I haven’t retained any length :-(
I have made progress (sort of) with my hair. I have tried different styles that I normally wouldn’t have tried. I stepped out of my comfort zone. I was always a twist out or wash and go girl….No longer! I am experimenting waaayyy more. I got tired of the monotony. Besides, the beauty of natural hair is versatility, right?!!
On to hair growth, my hair has been growing approximately 1/3 to 1/2 an inch monthly. Pretty common growth–but why can’t I see it? 🙁 Every year, my hair seems to be the same length. I know what it is though. Every 3 or 4 months I decide to do a little trim myself..usually only a half an inch…Then I go to the salon for a straightening or color and they insist my ends need to be trimmed…so thats another inch being cut off each time. It seems like everytime my hair grows- I am cutting it right back off. No more! I want to see my growth. My hair growth appears stagnate when it really isn’t. Check out some pics:
Let’s start with late college- This was in 2005
Jan 2010, Feb 2010,
and April 2010
To now!! December 2010
It’s not breaking off at all due to color or anything, and I know its growing because of my new growth- It’s easy for me to tell my growth. I need to STOP trimming it so much. All these little trims end up being inches. Your hair grows approximately 6 inches a year.
My goal in 2010 is to try to retain at least 4 1/2 to 5 inches. I think I can do it. With protective styles and even straightening (I know, I know-so many think heat is the devil) . I retained so much length in my college years because I straightened all the time. I left no room for my hair to get tangled badly which snaps the ends and makes me have to cut even more.
Join me on my journey to ….Waist length I guess. It sucks because I am tall- my hair has to grow even longer than the average person to appear the same length.