Growing out your hair doesn't have to be difficult. Despite the often-frustrating in-between period, it's still possible to consistently have a flattering, healthy hairstyle. If you are currently in between lengths there are some simple ways to make the growing out process less of a hassle.
1. Don't neglect the shape
Don't let your hairstyle go in hopes of gaining length. Your hair will become bulky and shapeless in all the wrong places. Your head is round, so as hair grows it takes on different shapes along the way.
To avoid an uneven and unflattering hair cut you will need frequent trips to see us. That way, excess weight will be removed regularly to keep your hair looking great.
2. Get regular trims
It's very important to keep ends trimmed while growing your hair out so that they don't split. By removing small - tiny - amounts of hair regularly, your ends will not break or become thin at the bottom in the long term. If you are concerned we will remove a lot - rest assured we have each been there growing our hair - we will not do this to you.
Continue coming to see us every six weeks to keep your cut looking fresh. Since hair grows an average of 1.5 cm per month, regular health trims will still allow your hair to grow at a decent pace.
3. Have fun and accessorise
Hair accessories can ease the process of growing your hair out with trad clips and pins.
Headbands are also a good option as they can be stylish and can keep your hair away from your face. There are so many people making original hair accessories online.
4. No layers!
Trade in your layers for a blunt cut - it will make the grow-out process easier. When you get past that horrible annoying style - that you cannot do a thing with - bobs are the easiest to grow out.
Growing out from a pixie cuts can be the most challenging because it is such strong shape. I always suggest to keep on top of the neck area. Keep trimming it as it will hit your collar before your sides will. We are aiming for the sides to catch the back.
5. Keep your hair moisturised
Your hair needs moisture and protein to make the growing out process successful. Hair needs a combination of protein and moisture and if you colour or lighten your hair, you need more protein to keep the hair strong so it will grow.
Moisture shampoo and conditioner like FUDGE Make - A - Mends, to help keep your hair soft and supple. A weekly treatment can also keep hair soft like FUDGE Dynamite. For styling, smoothing products, like FUDGE Ends to keep hair glossy and to tame growing layers."
6. Try bangs
A subtle change to your haircut may create the illusion of length. "If you start to become frustrated with your hair, usually a slight adjustment to the haircut will make it look more balanced," Taylor says. "Sometimes adding fringe or bangs can make the rest of your hair look longer."
As for what type of bangs would suit your face best, talk to your stylist about your face shape and hair texture. Avoid trying to make any adjustments on your own.
7. Be kind to your hair
Try to live without the heated tools, lessen the washing - if you can get away with it. The less stress you can give it, the better.
If you want to get serious - grab some nuts, eat leafy greens and ditch the sugar.
9. Have an end result in mind
Finally, to help maintain your sanity, have a game plan with your stylist with and end goal in mind.
Growing your hair out might feel like an endless and frustrating process, but there are ways to make it stress free and simple. With regular trims, the right accessories and some patience, you'll have the look you want before you know it.