Hair growth can sometimes feel like one step forward and two steps back. All it takes is one decision or one habit to set you back. I just had a friend tell me about a texturizer gone wrong. The breakage it caused took away years of progress. I could tell that she'd freaked out when she first realized what happened, but, by the time we talked, she’d gained perspective. She had a cute sew-in and was ready to bounce back from breakage. If heat or a texturizer or something else has caused you to experience a hair fiasco of your own, here are three tips to help you bounce back just like my friend did.
Feel it out
When you first realize that your breakage is worse than you thought, it’s completely normal to feel emotional. You’ve worked hard to grow your hair out. Have a good cry. Scream into a pillow. Give your emotions the space to process, and then get to work.
Cut it out
It’s tempting to try and keep your length, breakage and all, but that’s going to hurt you in the long-run. Get a trim, or give yourself a trim. Depending on the extent of the breakage, you might take this opportunity to experiment with a new hairstyle. Don’t let an opportunity for a bold haircut go to waste.
Plan it out
Recommit to caring for your hair. First, get a good understanding of what caused the breakage. Then make a plan of action. Remember that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Don’t let yourself fall into that trap. Take charge of bouncing back from breakage.
Start taking Shedavi’s Whole Food Vitamins and their Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir daily. Lookup heat free hairstyles. Replace your hats, scarves, and pillowcases with silk alternatives. Find less-damaging alternatives to your favorite hair accessories. Protective style. Schedule weekly and monthly treatments with Shedavi products like the Protein Masque and build a solid haircare regimen. These are simply ideas of actionable next steps. Keep the ones that work well for you, and create your own.
Breakage isn’t fun, but it also isn’t the end of the world. The great thing about hair is that it’s always growing. With the right care, you’ll be on the right track again in no time. Show us how Shedavi is helping you bounce back from breakage using #shedavi for a chance to be featured.