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So when you started your MTF journey and you had short hair how did you move to longer hair. My hair dresser told me to just let it go till I couldn't deal with it. I think that might be 6 months or more 

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I just let mine grow on its own.  A couple other guys in our back office were band members at night and their hair was long, so I was not even noticed.  A couple of months after I retired, I went out and had my split ends amputated.  By then I was 18 months on E and my girl hair was coming in as well.  (E - can change the texture of your head hair)  This was me about the time of my trim https://www.transgenderpulse.com/forums/index.php?/gallery/image/6456-211635/.  Shortly after I went RED color. 

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What hair?  In my case i had lost enough the shaving the small remainder works best.  Wig or no wig i've come to accept.  That being said i pass muck better with a wig rather than a chemo patient.





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I grew mine out during lockdown.  By the time we got back to the office it was jaw length and its now about boob length.


It was hard, because my hair is naturally curly (ringlets) and it just went into a triangle shape until I got it undercut a bit.  Unfortunately over the last 6 months (typical, right as I come out) its started to receed at the sides so I'm back to a center parting as a side parting doesn't look great.

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After getting buzz cuts every couple of months for decades, apart from during covid lockdowns, I decided to let my hair keep growing about 14 months ago. I did get it trimmed last August to get rid of the ugly bits but all this achieved was to set me back a few months, so it was a big mistake, even though it looked neater for a while. It is just long enough now to put in my mouth. This is an indication of its length only; I do not chew my hair by habit! It is also long enough now to tie up if I need to, to avoid the hassle of it getting in my eyes during physical activity. The best I look now is when I part it off center with the long side swept across the top of my head. I still normally wear it with both sides behind my ears. I use hairspray before going out.


Late last year I saw a hairdresser for advice, and he said that you just gotta let it grow. Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow. My wife buzzes the fluff off my neck every month or so but I do have a heap of split ends to deal with now and I will have to make an appointment to tidy it all up sometime soon.


I don't actually have a specific aim for its length or how I want to get it professionally styled, if I'm brave enough to do that eventually. But I have done some research and I do like the look of a long layered bob. It's just a fantasy for now.


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Enjoy the nuisance of hair.  I remember as a child loving the feel of my hair moving in a breeze.  That was before the mandatory "crew" cut.  Now i'm happy in my wig although it took time to adjust.





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22 hours ago, Charlize said:

Enjoy the nuisance of hair.  


I love that! :D


I have also learnt to enjoy the simple pleasure of wind blowing through my hair, or even making it bounce when I walk around.


I had a long mullet up until the mid 90's but I never really appreciated my hair then. I should have started growing it again years ago.  

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Today was a good hair day!


I tied it up at work today for the first time, and got away with it. I discovered that a ponytail sits nicely under the band of a hard hat.


I copped a bit of banter form my colleagues but I gave as good as I got. It was all good natured. They don't know about my inner woman though. One day, maybe.

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