Since deciding to go through the process of chopping and re-growing again, i now have some more experience and some different ways to approach growing out my hair this time around.
I've sort of been reminscing about the hair that i could have had this year, if i had only left my hair alone and not colored it, as i just passed my one year anniversary since i had my last relaxer a week ago.
Looking back at photos of my hair over the months led me to a question, when is a TWA no longer a
I'd say when my hair was between 3.5 - 4 inches it started to feel a whole lot less like a TWA and more like an A. I started to realize that i had to style my hair, where as with my TWA i could wash & go and really just wash, and go! My curls started to hang as opposed to always sticking up and i could start to feel movement in my curls and in my hair. I noticed that it was starting to take more product to do my hair and i would sometimes miss spots, not realizing how much hair i had and how long it had really gotten. I started to see how much work it was going to be going through the in between stage of TWA to a length that is at least ponytail-able (meaning = easier), something around NL or SL.
I mean... When does your TWA graduate to just an A?
I do have a little confession to make.... so honestly... my plan was to grow my hair out some more and cut off the colored ends after new years, but i was also getting lazy with how much work longer hair was starting to become... so i chopped early. I am glad i did because i love my haircut this time and I'm glad i got a second chance to learn to appreciate it, as i don't plan to wear short hair again for a very long time, if not ever again, lol. I'm dreading the in between stage again and can't wait until i can make it into at least a banana clip but i am prepared and ready to start this journey over... no turning back this time.