View Full Version : How to determine hair characteristics

August 28th, 2011, 04:51 PM
I had initially thought my hair was BSL (back shoulder length), until i found out that BSL stands for bra strap length! I have just joined this forum, so the lingo is kind of hard for me to pick up. In the profile information it has all sorts of stuff like 2a, ii, and those WL BSL abbreviations I cannot understand. Could anyone please clarify this for me as a newbie? Thank you bunches!

August 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM
This article is to help you hairtype your hair: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=164

I know some hair lengths: pixie, ear, chin, neck, shoulder (SL), upper back length (UBL), armpit length (APL), brastrap length (BSL), waist length (WL), hip length (HL), tailbone length (TBL/TB), classic length (CL), thigh, knee, calf, ankle, floor.. :D

August 28th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Thank you so much! I was lost in a sea of information :)

August 28th, 2011, 07:13 PM
You might find this list of commonly used LHC terms & abbreviations helpful too (^(oo)^)


August 28th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Don't worry, I was confused too, for a while. But after a while, you start using these terms with people in your daily life and they're like "Huh???". :D