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skeletonous
December 16th, 2014, 07:53 PM
I'm still here as well :) as far as I can tell I have about an inch left until I officially reach shoulder. Maybe less. :bounce:

sarahchant
December 16th, 2014, 08:14 PM
How do you decide if you've hit shoulder? Draw a line from the tops of the shoulders? It will be a couple more months before I'm there with dry hair (and letting my natural waves be my qualifier).

skeletonous
December 16th, 2014, 08:20 PM
How do you decide if you've hit shoulder? Draw a line from the tops of the shoulders? It will be a couple more months before I'm there with dry hair (and letting my natural waves be my qualifier).

I think that's the way it's done, that way it's not the same or as close to collarbone length.

Lady Sparkleloc
December 20th, 2014, 06:16 PM
I just noticed that I am about a half inch away from shoulder length!! Just thought I'd share since I don't often post, but do love reading that others are getting close too!!

Puffer Fish
December 20th, 2014, 06:23 PM
:cheer: Grow, Lady Sparkleloc, grow!
I think I might be there, but my ends are still so flippy that it doesn't count unless I pull them straight. :p I'm forever so close...
man, the wait between shoulder and APL is going to drive me nuts.

Lady Sparkleloc
December 20th, 2014, 06:44 PM
Yea , I might be there too, just can't tell for sure with my almost wavy hair? oh well, what's another month?

PinkyCat
December 23rd, 2014, 11:18 AM
Ugh still feels a long way to go.
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/lisadelelys/Mobile%20Uploads/12231412462_zpscoqpjgxx.jpg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/lisadelelys/media/Mobile%20Uploads/12231412462_zpscoqpjgxx.jpg.html)

Puffer Fish
December 24th, 2014, 09:04 PM
Oh, PinkyCat, your curls are gorgeous! They are so totally worth the wait!

sarahchant
December 25th, 2014, 02:55 PM
Anyone else feel that once hair hits the shoulders, it just looks awful all the time? Mine won't lay properly, has terrible shape, and just looks plain bad. I guess that is sort of typical of a grown out hairstyle but it drives me crazy.

ohdokey
December 29th, 2014, 01:07 AM
Mine is just shy of CBL and it is driving me nuts. The ends are flipping in different ways and would probably only do something coordinated with a lot of heat styling, which I have tried not to use. Also, since I did so many mullet chops while I waited for the front to grow out, I have lots of baby hairs underneath any updo in the back. I know it must be growing, at least a little, but it still feel interminably long before I get to shoulder and anything beyond that and feel like my look is very blah right now. I just started an inversion challenge this week, with coconut oil, in the hopes that will pep it up a little. What are your secrets for not going nuts with the shorties, especially on LHC where most people are rocking the Galadriel lengths?

skeletonous
December 29th, 2014, 06:53 PM
^ I personally tend to watch Youtube videos of hairstyles for the future, especially Torrin's videos :) to me it kind of satisfies not being able to do it myself but at the same time it does remind me that I can't do those things yet. Maybe making a paranda would work? I'm not sure how long hair has to be to have one of those put in.

ETA: I want to take a picture of my hair from the back to see how close it is to shoulder length...I haven't been taking pictures and I think it will be neat to see my progress in my album. :cheer:

sarahchant
January 1st, 2015, 03:42 PM
I've had a bit of a growth spurt lately which is normal for me this time of year. Just wanted opinions - do you think I've reached shoulder yet? I'm not at collarbone yet but here's a wet and dry picture. http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/sarahchanthaseny/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163526_zpspess1k0o.jpeg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/sarahchanthaseny/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163526_zpspess1k0o.jpeg.html)
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/sarahchanthaseny/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163529_zpsnvlz0rho.jpeg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/sarahchanthaseny/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163529_zpsnvlz0rho.jpeg.html)

I know I'm impatient but I've been stuck in this stage since this summer and it's driving me mad. So ready to feel like I've accomplished something.

momschicklets
January 1st, 2015, 04:45 PM
I've had a bit of a growth spurt lately which is normal for me this time of year. Just wanted opinions - do you think I've reached shoulder yet? I'm not at collarbone yet but here's a wet and dry picture. http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/sarahchanthaseny/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163526_zpspess1k0o.jpeg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/sarahchanthaseny/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163526_zpspess1k0o.jpeg.html)
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/sarahchanthaseny/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163529_zpsnvlz0rho.jpeg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/sarahchanthaseny/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_163529_zpsnvlz0rho.jpeg.html)

I know I'm impatient but I've been stuck in this stage since this summer and it's driving me mad. So ready to feel like I've accomplished something.

Most definitely shoulder IMO!! Congrats it looks fantastic!

sarahchant
January 1st, 2015, 05:11 PM
Most definitely shoulder IMO!! Congrats it looks fantastic!

Aaaahhh thank you! I just needed to hear (or read) someone say it! Whew. I'm excited.

lapushka
January 1st, 2015, 05:25 PM
Yeah, I think it's shoulder too; congrats, sarahchant! :)

skeletonous
January 1st, 2015, 06:10 PM
Congrats sarahchant! :cheer:

Now I get to ask the same thing, I think the very tips might be touching SL but I'm not sure:

https://i.imgur.com/UXfjE7A.png

ETA: Ignore that white spot in the middle, I think that was on the mirror :laugh:

lindsayhv
January 1st, 2015, 06:36 PM
I'm landing here recently after a big chop from attempting to remove henna from my waist length hair (seen below). My hair is now about two inches below my chin and is much healthier but I just hate this length. There are still residual red tones in my length but my ashy roots are beginning to take over. I currently have a cassia treatment on which I hope will help blend the two tones. I just feel so sad I can't use any of my hair toys or parandas or sticks now. Any motivational words to help get me through this? Thanks!

sarahchant
January 1st, 2015, 10:09 PM
Thanks ladies, I'm moving threads but good luck to each of you and may you have more patience than me during the process!

lindsayhv
January 2nd, 2015, 07:06 AM
I just had a big chop too, from waist (summer) and couldn't bring myself to come on the website and see all the beauties. I am back now for some motivation and support. This is a rough stage!!

lapushka
January 2nd, 2015, 09:06 AM
Congrats sarahchant! :cheer:

Now I get to ask the same thing, I think the very tips might be touching SL but I'm not sure:

https://i.imgur.com/UXfjE7A.png

ETA: Ignore that white spot in the middle, I think that was on the mirror :laugh:

I think you have about half an inch to an inch to go.

lindsayhv
January 2nd, 2015, 09:15 AM
http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx317/lhdrouillard/hair%20photos/A641FB75-48D4-4D2E-B810-36B194727283_zpsvkkcp86w.jpg (http://s767.photobucket.com/user/lhdrouillard/media/hair%20photos/A641FB75-48D4-4D2E-B810-36B194727283_zpsvkkcp86w.jpg.html)

I think I am about where you are skeletonus.?? How much longer would you say til shoulder?

Puffer Fish
January 2nd, 2015, 09:23 AM
I'm landing here recently after a big chop from attempting to remove henna from my waist length hair (seen below). My hair is now about two inches below my chin and is much healthier but I just hate this length. There are still residual red tones in my length but my ashy roots are beginning to take over. I currently have a cassia treatment on which I hope will help blend the two tones. I just feel so sad I can't use any of my hair toys or parandas or sticks now. Any motivational words to help get me through this? Thanks!

Positives: This is the shortest your hair is going to be for a very long time!
It drys faster! And requires less coloring, like cassia, in your case.
Growth is more noticeable so you feel like you make progress faster!
It means you're starting with fresh, healthy hair too!
:disco:

skeletonous
January 2nd, 2015, 09:45 AM
I think you have about half an inch to an inch to go.

That's what I was thinking too, thank you! It does definitely touch my shoulders when wet and I've noticed that I have usually about a half an inch difference between wet and dry. And lindsayhv, I would probably say half an inch as well :) you're so close! :cheer: I agree with Puffer Fish that those are some very good positives to having this length of hair. Trying to add to the list myself!

lindsayhv
January 2nd, 2015, 11:12 AM
Thanks guys! That's helpful when I'm feeling depressed about my short hair!! I feel like I have such a long hair growing road ahead of me!

Decemberrose
January 2nd, 2015, 11:59 AM
I'm still here :)
I think I have about 1 inch to go.
Going for no trims this year :)

Hoping we all get good growth this year and that we all get out of these awkward stages.

lindsayhv
January 5th, 2015, 01:27 PM
What helps you all get through this awkward length phase? I feel like my hair looks like an ugly mushroom and I just keep putting it up but then its in this little stubby ponytail which looks just as awful!

skeletonous
January 5th, 2015, 02:46 PM
^ Have you tried braiding the front sections of your hair? Something like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtC6sMbgLO0).

If you do it on both sides of your part it can also keep those sections out of your face. :)

You can also get the medium size claw clips and clip your hair up in a french twist this way...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLDTJ427qlU

...though if you have layers some pieces may fall out at our length (like mine do) I just get the tiniest claw clips and clip those pieces back since they hold better for me than bobbypins most of the time.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you want more ideas :flower:.

skeletonous
January 5th, 2015, 02:48 PM
I'm still here :)
I think I have about 1 inch to go.
Going for no trims this year :)

Hoping we all get good growth this year and that we all get out of these awkward stages.

Amen! :pray: I'm also doing the no trim challenge, good luck! :)

lindsayhv
January 5th, 2015, 03:13 PM
Yes I like the idea of braiding the front. I do that sometimes. It's the back that is the problem i guess. My hair is pretty thick so I can't get in up in a clip like in those pics. Maybe if I do it in sections...I've also been wearing headbands and wraps just to make me feel a little better.

skeletonous
January 5th, 2015, 04:58 PM
Yes I like the idea of braiding the front. I do that sometimes. It's the back that is the problem i guess. My hair is pretty thick so I can't get in up in a clip like in those pics. Maybe if I do it in sections...I've also been wearing headbands and wraps just to make me feel a little better.

You might be able to do the headband tuck where you tuck the back section of hair around the headband like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NftCyRT0_nE

I'm working on that style myself :lol: you might also be able to clip it up if you put it in a ponytail first, I know if you can make a bun with the top half of your hair you can bring the bottom half up and around it...but that might take more growth. Here's the video I got this idea from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvXrEOfJ4w

lindsayhv
January 5th, 2015, 05:48 PM
Thanks! Those are great ideas! It just looks so terrible at this length, especially since it's all one length I look like a mushroom head!!! I need some patience!!

skeletonous
January 5th, 2015, 06:32 PM
Thanks! Those are great ideas! It just looks so terrible at this length, especially since it's all one length I look like a mushroom head!!! I need some patience!!

No problem! And I think we all do :meditate: lol.

Sterlyn
January 5th, 2015, 06:41 PM
What helps you all get through this awkward length phase? I feel like my hair looks like an ugly mushroom and I just keep putting it up but then its in this little stubby ponytail which looks just as awful!

