I haven't charted my hair growth, I haven't stayed in protective styles, I wasn't aiming to grow my hair to bra strap length or waist length. At this point in my journey I would like chin length un-stretched hair. That's it. I can barely detangle my hair now. My hair grows out and not down so it could be another year before I make my goal. After that I will maintain it at the length it gets.
I'm doing a 100 Day Challenge because I wanted to challenge myself to leave my hair alone for as much as possible, not to grow my hair to any length. It was pretty cool when I took my hair down though because I was well past collar bone length in the back and the front had grown back almost 2 inches shy of where it was 6 months ago. I evened everything back up to 8 inches though. I'm trying to catch my bangs up before I left it grow out evenly. I was crying when it came to detangle my hair after I had the weave in for 3 weeks. I'm dreading taking this next weave/braid combo out because my hair strands had swole the heck up last time.
Well I found a picture I took in Jun of 2008 so I did a side by side compare. So 16 months of growth , trial and error, scissors. I'm happy.