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bexcalo
September 22nd, 2014, 01:29 PM
Hey all i just wanted to post about my journey this last year. Apologies for pic heavy, i blame you lot lol. I have become obsessed with taking pics of my hair lol.

A year before i joined my hair was butchered by a vidal sassoon student which looked ok at the time but took ages to grow nicely.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/F440DB47-338E-4669-B26C-696E4C40B90E_1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/F440DB47-338E-4669-B26C-696E4C40B90E_1.jpg.html)


I ended up colouring my hair to death in the space of 3 months!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/3DADF411-5787-4E7B-A0D8-97BF496E17B4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/3DADF411-5787-4E7B-A0D8-97BF496E17B4.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/7CB659EC-A4E5-4FC9-BDF6-DD991A788EFF.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/7CB659EC-A4E5-4FC9-BDF6-DD991A788EFF.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/A5EA6E18-8A15-4132-8802-E600B7235CA5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/A5EA6E18-8A15-4132-8802-E600B7235CA5.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/2253CE1A-3606-4B49-8EE5-35BF4994DBB4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/2253CE1A-3606-4B49-8EE5-35BF4994DBB4.jpg.html)



Very bad of me but i went from brown to blonde to auburn to bright red back to dark brown, then i tried to remove the colour using colour before, then did a semi perm colour that just made it go dark brown again! i tried natural fade methods then tried ombreing the ends only for it to be a disaster. i tried covering that up with a brown dye only to discover that my ends no longer take colour!!!
All this and i was still trying to grow my hair back to the length it was before of BSL. I had to get it cut back to shoulder length.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/6134C50D-1F50-45E1-ADAD-1E6CF69E0B27.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/6134C50D-1F50-45E1-ADAD-1E6CF69E0B27.jpg.html)

I stopped colouring my hair in the October and started hennaing my hair in the November using lush to start.
In march i got my last hair cut in the salon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/257B7728-9453-4775-B814-BE48B1661527.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/257B7728-9453-4775-B814-BE48B1661527.jpg.html)
I now only do search and destroy although i feel i may need to get an inch cut off soon as the last inch is in my opinion a bit too damaged and could do with it.

Then in June i started using BAQ henna and its made such a difference. I also use no sulphates and no silicones and use only a tangle tease on my hair.
This is my first length shot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/CFBC233C-25B3-4BEE-BDEB-3CDE712640CE.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/CFBC233C-25B3-4BEE-BDEB-3CDE712640CE.jpg.html)

This is my hair today
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/8B8EAB7A-FA42-4F6B-A8FB-783968C340E5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/8B8EAB7A-FA42-4F6B-A8FB-783968C340E5.jpg.html)

This is what I'm trying to get back to and beyond

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/bex-calpin/F174D648-AF60-46EB-8AEC-15C80B1D6F5B_1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bex-calpin/media/F174D648-AF60-46EB-8AEC-15C80B1D6F5B_1.jpg.html)

Thank you all for giving hints and tips, i wish i was more active and feel i don't contribute much but i feel i am still learning.

diddiedaisy
September 22nd, 2014, 02:06 PM
Great progress, your hair looks really healthy and has grown quickly too. Congrats

Avis
September 22nd, 2014, 02:07 PM
Wow, great growth! It looks so healthy and smooth. Congrats! :)

Wosie
September 22nd, 2014, 02:12 PM
You've come a long way! When do you think you'll say that you've crossed the road to BSL territory? Also, I just have to add that you've got beautiful eyes. :flowers:

bexcalo
September 22nd, 2014, 02:41 PM
You've come a long way! When do you think you'll say that you've crossed the road to BSL territory? Also, I just have to add that you've got beautiful eyes. :flowers:

Thank you!! I hope in another month i can call it. Ive put off measuring my hair until today knowing that it was going to be my year anni and so have been shocked how long its grown since my last pic with my bra. My nails are really growing quick as well so the vitamins I'm taking must be working too

urs
September 22nd, 2014, 02:45 PM
Congrats on the beautiful growth Bexcalo.

hanne jensen
September 23rd, 2014, 02:54 AM
That is some great growth. Your hair looks so healthy and happy.

YvetteVarie
September 23rd, 2014, 03:32 AM
that's really good progress, and your hair looks great

jacqueline101
September 23rd, 2014, 04:35 AM
Wow your growth journey has been interesting. Your hair has grown along ways I think you've almost made it to bra strap length. Congrats on your one year anniversary.

Begemot
September 23rd, 2014, 05:25 AM
So many different hair styles and colors look great on you, lovely pictures :) Happy anniversary!

momschicklets
September 23rd, 2014, 07:08 AM
Really wonderful photo journey! I can't believe how much growth you've gotten....it looks beautiful!

lapushka
September 23rd, 2014, 07:37 AM
It's growing in nicely. I get you about the color, I've had my disasters (quick changing colors). Then I had a dye disaster (chemical cut & burn) and quickly changed my ways.

Great progress! :D

Santi
September 23rd, 2014, 08:03 AM
I've always admired women who experiment w/ color. Every shade compliments you. Great progress. Congrats, Bexcalo!

bexcalo
September 24th, 2014, 02:31 PM
It's growing in nicely. I get you about the color, I've had my disasters (quick changing colors). Then I had a dye disaster (chemical cut & burn) and quickly changed my ways.

Great progress! :D

This has definitely been my problem in the last year. I also think i had it in the previous years but i was just growing with benign neglect.

leilani
September 25th, 2014, 09:45 AM
Great progress and gorgeous eyes!

RapunzelKat
September 25th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Fantastic progress bexcalo! :applause Your hair is looking great!
Congrats on your anniversary, and happy continued growing! :D

kelseyxface
September 25th, 2014, 04:08 PM
hair growth in the span of a year like this gives me such hope. :love: I'm starting at about the same length you are, so thanks for the motivation that it will in fact get better. <3 And gorgeous hair! it looks so healthy and happy. <3

cathair
September 25th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Wow, that's a lot of growth! Happy anniversary :)

bexcalo
September 25th, 2014, 04:38 PM
hair growth in the span of a year like this gives me such hope. :love: I'm starting at about the same length you are, so thanks for the motivation that it will in fact get better. <3 And gorgeous hair! it looks so healthy and happy. <3

No worries, it shocked me when i actually measured this month, yet i just looked at my length again with a jumper on and it just looks short to me :( I know its not but i fear we develop hair dismorphia kind of syndrome whilst we are actively trying to achieve long hair.

You will attain your goals quickly I'm sure. When you say same length do you mean as i started with or where i am at now?
Im looking forward to seeing the difference in another year lol