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Angela_Rose
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 Though she is no longer active here, her legacy lives on in me!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.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16217&d=1425487976

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.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23516&d=1465922049

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.

Love,
angela

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

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

01
June 20th, 2016, 09:30 AM
Amazing, nine years! Cool story. And yes, lhc is special.

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

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

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

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

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

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

papayatree
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!

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

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

Arctic
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!

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

brickworld13
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!

Pearly~91
June 20th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Wow! Happy anniversary! :cake:

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

ashke50
June 20th, 2016, 03:52 PM
Congratulations, on both the hair and the years of fellowship and community on the forum :D

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

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

TatsuOni
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

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

Decoy24601
June 22nd, 2016, 04:49 PM
Wow, congratulations! Your hair is gorgeous and impressive.

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

JadedByEntropy
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.

Sweets
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!

Lunnafindel
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:
:hatchet::bunny::mrt:
read into that what you will ;)

w0nderland
June 24th, 2016, 09:13 AM
Your hair is amazing! Happy Anniversary! :eek:

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

reilly0167
June 24th, 2016, 12:39 PM
Happy anniversary!