Friday 30 December 2011

Last Length Check of 2011

To be honest, I didn't think much had happened with my hair (I think that's the problem with interim length checks). I've been dealing with a lot of split ends, which has meant a lot of snipping out, and pulling out (don't ask, it's a really horrible habit I have). But my family were convinced that my hair was longer than it had been before, at some undefined point in the past.

Mum: You know, I never thought you'd get this far with your hair you know!
The Rebel Sis: Although I know you never would, if you did relax your hair, it would be quite long actually if you did.
Mum: She can't relax her hair. She's the reason all of us have given it up! If she relaxes her hair now, she'll have to deal with all of us!
Whoo! Inspiring to the very end! Though it's probably because I wear my hair stretched a lot more now, so they can see the length, rather than any real action on my part.

Last year I was here:

and here

And one year, various cuts, trims and chops later, I'm here...

and here.

Honestly, I can't see much difference from August's update! >.< I've had a lot of breakage, and gung ho chopping due to split ends so the lack of length retention isn't surprising.

I think I'll have to restrict my scissor activity this year...or increase it? Maybe the difference is that I'm actually dealing with the split ends now and noticing them, whereas before I was blissfully ignorant of the state my hair was in.

Let's not end on such a nebulous note though - let's look at my fringe (bangs). Around this time last year, it was a bright brassy blonde, dry and breaking off. This year, I think I've grown out the worst dyed bits. All I have left is the colour that was put on top of my undyed hair.

Now they're nearly too long to be called a valid fringe, since they nestle right between my nose and lip.

This year Arm Pit Length (APL)/Shoulder Length (SL). Who knows, I may actually hit Bra Strap Length (BSL)/ Collar Bone Length (CBL) next year (yeah right!).
Next Length Check: December 2012


  1. Congratulations, and yes, your hair is growing! I'm preparing for my end-of-hair-challenge length check as well and it seems that when you check periodically you don't notice the difference but when you compare it to the year before the difference is more noticeable. Best of wishes to you in the new year!

  2. I usually trim twice a year to avoid scissor happy me chopping tons of hair off (which I KNOW I'm capable of). In terms of difference between August and now, remember hair grows about a quarter of an inch every month. That's not much-at best you'd end up with 1.25 inches between August and December!

    See you in 2012!

  3. @Libby: And the same to you! Hope you have a joyful New Year's. I definitely need to back up with the interim length checks. Not helpful at all!

    @Alice - that's such a good idea. I tried to leave it for 6 weeks at a time, but then I'd catch a glimpse of a split end and usually got to work >.< For some reason, I always think August is the middle month of the year, because that's when school holidays end.

    Here's hoping it's a good onw!


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