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Sarahlabyrinth
September 7th, 2016, 09:16 PM
So we arrived back home from France having had a wonderful time. Have only had 6 hours' sleep since the 24 hours of flying so I hope this thread is somewhat coherent...
My anniversary was in June but I delayed it until we came home due to bad internet access and limited data over in France as we only had a temporary connection there.

So I have come a long way since first joining here, my hair was just a little below my shoulders and dyed brown. Since then I have gone from the brown dye to blonde and from there have begun transitioning to my own silvers. I have learned to (mostly) love and appreciate my hair and enjoy the process of growing rather than not liking it unless it is this length or that length. I have come to enjoy the journey of growing and the many varied and interesting looks and moods of my hair over the years. I have learned that my hair likes a simple routine, just shampoo (diluted) and conditioner, with a little mineral oil now and again. Occasionally a pre-poo of coconut or olive oil. That's it, really....

I have been able to travel to meet wonderful LHCers who were wonderful to spend time with (you know who you all are) and in general I want to offer my gratitude and thanks to you all who have been so wonderfully kind and supportive when I have had meltdowns over my hair...

Thank you all!!!

Now for pics...

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/myhairphotos004.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/myhairphotos089.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/hairphotos032_zps7d054c07.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/99aa8105-d52d-46da-89ae-db650dbe5a2d.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/ff861203-a127-43c6-8560-76f429bca8d0.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/28642faf-2236-4cc3-b0ba-a29e6d387ff3.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF1292.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF3218.jpg

and now:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/2a0b193a-2c96-4e5b-b2c2-266a9299028a.jpg
at classic!

school of fish
September 7th, 2016, 09:20 PM
Just amazing. Happy anniversary :D :D :D :D

matentur
September 7th, 2016, 09:38 PM
I really like seeing people's progress, it is very motivating and that is a ton of awesome growth. Maybe I'll be like you in 4 years.

Garnetgem
September 7th, 2016, 09:43 PM
Such a lot of growth in 4 years....hair looking amazing as always! :)

gossamer
September 7th, 2016, 10:35 PM
Soooooooo beautiful! :thudpile:

LongCurlyTress
September 7th, 2016, 10:37 PM
:applause:applause Welcome back Saralabyrinth!! Your hair looks gorgeous.. just like one long blonde waterfall!! Each pic I kept scrolling down and down and down... until the last pic when your hair looks to be mid thigh!!! Way past classic m'dear!! Nice to see you back on LHC!!! :blossom:

Groovy Granny
September 7th, 2016, 10:39 PM
What a stunning reveal...Congrats!

pailin
September 8th, 2016, 12:37 AM
Wow, congratulations on 4 years and reaching classic! Glad to see you back!

lithostoic
September 8th, 2016, 12:43 AM
So strange to see you with short brown hair! Congrats.

hayheadsbird
September 8th, 2016, 01:41 AM
Amazing growth! :)

Lily_white
September 8th, 2016, 01:57 AM
Congratulations! Your hair looks amazing, so nice to see it not only longer in each picture, but also healthier. :)

summergame
September 8th, 2016, 02:02 AM
Congrats! Your first picture looks like my hair now. I'm even more motivated now to let it grow! :)

anou
September 8th, 2016, 02:02 AM
Wow. :crush: Stunning hair and beautiful growth in 4 years!

parkmikii
September 8th, 2016, 02:20 AM
Your hair so so beautiful, Sarahlabyrinth! Happy hairversary and congrats for reaching classic! :o

TatsuOni
September 8th, 2016, 03:52 AM
Congrats!:) Your hair looks amazing!

Rhoward
September 8th, 2016, 04:20 AM
Wow, its so beautiful and such an inspirational post, thank you for sharing :applause

Llama
September 8th, 2016, 07:13 AM
Good to see you back! Your hair has gotten sooo long and looks really healthy. Congrats on your anniversary!

Hailwidis
September 8th, 2016, 07:22 AM
Wow, what a transformation Sarahlabyrinth! Your hair truly is stunning. Congratulations on your LHC anniversary :)

PixieP
September 8th, 2016, 07:31 AM
That is amazing that you can go from from barely APL to classic in four years! Wow! :D It looks wonderful <3

lapushka
September 8th, 2016, 07:42 AM
Congrats, Sarah! Yes you did come a long way. :D

yvsa
September 8th, 2016, 09:10 AM
Wow, your hair looks beautiful. Congratulations:)

samanthaa
September 8th, 2016, 09:44 AM
Sarahlabyrinth, your mane is one of the most recognizable ones here to me, and also one that I find most beautiful. Love your thickness, wave pattern, and color. Congratulations on your 4-year anniversay! You have definitely come such a long way. I see your aiming for knee next--best of luck!

diddiedaisy
September 8th, 2016, 09:49 AM
Wow, that's a lot of growth for four years. Congratulations, it looks lush and thick :thud:

lapis_lazuli
September 8th, 2016, 10:52 AM
Wonderful progress! :applause It looks fantastic :thud:

Alissalocks
September 8th, 2016, 11:01 AM
Your hair pics are very inspiring, it makes me wonder where I'll be in 4 years if I stay on this journey. Thank you for sharing, and sounds like a lovely trip!

hobbitlocks
September 8th, 2016, 11:51 AM
Happy anniversary! Your hair is so beautiful -- it's so cool to see the progression over time!

kittengirl
September 8th, 2016, 12:57 PM
Wow, your starting is similar to mine and your ending is where I hope to be one day. You are inspiring!!

Mimha
September 8th, 2016, 12:57 PM
Sarah, you are back !! :cheer: :cheer: Happy annivhairsary !! :toast: Quelle chevelure magnifique !... (lol, couldn't help myself!!):crush:

Thanks for sharing your hair journey : it's such an inspiration ! I have always been in awe of your so personal unique texture : these beautiful soft looking bb-brushed satin waves !... :cloud9: LHC would not be totally LHC without you ! :)

vampyyri
September 8th, 2016, 01:00 PM
Oh my :thud:... Beautiful!!

Sapeli
September 8th, 2016, 01:16 PM
Just beautiful!, I love your waves! :toast:

Sarahlabyrinth
September 8th, 2016, 01:42 PM
Thank you, all of you :) Yes, my hair loved France, the water was soft and I didn't need to do my vinegar rinses. I reached Classic a month earlier than I expected, must have had a growth spurt. It almost felt like a let-down reaching it a month early, it was as if I had been deprived of a final month of anticipating and looking forward to it, lol.

So, though it now feels long, it doesn't feel long enough, and since it is still easy to care for, I decided to see if I could reach knee.... I think knee length would be awesome :bounce:

meteor
September 8th, 2016, 03:08 PM
Happy Hairiversary, Sarahlabyrinth! :joy: :cake: I'm in total awe! Your journey and your amazing mane are so inspiring! I love your YouTube tutorials and your great ideas you share with us on the LHC!
And of course, Absolutely Breath-taking hair! Simply WOW!! :thudpile: And so great to hear that you are extending your hair goals further to knee! Yay!

Happy Hairiversary, Sarahlabyrinth! :D

Garnetgem
September 8th, 2016, 03:54 PM
Thank you, all of you :) Yes, my hair loved France, the water was soft and I didn't need to do my vinegar rinses. I reached Classic a month earlier than I expected, must have had a growth spurt. It almost felt like a let-down reaching it a month early, it was as if I had been deprived of a final month of anticipating and looking forward to it, lol.

So, though it now feels long, it doesn't feel long enough, and since it is still easy to care for, I decided to see if I could reach knee.... I think knee length would be awesome :bounce:

Oh yes isn't it like that when we reach a goal we decide longer is better! knee length is awesome been there before not that hard to care for really i so regret my big chop..its my next goal too so knee length here we come lol! :)

Sarahlabyrinth
September 8th, 2016, 03:56 PM
Oh yes isn't it like that when we reach a goal we decide longer is better! knee length is awesome been there before not that hard to care for really i so regret my big chop..its my next goal too so knee length here we come lol! :)

Yes! Onwards and downwards :happydance:

browneyedsusan
September 8th, 2016, 04:10 PM
Hi! :waving:

Your hair looks amazing! I love how you've transitioned the color. It's beautiful. :) I hope to grow up to be as awesome as you!

EdG
September 8th, 2016, 09:14 PM
Congratulations on four years! It was great meeting you and your DH in San Francisco last year. :)
Ed

Sarahlabyrinth
September 8th, 2016, 09:33 PM
BES, that's too sweet :flowers:

Ed, yes, it was a lot of fun, wasn't it, I have fond memories of that day. I hope I will be able to attend another meet one day :)

Goodness, Meteor, thank you :flower:

LongCurlyTress
September 8th, 2016, 10:22 PM
Congratulations on four years! It was great meeting you and your DH in San Francisco last year. :)
Ed
Say what? Saralabyrinth you and DH were in SF last year???? :( Darn!! :beerchug:That must have been fun to meet up with them!! :) Maybe next time...:toast::toast::toast::toast:

Btw-nice avatar bun Ed!! Beautiful platinum-silver swirls!! :cool:

Vanilla
September 10th, 2016, 08:04 PM
I adore your hair Sarahlabyrinth! Congrats on reaching classic :). It was lovely to meet you as well, and I hope to see you and your DH in the future. I had a great time with you both when you were in NYC :)

Sarahlabyrinth
September 10th, 2016, 08:11 PM
I adore your hair Sarahlabyrinth! Congrats on reaching classic :). It was lovely to meet you as well, and I hope to see you and your DH in the future. I had a great time with you both when you were in NYC :)

Thanks, Vanilla, yes, it was lots of fun, wasn't it? I hope we will be able to come back again one day :)

Horrorpops
September 10th, 2016, 09:19 PM
I love your hair! So gorgeous!! :o what amazing growth you've seen over the last few years.

Sarahlabyrinth
September 10th, 2016, 09:33 PM
I love your hair! So gorgeous!! :o what amazing growth you've seen over the last few years.

Thanks Horrorpops! It does seem to have grown fast (though it still FEELS slow ,lol).

papayatree
September 11th, 2016, 01:53 PM
Sarah, I can not believe the fact that you now have hair that is 45 inches long! It looks so gorgeous and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful hair with us, and thank you for being an amazing person and an inspiration to anyone who wants to grow their hair long!

Sarahlabyrinth
September 11th, 2016, 03:01 PM
Sarah, I can not believe the fact that you now have hair that is 45 inches long! It looks so gorgeous and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful hair with us, and thank you for being an amazing person and an inspiration to anyone who wants to grow their hair long!

Thank you papayatree, you say the nicest things :flower: :D I am also having trouble believing that it is 45 inches long! It seems to have crept up on me when I wasn't watching.

papayatree
September 11th, 2016, 03:05 PM
Thank you papayatree, you say the nicest things :flower: :D I am also having trouble believing that it is 45 inches long! It seems to have crept up on me when I wasn't watching.

Sometimes, life's best gifts come at the most unexpected places. One day, I hope to join you in the Classic length club. But for now, it's one baby step at a time.

Sarahlabyrinth
September 11th, 2016, 03:12 PM
Sometimes, life's best gifts come at the most unexpected places. One day, I hope to join you in the Classic length club. But for now, it's one baby step at a time.

Baby steps added together become a long and magnificent journey :D You'll get there!

Kat-Rinnč Naido
September 12th, 2016, 04:58 AM
Congratulations Sarahlabyrinth and happy hair-versary. It is wonderful to see you achieved classic in 4 years. This is encouraging to us newbies. Hope you had a wonderful holiday in France. Thank you for sharing your growth

dellad
September 12th, 2016, 06:48 AM
Congratulations on reaching classic, SarahLabyrinth. Your hair looks so good!

Kake
September 12th, 2016, 09:26 AM
I think your hair looks lovely, I like it at all the lengths your photos show. All lengths, any colour. You just have great hair.

Congrats on your wonderful growth, classic in 4 years is awesome. Well done.

Stepo_NiNha
September 12th, 2016, 11:09 AM
So we arrived back home from France having had a wonderful time. Have only had 6 hours' sleep since the 24 hours of flying so I hope this thread is somewhat coherent...
My anniversary was in June but I delayed it until we came home due to bad internet access and limited data over in France as we only had a temporary connection there.

So I have come a long way since first joining here, my hair was just a little below my shoulders and dyed brown. Since then I have gone from the brown dye to blonde and from there have begun transitioning to my own silvers. I have learned to (mostly) love and appreciate my hair and enjoy the process of growing rather than not liking it unless it is this length or that length. I have come to enjoy the journey of growing and the many varied and interesting looks and moods of my hair over the years. I have learned that my hair likes a simple routine, just shampoo (diluted) and conditioner, with a little mineral oil now and again. Occasionally a pre-poo of coconut or olive oil. That's it, really....

I have been able to travel to meet wonderful LHCers who were wonderful to spend time with (you know who you all are) and in general I want to offer my gratitude and thanks to you all who have been so wonderfully kind and supportive when I have had meltdowns over my hair...

Thank you all!!!

Now for pics...

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/myhairphotos004.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/myhairphotos089.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/hairphotos032_zps7d054c07.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/99aa8105-d52d-46da-89ae-db650dbe5a2d.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/ff861203-a127-43c6-8560-76f429bca8d0.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/28642faf-2236-4cc3-b0ba-a29e6d387ff3.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF1292.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF3218.jpg

and now:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/2a0b193a-2c96-4e5b-b2c2-266a9299028a.jpg
at classic!

Im speechless! AMAZING!

Sarahlabyrinth
September 12th, 2016, 02:15 PM
Congratulations Sarahlabyrinth and happy hair-versary. It is wonderful to see you achieved classic in 4 years. This is encouraging to us newbies. Hope you had a wonderful holiday in France. Thank you for sharing your growth


Congratulations on reaching classic, SarahLabyrinth. Your hair looks so good!


I think your hair looks lovely, I like it at all the lengths your photos show. All lengths, any colour. You just have great hair.

Congrats on your wonderful growth, classic in 4 years is awesome. Well done.


Im speechless! AMAZING!

Thank you! :crush:

purpleelephant
September 12th, 2016, 04:23 PM
wow is all. :thumbsup:

Hopeful65
September 13th, 2016, 04:37 PM
Your hair glows like an angel.
I like it better and better the longer it gets and the more your natural white is growing.
It's beautiful.

Sarahlabyrinth
September 13th, 2016, 04:40 PM
Your hair glows like an angel.
I like it better and better the longer it gets and the more your natural white is growing.
It's beautiful.

Thank you :D :flowers: