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How To Grow Hair Out

Three Easy Growing-Out-the-Hair Tips

Stylist Sarah Garrity of Remedy Salon is ultracool. She has a great mix of that edgy rocker-chic look, but she also has a sweet, approachable vibe. Last year, she shared with me her hair-washing tips, and now she has advice on how to grow your hair out. We all know how awkward it can be, especially when it starts doing unwanted flippage at a certain length. Ugh, do you sense my pain? I've shared with you my tips on growing out bangs, and you've even given me some inspiration for doing the old grow-out routine through means of cute headbands. And now, here are Garrity's tips:

  1. Bobby pins: Sometimes you just have to suck it up and pin your hair back to get it to behave through some gawky moments. Sarah recommends bobby pins for control. Try plain old Scunci Bobby Pins ($3) or these Forever 21 Sweetheart bobby pins for some extra style.
  2. When blow-drying hair: Blow back and forth against neck — but not all willy-nilly. Use the natural curve of the head as your guide, shaping your hair flat against your nape to prevent it from flipping. This method also works well on bangs, except follow your forehead shape for similar results. Find more blowout techniques, look here.
  3. Wear lipstick!: Take attention away from a hair disaster by flaunting a bright lipstick — with a smile, of course.
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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Curls! I've cut and grown my hair entirely too many times. I'm in (another!) in-between stage, but this one is being made bearable by a perm.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I'm at the flip stage right now. It's killing me, ha.
katyharper katyharper 8 years
I got a "bad break up" cut, and I'm trying to grow it out. I wake up every day and curse the guy that drove me to the cut!
rc4480 rc4480 8 years
i cut my own bangs the other day and did it a bit too short. yay bobby pins. as for fixing the flip, i've also noticed that blowdrying your hair upside down and sort of using your fingers to curve your hair upwards can help. also distracting from the flip is scrunching your hair and making it sort of incorporates the flip into the waves. straight hair with a flip is yucky.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
I'm working an ex-pixie mullet now... just a little longer till it looks normal! Bobby pins are my best friends.
jmartinisu jmartinisu 8 years
I am definitely at the awkward stage right now and suffering from the flip. And that means my hair spends a lot of time pulled up. Hopefully it ends quickly!
summerjams summerjams 8 years
i am currently growing out my bangs, and i use bobby pins and clips to get through!
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
I don't do headbands at all... I look silly. My hair is so at that awkward length right now. Not quite to the shoulders, but not short.. Just mid length. It does the flippy thing, but thankfully for me if one part decides to flip out, it all follows.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I'm glad my hair is already so long, no more growing out for me! :) As far as bangs go, I get them cut short and let them grow back out again all the time just for a change, so that has never bothered me. My stylist is wonderful and she cuts them very well.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Bobby pins and headbands are key. Although I'm growing mine out now but it's not all that awkward luckily. I think bangs are most difficult...
wren1 wren1 8 years
I've always used headbands when growing out bangs. And on bad hair days I put on heavier eye liner to distract, but lipstick is a good idea, too.
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