Disregard my awkward pose but you can see the growth I’ve had in a year (the dark hair- like 4inches or so). I’ve been cutting my dyed/heat damaged end in very short lengths. By now the blondish part is pretty healthy but I want my hair to be completely virgin. You don’t always have to do a big chop, you just need to have EXTRA patience to deal with two different textures while it grows out. Hang in there ladies!