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hayheadsbird
May 14th, 2019, 04:05 PM
So just realised, as in 2 minutes ago, that I've been here for three years now!

On first joining I was in a pretty low place, and found TLHC by googling henna mixes. My hair was just past my shoulders.
https://i.imgur.com/6igzgwM.jpg

I was pretty soon inspired, as I was growing it back out anyway, but i had no idea of the possibilities of how I could wear my hair - buns were a revelation!
https://i.imgur.com/tF1PN7V.jpg
December 2016 had me heading to bsl.
And I discovered Torrins you tube, and the hairstyle of the month section of the forum
https://i.imgur.com/5BqvMer.jpg

By Christmas 2017 I'd discovered how to bring out the new waves, which still takes me by surprise as I always had such straight hair growing up!
https://i.imgur.com/zvarwTX.jpg
Hitting hip spring 2018 was a major milestone. Longest before that was heading to waist when I was 20.
https://i.imgur.com/C7IQ92O.jpg
So three years in, and I'm now at tailbone!
My henna has been growing out the last 2 years, and letting my greys come through. Maybe next year I'll have that gray streak I'm hoping for!
https://i.imgur.com/kCdYoZJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tGsdOOf.jpg

Wusel
May 14th, 2019, 04:24 PM
AWESOME! Beautiful pictures and beautiful hair. :) Congratulations! :) And big thanks for posting :)

HaMalka
May 14th, 2019, 04:28 PM
Happy Anniversary. Your waves are so pretty. What is the bun in the center of the nine tiles?

milosmomma
May 14th, 2019, 04:32 PM
What an inspirational journey, thank you for sharing with us! And congratulations on three years, you have made it so far now. Your hair looks fantastic and healthy, happy growing and good hair vibes! :)

lapushka
May 14th, 2019, 04:37 PM
Congratulatons!

I love the variety in your updos; and look how long it's gotten! :applause

AmaryllisRed
May 14th, 2019, 04:39 PM
Happy anniversary! Love all the pictures!

luluj
May 14th, 2019, 04:53 PM
So just realised, as in 2 minutes ago, that I've been here for three years now! My henna has been growing out the last 2 years, and letting my greys come through. Maybe next year I'll have that gray streak I'm hoping for!

https://i.imgur.com/tGsdOOf.jpg

Congratulations! You hair is lovely, and oh so long! The showstopper, for me, are your beautiful silver hairs.

I hope you get that gray streak you are wishing for, it will be gorgeous.:crush:

Lady Stardust
May 14th, 2019, 05:00 PM
Beautiful! Your natural colour, including your silver strands, blends well with the henna.

sailormars
May 14th, 2019, 05:37 PM
Your hair is beautiful! Congratulations on growing it out so well :) I'm at the length you started at and I am also aiming to grow it out to tailbone length so this is makes me happy and inspired!

MusicalSpoons
May 14th, 2019, 06:26 PM
Ooh so beautiful! Congratulations on three years of healthy growing :D

Cg
May 14th, 2019, 07:12 PM
Beautiful! Isn't it satisfying to see the progress? Not to mention all those different buns. Congratulations on 3 years!

Stardreamer
May 14th, 2019, 08:28 PM
Congrats, your last picture looks so long and I love the way it waves. :D

blackgothicdoll
May 14th, 2019, 08:38 PM
That is great progress and so inspiring! It's exciting to hear that you found your waves too. Your hair looks beautiful :o

Corvana
May 14th, 2019, 09:02 PM
Happy hairniversary! Your hair is looking great!!

hayheadsbird
May 15th, 2019, 12:19 AM
Thanks everyone - I love hanging around here online :)
Happy Anniversary. Your waves are so pretty. What is the bun in the center of the nine tiles?
I think it's a vortex bun, if I remember correctly I didn't do very well and it fell out pretty quick!

Congratulations! You hair is lovely, and oh so long! The showstopper, for me, are your beautiful silver hairs.

