Monday, June 25, 2012

Evolution of my hair, part II.

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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*


  1. Haha, a creeper! Yep, that's exactly how I feel when I try it. But I like how the part is just a little off center. Good look for ya!

  2. I work with the YW at church and they all have such beautiful long hair. It makes me want to grow mine out, but the minute it gets long enough to be in a pony tail, it is. Plus, I have hair that is as this as 3 people's hair put together! This is not fun in the Georgia heat!
    I love your long hair and think the highlights look good! I would love some highlights, but I'm afraid that my hair is too dark and it would end up looking pretty trashy!

  3. That would definitely feel like forever. I think hair growth is fairly subjective and probably just goes with the person. I wash my hair everyday, but only get it cut and dyed about twice a year (I know...I'm terrible to my hair). Lucky for me, I have pretty great hair that grows fast and my hairdresser is always saying is in such good shape, and way better than a lot of others, considering how I "treat" (or don't treat) it. But keep up the good work and patience on getting long hair! :)

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  5. I agree with Mandy, your hair always looks good. I wash my hair every day, and if I don't wash it then it looks terrible. I have always been oily (skin and hair), so I'm not sure that retraining my hair to not be washed all the time will really work. What are your thoughts???

  6. It's beautiful. I am so jealous. I wish I could get my hair to grow faster. I want my long hair back. Maybe I should just try curling it to change it up. Great post and thanks for the ideas.

  7. having fun with your hair is the way to go! love the loose waves for the summer!

  8. you can pull off so many looks! impressive :)

  9. Oh I wish I was more brave like you! So many great looks. I seem to go with long hair, then get it cut just below shoulder length with some layers, to long again to the same shorter hair cut. I need to be brave

  10. Your hair looks great! I'm currently trying to grow out my highlights which is taking forever, especially since I have long hair. But luckily the "ombre" look is in right now so I can kind of get away with it!


  11. I say leave it. It really looks fantastic. And your hair really does grow fast. Every look seems flattering on you. Maybe some day I'll have your hair styling skills.


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