Lost hope in growing my hair.

over 3 years, i have been growing well trying to grow out my hair from a bad relaxer. it was a lot worse back then but it is slowly better now. my bald areas are still showing, but i know my hair is trying to grow from it BUT IN THIN patches!! i shaved my head twice. my hair is still thin. i tried JBCO, castor oil, megatek, biotin pills, you name it! my hair won't grow no more than an inch or two in certain places and i have yet to have shoulder length hair again. i do not think it will ever grow. WHAT CAN I DO? i believe my hair breaks off entirely too much. i noticed with weaves that it grows and grows but as soon as i can the weave out it falls out after some days. maybe protection forever?? im frustrated! i'm under the impression that my hair will never grow out and i will be bald for the rest of my teenage years.
Oh, no! I'm sorry. Especially since you're a teenager. Being a teenager is hard enough without having to worry about your hair.

Have you tried a protein treatment? Protein can help make your hair stronger and less prone to breakage, as long as you do a really good deep conditioning treatment afterwards to restore some moisture in your hair. And speaking of moisture, what do you use to moisturize? You use oils, which are nice, but they're mainly to keep moisture from escaping your hair...but if your hair's already dry it won't help much. Have you tried a good leave in conditioner, or leaving in your regular conditioner? It sounds weird, but for some just leaving in the conditioner they wash their hair with really works.

What's your hair like? Does it like protein? Hate it? Is it highly porous? If you add some more detail about your hair we could probably help you more.

Oh, and the WEAVES. Okay, how do you take care of your hair while you wear the weaves? Do you braid weaves in, and if so are the braids too tight? Do you still wash them or keep your hair moisturized underneath? Do you get a trim? If you get weaves/extensions/braids a lot I really do recommend protein treatments. The stress that they can cause on your hair can get ugly.

But yeah, tell me more about your hair so I can try to give more of a definite response.

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Oh, no! I'm sorry. Especially since you're a teenager. Being a teenager is hard enough without having to worry about your hair.

Have you tried a protein treatment? Protein can help make your hair stronger and less prone to breakage, as long as you do a really good deep conditioning treatment afterwards to restore some moisture in your hair. And speaking of moisture, what do you use to moisturize? You use oils, which are nice, but they're mainly to keep moisture from escaping your hair...but if your hair's already dry it won't help much. Have you tried a good leave in conditioner, or leaving in your regular conditioner? It sounds weird, but for some just leaving in the conditioner they wash their hair with really works.

What's your hair like? Does it like protein? Hate it? Is it highly porous? If you add some more detail about your hair we could probably help you more.

Oh, and the WEAVES. Okay, how do you take care of your hair while you wear the weaves? Do you braid weaves in, and if so are the braids too tight? Do you still wash them or keep your hair moisturized underneath? Do you get a trim? If you get weaves/extensions/braids a lot I really do recommend protein treatments. The stress that they can cause on your hair can get ugly.

But yeah, tell me more about your hair so I can try to give more of a definite response.
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee
thanks for replying hun.

my hair loves protein! but it is hard to find anything with extra protein w/o cracking an egg on my head, which i don't wanna do. i do have protein based gel though.

moisture wise, i used oil products unnatural ones at that. now i know that is a big no no. and what you said about the oils, i have misunderstood before your explanation. now i know that in order for those products to work, i need to have moisture already! duhh! i used to use pantene's relax and natural hair moisturizing cream..

oh my i have conditioners for days!
tresemme's is my favorite! i also have suave and vo5. my hair loveess sunsilk i have to get some more because it made my scalp feel so tingly and soft.


umm i do know that my hair has grown in one section because i put some oily gel on it that is protein based so i know my hair loves protein. i have 4A type hair. i noticed that it sheds A LOT i don't know if that means i should trim my ends a lot but won't that be the opposite of trying to grow my hair long?

i know that my hair follicles are healthy, but i barely drink water. oh yeah with the weaves, I don't do a THING to my hair and it just grows like wildfire! idk what it is maybe it's the natural oils of my scalp that nourishes my hair but weaves are great for new growth but after taking them out, it sheds.

thanks again hun!
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In your case, I would head to the dermatologists office. There may be something else going on with your scalp that may have been due to the chemicals in the relaxer. Have you seen a doctor before about your hair?
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I agree about seeing a doctor especially after 3 years and your hair grew only an inch.

How are you wearing your hair now? From what I understand that weaves can be just as damaging to the hair as chemical relaxers especially if not taken care of properly.

There are other options for protein besides eggs.
You can go to the protein section of the store and get soy protein powder whatever they have or you like and mix it with some plain yogurt. I used to do that awhile ago. A nice simple protein hair treatment it worked for me after I was getting too friendly with the flat iron.
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over 3 years, i have been growing well trying to grow out my hair from a bad relaxer. it was a lot worse back then but it is slowly better now. my bald areas are still showing, but i know my hair is trying to grow from it BUT IN THIN patches!! i shaved my head twice. my hair is still thin. i tried JBCO, castor oil, megatek, biotin pills, you name it! my hair won't grow no more than an inch or two in certain places and i have yet to have shoulder length hair again. i do not think it will ever grow. WHAT CAN I DO? i believe my hair breaks off entirely too much. i noticed with weaves that it grows and grows but as soon as i can the weave out it falls out after some days. maybe protection forever?? im frustrated! i'm under the impression that my hair will never grow out and i will be bald for the rest of my teenage years.
Originally Posted by Spelgurl2k11
Wow... I know you're telling the truth, but I find the situation hard to believe.. especially coming from a growing teenager!

I have a few questions for you and you don't have to answer them here, you can send me a private msg if you want.

- How did you use the JBCO on your hair/scalp, and how long did you use it before you gave up?
- How long did you take the biotin pills?
- What does your diet mostly consist of?
(Remember that in all stages of life, even as a teenager, you are what you eat!)
- When you would get your weave done, how did you mostly get it styled, and was it ever very tight or uncomfortable at first?

I noticed in one of your replies to someone you said that you barely drink water. That's gonna have to be one of the first simplest things you can change to see a difference in your hair and body! I didn't used to drink any water, and I started drinking 32 oz. a day and my hair and skin feels like it's in a better position to start growing now. Plus, drinking water clears your body of toxins and does so many other things for cell growth and stimulation for your hair, nails, etc..!!

Protein is cool too, provided that you balance it out with a moisturizing conditioner or treatment. Too much protein can cause your hair to break off too...

I also agree with CurlsInBloom about seeing a doctor, and taking proper care of your weave... But I know when I was a teenager (like 14-15), I had a lot of bad eating habits and didn't take good care of my hair when it was weaved up. I changed those things at 16 and it was uphill from there! Without knowing anything else about you personally, I'd say it's just a matter of getting all your ducks in a row in terms of caring for yourself internally just as much as you do on the outside. But don't give up, never give up on anything about yourself. You and your body is all you've got!

Blessings !
Reyna

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