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Sunshineliz
May 9th, 2013, 02:15 PM
I'm well overdue for my 2 year hair anniversary! I cut my waist-length? (might've been a little longer) hair off to shoulder back in January 2011. Decided within a day to grow it back out. :D Joined here March 2011 and found the fabulous renegrays who helped me keep firm in my decision to not dye my hair. My goal has been waist and I'm not sure if I'll go longer, or even a little shorter, but it'll never be shorter than BSL again!

So the first year I only trimmed it once and took off half an inch and made it to a little past APL. Then this last year I did two very big trims of a few inches each to thicken up the hemline. So, while I actually made it to waist early last month, it is now about midback (stretched.)

So now for what you really come to these threads for--pics!;)

Starting length and status of silver streaks Mar/April 2011

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5221/5604079094_3b5c4fa23b_n.jpg
sorry, no pics of the back because I couldn't manage it and my oldest DD hadn't got the hang of the camera yet.

Last year March (airdried while sleeping and uncombed--nothing but full reality :) )
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6237/6860250522_6b8e8dec7f_n.jpg

Hair at it's longest Mar/Apr 2013 It is waist--remember some hair is inbetween my fingers. It's been brushed to get ready for the trim
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8628540977_0001e1cb45_n.jpg

Then, just after my trim a pic to show the status of my streaks (yep, it's my avatar for now) You can see that I'm spreading more on getting salt n peppery a bit on top.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8586197041_7c329850b0_n.jpg

And then, just a few days ago I took this. Just like last year, airdried while slept on and uncombed. :)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8140/8712729530_d9f762c497.jpg

And my streaks and stray sparkles are starting to make themselves known from the back too.

I learned this year to trim my hair myself! Thanks to Feye's self-trimming method. I also learned to CWC more often than CO washing, but I use both methods. I gave up trying any gels and mousses almost entirely (I may still try mousse and a diffuser to bring out my waves for a special occasion, but I can't stand to be bothered with it most of the time.) And I'm enjoying my hairsticks and a few forks.

It's been nice learning from you all. :flower:

missketi
May 9th, 2013, 02:20 PM
Your hair is amazing. It has grown so much and it looks so healthy. And I love your sparkles.:crush:

melusine963
May 9th, 2013, 02:24 PM
:flower: I hope I have hair just like yours when it starts to go grey.

jacqueline101
May 9th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Your hair is beautiful and your hair is growing nicely.

PeacenQuietGal
May 9th, 2013, 07:41 PM
Hi Liz your hair is very beautiful! You're so lucky with those face framing sparklies and those big "S" waves too!

whitedove
May 9th, 2013, 08:50 PM
Looking good Liz!

lunalocks
May 9th, 2013, 09:08 PM
Lovely! Congrats on great growth.

sisi33
May 9th, 2013, 09:22 PM
I always enjoy your pictures! Happy hairiversary!

MaryO
May 10th, 2013, 03:39 AM
Ooh, I just love they curls and the hem! Great growing! :-)

Sarahlabyrinth
May 10th, 2013, 04:06 AM
Hiya Liz- your hair is growing (and thickening) by leaps and bounds and your sparklies are really beginning to strut their stuff and look magnificent! Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

door72067
May 10th, 2013, 09:01 AM
your hair is so pretty and inspirational :)

Sunshineliz
May 10th, 2013, 03:00 PM
Thank you very much. :flowers: You guys are too sweet.

Annibelle
May 10th, 2013, 04:00 PM
I love your hair! :inlove: I hope I go grey the same way you have-- I love the front of your hair, especially! :inlove:

Allychan
May 10th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Love the gray streak, hope mine does that at the front

Micayla47
May 11th, 2013, 12:30 PM
beautiful! makes me want to grow out my sparklers. i love the waves and the thick hemline. happy hairiversary :)

Oksana
May 11th, 2013, 12:34 PM
beautiful texture and colour :)

leslissocool
May 11th, 2013, 12:44 PM
Congrats! :cheese: I love the gray!

meishkamooshka
May 11th, 2013, 05:48 PM
Your hair is just beautiful....

SerinaDaith
May 11th, 2013, 06:02 PM
You are always an inspiration for me! I am so glad to have people here at my age who are starting to shine! You definitly help me skip the dye aisle!

blondie9912
May 11th, 2013, 11:02 PM
The sparklies are awesome! Great hair :)

SleepyTangles
May 12th, 2013, 05:55 AM
Liz, your hair is awesome! The silvery streak is so cool, its great to see such hair growing instead of being cut and dyied...

Sunshineliz
May 13th, 2013, 08:15 AM
Thanks guys! I love how friendly and supportive you've all been. :flower:


You are always an inspiration for me! I am so glad to have people here at my age who are starting to shine! You definitly help me skip the dye aisle!

And it is comments like this and the others who say my silver is inspiring that make my day and help me feel proud of it! :D

SerinaDaith
May 13th, 2013, 08:20 AM
You are so pretty! I love that you let your natural color shine through! I go to school and wish I could look a little younger, covering my gray would probably help that a lot but then I log on here and see you and all the other young silver haired ladies and I remember that I have goals which don't include perminant dye. I remember that I don't have to change how I look to feel good about myself!

lapushka
May 13th, 2013, 08:42 AM
Lovely. Love your waves, Liz! :D :thumbsup:

Sunshineliz
May 13th, 2013, 10:25 AM
You are so pretty! I love that you let your natural color shine through! I go to school and wish I could look a little younger, covering my gray would probably help that a lot but then I log on here and see you and all the other young silver haired ladies and I remember that I have goals which don't include perminant dye. I remember that I don't have to change how I look to feel good about myself!


Thanks so much! :flower: I do have days where I'm not happy with my silver (mostly if I see an old photo of my glossy dark brown hair), but there are good days to balance it out. ;) It helps to hear encouragement that I can reread on the bad hair days.


Lovely. Love your waves, Liz! :D :thumbsup:

Thanks. In many ways the waves were harder to embrace than the silver. The silver changes slowly while the waves, I never know what to expect out of them. :)

Lovelyharper
May 13th, 2013, 12:09 PM
Your hair looks very nice with lots of healthy growth. Congrats.

CurlyMopTop
May 14th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Very lovely sparkleys! I remember when you joined, my where has the time gone? I think I was still a lurker then. :)