I bc'ed to like an inch of hair four years ago and since then I have only done trims. No major cuts.Most of my hair is bsl but looks just below my shoulders with a twistout/braidout.

I don't understand why people are asking me how I "grew so much hair so quickly". I don't think four years is a short period of time for growth. If anything I think I'm behind. I see ladies on YT who are three years in who have hair my length. because of Alopecia Areata I had patches where my hair fell out and didn't grow at all for a year.I still have one patch left. So to answer the questions I grew my hair back with a lot of hard work, research and dedication. It was no an overnight success story.
Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it.