It's been 2 whole years since I started my healthy hair journey and it's definitely not been easy. I'm still learning as much about hair as I was when I first started. At the moment I'm struggling with looking after the several textures on my head and have been experiencing an abnormal amount of shedding for the past few weeks. I'm not sure if it's the British summer (a combination of humid heat and thunder storms) or the fact that I've decided not to relax. I just hope I can control the shedding somehow or I don't think I'll have any hair left!
I did a length check and I'm now fully bra strap length. I've been this length for a while where I keep trimming my ends and I gave myself another slight trim today. I decided against a blunt cut as my ends didn't really need to be cut other than to appear fuller. Where my ends are bone straight and not texlaxed like the rest of my hair this has made them look thinner in comparison. I will cut them off eventually I just don't see the point when my ends are healthy and I don't wear my hair straight often.
This is what my hair looked like before and after the trim:
(The last shot is a close up of my ends)
For some reason my hair looks fuller in person than it does in this picture, so I included a close up of my ends
I'm about 3-4 inches off waist length which I'm really excited about but I don't think I'll be there any time soon. My hair grows at less than 0.5 inches per month and I'm going to give my hair a bigger trim in the next few months. I'm also undecided on whether to go natural or not so who knows where my hair will be by the time of my next yearly update. For now I'm happy with my progress, especially as my starting length was such a stark contrast to how my hair is now.