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glass in bloom
August 29th, 2010, 09:29 PM
I've been here a year! I know I lurk more often than I post, but I figured I'd share my year of growth.

I've learned a lot from all of you guys, so thanks!

I've also gone from shampoo bars to no poo to Suave Daily Clarifying once a week or so (I don't know why you'd use it daily, really...) and the matching conditioner instead of vinegar rinses. I didn't like oiling. I wear it up almost every day. I've probably trimmed a total of an inch in microtrims, and I S&D whenever it starts to bother me, which is pretty much whenever I wear it in braids.

Anyway...my hair has made a LOT of growing progress this year! Here are the before and after pictures:

Last August
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/browneyedballet/DSCN0398.jpg

Today:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4006&pictureid=80906

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4006&pictureid=80907

princessp
August 29th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Wow, your hair growth is an inspiration congratulations!

christine1989
August 29th, 2010, 09:41 PM
Great growth! Your hemline looks nice and thick. :)

chelseamichelle
August 29th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Wow! You've given me some hope :D Thats a lot of growth in one year, looks beautiful!

MissManda
August 29th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Oh my goodness, you've had some amazing hair growth over the past year! Your hair is very beautiful and I wish my hair were that long. Congratulations and keep up the good work! :flower:

Heartwillfollow
August 29th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Wow, that is excellent progress :) Looks beautiful and thick congratulations for making it to 1 year.. :)

little_acorn
August 30th, 2010, 01:14 AM
WOW beautiful hair - happy anniversary :flower:

Loreley
August 30th, 2010, 01:21 AM
:thud: Your hair looks amazing! Congratulations!

Phexlyn
August 30th, 2010, 06:23 AM
Wow, that is a LOT of progress! Your hemline looks great!
Happy Anniversary, your hair is gorgeous :flower:

Pixna
August 30th, 2010, 07:37 AM
AWESOME!!! Your hair looks phenomenal -- length, texture, hemline. Congratulations!!! :toast:

sally_neuf
August 30th, 2010, 07:42 AM
:thudpile: Definitely thud worth!

Congratulations!!! And thanks for the inspiration too!!

cindy58
August 30th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Wow, your hair looks great. So you just do one wash per week with the Suave Clarifying, nothing in between?

Arianwen
August 30th, 2010, 08:07 AM
Wowza! That's some growth!

glass in bloom
August 30th, 2010, 08:14 AM
Thanks for all the nice compliments, everyone!


Wow, your hair looks great. So you just do one wash per week with the Suave Clarifying, nothing in between?

Yep, pretty much. I'm not even sure it's as often as once a week, honestly. I just wash it when it starts to feel too dirty, which I'm pretty sure is about once a week. The ends tend to get rinsed out when I shower during the week if I have my hair down, and I sometimes use the conditioner on non-shampoo days.

Wanderer09
August 30th, 2010, 08:17 AM
Beautiful hair and excellent growth!

EtherealOde
August 30th, 2010, 08:26 AM
Whatever you have done, it seems to have worked for you...your hair is lovely. :) Congrats on your growth, it looks gorgeous.

cmnt831
August 30th, 2010, 08:40 AM
Wow! Beautiful hair and great progress! :)

triumphator!
August 30th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Your hair is very beautiful and strong looking! Congrats on a year :)

GoddesJourney
August 30th, 2010, 11:53 AM
Wow, looks great! However often you use that clarifying stuff, it's working for you. The overall condition of your hair has changed for the better, a lot.

Maddy25
August 30th, 2010, 11:57 AM
yay congrats!!! Lookin' gorgeous!

Feng-Shui
August 30th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Congratulations on the anniversary. :flower:

Your hair is very beautiful.

It is much longer and very shining.:applause

Henrietta
August 31st, 2010, 08:25 AM
Wow! Fantastic growth! Your hair also looks thicker! :)

KittyLost
August 31st, 2010, 11:04 AM
Happy Anniversary!
That is some amazing progress in a year :)

It looks nice and healthy and thick.

growing2shine
August 31st, 2010, 11:15 AM
Congratulations with the one year anniversary! Your hair looks amazing, healthy, long and I love your hair colour.

Joliebaby
August 31st, 2010, 12:01 PM
Your hair is beautiful, great growth too!!!!

sipp10
August 31st, 2010, 05:57 PM
Awesome progress!

lesbia
September 1st, 2010, 06:04 AM
simply amazing!!! congratulation!