So I used to dye my hair every 3/4 weeks. It had always been long but because of constantly dying it I noticed it got thin and dry so one day I cut my long hair off into a short bob and stopped using dye.
It's been over a year and my hair has grown just below the shoulders, but not as long as it was before I cut it. It seems to of stopped growing, is that possible? It still feels in bad condition. Is there anything I can do to make my hair grow? Are there any things I can do to make it look healthier etc?
One of the mistakes we make is overcoloring our hair. When the shade wanted is achieved it is only necessary to do the roots every 4-6 weeks. Some people have dry hair naturally, but blowdrying, using a curling iron or flatiron too oftern will dry it out and even cause it to break off. If you are doing all these things and not conditioning it properly or protecting it with a heat protectant before syling you will find it breaking off and thinning out. The only cure for this is to do what you did and cut it and start over.VO5 has a good hot oil treatment on the market, or you could use olive oil and apply a cap with heat, but it is harder to rinse out. Cholesterol Hair Conditioning cream is effective as well. Keep in mind that the conditioners you use after shampooing simply coat the hair and make it feel good. I like aussie 3 minute miracle as well. Try to air dry your hair when possible and if you must use the tools that apply extreme heat, use a protectant and spray on hair first. Hope this helped a little bit. My guess is your hair is growing but it so dry the ends are either split or breaking off, a good trim every couple of months just on the ends would be in order.
I think Teko has excellant advice and the only thing I would add would be to start taking a Hair/Skin/Nails vitamin, I tried them and noticed a difference. My hair is not as thin as it was before I started taking the vitamins.
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