Post # 1
Back in February I decided to chop my hair off; it used to be down past my bra strap, and I had it cut to shoulder length just to change things up. I loved it, and SO loves it, but I think now I’m starting to get a tinge of buyer’s remorse.
I really liked the length when I first got it done, but now it’s starting to grow out and lose its shape, and I can’t really spare the time and expense to keep getting it trimmed up every 6 weeks like I probably should. And because I have some really short layers and my hair is wavy, if it’s humid out the back layers puff out like a wavy-quilled hedgehog. Plus I can’t do braids or really unique updos, so I have to either keep it up or ponytailed with a headband or barrettes. Annnd, I realized that I need to get my portraits done for graduation within the next few months, and at this current hair length, there won’t be much of a difference between these University photos and the ones I got back in senior year of High School. A bit bummed…
Are there any other bees out there who have been in the same boat? Any tips for quick hair growth?
Post # 3
@Papillion: Take vitamin B and Biotin. Costco sells a good hair, skin, and nails vitamin. I think it is just called Hair, Skin, and Nails. You could probably find it online if you don’t have Costco.
Post # 4
I take a multivitamin that has those in it; is it better to take them separately?
I don’t have a Costco membership yet (buying one once I get my own apartment), but SO’s dad does, and I’m sure if I gave him the money, he’d have no problem picking them up for me 🙂
Thanks so much for your help!!
Post # 5
Last year I had hair down to my bum. I wasn’t engaged at the time and had family members fighting cancer. I went into the salon, chopped it off to above my shoulders, and donated it.
Now I’m engaged and trying to grow it back out for the wedding. I was a straight chopwhen I donated because we were trying get it as long as possible. After it grew out quite a bit, I got it chopped again to give it shape (layers, angles, and de-bulking). Now I’m waiting for it to grow out again.
I don’t regret cutting it: I loved being able to donate it. But I do look back on pictures and miss how long it was. Oh well. It’s hair; it will grow back in no time!
Post # 6
@Papillion: I would definitely take them separately. Your multivitamin probably does not have as much in it as a straight vitamin b or biotin pill would, or the combined Hair, Skin, and Nails pill.
Post # 7
@Papillion: Despite what people would like you to think, there’s no magical pill/vitamin/supplement/concoction you can eat or put on your hair to make it grow fast, unfortunately. Believe me, I tried when I had the bleaching disaster of ’07 lol. At least you can put your hair into a ponytail – that’s really something! My hair had to be chopped boy short. I do recommend getting trims at least every few months, especially if you get split ends. It’ll take you longer to get your hair back to where you want it if the split ends go up your hair shaft and you need more of it cut off.
I would find some ideas on Pinterest or wherever of hairdos you like for medium length hair and then get your hairdresser to recreate it for the grad pictures.
Post # 8
Sleep with a ponytail every night….. trust me, it works!
Post # 9
I remember when I did that… I think you just have to let it grow out, and if you really want your graduation portraits to look great, try going to a stylist and seeing what they can do for you?
I wanted my hair to grow out so badly again that I just didn’t go to the salon for about a year, until it was longer. The dead ends sucked, but at the time I was crazy busy in university and didn’t care…