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hennalonghair
July 2nd, 2020, 10:59 AM
Since joining this site I have seriously considered reaching knee length but my most important goal is to have nice healthy hair.
Within the last 2 months I had a huge shed. Hair starting falling out and wouldn’t stop. I’ve never lost so much hair before and it definitely affects the hemline and general health of hair. Yesterday I cut an inch off my hair which thickened it up some. I love long hair but hate straggly hair even if it’s knee length so my goals need adjusting from time to time or I get disappointed.
Right now my hair is an inch about tailbone and I’m fairly tall with a long torso. I’d like to reach classic but if that’s not going to happen I’ll be happy with something shorter as long as it looks neat and healthy

zashin66
July 2nd, 2020, 11:31 AM
My ends have thinned a bit but i don't think I'm at terminal yet. I think since i like to wear it down most of the time that until the main bulk of the thicker hair gets down past my bottom, it will remain thinner. I got a long Layer done in 2015. So i think that is finally showing itself. I only did long layers in the top 2 inches around my part in the crown .

Dark40
July 2nd, 2020, 12:39 PM
My ends have thinned a bit but i don't think I'm at terminal yet. I think since i like to wear it down most of the time that until the main bulk of the thicker hair gets down past my bottom, it will remain thinner. I got a long Lauer done I 2015. So i think that is finally showing itself. I only did long layers in the top 2 inches around my part in the crown .

No, I don't think your ends are thin at all. They appear kinda on the thick side to me. It's just like I know that I haven't reached my terminal length either. Because, my ends are still nice and thick but with the texture I have which is on the thick side my ends will never thin out as it grows out. I'v known some people's hair to be that way.

katelinn
July 2nd, 2020, 01:08 PM
Soo, i haven't been around here on the forum for quite some time... I was really fed up with my hair, and the ends were thin and I wanted to wear it down more...so I cut it..quite drastically, atleast for me...from hip to roundabout bsl. I don not regret it, but now I really want to see how long my hair can grow, and I will really try hard to take care of it better than I have the last couple of years. I guess I'll hang out in this thread fr the next couple of years..!

zashin66
July 2nd, 2020, 01:58 PM
Welcome back katelinn. Your color is beautiful.

katelinn
July 2nd, 2020, 02:39 PM
Thank you zashin66, it's maybe a little lighter now, but just because I have acquired a few greys over the years, lol.

zashin66
July 2nd, 2020, 02:51 PM
Hah! haven't we all.....

3-4 years ago i started getting complimented on my 'highlights'..... But hadn't gotten any..

katelinn
July 3rd, 2020, 06:33 AM
That is what happened to me a few months ago, before lockdown. Not sure why my husband all of a sudden thought my hair was lighter. He sees me every day. Oh well, nice to get a compliment anyway :)

Bat
July 3rd, 2020, 09:00 PM
I'll officially be hanging out here in 2021 I'm enjoying color and my side shave for now then to crack down and let it grow with 1 or 2 trims a year and no dye

LadyLongLocks
July 3rd, 2020, 10:19 PM
I got to 86" and quit. I gradually trimmed and today I am at about 70" and trimming again soon.I never actually planned to grow past ankles but then a family illness took all focus off hair and it grew to 15" past floor.But I grew it that long once.
You can see the length at 70" in this video on youtube. I have been criticized about posting videos directly in threads and "cluttering things up" so here is simply the LINK. (https://youtu.be/xZ2BEwViDEQ):rolleyes:

Bat
July 4th, 2020, 02:13 AM
whatever your genes are I want them O_O

Male Ponytail
July 6th, 2020, 09:24 AM
I'm looking to go for terminal length too. I'm not worried though about it getting too long and unmanageable since I strongly doubt I have genes where my hair will reach the floor and beyond.

baanoo
July 6th, 2020, 10:24 AM
oh my god it's so beautiful! pardon me, I'll be wandering around your youtube channel! :crush:

Bat
July 6th, 2020, 04:31 PM
I hope terminal is not before hip, hip is my somewhat satisfied length to get to

oldrocker
July 6th, 2020, 06:44 PM
oh my god it's so beautiful! pardon me, I'll be wandering around your youtube channel! :crush:

Don't worry Baanoo.....many of us have dropped a jaw or two with JJJ's incredible mane.

O.R.

Bat
July 6th, 2020, 08:11 PM
Indeed! Not even a tapper at past floor,

PallasAthena
July 12th, 2020, 01:18 PM
JJJ's channel is so good and informative! Beautiful hair :blossom:

I don't have a good track record for actually growing my hair long, as much as I obsess over it, but I would like to see what my terminal is. I've never gone past BSL though and honestly wouldn't be that surprised if it just stopped there but I would like to try and see. The fact that I have a wardrobe of wigs to help me resist coloring and cutting while it grows will hopefully help me just leave it alone and let it grow. I don't think anyone in my family has grown past waist but that may be more because they didn't want to deal with it any longer than that.

0xalis
July 12th, 2020, 05:51 PM
I probably belong in this thread, I'm growing as long as it will go until I get sick of it lol. As long as I can get to waist with a decent hemline I think I'll be satisfied!
I did that when I was a kid but I was smaller then. The only person in my family to grow super-long hair got to at least Classic but I don't know if we share hair genes, she's my mom's aunt or cousin I can't remember.
I just can't really see myself cutting my hair. I've tried every style and many colours, the only thing left is to just let it grow and see what happens...

Bat
July 12th, 2020, 06:25 PM
I really need to do the wig thing too so I can change it up without dying it every 5 minutes

elfgirl
July 12th, 2020, 07:40 PM
When I tried growing my hair out in my late teens/early twenties, the longest it seemed to get then was between MBL and WL. Am not sure if that's my terminal length or not, but also I wasn't the healthiest back then so that might have had something to do with it. Am looking to just see how it grows, hopefully it gets past WL, but will see. Am looking forward to the journey regardless.

Bat
July 12th, 2020, 09:24 PM
When I tried growing my hair out in my late teens/early twenties, the longest it seemed to get then was between MBL and WL. Am not sure if that's my terminal length or not, but also I wasn't the healthiest back then so that might have had something to do with it. Am looking to just see how it grows, hopefully it gets past WL, but will see. Am looking forward to the journey regardless.

welcome to the club! hopefully we are all satisfied with our terminal lengths

CalystaStarr
July 19th, 2020, 09:47 AM
The longest my hair has ever been is hip length at 19, I cut it off from damage due to bleach but mainly I was sick of long hair. I was in cosmetology at the time, and very few hairdressers naturally have hair past MBL. So it feels weird being the one with extremely long hair lol.
So I know i can grow to HL. And that's with super bleach blonde hair. Now my hair is hendigoed with no chemicals, and I only use heat once a year, if that. Usually to curl it, and I think thats not as bad as straightening it since I'm not pulling the hair down and stretching it if that makes sense?
I wonder how long it can grow since its much healthier. I'm hoping tbl, CL is even better though.

MusicalSpoons
July 19th, 2020, 02:39 PM
I am tentatively dipping a toe in here, because when I started growing I thought I'd be at terminal by now but apparently not. I'm not sure if I will be able to stick it out of my terminal is beyond ankle, but we'll see how it goes. My plan before was to grow until I dislike my hemline, but it feels like, I'll only be growing even closer so maybe I should find out where terminal is, just once? Eh, we'll see :shrug:


I got to 86" and quit. I gradually trimmed and today I am at about 70" and trimming again soon.I never actually planned to grow past ankles but then a family illness took all focus off hair and it grew to 15" past floor.But I grew it that long once.
You can see the length at 70" in this video on youtube. I have been criticized about posting videos directly in threads and "cluttering things up" so here is simply the LINK. (https://youtu.be/xZ2BEwViDEQ):rolleyes:

It's absolutely wonderful to see you posting nowadays - I have seen quite a few of your videos and am in AWE because your hair is simply stunning (and the colour I always wished I had)! [I've not yet been successful with any of your buns because I either don't have enough hair or I don't have the right tools (no claw clips, for instance) but, one day, hopefully, I'll make at least one of them work!] But having admired your hair from your videos it's really, really cool to see you here 'in person', as it were :grin:


Edit: it's just dawned on me that this is verging on being the longhair equivalent of starstruck :laugh: You know you're a longhair when ... !!

AmaryllisRed
July 19th, 2020, 08:02 PM
See...
I'm terminally curious...
But I would be afraid it would just. Keep. Growing. My hair seems to have that "world domination" mindset. (Things LHC-ers say...)

Bat
July 26th, 2020, 02:30 AM
I'd love if mine kept growing I hope my terminal is longer than hip and if I get to knee, any longer will be a bonus

Bat
August 2nd, 2020, 03:07 AM
yep deciding i'm going to be lurking here and whatever length topic i'm in at the time. I did aim for floor but I know I'll be possibly setting myself up to being disappointed, so it is best for me to not have a set length goal and just use Terminal, no matter where terminal is, I do honestly hope it will be at least hip or longer by the time my hair stops growing

mariakatija
August 17th, 2020, 11:37 AM
I'm (re)joining here again. I want to find out what my terminal length is and see what it is like! But I will likely cut it to a more manageable length. The longest I've been is tailbone and my hemline was pretty thick so I think I can make it to my soft goal of classic. It's nice to not have to worry about my hemline or "perfect" hair if my goal is to grow it to its max length! I don't really need to do anything. But of course I will be babying it and cutting any individual splits. I'm not trimming for the rest of the year and I think I will join the no trimming 2021 challenge when the time comes! I just want to enjoy my hair more than worrying about length or perfection.

Bat
August 17th, 2020, 07:46 PM
I'm (re)joining here again. I want to find out what my terminal length is and see what it is like! But I will likely cut it to a more manageable length. The longest I've been is tailbone and my hemline was pretty thick so I think I can make it to my soft goal of classic. It's nice to not have to worry about my hemline or "perfect" hair if my goal is to grow it to its max length! I don't really need to do anything. But of course I will be babying it and cutting any individual splits. I'm not trimming for the rest of the year and I think I will join the no trimming 2021 challenge when the time comes! I just want to enjoy my hair more than worrying about length or perfection.

Finally some company! My main goal is knee but after that I'll be aiming for terminal for sure but I'll stay here and whatever length I'm currently at, I'm banning myself from other length topics so when I graduate from a topic it is more satisfying, I'm going to join the 2021 challenge too but I will trim between challenges

BexLocks
August 17th, 2020, 09:11 PM
yep deciding i'm going to be lurking here and whatever length topic i'm in at the time. I did aim for floor but I know I'll be possibly setting myself up to being disappointed, so it is best for me to not have a set length goal and just use Terminal, no matter where terminal is, I do honestly hope it will be at least hip or longer by the time my hair stops growing

Haha! I've been lurking here too. Definitely terminal is my eventual goal, but as I'm basically about as long as it's ever been at the moment at just past waist, I hesitate to fully jump in here.
I think I would be sad if this is it for me, though. Maybe I'll feel more confident after I graduate from my current goal topic of waist to tailbone.

