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Jesabel
June 11th, 2012, 07:54 AM
I saw a waist for 2013, but not a hip length one! I thought a lot of us aiming for waist by christmas who are aiming even longer would like to aim for a good solid hip in 2013 :)


Perhaps by this time next year or anywhere in 2013 depending on your goals, we could have our hip length hair!


I'll be doing this with trims to get rid of previous damage and layers, so fingers crossed! :cheese:

LadyHazel
June 11th, 2012, 08:11 AM
Good luck x

Oksana
June 11th, 2012, 08:13 AM
I'm currently between 27.5 and 28" (haven't yet measured this month). Waist is 29" and Hip is 33" on me.

I am hoping to reach waist by September 2012 and then spend until April 2013 trimming to grow out my layers. That would leave me 8 months to grow 4" so it is achievable. Count me in :D

Jesabel
June 11th, 2012, 08:15 AM
Thanks LadyHazel :) Good luck on your journey to waist!

And welcome Oksana! I'm in a similar boat, I should reach waist before Christmas this year, but then I'll be trimming at waist for a few months before growing down to hip :grin:

artemisjade
June 11th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Good luck, Jesabel! I too am looking for hip in 2013. I'm currently at 24.5" (BSL) and tailbone is about 33" (I had trouble finding a better point of reference by myself XD), so I think it's easily doable. Hopefully I can maintain it there until I grow out my dye from May 2011.

RitaCeleste
June 11th, 2012, 09:46 AM
Where exactly is hip length? I'm maybe one inch past waist but my sides need to grow 3 more inches to really be considered caught up. I trim in a U-shape and only the tips might be trimmed, the rest can't reach the scissors. About how many inches til hip? And what is the next shortest goal after hip?

Jesabel
June 11th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Hip is different for everyone, some consider it the widest part of your torso and others like me measure by putting hands on my hip bonesthat you can feel at the front and using that point, but from the back of your body. If that makes sense? Solid hip for me is probably about 4 inches from waist (though I should measure). The closest length from then would be BCL (butt crack length, is what some people aim for :p) or tailbone :)

Oh and goodluck to you too artemisjade!

FireFromWithin
June 11th, 2012, 10:15 AM
I would love to have hip by this time next year. I think I might aim for the end of next year though. I'm 29.5" now and waist is about 31.5" Hip is about 33" I think, I'm not very good at measuring. I was just going to grow to waist but I've realised that what I considered waist is actually more like hip to most people. I want my side length to catch up too before I really call anything waist, right now they are APL in front and only just past shoulder if I put them behind my head (this is because my hair was fethered in to frame my face when it was shorter) grr

bunzfan
June 11th, 2012, 10:18 AM
I was hoping to make hip by November but i got bitten by the micro trimming bug :lol: so if i don't make that goal i will be joining you for sure.

Jesabel
June 11th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Good luck growing FireFromWithin!
And bunzfan, I saw your thread about trimming to get rid of your layers your hair looks fantastic and your hemline so lovely! I hope you make your goal, but if not, welcome :grin:

Kome
June 11th, 2012, 09:36 PM
MMEMEMEEMMEME!!! I am hoping to hit hip... again... with thicker hair... if I don't end up cutting it. I hate how thin it is and I keep wanting to cut it back to BSL or waist. *sigh* So here's to getting back to hip and healthy!

Jesabel
June 11th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Welcome Kome! I also want hip with thicker ends, so I'll be trimming along the way due to layers and previous damage :) Oh and it looks like we have a very similar hair type!

Mononoke
June 12th, 2012, 05:03 AM
Ooh, I'll join!
I don't usually measure, but I have about an inch till waist, and then hip is pretty close, so I hope for hip around the beginning of next year. :)

Jesabel
June 12th, 2012, 05:04 AM
Ooh lucky :D

AngryVikingGirl
June 12th, 2012, 11:51 AM
I'm in! I'm hoping to reach hip by this autumn. My hair looks varied lengths on different photos. Actually I know it's waist+ but sometimes it really looks like it's not even waist!
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd410/AngryVikingGirl/SAM_0913kisebb.jpg
See?
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd410/AngryVikingGirl/SAM_0918megkisebb.jpg
Good growing to all!

meishkamooshka
June 12th, 2012, 12:14 PM
I'm in! I think 2013 is a realistic goal for hip....depending on the definition of hip...

lmfbs
June 12th, 2012, 05:31 PM
ME! I'm about 1" from waist, then it's about 3 inches to hip for me. Maybe I could even make TB by the end of 2013 if I stick to 2 microtrims in 2013 and 1 in 2012?

Jade_Pixie
June 12th, 2012, 06:58 PM
I'm in for 2013 hip! I'd love to reach hip by the end of this year but don't want to get too obsessed :)

leylusha
June 12th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Count me in! I'm going to get trims every few months, if I can find a good hairstylist in Toronto who won't wash/scrub my ends/blowdry before cutting :roll: I couldn't bear to have the rest of my length be made of splits and broken bits.

Jesabel
June 12th, 2012, 11:20 PM
Ooh welcome everyone! Seems like 2013 will be a good year :D
Since I'm going to have to be trimming along the way thanks to old damage and layers, I'm going to set my specific realistic goal of hip for September 4th next year (my 20th birthday!)

ETA: I'll try and post a pic soon of my hair atm and where I'm calling hip, if I can get the picture thing sorted out :p maybe others can do the same?

Jesabel
June 12th, 2012, 11:24 PM
By the way AngryVikingGirl you have lovely hair! :)

patienceneeded
June 13th, 2012, 12:06 AM
I'm in! I should reach waist sometime this fall, I've got about 2.5" to go. Hip is about 4" past waist, so I'll reach hip hopefully by this time next year. At the very least, I'll reach hip SOMETIME in 2013.

Jesabel
June 13th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Welcome patienceneeded and good luck growing! :)

Ligeia_13
June 13th, 2012, 03:37 AM
I would join here if not for 2 little reasons.

1. I'm not sure I can grow till hip.

2. My hips are so far away from my waist, it's not even funny. I have such a long torso for a medium height person :(

vintage88
June 13th, 2012, 04:42 AM
Great thread! I'm so close to waist now, will probably be there by July so I will be aiming for hip in 2013, count me in :)

AngryVikingGirl
June 13th, 2012, 08:58 AM
By the way AngryVikingGirl you have lovely hair! :)

Thank you, Jesabel! :) To be honest, I was crossing fingers for some compliments, as I was pretty down yesterday.
I'm curious to see your and everyone's hair!

artemisjade
June 13th, 2012, 09:19 AM
Here's my hair currently (24.5"):

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7176162627_64b32a600e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7176162627/)
06.11.12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7176162627/) by artemisjades (http://www.flickr.com/people/28851208@N05/), on Flickr

I measure waist at 29" and hip at 33".

This was me at the very end of 2011 after I cut off my layers:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7219/7338532634_269eb3e28b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7338532634/)
The big chop 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7338532634/) by artemisjades (http://www.flickr.com/people/28851208@N05/), on Flickr

Unfortunately I didn't measure it then.

I'm beginning to think hip in 2013 is a little ambitious, but I'm going to hold out hope. :)

Jesabel
June 14th, 2012, 06:53 AM
Welcome everyone! :) and artemisjade that's some great growth and hair!

bunzfan
June 14th, 2012, 07:42 AM
Here's my hair currently (24.5"):

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7176162627_64b32a600e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7176162627/)
06.11.12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7176162627/) by artemisjades (http://www.flickr.com/people/28851208@N05/), on Flickr

I measure waist at 29" and hip at 33".

This was me at the very end of 2011 after I cut off my layers:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7219/7338532634_269eb3e28b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7338532634/)
The big chop 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28851208@N05/7338532634/) by artemisjades (http://www.flickr.com/people/28851208@N05/), on Flickr

Unfortunately I didn't measure it then.

