Hi! Sharing pics of my journey from bald to HL

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Cersei, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Cersei

    Cersei Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. :grin: I've been lurking on this board for a long time, but after doing my second ever length check yesterday, decided it was time to post and participate.

    I didn't really care about my hair one way or another until college, when I attempted to give myself a perm for the first time. Unfortunately, I did it completely wrong and my hair soon started falling out, so I decided to just shave it all off. Being bald was pretty awesome...for about a year. A friend finally convinced me to start growing it out and care for my natural texture. Even though it was frustrating at times, I loved it! I never imagined that I would be at hip length five years later.

    Today, I did a pretty significant cut -- back to MBL or even BSL, not sure. Caring for such long and thick hair has NOT been easy! Still, now that I've achieved it once, I'm looking forward to hip length again...next year? :look:

    Ok, here's some pics:

    October 2007

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    A few years later... :blush: Early 2010

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    Blowout from last December

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    My first length check in July! Somewhere beyond WL

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    Yesterday's length check...right at HL

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    And earlier this afternoon...back at BSLish

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Sholapie

    Sholapie Well-Known Member

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    A-MA-ZING. you have lovely hair! and that last picture, you hair looks sooo thick :)
     
  3. GeorginaSparks

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    wow. amazing growth. please post your regimen ASAP!!
     
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    Give me that hair! You did an awesome job. Your hair is EVERYTHING!
     
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    Foxglove How Sway?

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    hating so hard right now

    Lovely hair :grin:
     
  7. DDTexlaxed

    DDTexlaxed TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14

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    You're an inspiration. Please share what you did. Please?!:poke::giggle:
     
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    Gorgeous!!!
     
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    Your hair grew so fast!! Do you get about an inch/month of growth?
     
  10. Cersei

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    Thanks everyone! :blush:

    You can't really see it in the pics, but my ends were a nightmare. Lots of tangling, split ends, SSKs, etc. So I cut a bunch off to start fresh and hopefully get my twisting time under 3 hours. :lol:

    My regimen is really simple. I wash every 2 weeks (was cowashing until a few months ago; now I use a shampoo bar) and detangle with conditioner in the shower. I twist with coconut oil and wear it in a bun, then do a twistout the following week. Moisture/seal as needed. :yep:
     
  11. youwillrise

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    grrrrrrrrrrrr! lol

    awesome hair. beautiful! looks so healthy.
     
  12. Rozlewis

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    Awesome!!! Gives me hope.
     
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    :love: Beautiful hair!!! I love how thick the ends are after your cut! Gawjus!!! :drool: I was considering cutting back to BSL for this very reason. Your beautiful pics may have just convinced me :yep:
     
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    Beautiful Hair!! & Great progress!!
    It feels good to have nice ends again doesnt it?? :yep:
     
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    I just want to say I'm super jealous I LOVE your hair growth!!!
     
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    Cersei how low would your bsl and hl twistous hang?

    Your growth is amazing
     
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    Oh wow!! Soooo long and thick!!
     
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    Great job! Very simple regimen too. I like! :lol:
     
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    Wow! Beautiful hair!!! :love:
     
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    Gorgeous!!
     
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    Love the hair... Simple Gorgeous... WHOA! at the shrinkage.. :perplexed:
     
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    Gorgeous hair!!! I couldn't even imagine how long it must have taken you to twist all of that!

    Sent from my iPad using LHCF
     
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    Your looks divine at any length. Great job. Hip length in 5yrs awesome
     
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    Beautiful hair! You obviously take care of yourself.
     
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    Your hair is beautiful!!
     
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    WOW gorgeous!!
     
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    Gorgeous hair!! You'll be at hip again next year for sure.
     
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