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Hairgrowth and your Goals

ParasolParasol Posts: 291Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
Hello, (crosspost in General hair board)
I just wanted to get this off my heart.
My Goal are BSL long 3c's. My hair is a little longer than shoulderlength curly and it seems as if I was stuck at this length forever!
When I look at the beginning of my journey I am amazed. October 2004 I grew out my pixie hair cut (with 3c hair) to shoulder length in one year and one month! Now it seems to grow so slow.
Can it be that it looks so short because my hair is still short enough to have the *power* to shrink up?.
Could it be that in a year or so my hair will suddenly be to heavy and will pull down ,looking like it grew fast?
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Thanks for reading

*Paranoid*

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  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Posts: 300Registered Users
    I get alot of "shrinkage" and I'm only a 2c. I keep my hair wavey/curly most of the time and when I straiten it people say - wow your hair is getting so long! I really can't tell unless I measure it how long it is and if it is growing. I'm sure that yours is growing more than you think!
    HeatherDawn
    2C/3A
  • dembidjdembidj Posts: 32Registered Users
    I get alot of "shrinkage"

    I feel ya! I have 6" of boing in the summer. It's been almost a year since I cut it all off to grow out the color- now it hits that bumpy back bone at the base of my neck
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  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Posts: 300Registered Users
    Oh yeah! My goal is waist long. I had it like that in highschool and I miss it. :( I am shooting for BSL first (I'm close!) and then I'll take it to the waist if it still looks decent. I got a pixie cut that I didn't ask for in '99 and I've been up and down since then. Check out my fotki for a pictorial....

    If you want to track your hair growth, put a messuring tape at the start of your hair line in front, then have someone stretch out your longest wet curl in the back. About once a month will give you an idea of how fast you are growing - or that you are growing at all! You will likely get some pull down later. At least I did at a longer length!

    Great question Parasol!
    HeatherDawn
    2C/3A
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    Blow dry your hair straight and see if it looks different. When I wash my daughter's hair I can pull a strand of hair and it goes down to her waistline. Once dry it is at bra strap line.
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • curlyceliacurlycelia Posts: 25Registered Users
    my hair length now is a little past my shoulders. My goal is waist.
    2c-3a?
  • alaskabellealaskabelle Posts: 216Registered Users
    It could be a seasonal thing (hair slows down in the winter), a stress thing, or something with your diet. All these factors slow me down.

    My hair is just past my shoulders curly. My goal is to get it about 6 to 8 inches longer. I'm taking lots of hair vitamins and receive B-12 injections. My naturopath says the B vitamins, D, and fish oils should really help. If hair normally grows 1/2 an inch per month and accelerating that can make it grow up to an inch, I might reach my goal in a year....

    I got some lowlights put in about three weeks ago, and it looks like I already have 1/2 an inch of growth, so I am pretty hopeful.

    Hope you find something that helps you!
    3aFii, ?/26/36+ (wet)
    CG since 5-29-07
    Current condish: Nature's Gate Aloe & Regis Cherry Almond
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    My goal changes from one day to another. Sometimes I want to chop off all my relaxed ends because its bugging me, but other days I say I want to cut 2 inches every 6 months.

    I guess my long term goal is to have my hair 100% natural by the summer of 2008. Then after that let it grow for two years without cutting it.
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    I want waist length hair when straightened.My hair has grown more past my shoulders curly over the past months,my longest piece is 28 inches,some is 27 inches and the rest is 25 inches my DH measured my hair on Friday.I don't know how long it will take me to get to waist length,because I'm on prescribed medications and taking vitamins at the same time.Happy Hair Growing to Everyone! :D
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    My hair goal is BSL when curly. I used to have my hair like this before I evern appreciated my curls. (I was into the hippie-let-it-grow-and-do-nothing-at-all-to-it-thing) Now When I look back at pictures, I long for that look again. But this time I am going to at least try to control the frizz!
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • _Amanda__Amanda_ Posts: 33Registered Users
    My hair length right now is a little above the bra-strap. My goal is waistline.

    I'm considering taking vitamins to help is grow faster. What kinds work the best?
  • e_kazmie_kazmi Posts: 4Registered Users
    Parasol wrote:
    Hello, (crosspost in General hair board)
    I just wanted to get this off my heart.
    My Goal are BSL long 3c's. My hair is a little longer than shoulderlength curly and it seems as if I was stuck at this length forever!
    When I look at the beginning of my journey I am amazed. October 2004 I grew out my pixie hair cut (with 3c hair) to shoulder length in one year and one month! Now it seems to grow so slow.
    Can it be that it looks so short because my hair is still short enough to have the *power* to shrink up?.
    Could it be that in a year or so my hair will suddenly be to heavy and will pull down ,looking like it grew fast?
    Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

    Thanks for reading

    *Paranoid*

    It took a year and a month?! I am going to require so much strength and self-control to not go and get it all cut off. I am trying to grow it to shoulder length (when not curly).

    Patience. Patience is a virtue. Need to remember that. I got my hair cut (well styled and trimmed) about 2 weeks ago and currently my hair is around chin length.

    I started growing my hair September time and when I went to get it style, a considerable amount was cut off (because it was in a lot of layers and I am trying to decrease the number of layers in my hair).

    How much longer do you guys think it will take?

    Thanks!
    Eman/21/F
    Hair Type: Literally b/w 3a, 3b & 3c (depends on my hair's mood)
    Hair Care: Shikakai (great for prolonging your natural colour - my grandmother used it & NEVER went grey) & coconut oil, overnight, 'poo & leave-in conditioner.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    My goal is to get it to shoulder length and retain my sanity.

    Speckla
  • cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users
    Well, I've gone since the end of January with no trims other my own bang-trimming(I look better with bangs, but they aren't really curly anyway). This is the longest time ever for me without going to the haircutter in many years. Like some others here, it doesn't really look much longer than it did 3-4 months ago. I have 2c-3A hair if that clarifies it any, so I do have some "shrinkage" going on. My hair DOES look 2-3 inches longer when wet and combed out. The back is now just below shoulder length, but the front pieces are at that awkward length of being just above shoulder-length, all in all an awkward stage, because it's not long enough to do cool things with it yet, and I'm not a styling genius with my hair to begin with. So it's just sort of sitting there with its mixed texture. I do get good first-and second-day hair, and maybe third in a good week, and from day to day I never know what it's going to do as my texture is all over the place. I'd LOVE to be consistently 3A or 3B but that ain't gonna happen! Can you tell I've got the blues about my hair today?? It didn't help when I was looking at hairstyling magazines with beautifully colored and cut curls either(guess I should stay AWAY from those mags at the drugstore!) I AM however shooting for a year with no trim, and go from there. If my hair still looks OK, I'll shoot for another 6 months, etc. By not getting my hair cut since January, I've saved $130.
    But you know what they say about a watched pot - it never boils-LOL! Same thing with hair, but with the desire for instant gratification, it seems like it takes FOREVER to grow it.! Back in junior high, I knew a girl who had long thick hair, and her mom would cut it shorter for the summer. When she would return to school in the fall, it was 6 inches longer! That's the fastest-growing hair I ever encountered.
    health-conscious, visionary artist in transition
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    My goal is shoulderlength with longer layers.
    My blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fsuburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com%2F" class="Popup
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    My goal is waist length- natural!
    3b-3c CG
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    I would love my hair to be BSL when curly. I haven't had hair that long since I was four.
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • conrad2826conrad2826 Posts: 23Registered Users
    I have shoulder length hair trying to grow it down to bra length. So I'm ready to do what it takes. Right now I taking fish oil tablets, biotin to help. Can you give me more tips. I've been using Gro-Aut Hair Oil that help my hair to be shine & soft.
    deep condition treatment
    co-wash suave cococnut
    conditioner giovanni leave-in direct
    oils coconut/olive/alma/castor
    natural hertiage shea butter elixir
    cayenne & olive oil treatment
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Started growing out a pixie about 4 years ago. I'm almost to my goal of BSL while curly - 2 inches above that now. Thinking right now that I'm not going to stop there and continue growing until I don't like it anymore. I'm currently loving the length. :)
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Well,I have passed my goal of waist length and now I'm at hip length.We'll see if it grows farther:toothy7:!
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    My goal is bra strap length curly.
  • misfitcurlsmisfitcurls Posts: 735Registered Users
    my goal is as long as i an get it without my curls getting to whacko
    HENNA HEAD
    3B just past BSL in back (when curly)
    CG since 3/08
    HG's:biolage condtioning balm and kpak (both the generic value versions)
    overnight plop with a flour sack the strutt way
    honey after leave-in
    satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
    USING:KCKT&KCCC(its my HG :))
    ALSO LOVE:jessicurl aloeba leave-in, rr, ccss
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  • a curly qa curly q Posts: 248Registered Users
    My goal is bsl when curly but first I have to grow it long enough to cut out my old colour without it being too short:dontknow:
    2b, medium, lots of them
    CG: 21 Apr 08, Mod CG: 24 Aug 08
    My blog: Can't Stop Thinking About Hair
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    My goal is longer next week than it is this week :-)
  • sexyjacksparrowsexyjacksparrow Posts: 439Registered Users
    I agree with stretching hair straight to get accurate measurements for growth.

    I'm a 2c/3a and currently at shoulder length. It's never been longer than APL. My intitial goal is BSL whilst curly, but I think if I can get in longer I'd like waist length.

    Kerry xx
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    [FONT=&quot]Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Umberto Giannini curl gel
    Boots 'pink' curl creme
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  • ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
    My goal is longer next week than it is this week :-)
    :wink: I like that.

    My short-term goal has been 40 inches. I'm kinda floating around that right now.... growing and trimming, growing and trimming, to thicken the ends. I'm doing it the hard way I suppose, but I didn't want to chop a bunch off to make it even when I started. My ultimate goal is classic length when curly (not pulled straight) with decently thick ends.
  • amaraliceamaralice Posts: 302Registered Users
    Congratulations caleilani :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:! That is amazing growth. I am taking nearly all the supplements you are - so my hopes are high now! Do you have pictures?
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Well,I have passed my goal of waist length and now I'm at hip length.We'll see if it grows farther:toothy7:!
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    4A. Hair goal chin level while curly - achieved Oct 2010!
    Next Goal: Shoulder length - Achieved Summer 2012!
    New Goal: Bra Strap Level
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    DT: Amla Silk Deep Therapy Restorative Masque , rhassoul clay
    Leave-in: Amla Lavender Chamomile Leave-In Hair Cream,, Amla and Honey Detangling Conditioner, Bhaasvataa Oil


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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Amaralice you'll have to wait until I get tailbone.Thanks for the congrats.though.You'll get there soon enough:toothy7:!
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • 30isthenewblack30isthenewblack Posts: 49Registered Users
    My goal is about 31". Basically, I want to grow my hair to my hip so it will bounce up to my waist. My hair can bounce up to 6" at a time. Currently, my longest layer is 26.5". I hope to reach my goal by May 2009 next week. When I have reached my goal, I plan to maintain the ends and keep on trimming my hair until the layers grow longer to thicken my ends and keep them healthy. Hair priorities are a) thickness, b) maintaining the curl and c) growth.
  • mmhairmmhair Posts: 16Registered Users
    My goal is to get my hair two or three inches passed my shoulders.

    About a year and 2 months ago I cut my hair extremely short because I had given up on my curly locks. I kept up with the cut until May. I figured out how to care for my curly hair and now when it's straightened the bangs go about an inch past my chin.


    I can't wait for my hair to be long again!

    The last person that cut my hair cut it with a razor- so my hair is growing out pretty gross. It's also growing out like a mullet... I'm gonna wait till it gets longer before I fix the razored edges. And after that I'll get a stylish cut.

    So I guess I have about 2 years before my hair looks the way I want it to? Lol.
  • drawmuhfreedrawmuhfree Posts: 402Registered Users
    I would luv to have full shoulder length curls, but I know I will have to take baby steps to get there so my short term goal is chin length all around.....ready....set.....lets watch hair gro!:afro::pl:

    .....is it there yet?:sad1:
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