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Bat
September 23rd, 2022, 06:06 PM
Instead of yearly topics how bout we have one that runs indefinitely?
Let's go let's grow 😂

This is for Monthly photo growth updates

momof3mary
September 23rd, 2022, 06:14 PM
Short. That's my monthly length check for this month:p I'm hoping for a bob-ish look within the next 4-6 months. One can dream.

Shorty89
September 23rd, 2022, 09:26 PM
Bat, I swear you've started more threads in your two years here than I have in my ten or so. :lol: <3

But, I do like the idea. I've been trying to keep track of length and thickness measurements again. My total length is 93cm, close to classic now.

Bat
September 23rd, 2022, 09:36 PM
Short. That's my monthly length check for this month:p I'm hoping for a bob-ish look within the next 4-6 months. One can dream.

Short works haha

Bat
September 23rd, 2022, 09:37 PM
Bat, I swear you've started more threads in your two years here than I have in my ten or so. :lol: <3

But, I do like the idea. I've been trying to keep track of length and thickness measurements again. My total length is 93cm, close to classic now.

So mean I'll be challenging you to a duel to defend my honour soon

Shorty89
September 23rd, 2022, 09:47 PM
So mean I'll be challenging you to a duel to defend my honour soon

Can we duel with our hair?

blackgothicdoll
September 23rd, 2022, 10:31 PM
Pretty sure there's a monthly length check thread out there. Don't feel like searching for it on mobile

Shorty89
September 23rd, 2022, 10:39 PM
Pretty sure there's a monthly length check thread out there. Don't feel like searching for it on mobile

The one I see is the Monthly Length Photo thread.

GordonMurphella
September 24th, 2022, 04:57 AM
Bat, I swear you've started more threads in your two years here than I have in my ten or so. :lol: <3



Ok, I snorted.

vampyyri
September 24th, 2022, 05:51 AM
The one I see is the Monthly Length Photo thread.

Yeah, I kinda like that this one is not photo driven. I tend to get obsessive if I start tracking like that :bigeyes: so I support this chill version of the thread :thumbsup:

I need to figure out my growth rate again, last I checked I came in at .75" a month but this was several years ago. I suspect that I'm still on pace though considering how frequently I need to trim my bangs :lol:

tuanyiji
September 24th, 2022, 05:54 AM
There are trimmer and no-trimmer measure-in threads over in the poll board’s stickies, no need to post pictures, and not necessarily monthly updates, though a shorter period would be easier to track the actual growth rate by month/season.

Bat
September 24th, 2022, 08:29 AM
Pretty sure there's a monthly length check thread out there. Don't feel like searching for it on mobile

There's ones for each year, this one has no date at all makes more sense really than yearly topics about the same thing.

Bat
September 24th, 2022, 08:31 AM
There are trimmer and no-trimmer measure-in threads over in the poll board’s stickies, no need to post pictures, and not necessarily monthly updates, though a shorter period would be easier to track the actual growth rate by month/season.

This one's for photos like the yearly month check theads

Bat
September 24th, 2022, 08:32 AM
Can we duel with our hair?

You'd win lol my hair is barely a box cutter loool

Bat
September 25th, 2022, 03:17 AM
Yeah, I kinda like that this one is not photo driven. I tend to get obsessive if I start tracking like that :bigeyes: so I support this chill version of the thread :thumbsup:

I need to figure out my growth rate again, last I checked I came in at .75" a month but this was several years ago. I suspect that I'm still on pace though considering how frequently I need to trim my bangs :lol:

No, it's photo driven, I just assumed people would know it's an Indefinite version to replace yearly ones

vampyyri
September 25th, 2022, 06:15 AM
No, it's photo driven, I just assumed people would know it's an Indefinite version to replace yearly ones

Welp, not for me after all then :shrug: I really can't risk getting into that mindset for my own mental health.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt with stripes to prove it :lol: y'all have fun

Bat
September 25th, 2022, 06:32 AM
Welp, not for me after all then :shrug: I really can't risk getting into that mindset for my own mental health.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt with stripes to prove it :lol: y'all have fun

That's understandable! :D

Bat
September 29th, 2022, 02:44 AM
It's that time again!
August 29 - September 29th. Month comparison back
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1024946262459551754/Screenshot_2022-09-29-17-26-27-000.jpg

Side comparison https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1024950251834052618/Screenshot_2022-09-29-17-45-20-976.jpg

Trim/cut September 18 effected accuracy of these comparisons :(

tuanyiji
September 29th, 2022, 04:48 AM
Will you keep the bleached parts to better track the growth?
Or are those your actual grays?

Bat
September 29th, 2022, 05:58 AM
Will you keep the bleached parts to better track the growth?
Or are those your actual grays?

The sides are bleached but I am quite grey there usually I'm thinking of keeping them I just did them blond to make the regrowth less obvious

momof3mary
September 30th, 2022, 06:37 AM
I'm gonna need someone to explain to me like I'm new how to upload photos on this thread so I can keep track of this mess of a head.

tuanyiji
September 30th, 2022, 07:09 AM
The sides are bleached but I am quite grey there usually I'm thinking of keeping them I just did them blond to make the regrowth less obviousGood plan, get an easy hair care routine and stick to it, and hair will grow grow grow without too much fussing.


I'm gonna need someone to explain to me like I'm new how to upload photos on this thread so I can keep track of this mess of a head.

Here you go: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=35939

momof3mary
September 30th, 2022, 07:16 AM
Here you go: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=35939
Thank you Tuanyiji:o:o

tuanyiji
October 2nd, 2022, 10:18 AM
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1026150769969352855/IMG_1382.jpg
Monthly Length check: 95cm(+1.5cm)
High Pony Circumference: 10cm(+1cm)
My length was actually 96cm when I first measured it but then, over excited, I accidentally pulled out the longest racer, oh fate, why are you so cruel!
I had to resist the urge to tilt my hair backward to make it longer, nope, I need to be honest and this will be an important reference point.
Since this was a special occasion and I wanted my hair to look pretty after the WO wash and air dry, this is also the first time I used a wooden comb to smooth my hair in 2 months since I started the fingercomb journey in August.
I decide to use the comb very rarely like once a month.

Bat
October 3rd, 2022, 04:33 PM
Looking good!

tuanyiji
October 4th, 2022, 05:33 AM
Looking good!

Thank you, my dress is actually knee length and I took a longer pic, just cropped it to my tbl, a year from now I’d love to compare the monthly progress with the same dress.

Bri-Chan
October 4th, 2022, 07:28 AM
Oops, wrong thread... I'm not good with photos :rolleyes:

Duroniel
October 4th, 2022, 01:46 PM
I get it to be 69 cm... That sure sounds longer than it feels when growing out to classic again :p

Bat
October 4th, 2022, 04:59 PM
Thank you, my dress is actually knee length and I took a longer pic, just cropped it to my tbl, a year from now I’d love to compare the monthly progress with the same dress.

That is a good idea! I just take mine in whatever clothing I have one and since I only own black my hair blends into it haha

Bat
October 19th, 2022, 05:03 PM
Time flies, it's already a month and and 2 days since that salon trip that cut off too much, I'm still not back to where I was before but I'd say another month and I'll be back

September 18 - October 20
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1032413587458769067/IMG_20221020_080239_600_x_450_pixel.jpg

OUKess
October 19th, 2022, 09:01 PM
tuanyiji your hair is beautiful!!

tuanyiji
October 19th, 2022, 09:07 PM
tuanyiji your hair is beautiful!!

Thank you very much :)

lapushka
October 20th, 2022, 04:43 AM
Time flies, it's already a month and and 2 days since that salon trip that cut off too much, I'm still not back to where I was before but I'd say another month and I'll be back

September 18 - October 20
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1032413587458769067/IMG_20221020_080239_600_x_450_pixel.jpg

It's going great! :D

Bat
October 20th, 2022, 03:01 PM
It's going great! :D long road ahead but so far so good.

tuanyiji
October 30th, 2022, 08:17 PM
It’s not November yet, but I water rinsed my hair last night, and this morning as soon as I woke up and felt my hair was completely dry, I measured it.
It’s official, I’m now 97cm, 2cm longer than I was on October 2nd. I can’t believe my eyes, 2cm of hair growth in less than a month, a cool month (my average was 1.5cm in a hot/warm month)
What’s more surprising is that even though I have been shedding slightly more hair since early September than I did in summer, on top of the mechanical damage I caused by taking part in the ABC Bun challenge where I redid my hair 4-5 times a day, causing inevitable shed and breakage, my high ponytail circumference is now 10.5cm (+0.5cm) and low ponytail is 9.6cm (+0.6cm).

I think the contributing hair growth factors are:
no trim or S&D;
daily minoxidil;
daily oil from my scalp to end (just 2 drops of DIY henna/garlic/sublime sulfur infused multi-oil so my head is never greasy);
I gave up the inversion method;
massage daily (1-minute finger, 30-60 minutes with my electronic octopus);
no heat (air dry only);
no elastic ties (I only did a pony with a scrunchy once for my Jumbo Bun and took it down in an hour);
fingercomb only, I only used a wide-tooth wooden comb once on October 2nd for the photo shoot;
LLLT treatment, 25 minutes every other day;
I stopped doing my weekly pre-poo hot oil treatment, and do weekly water rinse only instead, with monthly shampoo;
I did ACV rinse after each wash, I also drink a tiny bit of ACV before my meals for better digestion;
bun/braid 99% of the time;
sleep in a braid inside a silk bonnet on top of a silk pillowcase, I wash the bonnet/pillowcases/bedding more often than my hair,
sufficient hydration: 3L of plain water a day, yes, I have a lot of bathroom trips, and I poop 1-2 times a day;
intense physical activity: 1-hour cardio/core/weight training a day, 6 days a week;
30+ minutes of casual walking/climbing stairs after supper every day;
transforming my spinning bike into my computer table so I can work while biking;
protein-heavy food with a great variety of meat, egg, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and fungus, I eat onions or garlic almost every day ever since I heard about the importance of sulfur, I also have more bone broth, fish skin and gelatin for natural collagen;
I actually consumed less dairy and fewer grains this month;
I lost 1.5kg of weight, my fat is 0.6% lower, and my muscle is 0.4% higher.
supplements: multiple minerals and vitamins (the whole alphabet lol), biotin (technically Vitamin H), collagen, MSM, fish oil, lecithin, ginger, turmeric, kelp/sea moss, on top of my medicines, etc.
I had been a bit disappointed that my 30-day collage-loading in September hadn't promoted as much hair growth as I expected, but I'm glad I continued the regiment in October, after two months of excessive nutrient consumption, it proved to be really working, my body only grows more hair and nail after all the important organs and physical functions have been satisfied first, and my new growth from September could finally be caught a bit by my pony;
Less stress and more financial support: My dad’s medical bills got insurance, and I started getting more steady paid work after being in between jobs from March to August;
tbc

I will come up with more if I can think about more. I’m pretty sure 99% of the population is not actively growing hair as crazy as I am. But all I do is to push my body to reach my maximum gene potential for hair growth, my parents both have thick hair and I used to have a lot more hair than I do now, my big shed was caused by the stress from helping my dad fight cancer, sleep deprivation, malnutrition, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances (I have tiny lumps in my chest and uterus). I am fighting for myself now and hopefully I can reclaim iii fair and square by next year.
I will update the monthly length photo tomorrow. Yay!

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1036723215810170972/IMG_2792.jpg

Monthly Length check: 97cm(+2cm)
High Pony Circumference: 10.5cm(+0.5cm)
Low Pony Circumference: 9.6cm(+0.6cm)

Do you spot the difference?
2cm is too little to be noticeable, it’s all my racers.

This is my day 2 hair, I had water rinse on Sunday, the photo was taken on Tuesday, I’d been bunning al day so the waves were inevitable. I tried a mist of water but still couldn’t tame the ends.

100cm, I’m rooting for you before 2023!

cookies
November 1st, 2022, 11:30 AM
Iím checking in too :)
My hair is at 58cm right now (from the top of my forehead to the bottom of my stretched wurl on the back, not sure thatís how you measure), which is APL. I want it at solid WL (not stretched), which is about 20-25cm more.

Iím curious what my growth rate is, so monthly check ins sound like a great idea.

https://i.imgur.com/QIyDxFd_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

angel-baby
November 1st, 2022, 01:01 PM
Here's mine from today, November 1 2022!
I'm just at BSL, and have decided to grow out some of these layers.
Yesterday was wash day, and I used Esthetic House CP-1 scalp scaler, Olaplex shampoo, Kerastase Cicaextreme mask, and Olaplex conditioner. Leave-ins were Olaplex 6 and a little bit of rosehip oil. I let it air dry for a couple hours, then put in some mousse (Aveda foamollient) and let my hair dry overnight in braids.

Back (https://ibb.co/R9KjcZT)
Side (https://ibb.co/fFF1vj4)

Bat
November 19th, 2022, 12:53 AM
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1043414557395255326/IMG_20221119_163632_500_x_450_pixel.png

Total color change too;

WitchoftheWood
November 19th, 2022, 08:45 AM
Bat I'm loving that new color on you!!! Its so original and so punk, I've never seen someone with hair like that before. Nice progress on the length too!

Ada-banana
November 19th, 2022, 10:12 AM
Originally I posted a photo but I'm not happy with it.
I'm so confused now! First I was at hip, then it was shorter than hip and now I'm past hip, almost at tailbone.

Will soon make a better picture. But today I conditioned with a new conditioner and I wanted to see how it worked out.

Bat
November 19th, 2022, 02:25 PM
Bat I'm loving that new color on you!!! Its so original and so punk, I've never seen someone with hair like that before. Nice progress on the length too!

Thank you! Im Surprised I like it too I usually prefer cooler colors or the cooler side of warm ( green). I'm using Conditioner only until I graduate to prolong the color so I don't have to re color it and have it ruined

cookies
November 25th, 2022, 09:18 AM
I'm too impatient to wait 5 more days so here it is :lol:
I don't know if it looks longer, but it sure looks better!
In this thread I said it was 58cm, but that was wrong and it was more like 60. It's now around 61.5-62cm stretched.
Apparently I'm not very good at this so I try multiple times and pick the average :D

In terms of care, I hennaed a couple of days after the old photo and I've done 3 or 4 SMTs. In both photos it's about 80% dry (yep, impatient).
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47959&d=1669389003

Glitch
November 25th, 2022, 03:26 PM
I'm too impatient to wait 5 more days so here it is :lol:
I don't know if it looks longer, but it sure looks better!
In this thread I said it was 58cm, but that was wrong and it was more like 60. It's now around 61.5-62cm stretched.
Apparently I'm not very good at this so I try multiple times and pick the average :D

In terms of care, I hennaed a couple of days after the old photo and I've done 3 or 4 SMTs. In both photos it's about 80% dry (yep, impatient).
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47959&d=1669389003

Looks way fuller! Definitely some good growth in there :D

angel-baby
December 2nd, 2022, 02:53 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47974&d=1670014103
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47975&d=1670014118

Here's mine! Washed and air dried yesterday; slept in a French braid overnight.
Going for a trim next month, so I hope I can get some nice growth during December.

tuanyiji
December 4th, 2022, 11:24 AM
December 4th fell on Sunday so I decided to take my monthly measurements after my long-waited shampoo day. (It’s been six weeks since I last shampooed.) And of course I shed a lot of hair this month due to the pressure, sleep deprivation, poor diet from the 6th hospitalization with my dad fighting his cancer with immunotherapy and chemotherapy.
I only gained 1cm to 98cm this last month, and my pony circumference dropped 0.2cm, so sad.
I hope I can reach 100cm by Chinese New Year because I don’t think I can hit that mark by January 1st at this rate.
I will treat myself better in December.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1049012232110997584/IMG_7710.jpg

Bat
December 17th, 2022, 04:58 AM
November 19th to December 17 I got impatient lol. The 29th November I had some bulk taken from the sides as it started to look like a round puff ball.
Not that you can tell but December 9th ish I self trimmed some bits from the top to blend bangs Into the rest ofy hair but you can't tell from the back

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1053625673811505162/Screenshot_20221217-205155-584.png

Arcticfoxes
December 26th, 2022, 05:27 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48196&d=1672097022

just under a month growth. this photo is encouraging to me right now. going through a rough self image patch.

Diana Prince
January 1st, 2023, 03:20 AM
29 November:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47965&d=1669730224

31 December:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48234&d=1672564620

Unfortunately it's not the same bra, so I can't truly compare the growth. I am thinking about purchasing a stripy t-shirt in the future.

Bat
January 1st, 2023, 03:38 AM
29 November:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47965&d=1669730224

31 December:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48234&d=1672564620

Unfortunately it's not the same bra, so I can't truly compare the growth. I am thinking about purchasing a stripy t-shirt in the future.

It still grew quite a bit, it looks beautiful

Diana Prince
January 1st, 2023, 07:21 AM
It still grew quite a bit, it looks beautiful

Thank you, Bat. Did you decide what you want to do with your hair this year? :D

Bat
January 1st, 2023, 07:37 AM
Thank you, Bat. Did you decide what you want to do with your hair this year? :D

I did! Going to try not trimming for 6 months includes sides and all but if fail I'll then work towards a one length bob

I'm going to try and keep the pink but maybe I'll do my sides another color but not sure yet

How about you? Just no trims?

Diana Prince
January 1st, 2023, 08:11 AM
Oops, double post

Diana Prince
January 1st, 2023, 08:18 AM
I did! Going to try not trimming for 6 months includes sides and all but if fail I'll then work towards a one length bob

I'm going to try and keep the pink but maybe I'll do my sides another color but not sure yet

How about you? Just no trims?

That's great! I love how vibrant your hair colour is right now, it fits your personality. And I hope you succeed with your plan! The growing out phase is certainly the most infuriating one, since it's so difficult to style sometimes, but after chin length it's way more simple.

For me, I think I can manage not trimming the first 6 months, but I'm not sure what I'll be doing the other half of the year. It depends if I develop split ends or not.

Arcticfoxes
January 1st, 2023, 12:02 PM
29 November:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=47965&d=1669730224

31 December:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48234&d=1672564620

Unfortunately it's not the same bra, so I can't truly compare the growth. I am thinking about purchasing a stripy t-shirt in the future.

so pretty! definitely looks like it has grown no matter how i look at it. :D

Diana Prince
January 1st, 2023, 02:27 PM
so pretty! definitely looks like it has grown no matter how i look at it. :D

Thank you!! Yours also visibly grew in a month. When I had my hair at your current length, I was always happy to see the growth rate so clearly.

I also wanted to add that I love the nose ring! :cool:

Jools69
January 2nd, 2023, 05:54 AM
Iím going to join this thread and do my best keeping up with the monthly check ins.

Starting at 34 inches! :)

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

Noctifer
January 2nd, 2023, 01:51 PM
I jump in on this thread. Just hope I remember to take a photo next month. And need to find a better shirt
https://i.imgur.com/xMEH9oX.jpg
Looks like I trimmed a bit too much during my new yearís trim. Was just planing to even out layers a bit not going back to waist length, but ended up a bit too uneven first.

Arcticfoxes
January 2nd, 2023, 06:25 PM
Thank you!! Yours also visibly grew in a month. When I had my hair at your current length, I was always happy to see the growth rate so clearly.

I also wanted to add that I love the nose ring! :cool:

Thankyou! yeah, it is nice knowing that it won't feel like a long time until there is a noticeable difference. :) septum piercing has been my favourite I've had so far because i can barely feel it there and i don't have to be careful with rubbing my face on a towel (like a side nose piercing lol).

Bat
January 2nd, 2023, 06:32 PM
I have 2 nose piercing and had my septum done I had to take the septum out because it keeps making me sneeze and I never had it visible
But the amount of times I've almost ripped my nose piercings out with a towel... 😂

Arcticfoxes
January 2nd, 2023, 06:41 PM
I have 2 nose piercing and had my septum done I had to take the septum out because it keeps making me sneeze and I never had it visible
But the amount of times I've almost ripped my nose piercings out with a towel... 😂

far too many times!! ive also succeeded ripping out the stud ones in my sleep and losing them many times, ring was better for that at least.

you know what, i noticed i was sneezing more and more violently as well in my first year of having the septum. i don't know if im more used to it or because i went down a gauge but it hasnt been so noticeable to me since. but definitely a thing!

angel-baby
January 2nd, 2023, 09:14 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48248&d=1672715261

From today! Excuse the unbrushed look, I've had a headache so I took it out of the normal braid but didn't really want to bother with brushing. Past BSL, quite a way to go to waist (where my skirt starts)

Bat
January 3rd, 2023, 05:17 AM
Glad it wasn't just me I guess nose hairs might have been tickling the piercing causing me to sneeze oh well it's gone now still have my nose studs boring clear ones

Bat
January 3rd, 2023, 05:25 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48248&d=1672715261

From today! Excuse the unbrushed look, I've had a headache so I took it out of the normal braid but didn't really want to bother with brushing. Past BSL, quite a way to go to waist (where my skirt starts)

Looks like you got some growth!

cookies
January 9th, 2023, 03:56 PM
Looks way fuller! Definitely some good growth in there :D

Thank you Glitch :flower:

I'm forgot to post my photo on time, but at least I remembered to take it :D
The november one was freshly air dried, but I decided to take the december one 3-4 days after a wash, so I'd see the length a bit better. My measurements are still not very accurate but it's somewhere around 64cm now +/- 0.5
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48292&d=1673263988

cookies
January 9th, 2023, 04:06 PM
29 November:

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31 December:
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Unfortunately it's not the same bra, so I can't truly compare the growth. I am thinking about purchasing a stripy t-shirt in the future.

It does look longer regardless! But more importantly, it's soooo shiny and beautiful :crush:

[IMG]

From today! Excuse the unbrushed look, I've had a headache so I took it out of the normal braid but didn't really want to bother with brushing. Past BSL, quite a way to go to waist (where my skirt starts)

It's definitely on its way though! I love the color :)

Diana Prince
January 11th, 2023, 06:31 AM
Thank you Glitch :flower:

I'm forgot to post my photo on time, but at least I remembered to take it :D
The november one was freshly air dried, but I decided to take the december one 3-4 days after a wash, so I'd see the length a bit better. My measurements are still not very accurate but it's somewhere around 64cm now +/- 0.5
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48292&d=1673263988

Wow, what a difference in length! Wavy and curly hair truly have the 'gift' of hiding the length. It looks so healthy and luscious!

And thank you, cookies, for the compliment. By the way, you've got such a cute username :D.

Diana Prince
January 11th, 2023, 06:33 AM
Thank you Glitch :flower:

I'm forgot to post my photo on time, but at least I remembered to take it :D
The november one was freshly air dried, but I decided to take the december one 3-4 days after a wash, so I'd see the length a bit better. My measurements are still not very accurate but it's somewhere around 64cm now +/- 0.5
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48292&d=1673263988

Wow, what a difference in length! Wavy and curly hair truly have the 'gift' of hiding the length. It looks so healthy and luscious!

And thank you, cookies, for the compliment. By the way, you've got such a cute username :D.

Bat
January 11th, 2023, 07:54 PM
I like the contrast of your Auburn hair against the Indigo of your shirt!

cookies
January 16th, 2023, 06:17 AM
Wow, what a difference in length! Wavy and curly hair truly have the 'gift' of hiding the length. It looks so healthy and luscious!

And thank you, cookies, for the compliment. By the way, you've got such a cute username :D.

Haha thank you, few people don't like cookies :D And yes, I'm still surprised by the length differences of stretched vs unstretched hair, mine honestly doesn't feel that wavy to me :lol:


I like the contrast of your Auburn hair against the Indigo of your shirt!

Thank you, I'm loving this shade of blue these days :) Your pink/black contrast is quite striking too!

cookies
January 16th, 2023, 06:17 AM
oops double post, sorry

Bat
January 16th, 2023, 05:59 PM
Haha thank you, few people don't like cookies :D And yes, I'm still surprised by the length differences of stretched vs unstretched hair, mine honestly doesn't feel that wavy to me :lol:



Thank you, I'm loving this shade of blue these days :) Your pink/black contrast is quite striking too!
Thanks so much, I love it

lavish333
January 16th, 2023, 06:38 PM
Checking in for January. Here is my hair length today. Hopefully I did this right.

https://i.postimg.cc/RVSz3Xjb/20230116-182902.jpg (https://postimg.cc/23KtMFj4)

Bat
January 17th, 2023, 08:50 AM
Removed because I'm maintaining to get a bob I won't be doing monthly checks now

Arcticfoxes
January 22nd, 2023, 05:13 PM
Back with another monthly update! i can feel my hair is much longer down the back of my neck, its also at the flicky stage.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48327&d=1674428865

Stagecoach
January 22nd, 2023, 06:15 PM
growth

Oh thats a good bit of growth!

SandyBottom
January 22nd, 2023, 06:58 PM
Checking in for January. Here is my hair length today. Hopefully I did this right.

https://i.postimg.cc/RVSz3Xjb/20230116-182902.jpg (https://postimg.cc/23KtMFj4)

For measuring, you might find it easier to measure from the front hairline at the top of your forehead, over the top of your head, and straight down the back. That's the easiest way to get a consistent, accurate starting point and how most of us measure. Hope this helps:)

cookies
January 27th, 2023, 08:32 AM
Not sure what happened this month, but if I didn't have a photo, I would not have believed it :D
Must be all the water I've been drinking.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48342&d=1674829685

colormehappy
January 27th, 2023, 12:09 PM
Not sure what happened this month, but if I didn't have a photo, I would not have believed it :D
Must be all the water I've been drinking.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48342&d=1674829685

Wow!! Thatís some awesome growth! Maybe I should up my water intakeÖ

Bat
January 27th, 2023, 12:50 PM
Not sure what happened this month, but if I didn't have a photo, I would not have believed it :D
Must be all the water I've been drinking.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48342&d=1674829685
Gotta love growth spurts! It looks great

angel-baby
February 3rd, 2023, 01:21 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48389&d=1675451962

Taken Feb 1. One month bleach and dye free!

Diana Prince
February 11th, 2023, 02:22 AM
Back with another monthly update! i can feel my hair is much longer down the back of my neck, its also at the flicky stage.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48327&d=1674428865

WOW, you definitely can see how much it grew!! :D


Not sure what happened this month, but if I didn't have a photo, I would not have believed it :D
Must be all the water I've been drinking.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48342&d=1674829685

It's such a joy to discover a growth spurt!


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48389&d=1675451962

Taken Feb 1. One month bleach and dye free!

Congrats!! The first 6 months are the most excrutiating ones when it comes to growing out dye (last year I've cut my last bits of dye). Your hair looks really nice, you must be taking good care of it :).

I haven't been on this forum so much the past month, just logged in whatever products I bought and what I've finished, but I haven't really read what others have written around here. I needed a little break, because I've been obssessed with my hair, I wanted it to grow overnight, I bought a bunch of products so I can feel that I'm doing something for my hair, etc. I'm so thankful for imposing the rule of no trimming for 6 months, because I might've cut it short (I sometimes dislike my layers... though other times I think they suit me so much). Anyway, I think I'm better now. It's always a nice feeling commenting on your photos and exchanging a few encouraging words! :flower:

This is my December 2022 - February 2023 progress photo. I've skipped January because I've dressed the same in this pictures, and obviously you can see more progress.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48434&d=1676063580

Bat
February 11th, 2023, 05:44 AM
Beautiful and shiny as always

My hair feels at a stand still but I know it's not, my side shave I've been growing looks surprisingly full considering it's not even been 1.5 months since I started growing it went from skin shave to No 3 clipper guard in a month

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
February 11th, 2023, 06:07 AM
Diana Prince your hair looks so shiny and healthy! And the growth is noticeable- definitely passed bsl! :cheer:

Joliebaby
February 11th, 2023, 07:22 AM
Hi, very old timer here! I kept my hair shorter for a while, around shoulders. This is today. Stretched it is to my waist, but a little bit to go until it will look like waist. I don't do the measuring thing anymore, this length snuck up on me with benign neglect and it is a good way to continue. I think I would like to let it grow to hip length / waist length braid, but we will see.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48440&d=1676121187

Diana Prince
February 12th, 2023, 01:27 AM
Beautiful and shiny as always

My hair feels at a stand still but I know it's not, my side shave I've been growing looks surprisingly full considering it's not even been 1.5 months since I started growing it went from skin shave to No 3 clipper guard in a month

Thank you, Bat. Do you have recent pictures with your hair? I havenít been very active in this thread and I donít know how it looks now :).


Diana Prince your hair looks so shiny and healthy! And the growth is noticeable- definitely passed bsl! :cheer:

Thank you! I canít wait to get to the next milestone, it feels like itís taking ages :laugh:.

Bat
February 12th, 2023, 05:15 AM
Thank you, Bat. Do you have recent pictures with your hair? I havenít been very active in this thread and I donít know how it looks now :).



Thank you! I canít wait to get to the next milestone, it feels like itís taking ages :laugh:.
I do but it's not that exciting it's about the same length it was 150+ days ago and black

Arcticfoxes
February 20th, 2023, 06:32 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48486&d=1676939136

it's not the best comparison because my hair is wavy, but its gonna be a while now until hair wash day and i wanted to do my monthly photo.

I've been shedding hair like crazy this month. luckily its currently not visible. and im assuming by the length being the same wavy in the second pic as the straight length last month that is has managed to grow.

cookies
February 24th, 2023, 03:49 AM
Wow!! That’s some awesome growth! Maybe I should up my water intake…


Gotta love growth spurts! It looks great



It's such a joy to discover a growth spurt!
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Thank you all, the spurt was indeed fun :D
Diana Prince your hair is always so satisfying to look at, love it!
Arcticfoxes wavy hair is tough to track indeed, but yours does look longer :) I seem to have been shedding a lot too and I'd also say it's not really visible, let's hope it stays that way...

I'm checking in a bit early because I have a trim appointment later today.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48516&d=1677231399
I'm noticing a growth pattern on my hair - looks like one month the middle grows faster and it gets a bit more V-shaped, then the next month the sides catch up :D
Oh and I figured out why my color looks so crazy when I upload - these side-by-sides are screenshots of two photos opened together and that reduces the quality/saturates the colors. It's much more muted IRL.

ETA: Here's a photo after the trim which also shows my color much better :lol:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48517&d=1677270640

Bat
February 25th, 2023, 09:04 PM
Thank you all, the spurt was indeed fun :D
Diana Prince your hair is always so satisfying to look at, love it!
Arcticfoxes wavy hair is tough to track indeed, but yours does look longer :) I seem to have been shedding a lot too and I'd also say it's not really visible, let's hope it stays that way...

I'm checking in a bit early because I have a trim appointment later today.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48516&d=1677231399
I'm noticing a growth pattern on my hair - looks like one month the middle grows faster and it gets a bit more V-shaped, then the next month the sides catch up :D
Oh and I figured out why my color looks so crazy when I upload - these side-by-sides are screenshots of two photos opened together and that reduces the quality/saturates the colors. It's much more muted IRL.

ETA: Here's a photo after the trim which also shows my color much better :lol:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48517&d=1677270640

Looks beautiful :D

pumpkinsage
February 25th, 2023, 09:16 PM
very pretty cookies!

cookies
February 26th, 2023, 05:01 AM
Looks beautiful :D


very pretty cookies!

Thank you both! :flower:

Diana Prince
March 1st, 2023, 10:53 AM
My hemline is crooked whenever I leave my hair straight :lol:. Anyways, here are the comparison photos, February - March.

Today I finally felt that my hair is getting long. I wore a crop top, and my ends brushed my skin when I sat straight. That also made me more aware of my posture (I don't keep my back straight and I'm trying to correct my posture before it gets too bad).

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48534&d=1677688309

Noctifer
March 1st, 2023, 11:52 AM
Missed last month and still drying this month.
https://i.imgur.com/ioaw4kF.jpg
Hope the bonus of my oldest cat makes up for messy bed room shot

angel-baby
March 1st, 2023, 12:50 PM
Diana Prince, I am in awe whenever I see your pics! Your hair is so thick, even with the layers, and so shiny.
.
Noctifera, love those waves/curls! And your cat is super cute.


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48536&d=1677696132

My longest layers are almost BSL! (I call it when I reach the bottom of my bra band). I can't wait for some of the other layers to start catching up.

Bat
March 1st, 2023, 09:46 PM
Diana Prince, I am in awe whenever I see your pics! Your hair is so thick, even with the layers, and so shiny.
.
Noctifera, love those waves/curls! And your cat is super cute.


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48536&d=1677696132

My longest layers are almost BSL! (I call it when I reach the bottom of my bra band). I can't wait for some of the other layers to start catching up.

Ooh you went with the pink! I thought you were still thinking about it

tuanyiji
March 1st, 2023, 10:11 PM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


101.5cm long hair.
I haven’t trimmed my hair since the pandemic and I don’t even do S&D anymore since my virgin hair doesn’t have any split ends. Fairytail is my favorite hemline.
I have passed classic and I’m now very close to fingertip length.
I fingercomb and bun only, never use elastics, heat, or a brush.
I oil my hair from scalp to tip every day with a tiny amount of DIY blackseed oil.
The last time I shampooed was February 6th. I only shampoo every 4-6 weeks. I make do with weekly water only rinse. The less manipulation, the better for hair.


Here’s my classic milestone moment with pics: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=34987&page=173&p=3980293&viewfull=1#post3980293

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1080700832334495744/IMG_2931.jpg

angel-baby
March 1st, 2023, 11:06 PM
Ooh you went with the pink! I thought you were still thinking about it

Yeah!! I did it right before Valentine's, then immediately got Covid so I didn't take any pics. I love the pink, though, and I'm excited for the ombre effect as my roots grow out!

Bat
March 2nd, 2023, 01:47 AM
Yeah!! I did it right before Valentine's, then immediately got Covid so I didn't take any pics. I love the pink, though, and I'm excited for the ombre effect as my roots grow out!

Oh no that sucks but it's a nice pink will you keep doing it?

Bat
March 2nd, 2023, 01:52 AM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


101.5cm long hair.
I havenít trimmed my hair since the pandemic and I donít even do S&D anymore since my virgin hair doesnít have any split ends. Fairytail is my favorite hemline.
I have passed classic and Iím now very close to fingertip length.
I fingercomb and bun only, never use elastics, heat, or a brush.
I oil my hair from scalp to tip every day with a tiny amount of DIY blackseed oil.
The last time I shampooed was February 6th. I only shampoo every 4-6 weeks. I make do with weekly water only rinse. The less manipulation, the better for hair.


Hereís my classic milestone moment with pics: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=34987&page=173&p=3980293&viewfull=1#post3980293

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1080700832334495744/IMG_2931.jpg
Your hair looks so lovely and I'm inspired to forsake scissors everytime I see your hair.

I never liked fairy tailing until recently I was always for perfectly neat hemline but it's never as straight as I liked, letting go of perfection is a good thing so I'll let it do it's thing

tuanyiji
March 2nd, 2023, 02:06 AM
Your hair looks so lovely and I'm inspired to forsake scissors everytime I see your hair.

I never liked fairy tailing until recently I was always for perfectly neat hemline but it's never as straight as I liked, letting go of perfection is a good thing so I'll let it do it's thing

Thank you, my haircare routine is so minimal it gives me time and space to do many other things. Benigh negligence works best for hair.
I will not consider thickening my hemline unless I've reached my knee, but by then I will probably aim for the calf or ankle lol. Just, let it grow, one milestone after another.
My end goal is terminal and I'm curious to see if I can go beyond the floor.

angel-baby
March 2nd, 2023, 12:24 PM
Oh no that sucks but it's a nice pink will you keep doing it?

I am definitely going to keep doing it! As my hair grows out it will be a better marker of virgin hair vs dyed hair than if I tried to dye all my hair brown. And its really fun :D

Tuanyiji, you're getting some amazing growth! I'm curious to see if you can grow past floor, too

Bat
March 2nd, 2023, 01:53 PM
Thank you, my haircare routine is so minimal it gives me time and space to do many other things. Benigh negligence works best for hair.
I will not consider thickening my hemline unless I've reached my knee, but by then I will probably aim for the calf or ankle lol. Just, let it grow, one milestone after another.
My end goal is terminal and I'm curious to see if I can go beyond the floor.
I hope you realize your dreams Lower calf/terminal is my goal too, I hope I can get to hip length at least

I am definitely going to keep doing it! As my hair grows out it will be a better marker of virgin hair vs dyed hair than if I tried to dye all my hair brown. And its really fun :D

Tuanyiji, you're getting some amazing growth! I'm curious to see if you can grow past floor, too

It was puff pink by good dye young wasn't it? Or did you pick something else?

angel-baby
March 6th, 2023, 07:16 PM
I hope you realize your dreams Lower calf/terminal is my goal too, I hope I can get to hip length at least


It was puff pink by good dye young wasn't it? Or did you pick something else?

Yep!! Puff Pink or Pink Puff, I can't remember which is the right name. I love it, though. Smells like Earl Grey tea, and goes on vivid bubblegum pink.

Bat
March 7th, 2023, 12:14 AM
Yep!! Puff Pink or Pink Puff, I can't remember which is the right name. I love it, though. Smells like Earl Grey tea, and goes on vivid bubblegum pink.

Nice my favorite is ex girl it's candy neon pink, I have time to decide ( I want to get past cbl first) if I get it back but I might just do a wig instead

Bat
March 24th, 2023, 01:25 PM
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1088890132737839224/Screenshot_20230324-210404-495.png

One month since shave

pumpkinsage
March 24th, 2023, 02:38 PM
Looking good, Bat!!

LongLocke
March 24th, 2023, 05:52 PM
Looks great Bat! It’s filling out nicely

SandyBottom
March 24th, 2023, 05:57 PM
Coming in nicely, Bat! Happy 1 monthaversary!

Bat
March 24th, 2023, 06:09 PM
Thank you everyone!

tuanyiji
March 25th, 2023, 02:39 AM
Your progress is amazing!

cookies
March 25th, 2023, 12:14 PM
Oh wow Bat, look at all that hair :cheer:
tuanyiji congrats on classic, so exciting!
angel-baby I love the pink <3

Here's my monthly update, looks like I've made up for last month's trim.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48678&d=1679763793
I'll officially call BSL next month, which would've been exciting if my waist weren't sooo far down... You'll see what I mean when I change my length tracking photo format for the new length.
I'm happy though. Looks like it's growing and it's starting to feel long, even if it doesn't look long to me yet :lol:

pumpkinsage
March 25th, 2023, 03:11 PM
Oh wow, it definitely grew a lot!

Bat
March 25th, 2023, 03:37 PM
Oh wow Bat, look at all that hair :cheer:
tuanyiji congrats on classic, so exciting!
angel-baby I love the pink <3

Here's my monthly update, looks like I've made up for last month's trim.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48678&d=1679763793
I'll officially call BSL next month, which would've been exciting if my waist weren't sooo far down... You'll see what I mean when I change my length tracking photo format for the new length.
I'm happy though. Looks like it's growing and it's starting to feel long, even if it doesn't look long to me yet :lol:

I'm getting there! And your hair is looking gorgeous

Bat
March 25th, 2023, 03:39 PM
Your progress is amazing!

Thank you! The bad lightning makes it look fuller than it is my display picture is more accurate.

SandyBottom
March 26th, 2023, 07:23 PM
cookies, that's one month's growth?? Wow!

Bat
March 26th, 2023, 10:30 PM
cookies, that's one month's growth?? Wow!

Right? I'm jealous

Arcticfoxes
March 28th, 2023, 04:08 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48689&d=1680037459

my hairloss started getting better then my long term partner and i broke up and its ramped up again. not sure about the back but the front of my hair has managed to grow a bit this month at least, more even now with the back.

i hate this length though! its so in-between. need to get to next month before it looks ok again in my eyes i think lol.

Bat
March 28th, 2023, 04:20 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48689&d=1680037459

my hairloss started getting better then my long term partner and i broke up and its ramped up again. not sure about the back but the front of my hair has managed to grow a bit this month at least, more even now with the back.

i hate this length though! its so in-between. need to get to next month before it looks ok again in my eyes i think lol.

You have come a long way though getting to cbl isn't easy if you grew through an awkward stage

cookies
March 29th, 2023, 04:06 AM
Oh wow, it definitely grew a lot!


I'm getting there! And your hair is looking gorgeous


cookies, that's one month's growth?? Wow!

Thank you and lol, yes, it's been one month! According to the tape measure, it's been growing around 1.5cm(2/3in?)/month since I joined, which is fairly average. It does look more impressive in photos though, so I mostly just look at that now :lol:


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my hairloss started getting better then my long term partner and i broke up and its ramped up again. not sure about the back but the front of my hair has managed to grow a bit this month at least, more even now with the back.

i hate this length though! its so in-between. need to get to next month before it looks ok again in my eyes i think lol.
Sorry to hear about the breakup, hope you recover soon! That looks like some pretty decent growth, I know what you mean about front vs back, I've noticed that my hair growth alternates somewhat month to month - in one monthly photo I'd see the back speeding up and forming a bit of a V shape, the next month the sides/front catch up and it gets back to the U :shrug:

baanoo
March 29th, 2023, 07:46 PM
One month since shave
your hair is so much darker than I thought it was!!

Bat
March 29th, 2023, 07:51 PM
your hair is so much darker than I thought it was!!

It looks so dark because I took the photo at night and my phone quality isn't that great,

LongLocke
March 31st, 2023, 09:04 AM
https://i.imgur.com/BCBUqTY.jpg

It's getting closer to waist! I'd say another month or two my longest locks will be there

angel-baby
March 31st, 2023, 04:40 PM
It's getting closer to waist! I'd say another month or two my longest locks will be there

Congrats on almost waist!!

