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Old 08-31-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
 
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Cool How to achieve waist length hair?

Right now, my hair is bra-strap length. What actually works? How long would it take to grow it out?
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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Right now, my hair is bra-strap length. What actually works? How long would it take to grow it out?
I went from bra stap to waist length within a few months by co washing daily and keeping my hair up at all times. I also finger combed.
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What's co washing?
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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What's co washing?
Washing with conditioner only. The purpose is to avoid the drying effects caused by shampoo. Technically co washing is to be done using a conditioner without cones such as Vo5, Sauve Naturals, Giovanni, Nature's Gate, etc., but my hair loves cones. Most cone's can only be removed by shampoo. I shampoo every once in a while.

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
 
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Congrats Celina!


I have been struggling for the past few months with the bottom of brastrap.

I will be there someday!
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Ok what is the difference between midback and waist length?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:24 PM   #8
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Congrats Celina!


I have been struggling for the past few months with the bottom of brastrap.

I will be there someday!
Thank you.

Prior to cutting off the rest of my relaxed ends in May, my hair was just about tailbone. I had never had hair that long in my entire life. It was absolutely amazing to step into the shower, wet my hair, and have hair fall into my butt crack, lol!. I never thought my hair could grow so long.

Using only conditioner, keeping the hair up, and finger combing works wonders. Gels, mousse, and other stylers causes dryness which leads to breakage; thus, loss of length. Growth aids don't work and are unnecessary.

To answer your question, midback length hair is hair that is past bra strap but not quite waist length.

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Right now, my hair is bra-strap length. What actually works? How long would it take to grow it out?
I was at BSL in June and as of 2 weeks ago I am now WL! I had tailbone length before I decided to cut it due to being bored and I didn't do anything special. I was always trimming split ends though.

Now that I have found this forum. I started doing deep conditioning treatments and I have been trying to keep my hair moisturized. Oh, and I have been doing Cassia/Henna Treatments. I had a hair cut March of this year and I still don't have any split ends (knock on wood). Which is most likely due to me taking care of it better. But, I will say I don't really do protective styles. I wear my hair out 99% of the time. However, I do put on a satin scarf when I get home and I sleep on a satin pillow case (and sheets). Once it's time for bed I take off the scarf and put my hair in a pineapple and go to sleep.

So that's my routine. I think if you can keep it moisturized, do your dt's, stay away from heat and keep it protected at night you should be on your way faster. Just my thoughts. HTH
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Congrats Celina!


I have been struggling for the past few months with the bottom of brastrap.

I will be there someday!
Thank you.

Prior to cutting off the rest of my relaxed ends in May, my hair was just about tailbone. I had never had hair that long in my entire life. It was absolutely amazing to step into the shower, wet my hair, and have hair fall into my butt crack, lol!. I never thought my hair could grow so long.

Using only conditioner, keeping the hair up, and finger combing works wonders. Gels, mousse, and other stylers causes dryness which leads to breakage; thus, loss of length. Growth aids don't work and are unnecessary.

To answer your question, midback length hair is hair that is past bra strap but not quite waist length.

That is amazing. I wouldn't know how to act if my hair was tailbone length!

When you put you hair up do you just bun? Do you feel that you are thorough with the fingercombing? I am afraid if I fingercombed only that my hair would tangle or knot.


Thank you. I know that seemed like a silly question bc I have that chart in my signature, but sometimes when I would look at people's pics who say they are midback or waist from behind it is hard for me to tell the difference between the two because they looks so close to me on a persons body.
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Congrats Celina!


I have been struggling for the past few months with the bottom of brastrap.

I will be there someday!
Thank you.

Prior to cutting off the rest of my relaxed ends in May, my hair was just about tailbone. I had never had hair that long in my entire life. It was absolutely amazing to step into the shower, wet my hair, and have hair fall into my butt crack, lol!. I never thought my hair could grow so long.

Using only conditioner, keeping the hair up, and finger combing works wonders. Gels, mousse, and other stylers causes dryness which leads to breakage; thus, loss of length. Growth aids don't work and are unnecessary.

To answer your question, midback length hair is hair that is past bra strap but not quite waist length.

That is amazing. I wouldn't know how to act if my hair was tailbone length!

When you put you hair up do you just bun? Do you feel that you are thorough with the fingercombing? I am afraid if I fingercombed only that my hair would tangle or knot.


Thank you. I know that seemed like a silly question bc I have that chart in my signature, but sometimes when I would look at people's pics who say they are midback or waist from behind it is hard for me to tell the difference between the two because they looks so close to me on a persons body.
I haven't worn my hair up since February, but am going to start again. When I wear my hair up I simply twist it up and secure it with an octopus clip. I got sick of wearing the big octopus clip so I recently invested in 2 Flexi 8's (one large and one xtra large) and a hair comb like Terri's from tightlycurly.com. I do plan on bunning with these.

I comb my hair every once in a while (like every few months) and rarely use my Denman brush to ensure that I have no tangles/shed hairs. Finger combing works for me but I admit that it's not for everyone.

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My hair is alittle past tailbone length.I would say I make sure that I keep the moisture in my hair and I always braid it and wear it up.Also,I take supplements to boost hair growth.
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Ok what is the difference between midback and waist length?
About five inches...judging by your hairlength chart!! lol!!
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I had tailbone length hair, but it drove me insane, lol. So now I don't let it get past waist length. Everyone's hair reacts differently, but for me the main key is keeping it moisturized. My hair is thankfully not prone to split ends so I don't have to trim a lot. I don't wear protective hairstyles, but I haven't heard a complaint about them yet. If you are using a gel, make sure it does not have alcohol in it, that's horribly drying. I pineapple my hair every night and sleep on a satin pillow case. Lastly, I do heat styling sparingly. I air dry my hair, and I haven't flat ironed since May (but I'm going to for my birthday, just because).
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I had tailbone length hair, but it drove me insane, lol. So now I don't let it get past waist length. Everyone's hair reacts differently, but for me the main key is keeping it moisturized. My hair is thankfully not prone to split ends so I don't have to trim a lot. I don't wear protective hairstyles, but I haven't heard a complaint about them yet. If you are using a gel, make sure it does not have alcohol in it, that's horribly drying. I pineapple my hair every night and sleep on a satin pillow case. Lastly, I do heat styling sparingly. I air dry my hair, and I haven't flat ironed since May (but I'm going to for my birthday, just because).
Hello ChicagoViks, I'm new to this board. What do you mean, "...pineapple my hair"?
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I had tailbone length hair, but it drove me insane, lol. So now I don't let it get past waist length. Everyone's hair reacts differently, but for me the main key is keeping it moisturized. My hair is thankfully not prone to split ends so I don't have to trim a lot. I don't wear protective hairstyles, but I haven't heard a complaint about them yet. If you are using a gel, make sure it does not have alcohol in it, that's horribly drying. I pineapple my hair every night and sleep on a satin pillow case. Lastly, I do heat styling sparingly. I air dry my hair, and I haven't flat ironed since May (but I'm going to for my birthday, just because).
Hello ChicagoViks, I'm new to this board. What do you mean, "...pineapple my hair"?
welcome! I'm pretty new myself.

Pineappling the hair is basically gathering the hair into a ponytail at the top of your head and securing it with a scrunchie (as loosely as you can without it falling down).
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Unhappy I have shoulder length hair!

Umm, I have shoulder length hair and I cutted it like on Novemember or October and it won't grow any help?
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Red face co washing

co washing is when you get a spray bottle and dampen your hair.Then get a conditioner and rub it into your hair
rinse hair and ur done.
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