Have Any 3c's Made It to Waist Length??

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Hey Qt! So far so good.. and yours? (Thanks for asking btw..)

I'm gonna go blonde this weekend too, just so I can see how fast my roots come out..lol.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
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Last edited by QtBoutique; 06-22-2011 at 06:59 PM. Reason: to change a picture
I have just begun my natural hair journey a few months ago and I've decided I want to grow my hair out as long as I possibly can, preferably to waist length. I have mostly 3c hair with some 4a and a tiny bit of 3b right at the nape of my neck. But the hair right at the top/crown of my head has no curl at all, just a slight wave.(I'll post pictures soon) I'm thinking that once my hair reaches a certain length, even those wavy pieces will curl on the ends. I can already see this happening of a couple.

I'm taking much better care of my hair now than I ever did when still relaxed, so I know with time it will be longer than it has ever been before. My question is, do you ladies think it's possible to grow my hair to my goal length? I haven't really seen any 3cs with waist length hair that I know of. Do any of you have waist length?
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
YES, YES, YES!
My hair is almost exactly like yours (it's like you described MY hair!) and it's currently waist length. However, since I don't really take care of it, I have split ends and breakage, so I'm going to have to cut it.

Anyway, the last time I cut my hair was about a year and a half ago. It was BSL and now it's waist length. My hair grows a little faster than average (just a little, though!).

Don't give up hope. It takes a lot of patience and care! As long as you don't expect miracles and keep up your routine, you'll get there! Make sure you find out what your hair likes (oils, supplements, etc.) and stick with it! Try not to change your products too much.

Good luck with everything!
I'm at bra band length right now. It's mostly when my hair's wet.

The thing is...I never did a big chop. My relaxer was twice a year at most, and that was to tame down the frizzies and new growth. I never really lost my curl. I just always ironed it out with a straightener.

I've just always wanted to grow mine down to my butt, just to see if I could do it.
YES, YES, YES!
My hair is almost exactly like yours (it's like you described MY hair!) and it's currently waist length. However, since I don't really take care of it, I have split ends and breakage, so I'm going to have to cut it.

Anyway, the last time I cut my hair was about a year and a half ago. It was BSL and now it's waist length. My hair grows a little faster than average (just a little, though!).

Don't give up hope. It takes a lot of patience and care! As long as you don't expect miracles and keep up your routine, you'll get there! Make sure you find out what your hair likes (oils, supplements, etc.) and stick with it! Try not to change your products too much.

Good luck with everything!
Originally Posted by JLovesMJ
Oh wow, same here to the bold! That's crazy. We might be hair twins! Did the wavy hair at the crown curl on the ends once it got longer, or stay wavy? I'll accept it either way, but I have no problem saying I prefer curls. I just think that will make it much easier to blend the different textures of hair.

Thanks for the support, and I'll be sure to check back in soon.




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Oh wow, same here to the bold! That's crazy. We might be hair twins! Did the wavy hair at the crown curl on the ends once it got longer, or stay wavy? I'll accept it either way, but I have no problem saying I prefer curls. I just think that will make it much easier to blend the different textures of hair.

Thanks for the support, and I'll be sure to check back in soon.
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
Hmm.. Well mine wasn't THAT wavy to begin with. I'd say it's more of a really loose curl (just in small parts of my hair) and yeah, it stayed that way!
I forgot to mention one thing though... I have some serious shrinkage issues. My hair is almost wavy when it's wet, and curls and shrinks as it dries. It's waist length, but thanks to the shrinkage, it barely goes below my shoulders when it's dry. It's soo frustrating because the only way I could show off the length is by straightening it. Even twist-outs don't make that much of a difference. Oh, well. I hope yours doesn't shrink too.

Last edited by JLovesMJ; 06-23-2011 at 11:05 AM. Reason: Spelling!
Hmm.. Well mine wasn't THAT wavy to begin with. I'd say it's more of a really loose curl (just in small parts of my hair) and yeah, it stayed that way!
I forgot to mention one thing though... I have some serious shrinkage issues. My hair is almost wavy when it's wet, and curls and shrinks as it dries. It's waist length, but thanks to the shrinkage, it barely goes below my shoulders when it's dry. It's soo frustrating because the only way I could show off the length is by straightening it. Even twist-outs don't make that much of a difference. Oh, well. I hope yours doesn't shrink too.
Originally Posted by JLovesMJ

Actually my hair shrinks up about 50%, but I don't really mind it. I think the shrinkage is actually a good thing because that adds to the versatility of my hair. When I do pin curls and bantu knot outs my hair can look like very different lengths than when I just do wash n gos.




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Hmm.. Well mine wasn't THAT wavy to begin with. I'd say it's more of a really loose curl (just in small parts of my hair) and yeah, it stayed that way!
I forgot to mention one thing though... I have some serious shrinkage issues. My hair is almost wavy when it's wet, and curls and shrinks as it dries. It's waist length, but thanks to the shrinkage, it barely goes below my shoulders when it's dry. It's soo frustrating because the only way I could show off the length is by straightening it. Even twist-outs don't make that much of a difference. Oh, well. I hope yours doesn't shrink too.
Originally Posted by JLovesMJ

Actually my hair shrinks up about 50%, but I don't really mind it. I think the shrinkage is actually a good thing because that adds to the versatility of my hair. When I do pin curls and bantu knot outs my hair can look like very different lengths than when I just do wash n gos.
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
I'll give those a try! Thanks
I am a few inches past BSL, I have been gone for a long while I really need to up date my pics!
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It's been a while since I posted on this thread. How is everyone's hair doing??
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
Still in twa land.. far far from waist length...

But I have 1/4 inch of new growth since I dyed my hair two weeks ago.
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Good luck with the growing. I'm also growing my hair, so far it's at apl and i think that my leading hairs will reach bsl in this year. My goal is full shoulder-armpit length naturally curly.
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It's been a while since I posted on this thread. How is everyone's hair doing??
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
pretty good. i stretched a piece of the front of my hair the other day and it was nearly at my nipples. which by the way, is totally weird to type.
i'm 3c/4a and am at or past waist length now


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It's been a while since I posted on this thread. How is everyone's hair doing??
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
Still in twa land.. far far from waist length...

But I have 1/4 inch of new growth since I dyed my hair two weeks ago.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
That's good. At least your hair is growing on schedule.




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Good luck with the growing. I'm also growing my hair, so far it's at apl and i think that my leading hairs will reach bsl in this year. My goal is full shoulder-armpit length naturally curly.
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Good luck growing your hair. Let us know how your hair progresses.




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i'm 3c/4a and am at or past waist length now
Originally Posted by shake
Grr!! Can I just say I'm totally jealous right now?? Lol, just kidding. That's great. How long did it take you to reach that length??




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I'm officially solid waist length wet. Unfortunately, still shrinking to apl. Since I started my vitamins its growing a lot though. I've gotten roughly 2.5 inches in the past 4 months. The good news is that last weekend my mom commented on my hair looking noticeably longer. When I looked in the mirror, I too noticed a bit more length! god luck everyone.

And bekka, I, too color my hair solely for the purpose of checking growth lol

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i'm 3c/4a and am at or past waist length now
Originally Posted by shake
Love the hair pix in your signature.. very pretty!
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I'm finally at honest to goodness shoulder length dry. It grazes the tops of my shoulders!


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