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Yozhik
September 23rd, 2010, 11:06 AM
Hello!

Today is my 1 year anniversary here at LHC. I'm so happy to have found this community, not only for the amazing hair advice, but also for the great friends I've made.

My journey started two years ago when I cut my hair to a bob:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/Yozhik87/Yozhik2.jpg

About a little over a year ago, I started searching for information on cones, and the results kept on leading me here . . . I lurked for about a month, and joined :)

In October, I took my first hair picture:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/Yozhik87/Hair/4LHC.jpg
This is with my hair naturally dried, no products or combing. I was around SL or a little bit more.

. . . a year later . . . (plus guru status! -- any recommendations?)

This is my hair as of three days ago:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/Yozhik87/Hair/DSC_1108.jpg

I think I'm solidly in BSL, if not a bit longer! BSL was my original goal, but once bitten by the LHC bug, now I'm thinking of waist (or beyond).

Thanks for looking! :)

ButterCup02
September 23rd, 2010, 11:08 AM
Your hair is gorgeous!!! Great progress :) Congrats on hitting your first goal!

chelseamichelle
September 23rd, 2010, 11:12 AM
Your hair looks beautiful!

Back_To_Basics
September 23rd, 2010, 11:15 AM
Your hair is beautiful!
Very healthy.

tinti
September 23rd, 2010, 11:24 AM
Your hair looks beautiful, love your texture :D

dragonmyst
September 23rd, 2010, 11:26 AM
Your hair is just gorgeous! :D

Congrats.

Medievalmaniac
September 23rd, 2010, 11:27 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your hair looks amazing, and woo-hoo for guru status!!! :cheese:

Maddy25
September 23rd, 2010, 11:32 AM
Wow it grew so fast! It looks wonderful <3

serious
September 23rd, 2010, 11:33 AM
Wow, I love your waves!
Your hair is beautiful and so are you!
Congratulations!

MaryLA
September 23rd, 2010, 11:33 AM
Congrats on meeting your goal! Your hair looks healthy!

Pixna
September 23rd, 2010, 11:35 AM
That's just two years of growth??!! :thud:

Your hair is gorgeous -- so healthy, with beautiful wurls!!!

Sisko
September 23rd, 2010, 11:44 AM
Beautiful hair!

You've had great progress and your hair is a fair bit wavier now as well. :D Good luck on your journey to waist and beyond.

Yozhik
September 23rd, 2010, 11:55 AM
Thank you all for the congratulations and compliments! :) :o
Also, thanks Pixna for the thud! :inlove:

I guess my hair did grow relatively fast, but progress was definitely frustrating absent at times. I don't do monthly measurements, so for months it seems like nothing changes, but then poof :magic: and it's longer! Of course that whole time I've been haranguing DBF with repeated questions of "is it longer yet?" ;)

Any guru title suggestions?

DarkChocolate
September 23rd, 2010, 12:00 PM
Nice growth:) I love the little twisty curls that you hair has:)

pepperminttea
September 23rd, 2010, 12:10 PM
Your hair is beautiful, such full waves!

sophiamarie
September 23rd, 2010, 12:17 PM
Stunning hair! As a newbie, you give me so much hope! You have beautiful hair.

apynip
September 23rd, 2010, 12:20 PM
looks great! very healthy and i'm super jealous of your curls at the bottom they are very pretty

DAK-S81
September 23rd, 2010, 12:45 PM
Wow, your hair is stunning! I can't believe how fast it grew!

Mexibeach
September 23rd, 2010, 12:47 PM
FANTASTIC
Great fotos. The timeline makes me realize how long I will to get even to BSL where I was... Your hair looks so wonderful, these pix keep inspiring me while I grow out...

redneckprincess
September 23rd, 2010, 12:56 PM
fantastic progress!!!

schweedie
September 23rd, 2010, 12:57 PM
Oh my goodness, your hair is just beautiful. *bows down*

DavidN
September 23rd, 2010, 01:00 PM
Congratulations, Yozhik, on your LHC anniversary, and for achieving such wonderful growth! What beautiful thick and healthy waves!

spidermom
September 23rd, 2010, 01:09 PM
Wow - gorgeous hair! Amazing growth!

curlymarcia
September 23rd, 2010, 01:19 PM
Wow, your hair is amazing! The texture, the volume and color are perfect. I can't believe how fast it grow.

urara12
September 23rd, 2010, 01:25 PM
Yozhik:)wow your hair is so gorgeous!!!
I love your natural wave so much!!

halo_tightens
September 23rd, 2010, 01:38 PM
Congratulations on your growth and your gurudom!! :flower:

christine1989
September 23rd, 2010, 01:45 PM
Your hair looks fantastic!

Yozhik
September 23rd, 2010, 02:57 PM
Wow, thanks for all of the compliments! You all are going to make my hair get an inflated ego. :o (which would make it fluffy :nono:)

Schweedie, thanks for the comment -- you made me blush! :)

I'll have to get a photo in natural light next time I wash my hair, because I think the flash is definitely giving it some artificial shine.

As for the wurls - unfortunately I've been having to brush them out since moving because I just don't have the time to let them dry wurly :/
The most recent photo is actually me with partially-dried bunwaves, which gives a bit more structure to the wurls and makes them a bit bigger. :)

I am beginning to think, though, that my classification might change as my hair gets longer and is generally more moisturized and in better condition. :hmm:

ETA: I got a guru title! :cheese:

melikai
September 23rd, 2010, 03:00 PM
Beautiful hair and great growth! Congratulations guru-dom too. :hollie:

My original goal was midback, then waist, then hip, and (for now) is tailbone! :lol:

Joliebaby
September 23rd, 2010, 03:21 PM
I adore your hair! It looks perfectly healthy, lovely natural color, thickness and waves!
Congratulations on both accounts :)

HairFaerie
September 23rd, 2010, 03:36 PM
Beautiful growth in just one year! So shiny and healthy too! Congrats! Keep it up!

ooo
September 23rd, 2010, 03:38 PM
congrats! :cheese:

I'd like to be where you are now in 2 year or so.

little_acorn
September 23rd, 2010, 03:39 PM
Happy anniversary and congrats on guru :D

Chestershire
September 23rd, 2010, 03:43 PM
wow, it has grown so fast! I hope I will have an equal-like lenght after one year of growth, when it's my hair anniversary. 4 more months to go!

emmabovary
September 23rd, 2010, 03:53 PM
Beautiful! I love looking at progress pics. Your hair has grown fast! :cheese:

sarahbrownie
September 23rd, 2010, 05:12 PM
Your hair is so beautiful. Congrats on the anniversary. Hope you're enjoying Russia.

Messyhair
September 23rd, 2010, 07:56 PM
Wow! Awesome progress and awesome texture!

Jezerellica
September 23rd, 2010, 08:28 PM
Wow! Gorgeous. Congrats!

triumphator!
September 23rd, 2010, 08:33 PM
Wonderful growth! I love your texture, I'd kill for it.

xoxophelia
September 23rd, 2010, 08:35 PM
<3 pretty hair! I wish I could get that type of progress in a year.

leslissocool
September 23rd, 2010, 08:42 PM
wow! Your hair grew so fast!!! Congratulations!

Phexlyn
September 24th, 2010, 03:21 AM
Your hair is gorgeous, what a lovely texture, it would be amazing at waist (or longer)!
Happy Anniversary, and congrats on Guru! :flower:

Loreley
September 24th, 2010, 03:24 AM
Gorgeous hair! Congrats! :D

Dragon
September 24th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Congratulations. It looks great. Great growth.

FrannyG
September 24th, 2010, 03:40 AM
What remarkable progress you've made, and wow, that is one gorgeous head of hair. Congratulations! :blossom:

KittyLost
September 24th, 2010, 03:46 AM
You've made some great progress :) and have lovely hair.

HeatherMae
September 24th, 2010, 03:48 AM
Your hair is breath taking! I can't believe how FAST it grows! Good for you and Happy Anniversary!! :)

yvsa
September 24th, 2010, 04:11 AM
Wow, your hair looks gorgeous! Tell us your secret;).

Yozhik
September 24th, 2010, 06:37 AM
I'm so grateful for all of the compliments and support from you all! I wish my hair looked like that every day, too . . .

Melikai, yes, I can already feel the urge to go longer and longer . . .

Chestershire - it didn't feel like it grew very quickly ;). I'm looking forward to congratulating you on your anniversary :)

Sarahbrownie, I am definitely enjoying Russia, especially the yummy food and the long-hair eyecandy! :) Good luck on your goal of BSL by Christmas -- you look well on your way to getting there!

Triumphator! - Thanks for the compliment on my texture -- although I would have killed for your 1b hair when I was younger . . . :)

Phexlyn - Thank you! I must admit that hip is beginning to look tempting!

yvsa, thanks for the compliment. My secret? Tons of oil and conditioning :) (oh, and a lot of waiting ;))

kabelaced
September 24th, 2010, 08:39 AM
Awesome progress! Love the waves :)

JamieLeigh
September 24th, 2010, 11:36 AM
Your hair is beautiful! Such soft curls, looks very romantic! :crush: Congrats on anniversary and guru!! :D

Radulfr
September 24th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Congrats on your first year, Guru! :)

Your hair is lovely and "oooh!" - worthy!
Looks wonderful. :)

Henrietta
September 24th, 2010, 02:09 PM
What a great progress! Your hair has grown so much...:)
And it's so shiny!
Probably you are beyond waist stretched;)

sibiryachka
September 25th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Happy anniversary and congratulations, my little hedgehog friend! :cheese: Your hair is gorgeous!

Emerald88
September 25th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Wow - amazing growth and your hair is stunning!

LittleOrca
September 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Your hair looks great! That is some amazing growth! :thumbsup:

1nuitblanche
September 25th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Wow! Your hair is so pretty!! It is growing so nicely.

Ryanne
September 25th, 2010, 03:58 PM
It looks beautiful. :flower: Happy Anniversary.

Khepri
September 26th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Gorgeous hair! Congrats on reaching your first goal!