In July of 2014 I repeatedly bleached my hair resulting in half of my hair just breaking off in my hands.
#1 TWO YEARS OF HAIR REPAIR AND GROWTH
In the first 6 months it took 3 very drastic hair cuts up to my shoulders in order to cut off most of the damaged hair. Finally in March of 2015 I was able to concentrate on actually growing out my hair. Over the next year and a half I got 3 more hair cuts just to give it more of a shape and continue to cut off any damage.
#2 SIDE COMPARISON
As you can see the hair on the right side on my face was broken off all the way up to my eyes. I think this was due to having layers and bangs before over processing my hair. In the end it made it more vulnerable and a pain in my back. Even though I hate bangs I continued to get them over the next two years just to avoid looking like I had a mullet. I have now successfully grown them out past my chin.