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jivete
July 12th, 2009, 01:02 PM
As a follow-up to this thread:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=16573&referrerid=14934

I thought it'd be nice to see progress pictures of people who are trimming to maintain a hemline or get rid of layers/damage, etc all in one thread.

I'm getting ready to start maintaining with monthly trims to really thicken up my ends but for the last 10 month or so, I've been doing regular micro-trims to help get rid of layers.

I went from this in September of 08:

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/LHC/Sept_30_08_1.jpg

To this pic taken a couple of days ago:

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/071009-2.jpg

I've made okay progress for just doing teeny-tiny trims every 8 weeks or so. But I still have layers & damage and I'm ready to do more. So, starting in Sept, I'm going to trim off most of my monthly growth until my hem-line is sufficiently thickened before I move on to my final goal of waist.

Anyone else have some trimming progress photos they'd like to share?

Amara
July 12th, 2009, 01:09 PM
I have photos in my albums - all but the last 8 months I've trimmed consistently - but mostly I just wanted to say what a big different small trims can make. Like, 1/2 or less, done every few months or so, changes the hemline quite a bit. It was great back when I was maintaining a blunt hemline.

JamieLeigh
July 13th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Ok...I'll try, lol. I apologize if these photos are huge and hard to load for some. :o

I joined in October '08, and here I am at 38 1/4":
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2242&pictureid=27365
Here is me in December '08, at approximately 40":
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2242&pictureid=27380
Here is February '09, at around 41.5" and just after a trim:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2327&pictureid=32693
And finally, the latest length shot of mine, right at 42" and top of thigh on my body in June '09. I trimmed about 2" off of it in May, and am glad of it - my ends look so much thicker now! (it's almost 43" at this time, but I'm due for a micro-trim, and don't have a more recent photo):
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2327&pictureid=41682

jivete
July 13th, 2009, 10:09 PM
JamieLeigh, were you trimming to get rid of damage? Your ends look great!

GoddesJourney
July 13th, 2009, 10:31 PM
JaimeLeigh, my ends look about like yours only my hair is about a foot shorter. My album has pictures of my hair when I started taking pictures a few months ago up til my last trim in May. I'm both growing and cutting off damage/layers at the same time, so it's slow going. I'm honestly due for another trim, but I'm about 1 1/2-2 inches from my first goal of waist length and I just can't decide if it's worth it to trim. I hate this midback thing. I want to get it comfortably to waist so I can maintain that for awhile. Maybe six months? I have several inches to cut off. I figure if I maintain it for at least six months, I can feel good about growing it out further to tailbone. If I need to do any kind of chop after that, at least I will be able to chop it back to waist instead of BSL, since it takes forever for some reason to cross that midback.

MsBubbles
July 13th, 2009, 10:42 PM
I thought it'd be nice to see progress pictures of people who are trimming to maintain a hemline or get rid of layers/damage, etc all in one thread.
I went from this in September of 08:

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/LHC/Sept_30_08_1.jpg

To this pic taken a couple of days ago:

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/071009-2.jpg

I've made okay progress for just doing teeny-tiny trims every 8 weeks or so.

Wow you did a great job on your ends! Your hair looks so much thicker now. I was going to upload my pics but got all technologically challenged all of a sudden.
Oh and thanks for referencing that other thread ;).