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    Talking My first year at LHC!

    I was not super active for the most part but I did learn about henna, shampoo bars, how to use hair sticks, and my most recent beloved; Ficcares!

    When I first joined my hair was not even shoulder length and was in bad shape from over a year of bleaching every month. I joined to learn more about Henna, to save both my scalp from bad chemical reactions and to save the condition of my hair.

    This is is what I started with.... April 26, 2014



    after my first henna, may 2014



    Somewhere in the middle, you can see the bleach damage growing out. It was heinous. I think this was August 2014 :


    and today! It's finally at a point where I can start asking, can I call this APL yet??? There is still a few odd bleached ends in there. At this point I am not too worried. Eventually the hair will shed or they will get S&D'd out. My hands are where my waist is, which is my current goal.



    I've enjoyed meeting you all and watching your individual hair journey's. I was feeling bad about my hair a few weeks ago and considered another cut but thankfully you lovely ladies talked me out of it. I just need to get past this akward length. I was thinking to myself that I really didn't gain a whole lot of length for a whole year of growing but seeing Nightshade's hair anniversary gave me some encouragement to keep going as her hair is absolutely thud worthy.

    I mostly did benign neglect, very little heat styling, just wash and wear with argan oil for a leave in, put it up and forget it, trimming a half inch to an inch every few months.

    also sorry if the pictures come out weird/huge I am on my phone and therefore can't easily tell if there is a problem.
    Pixie..Chin length...Shoulder length...APL...BSL...WL ​I reached my hair goal!
    Lady Undine Waverunner of the Azure Seas in the Order of the Longhaired Knights

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    Congrats! It's looking so much better already, you've come a long way in a year!
    {free of stress about length gains}
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    Your hair is beautiful, and it grew a lot! I love the color and waves. Congrats

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    Congrats! your hair is quite beautiful. Heres to another wonderful year of growth
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    Congrats! Your hair looks very healthy and thick.

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    Your hair looks beautiful, what amazing improvement and growth in just one year! I think you can call it APL.

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    Zesty, thank you very much for your kind encouragement!

    BrightEyes, thank you! That is my hair all brushed out, it's is normally considerably more wavy/curly. Someday I will have to let it dry without touching it so it can be properly typed.

    cocoahair Thank you! Hopefully a year from now I can solidly be at BSL with zero damage and a thicker hem!

    Pinni thanks it's the healthiest and longest it has been in probably 8 years

    daylilly can I call it APL? Really? Anyone to contest that?
    Pixie..Chin length...Shoulder length...APL...BSL...WL ​I reached my hair goal!
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    That's pretty good, consistent, growth for just a year, and look at the improvement! Amazing. Congratulations, and there's plenty of happy growing ahead.
    WCC method (washing) --- Rinse-out oil (MO) --- LOC/LCO method (styling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    That's pretty good, consistent, growth for just a year, and look at the improvement! Amazing. Congratulations, and there's plenty of happy growing ahead.
    Thank you lapushka!
    Pixie..Chin length...Shoulder length...APL...BSL...WL ​I reached my hair goal!
    Lady Undine Waverunner of the Azure Seas in the Order of the Longhaired Knights

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    Amazing progress you were right not to cut, and you're also wise to document your journey. Long scopes of progress pictures are always my favorite!

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