Growing out a short hair style can be one of the most frustrating and confidence zapping processes a girl can go through, I once heard that 70% of a girl’s confidence comes from her hair. Thus growing out a short hair cut over a period of a year can mean 365 bad hair days. As a hair guru this is one of the most common problems I face and I have to admit I have gone through this process myself, having gone from having a funky short hair cut that everyone loved, to looking like a prison escapee as the months of growing out progressed.
So what follows is my best advice for short hair styles especially when you are growing out your hair;
1. Cut A Little As Often As You Can
I know the point of growing your hair is not to cut it, but believe me it’s wise to take a little longer growing that hair out and allow your hairdresser help you by regularly tidying it up and keeping it in a reasonable style as you grow your hair out. Find a hairdresser that you trust and who knows your main aim is to grow your hair out. Remember short hair cuts come in various lengths with a help of a professional you can look like a star at every stage.
2. Keep It Layered
My best tip for looking like you have hair style rather than like your in transition is to not to grow your hair into one length from short to long. Not only will it be more frustrating for you, but you will end up looking like you are wearing a wig that has been run over, as the layers start to stick out and grow in different directions. So until your hair gets to about mid neck keep it layered and then you can start the process of growing it into one length.
3. Go For Shine
Short hair can often look a little dull especially if you have black hair, and because you are not cutting it as often it can get frizzy adding to your growing out woes. Aim to always keep your hair looking shiny and healthy, invest in the best shampoo and conditioner you can afford, and take my advice invest in a good hair shining serum.
One of the best ways to disguise a bad hair day, and you will have many when you are growing out your hair is to accessorize. Thankfully headbands are all the rage at the moment. Resist the temptation to just push your hair back with a headband, blow dry the front of your hair into a fringe and put a wide headband behind your fringe to control the rest of your hair. A skinny headband worn with a fringe can also be a great look for work.
Split bobby pins like the one in the Scunci’s range are fantastic as they are long enough to hold a lot of hair yet come in a funky finish, do a side part and hold the hair with one split bobby pin, this also works well for the pompadour look, pull back the middle of your hair and a form a bit of quiff and hold firm with a no slip grip clip. Make sure you smooth the side of your hair with a shine serum for classic yet stylish look.
5. Skip The Mini Pony Tails
I realize that sometimes being able to pull a your growing hair back and put it into a tiny pony tail can be tempting, but that look is for sweaty tennis players, not fashionista’s who can handle every style situation. If you want to sweep all your hair back into a clean style do it with bobby pins, however invest in the best quality bobby pins that will stay in your hair all day as it will be a nightmare having to readjust your hair style.
Growing out a short hair cut can actually be exciting as you virtually get to have a different style every week, however it’s a commitment so make it firmly and stay away from hairdressers when you are having a bad day. Follow my tips and enlist the help of a good hairdresser, hair products and accessories and most importantly have fun.