In any type of journey that you embark on, it is wise to keep tabs through updates not only for motivation but also to be able to control any foregoing problems that you may have. Also it is great as a way to understand how much work you still need to reach your goal.
In this hair journey that we embarked exactly 3 years and 6 months ago, we had as a goal to grow our hair long and stronger than it was before as I mentioned here in our hair story. In this post, I have now relaxed and flat-ironed my hair to see how much length I was able to retain since January (last time I flat ironed) and April (last time I relaxed) to keep track of my progress and if I need to make any changes.
When we started the hair journey we were very extreme with our methods and pretty much attempted all ways to grow hair (oils, massages, rinses, treatments, etc.) but as time went on we developed a routine here that is more manageable.
However, since January, my routine got even less rigid because I actually started seeing the results that for so long we wanted for our hair so I decided to ease up. We also skipped some wash days and for the most part I stopped oiling my scalp. All in all, I still follow my schedule and I have been seeing tremendous growth.
Comparing my hair in January with today I can see that it got longer and fuller and that finally I can claim full BSL like the girls on youtube that we followed, which is crazy to us!
I also noticed that I really needed a trim this time and is probably due to the aforementioned fact that we slacked a bit on our routine this semester. Thankfully it was not too dramatic and I was able to catch it quickly. I cut off about 1 inch from my ends
3 1/2 year progress:
Seeing my hair and seeing how much it grew these 3 years, kind of rekindled the motivation we had in the beginning. So I now have two new goals of first getting back on track with my routine: no more skipping wash days and going back to oiling my scalp with castor oil at least once a week. As well, I will now give myself a length goal instead of a time goal since now I can see that these lengths are possible. I always secretly wanted my hair to reach the curve of the waist so this will be my next goal. In addition, I don’t think I will do a heat pass this long for the next 6 months, I think I deserve to play with my hair a bit more, but this 6 month stretch really helped so I very highly recommend any of you.
Hopefully this served you guys as inspiration and that combined with my hair story you can see how it can be possible if you just take your time to get the hair you dream.
I would love if you guys could share your length goals in the comments as I did and hopefully all of us, through hard work, can achieve them!