it's the continuing 4c saga.
I was browsing another hair forum where someone asked this same question but in a different way: "Is 4c hair designed to be short?"..
the majority of the answers were yes.
Sure there are a handful of folks with butt length 4c hair, but compared to other with 3c and less it's a minority.
I did notice that a few 3a-c's were vociferous saying: "It doesn't matter what grade your hair is - you can grow it long." Okay, but when others asked "Are you a 4c?" They back-paddled "Well, i don't know much about hair grading - but YES, SURE! you're hair should grow long" "Or my sister has long hair (that's subjective), and she's a 4c - but yeah, okay, i'm not 4c"..
thanks for your input..
Well, i'm a 4c.. and because the tinier/fragile the coil? the more setbacks i've had. I've been on this forum since 2005.. You would think the hair gods would have blessed my Elite Member Status
as&*&s with ankle length hair by now. They have not.
I've done everything i'm supposed to do. Baggy, Invert, Divert, Growth Aides, DHT blockers, Head Massages, Full Body Massages, (massaging other people - okay, men, but that's beside the point), Detox, Betonite Clay, Play Dough, Silly Puddy, Protective Styles, sexual favors - and after several - yes SEVERAL setbacks, i'm at CBL when it's stretched..
Otherwise, i'm a 2" uneven TWA..
Think about it 2005, to 2013. Yes, I should be sitting over in Cambodia somewhere waiting for that Arju-ju chick to cut off my luxurious flowing locks and offer me a good price for it - with 3 feet to spare..
That is soooo not the case. I maybe ranting, but i'm finally accepting the fact that i am not genetically gifted like Serra, Deseray, Sibongile, Ijeoma, Chalise, etc.
I'm learning to retain what i have and be happy with it. Relaxing, or using heat to "show length" is just going to cause another setback. My hair can't even LOOK at a blow dryer without falling out.
thus, when it comes to 4c? just work on keeping your hair healthy. Healthy is good.
and if your family members keep going on about you're hair isn't LONG? then tell them if they can't find a solution to the problem - and it's obviously THEIR problem, then they can shut the hell up.