View Full Version : 3 years of hair growth and fresh henna

August 14th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Hi Everyone:

I came across this 3yr old photo of me and it made me realize how much my hair has changed.

Aug of 2007 is about when I decided to grow my hair out. This was my last chic short hairstyle. I'd been trying to inch it out longer bit by bit but keeping a "style". After this I just bit the bullet and stopped cutting:

July 2008, shortly after joining LHC and right after first henna application. Strange layers and I wasn't really liking my hair. This was a really awkward phase that I don't want to go through again:

August 2010, fresh henna. I'm pretty happy with it. Except for it getting sucked into my armpits, but other than that I'm pleased with how it is looking:

August 14th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Very good progress there!

August 14th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Congratulations, your hair is beautiful :)

August 14th, 2010, 07:27 PM
looks really nice you have really great hair i like your colour now

August 14th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Beautiful! That's wonderful progress.

August 14th, 2010, 07:34 PM
What a difference! Your hair are looking so much nicer now :)

August 14th, 2010, 07:35 PM
The final picture is very pretty.

August 14th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Wow, great growing! It looks so good at every stage too. :)

August 14th, 2010, 07:48 PM
great growth, it's looking quite healthy!

August 14th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Your hair is amazing! Good job :)

August 14th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Wow, beautiful hair! The new color suits you -- really makes your eyes pop.

August 14th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Beautiful hair and progress, and I find you look younger as the years goes by ! (:

August 15th, 2010, 01:16 AM
Beautiful colour! Congrats on the progress! :D

August 15th, 2010, 02:03 AM
third pic looks AMAZING!

August 15th, 2010, 02:12 AM
The henna looks amazing on you. Also, I can't believe you're 44!!!

August 15th, 2010, 02:15 AM
Oh wow! It looks great!! Lovely:)

August 15th, 2010, 02:17 AM
What wonderful growth, and such beautiful shine and colour! Keep up the good work!

August 15th, 2010, 02:46 AM
That henna color looks amazing on you!

Beautiful hair and your eyes...wow, just WOW, you're so pretty!

August 15th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Looks really gorgeous - I love your colour with the henna :D

Poppy Seed
August 15th, 2010, 03:32 AM
The hair looks fantastic - and may I also say I love your eyes too (so large and blue)!!

August 15th, 2010, 05:51 AM
Great progress! I love your henna!

August 15th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Good growing :) That last pic is really pretty!

August 15th, 2010, 06:33 AM
looks really good now, healthy
as for armpits, well, I don't think trimming off 5 cms would hurt your look

August 15th, 2010, 06:43 AM
Your hair is looks amazing the longer it gets! I love the henna and I must say you have the most beautiful big blue eyes! :) :blossom:

August 15th, 2010, 06:52 AM
You're looking good!

August 15th, 2010, 07:03 AM
Thank you everyone for the compliments. I have just gotten into the habit of thinking of myself as "in the process of growing my hair out" and feeling like my hair was in a looonnnggg transition, then yesterday I think I finally thought, "yeah, now i have long hair".

For the first time in my life. This is the longest my hair has ever been!

The color is in the last two photos is unoxidized fresh henna. Wish it looked that way all the time, but alas, it does become a more mundane auburn. However, I have never regretted becoming a henna head. Now my hair is a stable color.

In the first photo, I was using conventional hair dyes, and the red faded so badly that most of the time it didn't look red. It also lightened my hair despite not having any peroxide in it, and I'm still dealing with some of those damaged ends.

August 15th, 2010, 07:05 AM
it looks great! But can I ask how you o your eyebrows??? They're perfect! lol Tips would be appreciated!!

August 15th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Absolutely beautiful! wow, your henna really changed colour!

August 15th, 2010, 09:06 AM
Great progress! And your haircolour looks awesome with your eyes:)

August 15th, 2010, 09:19 AM
it looks great! But can I ask how you o your eyebrows??? They're perfect! lol Tips would be appreciated!!

Oops! Didn't quite get that. o?

But when I get my hair trimmed i have my stylist shape my brows by waxing (this is maybe once every 4 mos) , then I pluck in between to maintain the shape.

I don't dye or henna them but I do always wear eyebrow makeup. (Along with mascara, eyebrow makeup is one thing I will hardly leave the house without, it makes a big difference!) They are very pale, blonde practically, without makeup.

I use Ardell brow-defining powder in mink brown. My mom gave it to me but I'm pretty sure they sell it at Sally Beauty. It is near the false eyelash stuff in my local store.


I have hennaed my brows before but they are so pale naturally (paler than my natural hair color) that they turn ORANGE!! And the turnover rate for eyebrows is very fast, so it doesn't last even between monthly touchups. So the makeup is the best thing.

August 15th, 2010, 09:21 AM
It looks good! I think the armpit thing goes away with more length. I hope so!

August 15th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Your hair looks wonderful, even in the stage you didnt like :)

August 21st, 2010, 03:06 PM
OMG! is that growing or what?:cheese: and so pretty too :)

August 21st, 2010, 07:02 PM
Your lovely hair color really brings out your eyes! So pretty!

It looks like you've had some wonderful, healthy growth! :flower: Congratulations!

August 21st, 2010, 07:26 PM
Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Aside from that, I would have guessed you to be about 30 years old. I looked over and saw that you are 44. What are your secrets??? You look AMAZING!!!!

August 21st, 2010, 07:51 PM
Long hair looks GREAT on you :)

August 23rd, 2010, 01:50 PM
Your hair looks great! Aren't you glad you didn't cut it in July of '08? You must have been soooo tempted.

August 23rd, 2010, 01:55 PM
very pretty. the red hair really brings out your eyes!

August 28th, 2010, 08:53 AM
Absolutely gorgeous hair. You look a lot happier with the result as well!

August 28th, 2010, 09:34 AM
You have such nice color and growth! Good job! BTW I Love your eyes!