View Full Version : Belated 3 year anniversary (with pics)

November 17th, 2010, 03:25 PM
Hi all,

I've been absent for quite a while, busy with that thing called life. But, I managed to take a good picture of my hair the other day, so I thought it was high time for a little update. I joined in August of 2007, with shoulder-ish length, highlighted hair. I grew out most of the damage and maintained between BSL and waist for about a year and a half.

This last year has been crazy-busy - I finished my master's degree, planned a wedding while overseas and just last month was married to the man of my dreams. Needless to say, my hair care routine has definitely been one of benign neglect, but it doesn't seem to have done any harm. I'm very happy with its condition, and now that I've hung out at waist for a while now, I'm ready to head down to hip.

It has been a great few years, and hopefully I'll have time to check in a bit more often :)

September 2007

March 2008 (I think)

September 2008


May 2009


September 2009


CURRENT November 2010


November 17th, 2010, 03:28 PM
OMG! Your hair is so absolutely GORGEOUS!

Happy 3 year anniversary, BTW!

November 17th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Your hair looks amazing. I am envious! Great growth and glad to see you plan on growing it even longer. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

November 17th, 2010, 03:39 PM
You have awesome hair, it is a great grow, congratulation :)

November 17th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Oh MAN your hair is beautiful! Loove your wavies:)

November 17th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Amazing growth, its nice too see the transformation from 3 years. Your hair looks beautiful and very healthy over the years, I also love the golden blonde hair colour you have now!.:)

I visualize how my hair will be like in 3 years time. You started in 2007 when you were 20 years old, the age that I am right now so I hope to have healthy long hair like you when im 23 & hopefully will still be a member on this forum.

Can I ask how tall you are?

November 17th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Oh my goodness, your hair looks amazing. Lovely colour, lovely wave and body and hemline!

November 17th, 2010, 03:52 PM
OMG! Your hair is so absolutely GORGEOUS!

Happy 3 year anniversary, BTW!

Exactly what I was going to say!

November 17th, 2010, 03:52 PM
:thud: Your hair is so beautiful. I can't imagine why you'd ever need highlights! Congrats on 3 years, and having a gorgeous head of hair.

November 17th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Gorgeous hair - I love your wave pattern! And incidentally, congratulations on such a productive year. :)

Lady Mary
November 17th, 2010, 03:56 PM
*Swoons* Your hair is wonderful! Congrats on your anniversary :D

November 17th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Happy belated 3 year anniversary! Your hair is simply stunning! I love everything about it, the thickness, the natural waves, and most importantly that gorgeous blonde shade.............its so shiny and healthy!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

November 17th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Congratulations! Your hair is so beautiful :)

November 17th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Sweet Moses, your hair is gorgeous. I am forever jealous!!

November 17th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Congratulations! :D

Your hair looks healthy and gorgeous!

Happy growing. :cheer:

November 17th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Ooooh, you've got such amazingly beautiful hair!! I love the stretched out spirals... so pretty!!

November 17th, 2010, 04:21 PM
I LOVE how your hair curls/waves. =]

November 17th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Beautiful!! Congrat's on your excellent progress!!

November 17th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Your hair is absolutely fantastic looking, well done!!!!! Yay for benign neglect and gratz on your wedding!

November 17th, 2010, 04:48 PM
BEAUTIFUL ! I love everything about it from the color to the waves :D

November 17th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Masked Rose, I'm so happy that you dropped in with a picture. Zounds! Your hair is among the most beautiful that I've ever seen.

November 17th, 2010, 05:49 PM
:thudpile: Gorgeous hair congratulations on your growth!

November 17th, 2010, 07:50 PM
:) Your hair is extremely beautiful

November 17th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Your hair is stunning, congratulations!

November 17th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Your hair is so pretty! :)

November 17th, 2010, 08:27 PM
:agape: :thudpile:

Why did you do highlights?? (You're probably asking yourself that now!) Your hair is SOOOOO gorgeous!! Congratulations on finding this forum and finding a hair care routine that obviously works VERY well for you! :applause:

November 17th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Your hair is amazing!!!

November 17th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Happy Anniversary. Congrats :)

November 17th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Congrats! Lovely curls and thick!

November 18th, 2010, 12:32 AM
Oh man, I would kill to have that head of hair! It's gorgeous, congratulations on the progress, and on your wedding! :D

November 18th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Wow,:thudpile:your hair is gorgeous.

November 18th, 2010, 02:27 AM
How incredibly beautiful your hair is! I just adore its wurls and color.

Congratulations on your three year anniversary and on this wonderful past year! :flower:

November 18th, 2010, 03:03 AM
wow, congrats! man I love ur hair!!! *jealous eyes*

November 18th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Your hair looks wonderful, so thick and the wave-pattern is perfect! Happy Anniversary, and congratulations on your degree and wedding! :flowers:

November 18th, 2010, 03:59 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on all the good things including your hair length!

November 18th, 2010, 04:30 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 18th, 2010, 05:27 AM
*thumsb up!*

November 18th, 2010, 06:14 AM
Wow you have the most amazing thick hair even at the length your at now :bowtome:
and its in beautiful condition.

November 18th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Your curls are amazing!!! :thud: I love your hemline; it is what I hope to achieve over the next year. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your photos.

November 18th, 2010, 10:38 AM
Thanks for all your sweet compliments :) I love my natural color, and I'm so glad I grew it out. I still get a few highlights around my face - they add dimension and brightness that is very flattering, but isn't too damaging. Plus, I keep my hair layered, with shorter pieces framing my face so the damage gets trimmed off frequently.

It is funny how the pendulum swings the longer you're a member of this forum. At first, I my ultimate goal was to grow it all out to one length, with 100% virgin hair that I wore in protective styles all the time. Then, after I achieved that (and got bored with wearing it up all the time), I decided that a happy medium worked best for me. So now, I highlight a few pieces around my face, keep it layered (which is the only way my wurls come out to play), and wear it down every wash day. I also occasionally blow dry and curl it for special occasions...and you know what? Even with all that, I think it looks pretty darn good.

Thanks again for all of your sweet words - it definitely has been a great year!

November 18th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Wow, your hair is so pretty. Happy anniversary!

November 18th, 2010, 10:47 AM
So gorgeous, it looks lovely!
I've missed seeing you around here :D

November 18th, 2010, 10:48 AM
So gorgeous, it looks lovely!
I've missed seeing you around here :D

I've missed you too lovely lady! :love:

November 18th, 2010, 10:56 AM
so beautiful and thick too x

November 18th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Congratulations on your wedding!
Your hair looks beautiful! I remember you well because I have always loved your avatar!

November 18th, 2010, 09:09 PM
REALLY lovely!

November 18th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Beautiful, thick hair! Congrats! :)

November 19th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Absolutely stunning - congratulations and happy growing!

November 19th, 2010, 01:53 AM
You've made incredible progress and your hair is simply beautiful. :crush: Congratulations on your anniversary and 3 very productive years. :blossom: