How I grew my hair back (after harsh meds and disastrous haircuts)

I’ve struggled with my hair for my whole life. I wasn’t gifted super thick locks to begin with (thanks, genetics), but the combination of harsh medications and rapid weight loss certainly doesn’t help. To make matters worse, a few years ago I was seduced by the cliche of chopping my hair after a breakup. On good days, it was adorable. But it also meant I needed to suffer through the process of growing it out once I was tired of sporting a bob.

Here’s what helped me achieve the healthiest — and soon to be longest — hair I’ve ever had.

BIOTIN — It makes all of your hair grow more. But hey, it’s easier to quickly remove hair than it is to grow it back. It’s worth extra waxing and this is what I swear by. I take organic biotin chews because I take so many other pills that I figure I’ll give my stomach a break.

REGULAR TRIMS — Keep the hair that you do have on your head, healthy and strong. I usually get a trim every two months.

STYLE — Get yourself an awesome stylist to make all the in between cuts look intentional. I’ve been going to Jaime at Stilisti in Boston for years now. She took my mullet and turned it into a cute cut at each stage of hair growth. It saved me, because I probably would have chopped my hair off again in desperation for a style.

PRODUCT — It matters. Some products can leave residue on your hair that will lead to breakage. You don’t want to undo all of your hard work! I’ve been using Virtue products for the past week. Full disclosure, they did send them to me. However, my hair has never felt so smooth and healthy and I find myself recommending the products to all my friends and family. Even my fiancé uses it!

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