View Full Version : 1000th post, 3rd year anniversary! (4th, even!)

April 8th, 2013, 11:07 PM
Not too shabby on the timing hm?

Thank you, LHC! From my join date of April 9, 2010, until today, April 9, 2013, it has been quite the journey!

When I joined at nearly-knee, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my hair. It was long because I’d kind of forgotten about it after it passed classic, but I had no idea really how to care for it. I’ve learned so much here.

Personally, the past few years have been packed with drama, both good and bad. I owe the community a huge thank you for giving me space to blog about it and receive wisdom from friends at all different life stages and from all over the world. It’s impossible to put into words how thankful I am for everyone, even if all you’ve done is say something silly on the boards (fish and chastity belts, anyone?) on a day when I was having a hard time in the real world.

Hair when I joined:

Hair today:

This isn't "best hair," but it's a realistic shot of everyday hair with my oiled ends showing just how thin things are down there.

My hair is far from perfect. I have an impressive number of splits and don’t S&D nearly as often as I should. It’s been grumpy lately and tangling if you so much as look at it. There’s a pretty severe taper from about classic on down. But that hair’s been through a lot! It was probably growing out of my head back in college when I washed every day, couldn’t put together a nutritious meal to save my life, and got about 5 hours of sleep a night. I’m just glad it’s stuck around for so long. :)

Hair goal:
Remains the same. Terminal or floor, whichever happens first, and then a trim back to a manageable length. I’d like to wear my hair down sometimes and I haven’t really done that much since 2010.

Once again, thank you LHC! :blossom:

April 8th, 2013, 11:11 PM
Beautiful!! Congratulations! :cheer:

April 8th, 2013, 11:13 PM
*swoon* just that

April 8th, 2013, 11:32 PM
As if I didn't already have a giant crush on your hair...then you had to go throw in that new (to me) photo, and I'm stuck here ogling it. Seriously, beautiful. And lovely sentiment on your LHC-versary! Glad to have you here, Gossamer! Your posts are always awesome, and I don't know what I'll do if you ever change your avatar (since I have loved it since I first laid eyes on it)!

Wildcat Diva
April 8th, 2013, 11:38 PM
Good night! That hair!

Your length doesn't thin much does it? Not see through until the last of the fairy tale ends, as one would expect
With FTE. Wowwowwowza! It is glorious. Thanks for sharing that pic.

April 8th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Ooh, lovely :o It looks so shiny~

April 8th, 2013, 11:52 PM
Gossamer, thank you so much for the pictures and happy hairiversary! your hair is breath-taking!

April 9th, 2013, 12:12 AM
Excellent quality hair, colour and iridescent shine! I'm quite surprised to see it still looking thick around knee

April 9th, 2013, 12:19 AM
Thank you, anitacs9101, neko_kawaii, midbackorbust, & Micayla47!

@meishkamooshka: Don't worry, there's no chance I'm going to change my avatar pic! It always confuses me when other people change theirs after I've gotten used the same one for a long time.

@Wildcat Diva: Funny, I never thought of myself as having fairytale ends because I trim twice a year to keep things straight across the bottom. I'm totally overdue for a trim, however. It would look thinner further up if I'd oiled more than the last 4 inches, believe me.

@goldoli: Thanks! The braidwaves DO help. I'm on the edge of iii at the base of my ponytail and down to a i at the end.

April 9th, 2013, 12:50 AM
OOoh! Lovely!

April 9th, 2013, 12:57 AM
Your hair is so amazing. :crush: I love how it looks in the "today" pic - so gorgeous, especially with the lovely long skirt! Congrats on your LHC-versary! :)

April 9th, 2013, 01:21 AM
:pray: Please let me have hair like this one day!

April 9th, 2013, 01:36 AM
What you say about the LHC is very touching. Thank you for bringing on such nice things.
Your hair seem really great and not thin in the end. Not to mention your fantastic profil pic !

Best wishes to continue

April 9th, 2013, 01:47 AM
Well done on your 3rd year! Here's to the next 3000 yrs, Ms. Elf-Teacher :D:D:D

April 9th, 2013, 02:27 AM
Thank you sarahlabyrinth, lippytoes, melusine963, & Dziip!

@humble_knight: LOL Am I to start thinking of my undergrads as elves now? :p

April 9th, 2013, 04:41 AM
You have such lovely hair. Happy Hairiversary. :)

April 9th, 2013, 05:45 AM

Holy mackerel, it's FABULOUS!

April 9th, 2013, 06:47 AM
Just Amazing! :thud: Congrats on the LHC Anniversary! :flowers:

April 9th, 2013, 06:53 AM
I didn't realize your hair was so long now! I thought you were around knee! I also, somehow, thought you were a straighty! ??

Congrats on 3 years and impressive growth.

April 9th, 2013, 06:53 AM
such an inspiration! beautiful!!

April 9th, 2013, 07:11 AM
Congrats! I'm glad you're here, and your hair is lovely. :D

April 9th, 2013, 07:15 AM
Lovely hair! I hope my 1c hair can grow as long as yours and look as good :)

April 9th, 2013, 07:23 AM
Absolutely gorgeous and thick!

April 9th, 2013, 07:31 AM
Oh my gosh your hair is simply AMAZING. I had to show my Mum becasue it's just so beautiful, and she agreed too! I can only hope my hair looks half as wonderful as yours when it has grown.

April 9th, 2013, 08:25 AM
Thank you Lunadriael, browneyedsusan, LaFlor, longNred, & LadyCelestina!

@WaitingSoLong: Yeah, calf length just kind of snuck up on me! One day I was thinking "man, I've been at knee-ish forever" and the next I'm somehow down past the thickest part of my calf muscle. My texture is.. complicated. When my hair was short enough (BSL/waist? it was a long time ago) I had a slight wave to it all, just one or two S waves down the length. When I'm using a non-coney conditioner, I get EXCELLENT braid waves that hold for days. Now that I'm in Asia and can't find an affordable cone-free conditioner anywhere, the braid waves stay for a couple hours and then relax out back to straightish hair. (cross posting this to your visitor's messages in case it gets lost here)

@skitts: No, thank you! You've been all kinds of fun, welcoming, and wonderful and I'm glad to be part of your community.

@Vanilla & lazuliblue: Given that you both know more about haircare now than I did for the majority of my growing years, I imagine you'll be able to!

April 9th, 2013, 08:35 AM
Wow amazing hair !! Jealous!
My goal length is mid thigh but after seeing your hair, I want more!!!! Lol
Congratulations on three years!

April 9th, 2013, 08:40 AM
Gossamer, your hair looks absolutely stunning, and you've made such great progress. Well done, and congrats! :D :thumbsup:

April 9th, 2013, 08:41 AM
Your hair is amazing and definitely one of the hair inspirations for me for years to come. Happy anniversary and here's some cake for you. :) :cake:

April 9th, 2013, 08:52 AM
Your hair is breathtaking! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary, Gossamer. :)

April 9th, 2013, 09:33 AM
Sooooo gorgeous!! :thudpile:

April 9th, 2013, 09:42 AM
Very pretty.

April 9th, 2013, 09:45 AM
Your hair is amazing. I also love the long hair long skirt combo.

April 9th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Congrats! That's really amazing :blossom:

April 9th, 2013, 10:38 AM
Your hair is lovely.

April 9th, 2013, 11:34 AM
Oh my goodness! Absolutely gorgeous, gossamer! Happy Anniversary!!

April 9th, 2013, 11:38 AM
Lovely! :D Well done and happy growing!

April 9th, 2013, 11:43 AM
Gorgeous!It looks wonderful and thick too,even at that long length.

April 9th, 2013, 11:54 AM
So, so pretty!

And congratulations on your anniversary! :cheer:

Beatnik Guy
April 9th, 2013, 11:59 AM
Your hair is astounding, gossamer. :thudpile:
Happy LHC-iversary.

So glad to have meet you in Taiwan a few months ago. :D

April 9th, 2013, 01:35 PM
Happy anniversary! Your hair is one of my favorites (if not my favorite) on this board. It's truly stunning!

April 9th, 2013, 02:00 PM
Happy anniversary Gossamer!!!
Thin? I don't see thin ends?
Just one flow of loveliness.
My ends want to be like yours!

April 9th, 2013, 03:36 PM
Your hair is so beautiful:thudpile:

April 9th, 2013, 03:40 PM
Your picture made me catch my breath. Your hair is stunning, gossamer! Congratulations on your anniversary. :grouphug: :chocolate:

April 9th, 2013, 03:47 PM
Such an amazing head of hair - and kudos to you for caring for it so well! Congrats!

April 9th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Holy wowza!! My mouth LITERALLY dropped open when I saw your hair pictures!! You have amazing hair!! It is so beautiful. :) happy three year anniversary on LHC!!

April 9th, 2013, 03:56 PM
Oh my...beautiful!

April 9th, 2013, 04:42 PM
Oh, my. That recent photo is just stunning, and you know, I don't think your ends are that thin at all. A bit, sure, but not all that much. And the color? Wowza!

April 9th, 2013, 05:28 PM
:thud: Wait, that emoticon really isn't thuddy enough to express how I feel. :thudpile: Wow!!! Sooo beautiful! Your hair is like a thick, fluffy blanket! No thinness about it, IMO. Just soft beauty. :)

Kayla Nyx
April 9th, 2013, 06:29 PM
Way to go!! Happy anniversary! Your hair is looking wonderful <3 I cannot wait to see if my hair will grow as long as yours!

April 9th, 2013, 06:31 PM
Congrats Gossamer!!

April 9th, 2013, 06:40 PM
Congrats Gossamer!

April 9th, 2013, 06:41 PM
Sorry! Double post, my bad!

April 9th, 2013, 06:45 PM
I went to sleep and a few hours later there are more kind, heartwarming messages than I can thank individually. Let me say again, thank you, LHC! :inlove:

April 9th, 2013, 07:29 PM
I just wanted to say that your hair is absolutely beautiful! I hope my hair looks half that good if it ever gets that long. Congratulations on your third anniversary!

