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&rea
September 1st, 2013, 12:34 AM
I thought it would be fun to show off photos of our hair at it's very best. Feel free to share some hair history as well.



I'll go first :D


This is from 2010. This is my hair cut into long layers, straightened just enough to smooth out any waves (I was pretty consistent at using heat "protector" at that time). It's never been colored or highlighted.


http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj183/andrea_brooke_2007/196690_210269912319446_2254868_n.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/user/andrea_brooke_2007/media/196690_210269912319446_2254868_n.jpg.html)

battles
September 1st, 2013, 01:15 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=917&d=1355635076

Haven't managed to get my hair to look this nice since.

CurlyCap
September 1st, 2013, 01:21 AM
Deleted bc the picture was ginormous. Will try to repost later!

FoxyGhost
September 1st, 2013, 01:52 AM
This is when I first started really growing it out. I would straighten it to oblivion but I love the smooth texture and how it wouldn't tangle as much.
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ueisza.jpg

Looking back at pictures makes me question why I don't use heat anymore. Does anyone have a miracle product for wavy hair that gets matted at the nape of your neck?

Callifornia
September 1st, 2013, 02:28 AM
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b574/CaliforniaSunshine3/032869f7-1c3b-4c63-9baf-acf04d0b8364_zps60ac78e5.jpg

This was a couple years ago but it still is my favorite picture of my hair. It was during cosmetology school and I used sulfates, cones, and a blow dryer but I held out and never highlighted, cut short, teased, or dyed my hair. I was the only one in class that didn't since we could have anything done for free. I only trimmed twice and got nicknamed Hippie :tongue: was growing from a shoulder length when straight cut, still am growing now!

Allychan
September 1st, 2013, 04:31 AM
This is my hair from May this year, I've cut it back since then. It finally looked long and healthier than it has in over 20 years
http://mylushlonghaircarejourney.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/may-2013.jpg?w=474&h=355

PolarCathy
September 1st, 2013, 04:51 AM
My hair at its best. Ignore the weird posture, I was moving (and my had was also tilted back as a result):

http://i.imgur.com/BCohhG5.jpg

It was about a year ago. Since then, a lot of things have changed and I no longer have that hair -- not even close.

Stray_mind
September 1st, 2013, 04:52 AM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/angel_corpse_album/c806743c-afea-4d1e-9a27-6924b1cdc9dd_zpsbe306ee3.jpg

This is one of my favorites. They may not look very healthy, but they definitely look long. It's a picture from the autumn about 3-4 years ago. I miss that lenght so much....

FuzzyBlackWaves
September 1st, 2013, 05:37 AM
Aesthetically speaking, this probably isn't the 'best' my hair can look. There are times when it's looked much shinier, or less frizzy, but this picture was the first that sprung to mind when I saw this thread. I think it's because this is my hair 'in the wild' - on holiday with my family, dried in braid waves then just pinned back a little. It's a time when I was really just enjoying my hair - and for some reason, everyone I've shown this picture too comments on it. I'm also really proud at how long it's getting - it's not been past BSL since I was younger.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u605/NikkiBik/blue_zpsa0dc74ee.jpg (http://s1324.photobucket.com/user/NikkiBik/media/blue_zpsa0dc74ee.jpg.html)

jen5972
September 1st, 2013, 11:27 AM
This was mine at the length I am trying to get back to. I keep layering my hair and chopping it :(. From the advice of a friend, I have been trying to frequent the long hair boards more, so I will get motivated to grow it long instead of keep chopping it!! http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd88/jen5972/NewSiggy2.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/jen5972/media/NewSiggy2.jpg.html)

spidermom
September 1st, 2013, 11:58 AM
Hair down (with traces of Punky rose-red hair color)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/summerlength.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/summerlength.jpg.html)
Hair up (no hair color)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/snailbraid.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/snailbraid.jpg.html)

My hair is one of my few remaining assets (oh the glories of aging); that's why I keep it long.

Bambi
September 1st, 2013, 12:08 PM
So much beautiful hair..love this place so much!

Medievalmaniac
September 1st, 2013, 12:08 PM
My final hair shot prior to The Big Chop:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/simonebeauvoir2/2010/SANY7990.jpg (http://s182.photobucket.com/user/simonebeauvoir2/media/2010/SANY7990.jpg.html)

I'm slowly but surely working my way back.

SunlightShines
September 1st, 2013, 01:04 PM
I couldn't get them sized right, so I put in clickable thumbnail pics.

This isn't my longest, but it's the best condition pic I could find. It was Nov of 2012.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z123/kannayres/Hair/th_0006383-1_zps5945ad8b.jpg (http://s189.photobucket.com/user/kannayres/media/Hair/0006383-1_zps5945ad8b.jpg.html)

This is my favorite hairstyle....spiral perm. Not good for the hair, but it looked nice & thick. Not sure of the date (I was still in my 20's).
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z123/kannayres/Hair/th_scan0001-1_zps4dfdfbb0.jpg (http://s189.photobucket.com/user/kannayres/media/Hair/scan0001-1_zps4dfdfbb0.jpg.html)

&rea
September 1st, 2013, 01:29 PM
You and I seem to have a similar hair texture, which looks gorgeous when it's straight and smooth. I chopped my hair into a bob a few months back and now I'm regrowing. I cut out all heat for the last two months (to help preserve length). I used to use it daily (for drying and styling). I have no clue what I'll do once I reach APL or longer. I would like to stay heat free, but the only thing I can think of doing with it once I reach APL is braids, buns and the messy look.


This is when I first started really growing it out. I would straighten it to oblivion but I love the smooth texture and how it wouldn't tangle as much.
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ueisza.jpg

Looking back at pictures makes me question why I don't use heat anymore. Does anyone have a miracle product for wavy hair that gets matted at the nape of your neck?

Xandergrammy
September 1st, 2013, 01:36 PM
Hair down (with traces of Punky rose-red hair color)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/summerlength.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/summerlength.jpg.html)
Hair up (no hair color)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/snailbraid.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/snailbraid.jpg.html)

My hair is one of my few remaining assets (oh the glories of aging); that's why I keep it long.

Beautiful, spidermom! And I also feel that my hair is one of my remaining assets.

faellen
September 1st, 2013, 02:10 PM
I think my hair is looking its best at the moment to be honest! My most recent length shot:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/9518545914_67d195a467.jpg

stachelbeere
September 1st, 2013, 02:26 PM
faellen your hair is so beautiful... I hope my hair will look half as good as yours when it gets longer. I too am growing out my natural hair colour - ash brown - which is suspiciously similar to yours... Maybe I too am a blonette underneath the henna?

casam
September 1st, 2013, 03:01 PM
I strongly believe that my best is yet to come. ;) But this is what my hair looks like now and I am loving it (except for that tapering, super curly end)

It has been almost a year since I joined LHC and I definitely see great improvements in my hair, esp in its texture and quality. I no longer hate my wavy/curly hair and try to straighten it with heat or chemicals. I have learned to embrace it and my hair loves me back. :)

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b524/casamy/2013-08-29153844_zps6b9516ba.jpg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/casamy/media/2013-08-29153844_zps6b9516ba.jpg.html)

casam
September 1st, 2013, 03:01 PM
Sorry for that big picture.. I am still figuring out how to re-size it.

XcaliburGirl
September 1st, 2013, 03:14 PM
My wedding hair from 2006:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6154&d=1378066333

samanthaj08
September 1st, 2013, 03:20 PM
Xca.. oh. my. god. Love this picture. It looks so whimsical ^^

jacqueline101
September 1st, 2013, 04:46 PM
Mine are on my photobucket page.

samanthajenalyn
September 1st, 2013, 05:47 PM
My wedding hair from 2006:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6154&d=1378066333

you hair is so beautiful in this picture! I love the waves and flowers :)

faellen
September 1st, 2013, 06:22 PM
faellen your hair is so beautiful... I hope my hair will look half as good as yours when it gets longer. I too am growing out my natural hair colour - ash brown - which is suspiciously similar to yours... Maybe I too am a blonette underneath the henna?

Oh thank you very much! :) good luck with growing out dye, it's a long journey isn't it? :)
I encourage you to embrace the blonette :D whenever someone calls it "mousy", I get angry :D


Some nice pics in this thread but MORE NEEDED! :p

roboeyes
September 1st, 2013, 06:46 PM
This is actually one of my senior pictures (from 2010), and although I don't think it's like THE BEST representation of my hair, I still love the way it falls in this photo, and it was probably approaching the longer end of the spectrum for me. I am at about that point now, and plan to keep on going. Also, my ends are much less scraggly nowadays!

http://i.imgur.com/HIy18.jpg

roboeyes
September 1st, 2013, 06:48 PM
Sorry, an afterthought photo... This is a photo of my hair from last week. The braid is over my shoulder, so it doesn't show length, but I am in love with how happy and shiny it is. Also, not a bad French braid for me; I normally suck at them!

http://i.imgur.com/OPkNegd.jpg

peepopowitz
September 1st, 2013, 06:56 PM
Wow, so much beautiful hair in this thread. Feeling inspired.

AmyBeth
September 1st, 2013, 09:09 PM
I strongly believe that my best is yet to come. ;) But this is what my hair looks like now and I am loving it (except for that tapering, super curly end)

It has been almost a year since I joined LHC and I definitely see great improvements in my hair, esp in its texture and quality. I no longer hate my wavy/curly hair and try to straighten it with heat or chemicals. I have learned to embrace it and my hair loves me back. :)

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b524/casamy/2013-08-29153844_zps6b9516ba.jpg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/casamy/media/2013-08-29153844_zps6b9516ba.jpg.html)

Awww. That's a beautiful sentiment. I feel the same way. And your hair is beautiful too.

XcaliburGirl
September 2nd, 2013, 07:00 AM
Xca.. oh. my. god. Love this picture. It looks so whimsical ^^

you hair is so beautiful in this picture! I love the waves and flowers :)
Aw, thanks. :o


This is actually one of my senior pictures (from 2010), and although I don't think it's like THE BEST representation of my hair, I still love the way it falls in this photo, and it was probably approaching the longer end of the spectrum for me. I am at about that point now, and plan to keep on going. Also, my ends are much less scraggly nowadays!
Very pretty, and I don't think it looks scraggly at all. You definitely have amazing shine in that braid picture.

inertia
September 2nd, 2013, 09:15 AM
This is from last year, right after taking my hair out of rag curlers, before it had gotten mussed. Once the weather gets cooler I'll style it like this again, but it's still too hot to wear my hair down. I haven't worn my hair loose even once since sometime in May and I'm so tired of updos.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m209/aitreni/hair_2012-02_waves.jpg

Nesoi
September 2nd, 2013, 10:04 AM
Inertia, That is my dream hair right there. Wow. Just wow.

xoxophelia
September 2nd, 2013, 10:06 AM
This is from last year, right after taking my hair out of rag curlers, before it had gotten mussed. Once the weather gets cooler I'll style it like this again, but it's still too hot to wear my hair down. I haven't worn my hair loose even once since sometime in May and I'm so tired of updos.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m209/aitreni/hair_2012-02_waves.jpg

How did you do the rag curlers? Looks like a useful style to learn and very pretty :)

spidermom
September 2nd, 2013, 10:10 AM
Wow inertia; beautiful! You too, Xca.

&rea
September 2nd, 2013, 10:11 AM
Wow! Beautiful hair, inertia!

Words
September 2nd, 2013, 10:14 AM
Inertia, you hair is beautiful!

KittyBird
September 2nd, 2013, 10:55 AM
Sock curls:
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/KittehBird/Hair/Curls2429x500_zps2e8ee209.jpg

Cocoon curls:
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/KittehBird/DSC_0003500x454_zpsf8cb750c.jpg

amalieDK
September 2nd, 2013, 11:07 AM
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag85/amalieskriver2/2bfad25a-40f0-48fa-a374-371e3dc22bb1_zps7dd948d5.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/amalieskriver2/media/2bfad25a-40f0-48fa-a374-371e3dc22bb1_zps7dd948d5.jpg.html)

I had an extraordinary good "hair day" when I took the picture this summer - my hair wasn't oily or entangled, it was just perfect! :D

