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Old 01-15-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Olympia area (for now)
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Love long hair, but mid back is the longest it's ever been. I've always been so busy that medium length is much easier to keep. If I were rich and idle like The Housewives, I'd go for the high maintenance, trips to the hairdresser, coloring, etc.

I saw a guy in the store last week, he had hair almost to his waist. It reminded me of an old boyfriend who had waist length hair. Beautiful!
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:18 AM
 
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I really happy because my hair is very long and my look is very beautiful with my hair and my all friends is compliment on my long hair.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I had a bad experience with short hair for a little while around (of course) the already awkward pubescent years and since then, I have not wanted it anything like short. The only times I've ever had it cut, is when I dyed it and eventually it was growing out, and the dye damaged the hair, so I had dead and off-color ends that had to go. I don't even get mine trimmed. Right now, the longest bits are at belt-level. But my hair is thick, course, and has natural wave, but not quite curl. It does get dry or frizzy if I let it, so I use conditioners to keep it in check, and it works fine. Also, no heat, my hair hates heat. No curlers or blow drying ever.

I find that for years now (I am 38 years old) my hair does not get any longer. It breaks or sheds enough that it stays at a consistent length. I won't use any sort of dye except maybe henna, and even that is rare. I'm beginning to get silver strands in the dark brown, and I don't mind. They are sparkly, like a sort of natural tinsel. Sometimes I braid it, but I don't style it any other way.

People usually compliment me for one of two things: My hair, or my glasses. I remember someone asking me how I managed to get such long hair, which I thought was an odd question, and so I beckoned them closer, and said, "You want to know the secret? I'll tell you... Just don't have it cut."
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I've always had long hair, but don't need or want it THAT long. I keep my ends trimmed, so it looks healthy and thick! Keeping the ends trimmed allows it to grow longer, too...mitigates the breakage!
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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OP, there's a woman in my town who has knee-length hair. At work, she wears it in a braid, so it's only waist-length, and stays out of her way. Occasionally on a day off, she'll show up at the grocery store with it loose. Pandemonium breaks out, lol! (I'm exaggerating, but still....there's an element of that.) Men fall all over each other, to talk to her, when she wears her hair down. She has trouble getting her shopping done, surrounded by a little cloud of guys floating around her.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:46 AM
 
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I HATE when my hair gets much beyond shoulder length. I hate the feeling when you lean back in a chair (or in the car) and your hair is pinned behind you. Same goes for sleeping. And if it gets too long, it just looks flat and lifeless. It always amazes me when I have 3-4+" cut off how much more body and movement my hair has!
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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I used to have very long hair, down to my butt. I thought I loved it until I decided to cut it. Then I realized how much better it felt and looked when it was shorter.

That said, it's your hair, so wear it however you'd like. I will say that I don't know anyone who has cut off their very long hair and regretted it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Shoulderblade level is my ideal length.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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In 100 years - my hair would never grow that long. Very pretty though.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: PNW
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I'm proud of my long hair. I was always given the choice of how I wanted my hair and I always had it long. 33 years and it's never been cut. Just trimmed. It's not common in my area to see hair like this and people recognize me from church because of my knee-length hair. It's not hard for me to take care of my hair; I've never known any different. I would probably have more trouble managing short hair than long hair.



So, any other ladies here who are long haired and proud of it?
Your hair is beautiful, and seems thicker than a lot of hair that long.

Longest mine got was over my butt, in my earlier-40's, and the shortest I ever had it was collar-length when I was in junior high. Problem with my own hair, though, is that it has no body and tangles very easily. Then I hit the "later years" and it thinned out a lot, so I started trimming it shorter. It's still down to my mid-back but it's due to get a few inches cut off.

I never braved short hair because I don't want to fool with a lot of products to make it tame, nor do I want perms. I still get a lot of compliments on my long hair although I know it isn't like it used to be. In the 80's people admired it all the time because everyone, it seemed, whacked theirs off. Short hair was big then and mine stood out.
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