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    Default at what length does the awkward growing out phase end?

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    i know it's my own fault, but i'm so tired of being in this awkward growing-out phase. it seems just when i think i have moved out of it, i'm back in it with the next couple of inches! i've been growing now since 2010 and i want it all out of my face, now! if i wear a headband i can pull all the layers and bangs out of my face, but when did you start to feel like you could wear your hair down without it all piling into your face? and when did you start to be able to wear it up without lots of loose pieces falling in the back and front. i try braiding and it's hopeless for a perfectionist, shortie, finey, thinny, with many layers at shoulder length .

    please hair Gods, bless me with major growth!
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    For me the really awkward stage was from around ear length until probably around shoulder length. I remedied it by twisting strands from the hairline and pinning them with cute clips on top of my head, pulling back the top-side pieces and clipping those back, lace/french/dutch braids along the hairline, french/dutch braids in the middle section (when you look at it from the side) to keep the bulk out of my face, and eventually by doing half-ups.

    Clipping the front pieces and do something resembling one or two ponytails helped too.

    The first real updo I was able to do with sticks was a french twist. I think I was able to do that when I was just a little past shoulder length. My first bun was a LWB when I was nearly at APL and I could only do it on wet hair if I was really careful at how and where I positioned and secured it and it was pretty tight.

    Wearing it down still isn't entirely comfortable at BSL. It still keeps falling in my face and in other stuff.

    When I started growing my hair in the summer of 2007, most of my hair was under 1" and the longest parts were about 1". It took me at least three years to get to shoulder but I took it slow and trimmed the mullets of doom along the way. I wanted the bulk of my hair to reach shoulder at the same time.
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    I think APL/BSL is the best length for me, when i push my hair behind my shoulders, it stays. I do have a few chin length layers that still aggravate me, but its getting better. I dont feel like i have to constantly "fix" it anymore, just style and go, no having to mess with it alot throughout the day. i love that
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    Pfft.
    My hair still ends up in my face if I just leave it out.
    And the bangs and bits at the side (which keep getting pulled out by my specs ) still end up in my face if it's bunned.
    So without gel or enough bobby pins to build a 1/4 scale Eiffel tower... the answer to to your question of when did it get long enough to stay outta my face... NOT YET.
    And I'm just past hip...

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    Oh... I also have the bits falling out of my updos...
    Layers at any length will do that and it's bloody annoying.
    I have what is *supposed* to be three blunt cut one inch tiers... But they only looked like that while my hair was blowfried straight by the stylist. if you don't believe me, look at my last two length shots. March's was taken on the trim/blowfry day (although thanks to my bun the sides had curled up a little to give a shallow U), and I haven't touched the ends since, and now I have a \_/ hemline.
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    anyone else think the hemline on that first one looks crooked anyway?
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    My hair didn't get out of the really awkward phase until just a couple of months ago (sorry Claire) and I cut in October 2010. I think my starting cut was longer than yours though (it looked like a cross between a pixie and a shag ). I'm almost APL now (just about 1/2 inch short when dry) and the "bangs" part of my hair is past my shoulders. I still can't do an English braid as I've not trimmed out the layers, but I can Dutch and French braid it. When it was your length I did a lot of French twists with a headband. A LOT of them.

    Oh, and I'm like daftgirrafe - my hair won't stay out of my face even when it gets to TB. I have to wear a headband or have the top part back in some way if I want to wear it "down". Otherwise my fine, floaty hair just floats right into my face. Every time.

    Daftgiraffe - wow you got some good growth there and I LIKE your new hemline!
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    I'd like it more if I didn't have that sneaking suspicion it was crooked.


    The hemline mishap, the bang murder, the blowfry fiasco, the treatment tangle hell and the layers debacle soured me on that stylist - even though she was the OWNER and it's supposed to be the best (and most expensive) in town. Found a new one since, who is unconventional enough to do WHAT I ASK FOR even if it's not what she wants to do... I even got her to braid my hair soaking wet when she wanted to blowfry on cool! Next week I'm letting her near my ends.
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    I found once it got past BSL it was much much easier especially since most of the layers were cut out to.
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    yeah, better just pack it in cuz this is gonna take awhile . what seems to be the problem, i guess, is leaving it down, it's just a no no at this point. claw clips and headbands...i guess it's just you and me for the next year or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by claire View Post
    yeah, better just pack it in cuz this is gonna take awhile . what seems to be the problem, i guess, is leaving it down, it's just a no no at this point. claw clips and headbands...i guess it's just you and me for the next year or so
    Aww don't feel bad let me think what did i do at your length hmmm oh yeah what i call the clip bun which was a cinnamon bun with mini claw clips i did this till my hair was nearly BSL and i had layers then as well the mini claws hold much better than bobby pins. I feel your pain i hate hair in my face to sometimes i used to twist the sides and pin so they were out of my face. I was your length about two and half years ago remember we have all been there
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