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A question about head hair.


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A few months ago, my hair had stopped falling out. I was very happy. Well, it's been growing back, but not how I thought it would. It's basically about 2 1/2 inches, sticking strait up, all over my head. It's really embarrassing. I try to smooth it down but nothing works.

How long did it take for your hair to grow back and actually blend in with the other hair? Anything I can do to speed up the process? Or make it less noticeable?
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It feels like it takes a long time, doesn't it?  Hair only grows an average of 0.5 inches a month so it will take a while for those new bits to reach a length that will lay down right.  Right now it's like having baby hair. 

I'm still in the process of growing my hair back and I'd say it finally stopped falling out about four months ago so I can't tell you how long it will take to get back to looking normal, but I do have some tips to tame it in the meantime. 

- I have found that a little dab of Morrocan oil worked through damp hair and then combed through adds just a little weight to the hair to encourage it to not stick up without getting all gunky or crunchy like gels or mousse. 

- After I finish styling it, if I still have some bits standing up, I'll spray a tiny bit of shine spray and smooth over the fly aways with my hand.

- I got a couple inches cut off my overall length.  I hated to do it, but it did help make all the hair blend in a bit more.  I had only a few bits of hair that were still the original length and it was really noticeable.  By cutting off a few inches, it decreased the difference between overall length and the short hairs a little and made it look fuller.  I do miss the length, but it will come back in time and at least it looks a little healthier.

- When I want to look like I have my old long hair back, I put my hair into its now tiny little pony tail and put a wrap around pony tail extension on.  I got a Ken Paves one from Amazon and it looks nice.

I don't think there is anything you can do to speed the process up.  I've asked my doctor and my hair stylist and they both have said only time and continued health will help.  There are hair vitamins, but again both said save your money as they don't really do much.

A lot of brushing and scratching your scalp with your fingers or the brush will help. What that does is increase the blood circulation directly at the curicle, where the hair grows and will help to speed the growth and health of your hair. Rake a look at my wedding pic in my gallery. That is only after about a year when it was cut just below my shoulders. The next day, I cut 15" off of it.
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