View Full Version : First Anniversary (1 1/2 Years on the LHC)

April 13th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Hello Everyone! I can hardly believe my first anniversary already past and Iím 6 mos. late. Before I found the LHC I went threw my year of dye and bleach. Before 2007 my hair was 100% virgin than it was blonde, dark brown, ash brown, red, orange, greenish gray, black and lets not forget bleaching the black out not once but twice in four sessions. Yeah I really do not know what I was thinking at the time. The only good thing about my past routine was no heat. I always hated using heat tool on my hair the only time I have let heat touched my hair since was for my wedding (October 2009).

Here is about where I started
July 2008

October 2008

December 2008
The dye is fading (slowly) and gained a few inches I believe.

March 2009
Dye is still fading gained about three to four inches total.

Summer 2009
My hair seems to get waver the longer it gets.

November-December 2009
Bun Curls.

Combed strait.

April 2010
Iím calling it BSL cause it really depends on what bra I am wearing.

Things I learned this year:
Coconut Oil
Wearing hair up at night is a no no for me. It causes my hair to break at the temples.
Stretching washes (got to once a week and fell off after the big move in March)
Clarifying with baking soda

I really want to thank everyone for posting their tips and tricks. I really could not have done it myself without the LHC or my DH.

I have only had one trim since I joined and it was back in November. I know I should be about waist this time next year. :crosses fingers: However I am currently debating if I should trim and inch or two off. Opinions please!

April 13th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Your hemline looks great to me, but if it's bothering you and causing tangles, it may be a good idea. From your pics it doesn't appear to be a problem at all. It's your hair and you have to live with it everyday, though. And yay for your great progress! Thanks so much for sharing :)

April 13th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Wow! Beautiful hair!

April 13th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Your hair is lovely! It's come a long way, hasn't it? And I love the swirly faces. I got rather distracted looking at them, when I should have been looking at your hair!

April 13th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Your hair is so pretty! I love the waves and the color. And it's gotten very long.:cheese:

It doesn't look like it needs a trim to me...it looks very healthy. But if you feel you need one I would get just the very ends taken off.

April 13th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Congrats on your anniversary. Your hair looks awesome. :)

April 13th, 2010, 04:03 PM
I can't believe how fast your hair grew -- wow!! It's looks fantastic!! Now, your faces, on the other hand... :brains:

April 13th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Lovely growth and very pretty hair - happy anniversary :D

April 13th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Congrats! Great growth!

April 13th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Wow, that is amazing progress! Your hair grows FAST. I think your hair looks great, I'd only trim it if it felt rough with that kind of shine.

April 13th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Wow--great progress and lovely hair! Congrats on finding LHC and sticking to your goal to grow long...it looks really great!

I agree that all you should need is a microtrim if anything. Might make your ends feel a bit "fresher" without setting you back any.

PF Graham
April 13th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Really great looking hair!

I really love the waviness and the color.

Good luck with the next year - I say, grow, grow, grow!

tinker bug
April 13th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Wow your hair grows quickly! I don't see any need to trim, but I think even if you did trim, you'd be able to make it to waist in a year :flower:

I also had to say, I have that same blue Zoo York sweatshirt, lol.

April 13th, 2010, 06:47 PM
What wonderful progress! Congratulations on your 1.5 :)

Your hair looks wonderful -- I love the timeline of photos. As for the trim, only do it if you feel you need it. What would all of those people at hair salons who advise monthly trims say about your length gain? :p

April 13th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Wonderful growth. I'm jealous. Your hair looks great!

April 14th, 2010, 10:14 AM
There is an increbilble difference!! your hair grow very fast! I think i'd cut off the layers, if I were you..

April 14th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Congratulations on your first anniversary, your hair looks lovely.

April 14th, 2010, 10:24 AM
What great rapid growth! Your hemline looks lovely in the photo but depends if you think you really need it.

April 14th, 2010, 10:48 AM
GAH. i wish my hair grew that fast.

Lady Mary
April 14th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Great progress! Those bun curls are fantastic too. :flower:

April 14th, 2010, 11:16 AM
Your hair is gorgeous and I can't believe how long it's gotten! I love the waves :)

April 14th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Fabulous progress, and you have beautiful hair. :cloud9: Congratulations. :blossom:

April 14th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Wow! Looking good! Congrats on reaching this milestone~

April 14th, 2010, 12:24 PM
FANTASTIC growth!!!!

April 14th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Happy Anniversary :flower: :cheer:

Wonderful growth and progress :) Your hair is very pretty.

April 14th, 2010, 05:52 PM
It's fabulous! Congrats!