hey seeing your short hair photos from 2008 give me hope, this summer my hair was a abit below bsl and i just had a bipolar moment and cutted it to my collar bones, ughhhhhhhhhh what a set back.
Totally been there!
I recommend biotin - it makes my nails grow soooooooo fast and I can only assume that it makes my hair grow fast too since the body grows hair and nails similarly. Also, avoid dyeing it even though it’s super boring to have the same colour hair all the time. If you want length, I find that colouring it just sets me back because the more you mess with your hair the more it breaks off and stuff. At least that’s what I’ve convinced myself.
Use your short hair as a “fresh start”, like a blank canvas! It’ll come back in no time. I have seen pictures of myself from last year and stuff and have been really shocked at how much it’s grown. I dug up a pic from 2010 to show you, and that was even before I started taking biotin and I was still dyeing it. I feel like it grew a lot since that 2008 cut.
My curls in this picture are more wavy and weird because hair dye had denatured them. All of the hair in this picture is now in the bottom half of my current hair, and it is still kinda wonky in some places but I’ve been taking care of it and the denatured curls have mostly been broken/trimmed off because they suck. Hormones have a lot to do with curl patterns too and the last 3-4 years have been very stressful and I’m in my late 20’s which is supposedly a common hormone-changing time for most women, so I attribute the changes in my curl patten to that as well as care and no dye.
Good luck with your growing!!