View Full Version : It's My Ninth Anniversary.

June 20th, 2016, 09:00 AM
Nine years ago yesterday (19 June), I finally joined this site. I had been prompted to do so by the (now ex-)husband of a (now long inactive) member, Arwen80. Though she is no longer active here, her legacy lives on in me!

I grew up with very long hair, then when I was ten I asked my mom to take me in to have six inches of what I now know were fairytale ends cut off. The girl at SuperCuts either misunderstood me or didn't care what I wanted, and cut my tailbone length hair back to six inches LONG. I wound up with a painfully short and terribly ugly mushroom cut that took years to grow out. For the next several years, I maintained somewhere between BSL and Waist, and then when I was 19, I had my final Proper Hair Cut. I went back to BSL, and when I was 23 I was told about this magical place.
By that time, I was down to Hip, the longest my hair had been in years.

Now, nine years of advice, routine changes, trims, sheds, and growth later, I am at knee+. Sadly many of my progress photos have been lost to the ravages of time, dead computers, and site failures (still waiting on all those album photos to be restored as promised, Mod Squad... ;)), so I have few photos to show my journey.

My my original goal had been Classic length, thinking that that was how long I had gotten before the Stupid Cuts hacking. Then my goal was Thigh, then Knee. As of right now, my plan is to microtrim and maintain at Knee, and see if I can't get my thickness back up to snuff.

In closing, I would like to thank you all for the nine years of friendship, fun, support, tears, virtual hugs, post-op advice, New dog and kitty congratulations, dog loss commiserations, anger, advice, reality checks, head slaps, recipes, crafting advice, and love. The Longhair Community is truly a spectacular place, the last bastion of kindness in the whole internet, and a site I cherish.


June 20th, 2016, 09:24 AM
Wow, congratulations!

June 20th, 2016, 09:28 AM
Congrats, you've come such a long way!

June 20th, 2016, 09:30 AM
Amazing, nine years! Cool story. And yes, lhc is special.

June 20th, 2016, 09:31 AM
That's an amazing story. Congrats on 9 years, angela!

June 20th, 2016, 09:44 AM
That's a lot of growing.

June 20th, 2016, 09:52 AM
Congratulations! That is some lovely hair :)

June 20th, 2016, 10:05 AM
Congrats! What an awful hair horror story!

June 20th, 2016, 10:53 AM
Congratulations! Your hair is lovely!

June 20th, 2016, 11:22 AM
Beautiful hair, congratulations! :cake: I can't wait until knee, enjoy it! :o

June 20th, 2016, 12:23 PM
Incredible story Angela! Thanks for allowing us to share your journey with you! You are an inspiration to me on growing long hair!

June 20th, 2016, 12:26 PM
Congratulations and happy anniversary!! :happydance:

June 20th, 2016, 12:35 PM
Congratz, lovely hair over there! :)

June 20th, 2016, 12:35 PM
Congrats!!! So great to know we have so many old timers here, tells a lot about the site! Your hair's looking great!

June 20th, 2016, 01:06 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is so long and lovely!

June 20th, 2016, 01:45 PM
Congratulations my friend! :toast: :flowers:

Groovy Granny
June 20th, 2016, 01:57 PM
Congrats :flowers: your beautiful hair is an inspiration!

June 20th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Wow! Happy anniversary! :cake:

June 20th, 2016, 03:32 PM
Happy anniversary Angela.....incredible hair journey :)

June 20th, 2016, 03:52 PM
Congratulations, on both the hair and the years of fellowship and community on the forum :D

June 20th, 2016, 07:13 PM
Congratulations on nine years! :happydance:

June 20th, 2016, 08:44 PM
Thanks to you all for your sweet words. It has been a pleasure to be around here.

June 21st, 2016, 09:32 AM
Congratulations!:cake: You have beautiful hair:)

Agnes Hannah
June 22nd, 2016, 02:47 PM
Wow, nine years! Congrats on your hairiversary, happy growing for another nine!!

Manuela L88
June 22nd, 2016, 02:54 PM
Wauw contrats.

very inspiring for me as newbie here :o

June 22nd, 2016, 04:45 PM
Belated congratulations on your anniversary. Nine years is a good long time. :)

June 22nd, 2016, 04:49 PM
Wow, congratulations! Your hair is gorgeous and impressive.

June 23rd, 2016, 03:48 PM
Congratulations and thanks for an inspiring story :)

June 23rd, 2016, 09:43 PM
Wow! aaaall the way to knee! i've seen you around a lot, but didn't realize you had such a history here. Very cool.

June 24th, 2016, 03:05 AM
Congrats angela, and thank you for the kind words. I feel the same as you - LHC is a very kind place, full of people who are understanding and lovely. It's true!

June 24th, 2016, 08:59 AM
hooray Angela_Rose! Congrats on your hairversary! So glad to have been a small-but-in-person part of your journey :beerchug:

In celebration of your hairversary, I will bequeath you with some of the little-used emojis as my gift:
read into that what you will ;)

June 24th, 2016, 09:13 AM
Your hair is amazing! Happy Anniversary! :eek:

June 24th, 2016, 12:09 PM
Happy hairiversary Angela. What an awesome journey.You have such dedication! Thank you for shareing :bowtome:

June 24th, 2016, 12:39 PM
Happy anniversary!