View Full Version : A "Then & Now" of my own!
April 6th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Hey folks...I realized just the other day that it's been ten months since my "big" chop.
I don't have any pics from last June...I was literally so devastated that I couldn't take pics or really even look at my hair very much for a couple of months...but here is one from last September, along with my most recent one (also my siggy pic). So this is 7 months growth for me. DISCLAIMER: My hair always grows fast when I'm pregnant. So if you want to know the secret of great hair growth: Get pregnant. (Of course, as your hair grows, your wallet shrinks.)
Here they are:
I was really happy to see this because I feel like it hasn't grown at all. But it has. (Edited to make second pic smaller for a better comparison.)
April 6th, 2006, 02:18 PM
OMG that is a LOT of growth!!!
*gotta get pregnant, gotta get pregnant...*
April 6th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Wow! You're doing great. I wish mine grew that fast! You'll be at goal in no time!
April 6th, 2006, 02:26 PM
GlennaGirl- Your hair is gorgeous!!
April 6th, 2006, 02:26 PM
you have really thick and healthy looking hair.how long was it when you chopped, and was there any particular reason for the chop?
April 6th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Thanks so much, girls! Ohhhhhhh it feels really good to hear that!
RoyalHairess (GREAT username), my chop was last June. It was eight inches. For a long time, I had been maintaining my hair at about 24" while I grew out blonde hair coloring. That took me about three years. Finally I was down to the last few inches. For some crazy reason I thought long layers would make my hair look really great, but they came out awful on me. :( So I cut back to just a couple layers (I still have those, and that's fine...they're not really visible and they give my hair some "swing") and that took me eight inches down.
It was a terrible feeling. I'm glad now that all the artificial coloring is gone but it was rough at the time. I wouldn't want to have to chop like that again.
April 6th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Wow! My mom always said her hair grew more when she was expecting.
April 6th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Oh my goodness GlennaGirl that's some major growth! You hair looks amazing. It's so full and thick. I love the little highlights the light put in there too. :rockerdud
You're kicking hairgrowing butt. I am in awe of your wonderful neat hemline. :bowtome: I'd have to trim myself to ear length to get such a lovely hemline.
By the way I got two Flexi-8's and you are very right, they are wonderful. :flowers:
April 6th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Glenna, that looks beautiful!
April 6th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Wow GlennaGirl, that is a lot of lenght you have gain!!!! :inlove: I hope my hair soon reaches that lenght. Ah, by the way my secret to great hair growth is Biotin he, he :lol:
April 6th, 2006, 04:42 PM
Glenna Girl your hair has spectacular growth and it is so beautiful. Wow.:rockerdud
Love My Cop
April 6th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Wow, your hair surely has grown quite a bit in seven months. Very Pretty ....I need to take a pic of my hair (ratty mop....lol) so I can compare it somewhere that the road.
April 6th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Yay, I'm so glad you posted this! My hair is the exact same length as your's right now, but for some reason I still think of it as being about the length that your "before" picture is. There really is a huge difference!
April 6th, 2006, 06:24 PM
pregancy for fast growth dose not seem like much of trade off. 18 yrs of pulling hair out.
April 6th, 2006, 06:51 PM
That's really awesome Glenna Girl, especially to be able to look at those pictures and see how much your hair really has grown since September ^_^
April 6th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Yay for you Glennagirl! Your hair looks so thick too. The coolest thing about being pregnant is not shedding....AT ALL! Have you noticed that too?
You've inspired me to post a pic from 7 months ago in my photo journal too :)
April 6th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Great hair that is great growth you have there. Your colour and condition are looking great. It is hard when we do things in haste that we regret, but we live and learn don't we.:wink:
April 6th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Oh wow your hair looks great!
April 6th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Your hair really has grown, Glenna! It looks so smooth! You had a pretty good wave going on in the first pic. Did you blow-dry it straight or is it naturally straight now?
And... pregnancy helps hair growth? Oooh... I think I'll pass.. :lol:
April 7th, 2006, 10:58 AM
My hair isn't very wavy...just a little bit...the first picture was bun waves (can you believe I got hair that short up into a bun???) and the second was after brushing.
I liked the comment about hair growing during pregnancy but then for the next 18 years you're pulling it all back out. :lol: Oh I fell on my can laughing at that one.
It's true that my shedding has slowed to a crawl for now. Been down this road before--postpartum, I will be finding hairs absolutely everywhere. But it all evens out in the end.
April 7th, 2006, 11:17 AM
That is an astounding amount of growth for those months! I guess I'll never have a growth spurt like that...:silly:
April 7th, 2006, 04:09 PM
You grow girl:rockerdud :wink: That is so much growth you are doing something right what are your secrets:flowers:
April 7th, 2006, 04:22 PM
Such gorgeous (and healthy!) growth! I'm inspired by your side-by-side. Thanks for posting the photos, and keep up the excellent work! You grow, girl! :rockerdud
April 8th, 2006, 11:53 AM
I had a big chop 6 months ago and since then have barely squeaked out 3 inches of growth. I was looking at supplements, but after seeing your 'tip'... (cue DBF looking afraid, very afraid...) ;)