View Full Version : My Anniversary ... 3 years of growing (and trimming) and growing :) ~ pictures

December 10th, 2013, 10:54 PM
Hi all :) I haven't been posting much lately.. New job, selling our house and lots going on.. I've become more of a lurker, But I've been here reading and enjoying.

So it's been three years! Wow! Time flies.

I joined in Nov. 2010.. I decided a few months later I wanted to start fresh and get rid of some layers, so I did a mini chop in January 2011...

I like to trim.. a lot :) so progress has been slower than if I left the scissors alone.. but what can I say, I love me some fresh ends.

I've been keeping my routine simple. I usually wash and condition 2 times a week, and I like to do a deep conditioning one of those times. I usually use sulfate free shampoo and my conditioner may or may not have cones depending on what I grab that day. I usually wear it in a side braid or bun, and I let it air dry. I use to semi/demi dye my hair, but I haven't in a few years and I don't know if I will again..but I'm seeing more and more grays now, so maybe...

Like I said, I do trim alot so In the three years I've been growing, I have cut about 9+ inches off, about three inches a year...maybe more, but I wasn't in a hurry so it didn't/doesn't bother me to lose some length.. I'm actually do for a trim now to blunt up my ends :)

I had a pretty good shed this spring, and lost some thickness, about 1/2 inch..but it seems to have stopped so I hope to gain it back...

Anyway onto the pictures :)

(I lost a lot of my old pictures so I only have a few of the beginning of the journey)

This is the day I joined. Nov 2010


This is after my cut in January 2011. I went to about arm pit length...


This is today (sorry about the quality and lighting, had to take it with my phone)



(ignore the pj's LOL)

I'm nearing my end point. I wont go much longer.. I'll just keep it about tailbone and keep trimming to thicken it up and keep my ends blunt.

Thanks for reading :)

December 10th, 2013, 11:00 PM
Your hair is gorgeous!

December 10th, 2013, 11:54 PM
Your hair looks really lovely and shows really great progress.

December 10th, 2013, 11:58 PM
Gorgeous hair!

December 11th, 2013, 12:35 AM
Wow, that's my dream hair!! ♥ Our hair type is nearly exactly the same, your colour is just darker O:

December 11th, 2013, 12:40 AM

December 11th, 2013, 01:06 AM
Well this is just amazing your hair is super beautiful. I love your thick ends especially coz Thats The hardest part of growing out hair .

December 11th, 2013, 01:09 AM
Amazing progress! Keep your hair healthy and happy :)

December 11th, 2013, 01:12 AM
Oh my that is perfection! Gorgeous texture and thickness, and I just love the shape of your hemline. I hope my hair will look half this beautiful on my three year anni.


December 11th, 2013, 02:11 AM
Wooowwww!!! I'm starting to see the joy in trimming :D Your hair looks PERFECTlishous!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!

December 11th, 2013, 02:29 AM
Your hair is lovely and has an incredible hemline. Happy anniversary.

hanne jensen
December 11th, 2013, 02:43 AM
Your hair is gorgeous! What a fantastic growth! You give me hope...

Of the Fae
December 11th, 2013, 03:33 AM
Waah how beautful and thick! Thanks for the inspiration!

December 11th, 2013, 05:24 AM
I am in love with your hair. Mine is just as long as yours was in the beginning, I hope I gets longer soon.

Agnes Hannah
December 11th, 2013, 05:56 AM
OMG beautiful hair, congrats!

December 11th, 2013, 07:00 AM
Your hair looks totally awsome!! Good job - will you grow it even longer?

December 11th, 2013, 07:24 AM
Your growing patience has paid off. Lovely healthy hair! It looks like a great length on you!!

December 11th, 2013, 09:01 AM
Thanks everyone :)

I know the reason I kept happily growing was that I was able to come here and read and enjoy all the pictures. It really did help keep me focused on what I wanted when the rest of the world was asking "why I wanted weirdly long hair" and rolling their eyes when I would talk about hair routines LOL

To answer a few Q's I think I'm stopping here as far as length. I may grow a few more inches, but then i'll just maintain and thicken up, This is a easy length to work with and style, so I'm thinking this is it..My goal was never really, really long hair..So I'm happy here (for now at least ;) )

Oh, and my dh who was once opposed to long hair now likes it..My kids were annoyed with finding hair everywhere, but they're over it LOL

I was feeling bad about my shed and losing thickness, but I feel better now thanks to your kind words .. so thank you :)

Even though I'm basically at my goal I'll still be here posting and enjoying because this community really is helpful and welcoming :)

Thanks again everyone :)

December 11th, 2013, 09:08 AM
Very beautiful, congratulations! :flowers:

December 11th, 2013, 09:22 AM
Your hair is beautiful and makes me miss my long, pre-chop hair. I had been thinking that I really only wanted to grow my hair back to BSL, maybe MBL. But seeing your pictures makes me want to keep going after that to get past waist again.

December 11th, 2013, 10:18 AM
I could not be more envious of your hair! WOW!

December 11th, 2013, 11:36 AM
Oh gosh, your hair is to die for. I want hair like yours someday!

December 11th, 2013, 11:40 AM
GORGEOUS .. absolutely gorgeous

December 11th, 2013, 04:27 PM
Wow your hair is absolutely beautiful! Xx

December 11th, 2013, 04:33 PM
YAY great progress! :cheese:.

December 11th, 2013, 04:33 PM
your hair is lovely ;-P

December 11th, 2013, 05:09 PM
If my hair could look like that in 3 years I would be so happy.

December 11th, 2013, 05:25 PM
Wow, yes, I remember you! :) That is some amazing progress there! Congratulations. :D :thumbsup:

December 11th, 2013, 06:29 PM
:thud: Love, love, love!

December 11th, 2013, 06:32 PM
OMG, I love your hair

December 11th, 2013, 10:02 PM
Wow, yes, I remember you! :) That is some amazing progress there! Congratulations. :D :thumbsup:

I'm glad you remembered me :) I was hesitant to post b/c it had been a while..but thought..what the heck, I'll post anyway :)

December 12th, 2013, 12:52 AM
So very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your progress.

December 14th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Thanks for sharing your anniversary hair pictures.. your hair really looks gorgeous!

December 14th, 2013, 11:04 AM
What gorgeous hair, if mine looks like yours at the same length I will be mighty happy! Well done!

December 14th, 2013, 11:10 AM
wow! awesome

December 14th, 2013, 12:17 PM
Your trimming has really paid off - your ends look great! And you've still managed to achieve quite a bit of length as well. :) Congratulations!

December 16th, 2013, 06:57 AM
Its gorgeous! Congrats :D