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View Poll Results: How Do You Measure
Lines on Length Check Shirt 6 9.52%
Measuring Tape from base of Nape Down 5 7.94%
Measuring Tape from Crown Down 1 1.59%
Measuring Tape from Front of Hairline Back & Down 2 3.17%
Pull Hair to a Body Part 49 77.78%
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:37 AM
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Default What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

Ladies, I can't sleep and that's when the OCD kicks in

How are you measuring your growth/length? There does not seem to be any continuity.

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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

Most people here measure from the nape because those are the layers that typically show length, but I think if you just pick a spot and stay consistent with it, that should be fine.

I actually measure the sides, nape, and crown when I length check. However, I only post pics of the nape.

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ETA2: I was on my phone and didn't see the poll. I chose pull down since my hair is natural and has about 50% shrinkage. However, like I stated above, I also use a measuring tape from the nape and have a length check shirt too. So I guess I use three methods. I think most ppl here use the pull down method and then a length check shirt, then measuring tape on nape.
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

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Start at the hair line and go down the back of your head to the tips!
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

I don't straighten my hair so right now I pull it down from the back. If I'm feeling serious about tracking growth then I'll use a tape measure on different parts of my head.
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I don't have any answers to the question because I'm too consumed with being jealous of that hair!
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

it's the pull down method that is the most popular. the next one is using lines.
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With my hair always being shrunken I use the pull down method when get my hair straightened in Dec ill just let his rest where it lays
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Um, I'm sorry I was distracted by that beautiful head of hair, um, what did ask again?? LOL
But I use the pull down method if I have a little curl in my hair that day, otherwise I just wear the same shirt or bra in my pics every time so I can see the difference in growth.
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Your hair is beautiful!!!!!!!

I measure by straightening my hair at the salon.

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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

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Dang 14" is chin length. That's crazy!
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

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I was looking at that too. It only takes a little bit more than 12 inches from my crown to reach SL. I imagine chin length would be around 8 inches on me. Then again, I have a small head so I'm sure that's why lol.
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

I only pull a section from the nape down toward a body part. Now that I am in-between APL and BSL it is hard to see a difference so it maybe time to get one of those length check shirts. I'm just cheap and also don't want to waste a shirt just for biannual length checks. Maybe a nice stripped shirt needs to be added to my wardrobe.

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Dang 14" is chin length. That's crazy!
LOL it's standard to measure from the hairline on LHC that's way it seems so long for just chin length.
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Your hair is beautiful!!!!!!!

I measure by straightening my hair at the salon.

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@BostonMaria, that is not my hair. It's Mane&Chic's hair, she's a member here, but I can't think of her screen name off the top of my head. When I do, I'll post it, or someone can help me out and post her screen name for me.
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^^Ohhh, did she just recently post an update on her progress? The curls in the second pic look familiar.
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

I wish I knew the exact way to measure hair I usually use a strip shirt and a bra to measure my length. However, I am considering getting a sewing measuring tape to check my length; b/c at least with that way, I wont need to straighten my hair.
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That's a whole lotta hair! If that were my hair I bet it would still shrink up to my ears LOL

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@BostonMaria, thanks for the memory prompt! Southerntease is her screen name.
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Default Re: What is The Official LHCF Length Check Method

I will usually straighten my hair first and use my length-check shirt to measure the length. Now that I'm going heat-free indefinitely, I will likely use the pull-down method or tape measure to track my growth.
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After a fresh relaxer, flat ironed, and longest layer pulled to a body part.
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