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kallarina
March 12th, 2015, 02:09 AM
Because you know its the only reason you wanna look! ;)

Technically, my anniversary isn't until the 13th, but that's okay! I'm excited this year because it will be THREE years on LHC. I'm not a very active poster on here, but I do spend a lot of time reading and looking. I didn't post for my first or second years here, so I'm excited to share three years progress with you all!

I technically started my hair journey a few years before I found LHC. I had just cut my hair to shoulder.

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/d45dd448.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/d45dd448.jpg.html)


When I finally found LHC, my hair was hip length, still dyed, and I was using hot tools and washing daily.

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/F6CAB6F6-A569-48BA-A02A-0C8D75DCC0DD-2900-00000212E36AA925_zpsb8fa285e.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/F6CAB6F6-A569-48BA-A02A-0C8D75DCC0DD-2900-00000212E36AA925_zpsb8fa285e.jpg.html)


LHC gave me the courage to give up the dye...something I NEVER thought I would do, and I gave up hot tools....something I thought I would NEVER EVER EVER do!

BC length, letting my natural texture free for the first time in my life

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/776ba951.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/776ba951.jpg.html)


Tailbone length!

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/01-12-13_zpsdbff7f74.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/01-12-13_zpsdbff7f74.jpg.html)


Finally classic length! When I first joined LHC, classic was my goal. It was pretty solidly my goal...until I got there, of course! Classic didn't feel as long as I thought it would.

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/83436375-209A-46D5-8DBA-CDB79FC38EAF-16553-00000797A863015E_zpsdc61aefa.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/83436375-209A-46D5-8DBA-CDB79FC38EAF-16553-00000797A863015E_zpsdc61aefa.jpg.html)


Soooo here we FINALLY are today!

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh555/kallarina_rose/5B362832-7CEF-4995-8FC2-D2E362B80D14_zps8youqe40.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/kallarina_rose/media/5B362832-7CEF-4995-8FC2-D2E362B80D14_zps8youqe40.jpg.html)

(sorry for the dirty mirror!shudder:)
I'm at fingertip when wet, so nearly there when dry, but not quite. That last pic has bun waves, and shows my natural hair color until about BSL. The color change to dyed hair isn't noticeable in that pic, but it sure is noticeable in certain lighting IRL. I will eventually get rid of it, as the difference in quality is just so apparent! I just don't want to sacrifice the length. Honestly, I worried that I would get sick of long hair long before I ever reached this point, but I'm not tired of it yet. It does have its inconveniences, and I very rarely can wear it loose anymore, but I'm a long hair lover through and through. :crush:

Well, thanks for looking/reading if you made it this far! I don't get the chance to give much attention to my hair sometimes, so it's fun to be celebrating my "hair-iversary!"
Thank you LHC from the bottom of my heart for teaching me how to really care for my hair!

Five of Five
March 12th, 2015, 02:16 AM
Beautiful hair, Kallarina!

Your pictures are very inspiring, there is such an amazing difference.

ghost
March 12th, 2015, 02:36 AM
You have some incredible hair, lady! And that was all only in three years?
I mean...your hair already looked good in the pic from when you first joined LHC, but now it's just insanely pretty.

Begemot
March 12th, 2015, 02:46 AM
Congrats, such great progress! You have beautiful hair and lovely cat :heart:

hypersensitive
March 12th, 2015, 02:48 AM
Can't see any pictures :(

Rebecka
March 12th, 2015, 02:58 AM
It's very pretty!

YvetteVarie
March 12th, 2015, 04:17 AM
You joined LHC with beautiful healthy hair. And the progress of course is jaw dropping.

Robot Ninja
March 12th, 2015, 07:13 AM
Oh wow, that's a lot of growth and your hair looks gorgeous.

Good to know you can get to fingertip while growing out dye, and your ends don't look any the worse for it.

DreamSheep
March 12th, 2015, 07:17 AM
Gorgeous progress and gorgeous hair!! :D Wow!!

MissMoppet
March 12th, 2015, 07:43 AM
Wow, your hair is lovely! Congrats on your long hair journey. I still have about 6 or so inches to go before I reach my goal length, but I am thinking that I will probably keep going past that too. ;) I can appreciate how what you think you want is often different when you get there! :)

schnibbles
March 12th, 2015, 07:49 AM
Gorgeous! Your texture and length in the last pic is stunning!

Katrin
March 12th, 2015, 09:04 AM
It was great reading about your hair journey, Kallarina! It's great inspiration for someone like me who's starting from almost zero and has a looooong way to go. I wish you good luck in the future and many more happy hair-iversaries :D

Eastbound&Down
March 12th, 2015, 09:41 AM
WOW. Absolutely stunning!

thefreakingmoon
March 12th, 2015, 12:55 PM
Gorgeous hair, even when you were washing daily and using hot tools! You must have taken amazing care of it even back then.

Arctic
March 12th, 2015, 01:06 PM
This is very inspiring! Beautiful hair! How fast does your hair grow? If I understood correctly, you went from shoulder to hip in only few years? That's something, I tell you!

Happy anniversary and may your hair grow to the lengths you wish it would!!!

texangrrl
March 12th, 2015, 01:14 PM
Happy hair-iversary!!! :flower: You have beautiful hair - I love the texture!!

Komao
March 12th, 2015, 01:24 PM
kallarina, how I love growth shots & yours is exceptional. Pretty hair. :)

endlessly
March 12th, 2015, 01:30 PM
Congratulations! You're hair looks absolutely beautiful and I love your texture!

CoveredByLove
March 12th, 2015, 01:33 PM
This is awesome! :D So inspiring and your hair is lovely!

Ambrielle
March 12th, 2015, 01:39 PM
I am blown away by your journey, truly inspirational! :)

And i don't think your hair looks bad or very damaged at all when you were using chemical dyes and hot tools, you're living proof that despite damage some of us can still grow to longer lengths without chopping it all at once.

Happy anniversary and thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Pinni
March 12th, 2015, 02:17 PM
Inspiring story and beautiful hair!

lapushka
March 12th, 2015, 02:58 PM
OMG you had fast growth. Gorgeous hair! Happy anniversary. :D :cheer:

embee
March 12th, 2015, 03:09 PM
Happy anniversary! Beautiful hair. :)

lapis_lazuli
March 12th, 2015, 04:01 PM
Oh my goodness, your hair is breathtaking! :inlove: Congratulations! I'm so inspired by you. :heart:

almorin
March 12th, 2015, 04:16 PM
Very beautiful hair!

gwenalyn
March 12th, 2015, 04:18 PM
Wow, from here it doesn't look like the heat tools/dyeing did much damage to your hair at all! Love the natural waves though.

Thinkrgrl
March 12th, 2015, 04:48 PM
Thank you, Kallarina, for sharing your hair growth journey with photos and detailed explanations. Your natural hair color is exceptionally lovely. Congratulations on a job well done.

Crumpet
March 12th, 2015, 05:57 PM
Your hair actually looked amazing from Day 1 -- I still prefer the longer hair though (being an LHC person and all).

I love the 'warning - many photos' thing for these threads -- that ALWAYS makes me click!

Excellent growth and looking lovely!

yogagirl
March 12th, 2015, 06:04 PM
Wow, that's a ton of growth! Did you trim at all?

I agree with the others, your hair looks very healthy. And oh so pretty! Happy Hairiversary! :happydance:

hannabiss
March 12th, 2015, 06:40 PM
So inspired beautiful hair!!!

Lady Mary
March 12th, 2015, 07:31 PM
Oh my goodness, where's the thud icon? That is some amazing growth and some beautiful locks. Congrats!

MicheleZ
March 12th, 2015, 07:41 PM
So beautiful!

Daylilly
March 12th, 2015, 07:45 PM
I really prefer you natural texture , so thick and such beautiful waves. It looks very healthy, I hope I will have such great results after only three years.

tokugawa.miyako
March 12th, 2015, 08:59 PM
:agape: Your hair is amazing! Congrats on reaching your goals and having such lovely, healthy hair! And thank you for such inspiring pictures as well. :)

Nightshade
March 12th, 2015, 09:29 PM
Beautiful! Such amazing progress :)

Equestrienne
March 12th, 2015, 09:51 PM
Beautiful!

Sarahlabyrinth
March 12th, 2015, 10:02 PM
Wow, such glorious hair! And a stunning length too! Well done! Thank you for sharing :) You are an inspiration for those of us who might be going through an "I'm really sick of my hair" phase....

TwilightShadow
March 13th, 2015, 03:56 AM
Wow, your hair looks gorgeous! :thudpile:

LauraLongLocks
March 13th, 2015, 04:15 AM
Congratulations on your anniversary. Your hair is stunning. Hope to have similar someday.

kallarina
March 13th, 2015, 12:16 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words, everyone!!!! :blossom:

To answer a couple of questions that popped up...
Trimming: yes, I trimmed regularly from shoulder to hip in a salon. Once I found LHC, I stretched my trims much more, and do them myself! I don't have a trimming schedule, I just trim when my ends are really needing it.

My hair was cut to shoulder in October of 2008, and I joined LHC with hip length hair in March of 2012. So about three and a half years from shoulder to hip!

My hair is pretty resilient, it seems. It does have plenty of dye damage still, but search and destroy keeps it under control. The splits were HORRIBLE before I learned about that, but once I dedicated some time and some money to decent hair scissors, it helped more than anything else, probably.

Thank you all for sharing in my excitement and celebration! No one IRL would understand or care, except DBF, but he would just pretend to care! :p

Feel free to ask me anything, I'd love to share what I can. LHC is the sole reason I was able to take charge of my own hair care and actually understand what real hair care was, and I never would have made it this far without it. So, thank you LHC!!!

Medievalmaniac
March 13th, 2015, 12:20 PM
You hair is just.... :thudpile:

I'll say it again: :thudpile:

So beautiful and long, and in fantastic condition all the way to the ends!

TrapperCreekD
March 13th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Wow, gorgeous hair and inspiring story! :thud: Your ends looks so nice and thick, did you microtrim at all along the way?

JenniferMN
March 13th, 2015, 04:14 PM
Your hair is so beautiful!!! :crush:

Remi
March 13th, 2015, 08:20 PM
Happy anniversary. It looks just wonderful :)

Brattina88
March 13th, 2015, 08:38 PM
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Aurum
March 15th, 2015, 08:13 PM
We could be hair twins in texture and color!
I've been feeling bad about my hair recently and this really helped me put the scissors down physically and mentally. I hope that my hair will one day be as long, healthy, and beautiful as yours is today. :thud:

Scarlet_Celt
March 16th, 2015, 04:26 AM
kallarina Your hair is so beautiful! Your natural hair colour is very pretty :)