Steven's Bride
September 2nd, 2013, 01:49 PM
Wow! All of you ladies have gorgeous hair!
It's so much more fun to see "real" women with beautiful hair rather than celebrities any day.

stachelbeere
September 2nd, 2013, 05:55 PM
Kitty Bird your hair colour looks sooooo amazing... how did you achieve this effect if I may ask?

stachelbeere
September 2nd, 2013, 06:59 PM
Maybe a bit unconventional for a longhair forum - but I loved my look back in 2010. I dyed my hair super dark brown, I discovered the curling iron and I really liked how the fringe framed my face and how much magic I could do with a curling iron :)
I lost some weight since then and my face changed a little but I still like my hair the way it was then, it was really flattering cut. I think that after some time I'll try framing my face better with my now longer hair. I hope you don't mind me bombarding the thread with short-haired rather large pictures :o

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/263103_10150223691258022_7239050_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/269971_10150662944375413_5167404_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/223543_10150583608955413_7985718_n.jpg

cmdinoto
September 2nd, 2013, 07:21 PM
This is my favorite picture of my hair. I love how my bangs sit. The length wasn't too long at the time but it was healthy.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b576/cmdinoto/Facebook/I%20did%20it/12322_572634130057_5165418_n.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/cmdinoto/media/Facebook/I%20did%20it/12322_572634130057_5165418_n.jpg.html)

which.chick
September 2nd, 2013, 07:21 PM
I'm not inertia, but I have done rag curls according to the victorian methodology. It's relatively hair friendly but you do have to work with (comb, smooth, wrap) damp hair and it's pretty manipulation heavy... so not super hair-safe.

Howto: wash hair. Get hair untangled and about halfway dry (needs to be at least partially wet). Section hair into probably twelve sections (central part, then part on each quarter, for 4 sections of hair from nape to forehead, then do 3 across from ear to ear) and restrain all but 1 section with clippies to keep them out of the way. On the working section, get a very long piece of soft cloth material (I use t-shirt strips, about 2" or 3" wide and 2x long as my hair plus about 8" extra. T-shirt material naturally curls into a tube when it's cut so it works well for this, plus it's cheap and also soft.) and hold it 4" from one end. Where you are holding the piece of material, put it right up on the top of the hair section and hold it there (or clip it in place or string the 4" tail over your head and bite it in your mouth. Whatever. It is important that you (a) leave the 4" tail of material at the top and (b) don't let it move after you start). Then, take your working piece of hair, make it flat and smooth as for "putting on a hair roller" and CAREFULLY SPIRAL WRAP IT AROUND THE STRIP OF MATERIAL. You are carefully spiralling the hair round and round (keeping the layer flat and smooth) the strip of material until you have no hair left. It is NOT like a roller, where the hair keeps going overtop of itself. It is a spiral wrap, where the hair does not lay on top of itself but advances down the strip of material with no overlap. While wrapping, recomb if you need to keep things flat and smooth. Once you have the HAIR wrapped AROUND THE MATERIAL all the way down, including the ends, then you take the hanging end of the material (there should be a lot left over at the bottom, below where your hair is wrapped) and carefully wrap it back up AROUND YOUR WRAPPED HAIR, smoothly and carefully, all the way up to the top of the working strand, whereupon you take the bit left in your hand and tie it to the 4" tail that you allowed at the start. This knot keeps things in place overnight. (That's right, this is an overnight hairstyle. It is in no way fast.) Repeat with all the other pieces of hair and strips of material.

When you're done, you will have what look like 'locs except made out of t-shirt material. If necessary, bundle the wrapped hair things up so that they don't bother you (I have not found this to be a problem because tshirt material is soft and doesn't bother me) and then go to sleep and don't mess with this for at least twelve hours.

The next morning, carefully untie the knot and unwrap the strips of material (DO NOT try to pull it off. I know you are excited and stuff, but take your time and do it right.) and then carefully unwrap the coils of hair (my hair is slippery enough that usually when I have unwrapped the material off the outside, the inner strip sort of pulls out) and, if desired, gently pick the spiral curls into a style that suits you. BE CAREFUL, because the volume and tangling potential is pretty impressive if you get out a bristle brush or something. (This is also why you use fairly wide strips of material -- to make the spiral curls large enough to be workable. If you use super-skinny strips of material, your curls will be very tight and, if you're like me and have straight hair, things can go very wrong from there on out because you may not have a lot of experience working with curls. In case of disaster, carefully dampen hair with oil and, starting from the bottom, comb it straight. Seriously, use restraint when fluffing the spirals.)

The spiral curls last a full twelve hours in my dead-straight fine hair. They go *boing* if I tug on them. And they do not involve heat (damaging) or chemicals (damaging). There is some minor mechanical damage, but if you are careful, it is minimal.


Here's a Youtube video of the process, she does fewer tails and uses product, but I do more sections and skip the product: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdisIQ94CGE

Also, if you have very long hair, you don't have to do the full length if you just want boing-y curls for the back of an updo or something. You can just do the length you need.

allycat
September 2nd, 2013, 07:26 PM
No fair, stachelbeere! You're making me miss short hair!

Seriously great cut. :)

spidermom
September 2nd, 2013, 08:01 PM
I like the cut on you stachelbeere.

inertia
September 2nd, 2013, 09:10 PM
Thank you so much for the kind words!

xoxophelia
For that picture, I used the "bandana waves" technique on Rapunzel's Resource:
http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/bandana-waves/
It gives a soft, romantic look, and although the rollers have to sit overnight, putting them in is quite fast (5~10 minutes?) because it requires fewer sections than many other techniques. I only used 4 sections.

amalieDK
Your hair is lovely! What a thick hemline!

AspenSong
September 2nd, 2013, 09:23 PM
This is way back in 2011 - after my first cassia treatment. My hemline looked nice and I had some crazy shine going on!

http://i43.tinypic.com/2a8iamo.jpg

And this is last year after a cassia and henna soak for 4 hours...

http://i39.tinypic.com/6gh92u.jpg

stachelbeere
September 3rd, 2013, 03:14 AM
No fair, stachelbeere! You're making me miss short hair!

Seriously great cut. :)

Well, to be fair, I never had long hair so I didn't really have a lot of choice hehe :P


I like the cut on you stachelbeere.

Thank you!

amalieDK
September 3rd, 2013, 06:07 AM
Thank you so much for the kind words!

xoxophelia
For that picture, I used the "bandana waves" technique on Rapunzel's Resource:
http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/bandana-waves/
It gives a soft, romantic look, and although the rollers have to sit overnight, putting them in is quite fast (5~10 minutes?) because it requires fewer sections than many other techniques. I only used 4 sections.

amalieDK
Your hair is lovely! What a thick hemline!

Thank you so much, inertia! :D I'm very glad to hear other peoples opinion. :D

browneyedsusan
September 3rd, 2013, 07:08 AM
I don't think I have any decent pictures of my color except this one: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/9637735672_af98b196e5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/9637735672/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/9637735672/) by Mom and wife (http://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

DH had just made me the hairtoy, and I wanted a picture to share in another thread. My color looks great here!

lapushka
September 3rd, 2013, 07:09 AM
My hair looks and feels at its best right now. It's been layered last week and feels wonderful! I have no picture to display here, but I do have one in my album (which is private).

hafattack
September 3rd, 2013, 07:12 AM
My color looks great here!
Wow, it absolutely does! Your hair is progressing beautifully

LAG93
September 3rd, 2013, 09:29 PM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/photographyalbums/image_zps4ac80414.jpg
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/photographyalbums/image_zps8b75578d.jpg

This is after my first catnip! I think it turned out really well, maybe not my hair at its absolute best but, it feels amazing! Also I did a blow out, which I NEVER do. With cold air though. Still, I never use my blow dryer. It looks pretty much the same as when I air dry it though....it just dried quicker cause I needed to go out.

