Within only 5mths I have made enough progress for it to look decent again. Sure, I want it to get much better still, but I will get there soon at this pace.
JAN - FEB - MAR - MAY (clickable)
Trimmed: 1.6cm/ 0.6"
Length: 106.8cm/ 42"
Before shed: 9.7cm/ 3.9"
Lowest: 7.5cm/ 2.9"
Current: 8cm/ 3.1"
In January it actually looked like I needed to trim to Bra Strap length or midback for it to look full. Now it looks pretty good until Tailbone length. Imagine I would have went for a trim! o_o
What I want to say is this - after hair loss you hairs taper/ thinness can look worse than it is. We all know how thin ends can give the illusion of thinner hair.
I know that to finally make people believe this method works I will have to show much more improvement. But be assured, I will persue this until the end!
My hair last year:
I'm just a bit sad that when I will visit Germany in July/August, my hair won't look like what I promised my grandmother. On her side of the family the women had very long hair, thats why I wanted to test out thigh length like her mother had. I sent my grandmother photos of the progress and she was impressed.
She does not know I'm ill, she is not doing too good herself and I don't want to stress her too much. Maybe I will just tell her it was my thyroid. She would not understand the rest anyway and only panic when she hears "tumor".
As far as other family members go, they all know I'm "special" *g*, but I doubt they will understand my decision to keep that ill thin hair long instead of shortening and regrowing. Noone else in my family has long hair btw., my sister and my cousin used to have long hair...but my cousin is overstyling and straightening hers and my sister was not able to manage her long hair and often had tangles and damage. None of them have ever come further than elbow length though.
Oh well, this will be interesting....^^