Being on a hair journey usually means you are interested in trying to grow a head full of long healthy hair. So it's very easy to get caught up on how fast or how slow your hair is growing, instead of how healthy it is. I have been there sooo many times! My hair would be lengthy but in horrible shape ugh... However, this time, I'm going to really try focusing on what my hair needs and what I want from my hair! (Sometimes, Ms. Fro and I are going to have to compromise! lol) I am now 16 1/2 months post relaxer (10 1/2 months natural) and I have been very pleased with the growth of my hair. I know that it's growing... I just have to keep it from breaking off of my head lol. Length will come in time..but having patience is what I'm going to need to be successful during my hair journey.
Height and body frame
When you look at other people, and use them as guides as to how fast you hair should be growing, it can be confusing. I used to find myself asking, "How can she have bra strap length hair already and we started our journey around the same time???" I was unaware that some of the people I used as guides were way shorter than me with shorter necks and torsos etc than me :) (I'm 5'7 1/2 with a long neck, and short torso btw lol) 12 inches of hair will not hit the same body points on everyone. Once I realized this, I felt a lot better LOL.
Remember that hair grows on average about a 1/2 inch, more or less, a month :) This varies from person to person. Also, things like genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise, poor regimen, and over all health can affect hair growth. It's soo important to take care of our bodies from the inside out. Just try to enjoy each stage your hair is in.
Check out, Length Check -10 1/2 Months Natural (16 1/2 months post relaxer) - NaturalMe4C on YouTube!
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012