Help this idiot who chopped her hair off grow it back!

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
8504 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

NikkiBee18 :  I had really long hair, dyed red and then decided to grow the hair dye out so decided a good place would be to chop half my hair off. When I got engaged I did think awww man I wish I still had my long hair, but I am growing it out for the wedding and I am sure it will be quite long by then.


I am having regular trims (I am a twice a year kind of girl), I am not sure if it encourages growth but I want long healthy hair, not just long hair in bad condition. I am also using hair masks a couple of times a week which is helping repair the damage from the hair dye / dryness. That’s about it though 

Post # 17
10664 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

MsBeer :  

As heatherlw said, regular trims don’t encourage growth, but it does help keep the ends from splitting.  I also use a split end sealer.  The one by Schwarzkopf got my hair to the length it was, used it for years. Just be sure to use only a very small amount.  I just switched to the Redken version because my stylist uses all Redken products.  We’ll see if it works as well as my beloved Schwarzkopf.

Post # 18
8504 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

sassy411 :  Thanks, my hair doesn’t split too badly actually, even when it was dyed and super long. But good to know in case I need a little help nearer the wedding. Got 13 months to grow!

Post # 19
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I don’t have advice but I do feel your pain.  My hairdresser moved to France and no one comes up to scratch.  So my hair looks a mess and I cannot bear the way it looks.

Post # 20
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I use Cellfood Essential Silica Formula. I got it on Amazon. I’ve been using it for about 3.5 months and have gained about 2.5 – 3 inches which is super fast for my hair. I’m actually going to get my split ends cleaned up today, but I hope to gain another inch by the end of next month. My nails are also growing like wolverine. I don’t think I’ll continue it after the wedding because it’s too much upkeep, but so far it’s worked to grow my hair out.

Post # 21
8504 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

blueskiessmiling :  I am not OP but thank you- I have just bought some tablets from amazon! Can’t wait to try them. Not the exect thing you receommended but great reviews at a more affordable price for me. Thanks for your advice! 

Post # 22
47 posts

I follow someone on Instagram who takes sea kelp pills and raves about how much they’ve made her hair grow

Post # 23
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Collagen peptides. Add to your coffee, tea or smoothie (no taste). I have noticed significant improvement in hair and nail growth. Just use 1 scoop per day.

Collagen Peptides

Post # 24
5113 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have long hair that grows crazy fast. I take a less is more approach to my hair. I use shampoo and conditioner, but that’s it. I don’t use products in it, I don’t heat style or blow dry. Trims can help preserve your length if you have split ends, but nothing you do to the hair that has already grown will make it grow faster from the root. If you don’t have split ends, don’t cut it. DH massages my head pretty much everyday, I don’t have any proof that that does anything, but it stands to reason that more blood flow the roots is better. 

Post # 25
23 posts
  • Wedding: June 2019

I feel like I have spent the greater part of my life trying to grow my wavy/fine hair out… I am SO prone to breakage. 

Here are the things that are finally working for me:

– Shampoo 2-3 week MAX (your hair will adapt and look less oily quickly)

– Use a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant

– Avoid heat styling at all costs (I still use the protectant anyway!)

– Brushing GENTLY from ends and work your way up the shaft

– Drying with microfiber hair towel only (honestly – amazing!)

– Avoid super tight ponytails

– “Dusting” every 8 weeks (about 1/8 an inch) – Regular trims do not “promote” growth but they prevent breakage, which is real (for me at least). The longer I went between trims, the shorter my hair was looking from all the nasty breakage that travels UP the shaft…

– Using Oribe Signature Masque once a week

– Drinking lots and lots of water

– Eating leafy greens, walnuts, almonds, salmon regularly

Here are things that do NOTHING (for me anyway):

– Biotin, Hair/Skin/Nail supplements, Viviscal

– “The Inversion Method”

– Coconut oil

– Any shampoo/conditioner marketing fast length (tried them all like an idiot)

Good luck!


Post # 26
2019 posts
Buzzing bee

Would you consider extensions? You can get halo style extensions that don’t clip/tape/sew in and won’t damage your hair. You can get them cut to blend well with whatever length your natural hair is whenever the wedding is. 

I think everyone has given you good tips on helping your natural hair, but honestly I think some people’s hair just grows faster than others. I can tell you that my hair grew a LOT when I started only washing it a few times a week and didn’t heat style it. I let it air dry, barely any heat styling, etc.  But if you REALLY want long hair for your wedding, the best way to do it is just buy some extensions. 

Personally, I’d spend $250 on some extensions and just live my normal life and not stress about my hair. 

Post # 27
216 posts
Helper bee

I was taking biotin and using biotin shampoo, worked wonders. 

Post # 29
216 posts
Helper bee

NikkiBee18 :  Biotinby Jason, I think it’s a Canadian brand, but if you live in US, Whole Foods carries it. It does take time though, so if you need faster results take biotin supplements too. I am currently using only the shampoo (all in all have been using for about 3 years). 

Post # 30
1183 posts
Bumble bee

Great advice from PPs! 

Ive been avoiding heat on my hair coming up to my wedding too, it’s amazing how less damaged my hair is! I do have super fine blonde hair though so it seems to snap easily.

It will grow bee, try not to stress. You could also get extensions if it’s not at the length you want! Never tried them myself, but considering getting some for thickness for my wedding.


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