At first I told Julie that I wanted it to my shoulders so she put it back in a pony tail. Just before she was about to chop it off, I said wait - lets measure it. I pulled up the locks of love website on my phone to be sure I had enough hair and that it qualified. We were at 9 inches so I told her to take off more to be sure.
After the braid was cut I still had some some other layers.