Okay I had my braids done April 24th, 2009 and they were starting to look like this....
This is only after three and a half weeks! A coworker was staring at the top of my head and I asked her should I take them down?
She replied with a resounding, "YES!"
SO....I purchased a relaxer and took them down.
Never relax your hair when you're tired.
I was so dead tired from work that I could care less at some point what it looked like.
Never relax your hair in front of others. Especially others that do not understand people with my hair texture. I got tired of hearing lame jokes from my SO, that I gave up.
When I finished my hair was HORRIBLY UNDERPROCESSED!
NO GAIN IN LENGTH AT ALL!
I wanted to cry and was so disappointed. The only difference in my hair was that it was much thicker than it used to be. Twice as thick!
I know I know...thickness comes and then the length.
Blah Blah Blah.
I'm days away from chopping it off to a nice little cut and going about my life. This whole hair growing business was fun while it lasted but I don't have the time, energy, or money to continue. Looking at others progress to lengths that I may never achieve is heartbreaking.