Bat
August 18th, 2020, 02:32 AM
Haha! I've been lurking here too. Definitely terminal is my eventual goal, but as I'm basically about as long as it's ever been at the moment at just past waist, I hesitate to fully jump in here.
I think I would be sad if this is it for me, though. Maybe I'll feel more confident after I graduate from my current goal topic of waist to tailbone.

You can always adjust your goal when you get to tailbone, yep, I'm just at bottom of neck I have a long way to go to terminal myself or knee which is my true final goal, any longer really is a bonus

Jools69
August 18th, 2020, 03:02 AM
I’m also tempted to grow to terminal. My ultimate goal is to reach classic, but until then, I’m taking each length milestone as an interim goal. Once I reach classic, I’ll evaluate whether to keep on growing to terminal, if it didn't happen sooner.

Bat
August 18th, 2020, 03:05 AM
I’m also tempted to grow to terminal. My ultimate goal is to reach classic, but until then, I’m taking each length milestone as an interim goal. Once I reach classic, I’ll evaluate whether to keep on growing to terminal, if it didn't happen sooner.

We will happily be here for you, when you decide!

jane_marie
August 18th, 2020, 06:21 AM
I've become really curious about what my terminal length is but I don't think I would ever be able to grow my hair that long. I already get migraines when my hair is placed in any non high placement bun. At the moment, my goal is grow until I have constant migraines and then cut it to the milestone before that.

That said, I really want to know.

How do people with legit long hair (aka, in my mind more than hip) deal with migraines?

mariakatija
August 18th, 2020, 07:54 AM
Finally some company! My main goal is knee but after that I'll be aiming for terminal for sure but I'll stay here and whatever length I'm currently at, I'm banning myself from other length topics so when I graduate from a topic it is more satisfying, I'm going to join the 2021 challenge too but I will trim between challenges

:beerchug: Cheers Bat! I saw your posts here a few weeks ago before I decided to take the plunge. Knee is a lovely length! It's super long but much easier than say floor. I sometimes lurk in the length topics I haven't graduated into yet but I try to stay in the one I'm currently at. Terminal feels different though because everyone has a different terminal length and no one knows what theirs is until they try! Which is the exciting part to me!

Yesterday, I wrote down a 10 year no trim challenge, which I estimated would put me at floor length. Now I don't know if I will stick to it, but if I take care of my hair and S&D when necessary, I'm sure it's possible I could determine my terminal length. But that would mean my terminal length is shorter than floor length and my grow rate remains steady. If my terminal length is longer than floor, I highly doubt I will keep it that long because I would like to be able to wear my hair down on occasion. I think once you get to around ankle, it is probably very difficult to do so. I can imagine it would be hard to cut my hair when it is so long though!

Right now it's been 5+ months since my last trim. I have 9 years and 7 months to go! APL here I come!

Jools69
August 18th, 2020, 08:55 AM
We will happily be here for you, when you decide!

Thanks, Bat.

Jools69
August 18th, 2020, 09:00 AM
I've become really curious about what my terminal length is but I don't think I would ever be able to grow my hair that long. I already get migraines when my hair is placed in any non high placement bun. At the moment, my goal is grow until I have constant migraines and then cut it to the milestone before that.

That said, I really want to know.

How do people with legit long hair (aka, in my mind more than hip) deal with migraines?

Strange you should mention migraines. I’m at MBL and recently been suffering headaches and migraines that I haven’t had for years. The way I deal with them is to take painkillers if very bad, or wait and see if I think I can manage without. I do find brushing my hair with a BBB helps to relax the scalp and relieves the pain.

jane_marie
August 18th, 2020, 09:05 AM
Strange you should mention migraines. I’m at MBL and recently been suffering headaches and migraines that I haven’t had for years. The way I deal with them is to take painkillers if very bad, or wait and see if I think I can manage without. I do find brushing my hair with a BBB helps to relax the scalp and relieves the pain.

Pain pills. Sure, that works for some but my migraines make me vomit. I can't even keep down water when I'm having them. Unfortunately BBB aren't great for my hair unless I want a giant frizzy puff of hair. I have had some degree of luck with peppermint oil massages.

What I meant to ask was how people with hip + hair AVOID the migraines.

Pouncequick
August 18th, 2020, 09:42 AM
I've become really curious about what my terminal length is but I don't think I would ever be able to grow my hair that long. I already get migraines when my hair is placed in any non high placement bun. At the moment, my goal is grow until I have constant migraines and then cut it to the milestone before that.

That said, I really want to know.

How do people with legit long hair (aka, in my mind more than hip) deal with migraines?

My hair is longer than hip and I'm prone to migraines. I don't tend to find that anything I do with my hair causes them but diet, stress levels, and hormone fluctuations are strongly correlated. When I have a migraine some hair styles cause increased discomfort so I tend to just braid my hair those days (or pin in a coronet braid if it must be up). I have a prescribed migraine specific pain blocker that makes me feel like garbage but makes the migraine last a quarter of the time. Migraines make me feel like vomiting no matter what and pain killers can make that worse so I sip water and try to nap if it's really bad. The only thing I can say is if you find certain hairstyles trigger migraines then those should be avoided and if you can't distribute the weight of long hair in a comfortable way that you like then keep your hair at the best length for you. Personally coronet braids feel more comfortable than buns on my scalp.

ynne
August 18th, 2020, 08:08 PM
I only read a few pages of this thread, but I was wondering, do we have many members who are almost certain they have reached their terminal length? :) I think Sarah was considering she might have reached hers, near ankle, but I don't know of anyone else!

squirrrel
August 18th, 2020, 11:33 PM
Pain pills. Sure, that works for some but my migraines make me vomit. I can't even keep down water when I'm having them. Unfortunately BBB aren't great for my hair unless I want a giant frizzy puff of hair. I have had some degree of luck with peppermint oil massages.

What I meant to ask was how people with hip + hair AVOID the migraines.

I guess thickness plays a part here. My hair is to the lower end of ii thickness, so I suspect any issues with this are a long way off for me. I do like the braid/coronet braid solution for helping with this issue though: those are amongst my favourite styles anyway.

Bat
August 19th, 2020, 12:37 AM
:beerchug: Cheers Bat! I saw your posts here a few weeks ago before I decided to take the plunge. Knee is a lovely length! It's super long but much easier than say floor. I sometimes lurk in the length topics I haven't graduated into yet but I try to stay in the one I'm currently at. Terminal feels different though because everyone has a different terminal length and no one knows what theirs is until they try! Which is the exciting part to me!

Yesterday, I wrote down a 10 year no trim challenge, which I estimated would put me at floor length. Now I don't know if I will stick to it, but if I take care of my hair and S&D when necessary, I'm sure it's possible I could determine my terminal length. But that would mean my terminal length is shorter than floor length and my grow rate remains steady. If my terminal length is longer than floor, I highly doubt I will keep it that long because I would like to be able to wear my hair down on occasion. I think once you get to around ankle, it is probably very difficult to do so. I can imagine it would be hard to cut my hair when it is so long though!

Right now it's been 5+ months since my last trim. I have 9 years and 7 months to go! APL here I come!

I am doing a decade growing challenge started Jan1 2020 ends Jan 1 2030, I'll keep going after that if I don't get bad headaches.

a 10 year no trim seems like an Interesting challenge you can do it! I'm trimming jan 2021 after this 6 month one, then nothing until 2022 then I can see how my ends are looking, if they still look good by then I may try not to trim til 2025

TatsuOni
August 19th, 2020, 05:21 AM
My goal used to be mid thigh, but is now termial. I'm almost at BCL and not yet closing in in terminal, so hopefully my genes will allow me to grow it really long. I would love to get to ankle, but would probably not be comfortable with longer than that. I Hope that I can at least reach knee.

Well I am closing in on knee now, so I will at least be able to get past knee :)

mariakatija
August 19th, 2020, 07:02 AM
I am doing a decade growing challenge started Jan1 2020 ends Jan 1 2030, I'll keep going after that if I don't get bad headaches.

a 10 year no trim seems like an Interesting challenge you can do it! I'm trimming jan 2021 after this 6 month one, then nothing until 2022 then I can see how my ends are looking, if they still look good by then I may try not to trim til 2025

That sounds like a great plan! Who knows if I will stick to my plan though. If my ends look like a disaster I may have to microtrim lol. It's always those ends!!!! :boxer:

mariakatija
August 19th, 2020, 07:04 AM
Well I am closing in on knee now, so I will at least be able to get past knee :)

Congratulations! Do you think you're close to terminal yet? Hopefully you will reach ankle!!

Cg
August 19th, 2020, 08:12 AM
I've become really curious about what my terminal length is but I don't think I would ever be able to grow my hair that long. I already get migraines when my hair is placed in any non high placement bun. At the moment, my goal is grow until I have constant migraines and then cut it to the milestone before that.

That said, I really want to know.

How do people with legit long hair (aka, in my mind more than hip) deal with migraines?

When I was young and had quite thick hair, I couldn't avoid constant headaches once my hair reached knee. Perhaps try thinning a bit? But you'd have to keep doing that.

TatsuOni
August 19th, 2020, 10:01 AM
Congratulations! Do you think you're close to terminal yet? Hopefully you will reach ankle!!

Thank you! :) I don't think so. My ends are a bit thin, but that's because I've trimmed so little during these last few years. It's still growing at a steady pace, so it's not termal yet :)

zashin66
August 19th, 2020, 11:30 AM
Thank you! :) I don't think so. My ends are a bit thin, but that's because I've trimmed so little during these last few years. It's still growing at a steady pace, so it's not termal yet :)
My ends are quite thin as compared to the rest of my hair. I like to wear it down when not at work so that is probably why. I argued with myself about keeping it up all the time to protect the ends as some folks do but.... I have it long to enjoy it and I enjoy it down; so down it stays except when inconvenient or I have to work.:shrug:

BexLocks
August 19th, 2020, 04:44 PM
Well I am closing in on knee now, so I will at least be able to get past knee :)

Congratulations on your progress!

Bat
August 19th, 2020, 11:29 PM
Well I am closing in on knee now, so I will at least be able to get past knee :)
It's so exciting seeing how close you are getting to knee


That sounds like a great plan! Who knows if I will stick to my plan though. If my ends look like a disaster I may have to microtrim lol. It's always those ends!!!! :boxer:

Even doing half of your plan would be amazing

Bat
August 19th, 2020, 11:32 PM
I only read a few pages of this thread, but I was wondering, do we have many members who are almost certain they have reached their terminal length? :) I think Sarah was considering she might have reached hers, near ankle, but I don't know of anyone else!

I'd love to know this too so I have an idea when to possibly call term like what to expect

TatsuOni
August 20th, 2020, 08:11 AM
My ends are quite thin as compared to the rest of my hair. I like to wear it down when not at work so that is probably why. I argued with myself about keeping it up all the time to protect the ends as some folks do but.... I have it long to enjoy it and I enjoy it down; so down it stays except when inconvenient or I have to work.:shrug:

I wear mine up most of the time, but my hair prone to split ends so I still have to S&D a lot :p So a lot of S&D over the years combined with minimal trimming have made my ends thinner.


Congratulations on your progress!


It's so exciting seeing how close you are getting to knee

Thank you! :) I still hope to reach knee by the end of the year :)

cm006j
August 20th, 2020, 03:05 PM
I’m hoping to get to knee by the end of the year too! I’m at fingertip now but I feel like I’m stalling. I thought for sure I would get knee in 2020 but now I’m not so sure

BexLocks
August 20th, 2020, 05:28 PM
I’m hoping to get to knee by the end of the year too! I’m at fingertip now but I feel like I’m stalling. I thought for sure I would get knee in 2020 but now I’m not so sure

Fingertip is amazing, cm006j! Congrats on that milestone! I hope you are able to reach your goal of knee. There's still quite a bit of 2020 left. Good luck!

TatsuOni
August 21st, 2020, 01:00 AM
I’m hoping to get to knee by the end of the year too! I’m at fingertip now but I feel like I’m stalling. I thought for sure I would get knee in 2020 but now I’m not so sure

Good luck! :)

Bat
August 21st, 2020, 01:49 AM
I wear mine up most of the time, but my hair prone to split ends so I still have to S&D a lot :p So a lot of S&D over the years combined with minimal trimming have made my ends thinner.





Thank you! :) I still hope to reach knee by the end of the year :)

Fingers crossed! I'm sure you'll get there by then, I hope to get to shoulder by then my self

Stray_mind
August 21st, 2020, 03:44 AM
This is so tempting! I think i will join this club haha. My hair is currently at MBL, but i have always wondered how long can it get. I guess it will be an experiment of sorts.

Bat
August 21st, 2020, 04:21 AM
This is so tempting! I think i will join this club haha. My hair is currently at MBL, but i have always wondered how long can it get. I guess it will be an experiment of sorts.

Welcome! Happy to have you here I love how more of us are joining here

BexLocks
August 21st, 2020, 06:25 AM
This is so tempting! I think i will join this club haha. My hair is currently at MBL, but i have always wondered how long can it get. I guess it will be an experiment of sorts.


Welcome! Happy to have you here I love how more of us are joining here

Welcome, Stray_mind! I guess I have joined the club, since I keep reading and posting here. Haha! I agree with you, Bat, so exciting to see so many joining.

Stray_mind
August 21st, 2020, 06:27 AM
Welcome! Happy to have you here I love how more of us are joining here


Welcome, Stray_mind! I guess I have joined the club, since I keep reading and posting here. Haha! I agree with you, Bat, so exciting to see so many joining.

Thanks for the warm welcome you two. I hope my terminal is not far below TBL though because i can't imagine my messy self being able to deal with longer lengths :lol:

Bat
August 21st, 2020, 07:19 AM
Welcome, Stray_mind! I guess I have joined the club, since I keep reading and posting here. Haha! I agree with you, Bat, so exciting to see so many joining.
Welcome to you too! I'm glad I'm not alone


Thanks for the warm welcome you two. I hope my terminal is not far below TBL though because i can't imagine my messy self being able to deal with longer lengths :lol:

Ive never had hair longer than APL so I have no idea I'll be able to look after super long hair but one can try! I'm considering no more trims Indefinitely, and only trimming if I'm evening up layers so since my hair will be Frankenstein's Monster due to layers and side shave growing out

Stray_mind
August 21st, 2020, 08:04 AM
Welcome to you too! I'm glad I'm not alone



Ive never had hair longer than APL so I have no idea I'll be able to look after super long hair but one can try! I'm considering no more trims Indefinitely, and only trimming if I'm evening up layers so since my hair will be Frankenstein's Monster due to layers and side shave growing out

Been there. I grew out a *very* heavily layered chin length bob. My hair looked Awful until it reached around APL. I still have some layers at around APL level, but i will slowly trim those away.

Bat
August 21st, 2020, 08:18 AM
Been there. I grew out a *very* heavily layered chin length bob. My hair looked Awful until it reached around APL. I still have some layers at around APL level, but i will slowly trim those away.

I sometimes think I should maintain untill they catch up but my side shave is still just in 'buzzed' stage but sure it's about an inch now so that would be long wait to keep from growing maybe I might maintain at hip if I ever get there time will tell I guess!

BexLocks
August 21st, 2020, 06:42 PM
Welcome to you too! I'm glad I'm not alone

Thank you! This will be a fun journey. I'll be excited to see what you decide to do with your side shave as is gets longer.

Bat
August 21st, 2020, 09:38 PM
Thank you! This will be a fun journey. I'll be excited to see what you decide to do with your side shave as is gets longer.

not sure I'll do much, maybe hide it with my other side and pretend it isn't there lol

TatsuOni
August 23rd, 2020, 10:00 AM
Fingers crossed! I'm sure you'll get there by then, I hope to get to shoulder by then my self

Good luck! :cheer:

Bat
August 24th, 2020, 04:47 AM
Good luck! :cheer:

Thank you!

Bat
December 11th, 2020, 04:15 AM
Lurking back here as this topic has always caught my eye, so tentatively here again, there is just something satisfying about the word 'terminal, and since finding out my hair is coarse, it might be strong enough to get to a good terminal length who knows!

I'll still do my journey milestone by milestone but ultimately my goal is finding this out.

Griselda
December 11th, 2020, 03:39 PM
Terminal, the best hair goal! :guns:

Bat
December 11th, 2020, 04:39 PM
Terminal, the best hair goal! :guns:

yes! I think so knee to floor is the other best goals

aralee
December 12th, 2020, 03:32 AM
I hope that my terminal is at least knee. I do like a thick blunt hemline.

This is my length goals too. I want to at least grow my hair at knee length. It's currently at WL. So excited to reach HL.

aralee
December 12th, 2020, 03:37 AM
Well I am closing in on knee now, so I will at least be able to get past knee :)

Congratulations!! I'm curious since it's months since this reply, have you grow it past knee by now?

TatsuOni
December 12th, 2020, 05:13 AM
Congratulations!! I'm curious since it's months since this reply, have you grow it past knee by now?

I was around 1 cm from knee at the end of November, so no :)

zashin66
December 12th, 2020, 12:46 PM
yes! I think so knee to floor is the other best goals

But oh so long to wait for the little ones to reach their little fingers ever downward.

Xan
December 12th, 2020, 02:42 PM
yes! I think so knee to floor is the other best goals big time i would love knee to floor length. Just past classic now and would love to hit the floor one day such an excellent look. Let's try

Bat
December 12th, 2020, 04:35 PM
But oh so long to wait for the little ones to reach their little fingers ever downward.
Very true! I have 10 years possibly before I even have to worry about that xD

big time i would love knee to floor length. Just past classic now and would love to hit the floor one day such an excellent look. Let's try

Yes! You'll get there Before me, I'm just chin length

animetor7
December 15th, 2020, 11:45 AM
I'm in with the caveat that I'm currently growing as long as I can go whilst dyeing my hair. I know this inevitably causes damage, but I love being a redhead too much! My current dye routine is bleaching roots just the once, then using henna or vegetable dye. The rest gets refreshed with vegetable dye or henna glosses as needed. My hope is that this way I limit damage to just the initial lightening. In other ways my routine is pretty protective. Perhaps someday I'll try for my true terminal length, but for now let's see how long redheaded me can get. :)

Bat
December 27th, 2020, 12:32 AM
I'm in with the caveat that I'm currently growing as long as I can go whilst dyeing my hair. I know this inevitably causes damage, but I love being a redhead too much! My current dye routine is bleaching roots just the once, then using henna or vegetable dye. The rest gets refreshed with vegetable dye or henna glosses as needed. My hope is that this way I limit damage to just the initial lightening. In other ways my routine is pretty protective. Perhaps someday I'll try for my true terminal length, but for now let's see how long redheaded me can get. :)

I too would like to keep dying my hair while trying for terminal. I've even started a 10 year minimal trim challenge, just one or two trims just to even up layers during the whole thing, my next trim won't be until my shortest sides are shoulder and I have a year until that happens

squirrrel
December 27th, 2020, 01:14 AM
I am still intrigued by this idea, sometimes put off by the idea of growing longer than floor and the question of how easy I shall find really long hair hard to handle. Of course, there is always the possibility that I shall find that terminal is not much longer than classic, or something!

Bat
December 27th, 2020, 01:18 AM
I am still intrigued by this idea, sometimes put off by the idea of growing longer than floor and the question of how easy I shall find really long hair hard to handle. Of course, there is always the possibility that I shall find that terminal is not much longer than classic, or something!

Well you could always try and if you don't like it you can always cut it if it gets to floor! I want to get atleast hip length before hitting terminal, though making it to knee/floor would be an ultimate dream!

zashin66
December 30th, 2020, 09:32 AM
I wear mine up most of the time, but my hair prone to split ends so I still have to S&D a lot :p So a lot of S&D over the years combined with minimal trimming have made my ends thinner.



I have grabby ends and probably lots of splits. I haven't been doing much with it lately except to put it up for work and braiding for sleep. Otherwise it is just down.

TatsuOni
December 30th, 2020, 09:37 AM
I have grabby ends and probably lots of splits. I haven't been doing much with it lately except to put it up for work and braiding for sleep. Otherwise it is just down.

As long as it works for you and makes you hair happy. It's the right path for you :)

zashin66
December 30th, 2020, 09:43 AM
Very true! I have 10 years possibly before I even have to worry about that xD


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=43860&d=1609346545

Me in 2011. So don't worry it'll grow

AmaryllisRed
December 30th, 2020, 11:13 AM
[IMG]https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=43860&d=1609346545[/IG]

Me in 2011. So don't worry it'll grow

WOW! Zashin, that's amazing! Look how far you've come! Really inspiring. :)

lapis_lazuli
December 30th, 2020, 11:23 AM
Yes wow zashin that is amazing!! How much we can change if we just take the leap :)

Bat
December 30th, 2020, 03:22 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=43860&d=1609346545

Me in 2011. So don't worry it'll grow

Oooh wonderful! There is hope for me yet!

MusicalSpoons
December 30th, 2020, 06:54 PM
WOW! That is inspiring zashin! The pixie suited you but your long hair is just so beautiful, and that you grew so far in 9 years is really cool! :D

Bat
January 19th, 2021, 04:35 AM
I'm so pumped to find out how long mine will grow over the years I hope it's longer than knee

BuddhaBelle
January 19th, 2021, 08:57 AM
Perhaps by the time I get to terminal, I'll be able to afford to have a hoard of servants to rally around me and help me do hairstyle with unreachable hair lengths :meditate:

DropStitches
January 19th, 2021, 10:14 AM
Perhaps by the time I get to terminal, I'll be able to afford to have a hoard of servants to rally around me and help me do hairstyle with unreachable hair lengths :meditate:

Haha, I love this. Mine would ideally be anthropomorphic mice, like in Disney's Cinderella!

Bat
January 19th, 2021, 01:45 PM
Lmao it will be a challenge for me, sadly no servants here too unlikely to be any either unless I get famous

BuddhaBelle
January 19th, 2021, 02:09 PM
Haha, I love this. Mine would ideally be anthropomorphic mice, like in Disney's Cinderella!

Oooh sounds beautiful! Get some birdies to plait my hair.


Lmao it will be a challenge for me, sadly no servants here too unlikely to be any either unless I get famous

teehee

Dark40
January 19th, 2021, 02:15 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=43860&d=1609346545

Me in 2011. So don't worry it'll grow

Wow zashin66, you have really come along way! :D It's great that your beautiful hair has been able to grow to such lengths in 9 years!

Bat
January 20th, 2021, 01:56 AM
Seeing where her hair is now it is certainly an inspiration

LadyEliza
January 20th, 2021, 03:02 PM
I'm almost at hip length and I plan to grow as long as it will grow because I'm curious :)

Bat
January 20th, 2021, 04:26 PM
I'm almost at hip length and I plan to grow as long as it will grow because I'm curious :)

Good luck!

Bugg
March 23rd, 2021, 12:42 PM
Hello! My first post on the whole forum :D
I'd love to see how long my hair can get, I'm planning to get to waist length and see how I feel then since my hair is quite fine, but I can't beat the curiosity of not knowing how far it can grow!

Bat
March 23rd, 2021, 05:11 PM
Hello! My first post on the whole forum :D
I'd love to see how long my hair can get, I'm planning to get to waist length and see how I feel then since my hair is quite fine, but I can't beat the curiosity of not knowing how far it can grow!

Welcome to the forum! The journey to terminal is a long one grab a pillow and get comfortable

ArtOfNoot
March 23rd, 2021, 08:14 PM
I’ve joined the “growing to the floor” club! I think bat maybe started it officially.

bokeh
March 23rd, 2021, 08:50 PM
Hello! My first post on the whole forum :D
I'd love to see how long my hair can get, I'm planning to get to waist length and see how I feel then since my hair is quite fine, but I can't beat the curiosity of not knowing how far it can grow!Welcome! Happy growing!

Bat
March 23rd, 2021, 09:19 PM
I’ve joined the “growing to the floor” club! I think bat maybe started it officially.
Yep I dids

Bugg
March 25th, 2021, 08:28 AM
Welcome to the forum! The journey to terminal is a long one grab a pillow and get comfortable


Welcome! Happy growing!

Hehe, thank you! :D
I'm a bit of a geek and I've been watching all of the Star Trek's from the beginning - there are so many though I think I may have enough to keep me going until I discover my terminal length! :p

Bugg
March 25th, 2021, 08:29 AM
Welcome to the forum! The journey to terminal is a long one grab a pillow and get comfortable


Welcome! Happy growing!

Hehe, thank you! :D
I'm a bit of a geek and I've been watching all of the Star Trek's from the beginning - there are so many though I think I may have enough to keep me going until I discover my terminal length! :p

Bat
March 26th, 2021, 09:21 AM
Hehe, thank you! :D
I'm a bit of a geek and I've been watching all of the Star Trek's from the beginning - there are so many though I think I may have enough to keep me going until I discover my terminal length! :p

After star trek you need to watch Doctor who, then after that you can jump to anime and watch Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto. Bleach and dragon ball z they all have over 200 episodes!

Bugg
March 26th, 2021, 10:05 AM
After star trek you need to watch Doctor who, then after that you can jump to anime and watch Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto. Bleach and dragon ball z they all have over 200 episodes!

I'm already a massive anime nerd so that's keeping me going too :D
Doctor Who is a good shout tho ...

MusicalSpoons
March 26th, 2021, 10:26 AM
I'm already a massive anime nerd so that's keeping me going too :D
Doctor Who is a good shout tho ...

May I also recommend Stargate (well, SG-1 and Atlantis, I haven't watched Universe myself) and if you like imaginative sci-fi, Farscape. Though it's only fair to warn you that both Stargates were cancelled mid-season though so the endings are not all that satisfying, though SG-1 had two films after the series so the most important loose ends were tied up. Farscape you need to have the Peacekeeper Wars ready to go at the end of the series too, as that was cancelled last-minute.

Incidentally, new-Who was directly influenced by Farscape; RTD have box sets to the team to watch because he wanted to have a similar feel!

Bugg
March 26th, 2021, 02:58 PM
May I also recommend Stargate (well, SG-1 and Atlantis, I haven't watched Universe myself) and if you like imaginative sci-fi, Farscape. Though it's only fair to warn you that both Stargates were cancelled mid-season though so the endings are not all that satisfying, though SG-1 had two films after the series so the most important loose ends were tied up. Farscape you need to have the Peacekeeper Wars ready to go at the end of the series too, as that was cancelled last-minute.

Incidentally, new-Who was directly influenced by Farscape; RTD have box sets to the team to watch because he wanted to have a similar feel!

I've watched all of the Stargates too, and Farscape, and Andromeda! :P I only wish there had been more Firefly D:

I did not know that about Who and Farscape though, that's cool!

MusicalSpoons
March 26th, 2021, 05:12 PM
I've watched all of the Stargates too, and Farscape, and Andromeda! :P I only wish there had been more Firefly D:

I did not know that about Who and Farscape though, that's cool!

Haha, fair enough! I don't know about you but I'm someone who will happily rewatch things endlessly, so even without my non-sci-fi loves (of which there are several) or any new interests I have more than enough to keep me going :bigeyes:

Suortuva
March 26th, 2021, 05:21 PM
Haha, fair enough! I don't know about you but I'm someone who will happily rewatch things endlessly, so even without my non-sci-fi loves (of which there are several) or any new interests I have more than enough to keep me going :bigeyes:

I have all the Stargates in DVD ( well, SG-1 and Atlantis and the first season of Universe (I never found out how it ends because there's no way to find it with appropriate subtitles...) but DH wants to sell them (eh, who buys DVDs nowadays)), but I'm telling him we need to keep them in case I have an serious accident and get paralyzed and need to spend rest of my life in bed, I really want to rewatch them then.

Of course we have rewatched them several times together, but just in case.

Just planning for future...

Bat
March 26th, 2021, 07:45 PM
May I also recommend Stargate (well, SG-1 and Atlantis, I haven't watched Universe myself) and if you like imaginative sci-fi, Farscape. Though it's only fair to warn you that both Stargates were cancelled mid-season though so the endings are not all that satisfying, though SG-1 had two films after the series so the most important loose ends were tied up. Farscape you need to have the Peacekeeper Wars ready to go at the end of the series too, as that was cancelled last-minute.

Incidentally, new-Who was directly influenced by Farscape; RTD have box sets to the team to watch because he wanted to have a similar feel!
Can't forget Lexx as well, that's iconic

Tinyponies
March 27th, 2021, 12:33 AM
I loved Lexx! It’s been decades since I watched that. That stuff was so ridiculous it was good. My brother has it all on dvd.

eta Suortuva, I have my security dvd collection too. Well watched, of course.

Which is kind of like my security hair toy collection, you know, for when my hair is longer and my favourite makers no longer make.......

Bat
March 27th, 2021, 05:40 AM
I loved Lexx! It’s been decades since I watched that. That stuff was so ridiculous it was good. My brother has it all on dvd.

eta Suortuva, I have my security dvd collection too. Well watched, of course.

Which is kind of like my security hair toy collection, you know, for when my hair is longer and my favourite makers no longer make.......

I should go and watch it all again, Kai and his crazy hair!

Sammich
March 27th, 2021, 09:18 AM
I wanna see how long my hair will grow. The longer I’ve ever gone is classic when I was a child so I’m really excited to see how far past classic I can go.

I think my limit is if the ends start getting very very see through since I hate that look with straight hair.

Tinyponies
March 27th, 2021, 12:20 PM
I should go and watch it all again, Kai and his crazy hair!

I had such a crush on Kai. That’s so wrong lol. Lexx was all so wrong haha

And you got me. I wasn’t supposed to be posting here but now I have outed myself as a terminal goal thread lurker.

Bat
March 27th, 2021, 06:02 PM
I had such a crush on Kai. That’s so wrong lol. Lexx was all so wrong haha

And you got me. I wasn’t supposed to be posting here but now I have outed myself as a terminal goal thread lurker.
Don't worry,me too LOL. And happy growing

Tinyponies
March 29th, 2021, 01:54 PM
Don't worry,me too LOL. And happy growing

:lol:

Happy growing to you too. :heart:

Bat
March 29th, 2021, 08:43 PM
the long painful journey that it is

curlqueenjadine
April 10th, 2021, 04:41 AM
Another month closer to finding my terminal! A long way off but at least it's all my natural colour and texture now :) https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=45027&d=1618049549

Bat
April 10th, 2021, 05:57 AM
Slow and steady wins the race. 53 inches to go until floor

Dark40
April 10th, 2021, 08:31 AM
I wanna see how long my hair will grow. The longer I’ve ever gone is classic when I was a child so I’m really excited to see how far past classic I can go.

I think my limit is if the ends start getting very very see through since I hate that look with straight hair.

You are so blessed to have reached classic during your childhood. At least you know you can get there. It definitely would be nice to see if you can get past classic.

I'm like you. I think my limit is if the ends start getting very very see through since I hate that look with straight hair too. I have an aunt and I had a 2nd cousin my dad's side of the family that had hair at classic length or a little bit past it but they both haven't had hair that long in 50something years! My aunt always keeps her hair cut short in a pixie style. :( That's what makes me so sad. Because, til' this day I've never seen her with classic length hair, and my mom often told me stories of both her and my cousin having hair that long in their lives. I'm like you, the longest my hair was as a child was almost hip length, and I want to see if I can go past hip length to much longer lengths. Like, ankle length.

