Growing out 3a hair

Hello all, I'm currently trying to grow out my hair and recently have been a bit obsessed with different products and different routines I've been reading up on. I have come up with a crazy hair routine for myself and not sure if it's really doing me any good or causing more harm lol. The longest my hair has ever been has been armpit length but that was YEARS ago. My hair is naturally curly but really fine with layers, the longest layer just passed my shoulders.

Right now my routine involves me one week using a sulfate free shampoo from Living Proof and it's matching conditioner which is said to be moisturizing. During this week I also use Joico's K-Pak deep penetrating conditioner, I let it sit on my head for a few hours the rinse it out and condition with the living proof conditioner. I do this because I read somewhere that protein treatments should be followed by a moisturizing conditioner to restore moisture and elasticity to the hair. When I get out of the shower I spray in a Aussie Hair Insurance which is a moisturizing leave in then I use a wide tooth comb and comb out my hair.

The following week I go all out on using protein products. I use Joico's K-pak shamp & con followed by my out of the shower routine. Over the years I have put my hair through hell with all the heat I've used and the hair coloring. I use to bleach my own hair at home, then put color on top of it. This one time I bleached my whole head (which at the time my hair color was black) then dyed it red. Then got bored of the color after a few weeks and dyed it back to black. So I definitely think my hair is damaged.

If anyone finds it hard to follow my crazy routine here's an example of what i do:

Week of July 1-8 : Joico shamp & con (2x a week)
week of July 9-15: Living proof shamp & con (2x a week). Saturday: protein treat followed by living proof conditioner
Week of July 16-22: Joico shamp & con (2x a week)
Week of July 23-30: Living proof shamp & con (2x a week). Saturday: protein treat followed by living proof conditioner

Does this sound a bit crazy or much? lol. If so what do you suggest I change or cut down on? I really just want my hair to grow and appreciate any information I can get! And on a side note I'm also taking Biotin 5,000 mcg.
Hi, I'm a 3a also and growing out as well. My hair is virgin so I can't comment too much on your routine except to say, if your hair is looking good, then your routine is working.

I think the Biotin is your friend, as my high potency vitamins make a BIG difference in the rate of growth. I said to my hair dresser, my hair seemed to grow fast this time, and she said "are you taking vitamins" and I was like "yea", so it works.
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Hi, I'm a 3a also and growing out as well. My hair is virgin so I can't comment too much on your routine except to say, if your hair is looking good, then your routine is working.

I think the Biotin is your friend, as my high potency vitamins make a BIG difference in the rate of growth. I said to my hair dresser, my hair seemed to grow fast this time, and she said "are you taking vitamins" and I was like "yea", so it works.
Originally Posted by Goin'Grey

Yes i think it is too. I don't notice much hair growth on my head but I've only been religiously taking it for two weeks straight, however I have noticed that hair in other places are growing in a lot faster. I'm one where if i shave my legs I don't need to for a week because that's when the hair starts coming back in. I recent shaved Friday and Monday while showering I could visibly tell the hair was growing in o.O
I took biotin, for a while, and it definitely made my hair grow faster, but it also gave me horrendous cystic acne. So pay attention to how your skin reacts.
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