LAG93
September 3rd, 2013, 09:30 PM
Oh god sorry my pictures are humungo....I don't know how to fix that

Accalia
September 4th, 2013, 04:07 AM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/photographyalbums/image_zps4ac80414.jpg
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/photographyalbums/image_zps8b75578d.jpg

This is after my first catnip! I think it turned out really well, maybe not my hair at its absolute best but, it feels amazing! Also I did a blow out, which I NEVER do. With cold air though. Still, I never use my blow dryer. It looks pretty much the same as when I air dry it though....it just dried quicker cause I needed to go out.

just... :agape:

sumidha
September 4th, 2013, 04:53 AM
This is probably my favorite pic of my hair, even though it doesn't really show the length. From a photo shoot three years ago at the beach. Mmm beach hair.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/4446935750_188bdf83b8_zpsda714e64.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/4446935750_188bdf83b8_zpsda714e64.jpg.html)

LAG93
September 4th, 2013, 09:27 AM
This is probably my favorite pic of my hair, even though it doesn't really show the length. From a photo shoot three years ago at the beach. Mmm beach hair.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/4446935750_188bdf83b8_zpsda714e64.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/4446935750_188bdf83b8_zpsda714e64.jpg.html)



I love the way it flows out of your hood! Just beautiful

Nightshade
September 4th, 2013, 10:25 AM
Up:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1yfbgHTVO0k/Uaye0P6p_KI/AAAAAAAAExY/iTWgSsCx8Xc/s512/Prandana-Back-Small.jpg

Wedding:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ffhHVefBW6I/UCJ5Rm0y95I/AAAAAAAADBQ/MxsVxwzH_yA/s512/Wedding-Hair.jpg

Recent ^_^
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sc2pARmUloA/UYu5wibQGvI/AAAAAAAAEeM/niA84hnq_M4/s512/Pinny-2-Small.jpg

nobeltonya
September 4th, 2013, 11:09 AM
One of my most recent shots from June 2013. This was before I followed my husband's suggestion to wash every other day and only use coconut oil (stop using conditioners). I think it looked better then..
https://photos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/992968_528746687181584_1375848966_n.jpg

And this was taken this morning, after wetting and oiling it. Just took it out of a braid, and cut off 3" a few days ago..
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/981575_569043353151917_591589649_o.jpg

The ends are thicker than they were before. Just looks bad b/c still damp (and oily).. I think I'm at least going to wash every day if I'm oiling so much. My scalp can't tolerate less.. it itches. :disco:

spidermom
September 4th, 2013, 12:52 PM
Wow Nightshade, that fork in the first picture is gorgeous. The top practically glows like there's a light inside it.

Nobeltonya, I agree that the first picture looks better.

nobeltonya
September 6th, 2013, 01:29 PM
After cutting from just past Classic to just barely TBL (at least 7-8"), and adjusting to this new routine of only coconut oil instead of conditioner, still shampooing every day (have to..), my hair is finally looking nice again! :D. My braids are nice and thick all the way down now. :disco:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1167164_570059026383683_239138273_o.jpg

Nightshade
September 6th, 2013, 01:36 PM
Wow Nightshade, that fork in the first picture is gorgeous. The top practically glows like there's a light inside it.

Thank you! They're by Elymwood (I'm only one, but they're a matching pair) :)

see_turtle
September 6th, 2013, 05:45 PM
Here is my wedding hair:

http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/see_the_turtle/Hair%20progress/055.jpg

December 2011
http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/see_the_turtle/Hair%20progress/DSCF1742.jpg

September 2012 at my bachelorette party...straightened
http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/see_the_turtle/Hair%20progress/hairstraight2012.jpg

kiezel
September 7th, 2013, 08:09 PM
My wave is finally starting to come out again, I'm so happy.

http://i.imgur.com/Xq44GJ9.jpg

NataschaB.
September 7th, 2013, 08:24 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/20t5abk.jpg

I just posted this picture in another thread, but I wanted to share it in here as well. Shiny hair and nice looking curls, even though I must say that my hair is a bit more frizzy in real life - it doesn't really show in this picture, but that's fine with me :D haha.

spirals
September 8th, 2013, 12:11 AM
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6288/za2p.jpg This is pre-LHC, when I was leaving in regular conditioner and gel. I was sitting in my chair for a long time watching tv after having washed my hair, and it dried into these perfect 1930s waves. I've never seen it do that since. I suspect the lack of frizz has to do with the fact that it was fall or winter.

