In a few weeks from now it’s going to be one year since I’ve been on my HHJ (healthy hair journey). I don’t feel like my hair has grown at all. Yes I went from NL (neck length) to SL (shoulder length) but it still doesn’t seem like its growing. Hair grows on average 6 inches per year but how do you deal with the realization that if you get 4 inches for the year you’re lucky?
And that’s not taking into account trims. I’m new to this so I’m going to make a lot of mistakes. I’m a slow grower and although I tell myself to have patience, patience sucks! I’ll be lucky to even make APL (Armpit Length) by the end of this year but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I see more growth when I’m consistent with my vitamins.
This last stretch was the most difficult, my shedding increased plus every wash day I battled tangles and breakage. At the start of this HHJ I was not sure how long I was going to stretch for, I was just committed to doing nothing less than 12 weeks. Right before I started my journey I was going natural but decided to give this relaxed hair journey a try and did my first relaxer to kick off my HHJ at 17 week post, which made me decide to stick to long stretches. However, I have decided to cut my stretches to 12 weeks from now on, I won’t do less than 12 weeks but if he (my hair) is cooperating I will go longer.
My last touch up was bitter sweet because I have to cut my hair and of course I don’t want to. I’m thinking about sticking to just clipping my ends with every touch up and do a nice trim at the end of the year for my last touch in December. I don’t wear my hair out, it’s always hidden so I don’t feel like I need the perfect even cut right now. Since doing my hair in November last year I flat ironed and wore it out once; last month for Carnival Tuesday when I had used clip-ins. Leaving my hair alone worked for me before I knew anything about a HHJ and that’s what will take me through it.
When I started this blog I honestly thought I would be talking to myself for at least a year lol so I want to thank everyone who has stopped by and continue to do so *gigantic hug* Tell me what you think I should do about my hair, cut it now or stick to my plan of cutting in December? I would appreciate your feedback, any suggestions or tips you may have. Thanks again for taking the time to hear me ramble.
Happy Hair Growing!