Dark40
April 10th, 2021, 08:33 AM
Slow and steady wins the race. 53 inches to go until floor

Yeah, I know the feeling. I've got 30 more inches to go before I reach my ankles or the floor

Bat
April 17th, 2021, 11:47 PM
I've had fun reading back over the topic mainly out of boredom, and I have more reasons to give it a go when I think about it no one in my family has had really long hair, maybe BSL at the longest, so it would be cool to be the only one in my family who grows hair super long.

I still won't be a pureist where I shun scissors and dye ( I wish I could do that!)

I want to Color/bleach my hair and get the occasional trim,

Maybe I'll make another quest in the choose your own adventure topic
Where I only trim my ends and touch up my roots when I get solidly past each milestone as a reward, it might possibly work for me who knows....

I still have my desire for floor length hair but be surprised if I can get there with bleaching/dye

This gives me more of a guide goal, over a specific length goal. If I can make it to knee with fuller ends then I'll probably aim for floor+ if I can handle it.

Dark40
April 26th, 2021, 03:48 PM
I wanna see how long my hair will grow. The longer I’ve ever gone is classic when I was a child so I’m really excited to see how far past classic I can go.

I think my limit is if the ends start getting very very see through since I hate that look with straight hair.

Me too. I also want to see how long my hair will grow as well. Because, during my childhood the longest it got to was almost hip length so I'm also really excited to see how far past hip length I can go as well.

I always knew a couple of people on my dad's side of the family my mom always told me about who had hair down to a little past their butts. Which was my aunt and 2nd cousin. My mom always told me that my aunt's hair was very thick and long but my cousin's hair wasn't as thick as my aunt's hair nut it was still very long. It's soooo very sadden that by the time I was born they had chopped all of their hair off very short, and til' this day I've never seen them with their super long hair. :( So, we'll see if I'll be the one in the family with super long hair these days.

zashin66
April 28th, 2021, 06:59 PM
see if I'll be the one in the family with super long hair these days.
Maybe one day the next two generations will talking about your epic lengths in hushed reverent whispers. My Grandma on my mother's side had the long hair. Long and thick.

Dark40
April 29th, 2021, 08:59 AM
Maybe one day the next two generations will talking about your epic lengths in hushed reverent whispers. My Grandma on my mother's side had the long hair. Long and thick.

Yes, you might be right that maybe one day the next two generations will be talking about my epic lengths in hushed reverent whispers. Oh, I bet your Grandma on your mother's side did have the long hair. Long and thick.

thatsideoflife
June 21st, 2021, 01:26 PM
Ok, nervously joining this thread. Disclaimer, I have about three inches or less of dyed ends that I don't want to have at 'the end'... but I'm not guaranteeing that I'll trim them. Found this article from an old post on this thread.

https://flashbak.com/38-photos-that-prove-victorian-women-never-cut-their-hair-39354/

Bat
June 22nd, 2021, 03:32 AM
Ok, nervously joining this thread. Disclaimer, I have about three inches or less of dyed ends that I don't want to have at 'the end'... but I'm not guaranteeing that I'll trim them. Found this article from an old post on this thread.

https://flashbak.com/38-photos-that-prove-victorian-women-never-cut-their-hair-39354/

Good luck! Welcome to the thread if I get to mid thigh I might try this too

mpierce6204
June 22nd, 2021, 03:39 PM
I've been growing mine out since November 2018, and I'm at a bit past armpit length now. I'm currently aiming for waist length, but depending on how I feel about it then, I might just grow it until I reach my terminal length. Since I'm a guy, I was prepared for a bit of negativity, but I've only gotten nice comments about it so far, which is encouraging.

Jane99
June 22nd, 2021, 08:35 PM
I think my goal is mid thigh too Bat. If it goes that far! Welcome mpierce6204 and happy growing! Also the link with the long haired victorian ladies is great. Thanks for sharing!

Bat
June 22nd, 2021, 11:37 PM
I've been growing mine out since November 2018, and I'm at a bit past armpit length now. I'm currently aiming for waist length, but depending on how I feel about it then, I might just grow it until I reach my terminal length. Since I'm a guy, I was prepared for a bit of negativity, but I've only gotten nice comments about it so far, which is encouraging.

The community is pretty good here I’ve not had much negativity since I started a year ago

@Jane yay MTL buddies,

Bat
July 11th, 2021, 05:01 AM
who am I kidding? I go through length goals like a yoyo so i'll just stay here, it's easier just not having a set goal but I really hope my terminal isn't shorter then thigh length

Kathie
July 11th, 2021, 08:58 PM
Ok, nervously joining this thread. Disclaimer, I have about three inches or less of dyed ends that I don't want to have at 'the end'... but I'm not guaranteeing that I'll trim them. Found this article from an old post on this thread.

https://flashbak.com/38-photos-that-prove-victorian-women-never-cut-their-hair-39354/

"Women in the Victorian era competed to see who has the strongest next muscles. To prove their strength, these sporting types would grow a ton of hair on this heads." :laugh:

Thanks for sharing! There were some great photos on there... some of them quite spooky... in a good way.

AmaryllisRed
July 11th, 2021, 09:00 PM
"Women in the Victorian era competed to see who has the strongest next muscles. To prove their strength, these sporting types would grow a ton of hair on this heads." :laugh:

Thanks for sharing! There were some great photos on there... some of them quite spooky... in a good way.

Hahaha I'm doomed! I have such a weak neck.

neko_kawaii
July 11th, 2021, 09:59 PM
Hahaha I'm doomed! I have such a weak neck.

I don’t know what I’d do if my hare (oh autocorrect, I love you, you can keep it) were more than average thickness and had any weight to it!

Bat
July 12th, 2021, 05:52 AM
The very tips of my hair are 17 inches…. This terminal journey is gonna be a long one

zashin66
July 15th, 2021, 07:25 PM
The very tips of my hair are 17 inches…. This terminal journey is gonna be a long one

I seem to running into you a lot :D

Bat
July 16th, 2021, 05:56 AM
I seem to running into you a lot :D

Stalker! ♥ I do post a lot though, LOL

cinamio
July 23rd, 2021, 09:23 AM
I think I’m going to try for terminal length! I’m still at BSL/MBL though �� I’ve had extensions in the past, and I know my hair starts to drive me crazy once it’s past classic (always lifting hair to sit down)

Bat
July 23rd, 2021, 04:39 PM
I think I’m going to try for terminal length! I’m still at BSL/MBL though �� I’ve had extensions in the past, and I know my hair starts to drive me crazy once it’s past classic (always lifting hair to sit down)

Good luck! Mines barely shoulder and I'm still aiming for mtl/term

Bat
September 30th, 2021, 08:09 PM
Still want to aim for Terminal but new buzz starting point

GoddesJourney
October 1st, 2021, 09:50 AM
"Women in the Victorian era competed to see who has the strongest next muscles. To prove their strength, these sporting types would grow a ton of hair on this heads." :laugh:

Thanks for sharing! There were some great photos on there... some of them quite spooky... in a good way.

Hmm...not convinced they're all women. Also, the short curly bangs and long hair mullets and otherworldly faces on a lot of them make me feel all stranger in a strange land.

Ylva
October 23rd, 2021, 10:31 PM
I think I've decided to explore my terminal length. Might as well do it while I'm still relatively young and at maximum genetic potential, right?

There is one condition, however. I'm not willing to treat my hair extra carefully. There will be no antique lace principles when it comes to any product of my head. So what I'm going for, I guess, is something like "reasonable terminal"? For me, reasonable means I must be allowed to inflict some damage on it, because that's an important part of what makes hair enjoyable for me. That includes things like wearing it in potentially damaging styles (braids hanging down, loose, etc.), headbanging, frequent washing, and so on. I guess it also means a small trim here and there. So I'll never reach my absolute terminal length, and I'm okay with that!

It doesn't feel right to call that whatever that length is 'terminal', so for now, I've dared to set my goal at knee, because looking at the thickness of my ends now past classic, and considering their condition, I think I'll be able to make it at least to knee relatively okay.

Bat
October 24th, 2021, 06:56 AM
I think I've decided to explore my terminal length. Might as well do it while I'm still relatively young and at maximum genetic potential, right?

There is one condition, however. I'm not willing to treat my hair extra carefully. There will be no antique lace principles when it comes to any product of my head. So what I'm going for, I guess, is something like "reasonable terminal"? For me, reasonable means I must be allowed to inflict some damage on it, because that's an important part of what makes hair enjoyable for me. That includes things like wearing it in potentially damaging styles (braids hanging down, loose, etc.), headbanging, frequent washing, and so on. I guess it also means a small trim here and there. So I'll never reach my absolute terminal length, and I'm okay with that!

It doesn't feel right to call that whatever that length is 'terminal', so for now, I've dared to set my goal at knee, because looking at the thickness of my ends now past classic, and considering their condition, I think I'll be able to make it at least to knee relatively okay.

Good luck Ylva! You are finding your metal terminal length! I figure terminal still works, I'm sure not everyone who wants to find terminal doesn't have atleast one bad habit they inflict on themselves.

lapis_lazuli
October 24th, 2021, 06:16 PM
Good luck Ylva! You are finding your metal terminal length! I figure terminal still works, I'm sure not everyone who wants to find terminal doesn't have atleast one bad habit they inflict on themselves.

Metal terminal, I love it! Good luck, Ylva, I look forward to seeing you grow :D

Ylva
October 24th, 2021, 06:37 PM
Thanks Bat and lapis! :D LOL, I think I'll just set my goal length to "metal"! :rockerdud That way, I'll never need to adjust it! Yes, that's it!

Shorty89
October 24th, 2021, 07:01 PM
I think I've decided to explore my terminal length. Might as well do it while I'm still relatively young and at maximum genetic potential, right?

There is one condition, however. I'm not willing to treat my hair extra carefully. There will be no antique lace principles when it comes to any product of my head. So what I'm going for, I guess, is something like "reasonable terminal"? For me, reasonable means I must be allowed to inflict some damage on it, because that's an important part of what makes hair enjoyable for me. That includes things like wearing it in potentially damaging styles (braids hanging down, loose, etc.), headbanging, frequent washing, and so on. I guess it also means a small trim here and there. So I'll never reach my absolute terminal length, and I'm okay with that!

It doesn't feel right to call that whatever that length is 'terminal', so for now, I've dared to set my goal at knee, because looking at the thickness of my ends now past classic, and considering their condition, I think I'll be able to make it at least to knee relatively okay.

How exciting! Good luck!

