My first ever hair growth challenge is here! I’m going to be using some strict hair care methods for 180 days, and I can’t wait to share my routine with you.

It’s been a long road.

I’d big-chopped in 2013. I experimented with tons of products, protective styles, low-manipulation hairstyles, and even DIY products, which have become my favourite.

How I grew my hair to armpit length

This will be the first time, throughout my natural hair journey, that I monitor my hair growth. Before I went natural, I was really attached to the length of my hair and I honestly believed that it wasn’t possible for my hair to grow past my shoulders. I guess that continuous straightening and chemical treatments caused so much damage to my hair that it refused to grow any further.

Watch the steps I’ll be taking to retain length over the next 180 days:

Are you thinking about going natural or reaching a hair growth goal? Maybe this is the perfect time for you to transition.

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The day that I’d big-chopped, I was standing in front of my low-lit bathroom mirror, exhausted by having to manage my limp, chemically treated ends, along with my thick, natural regrowth. I didn’t know that I was going to cut it all off until I had the scissors in hand. It was my most liberating experience. No exaggeration.

I’d had enough of trying to get those straight ends to curl and pushing all my cute curly strands to the fronts of my head. That was it; and here I am – absolutely amazed at my own hair texture.

I want the same for you.

Each of my tips are methods that I use on my own hair, weekly, if not daily. My hair growth goal for this challenge is to retain 7 cm of length in 6 months.

According to an in-depth article on how fast hair grows, scalp hair can grow up to 1.25 cm per month! That means, in 180 days, our hair could be about 7 cm longer than it already is. Granted that we’re diligent with our routine.

My hair is currently 45 cm long (16 inches). In photos, you can’t see the true length because I experience a lot of shrinkage. How long is your hair currently? Leave me a comment in the space below – and tell me what your ideal hair length is.

Everyone’s hair grows differently. You may have slower or faster growth spurts than I do. Use the stats above to develop your own growth goal and try to choose your ideal length, according to the reality of the challenge time frame.

Don’t forget to sign up by filling in the form on this page and connect with me on Instagram, where I post all my latest lifestyle pics.

This hair growth challenge was inspired by Youtuber, Curly Proverbz.

Author: Robyn


  1. Toni Erasmus February 16, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love this Robyn! Thanks for sharing your journey and inspiring me to do the same.

    1. Robyn - Site Author February 19, 2017 at 3:54 am

      Ah, this means to much to me. Thank you for your kind words Toni, and thanks for signing up 😀

  2. Nita Bita November 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I reached hip length this past summer but that was never my goal. Classic feels soooo far off, at least 3 more years away *loud unnecessary sigh*. But my plan is to break that goal up and aim for TBL first. As of yesterday, I’m on a private challenge of my own where I’ll be wet bunning for the next 12 months (every 3 months my reward is a week with my hair down).

    It’s neat to see that women are still doing these. Hair blogs aren’t as ridiculously active as they were 5 years ago. Happy hair growing.

  3. Staziah Naomi December 10, 2017 at 3:41 am

    My hair is about 16″, my hair goal is 20-24″.


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