I’ll be 3 years natural in about 6 months. I can’t tell you how long my hair is because I don’t like to check, but I’m guessing it must be around 15 inches stretched out. Here’s some of what I’ve learned over this time period that I wish I had known when I had started. I hope it helps you.
Hair is just hair. The inherent structure regardless of the person, race etc. remains practically the same. Differences in texture arise simply from the shape of hair follicles on your head. A very flat follicle produces kinky hair and perfectly round follicle produces straight hair. Curlier hair is right in the middle.
In March I loosened my long-term winter protective style anticipating some new growth (which I got 😀 ). Unfortunately I also got a lot of breakage 😥
Normally I would have gone for a trim without thinking too much about it. But this time I wanted to see if there was a way to reduce the amount of split hairs I got. I should add that I live in an area that can get really dry during winters and probably played a big part in my horrible ends.
When hair starts growing from its roots, it is at its thickest. It is least porous.
What is porosity? Porosity is the ability of your hair to absorb (and release) water. Having high porosity hair can be damaging to your hair’s cuticles. Cuticles are like windows on your hair; if they are open, moisture can leave and enter hair easily causing the hair to swell.