View Full Version : Four years of growing

October 12th, 2008, 02:42 PM
I joined LHC in October of 2004. Like many LHC'ers, I came here for the hair and stayed for the friends. I thought I'd put together a small sample of my growing through the years. Interestingly enough, my routine was a lot more costly and elaborate before joining LHC. Now, I'm down to once a month hennaing, SLS-free shampoo, CureCare conditioner, and Moonchaser's Sweet Success Oil.

This is my first posted picture at LHC in October 2004. My hair was still extremely layered, and I had the remnants of a body wave (perm) and permanent hair dye in there. Look at how tiny BSP was!

This is the October of 2005.

This is my 2006 picture. Ignore the strange clashing outfit. It was what I had worn to bed that night. :) It was in 2006 that I reached my original goal length of waist.

After reaching hip length is 2007, I've been pretty cavalier about trimming off any growth. Just recently, I decided to go ahead and try for tailbone, so I'm back to not visiting my stylist, taking multivitamins, and putting my hair in updos.

Here are some pics taken today in our yard:



I'm so thankful for LHC. You have enriched my live with wonderful friendships and have allowed me to achieve (and even go beyond my hair goals.

October 12th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Wow. Let me go find a hat so I may doff it to your success!

October 12th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Happy anniversary, dearest Morticia. :) Have Gomez give you lots of extra smoochin', for you and your hair are amazing.

October 12th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Your hair is like model hair. It is absolutely perfect. A beautiful color, unreal shine, gorgeous length. I don't even see any breakage! I am very envious! Your hard work over the last 4 years has really paid off :) Thank you for sharing your amazing pictures. Happy Anniversary!

October 12th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Your hair looks so shiny and healthy today (as well as loooooong).

Tiny weeny BSP is so cute! :inlove:

October 12th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Morticia your hair is so gorgeous! It's definitely the straight, black hair that I didn't inherit from my Korean mom! Your hair has grown so much, looks incredibly healthy, and I love the length that it's at right now. :D I think you may have my goal length.

October 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Has it been 4 years? Gosh the time flies when you are having fun! You've come so far in your growing and you have such amazing hair.

October 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Congrats on 4 years, and your renewed journey! You're hair is absolutely lovely- shiney like glass.

October 12th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Wow, such thick, shiny hair! :D Beautiful!

October 12th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Happy anniversary! :flowers: :cake: We're still pretty much length twins. :lol:

October 12th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Very pretty! And we have the same hair cleavage!

October 12th, 2008, 03:36 PM
I LOVE your hair! It's been a great four years, and I am happy to see you around!

October 12th, 2008, 03:43 PM
WoW! *falling off chair*

Stunning Morticia! Absolutely beautiful!

Happy 4 year anniversary!

October 12th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Gorgeous as always, and isn't it funny? I've held hip length for a year also, now growing for tailbone. Race ya!

October 12th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Great hair, looks amazing like it is now. Could you tell me, did you cut your layers out or did they grow out naturally? My hair is about the same length as your middle picture (bra stap level about), and it has some layers in it. I want it terminal length (as long as it can get), so unsure whether to trim out my layers or will they grow out naturally as my hair grows longer?

October 12th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Happy anniversary.

October 12th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Your hair is beautiful! Really good growth and it's so shiny. Congratulations on 4 years, and thanks for sharing.:)

October 12th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Wow, I remember that first picture. Time flies!
Congratulations on 4 years!

Beatnik Guy
October 12th, 2008, 04:10 PM

Four years, huh? Is that all? :wigtongue

October 12th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Four years just flies, doesn't it? Your hair is so beautiful - like obsidian. Didn't you do well? :grin:

October 12th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Ah -- such lovely hair, and I'm so glad you're here!!!

October 12th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Your hair is so amazingly shiny! 8)

October 12th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Thank you for posting this thread. You're great inspiration! Happy Anniversary

October 12th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the pics! You've come a long way with that gorgeous hair!

October 12th, 2008, 04:36 PM
I'm sure you'll reach TB in no time, your hair is AMAZING!


October 12th, 2008, 04:50 PM
I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to you on your 4th anniversary at the LHC, Morticia, and I cannot even imagine this community without you!:flowers:

What an amazing transformation in your hair in 4 years of growing!

October 12th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Congratulations....love the progress pictures! You are one of my hair idols :)

October 12th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Happy 4 years! And what wonderful hair you have, the shine is just amazing!

October 12th, 2008, 04:58 PM
That is amazing.You have gorgeous hair : )

October 12th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks so much, everyone.

My hair is still layered, just blunt on the ends. I have a double cowlick which accounts for the hair cleavage. It's the one thing that hasn't changed about my hair these last 4 years.

October 12th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Wow. It is so inspiring to see your photos. Thanks for sharing!

October 12th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Your hair is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing those amazing pics!!

October 12th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Congrats Morticia! Your hair is so gorgeous! I remember the second shot in the purple top, man your hair grows fast!

October 12th, 2008, 08:40 PM
*envy* I wish I had your shine! Your hair is so sleek and smooth, with no flyaways, too. Stunning.

October 12th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Your hair is gorgeous! :thud:

October 12th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Happy anniversary:cheer:!!!!You have very beautiful hair.Wish I knew what products you use.:D

Koala Kim
October 12th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I have always thought your hair was to die for (but in a good way ;) ).
But the longer it gets, the more beautiful it becomes. :inlove:

October 12th, 2008, 09:53 PM

My goodness! I hope my pictures look half as good in 4 years.

October 13th, 2008, 01:37 AM
You have 70's Cher hair and it's amazingly beautiful. Pin straight, gorgeous color and condition - happy hair-versary and thank you so much for all your contributions to this site!

October 13th, 2008, 03:01 AM
your hair looks amazing. i'm insanely jealous http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bene25/smilies/shocked.gif

October 13th, 2008, 03:09 AM
WOW 4 years! Your hair looks amazing and glossy as glass!!!

October 13th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Congratulations Morticia. You have my dream hair: long, black, straight and sooo shiney. :cheer:

October 13th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Great progress report and pics! You truly are an inspiration. Congrats on such wonderful growth, and pretty, shiny, healthy, long hair.

October 13th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Looking good honey. Best wishes for you on your hair journey.

October 13th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Great success and lovely color:)
Your hair is so shiny too:)

October 13th, 2008, 08:04 AM
It has been so wonderful to watch your hair grow over the years. It is so pretty and shiney. I am glad you are setting a new goal and good luck.

Lady Verity
October 13th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Well, don't you have pretty hair!

Way to grow! :)

October 13th, 2008, 08:36 AM
What amazing growth and progress. Isn't it so funny how so many people think long hair costs more, and takes more time than short hair!?! You're good proof that isn't true!

October 13th, 2008, 08:40 AM
You have beautiful hair! That's my dream hair too!

October 13th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Your hair is beautiful. I love long, dark hair. It's so healthy and shiny, too. Way to go!

October 13th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Thanks for all the compliments, everyone.

It's funny, but my son, Booboo, defines beautiful hair as "super curly puffy hair". I guess it's all perspective. (His hair is just like mine).

October 13th, 2008, 10:02 AM
Morticia your hair is like glass it is so shiny. You have had great growth and managed to achieve a very thick hemline despite layers. My first hair pic looked like your first pic (only the layers and length). You are an inspiration. Happy growing and I know you will reach your goal. :flowers:

October 13th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Happy 4th LHC anniversary, you are such an inspiration!

October 13th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Morticia, congratulations on your 4 years! Your hair is gorgeous.

October 13th, 2008, 10:32 AM
congrats!!!! that's awesome!!
your hair is gorgeous!!! so smooth and shiny! Just like onyx!!!
good luck on your new endeavor

October 13th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Beautiful! Hair of a goddess, that's what you've got. :)

October 13th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Happy anniversary, Morticia ! Your hair is beautiful ! The shine is stunning :) By the way, the first year was particularly impressive.

October 13th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Wow, Congradulations, I sure hope I can do that as well

October 13th, 2008, 12:32 PM
4 years... that is a lot for considering how long can 4 years be when we want to grow our hair! Your hair is unusually shiny and it looks really beautiful!

October 13th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Look at cute BSP! I think she looks exactly the same in that picture as she does today.

