To waist length!!

Yay for this thread! My dream is to have waist length hair unstretched and though mine is very kinky compared to most of you who commented I am determined to make it happen. It'll take longer than you guys but Ill get there in due time. I thought it was impossible till I met women in the 4a range like me and even 4b with hair down their backs. Or should I say out and down lol. Anywhoo I am working towards this goal it should take a few years.
Texture: proud 4a (3c at the nape).
Regimen: co-wash everyday.deep condition, de-tangle and seal once a week.
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Protective Style: buns

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I want to remember to take monthly pictures, but for now, here's two. My hair grows slowly I think. I got it cut last October 2009 and it was a few inches past shoulder length.

So what is ths bunning yall are talking about? Any tips for faster hair growth? And can you dye your hair trying to do this? As you can see from pictures, my hair dye has grown out a bit.

3a?; very fine
Started CG 4.1.2010
Growing it out; would love waist length, but my hair grows slowly.
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Hi ladies

This is such a cool challenge! WL curly is my ultimate goal and I have a ways to go. I am currently shoulder length curly after a big cut about a month ago because of past heat damage. Keeping track of my actual growth makes me neurotic so I can't be an official member of this challenge but I think it is a great idea. I usually get frustrated with my hair every two to three years and do a major cut so I think it will be helpful to go on this journey with a group (even if it is as an unofficial member of that group.
Hello All,

I've been growing out my hair for the last 2 years. When I started my hair was above shoulder length now it is just ABL. I've been getting it trimmed every 8 weeks. I have been unhappy with my stylist so I think I will have her not trim it every 8 weeks anymore. My hairstylist keeps telling me that I can't grow it any longer because it starts to look straggly on the ends. Just anyone else have problems with straggly ends?
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I want to join in! I'd LOVE to have waist length hair, but I have no idea why my hair keeps breaking when it gets to a specific length (about shoulder-blade length). Right now, it's just below the shoulder when stretched out.

Any tips would be *very* welcome. Do I need to DC? How important is a satin pillowcase (I'm not sure I'm willing to spring for one just yet)? Can I wear my hair back in a ponytail? So many questions!!

ETA: my hair is currently 18" long, just above APL. BSL is 24", waist is 27". I have a looooong way to go!
CG: 9/4/09

3a and 3b/F/ii


Condish: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner
Shampoo (Sulfate-free): Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (use 1-2x/week)
Styling Product: HETT mousse

TRYING to grow it out- maybe softer water and going almost strictly CG will help!

Last edited by TeachDeafies; 08-29-2010 at 09:31 PM.
It's the wanna be mermaid in me that refuses to give up in my quest for ridiculously long hair
Originally Posted by LaBeauteBoucle
YES!

Can I still join?
and are there any rules?
Originally Posted by Wildbunch
I echo that question. I really want waist length hair when curly, that has almost always been a dream of mine. Right now, it's about BSL when curly.

Any tips for growing hair out faster? Particularly for someone just starting the CG method?

Also, i saw mention of scalp massages with and without oil. Do you do them yourself, find someone to do them, or get them professionally done? How do you apply the oils? Wet hair, dry, what kind, etc?
YES!! of course you can all join, as far as I am aware there are no real rules except keep on growing!

I am still here just checking in on this thread occasionally. My hair has had about an inch and a bit choppe off in the past few months, justo get rid of old heat damage that was really holding it back. Its so much healthier now except for my colouring it. I am excited to say I shall soon be switching to henna though!!

As far as length goes, I am waist stretched and about an inch below BSL when curly and steadily growing. It's growing alot quicker now that I have less damage.
Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

PROTEIN LOVER!!!

Wishing my hair would be more like this ------>
and less like this --------->
I've been growing out my hair for 2 years now. I went from a short pixie cut to right underneath my armpits! It has grown so fast. I have found that taking a multivitamin and only washing it every other day is extremely helpful!

The best thing, also, is to use good products. I don't know about anyone else...but I HATE to spend money on products...but I do!!

My birthday is coming up in a few month, and my ultimate gift fantasies all revolve around hair products.

You know you're addicted to your hair when...
Hmm. That is a good point. Maybe I should actually bite the bullet and spend money on my hair. Hmm.... Sometimes I really hate being broke.


How are you guys keeping your hair from breaking? Are there any tricks? I know I have heard some people braiding their hair all the time, and I used to do that, but I also like wearing it down, especially now that it is winter. Any tips?
I just received a Deva cut and went from Classic to Tailbone length. I read that some people were asking for tips and thought I'd pass along what helped me.

Due to my profession, my hair needed to be pulled back all the time. I used clarifying shampoo on occasion and heavily conditioned daily. I combed wet starting from the bottom up and used a conditioning spray to detangle. I used clear Aloe Vera gel and either braided or put it in a bun. If it was particularly windy, I would use a light hair spray to keep everything tidy. Granted this was before I was completely using the CG method. It took a good couple of years to go from BSL, but they went fast.

I didn't start seeing any breakage until I went completely CG about a year ago and was having a very difficult time detangling, but the Deva cut really helped that issue. I'm a bit shorter at TBL, but I'm really happy with the cut and I really like that I don't have to hold my hair as I pass a doorknob or worry about whiplash when I sit down. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer.

I'm still growing to get back to classic length again, but this time completely CG. Good luck to everyone.
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AHA!! There you all are! I tried to start a "Rapunzel" thread on 3b & was informed about this thread!

I had waist when curly, tailbone when wet, all one length hair a few months ago & had the terrible idea to have it layered. Now it's BSL curly, just above waist wet. I sooooooo regret the cut.

I'm on my journey to Rapunzel again!

Here's what I had before the unfortunate cut...
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Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
I want to join! I'm on the BSL thread but waist is my ultimate goal.

I used the LHC method, and my hair is currently 21" long. BSL for me is 26" and waist is 31". I can't wait until my hair grows that long! My hair grows relatively quickly (about an inch a month) so I should reach waist length in a year or so. I trim every six months.
I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
Hair Growth Goals:
SL:
APL:
BSL:
WL:
Yay for this thread! My dream is to have waist length hair unstretched and though mine is very kinky compared to most of you who commented I am determined to make it happen. It'll take longer than you guys but Ill get there in due time. I thought it was impossible till I met women in the 4a range like me and even 4b with hair down their backs. Or should I say out and down lol. Anywhoo I am working towards this goal it should take a few years.
Originally Posted by bklyn_belle

My god, that inspiration is drop dead gorgeous! I know so many girls with tight curls like that who always try to keep it shorter and now they all need to see this picture. lol
I really need encouragement to step away from the scissiors. My layers are growing out and my longest one needs to be brought up a bit to blend with the others better. My goal was not to get a cut until March but it's starting to look crummy in the back.

I'm so tempted to do that ponytail self-cut to just take some off the bottom - what do you guys think?
Salon, ponytail or just deal with it?
Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
If your layers are really bothering you then I would get it cut. My longest layer is straighter than the rest of my hair, and it really does bother me. I'm getting my hair cut next month. It may set me back an inch or two in my growing-out goals but I'd rather be happy with my hair while it's growing than hate how it looks just because I don't want to lose length.

If you have a steady hand then a ponytail would be a less expensive way to trim your hair, but if you mess it up then you could end up having to take off a lot more than just one or two inches. I'd recommend a salon.
I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
Hair Growth Goals:
SL:
APL:
BSL:
WL:

Last edited by Ruth Marie; 01-14-2013 at 01:34 PM.
If your layers are really bothering you then I would get it cut. My longest layer grows faster than the rest of my hair, and it really does bother me. I'm getting my hair cut next month. It may set me back an inch or two in my growing-out goals but I'd rather be happy with my hair while it's growing than hate how it looks just because I don't want to lose length.

If you have a steady hand then a ponytail would be a less expensive way to trim your hair, but if you mess it up then you could end up having to take off a lot more than just one or two inches. I'd recommend a salon.
Originally Posted by Ruth Marie

You make very good points. I'll trim it - but I just received my CreaClip in the mail & think I'll try that. www.creaclip.com.
Thanks for your feedback!
Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
Did u use the creaclip. If so did u cut hair curly or straight.

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