Ok yawl! My short bout of laziness is over and I've finally got the goods! Peep my update pics! The first pic shows my long, waist-length, natural hair in 2007. The 2nd pic shows my hair after the big chop-a-roo on August 23, 2007. Pic 3 shows my length at month 10 (June 2008). And finally, pic 4 was taken in August 2008, my 1 year anniversary! Each curly pic was taken after washing and "wide-combing" it out, so you don't see much curl. And since shrinkage is a *batch*, you're not really able to see its full length. Even when my hair is waist-length, it still shrinks up to the length of a short, stingy bob when wet. Shrinkage. There's just no escaping it! LOL! But notice that in pic 3 my hair reaches the bottom of my ear and in Pic 4 it goes well past my ear. It does give you an idea of just how much growth I obtain every 2 months between washes. Yup, you heard me right. 2 months. That's the only time I "manipulate" my hair. Yeah, I know it may sound stankish, crazy, funky, or (****insert your favorite adjective here***) but here's the thing... it works! Cross my heart!
I'm currently in the "grow out" phase so right now I'm just focused on my focus. For me, styling and rocking the latest hairdo will have to take a back seat for the sake of growth, atleast for the time being. Just trust though, it will soon pay off. The only way to find out is to stick around and see for yourself. I'm still cooking up a post that gives you blow-by-blow details on my current personal hair routine. So stay tuned and keep it locked!