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! :)