Bat
October 24th, 2021, 09:46 PM
Metal terminal, I love it! Good luck, Ylva, I look forward to seeing you grow :D


Thanks Bat and lapis! :D LOL, I think I'll just set my goal length to "metal"! :rockerdud That way, I'll never need to adjust it! Yes, that's it!

Glad you like xD if you set to metal I will too!

Ylva
October 24th, 2021, 10:33 PM
How exciting! Good luck!

Thanks so much!


Glad you like xD if you set to metal I will too!

:rockerdud :rockerdud :rockerdud

PeonyBlue
October 24th, 2021, 11:51 PM
Good luck, Ylva - I love the idea of a goal length as “metal”

Now you’re making me wonder about my goal length. Originally I was thinking classic, but now that I’m too lazy to trim to maintain it there, I’m wondering about fingertip. Maybe my actual goal length is “lazy”…does that equate to something like terminal? :confused:

Bat
October 25th, 2021, 01:50 AM
Thanks so much!



:rockerdud :rockerdud :rockerdud


:rockerdud :rockerdud :rockerdud lessgo [/QUOTE]




Good luck, Ylva - I love the idea of a goal length as “metal”

Now you’re making me wonder about my goal length. Originally I was thinking classic, but now that I’m too lazy to trim to maintain it there, I’m wondering about fingertip. Maybe my actual goal length is “lazy”…does that equate to something like terminal? :confused:

Put Lazy I vote we make it a thing to make up weird goal terms no one but us will get

Bri-Chan
October 25th, 2021, 04:02 AM
Metal is such a great milestone :p I approve!
I'm not sure about my goal, it should be CL +, but it's more soemthing between "till I can still wear it down when I want" and "long enough to make me do consistent trims (3-4 inches) without regrets".

AmaryllisRed
October 25th, 2021, 09:46 AM
:rockerdud :rockerdud :rockerdud lessgo





Put Lazy I vote we make it a thing to make up weird goal terms no one but us will get

I agree. I think lazy is a great goal length! Mine is "cheez," but lazy would also work. :lol:

Stray_mind
October 25th, 2021, 01:29 PM
I think I've decided to explore my terminal length. Might as well do it while I'm still relatively young and at maximum genetic potential, right?

There is one condition, however. I'm not willing to treat my hair extra carefully. There will be no antique lace principles when it comes to any product of my head. So what I'm going for, I guess, is something like "reasonable terminal"? For me, reasonable means I must be allowed to inflict some damage on it, because that's an important part of what makes hair enjoyable for me. That includes things like wearing it in potentially damaging styles (braids hanging down, loose, etc.), headbanging, frequent washing, and so on. I guess it also means a small trim here and there. So I'll never reach my absolute terminal length, and I'm okay with that!

It doesn't feel right to call that whatever that length is 'terminal', so for now, I've dared to set my goal at knee, because looking at the thickness of my ends now past classic, and considering their condition, I think I'll be able to make it at least to knee relatively okay.

I feel the exact same way! I want to see how long it can grow in a healthy condition under benign neglect regime.
Let's be metal together. :lol:

I still have to reach my og goal which is TBL, but if i manage to do it, i will grow longer.

KokoroDragon
October 26th, 2021, 08:50 AM
Good luck, Ylva - I love the idea of a goal length as “metal”

Now you’re making me wonder about my goal length. Originally I was thinking classic, but now that I’m too lazy to trim to maintain it there, I’m wondering about fingertip. Maybe my actual goal length is “lazy”…does that equate to something like terminal? :confused:

"Lazy" has pretty much always been my goal. For now I'm trying to reach Classic, but in reality I'll probably grow until it becomes more work that I want to put in. I'm already planning ahead for when my hair gets longer by stretching washes (I'm down to twice a month now, my goal is once a month). My idea is to put my hair in a crown braid or hair taping and take it down 1-2 times a week to detangle, and wash it once a month. Maybe just scalp washes monthly, if I can, and a full wash every 3 months.

ipickee
October 26th, 2021, 11:43 AM
I'm 38. I've done shaved head, super short, waist length, and everything in between.
Know what I've never done?
Terminal.
I'm going to grow until I can't grow any more. In theory, I could reach floor length by the time I'm 50, if my genetics and mathing cooperate. I want to be one of those bad a$$ hippie grannies. I already practice benign neglect. I don't use heat, bun daily (more out of convenience than anything else) and I take MSM, Viviscal, and drink oodles of water. Probably the only thing I don't really do that many recommend on here is trim regularly. I'm loathe to let any of my length go! Besides, my grandma started thinning at 60, so might as well do what I can before I have a larger risk of that. I'll probably keep hennaing for awhile, but I've had gray hairs since my early 20's and can see myself letting it go glorious gray as I get older too.

zashin66
October 26th, 2021, 01:29 PM
ooooh! I love the turn of conversation here. I'm not a metal but I am for sure a 'benign neglectee'. I could go with Metal as a benign neglect term for terminal with no special care.

Bat
October 26th, 2021, 10:15 PM
I made a trend, who knew? XD

Fitzpatrick
November 5th, 2021, 05:15 PM
I don't know exactly how long my terminal length is, right now my hair is fingertip length. I was originally aiming for knee length, however my curiosity kicks in sometimes and I ponder whether I should grow my hair to my terminal length. I guess there is only way I could know for sure and that is to grow it out.

Bat
November 5th, 2021, 05:17 PM
I don't know exactly how long my terminal length is, right now my hair is fingertip length. I was originally aiming for knee length, however my curiosity kicks in sometimes and I ponder whether I should grow my hair to my terminal length. I guess there is only way I could know for sure and that is to grow it out.

Join us! I'm wanting to find how long I can grow with bleached hair

_Melly_
November 5th, 2021, 06:48 PM
Alrighty, I am super curious now about how long my hair can get. Joining!

Bat
November 5th, 2021, 08:40 PM
The more the merrier

_Melly_
November 6th, 2021, 07:04 PM
Exactly @Bat. :)

Bat
November 18th, 2021, 12:29 AM
I changed my goal name from Metal to Epic lmao bleached terminal :p

Ylva
November 18th, 2021, 10:02 AM
I changed my goal name from Metal to Epic lmao bleached terminal :p

'Epic' was the other goal option I was considering, so I can definitely get behind that as well. :)

Bat
November 18th, 2021, 04:40 PM
'Epic' was the other goal option I was considering, so I can definitely get behind that as well. :)

Both work just as well :D

Sarah P
November 21st, 2021, 04:26 PM
Terminal length is my aim. I'm so curious how long my fine hair is able to grow. I predict just barely classic, with loooong fairytale ends. That would actually be pretty convenient, because if I take good care of it, maybe I don't ever have to get it trimmed? It'll just fall out or break off when ready!

Bat
November 22nd, 2021, 02:18 AM
People who want true terminal just don't trim at all, you can always do that if you want ^_^

Sarah P
November 22nd, 2021, 04:45 AM
I know. I don't plan on trimming unless I've reached terminal and if it will look better with a trim at that point. I already barely trim once a year. Easy peasy.

Bat
November 22nd, 2021, 04:59 AM
Sorry I just assumed you were asking because
of the question mark

Sarah P
November 22nd, 2021, 04:52 PM
Sorry I just assumed you were asking because
of the question mark

No prob! ;)

Fitzpatrick
November 22nd, 2021, 09:37 PM
I am not sure what my terminal length is, I hope it gets longer than what it is now. Right now it sits at fingertip length.

Gem
November 22nd, 2021, 09:44 PM
Terminal length is my aim. I'm so curious how long my fine hair is able to grow. I predict just barely classic, with loooong fairytale ends. That would actually be pretty convenient, because if I take good care of it, maybe I don't ever have to get it trimmed? It'll just fall out or break off when ready!

That's one of my reasons for wanting to go to terminal. I hate trimming my hair, but I also hate it changing a lot. Staying basically the same sounds good to me.

Gem
November 22nd, 2021, 09:49 PM
I changed my goal name from Metal to Epic lmao bleached terminal :p

I really, really like that. I've always gotten hung up on progress and now that I'm starting over, I'm trying to change my mindset. Epic = the most my own hair can be in the context of my life.

Bat
November 22nd, 2021, 10:23 PM
I really, really like that. I've always gotten hung up on progress and now that I'm starting over, I'm trying to change my mindset. Epic = the most my own hair can be in the context of my life.

You can put epic in yours too if you like hehe
Metal and Lazy are other ones xD

Gem
November 22nd, 2021, 10:59 PM
You can put epic in yours too if you like hehe
Metal and Lazy are other ones xD

Done :D Lazy is probably more accurate, but Epic is aspirational.

Bat
November 23rd, 2021, 04:25 AM
Done :D Lazy is probably more accurate, but Epic is aspirational.
Yep agreed, feels more positive

oldrocker
November 24th, 2021, 04:53 PM
'Epic' was the other goal option I was considering, so I can definitely get behind that as well. :)

'Epic' reminds me of the big song from Faith no More quite a while ago. You need to remake the video and show them what epic really means....:)

O.R.

-Aithne-
June 4th, 2022, 08:15 AM
…would like to join! …and is off to look up how to tell if you've reached terminal…

I don't think I’ve ever had it longer than this so this might be it for me *tear*

bparnell75
August 22nd, 2022, 10:54 AM
I have decided to try for this one. I am almost t classic again but my ends are very fairy so I may be close already. they have thinned out so much since I trimmed to tailbone on my birthday last year.

Bat
August 23rd, 2022, 04:19 PM
I have decided to try for this one. I am almost t classic again but my ends are very fairy so I may be close already. they have thinned out so much since I trimmed to tailbone on my birthday last year.

Goodluck in your journey!

zashin66
August 24th, 2022, 08:53 PM
I have decided to try for this one. I am almost t classic again but my ends are very fairy so I may be close already. they have thinned out so much since I trimmed to tailbone on my birthday last year.

I’m with you on that at least at my current length. My ends are abused by me. So my thinning is pretty much mechanical damage!

Pacific
September 27th, 2022, 05:53 AM
I'm aiming for terminal length, too. My last trim was in August 2019. A few racers are now past FTL. The last 20 - 25 cm are thinned out it's probably because of a shed in the past.

I had several sheds in the past due to stress, health issues and malnutrition. I really hope that some thickness will travel down in the future.

I don't have many split ends and do only a little s&d once or twice a year.

To minimize damage I wear my hair up 99% and try to be very gentle.

The first year without a cut was hard for me, now I don't think anymore about my hemline.

My dream goal was always, since my childhood, knee lenght hair. Now I'm 54 and maybe a few racers will make it to knee till the end of the year.

