View Full Version : my 'late' 2 year growth!

October 8th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Well a few months late but better late than never!
I started growing my hair after getting an awful cut in December 2005 and here it is in its glory, this is my natural colour
I found this site in August 2007. My hair when I first joined was 18" here is one of my first pictures I put on the site.

August 2007 braid waves

I followed all the advice by December of that year I got a lot of growth! my layers were obvious at this stage, I just dusted my length and never touched the layers at all!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG0003-1.jpg December 2005.

By February 2008, I was on a mission to reach APL with waist as my then goal!
With regular oils and no heat my texture, which I always knew was wavy really came through
I made APL December 2007 http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/20thdec2007aplreached.jpg continued to next post......................>

October 8th, 2009, 05:53 PM
..........then the quest was on I really wanted to reach BSL ASAP!
by September 2008 i nearly made it
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG0168-1.jpg I even started experimenting with rhubarb rinces and henna glosses
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG0163-1.jpg nearly there by November 08 http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG1909.jpg
but by September 08 I was just about there (notice how I meet my goal every December?)
another henna gloss picture but it went too dark but a solid BSL here, now I so want waist!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/CIMG3017-1.jpg and straightened
I then really wanted highlights and figured if I hardly (like twice a year ) used heat and stayed kind to my hair, it would be ok, there are more highlights in the front, but it is growing, this is my latest photo taken a 30 minutes ago

Thank you to everybody for sharing advice and this wonderful journey with me. I now am 28" and I just touch waist when wet, hopefully December will bring me a solid waist!

thanks for looking! xxx

October 8th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Oh I hope I am the first. What amazing growth you have had JOJO and I have enjoyed growing right along with you. Next month is my 2yr and I just hit solid waist. yay for both of us :cheese:

October 8th, 2009, 05:57 PM
It been lovely growing together and YAY! to us, funny when I look back I have grown quite a bit, we both have done so well!

October 8th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Happy 2 years of growing :) Your hair is looking good!

October 8th, 2009, 06:06 PM
WOW!!! Your hair looks great!!! Beautiful!!!! That's a lot of growing for two years.

October 8th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Wow - those are inspirational pics - thanks for sharing :flower:

October 8th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Wow - what a well documented history of your journey so far! You're hair is looking lovely!

October 8th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Its all thanks to you all, for being there during my ups and downs with your advice and encouraging me with all the lovely inspirational photos, years ago Id have cut it all off, so again thank you, hopefully the only downs i will have from now on will be growth ones!

thanks for all your kind words. xx

incidently have I my type right, it looks like the wet picture when wet still, my latest picture had been brushed! and I must decorate!

October 8th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Good growing jojo!!! Keep up the good work, your hair looks wonderful! :)

October 8th, 2009, 06:44 PM
JoJo! I hate to say it but you may beat me to waist but that is okay! I'm hoping to pull off major growth til December! :D

Your hair looks amazing! Great growing! :cool:

October 8th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Thanks again @ Addy my hair is so unpredictable its either all or nothing with it, but winter is normally my growth season!

October 8th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Oh WOW! Your hair is so so pretty! I love your color and the length is so beautiful! Happy Anniversary!!!! :)

October 8th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Happy Anniversary!
Nice growing. Waist is definitely in the near future. :)

October 8th, 2009, 07:53 PM
You're right at the finish line! :agree: But I hope you are not about to finish growing after reaching waist. Beautiful hair!

October 8th, 2009, 09:26 PM
It's looking great jojo! I hope I'm on the path to waist behind you.

October 8th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Very pretty! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

October 8th, 2009, 10:01 PM
XD It definitely looks like you'll reach waist in december. That is rather funny.

Pretty hair, and congrats! :D

October 8th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Your hair is so pretty! I hope I'm as far on my 2-year anniversary as you are on yours. :)

October 8th, 2009, 10:06 PM
nice will go longer i guess

October 8th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Wow! Your hair looks gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the color! The health is improved as well. I hope I can get my hair to look as healthy.

Heavenly Locks
October 8th, 2009, 10:14 PM
WOW! Great progress! :cheese:

We share the same length, texture and nearly the same color. I also will be making 'solid' waist by Christmastime. We're hair twins!

October 8th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Jojo, I love your hair. It is so pretty.

October 8th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Oh Jojo! Your hair is so lovely!

October 9th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Very nice! Congrats! :cheer:

October 9th, 2009, 02:23 AM
absolutely beautiful hair!

