Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, Measuring Progress, My Hair Length Checks, The 5-Year Challenge, Updates

Hair Goal Status: DIY Length Check and Silk Press during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well.

A couple of days ago the boys spent the night away from the house, and hubby decided that that would be a GREAT time for me to straighten my hair and see how much of it I had now.

I was a little reluctant: I hadn’t had it in MY MIND that I was going to be doing my hair that afternoon/evening. And you know how it can be for us natural girls: Most times we need to have our minds (and hearts) PREPARED PSYCHOLOGICALLY for wash day, LOL. I mean, there are days that you just can’t SPRING a wash day on a naturalista: It’s too hard to get the heart and soul on board and into it.

But I went ahead and did it.


Well, I went ahead and straightened my hair and did an informal length check because one of the four challenges I’ve taken on and am documenting at this blog is a HAIR CHALLENGE to obtain “healthy, mid-back length hair” (please see this blog’s About Page for details). And it’s been awhile since my last informal length check post . . . and more than two whole years since my last at-the-salon length check!

Below are my photo results (NOTE: I did not measure my hair with a tape measure this time). So, despite having done a major DIY trim a few months ago, as of this week I have reached full bra strap length! (Hoooooraaaaay!) Next stop: mid-back length, my ultimate aim. 😀

Soooooo . . . if you know me, normally THIS is when I would discuss every product, discuss every tool, and discuss every step of the method I used — complete with tips and any tricks. HOWEVER, lately I’ve been learning about how people just don’t have time to read a lot of content all over the internet anymore. They want to get in, get the info, and get out to spend time with family or on important tasks. I get it.

So, instead of writing and writing, I’ll let photos tell the story. If you are interested in knowing the exact steps/method I used to achieve my results . . . and/or how I maintain the style . . . and/or how I’ve prevented significant damage to my ends, please let me know in the comments and I’ll create a blog post about it.


Length on July 16, 2020
I am finally reducing mechanical damage to my ends. Yes!

As always, thank you SO much for visiting. Please feel MORE than welcome to comment. Please stay safe!

Until next time . . .




6 thoughts on “Hair Goal Status: DIY Length Check and Silk Press during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

  1. Congratulations on healthy and long hair! It looks great! I’m interested in your blow dry method. I see you used the Revair. I usually get professional trims but I’m going to do it myself until I feel comfortable to go back to the salon. I was going back and forth between getting a Dyson Supersonic or Revair. After much research and reading, I bought the Dyson because it’s small and can be used as a diffuser as well. I just got it two days ago. I’m still on the fence because the Revair seems easier to use. The main reasons why I didn’t get it are due to reviews saying it’s bulky, heavy and noisy. I also read about the company not recommending heat protectants and products with oils before using the dryer. There are conflicting comments about the former so I’m not sure what is true. What is your review of the Revair? Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi, Tay! Thank you so much. I will create a blog post tonight to share my blow dry method and review of the Revair. I was also looking at the Dyson, because I heard it is GREAT for diffusing wash-and-go’s, especially for folks wanting more elongation. I will also share the video demos that helped me get over my fear of self-trimming for the first time. I hope this comment finds you and yours well! Blessings!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s