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https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48716&d=1680298634

Coming in a little early for April!! I finally reached BSL again -the ends of my hair brush the bottom of my bra band, even while wavy. I wonder where I'll be after 6 months of no trims :)

tuanyiji
April 2nd, 2023, 03:39 AM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
April: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqhvtUoLEa6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1092004725173526558/IMG_5023.JPG
102cm long hair, not fully dried. I probably need another month or two to reach fingertip length.
My longest racer is 104cm measured from the left but 101 from the right, very weird, I just take a number from the middle.
I think my COVID shed finally caught up, sigh.

Noctifer
April 7th, 2023, 01:02 PM
This months check in is a bit late
Not much different from last month but my ends desperately needed a bit of a trim. And probably should washed the hair before taking pictures of it

https://i.imgur.com/WQ0Cpy2.jpg


Last month: https://i.imgur.com/ioaw4kF.jpg

pumpkinsage
April 7th, 2023, 04:51 PM
I did not take length check photos for when my hair is stretched January, February, or March... But here it is now!

I grew 0.75 inches in the last month - from 19in to 19.75in :)

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1056355172495917156/1094016650707206154/monthly_progress_12-2022_to_4-2023.png

pumpkinsage
April 8th, 2023, 06:16 PM
I meant to say earlier but I was in a rush to get to work, great work everyone!! Very nice growth!! :)

Ada-banana
April 14th, 2023, 04:32 AM
https://i.ibb.co/9rw6TcV/IMG-20230414-112734.jpg (https://ibb.co/kS3j859)
https://i.ibb.co/njsZvhm/IMG-20230414-112647.jpg (https://ibb.co/GRvBLgp)

I didn't mean to be strict with my monthly photo's, but it's exactly one month later that I felt the urge to make a hair photo.
My ends are doing ok, reasonable amount of broken ends but it's normal for my hair. Everybody keeps telling me my hair looks better down, but I hate my hair getting tangled and my ends become dry somehow from wearing it down.

sarana
April 17th, 2023, 06:44 AM
Two months apart, no appreciable difference in length.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48871&d=1681731511

Ylva
April 17th, 2023, 07:39 AM
I can see a clear difference, sarana, and it looks normal for 2 months.

Bat
April 23rd, 2023, 06:24 AM
Starting point, 1 month 2 Months
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1099659707926454292/IMG_20230423_213448_600_x_600_pixel.png

pumpkinsage
April 23rd, 2023, 02:10 PM
Bat, your hair color is SO nice!! I haven't been on here for a little while and I was so surprised looking at your pfp!! It looks SO good!!

Bat
April 24th, 2023, 01:48 AM
Bat, your hair color is SO nice!! I haven't been on here for a little while and I was so surprised looking at your pfp!! It looks SO good!!

It's dyed the latest photo:)

Diana Prince
April 24th, 2023, 04:58 AM
Starting point, 1 month 2 Months
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1099659707926454292/IMG_20230423_213448_600_x_600_pixel.png

It grew a lot! Congrats, Bat!! :D

cookies
April 24th, 2023, 08:21 AM
Starting point, 1 month 2 Months
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Crazy how obvious growth is when you start from scratch. Looking good, Bat!

It's time for my monthly check in too and YAY I can finally say goodbye to the shitty bra I've been tracking my length with :lol:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48894&d=1682342062

Bat
April 24th, 2023, 11:47 PM
It grew a lot! Congrats, Bat!! :D
Thanks! I'm at 2.5cm now which is just shy of an 8 guard but I'll call it 8

Crazy how obvious growth is when you start from scratch. Looking good, Bat!

It's time for my monthly check in too and YAY I can finally say goodbye to the shitty bra I've been tracking my length with :lol:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48894&d=1682342062

Looks great! Burn the bra!

tuanyiji
May 1st, 2023, 04:41 AM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
April: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqhvtUoLEa6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
May: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crshs-BLvRY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

102.5cm long hair bun drop: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Crsnh7uguAz/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
I am a self-proclaimed fingertip length now lol.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1102529312567074887/IMG_6959.JPG
My hair didn’t grow as normal, seems very little length gained.
Did it have to do with the fact that I take multiple vitamins every other week (I take them every day for seven days, then stop taking any for seven days, then restart the cycle, etc, so as to avoid long term reliance and toxics), reduce my daily collagen peptides to 20g from 30g (but I almost always drink 200ml of milk but less than 2.5l of water everyday) for the past three months?
I can’t be approaching my terminal so soon, right?
Luckily, today I checked my low ponytail circumference and it’s very close to 10cm, my high ponytail circumference is still 9cm, I think that’s because the hair regrowth near my nape area finally caught up. I manipulated hair less in April than I did in March.

With my old matted shed hairballs detangled (https://www.instagram.com/p/CroC8AdJatj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=) and sorted, hopefully I would be able to accurately calculate my monthly shed from this May.

Bri-Chan
May 1st, 2023, 06:35 AM
tuanyiji I think your ends look tapered enough to be close to your terminal length. But, since you had such big sheds, it probably is a fake terminal. Anyway, the only way to truly know is waiting.

tuanyiji
May 1st, 2023, 06:40 AM
tuanyiji I think your ends look tapered enough to be close to your terminal length. But, since you had such big sheds, it probably is a fake terminal. Anyway, the only way to truly know is waiting.

Thank you, I suffered another big shed after COVID, I think it will take my new regrowth a long long time to catch up with the rest, let’s have good hope.

Bat
May 1st, 2023, 06:53 AM
I definitely don't think it's terminal my 2 cents that tapper is probably due to having not cut it in a while maybe your shed have a little to do with it but I think you'll grow longer

tuanyiji
May 1st, 2023, 07:29 AM
I definitely don't think it's terminal my 2 cents that tapper is probably due to having not cut it in a while maybe your shed have a little to do with it but I think you'll grow longer

lol thank you, I think so as well, when evenly brushed out (and not purposefully gathered by my fist) my hemline has the illusion of an unkempt layered U shape (hilariously, the little wavy ends shrink my hair back to tailbone length at this angle). I haven’t had a trim since the pandemic, so all the hair naturally grew from my last APL-BSL blunt cut by my mom.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1102602576085651596/IMG_7024.JPG
https://www.instagram.com/p/CrtDHiELAxs/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Bat
May 7th, 2023, 06:14 AM
a bump post since LHC is doing that weird thing where some replies are invisible

And I like how soft the fairy tailing looks. I was trying to watch Hotel de Luna and the hotel owner in that had really nice fairytaling too that is if it's their real hair

Noctifer
May 7th, 2023, 10:45 AM
According to my notes the tape measure shows now growth since 1 of march. Did not measure in April because of planned cut..
And canít honestly not say if I see a difference, but then I have apparently not learn that I should at least try to style it the same way

https://i.imgur.com/uvt1I1m.jpg

April's length shot https://i.imgur.com/WQ0Cpy2.jpghere (https://imgur.com/WQ0Cpy2)

rosenester
May 7th, 2023, 12:16 PM
According to my notes the tape measure shows now growth since 1 of march. Did not measure in April because of planned cut..
And canít honestly not say if I see a difference, but then I have apparently not learn that I should at least try to style it the same way

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April's length shot [img]here

It looks beautiful! :crush: it took me a bit to settle on measuring and taking length photos the day after a wash, with brushed out waves. Itís the most consistent, but still I donít usually see a difference, and sometimes the measurement is still the same as previous month. Which is why I kinda stopped posting monthly photos.

However, I think Iíll start again and subscribe to this thread. :heartbeat Iíll come back and post my May length shot next week (I do mine around the 15th-20th of each month). Iím tempted to now as I have time to do so today, but want to have that week of growth reflected in case I only grow 1/4Ē again this month :laugh:

Noctifer
May 7th, 2023, 01:41 PM
It looks beautiful! :crush: it took me a bit to settle on measuring and taking length photos the day after a wash, with brushed out waves. It’s the most consistent, but still I don’t usually see a difference, and sometimes the measurement is still the same as previous month. Which is why I kinda stopped posting monthly photos.

However, I think I’ll start again and subscribe to this thread. :heartbeat I’ll come back and post my May length shot next week (I do mine around the 15th-20th of each month). I’m tempted to now as I have time to do so today, but want to have that week of growth reflected in case I only grow 1/4” again this month :laugh:

Thanks
I did become pretty good at measure the hair last time I did grow it out, but that was pre-layers which I’m currently slowly trimming them away (last layered hair cut was December 21). Now it just feels like I can’t find where the ends really ends.

angel-baby
May 7th, 2023, 11:00 PM
Noctifera, your hair is so pretty omg

Tuanyiji, congrats on reaching fingertip!

Cookies, I love your color, and congrats on getting rid of the milestone-tracking bra

Bat, great progress!

Here's my shot for May. I need this hemline to thicken up a bit :-/

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48938&d=1683518194

rosenester
May 15th, 2023, 09:00 AM
angel, that looks just lovely! I saw your post somewhere with it brown rather than pink which looks fabulous as well :heartbeat

I am back to posting monthly length shots for now! I grew about 1/2Ē this month, here is last months for comparison since I didnít post it in this thread. The ends are feeling so much healthier and are waving and flipping a lotó perhaps from K18 treatments for a month but trying to not be too excited since that bottle was a lot of $$$ I just really want it to work, but donít want to trick myself :silly:
It almost looks like I trimmed but itís just the flips, I did in fact grow!
https://i.imgur.com/XCilGctl.jpg

Ada-banana
May 16th, 2023, 01:23 AM
https://i.ibb.co/cyj8xmh/IMG-20230516-082010.jpg (https://ibb.co/j8SwHpk)

My hair is getting worse and worse. Seriously. I really want long hair but I do want the reasonably full hemline, not these stragly ends.
Right is old, and left new.

mochichichi
May 20th, 2023, 10:02 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49040&d=1684637906

Last wash of the month was today, so I measured even though there's still a week left in May. 39.75" from hairline. I'm guessing I'll hit fingertip in my July check-in.

cookies
May 25th, 2023, 08:40 AM
It's that time of the month again :D
The stripes are not striping the same way, I'm sitting down vs standing up and my hair is not fully dry so tough to tell exactly what has happened, but something has :lol: I think it's one of those months where my sides have grown more than the middle.
Also my natural color is starting to get visible from the back, yay!
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49057&d=1685021027
angel-baby we seem to be at a very similar stage, both length-wise and natural-grow-out-wise!
rosenester your hair looks like a river of silk in the May photo, it's sooo beautiful and flowy...
Ada-banana I hope you're feeling better after the cut, but I love your color and texture regardless of the length :love:
mochichichi that's such a satisfying photo!

