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GlamourCurls 11-09-2013 07:53 PM

What is growing out curls like?
 
Sorry for the strange topic title but I've never had long curly hair.

I'm growing it out at the moment but I look at others long beautiful curls and can't imagine mine looking like that 😒

Feeling disheartened

ashkins09 11-09-2013 09:54 PM

Don't be. Its been 7 years since I had long hair. Went through a change at 18. Wanted super short hair. Since having major damage at 20 years old. It took 3 years for regular trims and TLC. From neck/top of shoulders to mid back length(when stretched). It takes time and patience. You'll have long hair before you know it :).

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Korkscrew 11-10-2013 04:25 AM

I didn't find the transition to be that dramatic. You - or at least I - get used to it being short, but then by the time you've fully adjusted to it being really short, it's brushing your shoulders. Then you get used to that and it's starting to fall down your back ... and so on.

Try not to feel disheartened. There's beauty to be found at all lengths. Right now you want what you want: long hair. You'll get there. Just try and take care of your hair as best you can. Also, you may find that focusing less on length for now will appear to make it grow faster :)

BotticelliBrit 11-10-2013 05:08 AM

Don't feel disheartened looking at pics of long-haired curlies - feel excited and inspired! I'm growing my hair out too and looking at those pics makes me really excited for what my hair will look like at that length.

Think positive, girl! You'll have beautifully long, tumbling tresses in no time :)

Krullenbol 11-12-2013 02:53 PM

I am all the time complaining that I want my hair to be long but my hair tends to grow quite quick and then I always end up cutting it anyway because my hair gets heavy, I don't like the curl pattern anymore and I feel like it is more work (I am lazy lol) so for me, I never thought I would say this, but I like my hair now more when it's short(er) than long

sixelamy 11-12-2013 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Krullenbol (Post 2223159)
I am all the time complaining that I want my hair to be long but my hair tends to grow quite quick and then I always end up cutting it anyway because my hair gets heavy, I don't like the curl pattern anymore and I feel like it is more work (I am lazy lol) so for me, I never thought I would say this, but I like my hair now more when it's short(er) than long

This happens to me too! lol I can't count how many times I've tried to grow this darn hair out. In my case, I have a LOT of hair!!!! It was so hard to do anything with it. Trying once more, I'd really love to donate it. I'm also wondering how my hair will look when it's long. I was straightening when it was long before, so I only had a bit of wave, no curls, and it was soooooooo dry. So curious to see what it will look like now. And I am super impatient! I already want to cut my hair, and it's only been a little over a month since my last (it grows super fast!). I have 2 more months to wait until my next appt. ugh!

jeepcurlygurl 11-12-2013 03:30 PM

My hair grows very slowly so growing it out can be discouraging at times. But it always grows out eventually! In the mean time I just use cute barrettes, clips, scrunchies, headbands.

nes223 11-12-2013 06:03 PM

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For me growing out my hair took a lot of patience and deep conditioning haha. Stay away from heat and if you can also give up dye. I stopped using heat and last dyed my hair over a year ago and noticed a big improvement in my hair since I had less split/dry ends it means less trims. Sometimes I hated it tho bc I has to get used to my curls getting looser.

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Morgan_Adcock 11-12-2013 06:13 PM

I have found it much easier to grow my hair since going CG, and getting Deva cuts than I ever did before. Prior to this, I was almost always trying to grow my hair. The progress is slow, in comparison to how fast straight hair takes to show growth, but my hair spends a lot more time going around in circles than it does going down. The thing that matters is that it's getting longer, and nobody has sabotaged my hair growth.

hambo02 11-13-2013 07:13 AM

a pain is what it is

BotticelliBrit 11-13-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by nes223 (Post 2223208)
Sometimes I hated it tho bc I has to get used to my curls getting looser.

I'm really curious about how my curls will look when my hair is longer. I hope they don't fall out too much as I really love my curls being tight and bouncy!

CurlieCoo 11-13-2013 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Krullenbol (Post 2223159)
I am all the time complaining that I want my hair to be long but my hair tends to grow quite quick and then I always end up cutting it anyway because my hair gets heavy, I don't like the curl pattern anymore and I feel like it is more work (I am lazy lol) so for me, I never thought I would say this, but I like my hair now more when it's short(er) than long



This is me, too. My hair was almost to my waist a year and a half ago when I decided to whack it off to just brushing the top of my shoulders (when straight). I then found the Curly Girl book and discovered this website so I started taking care of it and growing it out, curly. It's now past the middle of my back again and the healthiest it's ever been, with all of the conditioning and leave-ins that I had never used previously. Hair grows before ya know it... I think it's a little like finding love: When you're not looking for it, it happens. ;)


BUT I've just scheduled an appointment to cut it again, back to my shoulders. While it's nice to have long and healthy hair, something that I previously thought was impossible, it's almost it's own entity! Babying it everyday, spending a lot more time that I don't have, it's heavy, and I keep getting it caught under my arm or in my seat belt , lol. That's just my own choice... but please don't get disheartened. Good luck to you! :)

Morgan_Adcock 11-13-2013 12:27 PM

It doesn't really feel like a pain to me. Once it started looking good no matter what length it is, getting it grown out to "long" hasn't been a race for me. It's been a series of stages in which I like my hair.


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