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!

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!