Hey loves, it's been a year since I cut my hair and I think it's appropriate to do a length check . Over the years, my hair has gone under some serious strain and definite wear and tear. I've used extremely minimal heat . I can count on my hand the amount of times I did my natural hair. I had my mom hot comb it twice and do two sew ins. Every other hair style has been a half wig or lace front. The extreme downside to all if this is that I really and honestly neglected my hair underneath! I really did! I barley touched it. I put in some Cantu Leave-In Strengthener but other than that I went au natural . I do not recommend that. My hair broke off and it was super dry and damaged. : ( Since its been a year I think I'm going to reevaluate how I do my hair and wear it natural for a few weeks to get it used to some maintenance. Today I flat ironed it with my roommates CHI flat iron and honestly it burned the SHIT out of my hair! It was cracking and was really crispy (so not good) . I put some grease in it and put it in a bun. I think the growth is great compared to the entire back being bald! I can actually put it in a HIGH ponytail ! Enjoy everyone!