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Bat
July 21st, 2020, 11:08 PM
Oh no Bat those kinds of nightmares are the worst :( I get lice nightmares relatively often, I get so paranoid I have to check every piece of dandruff I pull out of my hair for the next week!!!

There's a hair dreams and nightmares thread somewhere around here...

yeah there is i was too lazy to find it, I almost had thoughts of shaving it all off and starting again with no dye, but I've done that many times and failed within a week, and my deam must have been my mind telling me no, so I won't do it, growing out half my head will be enough struggles


Just for the record, how do we define "chin"? If I pull down my bangs in front, the ends just barely reach the bottom of my chin on one side but not on the other (I guess the hairdresser decided to go asymmetrical in my last haircut?) Does that count? At what point do you call the milestone?

i'm unsure of this too but I think its when your longest side curls under your jaw i guess?not too sure either, even now I feel I'm not past chin but I'm pretty sure I am though i almost felt like not saying it is chin it hits the bottom of my neck

meepster
July 22nd, 2020, 10:49 AM
Iíve decided to call it and consider myself graduated into this thread. I have a photo showing my hair clearly reaching my chin when stretched out, so I think itís ďchin lengthĒ. According to my handy dandy spreadsheet, I should be in this thread until February of next year, though I have a long neck, so it may take longer than that.

0xalis
July 22nd, 2020, 02:00 PM
Wow, meepster, that means we're on track to graduate at the same time!!! How exciting :DI have a long neck too, I know the struggle! This will be my second time growing down it in very recent times too, I got my longest layers to the bottom of my neck before my trim to get rid of the rest of my layers. I'm not too upset about that though, I like my hair a lot better now :p

Bat
July 22nd, 2020, 08:31 PM
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/735490205049421964/2374b1b676d40820b7592d6e782a497f.png. Month progress

0xalis
July 22nd, 2020, 11:00 PM
Lookin good, Bat! That's some good visible growth!!

ynne
July 23rd, 2020, 02:09 AM
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/735490205049421964/2374b1b676d40820b7592d6e782a497f.png. Month progress

That's a lot of growth in just a month, great! :) I bet your difference after a season or half a year will be really impressive.

Bat
July 23rd, 2020, 04:03 AM
Lookin good, Bat! That's some good visible growth!!

thanks I think it grew almost inch


That's a lot of growth in just a month, great! :) I bet your difference after a season or half a year will be really impressive.

been using castor hot oil treatment with peppermint a few times I'm wondering if that may actually have helped.

lapushka
July 23rd, 2020, 09:16 AM
Lookin good, Bat! That's some good visible growth!!

Definitely. First picture, the whole neck is out. Second picture, it's as good as covered. :thumbsup:
Awesome! :)

Bat
July 23rd, 2020, 11:04 AM
Definitely. First picture, the whole neck is out. Second picture, it's as good as covered. :thumbsup:
Awesome! :)

Yay! My goal for the end of the year is to get past my shirt neckline, seems I might get there sooner than I thought, if it doesn't stall that is xD

meepster
July 23rd, 2020, 11:12 AM
Wow, meepster, that means we're on track to graduate at the same time!!! How exciting :DI have a long neck too, I know the struggle! This will be my second time growing down it in very recent times too, I got my longest layers to the bottom of my neck before my trim to get rid of the rest of my layers. I'm not too upset about that though, I like my hair a lot better now :p

Your hair looks great after that trim! I bet the growing out process will be a lot less awkward now. :)

meepster
July 23rd, 2020, 01:04 PM
Wow, meepster, that means we're on track to graduate at the same time!!! How exciting :DI have a long neck too, I know the struggle! This will be my second time growing down it in very recent times too, I got my longest layers to the bottom of my neck before my trim to get rid of the rest of my layers. I'm not too upset about that though, I like my hair a lot better now :p

Your hair looks great after that trim! I bet the growing out process will be a lot less awkward now. :)

0xalis
July 23rd, 2020, 05:03 PM
Your hair looks great after that trim! I bet the growing out process will be a lot less awkward now. :)

Definitely! It's so much better now because it looks intentional, no longer like I'm growing out a buzz cut.
I sure hope this will be the last time I ever had to do that, it's such a pain! :rolling:
I think it's just smooth growing from here on out. I'm not in a rush anymore since I can enjoy my hair as it is.

Bat
July 25th, 2020, 03:07 AM
buzz until past chin is the worst stage, I never want to go through that again with my hole head, growing out my side shave is going to be awful

Iyashikei
July 26th, 2020, 02:27 AM
http://imgur.com/a/PHHmEuA

Wanted to know uf I could put all my hair up yet. Answer: almost.

Bat
July 26th, 2020, 02:34 AM
http://imgur.com/a/PHHmEuA

Wanted to know uf I could put all my hair up yet. Answer: almost.

I like the color and you are a little bit ahead of me in length, keep it up you'll be able to tie it all up by the end of the year for sure

Iyashikei
July 26th, 2020, 03:30 AM
I like the color and you are a little bit ahead of me in length, keep it up you'll be able to tie it all up by the end of the year for sure

Thanks. If I weren't trying to even out the sides I would have been able to tie it all up already but I'm happy with where I am right now.

Bat
July 26th, 2020, 04:28 AM
Thanks. If I weren't trying to even out the sides I would have been able to tie it all up already but I'm happy with where I am right now.

getting past chin and having everything even just seems to take forever, I have bits at eye length, some part mid cheek and the rest is half way down my neck, this time next year I think I should be close to having it all even (excluding the side shave I got that I am now regretting)

how long are you planning on growing it?

Iyashikei
July 26th, 2020, 06:54 AM
getting past chin and having everything even just seems to take forever, I have bits at eye length, some part mid cheek and the rest is half way down my neck, this time next year I think I should be close to having it all even (excluding the side shave I got that I am now regretting)

how long are you planning on growing it?

I think around waist length. But yeah, getting everything even will take me till March at least. But you really have it worse than I have, don't you? My shortest parts are around cheek length and my longest are, well, what you see hanging loose in the picture :rolling:

Bat
July 26th, 2020, 09:01 AM
I think around waist length. But yeah, getting everything even will take me till March at least. But you really have it worse than I have, don't you? My shortest parts are around cheek length and my longest are, well, what you see hanging loose in the picture :rolling:

ooh yeah lol self inflicted so I only have myself to blame, but like all the growers we will get there in the end, waist length seems like a great length to grow, LHC-its got to me so I'm aiming for Terminal

pixitolong
July 26th, 2020, 10:12 PM
Woo hoo, I am at shoulder length so I guess I will move on to the next goal: SL to APL.

Kathie
July 27th, 2020, 05:49 AM
Hi All! I've migrated here after a series of chops...

I was on my way to waist length and I discovered I had some curls! See signature pic. Embracing my new found hair type I decided to get a cut so it was easier to style my hair. Then it was sitting just above BSL. I was OK with that. I was there for a while. Then I wondered if my waves/curls would be easier to deal with at a shorter length. So I went for another cut to shoulder length. I was still kinda OK with that (should of paid attention to the feeling of unease). A couple of months in I wonder what it would be like to have chin length hair... I was thinking... lighter hair = more curls, maybe? Well, let me tell you, it means that I don't have enough length to have curls anymore... and styling with hair this short is a challenge! I'm use to a bit of weight. Now it just gets big... and not in a good way... in more of messy triangle shape kind of way.

So here I am! With my new found knowledge of what my hair is like at chin length. I'm keen to get growing!

Iyashikei
July 27th, 2020, 06:34 AM
Hi All! I've migrated here after a series of chops...

I was on my way to waist length and I discovered I had some curls! See signature pic. Embracing my new found hair type I decided to get a cut so it was easier to style my hair. Then it was sitting just above BSL. I was OK with that. I was there for a while. Then I wondered if my waves/curls would be easier to deal with at a shorter length. So I went for another cut to shoulder length. I was still kinda OK with that (should of paid attention to the feeling of unease). A couple of months in I wonder what it would be like to have chin length hair... I was thinking... lighter hair = more curls, maybe? Well, let me tell you, it means that I don't have enough length to have curls anymore... and styling with hair this short is a challenge! I'm use to a bit of weight. Now it just gets big... and not in a good way... in more of messy triangle shape kind of way.

So here I am! With my new found knowledge of what my hair is like at chin length. I'm keen to get growing!

Welcome. Enjoy your stay here.

Bat
July 27th, 2020, 08:43 AM
Woo hoo, I am at shoulder length so I guess I will move on to the next goal: SL to APL.
Congrats! Enjoy your stay there

Hi All! I've migrated here after a series of chops...

I was on my way to waist length and I discovered I had some curls! See signature pic. Embracing my new found hair type I decided to get a cut so it was easier to style my hair. Then it was sitting just above BSL. I was OK with that. I was there for a while. Then I wondered if my waves/curls would be easier to deal with at a shorter length. So I went for another cut to shoulder length. I was still kinda OK with that (should of paid attention to the feeling of unease). A couple of months in I wonder what it would be like to have chin length hair... I was thinking... lighter hair = more curls, maybe? Well, let me tell you, it means that I don't have enough length to have curls anymore... and styling with hair this short is a challenge! I'm use to a bit of weight. Now it just gets big... and not in a good way... in more of messy triangle shape kind of way.

So here I am! With my new found knowledge of what my hair is like at chin length. I'm keen to get growing!

Welcome! And happy growing

0xalis
July 27th, 2020, 02:54 PM
Woo hoo, I am at shoulder length so I guess I will move on to the next goal: SL to APL.

Omg that's awesome congratulations!!!!!!! :cheer:



Hi All! I've migrated here after a series of chops...

I was on my way to waist length and I discovered I had some curls! See signature pic. Embracing my new found hair type I decided to get a cut so it was easier to style my hair. Then it was sitting just above BSL. I was OK with that. I was there for a while. Then I wondered if my waves/curls would be easier to deal with at a shorter length. So I went for another cut to shoulder length. I was still kinda OK with that (should of paid attention to the feeling of unease). A couple of months in I wonder what it would be like to have chin length hair... I was thinking... lighter hair = more curls, maybe? Well, let me tell you, it means that I don't have enough length to have curls anymore... and styling with hair this short is a challenge! I'm use to a bit of weight. Now it just gets big... and not in a good way... in more of messy triangle shape kind of way.

So here I am! With my new found knowledge of what my hair is like at chin length. I'm keen to get growing!

Oh goodness what a story! Thank goodness it grows back, eh? :rolling: Welcome to the club!!

Kathie
July 27th, 2020, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm definitely happy to be here :o

meepster
July 27th, 2020, 04:19 PM
I have a milestone to report! Is this a ponytail, or is this a ponytail? (Or is it a pitiful stub that looks very silly?)

https://i.postimg.cc/Qt5J3qbJ/F291-B6-BE-2506-4649-84-B3-87-ADB45-C9809.jpg (https://postimg.cc/cgxn7wPv)

0xalis
July 27th, 2020, 07:53 PM
Meepster, that's a cute little ponytail alright!!! Not pitiful, adorable! :inlove:

Iyashikei
July 27th, 2020, 09:18 PM
I have a milestone to report! Is this a ponytail, or is this a ponytail? (Or is it a pitiful stub that looks very silly?)

https://i.postimg.cc/Qt5J3qbJ/F291-B6-BE-2506-4649-84-B3-87-ADB45-C9809.jpg (https://postimg.cc/cgxn7wPv)

It's a cute ponytail pretending to be a bun 😍😍😍

FelishNavidad
July 28th, 2020, 07:07 AM
Omg, I'm rocking a ponytail slightly smaller than that! Since most of my hair doesn't reach back there atm but I needed it off my neck. Chin to shoulder length is killing me. It feels like it's taking foreverrrrrrr.

Bat
July 28th, 2020, 07:53 AM
Omg, I'm rocking a ponytail slightly smaller than that! Since most of my hair doesn't reach back there atm but I needed it off my neck. Chin to shoulder length is killing me. It feels like it's taking foreverrrrrrr.

shaved to chin, then to shoulder is the worst, after that it is more easier, since you can tie it all up and forget about it

Bat
July 28th, 2020, 07:54 AM
I feel like I'm gonna be stuck at chin for ever

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128602024738824/737668372665204816/IMG20200728144629.jpg

SelenVinland
July 28th, 2020, 08:35 AM
I feel that. I know once I hit shoulder length it'll be easier since I'll likely be able to tie everything up and out of the way. But until I get there the waiting game is pretty brutal :(

FelishNavidad
July 28th, 2020, 08:39 AM
shaved to chin, then to shoulder is the worst, after that it is more easier, since you can tie it all up and forget about it

I'm growing out from a mostly shaved head except the very top and it's been SO SLOW. I can't wait to get to shoulder.

Bat
July 28th, 2020, 09:22 AM
I feel that. I know once I hit shoulder length it'll be easier since I'll likely be able to tie everything up and out of the way. But until I get there the waiting game is pretty brutal :(
It really is D: all uneven hair lengths too

I'm growing out from a mostly shaved head except the very top and it's been SO SLOW. I can't wait to get to shoulder.

