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schweedie
June 5th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Yep, this week is my two-year anniversary on here. Yikes, time flies. It's now more three years since I cut my hair to shoulder length, and according to the crowd in the waist-to-hip thread I've actually graduated from there now! I'm due for a trim soon, though, so I don't count myself to be properly at hip yet. Anyway, progress pictures:

This was one year ago, when I'd just reached waist.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/SAM_1407-1.jpg

Progress over the course of the year - late July, November, March and now:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/July2.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/November1.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_0470.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_1744.jpg

My colour is tricky, but I think these capture it pretty well.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_1594.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_1604.jpg
(Bonus puppy!)

My ponytail circumference is between 2.5 and 2.75 inches, which makes for a braid like this:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/SAM_6171.jpg

And to balance out the good hair shots, this is what my hair generally looks like when it's down and hasn't just been brushed. Excepting the bottom half blurriness, this is probably one of the most accurate shots taken of my hair all year. *g*

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6095&pictureid=129975

Last year I said I was going to keep growing until after summer and come September maybe start to maintain. Well, that didn't happen. :p And I'm not going to say the same this year, because while I'm not going all the way to tailbone I think I'd like another couple of inches - perhaps I'll get there at some point this autumn. After that it's time to enter the maintaining phase. I'm looking forward to it!

PixxieStix
June 5th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Oh wow, that is lovely progress, and what gorgeous hair! I can't believe how accurate all your photos are too, as in the same size all the way through so you can *actually* see the real growth. Wow! Happy hair-iversary!

longhairedleah
June 5th, 2012, 10:26 AM
You have absolutely gorgeous hair!!!

and ditto on the accuracy of the photo sizes =) You're lucky that your hair is straight! It really shows the growth!! =)

BrightEyes
June 5th, 2012, 10:35 AM
Your hair is stunning! I loved seeing the progress pictures. It's so inspirational to me to see fine hair so long and beautiful. Yours is just gorgeous:)

joflakes
June 5th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Wow, your hair looks lovely. Very full! Congratulations. :)

Ticky
June 5th, 2012, 11:14 AM
Your hair is beautiful! Congratulations :)

NataschaB.
June 5th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Beautiful hair :)

Tisiloves
June 5th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Beautiful :blossom:, you have such lovely highlights :)

jacqueline101
June 5th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Wow your hair is lovely.

honeybunnie8
June 5th, 2012, 12:13 PM
Your hair looks great!

Madora
June 5th, 2012, 12:19 PM
Such splendid progress, Schweedie! Your hair radiates health and beauty! Keep up the great work!

sun-kissed
June 5th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Congratulations on two years! Your hair is my inspiration and hope. :inlove:

Loreley
June 5th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary! Your hair looks absolutely beautiful! :)

Tota
June 5th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Stunning hair! And your natural highlights are sooo beautiful :heartbeat

browneyedsusan
June 5th, 2012, 12:35 PM
You made great progress! I am so inspired! :happydance:

I think my hair type is similiar to yours, but it will have to grow out more before I can tell what I'm working with.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Tia2010
June 5th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Great progress! It looks so healthy and shiny too!

Amber_Maiden
June 5th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Oh wow! Lovely hair!!

Zesty
June 5th, 2012, 12:45 PM
Beautiful hair, very striking. And awesome growth of course. :)

alyanna
June 5th, 2012, 12:53 PM
I love your hair! Congratulations!

PrairieRose
June 5th, 2012, 12:58 PM
Your hair looks beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

CurlyMopTop
June 5th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Full of hair envy right now! You have some very pretty hair! :D

chickenetti
June 5th, 2012, 01:02 PM
Love the pics!

Ephemeral
June 5th, 2012, 01:20 PM
Full of hair envy right now! You have some very pretty hair! :D

Me too....

moon2dove
June 5th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Wonderful progress. Congratulations!

Your hair looks lovely :)

myHairGrowth
June 5th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Çongrats! Your hair is healthy and is beautiful. Continue the good hair care and growth.

schweedie
June 5th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Thank you so much, everyone! :flower: It's been a fun hair year. Still wish I could get back that half inch I've lost in thickness since I joined, but I guess I'll just have to wait and see.


I can't believe how accurate all your photos are too, as in the same size all the way through so you can *actually* see the real growth. Wow!
Heh, yeah, I started doing those shots after I hit waist to be able to track my progress properly. I tend to be a little obsessive when it comes to continuity. ;)

lapushka
June 5th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Beautiful hair, and amazing progress.

Kizuna
June 5th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Great hair and growth! :D
I wish I had been as good as you when it comes to taking pictures. They're great!
Congratulations on our 2 year anniversary!

Sisgoldenhair65
June 5th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Well done, gorgeous hair!! Happy Anniversary!

owlathena
June 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Ooh so pretty :crush:

Congrats on your growth!

spookyghost
June 5th, 2012, 06:58 PM
I love your hair! It looks so healthy and just beautiful:) Hopefully I'll get there one day!

Savvyhorsez
June 5th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Awesome growth and beautiful hair! Congratulations!:)

Micayla47
June 5th, 2012, 07:14 PM
beautiful hair -- texture, color, shine. thanks for the pictures :)

Falcore
June 5th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Very pretty and very inspirational - thank you for sharing :)

Neorah
June 5th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Your hair looks great! Congratulations on your progress :flower:

Littlewing13
June 6th, 2012, 12:23 AM
You have amazing hair. The colour is gorgeous. Im jealous :)

catamonica
June 6th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Your hair is pretty. Wonderful growth.

pepperminttea
June 6th, 2012, 01:20 AM
Happy LHCiversary! :D Your hair is beautiful!

queenofkohl
June 6th, 2012, 01:25 AM
Yep, this week is my two-year anniversary on here. Yikes, time flies. It's now more three years since I cut my hair to shoulder length, and according to the crowd in the waist-to-hip thread I've actually graduated from there now! I'm due for a trim soon, though, so I don't count myself to be properly at hip yet. Anyway, progress pictures:

This was one year ago, when I'd just reached waist.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/SAM_1407-1.jpg

Progress over the course of the year - late July, November, March and now:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/July2.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/November1.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_0470.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_1744.jpg

My colour is tricky, but I think these capture it pretty well.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_1594.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/IMG_1604.jpg
(Bonus puppy!)

My ponytail circumference is between 2.5 and 2.75 inches, which makes for a braid like this:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/growingmyhair/SAM_6171.jpg

And to balance out the good hair shots, this is what my hair generally looks like when it's down and hasn't just been brushed. Excepting the bottom half blurriness, this is probably one of the most accurate shots taken of my hair all year. *g*

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6095&pictureid=129975

Last year I said I was going to keep growing until after summer and come September maybe start to maintain. Well, that didn't happen. :p And I'm not going to say the same this year, because while I'm not going all the way to tailbone I think I'd like another couple of inches - perhaps I'll get there at some point this autumn. After that it's time to enter the maintaining phase. I'm looking forward to it!
Gorgeous hair schweedie!!!

Guenever
June 6th, 2012, 01:26 AM
Congrats on two years of roaming the LHC :D great progress, beautiful hair!

Silverbrumby
June 6th, 2012, 02:56 AM
Love the hair and the braid shot. I see you have hardly any taper on the braid at all. That's wonderful and probably means you could go really long. I think?

schweedie
June 6th, 2012, 05:07 AM
Thank you very much, guys! :blossom:


Love the hair and the braid shot. I see you have hardly any taper on the braid at all. That's wonderful and probably means you could go really long. I think?
Thank you! I've actually been quite surprised by how relatively even my braid is. There is definitely some taper, obviously - if I do a side braid and braid it as far as I can the circumference below the elastic is just under an inch and a half - but I'm pleased that it seems to be limited to this at the moment.

onlyforhim
June 6th, 2012, 05:13 AM
yaay I love your hair and progress..very lovely...

SongofLove
June 6th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Wow... :cloud9: What a lovely color and so beautiful and long.

Princess hair!!

Kosmos
June 6th, 2012, 06:01 PM
That's gorgeous hair there! And what a lovely thick braid. I hope mine looks as good when I reach that length.

AngryVikingGirl
June 6th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Your hair is really beautiful! The color, the texture....Congrats! And I love your avatar shoes. I wear the same just without the smileys. ;-)

Annibelle
June 6th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Your hair is lovely. :cloud9:

meishkamooshka
June 6th, 2012, 08:24 PM
I second everyone else! Engage total hair envy...

Congratulations! ^.^

schweedie
June 7th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Thank you! :heart:

I'm going to try really hard to just ignore my hair for a while now. Less fiddling, more leaving it alone and give it the chance and time to get those last couple of inches that I'm aiming for.

Spring
June 7th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Thanks for posting. Your progress is beautiful! :)