View Full Version : (Almost) One year progress!!! (Pic Heavy)

March 13th, 2010, 10:46 PM
I'm so excited to finally be able to gave (nearly) a year under my belt! I am getting braids this week coming up so I decided to straighten and trim and take pictures beforehand. I joined on March 30 2009 so I'm a little under the one year mark but I couldn't help it...
this is a picture I took the first day I joined http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4252&pictureid=54764
This is my current length http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4252&pictureid=66633 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4252&pictureid=66634
This is how I currently wear my hair on most days:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4252&pictureid=66629
I am so glad I found this site and learned so many tips on how to grow long healthy hair. My hair is not yet the longest its ever been, but it is most definitely the healthiest. I always had terrible breakage problems in the crown area where my hair is coarsest and driest, so every time my hair got long around the perimeter, I'd wind up cutting it all off because the middle was so much shorter than the rest. I finally feel like I'm making healthy progress and am looking forward to many more healthy, happy, longhaired years here at LHC :cheese:

March 13th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Wow, that updo is absolutely beautiful! and those curls have such a lovely sheen. You've made so much progress! :) congratulations :flower:

March 13th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Congrats! great grow progress. your hair looks so healthy. please do show pics when you do get the braids. just make sure the baids won't damage your hair.

March 14th, 2010, 12:24 AM
Wow! great progress! I can't believe the difference! Great job!

March 14th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Looks like you've made a lot of progress, especially in the healthiness of your hair. I'm glad you found a way to get that crown breakage under control. That can be a real bummer when you want to grow long. Out of curiosity, what's your routine?

March 14th, 2010, 05:53 AM
wow! it grew so much!
and it's so healthy :)
You should be verry happy with this milestone :)

March 14th, 2010, 06:09 AM
You've made a great progress, congratulations!
Love your updo, really pretty!
Happy growing!

March 14th, 2010, 07:44 AM
WOW! Your hair looks great! So healthy and shiny! I love the way it looks in the curls!

Congratulations on your progress!:)

March 14th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Beautiful progress and hair, congrats !
Happy 1 year anniversary :)

March 14th, 2010, 08:02 AM
It's almost like a completely different head of hair! Great progress and gorgeous curls. Congratulations on your growth and anniversary!

March 14th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Happy anniversary! And happy growing!! :cheer:

March 14th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Beautiful! I especially love the updo! :D

March 14th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Super progress! I'd like to see your braids too.

March 14th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Congratulations on your great progress :)

March 14th, 2010, 10:42 AM
AMAZING progress! Your hair looks beautiful, congratulations :blossom:
I second making sure the braids don't damage all of your hard work.....

March 14th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Wow, you've had a ton of growth. Your hair looks great. And I'm sure the braids will be very pretty. Happy anniversary!

March 14th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Good for you! I like your styles!

March 14th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Your hair has certainly grown. Lovely pics.

March 14th, 2010, 08:00 PM
What gorgeous curls! Congratulations on your amazing progress :)
I love your "everyday" hairdo -- it's so elegant!

March 14th, 2010, 09:33 PM
nice hair! :D it looks great and healthy like everyone else says. congrats :)

March 14th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Wow! Your hair has grown so much in a year. That's amazing! It looks very beautiful. Keep it up!! :thumbsup:

March 14th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Love that updo! It looks so fresh with the big curls.

March 14th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Good job :)

March 14th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Thank everyone for all the compliments and encouragement. Sometimes I feel like it's not getting any longer but when I look at the pictures it makes me feel better. My current routine is washing once weekly with random shampoo mixed with conditioner in a 1:3 part ratio. I deep condition with shea butter coconut oil and honey once a week as well. After washing, I roller set and sit under my hooded dryer in order to smooth and loosen my curl pattern. I sleep in pin curls or flexi rods at night with a satin bonnet or scarf over them. Also, every six weeks I do a protein treatment. I've experimented quite a bit over the past year, and I'm still learning but overall I think my hair is at the healthiest its ever been since I started taking care of it myself (mom did it until I was 16).

March 14th, 2010, 11:15 PM
WOW! You have beautiful hair! It looks so healthy! I love the color and the styles you choose. I would love to see the braids when they're in too!

March 14th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Your hair looks great! You've made a lot of progress. :)

April 15th, 2010, 10:07 PM

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4252&pictureid=69263 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4252&pictureid=69262

Somehow I managed to get 1.25 inches of growth in a little over a month. I'm not sure exactly what caused it, because I haven't done much different as far as growth aids are concerned. As a matter of fact, I've been chastising myself for forgetting to take my vitamins. Anyway, I'm really excited about the new growth, and I hope it keeps up for a while. Waist length, here I come!!! :cheese:

April 15th, 2010, 10:11 PM
You're an inspiration! So healthy, very impressive.

April 15th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Wonderful! Your hair looks so healthy and shiny when you wear it down and that romantic updo is just lovely!! Congratulations! (o:

April 15th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Super!!!! Great Progress :thumbsup:

April 16th, 2010, 12:57 AM
Great progress!

April 16th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Thank everyone for all the congrats! I'm so happy to finaly be getting some visible progress

April 16th, 2010, 10:50 AM
Beautiful! And wonderful progress. Congratulations! :blossom:

April 16th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Wow, so much progress! Really impressive and such nice hair :heart:


April 16th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Wow, that's some great progress and a fantastic updo! Congrats on almost-1 year! :flower:

April 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM
:disco: So awesome! Congrats! :disco:

April 16th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Wow, that is a gorgeous updo!!

October 17th, 2010, 12:33 AM

As of 10.16.2010 I have somehow made it past APL without noticing until now! :cheese:


October 21st, 2010, 06:33 PM
Look at that! You've passed APL!


October 21st, 2010, 07:04 PM
Congrats! You have made such progress & your hair looks great

October 21st, 2010, 07:11 PM
I'd say that's cause for celebration :) Pretty hair!

October 21st, 2010, 08:26 PM
I LOVE the updo! Your hair is looking lovely, and very healthy too!

October 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Wooooooo! Now that you're past growing it from the pixie, it'll get to BSL sooner than you think! Good luck in your growing. Your hair is looking great! :)

October 21st, 2010, 10:05 PM
Fantastic growth! Congrats.

October 22nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
It's almost like a completely different head of hair! Great progress and gorgeous curls. Congratulations on your growth and anniversary!

I wanted to say the same! And I like your "now" hair way more than "before"! It's so shiny and the ends look so healthy! Congratulations and happy growing! :)