You Know That Your Hair Is Getting Longer When . . .


Uh huh, it’s going to be one of those list articles that are not about hair advice but they are fun to read (and write) all the same!

If your own hair cannot be described as long yet, take comfort that very soon you will be nodding your head in agreement. These are both my personal observations and things that I’ve heard mentioned by other long haired sisters.

So without further ado, you know that your hair is getting longer when . . .

1. You get weave checked by your own family (every time you go to visit!).

2. White girls ask you for hair advice.

3. You can barely fit your ‘fro into your little car.

4. Old women stop you in the streets to tell you about how their own hair was as long as yours back in the day.

5. You jump when you catch a reflection of yourself (especially when you are wearing big hair).

6. You jump when you hair brushes against the small of your back/lower arm/elbow, when it’s straight.

7. The weight of your hair allows it move while you are walking.

8. Your hair starts getting in your mouth when it’s windy.

9. Your hair still looks great after the wind has blown it out of place.

10. Your hair sticks to your lip gloss.

11. You have to flip your hair out of your bra/top/coat when you are dressing – I almost cried tears of joy when I first did this!

12. You start to understand why white girls tuck their hair behind their ears.

13. You do that head upside down trick to get volume at the crown – I can’t tell you how long I waited to do that!

14. People automatically assume that your hair is a weave and you get asked ‘What hair is that?’

15. Your hair keeps getting caught in your seatbelt.

16. You keep getting food in your hair.

17. When your ponytail actually hangs instead of sticking out.

18. Your stylists starts to use the largest size rollers on your hair.

19. You start considering layering your hair or cutting bangs.

20. You keep on slamming your hair in the car door (Be careful of this, it’s a real hair ripper).

21. You can inspect your ends easily without the use of a mirror.

22. Your shed hairs are way longer than a standard size ruler.

23. You don’t bother adding extensions to your box braids because your hair is just as long anyway.

24. Weaves start to cost a fortune because you have to buy 20″ and upwards otherwise your leave out hair will be longer.

25. You can no longer roller-set your own hair because your arms cannot stretch that far!

26. You wish they made bigger/longer turbie twists coz you can barely get your hair in any more.

27. You have to order gallon sizes of conditioner because those puny normal size bottles are finished in two washes!

28. You are no longer impressed by those you-tuber’s hair you used to stalk at the beginning of your journey.

29. You sit on your hair – A great problem to have in my book!

I could go on an on! What other things have you noticed as your hair starts to get longer?

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Originally posted 2012-07-17 19:00:46.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Kimberly Shaw
    Kimberly Shaw

    That moment you’re laying down and think there’s a bug crawling across your back and you react just to realize its your braidout…

  2. Kieshauna Woods
    Kieshauna Woods

    When you have a weave in for two months and you no longer pat it. Now you scratch it and the whole weave moves.

  3. Deondra Davis
    Deondra Davis

    Lol, I remember experiencing some of these when I was relaxed, now I can’t wait to experience these as a natural! Enjoyed this post! 🙂

  4. Cassandra Ann Caffey
    Cassandra Ann Caffey

    You have to crochet your own loc cap because nothing on the market will accommodate your volume and length lol. Homely but gets to job done

  5. Cat Goods
    Cat Goods

    When your 20 year grown dread locks drag the floor & you got to twist them up to keep them from dragging!

  6. Tahesia Franks
    Tahesia Franks

    When your hair is in a high ponytail and it touches the back of your arms every time it swings back and forth.

  7. Tylisha CiCi Gilbert
    Tylisha CiCi Gilbert

    When…you can hold your head down in front of you && your hair is still down your back or at least the bottom of your neck 🙂
    #frfr

  8. Shea Sapp
    Shea Sapp

    When u wear it down and people are standing behind u debating loudly if ur hair is real or not as if u can’t hear them… then one is bold enough to ask if its real… you say yes… and they say girl stop Lying! Smh!!
    #tailboneLength #YesItsREAL #LongHairDontCare

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