Bat
May 25th, 2023, 03:08 PM
Even with the change in pose shirt position it looks like you've grown! Is that waist looks like it to me looks like you grow an inch a month

Bat
May 26th, 2023, 01:15 AM
Month shot and 3 months post Buzz with 1 maintenance trim

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1111535488424222761/IMG_20230526_160458_500_x_500_pixel.png

Ylva
May 26th, 2023, 06:09 AM
Month shot and 3 months post Buzz with 1 maintenance trim

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1111535488424222761/IMG_20230526_160458_500_x_500_pixel.png

Great growth, but I must also say that this collage simply looks good because of the colour differences! :D Very aesthetically pleasing!

giraff
May 26th, 2023, 06:14 AM
Month shot and 3 months post Buzz with 1 maintenance trim

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1111535488424222761/IMG_20230526_160458_500_x_500_pixel.png

This is so cool! I can't wait to see the collage from buzz to knee :eyebrows: The platinum color looks good!

cookies
May 26th, 2023, 06:45 AM
Even with the change in pose shirt position it looks like you've grown! Is that waist looks like it to me looks like you grow an inch a month

An inch would’ve been nice :D And those are high waist shorts so unfortunately I still have a long way to go (in the May photo waist is at the top of the pants on the sides)

You’re making great progress too, your hair looks awesome!

Bat
May 26th, 2023, 06:30 PM
Great growth, but I must also say that this collage simply looks good because of the colour differences! :D Very aesthetically pleasing! and completely accidental! I'm hoping to stay this white color a while but we all know what I'm like ��


This is so cool! I can't wait to see the collage from buzz to knee :eyebrows: The platinum color looks good!
I'm not convinced I'll get past APL if we take my history into account haha

An inch would’ve been nice :D And those are high waist shorts so unfortunately I still have a long way to go (in the May photo waist is at the top of the pants on the sides)

You’re making great progress too, your hair looks awesome!

Thanks! Have you ever tried to figure out your growth rate?

giraff
May 27th, 2023, 09:54 AM
Yes, you can :cheer:

Bat
May 27th, 2023, 03:50 PM
Only the future will know

neko_kawaii
June 2nd, 2023, 08:15 PM
What do y'all think about putting this thread in the new Length sub-forum?

cookies
June 3rd, 2023, 03:16 AM


Thanks! Have you ever tried to figure out your growth rate?
I’ve tried but it seems I can’t measure properly, it always varies within a 2cm/1” range… when I started in the end of October, it read 58-60cm, now it’s 66-68cm. I did get a 2cm trim in February, so it’s definitely <1”/month, but probably more than 1/2” :shrug:


What do y'all think about putting this thread in the new Length sub-forum?
Yep, sounds like the right place for it, thank you!

dancedance
June 3rd, 2023, 02:12 PM
https://i.imgur.com/ToCuA19.jpg

Only a little late. :) I have tried doing these in the past but I always forget. I think it will be so fun to have a collection as I grow out from pixie to look back at. I have to set alarms in my phone so I keep up with these!

Edit: It doesn't help that I always forget how to post pictures ;)

Arcticfoxes
June 3rd, 2023, 03:21 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48689&d=1680037459

my hairloss started getting better then my long term partner and i broke up and its ramped up again. not sure about the back but the front of my hair has managed to grow a bit this month at least, more even now with the back.

i hate this length though! its so in-between. need to get to next month before it looks ok again in my eyes i think lol.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49075&d=1685823453

stalled a bit the past few months but been through some life shattering **** so not really surprised i guess. keeping on keeping on

Arcticfoxes
June 3rd, 2023, 03:26 PM
https://i.imgur.com/ToCuA19.jpg

Only a little late. :) I have tried doing these in the past but I always forget. I think it will be so fun to have a collection as I grow out from pixie to look back at. I have to set alarms in my phone so I keep up with these!

Edit: It doesn't help that I always forget how to post pictures ;)

this should be fun to watch!

dancedance
June 3rd, 2023, 03:50 PM
Arcticfoxes - I'm sorry to hear that, I hope you're OK. Hopefully things will smooth out asap. I do think you've made some great progress since your last picture, so I wouldn't worry about stalling!

Noctifer
June 6th, 2023, 02:12 PM
This month picture.
https://i.imgur.com/NvFGmDR.jpg
Hemline looks a bit wonky due to being in a bun the whole day, and me damping it because it apparently went poof after I did take down it.
Last month
https://i.imgur.com/uvt1I1m.jpg

cookies
June 25th, 2023, 09:54 AM
Here's my progress from last month:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49145&d=1687704437

It doesn't seem like much, but I think it's there :D This time my hair is completely dry and my ends are a bit wavier.
I have a trim scheduled in 10 days so I might move my monthly check-ins to the 5th of the month and skip the June-July one.
Unrelated - I'm starting to notice that I can't make up my mind about whether the new/old photo should be on the left/right and it's always different, not that it matters.

Bat
June 27th, 2023, 06:18 AM
Yep still growing fast! It looks gorgeous for me my before photos are on the left side but it's personal preference!

cookies
June 28th, 2023, 04:50 AM
Thank you Bat! Let’s see where the trim leaves me :D

Bat
July 1st, 2023, 06:24 AM
My first month shot is 5 days away but not sure if I'll post it. Since I just posted the 3.5 week shot in the second no trim challenge

Noctifer
July 1st, 2023, 02:40 PM
https://i.imgur.com/m1rzIW8.jpgjuly https://i.imgur.com/NvFGmDR.jpgjune

Kind of messy second day waves after being down all day whilst being outdoors for hours

Rapunzel666
July 1st, 2023, 03:53 PM
hey, I'm new here and very excited! ^_^ I thought it would be nice to check in here on the 1st of every month. I am starting at APL, recently trimmed, and starting to care for my hair like never before. I am dreaming of Rapunzel hair!
https://ibb.co/tCwp9k9

momof3mary
July 1st, 2023, 08:57 PM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LP5YwGZ3yS66JdLq6
I decided to do a major trim on the bottom and sides before the "no trim 2023 second half only" starts.

tuanyiji
July 4th, 2023, 04:38 AM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
April: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqhvtUoLEa6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
May: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crshs-BLvRY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
June: https://www.instagram.com/p/CtqBIuFLGoW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1125475032810930237/IMG_1148.JPG
105cm, Iím officially at fingertip length.

Freshly washed and airdried for the first time in 7 weeks, my 1b genes flatten my 8-hour braid waves in less than 5 minutes.
My Bundrop video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CtqBMd4AaIp/


It will take me some time to do the July shoot because I'm still kinda depressed and considering trimming off my fairy ends, reason here: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=139091&page=29&p=3995658&viewfull=1#post3995658

dancedance
July 12th, 2023, 08:27 PM
I know I am so late it's ridiculous, I'm sorry I've had a crazy couple of weeks moving someone in. Things are still in disarray but I snapped a photo this morning anyway

July
https://i.imgur.com/BOdXCwm.jpg

June
https://i.imgur.com/ToCuA19.jpg

Evangely
July 13th, 2023, 07:19 AM
Hey guys! What a cool thread :) Only just found it. I'm very excited to track milestones. Long story short, I've tried having long hair all my life. Longest it's been was waist length but it looked hideous, straw like, uneven. I now realise I had a lot of breakage. Back in the day I had no idea how to deal with my hair. I know a lot more now, but still struggling now and again. At least I know my hair type (high porosity) and that it often needs protein. Last year I chopped it to chin lenght. I am planning to grow it back to waist, healthy looking. I think it would be nice to keep track of my growth to post a picture every month wearing the same outfit (wearing this weird top specifically to make it easier seeing how much it's grown :D). So here's a first, and then next month this date the next!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53043335398_4a95a8cdec_b.jpg

tuanyiji
July 15th, 2023, 09:40 PM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
April: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqhvtUoLEa6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
May: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crshs-BLvRY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
June: https://www.instagram.com/p/CtqBIuFLGoW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
July: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cuvv3sTgEeg/?igshid=YzcxN2Q2NzY0OA==


https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1129962934106325092/IMG_3320.JPG
https://www.instagram.com/p/CuvciNJJug2/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
My hemline is surprisingly decent considering the fact that I haven’t trimmed for 4 years now, I grew it out from APL/BSL blunt cut by my mom before the pandemic.
Yesterday I lost my possibly longest racer (88cm) so I thought, well, that settled the problem of whether I should microtrim 1cm this month, Mother Nature has already done it for me and I don’t even need to pick up the scissors. Okay, I will continue my no-trim journey until I reach my knee.

Freshly shampooed and air dried overnight, I’m SSS 106cm now.
I am trying so hard to show you what fingertip length hair looks like in a pony tail: you can barely reach the tip even when your arm stretches to the limit.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1129964214350532628/IMG_3321.JPG
https://www.instagram.com/p/CuvcRIGJWe-/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Here's my bun drop video with a little bit of ponytail and lazy wrap bun tutorial:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cuvv3sTgEeg/?igshid=YzcxN2Q2NzY0OA==

mochichichi
July 28th, 2023, 11:17 PM
It was wash and measure day here! https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49299&d=1690603494

Bat
August 6th, 2023, 12:08 AM
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/892306370991390780/1137612797455368342/IMG_20230806_150327.jpg
Month 0,1 and 2

cookies
August 12th, 2023, 05:36 AM
Still can't upload photos to my albums, but maybe imgur works?
https://i.imgur.com/P85FfOC.jpg
I've almost made up for the length loss after the trim, but WL still feels so out of reach... not to mention I still have bras the bands of which I haven't fully cleared lol. Midback truly is an abyss, at least for me :D

Bat
August 12th, 2023, 03:39 PM
Still can't upload photos to my albums, but maybe imgur works?
https://i.imgur.com/P85FfOC.jpg
I've almost made up for the length loss after the trim, but WL still feels so out of reach... not to mention I still have bras the bands of which I haven't fully cleared lol. Midback truly is an abyss, at least for me :D

Great growth ! Even wavy it's longer than the blow out photo either I'm imagining it or I can see thr color different between henna and natural at the top of your crown now

cookies
August 13th, 2023, 03:14 AM
Great growth ! Even wavy it's longer than the blow out photo either I'm imagining it or I can see thr color different between henna and natural at the top of your crown now

Thanks! You’re not imagining, it’s slowly moving along :D It’s funny to see how unevenly it grows when you look at it from the roots lol, there’s a patch on the right side that’s growing much faster than the rest and I noticed that with the bleach and I’m seeing it with the henna grow out too :lol: I wonder how much the parting of my hair affects that if at all..

