Only second to losing weight, growing out a short haircut can be one of life’s most frustrating processes. There is no doubt short hair is trendy, modern, and fresh; however, I see a picture of beachy waves, cute bun up-dos, and crazy hi-lights and I get a little pang of regret. I know it is my fault. I sit in my stylist’s chair and my brain says “just trim and shape”, but my mouth blurts out “asymmetrical bob!” About three weeks into a cut I make my game plan for growing my chin length style into a rapnuzel-esque masterpiece. I do well for at least 6 weeks, and then I find myself in the dreaded “middle”. Of course, this is when my stylist gets the orders to chop it all off, and the cycle begins again. How do you cope with growing out your hair?
Here are some of the things I have been trying:
Bangs- My grandmother once told me that a high forehead is a sign of nobility. I must be destined to be the queen of the known universe. Luckily, blunt bangs are all the rage. Keeping my bangs blunt and trimmed has helped me keep a fresh look without, well, cutting it all off.
Accessories- Ornate headbands and bobby pins are everywhere this season and keep my look on-trend while I am neither here-nor-there.
Curl- I have been taking some cues from the 20′s look that was all over the runway and curling my hair into ringlets and mock-finger waves.
Regular Visits to my Stylist- No matter what anyone tells you, un-trimmed and un-shaped hair is not going to help you grow out your hair. My hair looks better and behaves better when I visit my stylist, and we created a game plan for growing my hair out. Your stylist can also recommend the best products to help style your evolving look.
So, now I turn to our readers. Do you have any great tips or tricks for growing out hair?