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    Default Best way to measure hair?

    I switched from a ruler, to a hard measuring tape, and just now used a soft measuring tape.... and each measurement is different. Ranging from 26 1/4" to 27 1/2"

    What do you use to measure??? THANKS
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    I use a soft measuring tape.
    I place the "0"-mark on my forehead, just where the hair starts, then I pull my hair straight and measure how long it is...



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    I do the same as Iylivarae, though I don't always get consistent measurements, because I have a V-shaped hemline and I pull my hair straight, so I can get about an inch and a half difference!
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    Same as above.. it's easier with a soft measuring tape..
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    Use something soft, either a tailor's fabric measuring tape, or use a long ribbon or other woven fabric that you can lay flat and measure afterward with a yard/meter stick. Usually the former is easier.

    Measure from your front center hairline, over your head and down the center of your back. Pull wavy/curly hair straight. Use the bottom measurement. Measuring over the head adds extra inches, but it provides the most consistent starting place for repeating the task at a later date.
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    I always use a soft measuring tape but even then I get a ton of difference. Last month I measured 26.5-27". This month, for some odd reason, Im not measuring more than 26. I havent trimmed or anything. I think Im done measuring, whats the point if I cant use it to keep track of my progress?

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    I've had that problem too, ohio sky.. I wonder what happened!

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    I use a cloth measuring tape and always measure my hair wet and combed straight. Otherwise I'd never get a consistent measurement! LOL!

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