I want to grow out my short bob (3a curls)

Grace54Grace54 Posts: 1Registered Users
In August, before school started for me, I decided to start dreadlocks. 3 or 4 months later I got kind of grossed out with how they were looking (it was turning into one big chunk matted to the back of my head) so I decided to start to comb it all out.

After I was done combing my dreads out, I was only left with about chin-length hair. I went to the salon to get it cut properly and was left with a bob. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my curls, but the length is kind of awkward with my face and I REALLY REALLY want to grow it out at least to my shoulders by the end of the year.

Think I can do it? I also wanted to add that I now have a little more than 2 weeks of winter break starting tomorrow so I could maybe get a head start then. How long do you think my hair can possibly grow in 2 weeks? Also, what are some things I can buy or stuff I can do to get it to grow?


  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    I swear I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer but I can pretty much guarantee you won't see any hair growth after only 2 weeks. I've been cutting and growing my hair since I was a little kid so I've been in your shoes many times! I think on average, hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch per month. If you have just gotten your hair cut, I would wait about 6 weeks then go back to your stylist and let him/her know you're going to be growing your hair out. That way, they can give you a hair cut that will work with your growing curls. While you'll want to get regular trims to keep dead ends away, you could probably stretch them out a bit longer.

    Some people have luck with supplements such as biotin and/or MSM. I have found that a healthy diet with a regular multi vitamin, less stress and regular scalp massages help a lot. I would also invest in some cute and fun hair accessories and try some new ways to hair your bob so you don't get bored while you're growing it out. Good luck!!!! :flower:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

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