5 Tips and Tricks to Power Through The
Dreaded Grow Out Phase
Maybe you’ve worn your hair short for years or maybe you are regretting a decision you’ve just recently made. Either way, once you’ve decided to grow out a short haircut you begin the battle with wisps, bangs, cowlicks, and ever-changing length; and the growing pains are real!
So, how do you power through?
1 - Find A Great Hairstylist
If you don’t already have one, find a hairstylist who will take your growing-out goal as seriously as you do. Make sure your stylist is skilled, experienced, and understands hair growth patterns. A successful transition from a pixie to a bob (and beyond) requires regular trims to shape your hair as it grows; make sure you’re working with someone you trust.
2 – Know What to Expect
Be prepared for every stage, growing a short haircut out happens in phases.
- The first phase is generally about keeping the hairs in the back trimmed while you let the hair on top and in front grow out.
- The next phase is usually the bang stage. Yes, when growing out a pixie, you will have bangs for a minute. You don’t have to style them as bangs if you don’t want to but they will be there nonetheless.
- The third and final phase is the worst of all – the dreaded shag/mullet. It is awful. This is when most throw in the towel and chop all their hair off only to start growing it out again in a month. This in-between length is the most difficult to style by far, and the only way to wear it is with unmitigated confidence. Throw on a Short Hair Don't Care T-shirt and rock what you’ve got. It will be over soon and a world of hair style opportunities will be within your reach!
3 - Speed Up the Growth Process
When you’re trying to grow your hair, it can feel like it grows as fast as a snail moves. There are a few things you can do to encourage your hair to grow faster and definitely help it grow to stronger and healthier:
4 – Try New Styling Techniques
- Control uneven layers by adding curl with a 2 in 1 mini curling or flat iron.
- Create the illusion of length by braiding your longest layers.
- Add Aquage Silkening Oil to create smoothness and shine, comb your hair in the direction you want it to go and let it dry.
- For a voluminous look add Matrix Volume Builder, twist random sections, and defuse or let air dry.
- Freshly washed hair is usually the hardest to style so instead of shampooing your hair every day, try filling a spritzer bottle with water and spray your hair to restyle. A sea salt spray can help create a more textured and tousled look.
5 – Have Some Fun!
Invest vest in headbands, decorative clips, and bobby pins. Nothing tames a growing pixie better than simply getting it out of your face.
Throw on a headband for a pulled-together look that gets your bangs out of your face. Twist you hair into small sections and secure them with pins and/or clips to create a fun style. Tease the hair slightly before pinning it if you want to create volume. You can also use dry shampoo to create pliability.
The truth is, regular trims, styling products, and bobby pins are only half the battle of growing out a short haircut — the other half is accepting your current look and learning to love your unique, beautiful self. Hair is just hair – it’s not about what it looks like, it’s about how you wear it.