Well, when I became natural about a year and 7 months ago and did my big chop, I began to become very doubtful that my hair would grow. But I didn't call it quits and give into my temptation to perm. I stuck to my natural hair regime and somehow, it seems that my hair, being extremely course and all, has actually grown! The trick is to treat it like it's a special project. So this is to all the 4c's out there who are feeling down about whether their hair can pass the teeny weeny afro stage and continue to retain length. It can!! Don't give up. These are some pics I took after lightly blowing it out for the first time myself. In a few months it will be 2 years since I did my big chop. Wow. Where did all that time go.