Hair horror stories (and how to fix them)

Posted: 7th May, 2012 10:00 am / By The Naked Bodycare Team

We’ve all been there. We’re full of anticipation as we head to the hairdressers, but that excitement quickly turns to horror as we start seeing our precious locks littering the floor. Then, the big reveal. And it’s a disaster. We’re holding back the tears as we head for the door, wondering how on earth the stylist could have got it so wrong, and for weeks we’re willing our hair to grow back to its former glory. Shudder.

Well, it’s good to know that even celebs can go through the same experience—Cameron Diaz recently admitted that she burst into tears after her friend got a bit carried away with the scissors, so hair disasters aren’t reserved for us mere mortals. If you’ve been through the same experience (perhaps you treated yourself to a bank holiday haircut that went wrong) all is not lost, because even the most hair-raising of horror stories can be fixed.

The first thing you need to do is STOP PANICKING! Take a few deep breaths to calm down and start thinking rationally—hair grows. It may not be much consolation as you’re crying into the mirror but give it a few weeks and you’ll be on your way back to having lustrous locks, and make sure to stick to a healthy diet if you want to boost your hair-growing potential. Incorporating things like kale, oily fish, pulses and certain supplements into your diet can help to encourage hair growth so should always be considered, and be prepared to go back to a reputable stylist who can fix things.

Let your hair settle for a few weeks before going to a hairdresser who will spend time on their consultation with you, but remember that if it’s a really bad style it might have to be cut shorter before it can get better. Consider alternatives like a tousled, messy bob, and get the right hair products to make things easier to cope with (volumising products, for example, can give the illusion of more hair). Or, if you really can’t bear the sight of your new style you could always consider extensions, and ideally go for clip-in pieces that won’t damage your newly growing mane. There are plenty of ways that you can overcome a hair horror story, but if you’re still panicking just repeat after me—hair grows, hair grows, hair grows…