View Full Version : ten years... but not really

June 28th, 2016, 09:06 AM
Before the month is over, I should acknowledge that I've been a member of LHC for 10 years, even though I wasn't active for most of it. All links are pictures that include hair (in one way or another). Ten years ago I was...

Planning my upcoming wedding (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/wedding%20photos/1.jpg)
Working at a gym (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/Picture010.jpg)
Experimenting with henna (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/RedHair001.jpg)
Living in Arlington (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/022607_12021.jpg)
Failing at hair typing. Was this 1c (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/straight0802.jpg) or 3a (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/curly0802.jpg)?
Trying to take a picture of the back of my head (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/RedHair003.jpg)
Perfecting (ha!) the length shot (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/Picture008.jpg)
Trying heatless curls (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/pincurls005.jpg)

This (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/041207_11432.jpg)is my last length shot before abandoning LHC. That pink Razr sure had a terrible camera!

In the following years I...
Chopped to above shoulder length (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/bdayhair1.jpg) using a 1940s cutting guide in 2007
Was unimpressed (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/2008-03-15-45680.jpg) with my bangs
Had some unfortunate colors (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/WDW/DSCF0562.jpg)
Did some 40's-inspired stuff (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/rolls008.jpg)
And some 50's-inspired stuff (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/NEM048.jpg)
Grew back to APL or so (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/C642EA7A-9F1A-47A7-9F6E-C4D047500061-7647-000006F6B2CCDF87_zps3fda1070.jpg)
Chopped again (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/82E986AF-AC68-47DE-A497-EDCC9636D055-1505-000002224E930101_zps7568b6c1.jpg) in early 2013
Immediately started growing it out again (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/null_zpsc85d7ee5.jpg)
Briefly went blonde (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/10428693_10153229931000859_96818059987435908_n_zps yqvegvbe.jpg) while clearing out a storage unit
Moved West (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/11150567_10153246678115859_4845749655808851182_n_z psuisspvly.jpg) (this was day 2 of driving my wife's golf-cart of a car with load #1)
Came back to LHC September 2015 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/CAB8ADE5-FA31-45BF-92C5-0A76EFB29166_zpsddnlow31.jpg), so I really haven't been here all that long!
Took dozens of photos in this exact position (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/BB671265-E985-49CF-9B4C-79754D3F818F_zpsrlxkgp5u.jpg)
Last week I had some pastel ends (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/hair/4EC069C1-E560-4C54-8735-FDAAD667FE10_zpsixzfulab.jpg)

Bonus pre-LHC hair photo (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/geobabe/redhairsun.jpg)

I'm looking forward to actually sticking around this time and making some progress with both the length and health of my hair. I love being a part of such a supportive, informative, and caring community!

June 28th, 2016, 09:13 AM
You definitely had a big journey in those 10 years. :)

I experimented with my hair in my 20s, so got it all out of my system then, or so I thought. When I first got here, I experimented too, color, products, the lot. Then in my late 30s I learned to accept my waves and natural hair and grew to classic.

It's all where you're at with your life, IMMHO.

Impressive! :D :flower:

June 28th, 2016, 09:17 AM
Ha! Yes, I've been all over the place. I try not to stress about it. After all, it is just hair :D I thought I got all my experimentation out of my system, but that's clearly not the case as I sit here with newly-bright ends. My current experiment is just leaving my roots alone, though - no color there for 3 or 4" at least (it blends, so I'm not sure).

June 28th, 2016, 09:33 AM
Wow what a journey! Thank you so much for sharing!

I can relate on the absenteeism I swear probably 50% of the time I've been a member I've just had too much on or didn't care about my hair enough to post here :laugh:

And there is no shame in experimenting with hair lengths and colours! You only have one life, do what you want to to avoid regrets :o I think, like you, many people in this community got a ton of hair-xperimenting done before they made the decision to grow long.

Anyways such a cool story! Happy growing :)

June 28th, 2016, 09:43 AM
Thanks for sharing all these pictures of your hair journey! I love seeing things that other people try. The 40s and 50s looks were especially fun! Congrats on the 10 years. :D

June 28th, 2016, 09:53 AM
Happy growing!

June 28th, 2016, 09:54 AM
You certainly did do your experimenting! Glad you're sticking around.

June 28th, 2016, 11:47 AM
Nice story you've got to tell!

June 28th, 2016, 11:55 AM
I'm glad you game back! Happy anniversary and loved the pics!

June 28th, 2016, 12:16 PM
Happy anniversary and that was a fun story! I like the idea of playing with colors and cuts too though I have not had as much opportunity. So it is fun to see others.

June 28th, 2016, 12:30 PM
Congratulations! What a journey you've had. It was really fun seeing all those pictures :)

June 28th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Congratulations. I love those pastel ends, very pretty, and you have a lovely happy face too :)

school of fish
June 28th, 2016, 05:32 PM
That's a fun retrospective! Congrats on 10 years :D

June 28th, 2016, 07:18 PM
Happy ten years! :)

June 29th, 2016, 07:31 AM
Thanks everyone! Maybe for the next 10 I'll actually be around :D