My hair likes to play tricks on me.
This is the scenario: For a couple of months at a time, I won’t see any growth progress with my hair. I’ll grumble about how it’s not growing and start wondering if maybe I should take more vitamins, rub magic tonic into my scalp or “hide” it for a while to give it a break. Then one day, usually on a wash day, I’ll all of sudden proclaim to the mirror, “OMG! Look at my hair!” I’ll see about 1”-2” of growth. I’ll notice more hang time and again start contemplating whether or not I have enough length to finally pull my hair into a puff. It’s as if my hair magically grew a couple of inches overnight.
Now, I know that my hair is growing at the average rate of ½” a month and in some areas a little more and in other areas, a little less. It just seems like I get that average growth overnight. I think my hair just enjoys playing these cruel tricks on me. Just when my worry and anxiety over my growth progress get to a fever pitch, my hair stretches as if just waking up and yawning and says “BAM!” “Look at me now!” I think it used to do the same thing when I was relaxed, except I wasn’t concerned with my growth. I would get my next relaxer touch-up and notice that my hair was an inch longer even after a trim and be really cavalier about it. Now, it’s really getting a chance to play with my emotions. I guess this is payback. Now, I am desperate for it to hurry up and grow, so I can do this style, or that thing, or pull it back into a puff. I’m always looking at tutorials on Youtube thinking, man I can’t wait until my hair is long enough to do that!
So relish in your joy now, my dear hair. Because once I reach that “I can’t wait until it’s long enough to do…” point, it’s over. I won’t care about how fast or slow you’re growing. So enjoy it while it lasts (probably for the next two years).
Does this happen to anyone else?