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Indigostreams
May 16th, 2012, 12:00 PM
I was wondering if anyone would post any pics of their growth progress over one year from chin length? My hair is at CL right now, and although everyone's hair grows at a different rate, it would REALLY encourage and inspire me! I need some visual inspiration. :D

pink.sara
May 16th, 2012, 01:59 PM
I only have pics in an album but I went from chin to APL in 14 months. It would have been less but the back of my hair was shaved really severely at the back and I had to cut around 4 inches off the sides.

My hair grows less than the average half an inch per month too. More like 1cm.

BlondieHepburn
May 16th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Hmmm, I just searched my whole computer and it seems that I don't have any photos of my hair down a year after CL. But I have one after 2 years. That might be even more encouraging!

January 2010 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=9241&pictureid=120600)

January 2012 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=9241&pictureid=124221)

Hang in there. It went so much faster than I expected. 2.5 years later, and I am nearly at waist. Grow, grow, grow! :D

Indigostreams
May 16th, 2012, 02:17 PM
I only have pics in an album but I went from chin to APL in 14 months. It would have been less but the back of my hair was shaved really severely at the back and I had to cut around 4 inches off the sides.

My hair grows less than the average half an inch per month too. More like 1cm.

THANKS so much! Wow, I can only wish that my hair would grow as fast as yours! You think the Monistat has helped? I'm currently using it every day. I love how creative you are with your hair. Your dreads were awesome! I love the look of dreads, and had them 2 x myself. The only thing about them is that you can never REALLY clean them. Like you can't clean the inside of each dread. And my friend had long beautiful dreads, but got lice, and had to chop them all off. Sucks! Thanks for sharing.

Indigostreams
May 16th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Hmmm, I just searched my whole computer and it seems that I don't have any photos of my hair down a year after CL. But I have one after 2 years. That might be even more encouraging!

January 2010 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=9241&pictureid=120600)

January 2012 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=9241&pictureid=124221)

Hang in there. It went so much faster than I expected. 2.5 years later, and I am nearly at waist. Grow, grow, grow! :D

OK, that's just not FAIR how fast your hair has grown! Thank you, that's VERY inspiring. Gives me hope!

BlazingHeart
May 16th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Including a MASSIVE stall due to medical issues (lasted about 5 months), I've gone from ear to BCL in under 3 years. Sorry, I don't have pics of me at the short end of things, but I'll be taking pics of the current length in a couple days. My album pics show me at about 21 months after the ear-length cut, when I was at waist (and 2 months in to the massive stall, so it's really only showing 19 months of growth).

~Blaze

pink.sara
May 16th, 2012, 05:02 PM
THANKS so much! Wow, I can only wish that my hair would grow as fast as yours! You think the Monistat has helped? I'm currently using it every day. I love how creative you are with your hair. Your dreads were awesome! I love the look of dreads, and had them 2 x myself. The only thing about them is that you can never REALLY clean them. Like you can't clean the inside of each dread. And my friend had long beautiful dreads, but got lice, and had to chop them all off. Sucks! Thanks for sharing.

Haha, my hair grows really slowly! If you only have average growth you'll grow faster than me :)

And the monistat really does help for a while but I got tired of the process and gave up, pure laziness!

Bonny
May 16th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Hi Indigostreams (pretty username!) - I have various progress pics scattered through my album.

To save you the bother of sifting through all the miscellaneous pics in my "Hair" album, here are the links to the progress pics:
Month-by-month for 8 months, starting from pixie (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=871&pictureid=17519)
Starting pixie, then a year later (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=871&pictureid=24132)
Starting pixie, one year later, two years later (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=871&pictureid=52392)

Tizzles
May 16th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I don't have any pictures. But in 5 and a half months I've gone from chin length to shoulder length. It's a struggle and sometimes you feel like it just isn't growing. I just keep mine in a loose pony with a scrunchie or a clip and that way I can't obsess over it. Good luck growing :)

Indigostreams
May 17th, 2012, 05:56 AM
Haha, my hair grows really slowly! If you only have average growth you'll grow faster than me :)

And the monistat really does help for a while but I got tired of the process and gave up, pure laziness!

Yeah, I think the Monistat is helping me too. It's annoying doing it everyday though.

Indigostreams
May 17th, 2012, 06:04 AM
Bonny, your hair seems to grow pretty fast. That's a lot of growth for 2 years IMO. Thank you everyone. I'm going to use these pics when I'm feeling like my hair is just going nowhere. (Like I do right now.) This length is REALLY hard for me. I can't do anything with it, it doesn't flatter my face at all, etc. And long, healthy hair is SO beautiful. It even says long hair is a woman's glory somewhere in the bible. (I'm not religious, but I think the bible has a lot of truth in it.) I feel like I cut off my glory :/ . But I appreciate the support here a lot!

