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HeartofHaleth
January 11th, 2017, 10:18 AM
(Thanks for your patience, everybody! More pics will be forthcoming, in the meantime, here you go!)

So, it's been a whole year! I've learned a lot and grown a little too! ;) I know I've gotten semi-lurky, but rest assured, I'm not going anywhere! This really is the nicest place on the Internet, thanks to all of you lovely people! Aaaaand I'm using way too many exclamation points...Oh well! :p

While I've only been on the forum for a year, I've been growing my hair out for about five! Just for funsies, here's a pic from five years ago (note my terrified expression; I cropped them out for privacy, but I'm accompanied by two very strange friends. I grew to be stranger than either of them! ;))
http://i.imgur.com/GQSYMmS.jpg

This was my very first length shot...dry, brushed out waves, poorly photographed in a bathroom in Kenya. For a little while my camera skills got better, but now they're terrible again for some reason! :p
http://i.imgur.com/VD1VtrI.jpg

I got back home and discovered the benefits of coconut oil...Then I went a little overboard! I din't touch the stuff again until just recently...and in much more sparing amounts!
http://i.imgur.com/zCOFkVz.jpg

My rose-colored hair!
http://i.imgur.com/GyR49xx.jpg

February; I started to find a wash routine that worked, and the results were a delightful surprise!
http://i.imgur.com/AXeVBkd.jpg

Arctic
January 11th, 2017, 10:23 AM
Congratulations! *waiting for the pics* :popcorn:

LadyCelestina
January 11th, 2017, 10:25 AM
pics or didn't happen :D congrats!

Johannah
January 11th, 2017, 10:40 AM
pics or didn't happen :D congrats!

I second this ;)

vampyyri
January 11th, 2017, 10:45 AM
pics or didn't happen :D congrats!

Thirding this :p :popcorn:

Of the Fae
January 11th, 2017, 10:52 AM
Yes! Fourthing...:P?

Pinni
January 11th, 2017, 11:23 AM
Congrats 1 year! :gift: Hope to see pictures soon too :)

raemarthe
January 11th, 2017, 11:33 AM
Congratulations! Awaiting photos :)

samanthaa
January 11th, 2017, 11:52 AM
Piling on the "awaiting pics" train

Happy hair anniversary!

Mrstran
January 11th, 2017, 12:16 PM
:disco:

Yeyay! Congrats on your first year down. Time to tackle #2!

*sprinkling luck*

hayheadsbird
January 11th, 2017, 12:25 PM
pics or didn't happen :D congrats!
Not sure if I'm fifth-ing or sixth-ing...which sounds kinda risqué:P

TatsuOni
January 11th, 2017, 12:31 PM
Congrats! One more waiting for pictures :popcorn:

Sarahlabyrinth
January 11th, 2017, 12:37 PM
Congrats! Happy Hairiversary :D Awaiting pics :popcorn:

Ophidian
January 11th, 2017, 03:10 PM
Happy hairiversary!

MsPharaohMoan
January 11th, 2017, 04:56 PM
One does not simply post an anniversary thread without posting pics! :eyebrows: :popcorn:

Congrats! :joy:

marvel-lover
January 11th, 2017, 05:09 PM
Congrats! I can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful hair :cheer:

Rebeccalaurenxx
January 11th, 2017, 05:22 PM
I'm getting antsy!

HeartofHaleth
January 11th, 2017, 05:52 PM
Thanks so much everybody! I had to split the post due to pic overload, so here's the second half!

My first successful cinnabun! I was so proud...:p
http://i.imgur.com/9d3YSmP.jpg

Hip! (hip hurray)
http://i.imgur.com/4hEvE92.jpg

My signature picture and March length shot. Didn't work out as a length shot so well, but the snow was so pretty!
http://i.imgur.com/F5Pl0vo.jpg

I succumbed to the Ficcare siren song...
http://i.imgur.com/mmHaMVY.jpg

I invented a braid!
http://i.imgur.com/BLJRsl0.jpg

This was my hair in November, with some crazy braidwaves! It's the most recent length shot that's any good.
http://i.imgur.com/fxVBFfT.jpg

Whew! Think that's enough pictures? ;):rolleyes: Just one more! I trimmed about an inch on New Years Day...I can't take a picture now, since it's too dark, but I will tomorrow!

ephemeri
January 11th, 2017, 06:15 PM
Beautiful and congrats on your 1 year here!

