View Full Version : Three Years at LHC - Many Photos!

April 4th, 2014, 06:24 PM
I started here in March 2011, although I lurked for a week or two before signing up. I can't believe I've been here three years, and I've gone from around waist to almost classic in that time. I've learnt a lot about hair care, and my hair has never been longer, or in better condition. The biggest changes (other than length) in the last few years are in how soft my hair feels, how healthy the ends are, and how many updos I am capable of (though french plaits still elude me). Switching to no cones has made my hair feel much less coated, and going mostly CO has led to my natural waves coming back, although at the moment they mostly manifest as fluffiness and frizziness rather than shapely waves, but I'm working on that.

I looked back at some of my early photos, and have "recreated them" now, to show how much my hair has changed! (Click to embiggen the smaller photos)

Cinnabun, then and now:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10130&thumb=1&d=1396656463 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10130) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10132&thumb=1&d=1396656466 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10132)

Figure 8, then and now:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10131&thumb=1&d=1396656465 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10131) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10133&thumb=1&d=1396656467 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10133)

My first length shot, at the very start of my LHC journey
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10128&d=1396656460 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10128)

And yesterday, in the same top!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10134&d=1396656468 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10134)

Another same top comparison, but with a picture after my post-LHC-joining trim
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10129&d=1396656462 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10129) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10135&d=1396656469 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10135)

And finally, a photo of my hair today, with bun waves!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10136&d=1396656470 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11558&attachmentid=10136)

April 4th, 2014, 06:49 PM
Wow ashke, gorgeous :). I love to see a fellow ii growing to beautiful lengths, gives me hope for my own hair.

Wonderful growth and your hair looks so healthy and has great shine.

April 4th, 2014, 06:51 PM
Omg your hair has grown super fast! Really pretty color too. Congratulations.

April 4th, 2014, 06:53 PM

April 4th, 2014, 06:56 PM
ashke, your hair is beautiful! Whatever you are doing to it, keep going because your hair certainly loves it! :)

April 4th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Beautiful hair, ashke! Thanks for sharing these pics, gives me hope. My hair is fine and thin. When it gets longer in another year or so hope it looks half as nice as yours.

April 4th, 2014, 07:08 PM
:thud: Beautiful! Congratulations!

April 4th, 2014, 08:02 PM
Wow! Beautiful!!! I really like your bun comparison shots, they are so fun. :D

April 4th, 2014, 08:11 PM
congrats on the three years, however i think there's something wrong with the links as i can't see anything but the 3 pictures of you with the dates of '09, '11 '13 on them down at the bottom of your post... might just be me though

April 4th, 2014, 08:23 PM
Gorgeous!!! I love the then-and-now shots, your buns have some awesome growth. :D

April 4th, 2014, 08:26 PM
Congratulations! The Figure 8 comparisons truly showed the contrast. Gives me tons of hope for my journey!

April 5th, 2014, 01:05 AM
I love seeing these posts! It makes me believe that it can actually happen for me! I've had tbl length before. But it feels almost like it was a dream. I can't wait! Except that's how you get long hair!!! :)

April 5th, 2014, 02:49 AM
Congrats! Your hair is amazing and the color is just stunning!

April 5th, 2014, 02:55 AM
How frustrating, my comment didn’t work to send so here we go again,
LOVE LOVE all the pictures, all those amazing buns!!! Your hair looks in fantastic condition – You have come such a long way, such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing 

April 5th, 2014, 05:34 AM
Wow your hair looks great! I like the way you did the comparisons. They really show a huge difference! Congrats on your 3 years! :)

April 5th, 2014, 06:42 AM
Such gorgeous hair and great progress! Is that your natural colour? It's so lovely :)

April 5th, 2014, 07:18 AM
Congratulations!! Your hair is lovely(I've always liked your hair :3) and those are some great comparison photos. You are such an inspiration! :)

April 5th, 2014, 07:20 AM
congrats on the three years, however i think there's something wrong with the links as i can't see anything but the 3 pictures of you with the dates of '09, '11 '13 on them down at the bottom of your post... might just be me though

I think it's because the photos are in her album, and you're a new member, and you can only see other people's albums when you're a member.

April 5th, 2014, 07:52 AM
Your hair is gorgeous! I like that you did comparison pictures too it's cool to see the size difference in your buns!

April 5th, 2014, 08:14 AM
Gorgeous hair! And quite the journey. Congrats!!!

April 5th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Your hair has grown really fast and it's beautiful. Happy anniversary.

April 5th, 2014, 08:46 AM
Congratulations on three years, your hair looks wonderful, so long and shiny! It's a very nice colour too :)

April 5th, 2014, 09:05 AM
Gorgeous hair journey!

April 5th, 2014, 11:18 AM
I've always admired your hair. So beautiful! Congrats!

Lady Mary
April 5th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Wow! Such pretty hair, really great progress. I love the bun waves :)

April 5th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Lovely! Happy anniversary :D

April 5th, 2014, 05:09 PM
Thank you so much everyone! You've made my day :bounce:

Oh, and in answer to some of the questions, yes, that is my natural colour, and I am very fond of it. I used to wish my hair was a bit lighter (although I wasn't willing to risk the damage of bleaching it or anything), but being here and seeing some beautiful heads of hair similar to my own colour I've grown to appreciate it more.

April 5th, 2014, 06:27 PM
Very nice growth!