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Phalaenopsis
June 9th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I never did an anniversary thread I think, but I felt kind of obligated with the 5-year mark. It feels so official. I was doubting though, since my hair has been through a lot thanks to being ill, and I'm still shedding every day. I don't have the same thickness I once had, but still, I can't complain.

I decided to grow my hair out again after years of having a typical halflong layered cut, because I got my first really bad haircut, this was my first hairpic ever:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/12_30_2-1.jpg

I learned to care of my hair and the strawlikeness went away.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/01_15_1.jpg

Then after some growing, I got my first big chop to get rid of the worst of the haircut:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/03_13_1.jpg

Then I started to grow out more, still having some growing out layers and pony though:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/aplhaar.jpg

Here's my hair now, sporting a bad self u-shape haircut :o
And funnily enough, I was wearing the same shirt as I did like 5 years ago! I'm finally able to wear it again, lol.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/IMG_0062-1.jpg

From the front
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/IMG_0060-1.jpg

And here one with my name twin, while we tried taking a length pic outside, but it was too windy
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/IMG_0032-1.jpg

I've been at hip length for 2 years or so now, I've been wanting to get to tailbone (95 cm, longest I ever had was 92 cm and on the latest pics it's 89 cm), but I need to get my illness and shed under control first. I used to have over 10 cm thickness, but now it's 9 cm.

So yeah, hopefully, I can celebrate on my 10th anniversary that I have my full thickness back, damage free hair, at hip, maybe tailbonelength? :)

I do feel very happy with my hair at this length. It feels like me again, after years of feeling obligated to cut layers and wear it at shoulder-apl length. A very bad haircut led to a very good thing, I feel like I am truly myself with this kind of hair and I found a lot of friends and like-minded people thanks to this hair journey :cloud9:

Littlewing13
June 9th, 2012, 06:36 PM
You have amazing hair! Looks great, thanks for posting, I love the before/afters. Gives me hope :)

Firefly
June 9th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Wow, it was really cool to see your progress over the years. Your hair is beautiful!

Signe
June 9th, 2012, 06:47 PM
You have such incredible hair! So shiny!!!

lapushka
June 9th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Happy anniversary! You came a long way. Congratulations! :)

brave
June 9th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Your hair is so glossy and thick! Amazing progress and adorable dog.

Indigostreams
June 9th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Your hair is so beautiful. Such a nice color, and so smooth!

MiamiPineapple
June 9th, 2012, 07:03 PM
You have perfect hair!

constancev18
June 9th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Beautiful hair. Your progress is inspirational!

Trish in SC
June 9th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Looks great, so healthy and shiny. And, I love that dog also! Is he a shepard?

Bene
June 9th, 2012, 07:15 PM
I hope my 5 year anniversary thread is as impressive as this.

jacqueline101
June 9th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Your hair is beautiful.

Neorah
June 9th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Your hair is gorgeous! Absolutely love how shiny and sleek it is. It looks great on you :flower:

Sisgoldenhair65
June 9th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Your progress pics blew me away!! Great job...your hair is just gorgeous!!

Sisgoldenhair65
June 9th, 2012, 07:23 PM
I hope my 5 year anniversary thread is as impressive as this.

Oh, and this too!! :)

Slug Yoga
June 9th, 2012, 07:27 PM
Beautiful hair and great progress! I kinda feel like we're hair twins, at least color-wise. (And also cuz we have the same length and amount of time on LHC :))

HumanBean
June 9th, 2012, 07:33 PM
You, your hair and the dog are gorgeous!

MidnightStar
June 9th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Beautiful hair! I hope mine looks half as nice when I hit my 5 year mark. Congrats! :D

IvanaGil
June 9th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Every time I watch your videos, I get soooo jealous of your thick hemline. Gorgeous!!!

Anywhere
June 9th, 2012, 08:17 PM
It's beautiful! :D

Tisiloves
June 9th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Very pretty, good luck growing onwards!

Rini
June 9th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Congratulations on 5 years with us :flowers: I love your hair!! So beautifully straight and shiny.....sigh :inlove:

Sunshineliz
June 9th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Very pretty! It looks very good and thick--makes me envious

Vanilla
June 9th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Wow, what a change in your hair in its shape and condition in the last 5 years. That is truly a transformation!

Tia2010
June 9th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Your hair looks amazing! So shiny, thick and healthy! Wow..just wow!

kittengirl
June 9th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Your hair is so beautiful. I too am growing out layers and I really hope my hair looks as good as yours in 5 years.

RitaPG
June 9th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Holy crap I didn't know your hair looked like that when you first started growing. That is amazing progress! :thud:

meishkamooshka
June 9th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Oh my goodness! I have total and complete hair envy right now! You're a hair goddess! :bowtome: :agape: :applause: :cheer: congratulations!

jillosity
June 9th, 2012, 09:23 PM
your hair is gorgeous and I love your Paranda wave video :)

PixxieStix
June 9th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Lovely, and congratulations on your hair-iversary! I know it must be depressing to have lost the thickness, but on the bright side, your hair is still considered very thick. However, it will get better, and I can't wait to see where it is even a year from now. =)

ladylowtide
June 9th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Wow you have heavenly hair. Keep on growing! :)

Lissandria
June 9th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Very inspiring, thankyou for posting. Beautiful hair :)

KahRistAhn
June 9th, 2012, 11:07 PM
Wow....your hair is gorgeous! Excellent progress.

honeybunny_1996
June 9th, 2012, 11:30 PM
Wow, it looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the length and color. Wonderful progress.

auroraclio
June 10th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Beautiful! SO shiny and healthy looking! Wow!!!

Kristin
June 10th, 2012, 12:31 AM
Pretty, pretty hair! Happy anniversary!

chotee
June 10th, 2012, 01:24 AM
Wow! What beautiful hair! Cant wait to see classic on you, all the best and happy growing!

Falcore
June 10th, 2012, 01:24 AM
So silky and shiny. Happy 5 years!

xnibn
June 10th, 2012, 01:42 AM
Pretty, pretty hair, happy anniversary

pepperminttea
June 10th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Wow Phal, I've never seen your old length shots before, I had no idea how far you'd come! Very inspiring. :)

Zesty
June 10th, 2012, 03:26 AM
Oh my word, I never would have imagined that your hair started out anything even close to strawlike. I'm happy I got to see progress pictures. Your hair is gorgeous and shiny and awesome!

DavidN
June 10th, 2012, 03:40 AM
Congratulations, Phalaenopsis, on your 5 year LHC anniversary, and thank you for sharing your inspirational progress photos! Your hair is truly outstanding, thick, shiny, healthy, and long, and what a wonderful transformation through the years!

braidgirl22
June 10th, 2012, 03:43 AM
your hair is so shiny and smooth.

Tota
June 10th, 2012, 03:45 AM
Your hair is so gorgeous! You're one of my main hair inspirations on TLHC but I have a long way to go (maybe 5 years). But I so get what you're saying about feeling more you. I feel the same - every cm I gain I feel more me even though this is the first time I'm actively growing out my hair.

MasCat
June 10th, 2012, 04:03 AM
Stunning hair! Really beautiful.

And your friend ther is sweet :)

Lucky_Lucy
June 10th, 2012, 04:18 AM
Loving the hair & the dog!<3
Seeing those before and after pics shows that it IS possible to go from a bad haircut or damaged hair to gorgeous long locks!! Congrats:D

Ishje
June 10th, 2012, 04:19 AM
I think your hair looks great :) even though you have problems with your illness and it being dry, it still looks soft and shiny :) you obviously take great care of it!

Vampyria
June 10th, 2012, 04:34 AM
Amazing hair!:)

brownpaperbag
June 10th, 2012, 04:44 AM
Wow - Amazing shine!

Alva
June 10th, 2012, 04:49 AM
Looking great Pha! First time I see that pic of 5 years ago too, it is a complete transformation! Oh and I love the dog, very nice pic of you together :)

shazzshazshz
June 10th, 2012, 05:04 AM
wooow, bee-aau-ti-ful Phalaenopsis! That's some gorgeous hair you've got there :p

schweedie
June 10th, 2012, 06:44 AM
Man, you have SUCH stunning hair! *envy*

vintage88
June 10th, 2012, 07:02 AM
Stunning! Looks so healthy and glossy congratulations :)

OUKess
June 10th, 2012, 07:09 AM
Wow!! Beautiful!!

Annibelle
June 10th, 2012, 08:03 AM
Your hair is AMAZING! :thud: It's so very beautiful! Great job!

Teazel
June 10th, 2012, 08:15 AM
Your hair has come such a long way in 5 years, and now it's drop-dead gorgeous! :thud:

Happy LHC anniversary! :flowers:

Shield31
June 10th, 2012, 08:46 AM
Congratulations on an amazing 5 year journey :). The results speak for themselves. Great patience !! Great Job !!

Oksana
June 10th, 2012, 09:06 AM
Wow, that is some gorgeous shiny hair! Congrats on your anniversary!

MsBubbles
June 10th, 2012, 09:29 AM
I'm glad you posted an anniversary thread! I have never seen that original photo before now, either. What can I say? Your hair is still so thick and gorgeous, even after shedding. And the doggie pic is perfect.

I'm glad to have gotten to know you through this strange hobby of long hair care :).

pink.sara
June 10th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Gosh I love your progress pictures, you've come so far!

And you and your hair are beautiful, congratulations on 5 years :)

Phalaenopsis
June 10th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Looks great, so healthy and shiny. And, I love that dog also! Is he a shepard?
Yes, he's a Belgian Malinois :)


Loving the hair & the dog!<3
Seeing those before and after pics shows that it IS possible to go from a bad haircut or damaged hair to gorgeous long locks!! Congrats:D
Yeah, I would have never thought when I had that awful haircut, it would all turn out like this! :grin:


I'm glad you posted an anniversary thread! I have never seen that original photo before now, either. What can I say? Your hair is still so thick and gorgeous, even after shedding. And the doggie pic is perfect.

I'm glad to have gotten to know you through this strange hobby of long hair care :).
Likewise :)


And thanks everyone for all the wishes and compliments, I'm blushing in front of my computer :o

Mayflower
June 10th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary! Your hair has come so far and it doesn't even look damaged in the last few pictures, just really shiny!:bottomsup:

CurlyMopTop
June 11th, 2012, 07:57 AM
Very pretty hair! Congrats! :D

onlyforhim
June 11th, 2012, 08:07 AM
your hair is simply beautiful! I have seen a video for you on Youtube you don't only have beautiful hair but you have such a beautiful personality too and so familiar and friendly

bluesnowflake
June 11th, 2012, 09:43 AM
So gorgeous! I love the texture, and it looks really healthy. Congratulations!

Phalaenopsis
June 11th, 2012, 05:17 PM
your hair is simply beautiful! I have seen a video for you on Youtube you don't only have beautiful hair but you have such a beautiful personality too and so familiar and friendly

Oh my God, that's such a sweet thing to say! Thank you :o

Micayla47
June 11th, 2012, 05:22 PM
beautiful!! thanks for the pictures. oh, and your doggie is beautiful too :)

Kome
June 11th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Sooooooo pretty! I keep getting to this length and having to chop back again. It gets so thin and stringy at this length. *sigh!*

BrightEyes
June 11th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Congrats! Your hair is stunning:)

Amber_Maiden
June 11th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Beautiful! Happy anniversary!

LaFlor
June 11th, 2012, 06:51 PM
WOW... that's what my hair wants to look like :blossom:

SongofLove
June 11th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Wow! Your hair look truly amazing! Looks so healthy and pretty! Nice color too! Happy anniversary...:)

PrairieRose
June 11th, 2012, 07:10 PM
So beautiful!! Happy anniversary!
Your hair has grown so much and looks so healthy! I hope that I can share a similar story in 5 years!:D

bahoban
June 11th, 2012, 08:44 PM
your hair is beautiful :flower: :D and your dog is gorgeous too!!

juicy-glitter
June 11th, 2012, 08:52 PM
:thumbsup:B-E-A-U-tiful!

jessa
June 11th, 2012, 10:19 PM
fantastic journey, great pics, your hair is beautiful and shiny and looks really healthy. such an inspiration.
thank you :)

myHairGrowth
June 11th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Happy anniversary! Hair progress pictures is such an inspiration and encouragement.

Indigo Girl
June 12th, 2012, 07:23 AM
Wow Phally your hair is GORGEOUS! Your progress is very inspirational - I don't think I've ever seen that first photo. You clearly take excellent care of your hair. :bluesmile

Hard to believe it's been five years already. Happy Anniversary!!!! :flowers:
:thudpile:

Henrietta
June 12th, 2012, 07:40 AM
Congratulations, Phal :) :flower: 5 years of growing and hair care is something. You know you have truly amazing hair. So well maintained and so beautiful in itself, with the colour and straightness :)

longNred
June 12th, 2012, 07:51 AM
WOW - awesome hair, and AMAZING transformation from then to now!

RapunzelKat
June 12th, 2012, 09:54 AM
:thud: Your hair is just beautiful! I love the color, and it looks so shiny and healthy!

Congrats on your five year! :happydance:

Neecola
June 12th, 2012, 10:18 AM
Thank you for sharing your journey in photos-- truly inspiring! What positively lovely locks you have! Happy Anniversary!

einna
June 12th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Your hair looks great. Congrats! =)

hellucy
June 13th, 2012, 04:20 AM
:thudpile: Your hair looks gorgeous - its so smooth & shiny.....Major jealousy!

Sadie
June 13th, 2012, 06:27 AM
Wow I can't believe how much your hair has changed thanks to TLHC!

Congratulations for the amazing result! :blossom:

CurlyCurves
February 9th, 2013, 08:19 AM
:O WOW, the change is bloody amazing!

henné
February 9th, 2013, 08:25 AM
Beautiful straight hair! I'm totally drowning in straight hair envy over here (not in a negative sense, by the way)!

So glad your illness has not impaired your hair! It's enough for me to get a little stressed out and my hair goes down the drain - literally.

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous hair!

LaurelSpring
February 9th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Thank you for sharing your pictures! Your hair looks so amazing. It is so inspiring! My 5 year is coming up next month. I have been through a few transitions myself.

MaryO
February 10th, 2013, 01:50 AM
I am seriously in love with your hair. So beautiful!

melusine963
February 10th, 2013, 03:54 AM
I think you have one of the most beautiful heads of hair on the LHC, and that's saying something! Congratulations. :)