Your hair may very well start hanging more around a year and 1/2 (I feel like mine hung more at that point) or like someone else said, it may never hang down. One thing I do (I have mostly 4a, a little 3c in there) is pineapple at night, especially if I'm on second day hair. This helps it hang down and show its length more. For this reason, I usually wash my hair at night. Also, a lot of this is about technique. When I go to the salon, my stylist is able to style my hair in a way that makes my hair hang like its been stretched overnight. Unfortunately, I can never remember how to do that lol. But I would definitely play around with it. I used to pineapple it and then criss cross the ponies and pin them over each other. Now, my hair would look like a long, thin mullet if I did that. Just saying, experiment! Try different stretching techniques! Good luck!