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!

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!

Drumroll...41.5"!



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!