6 Natural Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster After a Bad Haircut

Last Friday night, while you were out celebrating the weekend, I was precariously dangling my head and shoulders off the side of my bed, desperately massaging coconut oil into my scalp and rereading a Reddit thread about natural ways to make your hair grow overnight.

You see, several days earlier, I'd woken up and been struck by inspiration. Today, I'd decided, would be the day I cut my hair short for the first time since primary school. Armed with this photo of Miranda Kerr's cropped locks, I'd spontaneously called a chic salon that came recommended and booked an appointment for that same afternoon. Buh-bye, hair.

To truly comprehend the gravity of this decision, you must understand that I've been mostly satisfied with exactly the same haircut for nearly 20 years. I don't have layers, bangs, or anything else one could reasonably call a "style" but have always loved my locks blunt, very lengthy, and naturally wavy. I've briefly considered short hair before but never for more than a day or two, and I've always woken up the following morning thankful I didn't go through with the chop. So asking for a sharply angled lob was truly out of character.

Keep scrolling to see my transformation and to learn how to grow your hair faster, longer, and stronger.

Tempted to go for the chop still? Take a look at our guide to the 60+ best short hairstyles that will persuade you into the salon (which you won't regret).