Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Missing Chronicles of August 2011 - February 2012: Length Checks and Deep Trims

Yah. I did it. Remember at the beginning of 2011 I mentioned my hair length goal for 2011 was to get to 3 inches shy of the crack of my butt? lol Well turns out I made my target with 4 months to spare. 

Taken 8/25/11. 


Then in October I got antsy and decided to get a blowout and THEN decided I should also get a trim. I ended up leaving the salon with bsl length hair lol. 


Length check on a braid out done on blow dried and deeply trimmed hair. Back to about bsl. Picture taken 11/19/2011.


Rocking my shorter hair has been great. Honestly, since moving hair has kind of been low on my priority list so I haven't been really doing right by it. Despite this, it still managed to grow back to about midback length.


Rough length check on extremely curly and tangled medium twist- twistout hair. seems to be back to about mid back length. Picture taken 3/2/2012


I think now that I'm more settled, I may try actively growing it back out again. If only to get some hang-time in this sweet country they call T&T, with what feels like 200% humidity. I loooove my shrinkage but sometimes I leave my house with hair down by my armpits and return with hair around my ears and rain didn't fall. LOL. I'm kinda curious what length I have to get to for my hair to get less than 50-75% shrinkage. To re-frame that: at what length of hair is it heavy enough to give me serious hangtime in its kinky-curly state? Only time will tell. 

8 comments:

  1. Great progress! Is your routine still the same?
    I am in the process of growing mine out as well (trying to get to BSL).

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    1. Thanks. Right now I don't really have a routine, I'm working on it but I'll be posting on that in the coming weeks. You can friend me on facebook to see some of the things I am doing to build my routine now. thanks again for reading and commenting! And good luck on your growing!

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    2. OK! Just friended you. I hope I can get to this length. I have so much shrinkage, I feel like I am never past APL! LOL

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    3. Just added you! I feel you about the shrinkage lol, even with my length now you would never know it because my hair is always between shoulder and apl in the styles i usually wear lol. just have to embrace it I guess

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  2. what specifically are u doing to grow it...mine is bsl, want it to be longer

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    1. Hi Anon,
      granted I am not always conscientious about it, you can find an outline of what I try to do in this post http://mznappytrini.blogspot.com/2010/08/question-from-apples-hair-growth.html. Good luck growing and thanks for commenting!

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  3. OMG!!! I remember following you in like '10 or somewhere there and thinking your hair was already super long.....fast forward 2 years later....SPEECHLESS. You're a great example, Black Women CAN GROW LONG HAIR!!!

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    1. YES WE CAN!!! lol thanks for the support

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