Seventeen months is kind of a weird marker. Not like 12 or 15 or 18.
My locks are growing and y'all are just gonna have to take my word for it since I haven't taken pictures in about 6 months.
I haven't really been paying much attention to the length or rate of growth. It doesn't make a difference. My hair won't grow or change any faster due to my worrying about it.
I did notice a few weeks ago that I can put it in a lower ponytail without having pieces stick out. The layers are such that I can now fit all of it into one ponytail holder. I don't have to use the two-band trick that I told Meikmeika about anymore, but I still do sometimes because I like the look it gives me.
I hope I can make the time to take pictures at some point before I get to my 2 year anniversary!
More for the sake of my readers than for my own reasons. I'm just so much less concerned about it than I was at the beginning. I'm just letting it do it's thing and it's not changing much except for length. My locks are growing but not especially fast. I don't think I'm experiencing the growth spurts people talk about having in the second year.
Of course, it's hard to tell because I haven't taken pictures.
That's all for now. Looking forward to posting about my 18 month milestone in roughly thirty days.