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Elizabeth E
May 13th, 2018, 07:30 AM
Hello All,
I know I haven't been very active since I joined here in March, but I'm working to change that! My hair journey started shortly after my birthday in October last year and by the time I joined LHC, I already knew a fair amount of healthy hair habits. But then I saw how much emphasis is put on protective hairstyles and stretching washes and I started doing it myself.
So here is the first new hair record: I wore my hair up for five days on end (previous record was three days). I didn't take it down to detangle in the morning or anything; I just kept it bunned all the time. It did feel a little weird to not touch my hair at all, like I got a buzz cut!
Number two: I went 11 days between washes. I used to wash my hair every third day, then when I joined here I started washing only once a week. I only washed it last night and I must say, eleven days are not that bad when you keep your hair up mostly!
Annnnnd the last one that I'm very proud of...my thickness has actually increased! It has to be from wearing it up so much; I almost never find shed hairs on my clothes or in my bed anymore. When I joined here, my ponytail measured a solid 3 inches, but compressed in a very tiny, pathetic looking braid so I never braided my hair. When I measured last night, it was 3 3/4 inches! I decided to do a braid again and I'm very happy with the results.
Pictures time! (I hope you can see them)
https://i.imgur.com/kVmMYMcm.jpg
My better-looking braid last night. Surprisingly, it didn't shrink too much.
https://i.imgur.com/SRimUq9m.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/FvY50kVm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xDB642rm.jpg
The ends are looking a little stringy from the oil I put on them last night, but I am almost at waist when entirely dry. I think I'll get there by the middle of July, but what do you guys say?

Milady_DeWinter
May 13th, 2018, 07:37 AM
You need to oupload the pics on an album, or a place like imgur.com, and then place the .jpg link as you tried to do here. That way we could see the pics :)

Your improvement sounds quite good so far! :flower:

Elizabeth E
May 13th, 2018, 07:44 AM
Thanks for telling me Milady_DeWinter, I will try that right now.

Elizabeth E
May 13th, 2018, 08:12 AM
Okay, the pictures are up!:blossom:

lapushka
May 13th, 2018, 08:59 AM
https://i.imgur.com/SRimUq9m.jpg

To me that looks like it is past waist.

Congrats! :D

Elizabeth E
May 13th, 2018, 09:09 AM
To me that looks like it is past waist.

Congrats! :D

Is it really past waist? I can't believe it - I must have thought my waistline to be lower than it actually is. But thanks!

egcmi
May 13th, 2018, 12:54 PM
congrats! your hair has grown a lot and looks super thick and healthier

Glitch
May 13th, 2018, 03:53 PM
Congrats on the multiple milestones!! With all your good results, clearly your hair is really liking these changes <3

Groovy Granny
May 13th, 2018, 03:56 PM
Awesome ~ congrats :applause

Elizabeth E
May 14th, 2018, 01:14 AM
Aw, thank you!
I just compared pictures of my hair the other day and I myself am surprised by the improvement. I must be doing something right! (thinking that has to do with joining LHC, eh?)

Ligeia Noire
May 17th, 2018, 10:41 AM
Here I am. Beautiful hair and yes i think you are a bit past waist too. Hard to tell without seeing a market but it looks like it.

Elizabeth E
May 17th, 2018, 12:41 PM
Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your compliments. And yes, I realize that I definitely am at waist and have reached it about two months sooner than I'd thought I would. It's like I'm more relaxed about my hair journey now; calmly enjoying every small milestone on the way!

Queerantine
May 17th, 2018, 12:59 PM
Looks great!!! And I agree, looks like you're already at waist.

Elizabeth E
May 17th, 2018, 01:44 PM
Thank you, Queerantine!

Ligeia Noire
May 17th, 2018, 03:12 PM
Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your compliments. And yes, I realize that I definitely am at waist and have reached it about two months sooner than I'd thought I would. It's like I'm more relaxed about my hair journey now; calmly enjoying every small milestone on the way!
Great. That's how it should be.

blushy
May 17th, 2018, 06:55 PM
congrats!! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! ♡

Elizabeth E
May 18th, 2018, 09:23 AM
Thanks, Blushy, that's so kind of you!
I started at a little past APL (a lot like you) and the journey to waist is not all that long; you will get there too! Happy growing ;)

Kat-Rinnč Naido
May 19th, 2018, 01:59 AM
Congratulations :blossom:
Enjoy your hair growing experience. It is lovely to have hair growing healthy.