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noludoru
December 20th, 2013, 11:34 PM
It was here in April
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/9181655580_df1c9e60cc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/9181655580/)
1MiddieandMeCO (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/9181655580/) by noludoru (http://www.flickr.com/people/noludoru/), on Flickr

Here in June (my faux-hawk was amazing!)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/9522422690_e8fd4b418a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/9522422690/)
image_8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/9522422690/) by noludoru (http://www.flickr.com/people/noludoru/), on Flickr

Here when I started trying to grow it out
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/9707149266_22850d5612_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/9707149266/)
IMG_0604 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/9707149266/) by noludoru (http://www.flickr.com/people/noludoru/), on Flickr

It's getting long and borderline unmanageable now, but I think it's kind of cute. This is after a long day of work.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/11363145865_8e9942456c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/11363145865/)
IMG_2040 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/11363145865/) by noludoru (http://www.flickr.com/people/noludoru/), on Flickr

This is it after another long day, this time without wearing a hat:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/11474599984_e7d9747099_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/11474599984/)
IMG_2183 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/11474599984/) by noludoru (http://www.flickr.com/people/noludoru/), on Flickr

One year of no cutting and no dyeing has just started to get hard. I'm using argan oil again and conditioner-washing, using shampoo every 1-2 weeks. I used an SLS shampoo on Wednesday and my hair feels amazing now, so I think there was some buildup. I wash every morning and blow dry it lightly - my original goal was not to use heat styling at all, but that just isn't happening now. I'm doing headbands and pins, but the back still looks funky. Or it wont curl evenly.

Micayla47
December 21st, 2013, 12:09 AM
omg! you and your gorgeous dog look so happy together! i have no hair "advice" except to say that your hair looks thick and soft and i love the color.

kiezel
December 21st, 2013, 12:10 AM
Just want to let you know you are beautiful! And you can do this, your hair looks amazing, then and now ^_^

Lyv
December 21st, 2013, 03:47 AM
Your hair looks really good at every length and you've made great progress so far! Have you thought about taping your hair dryers cold shot button down? That way you can still use it but you won't get the heat damage :)

joflakes
December 21st, 2013, 04:22 AM
Your hair looks really cute! I think you're rocking it. Well done on not dying, I don't think I could do that! :laugh:

EmiliaF
December 21st, 2013, 04:35 AM
It looks awesome and I agree, the longer hair really looks cute. What is your goal-length?

and p.s. the picture with the dog is perfect!

lapushka
December 21st, 2013, 05:05 AM
This is it after another long day, this time without wearing a hat:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/11474599984_e7d9747099_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/11474599984/)
IMG_2183 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noludoru/11474599984/) by noludoru (http://www.flickr.com/people/noludoru/), on Flickr

One year of no cutting and no dyeing has just started to get hard. I'm using argan oil again and conditioner-washing, using shampoo every 1-2 weeks. I used an SLS shampoo on Wednesday and my hair feels amazing now, so I think there was some buildup. I wash every morning and blow dry it lightly - my original goal was not to use heat styling at all, but that just isn't happening now. I'm doing headbands and pins, but the back still looks funky. Or it wont curl evenly.

I think it looks *too* cute! :D You've got some nice waves going on in your hair, that is going to look so nice when it's long, not that it doesn't already! Happy growing, and congrats on your progress so far! :thumbsup:

sakuraemily
December 21st, 2013, 07:47 AM
You are sooo beautiful and your doggy is sooo adorable!! I think the hair is really cute!

jacqueline101
December 21st, 2013, 08:26 AM
You have some curls and waves only suggestion I have curly threads and curly girl method. I'm not a curly so take my advice with caution before trying it. You might wait and see if curly and wavy hairs will help you. Nice dog by the way.

Aingeal
December 21st, 2013, 08:28 AM
It's looking great!

I LOVE the pics of you and your pup!

MrsGuther
December 21st, 2013, 09:56 AM
Your hair is beautiful. Looks very thick and healthy!! :)

MissAlida
December 21st, 2013, 10:07 AM
Your hair looks lovely. Looks like it's a 2c/3a. very pretty color. Maybe do some henna glosses if you get bored. Just a light reddish tone. It would look stunning with your blue eyes. May I add: your dog is adorable. :o

noludoru
December 22nd, 2013, 07:43 PM
First, THANK YOU ALL for the support. I really need the encouragement. It's just getting so thick and heavy and hard to deal with. Even my coworkers are teasing me about it. Micayla, it's not soft at all but it is really thick. I wish it was soft! Argan oil is helping smooth it out, but it's very coarse.


Your hair looks really good at every length and you've made great progress so far! Have you thought about taping your hair dryers cold shot button down? That way you can still use it but you won't get the heat damage :)

I can use it on cold, but it takes forever to dry that way. :o I'd rather spend 5-10 minutes on my hair than 20. It really comes down to laziness.


It looks awesome and I agree, the longer hair really looks cute. What is your goal-length?

and p.s. the picture with the dog is perfect!

Not sure. At least shoulder-length, but maybe past BSL? The goal is not to touch it until August. I'm not looking much past that. And thanks.


Your hair looks lovely. Looks like it's a 2c/3a. Very pretty color. Maybe do some henna glosses if you get bored. Just a light reddish tone. It would look stunning with your blue eyes. May I add: your dog is adorable. :o

Oh! Thanks. I will have to put that in my profile.

I love henna and did it for a few years, but I'm trying to grow it out natural this time. I have to lighten my hair and then do the henna, and it's so much upkeep.

TiaKitty
December 22nd, 2013, 08:51 PM
I love it in the shot where you called it unmanageable! It's so alive and bouncy. :D

Keep up the good work. You'll get to your goal.

Naiadryade
December 22nd, 2013, 09:57 PM
Your hair is gorgeous, and you're making great progress! I'm really a fan of your waves and thickness. It looks great now, including in that pic you called unmanageable, and it's going to look even more beautiful when it's long!

Also, I very much want to hug your dog. The love in the pictures of both of you is tangible.

Alena
December 23rd, 2013, 08:00 PM
Your hair is gorgeous! The curls are perfect! :)

noludoru
December 24th, 2013, 12:25 AM
I need to share today's photos for you all to see how scary it is. :o

Thank you so much for compliments, though. We need a "how to make the back of your hair not look stupid" thread so that I know what to do for work. They're pretty chill about it, and I can fix the front, but the back is just.. bad.