View Full Version : My first LHC anniversary!

June 26th, 2009, 04:14 PM
It's been a year since I stopped lurking and became a member of this wonderful community :) My hair looked like this then:

June 2008

My shortest layers were about to my neck and the longest were almost BSL. During the year I trimmed about one third of my growth to slowly get rid of the layers and today my hair looked like this:

June 2009

I'm finally brushing waist and my shortest layers are past shoulders. I went through a very stressful time this spring and started shedding a lot, and my hair is now a bit thinner than last summer. But I've already got some nice new growth so things are getting better again.

And here's some ponytail comparison :D The first one is taken in September 2007 (9 months before I joined), the second in June 2008 and the third in June 2009.


I just want to thank you all for your support and encouragement. When I first joined I thought I'd like to have waist length hair with less layers, but lately I've changed my goal to at least hip, thanks to all the beautiful heads of hair I've seen here :D

NOTE: The colours of the pics look a bit weird, they were alright when I uploaded them from the camera, but when I put them on the net they went all gray and pale. I haven't found a solution for that yet, but at least you can get the idea of the length :)

June 26th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Wow! That's a lot of growth! I do like the layering, your hair looks very healthy.

June 26th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Congrats! Your hair looks healthy and 'happy':cheese:

June 26th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Happy Anniversary! Very pretty and healthy hair.

June 26th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Your hair is getting really LOOOOOOONG!!!! Congrats!:cheese:

June 26th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Your hair is beautiful! I can't wait for my one year anniversary with LHC.

June 26th, 2009, 05:04 PM
All that with trimming off a third too?! Wow. This place really works.

June 26th, 2009, 05:20 PM
I actually like the layering... :D

June 26th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Happy anniversary Elanor! Wow what a growth rate, and with trimming!
ETA: I think it is at waist already! :cheese:

June 26th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Your hair's beautiful. It's grown a lot. Nice color, too. Congratulations!

June 26th, 2009, 06:02 PM
You have very beautiful hair, congrats! :)

June 26th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Wow, it sure has grown fast! It looks so healthy as well! Good job :disco:

June 26th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Happy Anniversary! :flowers:

Congrats on great growth! Your hair is very pretty!

June 26th, 2009, 07:28 PM
It looks beautiful! Congratulations on reaching waist, and your first LHC anniversary. :flower: Keep growing long and strong! :)

June 26th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Wow! looks great!

June 26th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Aw. It's been a year already? Congratulations on reaching waistlength, your hair is looking beautiful.

I'm sorry you've had such a stressful time. I hope things are better now. :flowers:

June 26th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheese:

June 26th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Your hair is beautiful.

June 26th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Wow! Your hair grows very fast! It looks lovely and healthy too. I'm wondering how long my hair will be in one year's time? ;)

June 26th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Nice growth! Happy anniversary! :flowers:

June 27th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Aww thank you guys! I like the layering too when I wear my hair loose, but it's very difficult to make a neat-looking updo as the shorter layers keep poking out. I'm planning to keep some long layers though.

I'm pretty surprised myself how much my hair seems to have grown, but I'm rather short waisted (and 5'4'' tall) and even an inch of growth looks like a lot on me. My hair has grown a bit over four inches and I've trimmed off 2'', so it's a pretty standard growth rate.

Now I'm going to stay at waist and let the shorter layers keep up so that maybe next summer my hair will be a little past waist with a thick hemline. :cheese:

June 27th, 2009, 03:35 AM
Your hair is beautiful! This growth of yours gives me hope! :)

June 27th, 2009, 04:04 AM
Very beautiful hair, Congratulations on your one year anniversary :cheese:

June 27th, 2009, 12:33 PM
These progress pictures are encouraging! Grats!

June 27th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Happy anniversary Elanor!

June 27th, 2009, 05:48 PM
you have such a beautiful brown colour! Really nice, and i actually really like your V cut :) Happy anniversary !!

June 27th, 2009, 06:16 PM
We joined about the same time! Congrats on your growth--very impressive. Your hair looks lovely!

June 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Happy LHC Anniversary...and congrats on reaching waist length...your hair is lovely!

June 27th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Love your hair!!! Beautiful color and so healthy : )

June 28th, 2009, 06:17 AM
That's nice, healthy growth!! Congratulations!

June 28th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Happy Anniversary! Your hair looks fantastic, you've obviously taken very good care of it :)

June 28th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Your hair looks really healthy and beautiful and it's grow super fast! :D

Happy Anniversary! :flower:

June 28th, 2009, 09:05 AM
thanks for sharing looks amazing!!!

June 28th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Congrats on your new growth! Keep up the good work Eleanor!:cheese:

June 29th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Thank you everyone! :blushing: :gabigrin:

June 29th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Just wanted to say your hair looks beautiful and so long!!! wish mine grew that fast.

Happy Anniversay

June 29th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Congrats on your anniversary. Your hair is just beautiful.

June 30th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Hoooray for your anniversary, and congrats to that waist! :) Yeah it definitely looks healthy & happy!

Redheaded Raven
June 30th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Happy anniversary Elanor! :cheese::cheese: and many more :D

June 30th, 2009, 04:31 PM
That's some amazing growth!!
Congratulations :flowers:

June 30th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Congratulations, Elanor, on your 1 year LHC anniversary, and here's to many more years in our community. Thank you for sharing your inspirational photos with us, and your hair is in excellent condition, with beautiful shine and colour.

Barbie Diamond
September 22nd, 2009, 03:42 AM
I just want to thank you all for your support and encouragement. When I first joined I thought I'd like to have waist length hair with less layers, but lately I've changed my goal to at least hip, thanks to all the beautiful heads of hair I've seen here :D

Your hair looks beautiful! I encourage you to keep it up!

September 22nd, 2009, 04:10 AM
Yeah beautiful hair and inspirational progress pics :D

September 22nd, 2009, 05:53 AM
Oh wow.It looks amazing! Congrats on the great growth!

September 22nd, 2009, 06:15 AM
happy hair anniversary..I can only hope to have such fantastic growth

September 22nd, 2009, 07:08 AM
Your hair looks healthy indeed, and it's growing strong! Congratulations, do keep growing! Your goal shouldn't be far away :flower:

September 22nd, 2009, 07:22 AM
I adore the colour! Its so long and pretty, congrats on making it so far!

September 22nd, 2009, 02:31 PM
Beautiful hair and really fast growth. Happy 1 year anniversary and good luck with the rest of your hair journey. :)

September 22nd, 2009, 02:45 PM
Happy anniversary :flower:

Your hair looks great in both pics!

November 24th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Amazing hair

November 24th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Congratulations, Elanor, on your 1 year LHC anniversary!:cheer: What excellent progress, and beautiful shine and colour!

November 24th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Beautiful hair and growth, happy 1 st hair-versity!

November 24th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Beautiful hair! I always wanted your hair colour. Congratulations!

November 25th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Wow, you have my dream haircolour:)