Stray_mind
September 8th, 2013, 08:17 AM
Up:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1yfbgHTVO0k/Uaye0P6p_KI/AAAAAAAAExY/iTWgSsCx8Xc/s512/Prandana-Back-Small.jpg

Wedding:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ffhHVefBW6I/UCJ5Rm0y95I/AAAAAAAADBQ/MxsVxwzH_yA/s512/Wedding-Hair.jpg

Recent ^_^
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sc2pARmUloA/UYu5wibQGvI/AAAAAAAAEeM/niA84hnq_M4/s512/Pinny-2-Small.jpg

Your hair is stunning. The color in the wedding picture... :agape:

jel
September 8th, 2013, 11:18 AM
Many have appreciated this colour on my hair (myself included!):
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/IMG_1361-1.jpg

Since then (31 Dec 2010) I have been growing out my natural hair colour, so here's a more recent shot, with virgin colour to below the shoulder:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/trimmedJul2013.jpg

Nightshade
September 8th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Your hair is stunning. The color in the wedding picture... :agape:

Thank you so much! I was spoiled by a very talented hair dresser and a great photographer :)

stachelbeere
September 8th, 2013, 03:57 PM
jel, you have my dream hair ...
I love the two-toned look so much in that photo!

jupiterinleo
September 9th, 2013, 11:09 AM
This was two weeks after the third (and final, so far; I finally got it right) time I tried using BS/ACV exclusively. My hair loved it. It's not so great now, but only because I hadn't done a deep conditioning in months.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/jupiterinleo/ef48600c-f77a-4d73-b6fe-7b657cbaf28a_zps8257b0c0.jpg

jel
September 9th, 2013, 11:50 AM
jel, you have my dream hair ...
I love the two-toned look so much in that photo!

Thanks, stachelbeere! The beauty of flash photography... ;)

BeccaAngel
September 9th, 2013, 12:07 PM
When I was 19 was when My hair looked the best and healthiest

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/annalevion/1kindofcloseup.jpg (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/annalevion/media/1kindofcloseup.jpg.html)

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/annalevion/2backofmyhair.jpg (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/annalevion/media/2backofmyhair.jpg.html)

Nice and thick, I miss this length. And to top it off this is my natural color, all virgin hair! :)

PolarCathy
September 9th, 2013, 05:25 PM
Hope I don't sound too creepy but you're so beautiful! :o


http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6288/za2p.jpg This is pre-LHC, when I was leaving in regular conditioner and gel. I was sitting in my chair for a long time watching tv after having washed my hair, and it dried into these perfect 1930s waves. I've never seen it do that since. I suspect the lack of frizz has to do with the fact that it was fall or winter.

TheVegan6
September 23rd, 2013, 07:00 PM
Most recent length shot. A little fuzzy, but you can see the length and shinyness.
picture015

TheVegan6
September 23rd, 2013, 07:02 PM
Did that not work again? Omg. One more time.
hair.jpg

TheVegan6
September 23rd, 2013, 07:03 PM
Okay, can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?

jupiterinleo
September 23rd, 2013, 07:35 PM
Okay, can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?

You gotta upload the picture to a host source on the internet. I use photobucket.com. From there you can copy and paste the image url between those [img] brackets.

alabaster
September 23rd, 2013, 07:59 PM
This is from last year, right after taking my hair out of rag curlers, before it had gotten mussed. Once the weather gets cooler I'll style it like this again, but it's still too hot to wear my hair down. I haven't worn my hair loose even once since sometime in May and I'm so tired of updos.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m209/aitreni/hair_2012-02_waves.jpg

Chin hits floor! Your hair is spectacular!!!!! I hope that after i grow out my dyed ends mine looks half as good as yours.

Stray_mind
October 3rd, 2013, 04:39 AM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/angel_corpse_album/0b475844-2d05-498c-afdf-f9e75776b0b0_zps614252cd.jpg
I think this is where my hair looks at it's best, the sun did a good job to hide most of the damage :D (i don't play guitar, just posing at my firt "lesson".. I never learned to play it though... )

MaryO
October 3rd, 2013, 05:43 AM
Ah, such lovely hair. Well done and thanks for the motivation! :-)

lapushka
October 3rd, 2013, 06:48 AM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/angel_corpse_album/0b475844-2d05-498c-afdf-f9e75776b0b0_zps614252cd.jpg
I think this is where my hair looks at it's best, the sun did a good job to hide most of the damage :D (i don't play guitar, just posing at my firt "lesson".. I never learned to play it though... )

Now that is a really nice example of blonette hair. You have about my hair color (in the sunshine). I used to hate my hair color, but I've grown to love it.

