Sunday, March 7, 2021

I'm baaaack. Hair Tracker Update (Reboot!) Part I : March 2021

 Hey everyone! Uh oh, I haven't updated in a really long time.

I mentioned it, but in 2018, after my hair hit my goal of knee length, I cut it back. My hair then reached classic again, and then I cut it back to less than 30" in late 2019. (It was around BSL) I had not had hair so short in years! It was a fun change, but eventually, I decided I'd wanted to grow it back out again, so here I am! :)


Here is my hair today- at 34.5"! I am pretty happy with it overall. Lately I've fallen back into using a deep conditioning treatment every wash, and a cassia treatment every other week. Protein makes its way into my routine about once a week, and I do a diluted henna treatment about once a month or so, just to bring in a bit more red than what I have in my hair naturally. :P

So...in short, not much has changed. My routine is still pretty similar- I have my old standby favorites, and a couple of new loves (I've been using Pantene's Sleek and Smooth conditioner as my last conditioner when I wash and it really leaves it soft and tangle-free)

Here's hoping this is a good year for growing (and other things, too, haha)! I hope maybe by December I'll be close to 38" or 39", we'll have to see! :)

Until next time.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Throwback to Knee-length

I was digging around and I found this picture of a braided style I was doing a lot last year. When my hair was at its longest, which was just around knee length, I found that wearing braids was not very practical. I always enjoyed styling my hair in this way, though. It's a braid...it's a bun! It's a half-updo!



I always liked it because I thought it was cute, and I could wear my braid sort-of down and enjoy it. When I try to do this style now, it looks...well, a bit less impressive. Oh well! I'll be back to knee in no time, then I'll get to really enjoy this style again!

Hopefully I'll find some time (and a good spot) to take an updated length picture.

See you all next time!

Monday, November 19, 2018

A trim back to TBL, and other such ramblings.

Hey all.

Sadly, not long after my last length post in September, I became extremely sick. I'm still not better yet, and it's been going on over two months now.

It was hard, but I made the decision to cut my hair back to TBL- I have had a hard time being able to care for my hair lately, and ultimately decided this would be a good place to hang out while I get my health issues sorted.

The great thing is, though, that my hair is so slippery and soft, and tangle-free after my trim! It has been nice to have manageable hair!

Of course, I'll be growing back out, but am currently enjoying my hair at this length. My plan is to grow back out to knee again! It'll take a while, but I hope you guys continue to follow my hair journey! :)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hair Tracker Part 26: September 2018

It's September already?! Wow, this year is going by quick!

I've been doing a bit of maintenance on my hair to help the ends stay nice and even (it's a constant battle, haha), since it seems to want to grow into a V-shape hemline. I've been doing a few small trims here and there- up to 1/2 inch a couple of months ago, which is why it doesn't really surprise me that my hair is 50" right now.


At this point, I'm really close to knee- within a few inches, at most. Probably 2-3? It's a bit hard to judge exactly.  

Anyway, I'll keep growing- keep following me! Let's see where I go :)

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 out...as 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!