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Jenn of Pence
April 26th, 2011, 09:02 AM
One year ago today I joined LHC. I had gotten a big trim a couple of weeks before, which, combined with other trims over about a four month period, all to get rid of senseless damage, left my hair at APL. My hair hadn't been that short since junior high...half my life ago! I was quite devastated, but I had brought it upon myself from complete disregard for my hair health. While painful, it was at least a wake-up call to the need for good hair care. I'd always wanted at least hip length hair, but it would never grow past waist before I had to trim the dry, velcroey ends off (what I now suspect was product and protein build-up along with a severe lack of moisture). Before, I had no concept that anything could be done to keep ends nice and healthy; I thought "dead" ends was just how it was, and you had to have trims eventually. Today, I've only had one trim in twelve months, and that only because I'm still removing heat damaged ends, slowly but surely.

I was so upset when I joined LHC that I couldn't bring myself to take a length shot until two months later, but you can still see ten months of progress in these pictures...June 2010 (about an inch of growth from my starting point) vs. now (waist!).


My progress has been bittersweet. While I made it from long-APL to waist (speedy because I have a very short torso), I've spent most of my adult life in this mid-back range, so in a way it feels like I haven't accomplished anything. But in reality I gained a solid six inches (losing ~1.5 in to a trim), plus my hair is in the best condition ever. Best of all, my life-long ambitions of hip and beyond are actually tangible now! And I definitely couldn't have done it without the help and information of LHC, so I have to thank you all for your great support!

April 26th, 2011, 09:05 AM
I think your first shot still looks lovely, but I can imagine it would have been a shock to loose all that length. Congrats on getting the length and health back :)

April 26th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Your hair is lovely. Congrats on your one year here! :)

April 26th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Thats a lot of growth for a year and your hair looks fabulous, i wish mine would be at waist by my anniversary.

April 26th, 2011, 10:53 AM
You have such pretty hair!
Congrats on your growth!!

April 26th, 2011, 11:09 AM
great growth. congrats

April 26th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Happy one year anniversary Jenn! Your hair looks nice and healthy.

April 26th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Yay congrats! Your hair is so beautiful!!

April 26th, 2011, 11:40 AM
Congratulations! Your hair looks beautiful and healthy:)

April 26th, 2011, 11:48 AM
Your hair is lovely and long and looked great before, too! :) Congrats on your one year ^_^

April 26th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Looks lovely :) congrats on some great progress! :flower:

April 26th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Yay for 1 year! The time sure does fly on LHC huh?

It looks great... keep up the great growing!

April 26th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Your hair looks so healthy! I'm definitely envious of that thick hemline. :crush:

Congratulations on your anniversary. :)

I'm also at waist and heading for hip -- let's take this journey together! :smooch:

ETA: congrats on reaching 1000+ posts, too!

April 26th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Your hair shows its healthy mood at the first look! Congrats!

April 26th, 2011, 01:37 PM
What great progress in a year! I think your hair must grow really fast. Congratulations!

April 26th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Your hair looks great, healthy and shiny!! Congrats and happy anniversary!

April 26th, 2011, 01:58 PM
you have grown so quickly and its looks beautiful; congratulations!

April 26th, 2011, 02:03 PM
It looks so good (both in your first pic and in the recent one!) :)

April 26th, 2011, 02:42 PM
well done Jen of Pence !! your hair is lovely .. TLC does wonders !!

April 26th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Congrats!! Your hair is so pretty. I love the color and shine!:)

April 26th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Congratulations on your one year at LHC!!! Your hair is beautiful!!!

April 26th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Wonderful growth and shine. Happy LHCiversary! :flower:

April 26th, 2011, 06:38 PM
:cheer: Yayyy, your hair looks fabulous!! So shiny and healthy! :)

April 26th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Yay, congrats!! Your hair looks so thick and healthy! :cheese:

Jenn of Pence
April 26th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Thank you, everyone, for the lovely compliments!:blossom:

April 27th, 2011, 01:47 AM
Congrats, great progress :)

April 27th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Happy anniversary and congratulations on your amazing hair and almost hitting your goal length! ^_^