I hope you get that gray streak you are wishing for, it will be gorgeous.:crush:
Me too, hoping I have the start of one in my left temple, but will have to wait and see 😂

Your hair is beautiful! Congratulations on growing it out so well :) I'm at the length you started at and I am also aiming to grow it out to tailbone length so this is makes me happy and inspired!
Putting up and trying to ignore it is the best thing I've found so far, that and a
S&d so I could avoid trims 😁

Reyn127
May 15th, 2019, 12:30 AM
Wow, you’ve had a solid amount of growth! And your hair looks very healthy, and lovely.

Tinyponies
May 15th, 2019, 01:26 AM
Such beautiful hair. Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for sharing your story so far. :)

LadyCelestina
May 15th, 2019, 02:38 AM
Wow - your before and after look like the hair belongs to two different people! And the updo's are just :crush:

Begemot
May 15th, 2019, 03:03 AM
Amazing anniversary post! Congrats for the gorgeous hair :o The difference between first and last pictures blew me away.

Sarahlabyrinth
May 15th, 2019, 04:13 AM
Wow, such beautiful long hair! You have come a long way in the last three years! :crush: Congratulations! Here's to the next three :D

cestlavie
May 15th, 2019, 05:02 AM
The growth is amazing! Loving all the updos, you can really see your hair is healthy and shiny :blossom:. Congrats on your anniversary!

LittleHealthy
May 15th, 2019, 05:23 AM
Thankyou for posting about your past three years here! Your photos are purely inspiring and beautiful!

YvetteVarie
May 15th, 2019, 06:03 AM
Happy hair anniversary. May you continue meeting all your hair goals

embee
May 15th, 2019, 06:39 AM
Gracious, that's beautiful! Your hair in that last pic looks like it's smiling. :)

spitfire511
May 15th, 2019, 07:08 AM
LOVELY!!! These are some of my favorite threads!!

TatsuOni
May 15th, 2019, 09:13 AM
Congrats! Your hair looks great!

hayheadsbird
May 15th, 2019, 02:28 PM
Thank you ❤

Ylva
May 15th, 2019, 02:39 PM
Happy hairiversary, your hair is gorgeous! :)

Elizabeth E
May 16th, 2019, 12:43 PM
I can't believe that's only three years of growth - your hair looks lovely thick too. Congratulations! :flower:

Dark40
May 16th, 2019, 12:56 PM
hayheadsbird, congratulations on making it to three years of healthy hair growing! Your hair is simply beautiful! Beautiful pictures of your buns and braids too. I love the length of your hair as well! I'm looking forward to receiving TBL sometime next year. I would happy if it was at that length now.

Jas
May 16th, 2019, 03:57 PM
Your hair is gorgeous, happy hairiversary!

SimplySmile
May 30th, 2019, 08:08 AM
Congrats! Your hair is beautiful! You motivate me to try more updo's then my usual go to's.

MotherofPhoenix
May 30th, 2019, 09:07 AM
Wow You're hair is stunning. I'm glad you found yourself in a better place 💜

If you don't mind me asking, how were you able to get waves?

Kat-Rinnè Naido
May 30th, 2019, 09:31 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on 3 years of healthy growing. Good luck as you continue your hair growing journey.

hayheadsbird
May 31st, 2019, 03:14 PM
thanks folks! 😍
Wow You're hair is stunning. I'm glad you found yourself in a better place 💜

If you don't mind me asking, how were you able to get waves?
Pretty sure it's a combination of age and pregnancy 😂 first started to notice them growing in just at the back of my head after baby 2 in my early 30s. From them its increased, although my canopy is still relatively straight in comparison. Seams the linger it gets the more wave there is. To get them to come out, lots of moisture, and no messing as it air dries. For extra oomph, rag curls overnight end up as ringlets that hold really well.

JackintheBox
May 31st, 2019, 06:41 PM
Congrats! I love posts like this. Seeing growth over the course of years really emphasizes how much commitment and patience pays off.