Styling Tips for Growing Out Short Hair Gracefully

Whether prompted by a major hair mishap or the itch for change, transitioning short locks to longer lengths poses styling challenges. Awkward mullets and shaggy phases may tempt you to chop it all off again before ever reaching your goal length. But growing out hair gracefully is possible with strategic cuts and the right products.

Request Frequent Trim Appointments

Regular trims every 6-8 weeks prove essential when growing out short haircuts. Tackle split ends before they travel up the shaft causing more extensive breakage. periodical clean up trims remove hardly any length yet yields happier, healthier hair overall.

Layer Smartly

Layering helps remove bulk as short hair grows out to prevent the dreaded triangle effect. But avoid overlayering which removes needed weight through the ends delaying your length goals. Have your stylist customize the layering approach that allows maximum growth between visits.

Amp Up Your Arsenal

Now is the time to stock your shelves with volume-boosting mousses, dry shampoos for second day revivals and shape-retaining hairsprays. Having the right styling products makes all the difference when trying to finesse awkward grow-out phases. Invest in salon quality for lasting hold and shine.

Don’t Skimp on Conditioning

Growing out damaged hair prone to breakage requires diligent conditioning to protect strands and prevent snapping. Deep weekly treatments give an added dose of moisture to repair and strengthen hair throughout the grow-out journey.

Blow Dry with Care

Rather than rubbing hair dry with a towel, gently blot excess moisture then rely on a quality blow dryer with multiple heat settings. Lower speed and heat allows thorough drying while preventing unnecessary damage to fragile strands from breakage. The best hair dryers like the Drybar Buttercup deliver salon performance minimizing exposure to extreme heat.

How to Style During Grow-Out Periods

  • Secure shorter front pieces off the face with barrettes or cloth headbands
  • Try half up, half down styles hiding mullet-esque length in the back
  • Embrace headwraps and bandanas to disguise uneven chunks
  • Have fun experimenting with braids, knots and updos as length allows
  • Use dry shampoo and texturizing sprays to boost roots between washes

With attentive trims, intensive conditioning and gentle heat styling practices, growing out a short cut gracefully minimizes awkward stages. Lean on your stylists for recommendations on low maintenance cuts as hair length progresses. Before you know it, flowing Rapunzel locks replace what once was an angled bob.

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