View Full Version : One year's growth! (Pics)

March 15th, 2014, 07:46 AM
It's officially one year since the last time I got my hair cut!

Brief history: had hair all lengths and colours under the sun while growing up. As an adult had waist-length, virgin hair for a few years, which I sort of took care of, but I hadn't yet found LHC. Cut it all off into a pixie in Summer 2011, and then started buzzing it when the upkeep of short hair turned out to be a huge faff!

Started half-heartedly growing it out again in 2012, and found LHC in 2013. Had my grow-out mullet chopped in March 2013, and this was the result:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/ohnointernetto/March2013_zps6157ba4a.jpg (http://s939.photobucket.com/user/ohnointernetto/media/March2013_zps6157ba4a.jpg.html)

I don't have one from the back, but you can see how incredibly short some of those layers are!!

I'm ashamed to say I didn't take very good care of it at this point (lots of blowdrying, straightening and salt spraying!!) and by Autumn 2013 the condition really wasn't great and it hadn't grown very much:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/ohnointernetto/hairOctober_zpsb05cb938.jpg (http://s939.photobucket.com/user/ohnointernetto/media/hairOctober_zpsb05cb938.jpg.html)

But that's when I started really trying to follow the LHC way of things. I've been co-washing, coconut oiling, tangle teezing, BBBing, doing scalp-massage and taking vitamins, wearing it up as much as possible and trying to avoid hair elastics. I've done just one half-inch trim using proper hairdressing shears in that time, and here's my hair today:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/ohnointernetto/photo5_zps9263f48b.jpg (http://s939.photobucket.com/user/ohnointernetto/media/photo5_zps9263f48b.jpg.html)

Yay! Starting to actually get past my shoulders, and I'm on my way to APL. I've embraced my natural ashy colour, my unpredictable wurls, and stopped trying to make my hair be something it just isn't.

Thank you LHC! The advice and support to be found here is so awesome. Can't wait to see how much growth I have by this time next year!!

March 15th, 2014, 08:00 AM
I love your wurls! Looking healthy and shiny.

March 15th, 2014, 08:02 AM
Job well done! Lovely natural waves and color.

March 15th, 2014, 08:08 AM
Whoa, hair twin in type, length & colour! Looks lovely.

March 15th, 2014, 08:08 AM
It looks really nice, the waves/ wurls are very pretty :)

March 15th, 2014, 08:14 AM
Nice growth, lovely waves and... I know all about the ashy color! Glad to hear you've accepted it.

March 15th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Lovely wurls and great progress! :D

March 15th, 2014, 08:31 AM
So lovely and congrats! I love the ash colour, I think it's beautiful and all those shiny waves. :D

March 15th, 2014, 08:44 AM
I love your color! And wurls! Pretty pretty ang getting long :)

March 15th, 2014, 09:12 AM
I'm glad you found us. Your hair is making great progress. The length whirls and color are pretty.

March 15th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Awesome! You have pretty hair + pretty colour. Congratulations!

March 15th, 2014, 12:55 PM
yout hair looks really nice. you have done a great job taking care of it keep up the good work! Lovely!

March 15th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Your hair looks fantastic and I love your wurls! Congrats!

March 15th, 2014, 03:03 PM
It looks great!!

March 15th, 2014, 03:13 PM
Your hair looks in great condition, very pretty!! Congrats on a wonderful year of growing with LHC! :)

March 15th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Your hair is lovely, such cute waves and wonderful shine, it's looking so healthy, yay for LHC! Congrats on your first year here!

March 15th, 2014, 06:40 PM
Lookin good!

March 16th, 2014, 12:06 AM
Looks like all that work you are doing is more than paying off. Your hair is lovely and you've gotten some nice growth! :)

March 16th, 2014, 12:20 PM
Gosh, thank you all so much for such sweet words! This is always such a nice community :blossom:

March 16th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Nice work. Great progress!