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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 05:53      Profile for Spiderman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've been thinking about growing my hair out a bit for quite some time, but can never seem to make it through the transition process.

My hair is currently something like my profile pic...not long, but on the longer side of short.

I'm looking to grow it to not quite shoulder length, but long enough that it could be considered...long. [Razz]

Question: Any tips for maintaining sanity along the way? As my hair gets longer, it's harder and harder to manage in terms of a shorter style, and until it makes it past that in-between stage, I'm going nuts.

I may be crazy for wanting to do this, but I find myself constantly experimental with things of this nature, and maybe I won't like it, in which case I'll have it all chopped off, but here's to trying. [Smile]

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I have the same problem when it's getting on time for a haircut. I'm trying to remember what I did back in high school when I grew mine to my shoulders. I think I just parted it in the middle.

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Icon 12 posted January 20, 2006 07:47      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What about using hairpins? Nice ones, decorated with pink butterflies, maybe? [crazy] No? You sure? [Big Grin]

More seriously: buy a nice hat, and tuck your hairs in.

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Start listening to metal, it'll make your hair grow faster [Smile]
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Having long and short hair on and off over the years I can tell you that there is nothing to get through the 'transition stage'. i.e. The stage where your bangs are just starting to get into your eyes until the front of your hair is long enough to finally reach pony tail length. Many guys, and some girls fall victim to the dreaded mullet at this point cutting their bangs and growing out the back.
Stick to your guns, a year from now it'll be all good.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 11:56      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I remember this from growing out my bangs. I used barettes. Why aren't boys allowed to do that?

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Dude - you don't need to do anything, long hair just happens [Smile]

(well, yeah...it happens slowly, but nevertheless.... [Big Grin] )

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Hum...

Well, my hair tends to be kind of long, but not obviously so. Right now, it's pretty near time to get it cut, as it's going over my ears (which I comb back a bit, and put my glasses over. I part my hair to the right, and with the natural tendency of my hair to curl/wave, it stays just fine atop my head. If I were to bring it down in front my face, I'd probably have sizable bangs, and look ridiculous right now. So basically, one could probably grow out bangs this way - keeping it tidy and parted to one side while it grows, and then parting it down the center once it's long enough not to look silly or something.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
What about using hairpins? Nice ones, decorated with pink butterflies, maybe? [crazy] No? You sure? [Big Grin]

More seriously: buy a nice hat, and tuck your hairs in.

Smart idea. [Smile]

And guess what you can wear?
http://www.geekculture.com/geekculturestore/webstore/caps.html

Hacker hats....more than just a cool fashion statement...they can be used for discrete hair alteration. [Wink]

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why wait for longer hair to grow. Just get extensions put in. After I ditched my 'metal' long hair in my early 20s I got bored of short hair and got braids put in as extensions. A lot less hassle than growing your own hair and you get a lot more options as to what they look like.

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You could always try for a medically induced coma

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I remember this from growing out my bangs. I used barettes. Why aren't boys allowed to do that?

They are too allowed.

I cheated and often used sun glasses to keep my bangs out of my face. Sometimes, at home, when no one was looking I used a girlfriends head band thingy

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I consider myself somewhat of an expert on this topic...

The main trick is to NOT trim your bangs, because if you do, you won't be able to tie them back with the rest of your hair, and hair in the face is uber-annoying.

also, try and comb your hair regularly. Being a man, I fail to do this, and since my hair is so curly, it knots up very easily. This really isn't a problem until some hot little fraulein tries to run her fingers through your hair and they get stuck and it hurts like no other.


Oh, and use conditioner. Rinse, wash, condition, and repeat. Always repeat.

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I also am moving through this "transition" phase, though I'm getting near the mid point. For the past half a school year I've been growing my hair as much as I can without violating our school's "hair code" which stated no hair could touch your shoulders, could go halfway down your ears, and bangs couldn't go past your eyebrows. Well, they have officially removed the hair restrictions so I can now grow withuot fear, anyone have any tips for me? My hair is a bit longer than in my gallery picture.

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I have found combing my hair back has helped a great deal when I was letting it get a bit longer. Now, I haven't grown my hair out much past the shoulder area but you would be surprised what you can get away with using a simple comb. If you find your hair becoming the subject of poetry as with Shel Silverstein's "My Beard", you are on your own. [crazy]

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A hat is in most cases, not an option. I'm a Software/Network Engineer working in a dressier-side-of-casual office. Somehow, I think a beanie would be frowned on. [Wink] Great option for after hours though. [Smile]

I've already come close a few times to running out and getting a haircut, but so far, I'm still managing to prevail.

Thanks for the input. I'll post h0t p1x if I survive long enough. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Spiderman:
A hat is in most cases, not an option. I'm a Software/Network Engineer working in a dressier-side-of-casual office. Somehow, I think a beanie would be frowned on.

Tell everyone you've become a devout worshipper of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, then tuck your hair up under a pirate hat.
If anyone complains, sue them for infringing your freedom of religion.

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When I was in the sixth grade I had my hair cut to about two inches below my ears, and in trying to grow my bangs out I used my brother's hair gel. I had a part in the side and I just gelled the bangs to the side of my forehead.

Now my hair is ~2 feet long, and is surprisingly low-maintenance. [crazy]

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Tell me about it goo. Mine's just a bit past my shoulders dry (mid-back when wet). That seems to be the stopping point as I haven't cut it in a long long time.

I've heard people sing the praises of their "easy to maintian" short hair styles until they find out I haven't seen the inside of a salon in about six years, and the only fancy hair tools I have are a brush and a collection of bands for my pony tail. I spend less money on my hair in a year than they do in one appointment. Who's got the low-maintenance style now? [evil]

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It isn't even the salon visits that is bad. I have had hair buzzclipped above the ears to present day length(1 1/2') Short hair took me 20 minutes to 45 minutes to wash, dry and style. Product, tools and time, yuck. Now if it is a bad hair day up in a scrunchie and go. Yay.
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quote:
Originally posted by Spiderman:
I've been thinking about growing my hair out a bit for quite some time, but can never seem to make it through the transition process.

My hair is currently something like my profile pic...not long, but on the longer side of short.

I'm looking to grow it to not quite shoulder length, but long enough that it could be considered...long. [Razz]

Question: Any tips for maintaining sanity along the way? As my hair gets longer, it's harder and harder to manage in terms of a shorter style, and until it makes it past that in-between stage, I'm going nuts.

My hair just grows into the Beatles style of hairdo, and it seems to stop there [Big Grin] . All I can do is just push it out of my eyes when I need to see [Big Grin] . Picture the sheep dog in the Bugs Bunny cartoons when he's guarding the sheep [Wink] .

Me, personally, I'm waiting for my mutton chops to grow in [Big Grin] .

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Spiderman:
A hat is in most cases, not an option. I'm a Software/Network Engineer working in a dressier-side-of-casual office. Somehow, I think a beanie would be frowned on.

Tell everyone you've become a devout worshipper of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, then tuck your hair up under a pirate hat.
If anyone complains, sue them for infringing your freedom of religion.

Now there would be a good creation. HR would have a time with that.

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I too am trying to grow my hair out. I find leaving it alone and NO CUTTING is the best way to get what I want in the end. If you cut bangs than you cannot tuck your hair behind your ears and than you have to wait for that hair to grow back...annoying process. My goal is to get my hair past my ass. [Razz]

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My goal is to get my hair long enough to donate to LocksofLove. I'm going to cut it once I pay off my car, but until then, it feels like it's taking forever! I've dyed it once already to break the monotony, but it's almost faded out completely. I bought a box of hair dye on Thursday, but the check-out machine wasn't working properly. I had to rerun my card and decided to put the box back before checking out the second time. I'm glad I saved the money, but I really want to get my hair cut. I'd cut out the layers, but then I'd have to wiat a few more months to donate it. [Frown]

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