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I hate my haircut what should I do?


I got my hair cut yesterday and I showed the hairdresser how much I wanted taken off and was very specific yet she took off double what I asked for. I really hate short hair and other people keep saying it looks nice but I despise it. Once she'd cut my hair there wasn't anything I could do. I can't put my hair up anymore and it's just way to short for me. I hate it I asouloutly hate it. How can I grow it back to its normal long length really quickly. Like within a week. If its not at it's old length by January I will have a seriously pissed off ballet teacher. I hate not being able to do anything with my hair. Please someone tell me how I can grow it out really fast (like overnight?)
Dec 18, 2013 @ 04:58 am

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Nothing you can do to make it grow, however...

As far as needing it to be long, you can cheat with extensions. They can be pricey, but if you only need it for performance (and no one will see it up close) you can probably get less expensive extensions for that purpose.

Hair grows at a defined pace and there is nothing you can do to hurry this process up. However, you can improve the health of your hair which may make it appear longer.

1) minimize the stress on your hair - avoid heat styling tools, chemical products (such as hair colour), and never put it in a ponytail or bun while wet. This will reduce breakage along the shaft and at your ends, helping the hair to keep its length. Try conditioning masks to combat winter dryness and frizz. Some people also swear by hair oils such as coconut oil, etc, although results might vary.

2) minimize the stress on your scalp - keep your scalp clean and go easy on the styling products. Give yourself a regular scalp massage. I have heard that this can improve blood flow which can in turn keep the area in peak condition.

I am not a stylist so my tips may be way off base, but these are the things I do for my hair and it seems to be working for me.

In the meantime, if it's only been a few days, you might consider letting the salon know of your dissatisfaction. This can be embarrassing for both you and the stylist, so if it's easier, you can write an email or a letter to spare the in-person embarrassment. The stylist probably was trying her best, but everyone messes up occasionally. If the salon and stylist are professionals, they will try to make this right by you. Just keep it unemotional and as polite as possible. You might be surprised how much they are willing to help if asked nicely!
Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:19 am


I've heard that massaging olive oil into your scalp is supposed to help. Also leafy greens are good for your hair and may help it grow faster. Not overnight mind you, but maybe those are a couple things to try in the mean time. Sometimes hair grows surprisingly fast, and even just half an inch can make a difference and make it so you can put it up again.
Dec 21, 2013 @ 02:42 am

Hair today...gone tomorrow...

I can totally relate to what you are going through. Mind you : I went through this years ago. I understand the constant scrutiny for perfection in dance. I too dance (ballet, jazz etc.). You have rules to follow, and cannot stray too far away from them.

Your hair cannot grow back within a week, but if you take vitamins like biotin, folic acid, it will help your hair and nails. There is a product that my mom used growing up, that was called Miracle Gro. She had her hair boy-cut when my brother was born, and within a year, her hair reached her bottom.

If that product is still around, I suggest you try it. Its a type of oil based product, but it most definitely works!

For now, don't think about it! I know it sounds hard and tedious, but if you think too much, you are releasing hormones that can block the absorption of your biotin and protein. Thus, inhibiting the growth of your hair.

That's all I can say now, but I will think of more tips and will write back!

Take good care.

Merry Christmas fellow chick!
Dec 21, 2013 @ 04:09 am


I usually hate my haircuts right after, too. It may not be what you wanted, but over time, you'll get used to it and it'll grow to your desired length. Unfortunately, it's not possible to make it grow back to its long length after a week :(
Dec 31, 2013 @ 05:22 pm
Ali de Bold


Extensions are the only way you can get long hair in a week. And if the requirement for dance is that your hair is in a bun, you want to make sure they look good even with your hair pulled back. This is very pricey though.

In the mean time the others have given you good tips on keeping your hair healthy so it can grow on its own. Expect this to take at least a few months.

Sorry this has happened to you. I would talk to the salon and find a new stylist who will listen to your instructions in the first place.
Jan 02, 2014 @ 10:13 am

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