I don't usually have hair "goals", per se; I just like my hair long and in good condition. To me, "long" is just above waist and beyond - and I've had long hair now for eight years or so in various lengths. But I've never let it grow longer than tailbone, or 40". I've wanted to try out classic length, but always cut back to waist or tailbone because my hair just felt too long and narrow the closer it got to the bottom of my bottom. Long and narrow hair is hard to handle when big, poofy perms of years past enamoured meso.
But I have a big birthday this year and it's time to finally give it a go. Though... since it is such a big birthday, I might want to opt for a big change. You never now what might take over me when I hit 60 in March. That's just a heckuva thing... 60. Good grief. How did that even happen?
Anyway, I am having a little bit of an internal struggle with aging and always wearing my hair up. I like it down and always have and the longer it gets, the more I wear it up. You know the drill, long hair friends. But if I don't go for classic once and for all this year, I might abandon the idea altogether.
So, here is the plan: I joined the "No Trims in 2011 Challenge" thread on LHC, and other than dustings on occasion, I won't do any real trims this year at all. It'll be kinda hard since I like full ends, but maybe my ends will remain full... you never know. Oh yeah, here is a current picture... right after washing and drying - and before I even combed it, so it's kinda wild and wooly:
As you can see, I have a way to go to get to the bottom of my rear end. In this picture my hair is 36.25". Classic is 45" on me. I've been as long as 40" before, but I was working then and liked wearing it down a lot, so it just wasn't practical. Now, I'm up in the hills and alone much of the time, so giving classic a test run will be easier since wearing it up here is just practical. I won't make it quite to classic by the end of the year, but I'll be getting close if I grow my regular .5" per month... 42.25".
One thing I will like about longer hair: my buns will be bigger! My hair is so fine that it packs down to not very large buns - and I like big buns! I'm so tall I just need 'em to balance me out don'tcha know?
So... that is my hair goal for 2011. That and maybe learn a few new updos. I'm really hair lazy though and wear all of two different styles. I guess I'd rather being doing other things that fiddling with my hair. But I sure do like it long; that much won't change.