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TatsuOni
July 9th, 2019, 11:41 AM
It's that time of the year again! So let's take a look at my journey!


11 Years have now passed since I had a side cut and decided that I wanted long hair.

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I cut all of mt hair to the same length (0,5 cm, so a little shorter than in the picture), but kept bangs to have less of a buzz cut. But since I hate having bangs, so I soon cut them off too.

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Back then I used a really dull scissor to cut my hair and would continue to do so for years.

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Don't ask me why, but I bleached my hair... Above is the "carrot phase".

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Blond and abused hair.

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And of course, I soon missed having black hair.

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I decided to, for the last time in my life, bleach my hair before dying it red and then go back to black once and for all. And thus the "carrot phase" again.

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I also used to let a friend heat style my hair.

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I really enjoyed the color hair, but what a hassle to keep it red!

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After I had to wash it with some special stuff before surgery, most of the dye washed out and I decided to let the bleached hair grow out and slowly cut it away before dying it black.

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Before jumping in to the shower to do my first CO-wash.

TatsuOni
July 9th, 2019, 11:42 AM
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This is what my natural hair color looked like after a year of CO-washing and when most of the bleach had been cut away.

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I decided to never again use chemical dyes again and wanted to be a henna head for a while, before starting the process of getting it black with indigo.

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The process of getting it black. It took some time and effort, but was worth it. Also, my hair finally started to get longer for real, now that I now longer mistreated it.

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Black again.

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Uneven hemline because of my braid waves.

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And this is where I am today. Finger tip length and still growing!

Although my hair would have been a lot longer if I would have taken as good care of it all the way, as I'm doing today. I have no regrets! I had a lot of fun trying different colors and doing stuff with my hair! Now I can grow it without any temptations!

TatsuOni
July 9th, 2019, 11:46 AM
And some bonus pictures, to get a little variation from last years thread :)

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Begemot
July 9th, 2019, 11:55 AM
What a journey! Here's to it and to your beautiful hair :toast: :blossom:

TatsuOni
July 9th, 2019, 12:13 PM
What a journey! Here's to it and to your beautiful hair :toast: :blossom:

Thank you! :blossom:

Aerya
July 9th, 2019, 12:40 PM
Ooh I love those threads! It's so fun seeing your journey and very motivating for those of us still at the beginning of ours. Your hair looks absolutely incredible and the different styles suit you so well! :flower:

pailin
July 9th, 2019, 12:41 PM
Beautiful! I think it's great that you've taken the time to experiment, and enjoyed the journey.
That wreath of yellow flowers makes a really great contrast against your hair.

blackgothicdoll
July 9th, 2019, 12:43 PM
You have very wolf-like eyes! they're so incredible and intense :o and a very lovely face altogether.

I love seeing all of the different hair colors and lengths, of course I've always favored black hair and it is stunning. It's awesome to see your progress from buzz to FTL! Thanks so much for sharing!

AmaryllisRed
July 9th, 2019, 01:30 PM
Wow!
So fun to see all the pics from years past. Thanks for sharing those with us!

Tinyponies
July 9th, 2019, 01:47 PM
Amazing pictures, stunning hair and love your style, Tatsu. Thank you for sharing your journey so far :)

Kat-Rinnč Naido
July 9th, 2019, 03:04 PM
Congratulations on your amazing hair growing journey. It is lovely to see how much you have been enjoying your hair growing adventure. Your hair is unique and amazingly gorgeous. It shows that You have invested a lot of care and patience.

Thank you for always sharing. You have come a long way. Happy growing and continue enjoying the experience.

Groovy Granny
July 9th, 2019, 03:08 PM
What an amazing hair story...... and that last pic :crush:

Congrats ~ you look amazing :applause:

Sarahlabyrinth
July 9th, 2019, 03:13 PM
I had no idea you had so many hair colours! Congrats on your beautiful hair, and happy growing it longer!

