I was talking with a friend of mine the other day about challenges and delights of growing out my hair. He understood as he said he once was trying to grow out his hair. He spoke of wearing a little plastic head band to keep this hair out of his face and how trendy it made him feel. My friend mentioned during the process of growing out his hair he thought many times it would be a great idea to start a support group for people that were sharing this arduous task. It’s a great idea.
Growing out your hair can be so frustrating. There are days when you simply do not have the energy or the time to style your hair. When you have had a very simple, short, wash and go hair style for as long as I did, growing out your hair can be very tiresome. I just want to chop it off sometimes. Besides the fact that it can be challenging to have the patience to do it, you also have to take into consideration that you’ll need a certain ability to be able to style your new longer hair.
A support group would be nice. We could meet and share our challenges. We could teach each other tips and tricks to styling longer, BUT not quite long enough hair. We could encourage each other to hold true to our desire to want longer hair. I read on Facebook the other day a quote that read, Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to remain calm while you wait. A support group would be very helpful.
In the last several weeks I’ve purchased scarves to tie up my hair, bobby pins, head bands, a brush, a comb, hair products and unpacked all the hats I can find. I decided to start letting my hair grow last June. It’s getting there.