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MY LONG HAIR JOURNEY- PICS & STORY

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Every-time I wear my hair down and go into public I am bombarded with lots of questions, comments and second glances because my hair is so long.

It is unusual to have real long hair these days. People are too busy and just don't want to mess with it ; along with all the short hair fads and styles it's just becoming a thing of the past.

As a little girl I had frizzy, short, stunted hair. I was like every other little girl with dreamy visions of myself with hair like Barbie or Rapunzel. I would get a towel or sheet and drape it over my head and act like it was my long hair.

My mother had a time fixing my little mop. To make matters worse, at three years I hid behind a dresser and chopped it in every wrong direction (This happened a few years before my long hair dreams obviously). My poor devastated mother did her best to cut it evenly then finally put in a tight curly perm.

Mom would trim the ends and my bangs until the age of five, then begin my journey to growing long hair. She actually prayed over my hair that it would grow so she could do something with it and because I wanted it long so bad.

Her prayers were answered at first slowly then progressed further. At around twelve years my hair was to the middle of my back. Of course I begin the fluffing and curling allot.

In my teens it had reached my waist, I begin taking hair vitamins. I still did allot hot curler styling, hair spraying ect. Those were the finding boyfriends days when frills were the thing.

At age sixteen ( almost seventeen) I graduated early from high school and married a few weeks later. My hair was now at the top of my hips.

By this time I had realized the importance of ditching the cheap shampoos and conditioners and using the more intensive moisturizing name brands. I also would do hot oil treatments and time soaking in conditioner. "Using hot curlers less contributed to more growth as well."

Before long I was expecting my first baby and begin taking prenatal vitamins. By the time she was born my hair had grew six more inches (to my upper thighs).

Then came baby number two ( three and a half years later). My hair grew three or four more inches.

In a ten year span I've had four children, my last one was born October 13, 2008. My hair is now around 5ft or a little over. I am 5ft 7in in height.

I am not sure it is the having babies or the way that I take care of it, but I have enjoyed my little girl dream of long hair.

It is a little difficult with kids sometimes so I just put it up in curls or some other updo style. Sometimes I just take half of it and twist it halfway up in a clip where it still looks long, but stays out of my way. I still wear it down allot with various styles or just hanging loose straight with nothing in it ( my husbands favorite way). I usually tie it up or braid it when I sleep.

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I wash my hair in the shower with a big handful of shampoo and conditioner. It takes around two hours to dry natural, that is how I usually dry it.

Sometimes I still even frill up and curl it all (that takes a while). I use Conair hot sticks and TRESemme hairspray extra hold as well as shampoo and conditioner in that brand. Though it is very important to change around on at least your conditioner or your hair becomes immune and your hair don't respond as well. I also like Pantene, aussies three minute miracle, St. Ives Intensive mint treatment and for a beautiful glossy shine I use LOREAL Paris VIVE PRO moisturising conditioner. " All these can be found at Wal-Mart or drugstore."

I am 27 now, very busy mommy of four and never plan to cut my hair. I get a kick out of kids I see that say, " Mommy, look at that lady with big hair!" or " Mommy, she looks like Wepunzel!" Lots of women say, " I could never mess with that long of hair!" To be honest I poured over myself more style frustrations when my hair was short and medium long than I do now, plus I save money on haircuts, coloring, perms ect. It's really not as bad as you think!http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-grow-long-hair

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My hair was to my hips on my wedding day, two years later past my knees.

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My over 5ft of hair curled.

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Comments

Red Drake on September 11, 2014:

Hi, Beautiful blog and wonderful long hair. Please never cut it.

Red x

Rayne123 on September 01, 2013:

wow beautiful hair. I have long hair (not that long of course, but want it that long now seeing yours) but it is very fine, very fine.

I think stress and what not has hit my hair hard. Sometimes age takes a number on your hair depending on heredity in some cases.

My hair grows very slow, however since I been taking gelatin and biotin, it seems to have some spunk. Coconut oil is also very good for your hair, but here very expensive. Biotin takes forever to work, if you don't stick to it, it defeats the purpose.

Back in the day, ex. the bible days and so, not one woman had short hair, they all had natural long tresses. The reason being is virgin hair, they had no way of blow drying, curling, perming, or colouring that was not natural.

Today a big factor in stunting the growth of hair is the fact of all the damage we do to our hair. When you do see a girl with long long hair today chances are its hair extensions.

