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June 1st, 2012, 03:38 AM
my hair is currently APL and I keep getting impatient and therefore discouraged by the fact that it's taking so long to grow.

i would eventually like to have hip length hair.

does anyone on here have/knows of anyone with long long dark hair and wouldnt mind posting photos on here? - just to motivate me to keep to it, thats all x

June 1st, 2012, 03:51 AM
Mine is finally at hip when straightened :D I love it! Hopefully I can grow it long enough to be at hip while it's curly too! Just be consistent with your routine..it will be there before you know it!

June 1st, 2012, 03:55 AM
There are tons of pics here:


June 1st, 2012, 03:56 AM
Youll get there eventually! :) here is my most current length shot from a couple months ago:


June 1st, 2012, 04:03 AM
I have long dark hair. I do not know about inspiring but I can post a few pictures. I do know however that if I had cut my hair when it was growing out I would have regretted it for having long hair is allot of fun.

Here we have a rope braid:

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Elizabethan hair taping:

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Braided Chinese bun:

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Length shot:

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French braid:

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June 1st, 2012, 04:03 AM
Well, I started at roughly APL, summer of '08.


I'm currently just below hip, about 2 inches from tailbone. Haven't taken a progress shot recently, so my latest one is from last year


There are more in my album in reverse chronological order. Hope that helps.

June 1st, 2012, 05:13 AM
wow everyone has such beautiful hair!
thankyou so much, these are definitely helping :) sometimes i get so upset when i hit a plateau but these are starting to get me motivated again


June 1st, 2012, 08:27 AM
Circa 1960:




May 2011


June 1st, 2012, 08:35 AM

this is mine in January.

June 1st, 2012, 08:43 AM
Here you go! Not my pics, its my hair idol, Holly Marie Combs!
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=holly+marie+combs&start=352&hl=en&sa=X&rlz=1R2ADRA_enUS459&biw=1366&bih=641&addh=36&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&tbnid=tECioPs-7PsAJM:&imgrefurl=http://www.pulsarwallpapers.com/r_a_-_z_celebrity_girls_121_holly_marie_combs_378_holly _marie_combs_14_1280x960_wallpaper_28744.html&docid=V5nbAzsZaMreSM&imgurl=http://www.pulsarwallpapers.com/data/media/378/Holly_Marie_Combs_14_1280x960_Wallpaper.jpg&w=1280&h=960&ei=WcbIT_6TAu6v6gGT3rQW&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=186&vpy=332&dur=423&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=121&ty=147&sig=112277437911879354131&page=13&tbnh=147&tbnw=195&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:352,i:174

An amazing hemline here!

And so thick looking here....

I know, I'm obsessed with her and mention her quite alot, sorry guys!

June 1st, 2012, 08:49 AM
Madora when ever i see your hair thickness this is me :shocked: i love your first picture to. Venefca i wish my hair looked like that some day .

June 1st, 2012, 09:03 AM
Madora when ever i see your hair thickness this is me :shocked: i love your first picture to. Venefca i wish my hair looked like that some day .

Same response Madora, beautius (sp?) hair!

June 1st, 2012, 09:19 AM
Thank you bunzfan and Hollyfire3!

June 1st, 2012, 10:17 AM
Nice! I love all these pics.

I was BSL when I arrived here and I'm TBL now. It went by pretty fast! Life just whizzes by and meanwhile, my hair keeps growing :)


And really needing a better brushing...

heidi w.
June 1st, 2012, 10:55 AM
You'll get there promise. But whatever you do, don't cut it--not on a whim or a plan. Because cut hair just means you get to start all over again. I don't know about you; but I really dislike do-overs.

Anyway my siggy pix shows my hair a little longer than it currently is, prior to a trim a while back. I have a full length pix from the back in my hair album. Mid-calf length hair. You'll make it. Just care for it, put it up, and leave it be. Then one day it'll tumble down when you least expect it.

heidi w.

June 1st, 2012, 11:43 AM
Jadelouise, I dont have dark hair, but in 2009 I used horse shampoo. Added 2 capfuls of olive oil
hair grew from past midback to waist. Hope that helps. Madora, your hair is beautiful. All of you ladies on here, have beautiful hair. I love dark hair. Jadelouise, youcan buy it at wall mart
or certain grocery stores. Also in November 2011, I started wearing my hair up. March 2012
It grew 4 inches to hip.

June 1st, 2012, 12:34 PM
I don't have tb long hair or dark hair. The only thing I would like to add is, It's understandable to get a lil impatient when we are growing out our hair. I am just past BSL and I seem to have been here like forever!!

Just keep going and you'll get to your goal in no time :)

Good luck, happy growing :D

So many beautiful heads of hair have been posted here, to help and inspire all of us to just keep growing! Thank you ladies for posting pics!

June 2nd, 2012, 09:59 PM
I'm just past apl & for me it is starting to get easier now. IMO shoulder to apl is the time when I always feel like cutting. This time I just kept it up in a ponytail or braid & try to forget about it. & yeah just keep up looking at pictures for inspiration.

Good luck & happy growing! :)

June 2nd, 2012, 10:01 PM
Not me but I saved this image to my computer a while ago and I love this fishtail braid she has and the length.


June 3rd, 2012, 10:06 AM
I just have to say: woow, so much beautiful hair, gave me the urge to hendigo (I wont though).

Madora: Your eyes are so striking in your pic from the 60's! They just look so kind and clear. The hair looks great to off course. ;)

June 3rd, 2012, 10:15 AM
I'm not there yet I'm just below arm pit length I had a set back too. I guess do like I am live with my set back monistat oil wear it up. Maybe that's the best method. Stay away from negative things that will set you back on your hair goal.

June 6th, 2012, 05:42 AM
Hi! I have dark hair (this photo is almost a year old when I was about hip length; since then, I had a haircut and grew to tailbone).


I would suggest to try to always have fun with your hair, because there are definitely advantages to each length. When I was at APL I remember it was so much easier to manage! I could wear it down a lot and not get too tangled; it would look nice in pictures and stuff.

Now I only take it down to comb it because otherwise it tangles in like 2 minutes :p Also I was able to use hair claws for nice updos; now all my pretty hair claws cannot hold the weight :(

Enjoy your hair and happy growing!

June 26th, 2012, 05:48 AM
thankyou so much everyone :) feeling a bit more positive now xx