Thursday, February 22, 2018

6 Years of Growing- Hair Tracker Part 25: February 2018

Hello, everyone! It's been a while since my last update! Sorry about that.
But, as I've said, my hair is growing, and today, I HAVE PICTURES!

6 years have passed since I decided to start growing my hair long. I started off with a 16", chin-length bob, and now my hair is between classic and knee length.

My hair now is hovering around 48"- four feet! Wowzers!

48"! And today, a special guest appearance by my cat, who refused to move during my picture, so I figured I'd just leave him in. He's cute, anyway!

My hair seems to be getting a bit of a strange hemline- prooobably because I haven't been maintaining it very much! Sometime around May, I'll probably go in and straighten it I've done every year.

Well, until next time, everyone!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crochet Braid: Year Three

Hey, everyone.

Sorry for the lack of updating lately.
It's been...well, busy in my life. A lot going on.

But my hair's still growing! I'm excited to post a length shot this month for my 6 year grow-versary!

Speaking of anniversaries, this time last year, I showed you guys a year's difference in my crochet braid! Hooray! Well, now it's time for another update. These are extremely fun, but recommended for much longer hair (hip-classic+, though it largely depends on your hair's thickness).

Left to Right- 2/2016 (36.5"), 2/2017 (42"), 2/2018 (~47")

What a difference a few inches can make. I am almost comfortable enough to wear this as a hairstyle. I really look forward to seeing how it looks next year, too!!

See you all soon!

Monday, October 30, 2017

An Update

Hi everyone, long time no see!

I guess it's not -too- unusual, since I don't always post regularly anyway, but I thought I'd pop in and let everyone know how it's going!

Some people might be aware that I was among the tens of thousands of people who were displaced back in August because of Hurricane Harvey- my house was flooded (just two days after posting my last length shot, in fact!) and so I've had to temporarily move in with other relatives.

It's been a tough last few months, but I am so happy to have my hair hobby to fall back on and help me relax when things seem overwhelming. There is something oddly calming and soothing about taking care of my hair when everything else has been shaken up.

 Of course, I'm also very happy to say my hair's creeping closer and closer to midthigh! Woohoo!
A length shot? I think I'll have to postpone that, though- I don't have a great place to get a good shot of my hair, so you'll just have to take my word for it! ^^;

Hmm, oh here are some slightly older pictures from July of my hair in an 8 strand braid (Technically, a hawser braid) and a braided bun! Hope you like them!
Lots of hair in 8 strands. Technically, rope braids rope braided together to create this awesome thing. This brought my classic-length hair to shorter than hip length!! WOWZERS!

A sort of messy close-up so you can see how it looks!

In a bun- love the result! The stick is from Hairjems on Etsy.


Another view of the braided bun result! ^^
Anyway, I hope to be able to update everyone with a length picture soon!
Thanks for stopping by, as always!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hair Tracker Part 24: August 2017

Hey everyone! Hope you guys are having a nice day.
Today, I thought I'd update everyone on how my hair's growing.

I've measured my hair at 45"!
NOW we're growing places!
I'm past classic now, and on my way to mid-thigh!

Is 48" by the end of 2017 feasible for me at this point?!
...Maybe. But maybe not.
I'll just keep truckin' along and see where I end up!

Lately it's been hot and humid, so I've had to adjust my routine and wash more frequently with shampoo. That's just how it goes at this time of the year!

See you guys again soon!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hair Tracker Part 23: May 2017

Hey friends!

I hope you're all having a great day.

I thought I'd pop in and update everyone on how my hair's growing!
Here is a length picture for today!

My hair is measuring just under 44" now, hooray!
I'm past classic now, and am on my way to mid thigh length, probably. It seems like that should happen some time this year.

I keep saying I'm going to do a hemline trim, but, that still has yet to happen. I'll get around to it eventually, though...

Anyway, until next time!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

My Adventures in a Pull-through Braid

Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Yep, I'm still growing my hair, of course!
And the other day, I attempted, for the first time, a pull-though braid!
Here's a couple of pictures of the result!

It's a pretty long braid! My hair is just past classic at this time, and this braid is able to bring it up to about TBL. 

Plus, this braid holds REALLY WELL, and stays looking neat for a long time. 
I think I'd like to give  this a shot again soon! 
The only problem I had with it was that it was a teeensy bit time-consuming.

Until next time! :)

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!