a few months ago and was at 16".

Ravenwaves 88
January 10th, 2010, 02:59 PM
I'm at 30"......Hooray. Waist is 34". I can taste it! I got an inch of growth in December......so amazed.

January 10th, 2010, 03:49 PM
19 in - loooong way to go!

January 10th, 2010, 04:22 PM
First measure ever : 17.5 inches
End goal : 26

Wonder how long it'll take ! I've never measured my hair before !

January 10th, 2010, 04:41 PM
I'm starting off the new decade at 32".

January 11th, 2010, 07:43 PM
27 inches - another 1/2 inch this month

January 11th, 2010, 08:01 PM
48 inches!!!! :happydance:

January 11th, 2010, 10:50 PM
I'm sitting at 3ft of hair :D
It's so awesome, I've got quite a few milestones all tucked in together to get excited about.
- Very cose to tbl, 2 inches aprox
- Only about 8.5ish cm away from 1 meter.
- 4 inches away from the 40 inch mark

I'll definitly have to update my desired length soon. I want onger now! :D

January 12th, 2010, 08:22 AM
I trimmed a bit so I'm back at fingertip length, which is 44 1/2" on me. I'm probably going to be fluctuating between 44" and 45" for a few, trying to gain more thickness. :p

January 12th, 2010, 10:22 AM
28" for me. I think it will be a very slow growing year, since my ends are so raggedy. I'll end up trimming a bit at least once a month I think. Ugh.

January 23rd, 2010, 06:55 PM
In December '09 I measured in at 27 3/4". Today, I measured in at 28 1/2"!!

January 24th, 2010, 11:23 AM
I decided my hair felt longer so I broke down and measured it. 28 inches, so 3 inches since the beginning of May, including a trim or two.

January 28th, 2010, 09:16 PM
30.5 after a 2" trim earlier this month.

January 28th, 2010, 10:19 PM
I also just measured my hair for the first time! My longest layer is 22" Hopefully I'll be close to 30" by next year :) Gotta keep taking my vitamins.

January 28th, 2010, 11:44 PM
Just measured my hair for the first time. 29 in curly, 35 pulled straight.

Queen Olympias
January 29th, 2010, 05:13 AM
I am measuring my hair at the end of every month, so here is my latest measurement: 24.5 inches. My December length was 24 inches so it looks like I have half an inch of growth. I suppose I should be happy but I really want to reach BSL! I still have a few more inches to go...