I don't measure my haire because I'm alone and it isn't important to me. I feel during a hair wash in the shower how long it is wet. :)

Bat
September 27th, 2022, 08:14 AM
If your display picture is recent that red it nice!

Pacific
September 27th, 2022, 08:25 AM
Thank you very much, Bat. Yes, it's the same color only longer. I dye with henna.

Bat
September 28th, 2022, 07:58 AM
Thank you very much, Bat. Yes, it's the same color only longer. I dye with henna.

It's lovely!

Emissary2ornj
December 17th, 2022, 07:54 AM
Epic = the most my own hair can be in the context of my life.

Officially jumping on the Terminal thread, with a quote that describes my philosophy perfectly. My hair is not the point of my life, but I'm curious to see how far it will go given the routine I've chosen and my enjoyment of wearing it down a good bit of the time.

Routine: daily mechanical-only cleansing/sebum-only conditioning (I spend most of my LHC-time on the NW/SO thread). Plan to S&D: anticipating one or two long sessions to begin with then 2-3 times a year maintenance sessions.
Length: I kept trimmed waist-/hip-length hair most of my life, kept in braids in childhood then buns in adulthood. Shortened to bra-strap length in late 20s/early 30s, cut to centimeters-short pixie mid-30s. Past waist again now at 40 (woot! 40 is a cool age). Definitely have taper-y ends. While my aesthetic side would love the thickness of even ends, I remember fighting with them in buns and updos. I'm at peace with my ends.

In-depth hair philosophy over at my blog.

GoatLady
December 17th, 2022, 09:35 AM
I plan to grow till terminal length but I'm only at waist right now, so it will be a while. :cool:

Joyful Mystery
December 17th, 2022, 10:17 AM
Just letting my hair grow as long as it will grow while treating it as carefully as I can. I hope my terminal is at least knee length.

Bat
December 17th, 2022, 01:33 PM
I'm with you I'd like mine to be knee at least but I'll be happy enough if I can get to hip with bleaching

tuanyiji
December 17th, 2022, 03:05 PM
I would probably maintain the hemline at knee (estimate spring of 2024) or ankle (2026?) for a while, then I’ll go for terminal, I hope my genes will take me behind the floor.
I am inspired by many long hair legends, one of them is Rin_Rapunzel who claims to have the longest hair in Japan, and apart from being a hair model, she is also a pole dancer, and I always pray for the floor to be spotless when she flings the long locks down lol :)

angel-baby
December 21st, 2022, 12:11 PM
I would probably maintain the hemline at knee (estimate spring of 2024) or ankle (2026?) for a while, then I’ll go for terminal, I hope my genes will take me behind the floor.
I am inspired by many long hair legends, one of them is Rin_Rapunzel who claims to have the longest hair in Japan, and apart from being a hair model, she is also a pole dancer, and I always pray for the floor to be spotless when she flings the long locks down lol :)

I just looked her up and she is amazing!! I pole dance, and it's always fun to see other pole dancers with super long hair. In fact, it's what inspired me to start growing mine back out :o

sarana
December 21st, 2022, 02:35 PM
I just looked her up and she is amazing!! I pole dance, and it's always fun to see other pole dancers with super long hair. In fact, it's what inspired me to start growing mine back out :o

I started following her on IG as well now. Thanks for the tip!

Bat
January 19th, 2023, 12:36 PM
Maintaining for now but once I get a one length bob I'll be back

Bat
February 25th, 2023, 09:59 PM
Seriously aiming for Terminal | lower calf and beyond :D

Nefcerka
March 13th, 2023, 03:23 AM
Seriously aiming for Terminal | lower calf and beyond :D

Great plan! I´m a little ahead, but I was at pixie with undercut, waiting for and even one-length bob to finally materialize. I know how it feels and you´ll get there. I wish you best of luck! :)

Bat
March 13th, 2023, 06:45 AM
Great plan! I´m a little ahead, but I was at pixie with undercut, waiting for and even one-length bob to finally materialize. I know how it feels and you´ll get there. I wish you best of luck! :)

Thanks so much! I'll probably allow myself one all one length bob trim as well when I get my shortest layer to chin but aside from that I want to try avoid scissors indefinitely good luck to you too!

Nefcerka
March 14th, 2023, 06:56 AM
Thank you Bat!

I am considering to do my twice-a-year trimming according to the favorable Lunar / astrological sign phase, but honestly, the advice regarding which phase of the Moon and which sign is best to cut is SO conflicting, that I am rather considering not trimming at all, just like you! But I worry about split ends in the latter case. Both options make my mind boggle at the moment :D

Bat
March 14th, 2023, 05:15 PM
Thank you Bat!

I am considering to do my twice-a-year trimming according to the favorable Lunar / astrological sign phase, but honestly, the advice regarding which phase of the Moon and which sign is best to cut is SO conflicting, that I am rather considering not trimming at all, just like you! But I worry about split ends in the latter case. Both options make my mind boggle at the moment :D

I'd probably s and d splits if I see them maybe you could do that too

Nefcerka
March 16th, 2023, 05:45 AM
I'd probably s and d splits if I see them maybe you could do that too

Sound advice, but I lack two fundamental things for S&D: great eyesight and patience!!! :D :D

Bat
March 16th, 2023, 06:22 AM
Sound advice, but I lack two fundamental things for S&D: great eyesight and patience!!! :D :D

I'm with you on paitence lmao it's not my strong suit

Joyful Mystery
March 16th, 2023, 09:56 AM
My husband has been wonderful in encouraging me to not trim and to just stick to S&D.

I used to trim once or twice a year. This is the longest I’ve gone without trimming.

mochichichi
March 16th, 2023, 11:58 AM
I S&D on/right after the new moon, but this is more about limiting sessions than the moon phase. I started (previously only a yearly trim) last month and did two sessions just because there was so much, but now only once a month. Don't want to let myself get scissor happy.

pumpkinsage
March 18th, 2023, 08:27 PM
Joining this nice thread, I want to see how long my hair will grow. I've never tried to actively grow my hair past SL/APL in the past 10 years and I haven't had MBL since middle school when I basically only ever braided my hair. I'm excited to see new lengths on me, especially now that my hair is all natural - both color wise and natural shape wise. I've never seen my hair be healthy and curly and past my shoulders before so I'm really looking forward to what it will look like long.

Bat
March 18th, 2023, 08:49 PM
Joining this nice thread, I want to see how long my hair will grow. I've never tried to actively grow my hair past SL/APL in the past 10 years and I haven't had MBL since middle school when I basically only every braided my hair. I'm excited to see new lengths on me, especially now that my hair is all natural - both color wise and natural shape wise. I've never seen my hair be healthy and curly and past my shoulders before so I'm really looking forward to what it will look like long.

Yay one of us! I'm sure it will look great

I'll still dye my hair I'm sure, but trying to avoid scissors ✂️

Knifegill
March 30th, 2023, 04:24 AM
I am back after many years. I lost most of my hair. Twice. Then grew dreadlocks and now cut them. Back to shoulder length but looking forward to the growing time!

Bat
March 30th, 2023, 01:50 PM
I am back after many years. I lost most of my hair. Twice. Then grew dreadlocks and now cut them. Back to shoulder length but looking forward to the growing time!

Good luck with your Journey! At least shoulder is a great starting point

Knifegill
March 30th, 2023, 08:26 PM
https://i.postimg.cc/QtYC3kRV/20230329-090255.jpg

Bat
March 31st, 2023, 01:33 AM
https://i.postimg.cc/QtYC3kRV/20230329-090255.jpg

Lovely color! I like the shirt too 🤣

tsuki
April 6th, 2023, 09:49 AM
I've always been curious about terminal, since I've never had my hair past mid back. I really want that princess/mermaid length look so I'd be happy to get to that point. Really looking forward to this journey, count me in!

Joyful Mystery
April 6th, 2023, 11:20 AM
I've always been curious about terminal, since I've never had my hair past mid back. I really want that princess/mermaid length look so I'd be happy to get to that point. Really looking forward to this journey, count me in!

Welcome to the Terminal Goal Length Thread!

MusicalSpoons
April 6th, 2023, 06:42 PM
I have now about 4 longest hairs, so I feel like I'm nearing terminal - or at least, 'terminal with pre-LHC neglect'. At this point though the distribution of different hair lengths looks reasonably convincing, so although I can't fully claim it will be my absolutely most true terminal length, it'll be close enough for me and I'm not hanging around down here for ten years to find out!

At the end of June is the end of the no-trimming challenge, and the point at which if my growth rate kept up I should have reached 72". I don't know if I'm gaining length still though, and I don't know whether I want to hold out for any longer than that. We'll see. But it is cool to know my terminal length is floor or beyond, which … never in a million dreams could I ever have imagined it was possible. My hair has astonished me, which is quite a nice thing to be able to say.

tuanyiji
April 6th, 2023, 06:52 PM
I have now about 4 longest hairs, so I feel like I'm nearing terminal - or at least, 'terminal with pre-LHC neglect'. At this point though the distribution of different hair lengths looks reasonably convincing, so although I can't fully claim it will be my absolutely most true terminal length, it'll be close enough for me and I'm not hanging around down here for ten years to find out!

At the end of June is the end of the no-trimming challenge, and the point at which if my growth rate kept up I should have reached 72". I don't know if I'm gaining length still though, and I don't know whether I want to hold out for any longer than that. We'll see. But it is cool to know my terminal length is floor or beyond, which … never in a million dreams could I ever have imagined it was possible. My hair has astonished me, which is quite a nice thing to be able to say.
Wow floor and beyond! that’s quite a milestone! Even one hair counts! How long did it take you to go from tbl to floor? 5-6 years?
My ultimate goal is also either terminal or floor, for some reason I have a blind confidence in my genes that I will pass knee and calf with little to no difficulty lol.

MusicalSpoons
April 7th, 2023, 10:07 PM
Wow floor and beyond! that’s quite a milestone! Even one hair counts! How long did it take you to go from tbl to floor? 5-6 years?
My ultimate goal is also either terminal or floor, for some reason I have a blind confidence in my genes that I will pass knee and calf with little to no difficulty lol.

It took about 6, 6½ years with some trims (including a couple of few-inch cuts) in between. I can't remember if it was 5, 6, or 7 trims, the years get muddled and I didn't do many of them on a schedule, I intended to after 2019 but the pandemic thwarted those plans.

I have no doubt you'll be able to grow very long! It will be fun to see your continued enjoyment as your hair grows ever longer.

Bat
July 7th, 2023, 06:27 PM
I think I'm joining this for real ill allow Trims to get rid of layers until I can get to cbl with none, then I'll try and be scissor free indefinitely

MusicalSpoons
July 7th, 2023, 07:37 PM
At the end of June is the end of the no-trimming challenge, and the point at which if my growth rate kept up I should have reached 72". I don't know if I'm gaining length still though, and I don't know whether I want to hold out for any longer than that.

Little update, I've reached floor but only 71" so far. I have had the occasional breakage which might explain why. I don't know how much longer I'll wait but I don't have urges to cut just yet.

Bat
July 7th, 2023, 11:59 PM
Little update, I've reached floor but only 71" so far. I have had the occasional breakage which might explain why. I don't know how much longer I'll wait but I don't have urges to cut just yet.

What will you do when you decide to cut? Any ideas

MusicalSpoons
July 8th, 2023, 10:34 AM
What will you do when you decide to cut? Any ideas

The intention was to chop back to calf (maybe 60" because it's a nice round number, but not sure exactly where on calf that falls) but my ends aren't frustrating me as much as I anticipated. So maybe back to 70" or even ankle, and see what happens when those ends grow a bit more. I don't know :shrug: though I AM surprised I'm even considering anything other than just chopping back to calf because I was so sure for so long that that was what I wanted to do. Maybe some lingering LHC-itis still :lol:

lapis_lazuli
July 8th, 2023, 11:39 AM
Little update, I've reached floor but only 71" so far. I have had the occasional breakage which might explain why. I don't know how much longer I'll wait but I don't have urges to cut just yet.

Spoons, I don't know if I've missed congratulating you on officially reaching floor, but that's amazing and I'm so happy for your achievement!! :flowers:

MusicalSpoons
July 8th, 2023, 01:27 PM
Spoons, I don't know if I've missed congratulating you on officially reaching floor, but that's amazing and I'm so happy for your achievement!! :flowers:

Aw thank you :o :flower: no you haven't missed anything, I was hoping to post pics with calling it and catch up on the thread at the same time, and that hasn't happened yet - though I need to use my laptop for something else this evening and LHCing is always easier on that, so maybe I will get to soon :grin:

Bat
July 8th, 2023, 02:55 PM
The intention was to chop back to calf (maybe 60" because it's a nice round number, but not sure exactly where on calf that falls) but my ends aren't frustrating me as much as I anticipated. So maybe back to 70" or even ankle, and see what happens when those ends grow a bit more. I don't know :shrug: though I AM surprised I'm even considering anything other than just chopping back to calf because I was so sure for so long that that was what I wanted to do. Maybe some lingering LHC-itis still :lol:

LHCitis never dies haha

lapis_lazuli
July 8th, 2023, 03:04 PM
Aw thank you :o :flower: no you haven't missed anything, I was hoping to post pics with calling it and catch up on the thread at the same time, and that hasn't happened yet - though I need to use my laptop for something else this evening and LHCing is always easier on that, so maybe I will get to soon :grin:

Oh good! I look forward to the official post and pics :popcorn: :D

Bat
July 8th, 2023, 06:43 PM
I always love photos of floor length hair

baanoo
July 9th, 2023, 06:45 AM
Little update, I've reached floor but only 71" so far. I have had the occasional breakage which might explain why. I don't know how much longer I'll wait but I don't have urges to cut just yet.

Oooohh so exciting! Congrats Spoons! :beercheer:

tuanyiji
July 9th, 2023, 07:11 AM
Aw thank you :o :flower: no you haven't missed anything, I was hoping to post pics with calling it and catch up on the thread at the same time, and that hasn't happened yet - though I need to use my laptop for something else this evening and LHCing is always easier on that, so maybe I will get to soon :grin:

Awwww *starry eyes* I want floor length photos! Congratulations!

zashin66
July 13th, 2023, 12:41 AM
Musical Spoons, that is so awesome that you are at floor. I got to midcalf and then lower calf but am at least 7-8 inches from floor. I DO want to see your hair!!!!! Please take at least one pic��

SandyBottom
July 13th, 2023, 12:53 AM
So happy for you MusicalSpoons! :popcorn:

MusicalSpoons
July 13th, 2023, 01:54 PM
Thank you all, you are so sweet :flowers: :waltz:

It's really nothing spectacular but here are a couple of anticlimactic pics, cross-posting from the Knee+ thread (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54031&p=3996558#post3996558):
Mini album https://imgur.com/a/62ooQAl
and a random style I did (then wrapped the length around) because I didn't want to lose the fluffiness at the top before putting it up properly for going out that day https://imgur.com/4JThIzh (It looks a bit weird because I'm kneeling on a deflated airbed, as that's the only way I managed to get it in decent focus with all my hair in the shot.)

Length pic (oily up top, as it always is by the time my hair has calmed down enough to be thoroughly combed)
https://i.imgur.com/I9wf7uHl.jpg

Seasonal length shot, with the tantalising longest bits continuing to defy gravity
https://i.imgur.com/FUSc19ol.jpg

At least it looks floor length from seated and standing height for anyone else so I don't feel too impostery calling it outside LHC either. Just it's very much not what people imagine when you say 'floor-length hair', or most of the hair you see on e.g. Instagram. But, it's mine and it is what it is :shrug:

pumpkinsage
July 17th, 2023, 10:38 PM
Your hair looks incredible MusicalSpoons!

Nefcerka
July 19th, 2023, 03:22 AM
I´ve read quite a few of older threads on the forum and/or older posts from 2009 and so on, and I noticed that a lot of people - I will say many if not the most of newbies - declared they wanted to grow to terminal. It´s tempting and inspiring, when you come and spend time at LHC, but how many people do you think actually ever achieved their terminal? My guess is... very few.
I was, of course, no exemption, but I´ve come to realize lately that terminal for me will not be anything too long... Based on taper my terminal might come even before classic. And if it grows past that, I don´t think I would let it beyond knee... What I mean is, most people probably imagined their terminal at floor with fabulously thick hemline. And that´s just not how it goes for most.

Bat
July 19th, 2023, 02:47 PM
I'm worried about that too having a terminal shorter than hip, but let's face it I have trouble even getting out of the awkward stages of buzz to shoulder let alone aim for terminal

tuanyiji
July 19th, 2023, 06:00 PM
Wonderful, Spoons and I love your stockings lol

tx jim hair
July 31st, 2023, 10:21 AM
it is good to want to have long hair

MusicalSpoons
August 1st, 2023, 10:34 AM
it is good to want to have long hair

I dunno, I'd say it's morally neutral. Just a choice/desire, no good or bad about it.

TatsuOni
August 1st, 2023, 11:10 PM
it is good to want to have long hair


I dunno, I'd say it's morally neutral. Just a choice/desire, no good or bad about it.

My oinion. If you want long hair, it is good to have long hair on your own head. If you want short hair, it's good to have short hair on your own head.

foreveryours
August 2nd, 2023, 05:58 AM
Never good to want. Better to have :p

MusicalSpoons
August 2nd, 2023, 02:17 PM
My oinion. If you want long hair, it is good to have long hair on your own head. If you want short hair, it's good to have short hair on your own head.

There we go, excellently and perfectly put :D

Bat
August 3rd, 2023, 07:23 PM
100% correct Tatsu

WoodsyMouse
November 3rd, 2023, 03:53 PM
I am kind of confused because I thought the 'no end goal' thread would be about terminal length as a goal.

Anyways- basically I would like to see if hip-thigh was as long as my hair gets, or if it can get longer. It was very thin when it was at that point, so I also wouldn't mind seeing if it can be thicker (maybe more babying?). Now my hair has broken off and fallen out to waist length, alas, so it will take awhile. I have always wanted to have reeeally long hair (partly so I can choose what to do with it; who knows if I would like the care at that point?), but it's just delicate and not altogether that thick, either.

Bat
November 4th, 2023, 01:48 PM
I am kind of confused because I thought the 'no end goal' thread would be about terminal length as a goal.

Anyways- basically I would like to see if hip-thigh was as long as my hair gets, or if it can get longer. It was very thin when it was at that point, so I also wouldn't mind seeing if it can be thicker (maybe more babying?). Now my hair has broken off and fallen out to waist length, alas, so it will take awhile. I have always wanted to have reeeally long hair (partly so I can choose what to do with it; who knows if I would like the care at that point?), but it's just delicate and not altogether that thick, either.
The no end goal means no goal at all even Terminal it's where people who don't know how long they want until they get there post.

Your hair might just be the type that needs frequent mini trims to keep it fresh, I recommend getting a silk pillowcase

spidermom
November 4th, 2023, 01:55 PM
I gave up on my "as long as it will get" goal. Circumstances in my life change, I get bored, I need something new.

WoodsyMouse
November 6th, 2023, 11:19 AM
The no end goal means no goal at all even Terminal it's where people who don't know how long they want until they get there post.

Your hair might just be the type that needs frequent mini trims to keep it fresh, I recommend getting a silk pillowcase

Ahh- yeah, I definitely would like to find my terminal length. ^.^ So as not to disappoint, I'm assuming it's no longer than thigh...

I have been using a square silk scarf over my pillow (got it because I thought I could bear wearing scarves to bed, apparently not). If I have money I may get a pillowcase instead as that is a lot easier (having to re-fold the scarf over the pillow is getting old).

mochichichi
November 6th, 2023, 02:49 PM
Ahh- yeah, I definitely would like to find my terminal length. ^.^ So as not to disappoint, I'm assuming it's no longer than thigh...

I have been using a square silk scarf over my pillow (got it because I thought I could bear wearing scarves to bed, apparently not). If I have money I may get a pillowcase instead as that is a lot easier (having to re-fold the scarf over the pillow is getting old).

If you already have the scarf and this is the only thing you're using it for perhaps just sew it to the top of your existing pillowcase. That aside, if you're going to purchase something, I have found a bonnet way more helpful than the pillowcase. Hair goes off of the pillow, so it ends up in the sheets, blankets, between your body and those things, etc. Additionally, I was already using a silk pillowcase and the introduction of a bonnet resulted in better hydration and less tangles for me. If you use a sleep style, bonnets let you have your hair "down" with less of the weight (in my opinion at least) and still protected.

tuanyiji
November 13th, 2023, 11:36 AM
Ahh- yeah, I definitely would like to find my terminal length. ^.^ So as not to disappoint, I'm assuming it's no longer than thigh...

I have been using a square silk scarf over my pillow (got it because I thought I could bear wearing scarves to bed, apparently not). If I have money I may get a pillowcase instead as that is a lot easier (having to re-fold the scarf over the pillow is getting old).
Maybe you can try sewing some clasps/buttons/elastic ties on the corners of the pillow to make it stay in place.


I know my ultimate goal is to see whether my genes would allow me to grow beyond the floor. In a way that’s definitely my terminal because I’d probably maintain it at ankle or floor for an easier life.