Random growing-out questions

thataliciagirlthataliciagirl Posts: 477Registered Users
1. I think my goal is BSL. BUT, what exactly is BSL? Is it all the way down to the band that goes around the body? Dumb question I know .. forgive me please :(

2. How do you measure? From the part to the ends on the side, from the front to the back, etc.? I always wear my hair parted slightly to my left side, if measuring would I need to part in the middle to get an accurate measurement? Do you stretch out the curls completely when measuring?

3. Should I get regular trims - when I say trim, I mean 1/2" maximum. I don't have any idea how to cut my own hair, nor do I really trust that I would do it well!

Thaaaaaanks in advance, wonderful curlies!

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  • curlqueendom:]curlqueendom:] Posts: 23Registered Users
    1. bra strap length the part that hooks together

    2.idk? sry

    3. only get a trim when necessary
    don't know what my curls will do next n luvin it :]]... modified CG and growing my hair out to waist length
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    BSL = touching back of bra

    2)How to Measure your Hair

    3) Trim only as necessary. Average growth is only 1/2 inch a month, so you would never gain any length if you regularly trimmed that much. If you feel you must trim for damage, many people do "micro trims" or dusting. Where you only cut off a very small amount.

    Search and Destroys missions where you go through locks of hair looking for split ends and trimming them off can help you keep length and stave off those trims.
  • thataliciagirlthataliciagirl Posts: 477Registered Users
    cympreni wrote:
    BSL = touching back of bra

    2)How to Measure your Hair

    3) Trim only as necessary. Average growth is only 1/2 inch a month, so you would never gain any length if you regularly trimmed that much. If you feel you must trim for damage, many people do "micro trims" or dusting. Where you only cut off a very small amount.

    Search and Destroys missions where you go through locks of hair looking for split ends and trimming them off can help you keep length and stave off those trims.

    Thanks for that link, I get it now hehe :)

    I'm growing out from an angled bob, right now it looks fine but do you think I should eventually get the front trimmed to the same length as the back? It'll probably look quite silly if it reaches about shoulders and my back is shorter than front! :shock:

    2c/3a; CG/Mod since 5/07

    Counting down!:
    Shooting my 1st wedding - May 17th
    Portfolio Review - May 23rd (wish me LUCK!)
    Graduation - June 20th
    Move back to MAINE!! - Late July

    Pictures of me: http://public.fotki.com/thataliciagirl/
    Pictures by me: http://www.alicialanephotography.com/

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Brown_Eyed_GirlBrown_Eyed_Girl Posts: 1,353Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    [I'm growing out from an angled bob, right now it looks fine but do you think I should eventually get the front trimmed to the same length as the back? It'll probably look quite silly if it reaches about shoulders and my back is shorter than front! :shock:

    When I've grown out from a pretty short haircut before, I would wait to get it cut until it looked funny to me and wouldn't style right. Then be sure to let your stylist know that you are growing it out and only want her to shape it for your new length.

    I end up wearing my hair up a lot while I'm growing out so that I can go longer between cuts.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I'm growing out from an angled bob, right now it looks fine but do you think I should eventually get the front trimmed to the same length as the back? It'll probably look quite silly if it reaches about shoulders and my back is shorter than front! :shock:[/quote]

    I'm growing out an angled bob too. My sides are 7" and the shortest in back is 1". A headband, putting the side up with barretts/little clips is good or tuck your hair behind your ears. You could get the sides trimmed a little and leave the back alone until they're the same length.

    Speckla
  • TEOGTEOG Posts: 100Registered Users
    1. I'll be claiming BSL when the majority of my stretched out hair touches the bottom of my bra clasp.

    2.I measure by stretching my hair against various body parts. I don't like tape measuring.

    3. I trim as necessary, which is usually ever 6-8 months.
    Coily and cute.

    4something-ish

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