It's now been 10 days since the big cut and I've had time to analyze how I feel about it. It definitely feels different and I'm still surprised at how quickly I run out of hair when I braid it compared to before. I have no regrets at all though. The ends feel so good and now I feel like I can try my best to maintain them and see what happens. They may end up like before but perhaps not and there should be at least an interim period where I can enjoy their health and some growth.
Here are some photos from today. I did a thorough coconut oiling two days ago.