View Full Version : 1 Year anniversary today - cheesy party, all welcome :D

March 4th, 2010, 07:54 AM
I came here last year desperate to save this -
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/back.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/SDC10717.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/hair.jpg26'' long black and blonde chemical streaks put through and far to much of the flat irons and wouldn't grow further because of damage.

I came here to act and have start fresh but i didn't want to loose the length.
for a month or so i hovered around the web looking into ideas and i came across henna and this forum came up time and time again so i eventually caved in joined even though i wasn't much a forum gal. Everyone was helpful and helped me tweak my mix slightly before i took the final dive.
lemon juice replaced with chamomile tea. I already looked hard into the warnings about henna and then it was types to choose from and where was easier to ship to me, end result being yemeni henna from hennaboy.
My hair was bad, lost it's wave and just was a puff of dead matter, i had completely lost my love in it. I was fed up with roots and i knew i could not put my hair through another colour change or highlighting process - it felt so fragile. Orgional idea was to get my virgin colour shade back where the process didn't involve damage which is how henna came up in my searches with hendigo mixes (browns and black shades). After some thought i became aware of it's permanence and how little i could change it so i had to be 100% sure. I decided to buy indigo as a back up should henna freak me out well and truly.
So i hennaed for the first time -
The brightness of the orange and the whole change of apperance i admit i was shell socked , prepared shell shocks but still :thud:
but the condition of it :eek: , i can tell you was the biggest relief of all , it could have been bright pink for all i care at the point.
colour did clash with my skin colour , didn't seem right so i thought before i hit any indigo which had to points flagged up in my mind as an issue -
1. The process is a little more complicated and less straight forward (henna and indigo having different release rates ect) and i do prefer simplicity.
2. should i be so crazy in future to ever change my mind and want some lightening process though i indigo would show up to a green shade.
what would be the harm in adding more henna? (worst case scenario is having black hair as an end result which i can pull off well when adding indigo after).
patience , time and lots a applications (conditioning effects where just being absorbed in anyway and with not guilt) i liked te shade more and more until i hit RED and then a few months after i beleive my black streaks under faded and the henna almost seemed to take it's place. Henna visually in my hair has evened out the colours to a plain colour but thicker and finer hair absorbs less or more making natural variations which i like.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/SDC10294.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/SDC10326.jpg30" long
s&d (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=146) like this with no hem line adjusting . NO STRAIGHTEN IRONS SINCE I JIONED LHC!!!!! All have helped me get to what i am today and i am so happy.

Thank you

March 4th, 2010, 08:06 AM
I love that deep red. Congrats on breathing life back into your hair. It looks so much happier now. <3

March 4th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Woohoo!!! Congratulations -- your hair is looking truly fabulous!!! I'll bring the cake! :cake:

March 4th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Happy Anniversary, rach! :flowers: Great job on your hair. :thumbsup:

March 4th, 2010, 08:47 AM
It's just amazing how you can bring back damaged hair from the brink of death just by using the right products and getting rid of the things that damage! Lovely results, SO glad for you that you were able to salvage and not chop (the way I did :( )

Here's your cheese! :cheese::cheese:

March 4th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Happy anniversary! :cake: Your hair looks so stunning! I looove red hair :D

March 4th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Congratulations on your LHC anniversary! Your hair looks so nice and healthy. LHC methods work!

March 4th, 2010, 09:04 AM
Happy Anniversary to my fellow henna-lover!! :)

And what a great idea to celebrate with a big cheesy party-- I'm in! :cheese:

March 4th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Congrats and Happy Anniversary! Very nice growing. :thumbsup: I love the red.

March 4th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Happy Anniversary! Your hair looks amazing!I love the color and shine! :cheese:

March 4th, 2010, 09:50 AM
forgot to mention that i'm content with the deep red colour and keeping to it which i have got form henna now being at full satiation level. Colour is rich and brings out the my eyes . Henna was made for me which is why my custom tittle seems appropriate :p and also a new avatar to celebrate :D

cheese, glass of wine ooo...... mentioned a few post above cake too, awsome.
Happy partying


Thanks for support and getting to where i am today. LHC gaven me hope, got me through and kept me on track (i promised myself if i used straighteners ect i'd post and confess which i haven't had to do) and i've made many lovely people here and learnt loads and am getting better with up-do combinations. I have enjoyed being here and my hair has never been so long.

mmmm now how long can i get it :ponder: shall have to hang around and find out .....
given up on the idea of a goal because a long as i enjoy it, it can just keep on going and i can tick the millstones on route .

March 4th, 2010, 09:50 AM
Happy anniversary!! :) I love that color on you.

March 4th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Congratulations, Rach, on your 1 year LHC anniverasry!:cheer:

Thank you for sharing your progress, and what beautiful colour, waves, and shine!

March 4th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Woohoo! I *love* that rich red color... henna's done well by you, Rach. Color me impressed! Happy anniversary.

March 4th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Holy gods, I had utterly forgotten you were a bleach blonde when you came here :shocked:

Talk about a turn-around! It looks amazing :inlove:

March 4th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Awwww, I LOVE your new avatar!!!! :inlove: Great way to celebrate. Pass more cake to me please (I can't get enough of this fat-free, calorie-free, double-chocolate virtual delight!).

March 4th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Happy anniversary; your hair looks terrific now.

March 4th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Happy anniversary, rach! :cheer: I can&#180;t believe you&#180;ve only been here a year. Seems much longer.

But tell me: Who is that blonde woman in the first pictures? :bigeyes:

March 4th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Lovely hair. :D Happy Anniversary!

March 4th, 2010, 12:38 PM
*Drops in with some nice ripe Brie* I can't imagine you without the glowing red - the blonde looks like someone else, not the Rach we know!

March 4th, 2010, 01:14 PM
tabby cat striped blonde gal is a shadow of the depressing past now. Lawsonia got hungry and ate her all up :agree:

ooo Brie, pass over one of those crackers . yummy :yumm:

March 4th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Happy Anniversary! Your hair looks so healthy. I like your color :)

March 4th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Happy anniversary! :cheese::cheese::cheese: You do have gorgeous hair now and beautiful color :inlove:

March 4th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Happy anniversary, Rach :cake: Your hair is so much more beautiful today, and I didn't know you started as a blonde! The colour you have now suits your complexion so well - it looks very natural.
Love your new avatar. :inlove:

March 4th, 2010, 02:07 PM
That's a beautiful color. Congrats on your anniversary.

March 4th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Happy anniversary rach ! Let's have some cheese. :D


March 4th, 2010, 02:36 PM
it was fake blonde -
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/1031099877_301ee6f225-1.jpgthis is my virgin colour.
i should have never started to dabble with dyes.
natral shade should be around ears down now but i can not visually see the transition. henna seems to have behaved like a filler.

Beatnik Guy
March 4th, 2010, 03:49 PM
I've brought some more :cheese: :cheese::cheese::cheese:
and also some :chocolate::chocolate::chocolate:

March 4th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Wow! I would be happy to get half that growth in a year. Great progress!

March 4th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Congrats rach! :disco:
the red is amazing on you!

March 4th, 2010, 04:06 PM
:cheese: happy anniversary :cheese:

Your hair is so much better and looks fabuous now :D

Shermie Girl
March 4th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Happy Anniversary, Rach. :cheese:

Your hair has come a long way. It is looking wonderful. :D

March 4th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Happy 1st Anniversary, rach.http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/party/t3431.gif (http://yoursmiles.org/t-party.php) Your have made wonderful progress and your hair looks lovely. http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/flowerd/t69059.gif (http://yoursmiles.org/t-flowerd.php)

March 4th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Yay! Happy anniversary! Your hair looks great.:cheese:

March 4th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Happy Anniversary!! Your hair is fabulous! It looks so much healthier now. Wow. :cheese: Now I'm tempted to try henna. Haha!

March 4th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Happy Anniversary!!!! isnt it awesome how henna can help our hair so much!You have awesome beautiful hair so heres wishing you many happy years of growing and enjoying!!!

March 4th, 2010, 04:31 PM
:flowers: ...................

March 4th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Your hair is beautiful. :D

Yay for anniversaries!

March 4th, 2010, 08:50 PM
Congratulations! :flower:

March 5th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Happy Anniversary! Love the colour of your hair!

March 5th, 2010, 12:18 AM
very lovely colour! congrats!

March 5th, 2010, 12:25 AM
Wow the difference in your hair is incredible! It looks gorgeous and healthy:D
I love the red colour.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary :cheer: :flowers:

Robbi Dehlinger
March 5th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Loooooking goooooood!

Very pretty

Star Eagle
March 5th, 2010, 12:55 AM
Your hair looks beautiful now... Are you happy with it?

March 5th, 2010, 08:50 AM
OMG!!! that's such a HUGE difference!!!
it's sooo beautiful now :)

March 5th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Your hair looks beautiful now... Are you happy with it?

very happy . I have my natural darkness back but with a red kick .

and i can do nice up-dos to it -

and the shine honestly i thought i would never see on the damaged bits of my hair-
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4387883656_b690bc7eef_b.jpgbrushed out waves.
very layered from also APL length which makes the bottom a challenge at times but equally good for buns and the natural V shape contributes to this.
The love has returned and the new lengths are taking some getting used to when down (which is rare) feeling it brushing my elbows or pulling hair out of my vest tops ect. - new milestones.
can't wait to get a decent looking braid but it involves my layers getting longer.

March 5th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Happy anniversary!! It's been a pleasure getting to know you and watch your hair transformation. It's amazing what henna can do to breath life into hair. Yours is stunning, and the color you have now is beautiful! :flower: