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browneyedsusan
May 13th, 2013, 12:59 PM
I decided to grow out my hair last March, and joined TLHC in May 2012. Thank you so much for the support and encouragement during last summer. From you I learned: That it's okay not to have a "hairstyle", I don't need to get a haircut to maintain the health of my hair, and heat is BAD. OKay, here are my pictures. (They are the best I can do, please bear with me. I tested on the test board, and hope they come across okay...) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/8736079884_a6d03ec059.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736079884/)
May 2012 siggy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736079884/) by Mom and wife (http://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr This is when I joined, May 2012. I'd had a "tail-ectomy" and 6 or 8 weeks growth on my pixie from March. It was feeling "long and shaggy". http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8473/8100079152_f147f0b220.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8100079152/)
Oct 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8100079152/) by Mom and wife (http://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr October 2012. I didn't wear my hair down in public all summer. Here, I was starting to look "normal". http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/8736104008_115a6cfd9f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736104008/)
Presentation5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736104008/) by Mom and wife (http://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr This is after my one and only trim. Hairdresser cleaned up the grown out layers, but left the length alone. It's February 2013. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/8736090156_df3eed0d51.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736090156/)
May 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736090156/) by Mom and wife (http://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr This is today. I'm outdoors and my hair is sticking up crazy, but you get the idea? http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8736087034_84a29aeb83.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736087034/)
May 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/8736087034/) by Mom and wife (http://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr This is today, too. I hennaed a couple of days ago, and it hasn't oxidized down yet. I kind of like the brightness of a fresh henna, but it only shows up in sunshine. (Ignore the cowlick on my crown. It has a mind of it's own.) Thank you TLHC for helping me grow, and accepting me even when my hair was really short. :inlove:

It looks like the "captions" didn't line up with the pictures very well. It's like this: #1 - May 2012, #2 - Oct 2012, #3 - Feb 2013, #4 today, #5 today.

Jenny31557
May 13th, 2013, 01:18 PM
Wow congratulations Susan!! Happy anniversary! You have had amazing growth this year! You have beautiful hair. May you have many more years of great growth! Good luck and thank you for sharing.

AnnaB
May 13th, 2013, 01:23 PM
Brilliant progress! :) Your hair has grown lots in a year!
also loving the henna as always :D

joflakes
May 13th, 2013, 02:05 PM
Aww! Your hair looks so good. Well done for resisting the heat styling and cutting. It looks really good so far. Happy further growing!

Agnieszka
May 13th, 2013, 02:35 PM
Wow! Amazing. I think your hair will be a bit wavy when really long.

lapushka
May 13th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Amazing progress from a pixie, and certainly not the easiest thing to do, many awkward phases to go through that can set you back months, if not over a year, if you give in to them. Well done! Congrats. :D :thumbsup:

browneyedsusan
May 14th, 2013, 06:57 AM
Amazing progress from a pixie, and certainly not the easiest thing to do, many awkward phases to go through that can set you back months, if not over a year, if you give in to them. Well done! Congrats. :D :thumbsup:
Thanks, Lapushka! Yes, the pixie didn't grow out prettily at ALL! TLHCers helped me cope. Something simple, like pinning up the front for months, would have never crossed my mind. I also got plenty of sympathy from the Super-Shorty thread. :)


Wow! Amazing. I think your hair will be a bit wavy when really long.

Thank you, Agnieszka. I hope so. I remember it being pin straight when I was a little girl. I've had it permed or pixied since my teens, and don't know what I'm getting into!


Aww! Your hair looks so good. Well done for resisting the heat styling and cutting. It looks really good so far. Happy further growing!
Thanks, Joflakes! I love your colors. Thanks for sharing them.


Brilliant progress! :) Your hair has grown lots in a year!
also loving the henna as always :D

Thank you, AnnaB. You know how henna is. A fresh henna makes everything right with the world!


Wow congratulations Susan!! Happy anniversary! You have had amazing growth this year! You have beautiful hair. May you have many more years of great growth! Good luck and thank you for sharing.

Thanks, Jenny! I've never thought of my hair as "beautiful", but am working on that. Thank you for the sweet compliment.

seven77
May 14th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Your hair is so beautiful! Great growth!!! You must be so happy with your progress!

