Wow, it has been quite a while since I last blogged-September 23rd to be exact. I just haven't had the time. Since then, I texlaxed my hair, but I haven't actually done a length check. I want to hold off and do one at the end of the year, which is in just about 9 weeks.
I am not sure if I will make the full, blunt APL goal in the next 9 weeks but we will see how close I am from it by the end of the year. If not, then I am sure it will happen next year. My hair is doing well. I don't notice any short, broken off strands so this tells me that I am retaining length. Once I am retaining my ends, then my hair will get longer. It's a simple as that. Retention has been a challenge for me on this journey. January will actually put me into my 4th year of trying to grow my hair out.
Sometimes I feel a bit disappointed that I don't have waist length hair to show for all the time, effort and money I have invested in the past four years. All I can say is my hair looks better now than it did in the early days of my hair journey. I no longer have that dramatic V shape. Yes, the tip of my V was grazing my bra strap at one point, but the majority of my hair was not there. Because of this, I actually never liked wearing my hair out when it was straight.
Now, there is a difference. Everything is growing nicely and relatively evenly. I have one problem area which is the right front section of my hair. It is about 4 to 5 inches shorter than the rest of my hair. I have no idea what could have caused it, but it is growing out. Only thing is it will always be that much shorter than the rest of my hair.