Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Twenty One Inches on February 7, 2007

I have measured my hair for the "Ponytail & Long Hair" contest that will be held during the Taft Oildorado Days in 2010. The last time I cut my hair was in 2005, At that time my hair was only 4" long. What was I thinking!!! Now my hair is 21" long!!! (24.5" long when straightened out!) I wear it in a ponytail most of the time, alternating between just pulled back and french braiding it.

The last time I let my hair grow this long was 25 years ago and it didn't get much longer than it is right now. It didn't take long for me to get it cut either, because at the time my oldest son was a newborn and he always had a handful in his tiny little fists. (roots and all!)

I can remember my maternal Grandmother's hair being about a foot longer when my mother cut it for her. She had thick auburn hair that she would braid and wrap around her head. The heaviness gave her constant headaches, that went away after her heavy locks were cut. I guess I get my thick hair from her and the natural curl from my dad.

To this day, I wish that I had kept a lock or two of Grandma Nim's braided hair. To my eleven year old eyes her hair was beautiful the way it ranged from deep auburn up to the speckled white and auburn roots. Her hair would have made beautiful dolls hair or a wig for a cancer patient. You didn't hear too much of that going on back then.

This post is to unofficially measure my hair so that I can tell how much it grows between now and the contest in 2010! The next measuring will be in 3 months on May 7.

* far my hair has grown 20.5" in two years. That calculates out to 10.25" a year. So, if my hair continues to grow at this rate it will be a total of 55.25" long in 2010!!! That is roughly 4' 6" long and would need only 1' 3" to touch the ground. We'll see...


Naomi said...

Sounds like your going well Janey. I've always loved having long hair. I had it cut short once but never felt comfortable with it, so I just let it grow again.

Janey Loree said...

I usually have it at least shoulder length. I can remember in Kindergarten having my hair used as reins as we galloped across the playground!

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