In January, I cut my hair to shoulder lenght due to a bad perm in December. This perm burnt and cut the midle part of my hair. In other words, the sides were about 2 1/2 inches longer than the middle part so in order to make it even I had to get my hair cut short. I just came back from getting my hair trimmed and even though my hair did grow some, the middle part was still shorter than the sides. Is it always going to be like this? I do everything right for my hair. I don't blow dry it. I don't comb it when it's wet. I don't use hairstray. Before the perm, my hair would grow even. The hairdresser said, the top part of my hair is thick but the ends are real thin and once the top part reaches the bottom part, it should be fine because your hair grows from the scalp. Do you think this is still due to the bad perm I received in December, 6 months ago? I thought by now the perm would be completly out of my hair. How long does it take for a bad perm to grow out? Do you think that the middle of my hair is growing in uneven is still due to the perm? Is there anything I can do to make it all grow even or do you think it's always going to be uneven? Also, about 4 years ago, I had a hairdresser thin my hair (which I didn't want done). That still hasn't completly grown out yet. Please, I need your help. I aways had long hair and if I keep getting it cut to make it even, it won't get long. Any information and advice will be appreciated.
It sounds like you had some major breakage from the perm. The reason why the ends are still thin, is because 6 months ago that hair was near the scalp or mid strand and the perm burnt it, so it is breaking off. If the hair was damaged enough from the perm it will take having all the hair that was permed trimmed off in order to get rid of the breakage. There aren't any products that repair hair damaged enough to cause breakage. Sometimes the breakage from a perm is not even from being overprocessed, at least half of perm breakage is from a bad wrap. The perm rods where wrapped up too tightly, or with uneven tension. The hair swells slightly during processing, and if the rod is too tight or pulling the band from the rod "crimps" the strand and caused a weak spot that will break.
Keep in mind that a perm does not effect the follicle. Your new hair will grow back healthy. The only way a perm will effect the new growth would be to get a chemical burn on your scalp that damaged the follicle.
About your having your hair thinned, most hair stylists thin the hair with thinning shears, again just a method of cutting. So in 4 yrs unless your hair is not growing or your follicles were damaged by some sort of trauma, the thinning by your stylist should not still be effecting you now.
My advise would be to keep getting regular trims, and use a good shampo oand cond. for chemically treated hair. Check your brushes and picks, if they are old and worn out that could be adding to the problem. Plastic can get little jagged edges to it over time, and will grab the hair and break it too.
Hang in there...I am a hair dresser and have been through some amazing hair horrors too. But hair does grow back <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
Thanks for the advice. If my scalp was burned from the perm, I would know it,won't I? I mean, when the perm was done, my scalp would burn justlike when they burned the back of my neck before when I received a perm in the past.
Yep, it would have felt just like the skin on your neck. You should always tell your stylist that you had a burn in the past. Also insist on a fresh towel around your neck after they apply the solution. Poor thing you have had some bad perm experiences. Maybe the hair gods want you to have straight hair lol <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif">