View Full Version : One and a half year anniversary--and Guru-ism!

March 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
I have been at TLHC since October 2007, so it's been 1 1/2 years. Wow! It doesn't seem like that long, but when I think over the highlights, I realize that it has indeed. Reading some of my early posts, I can see that I've changed and matured as well.

On to the pictures!

First length shot, October 2007, at hip length:


Six months later, in April 2008, having reached tailbone length during the Great Crash of February '08:


In July 2008, I got bangs. I wanted to add some softness to updos and the permabraid I wore.
(This is after having minibraids in for a week)

It didn't work the way I wanted, but simply shortened my face, and I noticed that nobody thought I was 16 anymore, but thought I was 13 (which is correct). I enjoy being treated as older, so I decided the bangs weren't a keeper. I've been growing them out since September or October 2008. They are now long enough to qualify as face-framing layers, and I'm finally happy with them.


Oops, sorry. It's sideways.

And the latest length shot, taken today (My hair isn't that red, but that's how it sometimes shows up in pictures.):


And a few bonus shots! This one shows my true hair color:


After using "Wrap, Snap, and Go" curlers overnight. This is a gibralter bun, with the last coil left down.


My first attempt at the Woven Bun:


And, this thread is doing double-duty as my thousandth post! :cheese: :happydance: I'm a guru!

March 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Your hair is very pretty. You've got some awesome length! How much longer are you going to grow your hair out?

March 29th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Congratulations, WritingPrincess! I know how hard you have worked to get here. Now all you need are minions. Let's see what we can do.


March 29th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Congratulations!! You have beautiful hair.

March 29th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Your hair looks wonderful! Beautiful and healthy :) I especially like the curls in the Gibralter bun!

March 29th, 2009, 07:41 PM
You've got gorgeous hair, WritingPrincess! Lovely pictures. Also I have to give a huge congrats to you on reaching guruhood! Now for the next thousand. ;)

March 29th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Thank you for the compliments! My original goal was knee length, and I'm still planning on going that long, but I've also toyed with the idea of floor or longer. :shrug: We'll see.

March 29th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Wow! That is some amazing progress, congrats! :cheer: Your hair looks much longer, healthier, and thicker towards the ends.

March 29th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Wow, your hair looks amazing. Congratulations on being a guru.

March 29th, 2009, 08:12 PM
You've got amazing hair--it looks great!! (Also: the woven bun is beautiful!)

March 29th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Your hair is so pretty!

March 29th, 2009, 09:12 PM

You know, I never fail to be impressed by how intelligent and put together you seem for your age. I was never like that as a thirteen year old (blame it on hyperactivity or being an immature boy, whatever xD). Not to mention, your writing ability is impressive.

Also, you have pretty hair.

March 29th, 2009, 09:17 PM
:) Your hair has grown so much and it is much thicker looking too! It looks beautiful and I am sure that you will grow to knee! You have done a great job growing your hair!

:cheese: Congrats on your guru today!!!!

We joined on the same day!!!!!!!:cool:

March 29th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Haha! I see your minions have already been bestowed!

What a striking head of hair to sit atop a wonderful mind :flowers:

March 29th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Congrats WritingPrincess! You have become a hair idol in my book! :cheese:

March 29th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Congratulations, WritingPrincess, your hair is very pretty! :flowers:

steph in tx
March 29th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Your beautiful hair is an asset, second only to your amazing writing ability. Congrats on guru-hood. :)

March 29th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Congrats on guru status, WritingPrincess! :flower:

You remind me of myself when I was thirteen. Like you, I was very mature for my age, I had hair about your length (only mine was dark blonde), and people often thought I was older, which I loved.

March 29th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Yay! welcome to Guru-dom. Do you feel wiser?

March 29th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Beautiful! Congrats on going guru at thirteen---shouldn't there be some kind of 'youngest ever' award?:cheese:

March 29th, 2009, 10:49 PM

You know, I never fail to be impressed by how intelligent and put together you seem for your age. I was never like that as a thirteen year old (blame it on hyperactivity or being an immature boy, whatever xD). Not to mention, your writing ability is impressive.

Also, you have pretty hair.

I would like to second this as I wish you congratulations. You are quite ahead of those your age - both in intelligence and hair! :cheese:

March 29th, 2009, 10:50 PM
:cheese: :smooch: :cheese:

Happy 1.5 year anniversary and Guru-hood all at the same time! Your hair is just gorgeous! I didn't realize it was that thick!

Did you decide against dying the last few inches of hair - what was it pink or purple?

Robbi Dehlinger
March 29th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Niiiiiice Hair!

March 30th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Congratulations on your anniversary Writing Princess!

Your hair is beautiful :)

March 30th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Wow...you have very pretty hair! Very healthy looking! :D

March 30th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Congratulations on both counts! Your hair is very lovely. :flower:

March 30th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Wow, what a hair! Very beautiful!

March 30th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Congratulations, WritingPrincess! Your hair looks beautiful and I *love* the Gibraltar bun with the piece left out!

March 30th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Congratulations! you seam to have a really healthy hair and i love your brown colour is so beautiful

March 30th, 2009, 03:31 AM
I was impressed with your hair in your first photo but wow, the thickness of your hair has really increased over the past year and a half! Congratulations, guru!

March 30th, 2009, 03:51 AM
Congrats on being a guru and also growing such beautiful long hair:) :flowers:

March 30th, 2009, 04:12 AM
I really like the gibraltar bun with the curls kind of falling out.

Congrats! :)

March 30th, 2009, 04:14 AM
Wow, your hair has grown so much!!! It's really pretty, and I love your updos!!!

March 30th, 2009, 04:41 AM
Congratulations, Writing Princess, on your 1000th post, and welcome to the land of the Gurus! Also, congratulations on your 1 1/2 year anniversary!

Thank you for sharing your progress photos with your fellow LHC members. Your hair is shiny, healthy, and long, with outstanding colour.

March 30th, 2009, 05:35 AM
:flower: Congratulations guru!! Thanks for sharing your progress pics.
Your hair looks very healthy and very inspirational!

March 30th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Congratulations on both. :cheese:
Your hair is stunning!!

March 30th, 2009, 06:59 AM
you definately seem to have matured and your hair has definately matured too, now it looks so much thicker and full of body. congrads on your guru-ism :)

March 30th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Your hair looks lovely, so pretty. Congrats on your anniversary and Guru-ness. :)

March 30th, 2009, 07:07 AM
Congratulations, WritingPrincess! Happy anniversary and happy guru-hood! :flowers:

Beautiful hair, too... love the gibraltar with the curls. :)

March 30th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Your hair is beautiful, and I love your updos. Congratulations, O Guru!

March 30th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Amazing progress and your hair is beautiful! Congrats! :D

March 30th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Congrats! Your hair is so very gorgeous. That woven bun is just amazing. :thud:

March 30th, 2009, 09:39 AM
That woven bun looks beautiful. And, so does your hair!

March 30th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Wow...that's some stunning hair!!! :thud:

Congratulations on all three - your hair progress, your guru status and your anniversary!! :cheer:

March 30th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Congrats Writing Princess!!!!

March 30th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Congratulations! Your hair was stunning to begin with, wow!

March 30th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Congratulations, WritingPrincess and happy year-and-a-half anniversary to you!!!! You're getting closer and closer to that photoshopped picture, and your hair looks very beautiful, indeed. Keep up the good work!!!

March 30th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Your hair looks much fuller. Congratulations on the growth too:)
I like the loose bun pic:)