One of the easiest ways to bide your time until your curly hair has grown out of its short haircut is by using a few strategic hair accessories. Opt for giant headbands and sparkly hair clips to keep your hair out of your face and mask any pieces that might stick up or out. Throwing on a hair accessory is also an easy way to jazz up even the most basic of outfits. Need a little inspo? Here’s How to Wear a Trendy Head Wrap.
If you have bangs that you’re trying to grow out, keep them out of your face by pinning or slicking them back. Use one of your new hair accessories or bobby pins (more on those below!) to secure your bangs while they’re in the grow-out phase. For a chic look, create a braided headband by braiding your bangs and pinning them back. In a rush? A slicked-back ‘do is a quick and totally chic way to get your bangs out of your face.
Apply a hair gel starting at your hairline and use it to slick your locks backward. Keep in mind that less is more—you can always add more hair gel but you can’t take any away if you apply too much!
If you have bangs, fly-aways, or other short pieces of hair that won’t stay put with gel, use bobby pins or fancy clips to keep them in place.
If you have super short hair, you can likely stop here. If you have slightly more length to your mane, throw your ends into a low bun or ponytail to complete the look.
Seriously, bobby pins are about to become your new BFF! When you’re growing out short curly hair, you’re going to want to have plenty of bobby pins on hand. That way, you can keep annoying, overly long bangs out of sight in addition to using them to help keep hairstyles in place. Even if you’re okay with your bang situation in the AM after getting ready, make sure to throw a few bobby pins into your bag before leaving for the day so that you can pin your hair back later on if you need to.
Using the right hair styling products can make all the difference in how your short curly hair looks as it grows out. Want to go smooth and sleek? Then use a hair cream, like the L’Oréal Paris BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream, before picking up your blow-dryer. To play up your natural texture, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto damp hair, then let your hair air dry. Either way, your curly hair is sure to look beautiful!
When you have curly hair, braids are some of the prettiest hairstyles you can rock—and that’s especially the case when you’re trying to grow out a short curly hairstyle. For a look that can’t be beat, read our article, 6 Heat-Free Ways to Style Curly Hair, which includes tutorials for a variety of braided hairstyles that’ll work for any hair length. A braided ‘do we can’t get enough of? French braid pigtails!