Hair grows in cycles. Not all of the shorter hairs are from breakage, some of them are new growth. Of course, others are the "thinned" hair, etc.

Why don't you see what the new stylist has to say?? She may be able to give you a cut that starts to "even" things out. While you want your hair longer, it may be better to let her cut it, rather then trim it, if it starts to look good. It's nicer to have good, shorter hair, then "odd" looking longer hair. It may take a while (and a few haircuts), but new stylist may be able to get it all in order for you.
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