This weekend I went to Natural Resources Salon for my quarterly blow out, trim and Every day Beauty hairstyle (See photo gallery below). Usually, I bring my iPhone to document the process as well as to do a length check for the world to see. This time I felt less inclined to do so. For a few different reasons I stopped doing length checks, that I’ll explain below…
They Make Me Impatient
You know, what I’m talking about. You’ve been looking at so and so’s hair. Falling into the natural hair comparison trip. You’re ready for your hair to get to that length. You start obsessing about their hair length and regimen. You compare your hair to their hair.
Every few months you’re checking how long your hair is. You start counting how long you’ve been natural. Then asking questions like…Oh Lawd, what’s wrong with my hair? Why isn’t it growing? Ok maybe impatient was the wrong word. It makes me CRAZY!!!
SEE ALSO: 7 Reasons Your NOT Seeing Hair Growth
I’m Practicing Patience
I’ve had my hair mishaps. But I’m on the right track now. I’m finally content with my hair.
My regimen is working. I know that I’m retaining length and I’m seeing growth. I want to be surprised by the length of my hair. I figure I’ll wait 6 months for my next length check. Maybe even longer than that. My hair is already bra strap length. I don’t really want tailbone length hair or even waist length hair. I mean, I’m not going prevent my hair from getting that long but I’m ok with around mid back length and retaining that length.
Long Hair Doesn’t Make You More of An Expert
How often do you do a length check?
Mallorie Clausnitzer says
I know this was written a couple of year ago, but I stumbled upon this blog because my sister was asking how long I thought her hair was. I starting think to myself, “Why the heck does it matter you have simply amazing hair!” I stopped length checks after I loss hair from giving birth to my daughter and realizing I am a stress induced hair puller. Nowadays, my goal to have my hair healthy and thick again no matter how long it gets.
And that’s a great goal, @Mallorie!!! Good for you!