it seems it was the oldest hair that I lost so that the ends looked really thin so maybe that has something to do with it?
My shedding seems to have settled down and there's even been some new growth although not as much as I would like. I think my thickness is slowly moving down the length so for me it's just a matter of regaining what I once had - and it's going to take time. I don't know if I'll ever be able to go longer than this - sometimes I have nightmares that I'll have to go even shorter to get the thicker hemline I want - but I'm hoping that with time I will be able to.
Progress from June 2006 - January 2011
Mid-Dark brown with natural red and silver highlights; fringe/bangs.
Starting length: 25"/62.5cm (BSL)
Current length: 33.5" (Cut back from 38.5" February 2011 following a massive shed.)
New Goal: Healthy hair that I'm happy with!
Current routine: Scalp wash every second to third day using Chagrin Valley shampoo bars. Finish with acidic rinse (1 tsp ACV or lime juice to 1 to 2 cups of water or herbal tea). Full wash once a week using A'kin conditioner or an egg wash to cleanse the length and shampoo bars or A'kin shampoo on the scalp.
Other: Oiling when required with avocado and almond oil or shea butter; regular micro-trims; BBB; wooden comb; Mason Pearson comb; hair sticks, Flexi-8's, Ficcare, and other hair friendly toys.
'Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfailing beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.' 1 Peter 3:3-4