View Full Version : 2 Year Anniversary! Reached Mid Thigh! *Pic Heavy*

September 23rd, 2011, 12:28 PM
Hi LHC! :flower:

It's my 2 year anniversary at LHC! I signed up 2 years ago yesterday (and I thought it was today, oops!) I went from having almost unmanageable tailbone length hair to much more manageable and happy mid thigh length hair!

Two Years ago:



More pics from back then and original thread here:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=33873

Also more pics and thread here:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=38128

One Year ago:



More pics from back then and original thread here:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=56136

Also more here:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=47726

Last Week:



Sorry for the messy hair in the last picture, the wind was blowing! Also, it looks like the top of my head is cut off a little (it gets increasingly harder to take pictures the longer your hair gets). I need to mention that I haven't gotten a trim in over a year, but I plan to by the end of next month - maybe about an inch, so it will be much more blunt after! I'll be sad to lose even that much little length, but I know my hair needs it. With a hair trim or two, I should be at my goal of knee by 1.5-2 years. :eek: If it starts tapering, it will be longer since I'll be getting more frequent trims in that case. I'd rather have nice thick hair ends and wait even though it's tough to wait.

I haven't changed my hair care routine that much from last year but I have finally gotten a seamless wooden comb and I love it! <3 Also, I have been slowly getting my head used to having my hair up more often. It still hurts sometimes, but I can sometimes go 6 hours or more without taking it down from a bun! I have fallen back on some "bad habits" such as using cones and SLS, but truthfully I feel like those things work great for me.

Comparing the pictures from last year and this month, I am a little sad that it looks like I lost a tiny bit of thickness. That could be partly due to my hair ends not being blunt like usual, however I did go through a (normal?) shed last autumn. Most people said it was a normal shed amount and that it only appeared more than it should be because of my long hair but it gave me some anxiety.

Thank you so much for your help, everyone! I don't think I could have gotten this far if it wasn't for all of you - your inspirational stories, and friendly advice, encouragement and tips!

September 23rd, 2011, 12:30 PM
your hair is gorgeous! very inspirational!

September 23rd, 2011, 12:32 PM
Wow! what amazing hair its so thick and healthy right to the ends, considering you haven't trimmed in a year it looks great. I'm hoping i can reach my goal by not trimming till next July.

September 23rd, 2011, 12:34 PM
Wow! You started out with beautiful hair but now it's :thudpile:

It's sooo silky looking!
Awesome progress :)

September 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary:flower: Your hair looks beyond amazing, I`m just lost for words:thud:

September 23rd, 2011, 12:38 PM
You have truly beautiful hair & that is a wonderful length!

September 23rd, 2011, 12:44 PM

Your hair is absolutely STUNNING!!! Your hair still looks quite thick, lucky you!

Keep up the AWESOME growing!

September 23rd, 2011, 12:44 PM
OMG.... your hair is so gorgeous. its so thick and healthy. i am in love with your hair :)

September 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM
Your hair is wonderfull!! I second the :thudpile:

September 23rd, 2011, 12:52 PM
WOW!!!!!! Your hair looks amazing. Congratulations!

September 23rd, 2011, 12:53 PM
Wow, just wow, I'm also adding a :thudpile:. Beautiful color and length. I don't see any thinning near the hemline, just a different shape hemline.

September 23rd, 2011, 12:53 PM
Your hair is truly stunning and so beautiful throughout its entire length!


Congratulations on your two year anniversary -- you've definitely made huge progress.

Upside Down
September 23rd, 2011, 01:05 PM
So so beautiful, shiny and thick and the colour is amazing! Happy anniversary :)

September 23rd, 2011, 01:15 PM
wow! I see no loss of thickness, your hair is truly inspirational and well deserves a :thudpile:

September 23rd, 2011, 01:16 PM
Wow . I'm speechless. Amazing.

September 23rd, 2011, 01:19 PM
Gorgeous hair! The ends are nice and thick. :crush:

September 23rd, 2011, 01:32 PM
Major kudos to you, Aerith, on your anniversary and your beautiful hair. It takes a LOT of patience and TLC to achieve such healthy, beautiful hair.

Have you tried distributing the weight of your hair when you create updos? It is much easier wearing updos when your hair is distributed over the head than when it is concentrated in one area.

September 23rd, 2011, 01:39 PM
Wow! I want hair like your when I grow up!

September 23rd, 2011, 01:39 PM
Thanks so much you guys! You're all so sweet. <3

Major kudos to you, Aerith, on your anniversary and your beautiful hair. It takes a LOT of patience and TLC to achieve such healthy, beautiful hair.

Have you tried distributing the weight of your hair when you create updos? It is much easier wearing updos when your hair is distributed over the head than when it is concentrated in one area.

Thank you! I have tried that a little bit, but currently lack some of the skills (or sometimes hair tools) to create an updo like that that looks presentable outside of the house, haha! Your icon is gorgeous. I'd love to be able to do that. I've had great luck with JJJ's pretzel bun here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FT8X4JvQ7s (I hope she doesn't mind me posting a link to her YouTube video). I usually do that but not braided and using 2 jaw clips instead of hairsticks, 2 spin pins and a couple of bobby pins or hair pins. It holds nicely and looks pretty! Hopefully by next year I can find something I can manage that is also more evenly distributed. :)

September 23rd, 2011, 01:46 PM
Holly hair "pauses to dream a moment"! Congrats on your anniversary. I have severe hair envy right now! :thud:

September 23rd, 2011, 01:52 PM
Beyond beautiful!! wow and look at that thickness

September 23rd, 2011, 01:55 PM
You know, it's really not fair when even your starting out hair is gorgeous, but now...Wow!

September 23rd, 2011, 01:58 PM
WOW! Im speechless, you hair is stunning! :)

September 23rd, 2011, 02:22 PM
Wow!! You don't seem to have any taper whatsoever...what a beautiful head of hair! Congratulations on your anniversary!

September 23rd, 2011, 02:23 PM


September 23rd, 2011, 02:25 PM
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! I am so proud to see that you not only kept your hair long, you were dedicated to keep growing it out! Your current length is spectacular.

I remember when you first came here 2 years ago, you had such a huge crisis with your hair with all the tangling and shedding concerns, that you were ready to cut it all off. I'm glad to see that you didn't do that. :flower: The condition of your hair also looks much better than before. Good job on your improved haircare routine!

September 23rd, 2011, 02:37 PM
Your hair is soooooo beautiful. I'm having serious hair envy right now. Congrats on your anniversary and having such thick gorgeous hair.

September 23rd, 2011, 02:38 PM
Wow! I mean wow!

Well, I'm about two inches from your starting length... would be great if my hair grew like yours :))

Anyway - it's an inspiration. Thanks!

September 23rd, 2011, 02:45 PM
Wow. Just wow.

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary!

September 23rd, 2011, 02:49 PM
Your hair is lovely! I'm very envious.

September 23rd, 2011, 02:56 PM
Simply beautiful.

September 23rd, 2011, 02:59 PM
Your hair is so awesome! Congratulations!! Thanks for posting. :)

Audrey Horne
September 23rd, 2011, 02:59 PM
wonderful hair - thick and healthy. it is inspiring!

September 23rd, 2011, 03:00 PM
You have my dream hair!!! So lovely!

September 23rd, 2011, 03:15 PM
WOW! That's all I can say!!What gorgeous hair.

Aqua Gal
September 23rd, 2011, 03:18 PM
Your hair is absolutely beautiful. It looks so thick...very jealous! :)

September 23rd, 2011, 04:19 PM
Aerith, your hair is so gorgeous! (and it looks really thick to me, though maybe not quite as thick as in the earliest pics) Keep doing what you're doing...it looks great!

September 23rd, 2011, 04:22 PM
Your hair looks gorgeous, thick, and so much healthier! In the first pic it sort of looks like you might have velcro ends, and in the last pics your hair looks so silky!

September 23rd, 2011, 04:35 PM
WOW !!! AWESOME hair .. well done :-)

September 23rd, 2011, 04:52 PM
I'll add myself to the pile! :thudpile:

Wow, I hope my hair looks like yours someday!! Nice work!!

September 23rd, 2011, 04:59 PM
WOW! Your hair is an inspiration! It looks even prettier the longer that it gets!

September 23rd, 2011, 05:01 PM
I want your hair!! *sigh* one day...

It's so pretty! I love how thick it is all the way down. :D

September 23rd, 2011, 05:03 PM
Woooooooow. It's so thick and luscious. Beautiful. :O

September 23rd, 2011, 05:19 PM
Your hair looks like it was gorgeous when you started here and just got better over the two years since. Congratulations!

September 23rd, 2011, 05:35 PM
Your hair looks so healthy and beautiful, congrats!

September 23rd, 2011, 06:31 PM
Simply beautiful, and so inspiring to all of us. Congratulations!

September 23rd, 2011, 06:38 PM

That's some seriously gorgeous hair! Congrats on all of your progress and your 2 yrs! I wish you the best of luck in reaching your goal and I know your hair will be even more gorgeous!

September 23rd, 2011, 08:10 PM
OMG... your hair is gorgeous. Happy anniversary! :D

September 23rd, 2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks a lot you guys!! :) Reading all these comments has made me extremely happy and motivated to keep growing! :cheese:

September 23rd, 2011, 11:28 PM
congratulations!!!!!! what an inspiration, such glorious thick length!!! :D
thud worthy!

September 23rd, 2011, 11:35 PM
Congratulations! I love your final pic, so pretty!

September 23rd, 2011, 11:42 PM
Congratulations, what gorgeous hair and great growth!!! I love anniversary threads they are always so inspiring.

