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Traumatic Experience With Sew In

Question: Last summer I had traumatic experience in which I got a sew-in done and it broke my hair off on one side of my hair. Now my hair on that side does not grow at all. It is really depressing considering the fact that I was accustom to my long nice, healthy hair. I cut it to get it to grow back and I have seen little to hardly any improvement. What should I do? 

Answer: I am sorry to hear about your experience with the sew in. The fact that you didn't keep it for that long is a good thing, because that should help you in growing back your hair. What you want to do is pamper all of your hair, but especially the part that is not growing as fast as it should. You didn't say how you are wearing your hair currently, but if you can, I would avoid wearing wigs, braids, hats for long periods of time, using flat irons, hair brushes, or anything that puts pressure or tension on your hair follicles. I would also massage a small amount of a natural hair oil every day to that part of your scalp where the hair has been damaged to stimulate hair growth in that area. Also, be patient with your hair. When it is not damaged or broken, hair only grows about 1/4" to 1/2" a month. Growing hair, when it has been damaged, will take patience and some time.

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