View Full Version : Two Year Anniversary (Pic Heavy)

July 5th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Well, I have now officially been on LHC and growing actively for two years. When I joined LHC, my hair wasn't in bad condition - I'd never heat styled, blow-fried, teased, or dyed. I did neglect it a bit; my routine was shampoo, condition, rip through with a brush while wet, and move on. For the most part, though, it was pretty healthy.
Here's my hair in July 2010:

It was about shoulder length. The lighting in that picture is pretty awful, so here's another from August:
As you can probably see, although it wasn't majorly damaged, it wasn't that great either. It was frizzy, mostly because of broken hairs, and it wasn't shiny and glossy like I wanted it to be. (I know shine mostly depends on the light, but that's not quite what I mean... I think glossy is probably the best word for it.) And it was too short! :mad:

Two years later, here is my latest length shot:
I'm going to be a little vain for a minute: Isn't it beautiful? :D I am in love with my hair! I have some wacky bun waves going on in this picture, but I am normally a straighty. It's so shiny and glossy, as well as silky smooth... And much longer! My hands are at waist. The routine changes that have made the biggest difference for me include putting my hair in a bun to sleep at night (for most of the past two years I braided it... I only discovered this one recently!), CWC, and light oiling every time I comb my hair.

Also, as you can probably tell, I dyed my ends pink! I wanted to put some color in my hair, and decided that this was a low-impact way to do it - when I'm done with them, I can cut off the last two inches and lose any damage that was caused by the dye.

Here's a couple photos just for fun:

What do you think? :D

July 5th, 2012, 12:17 AM
I think your hair is beautiful! And the pink is so bright and fun! Congratulations, dear! So happy to see you're enjoying your hair. Thank you for the pictures! :D

July 5th, 2012, 12:18 AM
By the way, I love your AVI! :D

July 5th, 2012, 01:25 AM
So much growth! And I love your pink ends. :D Happy LHCiversary!

July 5th, 2012, 01:29 AM
Love the hair flip!

July 5th, 2012, 01:36 AM
oh your hair looks so healthy and the pink looks very cool! you did a great job,and it looks very shiny. Congratulations!

July 5th, 2012, 02:05 AM
Love it, it looks so silky and pretty! And I love your pink ends too. :)

Of the Fae
July 5th, 2012, 02:43 AM
I love your dip dyed ends :D And length, quite a lot in two years! It looks pretty, so keep being this happy :)

July 5th, 2012, 02:51 AM
Thank you everyone! :)

July 5th, 2012, 02:55 AM
It's beautiful. And your ends are great. I bet it looks awesome in updos :)

July 5th, 2012, 02:55 AM
Your hair is gorgeous! So shiny. I love the action shots!

July 5th, 2012, 02:58 AM
So gorgeous! You have dream hair!

July 5th, 2012, 03:05 AM
It is beautiful! I like the pink ends :D

pretty wings
July 5th, 2012, 03:05 AM
I love the dyed pink ends of your hair!!! I plan to do something similar when my hair grows out too since I never got to dye my hair before growing it out. Very pretty.

July 5th, 2012, 03:13 AM
Your hair looks great and the pink is neat.

July 5th, 2012, 03:36 AM
Gorgeous :) I'd call you an LHC success story, because you are in love with your hair :)

July 5th, 2012, 03:43 AM
I enjoyed our photos - it looks like you had a really god time! Your hair looks really great an I also love your pink ends! Fun idea! =)

July 5th, 2012, 04:46 AM
gorgeous! great idea too- it gives others an idea of hair growth in time. Thank you for posting :D

July 5th, 2012, 05:31 AM
Your hair looks fabulous! It changed so much, growth-wise, shine-wise, health-wise (and color-wise, haha)! :D It looks like the waves got more defined, too, which is a definite plus!

July 5th, 2012, 05:54 AM
wow-ser! Your hair has grown so much, and the pictures are adorable--especially those fun pink tips! :cheer:

July 5th, 2012, 05:54 AM
Nice growth! The action shots are awesome :)

July 5th, 2012, 06:18 AM
Brilliant healthy growth, looks full and well cared for and yes it does look beautiful :D

waist from shoulder in just 2 years, well done!

July 5th, 2012, 06:20 AM
btw just curiosity, what did you do to keep it that healthy yet still reach length quickly? microtrims?

July 5th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Your hair is very beautiful and healthy looking! I wish my 1c was like yours!

July 5th, 2012, 07:23 AM
Holly cow that looks like a lot of growth for 2 years! Your hair looks amazing, very healthy, thick and shiny. :D

July 5th, 2012, 07:28 AM
Wow, that's a big change for 2 years! It's nice to see someone so happy with their hair!!

Lovin' the action shots :blossom:

July 5th, 2012, 07:53 AM
Congratulations! It looks so lovely, really like the dyed ends:)

July 5th, 2012, 08:09 AM
Very pretty, fantastic progress, and yes, your hair is beautiful. :crush:

Congratulations on a very successful two years! :blossom:

July 5th, 2012, 08:11 AM
Serious hair envy here! Great job - it's truly beautiful.

July 5th, 2012, 11:48 AM
really cool pink ends! you should post a pic of your hair in a bun, I bet it must look amazing!

July 5th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Congrats:) Your hair is gorgeous, so shiny and lush. I LOVE the pink ends, how fun!

July 5th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Fabulous hair! Thanks for posting your pictures, it really is encouraging to see that with patience and time hair really does grow. Love the dip dye effect :cool:

July 5th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Wonderful hair and growth, looks stunning!

July 5th, 2012, 02:27 PM
Goldloli: I actually only trimmed once, back in September, and cut about two inches off. I'm lucky to have hair that's very strong and doesn't split very much!

And thank you so much, everyone! :)