growing your hair waist length or longer

memee1978memee1978 Posts: 39Registered Users
how do you manage to grow your waist length or longer hair.and how long did it take you to grow your hair to that length? for starters....my hair is meduim baby fine wavy curly.ive been regrowing my hair the past 5 years.im back at waist length when wet or blow dried straight.my ultimate goal is tail bone hair.:icescream:
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2c3ab waist length when stretched or flat ironed or wet.

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    Hip is my ulitmate goal. It took me 18 months to go from pixie to BSL hair. I cut back up to shoulders to get rid of layers and old color. It'd probably take me about 3 years to go from pixie to hip without cutting. But I will trim to keep my ends healthy and even.
  • memee1978memee1978 Posts: 39Registered Users
    i dust my ends only when ever i see a split trying to occur.i dust about a centimeter.my ends are healthy and i take a multivitamin for my hairs health.if your not splitting....try only dusting when you need it only.you should get to hip length much sooner that way!!!!:love5:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2c3ab waist length when stretched or flat ironed or wet.
  • neekie5235neekie5235 Posts: 101Registered Users
    i've been trying to get to waist length hair for about 7 months now... and for 7 months, yes, 7 whole freakin months!!! i've been stuck at midback length. i dont know what to do to get over this hump. i even skipped my last trim all together thinking maybe i'm trimming too much (every 4 months) when its not needed. i trim if i see a bent end, but all in all my ends are pretty good.

    i do have major shedding which i think is my problem, but i dont know how to fix it since i've had this shedding issue since i was a child, as young as 4y/o i remember my mom pulling clumps of hair out of the comb (on a daily basis) so i figured this was just normal for me. i dunno, i need major help though lol
    3b
    medium coarse
    BSL
    last relaxer 07/2006
    some heat damage :sad5:

    still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed :happy7:
  • BunnieHoneyBunnieHoney Posts: 33Registered Users
    Hey all, it took me a little over 2 years to get from CL to WSL....I don't know how to change my siggy...blush.

    Anyway, I have found that my hair does better with "loving neglect". I keep my hair in twists about 98% of the time and I nurture the ends. Everynight, I moisturize and seal my hair and I undo the curl knots that may form at the end of my twists. I then make a double strand twist with a section of twists...this keeps my ends stretched and moisturized.

    My goal is HL this year and the final goal is classic. I only dust my hair once or twice a year. I have found that low manipulation and keeping the moisture/protein balance in check is my saving grace.
    WL 6/26/09 and my hair type is 3b-4a...I will compromise with 3c:laughing4:

    http://public.fotki.com/BunnieHoney/
  • BunnieHoneyBunnieHoney Posts: 33Registered Users
    neekie5235 wrote: »
    i've been trying to get to waist length hair for about 7 months now... and for 7 months, yes, 7 whole freakin months!!! i've been stuck at midback length. i dont know what to do to get over this hump. i even skipped my last trim all together thinking maybe i'm trimming too much (every 4 months) when its not needed. i trim if i see a bent end, but all in all my ends are pretty good.

    i do have major shedding which i think is my problem, but i dont know how to fix it since i've had this shedding issue since i was a child, as young as 4y/o i remember my mom pulling clumps of hair out of the comb (on a daily basis) so i figured this was just normal for me. i dunno, i need major help though lol

    Hi neekie, I was having major shedding issues at the beginning of the year and I have changed my regimen a bit to combat the shedding. One thing I started doing is a hard protein treatment every 6 weeks. My regimen is moisture based and I was neglecting the much needed proteint. Also, in April, I started taking a garlic supplement. It took about 3 weeks for me to notice that my shedding decreased significantly. HTH
    WL 6/26/09 and my hair type is 3b-4a...I will compromise with 3c:laughing4:

    http://public.fotki.com/BunnieHoney/
  • sommeirsommeir Posts: 9Registered Users
    Wow thats amazing I cant even get my 3b, 3c curly hair to past shoulder length. How do you all do it???
  • curliitommii curliitommii Posts: 139Registered Users
    Hey all, it took me a little over 2 years to get from CL to WSL....I don't know how to change my siggy...blush.


    Under where the site greets you and it says, Welcome BunnieHoney under that there is an orange bar, to the left there's user CP link click on that and under control panel you should be able to change your siggy there! :D HTH
    I Bc'd!! --> July 1st, 2009 :wav:


    event.png


    http://public.fotki.com/ms-curls/
  • BunnieHoneyBunnieHoney Posts: 33Registered Users
    Thank you so much, curl!!!! I kept going under "edit your profile"...
    WL 6/26/09 and my hair type is 3b-4a...I will compromise with 3c:laughing4:

    http://public.fotki.com/BunnieHoney/
  • NubianPrizeNubianPrize Posts: 123Registered Users
    sommeir wrote: »
    Wow thats amazing I cant even get my 3b, 3c curly hair to past shoulder length. How do you all do it???