I have a side shave I've started to grow out from July 8th, August 8 I'll be taking a new photo to see how much growth I get per month.

SelenVinland
July 28th, 2020, 11:56 AM
It really is D: all uneven hair lengths too

Saaaaame here! I have a lot of layers in my hair, and I had bangs so those are growing out too. With a few more inches I think the bangs and some of the shorter layers will at least be long enough to pull back...but that could take a few months!

Kathie
July 29th, 2020, 12:16 AM
August 8 I'll be taking a new photo to see how much growth I get per month.

I'm a big fan of photo documented progress, as evidenced by...

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42128&d=1596002906

Here's my starting point! Exactly one week since I cut from shoulder length. I cant wait to reclaim some of my whirls and curls. Probably should retire my MBL siggy :hmm:

Its been great to log back in to the forums to find some of my old pics though, its very motivating seeing progress and changes.

ioanaxena
July 29th, 2020, 06:19 AM
I feel like I'm gonna be stuck at chin for ever

I feel so too...

I don't think I ever posted on this thread, so hello to everybody :). The front parts of my hair are just under the chin right now and the back parts are a bit longer (1-2 cm, nothing drastic).

Bat
July 29th, 2020, 08:15 AM
Saaaaame here! I have a lot of layers in my hair, and I had bangs so those are growing out too. With a few more inches I think the bangs and some of the shorter layers will at least be long enough to pull back...but that could take a few months!

Such a long peralious journey lol but time will do the work for us


I'm a big fan of photo documented progress, as evidenced by...

Here's my starting point! Exactly one week since I cut from shoulder length. I cant wait to reclaim some of my whirls and curls. Probably should retire my MBL siggy :hmm:

Its been great to log back in to the forums to find some of my old pics though, its very motivating seeing progress and changes.
Oooh did you cut out dye? I really like the darker colour

I feel so too...

I don't think I ever posted on this thread, so hello to everybody :). The front parts of my hair are just under the chin right now and the back parts are a bit longer (1-2 cm, nothing drastic).

Hiii and welcome you have all of us in similar boat,time to make some waves : D

Agava
July 29th, 2020, 09:27 AM
I'm back to this forum and my place should be this thread in next two months.
Good luck everyone with achieving your goals! :)

Kathie
July 29th, 2020, 03:50 PM
I'm back to this forum and my place should be this thread in next two months.
Good luck everyone with achieving your goals! :)

You too! I'm sure I'll still be here then.





Oooh did you cut out dye? I really like the darker colour


Hiii and welcome you have all of us in similar boat,time to make some waves : D


Thank you! I use to dye my hair, and loved it! But it took me a couple of tries and a lot of time to grow it out... so it would take some heavy thinking before I dyed again. I think the colour you see is partly due to the lighting on the day and a little bit of sun bleaching.


Chin length boat party! :rockerdud I'm happy I'm here :D

Bat
July 29th, 2020, 07:17 PM
I'm back to this forum and my place should be this thread in next two months.
Good luck everyone with achieving your goals! :)

Woohoo! Good luck, there is the super shorties topic somewhere, I still visit it because of my side shave


You too! I'm sure I'll still be here then.




Thank you! I use to dye my hair, and loved it! But it took me a couple of tries and a lot of time to grow it out... so it would take some heavy thinking before I dyed again. I think the colour you see is partly due to the lighting on the day and a little bit of sun bleaching.


Chin length boat party! :rockerdud I'm happy I'm here :D

Woohoo I'll bring the party supplies

Bat
July 30th, 2020, 12:53 AM
Site be glitching it ate my post lol
EDIT: oh there it goes

Agava
August 2nd, 2020, 04:17 PM
Thanks guys. Seems like you're all having a good time here.
I myself have no idea why did I chop all my growing effort, so I'm now where I was 18 months ago.
When I reached APL in November, I thought I was done with short hair, but here I am again, not knowing why did I cut my hair. Actually, I know. I didn't like layered hair later in December. But now when I look at my hair in that time, it was quite ok.
Anyway, it is what it is. Here's my hair few days ago. At least I've finished with growing out natural ( except highlights on bangs )
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42186&d=1596406103

Bat
August 2nd, 2020, 05:05 PM
Thanks guys. Seems like you're all having a good time here.
I myself have no idea why did I chop all my growing effort, so I'm now where I was 18 months ago.
When I reached APL in November, I thought I was done with short hair, but here I am again, not knowing why did I cut my hair. Actually, I know. I didn't like layered hair later in December. But now when I look at my hair in that time, it was quite ok.
Anyway, it is what it is. Here's my hair few days ago. At least I've finished with growing out natural ( except highlights on bangs )
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42186&d=1596406103

It looks great though now it will be more even as you grow it out. I'm jealous with how straight it is, I'm having to come to terms I'm probably a 2a/b instead of the 1b/C I thought I was

Kathie
August 3rd, 2020, 03:55 AM
Agava, your hair looks so beautiful! So straight and healthy.


It looks great though now it will be more even as you grow it out. I'm jealous with how straight it is, I'm having to come to terms I'm probably a 2a/b instead of the 1b/C I thought I was

Oh- curls! That's exciting. I understand curls aren't for everyone. I'm definitely a fan. Will you aim to maintain them or try to keep them at bay?

Bat
August 3rd, 2020, 05:57 AM
Agava, your hair looks so beautiful! So straight and healthy.



Oh- curls! That's exciting. I understand curls aren't for everyone. I'm definitely a fan. Will you aim to maintain them or try to keep them at bay?

I am not a fan of curls so I'll be keeping them at bay when I can, I've had straight hair all my life so I'm finding it upsetting, it almost makes me want to keep it short. But I'm hoping it is mostly bleach damage and it will get straighter as it grows out

Kathie
August 3rd, 2020, 05:13 PM
I am not a fan of curls so I'll be keeping them at bay when I can, I've had straight hair all my life so I'm finding it upsetting, it almost makes me want to keep it short. But I'm hoping it is mostly bleach damage and it will get straighter as it grows out

I spent most of my life thinking that I had straight to slightly wavy hair. What I thought was annoying big hair was actually curls trying to break through. I wasn't a fan, so I learnt some ways to straighten my hair. In order of effectiveness...

I would dry my hair in an up-do but move the up-do higher and lower on my head as it dried so there wouldn't be a definite pattern. A ponytail (https://www.cosmo.ph/beauty/hair/chic-hairstyles-perfect-for-the-lazy-girl) tuck works well if I was going out. Or if I was drying at home... a pony tale at the nape with hair ties down the length to keep it dead straight... again repositioning the ties while its drying can help prevent any dents etc.

Silicons, if you use them, can weight down waves and curls.

Brushing/combing my hair every now and again while its drying.

Bat
August 3rd, 2020, 08:57 PM
I spent most of my life thinking that I had straight to slightly wavy hair. What I thought was annoying big hair was actually curls trying to break through. I wasn't a fan, so I learnt some ways to straighten my hair. In order of effectiveness...

I would dry my hair in an up-do but move the up-do higher and lower on my head as it dried so there wouldn't be a definite pattern. A ponytail (https://www.cosmo.ph/beauty/hair/chic-hairstyles-perfect-for-the-lazy-girl) tuck works well if I was going out. Or if I was drying at home... a pony tale at the nape with hair ties down the length to keep it dead straight... again repositioning the ties while its drying can help prevent any dents etc.

Silicons, if you use them, can weight down waves and curls.

Brushing/combing my hair every now and again while its drying.

I think that might be why I thought I had really straight hair I used to use silicones and would always brush/comb when wet, I guess we will see how my hairs wave pattern is as it grows longer

Bat
August 3rd, 2020, 09:23 PM
I took a photo when my hair was semi wet nd combed, and my longest hairs are just toughing the bottom of neck so I guess I am at the "can I call it" stage, though dry I need a bit more growth to be there

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/740046905672728576/IMG_20200804_132119.jpg

Kathie
August 3rd, 2020, 09:44 PM
I think that might be why I thought I had really straight hair I used to use silicones and would always brush/comb when wet, I guess we will see how my hairs wave pattern is as it grows longer

Yeah- a lot can change with length.

Bat
August 3rd, 2020, 09:46 PM
Yeah- a lot can change with length.

no onder why it feels my hair doesn't grow its cause of my waves causing slight shrinkish

Kathie
August 3rd, 2020, 09:53 PM
no onder why it feels my hair doesn't grow its cause of my waves causing slight shrinkish

Absolutely! But, hopefully soon your growth will beat the wave pattern.

Bat
August 3rd, 2020, 10:06 PM
Absolutely! But, hopefully soon your growth will beat the wave pattern.

Hopefully! But if not oh well!

Agava
August 4th, 2020, 05:17 AM
Bat, Kathie, it's straight when I make it straight, heh.. Otherwise it's irregular mix of 1a, 1b and 1c.
I like waves but for this length I love straight hair ( line and how it falls), so, blow-dryer and brush are my hair's best servants on most days, until it passes shoulder length. Straight hair also looks a bit longer :D

Bat
August 4th, 2020, 05:19 AM
Bat, Kathie, it's straight when I make it straight, heh.. Otherwise it's irregular mix of 1a, 1b and 1c.
I like waves but for this length I love straight hair ( line and how it falls), so, blow-dryer and brush are my hair's best servants on most days, until it passes shoulder length. Straight hair also looks a bit longer :D

my hair seems it wants to be in the 2 range, silly hair, I'm hoping it eventually ends up being in the 1c range at least

Agava
August 4th, 2020, 05:37 AM
You'll see. I've got surprised finding out only a year ago that my hair is slight wavy. I believed it was just frizzy 1a until I've done texture test ( leaving it to dry without combing). Did you try to do that, too? And how does it behave if you try to scrunch your hair? Is it frizzy on humid weather?

Bat
August 4th, 2020, 05:45 AM
You'll see. I've got surprised finding out only a year ago that my hair is slight wavy. I believed it was just frizzy 1a until I've done texture test ( leaving it to dry without combing). Did you try to do that, too? And how does it behave if you try to scrunch your hair? Is it frizzy on humid weather?

yep I did, my photo is in the hair typing topic and most said 2a, my hair has got some frizzy flyaways but it is bleach damage I think, I used to be a 1b a few years ago, I haven't tried to scrunch it since I don't want to encourage curls

ynne
August 4th, 2020, 05:57 AM
I am not a fan of curls so I'll be keeping them at bay when I can, I've had straight hair all my life so I'm finding it upsetting, it almost makes me want to keep it short. But I'm hoping it is mostly bleach damage and it will get straighter as it grows out
For me, bleach damage loosened the pattern instead, and it is my understanding that's the common experience... so that may be false hope. :/ But you should be able to blowdry it straight (on low temperature to make it less damaging), have you ever tried that? Add some fixating product and it could stay straight for quite a while. When your hair is long enough, you can even experiment with some heatless straightening methods. Subtle waves should be easy enough to subdue, and you can learn to treat them well so you can wear it wavier or straighter depending on your mood! :) It could be a fun way to add variety since the growing process itself can get a bit tedious. Personally I always liked long dark wavy hair with gothic aesthetic so I bet you could make some fun looks with that, and keep it straight the rest of the time. So many options!

Bat
August 4th, 2020, 06:05 AM
For me, bleach damage loosened the pattern instead, and it is my understanding that's the common experience... so that may be false hope. :/ But you should be able to blowdry it straight (on low temperature to make it less damaging), have you ever tried that? Add some fixating product and it could stay straight for quite a while. When your hair is long enough, you can even experiment with some heatless straightening methods. Subtle waves should be easy enough to subdue, and you can learn to treat them well so you can wear it wavier or straighter depending on your mood! :) It could be a fun way to add variety since the growing process itself can get a bit tedious. Personally I always liked long dark wavy hair with gothic aesthetic so I bet you could make some fun looks with that, and keep it straight the rest of the time. So many options!

that's depressing! I wanted to be lazy not not have to put effort into making it straight!, wavy hair and curls look great on other people like yourself. I'm sure I'll eventually get used to the change in texture, it was just a bit of a shock for me

Agava
August 4th, 2020, 10:29 AM
yep I did, my photo is in the hair typing topic and most said 2a, my hair has got some frizzy flyaways but it is bleach damage I think, I used to be a 1b a few years ago, I haven't tried to scrunch it since I don't want to encourage curls

Funny, people say opposite, but I also had impression that the frizzines became prominent due to highlights in my case. It seemed that new virgin hair was much straighter but pity I didn't have patience to let my hair grow and to see what would've happened when it's longer.
This length ( CL, neck, SL) is too short for identifying types around 1c because hair can appear as completely straight, (or straight that flips just a bit), before it reach jaw/chin length. That was my case every time I had shorter then CL.
Btw, what instantly made my frizzy ends to look straighter is olive oil treatment from time to time.

