shoulder length hair is NOT long!!!!!

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I'm so tired of this girl at my job parading around like her hair is sooooo freakin long. It's BARELY below her shoulders. If i hear her say she "don't need no weave" ONE more time... i'm smothering her w/ a plastic bag.

on top of that her hair is RIDICULOUSLY thin.

the more OUTRAGEOUS part is that most of the (black) ppl there think her hair is long too and gas her head up.

you know the state of black women's hair is in disrepair when everyone think half an inch pass shoulder length is long.

hell, i'd probably blow their minds if i straightened my hair one day and showed it's true length (and MY hair isn't even long lmao)
You know, it's prob not even her fault alone that she thinks her hair is so long. when my hair reached my collarbone, people were always telling me my hair was so long like it was down to my butt! LoL I'd always say it wasn't long and people would argue me up and down that it was. No matter what length I ultimately decide to grow my hair to, I'm not going to walk around proclaiming I don't need weave & all that other stuff b/c it's not necessary to me LoL. Healthy shorter hair looks better than longer, stringy hair. People seem to think length equals healthy hair when really it doesn't.
lol i hate to bring race into it, but i've NEVER seen a non black person say that length hair was long. i thinks it's b/c so many black women never grow their hair pass chin length, so shoulder length is absolutely shocking to them. smh...
at my high school shoulder length hair was more of the norm; not long, not short. but anything past the shoulder was long. i find it lol-able, mainly because in middle school whenever the white girls would come to school with their big, shocking "short" cut it'd most always be just past their shoulders.
LOL! Your rant is hilarious. Sorry, it is. Honestly, you're right SL isn't long, but I think it's more her stank attitude that annoys you. I actually used to get SO ANNOYED with my hair anytime it passed SL because I hated my hair rubbing on my jacket collars, so I'd declare, "Ugh my hair is getting too long I need to cut it!" Now I knew it wasn't long, but anything that isn't short (not touching your shoulders) people might call "long." I'm actually glad she doesn't think she needs a weave though - no one "needs" a weave.
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To some people , pass shoulder is long. It's not short so it's long to her.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul

my general point was that most people (those that grow up around ppl whose hair can and often do grow pass shoulder length) that length is considered extremely short. as someone said earlier, the whitel girls at her school thought that length was a SHORT cut.

it just rubs me the wrong way that so many black women think they've achieved something so great by having hair an inch pass shoulder length. if we would actually care for our hair, it wouldnt be so exciting to see that length.

and if her hair was short and she had grown it to that length it like a year, i'd say ok, but it's OBVIOUS she doesnt take care of her hair. and it's been the same freakin length since ive met her (almost a year ago)
and we ALL know shes not keeping it at that length on purpose.
LOL! Your rant is hilarious. Sorry, it is. Honestly, you're right SL isn't long, but I think it's more her stank attitude that annoys you. I actually used to get SO ANNOYED with my hair anytime it passed SL because I hated my hair rubbing on my jacket collars, so I'd declare, "Ugh my hair is getting too long I need to cut it!" Now I knew it wasn't long, but anything that isn't short (not touching your shoulders) people might call "long." I'm actually glad she doesn't think she needs a weave though - no one "needs" a weave.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
it IS her attitude that bothers lol. but the fact that everyone else is so impressed w/ her length irritates me as well. if she was acting like that and everyone was giving her the "yea ok look" i'd still be annoyed w/ her, but it wouldn't get under my skin as much.

and the fact that i dont like her very much in general doesnt help lol.

oh, and she has that "good hair/bad hair" mentality, so SHE thinks some ppld DO need a weave

... oh i hevent even mentioned her proclamations of having "good" hair, have i? *sigh* i cant even get into that right now.
LOL! Your rant is hilarious. Sorry, it is. Honestly, you're right SL isn't long, but I think it's more her stank attitude that annoys you. I actually used to get SO ANNOYED with my hair anytime it passed SL because I hated my hair rubbing on my jacket collars, so I'd declare, "Ugh my hair is getting too long I need to cut it!" Now I knew it wasn't long, but anything that isn't short (not touching your shoulders) people might call "long." I'm actually glad she doesn't think she needs a weave though - no one "needs" a weave.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
it IS her attitude that bothers lol. but the fact that everyone else is so impressed w/ her length irritates me as well. if she was acting like that and everyone was giving her the "yea ok look" i'd still be annoyed w/ her, but it wouldn't get under my skin as much.