I'm beginning to think hip in 2013 is a little ambitious, but I'm going to hold out hope. :)

Are you sure your not a iii your hair is soo thick i hope my hair looks that great when all my layers are finally gone.

jesis
June 14th, 2012, 07:56 AM
I hope I do! I have about 7 inches to go, but I think I can do it!

Jesabel
June 14th, 2012, 08:10 AM
Yay! Hopefully 2013 we will all be at hip :)

Does anyone do anything extra to help the growth along? Personally I take a multivitamin and a hair and nails one which has silica and biotin amongst other things. I also scalp massage with coconut or nightbloomings annointing oil with rosemary EO to both :)

DarkCurls
June 14th, 2012, 10:29 AM
I do scalp massages, but without anything.
I also joined the "wear your hair up for X amount of time" challenge for two months to retain growth. I always wear my hair down, after the challenge is over I intend to go 50/50.

Ocelan
June 14th, 2012, 12:25 PM
I am now a little past waist and my goal is somewhere at about tailbone, but I'm thinking of making a stop at hip where I'll trim off my layers before growing to TBL. So I might be able to hit hip already in the beginning of 2013 (hopefully, since I do already do small trims to get rid of layers every few months), but will also stay there probably for the whole 2013 growing those layer suckers out, so I'll be hanging around here atleast until I hit hip. :)

MissCoco
June 14th, 2012, 01:30 PM
I reached waist length several months ago and am aiming towards tailbone or classic as my final goal, so I'm definitely joining this thread for the next milestone, which is hip length. :D Growth has been kind of slow for a while, but hopefully by 2013 it'll be there! Good luck to everyone! :toast:

Jesabel
June 15th, 2012, 02:24 AM
Congrats on waist length Ocelan and MissCocoa and goodluck growing to hip! :)

And Darkcurls I never officially joined that thread but I try wear my hair up most of the time :)

Ocelan
June 15th, 2012, 03:12 PM
And here's the picture to go with my post. the top of my hip bones is where I have my thumbs, but I probably won't consider myself properly hip length before I hit the "dimples" in my lower back. They're maybe a bit more than an inch past my thumbs. My hair was in a bun before the picture so my layers present themselves a little too obviously, although I don't think the ones showing there are the shortest ones I have.

Grow, grow! :)
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk102/Ocelan/IMG_8890-1.jpg

kitschy
June 15th, 2012, 03:15 PM
I'm at waist now. I hope to be at hip by Jan 1 1013. Since my hair is curly, it's hard to say how long that will take, or how many inches that might be. I am at 33 inches now.

Jesabel
June 15th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Wow Ocelan you have absolutely gorgeous hair! and good luck reaching your goal kitschy!

I reaally need to take a pic of my hair haha, I can never seem to take a good one, plus I need to figure this photo thing out :O

chotee
June 16th, 2012, 12:24 AM
I think i belong here :-). Have reached tail bone twice being on LHC for so many years but chopped to waist not being happy with the thickness part. So here i am growing once again this time with more care. My tailbone is somewhere around 35" and now i am at a solid 30" so i should be at hip by next year with all the trimmings i plan to do. If i skip the trimmings i notice that i end up with a big chop lateron. So, thats a major requrement i feel for my kind of hair. I dont know i have noticed that if i pile up on extra vitamins my hair does grow fast but also sheds equally after a few months then again grows. So i am very careful with my diet, include proteins like yogurt, milk, fish and millet. I am not taking hair vitamins anymore instead stick on to calcium and a good multi along with fish oils. Included coconut oil massages every morning come what may. Use less shampoo or other products. So lets see, hopefully i will reach my goal this time which is thicker ends more than just length. Happy growing all of you. Its great to be with so many us riding the same boat, makes the journey easier, faster, thats why i love LHC

Jesabel
June 16th, 2012, 03:30 AM
Welcome chotee! I'm also growing to hip with trims, as are a few others :)

meishkamooshka
June 16th, 2012, 08:30 PM
I'm debating whether or not to trim....hmm....

mzBANGBANG
June 17th, 2012, 12:33 PM
I will reach hip length in 2013... but probably not until June 2013 :) does that mean I can join this thread?!

ETA: just caught up with the thread, woohoo I qualify!

Toiréasa
June 17th, 2012, 05:13 PM
I'm in , I have just reached waist and have set my next goal at hip which I think will be some time in May 2013 from there we will see I'm tempted to go for classic.

Jesabel
June 17th, 2012, 11:16 PM
(Okay so I just typed a welcome message and my nephew decided to unplug my computer.. cheeky little thing!)

Welcome mzBANGBANG and Toireasa :grin:
Oh and mzBANG, we've got a very similar distance to waist!

Are you guys doing anything to help your growth along? :)

Ravenwind
June 17th, 2012, 11:20 PM
It would be a miracle if a year from now I could have hip length hair xD I'm a few inches past shoulder length right now. *prays for rapid growth*

owlathena
June 17th, 2012, 11:36 PM
Ooooh! Me! I'll be hip in 2013. Maybe even tbl

Jesabel
June 17th, 2012, 11:39 PM
Ravenwind I'll be praying for some epic growth spurts to the hair gods for you! :grin:

Ooh and lucky Owlathena, I'm toying with the idea of going for tailbone after I reach hip but I'm not sure yet :)

patienceneeded
June 18th, 2012, 12:36 AM
My 5-year-old DD decided that finger-tip length hair was the perfect length and I have been instructed to grow my hair that long. She is also planning on having hair to her fingertips. We'll see!

Jesabel
June 18th, 2012, 03:43 AM
Haha how cute! Finger tip length does sound nice ;)

Mesmerise
June 18th, 2012, 07:19 AM
Hmm well you know... I MAY just make hip by the end of 2013, although it won't be all that "solid" (as I won't be trimming much and my ends will probably be straggly) and it will probably only get there stretched right out :D. I am hoping for waist by June next year, and hip is really only about 3" beyond waist on me, so if I can get to waist by June next year, I should be able to get another 3" by December!

(What's really depressing is if I hadn't gone nuts cutting off my thinner ends, I'd probably be at hip by now and could be focussing on maintaining :rolleyes:).

Jesabel
June 18th, 2012, 08:02 AM
Another Aussie! Haha :) I've been trimming along the way too which makes it really frustrating knowing I could be getting more growth but I've been trying to just do dustings until I get to waist even though I should probably go for a bigger trim! Oh well.

And even if it's by the end it still counts! I think you can do it :grin:

Henrietta
June 18th, 2012, 08:52 AM
I am as much in it as possible!
One of the most often used jokes betwen DBF and me is "I won't leave my bedroom if my hair isn't hip length on our wedding day." (Sep.2013) I'm not serious but I would love to achieve it.
So, let's grow!

Amapola
June 18th, 2012, 10:59 AM
I *finally* had time to read this thread (there is so much here to read!) and I realize, this is so me. I'm at waist now, I have about 4.5 inches to get to hip. So this goal seems reasonable. I really think I can do it!

Funny, my eventual goal is fingertip length. At least, I think so. It's possible my hair can't do it, and it's also possible that at that length my hair won't be fun anymore, so I might change my mind. But right now it sounds great, and what sounds even better is getting to hip!

UpNorth
June 18th, 2012, 01:30 PM
This seems to be the thread for me, I cant decide which one to continue with after reaching waist but this is the one:)

Jesabel
June 18th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Hey, welcome Henrietta, Amapola and UpNorth! :)

Henrietta we have the same goal, September 2013 we shall (hopefully!) be at hip :grin:

Vanille_
June 18th, 2012, 10:00 PM
I think it's reasonable for me. If I get a growth spurt in October like last year, it's certain.

Debra83
June 18th, 2012, 10:05 PM
hmmmmmm.....not sure I'm going past waist........er.......rats......OKAY....I may as well torture myself for ANOTHER year.....groan. Let's hope I make waist this year, so that hip is doable by December 2013!!!! sigh. I need a nap....

Deb skulks off to change goal length....and nap....

Jesabel
June 18th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Haha yes! :cheese:

Debra83
June 18th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Haha yes! :cheese:

LOL!!!! Don't forget to keep posting in the Waist by Christmas 2012 thread too!!!! I'd like to see how many of us can get there by then! (which sounds really far away, but really it's only 6 1/2 months away... 4 to 6ish inches away.....EEP!)

MidnightMoon
June 18th, 2012, 10:13 PM
I think I should join this thread as Im a bit past waist, but my hair grows really slow and its not at hip yet

Jesabel
June 18th, 2012, 10:19 PM
LOL!!!! Don't forget to keep posting in the Waist by Christmas 2012 thread too!!!! I'd like to see how many of us can get there by then! (which sounds really far away, but really it's only 6 1/2 months away... 4 to 6ish inches away.....EEP!)

I won't forget! Hopefully my growth keeps it up and doesn't stall since I've only got 2 inches or so, but trimming along the way :( Lately I'm thinking I'll just dust til waist and hopefully make it by September/October then keep it there 'til christmas or January but I keep changing my mind haha

ETA: and good luck MidnightMoon!

mzBANGBANG
June 19th, 2012, 05:59 AM
(Okay so I just typed a welcome message and my nephew decided to unplug my computer.. cheeky little thing!)

Welcome mzBANGBANG and Toireasa :grin:
Oh and mzBANG, we've got a very similar distance to waist!

Are you guys doing anything to help your growth along? :)

Woohoo, a growth buddy! The best thing I do to help my growth... is go to work and ignore it. :D

Jesabel
June 19th, 2012, 06:02 AM
Woo :D haha I like that method.

While I'm taking vitamins and doing scalp massages with various oils I'm trying to sort of make it my routine so I can do it "mindlessly" so to speak, and not worrying about my hair, because that's the worst part. Trying to stop myself looking at the length every day /sigh

Nordlilja
June 19th, 2012, 06:16 AM
May I join you? I have been at waist since december -11, and my hair grows soooo slow, less than 1 cm/month (yes, cm, not inches). Hip (32 inches) by december -13 is realistic I think since I've decided to trim 2 cm/year.

Jesabel
June 19th, 2012, 06:53 AM
Ofcourse you may join, the more the better! :grin: Good luck growing to hip!

Odonata
June 19th, 2012, 07:10 AM
i am at waist length at 31" hip for me is 35.5" and only about1" above tail bone so i kinda consider TBL and hip the same on me and would be happy to gain another 4-6" and class it as either . consider this - my best friend who is the same height as me , enough that our shoulders are aligned (i am slightly shorter) our waist lines up our navels line up and she is very short waisted so her hips also are in line with her waist making her legs 4-5" longer than mine- for her waist and hip length are bit a 1/2" away
(envy- her hair grows ate a ridiculous rate reaching waist-tbl aprox. every 3 years then she will chop it off usually in a layered longish-shoulder style and grow it out again.)

currently maintaining to thicken ends and having quite an amount of success with condition improvements CO and deep moisturising conditioners,cone free and coconut oil treatments
my hair grows an easy 1/2'' / month and so will be heading for hip length in 2013
my ultimate goal is classic length at 45" but feel i may cut it back to hip once achieved ? will see

leylusha
June 19th, 2012, 02:51 PM
I was going to join in on waist length for christmas but then I took this photo and realized I am kinda at waist length!
http://i45.tinypic.com/2zz1g1k.jpg
So I'm going to aim for UNIFORM, damage-free waist length hemline for Christmas instead. And in the photo is what hip length would be for me, so quite a ways to go! Let's see if that can actually happen in so short a time :/ I'll count the middle of 2013 if I have to, haha.

Jesabel
June 19th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Welcome Odonata! and leylusha you have gorgeous hair! I'm aiming for September 2013 (my 20th birthday) as a realistic goal so don't worry, you'll make it before me :p Hip on me is a tiny bit further up though, I think

leylusha
June 19th, 2012, 10:24 PM
Welcome Odonata! and leylusha you have gorgeous hair! I'm aiming for September 2013 (my 20th birthday) as a realistic goal so don't worry, you'll make it before me :p Hip on me is a tiny bit further up though, I think

Thank you! Sadly, the dingy webcam quality photo is actually pretty accurate for my dull, fresh-out-of-shower hair :p

You'll be so queenly with hip length hair on your birthday! I hope people gift you lots of toys for your soft, pretty tresses.

Jesabel
June 19th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Thank you! Sadly, the dingy webcam quality photo is actually pretty accurate for my dull, fresh-out-of-shower hair :p

You'll be so queenly with hip length hair on your birthday! I hope people gift you lots of toys for your soft, pretty tresses.

Oh thank you, such a lovely compliment! :flower: I really need some better pictures on here of my hair :o

My DBF is already used to my hair accessory and ingredient needs haha, yesterday I told him I wanted to buy something online (without saying what it was) and then he said "Yep, we'll get your hair oils and stuff tomorrow" hahaha.

patienceneeded
June 19th, 2012, 10:55 PM
DH told me to stop buying hairtoys, just tell him (show him) what I want and he'll make it for me. If only he was less easily side-tracked...he gets distracted so easily! I'm still waiting for the last hairtoy he started to make me. He got sidetracked by building his own bow and arrows. There goes my hairtoy.

Jesabel
June 19th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Haha! At least he can make them, that's so cool! My DBF works with metal, but still, maybe he can make me something... hehe.

leylusha
June 20th, 2012, 07:12 AM
Oh thank you, such a lovely compliment! :flower: I really need some better pictures on here of my hair :o

My DBF is already used to my hair accessory and ingredient needs haha, yesterday I told him I wanted to buy something online (without saying what it was) and then he said "Yep, we'll get your hair oils and stuff tomorrow" hahaha.

Awww but can you say ENABLER?! hahaha. Adorable

Henrietta
June 20th, 2012, 09:33 AM
DH told me to stop buying hairtoys, just tell him (show him) what I want and he'll make it for me. If only he was less easily side-tracked...he gets distracted so easily! I'm still waiting for the last hairtoy he started to make me. He got sidetracked by building his own bow and arrows. There goes my hairtoy.

Kidnap an arrow and tell him you won't give it back unless he gives you the finished hairtoy.
The bow should also be an effective hostage. :eyebrows:

Not that I'm not happy he offered and started making toys! :) How sweet :)

UpNorth
June 20th, 2012, 02:28 PM
five days to picture-time and three month anniversary!

UpNorth
June 26th, 2012, 12:59 PM
My new length shot is in my siggy! solid waist except for a few shorter layers! I had my boyfriend to take one this time, he's a bit longer than me so I kinda looked down on the floor, or at least more than I used to in my earlier length shots so i'm not perfectly happy with it but i couldnt take a pic myself this month :)

Dragon Faery
June 26th, 2012, 01:35 PM
Ooooh! This is the thread for me! Thank you for starting it! :)
I'm currently flirting with waist, but plan on growing an inch past, then trimming back to it. (The plan is to do this every milestone until all that's left of my layers is a soft U hemline.)

So I think I will be solidly waist and trimmed by Crow Fair, which is a huge Native powwow we have here every August. Ater that I can think about reaching hip (with dustings). :cheese:

My hair slows down in fall, so I'm currently hoping for hip by Valentine's Day 2013.

Good luck to all!

And Ocelan, I looooove your dress!!! Your hair is gorgeous, too!


http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk102/Ocelan/IMG_8890-1.jpg

meishkamooshka
June 26th, 2012, 02:30 PM
My new length shot is in my siggy! solid waist except for a few shorter layers! I had my boyfriend to take one this time, he's a bit longer than me so I kinda looked down on the floor, or at least more than I used to in my earlier length shots so i'm not perfectly happy with it but i couldnt take a pic myself this month :)

Congrats! It looks great, too! :D

RileyJane
June 27th, 2012, 10:30 AM
I think I can make this thread, but probably more towards the end of 2013...but hey, it still counts to me :) my hair seems to be growing at a magical rate, couldnt be happier!

Ocelan
June 27th, 2012, 10:50 AM
And Ocelan, I looooove your dress!!! Your hair is gorgeous, too!

Thanks so much! I love the dress too. Got it 2 years ago on my trip to Australia. :)
Good luck with your growing! And I wish the same for everyone in this thread.

Jesabel
June 27th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Oh wow! Sorry for not posting guys. Congrats UpNorth on waist! :cheese:

And welcome new comers! Happy growing, may we all be blessed with fast growth ;)

patienceneeded
June 27th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Joined up with the "wear your hair up for a ______" challenge as a way to ignore my length for a while and then be pleasantly surprised (I hope) by growth when the challenge is done. I'm going to wear my hair up for 74 days (which is all of my summer vacation + my teacher inservice days and weekends). On day 75 (September 6) my new group of 8th grade students will enter my classroom. On that day I can start wearing my hair down again. I am going to try my best to not check my length until then, but I will still monitor this thread and post updates (like suddenly I can do a hairstyle I wasn't able to do before). I'm on day 4 of my challenge so far.

Rufflebutt
June 27th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Count me in!!

savannahlove
June 27th, 2012, 10:18 PM
Yep, I'm in! :D It'd be even nicer to be hip by the time school starts, but... that's not gonna happen. Ah well. :p

Dragon Faery
July 1st, 2012, 07:41 PM
Yay! Hopefully 2013 we will all be at hip :)

Does anyone do anything extra to help the growth along? Personally I take a multivitamin and a hair and nails one which has silica and biotin amongst other things. I also scalp massage with coconut or nightbloomings annointing oil with rosemary EO to both :)

Answering this question, which I forgot to do before:
I try to do regular scalp massages with castor oil, and I try to take B vitamins, horsetail, and burdock whenever I can afford to buy them. I frequently substitute prenatals for a regular multivitamin (ok since I tend to be a bit low on iron), and I sometimes add a hair, skin, and nails vitamin (when I can afford it). I also try to regularly drink rooibos teaan and sometimes chamomile and nettle and oatstraw, as well, although it's easier to do in winter when I'm freezing cold. :)

This year I'm going to also try keeping my head warm on cold nights.

It sounds like a lot. Hmm. I guess I find it kinda fun. :)


Thanks so much! I love the dress too. Got it 2 years ago on my trip to Australia. :)
Good luck with your growing! And I wish the same for everyone in this thread.
You're welcome, and thanks! Good luck to everyone! :)

Ocelan
July 2nd, 2012, 01:35 AM
I try to do regular scalp massages with castor oil, and I try to take B vitamins, horsetail, and burdock whenever I can afford to buy them...
...I also try to regularly drink rooibos teaan and sometimes chamomile and nettle and oatstraw, as well, although it's easier to do in winter when I'm freezing cold. :)

How do you use horsetail and burdock and do you know which parts of the plants you are using ? We have a lot of horsetail and burdock growing here aswell as chamomile which I've been thinking of drying for tea and I was thinking of going for a little gathering mission at some point. Also coltsfoot has been on my list, but since I've been reading that coltsfoot can be somewhat irritating topically and horsetail can be poisonous in larger quantities ingested I haven't dared to try them yet. Burdock root apparently is a common root vegetable in Japan atleast and it seems to be safe, so I might go digging for atleast that one. :)

PolarCathy
July 2nd, 2012, 02:41 AM
By (the end of) 2013 hip should be doable for me as well (unless I just can't stand my already fairy ends anymore)

Dragon Faery
July 3rd, 2012, 01:06 AM
How do you use horsetail and burdock and do you know which parts of the plants you are using ? We have a lot of horsetail and burdock growing here aswell as chamomile which I've been thinking of drying for tea and I was thinking of going for a little gathering mission at some point. Also coltsfoot has been on my list, but since I've been reading that coltsfoot can be somewhat irritating topically and horsetail can be poisonous in larger quantities ingested I haven't dared to try them yet. Burdock root apparently is a common root vegetable in Japan atleast and it seems to be safe, so I might go digging for atleast that one. :)

I take them as pills that I get at my local health food store, and sometimes I take the horsetail as a tea, as well. The reason I settled on these (and sometimes nettle and oatstraw teas also, which I didn't mention before) is that they do double duty by 1) helping with hair growth and 2) functioning in various pain-relief capacities.

I know that the burdock I'm taking is from the root, and I'll have to check my horsetail and my teas. I'm pretty sure the nettle is leaves, the horsetail is either leaves or tender shoots, and the oatstraw is likely stems. If I were going to collect them myself, I would Google everything I could find about it first, just to make sure I didn't make any weird mistakes. :)

Side effects: uncooked nettle stings! If you collect that, wear gloves! It also is a very calming tea. I take it for pain and insomnia (so it could make you sleepy), as well as for long-term hair health. It is a diuretic, so take with lots of water. It may also hinder the absorption of other nutrients due to being a diuretic...
Oatstraw: don't remember any. This tea tastes like crackers to me; I always kind of wish for tomato soup when I drink it. Oh, it could make you a little sleepy, too. It's supposed to keep your hair thick all your life if you drink it every day. But I've fallen off the wagon witH that and nettle because it's so hard to drink tea in the summertime. :p
Burdock: it can make some people break out in pimples. I haven't really noticed anything myself.
Horsetail: contains trace amounts of nicotine, which makes it a very effective pain-relief agent. It can be used as an herbal aid when quitting smoking. I've found that it improves my mood, but that if I take it for too long in a row (in tea form) I get very grumpy if I miss a dose. So now I just save it for emergencies, as pharmaceutical painkillers don't work for me. Also, I read somewhere (can't remember where) that taking horsetail and licorice (which is used to sweeten a lot of teas) can cause "cardiac poisoning". I don't know what that is, or how much of each makes that happen, or even if it's true, but it's something to keep in mind just in case. :) I try to keep horsetail separated from licorice by about 2 weeks if I can help it, at least until I find out whether there really is a danger to it or not.

What does coltsfoot do?

Ocelan
July 3rd, 2012, 07:58 AM
I take them as pills that I get at my local health food store, and sometimes I take the horsetail as a tea, as well. The reason I settled on these (and sometimes nettle and oatstraw teas also, which I didn't mention before) is that they do double duty by 1) helping with hair growth and 2) functioning in various pain-relief capacities.

I know that the burdock I'm taking is from the root, and I'll have to check my horsetail and my teas. I'm pretty sure the nettle is leaves, the horsetail is either leaves or tender shoots, and the oatstraw is likely stems. If I were going to collect them myself, I would Google everything I could find about it first, just to make sure I didn't make any weird mistakes. :)

Side effects: uncooked nettle stings! If you collect that, wear gloves! It also is a very calming tea. I take it for pain and insomnia (so it could make you sleepy), as well as for long-term hair health. It is a diuretic, so take with lots of water. It may also hinder the absorption of other nutrients due to being a diuretic...
Oatstraw: don't remember any. This tea tastes like crackers to me; I always kind of wish for tomato soup when I drink it. Oh, it could make you a little sleepy, too. It's supposed to keep your hair thick all your life if you drink it every day. But I've fallen off the wagon witH that and nettle because it's so hard to drink tea in the summertime. :p
Burdock: it can make some people break out in pimples. I haven't really noticed anything myself.
Horsetail: contains trace amounts of nicotine, which makes it a very effective pain-relief agent. It can be used as an herbal aid when quitting smoking. I've found that it improves my mood, but that if I take it for too long in a row (in tea form) I get very grumpy if I miss a dose. So now I just save it for emergencies, as pharmaceutical painkillers don't work for me. Also, I read somewhere (can't remember where) that taking horsetail and licorice (which is used to sweeten a lot of teas) can cause "cardiac poisoning". I don't know what that is, or how much of each makes that happen, or even if it's true, but it's something to keep in mind just in case. :) I try to keep horsetail separated from licorice by about 2 weeks if I can help it, at least until I find out whether there really is a danger to it or not.

What does coltsfoot do?

Thanks a lot for this info! I should read up on the plants I was planning on collecting and then go snip snip out there. I drink tea every day, even in the summer (hot beverages actually are said to cool a person down when hot, but I get mixed results). Usually I drink rooibos tea nowadays (since it's supposed to help some with growth aswell) but I have a lot of dried nettle still left from last year. I am often iron deficient and nettle helps with that so I've tried using it in breads and pancakes on top of my AVC rinse (with rooibos and parsley atm). Nettle has quite a strong taste and smell to me but I haven't actually tried drinking it as tea. I will now though. :)

Coltsfoot (leaves) is supposed to condition hair in many ways (topically I assumed at first, but it can be used as tea aswell). For example in this article it's mentioned as a herb for dry hair, helping with hairloss and faster growth and with dandruff problems. I was thinking of maybe collecting some and using it in my ACV rince. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=25
It's also used commonly as a cough medicine and to treat lung problems when brewed to tea sweetened with honey or liqorice (helps with colds and asthma) or when smoked as herbal tobacco.

gillybeanxo3921
July 3rd, 2012, 09:03 AM
I might be able to make it by the end of 2013.. :D

I'm not even sure if I'll want it that long yet.. my original goal was waist, but who knows. Waist doesn't even seem that long anymore!

Dragon Faery
July 4th, 2012, 02:01 AM
Thanks a lot for this info! I should read up on the plants I was planning on collecting and then go snip snip out there. I drink tea every day, even in the summer (hot beverages actually are said to cool a person down when hot, but I get mixed results). Usually I drink rooibos tea nowadays (since it's supposed to help some with growth aswell) but I have a lot of dried nettle still left from last year. I am often iron deficient and nettle helps with that so I've tried using it in breads and pancakes on top of my AVC rinse (with rooibos and parsley atm). Nettle has quite a strong taste and smell to me but I haven't actually tried drinking it as tea. I will now though. :)

Coltsfoot (leaves) is supposed to condition hair in many ways (topically I assumed at first, but it can be used as tea aswell). For example in this article it's mentioned as a herb for dry hair, helping with hairloss and faster growth and with dandruff problems. I was thinking of maybe collecting some and using it in my ACV rince. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=25
It's also used commonly as a cough medicine and to treat lung problems when brewed to tea sweetened with honey or liqorice (helps with colds and asthma) or when smoked as herbal tobacco.

You're welcome! Have fun collecting! :)
I love rooibos tea! I try to drink it every day, as well. (I kind of drink a lot of tea.) But it's been in the 100s (Farenheit) here the past 3 weeks, and drinking anything warm has been miserable. Normally I'm cold enough to just drink it anyway, but not this year!

Thank you for the article link! I may have to try that for my dandruff. :)

spirals
July 4th, 2012, 02:36 AM
I don't know if I can do waist by Christmas 2012, but I believe I can reach hip, at least stretched, by the end of 2013. *goes to do math* OK, barring trims, I can make it to hip by Dec 2013, dry and curly! And then TBL will only be about 2" away.

riceball
July 4th, 2012, 02:44 AM
Count me in! I think I get definitely get to hip by the end of next year. My goal is waist by Christmas 2012..waist to hip seems to be about 6 inches.

CurlyCurves
July 4th, 2012, 02:36 PM
Eek, I'm at APL now but I'm a fast grower. Hip is my goal so ... I think I'll join, if that's alright?

meishkamooshka
July 4th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Welcome CurlyCurves! I'm a fan of your hair so I can't wait to see it at hip!!!

CurlyCurves
July 4th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Welcome CurlyCurves! I'm a fan of your hair so I can't wait to see it at hip!!!

You just made me grin SO hard :D:D:D:D:D

Debra83
July 4th, 2012, 06:52 PM
I might be able to make it by the end of 2013.. :D

I'm not even sure if I'll want it that long yet.. my original goal was waist, but who knows. Waist doesn't even seem that long anymore!

That's what happened to ME!!! Thanks Jesabel!!!

Jesabel
July 6th, 2012, 06:33 AM
Hehehe :)

and guys! I have a sig pic! it shows my length when dry (though this was after it was bunned and brushed out to show more of my length, but still, dry :p)
But how do I get it bigger? My pic isn't that small on paint but when I upload it.. it looks TINY.
(I also have a temporary brown wash out colour on to hide my 3-4inches of regrowth and brassy length)

EDIT: fixed the sizing problem. I didn't add a waist marker since I have a pretty obvious waist line! haha
EDIT x2: And since this is this Hip in 2013 thread, I may as well add that where I'm calling hip on me is about an inch above my pants in my sig pic :)

Tristania
July 6th, 2012, 06:50 AM
Count me in! I'm doing everything I can to get my hip length back by sometime next year.

Jesabel
July 6th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Yay! Welcome Tristania!

gillybeanxo3921
July 17th, 2012, 10:37 AM
I'm figuring I'll be nearly waist by December, and have a solid waist by January (If I can resist trimming :rolleyes:).

Maybe by December 2013 I'll be around hip :D

Even if I'm not, as long as I'm past waist, my hair will be longer than it ever has before. At that point, I would be deeply satisfied with the length, and not as anxious as I am now. Even now (I just noticed some growth a few minutes ago :) ) I'm not nearly as upset about my length as I was before.

The longer it gets, the happier I am!

Jesabel
July 17th, 2012, 10:50 AM
Hi! :) That would be awesome if you could have two milestones in the one year :D

sometimesginger
July 17th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Well, I'm 3 and a half inches to waist... (hopefully I'll be there by xmas!) and waist to hip is only 2-3 inches for me... (short torso, long legs) so I think I can aim for April or May 2013! Hopefully? We'll see :)

gthlvrmx
July 17th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Im in, im bound to hit hip by the end of the year and its so exciting! im that much closer to my butt and then to my thighs and then my knees!!! <3 yee :D the excitement.

wait, is it hip by the START of 2013 or the END of 2013? ill be on hip by the end of THIS year >.< im confused. wrong thread to be on?

afu
July 17th, 2012, 06:27 PM
I've just about hit waist (straightened) so I'm hoping to hit curly/natural waist by christmas and then slowly approach hip during 2013 with plenty of trims to remove damage. I'd like to be at 'healthy' hip by the end of 2013 and at the moment have no plans to grow past that point

Jesabel
July 17th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Welcome everyone! :D

And it's waist to hip by any time next year :) I was thinking about making it for this time next year but thought it was better to have the deadline at the end of the year. But reaching hip any time in 2013 is counted. But if your going to make it by the end of this year even better for you!

My personal goal is by September 4th 2013 (my 20th birthday).

EDIT: Oh, and afu I did see your thread about waist creeping up on you, lovely hair by the way! I also plan to have trims along the way to remove damage to be at a healthy hip :grin:

meishkamooshka
July 17th, 2012, 09:49 PM
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u487/MeishkaMooshka/betterchart.jpg

We'll see what happens! I think that's hip....

Debra83
July 18th, 2012, 12:28 AM
I've still got a lonnnng way to go.....but, it feels like I have a lonnng time to get there!!! Either way, my hair will be lonnnng!!!!! :D

patienceneeded
July 18th, 2012, 01:38 AM
Welcome everyone! :D

And it's waist to hip by any time next year :) I was thinking about making it for this time next year but thought it was better to have the deadline at the end of the year. But reaching hip any time in 2013 is counted. But if your going to make it by the end of this year even better for you!

My personal goal is by September 4th 2013 (my 20th birthday).

EDIT: Oh, and afu I did see your thread about waist creeping up on you, lovely hair by the way! I also plan to have trims along the way to remove damage to be at a healthy hip :grin:

My hope it to hit waist by my 35th birthday, which is September 14, 2012! From waist to hip is only 3.5-4", so I would (hopefully) be at hip by my 36th birthday in 2013. But I'll be happy to hit waist by Christmas this year and hip by Christmas 2013.

afu
July 18th, 2012, 07:07 AM
EDIT: Oh, and afu I did see your thread about waist creeping up on you, lovely hair by the way! I also plan to have trims along the way to remove damage to be at a healthy hip :grin:

Thank you :) I do like a natural/fairtale hemline but at the moment mine is a bit too thin due to damage and when i run my hands over it I can definitly tell when the damage begins. I'd like to have a good 3-4inches off really but can't face going back to bsl right now

Jesabel
July 18th, 2012, 07:38 AM
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u487/MeishkaMooshka/betterchart.jpg

We'll see what happens! I think that's hip....

Lovely hair! and close to hip by the looks of it!


I've still got a lonnnng way to go.....but, it feels like I have a lonnng time to get there!!! Either way, my hair will be lonnnng!!!!! :D

Yay! :cheese:


My hope it to hit waist by my 35th birthday, which is September 14, 2012! From waist to hip is only 3.5-4", so I would (hopefully) be at hip by my 36th birthday in 2013. But I'll be happy to hit waist by Christmas this year and hip by Christmas 2013.

I'm also hoping to hit waist by this sep 4th (19th birthday) and then yeah, hip by my next. We have very similar goals :grin: Excited for us!


Thank you :) I do like a natural/fairtale hemline but at the moment mine is a bit too thin due to damage and when i run my hands over it I can definitly tell when the damage begins. I'd like to have a good 3-4inches off really but can't face going back to bsl right now

Yeah I'm the same, gonna be maintaing at waist for a bit before moving to hip, let's hope we get some growth spurts in there to make it easier to trim anything we need!

meishkamooshka
July 18th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Lovely hair! and close to hip by the looks of it!



Thank you! :D

Macaroni
July 18th, 2012, 09:11 PM
My mistake, edited out, I'm tailbone now.

HappyHair87
July 19th, 2012, 06:27 PM
Might i join you all?:) in about BSL right now, hoping for MBL by the end of the year. I plan on straightening sometime next month to evaluate. I'll post pics then :D

Dandelion6
July 19th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Hi everyone! I am joining this thread, too. I am also in the waist by Christmas thread. Will definitely be hitting hip sometime in 2013 but not sure when. Haven't done the calculations yet. I have to take some measurements...

prettykitty
July 19th, 2012, 07:45 PM
I think I can make hip in 2013! I've been trimming a little, my longest pieces are waist but I'm still growing down to 'solid' waist. Let's growwww! :)

Amapola
July 19th, 2012, 09:11 PM
Yay! More people who will be "hip" in 2013! :D

domisimone
July 19th, 2012, 09:38 PM
I'm only at apl right now so it probably won't happen. I'm thinking that it would take me 2+ years!

spirals
July 19th, 2012, 10:38 PM
I'm going to a singles' weekend in October. I need it to be close to waist-length! I'm at mid-back now, unless that's between waist and hip. Is it? Or is it after APL?

Jesabel
July 19th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Might i join you all?:) in about BSL right now, hoping for MBL by the end of the year. I plan on straightening sometime next month to evaluate. I'll post pics then :D

Yes definitely :D Happy growing!


Hi everyone! I am joining this thread, too. I am also in the waist by Christmas thread. Will definitely be hitting hip sometime in 2013 but not sure when. Haven't done the calculations yet. I have to take some measurements...

I'm in the waist to christmas thread, too :) though I'm thinking I'll make it a few months before then


I think I can make hip in 2013! I've been trimming a little, my longest pieces are waist but I'm still growing down to 'solid' waist. Let's growwww! :)

Ooh, welcome :grin:


Yay! More people who will be "hip" in 2013! :D

:cheese:


I'm only at apl right now so it probably won't happen. I'm thinking that it would take me 2+ years!

I'll be hoping for some growth spurts for you, who knows right? :)


I'm going to a singles' weekend in October. I need it to be close to waist-length! I'm at mid-back now, unless that's between waist and hip. Is it? Or is it after APL?

Mid back length is between BSL and waist :) Your hair looks lovely, by the way!

gillybeanxo3921
July 23rd, 2012, 08:01 AM
Alright, I'm now at about 25", so I have 9 more to go! I think I grow around 6" in a year, so It'll be the VERY end of 2013 if I make it.

I'm going to try to take my vitamins more religiously, and maybe my hair will grow faster :D

UpNorth
July 23rd, 2012, 08:21 AM
two days to monthly progress pic! I'm cutting half a centimeter every month though. I want to reach hip with a blunt hemline!

afu
July 23rd, 2012, 08:40 AM
look great upnorth :) I'm going to start gradually trimming at the end of summer, just to thicken up the ends though, a blunt hemline doesn't work on me

Dovetail
July 23rd, 2012, 12:58 PM
Hi everyone :3 Im jumping in here from the waist by christmas thread, since Ive hit waist!

Ill post a progress pic with my hands at hip to show how far I have to go.

Where do you all consider hip to be at? Where the pants sit? Or the top of the pelvic bones? @.@

patienceneeded
July 26th, 2012, 02:12 PM
I wear my pants at hip, so my hair will be at hip when it reaches my pants.

henné
August 2nd, 2012, 07:28 AM
"Hip by 2013 anyone?"

*Raises hand eagerly* "Meeee meeeee! I wanna!" :yumm:

Hip is my ultimate goal and I've *just* learned that I'm technically waist, still long ways to go to reach 'solid' waist. It feels a bit strange to be at 'waist' yet not feel like I've reached waist ... oh well.

I just measured my hair and my hair is at about 28 1/2 - 28 3/4" = 73-74cm (I always have trouble measuring my length. I think hip will be at about 33-34" (86-87cm). So, to be optimistic, I'm hoping for solid hip by summer 2013, if I don't expect some strange shed/split ends/growth stall.

Realistic? I hope so :D

Happy and lucky growing everyone! :love:

Vanille_
August 2nd, 2012, 07:42 AM
Not a good photo to mark length, but my most recent one. I'm guessing 3 ish inches.

Good luck everyone!

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z252/onexmorexgirl/Hair/DSC027341-1.jpg

niaiman
August 2nd, 2012, 07:48 AM
I'm in! I'm around 25" right now and hip is around 35. I know it's wishful thinking but I'll atleast be close by December 2013

~honeyflower~
August 2nd, 2012, 07:55 AM
I think I might be at hip in late 2013 so count me in too! also good luck on getting to your goal!

MissCoco
August 3rd, 2012, 04:50 AM
Not a good photo to mark length, but my most recent one. I'm guessing 3 ish inches.

Good luck everyone!

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z252/onexmorexgirl/Hair/DSC027341-1.jpg

You look like you're there already! Beautiful hair!

kittykat86
August 7th, 2012, 12:40 PM
I'm in. Hip is 35" on me and I am at 26" right now. Waist is 30" and I hope to be there by Christmas this year or a little later. I think I can make hip by Christmas next year.

ArienEllariel
August 7th, 2012, 06:56 PM
I'm setting my goal to be hip length by July of 2013. Might be doable. :)

meishkamooshka
August 7th, 2012, 06:59 PM
I think I might hit it in about March (conservative estimate). If my hair decided to grow radically, I could probably reach it this year :)

henné
August 7th, 2012, 07:22 PM
I'm thinking summer next year :) Or rather hoping :o I've about 7 inches to grow, lol, and that's just talking about the longest layer of my hair. Yay, can't wait :)

AutumnLocks
August 7th, 2012, 07:47 PM
I'm hoping to be hip length by next year some time. Right now it's at 31 inches. It's grown a half inch since I joined LHC. So, I should have no problem getting to hip length by next Christmas. Maybe even a little longer.

spirals
August 7th, 2012, 07:58 PM
I don't remember if I posted in here. I'm not at waist yet, but I have 6 inches to hip, maybe 7. If I don't trim I should be there at the end of March or April. It will look hip in July 2013.

Amapola
August 7th, 2012, 07:59 PM
I measured and I'm 3/4" closer... :) It makes me wonder how often everyone changes their "current length" number. I haven't seen anyone with 30 3/4" long hair, so it's probably too soon to change it. :D

Dang3rousB3auty
August 7th, 2012, 08:37 PM
I definitely think I could reach hip by at least December 2013 (hopefully sooner but I don't know exactly my growth each month). I am sure if I keep up good care and don't get any huge trims I can make it :P

*assuming I grow at least .5 each month and I don't cut hardly anything off I will definitely make it by december!

patienceneeded
August 10th, 2012, 12:38 AM
I'm hoping for Hip by June of 2013. I should be at Waist around October 2012 and Hip in only about 3-4" from Waist on me. I'm a teacher, so I'm kind of hoping to hit Hip by the end of the upcoming school year. I tend to measure time by school year terms...

anime_length
August 10th, 2012, 02:20 AM
I'm joining this. lol I think i might be very close to hip length already [according to one girl's report of what hip-length is I'm already there], but my hair is curly, so with shrinkage, it still looks like it's at waist. I'm hoping for it to *look* like it's hip length by this time next year... Which i think is another 4 inches at least.

Messyhair
August 10th, 2012, 09:35 AM
I'm not sure how many inches I have to go until hip, but I'm at 30" now, which is 1/2" past waist. Maybe I can make hip by next Christmas... Hip is the longest I've ever grown, and it would be nice to be back at hip!

Henrietta
August 12th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Yesterday my hair felt long, almost at hip, today, when I look in the mirror I've got the impression that I'm barely past waist. Braid waves, or what? The latest pics, however, look pretty good, length-wise. (Let's forget the dry ends.) I'm so past-waist, that it can't even be called so. Not yet "almost hip", though. It's maybe 60&#37; of the way.

Debra83
August 17th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Not even close to waist yet, but I still have 1 year and just over 4 months!!! I might make it!!!!

Debra83
August 17th, 2012, 02:25 AM
I put this on the waist to Christmas thread for those of us who are visual, so I'll "adapt" it for this thread too!!!


Let's see.....4 months and one half....potentially 4 1/2 inches...or 2 1/4 or hopefully somewhere in between!

----------------- 1 INCH

---------------------------------- 2 INCHES

--------------------------------------------------- 3 INCHES

-------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 INCHES

so for hip length by December 2013, if we grow an inch a month it would be 16 inches!!!! 4 X the last line!!!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crazy long, eh?!!!


Or if only 1/2 an inch a month, we would grow 2xthe last line:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (this much) still a lot of growth!!!!

henné
August 17th, 2012, 06:52 AM
Just measured today and I've grown my good ol' and trusted 1/2" in a month, which puts me at a smidgen over 29". So yeah, this time next year I should be at a comfortable hip length. :D I'm fine with that ...

MissCoco
August 17th, 2012, 11:53 AM
I just measured today as well (after a very long time of not doing any measuring) and I was so happy and surprised to see that I was at 33" already when straight! That means I'm just an inch or an inch and a half away from full hip length! :D Of course, now I'm wondering if I stay on this thread until then, or if I stay until I'm at hip length when curly... :hmm: Any other curlies have this dilemma? :p

Dragon Faery
August 18th, 2012, 12:10 AM
I just measured today as well (after a very long time of not doing any measuring) and I was so happy and surprised to see that I was at 33" already when straight! That means I'm just an inch or an inch and a half away from full hip length! :D Of course, now I'm wondering if I stay on this thread until then, or if I stay until I'm at hip length when curly... :hmm: Any other curlies have this dilemma? :p
I figure I'll just keep one foot in each thread. Double the fun, right?

spirals
August 18th, 2012, 01:16 AM
Yeah, I really want to be hip curly.

nakima
August 19th, 2012, 10:08 PM
I'm in! I should reach waist by Dec. then onto hips hopefully by june 2013. keeping my fingers crossed :) fun to be shareing the journey, thanks all!

MissCoco
August 23rd, 2012, 07:43 AM
^^Good point, Dragon Faery! I think that's what I'll do! And spirals, your hair will look lovely at hip curly! :D

Messyhair
August 23rd, 2012, 10:26 AM
I checked my body measurements that I did long ago and tailbone is at 36", so I know that hip is somewhere between 30" (where I am at now) and 36". Not so helpful, but I do know that means that I can make it to hip next year no problem! Maybe even tailbone!!!! Depends on how much I trim. And if my hair doesn't reach terminal length!

momoftwo708
August 23rd, 2012, 10:09 PM
hoping my sept-november 2013 my hair will be at hip my hair now is 23 inches but tends to grow fast and also hope my hemline stays nice and thick
I recently chopped off 3 inches to get it that way!:)

PetuniaBlossom
August 23rd, 2012, 11:34 PM
:heart: I'm fast approaching waist. (Well, if a snail's pace is fast!) So I'm in. But I'm so very tall that there's a lot of inches 'twixt waist and hip. Grow, baby, grow.

henné
August 30th, 2012, 09:45 AM
THe longest layer is a little past waist now, so that's encouraging :) It's 29" and a tiny bit as of now.

nakima
September 23rd, 2012, 05:51 PM
I'm in! right now I'm close to waist should be there by christmas, then on to hips/tailbone

AutumnLocks
September 24th, 2012, 06:52 AM
I'm just barely past waist length right now. At last measure I was at 31 inches. So I should have no problem getting to at least hip length by this time next year maybe even TBL! :o)

Maverick494
September 24th, 2012, 07:03 AM
Count me in, I've been on the hunt for the elusive hip length for what seems like ages. My current hair length:
http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/10095567/img/10095567.jpg

It's almost there, but not quite. But I'm pretty sure that when 2013 rolls around the corner I'll be there.:cheese:

hanne jensen
September 25th, 2012, 01:08 AM
I just reached my natural waistline. My waist is very short, so hip length is very possible sometime in 2013. I don't believe I'm posting this... I never thought it would be possible for me to reach these lengths. Thanks LHC!

MissCoco
September 29th, 2012, 03:52 PM
:gah: I'm half an inch away from hip length, and it's taking ages to get there! Grow, hair, grow!

Maverick, you're so close! You should be there in a month or two, depending on your growth rate :)

Amapola
November 26th, 2012, 08:20 PM
I can't believe this - I'm at hip... and it isn't even 2013 yet. How did that happen?!!

I kept thinking I must be, because I kept catching up my hair in my jeans. And of course that could only happen if my hair was longer than where my belt falls... which is right above hip. I've checked it several times now, and yes, it's at hip. Can't take a picture right now (it's dark) but tomorrow I'll try and get a photo and then post a link to my website or something.

Of course I'm going to spoil it all by doing a dusting real soon, so I think I will keep following this thread, and continue to cheer everybody else on. Grow, people, grow! :cheer::cheer:

Freckled.Thing
November 26th, 2012, 11:24 PM
I haven't measured in a while but I'm still a ways away from hip. Maybe I'll shoot for solid hip by June 2013. That should be feasible.

Mountaingrrl
November 27th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Just took a new length shot (in my avatar) and am feeling more assured of reaching hip length in the next calendar year!

Ocelan
November 27th, 2012, 01:53 AM
I made it to hip too already! Yay finally a nice kind of surprise. :)

spirals
November 27th, 2012, 02:01 AM
Well, in a couple three weeks I should be brushing waist, so with no trims I should be at hip by the end of April. But it won't look hip until the end of the summer.

MissCoco, thanks for the compliment. I didn't see it yet because of the crash. If my hair was darker we'd be hairtwins, I think.

SpeakingEZ
November 27th, 2012, 02:55 AM
I'm a little over 34" now (hip length is ~36" on me). I'd like to do some trimming, since I technically layered the bottom part of my hair to get rid of some nasty velcro ends and my hair isn't thick enough to look good with so much taper.

Pushing for hip in March 2013 and blunt hip somewhere between October and the turn of 2014! Yay!

janeytilllie
November 28th, 2012, 08:31 AM
I'm currently at waist 26.5 inches. I'm hoping to make it to hip by mid 2013. Hip on me is 29 inches.

I'm trimming regularly. My hair is very fragile and needs to be trimmed every 2-3 months. So that cuts back getting to hip quickly back considerably.

I get so frustrated with my hair. I have reached hip 3 times now and every time I have had to cut back to waist. I'm hoping my regular trims will keep my hair nice. So far I'm very pleased :) My hair is blunt and not getting thin. I think this time round I will make it and keep it ! :)

Wishing you all lots of growing xx

vamq
November 28th, 2012, 08:38 AM
I'm currently (still) at a solid waist.
If my hair behaves, I'll be more than happy to aim for hip length in 2013!

Once I've reached hiplength I'll maintain to get rid of my henna, and let my hair thicken up.
That is, if telogen effluvium won't bite me again. After maintaining at waist (and even shorter) for almost 1.5 year, I am really looking forward to longer lenghts again :)

AutumnLocks
November 28th, 2012, 10:50 AM
At my last measuring my hair was 33.5 inches. That is just a hair(pun intended) past wais for me...:D So I'm thining I will be at a good solid hip length by May or June of 2013. That's when I will get it trimmed since it will be 3 years since my last haircut in April. So Yea, I'm in for hip length!

Freckled.Thing
November 28th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Just measured in at 33 inches. I'm not entirely sure where hip is on me though. I'm thinking it's somewhere between 35 and 37 inches, so considering that I'm usually lucky to get .5 inches in a month I might not be solidly there by June after all. I'll get there sometime next year though!

jessa
November 28th, 2012, 07:50 PM
I am joining this great thread. I have just passed waist and had a 6mthly trim last week.

I am hoping to reach hip length in 2013 and then onto BCL which is my final length goal. I am not keen to have my hair longer than that.

this is my latest hair length pic.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w209/jessie_ellen/Hair/DB470BDB-26EE-479C-B57A-084D39296E05-987-0000006F6DBD9E67.jpg

Amapola
November 28th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Yay! More "hip"pies! :D

Mesmerise
November 29th, 2012, 05:08 AM
I would like to get to hip sometime next year... but we will see. I have had several big sheds, and thus a LOT of taper... I cut of heaps and heaps last year to get rid of the taper I had then... but it's back. I'm not sure whether I'll just hit waist and maintain for a while to thicken the ends... OR if I just shoot for hip and be done with it?! It will be years before it's reasonably thick and even THEN if it just STOPS SHEDDING!! I am trying to just forget about it, forget how thin it is, and just leave it the heck alone!!

FireFromWithin
November 29th, 2012, 05:33 AM
I'd love to get to hip. I had intended to get to waist then maintain to get rid of the bleached bits but now I'm brushing waist and it's just not long enough! The longer it gets the shorter it feels, so I'm aiming for hip next year with minimal trims. It's about 4 - 5 inches away I think so I think I will manage it just about. Then 3 years of evening up and getting rid of bleach, I swear. I really shouldn't grow longer than hip, it would be impractical, this is what I shall have to tell myself this time next year when I see a group about TB length in 2014. I do not want to sit on my hair, I do not want to sit on my hair, I do... etc etc. If I keep saying it I may actually believe it...

patienceneeded
November 29th, 2012, 07:36 PM
I'm less than an inch away from waist now, and hip is about 4" from my waist. I should be at hip by this time next year, hopefully sooner!

Leah Polamalu
November 29th, 2012, 09:48 PM
I hope to be hip length in 2013. I am going to stop dying my hair and grow out my natural color to avoid damage as much as possible.

henné
December 3rd, 2012, 12:26 PM
Another future hip-pie here as well! ;)

hafattack
December 3rd, 2012, 01:27 PM
And here! hoping for hip somewhere spring or summer 2013. My hair has been flirting with waist for a while, but I am never willing to call it, so I have decided to skip that milestone and focus on hip!

bunzfan
December 3rd, 2012, 03:03 PM
Still here :lol: been waist over a year but, thats my own fault i went for hair quality over quantity but now i'm aiming for hip should reach it some time in the new year.

joyfulheart18
December 4th, 2012, 03:04 PM
I'd love to get to hip in 2013, if possible. I am about 3/4 of an inch away from waist (when wet) so hopefully I should be at hip by the end of 2013. I originally planned to maintain at waist, but I want to try out hip and see how I like it! I can always cut back if I want to (I doubt it, though).

gillybeanxo3921
December 4th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Right now I'm aiming for waist, but since I've decided no trims in 2013, I think I might just pull off hip too :)


Right now, my hair is about 25.5", and hip is about 34", so I'd need 8.5" in fourteen months. I'll almost certainly make it if I can keep away from the scissors!

animetor7
December 4th, 2012, 10:59 PM
This shall be my goal for the next year I think I'm about an inch away from being solidly at waist but I'll take a length shot for everyone and ask you guys. Then hip is only another four inches so I should make it, just barely even if I get a 1/2" trim on my birthday which I hope to be my only trim next year. I shall take a current length picture and post it when my hair is back to it's natural texture from rag curls.

shazzshazshz
December 21st, 2012, 03:42 AM
Not sure if I've already posted on this thread, but count me in! I'm at solid waist now so really, really hoping for hip next year... :pray:

Good luck Jesabel and everyone else on the journey! :)

UpNorth
December 21st, 2012, 05:37 AM
I'm pretty sure I will reach hip in late spring, hopefully for my first anniversary!

meishkamooshka
December 21st, 2012, 04:53 PM
I should be at hip in a few months! Here's to hopin'!

sharonluvscats
December 21st, 2012, 05:22 PM
I REALLY wanted to be hip length by my birthday in two months, but I don't see if happening. :(

DarkCurls
December 22nd, 2012, 05:39 AM
I have been a solid waist for a little while and am just brushing hip... depending on the daily curl. :p I should really be there in a few months.

gillybeanxo3921
December 22nd, 2012, 11:43 AM
I'm not so sure I'll make hip, but I'll be pretty close :)

Maybe sometimes in 2014

patienceneeded
December 22nd, 2012, 11:47 AM
I am *almost* waist! I took a length pic last night and I'm thisclose to being able to claim waist! That means that HIP is only about 3.5-4" away...I should make it sometime in the latter half of 2013! Here's hoping for Hip by my birthday in September 2013!

Dovetail
December 23rd, 2012, 08:59 AM
I'm getting closer <3 <3 I'll have my husband take a better shot when I get home. I'm trying to resist the urge to trim it :c It was getting really knotted but some sulphate shampoo took care of that.

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/LostDove/4E44A3BA-9E75-44C9-B9E3-6D8DE4D897B4-826-0000010CF3626F48.jpg

anitacs9101
December 23rd, 2012, 01:06 PM
Count me in! :)) Hip is around 31-32" inches I think on me. Pulled taught that is, it'd probably be more like 32-33" solid. I'm 28.5" right now and have been growing at a rate of 3/4" a month, so I should definitely be there sometime mid-2013 :)

Jesabel
March 22nd, 2013, 10:44 PM
Ahh seems my hip thread has been replaced by the Hip by Christmas 2013 thread... :p

patienceneeded
March 23rd, 2013, 06:06 PM
http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s394/Kirsten_MacDicken/004_zps0a7ab2bf.jpg

Updated length pic, my hands are on my hips. Planning on getting a small trim soon and then continuing on with my long hair journey!

meishkamooshka
March 23rd, 2013, 06:18 PM
What a wonderful head of hair, and a luscious hemline!