Grow Your Hair

January 2, 2015

START WITH HEALTHY HAIR

Make sure your hair feels healthy before you start the grow-out process, because if it starts to break off, you’re going nowhere. Use a deep conditioner regularly and consider taking a supplement. Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition provides 18 essential nutrients like Biotin, Vitamin B5, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, and Selenium that your hair needs to reach its full potential, boosting strengtha and building length.

PIXIE: KEEP THE BACK SHORT

If you let your hair grow at a uniform speed, the back will get long before the front can catch up, and your Miley-Cyrus-circa-2013 look will turn into a Billy-Ray-Cyrus-circa-1993 look.Have your stylist cut the back short and let the top grow.Getting more length on top will take you into the Michelle Williams–type look.

WORK YOUR WAY INTO A BOB

That short, shaggy bob that’s everywhere right now is also the style that’s going to help you transition out of pixie land. Once you have length on top, let the rest of your hair grow and then blend it together with layers.

AVOID A MUSHROOM CUT

As your bob continues to get longer, it can also start to get wider. Depending on your hair texture, you could end up with a mushroom-y effect. Ask your stylist to use a razor to thin out the ends and take the bulk out.

ADD TEXTURE

Once you’re in lob (long bob) territory, focus on your styling technique. Don’t let your hair sit on your shoulders, which creates a big flip. Adding tousled waves will keep it looking modern, instead of like a Stepford wife. Mist a texturizing spray (we like Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray) through hair to build waves, then wrap your hair randomly around a one-inch curling iron. The best texture isn’t contrived or deliberate. Leave [your hair] a little straighter at the ends, which makes it understated and cool.

WORK YOUR WAY TO A CENTER PART

If you’re growing out thick, heavy bangs, let them grow to your brows before pushing them to one side. Once they get to eye length, let them separate in the middle and do that beautiful Gisele bang. Have your hairstylist take the weight out of them so the ends aren’t too thick and heavy.

HIDE AWKWARD-LENGTH BANGS STRATEGICALLY

Necessity is the mother of all invention, and growing out bangs is without a doubt the reason the hairline braid came to be. We recommend doing a French braid against the head (like a cornrow) to keep shorter hairs out of your face. Find some cute clips and just pin the bangs aside.

TRY A DRAMATIC SLICK

Once you can tuck your bangs away, play around with different styling techniques. Create a deep side part and then slick the other side behind your ear. Use a bobby pin to secure it behind your ear so everything stays in place for a clean, sleek effect.

TURN YOUR GROWN-OUT BANGS INTO LAYERS

Once you can really tuck your bangs behind your ear, you might want to incorporate some layers around your face. Start to incorporate more layers around the head, and make sure they’re blended really well. That way the shorter pieces will look like layers, rather than just grown-out bangs.


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