7 Tips To Growing Out Short Hair
Are you ready for a change? What about growing out your short hair? Here are some simple tips that will make the journey to long hair a hop, skip and jump away!
Growing out your short hair doesn't have to be a chore. Despite the often-frustrating, in-between period, it's still possible to have healthy, good looking hair. If you are currently sporting an in-between length, read up on our simple solutions for making the growing out process simpler and easier.
1. Don't neglect shape
At Myne Hair Spa we believe the biggest mistake you can make growing out a short haircut is to just let it grow. 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.
A regular trip to your stylist will help to avoid an uneven, unflattering grow-out. This way, excess weight will be removed regularly to keep your hair looking current.
2. Get regular trims
At Myne Hair Spa we recommend regular trims to ensure a healthier outcome. It is a myth that trimming hair will stunt its growth. It's very important to keep ends trimmed while growing your hair out, to prevent fraying or splitting. By removing small amounts of hair regularly, your ends will not break or become thin at the bottom
We recommend a visit to Myne Hair Spa every six to eight weeks to keep your cut looking fresh. Since hair grows an average of half an inch per month, regular micro-trims will allow your hair to continue to grow at a decent pace.
While hair accessories can ease the process of growing your hair out, we advise against overdoing it with clips, pins and barrettes.
Headbands are a good option as they are stylish and can keep the hair away from your face, but avoid over-bobby pinning and clipping your hair since that can look messy. As a back up plan we have our Myne Hair Spa fitted hats!
To create the illusion of length we also recommend professional Hair Extensions, which can also provide a flattering fix. Clip-in extensions can work well as long as your top layers are long enough and not too blunt. If you are going to use extensions, have your hair stylist texturize the ends so that your layers will blend into the extensions.
4. Avoid layers
Another great idea we recommend is trading layers in for a blunt cut, that will make the grow-out process easier. Blunt or one-length bob-cuts are the easiest to grow out. As soon as you have layers, the shape needs to be adjusted along the way. Graduated bobs and pixie cuts are the most challenging because they are such strong shapes.
However, instead of making a drastic change and risk losing length, have your stylist ease into a blunt or one-length style as you go for regular trims. That way, you'll still make progress without your hairstyle losing its shape.
5. Keep your hair moisturized
In Vancouver we don't live in a dry climate, but it's still very important to keep your hair moisturized. Your hair needs moisture and protein to make the growing out process successful. If you colour or lighten your hair, you need more protein to keep the hair strong so it will grow.
To maintain these components, we recommend that you use a moisture-based shampoo and conditioners to help keep your hair soft and supple. Also, a weekly treatment can also keep hair soft. We recommend smoothing products, like balms or oils, to keep hair glossy and to tame growing layers. All these products we sell at Myne Hair Spa. (maybe mention a few here, their benefits, or put pix up as examples – do you have a product page?)
6. Try bangs
A subtle change to your haircut may create the illusion of length. If you start to become frustrated with your hair, it usually just takes a slight adjustment to the haircut to make it look more balanced. Try adding a fringe or bangs to your look to give it a longer look. Talk to your stylist about your face shape and hair texture for what type of bangs would best suit your face. Avoid trying to make any adjustments on your own.
7. Have an end result in mind
Lastly, have an end goal in mind as this will get you through the awkward in-between stages. Knowing what shape you are growing your hair into is important. For one-length looks, grow the top layers out first and keep the perimeter short until the top catches up.
For layered styles, we stress the importance of regular trims since wispy edges and roundness on the sides need to be reshaped for flattering consistency.
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. The girls at Myne Hair Spa are always here for support!