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Growing out shoulder length hair

BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
Any tips?

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  • curlsandgelato7curlsandgelato7 Posts: 14Registered Users
    I have the same question!I am trying to grow 5-6 inches in 6-7 months. I don't have any tricks or tips, but I am just as anxious as you!:toothy6:
  • BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
    Ikr!
  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    What r yu guys regimens and hair types
  • BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
    I'm a whirly curly girl, like 3 something, and I wash my hair once a week, then I just put it in a pineapple @ night. My hair has always been shoulder length, except when I was 9 and had it to my back
  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pin it in a protective style or a bun weekly.


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋
  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pin it in a protective style or a bun weekly.


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋

    *pinned


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋
  • BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
    Thanks, would you suggest bunning?
  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    Yes. That was the best thing for me. Especially during the colder months. I didn't do it on wet hair. Just dry.


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋
  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    Making sure your ends are moisturized is very important
  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Some tips...
    1. Moisturize daily
    2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day
    3. Protect your ends as much as possible by having your hair up as much as you can
    4. Be careful when detangling hair. Take your time
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • *M!x*Ch!ck**M!x*Ch!ck* Posts: 154Registered Users
    Rusycurly wrote: »
    Some tips...
    1. Moisturize daily
    2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day
    3. Protect your ends as much as possible by having your hair up as much as you can
    4. Be careful when detangling hair. Take your time

    "Moisturize daily
    2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day"

    for thin hair but med hair strands. You think butters for ends only better then oils? Idk how I should moisturize everyday when I try it looks nasty and feel nasty
    And if you add butter or oils on your ends everyday can it leave build up?
  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Rusycurly wrote: »
    Some tips...
    1. Moisturize daily
    2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day
    3. Protect your ends as much as possible by having your hair up as much as you can
    4. Be careful when detangling hair. Take your time

    "Moisturize daily
    2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day"

    for thin hair but med hair strands. You think butters for ends only better then oils? Idk how I should moisturize everyday when I try it looks nasty and feel nasty
    And if you add butter or oils on your ends everyday can it leave build up?

    It would depend on how your hair absorbs these. My hair soaks it up so that's why I do this daily. It depends on the individual
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
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  • NiftyEpiphanyNiftyEpiphany Posts: 3Registered Users
    lcl0706 wrote: »
    I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.

    This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

    In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    lcl0706 wrote: »
    I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.

    This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

    In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!

    I would go with the layers. Thinning is generally a bad idea for curls and a relaxer can damage the hair and will give you different textures as it grows out.
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  • NiftyEpiphanyNiftyEpiphany Posts: 3Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    I would go with the layers. Thinning is generally a bad idea for curls and a relaxer can damage the hair and will give you different textures as it grows out.

    Thank you!
  • NiftyEpiphanyNiftyEpiphany Posts: 3Registered Users
    Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pinned it in a protective style or a bun weekly.

    I'm fairly new to curly care and styles; can you elaborate on types of protective styles? Follow up question: what do you use to hold your hair in place with these styles--hair ties? Bobby pins? Clips? (My staple hair device is 'no-breakage' hair ties for ponytails, buns, and braids, but maybe even these are damaging?) Also, when you say you braid, do you mean while your hair is still wet/damp, or after it has dried naturally?
  • BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
    I'm with you sistas!
  • morganjcasemorganjcase Posts: 8Registered Users
    lcl0706 wrote: »
    I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.

    This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

    In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!

    .
    2C curl pattern, medium porosity, high density, medium width, shoulder length.
  • artcurlsartcurls Posts: 28Registered Users
    lcl0706 wrote: »
    I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.

    This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

    In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!

    I also am a 2C and chopped a good amount of length off a few months ago because I was sick of how terrible the ends of my hair looked from straightening, and it wasn't getting any better. Now I regret it, and am trying everything possible to get my awkward shoulder length poofy hair to look decent while i wait for it to grow.. even just a few more inches would do wonders :crybaby:i currently have no layers, and i have really thick hair.. has anyone tried adding layers?

    Your hair sounds just like mine! I got layers and now I'm miserable with them. If you get them don't get too many or short ones.
    CG since 2011

    Hair Type:
    2b/c(top layer) 2c/3a (under layers)
    Porosity: Low
    Density: High
    Width: Fine on top/Medium underneath

    blonde hi-lights

    Products & process:
    (still figuring this out!!)

    Trader Joe's Mint Tea Shampoo every 3/4 days
    Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner
    Deva One Condition LI or Shea Moisture LI
    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Creame
    Plop about 20 minutes
    Clip roots
    Air Dry

    Lavender Mist as needed to revive curls
    Pineapple at night
  • artcurlsartcurls Posts: 28Registered Users
    My hair is shoulder length with layers that are at a bit above my chin. What do y'all mean about putting your hair up to help it grow faster? Like wear a ponytail everyday? My layers wont let me do a bun.I feel like I've been stuck at my shoulders forever too.

    I'm a 2c
    CG since 2011

    Hair Type:
    2b/c(top layer) 2c/3a (under layers)
    Porosity: Low
    Density: High
    Width: Fine on top/Medium underneath

    blonde hi-lights

    Products & process:
    (still figuring this out!!)

    Trader Joe's Mint Tea Shampoo every 3/4 days
    Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner
    Deva One Condition LI or Shea Moisture LI
    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Creame
    Plop about 20 minutes
    Clip roots
    Air Dry

    Lavender Mist as needed to revive curls
    Pineapple at night
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    artcurls wrote: »
    My hair is shoulder length with layers that are at a bit above my chin. What do y'all mean about putting your hair up to help it grow faster? Like wear a ponytail everyday? My layers wont let me do a bun.I feel like I've been stuck at my shoulders forever too.

    I'm a 2c

    ive wondered how too. I guess just putting up everyday. thats what im gonna be doing very soon. my hair is already hitting my shoulders. thanks to tea tree oil and coconut oil. I think the tea tree oil gets all the crap off my scalp so my hair can grow.
  • artcurlsartcurls Posts: 28Registered Users
    Hambo02, How/when do you use the tea tree and coconut oil? I'd be interested in trying that to see if it helps my hair.
    CG since 2011

    Hair Type:
    2b/c(top layer) 2c/3a (under layers)
    Porosity: Low
    Density: High
    Width: Fine on top/Medium underneath

    blonde hi-lights

    Products & process:
    (still figuring this out!!)

    Trader Joe's Mint Tea Shampoo every 3/4 days
    Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner
    Deva One Condition LI or Shea Moisture LI
    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Creame
    Plop about 20 minutes
    Clip roots
    Air Dry

    Lavender Mist as needed to revive curls
    Pineapple at night
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    I use the tea tree oil in all my shampoos and cowashes. just a drop is all you need in them. for years i had a huge problem with build up and flakes and it was nasty. Plus my hair took forever to grow cos my scalp never breathed. The tea tree oil gets rid of any build up for me and my head is never itchy anymore.

    when I use coconut oil. I use it as a sealer after my leave in and before my styler. But latley I dont even need a gel or a mouse because the coconut oil has enough hold and controls my frizz so well. so I've been weening my hair off the stylers.

    Also with coconut oil I rub my finger tips with it and massage my scalp. It makes my hair feel so good and my scalp feel good. I only do that after a shampoo though. if I do it after a cowash its too gunky for me.
  • artcurlsartcurls Posts: 28Registered Users
    Great to know. Thanks for sharing!!
    CG since 2011

    Hair Type:
    2b/c(top layer) 2c/3a (under layers)
    Porosity: Low
    Density: High
    Width: Fine on top/Medium underneath

    blonde hi-lights

    Products & process:
    (still figuring this out!!)

    Trader Joe's Mint Tea Shampoo every 3/4 days
    Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner
    Deva One Condition LI or Shea Moisture LI
    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Creame
    Plop about 20 minutes
    Clip roots
    Air Dry

    Lavender Mist as needed to revive curls
    Pineapple at night