5 inches is impressive…right?

Honestly, I can’t remember when we made the pact. But a couple friends and I made a pact to not cut our hairs for five years. After keeping my hair pretty short for so long, it’s been a strange (and wonderful) adjustment to having so much hair. My hair is thick…really thick. And I kept it short because it was easier. I could never figure out what to do with all my hair when it was long.

I’ve been figuring it out along the way, but having long hair is actually fun. I feel more feminine, and like there are so many more options (and, when it’s been thinned and isn’t too heavy, there’s always the classic ponytail that works for any situation) in styling. One of my favorite pastimes now is to go through Pinterest and pin styles I’d like to try. I’ve even tried a few.

So, how fast does my hair grow? Check it out:

This is the last time I remember getting a haircut. So the pact started some time after April 2011.

This is the last time I remember getting a haircut. So the pact started some time after April 2011.

June 2011 hair

And here we are just a few months later. June 2011 and my bangs are already getting a little too long.

By January my hair was already passing my shoulders! Also, this is about when I decided to just grow the bangs out.

By January my hair was already passing my shoulders! Also, this is about when I decided to just grow the bangs out.

Look at that length! Also, it was getting heavy by now so I had to go get it thinned.

Look at that length! Also, it was getting heavy by now so I had to go get it thinned. (Couldn’t find a good picture of my hair from April for a better comparison of what a year means.)

About 5 inches longer than April 2011!

About 5 inches longer than April 2011!

I know June 2011 to January 2012 is a long stretch of time, but I really didn’t have any good pictures of my hair. Still. This is the healthiest my hair has ever been (hasn’t been dyed in a loooooong time), and I think it’s also the best it’s looked.

Approximately 5 inches in 21 months. Can you imagine how long it’ll be when I’ve hit the 5 year mark?

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8 comments on “5 inches is impressive…right?”

  1. Amanda Austin

    I’ve done short hair and I’ve done long hair, and I ALWAYS like the long hair more for some reason. I feel the same way….you can style it or put it in a cute bun or topknot. Mine is curly (wavy) so I feel like I have more options — sort of like yours!

  2. Alison

    It’d be down to your butt by then 🙂
    Not dying your hair really does wonders- no chemicals, so hair definitely is healthier and prettier!

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