A while back, I did a post called "Evolution of my hair." Do you remember it? You can click on the link and re-read it if you want. Or don't. It's fine; I won't cry. That much.
Anyway, my hair has changed a LOT since I wrote that post. Let's take a trip down memory lane ...
This was January 2011, shortly after I wrote the first evolution post.
A Meg Ryan-ish mullet. I was kind of done with it. But I really wanted long hair again, so I decided to grow it out instead of hacking it off again. Going from pixie length to Victoria's Secret model requires the patience of Job, just so you know.
In April 2011, I had my stylist cut it slightly A-line so it would grow out better instead of looking like a sad mullet for the next, oh, six months. I was grateful for that. No one looks good in a mullet.
June 2011 (NKOTBSB concert!!!). It transformed into a longer bob.
I continued to let it grow. This was October 2011. No bangs, no color, just ... hair. Lifeless, dull hair.
In December, I got brave, went platinum and had my stylist give me blunt bangs. Er, a fringe. Apparently, we don't use the term "bangs" anymore? Too '80's?
It grew and grew until I could finally curl it! (March 2012).
I decided to stop cutting my bangs -- I mean, fringe -- and start styling it in a side-swept manner. Also, I can officially do a legit top knot (May 2012).
This is my hair now:
Yep, it grows quickly.
I've started parting it down the middle and curling it out Farrah Fawcett-style. I dig it. I feel like one of Charlies' Angels when I wear my hair like this. Although, I must admit, it took a while to get used to the center part. Felt like a creeper for a while. Eeek.
I'm about ready for a trim. I'm debating getting more highlights or just leaving it how it is. The ombre' (aka I haven't touched up my roots in 6 months) look is totally in right now. So maybe I should just ride it out? I do prefer myself with highlights, though ... decisions, decisions.
As for the secret to growing out your hair? I have no idea. I will say I don't wash mine much (about twice a week) and I also don't style it on days I don't wash it. I use gentle a no-sulfate, silicone-free shampoo and conditioner (L'Oreal EverSleek). I've been trying to let my hair dry lately to cut down on friction and breakage, too.
So that's the story of my hair! Crazy how far it's come in a year and a half. I'm so proud of it. *sniff*