Sarahlabyrinth
January 11th, 2017, 06:46 PM
Very pretty! And I love that braid, how did you do it?

Ophidian
January 11th, 2017, 07:01 PM
Gorgeous! I love the snow picture so much. It reminds me of the part in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when Lucy steps into Narnia. We've only been getting one or two good snows a year where I live and it's not nearly as much as I'd like. But I digress. Your hair is lovely :)

HeartofHaleth
January 11th, 2017, 07:19 PM
Thank you, ephemeri, Sarahlabyrinth, and Ophidian! The braid is a Dutch braid but with the sections added from the opposite side and wrapped over. I made a thread about it a while back, I'll see if I can find the link!

ETA: Here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=139724) it is! If you try it, I'd love to see pictures! Nobody ever posted any :(. Also, let me know if you come up with a fabulous name for it! I still don't know what to call it...

HeartofHaleth
January 11th, 2017, 07:22 PM
Gorgeous! I love the snow picture so much. It reminds me of the part in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when Lucy steps into Narnia. We've only been getting one or two good snows a year where I live and it's not nearly as much as I'd like. But I digress. Your hair is lovely :)

It was a picture I took for the seasonal growth thread March 20th. Living on an island, we don't get quite as much snow as the rest of the state, but still plenty! It does create such a magical atmosphere!

raemarthe
January 11th, 2017, 07:41 PM
Your hair is so gorgeous! I love those waves and your thickness. So beautiful :)

vampyyri
January 11th, 2017, 07:50 PM
Soooo beautiful!!! :thud: first time seeing your hair in all it's glory, so gorgeous! :crush:

TatsuOni
January 12th, 2017, 01:26 AM
Beautiful! :thud:

ipickee
January 12th, 2017, 06:36 AM
You're hair looks lovely! I love your color, congrats on the growth :blossom:

lapushka
January 12th, 2017, 06:40 AM
Woohoo, way to go, and in just one year? Amazing! I love the last picture in your first post and your braid in the second picture-filled post. Gorgeous hair. :flower: :D

marvel-lover
January 12th, 2017, 07:11 AM
How beautiful! I love your wave! Your hair looks so healthy and happy :) Congratulations!

Arctic
January 12th, 2017, 07:23 AM
Photos were worth the wait! :toast:

Alissalocks
January 12th, 2017, 07:58 AM
Wows! Your pics are great and your hair is lovely. What a difference it's made from your first pic, great job!!!

lithostoic
January 12th, 2017, 08:10 AM
Very nice! I'm proud c:

Of the Fae
January 12th, 2017, 08:48 AM
Photos were worth the wait! :toast:

Agreed!!! Lovely waves

Nymphe
January 12th, 2017, 10:06 AM
Yay, hair pics! Love your hair and congrats. :)

FallingDarkness
January 12th, 2017, 02:46 PM
Your hair is soooooooo beautiful I'm jealous! Congrats on your lovely progress :D

samanthaa
January 12th, 2017, 02:51 PM
Whoa, the rose-colored hair (especially in a bun!) is so pretty! I love your waves as well. Happy growing!

LadyCelestina
January 13th, 2017, 12:59 AM
Yay! Nice waves :) How did you do the rose coloured hair? I see a bleached strand and the rest is pink dye on virgin hair? pretty!

Dona
January 13th, 2017, 01:57 AM
Your hair is lovely and has beautiful waves. It also looks so shiny and healthy in the last pictures.

Shepherdess
January 13th, 2017, 02:12 AM
Congratulations!! :cheer: You have made some amazing progress and your hair is so pretty too! :cheer: Thank you for sharing with us!! :flower: