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JessTheMess
August 24th, 2009, 09:14 AM
I have had so much fun with LHC that I completely forgot to post the much loved anniversary thread!!
I would like to start this off by thanking everyone here for your support and your friendships. I have learned so much here, ranging from how to keep hair healthy to the do's and dont's in buying a first home. Many of you have helped me to grow in my faith, grow as an individual and growing my hair :D There were many days when I just wanted to chop it all off and start anew, but the 2 week rule has saved my tresses numerous times. I did cut off maybe a total of 5-6" through trims since being here. My hair was very chemical/bleach/heat damaged and I honestly never thought that my hair would have the shine and health that it has today.
Thank You All!!!

So, where are the pics you ask....

I'll start with some older pics showing the multiple colors and damage that I put my hair through, then I'll show the length pics...

hope you enjoy =)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2805&pictureid=35135
virgin hair...heat styled every day by blow dryer and flat iron

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2805&pictureid=35143
then I decided to lighten it to a reddish color... box dye of course

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2805&pictureid=35147
Then I decided I wanted to get highlights and low lights
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2805&pictureid=35140
Then I decided..heck... why not go platinum blonde!
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2247/149/101/1603193151/n1603193151_30140368_5326.jpg
Then I decided that black would be nice..
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2805&pictureid=35145
Then after the black...which I did love, but the upkeep was a pain, I dyed back to dark brown...which faded into a coppery mess..

....that was the history of my hair...
Now, onto the length shots!!!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1250&pictureid=21150

9.16.08- rainbow dark brown henna(above)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1250&pictureid=48741
8.24.09 (this is what the rainbow dark brown faded into...I haven't used it since December)

So, I hope that you enjoyed my post, sorry if the pictures were too large. I tried to shrink them.

Thank you all again for making this community so amazing and for helping me grow!!

You all rock!!:rockerdud

Monsterkitti
August 24th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Wow thats some good progress, congrats! :)

Maddy25
August 24th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Wow you got so much growth! It looks beautiful and much healthier ^_^ I love your freckles btw!!! <3 Cute.

NurseMama
August 24th, 2009, 09:26 AM
So shiny and healthy looking now! Great progress!

spidermom
August 24th, 2009, 09:29 AM
I do love these progress threads. Your hair looks very pretty in the last photo - so shiny!

Sheltie_Momma
August 24th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Your hair is so shiny and long in the recent picture, what a great hair story!

Ryanne
August 24th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Very glossy, that last one. Awesome progress.

LaFlor
August 24th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Wow, I love your current hair, great progress!

JessTheMess
August 24th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Thank you all for the comments so far! :D I am so happy that my hair is as healthy as it is. I can't believe I am almost at waist! I never noticed how much length I have gained!

patience
August 24th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on some wonderful hair growth. So shiny and healthy :thumbsup:

DarkChocolate
August 24th, 2009, 10:27 AM
Wow, your hair grows so fast:) I love your sleek shiny color:)

Redheaded Raven
August 24th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Happy Anniversary Jess :cheese::cheese::cheese: and to many more :D

serious
August 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I love your hair in the last photo!
So shiny and healthy! Congrats!

Feye
August 24th, 2009, 11:18 AM
You have made such a progress, congratulations! And you look adorable, btw :)

Medievalmaniac
August 24th, 2009, 11:24 AM
wow, it looks like you doubled your length in the past year! Congratulations! It looks very beautiful and healthy...although to be honest, I do like the "coppery mess" color on you as well. ;)

RancheroTheBee
August 24th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Very beautiful. :) I did like the blonde, though.

David's Bride
August 24th, 2009, 11:50 AM
My goodness, you can wear any color and/or length and still be gorgeous! Congrats on the beautiful length!

Tina

lawyermom
August 24th, 2009, 12:05 PM
It looks fantastic - and you're my hair twin so thanks for the inspiration!

Naava
August 24th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Your hair is really beautiful and so is the rest of you :)

Ruvie
August 24th, 2009, 12:26 PM
I think the copper looked good also! Your last photo is great, I see a nice sheen and I like the little wave it has :)

Culdayne
August 24th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Your hair is looking great! I love all the colors you had, reminds me of my hair journey. :D

I especially loved the black, but you look wonderful with any hair color. :)

Happy growing!:cool:

tinybabys
August 24th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Congrats on the progress

Garnet66
August 24th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Congrats on your anniversary. I love your hair. It's so shiny and the color looks great.

Fencai
August 24th, 2009, 12:40 PM
That's great progress! Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

Robinlyn
August 24th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Happy Anniversary! Your hair is so pretty, love your shine!!

ClareDee
August 24th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Happy one-year-and-2-months anniversary :toast:
Great progress and great pics :)

goldenbrunette
August 24th, 2009, 04:32 PM
you are lucky in that whatever your hair, your face is so pretty. love the eyebrows!

maskedrose
August 24th, 2009, 04:48 PM
You are so photogenic!! Very nice progress :)

JamieRose
August 24th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Beautiful hair! And you are also very pretty :)
Great progress!

curls2grow
August 24th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Happy Anniversary! Loved seeing all the pics. Wow, you could model! Huge growth progress! Congrats!

JessTheMess
August 24th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Thank you all for the lovely responses.... you have me blushing lol!:o

As for the coppery mess pic, that was before it turned copperish.. I have to find a picture of the actual color it faded into. I was actually quite fond of the dark brownish red in that picture myself.

Oskimosa
August 24th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Lovely! Your hair doesn't seemed trashed at all for all those changes :) It's growing out quite nicely.

Elphie
August 24th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Beautiful hair and beautiful growth! The pictures were great!

curly girl fla
August 24th, 2009, 06:59 PM
You are absolutely adorable, and your hair is amazing! I cannot believe the growth you achieved in just one year. Extreme envy, here. A brief aside: Just curious-are you in NJ? My hubby has a cousin that owns a horse farm and one that runs a private stable up there.

utdesertrunner
August 24th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Great progress! Thanks for sharing with us! And you are very pretty too, btw :)

Sissy
August 24th, 2009, 09:47 PM
you're making excellent progress. Your hair is looking lovely! Keep on growing!

JamieLeigh
August 25th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Wow, that's definitely a change over a year. It looks fabulous! :flower: And I have to say that my favorite is the one with the white dress, you look so beautiful!

JessTheMess
August 26th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Thanks for the compliments. I was really fond of the black hair actually. It just looked silly when it would start growing out because my natural color is a few shades lighter and it was kinda hard to keep up with (I'm lazy) lol. For now I am growing out my natural color again, from chin down is henna/indigo'd over chemical damage. It may not look like it is that damaged but there are days where I'd like to chop it off and start over fresh.:rolleyes:

SimplyLonghair
August 26th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Your hair looks lovely Jess, and I love all of the different color pics too. Congrats on the great looking hair. Don't cut just trim that way you loose less but get the benefits.

yellowchariot
August 26th, 2009, 07:31 AM
You've made great progress! Your hair does look better than before! However the black hair did rock ;). Keep it up, your doing well! :thumbsup:

redneckprincess
August 26th, 2009, 07:54 AM
great progress ♥

Debra83
August 26th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Wow!! Great going! I LOVED the blond but you can wear any colour and get away with it.

camirra555
August 26th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Awesome growth! I love the last picture!

melikai
August 26th, 2009, 08:53 AM
Congratulations Jess! Your hair is looking great - you gained so much length! :flower: