I promised to update with a length check since I didn’t include my OWN length in the Protective Styling Official Sign Up! I took these photos on January 16 (a day late) on air dried hair. I didn’t feel the need to flat iron because I am freshly relaxed and I think this length is pretty true – the flat iron would’ve only made the difference in about a centimeter or less so its negligible in my mind. Yesssssss, I know I am always throwing on a different bra but I promise to use this SAME one at the end of our 3 month protective styling challenge. *Girl Scout’s Honor*
We’ll see where my length is in April. I think this is the first time in a very long time that I am completely happy with my hair. Even the length!!! *gasp* Can you believe it?! I haven’t gained ANY length since 2011 because I’ve been continually cutting off thin ends to try to get to THIS point. The point where all of my hair – front, back, sides and middle – is thick from root to tip and HEALTHY. Cutting a couple of inches every few months was such a LONG process that although I was originally super focused on hitting BSL I couldn’t be happier with every.single.thing about my hair right now! Protective styling should guarantee it stays this way!