Do you plan on letting your daughters hair keep growing until she is old enough to make up her own mind?

Bless you

Laurie

mini on May 01, 2013:

hey i m 18 years old , i used to have knee length hair till the age of 5 then i cutted it and after it my hair was always waist length . but from the age of 13-16 i colored my hair,straightened it it got a big damaged so i cutted it . i guess after 7-8 months my hair will grow back till the waist but i want to grow my hair long like yours . i live in a very warm country . and everyday i go out for dust my hair gets dirty so i have to wash it. every week 2-3 days i oil my hair .

well the question is will i have split ends if i don't cut or trim my hair for 5-6 years and what should i do so that i don't get split ends .

nice to know about u i like long hair personally . i wish to grow long hair like yours because my boyfriend like long hair and sometimes i feel he dosent like my hair length . u r so beautiful :) god bless u

tasha on April 19, 2013:

i too have such long long hair its to my ankles almost if i never cut it short some yrs ago it probly be so longer then yours i get called repunzel eve lady gadiva etc

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog on October 19, 2012:

SO pretty! I am working on growing my hair out now. It was at my shoulders last fall and is now past mid back right now! I have not cut it since last fall and in January I became Apostolic Pentecostal have the conviction to not cut my hair ever again so I will let it grow as long as it will grow! Love your photos!

Helen

Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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Bon on September 09, 2012:

Igneous333, that wasn't very nice. There are a lot of women who turn their noses up at very long hair - apparently, some woman posted here that singingmommy's hair is "nasty" and "dead." Many women consider women who wear their hair long for religious reasons to be "brainwashed" and "sad."

I choose to wear my hair in a variety of styles and I have had fun coloring it on occasion and experimenting with various lengths, from shoulder blades to pixie cut and back again. I enjoy expressing myself through my personal style.

I respect your choice to wear long hair and think very long hair can look very beautiful. It would be nice if you could respect my choice the same way I respect yours.

awesomegurl on September 05, 2012:

wow ur hair is beautiful! I am growing mine out! I chopped mine off also when i was about two behind a chair! lol. Then I cut it again! Now it is past my shoulders!

Isabeau on September 04, 2012:

Wow your hair is so long it's gorgeous I also as a child envisioned having luscious long hair. However my mother would always cut my hair as soon as it got past my hips because it became too much for her to manage. She would put my hair in a plait and I would get comments on my beautiful long plait whereever I went. But as a teen I was not happy with my long hair because I didn't fit in and at that age all you are worried about is; do I look attractive to the opposite sex? Yes haha but now with shoulder length hair I regret cutting it. I wish it was as long as my 'lovely plait' days...

igneous333 on August 18, 2012:

Absolutely beautiful. I think one problem nowadays is the fact that women have been taught (brainwashed?) in to thinking that their hair is like cosmetic jewelry. They just do all sorts of nasty things to their hair. It's sad to see teenagers coloring the hair at that age and when a woman sees that first gray hair the first thing they do is chop it all off and dye it orange. Yuck. Women don't seem to understand that their hair is just as alluring as any other part of their body. You often hear women say "it's just hair" as if it were something insignificant. Being attracted to long hair is no different than being attracted to big breasts. Men have cherished a woman's (long) hair for centuries and long hair has always been considered by men to be one of the most desired physical attributes. I remember high school and college. Girls with the longest hair always got the most attention. Well, enough of that. Take care of your hair and it's good to see that your significant other enjoys it as well. Good for you!

OMGlonghair on July 07, 2012:

um i meant to say 5'5 tall not 5'7hehehe :)

OMGlonghair on July 07, 2012:

Well i am currently 14 going on 15 i n3 weeks and my hair is to the bottom of my hands. im 5'7 tall and my hair is currently around 3 feet more or less. probably more when straightened. i cant really do much with my hair becausse it is way to thick aand all i can do is braid it or put it um in a bun. :( its frustratiing love ur hair btw :D

Kirra on July 04, 2012:

Is it heavy?? Too long for me but very beautiful.

Palak Vora on May 07, 2012:

I really want my hair to grow till hibs can you suggest me how it is possible plzzzzzzzzzz i do oiling with coconut oil thrice in a week and wash it with Clinic Pluz shampoo......plzzzzzz tell me dear......

nette boyd on May 03, 2012:

i rlly want that kind of hair but i no my wish wont come true :(

ty on March 23, 2012:

vey nice

Chapin on March 07, 2012:

Your hair looks sooo pretty curly! also, you look beautiful on your wedding day!

