See...case in point, lol. Wearing it up is the key. I even emailed the beautiful Terry at biracial hair and she said the same thing.
I'm not really sure how many inches...I never really measure. I can say that my hair was barely APL in the back and collar length in the front prior to Feburary and now it's grazing BSL in the back and is shoulder length in the front. That is some hellified growth. I figure, if I keep this up, I'll be at MBL in the back by the end of the year and BSL up front...hopefully. Pony-tails are PS's to me-anything where the ends aren't coming into contact with your clothes, and other things. I need to bun because my ends dry out.
Let me know what you decide to do!!!