And lastly, here's a picture of my hair before and after the protective challenge. Honestly I'm really not sure how much length I've gained seeing as though I'm 4 going into 5 weeks post in the after picture (shrinkage city!), but I'm proud of the health of my hair and as long as I'm maintaining that I'm happy!
I've learned so much about my hair during this protective styling challenge, but the biggest thing I've learned was to adapt and adjust to whatever my hair is telling me that it needs. I'm so grateful to EbonyCPrincess and Longing4Length for providing all of the hair lovers out there with a fun challenge that promotes growth!