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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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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Nafeesa Heaven Sent

When the braids on Ur hair is two inches away from Ur scalp….lol #newgrowth

Frances Williams Miller

When you color your hair…

LaVeta Hatten

When it feels like a bug is crawling on you but you realize its just your hair! Love this!!

Cerissa Marie Dusuau

When it gets caught under your armpits or under your purse strap lol

Dorethea A. Ralls

When you add weave.

Audri Ruff

when styling takes longer

Michelle Daley

Yeah baby i can’t wait! Woo hoo

Debbie Reynolds

The line of demarcation, if you color your hair.

KamGlam Iam

When you wash your hair in the shower and it’s heavy and hanging down your back..

Cleopatra Jones Best

when you feel your hair laying on your back

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…

André Luiz Catta Preta

Beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul

Donna Joseph-Hughes

When you can finally put it in a pineapple

Victoria Renee

By the size of my puff when i pull my hair up to the top of my head.

Kathy Johnson Jordan

You can put your hair up in the back without any strings hanging out. 🙂

Tanya Denny

When I had locs it was when I pinned myself to the bed by my own hair.

Amanda Morgan

You sit back and it feels like someone/thing is pulling your hair.

Amanda Morgan

When you see yourself in a picture with your hair down..

Sherri Lovemewhenithurts Jackson-Sanner

When I had locs I had the same problem Tanya Denny!!!!! Lol do you miss your locs like I miss mines??????

Wolfe Fang

When I pick my fro out. 🙂

Donna Germany

This is cute and funny!!

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.

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! 🙂

Kimberly Powell

When women in the washroom ask if it’s a weave and men ask can they touch your hair.

Sandra Barnes-Scott

When everyone ask♥ Is that all your hair!? (Me) YES! & IT’S ALL CHEIMCAL FREE♥

Geno Cide

You know your hair is getting longer when your age is getting longer.

Sheki Williams

When I start wearing ponytails.

Latonya Walker

When women of another race ask? ???

Tracey Rolyart

You stop wearing a half wig. Lol

Nigelica Browne

When its starting to get annoying

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

Valerie Johnson

When a guy asks you in a hesitant manner…is it natural lol!

True Riches

When it take hours to do it.

Bassouma Djomba

i love!!!

Cat Goods

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

Ani Sin

wao………,,,,,?

Rachael Reeves

Like this link! Lots of helpful tricks and tips! ❤

Stephanie Montalvo

When you weave gets 3D.

Ocasio Brittany

when i see blackish roots when i dye my hair reds blondes n oranges like every other month

Milcah Theodor

when you can’t use a shower cap without braiding your hair.

Semendablessed Howard

When you cannot fit a night cap on your afro!

Lia Bush Martin

Excited to get these problems! One day!

Gendy Tchuda Gonzalez

Why the picture is a weave?

BlackHairInformation.com

It’s a stock image, irrelevant to the point of the article.

Lalis LaMoi

When you hair gets caught under your bag/purse strap..

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.

Jacquelyn Sarpong

When you finally wanna rock it… WITH OUT A WEAVE!!

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

Enahsed Sims

When the styles tht workd fr ur short hair is no longer working

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

Assata Knox

LOL Love it.