Final Results from Nappturality 2008 BSL Challange

Merry Christmas everyone! Earlier this year, I started a BSL challenge on Nappturality cause I wanted some company on my quest to see my hair reach that lengh…a length that I’ve never, ever seen on my head before. I didn’t even know if I could get there but I wanted to try. Well honestly, I … Continue reading

My Final Length Check for 2008

My journey…a few reflections looking back at this past year. My Big Chop As I was doing my hair today, actually just touching up my twists for what I hope will last till Friday of this week, I decided to do a final length check for 2008. The goal that I embarked on achieving earlier … Continue reading

2008 BSL Challenge

Ok… If y’all frequent nappturality then you know that back in December I started a Bra Strap Hair-Length Challenge. Basically, I invited anyone who was in striking distance of growing their hair (kitchen/nape area) to reach their bra strap within the next year to join me in charting their progress toward this goal. To my … Continue reading

New Growth Comparison Pics

It’s really too soon to do these but someone on NP posted a hair growth comparison thread, and I decided to participate. My goal is really to do these every six months. The longer my hair gets, the harder it is to see the growth. When I take my hair down to style it or … Continue reading

Growth Progress December 14, 2006; Waistlength hair a possibility?

Ok…until I can get a better pic this will have to suffice. I was dying to see how much length I’ve retained in six months. As you can see, my hair in this sample looks to be about four inches away from my bra snaps. Ok…see, I know that some people call this your bra … Continue reading

Shrinkage, Length and Texture Differences

Before I shampoo, I also wanted to take some pics that show length and also illustrate my different textures.   In the top, my hair is about 12-13 inches long. Can you see how straight my hair is in front. Top and front have a looser nap pattern than my crown, back and sides. Lower portions … Continue reading

Breakage, Growth and Progress

Y’all, it’s shampoo day. Yep it is. It’s been a little more than eight months since I started keeping a journal. In fact, I started documenting my journey on February 14, 2006. Back then, my hair out of braids was still so new to me, and after I joined Nappturality, I really began paying a lot more attention to my … Continue reading

Growth Comparison April-Oct 2006

 It’s not December 3. These pic were taken in April 2006. Problem is I can’t really tell where I sampled from in order to get a good comparison some 8 months later.   Well, as of late, I’ve been a little curious about whether or not I’ve made much progress retaining any length. Just on visual … Continue reading

Hair Comparison Then v.s. Now

 In April of 2005, in between braidings, I started wearing twists. My braider was unreliable and would often cancel after I had already taken my hair down. Prior to moving back to my hometown, I never had such a problem when I lived in Cleveland. I’d take my hair down on Friday night/Saturday morning. Shampoo, … Continue reading