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AnqeIicDemise
March 20th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Today marks my official 2 year growth anniversary. :D I celebrated growing my hair past hip (I discovered I'm actually about half an inch or so from tailbone) and loosing about 40 lbs in two years by having a professional photo shoot with some girlfriends. I'm very pleased with myself for these goals and for actually having the cojones to step out of my shell today. Instead of being a wall flower I commanded the single shots and there are some very pretty ones with me in a water channeling a nymph. I can't wait to see them.

Anyhow, without further a do:

Sometime around March - April of 2011

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/193735_175086119209519_2562019_o.jpg

Feb 2012

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/424058_310625558988907_388594621_n.jpg


Today:

You can see my own natural wave in the ends. The tighter wave is from a half crown braid I made for the shoot and the one really straight piece on the left is from where I tried to curl my hair with a flat iron and failed. My hair's just too long for this method. I tried flat ironing the kinks and then said, 'screw it', wet the piece and ran out the door.


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/554968_10200775257365022_423471415_n.jpg

I'm also pleased to realize I'm almost at one length again. My hair would be so much longer if I had not focused on getting rid of layers. I didn't not even realize *how long* its gotten until just now that I put pictures side by side.

longNred
March 20th, 2013, 06:49 PM
Congrats on the beautiful length, and also on the loss of 40lbs! You have so much to be proud of! Your hair is lovely, the ends are beautiful in that red! I hope you post some from that shoot, it sounds so artistic!

AnqeIicDemise
March 20th, 2013, 06:53 PM
if I have the cojones for it, sure! There are some shots that are just breathtaking.. I want them edited and given to me now!

MaryMarx
March 21st, 2013, 02:47 AM
That's my dream hair, right there. :)

joflakes
March 21st, 2013, 03:00 AM
Aww! Well done on everything. That's great! Your hair is beautiful, too. Share the pics when you get them?! :D

Loreley
March 21st, 2013, 04:47 AM
Congratulations on your progress! Your hair is really beautiful, and I also love the red ends. :)

bunzfan
March 21st, 2013, 05:08 AM
It grew a lot, it looks fantastic now! lovely thick ends.

Unicorn
March 21st, 2013, 05:11 AM
You have seriously beautiful hair and I love the effect of the red ends. Congratulations on the progress on your length and on the weight loss.


Unicorn

MintChocChip
March 21st, 2013, 05:11 AM
It looks amazing! :) Well done!

RavennaNight
March 21st, 2013, 06:07 AM
Beautiful length! Well done :D

jacqueline101
March 21st, 2013, 06:46 AM
Your hair is lovely.

browneyedsusan
March 21st, 2013, 07:26 AM
Your hair looks great! Congratulations on the weight loss. Losing weight is NOT easy! 40 pounds is something to be very proud of!

Medievalmaniac
March 21st, 2013, 09:58 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful milestones! They are both stunning achievements and I'm so pleased for you. Your hair is definitely longer, shinier, and looks much stronger! :)

lapushka
March 21st, 2013, 06:01 PM
Amazing growth, and I also like the colored tips! :D :thumbsup:

AnqeIicDemise
April 2nd, 2013, 11:01 PM
Update, update! Here's one of my favorite pictures from the shoot, turned Calendar for the M&W of LHC thread.

Yoinkage!! (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=109788&page=11)

MaryO
April 3rd, 2013, 02:37 AM
Ooh, your hair is beautiful, congrats on the hair and weight loss! Hope we see some of the artistic shots from the shoot too! :-)

Sarahlabyrinth
April 3rd, 2013, 02:45 AM
That is a superb photo of you in the woods! You look as if you are in a magically enchanted glade. And your hair is beautiful too - may we see some more of your photos?