    It depends on the length of your growth cycle and that is mostly genetic. Some people can grow hair that long because the follicles have a 3-5 year or more growth period. In other words, the follicles will grow hair for that long before the hairs are shed & replaced by new ones. If hair grows 1/2" per month, & remains in good health with no styling catastrophies,poor diet or illnesses that cause breakage or hair loss,that equals 6" a year. That means you'll have hair 18- 30" long. If a person has a short cycle, say 1-2 years they will never get longer than 6 -12" no matter what they do. The best thing you can do is to care for your hair as best you can. Dr Oz says to treat it like a fine silk blouse & avoid damaging treatments,eat healthy & just let it grow.


    Check here & read the next page; look at the man & woman who started at the same length
    http://www.pg.com/science/haircare/hair_twh_21.htm
    Hair type 4 "mystery":dontknow:
    Fine,soft hair with little penspring curls of different sizes. Small patch of wavy hair at center of my nape. Did BC in 2009 after 28yrs of curly perms.
    Products:WEN Fig, KinkyCurly, QhemetBiologics, SheaMoisture, Vatika oil, EVCO, EVOO, WGO, JBCO products
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • NubianPrizeNubianPrize Posts: 123Registered Users
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.

    I just started on it a few months ago & some thin spots are growing in. Also using amla & vatika oils & folligen cream. So far so good.
    Hair type 4 "mystery":dontknow:
    Fine,soft hair with little penspring curls of different sizes. Small patch of wavy hair at center of my nape. Did BC in 2009 after 28yrs of curly perms.
    Products:WEN Fig, KinkyCurly, QhemetBiologics, SheaMoisture, Vatika oil, EVCO, EVOO, WGO, JBCO products
  • memee1978memee1978 Posts: 39Registered Users
    does msm make the facial hair grow quick?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2c3ab waist length when stretched or flat ironed or wet.
  • NubianPrizeNubianPrize Posts: 123Registered Users
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.

    Did you notice a dramatic increase in length of your growth cycle & how long before you noticed results?
    Hair type 4 "mystery":dontknow:
    Fine,soft hair with little penspring curls of different sizes. Small patch of wavy hair at center of my nape. Did BC in 2009 after 28yrs of curly perms.
    Products:WEN Fig, KinkyCurly, QhemetBiologics, SheaMoisture, Vatika oil, EVCO, EVOO, WGO, JBCO products
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Hey all, it took me a little over 2 years to get from CL to WSL....I don't know how to change my siggy...blush.

    Anyway, I have found that my hair does better with "loving neglect". I keep my hair in twists about 98% of the time and I nurture the ends. Everynight, I moisturize and seal my hair and I undo the curl knots that may form at the end of my twists. I then make a double strand twist with a section of twists...this keeps my ends stretched and moisturized.

    My goal is HL this year and the final goal is classic. I only dust my hair once or twice a year. I have found that low manipulation and keeping the moisture/protein balance in check is my saving grace.


    I am starting to notice that too. I was at BSL for the longest. Now I am finally an inch past the bottom of my bra strap. But the thing that I changed in the last two months or so has been just keeping my hair in 3 french braids going to the back.
    Have:
    4a Tailbone

    http://members.fotki.com/Prettycurls/about/ pw:curlspretty


  • Curlicious2Curlicious2 Posts: 41Registered Users
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.

    Ok so if u take 3000mgs how many of the pills u take 1,2,3 or more? because i just start taking it last month and i start with 750mg now i went up to 1500mgs and those pills R huge, I took 2 for a week with Vitamin C sometimes not, but my skin is breaking out, this is the reason why i'm afraid to take biotin with it ,cuz i though it would've have been worst. Do u know why ?
    4a/4b
    So in love with Giovanni products:love4:
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.

    I just started on it a few months ago & some thin spots are growing in. Also using amla & vatika oils & folligen cream. So far so good.
    That's great keep doing what you're doing NubianPrize :)!
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    memee1978 wrote: »
    does msm make the facial hair grow quick?
    Well,I'm in my 40s and so facial hair is there,chin hair,I just zap them away :).
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.