I see I just missed my 7th LHC anniversary, guess I can wait until next year :p

MusicalSpoons
July 9th, 2019, 03:15 PM
That's quite a journey! Most of the colours seemed to suit you but your healthy, shiny black locks are awesome and this forum wouldn't be the same without them :)

Vacurlylady
July 9th, 2019, 03:26 PM
Love seeing your journey. You hair is gorgeous! 😍

NicoleJean
July 9th, 2019, 04:34 PM
Wow what great progress! Very beautiful and inspirational. I wish I started documenting my growth earlier. So nice to have those photos to look back on.

Dark40
July 9th, 2019, 04:43 PM
Wow! You have come a long way from years that has passed! I've always admired your hair. :) :blossom:

You have the most prettiest eyes and face!

eresh
July 9th, 2019, 05:01 PM
Great journey! Beautiful hair :-)

lapushka
July 9th, 2019, 05:05 PM
Wow Tatsu, you came a long way, long long way!

You remind me a little bit of me; I had all kinds of (natural) colors, all kinds of lengths, over the course of 20 odd years.

Your hair looks stunning right now, and I do love those archery pictures! :D

Stardreamer
July 9th, 2019, 05:09 PM
You're so gorgeous! (and I thought your hair was naturally black) Congratulations !

TreesOfEternity
July 9th, 2019, 05:15 PM
Awesome Tatsu! I love the pics :o congrats on your hair anniversary.

I’m quite curious about the process of getting hair black with indigo and henna. Have you ever thought about making a video about that? Given all your experience in the matter :)

embee
July 9th, 2019, 05:29 PM
Wow, I also thought your hair was naturally black! What a surprise, all those colorful pics. :) Your hair is stunning now, that's for sure.

Green leaves
July 9th, 2019, 05:56 PM
That updo with the red flower is gorgeous!

EdG
July 9th, 2019, 06:10 PM
You have had an incredible hair journey. :thud:
Ed

Khristopher
July 9th, 2019, 07:40 PM
Congrats on a new annyversary Tatsu! I always enjoy your braid pics, you're very skilled!!

Spikey
July 9th, 2019, 07:48 PM
Great thread! Thanks for putting in this many pictures, it's very inspiring and a lot of fun to look at. Your eyes are gorgeous, they look good against the black of your hair. And (probably the last thing you want to hear) your natural color is *so* pretty.

Ligeia Noire
July 9th, 2019, 09:21 PM
It gets more striking as it grows longer.

blesseddamozel
July 9th, 2019, 09:31 PM
What an amazing hair story, awesome progress :D

milosmomma
July 9th, 2019, 09:36 PM
Congratulations on a spectacular hair journey and thank you sincerely for sharing. I find your hair an inspiration and simply stunning. I agree with blackgothicdoll about your eyes being intensely beautiful and wolf-like.

hennalonghair
July 9th, 2019, 09:54 PM
Very lovely.

Jas
July 10th, 2019, 01:43 AM
Gorgeous pictures! You're about a year ahead of me I reckon so it's fun to see where I could be next year!

I love the black colour. I wish I'd experimented a bit more before I decided to grow long to be honest.

What is your ultimate goal length?

pixitolong
July 10th, 2019, 06:37 AM
Wow thank you so much for posting your hair journey...a great inspiration for me right now. My hair is about your 2nd photo length..just past my pixie phase at the moment. I am going to measure my hair on the weekend..I'm hoping it has grown this month.

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:10 AM
Ooh I love those threads! It's so fun seeing your journey and very motivating for those of us still at the beginning of ours. Your hair looks absolutely incredible and the different styles suit you so well! :flower:

Thank you! :flower:


Beautiful! I think it's great that you've taken the time to experiment, and enjoyed the journey.
That wreath of yellow flowers makes a really great contrast against your hair.

Thank you! :flower: I'm happy about it too, because it's been so much fun! :)


You have very wolf-like eyes! they're so incredible and intense :o and a very lovely face altogether.

