Everyone knows that the fastest way to grow your hair out is to stop cutting it, but that's really hard. It can be super tempting to visit the stylist at each little stage and take off a seemingly small amount to soothe the situation, but those visits *add up* and dramatically *add on* to the time it will take to lush out your locks.
|A month before the cut- but I don't have a back shot :/|
Even if you aren't growing out your hair, these are fun styles to try, so let's take a look!
(1) Loose curls. I tried linking back to this site to credit the photo, but the link given on Pinterest was broken. An image search showed it comes from naturallycurly.com. This is easily recreated by using a 1.5 inch iron & wrapping 1 inch sections of hair around the barrel. Start at the bottom of your head, with the excess hair sectioned off at the top. Work your way up the head, releasing sections as you go.
(2) Waves. Just like loose curls, waves hide an abundance of growth. Create big, messy hair using sea salt spray. Alternatively, follow these instructions from one of my favorite bloggers for gorgeous, heat free, beachy waves.
(3) Accessories. Using hair bands, bows, etc, will help you fake longer hair. When I was first trying to get my hair into a ponytail (which I can now do!!), I would take the bottom pieces that fell out and use bobbie pins (criss-crossed together) to hold them up. Next I'd use a hair band to hold the sides in & distract from the pins at the bottom, making it look pretty vs. messy. Hair bows teamed up with a bobbie pin are perfect for holding back awkward staged bangs. I've done several tutorials for hair bows, bands & halos HERE, HERE & HERE.
(4) Layer it. This is only to happen once! If you're going from a short stacked bob to longer hair, your hair is going to be very heavy in back due to the short stacking. It doesn't lay well. That means that when you get to shoulder length, you're allowed *one* cut. If you get a cut like this, you won't lose length, but you will add in some layers that will make your hair fall much more nicely and let you breeze through the final stages of growth!
I know that it's technically gluten-free friday, but I'm running one day behind. I generally write everything in advance over the weekend and then post each project daily. I had to do Thursday/Friday last night, so that means Thursdays post is up on Friday and GF friday will actually be GF saturday this week :)
Wishing you all the best and hoping that maybe you're inspired to get through the short and experience your hair LONG! Though, short or long- there are tons of fun ways to style hair at any length. As always, thanks for reading!