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The Official "Growing Out Our Hair" Dancers' thread

CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
Just being silly! :D I thought we'd start a new support group for those of us that got bad or short cuts that we are now trying to grow out. Based on xcptnl's idea:

I'll start! :blob7:

Let's all join in, and we can keep each other posted on our progress. :)
SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I want to play ...

    I lost about eight inches a couple of months ago and I'm working on getting that back. I'm lucky my hair grows fast, so I hope it won't take too long. My new boss re-cut it today to blend the layers (after watching the Deva cut I gave CGF on Saturday) and did a beautiful job, so the process will thankfully be less painful than I thought.
    - Tiffany
    Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

    Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
    Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

    Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
    3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Can I play too??? After getting a horrendous haircut and now finding out I am protein sensitive...I just wanna grow it all out! I am not going near a salon, and I wanna learn the growing out the hair dance please!
  • Farmers_WifeFarmers_Wife Posts: 73Registered Users
    :blob7:And now I am officially joining the dance. I don't know why I keep making the mistake of getting my hair cut when I know I'm never happy with the way it looks afterward. Grow, hair, grow.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotki.com%2Ffarmerswife" class="Popup

    Currently using: Biotera Curl Creme & Styling Gel (and loving them!!!)

    If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    Yay! I wanna play too! I cut my hair back in September 07. I had underestimated the amount that I cut before got about 9-10 inches cut from about 26-27 to about 17 when dry. I'm at 23&1/2 when dry. I am trying to grow it to waist, maybe a bit below. I think waist is about 30in on me. I might wanna go to 32-33. So I don't wanna trim at all only S&D's to keep splits at bay so I can gain as much length as quickly as possible.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • CurlyEyesCurlyEyes Posts: 2,983Registered Users
    I want to grow my hair out to my waist. Right now, it's barely BSL. I got a long way to go, but lots of support, and fast-growing hair. And friends who will stop me chopping it all off.
    made up of 98.822% silliness!!

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Grow, hair, grow.

    This can be our mantra! :D
    CurlyEyes wrote: »
    I want to grow my hair out to my waist. Right now, it's barely BSL. I got a long way to go, but lots of support, and fast-growing hair. And friends who will stop me chopping it all off.

    Anytime you get the urge to cut, check in here and we'll talk you out of it. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • jwortonjworton Posts: 196Registered Users
    Ooh I'm joining! :blob7:

    I had to chop crazy post-baby hair off last October and it's FINALLY starting to grow again (after downing 2 GNC hair/nails/skin pills a day for 3 weeks).
    Fine, 3b, protein sensitive

    What I like
    LLL Green Tea shampoo
    JC CCSS, Biotera gel, HETT mousse, GF curl shaping spray gel
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    jworton wrote: »
    Ooh I'm joining! :blob7:

    I had to chop crazy post-baby hair off last October and it's FINALLY starting to grow again (after downing 2 GNC hair/nails/skin pills a day for 3 weeks).

    I saw that stuff today at Riteaid, does that really work?

    to the OP: I have a long way to go...my hair is about 2-3 inches in length all 'round...after the haircut from hell. I need to do the hair growing dance 24/7!!!!
  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Posts: 765Registered Users
    I'm joining the club too! I want to grow my hair out because when I got it cut last time, I got it thinned a little too. I think it was mainly in the back though. I know that thinning is bad for me now that i've found this site. It's so tempting sometimes though because I have SO much hair, it feels overwhelming! But I'm tired of the dry-looking ends I tend to get, so I know my hair will look better in the end, even if I do have more of it. =/
    3a locks!
    Daily Products!: Suave Naturals Coconut, Jessicurl WDT, MOP-C, Biotera Curl Creme, & LA Looks Sports Gel!
    ^^^Proof that you can be CG without spending tons of money! =) ^^^

    CG since April 5th, 2008!

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    jillipoo wrote: »
    Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    If it'll make my hair grow faster, I will dance upside down in the rain on a bed of nails. My hair is still a good two inches from shoulder length -- and I've been waiting since August! Okay, so I've had two trims during that time, but what was I supposed to do? The top of my hair was getting flat! Woe is me. Let's dance.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • ringletmama2ringletmama2 Posts: 321Registered Users
    I'm in too.l I cut off a good 3-4 inches over the course of the winter trying to get rid of pregnancy hair and while I have my curl back it is much too short to deal with the thickness. If I could only find someone that knows how to cut it properly without travelling to Chicago, NY or Toronto I would be thrilled. People w/straight hair (and my husband) just don't get the big deal: heck, anyone can cut hair correctly, right?! NO. If "anyone" could I wouldn't look like this now would I?
    3B: very thick, fine, easily weighed down by products

    Current styling products:
    Biolage Gelee or BRHG on top of
    KCKT as a leave in or CK when humid
    or just Joiwhip alone for moderate weather conditions
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    :blob7:

    Here I am!!!!

    I want to try the hair vitamins again but the last time I took them (not sure if it was a coincidence or not but I started breaking out but I was also doing other stuff to my skin too). Once I get my skin under control I will try them again and then I will know if it's them or not. I had used them about a year ago and I dont recall breaking out but you know how your body changes....damn body.

    It has taken 4 weeks for me to even have a couple of good hair days and like my other thread said - I have been using hairspray wayyy too much to make sure it stays good when I have one!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • knotnotknottodayknotnotknottoday Posts: 51Registered Users
    definitely get me in on this dance!
  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    As soon as I get my color done next week, I'm going to finally post pics of my own hair (so y'all will quit PMing me and nagging me to death about it ;) ). But you for sure don't need to see the 1/2" of regrowth with some lovely, shiny grays I've got going on right now :thumbdown:

    Have a beautiful day ... and may your lovely locks grow an inch today! :blob7::blob7::blob7:
    - Tiffany
    Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

    Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
    Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

    Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
    3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

  • lovincurls41lovincurls41 Posts: 186Registered Users
    I'm playing since my Deva stylist is trying to achieve i believe a one length all over before giving me a proper deva cut. My hair is heavy and went from BSL to just below my shoulders except for my bangs. They reach my chin when blowed dry but now that i leave them curly, they reach just below my eyes. Not happy at all as my hair still looks the same but shorter! Growing it out to BSL again.
  • ElithiaElithia Posts: 297Registered Users
    I'm growing out! :D My hair grows fast. About three-fourths of an inch a month. Right now the longest bits are BSL when pulled straight, but curly they're much shorter than that. In a year it should be...*does math* about nine inches longer. Hey, I can live with that

    *joins dance*
    Proudly CG since 8/10/06 - the story of my hair!
    Type: 3a/b, very thick
    Length: almost BSL wet
    Products: Suave coconut conditioner, coconut oil, Totally Twisted gel

    Don't forget to be awesome!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Yay! :D With all of us dancing and sending around the growing vibes, it's GOT to work! :blob7:

    Grow, hair, grow!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Here we are - dancing our curls off!

    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7:
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • msjananimsjanani Posts: 624Registered Users
    I'm (still) growing out too! If you can believe this, in less than one week it will be my 4 year anniversary of a pixie cut I got and immediately hated. (I did stall for a while, keeping it around shoulder length for about a year or so.) I'm at BSL now and still growing!! I'm trying to get to waist/hip length, because why not? I've had super-short hair, and now I want to try super-long hair!
    3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

    Current products:
    Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
    Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
    Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Ftheevolutionofcurl%2F" class="Popup
  • dembidjdembidj Posts: 32Registered Users
    I've been growing it out- one trim since May, 2006. I'm ready to try to go another year with your help!:toothy7:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fdonnafina%2F" class="Popup
    Pwd curls
    3a in winter- 3bin summer
    Grey and growing out since 5/2006
    Trimmed 9/07
  • Farmers_WifeFarmers_Wife Posts: 73Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Here we are - dancing our curls off!

    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7:

    No, no..we want to dance them on. :wink:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotki.com%2Ffarmerswife" class="Popup

    Currently using: Biotera Curl Creme & Styling Gel (and loving them!!!)

    If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Here we are - dancing our curls off!

    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7:

    No, no..we want to dance them on. :wink:
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! :laughing7:
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Here we are - dancing our curls off!

    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7:

    No, no..we want to dance them on. :wink:
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! :laughing7:


    This is starting to make me think of Dr. Seuss!

    'No, no..we want to dance them on.
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! '
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »

    No, no..we want to dance them on. :wink:
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! :laughing7:


    This is starting to make me think of Dr. Seuss!

    'No, no..we want to dance them on.
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! '


    Long curls long!!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    OMG I am dying here, the tears of laughter are rolling down my face!
  • Farmers_WifeFarmers_Wife Posts: 73Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »

    No, no..we want to dance them on. :wink:
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! :laughing7:


    This is starting to make me think of Dr. Seuss!

    'No, no..we want to dance them on.
    Right! We're dancing our curls LONG! '

    And we'll spin until we're dizzy
    If our curls just won't be frizzy.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotki.com%2Ffarmerswife" class="Popup

    Currently using: Biotera Curl Creme & Styling Gel (and loving them!!!)

    If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.
  • bloomingkinderbloomingkinder Posts: 6Registered Users
    add me too, I thought my hair was damaged but looks like now I just wasnt treating it right, I got alot cut off and it looks like a mullit because the shorter sides hit my shoulders and really draw up ugh...I have been threw this in the past and she thinned my hair also with the shears. I will never learn lol, I hope I will now.

    I wish come here first, I found this site a long time ago but didnt really spend alot of time here because it seemed confusing, now I understand, makes me wish I had this in my teen years when I used vasoline because the VO5 styling tube stuff felt the same.:laughing7:

    anyways I am glad to have found this and now that I am also a PJ, I went crazy and bought everything I heard sounded good over the last couple of months
  • Farmers_WifeFarmers_Wife Posts: 73Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Here we are - dancing our curls off!

    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7:
    And here is the song we're dancing to:

    No, no..we want to dance them on.
    Right! We're dancing our curls long!
    Long, curls, long.
    And we'll spin until we're dizzy,
    If our curls just won't be frizzy.
    Spin, girls, spin.
    Some will shake their rump,
    Just to see their curls clump.
    Clump, curls, clump.
    And some will shake their heinie,
    To make their curls more shiny.
    Shake, girls, shake.

    Now we need a chorus. :laughing7:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotki.com%2Ffarmerswife" class="Popup

    Currently using: Biotera Curl Creme & Styling Gel (and loving them!!!)

    If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.
  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Posts: 765Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Here we are - dancing our curls off!

    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7:
    :blob7::blob7:
    And here is the song we're dancing to:

    No, no..we want to dance them on.
    Right! We're dancing our curls long!
    Long, curls, long.
    And we'll spin until we're dizzy,
    If our curls just won't be frizzy.
    Spin, girls, spin.
    Some will shake their rump,
    Just to see their curls clump.
    Clump, curls, clump.
    And some will shake their heinie,
    To make their curls more shiny.
    Shake, girls, shake.

    Now we need a chorus. :laughing7:

    Haha! This is great! Anyone have the ability to compose some music for this??? ;)
    3a locks!
    Daily Products!: Suave Naturals Coconut, Jessicurl WDT, MOP-C, Biotera Curl Creme, & LA Looks Sports Gel!
    ^^^Proof that you can be CG without spending tons of money! =) ^^^

    CG since April 5th, 2008!

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FSoaringSIren%2F" class="Popup
    pw: lotsofcurls
    jillipoo wrote: »
    Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    :headbang:

    :wav::wav:
    These are our backup singers!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
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