View Full Version : Four years at LHC - pictures

July 12th, 2009, 06:44 AM
I joined this site on July 26th, 2005. My hair was shoulder-length and layered after a bad salon haircut and subsequent repair of the damage done:


This is one year later:


I tried to gain length while at the same time getting rid of the layers bit by bit.

This one was in November 2006, and I think I must have done something right at that time - I think it was CO washes:


In January 2007 I claimed bra strap langth:


summer of 2007:


January 2008 at waist:


A little past waist in June 2008:


January 2009. I had a biggish trim (5cm) right after this picture was taken:


April 2009. It looks shorter than it was, I think, because I sit down weirdly:


And finally my hair today, July 2009:


It is freshly washed in this pic, still slightly damp, combed out with a very wide-toothed comb (viking-boat oar type).

From shoulders to hip in four years isn´t awfully fast, but I did a lot of small trims along the way. Time flew by, I can´t believe it´s been that long since I joined! My hair goal changed from waist to hip to tailbone to maybe classic during those four years.

Thank you everybody for accompanying me on this trip to long locks.

July 12th, 2009, 07:00 AM
You have very beautiful hair calista :)

July 12th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Happy Anniversary! Your hair looks great, very healthy!

Beatnik Guy
July 12th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Hairy, er, happy 4 year anniversary! :D

Your hair looks great. :thud:

July 12th, 2009, 07:07 AM
Beautiful hair, great job :cheer:

July 12th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Thank you everyone!

Chris, I think that was my first thud ever - and from you of all people! :o

July 12th, 2009, 07:15 AM
Beautiful!!! I love the color in the April 2009 pic!


July 12th, 2009, 07:20 AM
Beautiful hair, congratulations!! :cheese:

July 12th, 2009, 07:21 AM
I love the color in November 2006!It's beautiful!

July 12th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Happy Anniversary Calista

July 12th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Thank you guys! :o

mellie, that was one particularly wild hair day of mine - bun waves, braid waves and whatnot, and greasy hair to boot. But the true colour shows up really well, yes. I should take more outdoor pics!

July 12th, 2009, 07:52 AM
WoW! Such beautiful hair!

July 12th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Happy Anniversary Calista!! You've had some awesome growth!:cheese:

July 12th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Very nice.. and happy anniversary:happydance::cheer::blossom:

July 12th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Wow, happy anniversary, amazing growth!! Your ends are looking so thick and I love the waves :D

July 12th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Congrats! Your hair is gorgeous!!!

July 12th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Happy Anniversary, Calista!! Your hair is stunning! :cheer:

July 12th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Happy anniversary! :D Your hair is beautiful.

July 12th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Yay, congratulations and happy anniversary! It looks great :)

July 12th, 2009, 08:32 AM
Amazing growth! Beautiful hair!
Congratulations :D!

July 12th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Congrats! You have come a L O N G way LOL. Your hair is absolutely stunning. I can't wait until I am posting my four year pics!

July 12th, 2009, 08:50 AM
Ah, I well remember that first picture. I think it was your sig for a while, yes? There was always something about that picture that resonated with me. I imagined that that was a cliff along the coast behind you. A very appealing image.

But wowsa :agape: Just how fast does your hair grow anyway? It looks simply amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

July 12th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Happy anniversary and congrats! Your hair is long and looks happy :)

July 12th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Awesome growth! Your hair looks beautiful! Happy Anniversary:)! :happydance:

July 12th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Calista, I enjoyed seeing the different stages of your length; you have beautiful hair at any length. Those are all great pics! When I saw your starting point/shoulder-length pic, I thought it looked like a model pic from a magazine!

July 12th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Congrats on four years -- your hair looks great, and it's been fun being on LHC with you.

July 12th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words! :flowers:

Raederle, yes, that is a cliff coast on Gran Canaria. It was a lonely secluded beach miles from anywhere. You had to walk through the mountains for - I don´t remember, two hours? And then there was this beach. It´s called playa de Guigui. Here (http://www.kriki.de/archiv/459.html) is a very nice website documenting the hike (unfortunately it is in German, but there are lots of pictures).

July 12th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Happy Anniversary! Beautiful hair, great growth!

July 12th, 2009, 09:16 AM
Congratulations on your anniversary, your hair looks fabulous! What a great signature picture you have now!

July 12th, 2009, 10:01 AM
wow thats fabulous!! I love your waves

July 12th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Wow! Nicely done!!!

July 12th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Thanks again everyone for your kind words! You are making me blush... :o

What a great signature picture you have now!
The longer I look at it the more it looks like an obituary notice to me. RIP Calista Longlocks... :lol:

July 12th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Congrats on your anniversary. Your hair is very pretty.

July 12th, 2009, 10:45 AM
How awesome! I always love seeing how long term members have benefited from LHC :3

July 12th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Happy Anniversary! Your hair is looking stunning Calista! I agree with Beatnik Guy :thud: So I will add to the :thudpile:

July 12th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Happy Anniversary , Calista , so from North to North http://wuerziworld.de/Smilies/girl/gi3.gif Germany !

July 12th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Wow, Calista, that's beautiful hair you have there! And what amazing progress. Your hair looks healthy, natural and as though nothing will ever stop it ;-)

What made the greatest difference in your routine pre-LHC compared to LHC times?

July 12th, 2009, 11:26 AM
That is some beautiful progress!!! :flower:

July 12th, 2009, 11:28 AM
it grew like A LOT!!! :D
love your hair, it's realy beautiful!

July 12th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Thank you everyone! :flowers:

Melisande, I think the biggest change for me was to quit commercial shampoo, and of course to wear my hair up every day. I never did any really horrible things to my hair even pre-LHC - for instance, I never blowdried or heatstyled my hair.

July 12th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Congratulations, Calista, on 4 years at the LHC, and what wonderful progress! I cannot get over how thick your ends are!

July 12th, 2009, 11:53 AM
How lovely! It takes me a while to grow mine out, too, but it's so rewarding when you finally hit those milestones, isn't it? Your hair looks beautiful!

July 12th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Looks good !!
Congrats on your anniversary.
Can you imagine, I have been here for more than 6 years and my hair actually sort a shrunk during those years :p

July 12th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Happy anniversary, and gorgeous hair. I'm all for quality over quantity. :P

July 12th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Congratulations!! Your hair looks so great and healthy!

July 12th, 2009, 12:24 PM
wonderful progress--and the pics are great! Congratulations on the 4 year anniversary. :D Beautiful hair.

July 12th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Congrats! And I think having quality over quantity is much better. Damaged long hair never looks very good. Very nice hair by the way!

July 12th, 2009, 12:38 PM
YAY! Lovely hair and excellent growth!

July 12th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Happy LHC-versary! :flowers: Your hair looks great - and I don't think that shoulder to hip in 4 years is slow progress...

July 12th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Did I just see an elf princess? I could have sworn I some some elf hair...:D

July 12th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Wow, your hair looks great!

July 12th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Considering you were trimming that is GREAT growth!

July 12th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is beautiful!:cheese:

July 12th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Happy anniversary! Your hair is completely amazing!

July 12th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Great pictures! Thank you for sharing with us! Does this mean I only have to wait 2 years to reach hip??? :D Thanks for the hope!

July 12th, 2009, 09:00 PM
Awesome, thanks for the anniversary post, I like to see the progress.

July 12th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Congrats! I love your hair!

July 12th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Congrats! Thanks for the inspiration

July 12th, 2009, 09:47 PM
I LOVE all the photo's!!! Your hair is just lovely-so healthy looking and wonderful ends. Thanks so much for sharing.

July 13th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Happy anniversary Calista! Your hair gets more beautiful every year!

July 13th, 2009, 06:28 AM
Wow, amazing progress pictures! Your hair is so pretty, I love the color and the waves!

Happy Anniversary! :flowers:

July 13th, 2009, 06:41 AM
You hair looks Great!:)I could only wish that mine would grow that much so fast!

July 13th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Your hair is what mine can only dream of ever becoming. :bowtome: I love it. :inlove:

July 13th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Thanks again everyone! :waving:

KarenLynn, if you want my hair you´ll have to take the updo-clutziness as well. Then all that beautiful hair will be no use to you. :shrug: So think hard before you decide... :lol:

July 13th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Your hair looks fabulous!

I think you were very smart to cut off the layers during your first year on LHC. Because of that, your hair has looked beautiful through every phase of long during your time here. Excellent choice! :cheer:

July 13th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Your hair is beautiful! And I love the new signature. :flower: Congrats on 4 years!

July 13th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Happy anniversary Calista:hifive:!!!!!You have beautiful hair:crush:.

Koala Kim
July 13th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Only 4 years? Seems like you've been here forever! ;)

Happy Anniversary!!! :happydance:
And, I must give you a :thud:

July 13th, 2009, 09:03 PM
You have had an amazing hair journey :)

July 13th, 2009, 09:11 PM
:thud: Wow -- what amazing growth, and your hair looks just great. Congrats! :cheer:

July 13th, 2009, 09:28 PM
thanks for posting!!! your hair looks great and it gives me hope that my hair really will grow!