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eternallyverdan
April 16th, 2010, 05:34 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 ):
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3432&pictureid=43695


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:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3432&pictureid=43628http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3432&pictureid=46895


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):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/forevagreenearth/RagCurls.jpg

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):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/forevagreenearth/CelticBun-1.jpg

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

Capybara
April 16th, 2010, 05:45 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?

Loreley
April 16th, 2010, 06:06 AM
Congrats!!!:cheer:
Your hair is amazing! :D

countryhopper
April 16th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Gorgeous! :thud:

I hope to have such beautiful hair someday!

Pixna
April 16th, 2010, 06:17 AM
Oh...my....gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

:thud: :thud: :thud:

Svenja
April 16th, 2010, 06:23 AM
So - wonderful - hair - !! *gasp*

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

:D

Garnet66
April 16th, 2010, 06:25 AM
Your hair is so beautiful, I really love it. Happy anniversary.

Sunny_side_up
April 16th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Wow such length is amazing! Looks stunning! :) Congrats on the fab growth

Maddy25
April 16th, 2010, 06:45 AM
So gorgeous! Great inspiration thank you :)

cindy58
April 16th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Beautiful hair! Your avatar photo is a terrific style.

jackiesjottings
April 16th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Oh my goodness, you have amazing beautiful hair !! Fabulous updo's too.

cmnt831
April 16th, 2010, 06:54 AM
Congratulations! You've got gorgeous hair and I love your updos! :D

Dreams_in_Pink
April 16th, 2010, 07:21 AM
:thudpile:
Words cannot describe how awesome this thread is! Congratulations!!

eternallyverdan
April 16th, 2010, 07:28 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.

kelly-j
April 16th, 2010, 09:39 AM
All I can is :thud:
Your is so beautiful, and I love your hemline, so thick all the way to the ends.

rags
April 16th, 2010, 09:45 AM
Wow......wow! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rag curl pic especially! Now I'll just go join the :thudpile:

SheaLynne
April 16th, 2010, 10:48 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!!

FrannyG
April 16th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Oh, your hair is just gorgeous. And I love the styles you've learned. Congratulations. :blossom:

spidermom
April 16th, 2010, 11:15 AM
The rag curls are especially gorgeous; makes me want to try it.

pennyroyal
April 16th, 2010, 11:16 AM
i guess i will just repeat what others have said~your hair is amazing!!! i adore it!!! congrats!

Peter
April 16th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Wow, your hair is awesome! :thud:

Oskimosa
April 16th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Wooooooooooow! Absolutely thud-worthy!

JamieLeigh
April 16th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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!

TawnyRoots
April 16th, 2010, 02:28 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, 03:13 PM
:thudpile:

CelinaStarr
April 16th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Congrats. I really like your updos.

IndigoAsh
April 16th, 2010, 04:11 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!

eresh
April 16th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!!

Emichiee
April 16th, 2010, 05:44 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

restourceful
April 16th, 2010, 05:51 PM
I am in love :inlove: with your rag curls. So exquisite! Add me. :thudpile:

Wally
April 16th, 2010, 07:51 PM
That looped braid is sooo cool!

little_acorn
April 16th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Amazingly beautiful hair - happy anniversary :D

windinherhair
April 16th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Your hair is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary! :)

Alcenaia
April 16th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Lovely! Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration! :flowers:

Yozhik
April 16th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Happy (early) anniversary! It certainly looks like you've learned some wonderful and beautiful updos!

Your length is so gorgeous :) :thud:

Tressie
April 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM
Absolutely stunning! Just stunning! Wow! (o:

lapushka
April 17th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Amazing hair, beautiful updos and nice curls!

RavennaNight
April 17th, 2010, 08:17 AM
Happy anniversary! Your hair is lovely!:)

janeytilllie
April 17th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Your hair is amazing! :thud: It's so beautiful :D
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary :flower:

EtherealOde
April 17th, 2010, 03:02 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. :)

MsBubbles
April 17th, 2010, 11:00 PM
: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.

yzkaloha
April 18th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Beautiful hair!!!!