This post is sponsored by Hairfinity.

“It’s only hair” is an adage spoken only by a person who has never really had a bad haircut.

Confession: I have been in various stages of growing my bangs out since age 12. My mom was rather liberal in the hair department and basically gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted to it: Sun-In, perms, cutting it myself . . . it was open season at my house. I spent many a Saturday giving myself or my friends perms, and I was always hacking away at my own bangs. Fortunately, I grew out of the perm habit. Unfortunately, I never stopped hacking at my bangs.

The result is that, at least every couple of years, I make a late-night, sleep-deprived impulse cut into my bangs. Which I almost always immediately regret. Which I then spend the next year growing out. It’s a vicious cycle that I’ve been repeating since high school. Which was a really long time ago.

I had a few years where a trusted stylist kept me from wreaking havoc on my own hair. But then, one fateful day in 2010, I got a call to be on The View and made an impulsive decision to get my hair cut first. The only day I could get a hair appointment was on Sunday, and my usual girl was not working. I’m guessing I got the stylist without a lot of clients. She was a little scissor-happy, and before I knew it she had taken about half of the hair from the top of my head and cut it into short bangs. The bangs were so, so heavy. I had a friend who is a master stylist try to fix it. But as it turns out, you can’t uncut hair.

I have spent the last four (4!!!!) years trying to grow out these bangs. Another fun phenomena: in the last four years, it seems my hair decided to stop growing. It has grown at a snail’s pace. I don’t know if it’s aging or what, but even my stylist has been shocked at how long it’s taken me to grow these bangs out. Four years later and these bangs are still barely reaching my chin.

So . . . when I heard about a supplement that is supposed to help your hair grow, I had two overwhelming thoughts:

1. There’s no way that works.

Yes, I’m a bit of a skeptic when products make big claims. Show me a before-and-after picture and I will show you my side-eye of disbelief. But I decided to give it a try, because having my hair grow again? That would be nice.

So, for the past two months, I’ve taken Hairfinity faithfully, and I am here to tell you: I do see a noticeable difference. And I’ve gotten more comments on my hair than I ever have in my life. (Okay, that’s not entirely true. I got a lot of comments on my hair in high school, but not all attention is good attention.)

So now I’m going to post my own before-and-after shots. This is after two months of taking Hairfinity.

Selfie in the car . . . August vs. October

Selfie in the theater . . . August vs. October.

Selfie outside Disneyland . . . August vs. October.

You can side-eye all you want . . . this skeptic is a believer.

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