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#209483 - 09/07/05 07:52 PM how long is too long
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I have hair to my mid back and my roommate says its too long? How long is too long for hair?

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#209484 - 09/08/05 12:21 AM Re: how long is too long
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Not until you think it's long. Long generally starts after the hair passes your shoulders. But why should you leave the opinion to your roommate? It's your hair and if it's long, well, then it's long. If the roommate thinks the hair is too long and can't stand it, that's his/her problem.
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#209485 - 09/08/05 12:54 AM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 02/13/05
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Do what you want to do.

The so called rules that are out there serve no purpose but to cause grief. If your hair is still growing and you haven't reached your goal length then let it grow. No one controls your hair but you.

I'm a 29 year old man. My hair is down to my hips and I plan to never let it be shorter again.

I also participate at many long hair care sites.

But I also like it here at Lynne's site. She's a nice helpful lady.
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#209486 - 09/08/05 06:06 AM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 08/10/05
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Loc: Louisiana
I wore my hair to the middle of my thighs for nearly fifteen years. I kicked a drug addiction ten years ago, and one of the hardest hit things on my body from the drugs was my hair. Since I was looking for a way to make a change, I cut my hair. We took 22" off in that first sitting... And my hair was up to about mid-back... Most of my friends considered that long, but to me it was sooooo short! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I've since cut it even shorter, and these days keep it up above my shoulders. Turns out its curly when its short... Who'da thunk? <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> My hubby's hair is almost to his waist.

Personally, I think its all about where you are most comfortable wearing it... It shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks, its your hair. I've never understood "hair trends," especially when it pertains to length. If you like it long, wear it long.
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#209487 - 09/08/05 06:28 AM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 04/04/02
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As everyone else has said - you have to decide if you are happy with it.
If you are worried about whether it is attractive on you or if it flatters you -- then it is time to ask someone you trust to give you input. When you want to know something like that, someone else can actually see it better than you can.

The next best guide is a picture. Pictures always tell us the truth.

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#209488 - 09/08/05 07:13 AM Re: how long is too long
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If you constantly have headaches from the weight of your hair, it might be too long.

If your hair gets caught in the tools or machinery that are part of your daily life, it might be too long.

If you hair is breaking off due to it's own weight, it might be too long.

If you keep stepping on the ends when you walk, your hair might be too long.

Otherwise, it's just a matter of your own personal preferences. You might ask your roommmate WHY they think your hair is too long.
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#209489 - 09/09/05 08:03 AM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 03/05/05
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I went to my hairdresser today to get some special treatment for my hair that's getting longer and longer. I mainly do it to protect my hair for the demi-permanent coloring I love so much and to keep it healthy so it can grow longer.
I'm not going to trim it unless the hair splits or when it starts to get annoying because of getting caught between everything. Even then, you can do all sorts of things like pony tails, braids, updo's, perms, etc.
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#209490 - 10/13/05 07:44 PM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 08/08/05
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like some in here, I have long long hair. I am generally plagued with large knots from time to time, so I tend to keep it in a twist in the back when Im just fiddling around the house or whatever.
My mom used to put my hair in two long braids but I've sort of gotten out of that <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#209491 - 10/13/05 08:09 PM Re: how long is too long
elle Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 2966
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
My hair reaches my waist now, and this is the second time I've grown it this long. In between these two growth spurts I had it shaved to a #4!

I'd always wanted to grow my hair long but I was never allowed to as a child. As a teenager therefore I let it grow to my waist for the first time and I know a lot of younger girls were so envious. Then when I started college I had it cut to just below my shoulders and I got so many comments about how much healthier it looked after that. I really haddn't known how to care for it properly or style such long hair. This time round I'm doing better, although I cut a layer into the back last year that I'm still trying to get rid of!

I'm now thinking of going shorter again. Just before winter I was thinking how much I would love to cut it really short and dye it blonde (I have very dark brown hair). But my husband reminded me of the dreaded drivers' licence and passport photos (which show long, dark hair). I'd hate to be stuck in immigration trying to prove my identity!
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#209492 - 10/23/05 05:45 PM Re: how long is too long
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Oh could you imagine being stopped at the border?

