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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Jovanne Lovesomeme Harper

When ppl think my hair is a wig, I have weave in or I’m mixed with Japanese with my pressed straight.

Lorsina Scott

My co=workers always think that I wear weave. lol

Tatiana Magdalena

Lol at #17

Chels
Chels

When people complain that you slapped them in the face with your hair!

Corey'Loves Jotasha Taylor

when you dont want to comb it because its too much and your arms get tired!

Chelsey Lawrence Marie

When the back no longer stands straight out it starts to hang

Kate Azu

When you shake out food out of your afro. I don’t have these problems bc I wear updos all the time. I don’t want people coming and touching. Yeah to the food thing, the lipgloss thing.

Mrs M
Mrs M

I love this I could only relate to 3 lol….

iammastar21
iammastar21

I’m really excited I’m on my way there my hair is growing and it’s in the awkward length stage can’t wait untill i get to shoulder length mid length stage I’m almost there maybe next year . My last goal is bra strap length stage . I bookmark this so once I get to bra strap length stage in a few years I’ll smile looking at this. 🙂

Tishauna Webbe

Number 17 killed me

Denise Inman

#11 & #19 were my “aha” moments.

Kim Suazo
Sheila Jones

Your hair sticks to your lip gloss

Gene Cooke

You think something crawling on your neck or back …when its your own hair….

Adrianne N Shawntego McCreary
Shanta Mitchell

Can Black women discuss anything without bringing up “White girls”. Trust me White women don’t have the same issue.

Esther Williams Jordan

I guess my hair is long, considering the list lol lol. The lip gloss!!! It was windy, my phone rang and I rolled my hair up in the window, I didn’t notice right away but I did SOON!!!

Laquicia Dinish

Shoot when pokes your eye out OUCH!

Chantelle Rose

#1 getting #weavechecked lol

iammastar21
iammastar21

I have medium length hair and am excited to experience long hair problems in a few years but I already have some problems and good things that happened like now I have to detangle and its a struggle , when I swim my hair is all in my face, I can now see the ends of my hair when I wash without a mirror ,and I can now do more styles . I currently do cornrows.