and the fact that i dont like her very much in general doesnt help lol.

oh, and she has that "good hair/bad hair" mentality, so SHE thinks some ppld DO need a weave

... oh i hevent even mentioned her proclamations of having "good" hair, have i? *sigh* i cant even get into that right now.
Originally Posted by keenyme
LMMFAO......... Seeeee....youain'tsayalldat before!!! I am SO dead right now b/c I know exactly what kind of chick you are talking about and I would be SO annoyed as well! I really don't have a way for you to address her without it being rude; I'd just roll my eyes and keep it moving.
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lol that's exactly what i do now. i really have no intentions of confronting her... i just wish she would shut the hell up.
To some people , pass shoulder is long. It's not short so it's long to her.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul

my general point was that most people (those that grow up around ppl whose hair can and often do grow pass shoulder length) that length is considered extremely short. as someone said earlier, the whitel girls at her school thought that length was a SHORT cut.

it just rubs me the wrong way that so many black women think they've achieved something so great by having hair an inch pass shoulder length. if we would actually care for our hair, it wouldn't be so exciting to see that length.

and if her hair was short and she had grown it to that length it like a year, i'd say ok, but it's OBVIOUS she doesnt take care of her hair. and it's been the same freakin length since ive met her (almost a year ago)
and we ALL know shes not keeping it at that length on purpose.
Originally Posted by keenyme
I'mma be real wit you.

I didn't grow up around white ppl and I certainly don't give a sh*t what they think or what they call long or anybody else for that matter. If you have an issue with the girl for her stank @$$ attitude, I get that. If in your own personal opinion shoulder length hair aint long, that's fine too. But I certainly don't knock her for believing her hair is long. When My hair gets SL I'll be happy because I also feel that SL hair is long. My hair has been PAST SL before and I still think SL is long. That's just how I see it. Short hair to me is above shoulder length.
- don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.
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LOL! Your rant is hilarious. Sorry, it is. Honestly, you're right SL isn't long, but I think it's more her stank attitude that annoys you. I actually used to get SO ANNOYED with my hair anytime it passed SL because I hated my hair rubbing on my jacket collars, so I'd declare, "Ugh my hair is getting too long I need to cut it!" Now I knew it wasn't long, but anything that isn't short (not touching your shoulders) people might call "long." I'm actually glad she doesn't think she needs a weave though - no one "needs" a weave.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
it IS her attitude that bothers lol. but the fact that everyone else is so impressed w/ her length irritates me as well. if she was acting like that and everyone was giving her the "yea ok look" i'd still be annoyed w/ her, but it wouldn't get under my skin as much.

and the fact that i dont like her very much in general doesnt help lol.

oh, and she has that "good hair/bad hair" mentality, so SHE thinks some ppld DO need a weave

... oh i hevent even mentioned her proclamations of having "good" hair, have i? *sigh* i cant even get into that right now.
Originally Posted by keenyme
Just read this post.


F*ck that b*tch.
- don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.
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Agreed. You also have to take into consideration height of the neck and everything else. Like for example my sister has no neck (lol) so her hair QUICKLY hits below shoulder length whereas I look like a giraffe so it took me a long time to get to shoulder length. So to me SL is long (on my head).

Backindaday, my old bf kindly reassured me that I need not rock my weaves because as long as my hair hit my collarbone....it was long.

So it's all a matter of opinion I suppose.
To some people , pass shoulder is long. It's not short so it's long to her.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul

my general point was that most people (those that grow up around ppl whose hair can and often do grow pass shoulder length) that length is considered extremely short. as someone said earlier, the whitel girls at her school thought that length was a SHORT cut.

it just rubs me the wrong way that so many black women think they've achieved something so great by having hair an inch pass shoulder length. if we would actually care for our hair, it wouldn't be so exciting to see that length.

and if her hair was short and she had grown it to that length it like a year, i'd say ok, but it's OBVIOUS she doesnt take care of her hair. and it's been the same freakin length since ive met her (almost a year ago)
and we ALL know shes not keeping it at that length on purpose.
Originally Posted by keenyme
I'mma be real wit you.

