Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Get Curls and Thickness Back

Q: My hair started off thick and curly. After some time it started to tangle which resulted in me going to the hairdressers. They thinned my all over and now I have lost that thickness that I once had. Will I ever get my curls and thickness back within time if I leave my hair the way it is.
A: Well, it will take some time, but your hair should grow back to the same level of thickness you previously had. When the hair is thinned, random hairs are cut to remove some of the bulkiness of the hair. This can result in a percentage of the hairs ending up less than half the length of other hairs on the head.
Given that hair grows an average of one-half inch per month, it can take as much as a year to a year-and-a-half to get your hair back to its former thickness if the hair is near shoulder length or longer - even more if the hair is really long.
One benefit to this is that you can start now to care for your hair as it grows back and hopefully prevent the problems you faced which resulted in having the hair thinned. Look for and use protein-rich shampoo and conditioner formulas (for example Pantene Smooth and Sleek formula). Remember that your hair should only be shampooed when it becomes dirty, but that it should be conditioned every day.
If you encounter problems with frizz and tangles, you can also use a leave-in spray conditioner and anti-frizz serums to keep the hair free of tangles and the cuticle layer smooth and shiny.
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