    Ok so if u take 3000mgs how many of the pills u take 1,2,3 or more? because i just start taking it last month and i start with 750mg now i went up to 1500mgs and those pills R huge, I took 2 for a week with Vitamin C sometimes not, but my skin is breaking out, this is the reason why i'm afraid to take biotin with it ,cuz i though it would've have been worst. Do u know why ?
    I take MSM capsules,so I take 3 pills a day.Sometimes when you start a vitamin,you skin starts purging out all the toxins.You can take Zinc to combat that acne,I take 100mgs. a day,and 15 mgs. of Biotin.
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Caleilani wrote: »
    Try some MSM,it lengthens your hair growing phase.I take 3,000mgs.of MSM.I've been on MSM since 2005.

    Did you notice a dramatic increase in length of your growth cycle & how long before you noticed results?
    Girl to tell you the truth,I cannot even remember,but it takes a couple of months to see results,sometime faster for others.It depends on the person.
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • neekie5235neekie5235 Posts: 101Registered Users
    well i finally just barely made waist length earlier this month. how ever i realize my new goal is to make waist length unstretched. so i'm thinking that will be around hip length or so. basically i did need more protein as well as protecting my ends. so i just rocked the bun for like 2 months straight and got the length i needed. very happy. this year i will just maintain the length to insure health. then 2010 hip length here i come!!! lol
    3b
    medium coarse
    BSL
    last relaxer 07/2006
    some heat damage :sad5:

    still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed :happy7:
  • VersaceCrazyVersaceCrazy Posts: 662Registered Users
    sommeir wrote: »
    Wow thats amazing I cant even get my 3b, 3c curly hair to past shoulder length. How do you all do it???

    im sitting here saying the same thing!:sad5:lol
    http://members.fotki.com/Versacecrazy/



    CURL JUNKIE ZOMBIE !!!:tshirt:
  • NubianPrizeNubianPrize Posts: 123Registered Users
    sommeir wrote: »
    Wow thats amazing I cant even get my 3b, 3c curly hair to past shoulder length. How do you all do it???

    im sitting here saying the same thing!:sad5:lol

    A lot depends on your hair genetics as well as your hair care regimen. Some people have very long growth cycles. Hair grows about 6 inches a year. If your hair has a 2 year cycle,then the longest it can get would be about 12 " before the hairs would fall out & new ones would start growing.Did your parents or their close relatives have very long hair ? If so then you might inherit those genes; but if the cycle is around 3-5 years you'd get 18-30" of hair. I knew a woman who had 4b/c hair that would never grow longer than about 3" no matter what she did. She decided to just wear a TWA( teeny weeny afro) & get wigs for different styles.
    Hair type 4 "mystery":dontknow:
    Fine,soft hair with little penspring curls of different sizes. Small patch of wavy hair at center of my nape. Did BC in 2009 after 28yrs of curly perms.
    Products:WEN Fig, KinkyCurly, QhemetBiologics, SheaMoisture, Vatika oil, EVCO, EVOO, WGO, JBCO products
  • Heidi_234Heidi_234 Posts: 21Registered Users
    sommeir wrote: »
    Wow thats amazing I cant even get my 3b, 3c curly hair to past shoulder length. How do you all do it???

    im sitting here saying the same thing!:sad5:lol

    A lot depends on your hair genetics as well as your hair care regimen. Some people have very long growth cycles. Hair grows about 6 inches a year. If your hair has a 2 year cycle,then the longest it can get would be about 12 " before the hairs would fall out & new ones would start growing.Did your parents or their close relatives have very long hair ? If so then you might inherit those genes; but if the cycle is around 3-5 years you'd get 18-30" of hair. I knew a woman who had 4b/c hair that would never grow longer than about 3" no matter what she did. She decided to just wear a TWA( teeny weeny afro) & get wigs for different styles.
    As far as I know, average cycle is far longer than 2 or 3 years though (up until now I was certain it is 7 years, but that varies from person to person, not to mention other factors). But visible length does depend on shrinkage, so to be waist length curlies need to grow it longer even longer. I'm solid waist length when curly (I'd dare say even an inch longer, although it depends on the curls), but my hair is far less curly than 4 type.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • yogenayogena Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi I'm gena, I did my big chop a year ago and my hair now is by a little passed my shoulders. I measured my hair when I hit a year and I've realized my hair grows about 0.75 or more a month. How long will it take me to reach waist length? Also my hair has been there before but when I was really young and then permed and color damaged my hair that has led me up to my big chop.

    I just kinda wanna know an aproximate
    Thanks
  • KrullenbolKrullenbol Posts: 114Registered Users
    Genetics also play a role. For me, it's not that difficult to grow my hair back to waist length and longer because my mother, my aunts, my grandma, they always had really long hair. It's a lot of work though, for me

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