February 27th, 2003, 06:16 PM
I apologize if this has been asked on these new forums, but I didn't see it anywhere. I noticed from the old boards and here that there is a preffered method of measuring the length of the hair, but I never have gotten a good grasp on how it's done. Do you measure from the hairline above your forehead and back? From the part?
Thanks to anyone in advance for clearing up this mystery.
February 27th, 2003, 07:10 PM
I've observed that the most common method of measuring on these boards is from the hairline back. There was some discussion about measuring from the part or crown back, but I think the first is more common. I think that it doesn't matter a whole lot, since there are also station-markers, such as shoulders, bra and so on, so long as you use the same method each time. :)
February 28th, 2003, 03:09 AM
I found a good site with instructions and pics on how to measure your hair:
This is the way most people here do it.
February 28th, 2003, 04:17 AM
Thank you! I'll have to try that today after work.
February 28th, 2003, 05:36 AM
thanks.. i have never been to longhair.org it seems a good source.
February 28th, 2003, 05:48 AM
Most people here measure from the center front hairline straight back and down the back of the head to the tips of the hair. The reason for this is the front hair line doesn't move. It's a constant. It does not measure the length of the actual hairs. It gives you an accurate measurement of your monthly growth. Or how ever often you choose to measure. I measure like this and I also measure from a center part and down to the ends. This gives me a measurement of how long my longest hairs are. I record this in my personal hair journal along with the hair line back measurement. The numbers in my signature are the hairline back #s. I think the most important thing is to measure by the same method all the time.