New year, new length check

I’ve never officially done a length check so I thought I would start.  How else can I see how much my hair grows in a year?  I know it’s growing because of what I can do with it that I couldn’t do before when it was shorter.  I can now do curly puffs and I can now fit my hair into a ponytail.  

Despite that I would love to know just how much for this year 2012 and see if I’m getting at least 6 inches a year and RETAINING it.  No point in growing this hair only for it to break off.


Our hair grows about 1/2 inch a month or 6 inches in a year.  Now things like our diet, water intake, exercise and vitamins can help the growth even better so many of us are trying to eat better, exercise and take herbal supplements for maximum hair growth.  

I have decided to measure in inches the length of my hair as well as see where it falls on these charts I found that are really helpful in determining where my hair falls.  

The longest part of my hair (which happens to be in the middle of my head) is 10 1/2 inches long.  My hair also falls when stretched to a little past shoulder length.  It was easier for me to see that when I had my hair in two strand twists since I won’t be adding any heat to my hair so I won’t be checking by flat ironing it.

What are my hair length goals?  Well, I’ll be happy if I get the full six inches a year or even more!  I would be happy with mid-back length or even waist length but hip length would be a dream!

So, it’s now official and I’ll be checking each month with the ruler to see how much I am growing and retaining.  No challenge just wanting to see some growth.  Gonna be kind to my hair and keep those ends oiled as well as from rubbing up against my clothing although shrinkage pretty much takes care of that!  

Happy hair growing Naturals,



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  1. January 17, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    Great that you are documenting your hair as it grows I am excited to see how it does through the year.

  2. January 17, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    I'm excited as well. I should have been doing this before but I was happy go lucky and was so concerned with healthy hair and not concerned with length. Now I want both!! LOL

  3. January 17, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Hip length?!?! We'll see.

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