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curlylaura 10-25-2006 04:49 AM

Hair length
 
How long do you think is too long when it comes to hair. I read something the other day where the columnist stated 'hair past the boobs is not sexy it's spooky'.

Just curious as to what others think.

lushaholic 10-25-2006 05:12 AM

I personally don't care for lengths longer than waist-length, but again that's just me. I know there are some people who have butt-length hair who have gorgeous hair, and I can't remember how long Rain's hair is, but hers is beautiful. I think most people can't carry it off though, because it just starts to drag down their whole look and starts to look 'heavy', if that makes any sense.

curlylaura 10-25-2006 05:17 AM

I know what you mean. As long as it's in good condition and not a ratty mess I guess really long hair can be good, it's just not for me though.

embudini 10-25-2006 05:27 AM

Hips--I used to have waist length hair although I was much shorter than most of you.

Kaia 10-25-2006 05:48 AM

I think waist-long is too long. It's interesting that embudini chimed in, bc I know she is young. I think very long hair makes a lot of people look immature, so it often looks great on kids and teenagers, but not so good on adults.

Ab-star 10-25-2006 06:06 AM

Anything past the waist doesn't generally look good to me, unless you're five. I'm sure there are exceptions. I would personally never grow my hair longer than that.

Leilani42 10-25-2006 07:33 AM

I said hip-length... I've only seen a few people with hair that long, but the ends were so damaged and split it was kinda icky. But if someone can maintain healthy hair for that long, and it looks okay, I say go for it. But it is rather an odd thing to see. For me, I'd never want to have hair that I had to move so I didn't sit on it. :P

Dancingbadger 10-25-2006 07:49 AM

I think some of it depends on age and style but generally I think long hair should be kept BSL and not too much longer than that. It's very hard to do much of anything with it and tends to just hang. I think everyone's hair curly or straight needs to be styled somehow. I remember on What Not To Wear, Nick said that he thinks long hair should be kept at BSL. I think I agree.

I keep trying to grow mine to BSL but then my stylist wet cuts and it shrinks a couple of inches, but then I've noticed that it looks good at the length she cuts it to so she must know what she's doing. :D

If I could grow mine out I would donate it to locks of love. It's such a good cause! I met a curly girl whose hair was to her waist and she cut it all off and donated it. I thought that was really cool. 8)

Gemini13 10-25-2006 08:38 AM

I would say waist-length and beyond. Obviously it depends upon the person, and there are exceptions to every rule. I'm just not crazy about super-long hair, it looks... I don't know, just too inconvenient or something.

DolphinCurls 10-25-2006 08:48 AM

Anything past waist length is too long. After a point, long hair gets to be disgusting. In my opinion, after waist length, that's when long hair starts to look gross.

RedCatWaves 10-25-2006 08:57 AM

I'm going to agree with everyone else, that anything waist length and beyond gets kind of gross looking. I think anything beyond BSL is too long for most women. It does nothing for them, and just drags them down and makes them look out-of-touch with fashion/reality/good-taste.

DominicanaHeat 10-25-2006 09:56 AM

Waist-length. After that, it seems overwhelming.

Gemini13 10-25-2006 10:32 AM

LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:

ZARIA** 10-25-2006 10:35 AM

I voted BRA-STRAP....But actually its between shoulder and brastrap but closer to the bra.

Jaxie 10-25-2006 10:37 AM

For me, I wouldn't go past the waist, right now I'm trying to grow my hair just past bra strap length! ~~jax

DolphinCurls 10-25-2006 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Gemini13
LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:

Gemini13 10-25-2006 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by dolphinluver16
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Originally Posted by Gemini13
LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:

Oh, lol. I was like- shoulder length is too long? ha

jeamaria 10-25-2006 11:17 AM

Waist length is the absolute limit IMO, I think around that point it starts looking less hygienic, whether the hair is in good condition or not. It can get to a point where the hair itself looks beautiful but it makes the wearer unattractive.

Even before it hits the waist, it can sometimes get to a point where you can see gravity making the person kinda tilt back.

On my head, I would say bra-strap length would be the limit, but as I get so much shrinkage my hair would probably be overlong if I straightened it, but the weight of the extra length would help "hold" my hair whilst curly.

DolphinCurls 10-25-2006 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Gemini13
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Originally Posted by dolphinluver16
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Originally Posted by Gemini13
LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:

Oh, lol. I was like- shoulder length is too long? ha


:lol:


I actually love long hair. Although after waist length, I find it getting to be a little creepy and disgusting.

Iwantcurlyhair 10-25-2006 11:33 AM

I think waist length hair looks lovely but anything beyond that is generally too long to me. It also depends on what the ends look like. I can't stand scraggly, thin, dry ends at any length.


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