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    Default How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    I was 22, I'm wondering at what age everyone else decided they were going to get down to business and grow their hair out long?

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    I was 47 I decided that if I don't do it now it could be too late.
    Last edited by Sarahlabyrinth; October 30th, 2017 at 02:35 PM.
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    Default Re: How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    24 - and yeah it doesn´t have 10 characters...

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    I was (and still am) 44

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    Default Re: How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    16. So I've been growing for ten years now


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    Default Re: How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    Maybe around 15 or so when I got seriously hit with the Tolkien bug after reading The Silmarillion.

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    I was 18. I brushed out my dreadlocks, then a few months later at 19 I chopped my hair from BSL to CBL, shortest it had been since I was 7 years old. Now I'm 21 and creeping past waist.
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    Default Re: How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    Always wanted long hair - finally grew up enough to work out - you just have to stop cutting it and be patient enough to wait 3- 5 yrs
    - only took 30+ years to figure it out.
    I could have had Rapunzel style hair three times over by now if I'd come to that conclusion and committed sooner!
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    Default Re: How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    Which time?

    I fell in love with Crystal Gayle's magnificent hair when I was a little kid, but my mother didn't (and still doesn't) really know what to do with long hair. So I had to keep it fairly short (shorter than shoulder length, anyway) until I was about twelve (~1988 ), at which point my mom decided that I was old enough to deal with my own hair and if I wanted to grow it long, that was my business as long as I kept it clean and so forth.

    So I grew it long for several years, and then made the colossal mistake of chopping BSL/mid-back length hair into a very ill-advised cut that would now be in the general category of "pixie cuts" (but that wasn't a term I heard in 1992), and even my mother tried to talk me out of the chop. (This is why we do not cut our hair when we are frustrated/annoyed with it, at least not without thinking about it for a couple of weeks! )

    I grew it out again and wore it long-ish for quite a while. I got really dedicated about wearing it long in my late twenties, when I started participating in the SCA, and having long hair is useful if one wishes to do one's best impression of a 14th C. London woman who owns a wine-shop. I grew it out to around classic, maybe a little past, and then I got tired of the weight of it, so I cut it back to around BSL, and then to shoulder, and then another short, wavy cut that at least made an asset out of my wave pattern rather than a hindrance, but I still just don't have the facial features to pull off short hair.

    I grew it back to the shoulder-length cut and maintained there for a while, and then in summer 2014, I decided I missed my long hair and started growing it again. Around February 2015, I got the layers from the shoulder-length cut taken off (which only cost me maybe 1.5 inches/4 cm), and I've trimmed twice since then.

    I'm probably never going to wear it shorter than shoulder length ever (barring illness that costs me my hair; there's a couple of types of cancer that some of my family members have had). I'm almost 42 now.
    Last edited by AZDesertRose; October 30th, 2017 at 07:31 AM. Reason: Edited to correct a formatting error
    Not quite APL -> APL -> BSL -> Mid-Back with compact-cut layers and holding a while-> ???


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    Default Re: How old were you when you committed to seriously growing out your hair?

    This time around, I was in my 30s, I think. Yep. I got to classic age 43, September 2015. 20 years after the accident that disabled me (the irony). By that time I had been on this board for about 10 years and had been trying to get to classic for about that time! A lot of dye experiments and experiments in general kept my hair short and shorter for a long time. When I changed my "wicked ways" (how Halloween appropriate LOL), it grew. And grew. I kept it classic from September 2015 to November 2016, and then this past year I let it grow back to TBL. Next stop: classic again. Next year. And they I'll grow on (hopefully) and we'll see how far I get!
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