CurlyMopTop
May 14th, 2013, 02:08 PM
Wow I love that red on you! Congrats on your anniversary!

rainfortheend
May 14th, 2013, 03:09 PM
All that growth in just one year!? Wow! That's amazing! Your hair is beautiful! :)

Vanilla
May 14th, 2013, 04:54 PM
Your hair looks fabulous :). You've gotten some great growth in the past year.

spirals
May 14th, 2013, 05:33 PM
February did look like a deliberate, cute hairstyle. Your hair grows fast and it's so shiny. You are blessed that you look good with short hair, too. Not all of us have the bone structure for that. But I can't wait to see yours at BSL and beyond. I bet you'll get there before I get to hip.l

omgitssarah
May 14th, 2013, 06:28 PM
Your hair is fabulous and it grew SO quickly!

jennafrogg
May 14th, 2013, 08:38 PM
I always love seeing your monthly siggy updates! Great growth, can't wait to see your length in another year!

Sarahlabyrinth
May 14th, 2013, 08:45 PM
Your hair IS looking great and I bet you'll be at APL before you know it!

hafattack
May 14th, 2013, 10:20 PM
WHOA! Your growth is Awesome!

MaryO
May 14th, 2013, 11:34 PM
As always I am amazed by your growth, well done browneyedsusan! Here's to BSL next! :-D

blondie9912
May 15th, 2013, 10:55 PM
Amazing growth, wow!!

Louise148
May 16th, 2013, 04:22 AM
Your hair is looking great! I'm so envious of all that lovely thickness and body it has.

WaitingSoLong
May 16th, 2013, 06:32 AM
I always love seeing your monthly siggy updates! Great growth, can't wait to see your length in another year!

Me too ^^

I am always so envious of such growth! You have dogged determination, I think the first year of growing out a pixie is the worst (yes I have done it YEARS ago but not as long ago as it seems). I am super anxious to see what this next year holds for you.

raingirl
May 16th, 2013, 12:21 PM
Amazing! Looking good!

jacqueline101
May 16th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Looks great the progress is amazing.

Neecola
May 18th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Happy Anniversary browneyedsusan!! I'm another one who always look out for your monthly siggy update. Your hair has grown so much and looks great! Love that fiery henna pic :crush:

browneyedsusan
May 21st, 2013, 08:07 AM
Thank you all! You're all so sweet :inlove:

Seven77: We must be about the same length? Is yours coming along good?

CurlyMopTop: Thanks, I like it red too! Henna is fabulous stuff.

Rainfortheend: Thank you. I refused to trim, so it seems like it grows fast? I don't measure, but think my growth is very average--guessing from how often I need to henna my roots.

Vanilla: Thank you. :)

Spirals: You think so? That was fresh from the hairdresser's chair after my trim! Henna makes it shiny, it wasn't like that before.

omgitssarah: Thanks, girl!

jennafrogg: :pinktongue: I started those monthly siggys to stay motivated. Now, it's harder to take pictures myself. DD (16 years) takes them --reluctantly--sometimes, so the most recent ones are SKETCHY. I hope I can stay after it for another year!

Saralabyrinth: Thanks for the kind words :flower:

halfattack: Gee, thanks! :)

MaryO: Thank you. I think growth looks better on others. We can't see the back of ourselves, so lose track of what's going on back there!

Blondie9912: Thanks!

Louise148: :) That "thickness and body" is probably from dirty hair! (Some of my siggy pics are dirty-haired, pulled down from an updo messiness.) But, I wanted to keep my siggys going. I was really motivated by others' growth pictures when I first started.

WSL: :lol: I do have a healthy sense of denial. I just pinned it up and pretended I looked like a movie star! (I still do that quite a bit! :lala:) I got lots of help and support from members here. One girl shared that she wore a little jaw clip in her bangs for months! It never crossed my mind to pin it up for weeks on end, until I read about others doing just that. :)

Raingirl: Thank you. :)

Jaqueline101: Thanks!

Neecola: Thank you. Yes, henna is divine!

BrightEyes
May 21st, 2013, 08:20 AM
Congrats! You've made wonderful progress, and I LOVE the color :)

SerinaDaith
May 21st, 2013, 08:30 AM
I love how fast you have been able to get out of pixie land. Ii drool over your henna too but dye free is for me!

browneyedsusan
May 25th, 2013, 09:56 AM
*bump*
Wanted to share my updated siggy. Thanks to DD for taking my picture! I washed it last night, misted it this morning to get the wave pattern sort of normalized, and let it air dry. Thanks for looking! :)

Neecola
May 25th, 2013, 10:28 AM
Looks great! Did you lighten your hair or is it just the lighting?

Kherome
May 25th, 2013, 10:44 AM
That's great, it looks really great. How are you liking the non-pixie life?

Lostsoule77
May 25th, 2013, 03:28 PM
Congratulations on your one year anniversary! :) It must me so nice growing knowing that all your hair is in the best possible condition. It looks amazing. :D

oktobergoud
May 25th, 2013, 03:52 PM
Woah it has grown LOTS :thud: What an amazing progress! :)