Bat
August 13th, 2023, 03:18 AM
Thanks! You’re not imagining, it’s slowly moving along :D It’s funny to see how unevenly it grows when you look at it from the roots lol, there’s a patch on the right side that’s growing much faster than the rest and I noticed that with the bleach and I’m seeing it with the henna grow out too :lol: I wonder how much the parting of my hair affects that if at all..

A new experiment for you! I might be growing out half my head lol I won an auction 5 packs of hennaguys dark red it would be a shame to use it for my henndigo.

cookies
August 13th, 2023, 03:29 AM
A new experiment for you! I might be growing out half my head lol I won an auction 5 packs of hennaguys dark red it would be a shame to use it for my henndigo.
Ha, that’s awesome, quite a bit of henna you’ve got then :D I don’t think it would be a shame if you prefer the henndigo color - it still needs henna to achieve so might as well use the one you have :) At least with the herbs you can experiment all you want and your hair will still thank you lol

tuanyiji
August 13th, 2023, 08:32 AM
January: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4B6SyLKUI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
February: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3tCcLLAMi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
March: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpRb81wrXl3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
April: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqhvtUoLEa6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
May: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crshs-BLvRY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
June: https://www.instagram.com/p/CtqBIuFLGoW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
July: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cuvv3sTgEeg/?igshid=YzcxN2Q2NzY0OA==
August: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cv4s7zaL-Tu/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==


107cm Fingertip/Mid-thigh length hair.
You know you are a long hair when your hair ends always escape the 9:16 frame and instagramís 4:5 cropping ratio doesnít help at all. I am already standing on top of a bench and lifting up on my tiptoes.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1140275655800537178/IMG_4771.jpg


https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1140275656303841292/IMG_4772.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1001725273378668557/1140275656685539419/IMG_4773.jpg

Evangely
August 13th, 2023, 01:37 PM
Hi all, here I am again - as promised to myself, 1 month later. It's hard to see, but there has been some growth. Still need to get the measuring tape out to see how much. Happy growing!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53114178440_ca5e1d959a_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53043335398_4a95a8cdec_c.jpg

Bat
August 13th, 2023, 06:56 PM
Ha, that’s awesome, quite a bit of henna you’ve got then :D I don’t think it would be a shame if you prefer the henndigo color - it still needs henna to achieve so might as well use the one you have :) At least with the herbs you can experiment all you want and your hair will still thank you lol
I'm just not sure the color it would go as they use red kalonite clay to make it more redder

Bat
August 13th, 2023, 06:58 PM
Hi all, here I am again - as promised to myself, 1 month later. It's hard to see, but there has been some growth. Still need to get the measuring tape out to see how much. Happy growing!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53114178440_ca5e1d959a_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53043335398_4a95a8cdec_c.jpg

I see it! Ever steadily towards apl

Noctifer
September 1st, 2023, 02:25 AM
Forgot to take a length picture last month, hope it doesnít matter.
https://i.imgur.com/1PLSsmz.jpg
Freshly washed and diffused but still a bit damp in the picture.
Compared to July
https://i.imgur.com/m4bX7H7.jpg

FŁr immer
September 1st, 2023, 04:08 AM
Forgot to take a length picture last month, hope it doesn’t matter.
https://i.imgur.com/1PLSsmz.jpg
Freshly washed and diffused but still a bit damp in the picture.
Compared to July
https://i.imgur.com/m4bX7H7.jpg

Looking good. :D
Btw, will read and reply to the pm on my lunch break around 14:00. ;)

Noctifer
September 1st, 2023, 06:29 AM
Looking good. :D
Btw, will read and reply to the pm on my lunch break around 14:00. ;)
Thanks
I really liked the outcome of todays wash day, so shiny and soft

Ohh then i got more to look forward to when coming home

FŁr immer
September 1st, 2023, 06:50 AM
Thanks
I really liked the outcome of todays wash day, so shiny and soft

Ohh then i got more to look forward to when coming home

That's such a good feeling. :D

Yup. Don't like to write pms' when I'm in a hurry, so just sent it.

Ddeathflower
September 1st, 2023, 12:02 PM
Hi everyone, your hair all looks wonderful and is growing great! There's something so satisfying about progress pictures.
I've just been kind of passively growing mine as just a laziness thing but I've really fallen in love with my long hair! It's approaching the longest it's ever been, and that's without oiling the ends! I'm going to start taking proper care of my hair and see how long I can get!
https://i.postimg.cc/BvJBXFHT/IMG-20230901-173941.png https://i.postimg.cc/L8tV9DY4/IMG-20230901-173702.png
I just washed my hair today but haven't detangled it yet.. This is just how straight my hair is. :'3 I think it's just reached the bottom of my ribs, so middle back. First image is straight back, but the second one the sunlight made my hair look really pretty so I included that too. 1st of September 19 inches!

Bat
September 4th, 2023, 06:19 PM
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1141220751010177104/1148396375525040198/Screenshot_20230905_091646_Layout.jpg


3 months basically ( its actually tomorrow) but I've decided to post on the 1st of each month instead of the 6th

Would this still be classed as buzz or can I cheat and say its pixie?

Ylva
September 5th, 2023, 05:50 AM
Bat, I would say that's pixie-length!

FŁr immer
September 5th, 2023, 06:17 AM
Bat, I would say that's pixie-length!

I agree. I think the bottom picture to the right looks like a pixie cut. :)

LongLocke
September 5th, 2023, 02:19 PM
Defo a pixie now. Is it time for manic pixie stage?

Bat
September 5th, 2023, 10:13 PM
Yaaay thanks everyone pixie it is!

And I'm sure I'll be in the crazy pixie stage in another month or two

Ddeathflower
September 6th, 2023, 08:56 AM
That's some great progress Bat! I'm glad i'm out of my crazy pixie stage! xD but i'm sure it's fly by! ;)

Bat
September 6th, 2023, 08:59 PM
That's some great progress Bat! I'm glad i'm out of my crazy pixie stage! xD but i'm sure it's fly by! ;)
Thank you! I can't wait I've been stuck here for 3+ years it's time for long hair

Ddeathflower
September 10th, 2023, 09:49 AM
It'll * fly by. (bat pun)

It's gonna happen! Before you know it you'll have to learn some hairstyles to keep it out of the way! xD

Bat
September 10th, 2023, 07:23 PM
Haha nice pun I can't wait until I can do my first ponytail

Evangely
September 12th, 2023, 03:46 AM
July, August and now September :)) Love this!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53043335398_5212961d9c_k.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53182553438_ed315eb306_k.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53182553438_ed315eb306_k.jpg

Evangely
September 12th, 2023, 03:48 AM
Damnit, sorry for the size of the pics guys. I thought I'd post them and see what it would look like, and adjust/edit afterwards but I can't find a way to edit my posts!!

Ylva
September 12th, 2023, 04:31 AM
Damnit, sorry for the size of the pics guys. I thought I'd post them and see what it would look like, and adjust/edit afterwards but I can't find a way to edit my posts!!

Your membership will be upgraded at 25+ quality posts and after that, you'll be able to edit your posts. In the advanced editor, there is a "Preview Post" button. :)

Bat
September 15th, 2023, 01:45 AM
July, August and now September :)) Love this!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53043335398_5212961d9c_k.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53182553438_ed315eb306_k.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53182553438_ed315eb306_k.jpg

Look at those curls take off, keep up the great work

maborosi
September 15th, 2023, 10:15 AM
Bat- you are definitely in pixie territory! Congrats! :D

Evangely- Nice progress! Your curls are beautiful! :)

Bat
September 15th, 2023, 04:06 PM
Bat- you are definitely in pixie territory! Congrats! :D

Evangely- Nice progress! Your curls are beautiful! :)

Thanks! Next goal is ear length

Bat
September 30th, 2023, 06:16 PM
Technically I still have 6 days until my actual 4 month milestone but I'm taking photos from the first of each month so here it is

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1141220751010177104/1157817048127262841/IMG_20231001_101119.jpg?ex=6519fca7&is=6518ab27&hm=3ff6b13d11b16196efe11a1bc4d04a6c71421610cf3e7da 28d352cc44b8b7700&

Noctifer
October 1st, 2023, 07:49 AM
This months photo
https://i.imgur.com/Fu4DqS6.jpg
Wash day and air dried. And according to the tape measure I only about 2cm from my first goal length.
When did I get that much off a re-growth? But not sure whatís going on with the ends, they canít possibly have been thinning that much.

Last month (for reference)
https://i.imgur.com/1PLSsmz.jpg

tuanyiji
October 3rd, 2023, 12:37 AM
Wonderful growth!


I’m dropping out of this thread for the moment since I am practicing benign negligence, so I won’t be measuring my length and circumference or taking any monthly length photos until at least January of 2024.

Chasemi
October 25th, 2023, 11:34 AM
Once I can add pictures I'm adding mine from this past month! Yall look great

Chasemi
October 25th, 2023, 11:35 AM
July, August and now September :)) Love this!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53043335398_5212961d9c_k.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53182553438_ed315eb306_k.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53182553438_ed315eb306_k.jpg
Your hair grew so much in two months!

Bat
October 31st, 2023, 11:15 PM
It's quite apparent that the very top of my hair is breaking/stalling oh well z

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1141220751010177104/1169127247731503174/IMG_20231101_151403_500_x_500_pixel.jpg?ex=6554459 9&is=6541d099&hm=db389708e680c85b24beb3b3302fd67cd90c1de76f40757 f1fc043cbbdef0ffd&

Noctifer
November 5th, 2023, 06:12 AM
Bat great progress

And to this month length picture

https://i.imgur.com/IuTh6DV.jpg
Freshly washed and not completely dry yet, but anyway
October
https://i.imgur.com/Fu4DqS6.jpg

Bat
November 5th, 2023, 04:33 PM
Thanks! And It looks like the thickness is traveling down for you

Evangely
November 11th, 2023, 04:24 AM
Hey guys, I'm back - hopefully with less large pictures. I tried :P

I skipped October because October sucked, but back in the game now. So awesome to see all of your progress!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53323232782_9fc229ce24_h.jpg

angel-baby
November 13th, 2023, 08:43 PM
November length update! Styled with gel and mousse on wet hair in the shower, plopped for a little bit, then diffused on low heat/low speed for ~20 min and air dried the rest of the way.
I did an S&D session yesterday, and that's all the scissors I want to encounter for a while.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49448&d=1699927732

Bat
November 14th, 2023, 12:56 AM
November length update! Styled with gel and mousse on wet hair in the shower, plopped for a little bit, then diffused on low heat/low speed for ~20 min and air dried the rest of the way.
I did an S&D session yesterday, and that's all the scissors I want to encounter for a while.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49448&d=1699927732

It's looking beautiful that routine is working for you

angel-baby
November 14th, 2023, 12:03 PM
It's looking beautiful that routine is working for you

Thanks!! 🩷🩷 even with the bleached ends, following a wavy routine has made my hair feel a lot healthier

Bat
November 14th, 2023, 08:33 PM
Thanks!! 🩷🩷 even with the bleached ends, following a wavy routine has made my hair feel a lot healthier
That's great news!

