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cindy58
July 9th, 2009, 10:16 PM
I think my hair is just about as long as I want it to be now. It feels a bit odd to think in terms of maintaining rather than growing now.

This pic is from today:

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/hardercy/3rdanniversarylength.jpg

and today also in a half-up:

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/hardercy/3rdanniversaryhalfupwithGoldie.jpg

This was my first LHC hair pic from 9-06 along with my dog Goldie, I had probably already been growing out from a pixie for maybe 18 mos or so.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/hardercy/hair9-17resize.jpg

I've always been afraid to try a self-trim, but a couple of nights ago I tried a teensy-tiny trim and nothing terrible happened, so I may work on that.

Cereus
July 9th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Oooh how pretty! I like how you did that half up. And of course your avatar. I can't even imagine trying to do that.

HisForever
July 9th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is sooo pretty :)

LittleOrca
July 9th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Grats! I love that hair clip by the way :)

cindy58
July 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Thanks, Cereus and HisForever! The braid is from the Ren Fest last year -- I can't do that myself either!

Coriander
July 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Yay! Congratulations!!!

Your hair is sooo pretty :)

kam984420
July 9th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Your hair looks so healthy! Congrats!:cheese:

cindy58
July 9th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Grats! I love that hair clip by the way :)

Thanks, LittleOrca -- I love ocean themed things. I found the hair clip online, all hand enameled by an artist, but I can't find her site any longer.

DarkChocolate
July 9th, 2009, 10:31 PM
You're hair is so pretty:) Congratulations on the length:) Tailbone is my next stop and you are an inspiration:)

bigdreamer
July 9th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Oh gosh your hair is really beautiful. That's exactly the length and texture I'm hoping mine will be, brown of course. So pretty - congratulations!

cindy58
July 9th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Thanks, Coriander and kam!


You're hair is so pretty:) Congratulations on the length:) Tailbone is my next stop and you are an inspiration:)

Well, it's not quite TB yet, but I still think I'm fairly satisfied with the length as it is. I noticed a big difference in how it feels as I grew past waist, it feels more in the way when down, so I've probably got enough.


Oh gosh your hair is really beautiful. That's exactly the length and texture I'm hoping mine will be, brown of course. So pretty - congratulations!

Thanks, bigdreamer! You've got some lovely waves going on yourself!

feralnature
July 9th, 2009, 10:45 PM
How beautiful your hair is! Congrats on 3 years!

jessie58
July 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Cindy, your hair is gorgeous.

hennaphile
July 9th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Gorgeous:D

patience
July 9th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Happy Anniversary!
Your hair is beautiful!

windinherhair
July 9th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is beautifully long, with thick ends too! So sweet how your dog got in both your hair pics. :)

cindy58
July 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks so much, feralnature, jessie58, hennaphile and patience! Three years fly by when you're looking back!


Congratulations! Your hair is beautifully long, with thick ends too! So sweet how your dog got in both your hair pics. :)

Thanks! That's one thing about Goldens -- where you go, they want to go right with you!

wahmof9
July 10th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Beautiful...congratulations!

Feye
July 10th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Oh wow, so beautiful!!

Niphredil
July 10th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Your hair looks really nice! I love your color and it looks really healthy too!
Congratulations on reaching your goal!

Aditi
July 10th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Congratulations on your anniversary dear, your hair is beautiful :)

Debra83
July 10th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Congratulations from me!!!!


And Amber!!!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=27681&albumid=2229&dl=1229937649&thumb=1

Ryanne
July 10th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Happy Anniversary! Beautiful hair, the lenght looks wonderful.

Wicked Princess
July 10th, 2009, 02:39 AM
First of all, Happy Anniversary! Speaking as someone relatively new here, I must say that those pictures are a complete inspiration to me.

Second of all...oh...my...goodness...your hair is beautiful!!! The color, the texture, the lush, thick ends! It's so impressive, and yeah...if I were a poet, I'm sure I could have come up with a million flattering compliments that you would rightly deserve. Alas...I can only hope that the proper amounts of ooooh-ing and aaaaah-ing is being portrayed, hehe!

Keep doing whatever you are doing, because your hair is fantastic!

FallenAngel
July 10th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Beautiful hair, and you match your golden well! ;)

swanns
July 10th, 2009, 04:13 AM
Wow, so gorgeous! I love your colour, and it looks so shiny and healthy as well! Great job :cheese:

paper
July 10th, 2009, 05:18 AM
Happy Anniversary Cindy! :flowers:

Congrats on reaching your goal! I like that length, very pretty!

Johanna64
July 10th, 2009, 07:03 AM
Happy Anniversary.
Your hair is beautiful,long and thick :crush:

Chrissy
July 10th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Your hair is beautiful. I think that's a great length on you. Long but not overwhelming. I can't wait till I get there. :)

darkwaves
July 10th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Beautiful! So smooth and even, too -- the tiny self-trim went well.

Happy maintaining!

cindy58
July 10th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Congratulations from me!!!! And Amber!!!

Thanks! Amber is a cutie!


First of all, Happy Anniversary! Speaking as someone relatively new here, I must say that those pictures are a complete inspiration to me.

Second of all...oh...my...goodness...your hair is beautiful!!! The color, the texture, the lush, thick ends! It's so impressive, and yeah...if I were a poet, I'm sure I could have come up with a million flattering compliments that you would rightly deserve. Alas...I can only hope that the proper amounts of ooooh-ing and aaaaah-ing is being portrayed, hehe!

Keep doing whatever you are doing, because your hair is fantastic!

Haha, I think you should be writing romance novels! Seriously, I'm pretty low-maintenance with hair care. I think gentle handling may do the most good. Usually, I just wash with diluted shampoo and condition about 2x a week. I have an over large assortment of bottles in my cabinet that I'm trying to use up. If I find myself looking a bit frazzled, I might remember to use a bit of oil or do an SMT.


Beautiful hair, and you match your golden well! ;)

Thanks!


Happy Anniversary Cindy! :flowers:

Congrats on reaching your goal! I like that length, very pretty!


Your hair is beautiful. I think that's a great length on you. Long but not overwhelming. I can't wait till I get there. :)

Thanks, paper and Chrissy! The length just suddenly felt "right" to me, though it seems kind of radical to switch from the "growing longer" mode I've been in for a few years!


Beautiful! So smooth and even, too -- the tiny self-trim went well.

Happy maintaining!

Thanks again! I've been nervous about trying that, but I really hate to spend the full price of a haircut for a tiny trim, especially when I go in with just washed hair, and that little trim is all I want. I thought it was kind of amazing how all the bulk of your hair just comes down to that small bundle at the end that you trim. (I tried the straight across Feye's method).

Firefly
July 10th, 2009, 08:24 AM
Very pretty hair, Cindy! :sun:

redneckprincess
July 10th, 2009, 08:24 AM
beautiful hair ♥

rags
July 10th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Congratulations! Your hair is beauiful - shiny and healthy! I love it!

Periwinkle
July 10th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Wow - your hair is stunning! So thick all the way to the ends as well.

Rentlle
July 10th, 2009, 09:25 AM
wooow
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall that hair in 3years?!!!!
congratz!!!
:D

cindy58
July 10th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Thanks, firefly, redneckprincess and rags!


Wow - your hair is stunning! So thick all the way to the ends as well.

Thank you! I think you're the queen of thick hair yourself!


wooow
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall that hair in 3years?!!!!
congratz!!!
:D

It's 3 years since I joined LHC : ) -- but I started growing out in the spring of '05, so it took a little longer than that! I had a few significant trims along the way to lose the layers, though I'm not a real frequent trimmer.

Garnet66
July 10th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Congrats on your 3 year anniversary. Your hair is truly beautiful.

coolbreeze212
July 10th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Yay!!! Your hair is really stunning!! :) Love that half-up!

And your dog Goldie is so beautiful. (We had two golden retrievers who've passed, but - oh wonderful dogs!!

utdesertrunner
July 10th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Beautiful hair! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary!

melrose1985
July 10th, 2009, 01:02 PM
I like the clip in your hair in the second picture... Also you hair looks great!

LutraLutra
July 10th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Your hair is :thudpile:, what lovely, healthy, honey coloured locks.

angelthadiva
July 10th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary! :joy: Your hair looks just as amazing IRL as it does in pictures! :flower:

thankyousir74
July 10th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Your hair is beautiful! (so luxurious and thick!) I hope my hair is like yours when I grow up :bunny:

SimplyLonghair
July 10th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Congrats on the anniversary! Your hair is lovely and thick and soft looking. Very well done! :rockerdud

Shorty89
July 10th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Wow, your hair looks great!

GlassEyes
July 10th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Your hair is really pretty--and matches your doggie, minus the white. I'm not a dog fan...okay, that's not true, I don't admit to being a dog fan (my cat would eat me), but I have a soft spot for goldens. :D

The barrette is also pretty.

cindy58
July 10th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks everyone for the lovely hair and barrette comments!

I've collected a zillion barrettes (maybe a slight exaggeration) but people always seem to notice the one in the pic.

GlassEyes, I'm a cat and a dog fan, love them both.

Angel, hope we'll meet up again at a MI meet!

AnneAdeline
July 10th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Gorgeous hair! And so much growth, too!
I also love that hair clip. Very pretty.

pdy2kn6
July 10th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I noticed your picture earlier before I saw this thread and thought your hair looks stunning. Did you get professional trims within the past 3 years since growing out your pixie or trim-less? well done!!

cindy58
July 10th, 2009, 03:09 PM
I noticed your picture earlier before I saw this thread and thought your hair looks stunning. Did you get professional trims within the past 3 years since growing out your pixie or trim-less? well done!!

Thanks! I did get trims -- when I started growing out I continued my regular visits to the hair guy, but it soon became obvious that I wasn't getting anywhere very fast! So, I stopped trimming for 13 months. After that, I would go every 6 mos or so. There were a couple of trims where I would trim up to the next layer, so losing a couple of inches at a time. I really just went by the look and feel of it to judge when I felt it was needed. Just before my mini trim the other night, I had not trimmed since I went to the salon in early Dec.

JamieLeigh
July 10th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Your hair is beautiful! :flower: And congrats on your anniversary!

Amara
July 10th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Sooo beautiful!!! I also like your matching doggie. :) Great accesorizing choice.

angelthadiva
July 10th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Cindy58 said:


Angel, hope we'll meet up again at a MI meet!

I know, I'm hoping the day/time/location works out, so that I'll be able to go! I'm looking forward to seeing you again. :flower:

Ndnlady
July 10th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Congrats! Your hair is very beautiful!:)

Koala Kim
July 10th, 2009, 10:40 PM
:thud:

Great growing and gorgeous, shiny hair! :cloud9:

Silver & Gold
July 10th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Well, your hair is absolutely gorgeous. I think I could happily maintain at the length you've achieved. Good luck with the self trims. I've cut my own hair for years. The one tip I would give is trim waaaaaay less than you think you want trimmed at first. That way if you make a mistake you have plenty of wiggle room to fix it. And if you're lucky enough to get it right the first time but you just need it shorter then it will give you more practice in trimming.

I prefer to trim a bit on one day and then wait a while to see how that works out for me before deciding if I need to trim more. Of course I'm still in the 'growing' phase so I can't afford to lose much hair right now anyway.

may1em
July 10th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Holy cr@pola!
You have the hair I want! Lengthwise, anyway (my waves aren't going to straighten out just like that)

I'd say you could safely change your current length to "hip" - you're well past waist.

cindy58
July 11th, 2009, 07:05 AM
Your hair is beautiful! :flower: And congrats on your anniversary!

Thank you!


Sooo beautiful!!! I also like your matching doggie. :) Great accesorizing choice.

Who knows? Maybe I did choose her because she matched. I sure wasn't prepared for a wild Golden puppy when I brought her home almost 13 years ago, but she's a very good girl now!




I know, I'm hoping the day/time/location works out, so that I'll be able to go! I'm looking forward to seeing you again. :flower:

Yes, me too, it's been a busy summer!


Congrats! Your hair is very beautiful!:)

Thank you! I clicked on your links, you have some very nice items!


:thud:

Great growing and gorgeous, shiny hair! :cloud9:

Thanks!


Well, your hair is absolutely gorgeous. I think I could happily maintain at the length you've achieved. Good luck with the self trims. I've cut my own hair for years. The one tip I would give is trim waaaaaay less than you think you want trimmed at first. That way if you make a mistake you have plenty of wiggle room to fix it. And if you're lucky enough to get it right the first time but you just need it shorter then it will give you more practice in trimming.

I prefer to trim a bit on one day and then wait a while to see how that works out for me before deciding if I need to trim more. Of course I'm still in the 'growing' phase so I can't afford to lose much hair right now anyway.

Thanks for the comments and the trim advice! I've been too afraid up to now to try the self trim -- trust me, it was a tiny one! I really would like to be able to confidently and comfortably do self trims.


Holy cr@pola!
You have the hair I want! Lengthwise, anyway (my waves aren't going to straighten out just like that)

I'd say you could safely change your current length to "hip" - you're well past waist.

Thanks! I changed the length. Your waves are gorgeous! You need more pics on your page!

Angela_Rose
July 11th, 2009, 08:31 AM
How lovely! Well done, and happy anniversary!

That color is stunning.

ZadenWillowfyre
July 11th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Happy LHC annaversery! Lovely growth and hair.