The Great Grow-Out!
I have to admit, there are a few days I missed the length I had previously, but what I don’t miss at all is the brittle feeling, damaged looking ends. Don’t miss that at all! If you’ve been around on this blog for a while, you know I have a Take Better Care of Your Hair Challenge that goes on yearly. I admit it fell a little under the rug last year, but I would love to initiate the principles of the challenge once again, especially since I just recently cut my hair.
So what’s the great grow out? The “take better care of my hair” all about? Simply: get my hair in the healthiest, softest, longest, most beautiful state possible and keep that at every stage, every length. In the TBCH challenge, I opted for us to Deep condition at least once per week, to always keep the hair moisturized and also keep check on protein. Protective styling and avoiding too much direct heat. The mission is to protect our tresses (I’m protecting Sassy-Belle, gotta show her love) from harm and from damage that would ultimately lead to a setback.
Next, we need to identify a goal. How long would you like to see your hair grow? Are you aiming for tailbone length, shoulder, middle of the back? What? How much can you handle? You have to take a few things into account before you decide truly.
What is your hair like at it’s current length? How well do you manage it? Is it big and thick and a burden to you? Have you already mastered your hair? Could you handle it if it were longer than it is now? Ask yourself, then make a realistic goal. Long hair is great, but is it worth it if all it will do is stress you out?
For me personally I’d love to grow my hair to Mid-Back length as depitced on the chart to the left. Anything longer and I might lose my mind. Plus MBL is a reasonable goal, not too long and not too short. I’m tall, so having MBL hair might very well be Waist-Tailbone length on other ladies.
Okay, so we’ve decided on a goal, now we’d have to know how we plan to meet them. I’ll be taking more pictures and video snippets perhaps weekly or bi-weekly to document my growth progress. I also want to document what I use, how it reacts, what I like, what I dislike and of-course zone in on the staples, products-tools and techniques that will stand firm through the ages of my journey.
So ladies and gents, I’m offering this to you as well. Are you ready to grow out? Ready to meet that goal? Best part about this challenge now that it’s updated is, there is NO join by date and no END date!! It is continuous! I’m beginning/continuing immediately and would love to see everyone join in! If you’re in, please leave a comment below with a start picture and a comment on your goal. I will create a post in a month’s time that we can discuss if we have seen any progress.
~Hope you enjoyed