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schweedie
December 18th, 2013, 03:11 PM
Well, nearly five (which, bloody hell, where has the time gone?). Having been busy for the past month I haven't got round to my autumn trim, and then this morning after showering I realised that not only had I reached my goal of BCL, but passed it and reached tailbone. At least I think so.

So, right after my cut from around APL/BSL to shoulder length in February 2009, which I regretted immediately:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/DSCN5728_2_zps7998f1de.jpg

About a month after I joined here, in July 2010:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/DSCN8789.jpg

And now:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_2276_zpsd5da09dc.jpg

I intend to trim an inch or so when I finally get round to going to my hairdresser, and then maintain around this length. So, yeah, my growth journey is over, and it seems so weird! I'm slightly afraid I'll get bored and want to do something drastic after a while, so I might need you guys to talk me down at some point in the future. *g*

askan
December 18th, 2013, 03:29 PM
Oh woow! Beautiful! Would you share any details of your care routine?

starlamelissa
December 18th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Yes we all love routines! Share!

schweedie
December 18th, 2013, 03:39 PM
Thank you, ladies! And ha, I'm afraid my routine is rather dull - I wash every two or three days (sometimes four, but that's unusual), shampoo on my scalp, conditioner - usually cone free, with the occasional coney one - on the length. Moisture or cassia treatments when I remember, which isn't nearly as often as my hair would probably like, and clarifying/chelating every six weeks or so due to having pretty hard water here. I mostly air dry, but I usually blow-dry for a minute or so on cool to get rid of at least some of the moisture. That's pretty much it! :D

JessicaAnn
December 18th, 2013, 03:49 PM
How long was it between the first and second pictures?

schweedie
December 18th, 2013, 03:54 PM
How long was it between the first and second pictures?
I believe about a year and a half, give or take a couple of weeks! :)

AngryVikingGirl
December 18th, 2013, 04:19 PM
You've always been one of my inspirations! Congrats, your hair is beautiful!

ositarosita
December 18th, 2013, 04:43 PM
WOOOOOOW ... so pretty, amazing growth

Almendra
December 18th, 2013, 04:50 PM
Congratulations on reach your goal! Your hair looks very beautiful and healthy, good job :)
You have a very pretty hair color, very unusual kind of blonde.

Yozhik
December 18th, 2013, 05:21 PM
Gorgeous hair, Schweedie! :flowers:

Congratulations on a beautiful hair journey! :thumbsup:

LauraLongLocks
December 18th, 2013, 05:22 PM
Very pretty, and very inspirational.

neko_kawaii
December 18th, 2013, 05:30 PM
I love your hair Schweedie!

Rio040113
December 18th, 2013, 05:38 PM
Stunning! Your hair is pretty much my twin, minus the colour :p, so it's pretty cool to see what my hair might look like with another few inches growth! :)

MeowScat
December 18th, 2013, 06:07 PM
I just love your progress pics, your hair is so beautiful. I love the color, too! Congratulations on reaching your goal. I keep changing mine to a longer goal since mine never seems long enough.

Naiadryade
December 18th, 2013, 10:27 PM
Wow, what an accomplishment! Congratulations. Your hair looks great.

jacqueline101
December 18th, 2013, 10:48 PM
Your hair is lovely. That's an amazing growth rate.

Micayla47
December 18th, 2013, 11:54 PM
what beautiful hair! i love the color. congrats on reaching goal length :)

4C4rly4
December 19th, 2013, 03:03 AM
Looks great! I'm envious - I'm still a little past shoulder length. This hair growing thing takes forever.

Aingeal
December 19th, 2013, 05:28 AM
Beautiful! I love your color!

browneyedsusan
December 19th, 2013, 05:35 AM
Thank you for sharing. It's very motivating. Even though my hair is longer than it's ever been, I can grow it as long as yours if I just wait a little more. :)

joflakes
December 19th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Yay! It looks so good, well done. You must be over the moon :)

schweedie
December 19th, 2013, 09:40 AM
Thank you, everyone! :blossom:


Yay! It looks so good, well done. You must be over the moon :)
Heh, to be completely honest I'm almost sort of bummed to be done growing. :p I don't really want longer hair than this, but I would like a longer braid!

Emichiee
December 19th, 2013, 06:41 PM
It looks super beautiful! Congrats! :)

emilylightning
December 19th, 2013, 10:23 PM
Beautiful! I'm a bit past where you started right now, and I expect to hit TBL by October 2017
This so motivating and inspiring! :D

butterfly_dream
December 20th, 2013, 11:20 AM
Great progress, Schweedie! You have such beautiful hair color.

NuclearApple
December 20th, 2013, 11:27 AM
oh man that's some GORGEOUS hair!

Night_Kitten
December 20th, 2013, 12:11 PM
You have beautiful hair :)
Congrats on reaching your hair goal :D
If you ever get bored of that length you could always start growing again ;)

Addy
December 20th, 2013, 01:08 PM
Your hair is beautiful! Congrats on making it to your goal!

door72067
December 20th, 2013, 01:31 PM
so inspirational!

Foxylocks
December 20th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Your hair is very pretty. Great growth!

Vanilla
December 20th, 2013, 06:03 PM
I love your hair color! Congrats on reaching your goal length.

schweedie
December 21st, 2013, 02:52 AM
Thank you, guys! :D I went for my trim yesterday and actually trimmed a bit more than I originally intended, which put me back to just above BCL (which, hey, that was my goal anyway). It's feeling kinda short, but man, the ends feel awesome:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_2350_zps41175621.jpg

Lippytoes
December 21st, 2013, 04:57 AM
Congrats on reaching your goal, my dear! <3 It looks lovely after the trim, too. Time really does fly! I remember when you cut your hair to shoulder - can't believe it's been five years already!

I should get round to taking a length pic sometime soon - I've reached tailbone too, quite unnoticed (that's what being too busy does, I suppose), and am going to grow even longer cos I want to test how long it can get before I get fed up. :D

sakuraemily
December 21st, 2013, 06:38 AM
Thank you for showing us these pics. It s very motivating for me especially since it took you five years to grow out. at times i feel like I'll never get there.

You have lovely hair!

lapushka
December 21st, 2013, 07:01 AM
Amazing progress, congrats! :D :thumbsup:

bunzfan
December 21st, 2013, 11:13 AM
[QUOTE=schweedie;2597099]Thank you, guys! :D I went for my trim yesterday and actually trimmed a bit more than I originally intended, which put me back to just above BCL (which, hey, that was my goal anyway). It's feeling kinda short, but man, the ends feel awesome:

You know how much i admire your hair especially the length i thought it looked great at tbl but after your trim it looks gorgeous and so thick :thud:

LauraLongLocks
December 21st, 2013, 12:54 PM
I can hardly tell the length difference after your trim, but the ends look so nice and healthy. They looked good before, but now they look great. Congratulations again on such beautiful hair!

Tini'sNewHair
December 22nd, 2013, 02:51 AM
Amazing!!! !!!! Sooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats!!!

woolyleprechaun
December 22nd, 2013, 03:04 AM
Ahhhh its just so beautiful it hurts my eyes!

schweedie
December 22nd, 2013, 02:00 PM
Congrats on reaching your goal, my dear! <3 It looks lovely after the trim, too. Time really does fly! I remember when you cut your hair to shoulder - can't believe it's been five years already!
I know, it's so weird that that's almost five years ago! (And yes, length pictures!)

Again, thank you so much, guys. So nice that I'm able to inspire someone! :heart:

minxe
December 22nd, 2013, 05:41 PM
Beautiful hair!

untothehills
December 22nd, 2013, 06:45 PM
Many congratulations!! Your growth is very inspiring, as is the health of your hair!

Alena
December 22nd, 2013, 11:21 PM
That's fantastic growth! Your hair is stunning. Congrats on making tailbone! :)

CarpeDM
December 23rd, 2013, 05:45 AM
OMG I am so excited for you. I can't believe how long it has gotten over the years! Congrats to you!!!

Medievalmaniac
December 23rd, 2013, 06:56 AM
Congratulations! It looks gorgeous, and you are my hairpsiration as I work back towards TBL myself! :)

Agnes Hannah
December 23rd, 2013, 07:17 AM
Wow, just wow, its beautiful!x

SleepyTangles
December 23rd, 2013, 11:52 AM
Congratulations! Great inspiration for all of us :)

catamonica
December 24th, 2013, 01:14 PM
Your hair is beautiful!