Still.... people DO dye their hair and all..... I would hope I look somewhat better than my passport photos and I know I don't look quite as dead as my license pic would have you believe <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#209493 - 10/23/05 06:54 PM Re: how long is too long
elle Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 2966
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I know what you mean! Must be something to do with those cameras they use to take your passport photo with...

I had a nervous few moments once when I was trying to get a drivers' licence for a different country. They wanted to know how long I had had my licence for, but I had two licences: one that I'd had for a couple of years before I got married (black & white shot with short hair), and the other that I applied for in my married name (colour photo, with longer hair). The guy studied both licences for ages and then asked me if I had brought my marriage certificate with! (Which I hadn't.) Luckily I have a fairly unusual first name, so I think that convinced him...
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#209494 - 10/23/05 08:14 PM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 730
Loc: Lower Alabama
I feel if you have good hair, flaunt it. I love long hair, but as I have gotten older, it looks better on me shorter. But that is not true for everyone, contrary to popular belief that if you are 40+, it should be above your shoulders. I am the only blonde in a large family of brunettes, so when my hair really was getting gray, I thought "I can dye my hair brown!". I have always wanted dark brown hair, but I realized my eyebrows are blonde and I have never seen a brunette with blonde eyebrows, so I never did anything to change the color. Now people ask me if my hair is ash blonde, which is funny because my hair is blonde/gray.

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#209495 - 10/23/05 08:18 PM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 10/23/05
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Grow it as long as you are able to! And, remember, if someone points out a flaw to you, they have 3 fingers pointing right back at them, which means they have three times the issue with it than you will ever have! In this case, methinks it might be a wee case of envy...or maybe jealousy or this person may have a secret desireto have long hair, but doesn't 'dare to' grow it that long for whatever hung up reason of their own they have. Who knows?... I have extremely fine, but thick hair, that is naturally curly. I have been on medications that take the curl out of my hair, so I permed it the past two months, and it came out rather well.

I am growing it long as well, much to the dismay of my mother...who would love to cut it....but I'mnot letting her near my head with a pair of scissors! She has sort, straight hair, so I know her issue with it is that I can grow it long, and she can't! tee hee.....

So, grow your hair long, care for it with the great products out there forhair these days...and LIVE!!

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#209496 - 10/24/05 12:46 AM Re: how long is too long
sajida Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Pakistan
it is not long because one mete hair wil be too long it willl be medium.

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#209497 - 10/24/05 05:36 PM Re: how long is too long
elle Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
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If you constantly have headaches from the weight of your hair, it might be too long.



Again, I'm really lucky here - I also have fine hair but a lot of it, and it has very little weight to it. When I had it cut from past waist length to shoulder-length, I had all the comments about how much lighter it must feel. But honestly it felt almost exactly the same. The only difference was brushing it - my brush would shoot off into the air too soon because I'd forgotten I didn't have more hair to brush!
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#209498 - 10/24/05 05:44 PM Re: how long is too long
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Registered: 02/13/05
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My hair is down to my waistband / hips and unless I look at it in a picture I don't notice just how long it is because it's very light. I have fine to medium strands and I have an average amount of hair. My Ponytail circumpherence is about 2.5 inches.

I never have any headaches from my hair.

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#898329 - 08/18/15 10:42 AM Re: how long is too long [Re: cv308043]
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It is too long when you think it is too long.

For me it is when it reaches the middle of my back, once I let it grow until almost at my butt and I hated it but I was too lazy to go see my hairdresser until I was really fed up with it (she thought i would cry when she cut but no i did a happy dance instead cool lol).

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#909381 - 04/23/16 03:48 PM Re: how long is too long [Re: cv308043]
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Registered: 10/09/15
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It's all up to you. My hair is at the bottom of the small of my back...has been for years. I cut a foot off to the middle of my shoulder blades each year but skipped this last year since it didnt grow much due to stress (i do trim it a couple times a year about a half inch/inch). My little sister thinks it's too long for her but she keeps hers a pixie length. A good friends sisters hair is almost to the floor. It just depends on your style, liking, and if you can handle it and take care of it.

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#910341 - 05/15/16 10:34 PM Re: how long is too long [Re: cv308043]
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when you realize that you have to spent too much on your hair-clean

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