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    Smile 3-year Anniversary (a bit late)! PIC HEAVY!

    December 18, 2013 was my 3-year anniversary as an LHC member! I forgot initially and then couldn't find my camera to take a new pic.

    However, it's time now to document my progress! I have spent a lot of time trimming away damage and experimenting with various things. At this time I have settled on washing every 3-4 days, and yes...I use cones and sulfates. My hair likes them. I use oil (coconut, Jojoba, Argan) when I remember to as a pre-wash. I use mineral oil on the ends and up the length after washing. When I joined LHC my hair was hovering just above shoulder after a bit cut and color a few months before. I stopped coloring (except for a dip-dye on my old damaged ends that I did last spring) and started growing.

    Here come some pics!

    June 2010 (right after my last color and big cut)

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    Due to the LHC photo album meltdown, quite a lot of my "just hair" pics were lost. Oh well. So, we'll have to skip ahead in time to December(ish) 2012. I was approaching waist at the time. My hands are on my waist in the pic below.

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    Spring of 2013 I made it to waist! My hands are on my HIPS in this next pic.

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    And then...I dip-dyed it. Which I liked. However it did cause a lot of damage to my old old ends that had already suffered. [IMG][/IMG]


    As I approached hip, the damage got to be too much to deal with. Splits and white dots everywhere. It was BAD. So in August 2013 I got it cut...all of the dip-dye plus about .5" above, just to be safe. I have no pic to document it...but the cut took me from almost hip back to solid BSL. About 4" or so was cut. I have a VERY short torso.

    Now, my hair is 100% virgin. No dye, no heat. I can't find any splits or white dots and I am continuing to grow. My plan is to grow until I no longer like it and the cut it back to where I enjoyed it most. Haven't reached a stopping place yet!

    Here is my hair today.
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    I am almost back to waist, about 1" to go. I am planning on taking a pic, wearing this shirt at the beginning of each month to document my progress. It can be frustrating to feel like your hair isn't growing...pic prove otherwise.

    Thanks for looking!
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle." - Spanish Proverb
    Hip length to Pixie, now growing long again. Currently past SL, heading to APL.

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    Lovely hair, thank you for sharing! Is that last pic your natural wave pattern?

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    shoulder - apl - bsl - mbl - wl - hip length - bcl - tbl - classic

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    bradlea - yes, that is my natural hair in the last pic, just doing what it does.
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle." - Spanish Proverb
    Hip length to Pixie, now growing long again. Currently past SL, heading to APL.

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    Gorgeous waves

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    Beautiful hair I was thinking of doing a lil colour change on my ends but i dont want to deal with damage either so i might skip that - I cant believe that you had to chop so much off because of that Your ends look great now

    sl ~ apl ~ bsl ~ mbl ~ wl~
    hip~ tbl ~ classic!

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    That is real good growth and such a change in how your hair looks! The shine is wonderful, your waves are beautiful!

    Too bad that the dip-dye brought so much damage, what kind of dye did you use? Did you have to bleach?
    Happily growing my way to as far as it goes!

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    Patienceneeded that is some gorgeous hair, looks very healthy and I love the curl.

    These anniversary threads showing several years of growth are really encouraging to me .

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    Your growth is truly inspirational. Beautiful hair!

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    Happy anniversary! It looks great, and I love the wavy texture!
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    Thank you everyone for you kind comments!
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle." - Spanish Proverb
    Hip length to Pixie, now growing long again. Currently past SL, heading to APL.

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