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April 16th, 2010, 06:34 AM
Hi everyone!

My hair journey since I arrived here at LHC hasn't exactly been a dramatic transformation, but I've loved meeting people and learning about new products and hairstyles for the past 2 years. I'm posting a bit early because my actual anniversary is during my exams.

I went from wearing my ragged, messy, mousy brown hair in a single braid down my back every day to having glorious, impeccably styled, and henna-ed locks! I never would have had the courage to try henna without the invaluable advice of my fellow LHCers.

Though I've only had the opportunity to meet one board member in person, I've really enjoyed getting to know everyone, and I hope to make it to guru-dom by the end of this year!

Here are a few pictures of my time here at LHC:

My original hair color (I think I was just above classic at this point, in June of '08 ):

The earliest length shot that I have (unfortunately only from May '09, after more than a year of LHC tutelage), and a picture of my hair after its first trim in 5 years, in August of '09:

My hair this morning, with some rag curls (ETA: I forgot to mention that I did these according to Torrinpaige's instructions for soft set curls, with a torn up pillowcase and some aloe vera gel):

And finally, a sampler of some styles that I've learned and made up over the last 2 years (For some reason this pic won't get any smaller):

Peace and love to everybody! Hope you enjoy the photos.

April 16th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Wow! I definitely see a difference. Congratulations on your anniversary! :flower:

The henna looks great, too. I know *nothing* about henna, I'm wondering how you got it to not go too dark?

April 16th, 2010, 07:06 AM
Your hair is amazing! :D

April 16th, 2010, 07:10 AM
Gorgeous! :thud:

I hope to have such beautiful hair someday!

April 16th, 2010, 07:17 AM
Oh...my....gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

:thud: :thud: :thud:

April 16th, 2010, 07:23 AM
So - wonderful - hair - !! *gasp*

If you need me, you can find me in the next corner ... crying!


April 16th, 2010, 07:25 AM
Your hair is so beautiful, I really love it. Happy anniversary.

April 16th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Wow such length is amazing! Looks stunning! :) Congrats on the fab growth

April 16th, 2010, 07:45 AM
So gorgeous! Great inspiration thank you :)

April 16th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Beautiful hair! Your avatar photo is a terrific style.

April 16th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Oh my goodness, you have amazing beautiful hair !! Fabulous updo's too.

April 16th, 2010, 07:54 AM
Congratulations! You've got gorgeous hair and I love your updos! :D

April 16th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Words cannot describe how awesome this thread is! Congratulations!!

April 16th, 2010, 08:28 AM
Thanks, everyone! I always get such warm fuzzies when people say nice things about my hair, and threads like this also give me the chance to meet people I don't know (and have a look at their lovely hair).

Capybara, I think that the only reason that my henna hasn't darkened is that I do it very rarely-- I started using henna in October of 2008 and I've only actually applied henna 3 times since then.

April 16th, 2010, 10:39 AM
All I can is :thud:
Your is so beautiful, and I love your hemline, so thick all the way to the ends.

April 16th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Wow......wow! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rag curl pic especially! Now I'll just go join the :thudpile:

April 16th, 2010, 11:48 AM
I've seen your lovely updos on your page before, and the rag curls are gorgeous!! Your hair is truly beautiful and healthy...a great inspiration. So glad you are here!!

April 16th, 2010, 12:09 PM
Oh, your hair is just gorgeous. And I love the styles you've learned. Congratulations. :blossom:

April 16th, 2010, 12:15 PM
The rag curls are especially gorgeous; makes me want to try it.

April 16th, 2010, 12:16 PM
i guess i will just repeat what others have said~your hair is amazing!!! i adore it!!! congrats!

April 16th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Wow, your hair is awesome! :thud:

April 16th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Wooooooooooow! Absolutely thud-worthy!

April 16th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Congrats on your almost-2 years! :flower: You have gorgeous, thick hair and it sounds like you have the same story as I do - minus the henna, for me - no dramatic hair change, just good networking and styling ideas! :)

Hope to see you around here for more years to come!

April 16th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Beautiful beautiful! And such nice styles too! Maybe mine will look like that in 6 years or so.... :D

Beatnik Guy
April 16th, 2010, 04:13 PM

April 16th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Congrats. I really like your updos.

April 16th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Inspirational. On the 'Thud!' train with everyone else. Your length is my goal. I have about 2-3 years before I see that length. Grats on growing gorgeous hair!

April 16th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!!

April 16th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Congrats, that is an awesome super long mane!

I like your natural golden hazelnut brown but the warm color you get from the henna is very nice too!
I think I would have never gotten to try Henna if it was not for LHC :p

April 16th, 2010, 06:51 PM
I am in love :inlove: with your rag curls. So exquisite! Add me. :thudpile:

April 16th, 2010, 08:51 PM
That looped braid is sooo cool!

April 16th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Amazingly beautiful hair - happy anniversary :D

April 16th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Your hair is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary! :)

April 16th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Lovely! Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration! :flowers:

April 16th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Happy (early) anniversary! It certainly looks like you've learned some wonderful and beautiful updos!

Your length is so gorgeous :) :thud:

April 16th, 2010, 10:21 PM
Absolutely stunning! Just stunning! Wow! (o:

April 17th, 2010, 08:23 AM
Amazing hair, beautiful updos and nice curls!

April 17th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Happy anniversary! Your hair is lovely!:)

April 17th, 2010, 10:13 AM
Your hair is amazing! :thud: It's so beautiful :D
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary :flower:

April 17th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Wow. The looped rope braids updo is especially lovely. That kind of thick hemline is my ultimate goal after I reach my length goal. I confess I am terribly envious, lol. :)

April 18th, 2010, 12:00 AM
:thudpile:Goodness! I did a double-take at that rag curls one.

I thought it was a 'photoshop to your ideal length' picture! But it's all real. Wow.

April 18th, 2010, 04:41 AM
Beautiful hair!!!!