I just read on another thread that you cut, hugs to you, I remember very clearly the "I cut cause I had to but now I hate it phase". This length was awkward for me as well, but by spring/summer it will be well past shoulder and that was the point (for me at least) where is started feeling like I had some hair again. It won't be long before you can do an updo that doesn't require a bunch of pins and clips etc and you can put it up and forget about it when the hot weather hits.

lindsayhv
January 5th, 2015, 06:52 PM
The funny part is that I knew I would hate it after it was cut. I always hate it when I have impulse chops! This time though, the damage was so bad that I needed to do it for my hair's health. That doesn't make me hate this length any less though! It's all one length and blunt so at this length it looks ridiculous because it is kind of thick and poofy. Once it gets longer I will be glad I don't have layers but right now is brutal! I'm just hoping I can get back to where I was (waist) in two years or less. That might be a hefty goal but I will do what I can to accelerate the growth! (Any ideas?)

Belle Paix
January 6th, 2015, 05:00 PM
Yay! This is where I belong :)
What updos can you manage, if any?

Half ups, mostly, But also a little pretend ponytail (bobby's are essential) and I'm going to try tiny braids this weekend.

And how do you do them?

Bobby's, too much hairspray, and patience!

What is your final goal length?

Waist for now, but most likely longer than that....

How do you style hair that is not that short, yet still definitely not long?
See above. This is such a hard stage to manage, lol!

Puffer Fish
January 10th, 2015, 08:24 PM
Good news, everyone! I'm finally able to call it shoulder! All my ends are flipping now because they're bouncing off my shoulders, not from their own normal texture. I know this because normally they all flip to the right, and the ones on my left are flipping left! Which means they're encountering an obstacle: my body! :disco:

I'll post a picture after my next wash, probably tomorrow. (My hair doesn't like my conditioner, and I stupidly decided to try CO with it...blarg.)

See you all in the next thread!

skeletonous
January 10th, 2015, 09:24 PM
^ Woohoo congrats! :cheer:

Decemberrose
January 11th, 2015, 02:23 PM
Congrats Puffer Fish! That must be a great feeling having it brushing your shoulders :)
I'll be there in two months time...
My bleachdamaged ends are starting to split a little, so I'm going to dust by the new moon every month for a while, still gaining length.
My hair is up all the time in a pathetic little french braid, so I can't obsess, see or touch my hair all the time, that really helps. I'm also growing out color but it's not looking that bad anymore.
Can't wait to hit collarbone, I will be able to do a Gibson tuck by then :)
Not cutting my hair for as long as possible, only dustings, that should give me some growth before spring/summer.

Decemberrose
January 11th, 2015, 02:29 PM
The funny part is that I knew I would hate it after it was cut. I always hate it when I have impulse chops! This time though, the damage was so bad that I needed to do it for my hair's health. That doesn't make me hate this length any less though! It's all one length and blunt so at this length it looks ridiculous because it is kind of thick and poofy. Once it gets longer I will be glad I don't have layers but right now is brutal! I'm just hoping I can get back to where I was (waist) in two years or less. That might be a hefty goal but I will do what I can to accelerate the growth! (Any ideas?)

I was thinking about the inversion method :) It worked for me once, I gained 0.5 cm in a week! Also get more protein and get the blood flowing... That's what I'm gonna try.

skeletonous
January 16th, 2015, 07:06 AM
I think I am finally SL! Picture will be up soon :)

Here it is:

http://i.imgur.com/3hDviPL.png

battles
January 23rd, 2015, 08:12 AM
I cut back to chin because I was feeling miserable about it and I really hate my hair in winter. I'm thinking I'd like to grow it back out, but I'm honestly not regretting cutting it that much. I'd gotten into the mindset that I wasn't pretty without long hair, and this haircut totally did away with that.

I'm hanging out in here til my bangs are grown out, and then onward. :)

maryalana
January 23rd, 2015, 08:36 PM
Finally a hair length thread I qualify for! I just cut to an angled bob that, at its longest, is just at chin length. I'm not sure what my ultimate goal is but I finally finished growing out my undercut and am ready to start growing. I'm also trying to grow out henna so I may be here a while :)

nookan
January 25th, 2015, 12:46 AM
Hi evryone! I m still here because i miscalculated my growth awhile a go :-S
But now I m about a couple of cm from soulder and I m growing my natural colour too. It s been 4 months and thats the longest i ve ever managed. :-)

Scelesta
January 30th, 2015, 05:43 PM
*bounces excitedly* can i call this shoulder yet? my hairs curly when its behaving this is after i washed it(no conditioner) let it dry then brushed it out so i could see the length without the curls lol

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m314/Dana_Everett/MySnapshot8_zps5eef347a.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/Dana_Everett/media/MySnapshot8_zps5eef347a.jpg.html)

nookan
January 31st, 2015, 10:59 AM
For me it is shoulder! I would call it if I had your hair :-). Wow congrats (if you dicide to go with it ^.^) woop woooooop

TayDragonis
February 8th, 2015, 03:40 AM
Yay found a progress thread ^.^. I've had a concave bob for a few years and I want to see how long I can get my hair, I'd say my shortest part is chin and my longest is nearly shoulder, I'm having serious thoughts of levelling it out.....but I don't know....

lapushka
February 8th, 2015, 01:08 PM
*bounces excitedly* can i call this shoulder yet? my hairs curly when its behaving this is after i washed it(no conditioner) let it dry then brushed it out so i could see the length without the curls lol

I'd say so! Congrats. :)

battles
February 8th, 2015, 01:25 PM
My hair has grown about half an inch since I cut it.. trying to eat a lot of protein, scalp massages and working out so I can get this over with. :p Growing out bangs is the worst, so I'm probably going to be in here forever.

ma82an
March 3rd, 2015, 05:52 AM
So happy to see others in the same length as me! The longer hair threads are so impressive, can't wait to get some real length to mine. :) I also am powering through an angled bob right now, maryalana do you have any tips in particular about growing yours out? Right now I am just letting the front get verrry long while my undercut grows but I think that will start to look a little silly in a few months ;)

maryalana
March 3rd, 2015, 07:23 AM
I wish I had tips for you ma82an! I'm also powering through my angled bob with an undercut :) I did have to get it trimmed last month as the bottom of my hair grows much faster then the crown and it started to look a little silly. I'll probably have to get another one in three or four months but I'm really trying not to cut. Definitely have a lot more respect for people who grow out pixies without trimming! My hair just loves to curl when it's this length and I end up looking wild with to many layers.

The undercut is just over 5cm now, nowhere near long enough to put up and forget so I end up playing with my hair all day. I'm in two weddings this summer and I'm trying to resist cutting again until it gets long enough to tie up. I can almost manage twin french braids but the hair behind my ears keeps slipping out. What kind of hair styles can you manage?

ma82an
March 3rd, 2015, 09:34 AM
Well right now it's still too short to do anything spectacular with it - I went a little extreme with my cut! so far I have been able to pin the sides back, and last night I was able to even get a nice stubby half-pony in there. Twin French braids is an awesome idea, something I'll try this wk! Thanks for the tip maryalana :)

maryalana
March 3rd, 2015, 10:44 AM
I think that there are probably a lot of twists and braids that can be done, depending on the length of your bottom layers. I know that mine isn't long enough to grab the hair behind my ears and right at the nape but in a few more months!!

Figured that I'd post a pic of what I'm working with. Here is my undercut from back in December a few weeks after shaving:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16187&thumb=1&d=1425404065

(You can see why I trimmed the bottom layer.)

AimeeMarie
March 7th, 2015, 06:15 AM
:) Hello! I am new. Not new to chopping my hair though haha. After having long hair for the past 5 years, I have done it again. I am starting now with 17.5, some layers and some razor cutting. I would like to get to MBL. It is not as short as I have previously chopped my hair so that is a good thing. I got lots of compliments on it but I will always have long hair envy. My hair is thick, wavy and does grow fast.

I am taking Biotin 5000mg, using Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment and I will try to stay away (mostly) from heat...I think my hair is probably going to look not so great for the next year but I am kind of ok with that. I tend to not trim it AT ALL when I am growing and then when I feel like I am finally long I will allow mini trims. One thing I think that is maybe bad is I am probably going to be doing a ponytail a lot because I can put it up. I have not really noticed breakage in the past from them (and I wore them a lot.) I just read the caffeine thread so I am going to try that because hubby has some caffeine pills.

leilani
March 8th, 2015, 05:52 AM
How many of you have been rocking bobs and angular bobs and layered bobs and stacked bobs for the last couple years while it's been so hot - and loved it for awhile? Did you find it hard to make it look good? Was it a wash and go bob or require products and heat? Did you feel stylish and free of hot heavy hair on your body?

(I'm weighing pros and cons of the biggest chop I've considered since the 90s, so I appreciate your input! I've had long or very long hair for 15 years and my fairytale princess hair for my wedding last year looked great and is recorded for posterity in photos so now I feel sort of free to chop to a fresh new look, and to accelerate the process of getting rid of unwanted henna and an eagerness to see what I look like with all my own color, and then just grow that out and enjoy all the lengths between shortish and very long again.)

Decemberrose
March 8th, 2015, 06:53 AM
Leilani - I must say that I felt very naked when I chopped from bsl to almost chin, did it gradually though... I did not feel like myself with short hair at all. I'm also growing out color, but I now really wish that I had not cut my hair off, because I cant put it up in a bun.
I understand you about wanting to get rid of the dye, it is a living hell sometimes. IF you decide to chop, I recommend not going shorter than collarbone. At collarbone you still have more style options than if you go shorter.
How short are you thinking about going?

:)

maryalana
March 8th, 2015, 08:39 AM
How many of you have been rocking bobs and angular bobs and layered bobs and stacked bobs for the last couple years while it's been so hot - and loved it for awhile? Did you find it hard to make it look good? Was it a wash and go bob or require products and heat? Did you feel stylish and free of hot heavy hair on your body?

(I'm weighing pros and cons of the biggest chop I've considered since the 90s, so I appreciate your input! I've had long or very long hair for 15 years and my fairytale princess hair for my wedding last year looked great and is recorded for posterity in photos so now I feel sort of free to chop to a fresh new look, and to accelerate the process of getting rid of unwanted henna and an eagerness to see what I look like with all my own color, and then just grow that out and enjoy all the lengths between shortish and very long again.)

I cut back to an angular bob back in January and, like Decemberrose, I cut back gradually. It took four haircuts, starting in August, to get from MBL to where I am now. I thought it would make the process of growing out the dye easier and in some ways it has. The roots don't bother me quite as much because there is so much movement in my hair you can see my all natural bottom layers. If I had to do it again I might have left it a little longer so I could still tie it up and out of the way.

I'll start with the pros: it's cute and stylish, makes me look younger, I don't need oils, leave in conditioners or any other products, no tangles or damaged ends to S&D, dries really quickly, and it's a lot of fun to style.

Cons: it doesn't fit in a pony tail or any other updos right now which means it's headbands and clips to hold it back, I have to wash (WO, CO, etc.) every day to get rid of bedhead cause my hair will hold just about any style, including pillow styles, and I've had to blow dry it most days because it's been -40C with the windchill almost every day this winter.

If I had to do it again I might have left it a little longer so I could still tie it up and out of the way. Cut #2 was just above shoulder and I really should have stopped there but I got triangle head when wearing it down which prompted the undercut, which led to the angled bob. I'll still have to go through the triangle head stage (collar bone to shoulder lengths for me) but when I get there I'll have longer roots so updos will probably look a lot better :) I don't really have any advice, each length has it's own pros and cons and it's a really personal decision, but please cut gradually and use the two week rule. I love this length but I miss my hair!

leilani
March 8th, 2015, 08:40 AM
Like, all of the color off. Only virgin left, so a very shaggy layered long bob that brushes shoulder.
I feel like a change but it's such a drastic move that I think I might wait until I have a couple more inches of virgin hair.... But then again I'm a big pregnant whale anyway and will look like crap for the next year until my clothes start to fit again so....*shrug*

leilani
March 8th, 2015, 08:43 AM
I've been doing an inch or a bit more every month. I guess it will be wise to just up that to 2+"/mo....and so on...

maryalana
March 8th, 2015, 08:53 AM
I've been doing an inch or a bit more every month. I guess it will be wise to just up that to 2+"/mo....and so on...

I wish that I did that! I probably have iii hair (only 3/4 fits in a ponytail right now and it measures 3"-3.5") and, without the weight from the length, I go through a very awkward, poofy stage above shoulder that I always forget about :)

butter52
March 8th, 2015, 10:56 AM
I cut from mid back to a long pixie and loved it and whore it 4 years. Now it is collar lenght and it is very annoying because it gets on my face and it is difficult to make it look good.
I dont know if that helps you Leilani

leilani
March 8th, 2015, 10:58 AM
It's just very tempting. And very in fashion right now, to go for a bob! A heavily layered one would save me from the poofiness and get rid of the henna all at once.... So tempted to enjoy short, freeing, refreshing hair that dries fast (soon it will be me and a toddler and a newborn in the shower at once), and not need to think about putting up. I hate my hair in a bun. Or French braid. Or any updo. I have devil horn temple hair exacerbated by my last postpartum shed that are not long enough to join the party and escape and stick straight up and.....updos look like crap. If I wear my hair down anyway might as well have it be a stylish cute bob, right? I look down and see a hair color I despise on my chest and wish it was gone!!
But still I will try to be prudent....April 1st I'll chop 2" or so off the ponytail (compact cut) & hemline, and measure my virgin hair again and think a bit. If I'm miserable next month I could try the 2" again on May 1 and if I'm not happy even then, then take another inch and see if I'm getting any more satisfied. And another 2-3" on June 1st.... And see if I'm finally getting satisfied with the ratio of fake vs. Natural hair color on my head. I really want it to start looking like the Virgin color is taking over! But it's so slow. Growing out dye is the worst thing ever and henna cannot even be toned!!!!!

leilani
March 8th, 2015, 10:59 AM
I cut from mid back to a long pixie and loved it and whore it 4 years. Now it is collar lenght and it is very annoying because it gets on my face and it is difficult to make it look good.
I dont know if that helps you Leilani

I'd love to see pics of your long pixie!

Agnieszka
March 8th, 2015, 11:11 AM
I feel for you Leilani, there is nothing you can do to get rid of henna but grow it out. Maybe bleach or going very dark but I understand that's not what you wish to do. Your natural colour is really pretty!!! I also have a toddler and 1 year old and couple of months worth of regrowth which looks like a pixie on the left side of my head. I used to have henna too, I did it when I joined LHC ;-) and had to cut it off gradually :-( Good luck with whatever you decide to do. If you cut to bob, if I could give you a little of advice, make sure it's long enough to put into pony tail as sometimes when you very busy with your new baby hair could be on your way.

Decemberrose
March 8th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Leilani - I think it's a very good plan you have, cutting inches off every month to see how you feel about it. I wish I have thourght of that when I did my last big chop. It is just too short for me. BUT it will grow back :)

Growing out color is a test!!!
I was lucky I had the option to dye my hair to match the regrowth, it looks okay, so I can gain length while I grow out.
Patience needed ;)

browneyedsusan
March 9th, 2015, 05:24 AM
My hair has grown about half an inch since I cut it.. trying to eat a lot of protein, scalp massages and working out so I can get this over with. :p Growing out bangs is the worst, so I'm probably going to be in here forever.

Lurker pokes her head out :couch:

How are your ends? Is it possible that you have damage that is breaking off?
PM me if you'd like. Growing bangs is hard. You can totally do this. Grit your teeth and hammer down! :thumbsup:

kganihanova
March 9th, 2015, 06:27 AM
Leilani, a bob is nice in-between hairstyle. You can keep it or grow from it. With new baby coming, it might be a good idea, especially since updos are a no go. I wore a bob most of hs and it was really cute and it was easy haircare. And I could also heat style frequently without consequence..
Tl;Dr: go for it, if you want. Hair grows back.

lapushka
March 9th, 2015, 07:00 AM
(I'm weighing pros and cons of the biggest chop I've considered since the 90s, so I appreciate your input! I've had long or very long hair for 15 years and my fairytale princess hair for my wedding last year looked great and is recorded for posterity in photos so now I feel sort of free to chop to a fresh new look, and to accelerate the process of getting rid of unwanted henna and an eagerness to see what I look like with all my own color, and then just grow that out and enjoy all the lengths between shortish and very long again.)

I think having a bob in spring/summer is the worst thing you can do. It's hot, it sticks to your neck. You can't put it up because it's too short. Bobs are much better in fall/winter (you can always wear a scarf for the cold).

leilani
March 9th, 2015, 07:10 AM
I don't put up my hair anyway, it looks too awful on me and gives me headaches.
And I live somewhere with a very short, mild summer --if summer even comes at all. If we do get hot weather, it lasts 2-4 weeks max.
Can't a bob be put in double French braids or a bunch of tiny claw clips with smaller sections twisted?

maryalana
March 9th, 2015, 07:14 AM
That reminds me of back of neck sunburns and getting sunscreen in my hair. I guess I'll add that to the list of things to look forward to in the summer :)

Decemberrose
March 9th, 2015, 09:59 AM
I'm almost shoulder wavy, never going back! Look forward to a proper french braid when my neck gets sweatty during summer. :)
Not calling shoulder before I reach collarbone wavy. It's probably 3 months away.
Doing the inversion method this week.

Leilani - Yes double french braids are doable IF you are shoulder length, maybe a bit shorter also. Layers would make it difficult I think... I have been rocking halfups for a long time now between chin and shoulder, they look so cute.
:)

battles
March 9th, 2015, 10:34 AM
Oops! Double post.

battles
March 9th, 2015, 10:36 AM
Lurker pokes her head out :couch:

How are your ends? Is it possible that you have damage that is breaking off?
PM me if you'd like. Growing bangs is hard. You can totally do this. Grit your teeth and hammer down! :thumbsup:

:D It's awesome that you still lurk the shortie threads.

I don't think I'm having any breakage, I usually just grow at a steady .5" a month. The ends are all razored to death, sadly. Chin length is poofy on me no matter what and she was trying to thin it out.. I'm just hanging out at chin til my bangs are grown out entirely so I don't go nuts and chop it all off again. At least growing out bangs to chin length is easier than growing them out to BSL!

maryalana
March 9th, 2015, 10:48 AM
I can do a double french braid right now and mine is barely past chin length. With a shorter bob I think getting it inverted or angled really helps with the styling options. So long as I keep the braids close to my hairline the longer hair on top stays in without to much fuss and the shorter hair in the back just gets tucked into the ends. I'm also learning to braid a headband to keep my hair off my face. Not quite good enough at it yet to wear it out in public but by spring I should be pretty good at it.

browneyedsusan
March 9th, 2015, 02:49 PM
:D It's awesome that you still lurk the shortie threads.

I don't think I'm having any breakage, I usually just grow at a steady .5" a month. The ends are all razored to death, sadly. Chin length is poofy on me no matter what and she was trying to thin it out.. I'm just hanging out at chin til my bangs are grown out entirely so I don't go nuts and chop it all off again. At least growing out bangs to chin length is easier than growing them out to BSL!

Thanks! I had short hair for a really long time, and identify heavily with those who choose it. :)

Your growth rate is the same as mine. You'll get it done.

leilani
March 11th, 2015, 01:11 PM
I couldn't wait until April 1st, I cut 2" more today after a boxed dye attempt to get henna out of my dyed ends (length). The henna brightened up to a blinding copper and I'm heavily layered BSL now, but it's so thick you wouldn't know it's layered until I swing my head around. So from shoulder to BSL go the layers.
I'm much happier since I think the color graduation is much less pukey looking and more intentional /stylish, and mostly because more of it is gone!
But I'm going to do another two inches on April 1st I think. And again on may 1st.... And then mothers day or in June I'm going to go for a professional shag just above shoulder, if I don't change my mind in the next 2-3 months.

I want this cut http://i.imgur.com/ZfIxllr.jpg if it would be all my own virgin color.

If I went today to get the henna out it would be :
http://i.imgur.com/qC5S6Uq.jpg


Which I am still really tempted to do....but now with a bit of color correction at home and a couple more inches off that ends l feel a bit more peaceful to wait for it to grow a bit more. I was at the point this morning where I could not think of anything else but getting to a salon and getting that short cut and being done with unflattering colored hair for good.

omidaverde
March 12th, 2015, 11:05 AM
I'm away from home so don't have pics, but I had a bob at my chin, been growing it out for a few months, I can now tie my hair up easily and it's starting to curl at the ends a little where it meets my shoulders. Can I call that shoulder length now? :D Will try upload a photo once I'm back at home. :)

Decemberrose
March 12th, 2015, 01:56 PM
I'm at shoulder wet!! So exited =-O =-O But I want collarbone before I call it.It's creeping down slowly. This is a long haul :( Leilani - cute styles :) IF you have that big an itch to get it cut, it won't go away untill you do cut it...??:)

nookan
March 13th, 2015, 01:45 AM
Aaaah I am also really close to shoulders but I have no idea when to call it. Because from the bac it doesn't quite look like it. Well, I ll see in a couple of weeks.

Congrats to the two posts above me too!

I feel like this timearound I could enjoy my shorter hair more because I had a goal of growing it longer and knowing I wouldn't cut it for a long time, so might as well enjoy the ride. I was nicer to my hair also last year and now I can really see and feel a difference in my locks.
It was really worth it :-)

*i am happy with the progress*

Happy growing

leilani
March 15th, 2015, 01:42 PM
Decemberrose - you were right!
I chopped to shoulder, a heavily layered long bob.
I'm still miserable. The henna is now on 50% of my length instead of 85% but still, it's there.
I don't regret the cut, I can still ponytail it and French braid it, even though it barely touches shoulder. Then the henna is where I can't see it and I can get peace. So, I'm in the same exact situation as before with waist length hair -miserable when it's down, feel relief to pull it off face.
Trouble is, I hate updos. I really do.
So....,I'm going to grow awhile (2-4mo) & go back to a salon and have the rest of the henna chopped. I'll probably not be able to ponytail or French braid it then but that's OK, I have had very long hair for 15+ years and I will start growing again as soon as the henna is out, so I might as well experience properly short hair (I've never had it up to chin before ever) and all the lengths it grows through in between, for a change. In 3 years I'm back in very long hair land anyway and will probably stay there for a really long time again, so why not have a good year or two of enjoying the positive sides of different lengths of hair I haven't tried since I was 12-19 years old?

So I'll be in this thread until autumn at least, maybe winter. Hope I'm welcome even though my hair is shoulder length now :) --shorter is on the menu for may /June before I'm officially "growing with you"!

Decemberrose
March 16th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Wow Leilani!! :) you did it. I think it's brave of you to do that when you are so used to waistlength hair.
And don't worry, summer goes fast and maybe you get a summer growthspurt :) then it's on the wagon again.
I know that itch ;) and if an idea has planted itself in my head I won't rest untill it is done. I have that with my bangs, but no itches for now, pheew...

It is a weird feeling to comb through your hair and then it suddently stops that high up... I remember that when I cut my hair :)

leilani
March 16th, 2015, 01:49 PM
The henna itch was a huge mistake, that's for sure!
But I'm at peace with my path to get off the cycle of highlights for good, and trying henna was one step along the way to appreciating my own color so it's all gravy!

fairy_ends_girl
March 19th, 2015, 01:33 PM
Hi everyone! I had a huge, huge at home bleaching disaster last month and in a panic attack I cut off all of my damaged hair to chin length. I'm about neck length now a month later and can get it into a tiny pony tail now. I started using monistat on my scalp for 2 weeks now. I use it every day. I measured my root grow out yesterday since I cut my hair 5 weeks ago and I have exactly a 1 inch growth. I have not touched up my roots yet because I am uncertain as to what I want to do at this point. I will either just grow it out natural color or get a partial foil done on roots by a professional.

mewmew
March 20th, 2015, 06:49 AM
Hi folks!

Just wanted to add myself in here.

My longest layers are just about reaching the base of my neck, but my shortest layers are barely reaching my chin, so I'm firmly in-between! :D

Agnes Eliza
March 26th, 2015, 05:47 PM
Sadly I damaged my hair very badly and had to cut my APL hair to chin length, so am basically starting all over....

VincieDaltrey
March 26th, 2015, 06:02 PM
I had a bleaching disaster last year and had to cut my mid back length hair to my chin after a few months of trying to deal with the mess. The back now reaches the bottom of my neck and the sides are chin length, angled down to the back. I'm hoping to have it all at my shoulders by the end of summer, at least. :/

Obsidian
March 26th, 2015, 06:03 PM
I cut some of my layers off, the back is collar length now but the sides are closer to chin length with the bangs being a bit shorter. Miss the length but having the damaged ends gone are really nice.

battles
March 26th, 2015, 06:44 PM
After my trim earlier this month, I'm firmly chin length with bangs just above the tip of my nose.

leilani
March 27th, 2015, 06:43 AM
How many of you are cutting out layers before growing onwards?

I just don't think I'll have the patience to wait for the hair on the top of my head to get to shoulder (that hair, my shortest layer, is at chin now but since I'm cutting out the rest of henna asap the Virgin color will take 18 months to get to shoulder !) before growing long again. Plus my hair is thick so layers add nice movement and my hair still appears full. I think if I had fine hair I would tolerate layers much less and wait for everything to be all one length before growing past shoulder. Or even chin.

leilani
March 27th, 2015, 06:46 AM
Second question : those of you with longer hair in the back and shorter in the front, how do you combat a mullet-y look? Half ups?

Decemberrose
March 27th, 2015, 03:30 PM
My hair is about 1 inch longer in the back. I don't mind having it longer. I think I'll cut it all even at the end of the year when I have a little more length.
I have my hair up all the time, so no one knows it looks a bit weird :) Actually I did even it all out in december, but my hair just grows faster in the back I guess. Exactly why is that?

In december last year I cut out layers. I went from collarbone to mid neck, and now I'm almost collarbone again.
It is a slow progress and I won't do it again. But it feels so good to have it all (almost all) one length, it looks longer this way :)

leilani
March 28th, 2015, 12:17 PM
The henna is 90% gone. I think. So overcast today, I'm not going to know for sure until a sunny day hits.
I couldn't hold out anymore and got a short chin length bob today, layered enough to remove the bulk of the henna! I'm very happy with the job the stylist did.
http://i.imgur.com/sPjnQs5.jpg

Decemberrose
March 29th, 2015, 03:42 AM
Wow that is a cute style Leilani!
I understand that you were frustrated about the henna, it bites!!
Are you maintaining this style untill you know for sure that all the henna is gone?

leilani
March 29th, 2015, 04:05 AM
I think I'm just going to grow now, but I won't know if there is still work to do with henna banishment (I can tell there's an inch left on top, at least, but it may not bother me) until the sun comes out and exposes just how much henna flare shows up and if it irks me or not. I'm definitely going to grow for at least two months before touching the remaining tiny bit of henna, and that's only if it really is glaring in the sun. I doubt it is though, and I think it will be fun to see how the cut grows out and if there comes a time that it seems it needs a salon reshape.

mewmew
April 2nd, 2015, 07:33 AM
I love that cut, leilani! So pretty :)

leilani
April 2nd, 2015, 01:36 PM
Thank you! I don't love it on me but I love the henna being almost all gone, don't miss that vile color one bit!! And I'm enjoying it being easy to deal with while I'm in my third trimester! :) now to wait for it to grow!

yvsa
April 14th, 2015, 07:23 AM
Yes, I finally made it to shoulder length:cheese:
It took a long time. I have such a long neck.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16779&d=1429017355

Now on to apl. My torso is also long so this will take a while too. Patience:violin:

leilani
April 14th, 2015, 07:33 AM
Congrats yvsa!

DizzyGinger
April 17th, 2015, 12:19 PM
I'm almost to chin just another inch or so, so I'm joining :)

Squirrelspring
April 17th, 2015, 01:53 PM
Hi! I'm at chin right now, so I'm joining. I'm actually at chin and shoulder because of shorter layers in the front and longer in the back. But I'm here to wish everyone luck in their growing and also to post about some hairstyles I've managed with my hair as it is: the ponytail, a french braid, and some sort of twist thing. Probably other things too, which I will try experimenting with.

I found a tutorial on YouTube by Klaire de lys art (I may have misspelled it) that explains a hairstyle you can do with this length hair and a hair stick. I apologize if this has been mentioned before, because I haven't read much of the thread.

Good luck everyone! Happy growing:)

gustavonut
April 17th, 2015, 01:53 PM
Good luck everybody :D

battles
April 17th, 2015, 04:25 PM
Lately I've been looking at henna again. :lala: Nooot happeninggggg. I might give cassia another chance and add some moisturizing ingredients, though. At least treatments distract me from my length.

AimeeMarie
April 23rd, 2015, 08:37 AM
When do you know you are at Shoulder Length? I've always pondered this.

Waterlilly21
May 6th, 2015, 03:34 PM
I'm currently at chin with an inverted bob. I eventually want waist length hair so I'll be growing for a looming while. MeAnwhile I'll be using henna and testing different shades.

SunRae
May 7th, 2015, 06:38 PM
I pixied my hair last July. Since then, I have trimmed it twice to keep from looking too mullet-ish. I am barely at chin length now. I cannot wait to have hair to play with again.

battles
May 7th, 2015, 07:25 PM
I think I'm having a growth spurt! Last week I couldn't do a ponytail at all, and this week only a few strands fall out near my face. :) I'm excited to get to shoulder.

yvsa
May 16th, 2015, 03:55 AM
I'm a bit sad. My sides are really wispy and don't look full and nice like the back of my hair. I'm thinking about cutting back to about chin length. There stil will be some layers but the underlayer that is sticking out will be gone. I'd like to hear your opinion?
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17296&d=1431769609

leilani
June 19th, 2015, 10:44 AM
It depends what your long term goals are. I guess frequently trimming up the ends (having a stylist shape the hair into a nicer shape) is always a safer bet than cutting a lot at once and then hoping it grows out perfect....?

Arctic
June 19th, 2015, 11:34 AM
I'm a bit sad. My sides are really wispy and don't look full and nice like the back of my hair. I'm thinking about cutting back to about chin length. There stil will be some layers but the underlayer that is sticking out will be gone. I'd like to hear your opinion?
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17296&d=1431769609

Maybe your hair just grows like that. My whole thickness is in the back of my head, while my front and sides are much thinner. It's very normal to have different areas of thickness in one head. I don't think your hair looks bad (but I admit at bob length I am personally [on my hair] a bit obsessive of having fresh, super-tidy hemline, so I understand if you want a trim).

gthlvrmx
June 19th, 2015, 11:40 AM
I'm a bit sad. My sides are really wispy and don't look full and nice like the back of my hair. I'm thinking about cutting back to about chin length. There stil will be some layers but the underlayer that is sticking out will be gone. I'd like to hear your opinion?
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17296&d=1431769609

It doesn't look wispy to me. Some people have thinner hair on the sides near the ears and on the top front areas, even near the temples of your head. I know I have thinner hair there (even more from the big shed I had). I say continue growing! It looks fine to me.

Miss P
June 24th, 2015, 06:21 AM
Yay! I found an applicable thread!
I'm growing out a bad layered inverse bob and aiming for mid back length by 2018 (wish me luck). At the moment I can only do really tiny buns or stubby ponytails, so I really on bobby pins and headbands. I CWC and do an oil treatment twice a week (castor and coconut), deep conditioning as needed.

alexis917
June 24th, 2015, 06:40 AM
This thread is definitely applicable to me, hehe. I'm just an inch away from the very bottom of my neck at the back, but itll be about 2 inches or more to shoulder. I grow around an inch a month, though, so that'll help.

luxurioushair
June 24th, 2015, 08:42 AM
This thread is definitely applicable to me, hehe. I'm just an inch away from the very bottom of my neck at the back, but itll be about 2 inches or more to shoulder. I grow around an inch a month, though, so that'll help.

I think I'm in the same place you're in, but the weird part is my hair is actually shorter than yours :confused: My hair reaches the bottom of my neck at the back so I might be shoulder length at 8 or 9 inches.

alexis917
June 24th, 2015, 09:23 AM
I should mention I have a strangely long neck, at least in proportion to the rest of me. My shoulders are also very....well, I'm shaped pretty much exactly like a hanger. So it'll be a little bit until my hair actually touches my shoulders. XD

luxurioushair
June 24th, 2015, 09:25 AM
I should mention I have a strangely long neck, at least in proportion to the rest of me. My shoulders are also very....well, I'm shaped pretty much exactly like a hanger. So it'll be a little bit until my hair actually touches my shoulders. XD
Oh, you're a tall supermodel. As expected! ;)

alexis917
June 24th, 2015, 09:28 AM
Aw, I wish I was photogenic! Has it been difficult to grow out type four hair? A lot of people seem to think it's impossible, but I figure they must get discouraged by shrinkage, too.

luxurioushair
June 24th, 2015, 09:53 AM
Aw, I wish I was photogenic! Has it been difficult to grow out type four hair? A lot of people seem to think it's impossible, but I figure they must get discouraged by shrinkage, too.
It's ridiculously easy. I didn't know how to care for my hair before and so it never got long, but now that I know, it's growing so nicely. Honestly, hair is hair, the differences don't seem that big to me. The biggest difference between straighter hair and my hair is: straighter hair requires more frequent washing because the natural oils distribute easily along the hair. My hair and scalp are naturally dry so it's the opposite: wash less often and moisturize everyday.

On the average day I spend less than 10 minutes on my hair - I need to wet it slightly and apply oil to the ends. If I feel like it, I'll massage the scalp for 5 minutes, but I don't need to because I exercise regularly and that's enough circulation for my scalp.

I rarely ever use combs on my hair. Unnecessary and they break so much of it off. Detangling with my fingers is effective and easy. I should take the time to write a bunch of details in my profile, maybe. Might help someone.

leilani
June 24th, 2015, 10:19 AM
Do you guys call shoulder when any hairs brush shoulder or when the bulk of your hair touches shoulder?

alexis917
June 24th, 2015, 10:51 AM
I think I would call shoulder when its solid! But if you're already at "can i call this...", celebrate!

Arctic
June 24th, 2015, 11:03 AM
I call shoulder when my hair hits/brushes the shoulders when I stand still with good pose (like taking a length photo). This usually means that when I move normally, the hair might appear a bit shorter for a while afterwards.

I have even length hair, more or less, though. I don't know what I'd do if Id let a pixie grow out with out trimming (mullet) or some such situation.

alexis917
June 24th, 2015, 11:18 AM
I feel like that's the hardest aspect of shoulder length hair. It looks like it's a different length every time you move!

leilani
June 24th, 2015, 01:35 PM
I have such drastically layered hair that I just don't know when I think I'll call shoulder. It barely touches shoulder now but that is only the hair that grow at ear level or lower. The hair on top of my head only goes to earlobes. I just don't know!

Arctic
June 24th, 2015, 01:46 PM
Good thing is you get to decide your own rules. In any case, I wouldn't wait till my shortest hairs would brush shoulders, that's too strict.

leilani
June 24th, 2015, 02:00 PM
And if I don't cut, it would take a year and the rest of my hair would be between APL and BSL! :)

The only nice thing about being 8.5 mo pregnant and having shortish hair, is that my hair appears noticeably longer every single week! Sometimes even a few days I can feel like somehow it's longer.

leilani
June 27th, 2015, 09:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/JY5iT3u.jpg
A half up from the sides
http://i.imgur.com/XI9N2LJ.jpg
Half up from behind
http://i.imgur.com/oZXuFas.jpg

Shoulder-ish but so dang layered!

leilani
June 27th, 2015, 09:59 AM
Double post

gthlvrmx
July 12th, 2015, 08:20 PM
I have graduated from this thread as well! :p I love the red color in your hair leilani

leilani
July 13th, 2015, 01:36 AM
Thanks but I hate the henna, cut most of it out, as my signature shows.

missrandie
July 15th, 2015, 09:41 AM
Well, looks like I'm joining in here! The back and sides to my ex "sideburns" are all chin length... it's just the top layer that is about halfway down my chin. So hello, new thread!

RoseOfClare
July 28th, 2015, 11:18 PM
I'm joining the chin to shoulder club! :) my hair currently frustrates me cuz I feel like I can't do anything with it.... ugh

leilani
July 29th, 2015, 01:31 AM
That's pretty normal, you are in good company!
I'm happy to be doing half ups. I feel like it is flattering to pull the top half back away from my face. And the nice thing about this length is that you can really notice the difference in length every couple of weeks, certainly from one month to another!

alexis917
July 30th, 2015, 07:35 AM
^Absolutely! I graduated, but cut back to an inch past chin. It was mostly mullet at shoulder and the cut was very unflattering. I'm glad I fixed it.

saoirs3
July 30th, 2015, 03:56 PM
I've just started - cut my waist length hair to just below chin length because it was so damaged, I've got about an inch of virgin hair regrowth and aiming to eventually have waist length virgin hair. Sadly my short hair looks awful on me, so I'm contemplating getting a weave whilst it grows out, as it's seen as a protective style, and I especially can't cope with my roots being a different colour to my hair! Any opinions on weaves whilst waiting for my hair to grow?

lapushka
July 30th, 2015, 04:01 PM
I've just started - cut my waist length hair to just below chin length because it was so damaged, I've got about an inch of virgin hair regrowth and aiming to eventually have waist length virgin hair. Sadly my short hair looks awful on me, so I'm contemplating getting a weave whilst it grows out, as it's seen as a protective style, and I especially can't cope with my roots being a different colour to my hair! Any opinions on weaves whilst waiting for my hair to grow?

Weaves can possibly give you traction damage. Watch out for that. I'd leave it alone and grow out. You're in good company!

missrandie
August 18th, 2015, 02:25 PM
So, my hair is now about an inch from brushing the tops of my shoulders! And when I say shoulder, I mean "not neck." Once it can brush the collar of my T shirts on a regular basis, I will call it shoulder!

Granted, it is rather layered, with the canopy being as long as the tops of my ear lobes. I'm okay with my layerage, though :)

leilani
August 19th, 2015, 01:52 AM
yay missrandie!

alexis917
August 21st, 2015, 05:53 PM
1c hair problems- when I pull it perfectly straight/it's wet, my hair hits my shoulder. Otherwise, it kind of curls around my jawline in a way that eats the length and I'm left with hair hovering an inch or two below chin again. Wonder how long my hair will have to get before it's weighed down.

missrandie
August 21st, 2015, 06:06 PM
1c hair problems- when I pull it perfectly straight/it's wet, my hair hits my shoulder. Otherwise, it kind of curls around my jawline in a way that eats the length and I'm left with hair hovering an inch or two below chin again. Wonder how long my hair will have to get before it's weighed down.

Same issue here. Except mine heads straight forward on the sides.. Looks like I took a curling iron and flipped the ends forward for pseudo tusks.

alexis917
August 21st, 2015, 07:46 PM
^That's what I was trying to describe, actually!! Very Velma from Scooby-Doo. Hahaha.

Ashflower89
September 11th, 2015, 07:56 AM
I didnt even realize this thread was here but its definitely where im currently at. I was one full inch away from shoulder on my last measurement (Aug 13th), three days until I see just how much closer I am. Cant wait to graduate to the shoulder-to-whatever thread! =p

missrandie
September 11th, 2015, 09:28 AM
I'm soooo close to shoulder! I can almost taste it! Lol

LegoCaltrops
September 28th, 2015, 04:02 PM
Hello, this is my very first post! I'm currently growing out a very short pixie cut, currently have a chin-length blunt bob. I just got the last layers cut out so I (hopefully) won't need any more trims for a few months. Has taken a year to go from a 1-inch pixie to this.

Mimha
September 29th, 2015, 01:13 AM
Hello, this is my very first post! I'm currently growing out a very short pixie cut, currently have a chin-length blunt bob. I just got the last layers cut out so I (hopefully) won't need any more trims for a few months. Has taken a year to go from a 1-inch pixie to this.

This is an achievement ! :cheer: :cheer: Now you can really feel like the hair you grow is not just meant to be cut^^ !
I was exactly there at the beginning of 2013. I can't realize I am about to hit waist. :)


Happy growing ! :flower:

LegoCaltrops
September 29th, 2015, 12:15 PM
This is an achievement ! :cheer: :cheer: Now you can really feel like the hair you grow is not just meant to be cut^^ !
I was exactly there at the beginning of 2013. I can't realize I am about to hit waist. :)


Happy growing ! :flower:

Thankyou, that's really inspiring. If I manage to get back to WL I will be very happy. I had it long all through my teens then chopped it off when I was pregnant. Mental note: never make a major image choice when you're ruled by hormones.

missrandie
October 5th, 2015, 12:09 PM
My hair now touches what I consider to be shoulder when wet, and has began wisping across my shoulders when dry.

BTW, when I say top of shoulder territory, I mean at the first thoracic vertebral spinous process (just below the "big bump" on the back of your neck) and touching the tops of my trapezius muscles. I will most likely call shoulder officially around Halloween.

leilani
October 5th, 2015, 12:48 PM
BTW, when I say top of shoulder territory, I mean at the first thoracic vertebral spinous process (just below the "big bump" on the back of your neck) and touching the tops of my trapezius muscles. .

:hmm: you really have thought about this :hmm:

missrandie
October 5th, 2015, 02:05 PM
:hmm: you really have thought about this :hmm:

Lol oh yes, I have thought about it a lot! That, and since I'm a chiropractor, that particular spot description makes the most sense in my head :) I figure that a horizontal plane at that level is about the most definitive transition from neck to shoulder that I can come up with.

Loribelle
October 5th, 2015, 02:51 PM
Hello, all!
I just had all of my hair cut off :cry:, so now I'm back here.
Happy to be in good company...sad to have lost a few feet of hair.
I'm not sure I'm quite to shoulder length, though?

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o478/Loribaron/Hair%20over%20the%20years/4a2d553c-096b-4992-97b4-93af2ac8b20c_zpszmmvh72s.jpg

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o478/Loribaron/Hair%20over%20the%20years/84d34272-eebd-46f4-bab5-f20c88b848a9_zpsuumz5wip.jpg

tacey
October 7th, 2015, 01:33 PM
It was long once upon a time, more than once! I cut it back to chin length with occasional cuts to keep it there, and now I'm thinking I might try growing it out again. If I can put up with the painful in-between-length that just looks so bad...

Here's me today, no prep for the photo, as you can see!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y79g3j20aaq5zol/1007151519a-1.jpg?dl=0

Christine_O
October 7th, 2015, 03:06 PM
Hi! I'm at the ugly stage of growing out a pixie. The back is collar length, the front is jaw length, and I'm keeping my layers until I don't need them for up-dos.

missrandie
October 13th, 2015, 11:56 AM
Well folks, I was going to wait until the end of the month to officially call it, but my hair is almost constantly brushing shoulder when dry now. So, I'm graduating! See you all in the Shoulder to APL thread!

Ashflower89
October 13th, 2015, 05:18 PM
It's my 9 month mark since the pixie cut. I can finally do a pretty solid ponytail again and I LOVE IT. I'm growing the average 1/2" a month, and I'm at 15" right now. So I should graduate from this thread to the Shoulder-APL thread in December! Wooo!

What updos can you manage, if any? And how do you do them?
I could probably do more, but I'm just doing a high ponytail for now. I don't put my hair up much, it's just because it's still pretty warm at work.

