August 2nd 2011 UPDATE
Well a lot of time has passed, between moving from geocities and now I managed to lose the site somehow, I think it was the fault of the host's CPanel as there was a point where I couldn't even upload. Back to hair - I have been continually trimming back to Classic Length, the tips of my 'V' are thickening nicely, a couple of times I have had some hair at fingertip length but it simply wasn't visibly there so trimming back improves the look of my hair a great deal.
September 2010 saw my return to henna because the Amla and Brahmi had considerably darkened my chestnut brown hair to an ashen deep brown, almost black! 2011 saw my return to the occasional shampoo/condition to combat the tangling left behind by henna resins but I do always go back to Indian Herbs, namely Shikakai which still makes my hair soft and shiny - I still make it into a cooked thickened gloop.
In other news I finally succumbed to the wonder of Ficcare Maximas and various Artisan hairtoys! Well a girl has to have something to spend her pocket money on, and they ARE investments after all... :)
May 1st 2009 UPDATE
I'm currently deciding on whether to trim a couple of inches off. There's still this problem with about 2 hairs at fingertip length and the longest ten or so hairs being about 2" beyond Classic, but not really doing much for the overall look of my hair. I might feel odd trimming that much but I don't think it will be a bad thing necessarily.
When I trim I will record the details on the trims page, but this difference in length will not be subtracted from the overall growth for the month. I will calculate the growth since last measurement prior to trimming so that the overall growth for the month is not reduced just because of a trim. An asterisk (*) beside the date and measurement will serve to indicate that a trim has been had since previous measurement (see trims on link to right). I will enter below the actual measurement.
In 2005 I switched to measuring quarterly. It is better for me to not have to think about my hair length once a month and just forget about it. I measure close to the Full Moon and the Quarters. I ended my moon phase experiment at the end of 2003 - this is still archived at the top of the page.
The next measurement is due between Full Moon on September 12th 2011 and Mabon. My last trim was July 1st 2011. :)