Ok… this was a really fun discovery, to find out that my length in the top is longer than my forearm. I’ve only ever dreamed of this length and wow… here it is. I am starting to find that I cannot style touch up my full head of twists in one sitting anymore. It just takes waaaay to long to do so. And for the first time ever, I’ve started to rethink this whole length thing. Most of the time I look at my length and wish my hair was twice as long as it is now. But honestly, I’m not sure I could hand that. I’m already at a point to where I fear taking all of my hair down because it would be too overwhelming to deal with. Plus, I fear detangling on a full head because I don’t think I’d have the patience to be gentle with it, and I’d end up doing something foolish, like literally ripping my hair out. Yes that’s a nightmare I would prefer not to experience.
So far though, I have no desire to either hold the line at a certain length OR to cut my hair back to a certain length. I seem to have a routine and a bunch of ways to style my hair while in twists that really works for me.
For now then, I just say “grow hair grow!” But I must admit, it gets a little lonely in nappyland because most aren’t willing to do what it takes to get longer lengths or they get too frustrated once their hair starts to get longer and they chop it off. So I’m looking for some company. If you’re a longer haired nappy (15 plus inches) stopping through here, and you’re not at all bothered by caring for your length, please stop and share how you manage all that hair. I’d love to hear from you. Plueeezzzzeee!