My Natural Hair is Pissing Me Off!!

I am really, really, really getting pissed off now. I take care of my edges and ends. I don't mess with my hair that often. I wear it up most of the times when i'm out, otherwise my hair stays open and free. I wear a scarf at night. But I have been looking through Fotki's and monitoring other people's progress...and when they do 7, 8, 9 month comparison shots...we see a difference. I checked my fotki (link below) and you will see there is almost NO difference from May of last year until July of this year. I look at my pictures to see how "far" I've come...and I haven't come far at all. I have to say the weirdest outcome that I ever expected....I retained more length as a relaxed girl than natural. And I'm not going to lie...length was my ultimate goal, because I haven't had shoulder length hair or beyond since I was 13.

I don't know what the heck is going on, but as a relaxed girl, with my weekly or bi-weekly rollersets, I could see a difference in length all the time. As a natural girl, I observe my natural hair length with shrinkage, and without. I stretch it to see the length, and there has been almost no change at all in the last 6 months. (This text was cross posted at LHCF)