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Lassie
April 10th, 2010, 09:56 PM
so i was eagerly following the 'how long from BSL to waist thread' and of course there is a huge difference in the time it too people to go fro bsl to waist..

I'd love to know what everyone's differing measurements are for the length to their waist. (using the method of measuring from where your hair begins on your forehead)
My waist is at 30inches (76cms) im currently at 14inches, so at an inch a month it will take me about a year and a half to get there (which feel like an eternity)

Unless i can maintain the current level of growth of 1.5inches a month, then it will only be 10 months (now that would be awesome!!)

so anyways..how many inches is waist on you??

julliams
April 10th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Around 31 inches for me. For me it is more of a layer issue. My longest layer (nape of the neck) is about 24 inches but the canopy layers are more like just past SL. This gives my hair the appearance of being much shorter than it is when you look at me from the front. If all my hair was at BSL I think I would be happy with my length.

I've seen photos of myself with what I consider to be "long hair" on me and it is not actually waist - more like high waist but since it is all one length, it just looks so much longer.

Whoever conned me into getting layers in the first place was really pulling the wool over my eyes. They told me it would take the bulk out - well it just gives the illusion of way more bulk with my hair. I need the weight to pull my hair down. Ugh!!!

Anyways, 7 inches of length until waist at 5/8" per month will mean that it will take about 11 months by the looks of things.

P.S - I'm from Sydney too - where do you get your MSM from?

Heavenly Locks
April 10th, 2010, 10:06 PM
I am 5'2" and my waist is right at 30 inches measured the LHC way.

clichepithet
April 10th, 2010, 10:13 PM
I'm 5'6" and WL is 32"-33" LHC Method.

:flower: I grow just under an inch a month (stalls not included), so I hope to be there (WL) before Christmas.

Nilithyana
April 10th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Mine is about 32.5 inches. (I'm 5'9")

AbruptlyWanderi
April 10th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Mine is about 29 inches, and I am 5'1.5".

I aim to be about waist by my birthday, which is September 1st.

marikamt
April 10th, 2010, 11:17 PM
I am 5'6" and waist is 30" on me, but I am high waisted...... anything past hip will take me forever

GoddesJourney
April 10th, 2010, 11:29 PM
Waist for me is at about 29.5 if you're counting the narrowest part. If I can get the weight off, it will be at about 31+. I'm maybe 5'5". I think BSL is about 25.5, so the distance to WL will get further if I can pass BSL while I'm cutting weight. I don't expect to get there this year. I expect to get to BSL and then maybe maintain while more damage disappears. Getting to WL the next year will be a breeze after that.

pinchbeck
April 10th, 2010, 11:30 PM
I am 5'6" and waist is 30" on me, but I am high waisted...... anything past hip will take me foreverI am the same height and am also high waisted (aka 'short waisted'). So...because my waist is located where my underarms are (I hope one person gets a chuckle out of that!) waist for me is where Dr. Oz measures people on the Truth Tube which is around the level of the belly button. Then there are people who think waist length is equivalent to the bottom of the elbows.

Kind of a tricky one to answer and there will be different ideas of where waist length is.:writer:

ETA: Oops, I forgot to add a measurement. Hee, hee.

Jeni
April 11th, 2010, 12:07 AM
I'm 5'10 and am at the very top of waist at 30" (I call it waist). I think I will be a "full waist" when Im 32" or so.

long.again
April 11th, 2010, 12:21 AM
I'm 5'7 and my waist is at 33", maybe I could say 32" but now, it's really 33".

Eisa
April 11th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I'm 5'3" and my latest hair measurement is really 35, so I was going to say that...but then I realized the longest bits of my hair are past my waist. So...probably 32-ish?

Oskimosa
April 11th, 2010, 12:33 AM
I'm 5'5", short-waisted, and for me waist length is 30 inches. Or 29.5. It's hard for me to tell, doing it myself; I still haven't quite perfected measuring correctly. (why I switched to milestone marker measurements instead of inches...)

Loreley
April 11th, 2010, 02:01 AM
Waist is around 33" on me.

Ivy~Rose
April 11th, 2010, 02:11 AM
Mine's around 30-31, but waist is pretty subjective! I'm 5'2.

peronella
April 11th, 2010, 02:24 AM
I'm 5-10 and waist for me is about 35 inches

Syaoransbear
April 11th, 2010, 02:51 AM
I'm 5'7 and waist is 30" for me

naereid
April 11th, 2010, 03:25 AM
My waist seems to be around 75-76 cm (30 inches) too.
Currently my longest layer is at 69 cm, but my shortest are about 50 cm.

Wow. Now that I see it all written down like this, I realize I should be hitting waist before the year is out. Wow. :cheese:

janeytilllie
April 11th, 2010, 03:30 AM
I'm 4ft 9 and waist on me is 26.5 inches.
I'm currently 24.5" and I sometimes grow 1/2 inch or a inch. I should hopefully reach waist this July :)

julliams
April 11th, 2010, 03:48 AM
I think because of the way alot of clothes are designed to be worn on the hips, our perception of where our waist actually is is altered. I sew a bit so I've had to get to know where the measurements are supposed to be taken.

I think the easiest way to know is to get some thin elastic and tie it around your waist area so that it's snug but not too tight. Then move around (touch your toes, walk around, sit down etc) and you'll find that the elastic will naturally move to your waistline which is usually the smallest part on the torso. For most people, it's a little higher than we think it is. I had to readjust my goal because of where I "thought" my waist was, wasn't. This was good news because it took an inch off my goal - yey!

Purdy Bear
April 11th, 2010, 03:52 AM
Im 5ft 3 3/4 and its 32 1/2 inches to my waist.

Im pretty long waisted and have lots of problems getting clothes to fit properly, I usually have to resite belts etc, they have a tendency to sit under my ribs.

PS Waist for me is the narrowest point between the hip bone and the ribs.

Feli
April 11th, 2010, 03:53 AM
I'm almost 6 foot and waist is 35 inches on me. I was always so jealous of all the people here who are already at tailbone at 35 inches! One of the downsides of being tall I guess!

Hiriel
April 11th, 2010, 04:15 AM
I think because of the way alot of clothes are designed to be worn on the hips, our perception of where our waist actually is is altered.


Definitely! I put down waist as a goal for myself when I joined LHC, but quickly realised that I meant hip. My trousers are NOT at my waist (thank goodness, because I hate high-waisted trousers), they're at my hips.

My waist moves. I'm absolutely sure it does ;)
I've just recently grown past waist, and my hair would seem to be waist one day, and then it was back to an inch above waist the next :rolleyes:

But I believe my waist is at about 29-30 inches. I'm 5'3".

Lykaios
April 11th, 2010, 04:52 AM
On me, waist is about 28 inches. Right now it's 29 and 3/4 (YAY!!!) so I am pretty solidly in there. I'm 5'4"

Liss
April 11th, 2010, 06:33 AM
I'm 5'4" and waist is 31" on me. I have a long torso for my height, but wish it was in my legs instead! I checked the measurements from what was mentioned in previous posts and my elbows are at waist length, although my belly button is at hip.

I have about 5" of growing to reach waist length, which is about 10-12 months.

KittyLost
April 11th, 2010, 06:33 AM
I'm 5ft 5" (I think!) and waist is around 30" for me :)

Waist is my ultimate goal at the moment and at an average 0.5" growth a month it'll take me 2years and 6months to get there!
Hopefully it'll reach goal faster as I intend to have waist length hair for my 21st.

wendyg
April 11th, 2010, 06:43 AM
5'6; 31in.

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myrrhmaiden
April 11th, 2010, 07:00 AM
I'll hit waist at 30" (I'm 5'6" and high-waisted)

ChrissieM
April 11th, 2010, 07:13 AM
5'9"...I think waist is about 34 inches. Maybe 35. I'm at 28ish right now, so I have a while to go.

freckles
April 11th, 2010, 07:30 AM
I think my waist is 30" or so. I'm 5'3".

s-a-m-a-r-k-a-n
April 11th, 2010, 08:50 AM
31 inches, I'm 5feet 7 but rather shortwaisted. All this reminds me that I need an update of my hair measurement, but I'd rather have someone to help me:?

