Added to that is the frustration that comes along with not being able to style your hair during this stage. That is why many refer to hair regrowth as an "awkward stage."
While hair growth is a slow process (locks normally grow about ½" per month), there are several things that you can do to make your transition to longer tresses smoother. No matter whether you want to add a few more inches or you are trying to grow your hair down your back, growth can be frustration free if you go about it in the right way.
The first thing that you need to realize if you are trying to regrow your locks is that hair regrowth is a process, and in that process you will likely have to adapt to several different styles before you reach your ultimate goal. All of this means that you will likely be spending more time at the salon during the hair growth process rather than away from it.
Since re-growth after different circumstances needs to be approached a bit differently, we're going to take a little time to look at how to regrow hair after a few of the main incidents that people normally want to promote quick hair regrowth.
Hair growth after a bad hair cut
We've all had those terrible experiences at the salon where we asked for a particular cut that was just inches shorter than what we started with only to come out of the salon with a much shorter do than what we bargained for. And you can bet that if the stylist didn't give you the cut you wanted, the cut you have is probably in poor shape itself.
Hair growth after times like these needs to come in steps. While you may not want to, the first thing you need to do after getting a bad cut is to go and get it cut again. The reason why is that you need to get a style that you can work with, one that is evenly cut, and a style that is poised to regrow hair. Doing this will eliminate a lot of the frustration that you feel during the hair growth process and will give you a style that you can be proud of in the meantime.
The first visit after a bad hair cut is critical to your hair growth success. Together, you and your stylist can examine the style that you would eventually like to achieve and discuss the regrowth process and how to cut your hair throughout the duration. The right cuts will ensure that you remain stylish and stress free during the hair growth process.
Hair growth after an illness
If you have lost all of your hair due to chemotherapy or another illness, you no doubt want to regrow hair quickly. While hair regrowth can begin within days of stopping treatments, the hair growth process after an illness can be drawn out.
The first thing you will notice once your hair starts to grow back in, is that it can be sparse in places and that it may have changed in texture. While it may be tempting to encourage any amount of regrowth after losing all of your hair, you need to give your locks some time to recover, thicken up and fill in before you start to regrow them.
This part of the process can take several visits to the salon before your stylist gives you the go ahead on growing your hair out. During this time, your stylist will likely recommend short layered hair cuts, which will be easy to style and make your hair appear thicker until growth is evident on all parts of your scalp.
Once you begin the hair growth process, you can proceed just like anyone else trying to promote hair regrowth. Choose cuts that are both stylish and that will grow into a longer style without much headache.
Hair growth to gain length
Some people already have lengthy locks, but would like to see their hair grow even longer. For this type of growth, products that stimulate hair growth often work best. Look for topical products that contain nettle or for vitamin supplements that stimulate hair regrowth.
Salon visits during this type of hair growth should also not be ignored. Be sure to get your ends trimmed regularly and avoid unnecessary damage due to chemical processes such as perms and color. You should also protect your hair from the sun by using products that contain UV protectants.
As you can see, natural hair care does not have to be a lesson in patience. If done properly, you can avoid all of the frustration and have stylish, adorable locks even while you are trying to regrow hair.