View Full Version : 2 years with no trims! (pics)

September 11th, 2010, 03:51 AM
I made it! Itīs been exactly two years since my last hair cut. Not even the slightest trim. To be honest my hair desperately needs a trim, but I promised myself to wait until January 2011! Iīm very happy with the results and I really want to share it with you guys.
First, hereīs a photo taken in September 2008
http://www.ekensteen.se/081001 001 kopia.jpg
Hereīs my hair today::cheese:
http://www.ekensteen.se/100909 026.jpg

September 11th, 2010, 03:55 AM
Congratulations to you, Kelly-j, on 2 years with no trims, and what a truly wonderful transformation in your hair in that time!:cheer: I cannot get over how thick your hair is, so be sure to keep up the outstanding growth!:blossom:

September 11th, 2010, 03:58 AM
Wow, your hair looks beautiful, and so thick!

September 11th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Ooh my goodness what a great progress and beautiful thick hair:thudpile:.

September 11th, 2010, 04:35 AM
Your hair is amazingly thick!
Congratulations :flower:
My hair was pretty much the same length starting out as yours, and i too am strictly NOT trimming, im at 14month now, i hope my hair can make it to a similar lenght as yours by the time i hit 24 months - but i doubt it will. Currently hovering just above BSL

September 11th, 2010, 04:50 AM
Wow, your hair is gorgeous! Congratulations on the growth and on the self-control. :)

September 11th, 2010, 04:58 AM
What amazing progress! I love the way your hair looks! It's so thick :bigeyes:

Did the color change, as well? I believe I see more brownish/reddish tones in your hair now :)

September 11th, 2010, 05:10 AM
Congratulations, that's some wonderful progress! :flower:

Luna Lavender
September 11th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Oh wow, that's amazing! Congrats!

September 11th, 2010, 06:07 AM
Your hair is absolutely amazing! I wish I had your thickness. :)

Ravenwaves 88
September 11th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Wow......I'm having trouble controlling myself to get to one year......I'm already itching for a trim.

Great progress.

September 11th, 2010, 06:28 AM
Congratulations! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! It's been over 2 years since my last haircut too, except I trim my bangs, but the rest of my hair has been left alone since May '08. The ends are kind of fried but oh well. I've decided not to trim my hair, save for the bangs, until it gets to classic. The journey is certainly at least as fun as reaching the ultimate goal. Happy growing! :)

September 11th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Awesome job!!!!!! Love the pics :)

September 11th, 2010, 06:41 AM
I am in love with your hair!!! I am getting serious hair envy right now xD

September 11th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Your hair looks so thick and fabulous! Love it! :)

September 11th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Wow that's some great growth!!! Looking good.

September 11th, 2010, 07:02 AM
Amazing!!! You are an absolute role-model to me!

September 11th, 2010, 07:17 AM
beautiful results... Congratulations for making the two year mark of no trims... that is awesome !!!

September 11th, 2010, 07:42 AM
Congratulations! Your hair looks very healthy and thick. 2 years, I can't imagine. My goal is 1 year, and I guess I'm gonna be longing for a trim in Jan, because 8 months is the longest I've gone without a trim.

September 11th, 2010, 07:48 AM
Wow, congratulations! I hope I'll be able to make it two years with no trimming at all, that's my goal. :) I am so happy that you posted this, it made me feel I can do this to!

September 11th, 2010, 07:50 AM
WOW, YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO ME! It will be 17 months on the 22nd of this month since I have trimmed and I really am resisting the urge to do do. Seeing your photos have inspired me to make it until April 22nd, 2011, my two year with no trims goal... (new goal!) Your hair is lovely! CONGRATULATIONS!!

September 11th, 2010, 08:36 AM
Your hair is wonderful! :o Looks about the same length as mine... plus an inch or two perhaps :eyebrows:

September 11th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Wow, that's one thick braid, and a lot of growth!

September 11th, 2010, 08:46 AM
I made it! Itīs been exactly two years since my last hair cut. Not even the slightest trim. To be honest my hair desperately needs a trim, but I promised myself to wait until January 2011! Iīm very happy with the results and I really want to share it with you guys.
First, hereīs a photo taken in September 2008
http://www.ekensteen.se/081001 001 kopia.jpg
Hereīs my hair today::cheese:
http://www.ekensteen.se/100909 026.jpg

Congrats! I echo everyone else's comments--your hair looks healthy and vibrant. Ahhh, I have to follow your journey as well. I recently cut 12 1/2 inches and donated it.. so I'll need another two years to get back to where I just was. I'm APL now. I'm on a no cutting/no trimming vow! I just hope I don't go temporarily insane like I already did. Keep growing it!

September 11th, 2010, 08:49 AM
That's a lot of growth for two years.

September 11th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Very nice hair! Congratulation! Keep going on!

September 11th, 2010, 09:52 AM
That's incredibly thick growth! And your hemline is still quite even despite no trims at all.
Congrats on 2 years of successful growing! :blossom:

September 11th, 2010, 09:56 AM
wow your hair is beautiful!! I hope mine looks that healthy when it's that length...

September 11th, 2010, 10:05 AM
I clicked onto another tab while the pictures here loaded. When I clicked back, I yelped "Holy Moly!". That's A LOT of progress.

I envy your growth.

September 11th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Wow - that's great progress and I just love your thickness - Well done!!

September 11th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Outstanding growth!!!! Kudos to you for your restraint -- it has really paid off. Your hair is gorgeous and you are quite an inspiration!!! :toast:

September 11th, 2010, 10:55 AM
Wow!! That's amazing how much it has grown in two years!!!
What beautiful progress :) Really inspires me to not cut my hair anymore. :P I keep trimming the ends.

September 11th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Your hair is so pretty! Do you have any tips on how to keep the sissors away for 2 yrs.?
Also any favorite updo's that helped you out along the way that kept you from cutting?

September 11th, 2010, 01:00 PM
It looks beautiful! I hope to go a year without trims, I don't know if I'm brave enough to go two years, your hair looks sturdier than mine :)

September 11th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Awesome progress! I love your hair!! It looks so much like mine, we are practically hair twins!
I've also grown two years now, from neck length, but with two trims, though the last one was probably more than 10 months ago. My hair is not almost the same length as yours, too, just a bit shorter. AND I'm growing out my bangs, which are shorter than yours..

September 11th, 2010, 01:31 PM
I'm amazed at how much your hair has grown! Your bangs grew a LOT as well, wow! :cheer:

September 11th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Goodness, you really grew in two years! I am betting you babies your ends quite a bit to have them looking so good still. Congrats on all that progress, and happy future growing. :)

September 11th, 2010, 01:44 PM
It looks amazing!

September 11th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Fantastic progress - I don't think you need a trim, it looks extremely healthy.

September 11th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Fantastic growth ans what an inspriation!! That really gives me encouragement an I am 4 months in on a year of no cutting. I did a full year already but then over a few trims cut off HALF of the growth!! But that's ok my ends are so thick (and in way better condition) I should be able to go more then a year this time and I'm already almost at APL :)

September 11th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Wow! Just beautiful! It doesn't look like it needs a trim to me tho. :confused:I plan on not trimming as well (so far it's been a little over 6 months) & you have made me very happy in my decision. :) I just hope my hair grows as fast & as beautiful as yours.

September 12th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Thank you all so much for your kind words. It really hasn´t been hard keeping away from the scissors. When I have determined something I stick to it.
But in Januray I will get a well needed trim, but I have to admit that I am terrified that they are gonna cut too much.
After that trim I´m gonna trim once a year until I reach my goal classic!
Once again, thank you all for your encouraging words!

September 12th, 2010, 12:20 AM
Wow! I just started my hair diary and my last trim was in August (just a few weeks ago). I haven't set a goal as to how long I want to go without one, but your hair is quite an inspiration!

September 12th, 2010, 12:20 AM
Holy Guacamole! That is some fantastic growth! How encouraging. I have your old bangs right now, and my hair is barely to my jaw. Looking at this makes that dream hair seem within reach. Thanks for the pics. Way to go!

September 12th, 2010, 12:33 AM
You hair grows so fast! You have beautiful thick hair. I broke down and got a trim and wound up almost in an argument with the hairstylist (first and last time with her). She wanted to trim all the "see through" part of the ends---that would have been more than 2" !! My hair is long enough that when it is wet I couldn't tell just exactly how much hair she was trimming until I saw it on the floor! Luckily she listened and trimmed a half an inch but I did have a moment of terror until I saw the trimmed ends myself on the floor.

September 12th, 2010, 03:35 AM
Your hair is gorgeous! And it grows fast!

September 12th, 2010, 04:38 AM
Wow that's a lot of growth in 2 years. Your hair is so healthy and gorgeous! And that braid! :thudpile:

September 12th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Envious of your thickness! I think each section of your braid is as fat as all my hair braided. :-(

September 12th, 2010, 07:02 AM
Wowsa! How inspiring! I think maybe I could do that, hopefully mine grows in as thick and wavy as yours! Congratulations on making your goal- what did you do to remind yourself not to cut?

September 12th, 2010, 09:37 AM
Absolutely gorgeous.. *thud*

September 12th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Wow! That's amazing! There have been times where I want to not trim at all but I get like antsy telling myself no. Your hair is gorgeous and thick, they're is practically no taper in that braid! One big silky rope. :D

September 12th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Amazing! What a growth!
And the ends look great! Not dry or damaged at all! They don't look like they need a cut. Maybe you could trim an inch to even the up but... I am impressed!

September 12th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Wow, your hair grows super fast. It looks so thick and healthy. It's absolutely gorgeous.

September 12th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Oh my! And it was worth it, wasn't it? Take a look at that braid! I WANT one just like it on MY head.

September 12th, 2010, 01:09 PM
*Sorry, double post.*

September 12th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Oh my! You have an amazing head of hair. Not just the length, but the shine, the apparent strength, etc. This may seems like an odd question, but do you eat a lot of protein or take vitamin supplements? I'm sure you are genetically lucky to begin with, but even good genes don't make up for crappy habits. Whatever you have been doing for the last two years, keep it up! You will be at your goal in no time!

Shadow Walker
September 12th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Excellent progress!

September 12th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Very thick and beautiful. Do you even need a trim?

September 12th, 2010, 02:31 PM
I would never have guessed that you haven't had a single trim in 2 years! Your hair looks gorgeous! It is so incredibly thick!!:cheese:

September 12th, 2010, 03:22 PM
This is amazing!!!!! no trims at all hey? hmmmmmm, what did you do about split ends?

September 12th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Wow, congrats!! I wish I could wait that long between trims, but I always get antsy about getting it trimmed. =)

September 12th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I'd just even it up a bit, otherwise it's gorgeous. Congratulations!

September 13th, 2010, 01:16 AM
Excellent progress, congratulations.

September 13th, 2010, 01:41 AM
A lot of you have asked how I can go so long without being tempted to trim.
It really isnt´t that hard. I am a very determined person and when I put up a goal I stick to it.
Some of you don´t think I need a trim but I really do. There is so many split ends and white dots right now, and the ends are very dry. So I´m really looking forward to even up the ends, and I think I will go for a U-hemline instead of blunt as I used to have.
Looking forward to the trim but I am scard as well that the hair stylist will cut off to much...

Barbie Diamond
September 13th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Wow. Your hair is beautiful! Way to go.

September 13th, 2010, 01:19 PM
well it doesn't look damaged from here :) looks really thick and healthy. Be firm with your hairdresser make sure they know exactly how much you want off and let them know you still want to grow it longer. Really stress the point and then they can't have any excuse for taking off more than you wanted

September 13th, 2010, 01:48 PM
It looks absolutely amazing! Great progress! :cheer:

September 13th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Congratulations!And awesome growth!:thumbsup: I think you look much prettier with long hair. :flower:
:cheer:Happy growing:cheer:

September 13th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Your hair is gorgeous:) I have serious thickness envy.

September 13th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Great progress and what a thick braid! :)

September 13th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Your progress is amazing and your hair is so beautiful! I'm beginning my second year of no trimming (I think it has been 15 months). I hope I get results as good as yours at the 2 year mark. :)

September 14th, 2010, 01:44 AM
Beautiful, thick and healthy hair. Good luck with the trim. You've had so much growth that you can indulge in evening things up, but based on your pictures a micro-trim will suffice, also considering that you will be shortening the sides further when shaping your hemline into a U. Could you self-trim using Feye's method, perhaps?

U hemlines tend to be very flattering on thicker hair, especially when taper isn't an issue (and you have no taper whatsoever).

Well done on being committed to your goal. It's paid off. :thumbsup:

September 14th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Wow! I don't think you ever need to trim your hair dear...just let it grow :smile: i am right now on my 15th month without a trim...planning to see how far can i go.....

September 14th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Wow, just lovely, and incredible progress. I wish that I could go that long without a trim, but with my hair it's not to be.

Thank you for posting such inspiring photos! :blossom:

September 16th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Oh wow, your hair is just gorgeous :)) It looks as if it grows pretty fast as well.

September 16th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Wow! It looks really great!

September 16th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Niiiice! You don't even really look like you need one either.

September 16th, 2010, 09:34 AM
WOW - looks fantastic - congrats. 2 yrs ay..... I'll be counting down the days on my end...

Tabula Rasa
September 16th, 2010, 01:21 PM
That is so awesome! Congratulations. :)

September 16th, 2010, 02:29 PM

September 17th, 2010, 02:43 AM
stunning result! you are my new hair idol! :)

September 17th, 2010, 02:59 AM
stunning result! you are my new hair idol! :)
mine too...

September 17th, 2010, 03:11 AM
What a great example! Your hemline is so thick! This is really wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

September 20th, 2010, 10:21 AM
That's a lot of growing for two years! Congrats on gaining so much length! It's looking fantastic! :D

September 20th, 2010, 10:24 AM
You look faerie princess fabulous!

September 23rd, 2010, 11:10 AM
Congrats for your fantastic progress!!

September 23rd, 2010, 11:46 AM
Wow your hair grew a lot and it looks really good. Your hair is so thick!

September 23rd, 2010, 02:25 PM
thats a nice thick braid you got there. congrats :)

September 23rd, 2010, 02:34 PM
Beautiful! You should be proud of sticking to your "no trim" policy for so long. It has certainly paid off! Keep it up!

September 23rd, 2010, 03:42 PM
Really pretty, thanks for sharing! I'm jealous for sure, we have similar hair types but most of my length has damage - I only wish I had grown out my hair with what I know now! Yours is stunning!