-Chapin

may on March 06, 2012:

iam 13 yars old but my hair is till my hips and its really v smooth thanx...... but dove is really good

Finland on March 03, 2012:

What a beautiful lady you are, such wonderful hair! I, too, am a mother of four children, but mine are all girls.

All growing their hair long too. (My eldest daughter

is 11 yrs and her hair is past classic.) I´ve never had hair longer than APL, growing it longer now for the first time...

Texas on February 22, 2012:

What type of prenatal vitamins did you take? Do u remember

Happy hair on February 22, 2012:

Im growing my hair down to the floor and from the tip of my head my hair is..... 14 INCHES i know short fight any tips ?

Happy hair on February 12, 2012:

Hi singingmommy i love your hair i wish my hair could be like that i would exchange my boring locks for yours anyday

chloe on January 29, 2012:

my hair when i was 7 years of age was down to my waist but then my dad found a new girlfriend and married her. after a while she cut it all of so my hair is now in a bob i wish i could go back to whan i was seven but i am now 12 years old and what the amazing repuzle hair that is my dream!! xx

Jackie on January 16, 2012:

Your hair itsbeautiful rapunzel. Im trying to let my hair grow its almost in my waist but I can see my brown roots n da black dye I did six mos ago makes my hair shine burgundy in the sunlightwhat should I do? Help me rapunzel God bless you n your fam.

Tanja on January 07, 2012:

I would like my hair to stop falling out for good andmake it grow back thick and strong what can I do please help me thanks

Greta Petrich on December 12, 2011:

As a former hairdresser, I have a wonderfully-cheap solution to tangly hair. It may not work for everyone, but try it on a small section of hair, first, to see. The acidity will close down the cuticle (the outer part of the hair). Making the cuticle close down good and tight makes for shinier hair which also shouldn't tangle. Tangles are generally caused by the cuticle (scales) sticking out and getting hooked onto each other. The acid rinse is helpful because most shampoos are highly alkaline and cause the cuticle to blow straight out. The acidity of the rinse pulls them down tight again to the hair cortex, where they can't catch on each other.

For blondes--use lemon juice, and for darker hair use apple cidar vinegar. Cut either juice with water--use 1/3 cup lemon juice or vinegar to 2/3 cup warm water (distilled or soft water are preferable to hard water out of the tap). Rinse hair with it after rinsing out all traces of shampoo.

There are pitifully few shampoos on the market that are worth buying, because most are highly alkaline. Even expensive shampoos generally are alkaline. That's why it's a very good idea to use an acid rinse as your final rinse--to restore the natural acid balance of your hair. This also goes for your skin, too.

To be assured of having a gentle shampoo--make your from soapwort or soap nuts. Look online for recipies for making these shampoos and the ingredients. It may not be worth the effort, if you are very busy. However, your alternative, is to buy one of the very rare healthy shampoos on the market, and they definitely cost more. My daughter bought a coconut oil shampoo at Whole Foods Market, and it was wonderful. Just be careful that it doesn't contain the harsh extracts of coconuts that most cheap shampoos contain. Do some research to learn more. I don't have time to take for a more detailed answer. Anyway, good luck, and I hope the acid rinses help some of you.

janie on December 03, 2011:

Are you a pentecostal?

Skyy on October 20, 2011:

Amazing! I'm taking prenatal vitamins and hoping to grow my hair up to my waist hopefully!!! Great storry!

mufrah on September 30, 2011:

hey loved ur hairs can u give tips for long hairs i relly need tthem

jujifina on September 15, 2011:

i have a question my hair has been thick all my life sometimes really long and shortes i had is soulder length/bra strap length but now i have it above my butt..... but recently i believe a jealous person did something 2 my hair so im heart broken and i lost a lot ofhair so now it is not as thick as it was my entire life of living how long you think it would take for my hair 2 get its thickness back from follicles up 2 waist?

Kayla on August 11, 2011:

I did NOT mean to post that here but itt okay

Kayla on August 11, 2011:

My hair got cut a lot when i went to the salon to get it trimmed. IDK if it was cause i had a lot of damage or she just didn't know i was trying to grow my hair. its in a weave now, idk if that's good or bad and idk how much my hair has actually grown it been a month but i have been doing whatever i can to make it grow. Idk why my hair hasn't been growing that much, well it as but i guess its falling out. its to my neck after i got it cut but i didn't get to see it that much cause after i got it cut my sister put a weave in it as soon as we got home. before it was on my back kinda but it wasn't very long. also my hair was curled when i got it cut so i don't know the exact legnth. when i was little i let my bunny out then i coudnt find it so i just left it out and went to sleep then it hopped onto the bed and it kept on eating my hair :(. But im 9 now i thinks my bunny chewed my hair when i was7

jay on July 24, 2011:

Hi this is jay from Massachusetts

Your hair is simply magnificent! I wonder if you

alternate your part from side to side. I would love

to see a full picture that captures all of its

glorious length front and back as you continue

journey to the ankles.

sai on July 01, 2011:

Hi this is sai from india

u have nice long hair in india people have most like u to keep long but i hve little problem is that i want to help out the cancer only kids but in india its very impossible to donate wigs for them but u have good hair i hve never seen

Jessica on June 30, 2011:

Singing Mommy, How long is your hair? It is very beautiful!

cashew on June 26, 2011:

I just found this site through a link. First of all, your hair is very beautiful. So glad you will not cut it. I just had 6 inches cut and have been upset about it. In 2001, my hair was knee length. I found an old video that I was in with my hair that long. I was so shocked it was me. I will never ever trim any more than 2 inches at a time. And I don't care what anyone thinks if I have long silver-gray hair to my knees when I'm old. If they don't like it they can lump it. When I have time I will read more about your hair care. Thank you for being an ispiration.

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on May 23, 2011:

I guess anything about us has mommy tagged to it:)

I don't think there is actually one magic formula to grow real long hair, but how you care for it and of course great products together makes for luscious hair.

Tangle she has us all beat though, she can wrap it around a tree and swing off a canyon in 3 seconds LOL:)

Jessica on May 21, 2011:

Do U recommend any products to help my hair grow fast and past my feet?????????????????? guess i've been watching to much Tangled. LOL! Where did you and your sis get your cute little mommy names, by the way?

Long Hair Girl on April 07, 2011:

I have virgin hair, never been cut. As a result it has been very long most of my life. It is perfectly straight and 12 feet long. I enjoy creating new styles of loops and braids. On special occasions, I let it all down and loose to show off. I will never cut it. Long hair is the ultimate female statement of fashion and sexuality. I also like having 2-3" nails and wearing mini dresses with 8" platform shoes.

Norm on March 29, 2011:

Your husband is a very lucky man. I must congratulate you on growing such wonderful hair. You really are very feminine. I will try to get my wife to follow your tips for healthy hair , but I fear her locks have reached their terminal length at her waist. Good luck with all your future ventures.

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on February 05, 2011:

Hey you all can check out this hub and see if it helps. I plan on writing more soon with newer pics:)https://hubpages.com/style/How-to-grow-long-hair

anonomous on February 05, 2011:

woah...imma trying to grow my hair to my hips cos im a really impatient person and if i was able to sit on my hair id get impatient with it and cut it all off, but i kno i would love hip-legnth hair. my hair was midway down my chest in august 2010 but then my mom took me to my neighbour to get it cut cos she was a training hairdresser. then my neighbour cut it lopsided so i had to have it cut even shorter to level it out. now its only just past my shoulders and i hate it. im 13 now. how long do u think it'll take to grow my hair to my hip bone?

BE on January 19, 2011:

helloo!! OMG i luv ur hair, they are soooo pretyy.. im 20 yrs old n i have shoulder length curly to frizzy hair n i reallllyyy want to grow my hair long.. cud u plz share sum tips with me tht cud help me grow my hair long

christine13 on January 19, 2011:

ang galing namn nyan

blueberrygirl on January 07, 2011:

my hair is half way down my back and I'm only 15. my mom has short fine hair and I've never cut my hair before I'm waiting for my Rapunzel dream I'm just looking for the right tips. hoping i got a chance with my traits!

smittenkitten on November 27, 2010:

I've almost always had long hair, it was waist length until I was about 9 when my mother let me choose my hair cut. Guess what silly me did? UGH! But, it grew back out and I kept it a bit over shoulder length for many years. Then, when I was 20, a friend took me to a very high class salon, and the stylist talked me into cutting it quite short, with longer hair in the front, getting shorter towards the back...you know the look I'm sure. He was crazy. My face is really round. It looked awful. Finally, on New Year's eve 2000/2001, I got it trimmed and never looked back. But, this August 2010, it was half way down my thighs, and while I loved it, I've had multiple sclerosis since 2004 and just couldn't take care of it anymore, so I cut it up to about my lower back, so it's still long, but is about 2 feet shorter. I hope whoever gets that hair in their wig loves it as much as I did!

bubbles on November 21, 2010:

ur hair is so beautiful i wish my hair wouild grow but every time it does it is perty much dead ends well i am twelve for right now an my hair is halfway down my back almost it isn't short but i do straighten it a lot becuz i hate my natural becuz it is all spiral ans frizz but i love to straighten my hair and then scrunch it noe that is when my hair is really perty

bubbles on November 21, 2010:

ur hair is so beautiful i wish my hair wouild grow but every time it does it is perty much dead ends well i am twelve for right now an my hair is halfway down my back almost it isn't short but i do straighten it a lot becuz i hate my natural becuz it is all spiral ans frizz but i love to straighten my hair and then scrunch it noe that is when my hair is really perty

mkl on November 18, 2010:

ur hair is so beautiful and long. want brush ur hair.ur husband is lucky

lfa on November 18, 2010:

that hair is very beautiful. wish my future wife hair as long as that.lovely

holyroller on October 23, 2010:

BEAUTIFUL!!!! my hairs bout down to the middle of my butt, and when i straighten it ppl at school are asking me if ill cut it, but my response is no. were church of god, and i believe it a womans glory...i just wish my hair was longer!!! LOL:)

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on October 17, 2010:

Thanks for all the kind responses.

To EMILY: my hair is not unhealthy,it is not stringy,dry and I don't have split ends. These pics don't really show what my hair is like, it is soft, conditioned and shiny and all 5ft. of it is alive so your nasty comment out of 100's of kind people is sure not going to make me cut it.

It's kinda strange how theres people with fried looking hair from all the treatments they have, but because it's short nothing said, but even well-cared for long hair is automatically called nasty or dead.

Sorry I haven't had a chance to reply to everyone individually.

My husband does love my hair marseille, he would cry if I even thought of cutting it.

Yes, the Locks of Love I know are trying to do a really nice thing, but I have had some people actually get on to me for allowing my hair to grow this long without donating it acting like I was selfish.

I just do my best to keep a good attitude to all the negative. I am not intimidated though some people can be very cruel. The only people I've ever heard rude things directed to me about my hair was all women and they all were very bitter in attitude.

marseille_bill on October 12, 2010:

Singingmommy - Beautiful story; your husband must be very proud of you in the way that you put your femininity before 'convenience'. How do you deal with the 'Locks of Love' people & other people who make negative, unkind comments about your beautiful hair?

emily on September 30, 2010:

your hair is so unhealthy. get a freakin' trim, woman. stringy-hair central?

C.E. on August 30, 2010:

Oh... I'm really jealous!

I am 15, my hair REFUSES to grow long! It's hardly past my shoulders and it's curly (of fucking course)! My heritage is European/African... I want it so badly. I brush my hair with normal and bristle brush, I massage it well in the shower and rinse it out with cold water.

But it's growing painfully slowly and some people may think it's silly but I've wanted it since I was really, really young. I'm not being ridiculous, it my secret pain...

sree on August 22, 2010:

wow.. ur hair is very beautiful.. how many times a week you wash your hair..??? can you post your shampoo pictures???

Amanda on August 08, 2010:

love it love it !!!!!!!!! my hair wont grow at all my bangs haven't grown in 7 years idk y lol including the rest of my hair

Madilyn on July 21, 2010:

My hair is not long or beautiful like yours but I'm trying to grow it out. Mine frizzes a lot but now I realize that if I let it grow naturally than it forms tiny little curls. What do you suppose I should do with it while waiting for it to grow? How should I help it grow? Your story is really quite inspiring. Lol love your pics. PS cute baby!!! ;D

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on July 15, 2010:

Don't know if I can help you in 2 months, that's very quick. However, massage your scalp, soak in conditioners, take the best vitamins offered at healthfood stores, eat healthy and don't heat, dye, perm or use much gels and sprays for a while, this will boost fast growth. You might take prenatal vitamins as well. The fastest my hair has ever grown was 6 inches in 9 months.

letosha on July 14, 2010:

NEED HELP i need to grow my hair long in 2 months about 8 inches if you know anything please tell me my hairs about half an inch long!!!!!!

Johan Schmidt on July 12, 2010:

You look like Rapunzel and your hair is quite sexy. I hope your hubby loves your hair and does he like to brush your fabulous hair.

Research Analyst on June 27, 2010:

love the picture with your happy baby playing in your hair, so cute.

kayley on June 17, 2010:

wow your hair is soo long and butiful i wish i could get my hair to grow long too. its a my chin right now and iam goin too try to get it to my lower back

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on June 16, 2010:

Aa WOW that is amazing. I would love to hear more about your 10ft of hair. I never even heard of hair that long except the guiness book.

Aa on June 10, 2010:

When I was growing up my parents would never let my hair be cut, since I was a princess. To this day, it still remains uncut and is now 10 feet long. I just love my hair and will always let it grow.

frank hajzus on May 11, 2010:

HELLO! get a short haircut in a barber shop. a huge pile of fresh cut off hair on the floor!

jim on May 04, 2010:

very nice

Veronica on April 19, 2010:

Great site, thank you for the information and it's great fun reading everyone's stories in the comments too. :)

The longest I've ever had my hair is waist length after which the ends tend to dry very badly. I've had it cut short so many times and it just grows rather quick.

Unfortunately, my hair is very curly, the corkscrew curls kind of curly, and even though i want it to appear long again, it never seems to! It's almost waist length now only when it's wet, but when dry it curls right up to just below my shoulders, so frustrating!

I'd love thick flowing straight hair, but then, i've heard a lot of people want the opposite of their own hair type. ;P

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on March 31, 2010:

Wow! That's some fast growing Michelle:.)

Michelle on March 30, 2010:

wow! your hair is lovely! im hoping to grow my hair about 6 inches longer, my hair grows about 2 inches in less than a month so hopefully it wont take very long :)

Ron on March 10, 2010:

Congrats on your four children, and your beautiful hair. Matchless beauty!

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on February 13, 2010:

Thanks! I won't:.)

Duane Mays on February 13, 2010:

I think your hair is beautiful. NEVER EVER let a pair of scissors touch your hair.

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on February 13, 2010:

Jisblessed! Thanks so much for the sweet comment, God bless!

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on February 13, 2010:

Jisblessed! Thanks so much for the sweet comment, God bless!

Jisblessed on February 12, 2010:

That is such a blessing! A woman's hair was given her for her covering and glory. I believe it's a blessing from God and may your life be longer than your every strain of your hair. God blessed you!

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on January 06, 2010:

Wow!!! I love reading your stories they are so inspiring!

MomOfAnAngel on January 06, 2010:

Wow! Super long hair! I too always wanted the Barbie hair...I had it up until I was 10 years old...then, my mom chopped it off along with my sisters' into a "bowl" cut :( I got made fun of for looking like a boy...it was devastating to a little girl! I am now 35, just had my 1st child (beautiful little girl) and am now growing back my Barbie hair...so far it is just past my shoulders...would like it 1/2 way down my back. It is so true what you said - sometimes it is easier having long hair than shorter hair, you can always just throw it up in a ponytail, twist, etc...rather than having to style it daily...plus, I don't have to wash mine everyday because it is a little on the dry side. Can't wait for it to grow longer! I'm also going to let my daughter's hair grow and NOT cut it like my mom cut mine! lol Cheers!

Lulu on January 02, 2010:

I really wish I had read this before haha, I started growing my hair around April, I have a bet with my mom to keep me from doing anything to it. I have a hard time leaving it go and not cutting it, anyway it's now at the middle of my back I started with it at my jaw line trying to let it get to my butt. I did a home perm right before I started growing it out and it's such a pain trying to undo the damage now I'm trying a home made natural relaxing and moistening treatment I really hope it works. You're advice helped a lot! I'm so excited to see the end result, Thanks a bunch!

dee r on November 23, 2009:

i love your hair...i had long hair past my butt, but because i'm navajo and very traditional, i cut it to my shoulders when my grandpa passed away in may 09...people kept telling me, your going to miss it, don't do it..and their right..i do miss but its by my elbows now..wont take long now to get it back..

dee r on November 23, 2009:

i love your hair...i had long hair past my butt, but because i'm navajo and very traditional, i cut it to my shoulders when my grandpa passed away in may 09...people kept telling me, your going to miss it, don't do it..and their right..i do miss but its by my elbows now..wont take long now to get it back..

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on October 14, 2009:

Thank you so much for the kind words:.)

jacky on October 14, 2009:

Beautiful, artistic pictures of a lovely mom, baby, life!

alicia on August 29, 2009:

Hi! I used to have really long hair when I was a kid. I have been trying to grow my hair out since 2004. It is now about hip length. It is a lot thinner now than what it used to be. So what kind of leave ins do you use? What about detangler? You say it is important to switch conditioners - do you mean every time you wash your hair or you use a bottle and then buy a different kind the next time? any vitamin recommendations? thanks for any info! your hair is beautiful.

DeBorrah K Ogans on August 18, 2009:

Your hair is beautiful. It is a gift from the Lord! It is evident that the same care you take for your hair you take even more time to care for your family. Blessings

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on August 11, 2009:

Thanks everyone for all the very nice comments:.)

Yas my hair does not fall out no more than normal, good thing huh:.)

YASZZZYDGIKL\ on August 11, 2009:

WOW!

that long hair so doesn't suit me BUT it suits you and you have lovely hair Wow

DOES UR HAIR FALL OUT A lot?

ChRiiStiOn from Cape Cod Mass on July 31, 2009:

your absolutely stunning, and your hair is incredible. (=

Samrat Mazumdar on July 23, 2009:

Very Beautiful

shay on July 12, 2009:

hi singingmommy. First of all, LOVE THE HAIR! its so long n beautiful, im sure u must be used to people saying so but WOW! how do you take care of your hair, likle what is your routine?How often do you shampoo&condition. and what products do you use? im trying to grow my hair and i pray to the good Lord that it will. right now my hair is at my shoulders but all my sisters have long hair and it really does something to your self confidence to have all your family members have lllooong hair.i don't know if my hair is taking a while to "kick in", but i do know i want to do as much as i can to enhance/stimulate the growth.BTW beautiful baby (:

rikki on June 25, 2009:

Wow! You will never cut? I hope!

idiot1112000 on June 05, 2009:

owwwwwwww...................can't beleivable..............really extra ordinary.................i'll more thankfull 2 u if u add more photos of ur different hairstyles with this long hair......................do u?

Woody Marx from Ontario, Canada on June 04, 2009:

My girlfriend has long hair (not so long as yours) and it is just enchanting to see. I love gals who have the courage to let it grow that way because men really do love it, but get to see it very rarely.

Great Hub!

Candace Green (author) from OKLAHOMA on June 03, 2009:

Thanks for all the great comments! For those of you with questions about keeping your hair long and healthy I wrote a new hub https://hubpages.com/style/How-to-grow-long-hair

Dori S Matte from Hillsborough on June 03, 2009:

I just cut all of mine off into a short style that I could manage everyday!! Wow, you are awesom to be able to even find time to brush it with 4 children. It is beautiful!

dori

Cailin Gallagher from New England on June 03, 2009:

You remind me of Crystal Gayle. Remember her? Obviously, you have taken great care of your hair over the years. Just beautiful hair!

sweetgirlbabe59 on June 03, 2009:

hi i wonder how grow long hair.. my hair haven't been growing since 4 years my hair are same so i need help how can let my hair grow long as fast? i bought cocount oil shampoo but not work .. email me myangelajm@tmail.com

Amir on May 19, 2009:

How are you

Cam Anju from Stoughton, Wisconsin on May 17, 2009:

That's amazing!

I always wanted long hair like that but my hair doesn't look good after it's longer then shoulder length.. I usually wear it shorter. I really enjoyed reading you hub... very cool that you can do that!

Jane Hampton on April 30, 2009:

Just read your story. Truly inspirational!

ratcliffe07 on April 21, 2009:

a woman's hair is her crowning glory and her femininity...its beautiful. I remember the first time i saw long hair. I was a ballerina and this girl who was 18 took her hair down from a bun and it reached below her calves. It was so long and straight and beautiful red. I knew i wanted my hair that long one day.

Your hair is beautiful!