View Full Version : Three & a half years of LHC: natural light pic

March 23rd, 2009, 08:54 AM
From a pixie to an inch off BSL in 3.5 years (erm, thanks to additional trims and impulsive bad dye jobs)

Then: washing with SLS shampoo and cones, brushing wet with ball tip brush, blowdrying every day, filling my hair with gooey styling lotions and drying mousses. Colouring with red dye, black dye, brown dye, blue dye, indigo... you name it I tried it.

Now: washing with Dairy Whip, conditioning conefree, leave-ins of coconut oil or shea butter. Air drying and fingercombing only until dry. Colouring with henna. Daily updos. Night braiding.

Sorry about the hemline, the wind blew as my BF snapped the pic!


So... is my hairtype correct or not?

March 23rd, 2009, 09:00 AM
I've never been good with the hairtyping thing, but it looks beautiful!

March 23rd, 2009, 09:06 AM
Your hair looks so soft and silky! :)

March 23rd, 2009, 09:06 AM
ooh looks lovely it is in very good condition now well done :cheese:

March 23rd, 2009, 09:25 AM
Your hair looks really soft. I think you're right in typing yourself 1b.

March 23rd, 2009, 09:33 AM
It looks wonderful, and congrats on 3.5 years! I'm not even to 6 months yet...I wonder what I'll look like in 3 more years. :)

March 23rd, 2009, 11:53 AM
It looks beautiful! :D

March 23rd, 2009, 12:19 PM
It looks so full and soft! Congrats, Lovi! :flowers:

Now that you're so near BSL, in another 3.5 yrs you could be at your goal... :D

March 23rd, 2009, 12:22 PM
It's coming along nicely, Loviatar.

March 23rd, 2009, 12:27 PM
It looks beautiful in natural light. Congratulations!

March 23rd, 2009, 12:28 PM
Lovely but I think you're a 1c :D

March 23rd, 2009, 01:44 PM
"1b - straight but with a slight body wave, just enough to add some volume, doesn't look wavy
1c - straight with body wave and one or two visible S-waves (e.g. nape of neck or temples)"

I think you're a 1b/1c combo. Your hair isn't wavy, but the waves you've got look 'deep' (can't think of the word right now).

Your hair looks really healthy, nice growing. :)

March 23rd, 2009, 01:49 PM
Thanks for posting your progress. Your hair is really pretty! I just joined and have a pixie. It is really encouraging to see people who started at my length and have made so much progress in not that much time!!!


March 23rd, 2009, 01:52 PM
Lovi I love the color you have now. It is very pretty and I had to laugh cause the wind was starting to pick up when my BF was taking my recent hair pic.
Your ends look nice and thick also. I would not be able to type you. I have not typed myself. :flowers: Congrats on finding what works for you. :D

March 23rd, 2009, 01:56 PM
Your hair is so beautiful...you can tell it is happy!!

March 23rd, 2009, 01:57 PM
Congrats on 3.5 years journey to long(er) hair.Your hair looks wonderful.I hope you reach your goal soon.

March 23rd, 2009, 02:57 PM
Congratulations on your progress, Loviatar! Your hair looks so soft and silky. I think 1b is just right.

March 23rd, 2009, 03:21 PM
You've made wonderful progress! I like the color and it's so shiny.

March 23rd, 2009, 04:28 PM
Wow your hair is very pretty. Obviously you're doing the right things for it.

March 23rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
The ends are shot at, to be honest. I'm babying them though. The Inecto and shea as leave-ins really help. The crazy thing is that from about halfway up the length and up to the roots, its not conditioned at all. It's just Dairy Whip.

Jel, you really think it will take me 3.5 years to get to goal? *sob* That seems aaaaages!

March 23rd, 2009, 06:57 PM
What is dairy whip? Are you using whipped cream topping in your hair?

March 23rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
Great progress! Your hair is very pretty!

March 23rd, 2009, 08:29 PM
Wow, your hair is ssssooooo pretty! I particularly love the color, it's such a nice brown!

March 23rd, 2009, 08:38 PM
Lovi, your hair is looking wonderful. Great progress.:cheer:

March 23rd, 2009, 08:46 PM
Lovi, congratulations. Your hair looks gorgeous!

March 23rd, 2009, 08:46 PM
Congratulations, your hair is looking lovely. :)

March 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM
Your hair really looks lovely! So healthy, shiny, and cared for! I love your color too! Well done!! (o:

March 23rd, 2009, 08:55 PM
Very pretty! And your typing looks right to me.

But wait -- behind you, there are blossoms on that tree! It must be spring in Neverwhere! (We still have ice and snow here. No fair!)

March 23rd, 2009, 09:07 PM
But wait -- behind you, there are blossoms on that tree! It must be spring in Neverwhere! (We still have ice and snow here. No fair!)

Great poem Darkwaves. :D

March 23rd, 2009, 09:30 PM
What is dairy whip? Are you using whipped cream topping in your hair?
:cheese: I love the idea of whipped cream!!! But seriously, what is dairy whip?

March 23rd, 2009, 09:43 PM
Very nice progress!! I love your color. I think you are a 1b for sure. We've been at LHC almost the same amount of time, and seeing your progress is very inspirational!!

March 24th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Hi, hair twin! Naturally, I think your hair is gorgeous. :D

March 24th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Very nice progress, your hair is looking so healthy and soft! I'm glad you found a routine that works for you, now all there is to do is wait and grow :)

March 24th, 2009, 05:05 AM
Your hair looks wonderful, Lovi, and it is so shiny and healthy! The colour is beautiful in natural light, and look at how long it is getting!

March 24th, 2009, 05:05 AM
LOL at the Dairy Whip questions.

Not whipped cream topping. Goats milk soap, can be found at Flower Moon Soaps online. There's a thread about it in the Conventional products subforum.

March 24th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Gorgeous results and congratulations on your progress so far! I don't think it will take you 3.5 years to your goal (of course, that depends on what it is); don't forget you had trims during that time and, I assume, were fixing damage.

Your hair looks shiny and healthy. :)

March 24th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Jel, you really think it will take me 3.5 years to get to goal? *sob* That seems aaaaages!

Well, I understand you're tall, and your goal is classic - so, a year to waist, another to tailbone, and the third to classic length. The extra 6 months are for small trims! ;)

I've been growing my hair for 3.5 years from barely shoulder length, with no trims, and I still haven't reached tailbone (but am very near :D)

March 24th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Lovely hair Loviatar, Congrts on the great progress.

Shermie Girl
March 24th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Your hair is looking wonderful, Lovi. I know that you are still doing some work on it but it is really shining through the transition. :D

March 24th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Congrats on the length! It looks absolutely gorgeous and smooth and silky!
I started growing a bit before BSL and right now, three years later am a bit past tailbone (with bimonthly trims). It is totally worth the wait though!

March 24th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Beautiful hair and wonderful progress. I hope my hair is like that in 3½ years! I just want to touch your hair, it's so shinny.