While many people claim to have a summer growth spurt, it certainly hasn't happened to me. I had a decent month of growth in August, but just a modest 1/2 inch, which is a bit less than my personal average. I'm now just slightly over the 25 inch/ 63.8cm mark. I'm still happy with it though, as I know that my hair is still slowly creeping toward my next goal of BSL, which is not far away at all.
I took a photo of my hair today, although it's not too pretty. When I do my quarterly updates in February, May, August and November, I always try to make sure that my hair looks its best, but for the off months, I don't worry about it too much. My hair looks more uneven than it actually is in this photo, as it's day 2 hair and it has dents in it from being bunned. I really wanted to take an outdoor photo too, but it's quite windy out. So this photo will just have to do.
After my next wash, I'm going to try to reassess whether or not I can wait another month before my next trim. It's difficult for me to assess it today, because of the bun dents making my hair looking so uneven. It's always easiest to assess right after a wash, after combing.
I had a very successful root touch-up on Monday, and I was indeed able to stick with the non-cone conditioner after the dye was rinsed out. This is quite a breakthrough after two years of having to use silicone-based conditioners.
All in all, I'm pleased with my progress, and while I'm getting a wee bit impatient to reach the bottom of BSL, I know that I'll get there by the end of the year, whether I decide to trim this month or next. Now that my hair is longer, it gets easier to trim neatly, which is a bonus.
So that's it for today.
Til tomorrow, my friends. Love to all.