Pixna
April 11th, 2010, 09:06 AM
I'm 5 feet tall. Waist length is at about 29 inches for me.

moominhapa
April 11th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Waist is somewhere between 28-30 inches for me. I'm not sure absolutely exactly, but it's in that range. I'm 5'3".

lapushka
April 11th, 2010, 09:19 AM
27.6 inches, and I'm about 5'.7". Short back, long legs. :o

Blandine
April 11th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Waist is about 33 inches to me (if I did my maths right, I measure in cm). I have a very thick head! ;-)

rags
April 11th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I'm 5'7" and waist is right about 30" on me. Very short waist and long legs!

marikamt
April 11th, 2010, 09:48 AM
I am the same height and am also high waisted (aka 'short waisted'). So...because my waist is located where my underarms are (I hope one person gets a chuckle out of that!) waist for me is where Dr. Oz measures people on the Truth Tube which is around the level of the belly button. Then there are people who think waist length is equivalent to the bottom of the elbows.

Kind of a tricky one to answer and there will be different ideas of where waist length is.:writer:

ETA: Oops, I forgot to add a measurement. Hee, hee.

LOL..... elbow would be hips for me.... I have freakishly long limbs......

I do agree w/ what everyone said about the waist/ hip debate.... I think the lo-rise clothes have made us think our waist is lower than it really is.... just like someone said earlier (sorry, can't remember who :( ) I said my goal was waist, but then I realized (as I got closer) that I really meant hip.

johnnysgirl
April 11th, 2010, 10:00 AM
If I follow the rubberband method described earlier, it's 30". But my hair is 30", and it doesn't feel like waist yet. I am 5'2" with short legs. Well, that's obvious LOL, but I mean, shorter than you would expect. On a short person.:D

Carolyn
April 11th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Waist length is 33" on me and my current length. I'm extra long from shoulders to waist but I have a very short neck.

princessp
April 11th, 2010, 11:50 AM
30"-31" for me and I am 5'4", I'm really close at 28-29" now.

ETA: I've never measured my hair wet though because I keep forgetting. If I did, I bet I'd be past waist.

bunnii
April 11th, 2010, 12:57 PM
I'm 5"2 and waist on me is 32" I have a long torso and short legs. :taz:

I've just spotted this smilie, it's my new favourite. :mrt:

jackiesjottings
April 11th, 2010, 02:22 PM
I'm only 5 foot and am short waisted as well so it was 28 inches for me.

LadyJennifer
April 11th, 2010, 02:28 PM
mine is 30 3/4 inches. I'm at 20 in. now, so if my hair grows 1 in./month (I'm not sure yet how fast it grows...) it would only be about 10 months! If it grow 1/2 in./month it would be almost 22 months... I hope it grows at least an inch/month this year!

Oh, I'm 5'6" and pretty proportionate legs to torso.

LadyJennifer
April 11th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Im 5ft 3 3/4 and its 32 1/2 inches to my waist.

Im pretty long waisted and have lots of problems getting clothes to fit properly, I usually have to resite belts etc, they have a tendency to sit under my ribs.

PS Waist for me is the narrowest point between the hip bone and the ribs.

Me too. This where waist is, traditionally.

Rennire
April 11th, 2010, 03:11 PM
I am almost 5'11" and waist for me is around 33 inches (I'm not so great with the measuring tape! =P)

Juliannaissance
April 11th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I'm 5'1" and my waist is at 30"...but I also have a really short torso compared to my long legs. I'm hoping to reach hip in about a year. My ultimate goal is Classic, and maybe even beyond that to thigh.

Ravenwaves 88
April 11th, 2010, 03:29 PM
I'm 6'0" and waist is 33" on me. I'm currently at 29.5 Soooooo close.

Rivanariko
April 11th, 2010, 03:30 PM
I'm 5'1 and my natural waist I think was 28". I have a very short torso though, so I'm now at hip at 32. It's going to be a ways to the next milestone though...

pdy2kn6
April 11th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Im 6 foot and measured from the top of my forehead to my waist is 34 inches (I think that is how you measure??)

DBBramble
April 11th, 2010, 03:43 PM
My "version" of waist length is going to be the top of my jeans since I'm short (5`2) and they sit on my hips. I'll have the boyfriend measure when he gets home.

Captain Nikki
April 11th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Waist is around 29 -29.5 for me. I'm just under 5'4. An inch and a half to 2 inches to go. Considering my hair grows just under half an inch per month that means 4 to 5 months to go. Hopefully by my birthday.

deviantkitten
April 11th, 2010, 06:19 PM
5'8" To waist is probably 31".
Short torso-long legs LOL

I am at 33" right now. I thought I was right at waist until I took photographs for LHC. Turns out I am just past waist. YAY!

Peter
April 11th, 2010, 06:29 PM
I'm 5'6" and my waist is 30" measured LHC-style. I'm higher-waisted than most people though (I think).

lora410
April 11th, 2010, 06:40 PM
31" for me although I haven't measured lately. I go through fast and slow growth spurt; don't be suprised if it take longer then 1.5 yrs. It took me 3yrs and I was calculating 1.5 as well.

Kristin
April 11th, 2010, 09:05 PM
My waist is about 30". It is also a the bottom of my elbows (which was actually where I was calling my goal before I came to LHC and learned that most people call that goal "waist").

Edit: I am 5'4"

Bill D.
April 11th, 2010, 09:54 PM
I'm long-waisted. It's 30 inches (76cm) from the top of the back of my head to my waist, and 36 inches (91cm) from where my hairline used to be down to my waist. Knee-length hair would be 54 inches (137cm) on me.

JenniferNoel
April 11th, 2010, 10:55 PM
I'm quite high waisted, waist is around 30" and I'm 5' 7". Six more inches... well at least it sounds like less distance when said that way... :p

christine1989
April 12th, 2010, 12:23 AM
About 28 for me (i'm 5'2).

honeybrown1976
April 12th, 2010, 01:38 AM
30 inches would be waist-length for me. I'm 5'2".

FaeryTails
April 12th, 2010, 06:59 AM
32 inches will be waist length for me, I'm 5'8" with a long torso.

Aeren
April 12th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Between 28 and 29'' for me, hard to be more precise (not sure were is exactly my waist ;) ). I'm 5'2''.

lesbia
April 12th, 2010, 01:35 PM
70 cm for me

Sammich
April 12th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Ummm, I'm 5,2. It's around 30. :)

Topaz
April 12th, 2010, 01:48 PM
I'm about 5' 5 1/2" and on me, waist length is somewhere around 32 to 33 inches.

Kayleena
May 3rd, 2010, 09:36 PM
Hi, everyone! :smile: I would say that 32 is waist-length on me, but my records say that I achieved it at 31.50, which means it was a *firm* waist-length for me. Its entirely possible that I hit waist-length at 31, but if I thought that anyone would question it, I didnt want to declare it. I mention this based on the other answers Im reading here, because Im 54 with long legs and a short torso for my frame. This is a very interesting poll! :coolblue:

teela1978
May 3rd, 2010, 10:31 PM
Around 31 inches or so. I'm about 5'8.

IcarusBride
May 3rd, 2010, 11:55 PM
I'm 4'9" tall and my hair is currently 26.5" long and the veeeery tips are at waist now. Seriously, it's less than 100 hairs though. I'm thinking at 28"(?) I might be at 'can I call this waist?' and at 30" I'll be at "full waist" as Jeni describes. Although, Jeni, in your pics your hair def. looks waist-length to me!
ETA: I didn't realise that peoples' bellybutton/elbows hit at different points on the body until I read some other peoples' posts. My bellybutton is at waist, and my elbows are at hip.

JamieLeigh
May 4th, 2010, 12:46 AM
Waist is 33" on me, LHC-method. I'm 5'6 and a half

Crazy Diamond
May 4th, 2010, 02:09 AM
around 32'' and I'm 5'8

kelly-j
May 4th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Im 5'7" and my waist is at 31".