I didn't grow up around white ppl and I certainly don't give a sh*t what they think or what they call long or anybody else for that matter. If you have an issue with the girl for her stank @$$ attitude, I get that. If in your own personal opinion shoulder length hair aint long, that's fine too. But I certainly don't knock her for believing her hair is long. When My hair gets SL I'll be happy because I also feel that SL hair is long. My hair has been PAST SL before and I still think SL is long. That's just how I see it. Short hair to me is above shoulder length.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
To some people , pass shoulder is long. It's not short so it's long to her.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul

my general point was that most people (those that grow up around ppl whose hair can and often do grow pass shoulder length) that length is considered extremely short. as someone said earlier, the whitel girls at her school thought that length was a SHORT cut.

it just rubs me the wrong way that so many black women think they've achieved something so great by having hair an inch pass shoulder length. if we would actually care for our hair, it wouldnt be so exciting to see that length.

and if her hair was short and she had grown it to that length it like a year, i'd say ok, but it's OBVIOUS she doesnt take care of her hair. and it's been the same freakin length since ive met her (almost a year ago)
and we ALL know shes not keeping it at that length on purpose.
Originally Posted by keenyme
I get your point. The relaxers break off so many black women's hair that they consider SL and beyond very long. Hell, before I went natural, I considered SL long, because my hair often didn't reach that length with relaxers. After seeing the kind of lengths that are possible with natural hair on the webs, I no longer consider SL long. I consider it more medium length. My hair is SL stretched now and I don't think it's long at all, although some of my friends would think it is.
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lollllllll, i know right.
Im now at bra strap length but when I cut my hair to ear len and it got between shoulder & and APL everybody was like girlllllll your hair is so long.
I dont think my hair is long now I think anything OVER bra strap is long.

And I also cant stand when people hold on to their thin ends just to keep length
Like my manager hair was between APL & BSL but it looked like witch hair to me it was so thin she gets relaxers every 6 weeks (wow) she FINALLY got a hair cut to her neck and it looks so much thicker it even MOVES now.
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You know, it's prob not even her fault alone that she thinks her hair is so long. when my hair reached my collarbone, people were always telling me my hair was so long like it was down to my butt! LoL I'd always say it wasn't long and people would argue me up and down that it was. No matter what length I ultimately decide to grow my hair to, I'm not going to walk around proclaiming I don't need weave & all that other stuff b/c it's not necessary to me LoL. Healthy shorter hair looks better than longer, stringy hair. People seem to think length equals healthy hair when really it doesn't.
Originally Posted by FoxyCleopatra
I remember when my hair was was collarbone length, people telling me that my hair was long or asking me if my hair was real.


I get your point. The relaxers break off so many black women's hair that they consider SL and beyond very long. Hell, before I went natural, I considered SL long, because my hair often didn't reach that length with relaxers. After seeing the kind of lengths that are possible with natural hair on the webs, I no longer consider SL long. I consider it more medium length. My hair is SL stretched now and I don't think it's long at all, although some of my friends would think it is.
Originally Posted by LadyV69
Yeah, once I started checking out fotkis and message boards my idea of "long" changed, when I saw what's possible.
LMAO at this entire thread. For me, I consider anything above shoulder length short and anything longer, long. Who walk's around claiming "medium" length hair IRL?lol. If you saw somebody doing that they'd be getting the side eye. I've had what I consider to be long hair before so that's how I make my assessment on what's long and what's short. Its different for everybody. I don't think you should get mad at what someone decides to determine their hair as. If she thinks her hair is long, its long.

But high key, her attitude would get on my LAST muthaf***in nerve as well.LOL
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This internet thing has distorted all of our minds...My hair has always been considered long..Its always been between 1 in past SL and APL..never any longer cause I constantly dyed and permed it to death..but in RL that is what is considered long...Now my hair is grazing APL and I wont str8en it cause I dont think its long enough...DISTORTED!!!
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