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Narya
December 16th, 2011, 09:49 AM
And, to celebrate, :cookie: for all!


Two years and two days ago, I joined this site. I had just realized how long my hair really was after, for the first time in my life, a friend of mine curled it with a curling iron. Despite all the length eating curl, it was still a bit longer than APL! Heat styling wasn't something I did, and I immediately felt the difference: although I loved the curl, my hair was dryer, with lots more of split ends and breaking a lot! And so began my journey to healthier longer hair...

Before December 2009 my hair was as it had always been: long, tangled, and wavy:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8474&pictureid=121349http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8474&pictureid=121350http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8474&pictureid=121351

And the curls that started it all:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8474&pictureid=121352

Only a month (january 09) after starting CWC, my wurls we starting to come and eat my length!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4821&pictureid=66237

And a year later (january 2010) I was past my first goal of hip when stretched:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4821&pictureid=96704

This last year, bi-monthly trimming has taken it's toll on my length, and so I feel like it hasn't grown as much as it could, but now my ends are much, much better (though I'm still prone to split ends). I also started COing at the beginning of April, and my scalp is happier than ever! This is my hair as of right now, with a mix of braidwaves, bunwaves and frizz:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4821&pictureid=121353

On my first post, I described my hair as

...wavy fine hair, waist-long, i thickness, that tangles a lot and tries to "escape" every bun I do.

Now, I'd say I've gone from wavy to wurly, from waist to tailbone, from i to ii, from tangly to "why is there a tangle here today? Must need a trim already..." and no more escapism from buns. It's still frizzy and has not so good days, but that's the way it is!

But hair is not the only thing that has changed since I came here for the first time. On this forums I've met people that have helped me in many ways, and I would like to thank you all for that. Thank you for being such a great community and sticking true to the fact that behind all that hair we are people and we care for each other, even if we've never met. Thank you for your advice on many things, for letting me rant when I needed it, and for sharing funny moments with me. With all my heart, thank you.


All in all, I'd say my journey is been productive, don't you think so? :D

moxamoll
December 16th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Beautiful! (We need a wolf whistle smiley...) I hope I can have such a success story post after 2 years here!

ETA: Does this work? <a href=http://www.thesmilies.com><img src=http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/expressive/wolfwhistle.gif border=0></a>

Nope. dunno how to do it. Rats.

Amber_Maiden
December 16th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Beautiful hair!!!! :D Congrats!

cheetahfast
December 16th, 2011, 09:58 AM
Beautiful! (We need a wolf whistle smiley...) I hope I can have such a success story post after 2 years here!

ETA: Does this work? <a href=http://www.thesmilies.com><img src=http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/expressive/wolfwhistle.gif border=0></a>

Nope. dunno how to do it. Rats.

:whistle:

This should suffice :D

LadyCelestina
December 16th, 2011, 09:58 AM
Your hair is really beautiful,Narya,you've made great progress! :)

BTW,I love your hair colour.

jacqueline101
December 16th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Your hair has come along way. It looks lovely.

anikadear
December 16th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Nice journey!! Your hair has really come a long way. You can tell a huge difference from the first pics following until now. Not half as frizzy, and pretty color. You deserve a pat on the back for that!

Narya
December 16th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Thank you all!! I keep my fingers crossed that the next two years bring as much improvement as these two just past, for me and for everyone else.

(also, sorry for the big photos... I resized them so they were easier to look at, but they keep bouncing back to their original sizes)

racrane
December 16th, 2011, 11:18 AM
Great progress! I love your wurly hair! :) Congrats on two years!

Henrietta
December 16th, 2011, 11:58 AM
I do not think, really, that I have seen such an amazing growth before. In a year! From BSL to pash hip or even TBL! How many inches is that on you? Seriously. Do you SEE your hair growing from day to day? ;) It seems to grow visibly fast :D

jojo
December 16th, 2011, 12:02 PM
looks stunning, well done!

lapushka
December 16th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Your OP is so sweet!

Good growth. Your hair looks lovely! :)

princessp
December 16th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Beautiful congratulations!

Egana
December 16th, 2011, 03:34 PM
so beautiful - can believe that growth! Hope you are loving it!

blondie9912
December 17th, 2011, 12:27 AM
Your hair grew CRAZY fast the year that you didnt cut that much! Very envious :)

bettylibertine
December 17th, 2011, 01:15 AM
Lovely! Congrats :D

ericthegreat
December 17th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Wonderful progress! I love your wurls, they give your hair such bounce! Continue doing what you're doing, its working for you.

kanaka
December 17th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Congrats! thats an amazing growth. love your hair color and waves :)

Lisa R
December 17th, 2011, 05:04 AM
Your hair looks fantastic! Congrats on the growth, health, shine and thickness of your locks:)

Narya
December 17th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Thank you all! I'm so happy to have found what works for me :D and yeah, my hair grows fast! I'm surprised myself, seeing the photos :O