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girlcat36
September 12th, 2010, 04:27 PM
In case anyone is wondering........
it take three years to get to BSL curly.

Some of you remember when I joined I was half bald on the lower half of my head due to radiation treatment.
It took alot of patience and persistence but I slowly trimmed away the longer layer at the top of my head until my growing in layer finally met up with the old hair.


August 2007, first LHC picture:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/hairdownpic.jpg http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/hairpic2.jpg


September 2010:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/LHC%20pictures/019-1.jpg


I am still having massive shedding due to a chronic medical condition, but I will perservere. On to waist!

Kristin
September 12th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Good growth, girlcat! Your spirals are so pretty!

rags
September 12th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Girlcat I believe I have told you before that you are my inspiration! Your curls are so beautiful! I'll be very happy if mine is half as pretty as yours when I reach BSL (another inch.....)

Speckla
September 12th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Your curls are beautiful!

GoddesJourney
September 12th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Great! I love the flowers in your avatar. Three years isn't bad for curly hair. I bet it's pretty long wet.

SurprisingWoman
September 12th, 2010, 04:46 PM
That is awesome growth for three years!

Your hair is beautiful!

girlcat36
September 12th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Thank you, Kristin, and Speckla(one of my curly idols)!

GoddesJourney--thank you--it's about waist when wet.

SurprisingWoman--thank you! always nice to see you posting!! Love your loooong silver mane!

spidermom
September 12th, 2010, 07:27 PM
The July 2010 sig pic looks exceptionally pretty. Good growing!

Luckysock
September 12th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Wow you're doing great. Your hair looks beautiful, lovely curl and colour!

Naamah
September 12th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Awesome growth! I love your signature picture, makes me wish my hair was that curly.

Addy
September 12th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Your hair is gorgeous! Congratulations!

30isthenewblack
September 12th, 2010, 09:17 PM
I think you're doing fabulously well and I've enjoyed every minute of your hair journey. Three years is nothing for curly hairs. My longest layer is a little past hip now and looks barely past BSL curly some days. I'm looking very forward to you reaching waist curly :flowers:

Jules diamond
September 12th, 2010, 09:41 PM
:applause Beautiful curls. Congrats!

Demetrue
September 12th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I am so proud of you and your perseverance - you rock!!

Debra83
September 13th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Way to go, girlcat!!! I'm amazed at the difference.

TinaDenali
September 13th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Wow, your hair looks fantastic! I just love your curls, they are so perfect!!

Dark Rosaleen
September 13th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Beautiful.

ilovelonghair
September 13th, 2010, 02:04 AM
That is a big change! Beautiful :)

Lize
September 13th, 2010, 02:57 AM
You are so strong. You have extremely beautifyl hair! Those curls are awesome. :)

Dragon
September 13th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Your hair looks great. Nice curls.

DavidN
September 13th, 2010, 03:18 AM
What beautiful bouncy curls, Girlcat, and such wonderful growth in 3 years!:blossom:

emsahib
September 13th, 2010, 07:29 AM
In case anyone is wondering........
it take three years to get to BSL curly.

Some of you remember when I joined I was half bald on the lower half of my head due to radiation treatment.
It took alot of patience and persistence but I slowly trimmed away the longer layer at the top of my head until my growing in layer finally met up with the old hair.


August 2007, first LHC picture:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/hairdownpic.jpg http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/hairpic2.jpg


September 2010:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/LHC%20pictures/019-1.jpg


I am still having massive shedding due to a chronic medical condition, but I will perservere. On to waist!


Congratulations thats a wonderful accomplishment :D

TrudieCat
September 13th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Looks great! Your hair is really beautiful. :)

Pixna
September 13th, 2010, 09:47 AM
You are amazing, Girlcat, and your curls are BEAUTIFUL!!!

serious
September 13th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Beautiful curls!
I love all your pics :)

jera
September 13th, 2010, 10:03 AM
Congrats Girlcat ! your hair is looking awesome. :)

Dientje
September 13th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Congratulations Girlcat! You're hair looks wonderful!

Fayjoi
September 13th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Your hair is beautiful! Congrats :)

Henrietta
September 13th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Great growth! And your spirals are stunning. Perfect! :)

Catladyintown
September 13th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I am so happy for you girlcat36. I totally like your curls.:-)

froglet
September 13th, 2010, 12:08 PM
I remember when you joined and also when your bald patch started filling in but was so much shorter. It sure looks wonderful now! Your hair is lovely. Congratulations!

Carolyn
September 13th, 2010, 04:34 PM
Your curls are so pretty. I love your never give up attitude. You inspire me.

DecafJane
September 13th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Wow, girlcat, I love your hair and it is great to hear that you are doing well. :)

1nuitblanche
September 13th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Girlcat, both you and your curls are beautiful! I'm so happy for your progress :-)

Dvips
September 13th, 2010, 06:29 PM
:thumbsup: Congrats on your lovely BSL curls!

Wanderer09
September 13th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Hurray for progress! I remember you were upset about slow growth and shedding, but this is great growth! And I love the curls. :)

triumphator!
September 13th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Good for you! The more determined you are, the sooner youll realize that youre at your goal :)

chotee
September 14th, 2010, 04:41 AM
Its inspiring to see your determination, girlcat! Keep it up! Your hair looks really very very pretty now with so many natural curls....I just love them :smile:

lajsa
September 14th, 2010, 07:47 AM
Aww, you've got awesome curls! :D Lovely hair, I wish I had curly hair... :p

girlcat36
September 14th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Thank you, everybody, for your words of encouragement! Without LHC and all your wonderful support, I would have easily been discouraged and given up!

It wasn't easy when my hair looked like this:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/P1010016.jpg

And this:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/aug2008hair.jpg

A growing in pic:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/mayhair2.jpg

I am still struggling with several chronic health conditions of which side effects are---hair loss!!! :mad: :( :confused:

And one of my medications causes--you guessed it---hair loss!

But I will continue to grow anyway. I am posting this thread hoping to encourage other LHCer's who are struggling with fine, thin, or difficult-to-grow hair.

My hair is baby fine, thin, and slow growing. I am a heavy shedder. Since joining LHC, I gained an inch in my ponytail circumferance with my newly growing in hair.
A year later I lost that inch due to a totally new crop of medical conditions. It was extremely discouraging, but I am sticking it out. Once again, I am starting to gain a little thickness in my ponytail, but my ends remain very thin.
I will continue to grow anyway.

You guys are the best!!! :crush: Couldn't have done it without you!

Babyfine
September 14th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Your curls are beautifyl!
And your hair HAS gotten very long !
Dio you use product to style your curls?

x0h_bother
September 14th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Talk about layers :p You have fantastic patience. Congrats on BSL :)

girlcat36
September 14th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Hi Babyfine! I do not use product!
I have experimented over the last four years with many different types of cone free curly styling products, and have come to the realization that my hair is too fine for commercial products.
This is a good thing, because it saves me $$$$$.

I have tried many different routines. WO, CO, CWC, poo bars, heavy conditioners, lite conditioners......

What I do now is use an organic extremely gentle shampoo, and I only shampoo the scalp while allowing the shampoo to rinse through my length.
Because my hair is so fine, it really needs shampoo but most shampoos are usually too harsh for my hair. It took a while to find the right one. I only use a TINY bit of shampoo.
Then I comb through a gentle, but heavy, conditioner. I rinse this out, then apply a bit as a leave-in. Then I air dry.
If I find that I have frizz after it dries, I mix a dollop of aloe gel with a drop of castor oil and apply that to dry hair. Then I mist with plain water.
I will always have a certain amount of frizz, but I have made peace with it.

I always sleep on a silk pillowcase; this tend to cut down on frizz and splits.

talecon
September 14th, 2010, 12:45 PM
I love your curls :)

melrose1985
September 14th, 2010, 12:50 PM
So very pretty!

Atira
September 14th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Congrats and your hair is gorgeous!!

Aquamarine
September 14th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Great Progress, girlcat36! Awesome curls!:D:cheese::cheese:

Stephichan
September 14th, 2010, 02:20 PM
That is wonderful progress and I admire your perseverance! Best of luck growing, and I hope you start getting better :flower:

going gray
September 14th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Your hair is lovely curly, congratulations on your 3 years of amazing growth.

Stay well!

Chestershire
September 14th, 2010, 04:42 PM
you have very beautiful hair. I'm growing my hair to waist too!