When I first received the hair I wore for my bob from Vivica Fox Hair, it was 14 inches. I measured it before having it installed and it was true to length. After all the hair was sewn in, the hair actually fell to about full middle back length, slightly below bra strap length. I realized that 14 inches is my final goal. Currently my hair is about 12″ long (including what needs to be trimmed) and I figure it will take me about 18 months to reach 14 inches with thick, full ends. I’ll be able to grow two inches much sooner, but it will take a few trims for me to be able to say – I ACHIEVED MY GOAL LENGTH and truly be satisfied with the thickness, health and overall state of my hair. Sounds like a long time but I know it will fly by and if I’m consistent with my Liquid Gold growth oil, I may be there sooner than I think…trims and all!