Nice hair! :D

Gaelle27
October 3rd, 2013, 07:30 AM
Stray_mind, I really like your hair! Blonette Is a really pretty colour :o

Here's my best hair photo for now!
Washed last nigt, whith some bun waves... I dont really know my current length, somewhere between bsl and waist...
Oh and I'm not growing out dye, henna highlights or others... this is just my weird natural color :p

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6710&d=1380804556

I wonder why my pictures are allways so ugly when I post them here :(

Stray_mind
October 3rd, 2013, 07:41 AM
Thank you all for the compliments :o Lapushka, i really hated my hair color at that time too, but now i want it back sooo baaaad :(

lapushka
October 3rd, 2013, 07:53 AM
Thank you all for the compliments :o Lapushka, i really hated my hair color at that time too, but now i want it back sooo baaaad :(

I know the feeling! I remember it was an awful time trying to grow it back out, but there was so much damage there that I had to, and well, by that time I'd had enough of "messing with my hair" that I just plain left it alone from then on. Benign neglect rules! :D

bunzfan
October 3rd, 2013, 08:05 AM
Wow so much beautiful hair in this thread :thud: nightshade that updo is just spectacular!

WoolSweater
October 3rd, 2013, 08:31 AM
My wave is finally starting to come out again, I'm so happy.

http://i.imgur.com/Xq44GJ9.jpg

Oh my word, gorgeous colour and length, and I love the wave!!

carrielynn
October 4th, 2013, 06:40 AM
This thread is so encouraging to us newbies!! You all have such beautiful hair! I can't wait to be like you. :)

mirjamknook
October 4th, 2013, 06:50 AM
This is when I first started really growing it out. I would straighten it to oblivion but I love the smooth texture and how it wouldn't tangle as much.
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ueisza.jpg

Looking back at pictures makes me question why I don't use heat anymore. Does anyone have a miracle product for wavy hair that gets matted at the nape of your neck?

Such nice hair you have ! , I quess red is your natural color??

spirals
October 5th, 2013, 01:12 AM
Hope I don't sound too creepy but you're so beautiful! :oOh, thank you! I didn't see this because I haven't been following this thread. I've said before that you have an exotic beauty, very striking.

Nightshade
October 7th, 2013, 08:34 AM
Wow so much beautiful hair in this thread :thud: nightshade that updo is just spectacular!

Thank you so much! :flowers:

Bambi
October 12th, 2013, 11:04 AM
I like my hair in this pic, aloe vera-gel works pretty good. Pardon the huge pic, I was just happy with it...:).

http://i43.tinypic.com/314rnma.jpg

DweamGoiL
October 12th, 2013, 01:17 PM
My hair has look its best after GM Salon visits (click on images to expand):

2002

After 1 hr treatment

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Dec%202002/th_after_treatment_zpsb9df123f.jpg (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Dec%202002/after_treatment_zpsb9df123f.jpg.html)

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Dec%202002/th_after2_zpsa4c485d6.jpg (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Dec%202002/after2_zpsa4c485d6.jpg.html)

2003

before

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Jul%202003/th_GM071003b4_zps001aabcc.jpg (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Jul%202003/GM071003b4_zps001aabcc.jpg.html)

after (this time, I went with my daughter :) )

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Jul%202003/th_GM071003after_me_n_monk_zps3c4557fb.jpg (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/GM%20Jul%202003/GM071003after_me_n_monk_zps3c4557fb.jpg.html)

hellucy
October 12th, 2013, 02:11 PM
Wow! So many stunning hair pictures :applause:heartbeat such inspiration

lilahtov
October 17th, 2013, 08:59 PM
Holy moly!! You are such an inspiration!! I adore your hair, its length and shine are just enviable! :bowtome: