Looooonngg hair??

I'm growing my hair also. I have been trimming 1/4-1/2 inch every 6-8 weeks for years to keep it healthy, and have recently in the past couple months decided to grow to my waist or low back. I am going to try and not trim it so often(it's been nine weeks so far)and just trim it when it needs it. But it seems to grow so slow. I have 5 inches to go .
I got my daddy's waves
Type-2b?,normal-high porosity,normal elasticity, fine-medium texture,some course auburn, more curly in back and bottom layer with 2 spirals underneath...yea CG!!!!!!
Low-poo-JC Gentle Lather poo
Co wash-GNTN, Suave Naturals coconut
Rinse out-OA GPB
Leave-in-JC aloeba
Stylers-HESMU
Likes-olive oil, castor oil, vinegar rinse, wrapping in a silk scarf at night
Dislikes-too much jojoba oil, coconut milk DT
Yeah I'm considering waist length, but I'd be happy with boob length right now lol. I've never gotten past 3 inches above boob length, so I'm really trying to stick with it this time. I've got a ton of supplement regimens going, I don't dye it, I only heat style on low for like 3 minutes, etc. I'm looking for any other tips too if you guys know of any.

Also, if you need any inspiration pics, I frequent another forum called the Long Hair Community. Lots of gorgeous long locks over there to drool over.
Originally Posted by Fluffy01
Boob length? I guess that all depends on where your boobs are hanging! HAHAHAHAHA!

Actually my (3C-4A) curls are almost there at around 12-13 inches when stretched, but I'm thinking of getting a few inches chopped off.

I'm sure I can grow it really long, but it's so poofy-huge! (Way too big for my 5'1" frame!) I know I shouldn't complain because I have so much hair. It's a good thing, really. It's healthy, frizz-free and has a nice sheen to it.

Lately, though, it's become more time-consuming to get the curls just right. And I use SOOO much conditioner, I think it's hurting my personal finances!

I don't know...

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Well, yeah. I guess classic would be halfway the body. Although the butt is usually somewhere about the middle, right?
Originally Posted by KrazzyCurls
I suppose so- haha I would examine strangers, but I might get in a little trouble if they spot me staring at their butt! lol!

I guess I was just trying to say everyone's actual length at classic would be different. If you measured a group of people who all had 'classic' length hair they would most probably be all different. It's not so a much a single length (i.e. at a certain increment in inches) but continuous - if that makes any sense?
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
hahah yeahh classic is diff on everyone, even wait is differant. I have a longish torso and long legs, my hips and butt jsut seem ti squish in there inbetween lol

Growing to waist is gonna take foreverrrr lol but its the biggest bit of my growing
Originally Posted by 09robiha
Yeah, that's true - classic is just halfway the body.
LOL!
HairType:

3A and 3B mix

CurlsRoutine:

-No-Poo
-Satinique Hair Conditioner
-Garnier Fructis Sleek and Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme
-A little olive oil


HairLength: Past my shoulders, but not to my elbow (YET!)

GoalumUltimatum:
To have healthy, shiny curls past my waist!
I MY CURLLLLSSS!!
Im shooting for waistlength, minimum, and tailbone length max. Ideally I would like my hair to hang between hip and tlbn. Im still not sure about the shape. My hair grows in a natural V but I would prefer a blunt cut. I would probably grow out a few more inches past tlbn just to get even hip length hair.
Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
Current length: back at APL
Goal length: hip
Staples: natural growth aides
Im shooting for waistlength, minimum, and tailbone length max. Ideally I would like my hair to hang between hip and tlbn. Im still not sure about the shape. My hair grows in a natural V but I would prefer a blunt cut. I would probably grow out a few more inches past tlbn just to get even hip length hair.
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907

Ooh, that sounds really nice!

It think after my hair grows out some more, hopefully, I'll cut my hair in a V.

HairType:

3A and 3B mix

CurlsRoutine:

-No-Poo
-Satinique Hair Conditioner
-Garnier Fructis Sleek and Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme
-A little olive oil


HairLength: Past my shoulders, but not to my elbow (YET!)

GoalumUltimatum:
To have healthy, shiny curls past my waist!
I MY CURLLLLSSS!!
Actually, little accident. My hair is actually past BSL, but not quite mid-back yet. LOL, dunno how I messed that up.
HairType:

3A and 3B mix

CurlsRoutine:

-No-Poo
-Satinique Hair Conditioner
-Garnier Fructis Sleek and Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme
-A little olive oil


HairLength: Past my shoulders, but not to my elbow (YET!)

GoalumUltimatum:
To have healthy, shiny curls past my waist!
I MY CURLLLLSSS!!

Last edited by KrazzyCurls; 02-18-2010 at 07:17 PM.
mythreebabes - your avatar pic is amazing!!! is that the length of your hair now!
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
^ Agreed!
HairType:

3A and 3B mix

CurlsRoutine:

-No-Poo
-Satinique Hair Conditioner
-Garnier Fructis Sleek and Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme
-A little olive oil


HairLength: Past my shoulders, but not to my elbow (YET!)

GoalumUltimatum:
To have healthy, shiny curls past my waist!
I MY CURLLLLSSS!!
mythreebabes - your avatar pic is amazing!!! is that the length of your hair now!
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
OMG I KNOW RIGHT
her hair is gorgeous beyond gorgeous !!!
I WANT HER HAIRRR

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I'm aiming for MBL when dry and curly, which I think would be hip length (whch I was in Nov. '07 before I cut it off). I'm currently BSL dry and curly. However, when I straightened (not bone straight) my hair toward the end of November it was WL. I would guess I'm an inch or so beyond that since that was 3 months ago. But, who knows.

Not sure if I will make it though since it is taking me longer to do my hair and I now have to section it to apply products. Also, the amount of product I am starting to have to use is ridiculous. We'll see. Once I start doing my Henna/Cassia treatments again when it gets warmer I may be able to continue to grow it. I normally use less product when I do those treatments!!
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i'm about 4 inches from waist (streched), so i should be there by the end of this year. i think i'll stop there. my hair shrinks up to my neck (not even my frikkin shoulders, my NECK!!) now, and i'm about an inch past bsl.
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I'm currently ~midback curly, waist when wet. I'm gonna grow at least until waist while curly, and probably longer. At longest probably to tailbone, 'cause anything more will just be too much hair for me to handle I think.
2C-3Aish/mostly M/ii-iii, med-high porosity, normal elasticity, hip length
Protein sensitive, likes heavy moisture and oils, mostly CO with occasional CWC
Low Poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention
Washing Conditioner: Trader Joe's Refresh, Tresemme Nourishing Moisture
, V05
Length Conditioners:
GF Triple Nutrition, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Walgreen's BioInfusion Balm
Leave Ins: AO Honeysuckle Rose, raw shea, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, sometimes aloe gel or KCNT
I did grow to below-butt length after a campaign to see how long it would get.


But it got too hard to take care of, for me, so I cut it in half.

But I'm posting to give hope to those who want long and think their hair doesn't grow because I had NO IDEA mine grew past BSL. But when I just Did Not Cut It it got a whole lot longer. This was about 6 years from a bob. I don't think I'll grow this long again, maybe if it all goes gray, because I'd like to have a looooong thick gray braid.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
wow thats long.!!!
i have been growing too....i hoping for like butt length or maybe waist length. I started doing this because im hoping to donate to locks of love.
WOW, WOW, WOW! I was looking at your photo and my SO walked in and saw it, he said "wow...that's some seriously long hair"

You're a real inspiration. I'm aiming for waist and I started from a buzz cut. I'm slowly getting there. Just can't wait till it's at shoulder or longer and I can really start wearing it wavy again. I styled it wavy just the other day, was a little messy for my liking but my SO loved it. He loves my short hair but misses my waves - he's been really good. He actually shaved it for me, when I did the leukemia shave for a cure.

Marty - that's such a lovely idea donating to locks of love. It's always nice to hear that there are some very caring and generous people out there, especially when the news is full of violence and selfish acts. Good on you and Good luck. I'd love you to keep me posted on how you go
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
wow thats long.!!!
i have been growing too....i hoping for like butt length or maybe waist length. I started doing this because im hoping to donate to locks of love.
Originally Posted by marty256

That's awesome Marty as I had cancer as a child and lost all my hair, but I wore hats and such. Now in the interest of you being informed about your decision, please make sure you do some research on LoL. I had remembered awhile back some controversy regarding it and googled it. Here's two links I came up with:

http://www.onmilwaukee.com/family/ar...ksforlove.html


http://badhairday.typepad.com/bad_ha...of_love_i.html

I'm not trying to sway you either way, but I think it's important that people who do kind acts like this know exactly who they're doing it for.

And good luck on your hair growing journey!
Oh yes I donated the length I cut off, it was in good shape, oddly; I thought about selling the hair but didn't want to cut it all the way off. I donated to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths, not Locks of Love; apparently the Pantene people actually USE the hair for wigs instead of selling it. The cut off part was about a foot and a half or so, then a couple more inches off with the actual haircut after.

Anyway, be encouraged, and just don't cut it except for dusting the ends, if you take care of it it will stay healthy without haircuts, and will get longer than you think.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
Wow! Gorgeous hair, RIF! That was a very generous thing you did by donating it. Kudos to you!!

I'm trying to get to hip. Before my BC, I made it to full waistlength in 5 years even with a couple bigger hair cuts. I'm hoping I'll get there faster this go round since my hair is healthier, and I'll only be dusting my ends. We'll see.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
Robin your hair is AMAZING! such an inspiration!

My hair used to be knee-length once upon a time... then I maintained somewhere between chin-length to shoulder-length for years.

My hair is a little past shoulder right now, aiming for WL, though that means APL and BSL first.. *sigh*

I'd love to have it at my tail bone though.. with pretty layers and a v-shape. *dreams*

That's at least a year away ;.;
CG since 6/26/09! Also growing out!

Thick borderline 2C/3A (hair wavy at this length), mostly medium, high porosity (I think!)

Current products in rotation: V05 Kiwi Clarifying Conditioner followed by Suave Coconut Conditioner (CO wash). GVP K-Pak k/o (once a week). Sunsilk Hair Oil mix (international product) & castor Oil.
I originally said that I was just gonna keep my hair bra strap length, but I want waist length hair. And I'm gonna have it too.

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