We've all been there before — the dreaded "growing out the hair" plight. Perhaps you donated your tresses to an organization that helps women who have lost their own hair. Or maybe it's all because you were sporting a stylish pixie or the trendy graduated bob, and now you've decided that it's time to change it up a bit. Yep, been there.

Whatever your situation might entail, growing out your hair might not be so bad after all. In fact, I can't think of a more perfect time to experiment with new braids, accessories, and products.

To kick off this week's challenge, I'll get you started with one of my favorite (and fast) hair styling must haves: the headband. This three-banded, colorful Forever 21 Rainbow Headband ($6.90) would surely brighten you up, especially during those extremely frustrating awkward hair days. Whether it be products, accessories, or even supplements, what items can you recommend to make the "it's in that weird growing out" phase more graceful?

Share your choices by bookmarking items from around the web and tagging them with the phrase Growing It Out Gracefully. I'll feature your favorites here next Tuesday. To learn about Beauty Mark It challenges and how to add your picks, check out this how-to. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores,


Saks Beauty Place
Saffron Rouge
Fred Segal Beauty
Amazon.com Beauty
Bergdorf Goodman