If you hadn’t had that setback you’d have never eventually help me out with Shea butter. Alongside the countless others you’ve helped in this thread. I’d still be struggling with my hair for who knows how long? Everything happens for a GOOD reason.My Hair Is BACK!!!!!!!
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I'm finally back to the length I had in 2011! In 2012 I did a butcher trim/cut I did to my hair, myself by accident. I was so embarrassed and ashamed that I had so stupidly and unconsciously, cut off my hair.
My hair was cut back to around bra-strap length. Bra-strap is a great length. That is not my point. My point is I had worked so hard to get to hip length and cut it off. I was trying to 'learn how to self-trim'. Trimming is NOT one of my skills and I have resigned myself to the fact that it is NOT WORTH experimenting on my own hair.
Time it takes to find a stylist I trust to trim my hair:
Time it takes to fix my hair because I didn't trust a stylist and wanted to save money:
- 1 to 6 months in time.
- 80 dollars in price.
- 6 years!!!!!!!!!!
- Over $2,000 dollars EASY
Don't cry for me Argentina!
BECAUSE: I would have NEVER tried Shea butter again had this never happened!!!!!
The incredible blessing in all of this is: It was because of cutting my hair BACK to my bra-strap, by accident, and a host of other set-backs, that I turned in desperation
to the kiss of life, that we call, the Queen herself, " Shea butter".
My braided, un-straightened hair is now LONGER than my hair in 2011 in a loose, pressed state.
In the 2011 photo I have on my little gray shorts and it is covering my behind. In the 2018 photo, my hand is covering my behind because the area that splits is exposed. My point is to communicate that my braided hair is longer than the loosened hair.
The waist band of those gray shorts is raised higher than the waistband of my thermal underwear. Thus, my hair hangs longer in a BRAID than it did when pressed out. Now, if I want to be a petty nitpicker, which I'm trying to leave behind in 2019, I can see that my head is falling forward more in the 2011 photo and falling more back in the 2018 photo. BUT STILL!
My longest EVER hair was in 2012, but the ends today looking nothing like the ends in this 2012 photo:
Interestingly, you'll notice the waist band of my shorts, in the 2012 photo, is pulled all the way up around my waist like that of an old man.
I don't think my hair in the 2012 photo was much longer than the hair in the 2011 photo. I think it was in the 'thickening' stage, at the same length. That is why I don't think I have ever considered myself to have been at tail bone length until now.
My unbraided, pulled hair of today, is longer than my straightened hair of 2011 and probably of 2012.
The great thing is that all the old hair was cut to around bra-strap. So, the
hair ends I have now have are younger and a have a chance to be super GREAT!