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    Default 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    WOW! So I finally get to post a hairiversary thread!

    I had a pixie hair cut for a year and started to grow my hair out Feb. 2011, I joined LHC in July 2011. I've learned so, so , so much about hair care and I LOVE my hair now. It's much better than it has been in a very long time. I chopped all of my hair off in 2010 because I felt so sick of my hair and how it was behaving that I couldn't take it anymore. I think about it now and my hair was begging for better treatment, I just wasn't listening to it. My hair is now longer than it was before I chopped it all off and it is now longer than it has been in over 10 years.

    I used to dye, cut, shave, bleach/dye (in one day), straighten daily, curling iron, tease and even "dread lock it" for a night and brush it the next morning. Ugh, my poor hair. It is fine, breaks easily and I shed a lot...when I think about all the damage I did to it, no wonder my hair NEVER looked nice.

    I am now heat free, styling product free, and dye free. I use jojoba, almond and olive oils (they all have different effects on my hair, I use it as a leave in on my ends or mix them for deep oil treatments) I love my ACV rinses once or twice a month (depending on my scalps needs), I use Suave shampoo (every3-4 days, diluted) I CWC or CO (depending on my hairs needs), I use Shea Moisture products as a leave in and I comb my hair while wet with leave in only. I now braid my hair every night, and most days or put it in a top bun. I started S&D'ing last summer when my hair finally got long enough to actually see the ends up close LOL I have NOT trimmed or cut my hair in 2 years!!! crazy I know I will be trimming it soon, not sure if I want to get rid of my FTE or layers yet...still thinking.

    When I first joined LHC I measured my hair constantly (like more than once a week!!! lol) I was also Over-oiling and just over obsessed with my hair, maybe doing too much at once...it took a while to figure out what my hair liked, but now I am more of a benign neglect kind of person and I just pay attention to what my hair and scalp need day by day. I don't even know my actual measurement anymore, I just use body markers (apl, bsl...). I learned to just let my hair be.

    ok, sorry for the rambling...on to the pictures

    Pixie in feb 2011
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    When I joined LHC July 2011
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    1 year on, no cuts or trims June 2012
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    Finally able to put it up! June 2012
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    APL seemed so far away in the beginning! Nov 2012
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    Before and After - Feb 2011 Pixie to Feb 2013 BSL!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    Up close & personal Feb 2013, air dryed with leave in
    http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/81193092@N05/8438511423/in/photostream

    hair color and hair type up close Feb 2013
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream

    different angle and brighter flash feb 2013
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8119309...in/photostream


    Thanks for looking! Thank you LongHairCommunity for teaching me so much about hair care! I want to give a shout out to the Super Shorties!! Keep going and don't give up! Your hair will be long before you know it!

    Last edited by wishywashy; February 15th, 2013 at 10:59 AM. Reason: wanted to add a few more pics
    pixie - ear - chin- neck - shoulder - APL - BSL - Mid Back - Waist - Hip (GOAL!)

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    Your hair has beautiful texture and colour and it has grown a lot! It looks very healthy too. Also,thank you for motivation! I am also growing from a short pixie cut.
    1b/F/ii
    Started from a very short pixie at April 2011

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    Woaahhh! Your hair looks amazing! Congratulations!
    *Chin length* --> *Shoulder length* --> *Arm pit length* --> *Bra strap length* -->*Waist length* and beyond...

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    That is awesome progress! Your hair looks so great, love your curls and color!
    Currently at: 29" Waist ~ Next Goal: Damage Free Waist ~ 31" Hip ~ Tempted by TBL...

    Hennahead | Directions Dye | SLS & 'Cone Free | Grainiac

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    Thank you so much Nebulae, Snow White and Neneka!
    pixie - ear - chin- neck - shoulder - APL - BSL - Mid Back - Waist - Hip (GOAL!)

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    Wow that's amazing growth.

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    Looks great! Congrats on all your beautiful hair growth, and happy hairniversary!
    MrsGuther

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    Congrats! It's beautiful!
    The Wild Beast From The Land of Hair That Cannot Be Tamed!
    Pixie - Chin - Shoulder - APL - BSL - Waist - TBL


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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    "happy hairniversary! " so that is how you spell it? I was having a hard time with spelling that in my post lol

    Thanks MrsGuther, Jacqueline101, and HairFaerie!
    pixie - ear - chin- neck - shoulder - APL - BSL - Mid Back - Waist - Hip (GOAL!)

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    Default Re: 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

    That's a lot of hair for that period of time!
    SL-APL-BSL-MBL-WAIST-HIP
    **Almost there!!!**

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