I DID IT!!!!!!!

FINALLY! I put Izzy in a ponytail! Yaaaaay! A couple of pieces in the back came out, but that’s cool. I just put some AV gel on them and I got to boing on my curlies all day too. You guys know I have hand in hair syndrome. Anyway, I’m so happy!!! I think I’m going to wear my ponytail during the week then wear Izzy out on weekends. I love it!

28 comments

  1. What are the green shakes you’re taking and how are you upping your protein intake? Do you do the MSN or whatever that stuff is? I thought I read somewhere that you were doing that.

    1. I drink the Amazing Grass shakes…they are awesome for overall health, and I drink protein shakes now and eat a lean meat with almost every meal. I was previously a vegetarian and I calculated my protein and was only getting about 30g a day and eating a TON of carbs, which isn’t good for you. My hair vitamin contains MSM, but I do not take it on its own. Remember that none of these things increase growth (at least I don’t take them for that), I just focus on my overall nutrition. 🙂

  2. Hey, thank you so much for responding so quickly. As you know this hair journey can make you obsesses sometimes with length although I’m enjoying every minute of it. You look like you have 10″ of hair to me!!! It’s so big and luscious!!! Congrats on your growth…I wanted to tell you how much I loved your video on the 3 pineappleing overnight-er. That is just great!!! Never would’ve thought of it myself. thanks for sharing. I really appreciate it.

  3. Could you tell me how many inches your hair is right now? I have 7″ and I was wondering if I can get mine in a ponytail. I’m using Miconazole Nitrate and it’s got my hair growing an inch a month. Do you use anything to get your hair to grow faster? If so, what is it and at what rate is your hair growing? Lots of questions, right? sorry about. Love your hair. I’m a couple of months behind you in my journey so I use you as my goto girl when I need encouragement on not giving up and how my hair will look soon. Our hair texture is very similar. I’m a 3C as well with normal porosity and medium thickness. Thanks in advance for responding and for all your informative videos 🙂

    1. Honestly, I don’t know how long my hair is now in inches…looking at my growth chart (yes I keep one lol), last time I measured was on 11/29 and my hair was 7.75 inches about…and my growth rate falls between .5 and .75 inches a month. So it should be 8.5-9 inches about? I used to pluck strands of hair to measure them, but my New Year’s resolution was to stop ripping out my hair for no reason. I focus on nutrition for healthy hair growth mainly, but I do use Mane Tail Groom sulfur oil (I did a post about it, I’m not sure it’s very effective on me but I have it so eh). I hope that helps some. This year, I am trying to get an inch a month, so I am drinking more green shakes and increasing my protein intake.

      And thank you! I’m sure you hair is lovely. Remember though, even if we have similar curl patterns your hair may turn out different – my hair is low porosity, medium/coarse, and dense. It seems like your hair would fall more than mine. Good luck and please let me know if you have more questions!

  4. Yay for Izzy!!! I’m almost at the year mark (2 months to go) and I was able to get my hair in a pony last month! Its so exciting I know exactly how you feel!

  5. Psht, who says hair porn can only be provided by those with waist length hair. This is hair porn for me! (That’s a compliment by the way Elle!). Your hair looks good.

  6. i enjoy your posts you have truly been an inspiration for me in the last couple of months to take care of my hair better and i must say some of the products on the holy grail are working wonders!!! and i looooove love love the ponytail! Congrats

  7. Very lovely and quite stylish! Please tell us what you used to put your hair up with? Scrunchi? Ouchless band? Also, it looks secure but not tight. Love, love, love and truly inspired. Thanks! Congratulations 🙂

    1. I used a scrunchie – the same ones I use when pineappling. It’s not tight at all – I only looped it around my hair once to hold it together. I don’t like tension on Izzy. 🙂

  8. Hey Elle, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Izzy looks fab up in her ponytail and that color is to die for, so happy for you :o)

  9. awww, so adorable!!! congrats!!! I can’t wait!!! hopefully when I hit my one year mark I can…3 1/2 months to go!!! *squirming with anticipation*

  10. Aww congrats Elle!!!! Get em girl with that ponytail…I love the thickness of it and how curly it is!!! Definitely some hair jealousy going on over here LOL!!!!!!!

  11. yayaaayayy!! Izzy is up in a pony! looks really good Elle! funnily enough i have had mine up all day too, about to let it down and refresh my wash and go from yesterday. 🙂

  12. Congrats! I BC’d back in 1996 and I STILL remember how excited I was when I could finally get my hair into a ponytail!

  13. Congrats, Elle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And what a wonderful locious ponytail it is. I am so happy for you. \(TT,TT)/

    What a perfect way to start the year off….on ponytail status!!!!

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