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bythesea
November 15th, 2013, 11:27 PM
July(ish) of 2010:
http://i44.tinypic.com/166dudy.jpg


February of 2011:
http://i42.tinypic.com/2ebwf42.jpg


September of 2011:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2j60qpv.jpg


March of 2012:
http://i44.tinypic.com/11qh1ua.jpg


October of 2012:
http://i44.tinypic.com/2agwaxu.jpg


April of 2013:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2ebzura.jpg


TODAY!
http://i42.tinypic.com/j8m7f4.jpg

^couldn't even get the very ends of my hair in my picture today :) haha it's been a LONG journey!

Silverbrumby
November 15th, 2013, 11:45 PM
It looks amaZing and I love the style and color.

bythesea
November 15th, 2013, 11:48 PM
It looks amaZing and I love the style and color.

Thank you! It took forever because I did a couple big trims to get rid of bleached and/or damaged ends! Ahhhhh this is the longest my hair has ever been. I didn't even realize how long it was until recently. I think I'm going to stop growing it at hip length though.

bananahanna
November 16th, 2013, 02:05 AM
How much did you trim throughout your journey? It is beautiful though! Your length is just amazing. I'm so jealous.

Joyvs
November 16th, 2013, 02:30 AM
Wow, such a beautiful colour and that last picture is just gorgeous in showing how far you've come. Congratulations!

Tini'sNewHair
November 16th, 2013, 02:53 AM
Your hair is so beautiful :) How long is it now?

farmlass
November 16th, 2013, 04:09 AM
Absolutely stunning, well done!!

PixieKitten
November 16th, 2013, 04:11 AM
Your hair is gorgeous, congrats :)

jacqueline101
November 16th, 2013, 05:23 AM
Your has progressed nicely in four years. I'm wondering the same how long is it now. Any ways congrats and many more years of happy growing.

Amalthea
November 16th, 2013, 05:42 AM
Wow, your hair is stunning! Congratulations on all that lovely growth.
Right now my hair looks quite similar in color, length, and texture, to your shot from Oct. 2012. I'll keep returning to this thread for inspiration!

NataschaB.
November 16th, 2013, 05:49 AM
I agree with Amalthea: your hair is sooo stunning! Hair envy :D

BrightEyes
November 16th, 2013, 07:15 AM
Congrats! Your is hair beautiful, I love the color. It looks very soft and silky:)

Lostsoule77
November 16th, 2013, 07:57 AM
Your hair is gorgeous! Trimming along the way has done you well. :-)

DakarNick
November 16th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Gorgeous! But don't you mean 3 years 5 months? First pic I see is July 2010.

millyaulait
November 16th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Wow, so beautiful. I love the colour. :crush:

Gingi
November 16th, 2013, 09:00 AM
It's just gorgeous!! Is that your natural color?

bythesea
November 16th, 2013, 09:03 AM
Thank you EVERYONE! It has definitely been a very long journey!


How much did you trim throughout your journey? It is beautiful though! Your length is just amazing. I'm so jealous.

Starting out I trimmed pretty regularly because all through 2007-up to early spring 2010 I had been bleaching my hair. The first picture you see of me is when I dyed over the bleach blonde with semi-perm brown.
My first major trim was December 2010. I was growing it out from a bob so I wanted it shaped with layers.

After that I got 1/2" to 1" trims every 4-6 months until March 2013 where my hair had gotten pretty long and needed to be shaped. So I got about 1" off to shape it and add layers and get dead ends off.


Your hair is so beautiful :) How long is it now?

The very last picture is actually from yesterday! Measuring from my crown to ends is 32" and I'd say it's MBL (almost waist).


Gorgeous! But don't you mean 3 years 5 months? First pic I see is July 2010.

Haha, yes! I think you're right! It was late last night and I counted it like: 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 and went "OMG FOUR YEARS?!?!?" lol, but yes, 3 years and 5 months!

Thank you for the kind words everyone!

bythesea
November 16th, 2013, 09:03 AM
It's just gorgeous!! Is that your natural color?



Yes ma'am! In the last picture all of my hair is natural and undyed.

lapushka
November 16th, 2013, 09:31 AM
That's an amazing journey! You have lovely hair! :)

bythesea
November 16th, 2013, 11:35 AM
That's an amazing journey! You have lovely hair! :)

Thank you!

Again, thank you to everyone for the kindness! After my regular trim that I'll probably get in early spring, I should be at hip length by this time next year! I don't know if I want to grow it too far past that.

nobeltonya
November 16th, 2013, 11:38 AM
Awesome growth. Your hair looks great! :D :disco:

stachelbeere
November 16th, 2013, 03:58 PM
Your hair looks so lovely <3 I hope mine will look similar once it gets that long :) you are an inspiration to me!
congratulations :)


Wow, your hair is stunning! Congratulations on all that lovely growth.
Right now my hair looks quite similar in color, length, and texture, to your shot from Oct. 2012. I'll keep returning to this thread for inspiration!

So am I!! :D

bythesea
November 16th, 2013, 07:58 PM
Wow, your hair is stunning! Congratulations on all that lovely growth.
Right now my hair looks quite similar in color, length, and texture, to your shot from Oct. 2012. I'll keep returning to this thread for inspiration!


Your hair looks so lovely <3 I hope mine will look similar once it gets that long :) you are an inspiration to me!
congratulations :)



So am I!! :D



Thank you!

I didn't even realize I was growing my hair long until April this year. I think what helped me grow it was just not fussing over it too much. I just let it grow, but didn't do anything too fancy besides some coconut oil treatments.

I think if you just wear it up a lot and don't pay attention to it, it will grow faster because it'll be "out of sight, out of mind."

Also, I think it took my hair a while to get this length because like I said, I got regular trims throughout the past few years.

endlessly
November 16th, 2013, 09:23 PM
It looks very healthy, so you've definitely been taking good care of it. Keep it up!

emilylightning
November 16th, 2013, 10:40 PM
Your bob looked so good. Makes me wish that instead of going full pixie that I'd just went to a bob and maintained until all the bleach was gone. You've made wonderful progress, congratulations! ♥

spidermom
November 18th, 2013, 07:14 AM
Very pretty! You found some nice styles along the way, too.

Applegirl84
November 18th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Wow I absolutely love your hair!

Crumpet
November 18th, 2013, 08:36 AM
Lovely hair! It looks great at each length -- you did a great job styling it well and differently for each growth phase. I prefer it long, but then I'm on the LHC growing my own hair to hip! :D

It looks so healthy and great!