This was taken summer 2013. Had just chopped my hair off and dyed it blonde. Summer 2014 it was about shoulder length. My natural red had grown back with frizzy blonde ends. That summer wasn't the best. Went from weighing 120lbs to 180lbs before summer came. Got stuck an hour away from home with an ex living in the middle of shack town. The block knew I was a crazy and knew better than to bother me.
My self confidence was so low it hardly existed. So, I chopped off the blonde ends and kept my hair up since it looked horrible with all the straight cut layers (see above picture). After showers I avoided any heat damage by air drying and not straightening. By the time I managed to get back home, my natural hair was just below my shoulders and I had lost 30lbs.
To this day I air dry my hair and avoid heat damage. A couple days ago was the first time straightening my hair in months. Never realized how much more length straightening shows. Now it's lovely, long, and naturally red again. Crazy what heat and dye can do to destroy our locks.
Maybe getting my hair back took some time, but I didn't use any of those scam products for "hair growth in a month" or Mane n' Tail shampoo. If you treat your hair good, it will look good. Do you have any natural hair growth secrets?