Hello Hairffectionate,

So, in the last post we talked about setting goals for our hair and I’m sure by now you have an idea of what you want your hair to be like by January 2018 or December 2017. So how do we track the health or length we envisage? Well, with health comes length. And one easy way to track length is with a length check shirt.

Throughout my years of going on a “not so serious” healthy hair journey, I never got around to buy  or even make one, but I learnt to make one!.

So here’s a little “something something” I learnt from Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow (NHCG)  (BTW Been loving this amazing woman and her work)

So here’s what you’ll need:


1)  An Old T-shirt

2) A marker (preferably permanent)

3) A ruler with calibrations

4) A tape (optional if your ruler has calibrations)

5) An envelop/ Cardboard ( something to prevent the ink from transferring to the other side of the shirt)



  1.  Slip the envelop/ cardboard in between the shirt
  2. Turn the shirt to the back (this is where you will be drawing the lines.
  3. Make markings of one inch starting from the neck of the shirt (you can make dotted markings on each side of the shirt, this will enable you draw straight horizontal lines across the shirt. img-20170123-wa0009
  4.  Now draw a straight line across those markings, starting from the top.img-20170123-wa0014
  5. Keep going till you get to the bottom.
  6. Now you can number this tracking lines.img_20170121_182103-2
  7. Keep going till you get to the bottom of the shirt.IMG_20170121_183116.jpg

Easy Peasy!!

So, Here’s mine in the picture above (wet hair on the left and dry hair two days and a trim later on the left)

Notice that my hair is barely touching the number 9 and my goal number is 15 by December 2017/January 2018.

There you have it! your very own length check shirt.

You can ask a friend to help you hold it in place while you draw the lines (I had a help).

Also, you can make yours and tag us on Instagram @hairffection or mention us  (Hairffection) on Facebook stating your present tracking number and your goal number, we would be glad to share in your healthy hair journey.

And it’s not too late to join in on this journey, encourage your friends, tag them too and let’s encourage them to care for their glorious manes *wink*




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