View Full Version : Three years LHC: darkwaves

November 8th, 2008, 06:11 PM
I started growing my hair before I joined LHC. By the time I did, my hair had reached shoulder length -- 18" or 19".

In the years here, I've trimmed away a lot of damage (dye and bleached highlights; it's mostly natural now), and gradually moved towards a straight, rather than U-shaped, hemline.

It's now 30" at the back,a bit below waist if stretched, but the biggest difference I've noticed over the last year is at the front, where my hair now falls just a few inches from my waist. No pix of that, but here's the progression.


My photography skills clearly haven't improved much. (Maybe I need new batteries for my camera.)

harley mama
November 8th, 2008, 06:17 PM
I love the curl and envy your thickness and bounce. You have been such an inspiration for me.
And, not just because you have luscious hair. I admire your strength, beauty and big heart!

Congratulations on three successful years of hair growing!

November 8th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Congratulations! Your hair looks stunning, I love the beautiful curls and the rich color :)

November 8th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Happy anniversary, darkwaves. Your hair is truly a sight to behold. :flowers:

November 8th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Congrats Darkwaves! LOVE your hair, it's looking very lovely!

November 8th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Looking good and getting so long Happy Anniversary:cheese:. I am coming up on 4 years next week.

November 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Happy 3rd LHC Anniversary Darkwaves!

Your hair is as lovely and thick and rich as ever.

November 8th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Your hair looks really rich in color! What an amazing improvement from the before and after pictures.

November 8th, 2008, 06:50 PM
WOW! your hair looks great! Healthy and thick! Congrats!

November 8th, 2008, 06:54 PM
It looks so beautiful! You were one of my first hair idols here at LHC. Hoping my hair will look half as good in a few years.

November 8th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Your hair is amazing! :thud:

November 8th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Let the thudding begin! :thud: Darkwaves, your hair is gorgeous. :smile:

November 8th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Oh wow! Your hair looks gorgeous! The color is so rich!!!

November 8th, 2008, 08:18 PM
darkwaves, I remember when you joined just a couple of months after I did, and I've been following your progress ever since. You have the curls of my dreams. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary.

November 8th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Beautiful. I wish I had curls like that! I'm lucky if I get a streamlined wave or two!

November 8th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Congratulations on three years! I've ALWAYS admired your curls and color. Here's to the next three years!

November 8th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Your hair is incredible! Congratulations! :D

November 8th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Your hair looks amazing!

November 8th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Keep rocking those beautiful curls!!!

November 8th, 2008, 08:47 PM
I hope I have thud worthy hair too after 3 years of LHC....but I got a long way to go.

November 8th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Wowee!!! That is some lovely, lovely hair! It looks so shining and healthy too! Great growth and progress! Lucky you!

November 8th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Wow, wow wow! Thank you for the inspirational pics, and congrats on your gorgeous hair!

November 8th, 2008, 09:26 PM
I'm inspired! That is some stunning growth and your hair looks super healthy :inlove: Keep doing what you're doing :thumbsup:

Happy 3 Year Anniversary! :gift:

November 8th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Darkwaves, your hair is simply a dream. Wonderful curls, rich color, and the thickness!!! and they look so healthy. You stop the traffic, I'm certain. Oh, the wonder of curls.

November 9th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Happy Anniversary! :flower:

Your hair is truly stunning. You have a wonderful thickness, rich color, and beautiful curls.

November 9th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Your hair is so full even right down tot he ends! Amazing! Happy anniversary! :)

November 9th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Happy anniversary darkwaves! :D
What a difference those photos show. You have such lovely curls. :blossom:

November 9th, 2008, 01:16 AM
your hair is SO beautiful! Headturning!

November 9th, 2008, 01:28 AM
Happy anniversary, darkwaves! :flowers: Your hair is just more beautiful every month.

November 9th, 2008, 01:40 AM

November 9th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Congratulations on 3 years with the LHC, Darkwaves, and here's to many more years in our community. You are blessed with the most beautiful thick and shiny curls, and what an amzing transformation since you joined!

November 9th, 2008, 07:55 AM
Thanks, everyone! I'm overwhelmed -- so I won't respond to each comment, but just say this is such a great and supportive place.

Honestly, I'd tried to grow past shoulder-length before, but couldn't get my hair back long again pre-LHC, as I had no idea how to wear it professionally. A ponytail was all I could manage before I joined and bought toys! (And also found such great encouragement and friends.)

November 9th, 2008, 09:03 AM
Congratulations! Your curls are lovely and shiny! And your hair is long! Great progress!

November 9th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Congratulations, sweetie! :smooch: Your hair is looking beautiful!!!

November 9th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Wow, so thick and soft looking!! Love it!!

November 9th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Your hair is simply stunning. I'm so glad you decided to grow it out so the rest of us can be blessed with that beautiful sight. :)

November 9th, 2008, 12:13 PM
:thudpile: I've always admired your hair, and it's truly stunning!

November 9th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Even though I'm not a curly (although I'd love to be), you've always been one of my hair idols! Absolutely beautiful hair and wonderful progress!

November 9th, 2008, 12:17 PM
OMG that is some great growth!!!:happydance::thumbsup:Congratulations to you:eyebrows:.

November 9th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Thats amazing! You have gorgeous curly hair! :crush:

November 9th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Congratulations on your LHC anniversary :flowers:, and your hair is absolutely stunning! :thudpile:

November 9th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Congratulations, darkwaves! You know how much I love your beautiful curls. :inlove:

Silver Strands
November 9th, 2008, 02:02 PM
How beautiful!
Happy Anniversary!

November 9th, 2008, 02:59 PM
darkwaves I've always loved your hair and it gets even more beautiful as it lengthens. Beautiful beautiful curls!:flowers:

November 9th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Congratulations.....and your hair looks wonderful!

November 9th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Thanks so much! And see? I've changed my sig to show how much I love this place!

:heartbeat :heartbeat :heartbeat

November 10th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Beautiful!!! I agree with everything everyone said. I hope to achieve as much in 3 yrs. I also love the rich dark color. I've always had light hair but I think dark hair is so much prettier.

November 10th, 2008, 04:55 AM
Your new siggy is beautiful!

Robbi Dehlinger
November 10th, 2008, 04:59 AM
THAT is some growth!

November 10th, 2008, 05:52 AM
Ooooooooooooo SO pretty!!! I remember we started here at almost the same time. I am getting ready to try to find a good before and after pic. LOVE your curls. I am getting in line to say you have been a true inspiration to me as well!!!


November 10th, 2008, 08:43 AM
More thanks!

And it sounds like another three-year update/anniversary thread is on its way...

(And, erm, Chrissy, all colours are lovely!)

November 10th, 2008, 10:11 AM
Happy anniversary Darkwaves:)

Your looks great:)
I love your curls:)

November 10th, 2008, 10:34 AM
WOW! Gorgeous, healthy, beautiful hair! You look great.

November 10th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Lovely curl thickness and shine!

November 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Congratulations on your third year anniversary. Your hair is truely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your a real inspiration.

November 12th, 2008, 04:05 AM
Happy happy LHC anniversary, Darkwaves! :blossom: I just love looking at your photos; your curls are perfect, and your progress has been wonderful to watch. You have one of the most beautiful heads of hair I've ever seen.

More importantly, you are an amazing and beautiful person on the inside. :heartbeat You are the best of what it means to be part of a community, and it's a pleasure and a privilege to have gotten to know you.

November 12th, 2008, 04:21 AM
I so wish I had your hair. The thickness, the curl, it's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on three years!

November 12th, 2008, 04:32 AM

Your hair is looking amazing, awesome and phenomenal.

Enjoy your new length.

November 12th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Holy Cannoli!! That's some serious hair and curls going on!! Wonderful progress :flowers:

November 12th, 2008, 07:25 AM
woow, beautiful.