Kathie
August 4th, 2020, 04:13 PM
This length ( CL, neck, SL) is too short for identifying types around 1c because hair can appear as completely straight, (or straight that flips just a bit), before it reach jaw/chin length. That was my case every time I had shorter then CL.
Btw, what instantly made my frizzy ends to look straighter is olive oil treatment from time to time.

I completely agree. Without photo evidence it might be hard to convince people of my hair type. From shoulder length it could go either way... straighter cos there is more length and weight, or wavier because there is more hair for the curl pattern to develop.

0xalis
August 4th, 2020, 11:52 PM
I really hope my hair will get wavier again with length. I started to really identify with having 2a hair, so if it ends up being straighter with age I'm going to be a little disappointed. The last time my hair was longish (collarbone length) was back when I first started dating my wife at the end of 2017, and it was still quite wavy then. But if it does get straighter, the upside is less shrinkage :p

Bat
August 5th, 2020, 06:26 AM
I really hope my hair will get wavier again with length. I started to really identify with having 2a hair, so if it ends up being straighter with age I'm going to be a little disappointed. The last time my hair was longish (collarbone length) was back when I first started dating my wife at the end of 2017, and it was still quite wavy then. But if it does get straighter, the upside is less shrinkage :p

we can swap textures, I'm good for that I identify as 1b/1c but life might make me be a 2a

Agava
August 5th, 2020, 09:15 AM
I completely agree. Without photo evidence it might be hard to convince people of my hair type. From shoulder length it could go either way... straighter cos there is more length and weight, or wavier because there is more hair for the curl pattern to develop.

Yes. I'm in the second group I guess. And what I also realise is, layered hair of that type doesn't fall nicely if the top layers are too short. I've learned that, while having layers at ear length on APL length. They weren't evenly wavy/straight. My hair is most wavy on the front and side, but the bangs are somehow straighter. The parts behind are also quite straight.

Kathie
August 5th, 2020, 04:09 PM
With more length my hair can be quiet straight:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42211&d=1596664684

This is me (injecting a doughnut with caramel :p) when I first grew my hair from CL while following what I had learnt here at the LHC. No heat, air drying, shampoo bars and AVC rinses, coconut oilings, careful combing when wet, damp bunning.

When its at between CL and shoulder it gets one annoying wave at the end. Past shoulder it gets heavy enough to sit in the 1 category.

I have to really work to get those curls in my siggy: scrunching when hair is wet and gel.

Edit: for clarity- pointed to the curls in my siggy, not the curls in the above pic

ynne
August 5th, 2020, 04:40 PM
Kathie, that's really interesting! From that photo alone, I'd also guess you're in 1s. My pattern is a similar 2c/3a but I would not be able to achieve this level of sleekness unless I straightened it with heat. :) I wonder what affects that! Could it be that you stretched it and straightened it with the damp bunning? But still, I'd expect more wave from the bun itself!

Kathie
August 5th, 2020, 07:32 PM
Kathie, that's really interesting! From that photo alone, I'd also guess you're in 1s. My pattern is a similar 2c/3a but I would not be able to achieve this level of sleekness unless I straightened it with heat. :) I wonder what affects that! Could it be that you stretched it and straightened it with the damp bunning? But still, I'd expect more wave from the bun itself!

I think it was the combing while wet and dump bunning. I also would move the position of the bun so that I wouldn't have a clear bun pattern. Maybe also the lack of layers? My hair was all one length in the above pic.

Here is another couple of pics from 2019. I wasnt following LHC methods as closely... still using coconut oil, changed to sulfates, cones, but now heat straightening once or twice a month.

(I'm not a fan of the haircut. My hairdresser gave me the length I wanted but obviously wanted to keep me mostly around SL/APL). The first photo is combed wet and air dried. I think the photo shows that layers seemed to help bring out some of the wave and curl pattern.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34917&d=1546495468

Same hair a week or so later but treated carefully to bring out the curls... scrunched with gel from soaking wet to promote clumping and curls, plopped for 10 min, and air dried with no touching:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35069&d=1547515722

My goal this round to see if I can get waves and curls with hair that's not layered. Now that I know how to bring them out, as it grows I think I soon find out if I need layers to see them.

oldrocker
August 5th, 2020, 08:38 PM
With more length my hair can be quiet straight:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42211&d=1596664684

This is me (injecting a doughnut with caramel :p) when I first grew my hair from CL while following what I had learnt here at the LHC. No heat, air drying, shampoo bars and AVC rinses, coconut oilings, careful combing when wet, damp bunning.

When its at between CL and shoulder it gets one annoying wave at the end. Past shoulder it gets heavy enough to sit in the 1 category.

I have to really work to get those curls in my siggy: scrunching when hair is wet and gel.

Edit: for clarity- pointed to the curls in my siggy, not the curls in the above pic

Is it just me or is anyone else drawn to, and yet massively scared by the enormous hypodermic needle of caramel.......

what,...if....someone used that for EVIL purposes?????? Gads....

O.R.

Bat
August 5th, 2020, 08:52 PM
I have quite a bit of layers myself which probably makes my hair look so textured, but that first photo gives me hope that even if I am in the 2s I can still have it semi straight

Kathie
August 5th, 2020, 09:43 PM
I have quite a bit of layers myself which probably makes my hair look so textured, but that first photo gives me hope that even if I am in the 2s I can still have it semi straight

Absolutely! You're in the right place to find advice and support for whatever hair type you eventually classify as. I'm excited to see what it will be!

What ever happens, I like to remember that when ever I'm not feeling so great about my hair... some people out there think your hair is amazing and want it for themselves.

Bat
August 5th, 2020, 10:19 PM
Absolutely! You're in the right place to find advice and support for whatever hair type you eventually classify as. I'm excited to see what it will be!

What ever happens, I like to remember that when ever I'm not feeling so great about my hair... some people out there think your hair is amazing and want it for themselves.

That's true I have to keep thinking that!

0xalis
August 5th, 2020, 10:54 PM
I'm wondering how long it'll be until my hair is mid-neck again... and I'm wondering how different it'll look this time around with a blunt hemline!

Bat
August 5th, 2020, 10:55 PM
I'm wondering how long it'll be until my hair is mid-neck again... and I'm wondering how different it'll look this time around with a blunt hemline!

Your hair grows pretty fast I'd say you'll be bottom of neck in a couple months if that

0xalis
August 5th, 2020, 11:04 PM
Your hair grows pretty fast I'd say you'll be bottom of neck in a couple months if that

Yeah especially when I consider my bangs were nose length in April and now they're chin+! That's a little over the expected 2 inches of growth for 4 months I think.

Bat
August 5th, 2020, 11:06 PM
Yeah especially when I consider my bangs were nose length in April and now they're chin+! That's a little over the expected 2 inches of growth for 4 months I think.

Yep! I'm having faith that we might make shoulder around the same time

0xalis
August 5th, 2020, 11:15 PM
Yep! I'm having faith that we might make shoulder around the same time

That'd sure be crazy! I'd actually believe you about my hair growing faster than yours if that happened :rolling:

Bat
August 6th, 2020, 12:22 AM
That'd sure be crazy! I'd actually believe you about my hair growing faster than yours if that happened :rolling:

I have a couple more days until I can attempt to measure my side shave since I shaved it right down to the skin on the 8th July so I can then kind of find my growth rate

Kathie
August 6th, 2020, 12:27 AM
I have about 3 inches to grow until shoulder, I'll likely still be here around Dec. But I wont really know until I determine my current growth rate... it use to be 0.5 inches a month.

Bat
August 6th, 2020, 01:31 AM
I have about 3 inches to grow until shoulder, I'll likely still be here around Dec. But I wont really know until I determine my current growth rate... it use to be 0.5 inches a month.

I'll probably be half an inch or less

Kathie
August 6th, 2020, 03:50 PM
I'll probably be half an inch or less

People have said that my hair seems to grow fast, but my measurements say something else. Especially when finding out that some lucky people can grow 1 inch per month!! I'd be beyond BSL in a year at that rate.

But, my diet and lifestyle is very different from ~2010 when I last determined my 0.5 inch per month growth. Plus I'm much older :eek:. So maybe its going to be different??

SelenVinland
August 6th, 2020, 04:50 PM
I seem to have had quite the growth spurt last month, so I'm hoping my hair keeps that pace, but realistically I'll probably be here until December or later as well :lol:

ynne
August 6th, 2020, 07:12 PM
Kathie, that will be interesting to find out. :) Your hair is really lovely in all the pictures. I would guess my hair is leaning more towards 3s than yours since my curl pattern starts at the very root, so I guess waves are more likely to fall out? But the variety you've got is fascinating! c: This was part of my motivation for starting this (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=151835) thread back then.

Kathie
August 6th, 2020, 10:15 PM
Kathie, that will be interesting to find out. :) Your hair is really lovely in all the pictures. I would guess my hair is leaning more towards 3s than yours since my curl pattern starts at the very root, so I guess waves are more likely to fall out? But the variety you've got is fascinating! c: This was part of my motivation for starting this (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=151835) thread back then.

Yes, you are most definitely more towards the 3s than me. I only have a handful of waves that actually turn into ringlets. At this length, I've now stopped trying to scrunch and gel them into existence... its just not going to happen. I'll save my product until I'm heading towards APL again.

Thanks for pointing out that thread! I see that there is such variation between straight and curly days for a number of people. I'll add a couple of my pics over there...

Kathie
August 7th, 2020, 02:02 AM
I'm excited, I've shifted my appointment for a trim to remove the inverted shape from October to mid Dec. This will set me up for the no trimming challenge in 2021 and also means less cutting/trimming over the rest of 2020.

Also, Ive just started on a new hair skin and nails supplement that has a higher dose of silica relative to what I was taking. In this study (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17960402/) they talk about (10mg/day) silica/silicon increasing the strength and thickness of thin hair over the 9 month study. Because they had thin hair to start with, it may mean it would not have much effect for someone with thicker/stronger hair. But it might! Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

But, I also take hair skin and nails for my skin too, because I'm prone to a bit of acne and it helps to heal it up quickly. If it makes my hair stronger that's an added bonus.

Bat
August 7th, 2020, 05:55 AM
I'm calling neck length finally, it is almost at the bottom of my neck and that will do,

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/741262833706336305/IMG20200807204021.jpg

Iyashikei
August 7th, 2020, 06:46 AM
I'm calling neck length finally, it is almost at the bottom of my neck and that will do,

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/741262833706336305/IMG20200807204021.jpg

Congrats! It's looking good too.

Bat
August 7th, 2020, 06:52 AM
Congrats! It's looking good too.

I thought it was looking frizzy, but thank you!

Iyashikei
August 7th, 2020, 12:30 PM
Just had a critical look at my hair and boy does my mullet stick out like a sore thumb. If I chose to have bangs I'd be on the right track for an actual hime cut.

Kathie
August 7th, 2020, 09:20 PM
I'm calling neck length finally, it is almost at the bottom of my neck and that will do,


Congrats! Not far from SL either.

Bat
August 8th, 2020, 06:00 AM
Congrats! Not far from SL either.

ThanK you! I'm hoping I'll get to shoulder by the end of the year

Kathie
August 9th, 2020, 03:39 PM
How are you guys wearing/styling your hair at this length?

I'm clipping the top section back with two claw clips, or pinning my fringe back / to the side. This gets it away from my face. Because of my side part at this length it really wants to fall forward and cover one eye.

Bat
August 9th, 2020, 05:47 PM
I just wear mine down or in a half ponytail I got too many layers for much else

0xalis
August 9th, 2020, 05:52 PM
How are you guys wearing/styling your hair at this length?

I'm clipping the top section back with two claw clips, or pinning my fringe back / to the side. This gets it away from my face. Because of my side part at this length it really wants to fall forward and cover one eye.

I've been having the exact same problem. My hair constantly wants to obstruct my vision! So I use one or two mini claw clips to get my "bangs" out of the way.

oldrocker
August 9th, 2020, 08:25 PM
most of the time for me(especially like today as it was morning wash day), it with a simple bandanna-based headband. Besides hiding the freaky not-long enough layers over the ears, if I put it on when still wet, it tends to smooth the 'lumpy' waves down a lot.

Originally I was tucking both the top and bottom(relative to the headband) in under it, but sometimes I let some of the top sections over the outside. Kindof 80ish, but it softens the look and is a change from the more severe look of everything shoved under it.

A little change is always good, right. Still avoiding a trim, and actually avoiding all pictures,etc.... right now as it either doesn't seem important, or probably more accurately, allows me to avoid thinking about this awkward phase. Seems to be growing slowly now, but probably just impatient. Also, still hoping for most, if not all to be in a regular ponytail by the end of the year. Keep fingers crossed all.

thanks,
O.R.

Bat
August 9th, 2020, 08:53 PM
You'll get There!

Iyashikei
August 9th, 2020, 09:25 PM
How are you guys wearing/styling your hair at this length?

I'm clipping the top section back with two claw clips, or pinning my fringe back / to the side. This gets it away from my face. Because of my side part at this length it really wants to fall forward and cover one eye.

Half up. It won't stay because of houdini hair but half up it is.

SelenVinland
August 9th, 2020, 10:04 PM
How are you guys wearing/styling your hair at this length?

I'm clipping the top section back with two claw clips, or pinning my fringe back / to the side. This gets it away from my face. Because of my side part at this length it really wants to fall forward and cover one eye.

I've been fond of rope braids lately. I'll rope braid just my bangs out of my face (with a lace braid) and leave the rest down, or do french rope braids (with varying degrees of success), etc. I find it keeps the short layers contained better than other braids. I've also done a lot of half ponytails since my hair is too short to get it all in a ponytail right now.

Kathie
August 9th, 2020, 10:17 PM
I've been fond of rope braids lately. I'll rope braid just my bangs out of my face (with a lace braid) and leave the rest down, or do french rope braids (with varying degrees of success), etc. I find it keeps the short layers contained better than other braids. I've also done a lot of half ponytails since my hair is too short to get it all in a ponytail right now.
I also like to twist my fringe back, or twist a few front sections back into clips. Not a rope braid, but yeah- I agree the twists help to secure my fringe, which I guess could be considered a short layer.

meepster
August 9th, 2020, 11:21 PM
How are you guys wearing/styling your hair at this length?

I'm clipping the top section back with two claw clips, or pinning my fringe back / to the side. This gets it away from my face. Because of my side part at this length it really wants to fall forward and cover one eye.

Same here. My go-to style is either that or a headband.

0xalis
August 10th, 2020, 09:20 PM
July 15th, the day I got my major trim, rather straight /VS/ Today, wavy. Definitely growing!!!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668563929282117725/742582372834345020/IMG_20200810_201521.jpg

Iyashikei
August 10th, 2020, 09:22 PM
I'm really wondering if I should partially graduate from this thread. the longest layers are definitely shoulder length while the shoutest are barely longer than chin. I'm letting the shorter ones catch up with the longer ones and that's going to take at least another six months or so.

0xalis
August 10th, 2020, 09:26 PM
I'm really wondering if I should partially graduate from this thread. the longest layers are definitely shoulder length while the shoutest are barely longer than chin. I'm letting the shorter ones catch up with the longer ones and that's going to take at least another six months or so.

I trimmed due to this exact dilemma lol :p If you plan on keeping your layers forever, I'd say graduate! If you're working with layered hair you call milestones based on whenever your longest layers get to it, in my opinion.

SelenVinland
August 10th, 2020, 11:02 PM
Yeah, I think it comes down to personal preference. If you'd rather wait until the shorter layers are at shoulder, go for it! I plan to base my transitions on the longest layers personally, but neither approach is wrong in my opinion.

Kathie
August 10th, 2020, 11:35 PM
July 15th, the day I got my major trim, rather straight /VS/ Today, wavy. Definitely growing!!!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668563929282117725/742582372834345020/IMG_20200810_201521.jpg
Yes! I Definitely see some growth there! Congrats.

Agava
August 11th, 2020, 05:28 AM
How are you guys wearing/styling your hair at this length?

Just down. I hope next month I could make some proper bun with the toys I bought when my hair was longer.

Oxalis nice progress. I've noticed immediately how your bangs are longer and approaching chin length.

lyashikei maybe you can post a photo, so we can tell you our first impression is it or is it not shoulder length. I'd call if half of my hair is already at goal length, but some people first wait to pass it 100% and then call.
If you don't plan any haircut you can call it, but if you stay here a bit longer, you'll wait shorter in next thread.

Bat
August 11th, 2020, 05:40 AM
lyashikei: there is nothing stopping you from visiting both topics, I still post in super shorties cause of my side shave and mouth length bangs

Bat
August 11th, 2020, 05:51 AM
July 15th, the day I got my major trim, rather straight /VS/ Today, wavy. Definitely growing!!!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668563929282117725/742582372834345020/IMG_20200810_201521.jpg
Look at you go! Id kill for your growth rate, have you measured that yet?

Iyashikei
August 11th, 2020, 06:35 AM
I trimmed due to this exact dilemma lol :p If you plan on keeping your layers forever, I'd say graduate! If you're working with layered hair you call milestones based on whenever your longest layers get to it, in my opinion.


Yeah, I think it comes down to personal preference. If you'd rather wait until the shorter layers are at shoulder, go for it! I plan to base my transitions on the longest layers personally, but neither approach is wrong in my opinion.
Thanks. I think I'll wait until my layers grow out before posting because upon proper inspection it's only the absolute longest two layers anyway.


Just down. I hope next month I could make some proper bun with the toys I bought when my hair was longer.

Oxalis nice progress. I've noticed immediately how your bangs are longer and approaching chin length.

lyashikei maybe you can post a photo, so we can tell you our first impression is it or is it not shoulder length. I'd call if half of my hair is already at goal length, but some people first wait to pass it 100% and then call.
If you don't plan any haircut you can call it, but if you stay here a bit longer, you'll wait shorter in next thread.
I don't plan any haircut but I'll keep the back at the same length it is now so that the other layers can slowly grow to the same length. It will take another six months until everything is at the same length but I din't want to sacrifice the length I have already.


lyashikei: there is nothing stopping you from visiting both topics, I still post in super shorties cause of my side shave and mouth length bangs
That's what I was thinking. Now that I thought about it I'll start posting when everything is the same length though.

ioanaxena
August 11th, 2020, 07:28 AM
July 15th, the day I got my major trim, rather straight /VS/ Today, wavy. Definitely growing!!!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668563929282117725/742582372834345020/IMG_20200810_201521.jpg

You have really soft and pretty waves :). And your hair grows quite fast!

Kathie
August 11th, 2020, 04:41 PM
I'm really wondering if I should partially graduate from this thread. the longest layers are definitely shoulder length while the shoutest are barely longer than chin. I'm letting the shorter ones catch up with the longer ones and that's going to take at least another six months or so.

Personally I go by the longest layer.

In my 2019 siggy pic I have heavily layered hair. Most of the length is between SL and APL, there are pictures on my page with it straightened showing how layered it really was. I was definitely not calling that SL.

Bat
August 11th, 2020, 06:41 PM
That's what I was thinking. Now that I thought about it I'll start posting when everything is the same length though.

And we will be here rooting you onwards!

I'm letting mine grow until the end of 2021 I think then I might even most of my hair up not sure yet! Though but I'll be here a while too probably

0xalis
August 11th, 2020, 09:02 PM
Oxalis nice progress. I've noticed immediately how your bangs are longer and approaching chin length.

Yeah!! They're actually nearly half an inch past chin when I stretch them out :D


Look at you go! Id kill for your growth rate, have you measured that yet?

Yep, approximately .6'' a month, so only a little more than the .5'' average. But it could be that some months I grow faster than others.


You have really soft and pretty waves :). And your hair grows quite fast!

Thank you!! I can't wait to see how my waves behaves as it grows :o

Iyashikei
August 11th, 2020, 09:15 PM
July 15th, the day I got my major trim, rather straight /VS/ Today, wavy. Definitely growing!!!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668563929282117725/742582372834345020/IMG_20200810_201521.jpg

Oops, forgot to compliment your beautiful waves in my last reply. My bad. 😅

0xalis
August 11th, 2020, 10:50 PM
Oops, forgot to compliment your beautiful waves in my last reply. My bad. ��

No problem!!! Thank you :D :blossom:

Kathie
August 11th, 2020, 11:40 PM
Post rice water rinse waves! I love this protein treatment. Especially because I have access to so much rice water because I eat so much rice. Yesterday my hair was sitting firmly in the 1 category. But, these waves will fall out over the next couple of days unless I spritz them with water.

These pics also fairly accurately show how far away SL is for me and the slight inverted shape to my cut. But I can also see that Im definitely moving away from CL :cheese:https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42276&d=1597210204

ynne
August 12th, 2020, 12:55 AM
That looks amazing, Kathie!! So soft and shiny. c:

Kathie
August 12th, 2020, 01:06 AM
That looks amazing, Kathie!! So soft and shiny. c:Thank you Ynne :blossom:

ioanaxena
August 12th, 2020, 02:34 AM
Post rice water rinse waves! I love this protein treatment. Especially because I have access to so much rice water because I eat so much rice. Yesterday my hair was sitting firmly in the 1 category. But, these waves will fall out over the next couple of days unless I spritz them with water.

These pics also fairly accurately show how far away SL is for me and the slight inverted shape to my cut. But I can also see that Im definitely moving away from CL :cheese:https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42276&d=1597210204

I'm in love with your hair :crush:

Kathie
August 12th, 2020, 02:46 AM
I'm in love with your hair :crush:

Thank you :flower:

This is not its everyday behaviour, it definitely has its unruly moments behind closed doors:taz::run:

Bat
August 12th, 2020, 02:46 AM
Yep, approximately .6'' a month, so only a little more than the .5'' average. But it could be that some months I grow faster than others.
I'm wondering if the times you measured were stall month! Haha


Post rice water rinse waves! I love this protein treatment. Especially because I have access to so much rice water because I eat so much rice. Yesterday my hair was sitting firmly in the 1 category. But, these waves will fall out over the next couple of days unless I spritz them with water.

These pics also fairly accurately show how far away SL is for me and the slight inverted shape to my cut. But I can also see that Im definitely moving away from CL :cheese:https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42276&d=1597210204

Very much passed chin I'm positive your hair is longer than mine,I just have a shorter neck!

Kathie
August 12th, 2020, 04:28 AM
Very much passed chin I'm positive your hair is longer than mine,I just have a shorter neck!

The curse of the long neck! :laugh:

I'm tall (ish) 174 cm, so each milestone feels a long way away.

SelenVinland
August 12th, 2020, 11:45 AM
Styling this length is getting more annoying by the day :mad: It feels like overnight a few of the bottom layers got long enough to put in my go-to half ponytail, but of course not all of them, so now it (IMO) looks less intentional and more messy. So I switched to low ponys, which my top layers are too short for, so I have to get creative with those... It's doable of course but frustrating. I just want to be able to fit all my hair in a ponytail, haha.

oldrocker
August 12th, 2020, 04:50 PM
Only went back a couple pages here, but for all the photo posters....not only nice length gain, but you all seem to have great looking hair period...totally healthy, and a good bit of attitude(i.e. curl, wurl, or other...lol)

after my morning wash, it feels/looks like the racers are getting within an inch of the shoulders....but the sides of a typical guy cut requires so much more growth to get even close.

I just don't have enough hands/arm length to take a pic, aim, and reach back to hold my ends down. when I tried to take pics hands off the camera, I just couldn't get a good shot at all, much less when holding everything in place. unstretched, the back just sucks back into itself right at about ear length....sigh..... will have to give picture taking some more thought...

O.R.

ETA...I am becoming the 'king' of the rolled bandanna to hide the crazy side growth at work.

SelenVinland
August 12th, 2020, 08:29 PM
Are you taking pictures on a smart phone? If so, does it have a timer option? I recently discovered that my phone has this option and it's been a lifesaver for taking length shots, just prop it up on a bookshelf, set the timer and pose! If you're using an actual camera to take photos, that might also have a timer function.

Kathie
August 12th, 2020, 08:51 PM
Are you taking pictures on a smart phone? If so, does it have a timer option? I recently discovered that my phone has this option and it's been a lifesaver for taking length shots, just prop it up on a bookshelf, set the timer and pose! If you're using an actual camera to take photos, that might also have a timer function.

For me a timer is also a must! Not only do I use a timer, but I also use the 3 shot function. That way I can move a little between each shot and then choose my fav. I have these functions on all my cameras- phone, DSLR, basic handheld.

meepster
August 12th, 2020, 11:05 PM
Styling this length is getting more annoying by the day :mad: It feels like overnight a few of the bottom layers got long enough to put in my go-to half ponytail, but of course not all of them, so now it (IMO) looks less intentional and more messy. So I switched to low ponys, which my top layers are too short for, so I have to get creative with those... It's doable of course but frustrating. I just want to be able to fit all my hair in a ponytail, haha.

I know exactly how you feel. I can kinda sorta get my hair in a ponytail if I clip in the front parts separately, but it looks ridiculous and doesn't stay very long. I can't wait till it actually feels secure.

0xalis
August 13th, 2020, 02:37 AM
Post rice water rinse waves! I love this protein treatment. Especially because I have access to so much rice water because I eat so much rice. Yesterday my hair was sitting firmly in the 1 category. But, these waves will fall out over the next couple of days unless I spritz them with water.

These pics also fairly accurately show how far away SL is for me and the slight inverted shape to my cut. But I can also see that Im definitely moving away from CL :cheese:


The curse of the long neck! :laugh:

I'm tall (ish) 174 cm, so each milestone feels a long way away.

Long neck buddies!!! I'm not tall myself but I do have weird anatomy, I have the torso of a 6' tall person on a 5'3'' body. Seriously! I sit next to people much taller than me and suddenly we're the same height :rolling:

Those waves look absolutely fantastic on you. I know for a fact I should not try the rice water craze because my hair HATES protein, otherwise I'd definitely be giving that a go.

Bat
August 13th, 2020, 06:04 AM
The curse of the long neck! :laugh:

I'm tall (ish) 174 cm, so each milestone feels a long way away.

We can swap height I'm 165cm xD but being shorter does mean my hair will each milestones quicker, I guess that's why most measure by cm/inches

0xalis
August 14th, 2020, 09:48 PM
Really trying not to focus too much on my hair lately. It's such an annoying length, can't do any updos except half-ups, and it's been so ungodly hot.
It looks really good though, still don't regret my major trim. Really dying to be able to do a basic ponytail without half my hair falling out though. By that time it'll be ungodly cold!!!

Bat
August 14th, 2020, 10:25 PM
Really trying not to focus too much on my hair lately. It's such an annoying length, can't do any updos except half-ups, and it's been so ungodly hot.
It looks really good though, still don't regret my major trim. Really dying to be able to do a basic ponytail without half my hair falling out though. By that time it'll be ungodly cold!!!

Mine can only go up in half ponytails due to layers it's kind of annoying it will be a while get before I can up it all up and I am regretting the whole side shave business z

Kathie
August 14th, 2020, 11:04 PM
Long neck buddies!!! I'm not tall myself but I do have weird anatomy, I have the torso of a 6' tall person on a 5'3'' body. Seriously! I sit next to people much taller than me and suddenly we're the same height :rolling:

Those waves look absolutely fantastic on you. I know for a fact I should not try the rice water craze because my hair HATES protein, otherwise I'd definitely be giving that a go.

I always thought it was a protein treatment. But after doing some research it might not be. It seems the active ingredient is Inositol- a sugar. Its in my hair skin and nails supplement too. Over on the fermented rice water thread a member mentioned that her hair doesn't like protein but likes rice water.


We can swap height I'm 165cm xD but being shorter does mean my hair will each milestones quicker, I guess that's why most measure by cm/inches

Yeah- its nice to measure that way. But I really do envy the shorter milestones! No mater the cm length, SL hair looks like SL hair.


Really trying not to focus too much on my hair lately. It's such an annoying length, can't do any updos except half-ups, and it's been so ungodly hot.
It looks really good though, still don't regret my major trim. Really dying to be able to do a basic ponytail without half my hair falling out though. By that time it'll be ungodly cold!!!


Mine can only go up in half ponytails due to layers it's kind of annoying it will be a while get before I can up it all up and I am regretting the whole side shave business z

Im always in half ups. Except for the other day when I was wearing a cap (dont like to tan my face and Brisbane sun is STRONG)I was able to do a little stubby low pony. The cap kept all the short layers back. I kept touching the stubby tail... felt kinda like the end of a paint brush :D

Bat
August 15th, 2020, 01:38 AM
I'm in Brisbane too I'm not looking forward to the heat and I remember the paintbrush stage!

Kathie
August 15th, 2020, 03:15 PM
I'm in Brisbane too I'm not looking forward to the heat and I remember the paintbrush stage!

That's exciting! Knowing someone in the same country is helpful when it comes to finding products... but the same city is even better!

I often also do international orders on hair toys and products. If you are ever interested we could combine orders to save on postage.

Regarding the heat... its sneaking up pretty fast.

Bat
August 15th, 2020, 11:22 PM
That's exciting! Knowing someone in the same country is helpful when it comes to finding products... but the same city is even better!

I often also do international orders on hair toys and products. If you are ever interested we could combine orders to save on postage.

Regarding the heat... its sneaking up pretty fast.

That is a good idea! When my hair gets long enough for hair toys I will take you up on that offer

Kathie
August 15th, 2020, 11:29 PM
That is a good idea! When my hair gets long enough for hair toys I will take you up on that offer

Great! I'll look forward to the enabling :D

Bat
August 15th, 2020, 11:30 PM
Great! I'll look forward to the enabling :D

Lmao I spend about 60 bucks with some bulk hair oils the other day I enable myself

Kathie
August 16th, 2020, 12:41 AM
Lmao I spend about 60 bucks with some bulk hair oils the other day I enable myself

Ohhhh! What oils did you get?

lapushka
August 16th, 2020, 04:47 AM
Post rice water rinse waves! I love this protein treatment. Especially because I have access to so much rice water because I eat so much rice. Yesterday my hair was sitting firmly in the 1 category. But, these waves will fall out over the next couple of days unless I spritz them with water.

These pics also fairly accurately show how far away SL is for me and the slight inverted shape to my cut. But I can also see that Im definitely moving away from CL :cheese:https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42276&d=1597210204

That's really pretty! :)

And from your signature to these pictures, it sure looks like it's growing!

Kathie
August 16th, 2020, 04:57 AM
That's really pretty! :)

And from your signature to these pictures, it sure looks like it's growing!

Thank you!

I feel like its growing! I have my first month-gowth picture to take at the end of this week... I'm curious to see the difference from the back.

Bat
August 16th, 2020, 11:02 AM
Ohhhh! What oils did you get?

I am getting more Castor oil some argan oil and sweet almond oil

Kathie
August 16th, 2020, 03:20 PM
I am getting more Castor oil some argan oil and sweet almond oil

Very nice! I love a good hair oil stash. I use coconut, sweet almond, and I'm currently trying tamanu.

In the past I've also tried olive and jojoba. These seemed a bit heavy for my hair.

Every day my ends get a drop of oil. Sometimes I do deep all over coconut oil before washing too.

Aubkabob
August 16th, 2020, 04:09 PM
Just returning after a couple few years of absence - am in the process of growing out my pixie and have finally reached chinish length! Slight road blocks, as I've been sick and have had health complications since April (not COVID, have tested negative five times now), so my hair is growing MUCH more slowly than it used to and I feel as if it's greatly thinning out.

Bat
August 16th, 2020, 06:15 PM
Very nice! I love a good hair oil stash. I use coconut, sweet almond, and I'm currently trying tamanu.

In the past I've also tried olive and jojoba. These seemed a bit heavy for my hair.

Every day my ends get a drop of oil. Sometimes I do deep all over coconut oil before washing too.
I tried olive once too and that did feel heavy but I did use Castor as well so that could have been why. I'll have to try a few oils without it so I can find the lightest oil to use with Castor to balance it. I'm guessing it will be avocado

Kathie
August 17th, 2020, 01:14 AM
Just returning after a couple few years of absence - am in the process of growing out my pixie and have finally reached chinish length! Slight road blocks, as I've been sick and have had health complications since April (not COVID, have tested negative five times now), so my hair is growing MUCH more slowly than it used to and I feel as if it's greatly thinning out.

Welcome back! And congrats on reaching chin. Sorry to hear that your facing a rough patch with regards to your hair growth and thickness. Wow 5 covid tests! I've heard that the testing itself can be very stressful. I hope your health and hair get better soon :blossom:


I tried olive once too and that did feel heavy but I did use Castor as well so that could have been why. I'll have to try a few oils without it so I can find the lightest oil to use with Castor to balance it. I'm guessing it will be avocado

I've never tried avo oil. In the past I've had it in the kitchen, its very green. I'm interested to hear how you rate it relative to other oils.

Bat
August 17th, 2020, 02:25 AM
Welcome back! And congrats on reaching chin. Sorry to hear that your facing a rough patch with regards to your hair growth and thickness. Wow 5 covid tests! I've heard that the testing itself can be very stressful. I hope your health and hair get better soon :blossom:



I've never tried avo oil. In the past I've had it in the kitchen, its very green. I'm interested to hear how you rate it relative to other oils.

I'll let you know how they compare when I try it on its own

Agava
August 18th, 2020, 03:12 AM
Post rice water rinse waves! I love this protein treatment. Especially because I have access to so much rice water because I eat so much rice. Yesterday my hair was sitting firmly in the 1 category. But, these waves will fall out over the next couple of days unless I spritz them with water.

These pics also fairly accurately show how far away SL is for me and the slight inverted shape to my cut. But I can also see that Im definitely moving away from CL :cheese:https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42276&d=1597210204

So beautiful hair. I love when the waves are defined like this.
Yes, you're definitely leaving the CL territory.

Kathie
August 18th, 2020, 03:45 PM
So beautiful hair. I love when the waves are defined like this.
Yes, you're definitely leaving the CL territory.

Thank you :flower:

Those waves definitely don't stick around- its straight today except for a flick at the ends. Something to look forward to (*sarcasm*), that flick gets really strong when I reach sl.

Bat
August 19th, 2020, 12:56 AM
If you aren't doing it already maybe try the curly girl method C:

Kathie
August 19th, 2020, 03:32 AM
If you aren't doing it already maybe try the curly girl method C:

I do! At the moment I'm doing everything CG friendly, except using a gel or alike.

I really need a couple more inches for those waves to hold so I'm saving my styling products until I have more length.

TBH I found I was a little obsessive when I first started the CG method. All these siren calls of exceptional curls that develop with time. I'm happy to be a bit more relaxed about it for a while.

Kathie
August 19th, 2020, 05:04 AM
I found this tutorial for 6 short hair hairstyles. It actually starts around 2.30.

My favorites are 1. The double French braid with a ribbon to create length and tie it at the back. And 2. The mohawk braid.

https://youtu.be/MLAnWNoCmSs

Agava
August 19th, 2020, 06:38 AM
Thank you :flower:

Those waves definitely don't stick around- its straight today except for a flick at the ends. Something to look forward to (*sarcasm*), that flick gets really strong when I reach sl.

Kathie, yesterday I was cooking rice, ( and remembered of your waves :) ) but only later crossed my mind that I also could try rice water rinse. It was already late, because I put salt in the water. But I'm going to try soon, I'm just curious could my waves be already defined on this length. What exactly rice water mostly helps?

Iyashikei
August 19th, 2020, 08:32 AM
Finally able to put most of my hair in a ponytail :happydance:

https://i.imgur.com/fFeH7EI.jpg

SelenVinland
August 19th, 2020, 10:19 AM
I found this tutorial for 6 short hair hairstyles. It actually starts around 2.30.

My favorites are 1. The double French braid with a ribbon to create length and tie it at the back. And 2. The mohawk braid.

https://youtu.be/MLAnWNoCmSs

Oh some of these are really cute! I think I might try to ribbon french braid and the mohawk braid sometime.

Kathie
August 19th, 2020, 03:23 PM
Kathie, yesterday I was cooking rice, ( and remembered of your waves :) ) but only later crossed my mind that I also could try rice water rinse. It was already late, because I put salt in the water. But I'm going to try soon, I'm just curious could my waves be already defined on this length. What exactly rice water mostly helps?

I came across rice water rinses when researching the curly girl method. Some use it to help give their curls strength, and recommend it if your curls/waves are falling flat quickly.

I really like it as a treatment. While it doesn't give me rock solid waves, it definitely makes my hair soft. So I don't think it could hurt to try.


Finally able to put most of my hair in a ponytail :happydance:

Congrats, its looking so healthy too!


Oh some of these are really cute! I think I might try to ribbon french braid and the mohawk braid sometime.

I quickly tried the ribbon braid last night, but didn't have a lot of luck. Its something I would have to practice to get the technique down.

Bat
August 19th, 2020, 11:36 PM
I do! At the moment I'm doing everything CG friendly, except using a gel or alike.

I really need a couple more inches for those waves to hold so I'm saving my styling products until I have more length.

TBH I found I was a little obsessive when I first started the CG method. All these siren calls of exceptional curls that develop with time. I'm happy to be a bit more relaxed about it for a while.

I'm trying myself not to be do obsessive with my hair so the stuff gets time to breathe. I got my Castor stuff in the post, yay 500ml it is going to last a while

Bat
August 19th, 2020, 11:37 PM
Finally able to put most of my hair in a ponytail :happydance:

https://i.imgur.com/fFeH7EI.jpg

Congrats! Look how healthy it looks too!

Kathie
August 20th, 2020, 12:20 AM
I'm trying myself not to be do obsessive with my hair so the stuff gets time to breathe. I got my Castor stuff in the post, yay 500ml it is going to last a while

Awesome! I have never tried caster oil, you use it on your scalp? (Talking about needing to breathe) I cant put oil on my scalp, it kinda hurts. Even CO washing was too much for my scalp.

I have a little thin patch at the top of my hairline, hairdressers have commented that I should move my part around. It got pretty thin through there a couple of years back when I had a major career change / stress. Anywho, this is the area that feels most irritated with oil or to much conditioner.

Bat
August 20th, 2020, 01:17 AM
Awesome! I have never tried caster oil, you use it on your scalp? (Talking about needing to breathe) I cant put oil on my scalp, it kinda hurts. Even CO washing was too much for my scalp.

I have a little thin patch at the top of my hairline, hairdressers have commented that I should move my part around. It got pretty thin through there a couple of years back when I had a major career change / stress. Anywho, this is the area that feels most irritated with oil or to much conditioner.

Castor can is an emollient when on your skin so in theory it could help scalp conditions but I'd suggest doing a patch test first, You can also injest, it doesn't taste like anything but it makes you go to the toilet it is supposed to relieve constipation when taken orally. I also suggest trying oral Qsilica liquid that helped me grow hair in a thin patch caused by chemical burns from bleaching over the years it's vegan friendly

And yep I put it all over my head and hair

Kathie
August 20th, 2020, 01:39 AM
Castor can is an emollient when on your skin so in theory it could help scalp conditions but I'd suggest doing a patch test first, You can also injest, it doesn't taste like anything but it makes you go to the toilet it is supposed to relieve constipation when taken orally. I also suggest trying oral Qsilica liquid that helped me grow hair in a thin patch caused by chemical burns from bleaching over the years it's vegan friendly

And yep I put it all over my head and hair

Thanks for the advice on silica! I've just upped the amount I was taking so will keep an eye on things. I understand that liquid can often be more easily absorbed, so I will keep this in mind if I don't see an improvement.

My little thin patch is very very mild, unless stressed, and seems much improved since I've stoped hairstyles that put tension on hair in that area. But if it could be as thick as the rest of my hair I would be happy!

Bat
August 20th, 2020, 06:27 AM
Thanks for the advice on silica! I've just upped the amount I was taking so will keep an eye on things. I understand that liquid can often be more easily absorbed, so I will keep this in mind if I don't see an improvement.

My little thin patch is very very mild, unless stressed, and seems much improved since I've stoped hairstyles that put tension on hair in that area. But if it could be as thick as the rest of my hair I would be happy!

I was in danger of going bald in my little patch the rate I was going with bleaching. And coloring I was doing, it was really obvious in some of my earlier hair photos when I just joined here.
using the liquid saved me, but let me tell you you could shake me and I'd flake more than a snowglobe! I'm guessing my scalp was healing or something it isn't as bad now luckily

Kathie
August 20th, 2020, 08:10 PM
I was in danger of going bald in my little patch the rate I was going with bleaching. And coloring I was doing, it was really obvious in some of my earlier hair photos when I just joined here.
using the liquid saved me, but let me tell you you could shake me and I'd flake more than a snowglobe! I'm guessing my scalp was healing or something it isn't as bad now luckily

The ol' getting worse before it got better. I'm glad that its much better now :flower:

Bat
August 21st, 2020, 03:38 AM
The ol' getting worse before it got better. I'm glad that its much better now :flower:
I still flake but I'm also on pretty strong medication my transition made my skin get super oily so had to go on stuff to dry me out

Kathie
August 22nd, 2020, 02:45 PM
Bat, your hair looks so shiny in your new avatar picture!

0xalis
August 22nd, 2020, 05:52 PM
Feel like I'm gonna be in this thread foreeeeeeeeeeeeever :laugh:
Should I have just micro trimmed once reaching shoulder? Maybe. But I look cute! But my hair is constantly in my face...

Bat
August 22nd, 2020, 08:04 PM
Bat, your hair looks so shiny in your new avatar picture!

I cheated with flash on xD it isn't that shiny, I wish though!


Feel like I'm gonna be in this thread foreeeeeeeeeeeeever :laugh:
Should I have just micro trimmed once reaching shoulder? Maybe. But I look cute! But my hair is constantly in my face...

me I feel the same, in my eyes I technically will still pop back here until my side shave out grows here, which wont be for a while, it won't graduate super shorties for another year atleast

Iyashikei
August 22nd, 2020, 10:13 PM
Feel like I'm gonna be in this thread foreeeeeeeeeeeeever :laugh:
Should I have just micro trimmed once reaching shoulder? Maybe. But I look cute! But my hair is constantly in my face...

Actually I don't think it'll be that much longer for you. It's gonna be another 3 to 6 months approximately which, in growth terms, is nothing. I don't know how fast your hair grows but it won't be too far off.

ioanaxena
August 23rd, 2020, 06:52 AM
I finally managed to put all of my hair in a small ponytail :). Small accomplishments like that make my day.

https://i.imgur.com/Pgphn58.jpg

Bat
August 23rd, 2020, 08:46 AM
That's great!

meepster
August 23rd, 2020, 09:55 AM
I finally managed to put all of my hair in a small ponytail :). Small accomplishments like that make my day.

https://i.imgur.com/Pgphn58.jpg

Looks great!

Lainey
August 23rd, 2020, 10:41 AM
I finally managed to put all of my hair in a small ponytail :). Small accomplishments like that make my day.

https://i.imgur.com/Pgphn58.jpg


Hi ioanaxena. It looks good. Mine is nowhere near that. Please can you tell me the length of your hair at the back? Crown to hair tip. Thanks

ioanaxena
August 23rd, 2020, 11:15 AM
Thank you, Bat and meepster!


Hi ioanaxena. It looks good. Mine is nowhere near that. Please can you tell me the length of your hair at the back? Crown to hair tip. Thanks

I donít know but Iíll look for my measure tape and come back with an answer as soon as possible.

ioanaxena
August 23rd, 2020, 11:54 AM
Hi ioanaxena. It looks good. Mine is nowhere near that. Please can you tell me the length of your hair at the back? Crown to hair tip. Thanks

It's 41 cm from the crown to the ends at the back. :)

Edit: not the crown, but from the front of the hairline.

Kathie
August 23rd, 2020, 02:58 PM
I finally managed to put all of my hair in a small ponytail :). Small accomplishments like that make my day.

https://i.imgur.com/Pgphn58.jpg

Your hair is such a beautiful colour too!


It's 41 cm from the crown to the ends at the back. :)

I thought it was quite a long ponytail...

I think Im sitting around 36-37 cm at the moment.

Bat
August 23rd, 2020, 07:06 PM
my layers are annoying me but can't do anything but let it grow, so it is the barely half ponytail life for me

ioanaxena
August 24th, 2020, 01:05 AM
Your hair is such a beautiful colour too!

I thought it was quite a long ponytail...

I think Im sitting around 36-37 cm at the moment.

Thank you! :)

Haha, no, I have a tiny ponytail. Thatís why I was so happy that I could finally tie it - in July I had many pieces that fell out of the pony. Now itís all a bit longer and it stays in one place :).

Kathie
August 24th, 2020, 03:11 PM
Thank you! :)

Haha, no, I have a tiny ponytail. Thatís why I was so happy that I could finally tie it - in July I had many pieces that fell out of the pony. Now itís all a bit longer and it stays in one place :).

Because of my inverted shape I've been having some success with ponytail at shorter lengths. I think about getting it trimmed to one length... then also think about the perils of shorter hair at the front... then decide to leave it.

Lainey
August 24th, 2020, 03:38 PM
It's 41 cm from the crown to the ends at the back. :)

Thank you so much. Mine is about 13 cm so there is a way to go! At the moment it’s all layers and looks a mess. I’m persevering though. Your hair is in lovely condition btw.

Kathie
August 24th, 2020, 05:43 PM
Thank you so much. Mine is about 13 cm so there is a way to go! At the moment it’s all layers and looks a mess. I’m persevering though. Your hair is in lovely condition btw.

Wait... are we measuring from the hairline at the front, over the head, and down to the ends?

I missed that crown was mentioned as the start measuring point. Its so arbitrary and could shift depending on where you call crown on any given day.

41cm from crown would have me around if not past BSL.

ioanaxena
August 24th, 2020, 11:23 PM
Wait... are we measuring from the hairline at the front, over the head, and down to the ends?

Thatís how I measured it (hairline at the front, over the head and down to the ends). After you mentioned that the crown is not the same thing as the front of the hairline, I can understand where the confusion comes from.

Sorry for my mistake! English is not my mother tongue and it shows in moments like this :laugh:.

ioanaxena
August 24th, 2020, 11:28 PM
Thank you so much. Mine is about 13 cm so there is a way to go! At the moment it’s all layers and looks a mess. I’m persevering though. Your hair is in lovely condition btw.

Thank you so much! As I mentioned in the comment above, I actually measured my hair from the hairline at the front, above the head and down to the ends. I think that if you measure like this it will give you a bigger number :). And I know that a different number doesnít change the way our hair looks, but you can pick the middle of your hairline at the front and get more consistent results than if you pick the crown of the head.

ioanaxena
August 24th, 2020, 11:41 PM
Because of my inverted shape I've been having some success with ponytail at shorter lengths. I think about getting it trimmed to one length... then also think about the perils of shorter hair at the front... then decide to leave it.

I also had an inverted shape (the back of the head was actually shaved). I had a stylish bob before that looked good only when straightened with heat - and I had to straighten it daily because it was so messy after a nightís sleep.

My hair became so damaged after a few months of abusing it (it was also bleached in the past). The best thing I did for my hair was to buy hair scissors and cut it myself (the hairdresser I went to cuts hair very nice, meticulously, but she always cut way more than I was comfortable with). In time I kind of evened out the hemline, though the very front pieces of my hair are shorter and they look odd if I donít put them behind my ears. It was also hard to put those pieces in a ponytail. So you should rock your inverted hairstyle before reaching shoulder, it looks really good at this length :).

Kathie
August 25th, 2020, 12:43 AM
Thatís how I measured it (hairline at the front, over the head and down to the ends). After you mentioned that the crown is not the same thing as the front of the hairline, I can understand where the confusion comes from.

Sorry for my mistake! English is not my mother tongue and it shows in moments like this :laugh:.

Given your length I though you must of measured from your hairline :flower:


I also had an inverted shape (the back of the head was actually shaved). I had a stylish bob before that looked good only when straightened with heat - and I had to straighten it daily because it was so messy after a nightís sleep.

My hair became so damaged after a few months of abusing it (it was also bleached in the past). The best thing I did for my hair was to buy hair scissors and cut it myself (the hairdresser I went to cuts hair very nice, meticulously, but she always cut way more than I was comfortable with). In time I kind of evened out the hemline, though the very front pieces of my hair are shorter and they look odd if I donít put them behind my ears. It was also hard to put those pieces in a ponytail. So you should rock your inverted hairstyle before reaching shoulder, it looks really good at this length :).

I will! Its such a mild invert... I actually wanted it more inverted. I'm liking it though! Like you said it looks good at this length. Once its long again I won't get to enjoy this shape.

Lainey
August 25th, 2020, 01:07 PM
It's 41 cm from the crown to the ends at the back. :)

Edit: not the crown, but from the front of the hairline.

Thanks for the clarification.

0xalis
August 25th, 2020, 07:50 PM
My hair's a good solid inch or so past my chin when stretched now, so I'm calling it chin+ :) Next milestone is solid mid-neck when dry!

Bat
August 25th, 2020, 08:16 PM
My hair's a good solid inch or so past my chin when stretched now, so I'm calling it chin+ :) Next milestone is solid mid-neck when dry!

Yay, seems like you're growth is still fast

Agava
August 31st, 2020, 03:09 PM
Ioana congrats for ponytail. It's great how our possibilities with hair are changing from month to month. Sometimes I notice big difference within only two weeks. And sometimes I have a feeling like my hair doesn't grow at all.
These days I have a feeling that my hair growth is faster lately. It starts to feel like almost shoulder length. Tomorrow I'll measure it and compare to last time I've achieved SL.
Here's my hair, from two days ago.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42442&d=1598905701

Bat
August 31st, 2020, 06:35 PM
That looks like shoulder to me maybe 1-2cm more and you will certainly be there fully

Iyashikei
August 31st, 2020, 09:17 PM
Ioana congrats for ponytail. It's great how our possibilities with hair are changing from month to month. Sometimes I notice big difference within only two weeks. And sometimes I have a feeling like my hair doesn't grow at all.
These days I have a feeling that my hair growth is faster lately. It starts to feel like almost shoulder length. Tomorrow I'll measure it and compare to last time I've achieved SL.
Here's my hair, from two days ago.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42442&d=1598905701
Agree with Bat. You've reached shoulder length.

Agava
September 1st, 2020, 08:59 AM
Agree with Bat. You've reached shoulder length.

I think that my shoulders looked covered by hair because I was holding my phone with both hands, so maybe I raised my shoulders a bit.
This is what I'm going to take as a guide, when my shoulders are relaxed:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42448&d=1598971907

ioanaxena
September 1st, 2020, 09:41 AM
Ioana congrats for ponytail. It's great how our possibilities with hair are changing from month to month. Sometimes I notice big difference within only two weeks. And sometimes I have a feeling like my hair doesn't grow at all.
These days I have a feeling that my hair growth is faster lately. It starts to feel like almost shoulder length. Tomorrow I'll measure it and compare to last time I've achieved SL.
Here's my hair, from two days ago.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42442&d=1598905701

Yes, it's so true! A month ago I thought I'll reach shoulder length at the end of the year, but I actually reached it now, at the start of September. I was probably confusing shoulder length with collarbone length.

I do think your hair is SL now or you'll reach it relatively quick (I just saw your other photo). You'll soon graduate this thread :).

ioanaxena
September 1st, 2020, 09:47 AM
My hair is also touching my shoulders now. It's now at that length when it turns upwards from touching my shoulders if I don't brush it when it's wet. It's going to look funny for a couple of months, but at least it's growing :laugh:.

https://i.imgur.com/qiDU76L.jpg

Agava
September 1st, 2020, 11:58 AM
Ioana, to me it looks like you're already at SL. Or, to be sure, within next two weeks, you're there.
We have similar cut. If I understood, your frontal part is slightly shorter, right?
My haircut I wanted to be just a bit stacked but the hairdresser convinced me that it would be better if my bangs were slightly layered and shorter ( they are about 3cm below my chin).

oldrocker
September 1st, 2020, 06:42 PM
Have been trying to ignore this and other measurement/growth threads. I am mostly sure it is the weird time warp we are all in, plus not making specific measurements on time makes it harder to know, but I feel I have been stalled over a month now. On the other hand, due to various personal issues, and a lot of stress for various reasons, plus a horrible diet until recently...I may be sabotaging myself. Makes me wonder if a 'full' ponytail by Christmas is still doable. Feel like the shedding is getting worse....sigh

Sorry to whine....just one of those days/weeks/months/years....

Time for an overnight conditioning...haven't done one in a while.....

Kathie
September 1st, 2020, 08:39 PM
My hair is also touching my shoulders now. It's now at that length when it turns upwards from touching my shoulders if I don't brush it when it's wet. It's going to look funny for a couple of months, but at least it's growing :laugh:.

https://i.imgur.com/qiDU76L.jpg

For me, what I love about flip length is that for a while it doesn't look like its growing. The flip eats up the length. The flip gets bigger and bigger and then... bam! It reaches a length where it doesnt flip anymore and it suddenly seems inches longer.


Have been trying to ignore this and other measurement/growth threads. I am mostly sure it is the weird time warp we are all in, plus not making specific measurements on time makes it harder to know, but I feel I have been stalled over a month now. On the other hand, due to various personal issues, and a lot of stress for various reasons, plus a horrible diet until recently...I may be sabotaging myself. Makes me wonder if a 'full' ponytail by Christmas is still doable. Feel like the shedding is getting worse....sigh

Sorry to whine....just one of those days/weeks/months/years....

Time for an overnight conditioning...haven't done one in a while.....

I hope your deep treatment went well :flower:. Have you considered the monthly photo thread or the three monthly thread? I like these threads because sometimes my hair may not feel like its growing, but the photos show me otherwise.

Kathie
September 1st, 2020, 11:59 PM
Today I just want to wear my hair up! Its been ages since I wanted it slicked back and off my face. So I'm currently wearing a headband to hold back my fringe and I have a short pony held with a velvet scrunchy... I feel scrunchies seem to grip onto more hair. And I feel free!

I think I look better with my hair down... but today its more about how I feel than how I look.

Bat
September 2nd, 2020, 12:04 AM
My hair is also touching my shoulders now. It's now at that length when it turns upwards from touching my shoulders if I don't brush it when it's wet. It's going to look funny for a couple of months, but at least it's growing :laugh:.

https://i.imgur.com/qiDU76L.jpg

That's shoulder for sure

Bat
September 2nd, 2020, 12:06 AM
Have been trying to ignore this and other measurement/growth threads. I am mostly sure it is the weird time warp we are all in, plus not making specific measurements on time makes it harder to know, but I feel I have been stalled over a month now. On the other hand, due to various personal issues, and a lot of stress for various reasons, plus a horrible diet until recently...I may be sabotaging myself. Makes me wonder if a 'full' ponytail by Christmas is still doable. Feel like the shedding is getting worse....sigh

Sorry to whine....just one of those days/weeks/months/years....

Time for an overnight conditioning...haven't done one in a while.....

You do have curly hair which has lots of shrinkage you might actually be growing more than you think it's just how your curls sit i'd imagine

ioanaxena
September 2nd, 2020, 12:44 AM
Have been trying to ignore this and other measurement/growth threads. I am mostly sure it is the weird time warp we are all in, plus not making specific measurements on time makes it harder to know, but I feel I have been stalled over a month now. On the other hand, due to various personal issues, and a lot of stress for various reasons, plus a horrible diet until recently...I may be sabotaging myself. Makes me wonder if a 'full' ponytail by Christmas is still doable. Feel like the shedding is getting worse....sigh

Sorry to whine....just one of those days/weeks/months/years....

Time for an overnight conditioning...haven't done one in a while.....

I agree with Kathie, taking monthly pictures is surely needed. Before taking pictures I thought that my hair didnít grow at all, but looking back, I see thatís not the case. I think you may be in a similar situation.

I am sorry about your shedding. Donít be so hard on yourself, in times of stress our hair is the first one affected. Itís not your fault and youíre already doing enough for your hair - like the deep conditioning treatment :).

ioanaxena
September 2nd, 2020, 12:56 AM
Ioana, to me it looks like you're already at SL. Or, to be sure, within next two weeks, you're there.
We have similar cut. If I understood, your frontal part is slightly shorter, right?
My haircut I wanted to be just a bit stacked but the hairdresser convinced me that it would be better if my bangs were slightly layered and shorter ( they are about 3cm below my chin).

Yes, my front pieces are slightly shorter. During lockdown I thought it would be a good idea to straighten the hemline (I had an inverted bob), but I unfortunately cut it a bit too short in the front. Now I donít want to take anything away from the length and Iíll let the front be a bit shorter until I get to a more comfortable length and trim it evenly.

ArtOfNoot
September 2nd, 2020, 01:00 AM
Yes, my front pieces are slightly shorter. During lockdown I thought it would be a good idea to straighten the hemline (I had an inverted bob), but I unfortunately cut it a bit too short in the front. Now I donít want to take anything away from the length and Iíll let the front be a bit shorter until I get to a more comfortable length and trim it evenly.

I'm so excited for you!!!! You're almost to collarbone length. CBL was the last hair length where I truly loved my hair. I think collarbone length makes a person's neck look longer and slimmer, it is also quite youthful in my opinion! :heartbeat

ioanaxena
September 2nd, 2020, 01:01 AM
Today I just want to wear my hair up! Its been ages since I wanted it slicked back and off my face. So I'm currently wearing a headband to hold back my fringe and I have a short pony held with a velvet scrunchy... I feel scrunchies seem to grip onto more hair. And I feel free!

I think I look better with my hair down... but today its more about how I feel than how I look.

Wearing your hair up is a game changer! Hair does look (most of the time) better when itís down, but the ability to work without hair in your face gives you a way better feeling :). And it also may look odd because we donít have many options to put our hair up, but it will all feel and look better when we gain a bit of length.

ioanaxena
September 2nd, 2020, 01:04 AM
I'm so excited for you!!!! You're almost to collarbone length. CBL was the last hair length where I truly loved my hair. I think collarbone length makes a person's neck look longer and slimmer, it is also quite youthful in my opinion! :heartbeat

Thank you!! I think you gave me a bit (a lot actually) of your excitement :). I think collarbone length is the most flattering on me so I may stagnate a bit at this length when I reach it.

Kathie
September 2nd, 2020, 01:04 AM
Wearing your hair up is a game changer! Hair does look (most of the time) better when it’s down, but the ability to work without hair in your face gives you a way better feeling :). And it also may look odd because we don’t have many options to put our hair up, but it will all feel and look better when we gain a bit of length.

Absolutely, these are wise words. A high bun suits me best. I have a little face, so with my hair just slicked back into a low pony there not much going on. A high bun makes a difference... there is more visual interest.

Bat
September 2nd, 2020, 01:05 AM
I like my hair down, but sometimes it's nice to get it out of the way, especially when it gets hotter but if you are having a bad hair day tying it up hides it LOL

ioanaxena
September 2nd, 2020, 04:51 AM
I like my hair down, but sometimes it's nice to get it out of the way, especially when it gets hotter but if you are having a bad hair day tying it up hides it LOL

True words have been spoken :laugh:. I canít wait to get my hair into a decent, longer ponytail.

Bat
September 2nd, 2020, 06:11 AM
True words have been spoken :laugh:. I canít wait to get my hair into a decent, longer ponytail.

Same! I have a really stubby one and not all of my hair fits in it too many layers!

SelenVinland
September 2nd, 2020, 10:44 AM
I like my hair down, but sometimes it's nice to get it out of the way, especially when it gets hotter but if you are having a bad hair day tying it up hides it LOL

Also good for those times when you haven't washed your hair in ~five days but your boss scheduled a work zoom call for later that day, ask me how I know :laugh:

0xalis
September 2nd, 2020, 12:53 PM
My hair is also touching my shoulders now. It's now at that length when it turns upwards from touching my shoulders if I don't brush it when it's wet. It's going to look funny for a couple of months, but at least it's growing :laugh:.


Congrats, grad!!! :graduate:

lapushka
September 2nd, 2020, 03:28 PM
Congrats to the both of you, looks like shoulder (broaching it) to me! :D :cheer:

ReadingRenee
September 2nd, 2020, 06:14 PM
Hi all! I cut my hair from mid back length to about jaw/chin length last month and I really loved it. I still like it, but I want a little more length to play with, and I think its a bit more flattering to have my hair below my chin. So, my goal is shoulder length and I will see how I feel about it when I get there.

I haven't taken a length pic at my new length, but I will be taking one and sharing one soon. I expect to be here for a while.

Bat
September 2nd, 2020, 07:15 PM
Also good for those times when you haven't washed your hair in ~five days but your boss scheduled a work zoom call for later that day, ask me how I know :laugh:

Lmao yep or interviews when hair doesn't want to behave

Bat
September 2nd, 2020, 07:16 PM
Hi all! I cut my hair from mid back length to about jaw/chin length last month and I really loved it. I still like it, but I want a little more length to play with, and I think its a bit more flattering to have my hair below my chin. So, my goal is shoulder length and I will see how I feel about it when I get there.

I haven't taken a length pic at my new length, but I will be taking one and sharing one soon. I expect to be here for a while.One of us! One of us!

Kathie
September 2nd, 2020, 08:34 PM
Hi all! I cut my hair from mid back length to about jaw/chin length last month and I really loved it. I still like it, but I want a little more length to play with, and I think its a bit more flattering to have my hair below my chin. So, my goal is shoulder length and I will see how I feel about it when I get there.

I haven't taken a length pic at my new length, but I will be taking one and sharing one soon. I expect to be here for a while.

Welcome! :grouphug::hollie:

Iyashikei
September 2nd, 2020, 09:20 PM
Hi all! I cut my hair from mid back length to about jaw/chin length last month and I really loved it. I still like it, but I want a little more length to play with, and I think its a bit more flattering to have my hair below my chin. So, my goal is shoulder length and I will see how I feel about it when I get there.

I haven't taken a length pic at my new length, but I will be taking one and sharing one soon. I expect to be here for a while.
Welcome! Bienvenue! Wilkommen! Welkom... well, you get the point by now.

Philodendron
September 3rd, 2020, 02:39 PM
Hey guys,
I think I'll be here for at least a couple months as I'm currently growing out my bobcut.
A few years back I had APL hair (curly 3c) and just recently I cut my hair to a bob.
Sorry for my English but I'm German :)

Kathie
September 3rd, 2020, 02:52 PM
Hey guys,
I think I'll be here for at least a couple months as I'm currently growing out my bobcut.
A few years back I had APL hair (curly 3c) and just recently I cut my hair to a bob.
Sorry for my English but I'm German :)

I'm aiming to be close to leaving by the end of the year. One trim / cut along the way to get rid of my slight inverted shape.

I wouldn't of picked that your not a native English speaker!

Its nice having you here. Happy growing! :flower:

ReadingRenee
September 3rd, 2020, 03:14 PM
Thank you for the welcomes everyone!

And welcome to Philodendron as well! :)

Today I put my hair in a ponystub to keep my hair out of my way in the shower, but alas, it got wet anyway. Made me miss when my hair was so long I could put it on top of my head and keep it relatively dry with no shower cap in the shower.

oldrocker
September 4th, 2020, 06:31 PM
I agree with Kathie, taking monthly pictures is surely needed. Before taking pictures I thought that my hair didnít grow at all, but looking back, I see thatís not the case. I think you may be in a similar situation.

I am sorry about your shedding. Donít be so hard on yourself, in times of stress our hair is the first one affected. Itís not your fault and youíre already doing enough for your hair - like the deep conditioning treatment :).

I appreciate what you are saying...except for the fact that I am 90+ percent sure it isn't growing much right now. and...having guessed that a few months ago(since I do know how much stress and bad diet,etc....can affect growth), I'm pretty sure that seeing regular monthly pics showing nothing is worse than my 'benign neglect' method.

However, I think I know the root of the problem...and that is my diet. You can't completely ignore stress,etc... and my washing and conditioning habits have been fairly consistent(except for overnight stuff...which could make a difference). But...I changed my diet a couple weeks ago(for the better) to combat high Blood Pressure, but until this week, I hadn't realized how poor my diet has been with regards to proper amounts/proportions of truly healthy, vitamin enriched foods....primarily good green veggies that I have been ignoring. So....tonight I am eating nothing but (ok...I microwaved it..) fresh organic broccoli and have bought a good sized bottle of a decent multi-vitamin.

I do need to do an ACV rinse, as I'm not impressed with the look of it all compared to earlier, and need a bit more sleep as well.

Despite thinking I'm shedding more than normal, I do have fairly thick hair, so I don't see or feel any retreat of length and hopefully (with all your good thoughts) can get back to a healthier diet/life, and growth rate.

thanks,

Bat
September 4th, 2020, 07:37 PM
Good luck with your new diet I need to do the same thing. I eat junk and fast food all the time

Bat
September 5th, 2020, 02:20 AM
I'm almost a shoulder now will you look at that, some good news to go with my hair fail

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/751717481550184459/IMG20200905170759.jpg

still go a couple months i think of growth to do before i'm comfortable in calling it shoulder

Kathie
September 5th, 2020, 03:30 AM
I'm almost a shoulder now will you look at that, some good news to go with my hair fail

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/751717481550184459/IMG20200905170759.jpg

still go a couple months i think of growth to do before i'm comfortable in calling it shoulder

Oh! You are sooo close. Is this the new colour? Doesn't look bad at all!

Bat
September 5th, 2020, 04:09 AM
Oh! You are sooo close. Is this the new colour? Doesn't look bad at all!

That was the fail one it didn't look as bad from the back

I'm annoyed though I got a new dye they had brown on the packet I put it on my head and it's blue black D: the powers that be are telling me something

Kathie
September 5th, 2020, 04:30 AM
That was the fail one it didn't look as bad from the back

I'm annoyed though I got a new dye they had brown on the packet I put it on my head and it's blue black D: the powers that be are telling me something

Whaaat! They mixed up the dye colours in the box? That really sucks. Can you get your money back?

Damn, what a saga. I'm sorry you're back to black. At least its a colour you like :flower:

Bat
September 5th, 2020, 05:28 AM
Whaaat! They mixed up the dye colours in the box? That really sucks. Can you get your money back?

Damn, what a saga. I'm sorry you're back to black. At least its a colour you like :flower:
The box said petrol black but the image looked dark brown... And the Color was a level 3-45 which isn't black to my knowledge, it does look nice though, it got rid of the green which is a plus

Bri-Chan
September 5th, 2020, 06:54 AM
The box said petrol black but the image looked dark brown... And the Color was a level 3-45 which isn't black to my knowledge, it does look nice though, it got rid of the green which is a plus

Bat, sometimes hairdyes can dye your hair darker because of your hair porosity. Higher porosity, darker color. But it should fade. Anyway, 3 is a very dark color. The difference with "1" black I think is more the intensity of the black. 1 unnatural black, 3 natural black, with some brown shade under some lights.

Bat
September 5th, 2020, 07:05 AM
Bat, sometimes hairdyes can dye your hair darker because of your hair porosity. Higher porosity, darker color. But it should fade. Anyway, 3 is a very dark color. The difference with "1" black I think is more the intensity of the black. 1 unnatural black, 3 natural black, with some brown shade under some lights.

I think with this dye it actually is blue black I'm not the only one that's used it and got blue black colour result

ReadingRenee
September 5th, 2020, 12:24 PM
Bat, you hair has gotten so long! I have been gone for a while so I haven't seen a picture of it. It really looks like it grew! Congratulations!

I changed my diet and lost about 30 pounds starting in February of this year and I had a terrible shed a few months ago. I think it is finally tapering off, but its one of the reasons I cut my hair from MBL to above my shoulders. I am hopeful that now my hair will grow with less thinning. We will see.

I got an updated length picture from today. As you can see, I have quite a ways to go to reach shoulder. I expect it to take about 6 months at least.

https://i.imgur.com/YODyFh2.jpg?1

Bat
September 5th, 2020, 06:41 PM
Bat, you hair has gotten so long! I have been gone for a while so I haven't seen a picture of it. It really looks like it grew! Congratulations!

I changed my diet and lost about 30 pounds starting in February of this year and I had a terrible shed a few months ago. I think it is finally tapering off, but its one of the reasons I cut my hair from MBL to above my shoulders. I am hopeful that now my hair will grow with less thinning. We will see.

I got an updated length picture from today. As you can see, I have quite a ways to go to reach shoulder. I expect it to take about 6 months at least.

https://i.imgur.com/YODyFh2.jpg?1

Thank you! And congrats on the weightloss, I'd say the shed was your body adjusting to the new diet, the transition period always gets worse before it gets better

Kathie
September 6th, 2020, 04:41 AM
Bat, you hair has gotten so long! I have been gone for a while so I haven't seen a picture of it. It really looks like it grew! Congratulations!

I changed my diet and lost about 30 pounds starting in February of this year and I had a terrible shed a few months ago. I think it is finally tapering off, but its one of the reasons I cut my hair from MBL to above my shoulders. I am hopeful that now my hair will grow with less thinning. We will see.

I got an updated length picture from today. As you can see, I have quite a ways to go to reach shoulder. I expect it to take about 6 months at least.

https://i.imgur.com/YODyFh2.jpg?1

You have some beautiful waves!

ioanaxena
September 6th, 2020, 05:38 AM
I'm almost a shoulder now will you look at that, some good news to go with my hair fail

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/751717481550184459/IMG20200905170759.jpg

still go a couple months i think of growth to do before i'm comfortable in calling it shoulder

It looks good from the back! But I understand that pictures can't always convey the colour accurately. Did you do anything else to your hair after this picture (I know you said you wanted to dye it again)?

And you are very close to shoulder length! You'll reach this milestone in no time :).

ioanaxena
September 6th, 2020, 05:41 AM
Bat, you hair has gotten so long! I have been gone for a while so I haven't seen a picture of it. It really looks like it grew! Congratulations!

I changed my diet and lost about 30 pounds starting in February of this year and I had a terrible shed a few months ago. I think it is finally tapering off, but its one of the reasons I cut my hair from MBL to above my shoulders. I am hopeful that now my hair will grow with less thinning. We will see.

I got an updated length picture from today. As you can see, I have quite a ways to go to reach shoulder. I expect it to take about 6 months at least.

https://i.imgur.com/YODyFh2.jpg?1

You have beautiful hair! Hopefully the thinning will soon stop (I had the same problem from a very stressful event in my life one year ago). Good luck on your hair journey!

Bat
September 6th, 2020, 09:20 AM
It looks good from the back! But I understand that pictures can't always convey the colour accurately. Did you do anything else to your hair after this picture (I know you said you wanted to dye it again)?

And you are very close to shoulder length! You'll reach this milestone in no time :).

Yeah I ended up getting a Color that looked brown by the model but was blue black, it is nice though do I'll stick with black for now

ReadingRenee
September 6th, 2020, 07:31 PM
Thank you! And congrats on the weightloss, I'd say the shed was your body adjusting to the new diet, the transition period always gets worse before it gets better

Thanks Bat! You are right about the transition period! Fingers crossed that it is over.


You have some beautiful waves!

Thank you! :flower:


You have beautiful hair! Hopefully the thinning will soon stop (I had the same problem from a very stressful event in my life one year ago). Good luck on your hair journey!

Thanks so much! I really hope it does stop soon. Good luck on your hair journey as well! :blossom:

Bat
September 7th, 2020, 01:58 AM
Thanks Bat! You are right about the transition period! Fingers crossed that it is over.

I hope so too!

Kathie
September 8th, 2020, 01:02 AM
Today I enjoyed wearing a circle shaped fabric head band. Not only did it hold my fringe back, but it also held up some of the shorter layers at the back. So I was able to wear my hair in a higher ponytail. A higher ponytail is a longer ponytail.

ReadingRenee
September 8th, 2020, 06:34 PM
Today I enjoyed wearing a circle shaped fabric head band. Not only did it hold my fringe back, but it also held up some of the shorter layers at the back. So I was able to wear my hair in a higher ponytail. A higher ponytail is a longer ponytail.

Nice!

I have one of those and I need more. I find they really work well with this length of hair and yes holding back fringe which I am growing out a bit.

Bat
September 8th, 2020, 07:17 PM
I got a beanie in the post today for my super bad hair days like today

Kathie
September 9th, 2020, 01:49 AM
I got a beanie in the post today for my super bad hair days like today
I love a good beanie! Can just let the good bits poke out.

Kathie
September 9th, 2020, 02:01 AM
I have a little claw clip holding up a small twist of short hair below the ponytail. But I'm happy with this... because there was a time when my hair was so short at the back a clip wouldnt work. I need 2-3 months growth before I'm clip free.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42508&d=1599637585

Bat
September 9th, 2020, 02:11 AM
I have a little claw clip holding up a small twist of short hair below the ponytail. But I'm happy with this... because there was a time when my hair was so short at the back a clip wouldnt work. I need 2-3 months growth before I'm clip free.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42508&d=1599637585

I love how ashy it looks in overcast lighting, pretty Color! Your hair is longer than mine I'm sure of it I can't use scrunchies yet :O

Bat
September 9th, 2020, 02:15 AM
I feel my hair is getting shorter not longer T^T
. on a good note I did an oil treatment today and my hair feels so much better.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/753168507486732298/IMG_20200909_182220.jpg

Kathie
September 9th, 2020, 02:32 AM
I love how ashy it looks in overcast lighting, pretty Color! Your hair is longer than mine I'm sure of it I can't use scrunchies yet :O

Thanks! The ever changing colour that is my natural hair.


I feel my hair is getting shorter not longer T^T
. on a good note I did an oil treatment today and my hair feels so much better.


So blue black! It looks great, black really does suit you. I can't imagine it brown.

Bat
September 9th, 2020, 02:36 AM
Thanks! The ever changing colour that is my natural hair.



So blue black! It looks great, black really does suit you. I can't imagine it brown.

Neither can I! Haha, though this is more blue than I actually wanted I might get a red temp stuff to warm it up a little

ioanaxena
September 9th, 2020, 04:05 AM
I feel my hair is getting shorter not longer T^T
. on a good note I did an oil treatment today and my hair feels so much better.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/719128603035566089/753168507486732298/IMG_20200909_182220.jpg

I feel the same, my hair is at that awkward stage where it curls out and upwards and makes it look even shorter than before.

I really like this colour on you!

Bat
September 9th, 2020, 04:08 AM
I feel the same, my hair is at that awkward stage where it curls out and upwards and makes it look even shorter than before.

I really like this colour on you!

My hair also has a fair bit of texture and I think my layers make it look shorter, it's going to take me years to grow my hair one length T^T

Ylva
September 9th, 2020, 04:50 AM
Bat, that blue black looks so great against your skin tone! It's definitely your colour!

ioanaxena
September 9th, 2020, 04:54 AM
I have a little claw clip holding up a small twist of short hair below the ponytail. But I'm happy with this... because there was a time when my hair was so short at the back a clip wouldnt work. I need 2-3 months growth before I'm clip free.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42508&d=1599637585

Why havenít I thought of this before? Itís such a good idea to put a little clip under. And your hair has a lot of thickness, it makes such a nice ponytail :).

ioanaxena
September 9th, 2020, 04:56 AM
My hair also has a fair bit of texture and I think my layers make it look shorter, it's going to take me years to grow my hair one length T^T

After it grows a bit longer you can always remain at a comfortable hair length and trim until you get rid of layers. You still have time to decide whatever option fits you best :).

ReadingRenee
September 9th, 2020, 09:23 AM
I got a beanie in the post today for my super bad hair days like today

Great idea! Its a little too hot here for that now, but soon enough I can wear my huge collection of hats and beanies.


I have a little claw clip holding up a small twist of short hair below the ponytail. But I'm happy with this... because there was a time when my hair was so short at the back a clip wouldnt work. I need 2-3 months growth before I'm clip free.



This looks great! I also love the color of your scrunchie. The blue looks great with your hair.


I feel my hair is getting shorter not longer T^T
. on a good note I did an oil treatment today and my hair feels so much better.



I love the color of your hair! It is looking good. I really need to do an oil treatment on my hair too, but I am so lazy when it comes to that.

Bat
September 9th, 2020, 09:34 AM
Great idea! Its a little too hot here for that now, but soon enough I can wear my huge collection of hats and beanies.
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I love the color of your hair! It is looking good. I really need to do an oil treatment on my hair too, but I am so lazy when it comes to that.

I'm not usually a beanie wearer but some times desperate measures and all that! Thanks for the hair colour comment!


After it grows a bit longer you can always remain at a comfortable hair length and trim until you get rid of layers. You still have time to decide whatever option fits you best :)
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I feel the same, my hair is at that awkward stage where it curls out and upwards and makes it look even shorter than before.

I really like this colour on you!

Thanks! And yep that is me right now magical shrinking hair lol I'm not going to trim until the end of the year anyway so no rushed decisions!