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Hair length

How long do you think is too long when it comes to hair. I read something the other day where the columnist stated 'hair past the boobs is not sexy it's spooky'.

Just curious as to what others think.
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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I personally don't care for lengths longer than waist-length, but again that's just me. I know there are some people who have butt-length hair who have gorgeous hair, and I can't remember how long Rain's hair is, but hers is beautiful. I think most people can't carry it off though, because it just starts to drag down their whole look and starts to look 'heavy', if that makes any sense.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I know what you mean. As long as it's in good condition and not a ratty mess I guess really long hair can be good, it's just not for me though.
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  • embudiniembudini Posts: 580Registered Users
    Hips--I used to have waist length hair although I was much shorter than most of you.
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I think waist-long is too long. It's interesting that embudini chimed in, bc I know she is young. I think very long hair makes a lot of people look immature, so it often looks great on kids and teenagers, but not so good on adults.
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  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    Anything past the waist doesn't generally look good to me, unless you're five. I'm sure there are exceptions. I would personally never grow my hair longer than that.
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  • Leilani42Leilani42 Posts: 200Registered Users
    I said hip-length... I've only seen a few people with hair that long, but the ends were so damaged and split it was kinda icky. But if someone can maintain healthy hair for that long, and it looks okay, I say go for it. But it is rather an odd thing to see. For me, I'd never want to have hair that I had to move so I didn't sit on it. :P
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  • DancingbadgerDancingbadger Posts: 136Registered Users
    I think some of it depends on age and style but generally I think long hair should be kept BSL and not too much longer than that. It's very hard to do much of anything with it and tends to just hang. I think everyone's hair curly or straight needs to be styled somehow. I remember on What Not To Wear, Nick said that he thinks long hair should be kept at BSL. I think I agree.

    I keep trying to grow mine to BSL but then my stylist wet cuts and it shrinks a couple of inches, but then I've noticed that it looks good at the length she cuts it to so she must know what she's doing. :D

    If I could grow mine out I would donate it to locks of love. It's such a good cause! I met a curly girl whose hair was to her waist and she cut it all off and donated it. I thought that was really cool. 8)
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I would say waist-length and beyond. Obviously it depends upon the person, and there are exceptions to every rule. I'm just not crazy about super-long hair, it looks... I don't know, just too inconvenient or something.
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  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    Anything past waist length is too long. After a point, long hair gets to be disgusting. In my opinion, after waist length, that's when long hair starts to look gross.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm going to agree with everyone else, that anything waist length and beyond gets kind of gross looking. I think anything beyond BSL is too long for most women. It does nothing for them, and just drags them down and makes them look out-of-touch with fashion/reality/good-taste.
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    Waist-length. After that, it seems overwhelming.
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:
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  • ZARIA**ZARIA** Posts: 706Registered Users
    I voted BRA-STRAP....But actually its between shoulder and brastrap but closer to the bra.
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  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    For me, I wouldn't go past the waist, right now I'm trying to grow my hair just past bra strap length! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


    I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


    I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:

    Oh, lol. I was like- shoulder length is too long? ha
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    Waist length is the absolute limit IMO, I think around that point it starts looking less hygienic, whether the hair is in good condition or not. It can get to a point where the hair itself looks beautiful but it makes the wearer unattractive.

    Even before it hits the waist, it can sometimes get to a point where you can see gravity making the person kinda tilt back.

    On my head, I would say bra-strap length would be the limit, but as I get so much shrinkage my hair would probably be overlong if I straightened it, but the weight of the extra length would help "hold" my hair whilst curly.
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    Gemini13 wrote:
    LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


    I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:

    Oh, lol. I was like- shoulder length is too long? ha


    :lol:


    I actually love long hair. Although after waist length, I find it getting to be a little creepy and disgusting.
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  • IwantcurlyhairIwantcurlyhair Posts: 338Registered Users
    I think waist length hair looks lovely but anything beyond that is generally too long to me. It also depends on what the ends look like. I can't stand scraggly, thin, dry ends at any length.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,238Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I don't really know why, but I don't care for hair beyond waistlength (no matter what age the person is). Maybe in the back of my mind I'm just thinking "Holy crap that would take a long time to wash and dry!"
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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I don't really know why, but I don't care for hair beyond waistlength (no matter what age the person is). Maybe in the back of my mind I'm just thinking "Holy crap that would take a long time to wash and dry!"

    Lol, that's usually my first thought. :lol:
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  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    I think mid thigh is a bit "spooky." I like hip length though. That's cool with me.
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  • ZARIA**ZARIA** Posts: 706Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    LOL, I can't believe two people voted for shoulder-length. And one for floor. :lol:


    I accidentally voted for shoulder length because I misread the question. I thought it was asking how long MY hair was instead of asking what length was too long. My hair is shoulder length and that's why I picked it. Whoops. :oops: :lol:

    OMG!!! Me too.
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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    I dunno. Somewhere along the line really long hair just gets icky to me. It turns from hair into just "growth".

  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Kurlee wrote:
    I dunno. Somewhere along the line really long hair just gets icky to me. It turns from hair into just "growth".

    Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head for me.
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  • JoyForeverJoyForever Posts: 1,628Registered Users
    blush wrote:
    I think mid thigh is a bit "spooky." I like hip length though. That's cool with me.

    That's what I figure.

    Awhile before my hair went curly-- aka, when I was in middle school-- I had hip-length hair. I could sit on it if I tilted my head backwards.

    It was a bit inconvenient (yes, I did have to be a tiny bit careful when I went to the bathroom :shock: ), but it was in good condition and I used to get lots of compliments. Everyone always either told me I should cut it, or that I shouldn't ever cut it. :lol:
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  • curlicious3bcurlicious3b Posts: 458Registered Users
    To me, waist length hair is too long. Anything past mid-back is too long to me unless you're a 4 year old.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I guess it depends on the hair.

    I've not gotten mine much past BSL. It just sort of stops there, or else I get tired of getting it caught in the car door and I cut it.

    I have seen some pics of nice long hair on the Long Hair Community. But, in real life, all of the waist length and longer hair that I have seen is no longer attractive. It either has six inches of bad ends, or it just overpowers the wearer.

    I recall a woman on WNTW that had long, long blonde hair. She refused to have it cut. It irked me as she was a self referral, but did not want to change much of anything. I think that there were plenty of others who would have been better served in that episode. Anyway, the first couple of feet of her hair looked great, but the last part just didn't look good. It was so long that it had no shape and no style.

    As one whose curl gets less and less with length, I don't see how waist length and longer would flatter me, although it works for others.
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  • The ScientistThe Scientist Posts: 239Registered Users
    I voted for hip length being too long, but it really depends on the person, their age, their body type, and their hair type. If that makes sense. I really want to get my hair to somewhere between bsl and hip length, but it's so short right now, I think it's going to take a few more years. (At this rate, by "a few more years" I REALLY mean like a million years :roll: .)
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  • SYBSYB Posts: 305Registered Users
    I voted for hip length. Anything past waist length would be more "shocking" than "appealing" to me.
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