What your photos demonstrate and document are how length is gained on some Afro textured hair. It's a quiet, subtle, gentle process. It is slow and steady and doesn't call attention to itself. Many people can't see this process on their own heads. Or worse, they don't value it. So they cut and trim these gains. Then complain that their hair won't grow past a certain length. Natural, Afro textured hair doesn't grow thick and full all at once, at the same length. You only get that when you buy and sew on a weaved, track of hair. Due to a lack of knowledge, in some cases but not all, the person judges the process as "thinning ends". I consider that judgement, in the example I set forth above, to be incorrect. Thinning ends is when one maintains one's hair at the same length. And if the ends of the hair start to become sparse at that length, then one could likely correctly state that the ends are thin. This is my personal philosophy and have no right to impose it on other people. In addition, I could be wrong anyway. But I don't care. I'm going to continue to share. I don't ever want a woman with Afro textured to come into my sphere or span of control and have her feel that her hair can't be beautiful, healthy and long-IF that is what she wants!