Hey flowers! So as you all know, last July I took the leap of faith and cut my hair short. And to say I loved it is an understatement! But even though I had a lot less hair than before, I quickly found that maintaining a short style is almost the same amount of work as having long hair. Now I'm not saying that I'm never going back to short hair, but for the time being, I want to commit to growing my hair out just to see how much healthier it will be, now that all of the previous damage is gone. Even though my hair grows fairly quickly, the in-between phase is definitely in full effect, and is not fun at allllllll.
So! For all of my flowers who can relate, I decided to share some of the methods I've been using to make growing my hair out, a little less frustrating lol
1. Hair Accessories are Your Friend
While wrapping up my hair every night with a silk scarf, I noticed how much I loved the wrap look on my hair. Its soooo boho and really convenient for when you just want to get up and go, without having to worry about styling your hair. Since my scarf is bright pink, and matches almost nothing I wear, I decided to buy some of these adorable wrap headbands. They come in like every color, and the the chunky, wrapped look goes perfect with pretty much any look! You can dress these up or down easily, and they also protect your hair!
2. Invest in a Good Straightener
Since my hair started growing out, I rarely straighten it anymore. Usually after I wash my hair every couple weeks, I'll blow dry it and straighten it one good time, and just make sure I wrap it up every night, so that it stays that way. My hair retains a good amount of oil, sometimes way too much 😪😪, and I'll have to wash it again to get a good balance of moisture and volume back. So if your hair ritual is anything like mine, you want to make sure you have a good flat iron, that will help you maintain that softness. Between flat ironings, you also give your hair a chance to grow, and withstand less damage. And the best part is you get to see how much longer it got from the last time you straightened it. I swear by Con-air Infiniti Pro straighteners, and the one I have now I've been using since high school! I even bought the exact same one when my old one crapped out on me last summer! lol This one is ceramic plated, and can heat up to about 450 degrees. So you always want to make sure you use a heat protectant. It does a great job of straightening your hair and locking in moisture for added shine. I haven't found another flat iron quite like this one, so if anyone is in the market for a new one, give this one a try!
Con-air Infiniti Flat Iron:
3. Using Products With Tea Tree Oil
Ok, seriously, if you have never used tea tree oil in your hair... honey.. you have not lived! Talk about loveeeeee. I discovered this amazing tea tree oil conditioner by CHI, one day when me and my friend were looking for new hair products . And let me tell you, I haven't turned back since. The oil gives your scalp a wonderful cooling sensation, like your head is one big peppermint, and moisturizes your scalp. I noticed after cutting my hair how my scalp gets super dry, and I used to be flake city. But not after using this magical conditioner. I like to use a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute the product through my hair and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, before washing it out with cool water. Your scalp will thank you. And trust me, and it does a wonderful job of stimulating the hair follicles and helping you hair grow. Here is a link to the conditioner I use. CHI products are amazing so they can get a little pricy, but here is where you can get it for a good deal!
CHI Tea Tree Oil Conditioner:
4. Baseball Caps
I mean come on, they're adorable on short hair, and there are so many new styles out these days! I have collected a few, and I'm always in the market for more. I've always loved how they can go with any outfit, and can be really addictive once you start wearing them a lot. Hats with some kind of ears or funny message are also really fun because they just add a little personality and boldness to any look! I usually wear them to school on days where I want to be comfortable but still kind of cute, and I'll do a full face of makeup. Here are some of my favorite dad hats that go with just about anything!
Basic Baseball Caps:
5. Molded and Slicked Back Hairstyles
Finger waves are another style I decided to try out on my hair growth journey. Before I even cut my hair I had always loved how they looked, and how they really brought out a woman's facial features. It's such a classic and timeless hairstyle that looks good on anyone from literally any ethnic background. Since my hair is SUPERRR sensitive to water-based gels I can't use them because my hair will curl up and poof out 😢😤 So when doing this style, which I'm still trying to perfect lol, I have to use heavier pomades that really weigh my hair down, and make it super greasy. I'm still searching for the perfect product that will lay my hair down the way i want, but lately I've been using Murray's Hair pomade, Jam, mixed with Sporting Waves hair grease. Once I wrap my hair up for a about an hour it lays it down pretty nicely, but I would still love to find a better product that I won't have to keep reapplying when I need to touch up the style. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! Nonetheless, here are the links to the products I've been using.
Well I hope you guys enjoyed this post and feel free to try out some of my tips! These are just a few things that have been really working for me so I just wanted to share them for anyone who is ready to cut their hair off all over again like I was! lol Let me know what you guys think in the comments, and please share some of your own tips and hair products for growing out a short haircut!