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Isilya
February 5th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Somehow I managed to make it to 1000 posts (yay :cheese:), so I thought I should "celebrate" it with progress pics, seeing as I never made an anniversary thread.

Short LHC-history: after over 2.5 years of lurking, I finally joined this forum in November 2007. My hair was just past BSL then. It wasn't until after the big crash that I plucked up the courage to start posting. I tried out new washing techniques (CWC, WO, CO, scalp washes, egg washes) and treatments, I started using a silk scarf to protect my hair when I sleep and sleeping with my hair in anything other than a bun or braid feels unnatural to me now. Today, my hair is past waist (5 more inches until I reach my goal of TBL) and I have changed my washing method from SC to CWC, alternated with CO and scalp washes.

And now what you're really interested in: pictures :D (clickable)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_PICT0007b.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=PICT0007b.jpg) March 2008. First official length pic. I didn't know where the timer on my camera was at that time. My hair was halfway between BSL and waist.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_PICT0018b.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=PICT0018b.jpg) Aug. 2008. I had put my hair on rollers and these are the waves I had at the end of the day.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_PICT0078.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=PICT0078.jpg) Autumn/Winter 2008. Barely waistlength.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_PICT0156.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=PICT0156.jpg) December 2008. Waistlength, maybe a tiny bit past that.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_PICT0344b.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=PICT0344b.jpg) Today. Hair is past waistlength (first red line) and getting close to hip length (second red line). My hair isn't as dry as it may seem in this picture. For some reason, I have a hard time trying to get a photo that reflects the real condition of my hair, it always turns out straw-like on pics.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_PICT0341b.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=PICT0341b.jpg) Today. Plain braid, also about waist length.


Bonus picture:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/th_Step8b.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/Isilya86/?action=view&current=Step8b.jpg) Fancy updo. I had actually made a tutorial for this one, but before I had a chance to post it, I followed a link on here to a video tutorial of an updo that was practically identical to the one I thought I had invented.

Finally, I would like to thank all the LHC-members for making this place as amazing as it is :flowers:

~GypsyCurls~
February 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Congratulations! You have had great progress and growth, and your hair is beautiful! Long blonde silk :)

mooglewoo
February 5th, 2009, 12:34 PM
YAY! Congrats guru! Your hair looks great, go waist!!!! You've got some braid waves goin' on :P

Phalaenopsis
February 5th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Congratulations Isilya! I especially lover your loooong braid. I'm soo jealous.

And you have gorgeous blonde hair ;)

kdaniels8811
February 5th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Your photos and progress give me hope, thanks for posting the beautiful pics! I know what yu mean about hair down feeling unnatural. I wear mine up constantly, it feels "funny" down. But it is growing, as yours certainly did! Congratulations.

RedStripe
February 5th, 2009, 12:45 PM
I love the fancy updo. Where can I find the tutorial you're referring to?

DavidN
February 5th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Thank you for sharing your progress with us, Isilya, and your bonde waves are so beautiful! That is such an outstanding braid.

Be sure to enjoy the new "priveleges" now that you have reached 1000 posts, and time to think up a new title! Perhaps someone might pop in with some "minions", now that you have reached "guru" status!

Catladyintown
February 5th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Isilya Congratulations. Your hair is beautiful and looks so healthy too.:-)

LeaM07
February 5th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Congratulations, Isilya... beautiful hair, and gorgeous fancy updo! :inlove:

Isilya
February 5th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the lovely comments everyone, you're making me blush (no, really, I'm tomato-red right now).

RedStripe: here's a link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vW03394oqE) to it :)

David: I must admit I've been looking forward to getting my minions. And more PM-space :o

Nightshade
February 5th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Minions! Minions for the Guru!!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/SaliceMalkin/bowing.gif

Radulfr
February 5th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Congratulations on the 1000 posts Isilya.
Lots of good hair-growing progress.
Very good looking hair. You've done a great job!

going gray
February 5th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Oh wow! Your hair is gorgeous, congratulations, thanks for posting those photos.

rags
February 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Isilya, your hair is beautiful. I love the color, and I absolutely adore that updo! Congratulations on your 1,000 posts!

Fencai
February 5th, 2009, 01:59 PM
WOW! That's inspiration right there!!!
Congrats!!!

Fillette
February 5th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Congrats on your progress! Seriously, you have gorgeous hair!

Angelina15
February 5th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Congrats! Your hair looks so beautiful and healthy!!

RancheroTheBee
February 5th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Your sig-pic makes me incredibly jealous. I dream of having hair like that one day. :)

lapushka
February 5th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Amazing progress! You have beautiful hair!

LutraLutra
February 5th, 2009, 02:44 PM
What lovely hair, congrats on your 1000 post and having geat hair.:cheer:

SpecialKitty
February 5th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Minions! Minions for the Guru!!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/SaliceMalkin/bowing.gif

And :thudpile: !!! Congratulations!!! Gorgeous hair and great progress!

jessie58
February 5th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Your hair is really lovely, it's so thick and healthy looking. I just love that fancy updo as well.

