Yes, long does takes longer when you cut. However, if you don't trim every now and then, the hair splits and breaks and appears not to be growing at all! Wow! What a revelation! I got a nice trim without feeling like I lost any growth progress plus my hair looks much healthier. I also learned that hair grows faster in the summer. Come on summer!
I had a very nice compliment yesterday that made me feel really great. I was leaving my local exercise place after completing a pretty intense 30 minute cardio workout on an arc trainer (trying to work on that "I can't have gray hair and a frumpy body" thing) so I looked pretty ragged and sweaty. This gentleman was leaving ahead of me and kindly held the door for me. As we were walking out he turned to me and said, "I really like your hair." Well, it surprised the heck out of me that he would even comment about my hair much less say he liked it. I thanked him and we got to chatting about the hair thing for a minute. He mentioned that he remembered seeing me in the gym with my colored hair. It turned out that his wife had quit coloring her hair a while back and so I assume that's why he noticed mine and said something to me about it. We had a great conversation about her and her hair experience and how much he likes hers. Anyway, it totally boosted my ego and made my day!
I'm thinking maybe I need to start a little group here in my area like the ones I've read about on the "Going Gray Looking Great" website. There are several around the country. They call themselves "Silver Sisters" and they get together periodically for fun and support. It might be interesting to meet some other women around here who have made the natural hair color choice. I'll keep you posted.