State of the Afro 2013


We are four months away for 2015. Let that sink in for a moment. I wanted to take a moment and review progress from the year that was. Since my growth rate is slightly above a quarter inch a month, sometimes it’s hard to detect progress just by looking at my hair. I also spend a lot of time with my hair, which means sensory perception interferes so changes in length go unnoticed for the most part.

Aside from a personal journal, I track my length via photos because I feel visual progress is far more motivational than just measuring my length and recording in a notebook. Different photos also provide the choice of a side by side comparison, which I feel is the best way to track progress. Progress doesn’t necessarily have to be length; I track thickness, color changes, tensile strength and any current experiments (like the cayenne pepper one).

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