View Full Version : 2 years Growing! Pixie to BSL!

February 15th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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 :o 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 :cool:

Pixie in feb 2011

When I joined LHC July 2011

1 year on, no cuts or trims June 2012

Finally able to put it up! June 2012

APL seemed so far away in the beginning! Nov 2012

Before and After - Feb 2011 Pixie to Feb 2013 BSL!

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

hair color and hair type up close Feb 2013

different angle and brighter flash feb 2013

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!

:cool::magic::blossom::toast::cheese::disco::cheer :

February 15th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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.

February 15th, 2013, 11:18 AM
Woaahhh! Your hair looks amazing! Congratulations!

February 15th, 2013, 11:43 AM
That is awesome progress! Your hair looks so great, love your curls and color!

February 15th, 2013, 11:55 AM
Thank you so much Nebulae, Snow White and Neneka!

February 15th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Wow that's amazing growth.

February 15th, 2013, 11:58 AM
Looks great! Congrats on all your beautiful hair growth, and happy hairniversary! :D

February 15th, 2013, 12:10 PM
Congrats! It's beautiful! :cheer:

February 15th, 2013, 12:20 PM
"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! :)

February 15th, 2013, 02:29 PM
That's a lot of hair for that period of time!

February 15th, 2013, 03:24 PM
WOW! Thanks for sharing your story. It lights a fire under my rear end! Growing a pixie without trims isn't easy. You've done a fabulous job, and your hair looks so healthy and strong. You could be a shampoo model--if they didn't damage your hair for every photo shoot! LOL! Great job, and thanks again for sharing. :)

February 15th, 2013, 03:54 PM
It looks amazing!! AND WOAH YOUR HAIR GROWS FAST!! :o

February 15th, 2013, 04:10 PM
Congrats, ww! What awesome progress!! :blossom:

February 15th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Awesome growth! Your hair looks very pretty!!!! keep growing! :)


February 15th, 2013, 07:02 PM
wow, your hair is gorgeous! I can only hope my pixie will grow this quickly

February 15th, 2013, 10:14 PM
Omg thanks everyone!! A hair model?! never in my life would I think I could get a compliment like that, so sweet of you :)

Super shorties, just put your hair back in headband or little ponytails until you can braid or bun it, make oil and conditioners your best friend, and forget about your hair. If you feel like you want to cut or trim just look at pics of people with your goal length hair (google image, tumblr, pinterest, and of course LHC) it helps to with the urge to want to chop off the awkwardness. KEEP GOING!

February 16th, 2013, 06:15 AM
Your hair is just gorgeous, love the curls and shine. It's obvious your hair is really loving your routine because it looks amazing. :applause:

I love to see pictures of those that have managed the dreaded pixie grow-out, I find it very encouraging as I am about half way there myself. :)

February 16th, 2013, 07:05 AM
That's amazing growth! Your hair looks great and your progress is very motivational.

February 16th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Your hair is beautiful. It has grown so much!!

February 16th, 2013, 10:32 AM
You have lovely hair, I love the colour! Keep it up! :-)

February 16th, 2013, 05:32 PM
Your hair looks absolutely amazing. Such a long journey in so little time. Congratulations! :D :thumbsup:

February 16th, 2013, 08:02 PM
Congratulations! Gorgeous hair :)

February 16th, 2013, 09:16 PM
Thank you to all the lovely ladies of the LHC, it means so much to me. I love this place! :blossom:

February 16th, 2013, 10:01 PM
It looks gorgeous.