What is your final goal length?
BSL or waist.

How do you style hair that is not that short, yet still definitely not long?
I just let it air dry and finger comb my waves with some coconut oil.

peacebangarang
October 25th, 2015, 02:49 PM
Hi everyone! You all look great. I am back here after a five-year hiatus. I had finally made it to waist-length virgin hair after about four years and then cut too-wide bags that sent me into a spiral of bobs, bleach, cutting, a lot of hiding and covering up. It was a bad time that actually caused a lot of issues, although it was probably more a symptom of neglecting my health.

I now have a chin-length bob with bangs and reddish tint that is growing out, as well as some undercutting around my temples and ears. I think it looks cute when gelled or moussed but terrible otherwise. My goal is long wispy bangs and collarbone length hair with natural color, which is about 1-2 years away.

Since I am removing color and layers, I still have scissors around, which worries me for growing out the side bangs. That's my only real worry. Ultumately, I would love to have waist-length hair again. I plan to keep some fringe because my head is very boxy without it for updo's.

I am longwinded, but wanted to say Hi since this is my first post. I think this length hair is adorable! Just wish I didn't have layers. I do miss the security, comfort, and versatility of longer hair.

Groovy Granny
October 25th, 2015, 02:51 PM
Welcome back ~ happy growing :)

peacebangarang
October 25th, 2015, 02:56 PM
Thank you!!! :)

irodaryne
October 25th, 2015, 03:55 PM
*walks on in* Wellllllllll I suppose I should probably make my hellos here. Last Tuesday I cut my weird pixie-mullet thing that was getting to just about shoulder back into a bob to even out the layers. Awkward pixie grow-outs tend to not look too good for job interviews. I also figured that getting it at a nice even start would make it easier to document my growth because there won't be any "well the BOTTOM layer is here but literally nothing else is..." It looked extra funny because it was an asymmetrical pixie.

This is about where my hair is right now. The back looks funny in this picture because there was still some layering that couldn't be cut out and my hair had been up in a ponytail. http://40.media.tumblr.com/1260a5fa0eb6cf5a4b32a72f782a2094/tumblr_nwph51BdaP1th6riso1_1280.jpg

juniperjetcat
November 3rd, 2015, 09:08 AM
So glad I found this thread! I recently had my hair cut and it landed up being a lot shorter than I expected. I had super layered hair which was dry and full of split ends. So to end the nastiness I went to the salon and asked them to rid my hair of everything bad... and BAM... chin length hair! I am not unhappy as it has made my hair look and feel amazing now that there are no more thin wispy ends frizzling around but I am worried about how to maintain healthy (split end free) hair as I try and grow it to BSL and beyond!

What updos can you manage, if any?
Tiny ponytail!

What is your final goal length?
BSL and beyond...

How do you style hair that is not that short, yet still definitely not long?
WO, air dry and hope for the best :D

leilani
November 3rd, 2015, 12:27 PM
Anyone else close to shoulder and debating getting an A-line/stacked bob that would keep length in front but be very short in back?

tacey
November 4th, 2015, 08:53 AM
I just experienced a fun milestone. :) Last night on the gym treadmill - for the first time, the end of my ponytail was bouncing against (and tickling!) the back of my neck! It's long enough to get past my hairline again!! :))

ahall83
November 11th, 2015, 04:41 AM
Hello all. I used to have waist length thick slightly wavy hair. Well back in April I split with my fiance and my emotions got the best of me and I cut it to shorter than chin length with an under cut (he loved my long hair). Ever since then I've been trying to grow out the undercut to the same length as the over all length so I can get back to growing it out. Well after a cut last week I've accomplished that. Although I'm just a bit longer than chin length again.

I'm trying to get back in the habit of course washing and oiling my hair again. Also doing smts. In the time since April I went a little nuts with hilights and dye so the condition is crap. It is not long enough to do any sort of bun,braid or even ponytail. And tends to be a big fuzzy mess unless I straighten it. It also has layers cut into it to help with the poof but doesn't help enough for my liking. Any ideas?

Here's what I use: I co wash with sauve everlasting sunshine. I oil with coconut oil. To be honest I do not remember what conditioners I used in my smt. I use milk shake leave in conditioner and when I straighten (which I rarely do) I use sexy hair 450 blow out protectant spray.

lapushka
November 11th, 2015, 05:09 AM
Ahhh! You found the thread already. Welcome! :D

ahall83
November 11th, 2015, 05:19 AM
I follow good advice :)

irodaryne
November 11th, 2015, 12:30 PM
My hair is just barely hovering above shoulder when stretched and I'm just like "get a move onnnn!"

leilani
November 12th, 2015, 08:55 AM
I can stretch it to juuust about collarbone but it loves to flip around my jaw and look chin length. The sides and back are almost there to shoulder. I can just about get all of it into a ponytail!!

Ashflower89
November 13th, 2015, 02:47 PM
The 13th is my monthly measurement day, so here's my update. =) I've still been taking front shots since the beginning of the pixie, but I'm gonna transition to normal back shots like everybody else after December. I didn't start taking any back shots at all til after the last mullet trim. I can do a pretty solid ponytail minus some shorter top layers now. Very excited to get back to where I always get stuck before chopping to a pixie... collarbone.

http://i63.tinypic.com/25a179u.jpg

And the back shots just for fun.

http://i65.tinypic.com/fw2fz9.jpg

Loktra
November 15th, 2015, 01:14 PM
Just recently cut my hair into this category. Could only take the constant styling and blow-drying for a week, and I'm back again ready to pamper my hair and see how it grows!

leilani
November 18th, 2015, 12:23 AM
Here's my ponytail I just realized I could do!
http://i.imgur.com/26qgSQy.jpg

Progress pics

http://i.imgur.com/GQStqPc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/waEMAim.jpg


I go back and forth every hour about cutting an a-line blunt-as-possible bob in six weeks, when my postpartum shed surely will have happened.... Or just growing from here.....

SwanFeathers
December 18th, 2015, 03:00 PM
I can't wait to reach shoulder length. Chin length is hair style limbo, it gets messy fast and it won't stay in any updos.

LegoCaltrops
December 19th, 2015, 03:11 AM
I'm so close to SL now, should get there by new year. I've been trying to ignore & just put it up, as I get despondent about slow progress (although I get nearly an inch per month). At least it's not shedding as much any more.

Nuala
December 20th, 2015, 02:56 AM
When I looked in the mirror this morning, I realised that what used to be my pixie, has reached chin lenght now! Yay! So I'm joining the club!

papayatree
December 20th, 2015, 10:13 AM
Yes, a thread I am about to join :cheer::wigtongue:crush:

hufflepug
December 22nd, 2015, 12:09 PM
Hello fellow chin to shoulder growers :) My hair is pretty close to shoulder when it's straight but I usually wear it wavy/curly. I'm going to take some starting progress pics once my new selfie stick gets here.

What updos can you manage, if any?
None really. I can do a tiny pony but have to pin back pieces from the front.

And how do you do them?
n/a

What is your final goal length?
Not all that long, probably BSL, maybe waist length.

How do you style hair that is not that short, yet still definitely not long?
I do a lot of half ups. I usually pin back the sides with side combs or a flexi. Sometimes I just wear it lose and don't do anything with it.

irodaryne
December 22nd, 2015, 09:51 PM
Well, folks, I do believe I may have just graduated to the shoulder to APL thread. Last Saturday at a Yule part, I kept noticing that I could feel my hair brushing where my shoulders and neck meet. Well today I was looking at it, and when it's stretched (it gets little curly swoops at the bottom that make me loose a bit of visual length), it very decidedly does touch my shoulders.

GOODBYE, ALL! HAPPY GROWING!

hufflepug
December 23rd, 2015, 06:02 AM
woo congratulations Irodaryne! :joy:

LegoCaltrops
December 23rd, 2015, 05:36 PM
Yay! I'm just at SL, excellent Christmas present. Really hoping I'll be able to do some more interesting things with it soon, I'm so bored of a ponytail or claw clip.

leilani
December 24th, 2015, 01:48 AM
I'm at shoulder too but I'm probably going to cut out layers soon and be back to almost chin so I'm not going to say goodbye yet....

Nuala
December 30th, 2015, 04:32 PM
So here's an overview from August, when I decided to grow out my pixie cut, until today. The strange thing is that nothing much happened between August and October, and then all of a sudden the last two months my hair decided to have a growth spurt! I can now actually put my hair in a ponytail, yay!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c104/evaatjes/overview%20Dec%202015_zpspbbazbkk.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/evaatjes/media/overview%20Dec%202015_zpspbbazbkk.jpg.html)

Neverremember
December 31st, 2015, 07:17 AM
Hang in there, Nuala! It only gets better from where you are now, although the bottom layer may start bothering you soon and require some trimming.

I don't consider myself shoulder length yet, because I expect shoulder-length to touch the shoulders and bounce a bit. My hair, however, really wants to be shoulder length.

This is my last 3 weeks of growth, from Dec 6 to today, Dec 31. I am looking mighty frizzy today, but I suspect that is due to my recent experiments at co-washing.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah247/papagmarilena/Dec%202015%203_zps1li1m7av.jpg
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah247/papagmarilena/31%20Dec%202015%20%207_zps3rhtgfnq.jpg

jackgirl
January 1st, 2016, 08:38 AM
Hello ladies, mind if I join here? I haven't been on the forums in some time, and since then I cut my hair from BSL to a bowl cut (in stages). Now it's a sort of shag, almost nape at the back and in my eyes at the front, and I want to grow it back into a collarbone length bob. I'm undecided about keeping a fringe. Currently I can get a mini ponytail with a fringe, but it looks a bit silly so I've been clipping the back up to try and ignore the mullet. Because of the shape I'm not ready to trim the back yet as it works quite well in a 70s kind of way! Just thought I'd drop in and say hi and wish you all luck with your growing this year! :-)

hufflepug
January 1st, 2016, 02:48 PM
Alright here's my "starter" pic. I think I'm probably only a month or two a way from being shoulder length.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20697&d=1451684817

Nuala
January 6th, 2016, 08:49 AM
Hang in there, Nuala! It only gets better from where you are now, although the bottom layer may start bothering you soon and require some trimming.



I've been to the hairdresser's today and had around 2 cm of the mullet trimmed, and she tidied my layers a bit as well. It now looks much neater although I hardly lost any length!

Fericera
January 8th, 2016, 09:48 AM
Great growing Nuala! I think I get winter growth spurts- maybe that's what you have too. Interesting how most people report the opposite, but my hair seems to just crawl along in summer and then magically pile on a few inches during the cold months.

neverremember and hufflepug you both look very close to shoulder. Exciting!

leilani
January 8th, 2016, 01:50 PM
I've been to the hairdresser's today and had around 2 cm of the mullet trimmed, and she tidied my layers a bit as well. It now looks much neater although I hardly lost any length!

That's what I want. I'm going Monday and I really don't want to lose much length but I want a much less shaggy look.

leilani
January 11th, 2016, 05:59 PM
Ok got my cut -here are my bathroom pics!

http://s27.postimg.org/ped3qsge7/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ped3qsge7/)

http://s27.postimg.org/92321222n/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/92321222n/)

http://s27.postimg.org/buw9l32f3/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/buw9l32f3/)

http://s27.postimg.org/8a0e1uxvj/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/8a0e1uxvj/)

http://s27.postimg.org/tv5gpgum7/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/tv5gpgum7/)

missrandie
January 12th, 2016, 02:49 PM
Ok got my cut -here are my bathroom pics!

http://s27.postimg.org/ped3qsge7/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ped3qsge7/)

http://s27.postimg.org/92321222n/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/92321222n/)

http://s27.postimg.org/buw9l32f3/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/buw9l32f3/)

http://s27.postimg.org/8a0e1uxvj/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/8a0e1uxvj/)

http://s27.postimg.org/tv5gpgum7/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/tv5gpgum7/)

It looks very nice! I kind of wish I would do the same, but at the same time, I can now put it up all the way and hopefully forget about it.

SwanFeathers
January 13th, 2016, 03:49 PM
Mid-neck abyss.... Grief I hate this length! Can't wait for shoulder and I can finally put it up in a french twist and forget about it.

khryz
January 14th, 2016, 05:04 PM
I just cut off 1" from my SL hair to remove damage so guess I land here for now. Can't wait to go back to SL!

On the up side, most of my layers are now even out :)

TheGray
January 16th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Hello! I stumbled across this thread as I was looking for motivation for growing out my pixie (cut in June 2015), and can finally say that my hair has just reached my chin! I trimmed the back mullet pretty frequently so that when it grew out to this length, it'd be more than just the one longest layer. However, I still have a few layers that are shorter, with the shortest about halfway down my ears. It's definitely a mental struggle between wanting al of my hair to be the same length and yet just wanting it to grow. :confused:

leilani
January 16th, 2016, 02:00 PM
I know what you mean but for me, I wanted to actually enjoy the lengths between chin and APL and I need the layers largely gone to do so. Otherwise I am sporting a shag or grown out shaggy lob in that time and it just isn't a look I enjoy. Now the layers are out and I can enjoy the lengths as I grow through them! May be years before I have short and medium length hair again so I need to enjoy it this year and next while it grows long.

lapis_lazuli
January 16th, 2016, 02:18 PM
Congrats leilani and khryz on battling that layer demon! :demon::whip:
I wish you both a speedy growth to shoulder :)

SwanFeathers
January 17th, 2016, 09:44 AM
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/SwanFeathers/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_104815_zpsrzbhhigo.jpg (http://s1204.photobucket.com/user/SwanFeathers/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_104815_zpsrzbhhigo.jpg.html)
Sorry ugly bathroom pic. But I can finally get all my hair braided!

DoomKitty
January 17th, 2016, 10:37 PM
Finally to (barely) collar bone length after 18 months of growing it out from an A line bob...probably doesn't help I've been constantly colouring it lol

khryz
January 18th, 2016, 05:57 AM
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/SwanFeathers/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_104815_zpsrzbhhigo.jpg (http://s1204.photobucket.com/user/SwanFeathers/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_104815_zpsrzbhhigo.jpg.html)
Sorry ugly bathroom pic. But I can finally get all my hair braided!

Oh what a pretty crown braid! Well done!

khryz
January 18th, 2016, 06:08 AM
I decided to stay here longer! Went for a haircut earlier today to get rid of the damaged ends. Most of the damage has been snipped off, which puts me in a better mindset to want to baby my hair as I grow it out again. It's currently at 14 inches long. Now my hair looks like a 1b/1c?

I'm embracing the chic look for now, as I learn more about keeping my hair and scalp in optimal health! Someone please remind me not go let anymore chemical treatments or bleach/dye touch my hair :(

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t654/borderlinepink/Hairy%20Affair/20160118_205800_zpsqkj5b3pb.jpg

lapis_lazuli
January 18th, 2016, 08:00 AM
The cut looks good, khryz! Keep your longterm goals in mind... maybe make a list for yourself of all the reasons you want long hair to prevent you from going to the dyes/chemical treatments. You can do it! :cheer:

khryz
January 18th, 2016, 08:13 AM
The cut looks good, khryz! Keep your longterm goals in mind... maybe make a list for yourself of all the reasons you want long hair to prevent you from going to the dyes/chemical treatments. You can do it! :cheer:

Thanks @lapis_lazuli! Oh the list idea actually sounds wonderful, I'll put it in my blog. Nice to see you here! :)

Neverremember
January 18th, 2016, 04:43 PM
That is one lovely, fashionable cut, khryz! And I think it has the potential to grow out very nicely. I got impatient and spent most of my mid-neck length with layers, albeit not extreme ones. Not the most graceful option, but a necessity for me with my bell shaped hair.

SwanFeathers, I am a jar of pure jelly over that braid. I did not think it was possible at shoulder length.

lapis_lazuli
January 18th, 2016, 05:27 PM
Thanks @lapis_lazuli! Oh the list idea actually sounds wonderful, I'll put it in my blog. Nice to see you here! :)

Glad I could be of help. Yeah, I've been lurking in a lot of growth threads recently ;) I've been there and hope to cheer you all on :cheer:

Ethelpea
January 25th, 2016, 11:41 AM
I am joining. Two weeks ago up lost seven inches of hair and now have an angled bob...with layers. It is awful. The back longest layer is nearly to the collar bone while the front longest layer is almost armpit length. I cannot stand it and am considering just bobbing to shortest layer which would be chin length. At least now I can manage a very sorry looking twist with spin pins.

TheGray
January 25th, 2016, 11:44 AM
Wow that sounds like a very long angled bob, I've never heard of even a "lob" (long bob) style being much past the shoulders

Ethelpea
January 25th, 2016, 12:10 PM
Wow that sounds like a very long angled bob, I've never heard of even a "lob" (long bob) style being much past the shoulders
It looks as bad as it sounds, too. I was growing it out before I even left the salon.

omgitssarah
January 26th, 2016, 01:43 PM
Hope it's okay if I join here, I'm not quite at chin length when it's wavy, but straight, I'm just about there!

Here's my starting point -

http://i.imgur.com/i1S9j2fl.jpg

lapis_lazuli
January 26th, 2016, 01:46 PM
You have a pretty colour, Sarah! Happy growing :D

omgitssarah
January 26th, 2016, 02:20 PM
You have a pretty colour, Sarah! Happy growing :D

That's so sweet, thank you!

Nuala
January 26th, 2016, 03:40 PM
Hi Sarah, welcome and happy growing!

khryz
January 26th, 2016, 05:37 PM
Hope it's okay if I join here, I'm not quite at chin length when it's wavy, but straight, I'm just about there!

Here's my starting point -

http://i.imgur.com/i1S9j2fl.jpg

I love your waves and color! Grow grow grow!

leilani
January 27th, 2016, 12:15 AM
Gorgeous hair!
Welcome!

Sarahlabyrinth
January 27th, 2016, 12:37 AM
Sarah, your hair is lovely! :)

Ethelpea
January 28th, 2016, 02:03 PM
Hope it's okay if I join here, I'm not quite at chin length when it's wavy, but straight, I'm just about there!

Here's my starting point -

http://i.imgur.com/i1S9j2fl.jpg

Hello, Sarah. You do have a pretty curls and I love your waves!

Ethelpea
January 28th, 2016, 06:04 PM
Meant to say pretty COLOR.

Ethelpea
January 28th, 2016, 06:14 PM
Well, I just got back from the salon. I now have a really nice blunt bob right at the collar bone. No more angle and only the tiniest long layer in the back that isn't even noticeable. I feel and look so much better now. What a relief.

khryz
January 28th, 2016, 07:50 PM
Well, I just got back from the salon. I now have a really nice blunt bob right at the collar bone. No more angle and only the tiniest long layer in the back that isn't even noticeable. I feel and look so much better now. What a relief.

Yay! Now on to growing! :guns:

Ethelpea
February 4th, 2016, 11:52 AM
How is everyone coming along? I'm still enjoying my style and trying to baby it as I have very fine hair - I have a lot of hair, it is just very fine. I've also noticed that my hair texture has changed, it became glaringly obvious at my last hair cut. I've been pregnant or nursing for the past 15 years and I guess the hormones just kept its texture in check :) I'm older, mid 40s, and my youngest quit nursing about 7 months ago. My hair is much coarser, less wavy and there is a quite a bit of gray coming in.
I hope everyone is coming along fine!

Ethelpea

khryz
February 5th, 2016, 05:30 AM
I think I'm making progress! Tried out the Inversion Method last week and it seemed to help. I'm also experimenting with a combination of castor and camellia oil as a conditioner. Gosh I really wish I'd hit my shoulders soon! I miss my hair sweeping my shoulders.

Ethelpea
February 5th, 2016, 08:48 AM
I'm doing the inversion method too. I've done it for over 3.5 weeks since my initial lop and have 3/4 inch growth on my bangs. I can't measure the rest since I recut it to a one length bob, but I'm pretty impressed with the bang growth. I use either jojoba oil or castor oil for the inversion massage depending on when I'm due to wash my hair. Jojoba distributes much easier in my hair. I am looking forward to shoulders too. I'm just below the top of the collar bone (I get confused, to me collar bone is shorter than shoulder, I suppose it depends which part of the collar bone your using as a guide.)

missrandie
February 5th, 2016, 12:27 PM
I still lurk here, as my shortest layers are still not quite shoulder length yet, but they are getting close!

the only problem is that they like to curl under, so the front bits curl under my chin and touch in the middle. Used to be, they stuck me in the eye, then up my nose, then in my mouth, so I guess this is progress! lol.

Mitzy
February 6th, 2016, 10:41 PM
Joining in here. I have been growing out my bangs and they are just to my chin. In back my hair is just brushing my collar. Glad to be here!

khryz
February 7th, 2016, 08:40 AM
I still lurk here, as my shortest layers are still not quite shoulder length yet, but they are getting close!

the only problem is that they like to curl under, so the front bits curl under my chin and touch in the middle. Used to be, they stuck me in the eye, then up my nose, then in my mouth, so I guess this is progress! lol.

LOL Oh yes that's progress!

Nuala
February 7th, 2016, 12:30 PM
the only problem is that they like to curl under, so the front bits curl under my chin and touch in the middle. Used to be, they stuck me in the eye, then up my nose, then in my mouth, so I guess this is progress! lol.

That's funny!
I have a problem at this length as well: on the left side, my hair curls inside, and on the right, it curls to the outside. It looks ridiculous! Longing for the moment when gravity starts to pull everything in the same direction.

