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MsPharaohMoan
December 30th, 2016, 02:36 PM
Hello all!

Itís my first time celebrating an anniversary. This year I decided I wanted to share my progress. I discovered LHC mid-december three years ago, lurked for a few months, joined, lurked for another few months, then dived right in.

My progress while lurking started at BSL and ended at waist:

http://i60.tinypic.com/2vs2pv6.jpg

At the beginning of summer I was still lurking... and took the most horrifying pic! The light showed off every uneven layer I had and I decided to take microtrimming seriously. Here is before and after a summer of microtrimming (I know the lighting isnít quite the same but oh well):

http://i62.tinypic.com/mi1jwk.jpghttp://i58.tinypic.com/zybyop.jpg

At the end of that summer I started posting. One of my first posts was for hair typing... it was difficult as the smallest manipulations cause my hair to bend and stay that way. This was the damp-dry hair typing pic:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2nsouf4.jpg


This is where I was after one year at lhc:

http://i61.tinypic.com/30w1oax.jpg

And all the lovely colors and layers I was growing out:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2iu5orc.jpg

Over the next year I microtrimmed and mictrotrimmed. At the end of 2015 I finally trimmed my ugly little duck tail so it blended into the rest of my hemline. Before trimming:

http://i66.tinypic.com/25k616o.jpg

After trimming:

http://i68.tinypic.com/ad2mmg.jpg

to be continued...

MsPharaohMoan
December 30th, 2016, 02:38 PM
At the beginning of 2016 I decided to switch my focus from trimming to length retention. I wanted to see how much I could grow in a year, too, so joined the 2016 no trimming thread.

The mid arse abyss begins:
http://i66.tinypic.com/2qbyo9i.jpg

It was difficult not to microtrim so I distracted myself with pretty colors:
http://i67.tinypic.com/25oxow2.jpg

My official before and after 2016 pics (first pic, bottom of shirt shows classic):
http://i66.tinypic.com/jijj9k.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2v8ls08.jpg

So I start this new year almost at my original goal of classic and ready to get back into a schedule of microtrimming. I might experiment with growing longer than classic, and maybe some more colors... In the meantime, I'm enjoying hanging out in this lovely community. I regularly frequent the mental health support thread and the friendship board. I also like lurking in various etsy makers' threads to admire the creativity. I lurk in the mane forum, however lately I've been enjoying directing newbies towards different techniques. I've also participated in a few swaps now and plan on joining more, it's a nice way to celebrate the seasons. I very much like the philosophies of 'your mileage may vary' and 'not here to decorate your world'.

Thank you all for making this place an awesome community to be a part of! I hope you enjoyed seeing my progress.

<3
MPM

lapushka
December 30th, 2016, 02:42 PM
That's a lot of progress for 3 years (+ trimming in between)! Congrats. :cheer:

spidermom
December 30th, 2016, 02:47 PM
Wow - what a change; very pretty.

DarkChocolate
December 30th, 2016, 02:51 PM
I love the colors:) Wow, you hair thickened up quite a bit. It gives me inspiration.

RavenRose
December 30th, 2016, 02:53 PM
Very lovely!

-Fern
December 30th, 2016, 03:05 PM
Amazing progress!! :applause And your hair looks so thick and healthy. Great work!!

Sarahlabyrinth
December 30th, 2016, 03:11 PM
Wonderful progress, and happy, healthy hair. Congratulations :D

school of fish
December 30th, 2016, 03:12 PM
Great story, love it! :D

embee
December 30th, 2016, 04:32 PM
Congratulations on all that growth! :)

Alissalocks
December 30th, 2016, 04:40 PM
Awesome length and volume, inspires me for my layers to grow out too. Beautiful results from your time and attention, love those colors too.

Eas693
December 30th, 2016, 04:41 PM
Congrats on 3 years! Your hair is very lovely :-)

Shorty89
December 30th, 2016, 05:17 PM
Your hair is very pretty! I think we have a similar hairtype. :) I love your coloured ends!

ephemeri
December 30th, 2016, 06:49 PM
That is some seriously amazing progress! Congrats!! :o

Nymphe
December 30th, 2016, 06:53 PM
Very nice hair, story, and progress! I love seeing multicolored buns.

hypersensitive
December 30th, 2016, 07:01 PM
Beautiful progress! Congratulations!

Robot Ninja
December 30th, 2016, 07:53 PM
That's some impressive growth, and using the stripes on a Hudson's Bay shirt as length markers is the most Canadian thing I've seen this week.

mizukitty
December 30th, 2016, 08:02 PM
Your hair is beautiful. It looks really healthy and happy! :)

Greenfire
December 30th, 2016, 10:39 PM
You maintained a beautiful thick hemline through the no trim challenge, your hair is very pretty! I thought the "duckbill" was cute, as that's exactly what it looks like when you describe it. How'd it come to be anyway? Bangs growing out you finally married with the longer hair creating shorter sides?

Crystawni
December 31st, 2016, 02:31 AM
WTG, MPM! :cheese:

Kat-RinnŤ Naido
December 31st, 2016, 02:53 AM
Congratulations! Your hair is growing beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

TatsuOni
December 31st, 2016, 07:09 AM
Congrats! It looks great now! :)

lithostoic
December 31st, 2016, 07:15 AM
Very inspirational! We have almost the same hair, so I'm really happy to see it looking so nice at your length. Been told since I was a teenager that I shouldn't grow my hair long.

Hailwidis
December 31st, 2016, 07:46 AM
Wow, congratulations! Your hair condition has improved so so much. :applause

I also like the colours on your ends. :)

pailin
December 31st, 2016, 09:36 AM
Congratulations! That's fantastic progress. And I like your colors.

Johannah
December 31st, 2016, 10:36 AM
Congrats!! :flower:

MsPharaohMoan
December 31st, 2016, 11:34 AM
Weee everyone's so nice :3 Thank you for all the kind words!


That's some impressive growth, and using the stripes on a Hudson's Bay shirt as length markers is the most Canadian thing I've seen this week.

:spitting: YOU KNOW


You maintained a beautiful thick hemline through the no trim challenge, your hair is very pretty! I thought the "duckbill" was cute, as that's exactly what it looks like when you describe it. How'd it come to be anyway? Bangs growing out you finally married with the longer hair creating shorter sides?

Ugh I have no idea, I think it was a poor layering job at a salon. Either way I was so happy once the tail was gone!


Very inspirational! We have almost the same hair, so I'm really happy to see it looking so nice at your length. Been told since I was a teenager that I shouldn't grow my hair long.

Psh don't listen to em! I'm so pleased to hear from you and others that I've inspired you! <3

cgirl
December 31st, 2016, 01:15 PM
What a beautiful and amazing transformation! This is so inspiring! :hifive:

I am starting from the same length as your first pic, I would be over the moon if my progress looked like yours in 3 years.

pili
January 3rd, 2017, 08:28 AM
Wow, that was three years? :thud:

Amazing growth. Congratulations!!

moon_witch
January 3rd, 2017, 08:59 AM
wow that's amazing progress. Congrats! :)

Of the Fae
January 3rd, 2017, 09:07 AM
Beautiful! The purple dip dye rocks btw, very nice.

DweamGoiL
January 3rd, 2017, 09:15 AM
Wonderful progress! Congratulations. You should feel very proud of your solid growth ;)

Erinliz
January 3rd, 2017, 09:27 AM
These posts are EVERYTHING to us newbies. Love it!!!

Avital88
January 3rd, 2017, 09:37 AM
Amazing growth. And also nice to see your quality improve so much. You and I are exactly the same length at the moment!