Growing out short hair, especially when you have a fringe, can be a bit of a nightmare. Take it from me, it doesn’t have to be that hard.
We’ve all hat those morning’s when our hair doesn’t want to play nicely, well when you are growing out your hair, every morning feels like that! I’ve cut my hair short and grown it out more often than I can remember. And along the way I’ve figured out a few tips and tricks to help the process. So that growing out your hair doesn’t have to be so stressful.
How to Grow Out Short Hair
Invest in cute hats
Not only will a good hat get you through your absolute worst hair days, it’ll stay in your wardrobe for years! Opt for classic styles in colours you know will compliment your wardrobe. I love a boater style hat so when I found one in red and one in pink I had to have them both! Not only do they cover all kinds of hair sins, but putting on a hat instantly makes you look like you’ve made more effort with your outfit.
Think headscarves, cute hair slides and hairbands. Having a plethora of hair accessories will help you out on your worst hair day. Headscarves are perfect for covering up if you are having a particularly bad hair day. Cute accessories will help you tame any flyaway strands and act as a distraction to your hair. Even though you will be drawing attention to your hair, it’ll be to show off an accessory, so people won’t just be staring at your insane grown out mess.
Try new styles
Growing out my fringe prompted me to try some more styles. Although it was pretty nerve-wracking having my fringe swept back at first, it gave me the confidence to try new styles. Slick your hair back, grab some Kirby grips and add a cute quiff or curl your hair. Trying something new will make you feel less like you are waiting for your hair to reach an ‘acceptable length’ and more like you have a new style to play with every few weeks!
Buy some new hair products
Growing out your hair can be a lengthy process, so there is no point in trying to avoid buying products for your hair because you are waiting for it to grow to a length you like. I’ve got bad news for you. It’s probably going to look like a mess unless you try to do something with it. This might be as little as sticking some salt spray in it, or using some volumising spray to give it some lift and texture.
Get it cut
This may seem a little counterproductive, but trust me it’ll make all the difference. Not only will your stylist cut it into an actual style, so you can avoid the outgrown muppet look as much as possible, they’ll also be able to help with styling tips!
If you are growing out your hair, or your fringe, all of these tips will help you through those horrible, never-ending, bad hair days. Until your hair is the length you want it. But you have to find what works for you! My ‘how to grow out short hair’ tips will only work if you work with your hair. It took me a long time to realise I shouldn’t fight my hair. If it’s doing a weird ‘woohoo thing’ (thanks Phoebe from Friends for that term), then embrace it! Or stick on a hat. Whatever works best for you.