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How to Look Good While Growing out a Short Haircut


Styling your Growing Hair

  1. Pin back fly-aways.If you have strands of hair that are too short to pull up but too long to let hang, try pinning them back. Bobby pins will more often than not be your constant companion in the weeks and months it takes to grow out a short haircut. Here's a quick guide for those a little out of practice:
    • Make a deep part on one side of your forehead just above the center of one of your eyes. Then sweep that portion of hair to the side, using pins to hold it back. Then set with hairspray.
    • Grab the portion at the front of your hair that's starting to fall over your forehead. Twist the section once or twice, then pin flat at the top of your head. The slight twist will add a bit of volume to the front of the section.
    • Once the top of your hair is long enough to pull back, pin up the shorter sections underneath for a cleaner ponytail look.
  2. Make friends with gel and mousse.These products can help tame your hair when it's prone to looking wild and unruly. Test out a few different products to find one you like - if you're on a budget, ask your friends what they use and whether you could try a bit. If what you're using makes your hair look stiffer than you'd like, try adding a bit of water to the product before applying it.
    • For a matte look, go for the wax or the pomade. Use only about a pea-sized glob of the product and work it through your hair beginning where the hair meets your scalp. Style how you'd like.
    • For a glossy or wet look, reach for the gel. Again, use a small glob and work through your hair beginning at the base. If your style allows it, comb your hair to make sure there are no gel clumps left over.
    • Mousse will be helpful for those with curls or anyone looking for added volume. For curls, use a palm-sized amount and work it through the bottom 2/3 of your hair (so not near your scalp), then flip your head and do the same to the underside. For volume, have a glob of mousse in one hand and then use a comb to apply it to your hair, starting at the roots.
  3. Change up the texture.If you've got the tools at hand, try curling your hair for some added bounce to your hair-do. Curling is a neat trick to shorten hair that's in an awkward period between not short enough and not long enough.
    • Alternatively, if your hair is curly or wavy you can straighten your hair for added length to get the style you desire.
  4. Wear a top knot.Leave the sides and back hanging down with the front in a small bun. An easy fix for those looking to get the hair out of their face, or for those frightened of bangs.
    • If your hair in the front isn’t quite long enough for a bun, don’t fret, a small mini-ponytail is perfectly acceptable as well.
  5. Have a blunt cut.A simple fix for those who’d like to avoid complications as their hair grows out. A blunt cut will rid your hair of the layering which can become awkward as short hair grows out. A blunt cut is equally useful for those hoping to regrow their hair evenly, as it keeps all sides at roughly the same length.
    • A blunt cut may not be a good option for those with curly hair. Without proper layering and weight distribution, your hair will taper out into a pyramid shape.
  6. Slick it back.If one feature of your growing cut is a mess of runaway hairs, try reaching for the gel and slicking the whole mess back. Use a comb to avoid getting any clumps of gel left behind in your hair. Depending on how long your hair is, you can flare the length out to the side or keep it running straight down in line with your neck.
    • For a fancier look, add a headband! It can be a wire or plastic headband, or even a fabric one.

Drawing Attention Away from Your Cut

  1. Play up your makeup.Draw attention away from your hair by making your face look more arresting. Do a bold, smoky eye, or wear a bright lipstick. (Remember, though: choose either a bold lip or a bold eye - doing both is too much). Extra-girly makeup can help you feel feminine and attractive while your hair is transitioning.
    • You don't have to do everything: lips, blush, eyes, etc. For example, you can focus on your eyes, and just wear simple lip gloss over your lips.
    • If you don't like wearing makeup but still want to be girly, try jewelry instead, such as a chunky bracelet or statement necklace.
  2. Strengthen your wardrobe.Undoubtedly you already own eye-catching and attractive clothing, so really try to “wow” with your clothing while your haircut remains in the awkward stage. When shopping look for bright colors and provocative patterns; nothing distracts from a poor hair-do like an outfit that works.
    • Non-hair accessories are desirable here as well. Necklaces and earrings especially (being so close to your head) are excellent style tools to draw the eye away from your hair.
  3. Accessorize your hair.Not only can these add that final touch to your outfit, but they can help keep your hair out of your face. Whatever you choose, however, make sure that it goes with your outfit! Here are some ideas to get you started:
    • Slick your hair back and pop on a headband.
    • Create a deep side part, then pin the thinner side back with a colorful hair clip.
    • Wear something over your hair, such as a head, scarf, or bandana.
  4. Keep the color uniform.Having a mix of colors or high/lowlights will draw attention to the ways in which your growing cut appears awkward. Unfortunately different colors will highlight the ways in which your layers might be growing lopsided, or make those runaway strands more visible. Having your hair all one color serves to disguise these potential flaws.
    • If you already have highlights, consider dyeing your hair back to its natural color. This will be kinder to your hair than using bleach.
    • If you have lowlights, you can try bleaching them out, or dyeing your hair to match them.

Encouraging Healthy Growth

  1. Get regular trims.It might seem counter-intuitive to cut your hair while you're trying to grow it out, but it will help your hair look good while it grows. Visit your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks and ask him or her to trim only as much as you need to keep the ends healthy.
    • You may have to change your style as it grows. For example, a blunt cut might have looked great when your hair was short, but layers might look better as it grows longer.
  2. Avoid heat damage.If possible, lay off on blow-drying, straightening or curling your hair when you can. If you must style your hair this way, purchase a good heat protection agent (ask your stylist for suggested brands).
    • This includes water! Avoid using hot water when washing your hair. Stick with cool to lukewarm water instead.
  3. Coordinate your growth.The general wisdom is that you ought to grow out the front of your hair first while keeping the back short. Talk to your hair stylist about it for added input. With long hair in the front, there are usually many more styles to choose from. Unless you have your heart set on transitioning right back into shoulder- or arm-length hair, go for a trimmed back for access to more styles.
    • Consider extensions if you just can't stand to manage your growing hair any longer, have them added if you can afford it. More than a few celebrities have gone this route after having to trim down their hair for a role.
  4. Be patient.Unfortunately, there's no way to make your hair grow out overnight. View your hair as a work in progress, and turn your attention to what you can do with it now instead of what you can't.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    I got my hair cut short last year, but it looks bad now because it is growing out. How can I make it look good?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Try asking a stylist to fix it, or search online for fun ways to style your hair as it grows out.
  • Question
    How do I get rid of dandruff?
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  • Question
    Is there any kind of product that can lengthen my short hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Extensions are the simplest way to lengthen short hair if you can't wait for time to do the job.
  • Question
    How can I make my hair look more "alive"?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If it's straight, curl it and/or dye it. If it's curly, you can straighten it or put it in a bun or pigtails.
  • Question
    I have a really short A-line bob and I have no idea what to do with it. I can't straighten or curl it with heat. Any ideas?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Try out different parting and make it look like layered, which will give it a messier but cute vibe to it instead of a childlike look.
  • Question
    My hair is short, I got it cut yesterday. When I put my hair up, there are short ends. The ends look horrible with bobby pins, what do I do?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    To slick back short ends without damaging your hair, use gel or mousse. Just apply it on the very short ends. Once it dries, it will completely slick it back or together with the rest of your hair. A quick wash or shower will leave your hair soft and as it was before.
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  • If you're getting bored with the growing-out process, try taking a photo of your hair every morning in the mirror, standing in the same place. Being able to see how it's growing can keep up your motivation.

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