Last weekend I went to the salon and had my hair cut. Out of this cut I went from waist length hair to effectively shoulder length. I was able to donate 2 chunks of 9 inch hair to make into wigs, which made the process a little less traumatic, but still a bit nerve wracking. I'd been growing my hair, aside from the annual trims, for 3 or so years just to see how long it would go. It was the inability to make it look like anything other than a huge pile of hair on a regular basis that was its death knell. Not that it looked bad, it just didn't look good. And honestly, as my hairdresser said, it would probably be floor length before it was as long as it could get.