View Full Version : 1 year at LHC - pictures

September 22nd, 2010, 07:11 AM
I was going to wait until November because that's when I started taking more uniform photos in a stripey shirt, but I happened to be wearing the same purple shirt today as a year ago, plus I'd done an SMT so I figured I'd take a photo.

Here is the first photo I showed LHC (taken September 9th 2009). It was of my hair brushed out. I can't remember why I chose this particular photo first - I think it had to do with a post about brushing out waves/curls. The second photo is my hair about a week later (September 16th 2009) in it's natural airdried state.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5014017959_86e7851dc5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30978946@N03/5014017959/)http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5014026081_b6cb54b25f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30978946@N03/5014026081/)

And here I am a year later (taken September 22, 2010). My texture is exactly the same but my hair is more hydrated and my waves more defined. I'm a little frustrated as I lost 2 inches in a haircut back in March but all in all the growth rate is ok. I'm cheating a little because I used a flash at night so it does look a little shinier.
I'm a little past BSL currently and have about 3 inches to waist which I hope to get to by early next year. I need a trim but I refuse to trim until end of March 2010 as I want to see exactly how much my hair grows in one year (from my last trim). My ends look quite uneven in this picture but normally they don't.http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5014625468_43646bba31.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30978946@N03/5014625468/)

September 22nd, 2010, 07:13 AM
Happy (early) Anniversary! Your hair has really grown! I love both your curls and your color too! Beautiful!

September 22nd, 2010, 07:14 AM
Your hair is very pretty. I love the shine and the body and the color - and you have fantastic growth. Congratulations!

September 22nd, 2010, 07:20 AM
Your hair looks beautiful! Congrats! :D

September 22nd, 2010, 07:22 AM
Your hair looks really nice. Happy early anniversary :) :)

September 22nd, 2010, 07:23 AM
wowza! That is so much growth and such a beautiful colour :D

September 22nd, 2010, 07:28 AM
I love your waves and hair color!

September 22nd, 2010, 07:34 AM
Wow, how beautiful! I think your ends look beautiful and romantic - they're not scraggly at all. And what a lovely colour. Your hair looks great! :D

September 22nd, 2010, 07:53 AM
Simply lovely!!!

September 22nd, 2010, 08:16 AM
You have gorgeous hair!!! I love the soft waves! :)

September 22nd, 2010, 08:22 AM
Your hair is so pretty, I love the curls and color . Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!

September 22nd, 2010, 08:23 AM

September 22nd, 2010, 09:53 AM
Beautiful!! Great new growth!!

September 22nd, 2010, 09:59 AM
Wow, look at that shine! Congratulations on the growth, your hair looks wonderful.

September 22nd, 2010, 10:41 AM
Fantastic growth! I love that golden colour, it's so pretty :crush:

September 22nd, 2010, 10:45 AM
Absolutely lovely!

September 22nd, 2010, 10:56 AM
Happy Anniversary!!! Wow! Your hair look wonderful! Love the waves!!

September 22nd, 2010, 10:58 AM
Impressive, and so incredibly shiny! *___*

September 22nd, 2010, 11:00 AM
Beautiful hair, and wonderful progress. Just lovely. :blossom:

September 22nd, 2010, 11:14 AM
Julliams, your hair is absolutely GORGEOUS! :thud:
I love your shine and curls, and the progress you've made is really very spectacular :) Plus your color is amazing :crush:

Happy Anniversary! :flower:
(mine is tomorrow and I can't wait!)

September 22nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
Your hair is beautiful! Such a pretty colour and I live the wave pattern too.

September 22nd, 2010, 01:25 PM
Please tell us your routine!

September 22nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
Beautiful hair and fabulous color!

September 22nd, 2010, 01:39 PM
Great progress and lovely wavy curls!

September 22nd, 2010, 01:46 PM
:) I love your hair! Happy one year anniversary! Is that your virgin hair?

September 22nd, 2010, 02:11 PM
squeee!!! What lovely red ribbons you've got :D

September 22nd, 2010, 02:21 PM
Congrats! Major progress you have made :D

September 22nd, 2010, 02:38 PM
Wow! So pretty! I love your color and curls. :) Great growth too btw.

September 22nd, 2010, 02:41 PM
Wow, very nice growth congratulations!

September 22nd, 2010, 02:52 PM
Ooh, look at you :D I just love your waves and your color, it's very beautiful! Nice growth rate too.

September 22nd, 2010, 02:55 PM
Your hair color is gorgeous & your hair is so pretty! A lot of growth in a year too! Congrats!

September 22nd, 2010, 02:56 PM
Holy smokes -- your hair is outrageously gorgeous!!! I am utterly, totally, and completely green with envy. STUNNING!!!!!!!

September 22nd, 2010, 02:57 PM
Beautiful hair, I love your curls but, how on earth do you get that growth so quickly?

September 22nd, 2010, 03:06 PM
Wonderful growth - your hair is so full, bouncy, and lovely!

September 22nd, 2010, 03:20 PM
Happy anniversary! Your hair is a beautiful color and I love the wavy-curls it has.

Jessica Trapp
September 22nd, 2010, 03:28 PM
Very pretty! It's so shiny!

:flower: jes

September 22nd, 2010, 03:34 PM
Beautiful hair, congratulations on your anniversary!

Tea Lady
September 22nd, 2010, 03:43 PM
Lovely! You have gorgeous hair. Congratulations on your progress!

Tea Lady

September 22nd, 2010, 03:43 PM
Great progress! Your curls really look good at that length. :)

September 22nd, 2010, 03:46 PM
Beautiful! I love your hair color.

September 22nd, 2010, 03:51 PM
Happy Anniversary!:flower:

Your hair is very beautiful.

I admires your waving.:applause

September 22nd, 2010, 10:49 PM
Thank you everyone - wow what a response!!

Someone asked about my growth - well it averages at 5/8 of an inch so completely average there. I wash my hair every 2 - 4 days depending on my activity. My routine involves shampoo (Australian Organics or Kevin Murphy or Herbal Essences Drama Clean for clarifying once a month) and conditioner (varies from Australian Organics or Kevin Murphy, Fructis, V05 - currently using up my stash) followed by either Giovanni Direct Leave in, or jojoba oil or coconut oil. I like to try to do either a coconut soak (lite coconut milk in hair for one hour before usual washing) or an SMT at least once a week.

I leave my hair to air dry and it looks like the picture but then I tend to run my hands through it (looking for coarse hairs and running my fingers down them) so it gets a bit fluffy. At this point I use my wooded quill brush to brush through and behave more like a straight haired girl for the next couple of days (waves are gone) with updos and half ups.

Other than that I really do think it's the length that makes it look better.

September 23rd, 2010, 12:35 AM
Wow...gorgeous hair! Happy anniversary! :D

September 23rd, 2010, 12:54 AM
Your hair looks luxurious. Congrats on 1 year!

September 23rd, 2010, 01:43 AM
Happy Anniversary! :)
I think that's good growth you've got there, even with the trim, and your texture is lovely!

September 23rd, 2010, 01:48 AM
I ADORE your texture. Wish I had ittttt!