Waist Length 2014

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  1. halfindian

    halfindian Well-Known Member

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    flyygirlll2 my mother always used to tell me people without hair want to drop theirs, people with like to keep theirs up. I don't think this has anything to do with protective styling or length retention. It is just so frustrating to have hair all over your skin, tickling you, flying in your face, sticking in your lip gloss, going into your mouth while you eat, blowing all over when the wind is strong. I agree only for special occasions will I tolerate this. Love my long hair though but not to show off. Just for me to enjoy playing with in my mirror and for my fiance to play with too.
     
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  2. Straighthoodtea

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    Hello Lovely ladies!!
    Here's an update post. I must of had a growth spurt because I didn't realize my hair is this long. I flat ironed it for resurrection sunday and these are my results.:drunk: I'm not claiming MBL yet because I still think im BSL but I didnt know my hair was this long!! I'm gonna try the inversion method and see if I can get an extra inch or so.

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  3. belletropjolie

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    Straighthoodtea I cant say for sure since I cant see your back but looks MBL to me! Great job!
     
  4. flyygirlll2

    flyygirlll2 Lioness mane

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    Pretty hair, looks about MBL to me.
     
  5. nakialovesshoes

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    Straighthoodtea - looks like you're creeping up on WL to me! Congrats on ur growth spurt.
     
  6. Straighthoodtea

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    I'll take another pic with a better shirt tomorrow. (hopefully I remember!)
     
  7. Straighthoodtea

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    Okay guys, I'll take your word for it. I'm officially MBL! Woooo!!
     
  8. Jace032000

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    Oh I bet you were surprised indeed! Your hair is soo thick and so purty!
     
  9. koolkittychick

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    Jace032000, your hair is so pretty both straight and curly! Since you are only a couple of inches from your waist, I think you can claim MBL. At this rate, you should be done with the challenge by the fall! Congrats!
     
  10. Froreal3

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    Straighthoodtea Yay! I was about to start side eyeing you if you didn't claim that. I was like, "Girl is definitely MBL." :yep:
     
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    Froreal3 Jace032000
    koolkittychick

    You guys, I am so overjoyed. I've been trying to come up with ways to retain length since I chopped in November. Thinking that I could only grow my hair if I did protective styling like braids and weaves. But now I know that I don't have to do all of that and my hair will grow. It's kind of a dream come true because I'd put it in braids and take it out 3 days later because I'd feel kind of claustrophobic and want my hair to be out. So im excited. I'm still trying to transition my thinking over to natural hair instead of relaxed hair ya know?
     
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  12. Sprinkl3s

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    So I think I'm going to bow out. Got some twist put in at the salon and they were ripping through my hair. I'm going to need a good cut after that. I'm so mad I just sat there and watched but I'm so frustrated with my hair I just wanted it put away. Anyway........ My last length check image-3779951838.jpg
     
  13. Straighthoodtea

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    hey, here's a better pic. at the bottom, you can see my hand. that's my tailbone.
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  14. TeeBee

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    It's that time of year again...when I'm tempted to straighten. Ugh, me and my stupid 'no heat challenge'
     
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    TeeBee- But girl it's going to be SOOOO worth it by the end of the year!! Talk about retaining length. I need to stop playing and put some condish on my hair. I'm trying to keep this straight look for like a week or two. But I keep looking at my ends. And for some reason my scalp is SOOOOOO DRRYY!! I need to quit screwing around and go back to wash n gos. xD
     
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    I'm so done with my hair. Putting it in a phoney pony til she acts right or she's getting cut!
     
  17. TeeBee

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    Straighthoodtea
    I knoooow. You're so right!!!! But I'm weak lol, I actually just came back from Sally's..bought my first round brush. I'm not going for bone straight, so we'll see.
     
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    How long are you keeping them in for? You may not lose that much length depending on how much length you gain on your hair vacay vs. how much damage was actually done. And you're really, really close.

    I've been there with "professionals". I'm pissed for you.

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  19. Sprinkl3s

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    I'm going to at least try to keep then in for six weeks. Longer if I can but I'm not one to keep them past a month. You may be right we will see what happens when I take them down. Thanks for your positivity I needed it!
     
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    Soooo. I tried using a round brush in hopes of getting a sleeker blow out thus using less heat with the flat iron. Turned out meeehhhhhhhh. Lol!! I'll try and post a length pic, but woooo chile, I have been in denial about my ends. Time for a trim. Will wait to do so when curly. I will MOST definitely make WL by my DEC deadline, even though my hair isn't bone straight, I'm happy to see my progress. I needed this. With that said. WHAT A PROCESS!! I'm sooo good until the end of the year. After that, no more flat ironing. Especially since this bad boy is only going to get longer?!?! Please and NO thank you.
     
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    I'm getting real close to waist Length. :grin::grin::grin: My signature pic was taken about 2 weeks ago after I got my hair flat ironed. YESSSSSSSS!!!!
     
  22. halfindian

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    Phoney ponies are life savers. I saw this girl with a bun yesterday and made a note to get one. Perfect buns every time.
     
  23. nakialovesshoes

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    halfindian - I see you're relaxed, too. I've been looking for a way to protect my hair & was thinking about investing in a phony pony. Can you please share some tips on how to prevent damage while using them as a protective style? TIA...
     
  24. momi

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    Hey! I didn't know you'd relaxed. Are you bone straight or telaxed?
     
  25. halfindian

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    I have never owned one. But I will and soon. Especially since I want to stretch my relaxer for 4 months this time around.

    Methods I'd suggest and will try:
    1) use cut up pantyhose for ponytail holder. I notice less pulling of the ends when I do that.
    2) moisturise and seal ends before puting on phony pony. This will help with keeping the ends nice and moisturized. Could also give your ends a dc all day and then rinse out when you get home.
    3) since I won't be styling my hair I won't use hair pins to secure my ends. Just wrap loosely around and place phony pony over.

    My fiance does not like fake hair. That's the only con. With him less is always more. I'll probably look for bun covers. Snoods I think they're called. This is going to be my longest stretch so I'll need to be super prepared.
     
  26. nakialovesshoes

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    momi - Hey there. Yes m'am. I had to come to terms with the fact that I wasn't about that natchal life. Not by choice, but I'm bone straight. My plan to is to slowly transition to texlaxed - I'm still just trying to figure out how to go about it.
     
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    I completely understand!
     
  28. flyygirlll2

    flyygirlll2 Lioness mane

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    I self relaxed for the first time today. I was almost 7 months post. My hair came out severely under processed, I ended up flat ironing and trimmed. I really don't like the v shape on me, every time I've gotten close to WL I end up having to trim. I'm about 3 inches from WL now.. 4 inches to be full WL IMO.
     

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    Ive been lurking in this thread all year but I didn't officially join the challenge.

    I finally straightened my hair (first time in 2 years) and I was surprised by how close to WL I had gotten. I realized that even though my hair is relaxed I have some shrinkage because I have some areas that are under processed.

    Ive revised my goal and I think I will focus on thickening my ends more and try to get my layers to grow. Errr I will attach a pic but PLEASE DONT QUOTE.
     
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    flyygirlll2

    Gorgeous! What did you do with your hair in those six months? Deets, please. :grin:
     

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