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noludoru
July 29th, 2014, 12:11 AM
Here's my original thread:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=116126

My last haircut was May(ish) 2014, where my hair was shorn super short. I let it grow out a bit until last August, when I decided I'd let it grow out completely - no cut, no color for one year. I've almost made it on the timeframe (I'm about 3 days away), but with no plans to cut it, I think it's safe to say I'll achieve my goals. I sun-lightened it quite a bit, and last week used some sun-in, so I suppose you could say I broke that rule. . . but the whole point of the experiment was to determine if I liked my natural hair color enough to keep it. I don't!

Here are the updated photos, starting with the original - from the day I decided not to cut or dye it again:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14587234118_afcf270a81_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oe2ouw)IMG_0388 (https://flic.kr/p/oe2ouw) by noludoru (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Today, almost a year later:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14793693403_d68fe3e36a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oxgxDn)anniversary3 (https://flic.kr/p/oxgxDn) by noludoru (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14587185738_42b083d983_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oe297o)anniversary1 (https://flic.kr/p/oe297o) by noludoru (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14587118490_712c9f1d08_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oe1N7W)anniversary2 (https://flic.kr/p/oe1N7W) by noludoru (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

To field the a couple of the questions I can foresee coming, my routine has varied. Moderate to little heat, washes between 2-4 weeks, CO-washing in between and lots of WO washes. I love it after four weeks with no shampoo, there's no frizz and it curls beautifully. I kept the front pinned up to avoid the inevitable mullet and invested in headbands and hairpins. I kept it curly to try to minimize the stupid hair, but still got plenty of not so nice comments at work. Not trimming the mullet and allowing it grow out has achieved the shoulder length I wanted MUCH faster, and allowed me to do ponytails this June. It also gave the illusion of much longer hair in a half-up. I'm now a firm believer in making friends with the mullet. :cool:

Otherwise, go for any questions! LOL. I have all sorts of progress pics if there are any other shorties considering going this way.

I owe you all a huge thank you for all your input, entertainment, advice, experiences, photos, and suggestions. You ladies are wonderful, and if not for you, I'd still be stuck in my cycle of dye + cut. I can't say my hair wont be dyed in the future - I want dirty blonde, the fiance is voting for Henna red because he doesn't realize I have to do more bleaching and and dyeing to get there. But my hair wont be shorter than it is right now for a long, long time.

SongofLove
July 29th, 2014, 01:26 AM
Woah!!! Soo beautiful! <3

cdmo
July 29th, 2014, 01:26 AM
I love your curls!

YvetteVarie
July 29th, 2014, 01:36 AM
I think your current color is beautiful and suits you. And your curls are amazing. Congratulationss on the anniversary

Janette17
July 29th, 2014, 02:10 AM
Beautiful! I love the color it is now :)

CurlMonster
July 29th, 2014, 03:01 AM
Your hair looks very beautiful. I love the curls and colour!

lapushka
July 29th, 2014, 03:17 AM
I normally love pixies (not on me, though) but this haircut you've got now beats that pixie out of the water, ten-fold! Such gorgeous wurls!!! Congrats. :D

chomsky
July 29th, 2014, 03:24 AM
Your hair texture is stunning! Great progress too, happy growing. :o

jacqueline101
July 29th, 2014, 04:30 AM
Your hair has grown nicely the curls are nice.

Federica
July 29th, 2014, 04:45 AM
Wow, what lovely curls you have!
And I love your pictures!
Congrats on your first anniversary here, well done!

fiğrildi
July 29th, 2014, 04:50 AM
Your hair is gorgeous!! I don't know how possibly could you get stupid comments at work? They're surely jealous! As for the colour, if you do want to change it, I vote for henna. You remind me of Hanna Hall, by the way :) Congrats on your hairiversary!

noludoru
July 29th, 2014, 11:46 AM
I didn't quote every post, but want to say thank you all for the kind compliments, especially about the hair color. I'm so happy to be looking at something lighter than my normal color.


I think your current color is beautiful and suits you. And your curls are amazing. Congratulationss on the anniversary

Thank you! They respond well to plopping and minimal heat.


I normally love pixies (not on me, though) but this haircut you've got now beats that pixie out of the water, ten-fold! Such gorgeous wurls!!! Congrats. :D

Yup, I totally agree. I think it's much more flattering. The pixie worked, but it was not what I wanted. Believe it or not, there's been no cutting - it's that exact pixie grown out.


Wow, what lovely curls you have!
And I love your pictures!
Congrats on your first anniversary here, well done!

Aww thank you! Here's to another. Although this one will involve a cut.


Your hair is gorgeous!! I don't know how possibly could you get stupid comments at work? They're surely jealous! As for the colour, if you do want to change it, I vote for henna. You remind me of Hanna Hall, by the way :) Congrats on your hairiversary!

They were boys, and curls are often messy. Thanks for the suggestion on henna. I love it and miss it, but I have to bleach the hell out of my hair to get the color I want. I can't have long hair and sustain that kind of damage. I also have to be sure I want red in my hair for, say, the next five years. :(

Freija
July 29th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Your current colour is *gorgeous*. I think it suits you even better than the red, because it flatters your skin-tone and features so much (especially your eyes!). Other colours would look pretty in themselves, but I think this one lets your beauty shine as a whole.

Congratulations, and happy growing! : )

NatNat
July 29th, 2014, 12:39 PM
It looks really great! :)

RapunzelKat
July 29th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Beautiful curls! I love the color, too :D Congrats on your anniversary! :cheer:

Remi
July 29th, 2014, 02:13 PM
Your hair looks so cute :D