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May 29th, 2010, 05:43 AM
I cannot find my recovery topic so I am making a new one, but my hair needs to grow for about 16 cm until it is all the same length again.. that's a lot! But since my hair grows fast and it grows about 2 cm a month, that's between 8 and 10 months recovery!

Ans it needs about 9 cm to look good ' down' .

May 29th, 2010, 06:06 AM
I'm not growing out damage, but here's what I need to get to reach goal:

Currently: about 21 inches (technically i measure the second of every month)

Goal: BSL (about 25 inches)

Total to grow: at least 4 inches, more if I decide to grow to waist!

Hmmm..... I should go measure what waist length is on myself... scurries off to find a tape measure...!

ETA: ok, I just measured, and waist length for me is 30.5 inches. so I have..... A LOT longer to go! hopefully less than a year, though... My hair seems to grow fast! I hope it keeps this up! :D

May 29th, 2010, 06:07 AM
I need A LOT :cheese:

I think, I need about an inch (2.4cm) to be able to get it all into a pony tail, from then I am good. I can just put it up and forget about it.

May 29th, 2010, 06:12 AM
I need 15 cm I think...then i'll arrive at tailbone :)

May 29th, 2010, 06:19 AM
Id be satisifed with about 8 more inches......which would place it at about the bottom of my bum...:)

(oh jeeeez......lol...:o)

May 29th, 2010, 06:52 AM
I'll be happy with 7 more inches which would put me at classic length. :)

May 29th, 2010, 07:19 AM
I need a lot to reach my ultimate goal...

For BSL (when my hair starts looking good down) i need at least 15 cm (around 6 inches)

May 29th, 2010, 07:43 AM
I'm enjoying the length I'm at now, so technically I don't *need* any more :p But I'd love to have 6 more inches, which would bring me to classic!

May 29th, 2010, 07:49 AM
I need about 3 more inches, so I was hoping by the end of the year. I might change my mind when I get there though...so we'll see :) lol

May 29th, 2010, 07:51 AM
I need about another inch to be at waist, but I'm pretty sure I'm changing my goal to hip (which is about 34-35" on me...so another 5-6 inches).

May 29th, 2010, 07:55 AM
in about another 8 inches I will be at my goal of tailbone. I think. I've never had hair that long so I'm not sure if 36" will actually be tailbone on me but that's my best guess :)

May 29th, 2010, 07:56 AM
I am currently at BSL (24 inches) and my goal is waist so I am hoping to grow another 6-7 inches to see if I get there, but my plan is just to keep going! :)

May 29th, 2010, 08:25 AM
I'm at my goal length....but i just want like 3 inches so i can start trimming an inch off every 6 months...to maintain it at that length...but i'm at 27.5 inches....but i would need like 5 more inches from where i'm at to be at Hip Length...which is 32 inches on me.

May 29th, 2010, 08:28 AM
I'm still about 2 inches, or about 5 cm away from my first major goal, which is BSL. I trim about 1/2 inch or about 1 cm every 3 or 4 months, so I expect to get there in the fall.

I am about 5 inches/13 cm from waist. I hope to be there in about a year. My hair grows quickly though, so it could be sooner.

May 29th, 2010, 09:10 AM
I don't know. I thought I would want to grow it to knee (right now I am at about classic), but at the moment I'd rather cut it back to tailbone or hip and see if I like it better there.

I'd rather have 2'' more thickness than more length, right now.

May 29th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Depending on how much my hair is curling/waving that day, I need 2-4 inches to be at classic length. I'm not trimming these days so it shouldn't take long, maybe by fall or winter.

May 29th, 2010, 09:22 AM
probably another 4 inches for it to be at classic, then comes the fun part... trying to get my fairytale ends not to be fairytale, I will probably trim every month so I can make the hemline blunt and neat looking, so I'm probably looking at way more then a year until I'm completely happy with my hair

May 29th, 2010, 09:28 AM
I think I would be very happy if I could get another 20" at 41" now to get a bit past knee that would be great and if it grows more I will take it.

May 29th, 2010, 09:45 AM
My sig pic shows how much more I need to grow. Never measured it though.

May 29th, 2010, 11:55 AM
I'd love maybe 10 or 20 cm longer :) It is about 1 year of growth for 10 cm longer if I consider trimming the damage!

May 29th, 2010, 12:23 PM
I still need about 20". Almost 30" more to my "official" goal of ankle, but 20 will be past my knee and finally getting long.

May 29th, 2010, 12:27 PM
I need 3.5 more inches. I'm at 33.5, and my original goal is 37," or tailbone.

May 29th, 2010, 01:27 PM
To meet my short term goal of MBL I need to get to 26" so I need about 5.5". In order to reach my long term goal of waist I need about 40" of total length.

May 29th, 2010, 02:16 PM
I need 13 inches to get to waist. yikes!!!

May 29th, 2010, 02:25 PM
As I get closer to hip I actually keep thinking maybe I want to go back to waist. Its getting harder to deal with... Maybe 2 more inches to hip? My longest hairs are there when stretched out, but its nice when the hair actually goes there without stretching :)

May 29th, 2010, 02:48 PM
I'm about 15 cm from my goal length, waist. Maybe I'll be there in a year or so. :)

May 29th, 2010, 05:15 PM
I'll be satisfied to get to TBL-42". I'm at 30.5" now, and I'd like to trim off another 3" still, so maybe 14 more inches of growth or . . . a little over 2 more years?

For my final goal of FTL-48", I have 20" to go, over 3 more years, 4 if I choose to get rid of all my damage.

May 29th, 2010, 07:45 PM
Next mini-goal is classic, the ultimate goal is terminal. To get to classic, I need another 6.5 inches, and at my average growth rate that will take another 1-2 years. Seems to me that my hair grows pretty slowly these days, about a 1/4 inch a month, allowing for trims every 2 months to deal with damaged ends.

Terminal? Who knows, maybe it'll be around classic-length on me. Would be kind of cool to hit classic at the same time as I hit the big 5-0.

May 29th, 2010, 07:51 PM
If I can get just one foot more out of my hair I would be so happy!

May 29th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Too much to say...:(

May 29th, 2010, 08:56 PM
I need about 9" or 10" to get to waist, so i'm hoping that in a year (give or take a bit) and a couple months, i'll be there!

May 29th, 2010, 09:13 PM
This question has an elusive answer. When I was at bsl I wanted and visualized my hair at waist. Now that I am at waist I visualize my hair at tailbone to classic. Once I get there will it just continue?

I need approximately 12 inches to classic so its going to take me about 2 years to get to classic if all goes well and I dont hit terminal before then. At the moment I cant visualize beyond classic but at bsl it was hard to visualize myself at waist. Now that Im in the long hair groove and have my routine down I think I can totally go the distance to terminal whatever that may be.

May 29th, 2010, 09:18 PM
I am at my goal right now. I guess I'll hang here for awhile, trimming to keep a thick hemline. I don't think I want to deal with much more length.

May 30th, 2010, 01:12 AM
im at 26" and my minigoal of waist will be 31, so another 5 inches will do me...for now!

May 30th, 2010, 01:17 AM
My goals keep moving. I've been aiming for tailbone fo which I need another 2 inches, but now I'm nearly there, it doesn't seem like enough so my goal has moved to classic (there, I've admitted it) that's another 10 inches or so.

May 30th, 2010, 01:31 AM
I'd like to replace the 18 inches I cut off - so 4 years with no trims

May 30th, 2010, 01:37 AM
I need about 2 - 3 inches more to reach my mini goal of being able to sit on my hair. :p Beyond that though, I'll need another 24 inches to make it to knee. I've got very long legs. :)

May 30th, 2010, 06:28 AM
I estimate 7 years to reach my ultimate goal - blunt hem tailbone with no chemical or colour. That is 4 years to grow out chemical damage leaving it at the length it is now, then another 3 years to reach tailbone, including trims along the way.

7 years to grow only about 10" in length just feels so long to wait, so I prefer to focus on mini goals instead.

May 30th, 2010, 06:43 AM
Having curly hair, it's difficult to estimate how long it will need to be to reach my first goal of waist curly. I think by 38" that it might bounce up to this length which will be the end of this year. I was planning to maintain my hair at this stage but I think I might maintain my hair at hip curly. That may even take another year of growing? I take 0.5" off every three months anyway with a regular trimming schedule. I'm happy with the 10" growth I achieved in two years with regular trims.

May 30th, 2010, 07:03 AM
My immediately goal is BSL. I am just barely hitting APL with my longest layers. My estimate is around 26" for BSL and my hair is around 21"-22" right now (it's hard to get an accurate measure as some days it is curlier than others). So about 4-5" to go, which would mean I'd get there by next spring - sooner, I hope! But we'll see.

Ultimate goal is waist which will be around 29"-30". Also hard to tell as my hair gets more spirally curly when it is long so maybe it will need to be longer than that. So maybe next summer I'll be at waist.

I don't really know how fast my hair grows, so I'm just guessing at the typical 1/2" per month. It always seems to grow faster than that (judging by how often I have to touch up my roots!) but like I said, the ends are way curlier than the top so it might take longer to LOOK like I'm at my goal.

Druid of Alba
May 30th, 2010, 10:04 AM
Well my hair is just short, eyebrows at front, ear lobes at sides, and similarily short at the back. I'm getting it cut into a sort of long bob style when its long enough. So, at least a year of growth.

May 30th, 2010, 12:29 PM
My goal is waist stretched by the end of the year. I have about 6 more inches to go. I'll definitely reach it. I'm not sure about my longterm goal of hip because I foresee the need for trims between now and then.

May 30th, 2010, 01:24 PM
I have 2.5 inches to go till waist, which is 30 inches on me. With the healthier moisturized hair I am getting since LHC, I may just keep going. So by Christmas I should be at waist if I do 1/2 inch a month.
I just did 1/2 inch in 2 weeks, but I won't expect that every 2 weeks, I just started measuring and have no clue what my growth rate is.

May 30th, 2010, 01:44 PM
My utlimate goal is 45 inches, so I have a loooong way to go, but my short term goal is to be solidly at waist. The tips of my hair are already there, so I am hoping to reach that goal by the end of the summer! I'd say between 3 and 5 inches...

May 30th, 2010, 02:23 PM
I'm at 25" right now and still need 2 more to reach my mini-goal, BSL. Long term goal is waist, which falls at 34" on me, so... 9 inches. :(

May 30th, 2010, 02:46 PM
I still need about 20". Almost 30" more to my "official" goal of ankle, but 20 will be past my knee and finally getting long.

DragonLady, I'm glad to know I'm not alone in aiming for ankle length. But first , 24 inches plus to knee. :p

May 30th, 2010, 04:47 PM
DragonLady, I'm glad to know I'm not alone in aiming for ankle length. But first , 24 inches plus to knee. :p

I'm joining this group. Although my ultimate goal is a couple inches past knee length. That way I can cut it (MAYBE) evenly to knee.;)

May 30th, 2010, 04:51 PM
I'm at BSL and would like to reach waist, which is about 5-6" (haven't really measured it, but that's what I see.)

Jordan S.
May 30th, 2010, 09:26 PM
I have 2.5-3 inches till i hit my goal of armpit length. My ultimate length I want to be, I'm probably 6 inches away from.

May 30th, 2010, 09:38 PM
I'd say about 17 inches of CURLY length to reach goal (or approx 23 inches of actual growth)

May 30th, 2010, 09:43 PM

Grow out damage to current length being 100% virgin: 34 inches (5.5 years)

Grow currently length (damage and virgin) to goal: 30 inches (5 years)

Grow 100% virgin hair to goal: 64 inches (10.5 years to go)

May 30th, 2010, 09:57 PM
10 inches or so:(

May 30th, 2010, 10:13 PM
I have ten more inches, or like THREE and some change years with how slow my curly hair grows. Ugh, haha. I love it, really.

May 31st, 2010, 05:38 AM
I think only 6 more inches would make me very happy, considering my hair only grows at a cm a month, this will take a very long time :(

May 31st, 2010, 05:44 AM
6 more inches for me too. This time next year I should be at BSL then I plan to keep trimming to get rid of my pre LHC hair! Then its on to waist.......

Purdy Bear
May 31st, 2010, 06:00 AM
From 0 to 38 inches (thats TBL for me). With all your help Im gonna get there, it might just take me longer that usual. :)

May 31st, 2010, 06:26 AM
I need 31.6 inch more to knee (knee it 60 inches for me). It's 79 centimeters which means I need 79 months. It's 6 years and 7 months. December 2016:D Yeey:D

May 31st, 2010, 10:13 AM
Hmm about.... at the least about 12 inches. :) At my waist now, that's about hip/below hip for me! ^_^

May 31st, 2010, 03:37 PM
Ok... I measured, counted, predicted and...

Now- BSL- 71 cm- 28.4 inch- May 2010
Waist- 78 cm - 31.2 inches- December 2010
Hip- 88 cm- 35.2 inches- October 2011
TBL- 102 cm- 40.8 inches- December 2012
Classic- 113 cm- 45.2 inches- November 2013
Knee- 150 cm- 60 inches- December 2016

I need 31,6 inches more:D

May 31st, 2010, 03:54 PM
About 6 inches in length, then another 6 inches to grow out my layers. After that, I'll have approx 18 inches to grow virgin hair to goal. All together, that is 30 inches. However, I'll be at my goal length in about a year, the rest is just maintaining while I wait for everything else to catch up.

Dream hair, see you in 5 years!

May 31st, 2010, 04:13 PM
Goal Length: Ca. 5-6", was close in 2009, then hair loss, and now I won't get there any time soon because of maintaining.

Layers out: Should be 8" left?

Chem. Dye out: Its at hip length...so I need to grow out hip to classic.

Henna out: At ear length...will take forever.

Hair loss: My fuzzies are still sort of short, so I need 40 inches of growth at least.

This is depressing...:rolleyes:

May 31st, 2010, 04:17 PM
Well, for my next goal, APL, I need about 2 inches. For my ultimate goal of classic, I need about 23 more inches.

May 31st, 2010, 04:57 PM
I think I need about 2-3 more inches to waist. Can't wait! :)

May 31st, 2010, 05:48 PM
I need 5.5cm more to reach Tailbone, which is my goal for now! That's 2.2" which doesn't sound like much but my hair has been pretty stalled lately! I would be happy if I made it there by the end of the year I really hope I can!

May 31st, 2010, 06:02 PM
My hair is finally back to where it has ALWAYS been.... I might try for a total of 12 more inches but I'd be happy with 3-6.

May 31st, 2010, 06:15 PM
I'm starting with only 1 cm of virgin hair! Since I want to grow it out, I'm thinking I want around 32". Gee, that shouldn't take long. :rolleyes: Good thing I'm patient. :D

May 31st, 2010, 08:16 PM
I'd really like to get 3 more inches, but I don't think it's going to happen. I'm okay (for the most part) with my current length. It's starting to get hot here and this summer may mean a trim!

May 31st, 2010, 09:11 PM
My next mini goal is hip which is about 2 1/2" away. So I should be there by late fall. I think the next goal will be tailbone which is 4" beyond hip. So maybe another year to gain those 4". I'm not really in any hurry.

May 31st, 2010, 09:21 PM
I was growing my hair out, but not with any particular goal in mind... I just usually grow my hair out once I'm tired of it being short. I've decided to go to BSL because I don't want "long" hair, just longer hair. I think I have about 7-8 inches to go, but I haven't measured. I just guessed. The way my hair grows I think I will be close in the fall.

June 1st, 2010, 09:44 PM
As much as I can get? Just kidding, sortof. I'd like my canopy to be at the same length as my underlayers so my hem would be thicker, but I don't want to cut~ (o:

June 2nd, 2010, 02:14 AM
I'm 12cm from goal which will take me through to about February assuming I don't have a trim. I had a trim in late March and whilst I thought she took an inch off at the time, I'm now realising that it was more like 2 and a half inches or 6.5cm so that has set me back by about 3 months or so.

I'm finding it all very frustrating right now. I've been officially watching my growth since September 2009 which is 7 months ago now and all I have achieved in that time is 2 and a half inches. I have to remind myself that without the trim it would have been 5 inches. Makes me think twice before trimming again but my friends gave me a gift voucher to a salon that I've been to once and it expires in October this year. I wasn't planning on trimming until 2 months after goal which would be April next year. DOH!

June 2nd, 2010, 07:06 AM
Recently got a short cut :(, so to get to a point where I actually start liking my hair again, I'd say I need about 4 more inches (8 months of growing, give or take). Sigh, Of course then my next goal will be shoulder length. :)

June 2nd, 2010, 07:15 AM
10 more inches (about 22.5 cm) to be at classic, 13 if you account for curl. So 2-3 years to go.

June 2nd, 2010, 09:24 AM
I need ALL of it, since i want virgin hair. :D

June 2nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
I need about 3" more to reach my waist and about 20" to grow out my layers!

June 2nd, 2010, 09:49 AM
Probably less than 1" to reach goal length of classic! :cheese:

June 2nd, 2010, 10:13 AM
13 more inches to tailbone, then another 20 or so inches to grow out all my chemically dyed length and have virgin hair with henna at tailbone.

June 2nd, 2010, 02:17 PM
Target is 40" which will be classic on me as I am only 5 foot, so 3.5 inches to go as I am now at 36.5 :)

June 2nd, 2010, 02:45 PM
I would say I have around 2-3 years left of growing for me!
*taps her foot impatiently*

June 2nd, 2010, 08:09 PM
I just reached classic with 42 inches, but my goal has been 44 inches. So just a couple more inches to go!! After that I think I will maintain.

June 3rd, 2010, 09:31 AM
I'm APL which for me is about 21in. My ultimate goal is waist, so i have about 9in to go. My hair grows about an inch a month, so should be their by next year or something:cheese:

June 3rd, 2010, 09:39 AM
None, I'd like for some of the thickness to go lower though but I'm at my goal length. Which is good since my hair isn't growing... again.

June 3rd, 2010, 09:56 AM
My goal is hip lenght so i still need about 4.7 inches...Propably next summer i reach my goal :)

June 3rd, 2010, 10:06 AM
None. :)

My hair is a little more than 37 inches, no dyes, chemicals or anything else, and I don't need it any longer than it is.

June 4th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Next goal is classic, so thats 4.5'' inches (9months!) away :)

June 4th, 2010, 04:21 AM
10 inches or so. That's like two years away. Sigh.

June 4th, 2010, 03:13 PM
I am hoping for Classic, though if it turns out my terminal length is shorter then I hope it will at least be tailbone. I like thick ends more than length, that last few inches isn't as important if it is thin. I also have about 9 inches left of damaged hair (from bleaching to blonde) that I want to get rid of, so that adds to the total. It means I need 20 inches, plus an extra nine in trims to get rid of the tapered damage from the bleaching. I really don't know if my hair will grow longer, so I am not going to dream of it even until I get to my goal and then I will see what further length may be possible.

June 4th, 2010, 08:27 PM
I'm guessing terminal for me is going to be around classic, since my mother once told me she'd been able to sit on her hair as an older teenager. Classic on me is about 46" meaning I need another 22 3/4". I'm just over halfway there if you count it being wurly when dry!

June 5th, 2010, 12:00 AM
I'm going to say 2 more inches, however, I do like to change my goal once I've reached it. :) It was BSL and now it's waist. I may change to hip once I've reached it though. ;) I have a long torso, so it seems to take forever. :)

December 14th, 2011, 03:11 PM
I need about 10 cm to reach my goal (to my butt). That will take almost a year for me and even longer to get a nice hemline. Im soo impatient :/

December 14th, 2011, 03:15 PM
Ill be happy with 6 more inches.

December 14th, 2011, 03:15 PM
6 more inches. Really all I need is 4, but I want to be sure... :p I should get there by fall 2012

December 14th, 2011, 03:17 PM
I need a LOT of growth but thankfully due to catnip soaks and scalp massages my hair is still growing despite it being winter.

December 14th, 2011, 03:22 PM
i think id be happy with another 6 for now. eventually id like another 12 inches of hair. im lucky i dont measure my hair id probably measure it constantly. i just think that another foot of hair would probably make me happier. :]

December 14th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Once my hair reaches shoulder, I'll be happy :P and it'll take me about 6 more inches to get there. -.- But my real goal is hip, and that will be 22 more inches, which should take almost 3 years if my calculations are correct, which i doubt, because pixie to hip in almost 3 years doesn't sound right.

December 14th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Well I need about 19 inches to get to my goal of tailbone (36.5 inches)
BUT I have about seven inches of damage that I need to cut out. So, I have 26 inches to go :wail:
That's about three years for me without "touching-up-my-hemline" trims. Good thing I'm patient. :p

December 14th, 2011, 03:33 PM
I think I need another 20 inches for my current final goal.

December 14th, 2011, 03:53 PM
I would like at least another 8 inches when curly, which really means another foot and a half :( I don't even know how long that will take because I don't really measure my hair anymore.

December 14th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I need about 4-5 inches until tailbone... but in practice that'll probably mean over a year. No big deal, I'm just excited to be getting closer to hip. :) And then I'll continue my journey by maintaining at tailbone.

December 14th, 2011, 04:34 PM
7 inches/17 cm would be soo great. Then I could cut 3 of, leaving my hair virgin, and still have MBL hair <3. In 1,5 - 2 years maybe...

December 14th, 2011, 04:58 PM
9 inches to knee.. in 2 years if I'm lucky.

December 14th, 2011, 04:59 PM
I'm pretty much at my goal length (actually longer than my original goal length) but I need a big amount of inches for it to actually look good since my hair tapers dramatically due to my haircut :(

December 15th, 2011, 02:58 AM
I already achieved my original goal which 3 years ago was midback. Now I want to grow to the waist/belt area which if my growth continues should be there by December 2012. My hair is nearing 2 feet long and another half foot would be really great.

December 15th, 2011, 02:59 AM
I already achieved my original goal which 3 years ago was mid-back. Now I want to grow to the waist/hip area which if my growth continues should be there by December 2012. My hair is nearing 2 feet long and another half foot would be really great.

December 15th, 2011, 03:39 AM
I need 75+ cm. till my damage/dye is gone!
I need 10 cm till I reach my bump I guess? :)

December 15th, 2011, 03:42 AM
IŽll need another 11" before I reach my ultimate goal of classic length.
It will take two years.

December 15th, 2011, 03:45 AM
I'm very nearly 4 inches from waist and should get there around October. But I then have about 5 inches of hair that needs to be trimmed away to get rid of my layers so that will bring me to around Aug 2013 :disgust:

December 15th, 2011, 04:55 AM
I need as much growth as I can get! About 8 inches for the damaged parts and at least 12 inches from there

December 15th, 2011, 05:37 AM
I'm needing 7 more inches to reach bra strap length. That's my mini goal.

December 15th, 2011, 06:09 AM
Tons. I have to grow out my whole relaxer, then grow my hair to waist length. :(

December 15th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Need about 5 more inches to reach waist. After that I'll be trimming and maintaining waist to get rid of some layers.

December 15th, 2011, 06:54 AM
Half an inch :D

December 15th, 2011, 06:55 AM
i will be happy with any inch that i am given lol

December 15th, 2011, 09:23 AM
I'm so envious of you all!

December 15th, 2011, 11:03 AM
I need 10 more inches to waist, I'm estimating that will take a little more than a year and a half and I'll finally feel like a long hair. I need 21 inches to classic! That will take a good 3 and a half years if I am lucky and don't trim :p

December 15th, 2011, 11:21 AM
According to my tape measure I need 12 inches to tailbone...:ponder:

That seems off...well my torso is short.

I know I'll probably need 2x that in reality since my hair curls up so much. Maybe more...my length is totally hidden by my curls.

December 16th, 2011, 06:54 AM
I need at least another 22 inches to reach my long term goal, which should end up somewhere between waist and tailbone on me (hair shrinkage). Due to my particular hair type, I'm estimating that it's going to take me somewhere between 5 to 7 years with trims. :D