Growing Out Forum?

CurlyMireya:

Posting here about wanting a new forum may go unnoticed by the moderators. I suggest that you go to the Feedback section and post your request there pasting the URL for this thread so they can see there is enough support for this. Good luck!
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CurlyMireya:

Posting here about wanting a new forum may go unnoticed by the moderators. I suggest that you go to the Feedback section and post your request there pasting the URL for this thread so they can see there is enough support for this. Good luck!
Originally Posted by HalfWavyHalfCurly
She states in the initial post that she's posting here first, just to gauge the interest level.
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Since a lot of curlies seem interested in a growing out board, I posted the idea on the feedback board. Guess we'll see what happens!
Since a lot of curlies seem interested in a growing out board, I posted the idea on the feedback board. Guess we'll see what happens!
Originally Posted by CurlyMireya
Cool! I've been to LHC. While there is much in the way of great advice there, I also find it to be somewhat fetishistic (if that's a word) when it comes to the need to have long, long hair. It puts me off a tad.
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Since a lot of curlies seem interested in a growing out board, I posted the idea on the feedback board. Guess we'll see what happens!
Originally Posted by CurlyMireya
Cool! I've been to LHC. While there is much in the way of great advice there, I also find it to be somewhat fetishistic (if that's a word) when it comes to the need to have long, long hair. It puts me off a tad.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
i know what u mean. one person on LHC wrote that she spends 8 hrs a day on her hair--give me a break!! one thing i notice tho now my hair is longer--it does get caught in zippers and squished under things which i can imagine would cause breakage. they talk about protective hair styles which keep hair healthy at any length, like a braid or bun. i just have to remember to do it before i go out hiking or itwill be quite messy and makeshift. oh dread
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i know what u mean. one person on LHC wrote that she spends 8 hrs a day on her hair--give me a break!!
Originally Posted by banjocurl
Good grief, that's a FULL TIME job, strikes me as quite narcissistic and frankly abnormal.
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Since a lot of curlies seem interested in a growing out board, I posted the idea on the feedback board. Guess we'll see what happens!
Originally Posted by CurlyMireya
Cool! I've been to LHC. While there is much in the way of great advice there, I also find it to be somewhat fetishistic (if that's a word) when it comes to the need to have long, long hair. It puts me off a tad.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
That's how I feel too. I want long hair, sure, but won't go to great lengths to get it (no pun intended!) and am not that into the super long lengths. It was actually not that that bothered me so much as when I posted a political opinion that was different from the majority opinion I got ganged up on bigtime. I wasn't rude or disrespectful of the other opinion at all. When I attempted to explain myself, I was told not to talk about politics again or else they'd ban me temporarily. Anyway, LHC is a unique place. I did learn some neat things there, but it's just not my type of place.
I have long hair (below BSL) but I REALLY want it down to my waist, and to grow out all the thinned-out ends, so I'd be up for that.
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I have long hair (below BSL) but I REALLY want it down to my waist, and to grow out all the thinned-out ends, so I'd be up for that.
Originally Posted by Amneris
amneris--congratulations on your pregnancy!! has it changed your hair at all??
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
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http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
CurlyMireya,

I'm not sure about super long lengths for me either. I think that it can become unflattering at around waist length, mostly because it hides the waist and can make a normally curvy woman look a little blocky. But, others love it, so more power to them. However, it would be interesting to see how long the curls can get before the length and weight pulls ou7t the curl.

I think there can be an extra challenge for the curly trying to grow it. On Thursday, my hair was straight when I left the salon. It was 27". Today, I did my first post color co wash and left it curly. Now it's 22.5". I don't mind the shrinkage from a curl perspective. The curlier the better for me. But, it's funny to know that my hair can be different lengths depending on how much curl is or isn't going on.
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CurlyMireya,

I'm not sure about super long lengths for me either. I think that it can become unflattering at around waist length, mostly because it hides the waist and can make a normally curvy woman look a little blocky. But, others love it, so more power to them. However, it would be interesting to see how long the curls can get before the length and weight pulls ou7t the curl.

I think there can be an extra challenge for the curly trying to grow it. On Thursday, my hair was straight when I left the salon. It was 27". Today, I did my first post color co wash and left it curly. Now it's 22.5". I don't mind the shrinkage from a curl perspective. The curlier the better for me. But, it's funny to know that my hair can be different lengths depending on how much curl is or isn't going on.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I agree it would be interesting to hear from some curlies with very long hair, to see what kind of hair issues they have. I have more wave than curl so shrinkage isn't something I'm dealing with. Though when it's very humid I get some curls and do lose some length. 4.5 inches is a lot of shrinkage though - it must be strange to see your hair shrink like that, though I bet you're used to it. I've learned just from being here for a short while that it's really difficult for some curlies to achieve long lengths. I hope the growing out board will be of some help to them.
We also have a Growout challenge thread in the Transitioning Board. It's our second year and it ends on May 1st. So, yes, the interest is there.
I think that a forum that would cater to curlies growing out their hair is an excellent idea. Let's go for it!
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I have long hair (below BSL) but I REALLY want it down to my waist, and to grow out all the thinned-out ends, so I'd be up for that.
Originally Posted by Amneris
amneris--congratulations on your pregnancy!! has it changed your hair at all??
Originally Posted by banjocurl
Thanks! YES - my hair is growing really fast (so now is a great time for a grow-out) and it is way thicker, curlier and heavier! It seems really healthy and shiny too - it's my dream hair! Waiting for the other shoe to drop as apparently a lot of people get post birth or post weaning shedding....
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