Of course, this also included lace wigs and protecting my hair in cornrows. It also meant losing my hair edges from time to time. I don't think I want to go the lace wig route this time. I'm living in Georgia, and I don't think I can deal with the heat and the adhesives. I'm going to grin and bear that unyielding grow out stage. My mom doesn't do anything to her hair and she's been growing it out for four years and it's down her back, and all natural. She's my inspiration.