September 24th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Thank you! <3

September 26th, 2011, 04:11 PM
WOW, that is some seriously thick, beautiful, stunning hair!

September 26th, 2011, 06:39 PM

Congrats on the two year anniversary!

September 26th, 2011, 06:53 PM
You have the most amazing hair. It looks so healthy and shiny. Thanks for sharing.

September 26th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Wow, TBL to mid-thigh in just 2 years seems very quick! Congrats... your hair is gorgeous!

September 26th, 2011, 07:57 PM
You have lovely hair. So pretty! Thank you for posting all the pictures, it's inspirational!

September 26th, 2011, 08:27 PM
just amazing :)

September 26th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Looks wonderful. Good for you for planning to get a trim soon, nothing is prettier than shiny long hair like yours with a well-tended hemline. I really admire your hair's length and color, I wish I could braid it! Haha! Congratulations.

September 26th, 2011, 10:55 PM
I have to admit I am not usually jealous of others hair. I have been blessed with genes that allow me to have long thick hair but yours is just about the prettiest Ive seen. Love the color and texture. I so wish mine was that straight.

Jenn of Pence
September 26th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Oh my goodness, you have such a thick hemline all the way to thigh! You have truly remarkable and inspirational hair; congratulations on your growth!

September 26th, 2011, 11:52 PM
Absolutely gorgeous in every way, and truly thudworthy. :thud: I look forward to seeing your pics when you hit knee-length! :toast:

September 27th, 2011, 12:46 AM
Congratulations !
You have fantastic hair and it looks really beautiful and healthy at this length.
I should really learn from your care routine.

September 27th, 2011, 01:11 AM
I am in awe of your hair. SOOOO amazing!!! :)

September 27th, 2011, 03:21 AM
I think you were favored by the hair growth fairy! And obviously, you work hard to maintain that amazing hair!

September 27th, 2011, 04:03 AM
Wow! Your hair is so thick and gorgeous!!:)

September 27th, 2011, 05:23 AM
Ohhhhh, so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing hair! It looks really healthy too.

September 27th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Aerith, wow! Absolutely spectacular, and you're an inspiration. I wonder if I should rethink my goal of classic... :)

September 27th, 2011, 05:48 AM
Just add me to one of these: :thudpile: Your hair truly is an inspiration!

September 27th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Yup :thudpile:

You have GORGEOUS hair! :D

September 27th, 2011, 06:13 AM
Congratulations on reaching mid thigh, your hair is just.... :thudpile: so thick and lustrous!!

September 27th, 2011, 08:24 AM
Aerith, congrats on the anniversary! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful!

September 27th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Happy anniversary!!! Your hair is absolutely lovely!! It looks very healthy!!
Happy growing!!

September 27th, 2011, 11:30 AM
Wow your hair is amazing! :thud::thudpile:

September 27th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Wow, you have amazing hair! Congratulations on your anniversary and your great growth!

September 27th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Happy anniversary, Aerith! Your hair is looking long, thick, and lovely! Congratulations! :blossom:

September 27th, 2011, 03:32 PM
looks awesome & healthy! congrats

September 27th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Wow, your hair is gorgeus! It looks so thick and healthy and shiny. Happy anniversary!

September 28th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Thanks for all the lovely comments! :flower: You all have such beautiful hair as well, as I can see in your icons and signatures. :eek:

Some of you have mentioned that my hair is really straight and actually sometimes it's not as straight as those pictures, at least the first 24-48 hours after a wash. It can be have a few waves and occasionally have a ringlet or two at the ends! Sometimes I think it's the weight of my hair that actually makes it straight. Then again, sometimes it is stick straight. It depends on the weather etc., I still don't know for sure if 1b is my hair type but it seems like that a majority of the time!

Beatnik Guy
September 28th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Wow. :thudpile:

September 28th, 2011, 05:17 PM
I'm lost for word!
You truly have Aerith hair though, gorgeous! :flowers:
I'm avid FF-fan so I love your nick too. :inlove:

And if you wake up and your hair is gone... I was I who took it!!!! :run:
I'm so sorry, but I couldn't hepl my self! :eyebrows:

September 28th, 2011, 07:09 PM
incredibly beautiful,and inspiring! that's where i am headed next, and i can only dream of a hemline like yours.

September 29th, 2011, 10:01 PM
What beautiful hair you have!! It's so thick and shiny, I'm definitely jealous!

October 5th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Very beautiful hair Its so awesome how can you stop. I am at tailbone and would love knee+ but I guess I will take baby steps onword to classic just 3-4" away can't wait. Knee is just a dream.

October 5th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Very beautiful hair Its so awesome how can you stop. I am at tailbone and would love knee+ but I guess I will take baby steps onword to classic just 3-4" away can't wait. Knee is just a dream. You are so close keep growing You are such an inspiration to us loooong hair adics, lol keep growing : )

October 6th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Your hair is AMAZING! Soooo pretty! Congrats :D