To waist length!!

Hi there! I saw that there was a specific thread for going to BSL, but nothing for waist length! So...I decided to make one. Anyone want to join me? I was thinking we could measure on the 1st of every month, using the LHC measuring method (I can explain it if need be).

I've been growing my hair out for a long time now, and am about 2 inches past BSL when pulled straight. Exactly at BSL when curly. Just sitting and not paying attention to my hair growth makes me feel like it's not going anywhere, and tempts me to cut it. Does anyone else feel this way?

OH, and isn't it SO FRUSTRATING that even though our hair looks pretty long when it hangs down our back, it looks like it's super short in the front because of our..ahem..."lady lumps?"

Anyway, I hope some other people join in.
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Last edited by RenaBanana; 05-30-2010 at 07:57 PM.
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I'll join, but I definitely won't make waist length for a few years. Just BC for the millionth time on May 12 (to 0.5inches) and my hair is now about 1.5 inches long. I don't know what LHC measuring is, so if you could explain it I'd really appreciate it.
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I'm in though like missconstrued, I'm awhile off waist, I'm about shoulder length currently (shaved it last yr). It's my ultimate goal to get to waist.
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Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
Yay, welcome to the club! The method that LHC uses is you measure from your hairline, back over your head, and down to the longest end of your hair.

I pull my hair straight when I measure just to see how long it really is, but you don't have to.

I'm so impressed that you two are growing your hair out from such short lengths! I'll bet it felt amazing to be free of all of that damaged hair...
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Cool! I'm in.Waist is My overall hair goal legnth. I bc'ed by hair last sept. from BSL to Mid-Neck Legnth. My hair really needed it. It was loosing its curl from the damage and it was dry. Now im a little past Apl stretched, and almost Apl curly.
OOOOOH THE SHRINKAGE!
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I did the LHC way of measuring and when curly my hair is 20in but when stretched it's 23in :/
My hair grows about an inch a month, so im hoping to be Waist in about 7 months (stretched)
and questions for you guys: do you trim your hair?
i really dont want to lose legnth, but i know it keeps your ends healthy...
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Hi asiajewel! As far as trimming goes, I've started trimming my own split ends. Basically what I did was go out and buy salon quality scissors (they are SHARP!), and every once in awhile I will "search and destroy" any split ends in my hair. This way I can go much longer between trims than I used to. It varies, but I go roughly once every 4-6 months depending on how my hair is feeling.

If you decide to do this, make sure that you get scissors specifically for cutting hair, and do not use them for anything else! They have to be very sharp, otherwise your splits will just come back. Make sure to cut perpendicular to the hair, and cut back enough to ensure there is no hidden split in the hair that you are missing (I cut about half an inch off when I notice a split).

HTH!
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Hey ya'll I created the BSL thread but i'd love to get to waist length So i'll be popping in every once in a while
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Yay! Welcome CurlyPolkaDot

Tomorrow is our first measuring day! Woooo!
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I may pop in some too, I'm on the BSL thread as well, but my ultimate goal is waist I'm actually pretty close to shoulder when I stretch it out now, which is saying something since I wasn't terribly close before!
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Ok, since it's technically the 1st here, I'll chime in with my measurements According to the LHC measuring method, I'm at 16.5 inches, .5 from where I started not that long ago!
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Yay! Ah it's sooo nice to measure actual growth sometimes! I'm on campus right now so no measurements from me until I get home. Boooo.

I'm just wondering, what is the longest you guys have ever had your hair? My hair is currently longer than I've ever had it...APL was my limit in the past. And it was a big fluffy brushed out mess at the time D:
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Mine has been at least BSL before, but I don't think I've ever gone longer. I never really cared much about my hair when I was young, and had no clue how to make it look good. My sister had slightly curlier hair than I did, so I was always jealous that mine was "just wavy". Now that I'm CG I have nice 3a curls, so maybe I can get the long ringlets I so wanted back then!

And irony of ironies, my sister straightens her hair pretty much all the time now
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Ok, so here is my first measurement: 29 inches woo! So I'll be aiming for 29.5 to 30 next month.

OperaDiva, have you tried convincing your sister to try the CG method? My Summer vacation is coming up, so I'm going to try to get my mom into it. Her hair is SO super coarse. It's unbelievable.
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Hello Ladies. Happy June! Measuring in today.
I'm 21in today but its proably because i just washed it, so i don't have much curl.( is sulfate free shampoo okay?)
It sucks because my legnth is so inconsistent! sometimes it looks APL and times it looks like its SL
Oh, RenaBanana, i forgot to tell you, I have been apart of LHC for a few months, and i found out about S&D. I put my hair in a braid yesterday and noticed that my hair completely thinned out a quarter of the way down. It's pretty dramatic. It's like all my hair is a certain legnth except for a few wisps.
Is this from S&Ding?
what should i do?
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Hi again asiajewel! I'm not sure what you were asking exactly in regards to the sulfate shampoo...do you mind elaborating?

As far as the thinning, oh man! I wouldn't think that S&D would have that much of an effect, unless you find yourself trimming a ton of hair every time you do it...Although, unless it is breakage then I'm not sure what it could be....hmm...how often do you S&D?
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I may be waist-length before haircut, trying to cut only once a year or so and it's past BSL with about 6 months to go. Although my hair seems to take cutting very seriously - when I didn't cut it, it grew like crazy but when I cut it it stays about the same for a long time. So maybe it will not grow.

Will certainly post pics if it ends up waist length before haircut and still looks good...

I do not have enough of anything in front to make my hair look shorter, the layers in front are shorter though.
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I'm at BSL curly right now. Waist is my next goal. Hip if my ultimate goal.
Rena, I have talked to my sister a little about CG, she has been off sulfates and most cones for years, but fries her hair Not every day, she only washes it about every 3 like I do.
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i was just asking if washing my hair with sulfate free shampoo is still bad for my hair.
I s&d at least once a week. Whenever i see a split, i sit down and snip for a few minutes.
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