April 9th, 2013, 08:05 PM
Wooow! *faints*

Too much gorgeousness going on in that picture. My poor heart can only take so much.

April 9th, 2013, 08:40 PM
your hair is beyond amazing,, is so beautiful,, looks very health & thick,, is just.. gorgeous,, so inspiring,, thanks so much for share :flower:

Wildcat Diva
April 9th, 2013, 08:43 PM
I showed my DH and 13 year old son your photo. They said "WOW!" and "Whoa!"

Your hair is truly stunning.

Indigo Girl
April 9th, 2013, 08:47 PM
Congratulations on reaching guru and Happy Anniversary, gossamer! :flower:

Your hair is absolutely stunning! :thudpile:

April 10th, 2013, 01:44 AM
I luuuuv your hair, Gossamer.

When I grow up I wanna have hair like yours. Ok, no, I don't plan on growing up, so I want to have hair like yours _before_ I grow up :D

All the best!

April 10th, 2013, 02:47 AM
:thudpile: Wow, congratulations your hair is looking amazing, I didn't realise it was that long! I love the colour too!

April 10th, 2013, 07:15 AM
Oh my wooooorrrrd! That is just lovely- your colour is beautiful!

April 10th, 2013, 08:05 AM
Goodness me! i had no idea your hair was that long! when i saw the last picture which is beautiful i had to pick myself off the floor its amazing :crush:

April 10th, 2013, 10:15 AM
Stunning! :thud:

April 10th, 2013, 10:25 AM
You are one of my hair idols :crush: I LOVE YOUR HAIR! The color, texture, length :crush: Thank you for being a part of this community and an ispiration to so many of us :flower:

April 10th, 2013, 01:11 PM
:thudpile: gorgeous hair! You are an inspiration, congratulations!

April 10th, 2013, 04:28 PM
SO beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

April 10th, 2013, 07:32 PM
Your hair is beautiful. :thudpile:

Congratulations on 3 years and 1000 posts!

April 10th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Gorgeous, Gossamer! :thud:

Your hair is simply spectacular, and you're such a wonderful person to have on the boards! Here's to another 3 years and even more posts! :bottomsup:

April 11th, 2013, 12:06 AM
Thudworthy for sure! Happy anniversary :)

April 11th, 2013, 09:20 AM
Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on you anniversary!

Shadow Walker
April 11th, 2013, 10:48 AM
Congrats gossamer, you and your hair are amazing. :flower:

April 11th, 2013, 10:59 AM
Your hair looks awesome gossamer!!!

going gray
April 11th, 2013, 11:04 AM
Just amazing, your hair is gorgeous, congratulations.

April 11th, 2013, 02:59 PM
I must join the :thudpile: Your hair is amazingly beautiful!

Happy LHC-versary!

April 11th, 2013, 03:58 PM
You have amazing hair!! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

April 11th, 2013, 05:57 PM
I banned myself from LHC for a couple days to get work done - never expected to come back to so many more kind comments. Thank you! :blossom:

April 12th, 2013, 12:53 PM
OMG your hair is jaw-dropping! Wow!

April 12th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Your hair is amazing! :thudpile: Your avatar has always been one of my favorites. Congratulations on your third anniversary!

April 12th, 2013, 04:54 PM
Wooow, your hair is amazing. So beautiful!

April 12th, 2013, 05:30 PM
Gossamer, that hair deserves every compliment there is! :)

April 13th, 2013, 10:29 PM
I love your hair- it is just gorgeous.

Congrats on your anniversary! :D :flower:


April 14th, 2013, 03:58 AM
Very inspiring, congrats on your hair anniversary :)

October 2nd, 2013, 08:16 PM
You have gorgeous hair! Wow! Keep growing (or don't.)

October 3rd, 2013, 05:38 AM
Three cheers for Gossamer! Your hair is beyond beautiful, it's breathtaking. Wow!
From this moment on, you are my inspiration.

October 3rd, 2013, 05:55 AM
Oh my! Your hair is impressive :agape:
Such a great inspiration. Congrats, I'm speechless.

October 3rd, 2013, 05:59 AM
:joy: I have yet another hair idol!

October 9th, 2013, 09:40 PM
I want to marry your hair!

October 13th, 2013, 02:12 PM
:lol:, I just returned to LHC yesterday after almost month away (internet connectivity issues, not the community) and it's so funny to see this thread pop alive again. Thank you all! :D

October 14th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Your hair is....is...beautiful. I'm amazed over here. :thudpile:

April 10th, 2014, 04:45 PM
Just beautiful! Im in such awe...

April 10th, 2014, 04:51 PM
My hair's gonna look like that when it grows up! :)

April 10th, 2014, 05:46 PM
And now it's your fourth anniversary............ :D

Your hair is amazing!

April 9th, 2015, 08:10 AM
Hi gossamer!! Just looking at your pics from a few years back, compared to now, 2015 and your hair is outstandingly beautiful and quite motivating for us mere mortals.

Thanks for posting your progress pics. So inspirational! :magic:

April 10th, 2015, 09:46 AM
Congrats! Always an inspiration. :flower: