The sides of my hair is not growing back anymore due to relaxer burn. It has been like that for the past two years and I keep hoping to myself that it's gonna grow back, but it's just the way it has been all this while. I decided to let it go back to virgin. Maybe it going to gain back its strength, but I don't know if it's the best idea. I wanted to cut it off, but my mom won't just allow me to. I seriously need your advice on this please.
You would need to see a professional /stylist and have treatments and extra conditioning to strengthen your hair. Because you are young all is not lost! You just need a direction to hair recovery. Go online, look up stylist that specialize in hair repair. Be sure to check reviews.
If your hair is this damaged and not growing at all you may need to trim your hair and start again like you are talking about. I am not sure if you have tried any type of hot oil treatments on your hair or boughten some really good hair products.
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I used a relaxer for my natural hair. My hair is now hard and breaks when combed.
There are a bunch of natural ways to condition, but the trick is to handle your hair as little as possible.
One friend swears by using a few tablespoons of coconut oil from the grocery store, wrapping her hair in plastic wrap and sleeping with a shower cap over the whole mix. Then she (gently) washes it out in the morning. Another likes olive oil and mashed avocado...same deal...mixes it up, slathers it in and lets it sit overnight.
Personally, I don't want to sleep with food....so I would just leave it go and let it heal on its own...but this is from someone who has no courage to try things on her hair. I just live vicariously through my hair empowered friends!
Good luck!! Hope it heals quickly!!!
About 3 weeks ago I put a relaxer in my hair (big mistake). My hair was bleached at the time and I had a color over the bleach. The relaxer burned my hair horribly. I got all the burned hair cut off, so much that I can't even put my hair in a ponytail. If I want to pull it up I have to use bobby pins.I got as much of the dead, burnt hair cut as possible and now three weeks later, I was washing my hair with some Dr. Miracle's conditioning shampoo and more of my hair falls out. I'm at a lost here. If anybody out there has any good remedies or ways to get my hair back healthy please help.
By LaToya O.
Get some organic coconut oil at your health food store. Some supermarkets carry it also. Before you go to bed, put coconut oil on your scalp and massage gently massage on through your hair. You do not need a lot, just enough to cover each strand. Cover with plastic cap and leave on overnight. Shampoo in the morning, good luck. Cathy from MA
I bleached my hair brown and lost a lot of hair though it still looked full. I know I lost a lot of hair because of the falling hair when I comb it. Two weeks later I dyed it back to black. Everything seemed fine, but when I relaxed my hair a month later half my hair fell out.I am relegated to a low cut. Then my hair gradually thinned out just around my temple. Right now other areas of my hair are growing well, but that part doesn't grow as fast or as long as the rest. That part of the hair just remains short. Pls what can I do to help this?
I'm a dude and I let my mom put relaxer on just the top of my hair (not sides) and it was a big amount that it burnt my hair to the point I had pain just combing it regularly. Then I realized it stopped growing. The top of my hair looked the same for about 10 months.
Between that time I kept getting fades and I didn't cut the top of my head a bit because it wasn't growing. So after 10 months of just getting fades I decided to shave my head completely bald and start from 0. It finally started to grow until I started wearing tight hats 24/7. And now I am back to where I started with the same exact problem. Can someone tell me what I should do? I really don't wanna shave my head again nor get fades. I just wanna grow my hair like a normal person. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
You might have damaged your scalp, and that is why the hair is not growing. I would see a dermatologist if I were you.
My mum has put relaxer on my hair and it became damaged. I have short hair in the back and mid long in the front.I bought Cantu argan oil cream to see it if it will fix the damage, but I am not sure what should I do?
Deep-condition your hair weekly with this oil. Try to avoid heat and chemicals until your hair recovers
You can use the Cantu argan oil cream. Be very careful to handle your hair gently and as little as possible and don't use any chemicals (hair spray etc.). Also avoid rubber bands (even coated)/headbands etc.
Years ago, when I had long hair, I tried everything to heal the split ends, but quite honestly, the only thing that helped was cutting them off. Think of it this way--it's just hair and it will grow out, so why not get a haircut and cut off the damage.
I have curly hair, too, and back then I tried everything, including ironing it, to straighten it. I have finally learned to live with it, but one thing I found, surprisingly, was when I used a curling iron to give me the side back flips that were so popular in the late 70s, the curling iron would straighten my hair.
It might not work for everyone, but it might be worth trying.
I'd trim off as much as possible whilst still keeping your style, and using the treatment weekly. Don't use a hairdryer or any heating tools
I used an extra strength texturizer on my hair about five years ago. My hair hasn't been able to grow like it used to ever since. My hair used to grow super fast super quick but now my hair grows to a length and stays the same and the sides barely grow. I noticed when I wash my hair, I see breakage. I even got dreads for the last three years, just to see if my hair would grow and it did. I recently cut my locks and same problem.
I just started deep conditioning my hair and got great results, basically no breakage but starts again after about a week. Somebody please help me I miss my long beautiful hair and it's been too long
I've recently cut my 4c hair and decided to texturize it to get curls. I went to the hairdresser to texurize it and after putting on the texturizer and waiting for at least 4-5 minutes, he rinsed it off. It was shocking that the texturizer didn't burn.
The end results were horrible. My hair looked dry and brittle. He tried putting eco styling gel in my hair, but it was far from curly. My hair twisted and made little spikes instead of curls and looked ugly. The hairdresser decided to put in another texturizer, hoping the other one would work. The second time he tried to texturize it, it burned tremendously. He left it for 2-3 minutes before washing it out. There wasn't much of an improvement.
I just wanted to know how to solve this problem because my parents are against cutting my hair, but it looks like a mess in my eyes. They reassured me that it would get better and curl in due time, but I would like another, more experienced opinion on the matter. Is there anyway to get the curls I want from this mess without cutting my hair? BTW. I dyed my hair green after, I hope it won't affect anything.
Go back to the salon and ask for the owner. Ask for a refund or to have it fixed. Do not dye your hair or do any further chemical treatments.
Yikes. You had a bad experience all around.
Right now your hair needs to heal and be handled as little as possible. Usually I suggest all natural masks, but I think you will need a deep condition oil treatment to get you on the road to recovery.
If you have a beauty school nearby, see if they sell their best product and follow the directions to a t.
You may be better off cutting some of the damage off even though family is against it, just to help it heal by removing the weight pulling it down.
Try to find style that has minimum impact, like using a loose head band or just a simple down style. No bands, clips or curlers or even bliw dryer until it is less brittle.
This is horrible. Something went wrong and the person shouldn't have put more chemicals in your hair after the first ones didn't take. I'd go speak to the owner of the shop and show them what happened. If they won't give you back your money they will need to give you some really good hair care products that you can use at home to repair the damage they have done.
I am hoping for some help. I got a relaxer done at a teaching salon many years ago, and it wasn't completely washed out of the top of the back of my head. I didn't realize that this was the case until my hair had fallen out over the course of a week and I had basically a bald spot. My hair has grown back, but now it is completely different from the rest of my hair, but only in that section which is extremely frizzy, and it doesn't grow as fast as the rest of my hair.As a result, I have basically had a 'shelf-like' appearance to the back of my head, and it is constantly irritated. I've now cut the back of my hair short to try to even it out, to no avail-the 'shelf' is still there. The hair below it hangs down, and even though I made it the same length, it won't blend. Can you please tell me some home and salon remedies that can possibly restore my scalp and hair?
I'm so sorry this happened to you, though it is fortunate that it DID grow back.
I hear good things about hair growing back stronger and thicker by using a cayenne/oil treatment. Here is a video that describes the process youtu.be/
Olive oil that is heated and applied to the scalp gives good results.
About a year ago I put a relaxer in my hair. And it was straight and it was soft. A relaxer has no lye in it meaning it's not permanent. My hair started to go back to normal. However, my hair was shorter than it was before I put the relaxer in. My hair was thick, and it had a mixture of curly hair and very nappy hair. The natural texture is gone. My hair is dried. I did everything I was supposed to do to maintain it.My edges are gone. My hair is ruined. The front of my hair is still somewhat straight. Like, when we put the relaxer in, we took it out and everything is okay. And now my hair is shorter than ever and I don't know at to do. I always had to very big puff balls and now it's too short for me to do anything with. Help me please!
How can I soften brittle edges from using a relaxer?