Bonny
May 17th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Bonny, your hair seems to grow pretty fast. That's a lot of growth for 2 years IMO.

That's what people tell me, but when I used to colour my hair, I measured the root growth and it seemed to be the average 1/2 inch per month. :shrug:

I think your hair probably grows faster than you think it does. It's really true - if you ignore it (put it up and forget about it, if you can), then you'll be surprised by how much growth you get! :flower:

SnowWhite
May 17th, 2012, 09:20 AM
Here you go! The first picture is made in... April 2011. This was the shortest haircut I had and I loved it. It was even shorter than the picture makes you think, not the right angle I guess :/
Then I had one trim in July, it was cut about 1 cm shorter.

And the second and third pictures are made this week. So, about 13 months progress and I'm on my way to APL :)

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6398/img0336tl.jpg

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9703/dsc06185z.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/718/dsc06168a.jpg

I hoped I encouraged you a little bit! Be kind to your hair. Eventually it will be grateful :D

auroraclio
May 17th, 2012, 09:50 AM
I went from an inverted chin length bob to APL in 18 months, my pics are in my album. I had 2 trims to cut off the longer bits in the front along the way

Apriori
May 17th, 2012, 12:07 PM
January 2011
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8655/foto4om.jpg

January 2012
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4061/foto22ha.jpg

buttercupmcgee
May 17th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Have a look at my album--it took me about 14 months to reach APL.

Faux
May 17th, 2012, 03:14 PM
It took me two years to go from chin to APL. I'm now at BSL (barely touches the strap, but it counts!) and soooo happy to have long hair again! Congratulations!

PixxieStix
May 17th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Alright, inspiration for you! The first picture was taken in June of last year, and the second is from April of this year. :D Hope it inspires you a little.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr307/sakoria/My%20Hair%20Journey/Startinghairgrowth.jpg

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr307/sakoria/My%20Hair%20Journey/101_3273.jpg

Indigostreams
May 17th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Thank you everyone! You all have given me hope! :)

Indigostreams
January 2nd, 2013, 10:40 PM
I just wanted to revive this thread. Does anyone out there have more progress pics to show how much they grew their hair from beginning at chin length or even a pixie, within in a year? (Not sure if I worded that so great, sorry.)

battles
January 2nd, 2013, 11:24 PM
One year from chin.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1251&d=1357190633

Two years from chin.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=917&d=1355635076

dollyfish
January 3rd, 2013, 04:32 PM
My last major cut was just below chin length
http://i.imgur.com/kG2aX.png
(May 2011)

A little over a year later, It was a few centimeters shy of APL
http://i.imgur.com/S3DbZ.png
(June 2012)

And now a year and a half later it's BSL
http://i.imgur.com/pk91u.png
(Dec 2012)

jennafrogg
January 3rd, 2013, 06:17 PM
This is wonderful, as I am at about chin length now. This is the first time I've ever paid attention to my hair as it's growing, so the process has felt a lot longer than it has in the past.

browneyedsusan
January 4th, 2013, 11:55 AM
I can share 7 months. --siggy--
My hair grows at the average 1/2" /month, no trims.

cooklaezo13
January 4th, 2013, 05:35 PM
This thread shows my before and after one year pictures, starting from chin length.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=109542

jojo
January 7th, 2013, 07:19 AM
Heres my hair history 2005 and heavy layered pixie bob thingy!http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/image_zps4c005d15.jpg
Forward to 2007 when i found this site
Still only reaching shoulders
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/image_zpsfa83fe4e.jpg

Three months growth from joining, id started oiling for the first time ever and stopped the hair dryer!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/image_zps458c4269.jpg
One year approx on my hair got better with good care, i still did/ do the odd straightening but my hair is wavy really, this is after a coney DC flattened the waves a lot but it shows the softness
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/image_zps2c0b0b0b.jpg
2.5 years and BSL and straightened
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/image_zps600a91b7.jpg
And now 7 years on, i reached waist in late 2010 and then hip in 2011 but due to thyroid problems and anaemia my ends thinned to an inverted V, so i have maintained at waist for the past 2 years, i am present just at hip, its been a journey and half, ive dyed in that time, hennaered, hendigoed and removed the lot..thankfully and still have fairly healthy hair despite all its been through, if i can grow my hair long anybody can, it takes time and it takes patience but its so worth it when you see results.
I hope you get to the goal you wish, hang in there!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/image_zpsb8505658.jpg

My hair length now, its an oldish photo of when i was at hip last time but my hairs the same length today, just to give you an idea, i know you only wanted a years growth but i know when i was your length i found growth photos very encouraging, plus it helps me too seeing it in photos, i can remind myself i did it!

Indigostreams
January 9th, 2013, 03:30 PM
Thank you all, your beautiful progress is an inspiration! :o