October 9th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Congrats and well done on your 2 years! Your hair has grown so much!:thumbsup:

October 9th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Congratulations Jojo!! You've really come a long way in two years :flower:

October 9th, 2009, 07:15 AM
Your hair looks so beautiful. You've had a lot of wonderful growth. Congrats on your two year anniversary.

October 9th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Yay! Congrats on your 2 yr anniversary and being so close to waist length...and enjoying your hair at the same time.

October 9th, 2009, 07:26 AM
Your hair is so pretty and you've had such wonderful growth in such a short time.

October 9th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Shiny, beautiful waves, almost waist. Well done!

October 9th, 2009, 08:07 AM
What a change! Congratulations on all that hair growth! :)

October 9th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Wow it has grown so much! Congrats and it looks beautiful :)

October 9th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Your hair is lovely, wonderful growth.

October 9th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Your hair is absolutly beautiful! And so much growth!! I wished my hair would grow that fast!!

October 9th, 2009, 08:43 AM
Really wonderful, thanks for sharing all the pictures! We are at a similar length but mine grows much more slowly!

October 9th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Great growing and your hair is looking fantastic, you'll be at waist in no time. :cheer:

October 9th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Looks great! Keep up the good work!

October 9th, 2009, 09:03 AM
Your growth is simply magical! :magic: My much slower growth creeps forward, but I'm trying to be patient. For me, I think it will be another two years.

Barbie Diamond
October 9th, 2009, 09:13 AM
The last shot makes you look like you are in your early 20's. Stunning! I always think long beaurtiful hair makes a woman look younger and more attractive!

going gray
October 9th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Congratulations on the 2 years of growing your beautful hair. Those photos give me hope!

October 9th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the photo journey! Your progress is wonderful and your hair is very lovely! It's been a pleasure reading your posts on the boards for the last year I've been here. Keep growing long and strong!! :flower:

October 9th, 2009, 11:47 AM
your hair looks so good, and congrats on such constant success....
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October 9th, 2009, 03:06 PM
What an amazing difference! Your hair looks really great - shiny and healthy. Congratulations on 2 years!

October 9th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Happy anniversary Jojo. :flowers:

Your hair is beautiful.
As much growth and the gloss are amazing.

October 9th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Looking great! So shiny and healthy!

October 9th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Wow, I am just amazed at the progress you've made! Your hair has become so beautiful! Congratulations! I feel so inspired now!

October 9th, 2009, 05:36 PM
oh you guys made me cry with happiness, oh my stars you have all made my day!

I have always thought I was such a slow grower, which is why I advocate taking photos; a photo never lies! but seriously all you reading this and thinking your hair doesn't grow, take photos every month.

From the bottom of my heart, you have picked me up and given me such good advice. I may not be a super long hair but that doesnt matter, my hair for the first time ever is healthy and thats down to you guys; I just did as I was advised!

October 9th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Awesome growth and progress for 2 yrs!!!:cheese:

October 10th, 2009, 12:14 PM
A very happy anniversary to you!! Your hair is so beautiful, thank you for sharing your journey with us!! :)

October 10th, 2009, 09:13 PM
great progress! Your hair looks really healthy and beautiful; keep up the good work! :)

October 12th, 2009, 04:13 AM
thanks again xx

October 12th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Wow, congrats to you :p you have a lovely hair!

October 12th, 2009, 06:19 AM
What an amazing journey. Well done!

October 12th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Looks great so far. Good luck in hitting your waist lenght goal.

October 16th, 2009, 06:17 PM
thanks to everybody for your kind comments x

October 16th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Congratulations, Jojo! You have lovely hair and are a joy to have around the forums. Great to see you and your hair doing well. :)

October 16th, 2009, 10:19 PM
woooooooot wooooooooot! Your hair looks fantastic! :blossom:

Like the old Virginia Slims cigarette ad.....*You've come a long way Baby* :D

October 16th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Good going Jojo! Thanks for all the great pics!!!


October 16th, 2009, 11:09 PM
What gorgeous hair! I'm stunned with your progress. You inspire me! I only hope that I'll have such remarkable growth . . .

October 17th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Congratulations, Jojo! You have lovely hair and are a joy to have around the forums. Great to see you and your hair doing well. :)
Dito DJ:) (too short a message got to add words1)

October 17th, 2009, 07:58 AM
What gorgeous hair! I'm stunned with your progress. You inspire me! I only hope that I'll have such remarkable growth . . .
thank you, treat it kind and your hair will reward you xx