I tend not to get caught up in the length measuring- it can totally get obsessive (I see you with the ruler and tape- put it down!!)
While, I definitely would love longer lengths- I’m not letting that fact be my driving force behind hair care- that’s how you get caught up in pj-ism, changing your reggie all the time, and doing regrettable trims and styles. It’s a journey, I accept that, and I’m trying to enjoy it!
That said, checking my length periodically (without straightening my hair)- allows me to be sure that I am protective styling enough, and retaining length (though, checking your shed hair should provide these answers too).
Here’s the update:
14 months natural
90% protective styling
BC after 2 month transition
I’m always shocked when I look at my BC pictures, and where I am now. Kinky hair does grow! Hopefully, I can continue to have success in growing healthy long, natural hair!
Do you use length checks to measure progress, Naturalista?