LongLocke
November 15th, 2023, 11:19 AM
https://i.imgur.com/XqSiiqwh.jpg

End of September

https://i.imgur.com/57HwxSZh.jpg

End of Oct

https://i.imgur.com/L4jYkEUh.jpg

Good progress over the last two months. I may need to get a new measurement shirt since Iíve really outgrown the text I was using to gauge my milestone lengths off of. And Iím super excited that my longest locks hit hip length when stretched, so Iím hoping those will be tickling hip by the new year when unstretched

Bat
December 1st, 2023, 01:12 AM
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1141220751010177104/1180047600284614697/IMG_20231201_182704_500_x_400_pixel.jpg?ex=657bfff 8&is=65698af8&hm=ef37c4c222044cba521eb015879fdba5405f86f549a89d1 f8af21c38bb6dffac&

Nefcerka
December 1st, 2023, 02:53 AM
Came here to say your haircut looks absolutely beautiful, Bat. Noticed it in your avatar in the other thread and thought "wow, so pretty". That color goes with it very well too.

Noctifer
December 2nd, 2023, 06:01 AM
Last length update for me on this thread. After taking the 1 year update I’m switching to every other month.
This months pic, not best quality wise maybe but well

https://i.imgur.com/w6KNLYb.jpg Freshly washed not completely dry. And note to myself red shirt and red hair not the best for length picture maybe.

Last month

https://i.imgur.com/IuTh6DV.jpg

Bat
December 3rd, 2023, 01:57 AM
Came here to say your haircut looks absolutely beautiful, Bat. Noticed it in your avatar in the other thread and thought "wow, so pretty". That color goes with it very well too.

I've been itching for the pink for months I couldn't handle the black anymore losing 3-4 months of growth sucks but I feel more like me with the bright hair

Nefcerka
December 3rd, 2023, 04:52 AM
I've been itching for the pink for months I couldn't handle the black anymore losing 3-4 months of growth sucks but I feel more like me with the bright hair

Bat, I actually wrote that when you still had black hair :D I liked how it looked, so neat. But this pink looks interesting, you do you.

angel-baby
December 11th, 2023, 02:53 PM
Checking in for December! Still doing the wavy routine

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49508&d=1702327642

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49509&d=1702327656


I trimmed a little at the start of the month. Probably won't trim again till I'm past BSL.

ArtOfNoot
December 11th, 2023, 02:59 PM
Checking in for December! Still doing the wavy routine

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49508&d=1702327642

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49509&d=1702327656


I trimmed a little at the start of the month. Probably won't trim again till I'm past BSL.

Lovely texture! Lovely sweater! LOVELY pink christmas tree hehe :pegasus: You really are in the Barbie Dream House

angel-baby
December 11th, 2023, 07:07 PM
Lovely texture! Lovely sweater! LOVELY pink christmas tree hehe :pegasus: You really are in the Barbie Dream House

Thank you!! I love my pink tree ♡ I put it up late this year so that means I can leave it up until Valentine's Day, right?

Nefcerka
December 12th, 2023, 02:16 AM
I love that texture angel-baby and that length is very flattering too. Iīd keep a pink tree all year round :) So cool.

LongLocke
December 31st, 2023, 09:50 PM
Itís so close to hip (my hands are on the tops of my hip bone for reference). I hate that I have such a deep V hemline because my longest strands will hit a milestone but then the bulk takes forever to feel the same length. I donít know if Iím ready to call it hip just yet. I think i may do like I did with waist and wait a few months until I canít deny it any longer

https://i.imgur.com/HJ2jtV7h.jpg
Nov 30th

https://i.imgur.com/vCzCvYLh.jpg
Dec 31st

I also donít know if itís just a factor of the new conditioning mask I just started, but the bulk looks thicker this month than it did last month

Chasemi
January 1st, 2024, 03:14 PM
It’s so close to hip (my hands are on the tops of my hip bone for reference). I hate that I have such a deep V hemline because my longest strands will hit a milestone but then the bulk takes forever to feel the same length. I don’t know if I’m ready to call it hip just yet. I think i may do like I did with waist and wait a few months until I can’t deny it any longer

https://i.imgur.com/HJ2jtV7h.jpg
Nov 30th

https://i.imgur.com/vCzCvYLh.jpg
Dec 31st

I also don’t know if it’s just a factor of the new conditioning mask I just started, but the bulk looks thicker this month than it did last month

Wow! What great growth for the month! I get what you mean with the V cut. I'm sure soon it will feel like it is surely at hip.

pumpkinsage
January 1st, 2024, 06:19 PM
LongLocke, your hair looks so pretty and it does look fuller!

LongLocke
January 1st, 2024, 09:43 PM
Wow! What great growth for the month! I get what you mean with the V cut. I'm sure soon it will feel like it is surely at hip.

Thanks! I think my taper is due to growing from buzzed sides and the natural layers I’ve developed. I’m focusing on length rather than hemline, so I just kind of deal with it. The downside is it fuels my hair dysmorphia where I think it’s still shorter than APL. I think I was a solid inch or so past waist before I called it. I’ll probably end up doing something similar when it comes to calling hip


LongLocke, your hair looks so pretty and it does look fuller!

Thanks! I don’t know why it looked do much fuller this month over last month. My measuring came out to my usual 1/2” gain. But I’ll take it!

angel-baby
January 5th, 2024, 12:45 PM
January update! Styled with innersense mousse and gel, plopped, and air dried. Diffusing gives better results but it was my day off and I didn't want to bother.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49573&d=1704479814

Length is coming along! Unfortunately I feel like my hair has gotten a lot thinner and I've had (what seems like) more hair fall than usual. I had Covid in early 2023 so maybe that's to blame. My mom's hair also thinned out a bit as she got older (I'm in my 30s, but I don't think hers started this early), so to be on the safe side I sent a very humbling message to my doctor asking for medicine.

LongLocke, your hair looks really good! Hip is one of my favorite lengths.

GrazierGirl
January 13th, 2024, 12:23 AM
13July 2023
https://i.ibb.co/XDCS59x/IMG-20230713-161238-363-1.jpg (https://ibb.co/DYR5MNf)

25 Dec 2023

https://i.ibb.co/99Xf1rD/IMG-20231225-075103-100.jpg (https://ibb.co/7JcTZ1f)

I must wear something consistent. I think I gained 2" maybe?

Notes taken in past

Hair Length
30 June 2022 11" nape of neck
31.7.2023 18.0"
31.8.2023 19.0"
31.12.2023 20"

Growth 9" in 18 months

Chasemi
February 1st, 2024, 06:52 PM
https://i.ibb.co/n39TK1Z/Screenshot-20240201-150504-Photos.jpg (https://ibb.co/n39TK1Z) https://i.ibb.co/LJ2GGvR/Screenshot-20240201-150433-Photos.jpg (https://ibb.co/LJ2GGvR)

Wet hair and dry

https://i.ibb.co/wLRYbYg/Screenshot-20240201-194814-Photos.jpg (https://ibb.co/wLRYbYg) https://i.ibb.co/hFbgpp9/Screenshot-20240201-194746-Photos.jpg (https://ibb.co/hFbgpp9)

Jan 1 vs Feb 1
Dry hair is styled the same way, wet hair was less wet in the recent picture (it wasn't wash day, I just sprayed it).I think I see a pretty good growth!

Bat
February 2nd, 2024, 04:28 PM
Technically speaking this is only about 17 days worth
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1141220751010177104/1203104107930325093/IMG_20240203_083637_400_x_500_pixel.jpg?ex=65cfe10 3&is=65bd6c03&hm=7b27383ff3d09c033f0cfb9615ab049555df55962875597 3f574e8802f5e18d3&

SandyBottom
February 3rd, 2024, 01:00 PM
Technically speaking this is only about 17 days worth
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1141220751010177104/1203104107930325093/IMG_20240203_083637_400_x_500_pixel.jpg?ex=65cfe10 3&is=65bd6c03&hm=7b27383ff3d09c033f0cfb9615ab049555df55962875597 3f574e8802f5e18d3&

It looks like more than mine grew in the past month.

angel-baby
February 4th, 2024, 01:34 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49698&d=1707075180

February length check ♡
I'm calling BSL!!

Bat
February 5th, 2024, 12:23 AM
It looks like more than mine grew in the past month.

Yeah I feel it's growing faster I'm wondering if it's because I was skin shaving it for most of December maybe the razor scraping over my head stimulated blood flow or something

Bat
February 5th, 2024, 12:24 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49698&d=1707075180

February length check ♡
I'm calling BSL!!

Congrats! You've done well

Noctifer
February 5th, 2024, 06:10 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49698&d=1707075180

February length check ♡
I'm calling BSL!!

Congrats to bsl

paulownia
February 5th, 2024, 06:13 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49698&d=1707075180

February length check ♡
I'm calling BSL!!
How is that possible?:agape:
You cut to APL in September last year, I remember that. You got from APL to BSL in 4 months?
Please tell me its magic:magic:

angel-baby
February 6th, 2024, 10:20 PM
How is that possible?:agape:
You cut to APL in September last year, I remember that. You got from APL to BSL in 4 months?
Please tell me its magic:magic:

I think my waves have relaxed some as my hair gets longer! So I didn't get such an insane amount of growth (I wish), I just have a different wave pattern showing a little more length.
The ends are smack in the middle of my bra-band ♡

Now watch it take like a year to get it past my boobs ...

paulownia
February 7th, 2024, 06:12 AM
I think my waves have relaxed some as my hair gets longer! So I didn't get such an insane amount of growth (I wish), I just have a different wave pattern showing a little more length.
The ends are smack in the middle of my bra-band ♡

Now watch it take like a year to get it past my boobs ...
I think my waves are getting looser with length too:D
We will get there, you'll see. I don't have much left to BSL now.
Funny that you are calling your milestones on dry waves, same as me;)