View Full Version : 3 years at TLHC!! (pic heavy)

February 1st, 2013, 02:36 PM
It's been three years since I joined TLHC! :D 'm happy with the progress so far, but I do think I need a trim soon to battle my brittle hemline. I'm still growing out layers, so the ends are thinner than the rest of my hair and more vulnerable.
I've had my difficult moments growing my hair out, but mostly because I'm always in doubt whether I look better with our without bangs. I'm afraid it's driving my boyfriend crazy. :) I loooooooove bangs and how they look on other people, but I'm never completely happy with my own. Growing them out, cutting them, growing out again...sigh. I guess I'll be acting difficult about this for the rest of my life, haha.
But I'm incredibly happy to have long hair again! I really missed it after cutting my hair short three years ago. Now my length goals keep altering...I'm addicted. :)
Anyway...time for a pic spam!

This is where I started, in 2010:


And these are recent pictures (up to three months old):

And some more below:

February 1st, 2013, 02:39 PM
OH MY GORGEOUS!!!! :cheese: congrats!!!

February 1st, 2013, 02:39 PM

February 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM
Congratulations! Such beautiful, thick hair! Very lovely! :)

February 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM
Wow! Wats your pony circumference? And I love your bangs in the second to last pic!

February 1st, 2013, 02:52 PM
Thank you!! :)
@Coolcombination: I'm not sure if I've measured this correctly, but I think my pony circumference is 11 cm. In general I'm happy with the thickness of my hair, but some updos can be really hard to accomplish because it's so heavy.

February 1st, 2013, 02:53 PM
Wow! Amazing progress! Your hair looks wonderful! I joined in March 2010 and have fooled around way too much...

February 1st, 2013, 02:54 PM
:thud: Best hair ever.

February 1st, 2013, 03:03 PM
Oh wow! :D :D

February 1st, 2013, 03:05 PM
Lovely. Just lovely. I'm always enduring the bangs battle myself. They're currently at about APL, but I'm SOO tempted to cut them right now. Esp after seeing yours :)

February 1st, 2013, 03:10 PM
That is some beautiful, thick hair!

February 1st, 2013, 03:21 PM
That's so pretty! I absolutely love your braids

February 1st, 2013, 03:26 PM
Wowza! your hair grew a lot! and your braids are just :thudpile:

February 1st, 2013, 04:02 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!! :) You're all so sweet!

@Zabethbartsch: I know exactly what you mean! I wish bangs could grow out in a day so we could change between bangs and no bangs all the time, haha.

February 1st, 2013, 04:18 PM
Gorgeous! And a nice braid as well! :D :thumbsup:

February 1st, 2013, 04:22 PM

February 1st, 2013, 04:45 PM
That is such great progress!

February 1st, 2013, 05:04 PM
WHOA! :thudpile: Your hair looks incredible!

February 1st, 2013, 05:13 PM
Your hair is amazing! That's some awesome growth :)

February 1st, 2013, 05:19 PM
BEAUTIFUL! very inspirational to a shortie like me!

February 1st, 2013, 06:32 PM
Your hair is beautiful.

February 1st, 2013, 06:50 PM
I hope in three years to have your length, after almost a year here my current length is close to your starting length. Your hair is truly beautiful! Congratulations!

February 1st, 2013, 06:59 PM
What a difference a few years makes! Lovely.

February 1st, 2013, 07:17 PM
OMG that is some beautiful thick hair!!!! congrats. :)

February 2nd, 2013, 12:39 AM
Amazing!! Just lovely!!

February 2nd, 2013, 01:43 AM
Wow, what an improvement! Your perfect hemline makes me green with envy.

February 2nd, 2013, 09:58 AM
stunning :) what is your goal?

February 2nd, 2013, 10:12 AM
Your hair is gorgeous!

February 2nd, 2013, 10:30 AM
Wow! So lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

February 2nd, 2013, 10:39 AM
You have beautiful hair!

February 2nd, 2013, 11:03 AM
Wow, what a difference! Gorgeous hair!

February 2nd, 2013, 11:20 AM
Wow, your hair is amazing! Soooooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing, you're very inspirational! :flower:

February 2nd, 2013, 11:21 AM
Wow great progress. Beautiful hair :)

February 2nd, 2013, 01:47 PM
Wow, great retention!

February 2nd, 2013, 02:03 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!! :) You're all so sweet!

@Zabethbartsch: I know exactly what you mean! I wish bangs could grow out in a day so we could change between bangs and no bangs all the time, haha.

Oh yes. I've had this thought many times - I'm constantly changing my mind about my bangs.

February 2nd, 2013, 06:02 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is beautiful! :thud: :D

February 2nd, 2013, 06:14 PM
You've got a nice thick braid and gorgeous hair!

February 2nd, 2013, 11:28 PM
Beautiful growth! I love the colour, especially in the second pic! :)

February 2nd, 2013, 11:40 PM
Your hair grows super fast! Thank you for showing us your journey - it's very inspirational. :)

February 3rd, 2013, 07:27 PM
Wow, that's quite a lot of growth you've gotten. I'd love to have your hair. It's so thick and pretty.

February 3rd, 2013, 08:52 PM
Awesome awesome progress!

Congratulations on 3 years at LHC! Your hair is gorgeous!! :D


February 3rd, 2013, 08:56 PM
Wow! That's some thick hair! Beautiful :)

February 4th, 2013, 05:13 AM
Wow! From your before picture, I never would've guessed you'd end up with such thick hair. It's stunning.

February 4th, 2013, 05:26 AM
What amazing thick hair! It's grown really fast too - and so beautiful, congratulations!

February 4th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Wow what a tick braid! Congrats on your 3 years anniversary, what a fantastic result!! :blossom:

February 4th, 2013, 12:12 PM
Wow, you have beautiful hair. The thickness, the colour, everything.

February 4th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Wow - it was a great decision to grow your hair - beautiful progress indeed, and gorgeous long hair ! :)

February 4th, 2013, 12:52 PM
Amazing hair! I'm inspired. I love how it looks in outdoors photos especially.

February 21st, 2013, 02:53 AM
A (bit late)thank you all for your wonderful comments!!! :)

February 21st, 2013, 04:41 AM
haha I feel the same way. Always deliberating between bangs or no bangs. The debate will never be over!

Loved seeing your hair progress. I've been growing my hair out from chin length and joined LHC at the same length as you. Now at BSL! Your hair is stunning! Hope mine looks half as lovely as yours in 2 years time :blossom:

February 21st, 2013, 05:18 AM
Wow-SER! Your hair is great! --I'm growing my bangs out. They feel weird on my forehead, and have only about 3 days of being the prefect length--else they're too short or too long. I look better with bangs, but think they're more trouble than they're worth. That's just me. :)

February 21st, 2013, 06:15 AM
Your hair is GORGEOUS! What a difference in 3 years. I can only hope my hair grows as successfully as yours has in 3 years. Inspiration indeed :)

February 21st, 2013, 06:21 AM
Gah, your hair is stunning. Congrats on your anniversary! :D

February 21st, 2013, 06:42 AM
wow that hair looks amazing!! and such thick shiny braids I'm so jealous!!! I wish my hair would grow like that. Did you do any trims along the way or just leave it alone?

February 21st, 2013, 07:10 AM
Add me to the thudpile! :thudpile: Congratulations on such great progress!

February 21st, 2013, 07:21 AM
you lady, have my dream hair!!! it is gorgeous!!

February 21st, 2013, 07:32 AM
Lovely! Your bangs are very flattering, but I understand the desire for all one length hair.

February 21st, 2013, 02:03 PM
What can I say that wasn't said already? :p Beautiful hair, and beautiful pics too! And I like your sense of style :)

February 21st, 2013, 08:01 PM
Congratulations your hair is long and beautiful :), I thought the photo of you walking on a path through the trees was lovely :).

February 21st, 2013, 10:30 PM
Beautiful pictures of beautiful hair. Truly an inspiring journey. Congratulations - enjoy the results of all that tender loving care!

July 22nd, 2013, 10:10 AM
Wow! Your hair grows fast lady! Been growing mine for about 6 years and I am nowhere near your length...beautiful hair:o

July 22nd, 2013, 11:15 AM
Ooooh, your hair is so lovely and thick! Great scenery in the photos, too.

July 22nd, 2013, 11:22 AM
It's amazing what 3 years can do! The older I get, the faster that amount of time seems to go by. So you give me hope that, in a couple more years, I may have hair halfway as amazing as yours! I'm growing out layers, too, so I feel you on the brittle ends thing, but your ends really do look pretty nice to me! (I'm growing out bleach, so my own ends are pretty sad at the moment.) I have the same battle with bangs, too. At least it's something we can play around with, though. Congrats on your beautiful hair and long-term dedication! :)

July 22nd, 2013, 11:25 AM
Pretty hair! I've been growing mine for 3 years too!

July 22nd, 2013, 11:28 AM
Your hair is gorgeous! I love it in a braid with bangs on you. Very pretty. Congratulations on your anniversary :flowers:

July 22nd, 2013, 12:06 PM
What a gorgeous mane of hair! Honestly, I don't think you need any trim. Your ends look thick and healthy. It looks more like a U shape hemline, not a layered haircut residuals. You don't have left a lot of them. Oh, and I'll give anything to have a thick braid tassel like yours (Yes, braids addicted here... lol).

July 22nd, 2013, 12:42 PM
Wow !!! Gorgeous growth in 3 yrs ... your hair is beautiful !! great going ...

July 22nd, 2013, 12:51 PM
lady_c_longhair: holy shanoly!!! i missed this when you posted it in february. wow! your hair is amazing and you've made such progress. the ends look perfect and the color and texture are beautiful. i totally feel your confusion about bangs. ive been doing the same my whole life. you look beautiful with and without bangs so it's a win-win situation for you.

July 22nd, 2013, 02:00 PM
Oh my gosh, that's amazing. Congratulations!

July 22nd, 2013, 02:29 PM
Wow! Gorgeous hair!! Congrats :)

July 22nd, 2013, 05:00 PM
Oh my god. When I saw your 'after' pic: first, I was stunned; then I thought "She got someone else's picture to play with us." How does your hair grow so fast and so beautifully?! You must be so happy!

July 22nd, 2013, 05:40 PM
you are my insipiration!!!!! my hair was chin length when i started growing it back out a year ago and now its down to my bra strap - looking at your photos, i feel like i can get there to :) you have such an amazing beautiful hair - i also battle with frindges to, right now they've grown out down to my shoulders but i can see me cutting it back again some time in the future uh oh

July 22nd, 2013, 06:08 PM
your braid is so thick.. O_O :thud: Great progress!

July 23rd, 2013, 08:01 AM
Your hair, and your color are so gorgeous :)

July 23rd, 2013, 08:30 AM
Wow, gorgeous transformation :D