View Full Version : One year since I joined...and now I can finally do up-dos! (picture heavy)

February 5th, 2011, 01:32 AM
When I joined last February, I knew that I wanted to grow my hair out, but I had no direction at all. At the time I shampooed and conditioned, in that order, about twice a week with Nexxus products. I heat styled regularly but used a protective spray.

February 2008, February 2009, February 2010

July 2010

January 2011, after oil-poo and an ACV rinse

February 2011, updos--we meet at last! :cheese:

After COing for several months, I'm now on the oil poo train. I oil poo about once a week with either White Rain shampoo or Dr. Bronner's and coconut oil. I use Panacea as a leave in, and do honey lightning treatments every now and then.

I'm grateful for all the wisdom I've gleaned from here in the last year!

February 5th, 2011, 01:41 AM
Congratulations on your growth! Your hair looks gorgeous in that updo!

February 5th, 2011, 01:50 AM
Wow... congratulations, your hair looks awesome!
Love the updo!:)

February 5th, 2011, 02:19 AM
Looking good :) Congrats.

February 5th, 2011, 02:45 AM
That updo is beautiful, and the way you placed the stick looks so skillful! Your hair is steadily growing along.

Dina L.
February 5th, 2011, 02:51 AM
Congratulations, your hair looks great!

Do you use henna?

February 5th, 2011, 02:53 AM
Oh WOW your hair transformation is stunning! I LOVE how shiney and thick your hair looks now! You have had a wonderful and inspiring hair journey. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope to one day follow in your footsteps! Beautiful!

February 5th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Congratulations!!! :cheer:
Your hair looks amazing! Shiny and healthy, and beautiful colour!

February 5th, 2011, 04:31 AM
That updo looks gorgeous, it's about time I learnt to actually do some! Your hair colour is really beautiful, too.

February 5th, 2011, 04:38 AM
Congratulations on your great progress:) Love the updo, I haven`t seen anything like that before:) Your hair looks shiny and smooth.

February 5th, 2011, 04:41 AM
Wonderful growth! Congratulations!

February 5th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Your hair looks so good! Congratulations. I wish you fast growth onto ever longer lengths in the coming year.

February 5th, 2011, 04:49 AM
Your hair looks great!

February 5th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Congrats. :D Your hair looks incredibly thick in that updo. :bigeyes:

February 5th, 2011, 07:22 AM
Looks lovely!

February 5th, 2011, 07:27 AM
Beautiful! And may I congratulate you also on your awesome Bert & Ernie t-shirt :D

February 5th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Congratulations. Your pictures show some amazing progress, and your updo is beautiful and classy!

February 5th, 2011, 10:14 AM
Wow! Awesome shine! Your updo looks like you had super long hair:D Congratulations on growth and finding a good routine.

February 5th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Love the updo and cat tights : )

February 5th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Your hair looks fabulous!! Very healthy!

February 5th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments and encouragement! At this point, as I'm just learning how to use forks and sticks, each up-do is an interpretative act.

And, yes, I do henna my hair! I began hennaing in April 2009, did full head applications every couple of months for a year, and since then have been doing root touch-ups and glosses every two months-ish. I can say that, at least for me, hennaing has made growing out my hair much easier. My individual strands seem stronger and slipperier, and even the ritual of applying it to myself has helped me feel better about my hair.

For any of the super shorties out there, don't get discouraged! The madness of growing out short, layered hair will pass. My hair seemed very thin to me for much of the time that I was growing it out because of the tricky layers.

February 5th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Beautiful shine, and I love the color too!

February 6th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Wow your hair looks amazing in that updo. :)))

February 6th, 2011, 03:25 PM
What a pretty updo!! Is it a french twist? It the stick securing it or is that just for decoration?

Your hair looks so healthy!

February 6th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Your hair looks lovely, very shiny. :flower: I also loved the henna color and the updo! :)

February 6th, 2011, 05:53 PM
That's some beautiful, glossy, silky hair you have! That updo is lovely.

February 6th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Congratulations -- your updo looks beautiful, and I like the chopstick that's holding it up! :thumbsup:

February 6th, 2011, 06:08 PM
wow! when I saw the title, I was thinking... how far could it have grown? BUT WOW! It grows a lot! I'm so impressed. Just like everyone else has been saying, your hair looks amazing!

February 6th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Your hair looks great and the updo photo is so elegant looking - love it!

February 6th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Boy, your hair grew so fast! Your hair is so beautiful!

February 6th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Your hair is fantastic! And I, too, am curious as to how you did that lovely updo :D

February 6th, 2011, 07:21 PM
What a beautiful, elegant updo! Congratulations!!

February 6th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Your updo is stunning!!!

February 6th, 2011, 09:03 PM
your hair is such a lovely colour....so healthy.

February 6th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Beautiful progress! I love the updo so much :) Your hair looks so shiny!!

going gray
February 6th, 2011, 11:17 PM
Your hair is gorgeous!

February 7th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Beautiful hair! Congratulations:cheese: