Those of you who were fashion-forward enough to wear the style, turned heads and loved it. You ROCKED it and Now the recovery time is here! Or shall we say, it’s time for a bit of “bob rehab”. How do we move forward? You need to have a game plan when growing out your hair, and no matter what anyone tells you, it’s going to take time. So buckle up and get ready to go through some fun and not so fun transitions in your growing out journey! Here are a few ideas and key words to help you along in having conversations with your stylist about the best path to take in growing your hair out.
Is this YOU?
Here are a few things to start considering as you do have some options:
Option 1: Remove the Heavy Corners of the Bob
One tip to alter the classic bob is to gently remove the heavy corners of the bob while keeping the length. This could be done in small increments rather than all at once so the client does not feel like she’s sporting a shag. The result is more of a square-shaped cut that should be personalized to suit the individual’s facial structure.
Option 2: Change the Bangs
Allowing the bangs to grow (if you had bangs) or cutting new bangs may be the trick to ease the pain of the in-between length. This may take at least three months to get to a point where you feel comfortable. The important thing is to be patient and not be impulsive to cut your hair off when you’re having a bad hair day. Just know that this time too shall pass.
Option 3: Alter the “Stacked Back”
If you are starting with an a line bob, start by trimming off the longer sides in front and gently removing bulk that was created to give that stacked feel in the back. By lowering the shape in the back and lifting the length in the front, you are on the road to recovery.
Option 4: Add Some Highlights
As your hair starts to grow, painting in a few highlights may be the way to go. This will help create the illusion of softness of any heavy areas of the previous cut.
Option 5: Alter the Way You Blowdry
Depending on the shape of your bob, approach your blow dry differently, maybe hand drying instead of a brush or even switching from a flat brush to a round or vice versa. Remember it is no longer a bob, so stop treating it like one.
Option 6: Remain polished no matter where you are in the growth process
Depending on the length and texture of your hair, you may want to grow the top out longer first before you start working on the length. You will have more versatility in styling options and will be able to rock the short hair at any phase of the growing out!
This is a great example of growing out the length on top first.