TheGray
February 7th, 2016, 02:06 PM
Mine does the same thing! I've always wondered it the flips will become less drastic as it gets longer, even when i had i below shoulder it would flip. I know hair tends to straighten/even out a bit as it weighs itself down, but wouldn't the ends be unaffected by this? :confused:

leilani
February 7th, 2016, 02:08 PM
Gravity. Works wonders!

missrandie
February 7th, 2016, 02:44 PM
My flips really never go away.. they just move lower. Then again, everything else is in gentle waves at greater lengths, so it really doesn't matter if my ends flip :)

lapushka
February 7th, 2016, 04:28 PM
My flips really never go away.. they just move lower. Then again, everything else is in gentle waves at greater lengths, so it really doesn't matter if my ends flip :)

I've seen your latest picture, so it's cute at that length, those "flips" as well - it is! :)

missrandie
February 7th, 2016, 04:34 PM
I've seen your latest picture, so it's cute at that length, those "flips" as well - it is! :)

You are too sweet :o you know, I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to get rid of them.. and now, my lovely people her at LHC tell me they are cute and pretty! Guess this place sure is great for changing perceptions :)

lapushka
February 7th, 2016, 04:37 PM
You are too sweet :o you know, I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to get rid of them.. and now, my lovely people her at LHC tell me they are cute and pretty! Guess this place sure is great for changing perceptions :)

And I wasn't just saying that to be nice, either. I really mean it. It's just the way hair naturally falls. Nothing wrong with that! :)

Dutchy43
February 8th, 2016, 05:34 AM
Growing out my pixie, so I'd love to join here.

TheGray
February 10th, 2016, 09:37 PM
Can anyone explain the difference between where shoulder and collarbone length hair ends on the body? The way I think of it, my collarbone goes more or less straight out and meets the shoulder, so they should be the same length. I know that the neck gets a little wider at the base because of our trapezius muscle, and as hair grows straight down that's usually the first thing it hits. So would hitting this muscle be what's considered 'shoulder', and then collarbone is an inch or two below that? (below is the trapezius muscle, to help visualize) I might be overcomplicating it but SL and CBL just seem so similar to me

http://www.lotuspalm.com/media/wysiwyg/colored_trapeze.jpg

missrandie
February 10th, 2016, 11:08 PM
I called shoulder as soon as my hair started brushing my trapezius muscles, with the level around cervical vertebra 6 (C6) . That to me is the visual beginning of shoulder. I called CBL as soon as my hair reached the hollows at the tops of my collarbones. For me it was about a 4 month (2 inch) difference.

khryz
February 10th, 2016, 11:20 PM
Checking in! So it's official that I grew an inch this month!

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t654/borderlinepink/20160208_173332_zpseoigzpcz.jpg

lapis_lazuli
February 10th, 2016, 11:29 PM
Wow! Congrats, khryz! :applause What is your secret? :eyebrows:

Ethelpea
February 11th, 2016, 06:02 AM
Wow! Congrats, khryz! :applause What is your secret? :eyebrows:

Yes, please tell! You look beautiful!

Ethelpea
February 11th, 2016, 09:02 AM
I got my first new hair toy, as they are called on here. I got a Karina flamingo clip from Ulta. $7. I've never spent more than $1.99 on a hair accessory so this was a bit of a treat. I got in the car, did a twist-type thingy and clipped it in. Looks nice and seems to hold great. It is much more comfortable than the claw clip and easier to use than spin pins. Here is the one I got:
www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP10435

TheGray
February 11th, 2016, 09:39 AM
I called shoulder as soon as my hair started brushing my trapezius muscles, with the level around cervical vertebra 6 (C6) . That to me is the visual beginning of shoulder. I called CBL as soon as my hair reached the hollows at the tops of my collarbones. For me it was about a 4 month (2 inch) difference.

Thank you, that makes a lot of sense to me and probably where I'll call it too :o I may need to re-measure my hair 'landmarks', because I currently have my clavicles being 1 inch beyond shoulder length, when really it's probably more like 2 now.

khryz
February 13th, 2016, 06:52 AM
Wow! Congrats, khryz! :applause What is your secret? :eyebrows:


Yes, please tell! You look beautiful!

Thank you! I did a combination of things, including Blackmores supplements "Nails Hair and Skin" and a week's worth of scalp massage + Inversion method.

That or maybe my hair just usually grows at this rate lol.

HairFaerie
February 14th, 2016, 03:25 PM
I think I'm in this category now! :waving: Hello!

khryz
February 15th, 2016, 07:40 PM
I think I'm in this category now! :waving: Hello!

Welcome and happy growing here!

TheGray
February 15th, 2016, 09:33 PM
My first flexi-8 arrived in the mail today, and I was able to do a half up! :cheese: They're so pretty and elegant in person, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I already love it. I think I still need another inch before I can use it to do a ponytail though, it kept slipping out.

Also, does anyone else think the growth-check shirts are really cool? It seems like it'd be so satisfying to be able to track growth that way, I have to keep stopping myself from getting one... I have to at least wait till my hair starts hitting the collar of a t-shirt. :shrug:

khryz
February 16th, 2016, 05:54 AM
My first flexi-8 arrived in the mail today, and I was able to do a half up! :cheese: They're so pretty and elegant in person, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I already love it. I think I still need another inch before I can use it to do a ponytail though, it kept slipping out.

Also, does anyone else think the growth-check shirts are really cool? It seems like it'd be so satisfying to be able to track growth that way, I have to keep stopping myself from getting one... I have to at least wait till my hair starts hitting the collar of a t-shirt. :shrug:

There's tutorials online to DIY a growth-check shirts. But I just checked them out on Amazon, and i want one too!

TheGray
February 16th, 2016, 08:39 AM
There's tutorials online to DIY a growth-check shirts. But I just checked them out on Amazon, and i want one too!

Yeah I've seen those, haven't decided whether I'll make one or buy one, but either way it's a fun thing to look forward to :)

missrandie
February 16th, 2016, 09:00 AM
My first flexi-8 arrived in the mail today, and I was able to do a half up! :cheese: They're so pretty and elegant in person, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I already love it. I think I still need another inch before I can use it to do a ponytail though, it kept slipping out.

Also, does anyone else think the growth-check shirts are really cool? It seems like it'd be so satisfying to be able to track growth that way, I have to keep stopping myself from getting one... I have to at least wait till my hair starts hitting the collar of a t-shirt. :shrug:

I made my own :) my hair is mow just long enough to start using it.

Ethelpea
February 16th, 2016, 11:48 AM
I think I'm in this category now! :waving: Hello!

Welcome HairFaerie!

Katrin
February 16th, 2016, 12:24 PM
Allow me to join you on the journey to shoulder length! *pulls in all kinds of furniture, suspicious boxes, an owl in a cage, piles of books...*

My shortest layers are still at my earlobes but most of my hair is at chin length or beyond. I'll be trimming the back soon to get a neater hemline. After a couple days it will be a year since my buzz cut :)

khryz
February 17th, 2016, 08:34 PM
Allow me to join you on the journey to shoulder length! *pulls in all kinds of furniture, suspicious boxes, an owl in a cage, piles of books...*

My shortest layers are still at my earlobes but most of my hair is at chin length or beyond. I'll be trimming the back soon to get a neater hemline. After a couple days it will be a year since my buzz cut :)

Welcome to the club! How long did it take you from buzz?

momschicklets
February 18th, 2016, 05:51 AM
Allow me to join you on the journey to shoulder length! *pulls in all kinds of furniture, suspicious boxes, an owl in a cage, piles of books...*

I don't know why but this really made me laugh! :D

Katrin
February 18th, 2016, 05:59 AM
Welcome to the club! How long did it take you from buzz?
Thank you! Took me a year with trims :)


I don't know why but this really made me laugh! :D
Haha, glad it made you laugh, momschicklets! :D

Silverbleed
February 18th, 2016, 06:07 AM
Looks like this is my kind of topic! I only just joined, and I started growing my hair since Jan 2015.
My hairdresser did a horrible job last time in may when I went to a cut to get rid of split ends. I have no idea what she was thinking.
I asked if she could cut the dead ends but not go past my ear, but she did. I have drawn some white stripes to make it a little more clear how she cut it, it kind of looks like layers too..

So now I'm trying my best to grow the front/top section of my hair as long as possible to 'join' the rest because now it looks like I have a mullet ._. Took me a year to get the top section at jaw length. Almost there..!

(I brushed out the waves/curls so it shows better)
http://i.imgur.com/vkaDZRA.jpg

Hnngg I can't wait till it's on my shoulders bwhaha

khryz
February 18th, 2016, 06:56 AM
Looks like this is my kind of topic! I only just joined, and I started growing my hair since Jan 2015.
My hairdresser did a horrible job last time in may when I went to a cut to get rid of split ends. I have no idea what she was thinking.
I asked if she could cut the dead ends but not go past my ear, but she did. I have drawn some white stripes to make it a little more clear how she cut it, it kind of looks like layers too..

So now I'm trying my best to grow the front/top section of my hair as long as possible to 'join' the rest because now it looks like I have a mullet ._. Took me a year to get the top section at jaw length. Almost there..!

(I brushed out the waves/curls so it shows better)
http://i.imgur.com/vkaDZRA.jpg

Hnngg I can't wait till it's on my shoulders bwhaha

Welcome! My shortest layer was kinda around where yours is. It was terrible. Here's to NO MORE of bad haircuts and cheers to growing!

Silverbleed
February 18th, 2016, 07:13 AM
@khryz; Thank you! Oh gosh it happened to you as well? Ugh bad hairdressers everywhere D: It's not the first time I had a bad experience at a salon, I'm already not looking forward to the next one.

khryz
February 18th, 2016, 07:18 AM
@khryz; Thank you! Oh gosh it happened to you as well? Ugh bad hairdressers everywhere D: It's not the first time I had a bad experience at a salon, I'm already not looking forward to the next one.

The one I now trust to go to for micro-trims is a $10 express haircut place at the nearby mall. The one that ruined my hair was a $18 cut. She was also the one who convinced me that perming my hair less than a week of coloring it was a good idea.

I love your waves by the way!

Silverbleed
February 18th, 2016, 07:31 AM
Wow only 10 dollar? That's really low for a haircut, especially if they do it right. I haven't found anything below 18 in my area. And they all f up still haha.

Thank you! It is actually way more wavy/curly than the picture above because I brushed it out to show the layers.

(This one is before a trim, you can see at the top left the short locks lol. It looks so stupid... curly mullet lol.)
http://i.imgur.com/uhadf9e.jpg

mindwiped
February 18th, 2016, 10:03 PM
Wow only 10 dollar? That's really low for a haircut, especially if they do it right. I haven't found anything below 18 in my area. And they all f up still haha.

Thank you! It is actually way more wavy/curly than the picture above because I brushed it out to show the layers.

(This one is before a trim, you can see at the top left the short locks lol. It looks so stupid... curly mullet lol.)
http://i.imgur.com/uhadf9e.jpg

I would be very careful doing this with as curly as you are, but beautician schools will do extremely cheap cuts. I had them dust my ends and left for $10 after a $3 tip. If you have a good person for your hair, pay them what they ask, it's worth it. I usually use an amazing person, but he's around $35 after tip. My budget had been destroyed, so had to either go to the students or don't get a trim at all.