View Full Version : One year, pics but not a great start one...

May 29th, 2009, 10:07 AM
This wash is one year since I started measuring and using nice washing methods and oils.

One year ago I was 27 inches.
Today I reached 33 inches :cheese:

Not very very much, very average. I have had no spurts and no stalls (maybe mini ones). I have trimmed about max 1 cm (0.8 inch).

So this means, 3 years to my goal if I trim most 1-2 inch during that time... Then I will break my former personal length record from 1998 :D

My first real length pic is from November 2008 or something.
I have used no SL(E)S since May last year.

Some pics, all clickable photobucket thumbs:
http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/th_s.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/?action=view&current=s.jpg)
This is May 2008, after my first CO. Just to show structure after CO. I have no real length pic.

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/th_081030_langd.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/?action=view&current=081030_langd.jpg)
30th October 2008 after a soapnut liquid wash.

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/th_langd090201.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/?action=view&current=langd090201.jpg)
Februari 2009 after IHW.

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/th_marslangd2009.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/?action=view&current=marslangd2009.jpg)
Mars 2009, also after IHW (and also with oils left...)

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/th_0904_poof.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/?action=view&current=0904_poof.jpg)
April 2009, after home made shampoo from catnip and calendula tea, with decyl glucose as cleanser. Very soft and clean ^_^

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/th_0905_langd.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr243/HotRag/Haar/?action=view&current=0905_langd.jpg)
Today, 29th May. Have washed with the same decyl glucose shampoo as mentioned above.

All pictures show my hair a little longer than it is, due to camera angle. I am 6 foot tall, and has just reached waist.

May 29th, 2009, 10:28 AM
You have gorgeous hair!

WHY did you cut it in 1998? What length was it after the cut?

May 29th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Your hair looks great!

I also want to know why you cut from the 1998 length. Was it to clean up ends or other matters?

Either way, your hair looks great now. :)

May 29th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Your hair is beautiful! :thud:
Congratulations on the growth :cheer:

May 29th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Your hair looks wonderful! I think gaining 6" in a year is fantastic growth. Many people don't get that much.

May 29th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Look at you grow! It looks great.

May 29th, 2009, 10:47 AM
very pretty!

May 29th, 2009, 10:52 AM
That's awesome!!! Congrats on the growth! And Congrats on your anniversary!

May 29th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Beautiful and so shiny!

May 29th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Six inches is great; you've grown that without damage for a start!

I noticed you named some of the months in what I assume is Swedish? Mars heehee, it's cool!

May 29th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments. It is so fun to get long hair again :)
And learning to do useful updos :cheese:
But I get a bit obsessed with counting shed hairs, protect hair, measuring :o
Not to speak about total S&D's. I do a quarter of all my hair every 6th week. (It's nice that I can see A LOT less splits than in the 90's, so the protection; updos, oils, mild washes are paying off. Maybe I should stretch time between my S&D sessions even more, I find very few splits now :) feels like I am just going through my hair to check - I am so happy about that.)

Last time I had long hair, I could not do any real updos. Always had banded pony tail, loose hair or in a real ugly strange coiled updo with big hair dresser clamps.

Reason I did cut in 1998, was I wanted to make 40's dos (with reverse rolls). I cut it straight and blunt just below shoulder blades. I did cut more after that, but I could not make myself cut it at once.
I had never shorter than shoulder length, and I did never cut those layers that had been great for 40's dos.

Here I am with the do I used to do with shorter hair:

And here my old length from a bit below shoulder blades:

May 29th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Congrats! I'm coming up to my first year here too! Mine is in June :)

Gorgeous hair!!

May 29th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Six inches is great; you've grown that without damage for a start!

I noticed you named some of the months in what I assume is Swedish? Mars heehee, it's cool!
:eek: I thought it felt wrong, but sometimes head is blank :D

My hair was blunt at start, but during first S&D I discovered very many splits and white dots. I had not been gentle with it when I did not save for longer lengths.
No ironing, blow drying or such, but not so nice combing and always very much too dry hair and I did evil manipulation with elastics. Also always had barettes/clips that caught hair every time used.
But now splits seems to be gone, and no bits of hair falling when combing, so I must do something right :-) I thank the oils, protection and stop using SL(E)S. I am so happy with that.

May 29th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Your hair looks great, you've made excellent progress. :)