View Full Version : 4 years and the journey continues ......................

April 4th, 2013, 03:46 PM
Resent picture -
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/208524_10151565140294783_631846485_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/734502_10151454706169783_630950044_n.jpg
and how henna works wonderfully with my hair colour (good 3/4 inches are natural colour here)
and this was me on my first LHC meet when i had already reach full saturation level with Yemeni henna
and this is what i started with 4 years ago
and this was pretty much the only option i had left to me in how to get it looking nice back then which is painful to look back upon -
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/hairsticks.jpg allot of coconut oil.

When i joined LHC i hated my hair and it was one of two options. Shave it or henna it and hope it would work (and yes i was that desperate) . I researched and then signed up here after for odd tweaks before i took the plunge as most of my information kept forwarding to this website anyway. I had nothing else to loose . My hair was brittle and i couldn't dare do anything more to it before it fell off. Henna had benefits of strength and thickness and at this point colour was a secondary luxury. Originally in my plans of henna i was going to add indigo to return to my natural shade then i saw issues with indigo (when bleached it more stubborn then henna and stays green).
I felt "don't rush" and build it up (what have you got to loose) . Build up henna till it's at it darkest and then add indigo if it's not enough in colour for you months down the line. Anyway i stayed with henna only. Red in chemical form always looked odd on me but henna at full satiation / cherry cola form i absolutly love to this day.
I've S&D and only cut into shape twice which minimal length removed.
Recently i admit i have been very slack last two years with S&Ding and would have gained more length keeping it up but i think it being new lengths (i had never seen before on myself) it growing not so fast allows me time to get used to it and new hair does on route.

Hope this give some inspiration.
My hair is far from perfect but it's much better then it was and i have complete sympathy for new comers who have joined like i did 4 years ago and feel disappear.
All i can say is "breath, pause and look/research your options. There are options and there is hope and if all else fails it keeps growing, It's is hair after all"


April 4th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Oooh, rach, you've done wonderfully well! :) Your hair looks great.

Happy anniversary!

Beatnik Guy
April 4th, 2013, 04:00 PM
Awesome, Rach! :thud:

April 4th, 2013, 04:03 PM
Happy anniversary! Your hair looks very healthy and your henna color looks gorgeous on you, suits you very well! :)

April 4th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Looks like you're TBL or just thereabouts judging from the first picture. Well done. :D :thumbsup:

April 4th, 2013, 04:22 PM
Wonderful timeline in hair!

April 4th, 2013, 04:27 PM
Just about past hip approaching TBL <- back then i thought i'd never be saying that.

Definitely a good idea keep tabs on hair progress. Keeps the enthusiasm going.
Thank you guys. Your always here to either inspire or self kick my enthusiasm back on track.
Can't thank you enough x

April 4th, 2013, 05:35 PM
Your hair is wonderful looking.

April 4th, 2013, 05:42 PM
WoW your hair has grown alot since last summer :D Congratulations on 4 years of patience.

April 4th, 2013, 06:51 PM
Your hair is BEAUTIFUL! Definitely an inspiration for me right now :)

April 4th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Wow. The henna looks amazing! Congrats on 4 years :)

April 4th, 2013, 07:02 PM
Great to see some pics of your hair, Rach! It's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen those blond-ish photos before.

April 5th, 2013, 09:44 AM
beautiful hair greet pictures.Greet job..:)

*Rose Red*
April 5th, 2013, 01:27 PM
your hair looks beautiful!

April 5th, 2013, 02:14 PM
Waouw your hair is gorgeous! I especially like the second photo :)

April 5th, 2013, 09:52 PM
I love the cherry cola red! Beautiful on you!

Shadow Walker
April 5th, 2013, 10:14 PM
Wow, amazing Rach! When did your hair get so long? :thud: Congrats on the amazing progress, keep growing!

April 6th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Wow amazing hair! <3

April 6th, 2013, 11:00 AM
Beautiful cherry cola color! And it suits you so much! :)
But I really love the original color, too. It was just much shorter and finer, but still very, very beautiful.

April 6th, 2013, 11:26 AM
Your hair is lovely! :flower: Thank you for sharing!

April 6th, 2013, 07:44 PM
Stunning! Just absolutely stunning. I'm sure in real life its even more impressive. I bet you get constant compliments too! I miss Yemen henna so much! Thank you for your post, YES, it does inspire! Thank you :)

April 6th, 2013, 07:56 PM
Your hair looks wonderful! Congrats!

April 6th, 2013, 10:37 PM
Beautiful! and inspiring. i joined lhc almost a year ago and my hair was about apl, bleached, and falling apart. i also chose henna and it's great to see your pictures because your hair is what i'm aiming for. thanks for the pictures!