Isilya
February 5th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Yay! Minions :cheese:

Thanks everyone :flowers: I can't tell you how much these wonderful comments mean to me.

suicides_eve
February 5th, 2009, 05:40 PM
looks great and congrats on reaching the big 1000!

Silver Strands
February 5th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Simply beautiful hair!
Both the color and the condition.
Congratulations!

viking_quest
February 5th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Your hair looks great and congratulations on the 1,000 posts.

kam984420
February 5th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Congrats on your awesome growth!:cheese: Your hair is getting realllllllly looooong.:cheese:

Sissy
February 5th, 2009, 06:00 PM
beautiful hair!!! Congrats on your 1000th post and also allow me to congratulate you on your anny, even though it's gone past :)

tina1025
February 5th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Your hair looks great. Congratulations!!!!

Debra83
February 6th, 2009, 01:20 AM
wow. :thud:

tiny_teesha
February 6th, 2009, 05:12 AM
WOW! Excellent progress. I always admire your siggy when ever i see it!

Ryanne
February 6th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Congratulations!
You have beautiful hair!

Samikha
February 6th, 2009, 07:26 AM
Your hair looks wonderful :) I've always admired your shade of blonde. And as for the minions...I'm wearing your Woven Bun right now. If you want to take over the world, I suggest you do it through hairstyles;)

paper
February 6th, 2009, 07:31 AM
Congrats on 1,000 post! :cheese:

Your updo is just gorgeous! Your hair is very pretty, congrats on wonderful growth!

Nera
February 6th, 2009, 07:49 AM
wow! It looks great. I love the picture where you used the rollers(:

EdG
February 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Congratulations on 1000 posts, Isilya! That's great hair progress. :cheese:
Ed

mellie
February 6th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Wow!!! Absolutely lovely!!!!

rhubarbarin
February 6th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Congrats! We joined the same month.. time flies, doesn't it?

I love seeing that August 2008 pic whenever you post. It looks like a painting.. the color of your shirt really brings out your hair, lol.

Forest
February 6th, 2009, 09:03 AM
Lovely hair! :cheer: It seems to grow really fast!?


BTW - your English is great, I assume it's not your native language since your in Belgium? I think I will never reach 1 000 posts, it is to much effort to get the language right. (this was off topic)

Isilya
February 6th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Thanks guys!


WOW! Excellent progress. I always admire your siggy when ever i see it!


Congrats! We joined the same month.. time flies, doesn't it?

I love seeing that August 2008 pic whenever you post. It looks like a painting.. the color of your shirt really brings out your hair, lol.

I think that pic is the best pic I ever took of my hair. I keep saying I should update it, but I can't get myself to do it. I should try to recreate it with my current length :hmm:


Your hair looks wonderful :) I've always admired your shade of blonde. And as for the minions...I'm wearing your Woven Bun right now. If you want to take over the world, I suggest you do it through hairstyles;)

Ah, I see my evil plan is starting to unfold :D


Lovely hair! :cheer: It seems to grow really fast!?


BTW - your English is great, I assume it's not your native language since your in Belgium? I think I will never reach 1 000 posts, it is to much effort to get the language right. (this was off topic)

I had it cut on the last Saturday of March last year. It was about 29" then. I didn't have any trims in between, apart from S&Ds, so it grew 5" in 10 months.

Thanks, my native language is Dutch. English is my third language in terms of when I learned it (after Dutch and French), but my second language when it comes to fluency (before Spanish, French and German). Don't worry about making mistakes when you're posting, people will appreciate the effort you make :)

sahiba
February 6th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Congratulations :flowers: And I'll repeat what everybody said ... you have gorgeous hair .:)

utdesertrunner
February 6th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Wow! Your hair is amazing! And congrats on 1000 posts too.

Isilya
February 7th, 2009, 03:29 AM
Thanks! :o

I can't believe this thread made it to 5 pages :bigeyes:

Aditi
February 7th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Congratulation for your posts and your hairs dear. Even i am waiting for that day where i will have my goal length and 1000 posts.

Addy
February 7th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Just stopping in to say that your hair grew so much since March! It looks beautiful and the braid really shows off the shinyness that the camera doesn't pick up on!

Congrats!

Angellen
February 7th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Congrats! Your hair looks great, clearly it was lurking well spent!

Robinlyn
February 7th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Congrats!! You've had such great growth...your hair is just beautiful!!

Coriander
February 7th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Congratulations! I've been admiring your siggy pic, and your progress photos are even more beautiful.

:)

JamieLeigh
February 7th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Congratulations on reaching 1,000 posts!! I don't think I'll EVER get there...it'll take me 5 years, as slowly as I'm going now. I have too many kids and not enough computer time. LOL. :p

Your hair is absolutely gorgeous, and congrats also on your growth! Thank you for sharing your progress pics, it's always a pleasure to see how far someone has gone with patience and fortitude. You have very good reason to be proud of yourself. Happy growing in 2009!! :D

LittleOrca
February 7th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Grats! I love your up-do, btw!

Isilya
February 8th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Thanks all :flowers: This is one of the reasons I love this place so much, everybody is so nice to each other :)

Jorja
February 8th, 2009, 06:16 AM
:cheer:Congratulations! Your hair looks so lovely and healthy. It's good to see the progress pictures to see how quick hair grows! And here's to the next 1000 posts .... :p

spidermom
February 8th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Gorgeous Isilya; not straw-like at all.

going gray
February 9th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Your hair is beautiful...thanks for the inspiration & the lovely photos.

Isilya
February 11th, 2009, 04:28 AM
Thanks :flowers: It's been fun to share my progress with you and I enjoyed all your positive reactions :)

Forest
February 11th, 2009, 09:36 AM
I had it cut on the last Saturday of March last year. It was about 29" then. I didn't have any trims in between, apart from S&Ds, so it grew 5" in 10 months.

Thanks, my native language is Dutch. English is my third language in terms of when I learned it (after Dutch and French), but my second language when it comes to fluency (before Spanish, French and German). Don't worry about making mistakes when you're posting, people will appreciate the effort you make :)

Oh, 5" in 10 months seems pretty good! Good for you!

I try not to worry about the language but I get so annoyed when I can't find words, or the grammar is horrible. I am sure that no one else is bothered, it is more that it takes time and effort to write. :)

Isilya
February 12th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Yup, I should reach my goal by this time next year :)

Oh, like that. I'm used to it because most of my classes have been in English for the past 3 years.

MadPirateBippy
February 23rd, 2009, 02:03 PM
Congrats on the thousand posts! I'm going to get there fairly soon, and since I don't really do the anniversery threads either I think I will steal this idea. :)

Yay! Minions!

angeldance
February 23rd, 2009, 02:12 PM
Wow beautiful colour and length, just lovely:)

Feye
February 23rd, 2009, 02:50 PM
Oh my, what a gorgeous head of hair! It is looking amazing

joyfulmom4
February 23rd, 2009, 03:57 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is gorgeous!

SchnauzerMom
February 23rd, 2009, 07:02 PM
Congratulations! Your hair looks very beautiful!

Susana
February 23rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
WOW!! Congrats!!!! I love your waves by the way, it looks so cute!! and you have awesome length, very full!!

Teazel
February 23rd, 2009, 08:19 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is just gorgeous, and your updos, too. :) Your hair doesn't look at all straw-like, but flash is the secret to bringing out the shine in photos. :wink:

I've been here 4 and a half years, and still haven't reached 1000 posts. Wish I was chattier. :o

SweetPea88
February 23rd, 2009, 10:31 PM
Congratulations! Your hair looks fantastic! :D

Carina
February 23rd, 2009, 10:35 PM
:agape: You have awesome hair.:cheese:

Carina
February 23rd, 2009, 10:36 PM
:agape: You have awesome hair.:cheese: and great progress :thumbsup:

Heavenly Locks
February 24th, 2009, 12:28 AM
I really liked looking at your progress photos :) You're someone to admire with that lovely blonde hair. Congrats!

Isilya
February 24th, 2009, 04:33 AM
Thank you very much, ladies :flowers: To those of you who are close to 1000: keep it up! If I can do it, you surely can :D

@ Teazel: I need flash. If I don't use it, my hair doesn't even bother to show up in the pic. Light hair + pale skin = bright white spot in a picture.

AprilElf
February 24th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Congratulations on your guru status and wonderful hair progress, Isilya! :flower:
I love your updos and look forward to seeing many more brilliant creations. ;)

SimplyLonghair
February 24th, 2009, 05:45 AM
Yea! Congrats on the 1000 posts and the great hair! Isn't LHC wonderful? :D

And you have to love those minions! :eyebrows:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d73/missgunnesax/minions.gif
I got mine after you got yours;), LOL but they sure are cool!:D

Fencai
February 24th, 2009, 05:47 AM
wow!!! Congrats! That's awesome!!!! your hair looks great! and that's an amazing bun in the last pic too!!!

Braidmaid
February 24th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Congratulations! Your hair looks fabulous! I can't wait for mine to reach that place!

Isilya
February 24th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Thanks again! Every time when I type something like this I think "OK, that was the last compliment I got", but people keep posting here :)



Congratulations on your guru status and wonderful hair progress, Isilya! :flower:
I love your updos and look forward to seeing many more brilliant creations. ;)

I'll have to think of new ones then. Right now, the only original updo I can do is a style I saw in the BBC version of "North & South" (after Elizabeth Gaskell's novel).


Yea! Congrats on the 1000 posts and the great hair! Isn't LHC wonderful? :D

And you have to love those minions! :eyebrows:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d73/missgunnesax/minions.gif
I got mine after you got yours;), LOL but they sure are cool!:D

LHC is the best. It's the only site I ever considered being active in. I also love my minions. I don't know what they do exactly, but I like 'em anyway :D Also, congrats fellow-guru!