After reading the "Is 4b hair designed to be short" thread i'm feeling a little...no...EXTREMELY discouraged. I have never had hair past shoulder length. NEVER in my life. Recently, after wearing my hair in kinky twists for some months, i had noticed an improvement in the condition of my hair and the back of my hair was just past collarbone length, the top of my hair hovering at chin length (before a much needed trin set me back) I trimmed about an inch and although i am seeing improvement in the hair of my hair (Somewhat) i feel like i can never retain length. I'm starting to wonder if i will ever reach my hair growth goals of apl or bsl It doesn't help that i have very slow growing hair, and by the time my hair needs a trim i end up chopping most of my growth. is it possible that i'm just unable to grow long hair? my regemine is (IN BRAIDS/kinky twists) -wash every 2 weeks with creme of nature shampoo for dry hair(old formula) and condition with Giovanni smooth as silk/watered down LeKair Cholesteral+EVOO/ Suave Humectant/ V05 Moisture milks/ Herbal Essesences Long Term Relationship. -spray daily with my own glycerine mix, African Pride braid spray or s curl. (OUT OF BRAIDS/LOOSE/PROTECTIVE STYLE) -oil rinse/detangle with EVOO -wash with Avalon organics lemon shea clarifying poo or creme of nature for dry hair -Aphogee 2 minute reconstructer/ protien treatment -Deep condition with LeKair Cholesterol+EVOO or Yes to Carrots Moisturising mud mask -put into protective style until next wash day ie flat twist/cornrows/twists I hate that my hair is so short, i've been natural for 6 years and my texture is 4b/4c. I'm never going to relax my hair again because everytime i have it has fallen out and i don't want to feel like i have to wear extensions for the rest of my life! I feel like braiding is my only option since i really don't like weave and wigs. what do you guys think?