Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Hair Day! 5 Years of Growing

Hello, everyone! I'm so excited to share my most recent length picture with everyone! Why?
Because this marks 5 years since I began my hair growth journey! :)

In 2012, I cut my hair from 31" to 16". My hair was in decent shape, but it was beginning to get dry and tangly at the ends. I'm sure there was a lot that I had done in the years leading up to that chop that had not been kind to my hair.

With all the knowledge I'd gathered online, and lots of helpful support and encouragement from the LHC, I grew my 16" bob to a full 42" mane!

Today is a big deal for me- I don't really think I can call my hair truly classic length, but I have some stragglers that are definitely there already! Within the next few months, I think my hair will definitely reach classic length, which was a goal I'd set for myself years ago!

I'd like to continue to grow my hair and maintain a nice hemline. I think my hair will be due up for a nice hemline trim, since I've noticed that at these lengths, I get a bit more taper than I used to. I'm confident that the rest of my hair just needs a little time to catch up, though. :)

Until next time!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Crochet Braid: One Year Later

Last year, I made an attempt at a crochet braid. For those who don't know, a crochet braid is not a braid at all, but actually a bun that, if you have hair long enough (or thin enough), looks like a giant, thick, and short, braid.

Here is a great video from Gossamer (who has floor-length hair) demonstrating a crochet braid!

The picture on the left shows my attempt in February 2016, and the picture on the right shows my attempt today!

My hair was a bit past hip length then, and is hovering around classic length now- probably about a 6" difference.

Unfortunately, I don't believe this is a style I feel quite comfortable with yet, but maybe a bit further down the road, I can have a nice-looking crochet braid! I think Gossamer is right that hair should probably be at least classic before this style can really be attempted, but, of course, if you have thinner hair, a crochet braid could definitely be feasible before then, too!

Hope you all have a great day! :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! Hair Tracker Part 21: January 2017

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you all had a great one!

I'm excited to kick off this year right- by posting and showing you all how long my hair is!


Left- 11/2016 at 40.5"
Right- 1/2017 at 41.5"

I'm very close to reaching classic length- probably not more than a couple of months. Classic length on me is somewhere around 42~43". 

I hope you all have a nice day!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Photos: Hair on a Sunny Day

Greetings, everyone! Hope you're all doing well!

I've decided to post today to show some really great pictures that my wonderful boyfriend took for me of my hair in the sunlight!

 It's been kind of dreary outside, but today was nice and sunny, so we decided to do a little impromptu hair photoshoot! I hope you guys like it!

Usually, I don't get to take very many photos of my hair outside! So this was very much a change from the ordinary for me.

I was really taken aback at how bright and vibrant my hair is in the sunlight!

This was very much impromptu and "on-the-fly". My hair's got some very pretty soft braid waves in these pictures because I had just taken my hair down from my usual braided bun!

My hair in these pictures is quickly approaching classic length, and is a bit over 40.5".

At these lengths, it is somewhat of a challenge to wear my hair down without a bit of planning!

I hope that you guys liked seeing these pictures!
I hope to do more of these kinds of shots of my hair in the future as it gets longer! Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tidying up the blog

Hey, everyone! Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

I've added a new page to my blog that more easily organizes my product reviews by category.
It's looking kind of sparse in there right now, but keep your eyes peeled for new product reviews coming soon!

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Hair Tracker Part 20: November 2016

Hi everyone!

Wow, busy times. I had meant to post a little while back for October, but life got in the way. So, I thought I'd update with my current hair length!

Left- August 2016 at 39.5"
Right- November 2016 at 40.5"

I'm now at 40.5"! Which was my original hair goal for 2016! Hooray!

I've been trimming to keep a blunt hemline, which I prefer as I do not have particularly thick hair. This helps give the illusion of having thick hair, and as a bonus, my braids are less messy and don't have as many little stray hairs sticking up everywhere.

You guys may also notice a demarcation line in both of those pictures. Wonder what that's from? Last year, I did a hair experiment to try and bleach over some henna that had gone too burgundy. As you can see...well, it worked- that's for sure! ;) Check out that post here, if you're interested!

So where am I growing now? Classic length, which, on me, is about 43"

Until next time!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hair Tracker Part 19: August 2016

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well. I thought I'd post an update of my hair! I measured today at 39.5"! Looks like my original goal of 40" by the end of 2016 is TOTALLY feasible, considering we still have 4 months left to go! :D

I'm starting to see classic length in my near future! And then...who knows?

Until next time!