And your hair is stunning. Congratulations, Morticia! :flowers:

October 13th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Happy Anniversary, Morticia!!!! Wow, your hair has really come a long way. :thud:

October 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Your hair is amazing! It is one that inspires me to keep growing! Thanks for the 4 year shots, they are great.

October 13th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Gorgeous! I've always loved your hair, it looks like a perfect, silky wave of chocolate silk down your back :)

October 13th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Surprised nobody has started this procession yet... so here I... or we, go... :thudpile:

October 13th, 2008, 02:48 PM
:thud: Your hair is gorgeous!

ETA: Didn't see your reply DaveDecker, otherwise I would have just gotten in line behind you~

October 13th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Morticia, you're progress has been a delight to watch, even since I've been here. To see the change in four years is just awesome. Your hair is simply beautiful in every way. :cloud9:

It's nice to see a glimpse of BSP of four years ago too. :)

Yes, so many of us have stayed for the friends, and I for one am very happy that you decided to hang around. I can't imagine this place without you. :blossom:

October 13th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Happy anniversary! :flowers: Your hair is stunning, and it will look fab at tailbone! :D

October 13th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Oh my dear lady your hair has me really inspired as your starting off length is very similar to mine and your year anniversary is too nearly the same, seeming as I have been quite depressed about my growth rate of late, you have given me hope.

Now your hair can i borrow you as a looking glass, because your hair reminds me of this and it is soooooo long too!

Congratulations on reaching such amazing lengths and excellent condition and for raising my hopes, thank you xx

October 13th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Congratulations, Morticia, on your hair and patience. ;). Well-done!!

October 13th, 2008, 09:15 PM
You have the most gorgeous locks, Beauty queen!

October 13th, 2008, 11:54 PM
I think I want your hemline. I trimmed about a month ago and it's way more blunt than I've... ever had on my head. Would you call yours a "v-shaped hemline?" I wish I'd never trimmed mine. ;-;

October 13th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Happy Anniversary!

Unbelievable you had a body wave perm! Your hair looks so pretty in all its straightness.
I can relate though since I used to wear my hair "bun wavy" only until I found LHC...:o

Amazing four years and mre to come! :flower:

October 14th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Looks amazing! Congrats!

October 14th, 2008, 07:33 AM
Congratulatins. Your hair is looking beautiful.

October 14th, 2008, 10:16 AM
WOW! Gives me hope as I am growing out layers too. Your hair is lovely.

UP Lisa
October 14th, 2008, 01:50 PM

You have such gorgeous hair!!!


October 14th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Congratulations indeed! Your hair is simply stunning!

October 14th, 2008, 02:40 PM
For many years I used to long for straight, straight hair like yours. It's purty. :crush:
Congratulations is in place!

October 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks so much for the compliments. It's really lifting my mood today.

Nessie - I think it's more rounded than a V. I tell my stylist to round off the corners and she seems to know what I'm talking about.

October 14th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Ah yes, such lovely hair on you. I love your progress pics. Your hair is so very healthy and shiny, it's the envy of many around here.

October 15th, 2008, 05:30 AM
So gorgeous, Morticia! What an inspiration :D

October 15th, 2008, 05:33 AM
You have beatuiful hair, Mortica!

October 15th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Morticia, because you joined this community soon after I did, I have always noticed your growth. You are one from whom I have been continuously amazed. I truly believe that your hair gets more beautiful by the year. Congratulations on a job well done! :flower:

October 15th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Congrats! Your hair is so beautiful, and could be on shampoo commercials!

October 15th, 2008, 11:41 AM
That's what I was thinking. You could be the Pantene girl. Your hair is so inspiring. I wish I had that shine. Congrats.

October 15th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Gorgeous hair. Funny how our length goals change, isnt' it?

October 15th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Wow, what an inspiration!! Gorgeous shine and thickness!

October 15th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Congrats on the anniversary! Every time I come here, it seems like I learn something new--

harley mama
October 15th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Morticia, your hair has made amazing progress in those 4 years. It is shiny, healthy and thick. I hope you have many more happy hair years ahead of you! Congratulations on your 4th anniversary!

October 15th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Oh, how in the nine hells did I miss this!

You look lovely, Morticia, and no matter how pretty your hair, I like your brain so much more :)