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5 Transition Hairstyles for Growing Out Short Hair

5 Transition Hairstyles for Growing Out Short Hair

Getting a short haircut is not always satisfying in the long term.

You might want to grow out short hair faster than you anticipate. But depending on the initial haircut you got, this process might need different approaches.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about growing out short hair!

Five Great Hairstyles to Help You Grow Out Short Hair

The following hairstyle tricks will come in handy if you don’t want to cut your hair anytime soon.

Try them out according to the way your hair looks and see what incredible effects they can bring you! You can do all these hairstyles at home, without the need to invest much time or money into them.

Comb it back

Styling your hair by combing it back is fairly easy. Anyone can do that at home with no professional help.

Some minimal skills are required and all you need is a spray to fix your hairstyle at the end. This is a great trick for pixie haircuts that grow out.

With this haircut, your hair will be longer in the front and have uneven layers. But if you slick it back, you will create an interesting illusion and a great new look.  

Try braids

Braids can come in different shapes and styles.

You might be surprised to discover that you can have some very nice braids even if your hair is not very long. Braiding your hair could be a great hairstyle when you are in-between haircuts.

Essentially, you can braid the areas of your hair that are longer.

For instance, if you have longer bangs, braiding them will give you a trendy look. If your hair was cut in layers, separate the longer layers from the shorter ones and create some attractive braids!

Baby buns are back in trend

You might think that buns are great only for special events.

But the truth is that there are different buns for different occasions! A particular type of bun that you can try out is the baby bun. It goes for almost any type of event and you can wear it on a regular day as well.

Baby buns got this name because they are smaller than other buns. They are perfect for shorter hair. These buns can hide an unaesthetic haircut in a matter of seconds.

Add some curls

Curls and waves are easy to make and they can accommodate any type of medium haircut.

You can use curls to mask layers that are not even with the rest of the hair. If you go for this type of hairstyle, you might not be able to create it in all your hair.

Choose certain parts of your hair that will go along with waves! Checking some magazines or hairstyling websites might help you find your inspiration.

As a general rule, you can go for waves in the layers that get “out of your haircut line”, so to say.

Comb your hair and observe the areas that you are not happy with. Creating waves in these parts of your hair will give a great overall image to your style.

Give yourself a “messy” hair look

You will most likely love this hairstyle. And there are more reasons why it is such a popular one.

Messy hair is not really messy but it is a controlled type of mess. This can give you a romantic look and a young image as well. Hipsters like to have a messy hairstyle and you can try it too if you want to grow out your haircut.

All you need to do to obtain the “messy” effect is to arrange your hair with your hands and avoid styling it too much. You can create a zig-zag path to arrange the layers in a convenient way as well.

But stay away from combing your hair perfectly or using styling products that will define its shape. Such products will only accentuate the uneven aspects of your haircut.  

How Long Does it Take to Grow Out a Pixie Cut?

Getting a pixie haircut might be amazing as it is one of the most popular haircuts out there.

If you want to keep it for the long run that is easy. All you have to do is readjust it as your hair grows out. But if you get bored of it (which it might happen), you might need to wait a long-timer to get rid of it.

If you want to grow out such a haircut you need to know that it takes time.

The next level after a pixie haircut would be a bob. But it can take half a year or even more reach this style. If your goal is to tie your hair into a ponytail, you will have to wait a year and a half.

But in between these stages, you can apply all the tricks we presented above. You can create amazing hairstyles by adding curls, braids to your hair or styling it in different ways.

How Long Does it Take to Grow Out a Bob?

Growing out a bob might not be as difficult as growing out a pixie haircut, but there is no walk in the park either. When it comes to bob haircuts, they come in different lengths.

Longer bobs will naturally grow out faster so you can get to tie your hair in a ponytail in several months. Shorter bobs might take close to a year to give you the luxury of enjoying a ponytail.

A good strategy to grow out bob with less struggle is to adjust it from a shorter bob to a longer bob. You will maintain a clean shape and still have long hair at the same time.

How to Grow Out Your Hair Easier?

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If you want to have a beautiful and healthy long hair again, there are some things that will help you. It is true that growing out hair takes time, but you can support the process as well!

Apply conditioner every time

Using conditioner doesn’t just leave your hair smoother and shinier. It also keeps it healthy.

A good conditioner will nourish your hair in a way that stimulates its growth as well. As a matter of fact, many hairstylists will tell you that the conditioner is more important than the shampoo you use.

Healthy hair will be more beautiful and it will grow faster. Because the conditioner closes your hair cuticles, it will be harder to damage it between washes.  

Have a healthy diet

Your diet is essential for the quality and the growth of your hair as well.

Not only that a balanced diet keeps you healthy but it also keeps your hair on the right path. Your hair will get a lot of nutrients from what you eat on a daily basis.

So, make sure to include plenty of veggies, fruits and lean meat to provide the fibre and protein that your hair needs.

The golden rule is to have a good supply of foods rich in vitamin A, C as well as D and E. These vitamins support hair growth and offer you what you need to have a healthy life.

Stay away from heating tools and chemicals      

You might be tempted to style your hair often but the way you style it is very important. It is easy to damage your hair by using the wrong styling tools or products. This brings us back to the health of your hair.

Damaged hair will grow at a slower rate and with a lot less beauty to it.

You will have split ends and brittle hair fast if you don’t take care of it. Too much styling with heat irons can damage your hair deeply. It will also slow down its growth!

You will get the same negative impact of dying your hair too much.

Heat and chemicals are the main two enemies or hair growth and the health of your hair. You can style your hair using such products every now and then. Just try not to overdo it!


When it comes to growing out your hair, ultimately is all about patience. You can speed up the process by using the tips in this guide but it will still take a significant amount of time.

Trying out different hairstyles along the day is a fun path to go on.

This will give you different looks and a reason to use your creativity. So, it is essential to explore all the possibilities you have to value your hair! You might discover new hairstyles that you love and quite unique ones.

Play with your hair at home and see what each growth stage has to offer you.

Chances are you can try out different hairstyles every month until you get to the ideal length for you. And keep in mind that you will need to have the patience to complete this process!

Jennifer Leonard

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Great suggestions Irina, I’ll definitely try to use these tips! I have blunt shoulder length hair and I have been trying to grow out my hair for the last three months. My hair is fine and thin so I realized it will take a long time to grow so I have purchased clip-in hair extensions from Zala ( to make it look long and thick!