This photo was taken last month. Yes, I am “hiding” a huge 6 month pregnant belly here. But you can see how my hair has grown since my last length check.
The longest part of my hair now touches my hipbone. YAY! That was my goal. Folks can criticize my protective style, hair preservation method all they want (*whines* uuuungh you never have fun, *whines* uuuungh never flaunt your hairrrr)…
But I’ve done what I’ve set out to do. Prove that kinky hair (all hair in fact) can only be preserved or destroyed.
To reach this length with kinky hair you’ll need patience and discipline (no different than managing & saving money). This is what it means to maximize growth. Sure, everyone can grow hair, but few may maximize their results. I grow an average of 6 inches of hair a year (or 0.5” a month) And for the most part, it seems like I keep nearly all of the hair I grow.
My new goal is to simply sustain this length and fill out my ends. Sorry, hair does not grow evenly. Especially if you cut it unevenly 4 years ago like I did! The back right of my hair is about 0.5” - 1” longer than the left. So keep that in mind. Where you start is where you’ll end!
I’m proud to say that my hair still curls up at the ends and its pretty well preserved considering that it is 4.5 years old!