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September 11th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Hey all! I made this pic compilation a few months ago already but figured I might as well post if for all you to see :) I've noticed quite a lot of people here and on some other forums are thinking about cutting their hair, may this be my contribution to make you decide otherwise!


I find it funny I've hit a new milestone each Summer. Pixie, shoulder, APL, BSL, waist, TB. Hoping for classic come the Summer of '10 :D

September 11th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Nice! that is alot of growth from '04 to '06.

Your hair growth must be fast and steady.

September 11th, 2009, 02:18 PM
You've come a long way, baby! :D

I look forward to the rest of my journey as well-- here's hoping I have as much success as you obviously have!! :flower:

September 11th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Good growth! Congratulations on your progress :)

September 11th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Wow, you made so much progress! And i love the fullness of your hair.
Nice compilation too, thanks for sharing :)

September 11th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Excellent progress! You do have some great and steady growth, swanns. :)

September 11th, 2009, 02:21 PM
You last photo is simply beautiful! *.*One of my all time favs!

Thank you for being a great inspiration. (:

September 11th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Thanks for sharing! thinkings like this help us short hair along!

September 11th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is amazing! I love the color and texture! I've gone from nothing to almost BSL, in three and a half years. This is really encouraging!

September 11th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Fantastic compilation. Thanks for the inspiration. You've got gorgeous hair and are as cute as a button!!! :flowers:

September 11th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Congratulations on your progress - and thanks for posting!

You convinced me not to cut!

September 11th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Beautiful grow-out!! You won't find me cutting, either! Thanks for sharing!

September 11th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Very nice compilation!
Your latest picture is awesome, and your hair is beautiful!

September 11th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Wow - what fantastic growth and your hair looks super lovely. :D

September 11th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Thanks for posting that, that was very encouraging!!


September 11th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Absolutely fantastic. What a pretty smile you have! Btw, you look lovely every step on the way. But the long hair... of course... carries off the prize ;-)

September 11th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Congratulations! A very beautiful hair growing story!
You give a nearly bsl- "pixie" motivation to go on.
Your hair is very beautiful and looks very healthy and well kept.
Kind regards from Vienna!

September 11th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Now THAT´S motivating! I wish everyone could have hair growth as fast as yours.

September 11th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Great compilation Swanns. Your hair is beautiful and you've made fantastic progress.

September 11th, 2009, 03:31 PM
soooo prettyy!! hopefully mine can grow that fast!

September 11th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Awesome growth journey! And very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. :)

September 11th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Oo! I like the time travel. :D
Hope this isn't offensive, but I think the long hair looks so much better on you. =)

September 11th, 2009, 03:43 PM
What an awesome transformation! Beautiful!!!

September 11th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I here by pronounce your lovely long hair :thudpile: ThudWorthy. :D

What a transformation! It looks so thick too.

September 11th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Wow! That's excellent progress!:cheese:

Indigo Girl
September 11th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Wow, lovely! Just lovely! :bluesmile

Redheaded Raven
September 11th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Definitely :thud: worthy! Your hair has really transformed and so have you, you have gotten even more lovely than before. :agree:

September 11th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Wow, so much growth! I love how thick and wavy your hair it. Magnificent :thud:

September 11th, 2009, 08:57 PM
You're insanely cute in every one of those pictures, but your hair just got better and better. :flowers:

September 11th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Swanns, you are beautiful with both a sweet and short pixie and your current very long TB length hair. I am impressed by the sheer thickness of your hair, and its so healthy!

September 11th, 2009, 09:28 PM
Very nice progression, swanns! :)

September 11th, 2009, 10:45 PM

Your hair has progressed tremendously over the last 5 years! Nice rich full and thick wavy/curly texture! :thumbsup:

September 11th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Hi Swanns!! :) You are too cute!!! Your hair looks great and it's fun to see how far you have come. I'm really glad you put this up.

September 12th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Wow! Thank you for sharing. What an inspiration. It makes me feel it really is worth giving up the dye to have thick healthy hair, and that it's worth growing it long. Thank you so much.

September 12th, 2009, 01:40 AM
THAT IS SOOOO ENCOURAGING!!!! Thank you for sharing that!!!

September 12th, 2009, 01:53 AM
swanns, your hair looks very nice!

September 12th, 2009, 02:35 AM
Lovely! It is definitely inspiring growth for just five years, and your hair is so thick and beautiful long, I would have never guessed it had such potential so short. LOVE it!

September 12th, 2009, 02:41 AM
Awesome hair, so darn thick and it really suits you too. :)

September 12th, 2009, 02:44 AM
We love sets of progress photos like that on this site. :D It gives encouragement to those of us starting from short.

Fantastic thick hair, and what a cute face you have.

September 12th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Very inspiring!

September 12th, 2009, 06:31 AM
what a great series of photographs! You really transformed your hair! Amazing!!! :) You are definitely a hair inspiration!!

September 12th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Amazing growth! Congratulations!

September 12th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Thanks for sharing, what an inspiration!

September 12th, 2009, 07:35 AM
I'm impressed by how steady and fast your growth has been each year. Mine was similar to yours for the first couple years and then it really slowed down. Thanks for sharing.

September 12th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Amazing growth. Congratulations!

September 12th, 2009, 08:54 AM
Swanns, what a lovely collage! You've had a great journey so far; enjoy the rest. ;)
Thank you for sharing that with us!

September 12th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Wow, great progress. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures :)

September 12th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Wow, that's amazing! Fantastic job on the hair growth. It must be pretty cool looking back and seeing the progress you've made as well.

September 12th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Very pretty and amazing progress. you are very cute with the short hair though :):) Beautiful in all photos. your long hair is very romantic-looking because of color thickness and waves:)

September 12th, 2009, 11:54 AM
You have such thick hair and have had an amazing journey. Such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing you compilation with us.

September 12th, 2009, 12:09 PM
I agree. You look great with long or short hair.

Swanns, you are beautiful with both a sweet and short pixie and your current very long TB length hair. I am impressed by the sheer thickness of your hair, and its so healthy!

September 12th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Beautiful face, beautiful hair, beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting!

September 12th, 2009, 01:36 PM
That's really inspiring, and of course, beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

September 12th, 2009, 03:31 PM
I'm left speechless by all the lovely comments here, thank you guys so much :love: Your comments inspire me to keep growing :)

I have to say I'm surprised I still have any hair left on my head at all, I used to just rip a brush trough it very violently, never condition, dye, always wear it down... Trust me, every other hair on my head is badly split, the trick is I try not to be bothered :p

September 12th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Swanns, you are adorable -- that lovely, sweet face of yours looks good whether your hair is short or long. However, you have such absolutely gorgeous, thick hair that deserves be long, so I'm glad you grew it out. You are quite an inspiration -- thank you for posting all of your progress pics!!

September 12th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Thank you for sharing. I don't know if I left a message the last time I took a peak at this thread. If I did - thanks again.

September 12th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Wow, your hair is beautiful! Fast growth, too.

September 12th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Fantastic compilation. Thanks for the inspiration. You've got gorgeous hair and are as cute as a button!!! :flowers:

You're insanely cute in every one of those pictures, but your hair just got better and better. :flowers:

Swanns, you are just adorable! "Cute as a button" is what I was thinking, too! I hope you don't mind my saying, but I just want to squeeze your cheeks - you remind me of my very dear friend I grew up with who was quite a bit younger than me and who I referred to as my "little sister" - she was also adorable and has the same facial structure as you. :p :D

Your hair is gorgeous and I think it looks just perfect on you long. Its so thick and wavy, looks very healthy!

September 13th, 2009, 02:06 AM
That's a progress, for sure. These photos are really inspiring ;)Thanks for sharing !

September 13th, 2009, 02:40 AM
awesome progress pics. well done, its amazing to see the transformation in just 5 years :)

September 13th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Amazing growth! I'm sure you're going to hit classic next summer at this rate!:cheer:

September 13th, 2009, 08:22 AM
I gasped at your progress :thudpile:

September 13th, 2009, 08:27 AM
I absolutely love your hair! It's so thick and I love the colour in the sun. Thanks for the inspiration!

September 13th, 2009, 09:37 AM
It's the goofy face I'm pulling in the first pic that tricks you all into believing I'm cute - thanks anyway :p :D

I feel like my growth rate is slowing down though, might have to wait at least a year and a half until classic, if I ever reach it. We'll see :)

Thank you all for your kind words!

September 13th, 2009, 09:49 AM
You and your hair are lovely, Swanns. :flowers:

September 13th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Thanks for this post! My hair is about your 05 length and just so awkward! I started to fantasize about cutting it off last week. You have given this thick haired girl some hope!

linda g
September 13th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Hi! I finally have enough posts I can see your pictures, and I just wanted to applaud!

September 13th, 2009, 04:51 PM
what wonderfully inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing...

September 13th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Your hair looks gorgeous! I can't wait till my hair gets that long!

Alley Cat
September 13th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Very pretty transformation :inlove:

September 14th, 2009, 07:33 AM
Awesome progress! It looks great

September 14th, 2009, 07:51 AM
what an amazing hair journey you have had. you have inspired me not to cut my hair short! thank you! :D

going gray
September 14th, 2009, 08:24 AM
You've made great progress....every year another milestone...congratulations to you.

September 14th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Thanks for sharing your collage of pictures! That is just awesome your rate of a new milestone each summer. Bring on the classic! :thumbsup:

September 14th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Wow, you are a great inspiration!!!

September 14th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Your hair must be 14 different shades of thick(that's a local saying meaning holy cow you have super amazing thickness :D)

It looks beautiful.