I love seeing all of the different hair colors and lengths, of course I've always favored black hair and it is stunning. It's awesome to see your progress from buzz to FTL! Thanks so much for sharing!

Thank you! :flower: I love wolfs, so that's a great compliment! :o


Wow!
So fun to see all the pics from years past. Thanks for sharing those with us!

You're welcome! :)


Amazing pictures, stunning hair and love your style, Tatsu. Thank you for sharing your journey so far :)

Thank you so much! :flower:

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:15 AM
Congratulations on your amazing hair growing journey. It is lovely to see how much you have been enjoying your hair growing adventure. Your hair is unique and amazingly gorgeous. It shows that You have invested a lot of care and patience.

Thank you for always sharing. You have come a long way. Happy growing and continue enjoying the experience.

Thank you so much! :flower:


What an amazing hair story...... and that last pic :crush:

Congrats ~ you look amazing :applause:

Thank you for your kind words! :flower:


I had no idea you had so many hair colours! Congrats on your beautiful hair, and happy growing it longer!

I see I just missed my 7th LHC anniversary, guess I can wait until next year :p

Thank you! :flower: Or you could do it now :) We'd be happy to see your 7 year and one month anniversary ;)

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:16 AM
That's quite a journey! Most of the colours seemed to suit you but your healthy, shiny black locks are awesome and this forum wouldn't be the same without them :)

Thank you! :flower: LHC truly is the best place on the internet, with it's kind and supportive members! :flower:


Love seeing your journey. You hair is gorgeous! ��

Thank you so much! :flower:


Wow what great progress! Very beautiful and inspirational. I wish I started documenting my growth earlier. So nice to have those photos to look back on.

Thank you! :flower: Even though I didn't take hair pictures until 2013, I still have pictures (mostly by a friend) that shows my hair :) It's very fun to look back and see what progress one have made! :)

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:20 AM
Wow! You have come a long way from years that has passed! I've always admired your hair. :) :blossom:

You have the most prettiest eyes and face!

Thank you! :flower:


Great journey! Beautiful hair :-)

Thank you! :flower:


Wow Tatsu, you came a long way, long long way!

You remind me a little bit of me; I had all kinds of (natural) colors, all kinds of lengths, over the course of 20 odd years.

Your hair looks stunning right now, and I do love those archery pictures! :D

Thank you fairy god mum! :blossom: It's fun to have tried a lot of things along the way :)


You're so gorgeous! (and I thought your hair was naturally black) Congratulations !

Thank you so much! :flower: Most people think so until they see my roots or old pictures :p

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:23 AM
Awesome Tatsu! I love the pics :o congrats on your hair anniversary.

I’m quite curious about the process of getting hair black with indigo and henna. Have you ever thought about making a video about that? Given all your experience in the matter :)

Thank you! :flower: I have actually. I have wrote a blog post (or rather two, one about dying it and one about my journey to black), but have not yet put in pictures and posted it. But I have also thought about making a video about it :)


Wow, I also thought your hair was naturally black! What a surprise, all those colorful pics. :) Your hair is stunning now, that's for sure.

Thank you! :flower: In real life, I surprise people with my length by not wearing it in a bun and on LHC I surprise people by showing my real hair color :laugh:


That updo with the red flower is gorgeous!

Thank you! :flower:

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:25 AM
You have had an incredible hair journey. :thud:
Ed

Thank you! :flower: :flower:


Congrats on a new annyversary Tatsu! I always enjoy your braid pics, you're very skilled!!

Thank you so much! :blossom:


Great thread! Thanks for putting in this many pictures, it's very inspiring and a lot of fun to look at. Your eyes are gorgeous, they look good against the black of your hair. And (probably the last thing you want to hear) your natural color is *so* pretty.

Thank you! :flower: Nah, I just take it as a compliment ;)


It gets more striking as it grows longer.

Thank you! :flower:


What an amazing hair story, awesome progress :D

Thank you! :flower:

Ylva
July 10th, 2019, 07:28 AM
Congratulations on your anniversary and your hair is gorgeous! :) Also the eyes!

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:30 AM
Congratulations on a spectacular hair journey and thank you sincerely for sharing. I find your hair an inspiration and simply stunning. I agree with blackgothicdoll about your eyes being intensely beautiful and wolf-like.

Thank you! :flower: I love wolfs, so that's a great compliment :)


Very lovely.

Thank you! :blossom:


Gorgeous pictures! You're about a year ahead of me I reckon so it's fun to see where I could be next year!

I love the black colour. I wish I'd experimented a bit more before I decided to grow long to be honest.

What is your ultimate goal length?

Thank you! :blossom: I'm happy that I did experiment while it was still short :) It's fun to "have done it".

At least knee, but I'd love to reach ankle.


Wow thank you so much for posting your hair journey...a great inspiration for me right now. My hair is about your 2nd photo length..just past my pixie phase at the moment. I am going to measure my hair on the weekend..I'm hoping it has grown this month.

Thank you and good luck with your own journey! :blossom:

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:30 AM
Congratulations on your anniversary and your hair is gorgeous! :) Also the eyes!

Thank you so much! :flower:

elise.autumn
July 10th, 2019, 07:32 AM
Wow TatsuOni, that's amazing and inspiring!

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2019, 07:44 AM
Wow TatsuOni, that's amazing and inspiring!

Thank you! :flower: :flower:

pippylonglocks
July 10th, 2019, 12:26 PM
Wow, that's incredible! Congratulations--you and your hair are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! :applause

RottenMango
July 10th, 2019, 08:21 PM
Beautiful hair. It looks so shiny and silky.

Corvana
July 10th, 2019, 11:47 PM
Wow! Happy anniversary! 12 years is a long time, but you did so much with it! I can't believe how far it's come just since I've joined! I can't wait to see you got your goal(s), either!

Green leaves
July 11th, 2019, 12:21 AM
Lovely too see your hair journey. Lots of inspiration for the rest of us.

deleria
July 11th, 2019, 12:29 AM
Wow that is a transformation 😱 your hair is goals and the wave to your hair is stunning!!

TatsuOni
July 11th, 2019, 03:40 AM
Wow, that's incredible! Congratulations--you and your hair are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! :applause

Thank you so much! :flower:


Beautiful hair. It looks so shiny and silky.

Thank you! :flower:


Wow! Happy anniversary! 12 years is a long time, but you did so much with it! I can't believe how far it's come just since I've joined! I can't wait to see you got your goal(s), either!

Thank you! :flower:


Lovely too see your hair journey. Lots of inspiration for the rest of us.

Thank you! :blossom:


Wow that is a transformation �� your hair is goals and the wave to your hair is stunning!!

Thank you! :flower: The waves are braid/bun waves :)

Simpscone
July 11th, 2019, 05:50 AM
What a journey! I love your hair :flower:

TatsuOni
July 12th, 2019, 07:51 AM
What a journey! I love your hair :flower:

Thank you! :flower:

Dark40
July 12th, 2019, 11:07 AM
Thank you! :flower:



Thank you! :flower:



Thank you fairy god mum! :blossom: It's fun to have tried a lot of things along the way :)



Thank you so much! :flower: Most people think so until they see my roots or old pictures :p

You're welcome! :blossom:

Katsura
July 13th, 2019, 12:29 AM
Happy anniversary! Amazing journey and so very beautiful hair.

Longlegs
July 13th, 2019, 01:14 AM
Amazing to see the progress, and all the different colours. I loved seeing all the changes over time. Thanks for sharing.

TatsuOni
July 13th, 2019, 03:23 AM
Happy anniversary! Amazing journey and so very beautiful hair.

Thank you! :flower:


Amazing to see the progress, and all the different colours. I loved seeing all the changes over time. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome :)