A haircut gone wrong can leave us weeping in regret and desperately wishing we could go back in time. While feeling sorry for yourself might be a necessary step in the process, all that you can really do is to compose yourself, and set realistic goals. Growing your hair is hard work, and takes patience and effort. If you are looking for a miracle, you probably won't find it - products that claim otherwise are false. Realize that your hair already has a certain growth cycle, but you can do your best to speed it up to maximize growth.
If you are struggling to grow back your hair after over-processing, accept that you cannot restore the condition of the damaged hair. No matter how hard you try, or what products and conditioners you use, that hair is beyond repair. Not only does it look unhealthy and is probably very difficult to manage and maintain, but it slows down the process of growing back new hair.
As hard as it is to hear, you have to cut it off before you can really set out to grow back your hair. You will feel good once you've done it; you will feel that you are on the path to recovery.
VITAMINS. Vitamin deficiency may be what is standing in the way between you and long hair. Set out to the closest vitamin store in your area (GM, Vimatin Shoppe, and health food store), and look for Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. You can usually find a suitable multi-vitamin complex that contains all of these. Better yet, you can find a multi-vitamin specifically designed to promote healthy skin, and hair and nail growth. It will usually be called the Hair, Skin, and Nails Complex. This is the best option - you will see the difference after just a couple of weeks.
BRUSH YOUR HAIR. Invest in a wide, cushioned, paddle brush. This stimulates blood flow to your scalp, invigorating your hair follicles. Brush in the morning, and for about 5 minutes in the evening. Be careful not to break your hair from rough brushing!
Another good way to increase blood flow is to massage your scalp. Whenever you have time, massage your scalp slowly, in a circular motion. You can do this while you watch T.V., before you go to sleep, or when you wash your hair in the shower.
Only use products that are full of vitamins and minerals. This will help your hair grow long and strong. Shampoos and conditioners that contain no alcohol are a good start - alcohol can dry out your scalp and hair. Products that contain olive oil are a good choice, too.
This also goes for your diet. A well-balanced diet is essential to maximize hair growth. Drink plenty of water for hydration, and fill your diet with dairy, fruits, and vegetables. This will not only help your hair, but your skin and overall health.
Watch your hair grow! It takes time to realize that your hair won't grow a foot overnight, but you can start on your way to long, beautiful hair - the sooner, the better!